A day off means a day out

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A couple of weeks ago Sasha and I spent the afternoon at the Tresco Abbey Garden which is only about half a mile from home. The weather couldn't have been better making the surroundings look as if it were a summer's day rather than just a week after the snow.



I seem to have chosen my outfit to outshine the flora, but really it was more a matter of something comfortable for a day off work. The jeans are a recent purchase from TK Maxx - they were in the wash when I did my Show and tell post (for the beady eyed amongst you). The jacket was a gift from my blogging friend Sheila of Ephemera and this is the first time I've worn it on the blog. Thank you my dear for this pop of colour and pattern that is so very me!





I bought these shoes last summer and yet this is the first time they've been out of the house. I knew that the navy would be great with jeans and maybe I was just needing to find the right pair to showcase them. 




I've been trying to find a great pair of embroidered jeans with beading for ages and was really pleased to find these at the bargain price of £15.99. Sparkles too are an added bonus.




Just as there will be someone out there asking what kind of flowers these are, I know that there will also be someone very keen to tell me the name too. Please can you share the name before someone asks me? Cheers!




Every time Sasha and I do this day out we always say we must do it more often. Maybe this year we will now that she's home for a while. There are lots of lovely little corners that act as sun traps within the garden and we felt very chilled by the time we sauntered home.




I'm gonna make a stab at these ones and say they're Camellias - right? 


The gardening gene seems to have passed me by, but I still enjoy seeing this lush and varied garden teaming with flowers and sculptures. The plants and trees have been collected from all over the world and thrive in the mild climate we have here thanks to the gulf stream which washes past the islands. Cruise ships stop here throughout the summer months, bringing visitors who come especially to see these world famous gardens. When you consider that the island itself is only one mile by two, it really is teaming with things to do. Will I be seeing you soon?

Anna x

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  1. Ha, I was admiring the jacket then saw my name - oh yeah! Glad you like it - it looks wonderful with those jeans, which I am madly coveting!

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    1. I've worn the jacket quite a few times now Sheila, but never on the blog - these jeans are just a perfect match don't you think?

      Have a fab weekend!
      Anna x

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  2. It really looks like the middle of summer Anna! Oh to be there! Stunning photos and all the florals just makes me yearn for some better weather.
    Laurie xx

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    1. At least we're all getting the odd springlike day now Laurie. The garden is really perfect for finding a sheltered spot no matter how windy it is outside. I really ought to use it for photoshoots more often!

      Anna x

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  3. What a lovely comfy&cool outfit, this jacket looks fabulous with the embroidered jeans and comfy shoes, so cute!
    And I'm loving the awesome background in your pictures, those flowers and blue skies!, gorgeous!. I would love to pay a visit to the islands!
    besos

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    1. Thanks Monica for all of your lovely comments. How fab it would be to hold a bloggers meet up here - it's a dream of mine!

      Wishing you a fab weekend!
      Anna x

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  4. You're giving the colourful flowers a run for their money. Fab jacket and jeans! I visited the Isles of Scilly many years ago in early spring...didn't get the chance to go to Tresco but do hope to come back one day!

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    1. Ah, another possible for a meet up here then ... It would be amazing to bring a group together for a meeting here Gail - so much to do in such a small area and all of it photo-worthy!

      Anna x

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  5. You always make me smile with such colorful and bright clothes!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. That's all I want to do Jodie, just spread a little happiness!

      Have a great weekend!
      Anna x

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  6. Love it all Anna, especially those jeans, where are they from? I've seen similar somewhere, but can't remember where! That weather looks super, have you had any fog recently? We've been covered for two days, I do hope it goes away very soon! Hope you are well my friend. When do you think you might be back in London?
    Chat soon Jacqui. Hope you'll stop by #chicandstylish today (Thursday) Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Thanks Jacqui. The jeans were from TK Maxx and were a joyful find indeed. We must try to gather the ladies together for a big meet up this year if possible - London on Tresco, which would you prefer?

      Anna x

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  7. Perfect outfit for a day off & to enjoy the sunshine! I love your embroidered, sparkly jeans! They look great with the colorful jacket!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. These are my new go-to jeans. I love the easy fit and the pops of colour brighten any day. Thanks for dropping by!

      Anna x

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  8. I can't seem to get enough embroidered jeans and am very happy that I hung on to several pair of flared ones from the 90's (?). I'm wearing both skinny ones and flared ones and have added beading to someof the embroidery.
    The textures and colors in your look are great Anna.

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    1. Clever you, holding onto those trophy pieces Jude! The hippy in us still loves these embroidered jeans and here they are back in fashion again.

      Hope you're having a great weekend!
      Anna x

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  9. Ha, I lack the gardening gene as well. Sigh. But who cares - you look like a garden! Truly fine combo here. The jacket from Sheila sings with those jeans, and the sneakers are a really fun touch. Summer, summer. You call it forth.

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    1. As you say, if I can't be a gardener then at least I do look just like one. Summer is making the odd appearance here, but only in snatches so far. I have high hopes for the month of May however!

      Anna x

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