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Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Hey Poll! Look this way, over here girl!


Pint sized, cute as a button and worth her weight in gold, here she is, the blog photographer without whom my life would be a shambles. (Yes, we know I have other back-up, but let the girl have her moment in the spotlight eh?) Not only does she take great shots, but her banter enlivens me and always makes me laugh; if there's a blog or Instagram photo of me laughing my socks off then invariably that's down to this humorous young lady. 


She's currently away on holiday playing the part of rent-a-bridesmaid to two of her old school friends and in her absence I've been reminded of just how much she supports me in her primary role as Gallery Assistant. As she gads about on the mainland, eating out, meeting up friends and maybe partaking in a little retail therapy, I can sing her praise and post some shots of her too without her censoring. Polly is an absolute gem; hard working and reliable, a skilled trouble shooter with all of my computer problems, sharp as a knife - a graduate in Forensic Science no less, and has better customer skills than I could rival with the best smile ever to greet our customers day in, day out. She embraces island life, revels in her job and hopefully a little local love interest may well keep her here long term too. Anyway, thanks Polly for all that you do, and have a lovely break!


And here I am responding to the veritable ray of sunshine who feeds me jokes and compliments. So let's talk outfits now, shall we? Or more to the point, this totally over-the-top jacket. This biker jacket in a bronze/red metallic finish is about three sizes too small for me (yes, it's actually a size 4!) and was a recent find in (small drum roll please) TK Maxx! Not only that, but it cost me £9.99. The brand is Missguided which is more a Polly brand than mine (targeting the 16-35 market allegedly), but by finding it in TK Maxx it becomes a bit of a free for all. I love to see other mature women rifle amongst the racks labelled MOD BOX - we know there's all sorts of treasures to be found there. I had every intention of keeping the jacket for a party, but, and my friend Sheila will understand this, the very newness of it begged a quick outing. What if I had kept it for months, and then discovered that it pinched or squeezed or just didn't deliver the wow factor I had envisaged?


Well, rest assured that all is well, wow factor duly delivered. And now I want you all to forget that you've seen this as I may well have to wear it to my next birthday bash. "Rocking the 60's" is one idea for the theme so far, but as it's not until January I have plenty time to improve on that. 


Cue lots of gregarious flouncing about in response to the quip of the moment. Polly brings out the show-off in me. Strike that. I bring out the show-off in me. I'm human Marmite - love me or hate me, you just can't ignore me.


Rings are preloved, trousers are from TK Maxx by Costume Nemutso.


Bronze and black mesh sock boots were from Zara last year. I raved about these kinda boots recently, so enough said.


Razzle dazzle in my Quay Australia sunglasses.


Life is fun.


This is me.



60 rocks!

Anna x

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18 comments

  1. One of my favourite looks of yours Anna. The jacket, trousers and boots really deserve the flouncing! So dramatic.

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    1. So kind of you Gail. I love a bit of drama, but so do you I fancy.

      Cheers,
      Anna x

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  2. That jacket is so perfect for you! I'm just going to call you Marm from now on ; P .

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. You can't beat a good ol' biker jacket I say.

      And yay, for my new nickname! I'm not sure I've ever had one actually, so Marm it is!

      Anna x

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  3. I think Polly is very cute as well as an amazing photographer. Your metallic jacket is just amazing, and suits you so well. No wonder you couldn't wait to wear it! xxx

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    1. Polly is sometimes camera shy, so I was delighted to swap places with her recently to get these adorable shots, and yes, she's a real cutie!
      Glad you like the jacket. I'm thrilled with it.

      Cheers,
      Anna x

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  4. I adore Polly's retro grunge look - plaid skirt, yes! But ANNA, that jacket! I'm swooning over here! *grabby hands* It's amazing!

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    1. I thought she was particularly cute on this day and well worth a photo shoot of her own.
      And that jacket is not dis-similar to the rather fabulous metallic one you've been wearing recently Sheila.

      Anna x

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  5. Aah the boots! Why didn't I buy them? I love Polly s skirt! I bought trousers like that!!

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    1. Too bad about those boots, but hurrah about the trousers! We have such great taste, don't we honey?

      Cheers,
      Anna x

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  6. Ahhhh, Polly is so cool! I met her, didn't I, when I came to Tresco! She is a treasure indeed- it's so good to have people like that to work with! Makes all the difference. Loving her teal cardie!
    You look so cool in your outfit- the Biker jacket is so marvellously flamboyant and 'ANNA'! I really like the trousers too- they look super comfy BUT chic!

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    1. Polly is an absolute breath of fresh air and a joy to work with. This jacket did indeed call my name out, even though it was a bit of a squeeze to get into it. These crazy pants seemed like the perfect partners for this over the top jacket - it's one of my all time favourite outfits.

      Wishing you a super week!
      Anna x

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  7. Polly's smile is so sincere and her energy and spirit is there too. You are fortunate to work with such good people Anna.
    This outfit has a sleek edginess that is very creative and the boots finish it off to perfection! Packing those broad, swimmer's shoulders into a size 4 is quite an accomplishment!
    This look is quite smashing Anna!

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    1. You're so right about Polly - she's all that and more and I'm very lucky to have her on the team. Glad you appreciate this (current favourite) outfit and yes, it was quite a squeeze to push my way into this rather fabulous biker jacket!

      Have a super week!
      Anna x

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  8. That jacket looks like a candy apple! Beautiful and tasty! I always love seeing Polly here. When she shows up I know spring is not far behind!

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    1. You're so right Julia, it's exactly the colour of a candy apple and just as sweet! Polly has worked tirelessly for me all summer and will be heading of for her winter job in a few weeks - I'll miss her terribly!

      Thanks for dropping by!
      Anna x

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  9. so lovely pictures of Polly and you!, she looks adorable and you look particularly groovy and cool and elegant too!, love your jacket and those boots and the shape of your pants. Totally rock'n'roll!
    besos

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    1. Sorry I missed this one Monica. Polly is my rock at work, so goodness knows I'll miss her when she finishes her summer season here next month. Glad you like the outfit too - it's another favourite of mine!

      Anna x

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