It's still summer on the Isles of Scilly!

Friday, September 01, 2017

Yes, I know it's the 1st of September and that many bloggers will already be sporting the latest autumn trends, but I'm not through with summer yet - the sun is still shining down on these blessed isles and I've got a few more outfits I want to share with you before I acquiesce. 









My island life means that I don't often end up near shops at sales times, but I did have a quick trip to the mainland in July and this is one head-to-toe outfit that I snatched up. Sasha (my daughter) is a big fan of New Look, meaning we finally made our way there after I'd scoured my favourites charity shops. The trousers were £5 and the sweet lace top was £7 which is pretty much on par with charity shop prices in this neck of the woods. My gold shopper was a charity shop find earlier in the year and the gold sandals were from TK Maxx, the brand is London Rebel. My gold accessories are all preloved apart from the chain necklace that Sasha gave me last Christmas.

So here's a funny thought that drifted through the tumbleweed of my brain as I stood waiting for Sasha to come out of the changing rooms. You know how these high street stores have a section for youngsters, the 11-15's? Well, I surely can't be the only mum hanging out with her daughter, cash at the ready to give her a treat. Maybe the retailers are missing a trick? Maybe they ought to design a mother's section? We're there, browsing, in the mood for shopping too - why not offer up our own fashion? Crazy idea? Tell me what you think.

I've got a busy few days ahead and will be telling all when I get back next week, but until then I'll be posting again on Monday with the 5 Over 50 group. Amazing Lace is the topic and I'm still dithering as to which lace ensemble I'll be showing. Until then, have a lovely weekend!
Anna x

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10 comments

  1. Always love you in anything orange!! The tiny little print with bright pops of cobalt blue is great but then you add the little pleats!!!! TOO CUTE! You're saying your fond fairwells to summer in a big beautiful way this year!!:-):-)

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    1. Orange is such a bright and cheerful way to greet the day and I did get such a positive response to this outfit when I wore it. I have a few more summer offerings to squeeze in before I give in to the new season, Jude with another burst of orange amongst them.

      Have a great weekend!

      Anna x

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  2. Fabulous Summer outfit! I want to wear !y Summer clothes as long as possible! Keep your fingers crossed for the weather next week as we are going on a short break to the UK!

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    1. Thanks so much Nancy! Like you, I'll be wearing my summer rags for as long as possible. I hope you get some lovely weather for your UK visit!

      Anna x

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  3. That's a great outfit, Anna! It's been 105+ F for the last few days around here, and I love seeing summer outfits as looking at warm fall outfits makes me even hotter... :-)

    I hope you are having a great weekend!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Too kind, Andrea, thank you. Thank goodness we don't get temperatures quite as high as that - I think I'd have a meltdown!

      Enjoy your weekend too!

      Anna x

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  4. New Look don't need a mothers section when mums buy there already Anna!
    What a striking outfit. Love the basket and toning sandals combo....your shoes always look brand new btw, even if they are not.
    You were great! Very natural...and even though I know you are a Scot, I imagined you would sound like a less lispy Dorian from Birds of a Feather. Hope you enjoyed it. xxx

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    1. Thanks for that Fiona. The gold sandals are indeed new, only second time on, so still pinching a bit, but a great match for the gold bag.

      It's an utter relief to have the programme aired as I've been dreading it for months. It's strange to hear one's own voice - I, too was rather surprised at my accent - 20 years in Scotland and nearly 40 down here must make for an unusual mix! Johnnie had edited the piece well, although I did cringe at my attempt to sing, oh dear!

      Anna x

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  5. I love the trousers! They are so nice!!! What fun and I BET you won't have to iron them!!! Gorgeous!!x

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    1. These are my current favourite trousers of the moment, and yes, hurrah for no ironing!

      Anna x

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