Art deco culottes

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

I bought these fabulous art deco print culottes last year and this is the first time I've worn them. Why has it taken me so long I wonder? 









I'm not sure if these really constitute culottes? Maybe they're just long shorts? Or short longs? Hahaha, I can't help myself sometimes.

Anyway, I love them and also like the knobbly texture of my clutch which I cleverly matched up with the knobbly textured top today - also new and never worn. Items like these tend to take a back seat in my wardrobe, often getting overlooked for more eye catching pieces. And yet once this is on I think it's pretty eye catching too!

Must dash now as I've an exhibition to open today with our reception party this evening. Over the next few days I'll be featuring the party outfit and also showcasing my black trouser challenge at some stage too so do swing by to check out the blog for the latest from these golden isles.

Today's outfit details - culottes: Topshop, top: Tu, sandals: Sixtyseven: clutch: no brand (charity shopped), sunglasses: Quay Australia, bangle: charity shopped, rings: c/o Gemporia.
Anna x

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16 comments

  1. Love the pattern on the short longs. Ha ha!

    I'm envious of your job having so many opportunities to dress up.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. It was the pattern that attracted me to these in the first place Suzanne. And yes, I'm so lucky to have to dress up for work, week in week out, best of all being our exhibition nights of course!

      Anna x

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  2. "Golden Isles" - ah, that makes me think of an 80s potboiler romance novel, tee hee. Love the culottes, whatever they're called! Good luck on the exhibit - I, too, am jealous of the dress-up opportunities!

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    1. I'm just an old romantic at heart Sheila. Trevor Johns, my English teacher from my school days, taught me the joys of poetry and prose leaving me with a tendancy for very flowery language. I live my life through rose coloured spectacles and make no apologies for that whatsoever!

      I've been so lucky to land this job that gives me a legitimate reason to dress up daily. I'll be holding on to it for as long as possible!

      Anna x

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  3. Such a lovely look!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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    1. Hello again Rachel - so good to hear from you!

      Anna x

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  4. lovely colours on you Anna and what a winning combo. Lovely pattern on your skort (hehe like looking for or concocting new words) All the best with the opening night, wish I could be there.
    Tessa xx

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    1. Hi Tessa! The idea of a skort is a good one, thanks. The opening night went really well and already we're rushing headlong towards the next.

      See you soon?

      Anna x

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  5. I can't believe how much I've been loving culottes lately!! You have to wear these way more--they are the perfect summer look!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie. Isn't it funny how we have phases for certain clothes? I must admit I'm in a bit of a trousers groove at the moment and am having to force myself to mix it up for the sake of the blog. I did enjoy wearing these however, and have another cute top that will work really well too.

      Have a fab week x
      Anna

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  6. Bring on the knobbly!! This is such a pretty summer look and yellow is great with your hair and complection. I wish art deco print items were easier to find. They're very special. I'm having difficulty warming up to culottes. Not sure why...
    I'm CRAZY for your shoes Anna!!!! They are SO cute and perfect with pastels as well as primary colors!

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    1. Knobbly and art deco - two for the price of one Jude! I know what you mean about culottes as I feel the same way too, but keep seeing others wearing them which spurs me on to bring mine out too. I think the more you wear them, the more you like them. Keep trying!

      I really love these shoes too, but flats don't inspire me as much as heels - something to do with the fact that I long to be four inches taller I suppose.

      Thanks for all of you lovely input x

      Anna

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  7. They are lovely culottes! What fun, bright colours and prints!

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    1. These are all the reasons I fell for these Kezzie, plus the fact that the material is lovely, floppy and very flattering. So they're pretty much the perfect pair of culottes then!

      Anna x

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  8. I never would have noticed the texture of the clutch. I'm so distracted by color. Thanks for pointing it out. Your island looks so idyllic right now. Good luck on your opening! Julia xx

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    1. I'm a big fan of textures for jazzing up an outfit Julia and am busy trying to put an outfit together building around a lace skirt. The knobbly handbag only cost me a couple of pounds in a charity shop but I knew it would add interest to any outfit.

      The island is so lovely at this time of year, hence we are awash with visitors which keeps me in a job, thank goodness!

      Anna x

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