Love this dotty jumpsuit!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018



Happy Wednesday and welcome to my midweek offering. This dotty jumpsuit cost me £6.50 from the Cancer Research charity shop in Truro in April and this is its first airing. In fact, apart from trying it on in the shop (in haste) I hadn't tried it on before wearing it. A quick wash cycle was all the attention it has had since all those months ago, until yesterday morning when I ironed it, laid it out on the bed and accessorised it ready to go. 


After my shower and in a hurry as always I put it on to discover that it was miles too long in the leg, even with my towering (tallest) sandals. Already late for work, (although I was actually on a day off) I decided that some creative styling was needed. The stretch belt helped - blousing the excess material over the top of the belt allowed me to tweak the leg length to just the right height so that I wouldn't trip over them.


The blousing effect kinda works although it's not quite what I had planned. 


I bet I'm not the only one who goes into work on their day off... Last week's jaunt to the mainland for that little modelling opportunity has left me a bit guilt stricken at how much, be it real or imagined, needs to be done in the office. Polly has done an amazing job at steering the gallery in my absence, but I still felt the need to make an appearance. I did actually only stay for half a day and then took some time off.


This summer seems to be all about orange and pinks for me (well maybe also yellow, blue and green too) so I decided that I could inject some colours into the black and white canvas that is the jumpsuit. The orange skyscraper heels (preloved, by Office) proved to be a tad easier to walk around in on their second wearing. 


The orange bangle and black ring are also preloved, the pink ring and bangle were presents from girlfriends and my ever faithful gold chain necklace was a gift from my daughter. Sunnies are from Quay Australia.



The back view shows off the cutaway shoulders and neat three button fastening at the neck. The brand is Wallis.


Check out those biceps!



That's just about it for today folks - thanks for dropping by! I hope you're having a great week and enjoying some lovely weather too. I'll be back on Sunday with a round-up of our summer exhibition opening night on Saturday and my new outfit for that.

Anna x

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15 comments

  1. Oh my! What a fantastic find! This looks amazing on you Anna! I know there's going to be no end of styling shared of this beauty too xx

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    1. Thanks Laurie! I was thrilled with this find and yes, it does lend itself to all sorts of styling methinks...

      Anna x

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  2. I love this jumpsuit on you, Anna! Your legs look miles long! Good job on the adjustments for length - I would never have been able to tell if you hadn't mentioned it.

    I'm really loving pink and orange together right now - such a vivid and happy combination! Enjoy that wonderful sunshine, and stay away from work!

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    1. It's always a bonus to be able to make my wee legs look much longer than they really are. And oh dear, I wish I could stay away from work on my day off - I've just done the same again today. Such a lot to do and so little time to do it in!

      Anna x

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  3. I love, love this jumpsuit, and your accessorizing. I'll keep your adjustment tip in mind, as almost every jumpsuit I've tried is miles too long for me. I actually picked up a Wallis maxi dress in a charity shop while in the UK a couple of weeks ago, which is just perfect. I had to go out and buy summer stuff, as I'd mainly packed for cold and rainy weather. I know, any excuse will do! xxx

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    1. Jumpsuits do seem to be made for giants I think! Anyway this trick does work so that's good isn't it? And oh how convenient for you having a genuine excuse to buy some new clothes - I love that!

      Anna x

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  4. A dotty jumpsuit somehow ticks all the boxes that define traditional and fun at the same time and you look fabulous Anna! A halter neck always does seem to show off the shoulder and shapely arms to full advantage. Your ocean swimming has chisled some beautiful biceps my friend! Those orange shoes and pink belt really pop against the dotty background.

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    1. Thanks Jude. It's funny how we need someone to point out our best features - I really don't think of my arms as being a worthy feature at all! Hot pink and orange are fabulous colours for the summer aren't they?

      Anna x

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  5. wowww, what a fabulous jumpsuit and You Look Fabulous wearing it!, so lovely accessorizing too, all those orange and pink details are perfect!
    And yes, I understand that feeling when you're running late to work and have to improvise something to fix your clothes!. You rock it!
    besos

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    1. You're always so generous with your compliments Monica! Thanks so much. I didn't have time to change the jumpsuit so this was a the quickest fix and thank goodness it worked!

      Anna x

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  6. Oh I love it Anna, you look so cool! I would never have attempted matching two bold colours, but you've done it again, and it's super! Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. So kind of you Jacqui! Pink and orange are my fave summer colours and just seemed like the perfect foil for this (plain) jumpsuit. Glad you like it!

      Anna x

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  7. You need to take me shopping. I am hopeless in charity shops.

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    1. Oh Hilda, I'd love to! We must try to meet up some time x

      Anna x

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  8. Oh the jumpsuit looks marvellous on you Anna! Truly beautiful. I love how you teamed it with pink and orange (which I really think of as your signature colours!)
    Even though school broke up today, I will be back into work on Monday to sort out my pig sty music room!

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