Caution - colour burst!

Monday, May 14, 2018

This was my outfit today, although the photo shoot is from a couple of weeks ago when we were blessed with a golden day that was just too good to miss. I asked Sasha to join me for a photo session at the end of the day which was perfect for this location, bathing the Old Blockhouse Castle in warm, mellow light.


I fear I may accused of overkill, as it seems to be only a matter of days since I last wore these boots. But honestly, I've been itching to pair them with this geometric dress since I bought it. And these fab pink tights, don't they just work a treat? Yes, it may be a case of colour overload, but hey, I just couldn't resist super charging these fiery colours. You know me - more is more!


When I first started blogging I would never have entertained this colour combination! Neither red nor pink were on my radar at that time and yet here I am totally enchanted by this colour marriage. I see this as real progress and can't wait to see what will develop next.


The dress is preloved, from M&S, tights are old, boots are H&M, sunglasses are by Quay Australia and the necklace and other jewellery is preloved.


It was about 6.30pm and look at the quality of light - how perfect for our shoot!


The islands in the background are the Eastern Isles; uninhabited miniature islands that are skirted with a slick of white sand. These are very popular picnic islands, just big enough for a family. The local boating etiquette is that if there's already a boat moored up, then please move right along and find another spot. 


This was a lovely balmy evening - maybe we ought to have brought a picnic too.


I'd like to promise that I won't inflict these sock boots on you again until the autumn, but honestly until summer, or a least a period of consistently fine weather, settles over us I may have to resort to wearing them again. They're just so blooming useful!


It's okay, I'm all done. You can remove your sunglasses now!  

This week I'll be link with -
Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style
Jacqui of Mummabstylish
Anna x

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21 comments

  1. The lighting is fantastic and your colours look so strong and vivid against the blue sky. Looking forward to seeing the article!

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  2. I commented on the same...yet different post of yours today. Weird. The same photos but with all different text. Maybe you changed it?

    Suzanne

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    1. Yes, you're right I changed it - didn't want to jinx things. I'm sure you can understand.

      Have a good week!
      Anna x

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  3. You had me drifting away to your island Anna, it sounds divine, as does your outfit look. I do try to be as bold and riske as you Anna, honestly - but I'm definitely not at your level yet. That being said I do have a photo of me at my daughters christening in said colours! I'm going to dig out a photo to show you. xx Have Wednesday Anna. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Thanks Jacqui, but you mustn't compare yourself to anyone - you have your own sense of style which you carry off beautifully. I love to visit your blog because you wear things that I wouldn't think of or maybe just with your own little additions that make it so very you. Would love to see that christening photo though!

      Enjoy your week!
      Anna x

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  4. Gorgeous colors, on you and all around you. The perfect photo op, and yes, I love those boots!! xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much Patti! I'm so lucky to have this kind of stunning backdrop to enhance what I'm wearing.

      Anna x

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  5. Lovely and the Tresco backdrop is a perfect foil for all that profusion of red and pink. Love how the boots look good with a summer dress, who would have thought eh. Hugs my love, x.

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    1. I don't think I take enough of these scenic shots Mary, but will make a bit more effort now. These are the boots that just keep on giving!

      Hugs to you too!
      Anna x

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  6. Red and pink are a lovely combination and you look fab! The sock boots are truly versatile and seem to go with just about everything. That is a lovely dress and a very flattering shape.

    I love the idea of moving on to another island if another boat is moored at the one you arrive at - how wonderful that there plenty of islands to do that!

    Hope your week is going well
    xxx

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    1. Who would have thought that M&S could have made this funky little dress? And yes, these boots are proving to be so very versatile aren't they?
      Boating is very civilised here and yes there are so many little islands and rocky outcrops to bag to yourself.

      Have a lovely week!

      Anna x

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  7. what a fabulous color combo! red and pink look amazing together and I love this matchy ensemble around your stunning geometric dress!. You're (particularly) gorgeous in it!
    I totally understand that you couldn't resist to wear it with your red boots and pink tights, it's a marriage made in heaven!, I'm in love with all the colorful fabulousness!
    besos

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    1. I did receive so many compliments that day for this outfit despite it being less than mainstream. It seemed to be such an obvious to just add some more red and pink to the mix making it pretty eye-popping! I knew you would apprecaite it Monica. Thanks for your lovely comments.

      Enjoy your weekend!
      Anna x

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  8. I adore red and pink and love how you put your outfits together. Also you have the perfect backdrop for your pics....oh and those boots....

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    1. Thanks so much Hilda. I agree about the backdrop and think I need to get out and about more when I look at these too.

      Wishing you a lovely weekend!
      Anna x

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  9. I just love it when your brilliance exceeds my words! You have a real genius for color and I feel like I can sense your passion for crafting a look that literally vibrates. The backdrop of blue sky becomes part of the art.
    Aren't you delighted that you own those boots? Perhaps they're your new muse???

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    1. Hahaha, how very sweet of you! This outfit literally put itself together just through the obvious marrying up of colours, so I really can't take any of the credit. And yes, the really beauty comes thanks to Mother Nature with that backdrop.
      I've fought shy of putting these boots in the limelight as I didn't want to sicken everyone as I did last year with my black trouser challenge. I think this has been a more organic showcasing this time. I may have to leave on a high with them though ...

      Have a great weekend!
      Anna x

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