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Thursday, March 29, 2018

It's over two weeks since I returned from my little jaunt to the mainland and I thought I'd better fess up - yes I did have a shopping spree while I was away. Mostly it was charity shopping, but a bit of running amok in TK Maxx may have taken place too.



You've no idea how delighted I was to find this orange mini skirt (in a charity shop in Truro). Polly has an orange leather mini skirt, my niece Kate has an orange woollen one and I must admit that I've coveted both of them for ages. So this little beauty by Pretty Little Things (brand new with labels intact) was a joyful discovery indeed, especially as it was only £2.50.




Knee high boots and very thick tights make this mini skirt acceptable despite my age. I can assure you that no-one is more critical of me than me, but I'm happy with this. Whatever you're thinking now about a 60 year old woman in a bright orange mini skirt, please jot it down in the comments box below because I'm all ears. 




Or maybe don't bother, cos at the end of the day you know that I always dress to please myself. My motto of "Let's bin the beige and have fun with colour" is never more true than with today's outfit. 




Pleased as Punch? Yes!




I missed a trick here - I should have had my orange nail polish on!




Anyway, that's the skirt, in faux suede, lined in orange silky whatever and this might be the only time you see it until next winter as spring is most definitely trying its best to make another appearance. The jacket is pre-loved too, by Next, polo neck is from Primark, boots are by Lotus and rings are pre-loved. So let's take a look at the loot, shall we?




This maxi dress is what I bought with my TK voucher for Mother's Day from my kids. It was wonderful to have a legitimate excuse to browse the racks, but of course I did spend much more than the value of the voucher.




I couldn't make up my mind as to which of these pretty mules to have, but at only £12.50 each I plumped for both. The grey ones are to go with the fabulous pyjama trousers below (also from TK).



I love the idea of slouchy summer dressing, pairing these with a simple white tee.






Diesel jeans reduced to a crazy price, well how could I resist?




Yellow and cotton make a perfect spring sweater.





A linen chambray shirt, another classic too good to miss (£3).




Red, pink and pleats make this M&S dress adorable and affordable (£8).




Another polka dot item to add to my collection - this time a halterneck jumpsuit, ideal for the summer season.




The kimono is authentic, vintage and was only £2!









These are trousers, fully lined and still with the brand labels on, all for £4.50.





A lightweight black jacket at this price has to be a no-brainer.




Another vintage find for only £3.




And this vintage top was from "Out of the Closet" the fabulous vintage shop I've been trying to storm the battlements of whenever I visit the dental surgery in Penryn. Success as last! Follow the link here to see the Instagram feed and you'll understand why I've been so desperate to get through the door.

That's it my lovelies until next time. I hope you have a great Easter weekend lined up and I'll be back on Sunday with another snapshot of my little island life.
Anna x

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25 comments

  1. WOWZERS Anna!! What a fantastic haul. The jeans are an amazing bargain and I love the pink trousers. The orange mini skirt looks fab on you. I bought a black and white geometric patterned mini skirt in the Autumn and like you wondered about it. (I am a tad older than you!) I wore it with thick black tights and black ballet flats and I love it.
    Happy Easter Tessa xx

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    1. Thanks Tessa, and it's good to hear that I'm not the only over 60 sporting a mini! Thick black tights do cover a multitude of sins and also feel just like leggings don't they?

      Happy Easter to you too!
      anna x

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  2. You scored big time! I'm sure you will need to cull some pieces out of your wardrobe to fit this new batch in.

    Suzanne

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    1. You've hit the nail on the head there Suzanne. My next project is to get a whole load of clothes ironed and photographed so that I can upload them onto eBay - not the quickest of chores, but a necessary evil. Wish me luck!

      Anna x

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  3. That skirt is fantastic! What a bargains!

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    1. When you say orange and mini in the same sentance it sounds pretty outrageous, but I think I managed to tone it done okay, so thank you Nancy! And yes, it was bargain city this shopping spree.

      Anna x

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  4. You are rocking the skirt. I bought a mini in Sainsbury's sale last week and yes I will only wear with black opaque too. You must be so pleased abd excited with that haul you've taken home.

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    1. Thanks Anna. I do envy you being able to shop so easily at any time. My sprees always look a bit over the top, but when you consider that my shopping opportunities come along so infrequently, well maybe it's not so bad. This latest haul is indeed very exciting!

      Anna x

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  5. Great haul. The mules & trousers are my favourite. New reader Barbara

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    1. Hello and welcome Barbara - how lovely to hear from you! I think the mules are going to be so useful and love the idea of comfort and style all tied up with a bow.

      Thanks for dropping by!
      Anna x

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  6. Oh my goodness what a wonderful spree you've had! I loved all your TK Maxx finds and the charity shop stuff is amazing. I loved the psychedelic tunic/mini dress and the big floral print blouse and the pink trousers and jumpsuit and, well just everything really.

    You look fabulous in your orange mini; how well the tweedy jacket matches it. Loved the toning rings; the orange mail polish will look amazing with this outfit.

    xxx

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    1. It was a pretty amazing haul, wasn't it Vronni? I wore the psychedelic tunic yesterday and can't wait to get those photos up on the blog for you to see. The pink trousers are pretty awesome and I'm looking forward to showcasing those too.

      I could see you wearing this orange mini in a similar way - maybe it's not too outrageous after all?

      Anna x

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  7. I love everything about your look in that orange mini and you styled it perfectly for ANY age!
    Your shopping spree yielded some terrific items and I'm looking forward to their styling spotlight moments!

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    1. I fancy I've become a little age obsessed of late, but my close friend Nicky who has just turned 60 too says she's the same. Hopefully this will pass once we get used to this rather grand number. And yes, what fun lies ahead with all of these new items in my wardrobe!

      Anna x

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  8. The orange mini looks fab Anna especially styled with the tweedy jacket and boots. Who cares if you're 60, you look bloody great. Great scores at the chazzas and TJ Maxx, particularly the psychedelic tunic.... what an amazing bargain!

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    1. Well said Fiona, who cares! The tunic was a raging success with a pair of disco pants, hahaha - coming to the blog soon.

      Happy Easter to you!
      anna x

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  9. Yessssssssss, I love hauls from Charity shops and TK Maxx! The Orange skirt is SUPER!! I love orange and the length is great! Looks super on you!
    My favourite item is that dress you bought in TK Maxx- soooo nice!!

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    1. Aw, thanks Kezzie! This was a particularly satisfying spree with most items of clothing featured - I even got a fancy new swimsuit, but forgot to take a photo of it. The maxi is so pretty and I can't wait for some warmer weather so that I can wear it.

      Happy Easter sweetie!
      Anna x

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  10. Wow, you've had a ball haven't you Anna! Lovely lot of beauties, I can't wait to see them styled. Love the polka dots, that halter neck jumpsuit looks the business.. thanks for sharing them with us Hun. Happy Easter. Oh and I'm sitting wearing my orange crew clothing jumper right now - snap! Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Yes, what fun I had gathering this lovely lot together. I jumpsuit fits really well and like you I can't wait to get on styling these things up. Hope you're having a lovely time with your family over Easter and enjoying the little ones scoffing all those chocolates. Catch up soon!

      Happy Easter!
      Anna x

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  11. I'm actually quite a fan of Orange,and what a find! But my oh my that first Maxi dress! Love at first sight!
    Laurie xx

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    1. I just love a pop of orange to give me a boost, but yes the maxi dress was quite a find! Roll on summer so that I can get wearing it.

      Happy Easter sweetie!
      Anna x

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  12. such fabulous purchases you did!, and I'm in love with the orange mini-skirt, it looks lovely with that tweed jacket and black boots, so groovy and cool!!
    besos

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    1. Yes, I did have a wonderful time shopping Monica with such a lot of lovely bargains too! Glad to hear you like the mini skirt - well it's orange, so I suppose you'd be happy with this wouldn't you?

      Anna x

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  13. I love seeing all of these here! I can't wait to see how you wear them. I do miss seeing your haul spread all over your bed though! That is always so funny to see! xx Julia

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