Ping-Pong Post no 10

Hello and welcome once again to this monthly feature as you join me and my friends Samantha of Fake Fabulous  and Ann of Kremb de la Kremb in our style challenge where we send our clothes ping-ponging around the world to each other. There's no discussing what we're planning or how it's going, so for us it's also a great surprise to see what the item of the month has spawned. Edition 10 sees us all getting nicely into our strides with this offering for the party season, very nicely I'd say, and in case you don't know how this little venture started off, follow the link here. And with that I'd suggest we take a look at Ann and her rather fabulous sequined top.


Ann's Christmas styling is grown-up elegance; chic and understated (if sequins can be understated). The black cape and trousers constitute a contemporary trouser suit - loving those flares Ann - and her choice of pink clutch ties in with the top as well as adding another feminine touch. And just in case there wasn't enough Christmas sparkle, she's finished the look with these silver glittery pumps. Viola, perfection! 
Follow Ann on instagram here.

Details -
Earrings--Les Néréides (after Christmas splurge last year when Santa didn't bring them... Hehehe!)
Evil Eye Necklace--Science Technology Market in Shanghai
Top--very old from a mall boutique shop in Caracas, Venezuela
Cape--Forever 21
Trousers--Forever 21
Bow Clutch--HM via a swap
Pumps--Kate Spade via Poshmark


Samantha has taken the very classic route with this satin maxi skirt and little fur jacket to accompany the array of colours in the spangly top. She's added a cute mini clutch too, and the pop of colour from those dazzling, green metallic shoes matches perfectly with the sea colours of the top. Cinderella will indeed go to the ball!
Follow Samantha on instagram here.

Details -
Skirt: Vintage (I found it in a charity shop for a pound…yes, a POUND!!)
Top: Annie’s!
Shoes: Martha Johnson (Found in Tkmax’s bargain shelf for a tenner!)
Bag: Tkmax
Earrings: Asda


Whilst my two gorgeous blogging friends have managed to look elegant and composed, my default setting seems to be full on laughter at one of Polly's jokes. Yes, this photo shoot was taken way back in September when she and I were able to take advantage of the late summer evening at our local beach bar.











It's not often that we come up with the same styling, but like Ann I too created an evening trouser suit with the help of these harem pants and my silver grey tuxedo. I much preferred the look without the jacket though to show off the super sparkly top. Polly loved it that my mocktail reflected the colours of the sequins. My item of note has to be the fantastic Jimmy Choo's which were a leaving gift from a previous assistant, Linda who worked for me quite a few years ago. I happened to bump into her on my last visit to Truro which was a lovely surprise. Linda is currently back at college studying art, fulfilling a lifelong dream of hers. 

Details -
Jacket: Whistles (old)
Trousers: Costume Nemutso
Top: Ann's
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Rings and bangles: charity shopped/gifts
Handbag: old

My next post will be on Friday where I'm going to see if I can style sequins a bit more casually perhaps - is that possible? Please join me to see how that goes.

You can follow me on instagram here.

Anna x

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  1. Anna---I think you do this top justice with the slimmer pants & jacket!
    But the drink definitely makes it perfect!! :)
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! That co-ordinating drink is the best accessory ever isn't it?
      Wishing you and the ladies a wonderful Christmas x
      Anna

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  2. Fabulous - you all look fantastic! I absolutely love your bag, Anna - it's so unusual.

    xxx

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    1. Thanks Vronni. The bag is so old I can't even remember where I got it from, but it's still pretty special I agree.
      Hope you have a wonderful Christmas x
      Anna

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  3. Here am I on your blog too haha. I saw the sequined top on Ann through IG and knew I had to see what you three made of this ping pong post. As you say, it is too nice to wear a jacket with it. Although Ann's cape leaves a lot of flesh which is good. Just not for me (old arms). So glad I didn't get this one to style haha.
    Your beautiful evening bag is worth a mention too. Anyway. You all three did a terribly good job. Love them all three.
    Greetje

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    1. This little top was a dream to style and I think we all did a good job as you say. Thanks for dropping by Greetje - so good to keep in touch.
      Wishing you a lovely Christmas x
      Anna

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  4. I agree with Greetje. They all look fabulous. As I scrolled down I kept thinking how are they going to top this one, then the next then yours. I love how you all added your own personality with the shoes too. Fun post and great item to ping-pong! Julia xx

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    1. Thanks so much Julia. We all rose to the challenge with this fantatic top and really couldn't fail with a start like that, could we? It's always fun to do this feature - the different items are a great challenge month after month.
      Have a fabulous time this Christmas x
      Anna

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  5. May I just say. OMG!!!!! You three all look really spangling spectacular!! What great figures and how wonderfully you are all flattered by that great sequined top! I also love the fact that the sequins are square!!!!I'm crazy for fun little details like that.
    This is a really inspiring post you darling ladies! A holiday hit!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Judy! We really did have fun, each of us, which is very apparent. I was delighted at how we all really pushed the boat out with this fabulous top. And yes, square sequins and indeed the odd shaped one thrown in there too - maybe just visible hanging over the waistband of Sam's skirt...
      Wishing you a wonderful Christmas x
      Anna

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  6. May I just say. OMG!!!!! You three all look really spangling spectacular!! What great figures and how wonderfully you are all flattered by that great sequined top! I also love the fact that the sequins are square!!!!I'm crazy for fun little details like that.
    This is a really inspiring post you darling ladies! A holiday hit!!!

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  7. You all three look sparkly and fabulous! Happy holidays to you and all your loved ones, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. That's very kind Patti. Wishing you and yours a wonderful festive period too x
      Anna

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  8. wow your style is amazing and you look great!

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    1. Marcia, so kind of you, thanks!
      Have a great Christmas x
      Anna

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  9. It's hard to go wrong with such a distinctive, fun, and flattering piece. You have outdone yourselves. Beautiful styling, Anna. It's funny to think you were wearing this in late summer, but travel takes time.

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    1. Melanie this is indeed a really flattering piece which was so easy to wear. Yes, the items have to travel a long way, so we're always ahead of game when we're styling and photographing. Thanks for your comments.
      Wishing you a Happy Christmas x
      Anna

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  10. You all look so wonderful in the sparkles. Your styling was wonderful and the top suited you to perfection , showcasing your swimmer's shoulders. I was pleased when I read the shots had been taken months before , so no freezing involved.
    Happy Christmas to you Anna.

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    1. Thanks very much Jill. I think we're all looking fine and dandy in this sparkly bit of festive fun. I was lucky that the top came to me when it did as the weather was still very balmy for this shoot.
      Happy Christmas to you too Jill x
      Anna

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  11. I love this look Anna!
    So casual and wearable... perfect for drinks after work, or a meet up with the girls for cocktails.
    Mine's a dirty martini or a christmas cosmo...Cheers to another fantastic PPP!
    XXX
    Sam

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    1. Dearest Sam, didn't we all do well? I hope to see you showcase this next time with your version for drinks after work...
      See you next time! Happy Christmas x
      Anna

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  12. Perfect outfit Anna, you look great! The sparkling top is delightful and I like the combination with the harem pants...
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks so much Dan! It is a really lovely top and we couldn't fail to make an outfit special with that as a starting point. I'm always looking to make a piece my own and the harem pants seem to fit the bill.
      Wishing you a very Happy Christmas too x
      Anna

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