Checks, plaid, tartan...

Sunday, October 21, 2018



Checks, plaid, tartan, call it what you will, but this pattern is very much my calling card for the autumn/winter months. I love the sock-it-to-me boldness of these trousers which encompass so many of my joys all in one. From the zingy orange colour to the wide cut of the trousers to the obligatory pockets and neat fitting high waist, these new trews are my latest delight. The brand is Collusion and I found them on ASOS a couple of weeks ago, although they appear to be all sold out now I'm afraid.


The outfit is a mix of old, new and charity shopped. The wool roll neck was a charity shop find last year, the fabric boots are by Zara (see them here) and the Michael Kors jacket is a few years old now. 


From the shoes up, this outfit was all about comfort. Some days that's the main focus as I'm getting dressed, but I'm happy to say that I don't think I've had to compromise on style with this luxe look. The trainers have a stretch top to them, knitted in fabric all the way to the ankle and I must admit I felt like that I was at work in my slippers all day long - what heaven!


A little aside here: I just wanted to acknowledge the presence of the storm boards that are now in place for the next few months. I hate to have them in the way of our view from the gallery window, but with the prevailing winds, high tides and storm surges they're a necessary addition to keep us safe. Apart from that they impact on my daily photo shoots, but at least you still get a glimpse of the view beyond.


Today's sparkle comes in the form of rings from Diana Porter and Emily Nixon and orb pendant by Vivienne Westwood. 


I've been gathering a few photo shoots together in my draft box ready for when Polly leaves me. In fact we have our last day of working together tomorrow. Her daily input into my life as well as the business will be sorely missed, but at least I'll see her often as she'll be just five minutes away. I'll be dipping into that back catalogue for a couple of weeks and hopefully by then I'll be back into the swing of my winter shoots with tripod and timer again. Steve and Sasha are both on call too when I'm needing a hand, so hopefully it'll look like business as usual for you readers. Thanks for dropping by and here's to our journey into winter together!


Anna x

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18 comments

  1. The trousers are amazing. I very much like that shape of trousers and tartan also. I had a wonderful pair of tartan trousers as a teenager- I loved them so much. I was so sad when I grew out of them. Those trainers look amazing- I can imagine they are comfy!

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    1. Oh Kezzie, I know that yearning for our teenage clothes - it's always a shame when we have to let them go. The upside is that fashion does seem to keep coming around again so we can buy into it next time with the updated version. I can't begin to tell you how comfy these trainers are!

      Have a lovely week sweetie!
      Anna x

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  2. Now THAT is a bold and exciting tartan!! So fall, so "Al Hallows Eve and so YOU Anna!
    When I was in high school I had a low U-neck, large tattersall check, jumper/overall style skirt. It felt very Vogue/ high fashion. That's how I feel about this look on you Anna. That black biker jacket is funkalicious!!

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    1. I love your positive input here Jude, thank you! Particularly like the new word you've created for me - funkalicious! Wow, that's a brilliant description of it!

      Have a super week darling!
      Anna x

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  3. What fabulous trousers those are, Anna! I am also trying not to salivate over that stunning jacket (I think I rave about it every time!). Have a wonderful week!

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    1. This outfit would look equally at home on you my dear. Every time I wear this jacket I congratulate myself on this purchase - sometimes you just can't help feeling smug!

      Have a great week too sweetie!
      Anna x

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  4. I wore a tartan trousers yesterday. I love it because it brings me back to the 80s! My girlfriend said that it is a clowns pants! What does she know?

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    1. Tartan is indeed very 80's, very Bay City Rollers to me and hey, what does your friend know? We're in the know, not her!

      Have a lovely week!
      Anna x

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  5. How stunning are those tartan trousers! I've never seen the likes of it! They look fabulous with the black polo neck and jacket. And I love the Vivienne Westwood pendant too. xxx

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    1. Oooo Ann, just reading this makes me feel uber cool, thank you! Do you wear tartan? I bet you do!

      Have a super week!
      Anna x

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  6. I love the sound of shoes that feel like slippers!

    Brilliant trousers and so autumnal in colour; they look fab.

    Hope your week is going well.
    xxxx

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    1. I know Vronni, how fab is it to have shoes as comfy as slippers and that look as cool as these? This outfit is demanding a reprise I fancy...

      Have a great week!
      Anna x

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  7. woww, what a fab comfy&cool outfit! I love your zingy orange pants and the cute jacket, and love particularly those comfy sneakers! they rock!
    Your comfy style looks really elegant and groovy!
    besos

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    1. Cheers Monica. I had a really comfy day at work in this and yes, how fab it was to feel cool in this little ensemble too.

      Anna x

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  8. Love the boldness of these trousers. What a find.

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  9. Wonderfully bright tartan trews, that look very stylish and bold on you. I'll be with you going into Winter for sure. Good luck with the photo taking, I find it really hard to achieve good detail on mine. Love it when either Esther Ruby or one of my kids take the piccys. Have a happy Friday and weekend Hun. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. I understand that stuggle to capture the finer details, but it's always good to have a challenge isn't it? And then we really appreciate the back up when we get it too, hahaha!

      Have a great weekend,
      Anna x

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