Here and there

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Hello again! I'm both here and there today, in that my photo shoot was taken here on the island, but I'm actually up there (in Harrogate) where I'm wearing the same outfit.




The vintage tunic was £3 from a charity shop in Truro. The sales assistant told me it had only been on the rail for an hour which somehow makes me feel even more lucky to find it. Where's the logic in that? Goodness only knows! Surely I'd be more lucky if it'd had been there for a month and was still around when I arrived?





The Ted Baker handbag came from the same shop; it was £23 and worth every penny in my eyes. It shows a little bit of wear and tear, but I can forgive it everything because of the fabulous colour. I'll be wearing my red/black/lilac woollen coat (last seen here) over this ensemble while I'm in Harrogate and know this bag will be the bizz.




I've had the orange satin disco pants for quite a while and yet have only worn them a couple of times. Not easy to leaf into everyday wear, I suppose, but I'm thinking that now I can play the eccentricity card whenever something falls into the "questionable item" category. Crossing into my 60's surely promotes me from crazy lady into eccentric lady - hurrah!




All of today's jewellery is pre-loved, so hurrah for that too!




I don't know if it was just the power of this outfit or that I'd had a particularly lovely swim this day, but I was feeling so well, and so very me. Do you know what I mean? How some days what you wear really reflects your inner self - in this case, my inner joy. I bubbled and grinned from start to finish, so much so that I have earmarked this ensemble for a photoshoot that I have to submit for a magazine later this year. More details of that in due course...





The big platform helps to offset the height of these heels making them all-day-long boots for a change. Bought from Office a couple of years ago, they're not wearing too badly considering that they're real suede. I love the ginger colourway too!




My velvet trench (pre-loved from Hobbs) has had another makeover with some new retro vibe buttons. 





I'm writing this a week in advance, so I do hope that nothing has come along to change or scupper my plans. Hopefully I've arrived safely in Harrogate and have enjoyed my first day at the British Craft Trade Fair. It's a three day long trade fair where I usually find some new artists and makers to supply me with new products for the gallery in the year ahead. 

I'll be home again on Friday, but have another blog post lined up for you on Wednesday, so do please come back to see what that may feature. Until then, have a lovely week!


Anna x

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24 comments

  1. Wow that velvet coat is 'awesome'! You will be knockout in that ensemble in Harrowgate. Enjoy

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    1. Thanks so much Hilda! Harrogate is proving to be such fun, and the retail opportunities are vast. Check out my Instagram feed for the first purchase.

      Anna x

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  2. Fab bright colours and gorgeous handbag. I think I would feel the same about being the early bird! Changing buttons makes something much more individual. I've got a little cache of them for a rainy day. Hope you have a succeesful time in Harrogate.
    Tessa xx

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    1. Oh the joys of being an early bird and starting the day on the beach - there's nothing quite like it! Harrogate is something completely different and I'm embracing it for all it's contrasts to my normal daily life. The trade fair is excellent with lots of interesting new products and designs to choose from. Hard on the feet though, as I seem to be walking miles.

      Anna x

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  3. A typically fun outfit from you Anna and that top was put out on the rail
    just for you. It was fate. Safe travels and enjoy the mainland.

    http://www.muttonstyle.com

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    1. Glad you like this one Anna. The trade fair is buzzing with people and awash with talent - I'm having a great time. Oh, and the retail therapy isn't too shabby either!

      Anna x

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  4. Such a funky outfit - I love it! lise

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    1. Am delighted to hear you like the ensemble Lise, and thanks so much for taking the time to comment!

      Anna x

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  5. I whish you a successful week in Harrogate!

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    1. Hey thanks, Nancy, it's all going really well, and the personal shopping is proving fun too!

      Anna x

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  6. I just love it when you wear brilliant oranges and pinks! These colors have a way a creating the definitive color blast like no others! That blouse is just spectacular!! Anyone wearing this look has just got to find their spirits lifted!!

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  7. Oh, the colours in this outfit just sing! I can see why you felt so great in it. Love that PANK bag, and the new buttons on the coat make it to die for. Wonderful outfit, and wishing you a lovely week, Anna!

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    1. The power of colour is wonderful, but I don't have to tell YOU that as we play the same game. I'm having a great time choosing new stock for the gallery and squeezing in a tad (cough) personal shopping too!

      Anna x

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  8. What a lovely and groovy color combo!, those orange pants are Gorgeous, and look so fab with your tunic!, I do love that you're playing that 'eccentricity card', you totally rock!
    And love those new buttons on your coat!, and your bag!
    besos

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  9. That Ted Baker is a sweet find! I'm loving it with the purple coat.

    Hope you have a successful trip.

    Suzanne

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    1. Oh what a treat it was to find this beautiful bag! I ought to have shown the pretty lining too. All's going along fine in Harrogate, with just a sprinkling of personal shopping too (see the latest on my Instagram feed today).

      Anna x

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  10. Oh yes, to being an eccentric over 60. The Ted Baker bag was a great buy and will work with so many colours. The Tunic so good with the orange pants . The coat with its retro buttons just perfect. Hope the fair went well.

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    1. Little did I know that 60 would be a license to ham it up even more with my flamboyant dressing! I'm having a ball in Harrogate - the trade fair is teaming with bright young things and their creations - all very exciting!

      Anna x

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  11. What a tonic you are with those bright colours and the fantastic blue sky. Mouth watering colours in that vintage tunic and Ted Baker bag, and love the velvet Hobbs coat!

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    1. The outfit is pretty much like colour therapy isn't it Gail? I'm so glad you've enjoyed it! It's one of my favourite ensembles of all time I think.

      Anna x

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  12. I need to join in the bright colours posts, you look great in this - I recently saw Suzy Turner wearing bright bold colours and she too looked super. Thanks for sharing Anna, please join me on #chicandstylish #linkup if you can. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Thanks for the comments Jacqui and yes, I'm on it with the link up now!

      Anna x

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  13. If I had been in the shop with you, we'd have had a tussle over that tunic! WOW, that's a mighty, mighty fine find. You wear it to perfection. And how you've paired it, so good.

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    1. Golly, yes I could see you in this top very easily too Mel! I'll send it over when I'm bored of it, I promise.

      Cheers,
      Anna x

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