Feels like spring

I don't know about you, but I've had enough of winter coats and at the slightest hint of spring I've been embracing a lighter look. I bought this rather fabulous pinstripe trouser suit for £7.50 in a charity shop in Penzance in January. The lining caught my eye before the price, but the combination of the two meant I just had to buy it.

I decided to push the boat out colourwise by adding my favourite floral satin shirt (preloved from Next) which upped the style factor to at least 8 out of 10. 

And to finish the look it had to be these old faithfuls, my silver brogues from Office. Between these and my Quay Australia sunglasses I'm pretty sure this could be a 10 out of 10 outfit today - what do you think?

For this shoot Sasha and I took a wander off the beaten track and ventured onto the boardwalk that leads to the bird hide. Her photographer's eye saw the creative opportunities that lay here. Not only did I benefit from some lovely photos for the blog, but she gave me some lessons with her snazzy camera too. 

At the moment I'm actually on the mainland with Steve on a little jaunt. We're spending a few days in Cornwall catching up with friends and then on Tuesday will be travelling to London. Wednesday will see us at the O2 as we join the thousands of star struck fans gathering to enjoy an evening listening to Paloma Faith. Our tickets for this have been delivered to a guest house in Truro so I'm not 100% convinced that we're really going until we and tickets are firmly together.

I'll be posting on Instagram over the next week, but I'm afraid that there's no blog post lined up for you mid-week this time. The hiccup with the loss of broadband for five days meant that I've struggled to get ahead of the game before I left.

In the meantime, I hope you're having a breath of spring wherever you are. Enjoy your week and I hope to be back with another post next weekend.

Anna x



  1. And you LOOK like Spring, my dear! Love Sasha's choice of location with all that architectural tunnelling going on. Wishing you a fun Spring break, hugs x.

  2. Anna....your outfits are always the best and your creativeness with print mixing is always such an inspiration to me!!!
    I adore this look and will miss you---but you deserve the rest!!

  3. That's a gorgeous suit, and I love that you paired it with this bold floral and those fab metallic brogues, Anna. The photos with the multiple "doorways" are amazing! Enjoy your week off!

  4. Sasha has an eye for textural beauty and unique framing opportunities! These backgrounds feel like Spring and I'm guessing Scilly has returned to pre blizzard normalcy.
    This blouse is SO reminiscent of the work of artist Peter Max from the 60's. The TV show "Laugh-In" featured a lot of similar prints in these flavors in the set decor and costumes.
    I like the way you've updated the blouse with mixed patterns of florals and stripes. Groovy Anna!!

  5. Fabulous Anna, enjoy your little sejour on the mainland. x Cute outfit, it's just you. x Jacqui

  6. Oh trouser suits! How I loved them. I remember buying a cream pinstriped one from Next for a cousin's wedding in Ireland in 1997. I wore it with a green blouse...

    I loved your trouser suit (I believe they're making a come back)and the floral blouse was a fab choice. I also loved your fantastic rings.

    Have a lovely relaxing break and may the weather be good for you!


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