These boots are made for walking - 5 Over 50 challenge

Welcome to another edition of our #5 Over 50 Challenge as created by Gail of Is This Mutton? It was my turn to choose and I picked the title because this record by Nancy Sinatra was the first my brother bought when we were barely teenagers (mine was Baby Love by the Diana Ross and the Supremes). Excuse me if my age is showing.


I decided to model myself on the fashion of the day with my knee high patent boots, a knitted mini dress, shaggy fur waistcoat and John Lennon sunglasses. Let's see how the rest of the gang fared shall we?


Gail has chosen a very elegant black pair of suede over the knee boots for this challenge. When we met up last week (yet to come on the blog) she told me about these fabulous boots and how she doesn't get the chance to wear them often. I love how she's married up pearls and leopard print in her accessories.



It's also suede from Laurie, but this time in the shape of ankle boots. Don't they look amazing with her skinny leggings? Ever the chameleon she looks fabulous in whatever she wears. See more on her blog Vanity and Me. Laurie was another of the bloggers I met in London recently - see here.



I met up with Jacqui of Mummabstylish too which only leaves me with Hilda to get to know. Jacqui told me about her rule of three - three colours she weaves together to create an harmonious outfit, and that's true of this perfect pink, grey and black ensemble.



I'm hugely envious of these over the knee boots of Hilda's. I tried on a pair when I was in TK Maxx recently and now wish I'd bought them as they really looked lovely. I'll be visiting her blog Over the Hilda to find out what brand they are. The classic red coat looks great too, and terribly smart with that hat. Oh to have a #hatface!







I had toyed with the idea of an all black outfit to go with the patent boots and handbag, but couldn't pull together a 60's look. Also, I'm currently battling a dreadful head cold and nasty cough too so the autumn colours have given my skin a well needed lift. I bought these Lotus boots in TK Maxx in Truro just before I came home and decided that they would be ideal for this month's challenge. I found the butterfly embossed bag in a charity shop shortly afterwards and couldn't believe how well they went together.

I did a bit of shopping when I was in London too and will give you peek in due course, but I was quite restrained by my usual standards. To be perfectly honest, I don't like shopping in London as I find it pretty overwhelming. Too many shops, too much choice, too many people all mean I try to cherry pick where I go. I visited the large Primark at Marble Arch and found some basics there. I then went to Zara, also with success and last on my list was TK Maxx on Kensington High Street where I picked up a couple of bargains. If anything, shopping in London helped me to remember why shopping in Cornwall is much more my thing. And still on the shopping theme, I don't know if you recall, but I mentioned about a vintage shop I discovered in Penryn? Well, I had another dental appointment there last Tuesday and afterwards hotfooted up the street to have a look, and would you believe it? The shop is only open from Wednesday to Saturday! One of these days I'll get in there.

Outfit details - waistcoat: Mirumi, dress: LU NYC, belt: Dorothy Perkins, tights: H&M, boots: Lotus, handbag: Tosca Blu, sunglasses: River Island, necklace: Du Barre, bangle and rings: pre-loved.

Linking with -
Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb 
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style 

Anna x

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  1. What fab boots everyone has!

    I loved your outfit, Anna, and the bag matches the boots brilliantly! What a great find that was. The orangey striped mini dress is very cute and I loved the matching ring and bangle.

    Hope the cold goes soon...

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    1. It's definitely boot weather now, isn't it Veronica? This is the first time I've had a pair of Lotus boot and I can't believe how comfy they are. I'll definitely keep an eye out for this brand again. And yes, what a brilliant find the handbag was!

      It's two years since I've had a cold but it's still a drag.

      Cheers!
      Anna x

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  2. Lovely post Anna, now I've met you I can hear you saying it all. Looking forward to seeing what you've bought. Liked this challenge although it took me ages to find the right look. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. I kinda thought we all got into our stride with this one Jacqui (ouch, I just can't help these puns!) Anyway, I love your cute little boots and am heading over to see where you bought them.

      Have a great week!
      Anna x

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  3. Love this fab 60's vibe outfit on you Anna, the boots look both stylish and comfy. I detest shopping in London for the same reasons as you but I reckon I'd love that shop in Penryn.

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    1. Thanks Fiona. The boots really do lend themselves to a 60's look, don't they? I won't be back on the mainland for another 6 months now so I just have to hope the shop is still there by the time I return.

      Enjoy your week!
      Anna x

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  4. This is such a fun series! Great boots, everyone!

    I love your boots and the way you styled them! Just perfect with the mini dress, vest & cool bag!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. We really do have fun with this Andrea. Thanks so much!

      Anna x

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  5. I love your vintage-y outfit, Anna! Very groovy, baby! The faux fur gillet (am I using the right word?) is amazing! So fun!

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    1. Yep that's me, groovy! The gilet/waistcoat/vest is new and is a very exciting addition to my winter wardrobe. More to come of that soon.

      Cheers!
      Anna x

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  6. Oh my, you have found your groove in 60s fashion. Perfectly interpreted with the layers of colour, fur and shine. But what do I know, I can't remember the 60s!
    Love your great boots find, I can see them being a staple during these long cold months ahead
    Hugs, x.

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    1. Of course you remember the 60's Mary, I know you do! These boots are going to be great for the stomping about I do during the winter months, they're so comfortable.

      Hugs back!
      Anna x

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  7. You look like a rockstar!, lovely outfit and lovely boots (I adore those 60's 'sensible heels'). I like those warm colors, the mixed textures, your striped minidress with the furry waistcoat, such a brilliant combo!
    And I love to see all those ladies wearing their boots with lots of attitude!
    besos

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    1. Hahaha, a rockstar, why thank you! It's great to have these monthly challenges to just put a bit more effort into and this month was tremendous fun. We all seemed to have a great time bringing our winter boots back into play.

      Anna x

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  8. Yeah grooovy baby!! Anna your oufit looks like the kinda thing I wore in the 60s and I remember Nancy and her boots.
    I must say you are all looking well heeled!
    I like the pink grey and black combo.
    Hpoe you cold is better soon.
    Tessa xx

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    1. Increasingly I love to dip back into these old fashions and have a bit of fun with them. 50's and 60's styles are easy for me to slip into, but that must be because of my age I suppose.

      I have to agree that everyone looks fab in their winter boots.

      The cold is improving already, thank you!

      Anna x

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  9. You're totally groovy, Anna! Love this combination of vintage and modern. And all the participants have done a stellar job of showing off their boots. Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Patti, I think I can live with that thanks! And yes, the gang all did terribly well, didn't they?

      Enjoy your weekend!
      Anna x

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  10. You really nailed it Anna! This is one of the most authentic 60's looks I've seen! I think it's the furry vest ;so Sonny and Cher! You even slipped in a bit of pattern mixing with the subtle pattern in the vest and the stripe of the dress. You look so darn cute !!!
    All of the ladies are sporting great boot looks. Your theme choice had a nice open ended appeal and neveryone really rise icely to the challenge.
    Hope that cold is only a memory very soon Anna!

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    1. Aah, so very kind of you Jude. Generous as always with your critique. I suppose I could have added a clip of me singing "I've got you babe" to add an authentic touch. This was fun, and fun for all of us I think too.
      Am emerging from the cold with only a rattling chest left as a reminder.

      Have a lovely weekend!
      Anna x

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  11. I love your style! Great post and blog!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  12. Great look Anna ,takes me right back to the 70s, especially those fab patent leather boots. Everyone has chosen their outfits perfectly to compliment their outfits, they are all so different.

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    1. My sister had a pair of boots like these when we were teenagers and I really longed for some too. And now at last I have mine! Didn't we all do well.

      Have a great weekend!
      Anna x

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  13. Your outfit is bloomin amazing!!! I absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it. So cool and colourful. By far my favourite. I feel the same about shopping in London. I just find it a bit overwhelming. I seem to just go in Charity shops in recent times...or TK Maxx if not online!x

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    1. Oh, thanks Kezzie! I did struggle to find something to work with these boots, but suddenly the dress and waistcoat teamed up and it was just right. I fear it will be March before I next leave the island so no shopping for me unless it's online, and that's not my forte in the least.

      Hope you've had a lovely weekend!
      Anna x

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  14. Lovely challenge. I adore boots and have many. You look so much the part, so sixties.
    Greetje

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    1. Thanks so much Greetje. This was great fun, for all of us I think!

      Anna x

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  15. I love these collaborative posts because it makes solitary blogging so much more fun. Love the OTK boots since I just got a pair myself and am trying them out!

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    1. You're so right Julia, about these joint posts as they do make good change of dynamic. Good for you, I'm very envious of you with those OTK boots. I'm yet to find my perfect pair of those!

      Anna x

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