Warm summer breeze

I must be brief today as I'm heading off to the mainland in a few hours and I still haven't packed yet. A weekend mini-break visiting family and friends in Cornwall, and yes maybe just a smidgeon of (charity) shopping too. So let's be quick. Here's the snaps. Featuring this wonderful paisley print maxi skirt which was, no surprise here, from a Truro charity shop. It encapsulates all kinds of lovely for me - maxi (perfect for those days when I run out of fake tan), paisley (one of my favourite of patterns), elasticated sparkly waistband (no worries about post-lunch bloat and also a bit of bling thrown in for good measure) and not too long (so no need to pick it up as I bolt up stairs to my office as it's just the right length), so all in all, my perfect skirt!


It never ceases to amaze me when I come across a find like this in a charity shop. Why would anyone get rid of something so exquisite? Well yes, I know all the obvious answers, but even if it didn't fit me any more, I'd still want to have it around, maybe as a cushion cover or even to frame a square of the material as a mount for a beautiful photograph. The fabric is light and floaty, the colours lend themselves to marrying up with so many tones and shades of the rainbow. In short, I love it. Here's the rest of the outfit.









This next run of shots are a bit of comedy which fits in well with that Friday feeling I think.






Oh I do hope that you've had a good laugh at these. I did shriek with laughter when I scrolled through them the first time. Is it a bustle or hidden contraband? Good on Polly for capturing these lovely playful shots. She's also captured the new sunglasses I bought in the sale at Sainsbury last month. Cute aren't they? Wish me luck at the shops this weekend. Sunday will be my monthly feature "As suggested by..." so do swing by to see what's been chosen this time. Until then, have a great weekend!


Skirt by Blu Deise, pumps thrifted no brand, top Evie thrifted, bag thrifted, sunglasses by Sainsburys and gold tipped shell necklace by Charlie Dodge.
Anna x

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  1. Yes...I did get a good giggle in at those wind shots Anna!!
    The skirt's material is absolutely gorgeous. And your question is a good one. I do believe we evolve in our likes & dislikes, and sometimes, it's good to get rid of those things that don't tickle your fancy anymore!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this post Jodie. I suppose it's just that I can't imagine anyone falling out of love with this paisley material! Have a great weekend x
      Anna

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  2. What a beautiful skirt, Anna. Still someone else's loss or giveaway is your gain! Paisley has tobe one of my most favourite prints and I find it hard to resist.

    You look very chic in the outfit and I love your new sunglasses.

    Have a lovely (and productive) weekend!

    xxx

    Veronica
    vronnis60s.blogspot.com

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    1. It's great to know that you have a passion for paisley too Veronica. My gain as you so rightly say. Have a wonderful weekend!
      Anna x

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  3. Ha, it is the parachute skirt!!! I love your new sunnies, they are so pretty! Have a gorgeous time in Truro- hellooo charity shops too!

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    1. Kezzie the parachute skirt did cause a lot of hilarity! Glad you like it and the new sunnies. Just getting ready to go off charity shopping this morning - am SO excited xxx
      Anna

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  4. Ha! Excuse me, madam, but do you have a watermelon under there?? Lovely skirt - I often wonder why things reach the charity/thrift shops. Why wouldn't someone love this item?

    Have fun on the mainland, and good luck on your shop!

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    1. Wouldn't it be amazing if someone actually saw their clothes featured on our blogs Sheila? Maybe it's as Jodie says, that they just tire of them. This skirt is a keeper for me, that's for sure! Am ├╝ber excited at the prospect of shopping for some autumn clothes. And maybe shoes from TK Maxx... Have a fab weekend x
      Anna

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  5. hahahahahaha! Lady you have some serious junk in your trunk!

    Best of luck on the shopping spree!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Glad you liked those crazy shots Suzanne. Shopping here I come! Wishing you a great weekend x
      Anna

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  6. A pumpkin, a beach ball...plenty of fresh air anyway! Love the paisley, it's great that others donate/recycle the clothes and accessories via charity shops/Op Shops- don't know if you ever call them that (Op meaning Opportunity).I LOVE the sunnies! Have a fabulous weekend. xx

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    1. I do a lot of recycling too, so it's good to think I do my bit for the fund raising too. Thanks for telling me that's what Op shop means - I never knew! Hope you have a great weekend x
      Anna

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  7. Hi Anna!
    You certainly find some great finds while thrifting! Love the mix of patterns and your colorful skirt. The sunglasses look fun too! I always need prescription, if not I would pick up pairs on a whim :-)
    Have a great retreat!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Hi Jess. I'm just back from the fray and goodness it was fun! I had problems with the internet connection on Friday morning so my Sunday post is still awaiting publication. Will be posting sometime today and hope to showcase the new purchases soon. Thanks for dropping by x
      Anna

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  8. The wind shots are wonderful. And aren't those colours wonderful too! I love the vibrancy of the turquoise in the skirt. Enjoy your weekend and I can't wait to see what you charity shop buy!

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

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    1. Lovely to hear from you again Jacqueline. These shots were such fun to do. And yes, I adore this vibrant skirt too, it's just divine. The new purchases will be coming up soon x
      Anna

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  9. WOW - great pattern combination. Fantastic look, beautiful pictures - Cheers Margot www.iameverywoman.eu

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    1. Hello Margot and thanks for dropping by. Am delighted that you like the shots. Will have to swing by and see what you're up to x
      Anna

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