Shameless, Reckless and Legless

Now that summer is truly upon us, we on the islands find our numbers greatly increased by visitors. These guests are, for most of us, our livelihood and are therefore vital. For me they are also a source of light relief and often friendship too. Enter, stage left, the two Anna's. These lovely ladies (and their families) have been coming to the islands for years and as such have become regulars at the gallery where they have made many a happy purchase from me. Most recently we did indeed have a moment of light relief when I was asked to pose for a photo by Anna R (my brooch pile jacket see here was the object of her admiration, not me exactly). This I did without hesitation which incurred a bit of heckling from her husband as to how brazen I was. "I'm utterly shameless" was my retort. There followed a brief ping ponging of comments regarding the complications of having three Anna's in one place and how it would be useful if we all had nicknames. Hence we now are Shameless (me), Reckless (Anna R) in the centre and Legless (Anna N) on the right. We each of us proffered our own nicknames therefore no-one was in the least offended.


Notice we're all sporting the very same, fashionable windswept look available only on these wild, windy islands. The messy tresses style is absolutely de rigeur this summer daaahling!






  
Today's outfit comprises of trousers from Boden, linen blouse is by Laura Ashley via a charity shop, as is the fab crochet bag. My retro print espadrilles are by Spanish brand Gaimo which I bought from TK Maxx see the same style here but in a different colourway. Sunglasses are by Quay Australia, rings are old, small seed peal necklace is from a charity shop and my dancing girl necklace is by Charlie Dodge. Worth a mention too has to be this fab orange (Tangerine Tent) nail polish by Rita Ora for Rimmel.

Hope that you too are enjoying the start of summer and that you have some great plans for the weeks ahead. See you soon!
Anna x

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  1. I hadn't seen the openings on the sides of the shoes (not wearing my glasses, just got out of bed...). But then I saw the red ones and it was obvious. I spotted you fun Annas-photo on IG and lept over to your blog. I had seen the shoes too and am rather surprised you styled them in such a way. Don't get me wrong.. I adore this outfit. I would have done similar styling (if I had your figure). But usually you throw in a few patterns and colours haha. Anyway. Love it.
    Greetje

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    1. Am so pleased that you're surprised at my styling of these. I would hate to be too predictable! Yes, this outfit is all about the shoes Greetje, and I'm pleased that you like them. Maybe I'll be mixing it up next time, who knows?
      Anna x

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  2. Ha, ha I love the three Annas-like the stooges!!! The shoes are gorgeous!! Love those and I really would love turquoise trousers!x

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    1. Yes, I think we'd go with the three stooges by the name of Anna. I'm delighted with the shoes and will be wearing them to bits this summer x
      Anna

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  3. What a nice photo of three lovely ladies!

    I love the windswept look - so natural!

    The outfit is lovely. Very cool and summery and stylish. Love the turquoise trousers and the cutout espadrilles - they look rather like brogues. The bag is cute - I could make that and I have made one bag in crochet, but it was just to hold wool and nothing one could wear.

    Hope your week goes well

    xxxxx

    Veronica
    vronni60s.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Veronica. The windswept look is pretty much the style I sport for most of the year and I just have to accept that now. This crochet bag is quite heavy - it might have wooden handles which would account for the weight. I really like it, especially the colours as they work so well with todays outfit. Have a good week too x
      Anna

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  4. What a fun photo of the three of you!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. It was one of a series of many. Much hilarity and posing took place to achieve such a simple shot. Good to capture them for posterity though.
      Anna x

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  5. Beautiful photos!

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  6. You ladies look so happy and relax. Anna, love your outfit, the shoes are adorable
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    1. Thank you Anna, we did have fun that day. Glad you like the ensemble. Do you have a comments space on your blog? I can't seem to locate it.
      Anna x

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  7. Enjoy your time with your friends. How fun to meet people at work and then become friends. I love the pants!

    Julia
    www.whenthgirlsrule.com

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    1. It's always nice to make new friends and work gives me the perfect opener for that. The blog is doing the same too, isn't it? Sorry to take forever to respond to this, but my comments alert no longer works. Thanks for persevering with me x
      Anna

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  8. How lovely to make friends that visit the island each year.I would love to visit some day, it looks lovely. Looking fantastic as usual x
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    1. Dear Laurie, apologies to you too. As I explained to Julia, my comments alert no longer works so I've missed a lot of lovely feedback from you all. It would be grand to have you come to visit the island - I'd love to meet up with you x
      Anna

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  9. How lovely to make friends that visit the island each year.I would love to visit some day, it looks lovely. Looking fantastic as usual x
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