International Women's Day

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Yes, today is International Women's Day. I applaud every women who is marching, protesting, promoting, supporting, educating, influencing, empowering and attending an event to celebrate this important day. I also want to say to every single woman, that being a part of this huge sisterhood is a celebration in itself. If you can't take part in a large gathering today, then perhaps like me, you can visit the website here to learn more and find out about everything that's going on globally to mark the occasion and also to find out what you can do to forge a change for the better. If you're posting on instagram today then please add the hashtag #BeBoldForChange.


Some of you may recognise the beach and castle behind me from a previous post. It's Blockhouse Castle and the lovely sweep of beach below is one of my favourite bays to have my morning swim. I'm here on the low tide to showcase my pattern play outfit, and will cross the bay to show you more.



I've featured this jacket a couple of times before and I thought I'd use the colour to start a new story of autumn colours. The jacket is was in the Benetton sale a couple of years ago and is a lovely weighty woollen fabric that holds its shape beautifully. The wide legged trousers are from H&M, again not from the current season, but a bargain in their winter sale for £5. They're made from viscose and have a lovely drape to them, but best of all have pockets. And this beautiful gold and floral leather handbag is on loan from my daughter, although I may have forgotten to tell her that.



I'm wearing an old faithful too, in the shape of this fairisle cardigan (H&M) along with a ruffle blouse that I found in a charity shop. The nutmeg boots (from Office last year) are making another appearance this week, but that's because they seem to work with so many pieces in my winter wardrobe. I've added some matching rings and my string of genuine green pearls as well as my favourite sunglasses by Quay Australia.


In my last post (see here), I portrayed the highly dressed up, elegant version of myself which always has me holding back a giggle as that's not the real me. Today, sitting on this rock I felt an urge to be a tad more boisterous and this playful notion is just brewing here...



Hooray for International Women's Day!



There! I just had to get that out of my system.


These little chaps weren't in the least bit perturbed by my antics.


As I said, this is one of my favourite beaches for an early morning swim. The tide is high, the sun just coming up and I've had a swim across the bay and back before I head off to work.

Anna x

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16 comments

  1. What a lovely print on your trousers. And a swim before work? Wow!

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jeanne! Yes a swim, it's the equivilant of an early morning run I suppose?

      Cheers for dropping by x
      Anna

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  2. OH YES, Hooray for International Women's Day! glad to join this celebration!
    Such lovely mixed prints, and such a pretty autumnal color combo, love it!. Actually, I love every piece and love even more the ensemble you created!. Lovely pants, lovely cardi, and lovely jacket!
    besos

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    1. You're a breath of fresh air with all of your wonderful enthusiasm Monica, thank you! Autumn colours are my default setting and really make me feel at home.

      I love the sisterhood of International Women's Day x
      Anna

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  3. Love this mix of prints, such beautiful colors too!

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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    1. Thanks Mary. These are some of my favourite fabrics and colours too.

      Anna x

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  4. Wonderful autumnal colours and what a fun outfit!

    Happy IWD to you too!

    xx

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    1. Thanks so much Veronica. Hope you've had a great day today too!

      Anna x

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  5. Happy IDW from across the pond! Sadly, today I had to deal with a couple of stoopid, sexist incidents at work (sigh), but I'm cheered to see lots of my fellow women wearing red.

    I love those trousers, and all this pattern and colour. I tend to the silly as well, even when I'm in my standard poses. I want to do goofy things (I am rather a goofball in person). Love your leaping!

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    1. I think I missed a trick here today Sheila by not wearing red, but it's one of my least favourite colours, so it maybe wouldn't have delivered the same punch.

      Glad to like the outfit and yes, I suppose I might be classed as a bit of a goofball too!

      Have a fab weekend x
      Anna

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  6. Yippee! I LOVE this - the colours, the patterns, the location, and best of all, that joyful hurrah for Women's Day. This definitely makes me happy. Thank you.

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    1. Hey thanks Melanie. I decided to go with the joyful aspect of IWD, although a lot of women took the time to highlight the more difficult aspect of a woman's lot. I suppose I'm a glass half full kind of person.

      Anna x

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  7. Ahhh...What a lovely peaceful ending to the joyful day you shared with us. We found you looking so vibrantly colorful in your mix of patterns, romping on the beach and then contemplation at day's end enjoying the sunset at bayside.
    A really evocative post. Thanks for showing us a remarkable Scilly woman's day.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely feedback Jude. On days like this I do feel very blessed and am so happy to share it all with you.

      Hope you have a fabulous weekend x
      Anna

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  8. Swimming is a fantastic way to start the day...I am envious!! The place looks a corner of Paradise!! Great location for the post...
    You look very nice!

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    1. Thanks for joining me today Dan and for your very appreciative comments. My morning swims do really help to set the tone for the day, in the most positive of ways, and for that I'm really grateful.

      Wishing you a lovely weekend x
      Anna

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