Easy summer dressing

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

There can be nothing simpler for a woman to wear in the warm summer months than a maxi dress. This one is hand made, vintage too I think, and is perfect for swishing about and keeping cool. 










Everything in this outfit apart from my Quay Australia sunglasses is charity shopped - well almost everything, as my rings are c/o Gemporia. The handbag is by Topshop and sandals by Capollini. 

Coming up on the blog soon will be the Black Trouser Challenge no7, another summer exhibition outfit from the next show on Saturday, Anna Meets... will be back too after a long break, and we're only a week away from Ping Pong Piece. It's my turn to choose what we style for PPP this month and I've chosen a beach-cover up. 

Next week I'll be taking a few days off to skip over to the mainland for some appointments. If you can hear the alarm bells ringing, then you may be right. Much as I'll try to deny it, I might, just might, have time to pop into my favourite retailer, TK Maxx, to see what bargains are to be had. And yes, I could take a quick look at the charity shops too along Truro's main thoroughfare. All the good work from earlier this year when I sent boxes and boxes of clothes off to the Salvation Army may well come undone over the course of this couple of days. However, I see this almost as a bit of a public service. My purchases benefit many different charities initially and then some months later I send a consignment off to another charity for others to buy, bringing in more money. Why, I feel almost saintly with all of my good deeds!


Anna x

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18 comments

  1. That's a beautiful dress nna. And I agree with what you say that you can't beat a Maxi dress. What a fab find this one was xx
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    1. It was such a lucky find Laurie. I know you're a big fan of this most simple type of dress too, and why not - they're just so comfortable!

      Have a fab week x
      Anna

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  2. So much about this dress to love, the elegant neckline,(why do we never see this style nowadays, it's pure class!) the empire line design, the vibrant colours...
    Happy chazzing in Truro.
    x

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    1. You're right about this neckline, Fiona. That surely was the fashion of the day. The fabric is pure cotton, so is quite weighty and is lined in satin - it's authentic to the era. Fingers crossed I'll get lucky again!

      Anna x

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  3. This is a lovely colour and really suits you. What a find, enjoy your trip Anna, hope your find some bargains. x Jacqui
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    1. Thanks Jacqui, I really like the colour and pattern too. I can feel the shopping fever setting in already!

      Anna x

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  4. Love your dress! Such a pretty color! You look gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks very much Rachel, that's very kind!

      Anna x

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  5. LOVE that dress! I would have arm wrestled you over that for sure.

    I love that is it vintage and so bright with great details. Perfect easy-to-wear summer outfit.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Yes, this has your signature all over it Suzanne! Maybe we can do battle over it if we ever meet up - I do have that on my bucket list.

      Have a great week x
      Anna

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  6. I love that vintage dress (do the top hook/eye up at the top of the zipper) - the cut is lovely on you. Such a neckline!

    Enjoy your time on the mainland! I call that "thrifting karma": give lots away, then find more! Rinse, repeat.

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    1. Vintage is the premium buy, isn't it? And dang, I can't reach that hook and eye as it's so low down! Note to self that I need to ask for help next time.

      Thrifting karma sounds like a wonderful excuse!

      Anna x

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  7. This has the 60's written all over it. Such a vibrant and fun fabric that so perfectly suits your taste Anna. You've accessorized it so well and i especially like that little flower bag.
    Im wondering why we haven't seen more of the jewelry line that you're working with??

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    1. Polly loved the little flower bag and shoes too Jude. The dress feels very grown up to wear and always draws some comments.

      The jewellery feature was for a campaign and I do hope they have another one lined up for me in the future. Fingers crossed!

      Anna x

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  8. Absolutely love the dress and the orange accessories are wonderful. You look lovely.
    Xx

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    1. So very kind of you Veronica! Orange is one of my summer favourites as I'm sure you know.

      Anna x

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  9. such a lovely dress, I like so much the color and the print, and your fab accessorizing!, you're absolutely summery and gorgeous wearing it!
    besos

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    1. Thanks so much Monica. We're big fans of colour and print, you and I, so I'm not surprised to hear how much you love all of this. Hurrah for the summer and all of the dressing opportunities it brings!

      Anna x

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