Not an outfit, just clothes.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Polly insisted that we do a photoshoot of this, not me. I was in very practical mode on this particular day when I knew that we had a heap to get through at work (a whole lot of cleaning, then packing of artwork in addition to unpacking of more, hanging paintings too, as well as running in and out of the storeroom to recycle vast amounts of cardboard) therefore I couldn't afford to be teetering about in high heels or a tight frock. Hence the non-outfit, just easy trousers, baggy shirt and no jewellery. But Polly wouldn't hear of my protests about this non-outfit. No, it's for the blog this one...










Just think how much it would cost to lay on all of these special effects - background in soft focus, just the right amount of little boats bobbing about in the bay, ample gusts of wind to achieve that oh-so-natual windswept look for my hair - why it would cost a fortune. And to think that Polly and I get this done in under two minutes flat every morning completely unaided, well we're real pro's she and I!

Outfit details - shirt: charity shopped, sandals: picked up in New Zealand, trousers: Stanley Market in Hong Kong (a gift from a friend, thank you again Ben), camisole: Primark, sunnies: Quay Australia.

I'll be back on Friday with the 10th offering of the Black Trouser Challenge (that's provided it stops raining long enough for our shoot) and then on Monday it's time for #5Over50 feature with Orange is the new black. We also open another new exhibition this weekend and I'll showcase my outfit for that a week from now. I fancy that August may well speed by just as July did!
Anna x

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16 comments

  1. I love your clothes anyway, the swooshing pants with the orange trim, the striped shirt, the mixed prints and light textures!, You rock your casual style!
    besos

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    1. Thanks so much Monica. Functional and fun, I suppose!

      Anna x

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  2. You look amazing! Love those pants on you!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  3. Are those wraparound pants? What cool legs they have! It's funny how an outfit that we think is "meh" or doesn't make our hearts sing, will really appeal to someone else. This looks like a very practical outfit to me (we do similar physical things in our jobs, I think).

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    1. They are a kind wraparound style (so much so that the back opened up to reveal way too much thigh at one point in the shoot!) but are incredibly comforable and easy to wear. My job provides me with a gym workout without me having to leave the building!

      Anna x

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  4. Well, I'm glad Polly insisted on taking photos! Your non-outfit is pretty fabulous!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea. Yep, Polly was right to call this - it's proved to be quite popular.

      Anna x

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  5. I am in complete agreement with Sheila!! This outfit is one of my favorites!! You and Polly are lethal fashion experts!
    You are all pattern perfection and orange excitement. Not to mention the flowy fabulousness!

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    1. Hahaha, I love all of this alliteration! Fashion should be fun is surely the message here.

      Anna x

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  6. Very stylish, and what great shots! Amazing what a bit of wind in the right direction can produce. Nice one Anna. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. I sometimes get annoyed by the wind, but other times it can really make the shoot!

      Many thanks Jacqui x
      Anna

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  7. I love this outfit. Polly was right to insist on a blogpost about it. Aren't you good! Even when you don't try, you succeed. In creating a stylish outfit.
    And the background is indeed a photographer's dream.
    Greetje

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    1. Finally playing catch up with my comments Greetje. The colours and fabrics just seemed to work in this most practical of outfits and when we stepped out into the wind it just looked much more than it really was.

      Thanks for dropping by!

      Anna x

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  8. Your sense of style is just instinctive, you still look amazing even when you're not officially trying!

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    1. This truly was a dressing down day, but it's funny how things work out.

      Many thanks!
      Anna

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