Girls just wanna have fun!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cindi Lauper had the right idea. Girls do just wanna have fun. Sometimes it feels good to shake off the confines of the roles of mother, wife, boss, employee etc and roll back the years to when you thought of nothing but having fun. I took a break this afternoon and found a moment to have a bit of a play in the local playground. Some of the toys seemed a bit on the small side, but I did enjoy larking about in the sun with only myself to entertain.

An empty playground and lots of tiny toys willing me on to channel my inner child.

I know this is designed for four, but if I could just catch my balance...

A quick whizz around the pole...

It's not so easy to steer like this.

And this is when the school teacher was passing by with the children - just actin' natural.

Your chariot awaits madam, was what I thought, but I nearly got wedged in the teeny, tiny seat!

One final whizz around the pole before I go.



My new Michael Kors jacket is having it's first outing. 





Sunshine and blue sky. Why it's enough to make you believe that spring has sprung.



The MK jacket was a find in the Truro branch of TK Maxx last month. It's so heavy thanks to all of these studs that I had to post it home in case it pushed my luggage allowance over the limit. The leather look skirt was from the same shopping session, but I didn't really buy them as an outfit at the time. I thought they would be too rock an' roll to be worn at the same time, but when I pulled out this baby pink cashmere sweater the whole thing came together like a dream. Seemingly the look I stumbled across by chance is called Soft Rock as I've just seen in the SS16 edition of Vogue. As I've said before, I'm not a huge follower of trends, but I do like to treat myself to a women's magazine from time to time to see what's afoot fashion wise. I can see I might have more fun playing about with this new style clash. Leather jeans with a bit of lace or a ruffled shirt perhaps...

Jacket: Michael Kors (TK Maxx). Skirt: Green Envelope Los Angeles (TK Maxx). Sweater: M&S (charity shop). Brogues: H&M. Tights: Primark. Bag: Primark. Sunglasses: Quay Australia. Necklace: Noel. Watch: Michael Kors. Bangle: Kate Spade New York. Rings: charity shop.

Linking with
Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style
Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish 




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23 comments

  1. I love that skirt!

    And the fact that you were able to show off some of your pole dancing skills! Ha ha : P

    Soft Rock on!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Yes, I think I maybe need a bit more practise with that! Soft Rock here I come x
      Anna

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  2. I love all the texture in this outfit---the studded jacket (swoon), the shiny skirt, the print hose & then those shoes! I would have never paired those shoes with this---but it works amazingly!! Nice! jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com
    ps...I bet you get a lot of wear out of that jacket---it's marvelous!

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    1. Jodie the pink shoes were a bit of a surprise to me too, but once I chose that sweater they seemed to be perfect. And yes, I think this jacket could become a bit of a staple in my closet.
      Anna x

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  3. Ooh, I love this look - this is very me! The pink with the hard-edged jacket and the contrast of the leather-look skirt with the pleats and the cool shoes...I might break into a squeal over here! Love!

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  4. Could you imagine what fun we'd have if we lived next door to each other? It would be clothes-swapping heaven! Glad to have your approval Sheila x
    Anna

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  5. How very beautifully coordinated you are! Pink jumper, brogues and bag. Black leather jacket and skirt. Black window pane tights. A lovely ensemble and you are softly rocking it! Lovely watch and jewellery, too.

    I get to spend a fair amount of time in children's playgrounds with my youngest grandson - it's the see-saw I can't resist!

    xx

    Veronica
    vronni60s.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for your lovely feedback Veronica. I think the see-saw is my favourite too, but it didn't make for a very playful shot when I plonked myself down and went no-where!
      Anna x

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  6. Rock on lady. This is such a good look. Very daring for me. You always make me feel like a conservative haha. Which I probably am. I can just admire you, can't I? I put you on my list of blogs I follow, but I cannot promise I will comment on every post darling. I am so stressed for time.
    Greetje

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    1. Dearest Greetje, thank you so much for adding me to your bloggers list - that's very flattering. We are all so stretched for time that it's impossible to visit all our favourites all the time. I try to keep up with everyone's blogs on a Sunday, but as it's also my family day, photography day, housework day etc it can be quite stressful as you say.
      Anna x

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  7. Oooh, that's so sparkly! Nice find! I found a sailor jumper in the charity shop on Saturday and I was totally chuffed!x

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    1. Kezzie, I look forward to seeing the sailor jumper soon. I'm heading off to the mainland next month and am so excited to think of all the charity shops I'll be visiting!
      Anna x

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  8. Soft rock! Love that! And absolutely girls just want to have fun and you certainly are showing a joie de vivre here. What great photos and the perfect outfit for it. Love the pleated skirt - that will be so versatile.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Jacqueline. I think all that sun went to my head - the first flush of spring often gets me like that! You're right about the skirt, I think it'll go with so many things - it was a great find.
      Anna x

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  9. Hi, Anna! I have seen many pleated skirts around and I love how they fit! Yours has a very nice metallic shade which adds an extra bonus...lovely! Beautiful combination of colours with pale pink...

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    1. Hello Dan. Lovely to hear from you again. I've only got a couple of pleated skirts, but have to agree that the fit is great. Thanks for the feedback x
      Anna

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  10. Oh my stars, that's the best skirt. Love your poses too and thanks so much for linking up! xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  11. Love the skirt and how you style it!
    Love the fact that you are having so much fun modeling.
    Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. I did so enjoy acting up for the camera. I think the sunshine made me a bit giddy with excitement too x
      Anna

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  12. Fantastic place for a photo shoot. I love that you had Visitors but like a true pro you kept actin' natural. Hahaha!! Priceless. Never grow up.
    That jacket is ooo-wee wonderful. So many studs. I love heavy clothes, they feel expensive. Don't get off the merry-go-round (well, unless you start to feel ill). I love your look.

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    1. Thanks for the positive feedback Melanie. You're right about weighty clothes, they do feel expensive. I love this jacket and I know you'll be seeing it again soon x
      Anna

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  13. Love the black and blush.. that skirt is a favorite. I took pics on a swingset last year. We need to be kids sometime and just have fun!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    Jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I'm always happy to have fun on the agenda, so this shoot was a real bonus. Thanks for the link up party - I did enjoy meeting some new bloggers. Great to hear from you Jess x
      Anna

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