The joy of colour

Sunday, August 13, 2017










I'm never happier than when I'm wearing bold colours and today's outfit is pretty much as bold as it gets. Fuchsia and orange just sing out, signalling joy to anyone who cares to take a look. The overcast sky was a bonus this morning as I think bright sunlight might have bleached the overall effect. 

My outfit is a mixture of new and pre-loved (my new favourite word for a favourite way of shopping). The top is from TK Maxx, by Figuerola & Flower, trousers are from New Look, the sky scraper sandals are by Catwalk, necklace is pre-loved as is the orange ring and bangle, whereas the pink ring and bangle were birthday gifts from years ago, sunglasses are from Quay Australia. The pink culottes are still on sale, see here. I bought mine in the Truro store last month during the summer sale (£8) and they were the last pair on the rack. I fell in love with the colour and grabbed them to try on along with the armful of summer fripperies I'd found. Well, when I took them off the hanger I discovered that they were a size 18 (I'm an 8/10), but that didn't put me off. These plisse fabric culottes work fine on me in this size as they don't cling, sit on the hips (allowing a large lunch to be consumed without worry of mid-afternoon-belly-bloat) and therefore are more like wide leg crop trousers than mid-calf culottes. I'm a huge advocate of ignoring sizes in favour of trying on to see how things work out. Yes, I could have searched online to see if these were still available in my size, but the thrill of the chase was on and I needed these at that very moment. Impatient, impetuous, impending broke - yes, that's me!

Anna x

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  1. It is a fantastic combination, surprised we don't see it more often! I love your expansive and playful use of colour.

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    1. Pink and orange really do pop against each other, don't they? Summer is the perfect excuse for this kind of wild colour play, so I'm making the most of it.

      Anna x

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  2. I love these colours together! I also ignore sizes - sometimes a larger size works better!

    PS - package on the way to you as of yesterday. Canada Post tells me it will be about 6 weeks, so fingers crossed, you get it by end of September!

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    1. I think there's such a huge variation between brands and sizes that it's always better to just try on regardless of the label. I'd forgotten about the dress, but am thrilled that it's winging its way to me now. Fingers crossed that we'll get a nice day or two for me to wear it and get some shots for you.

      Many thanks Sheila!
      Anna x

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  3. Wow! What a color explosion! Fantastic. And your shoes are to die for!

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    1. Hahaha! I love that description - colour explosion - yes, it's probably true! The shoes are fab, but need a bit of gentle breaking in at home I think.

      Have a good week x
      Anna

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  4. Pink and orange are just so joyously powerful together! I find them sort of irresistible! The pleated trousers are FABULOUS!! How do you keep coming up with such beautifully colorful and unique pieces??!!
    I am in complete agreement with you about ibnoring sizes. This is actually important to do in consignment and charity shops because items bave often been shrunk. I also tend to favor a loose fit in tops and my shoulders are very broad so I can carry the larger sizes off!
    This is one of my favorite outfits Anna!

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  5. This is one of my current favourite outfits too Jude, and yes that's mainly down to the colour combination. My mission statement, as you probably already know, is "Let's bin the beige and have fun with colour" and sometimes the outfit of the day is the perfect example of that. I too have very broad shoulders and so find it easy to carry larger sizes without looking swamped. I'm so pleased you like this!

    Anna x

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  6. Anna, I LOVE color too and these two are fantastic together. I seem to love orange more and more these days and this outfit looks great on you. The print is fabulous! I am trying to get caught up on blog work before I see the eclipse..
    Have a great day!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Orange is fabulous on redheads Jess! I must hop across to see what you've been styling recently. We wouldn't have a chance seeing the eclipse here today as we've been shrouded in fog for the past few hours. Good luck!

      Anna x

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  7. I think that 'ignoring sizes in favour of trying on to see how things work out' is a really good advice!, Real Wisdom!
    Lovely color combo, all those oranges and fuchsia, and the fabulously pleated trousers!, they look so cool and fresh!.
    besos

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