Frill Seekers, the Style Not Age challenge for October

Monday, October 29, 2018


Hello again and welcome to this months challenge from the Style Not Age collective. This month Jacqui came up with the idea of Frill Seekers and as usual we're all giving it our best shot. Steve and I made the most of one of the last few sunny days of October to get out and about to capture my frilly offering, a vintage and much loved cream blouse. But more of that later, first let's see what inspired Jacqui to throw this challenge into the arena.


And here she is wowing us with this very feminine dress from M&S. The frill wrap over style suits her hour glass figure as does the vibrant colour. Pop over to her blog Mummabstylish to get all the details.


Hilda's pretty frilled sweater has the added bonus of a sexy shoulder too. Add to that a pair of wide legged trousers and snakeskin courts and she's got it all going on here. Read more on her blog Over The Hilda


I think this outfit from Emma has my name all over it. From those red trainers up to the embroidered jacket all the way to that pleated filled shirt, oooo I could copy the lot! I'll race you across to her blog Style Splash to source where it all came from.


This vintage blouse has been a feature in my wardrobe for years now and was certainly worth it for cost per wear. The jeans and waistcoat are both also preloved, which helps offset the brocade ASOS boots from last winter. In my mind I can allow myself to have a retail splurge from time to time as long as I'm maintaining the majority of recycled items in my collection. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!


The sunglasses were new, but in the sale at TK Maxx in April and the brand is Quay Australia, my go-to choice, but my belt is second hand - see? It all evens out.


The large ring was another TK Maxx purchase and the gold dome ring was preloved.


Some of you may recognise the island in the background as Tean, one which I've featured quite a few times for picnics. See here for the most recent of those.


I made a happy discovery of some boxes under the far side of my bed recently and found two pairs of brocade boots I'd completely forgotten about, both from ASOS. This prompted me to search for yet another brocade pair from River Island, which you'll no doubt see in due course. Autumn and winter seem to be the months when the richness of brocade work perfectly with my wool and velvet pieces. 


Today's shoot was taken from the Old Blockhouse ruins. The pristine beach below has super soft sand that shelves slowly into a rock free bay making this a lovely beach to swim from. It connects with the other similar cove beyond and both of them are classed as Blockhouse beach. When the wind is coming from the West this beach is ideal for getting out of the way of the breeze. By facing East it also means that you get some stunning sunrises from this vantage point up here too. Like these ones below...




I hope you've enjoyed our Frill Seekers production today and that you'll take a moment to visit the other ladies on the challenge. 

Wishing you a lovely week!
Anna x

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16 comments

  1. And again pure perfection, you really have an eye for detail Anna - great outfit. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Ah, you're too kind Jacqui, thank you! This was a lovely challenge and all so differently done by each of us which is always good.

      Enjoy your week!
      anna x

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  2. That's a cracking outfit! And you're wearing boot cut jeans which are perfect with the beautiful vintage blouse and waistcoat.

    The other participants all look fab, too.

    Isn't is great to find things you've forgotten about? I left a bag in the loft that had quite a few favourites of mine. I realised after a couple of weeks that I was missing several garments from my Autumn/Winter clothes so back I went in the loft...

    Hope you have a lovely week.
    xxx

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    1. Cheers Vronni. I thought these jeans were spot on for this vintage look too. I fancy that I've "lost" some of my A/W clothes as well and think I may have stashed a suitcase somewhere, but goodness knows where!

      Wishing you a fab week!
      Anna x

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  3. Love this outfit, Anna. The frilly blouse and waistcoat are perfect together. And the boots! Just fabulous. Can't believe you'd forgotten about those! Then again, I often forget about things as well ;-) Those sunrises are stunning! xxx

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    1. I did wonder if the frilly blouse and waistcoat might come across as a bit twee? But hey, thanks for your vote Ann. I think my latest boot purchases had clouded my vision for a while, but suddenly I'm rooting about in boxes rediscovering all sorts of lovely things!

      Have a fabulous week!
      Anna x

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  4. What wonderful - and so very different! - outfits you've all come up with. I'm a fan of ruffles and frills (NO!), so it's really fun to see so many takes on the look.

    Envious of those lovely boots. I love brocade anything!

    Hope you have a good week, Anna!

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    1. I think we've all got a bit of a Frill Seeker inside ourselves Sheila. Frills are feminine and fun and perfect to turn a boyish look into something pretty. And yes, I love brocade too. I'm so looking forward to the richness they bring to my winter wardrobe.

      Wishing you a fab week too!
      Anna x

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  5. I have a very similar brocade vest that I picked up in charity shop may head ago:-) You encouraged me to have a go at styling it.
    You look laid back with a lovely feminine vibe going her Anna. It suits you very micely

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    1. Vests seem to get overlooked don't you think Jude? I was pleased to top this frilly blouse off with a bit of brocade and am glad you've been inspired too.
      How cute your typo is - suits me micely, hahaha, lovely!

      Have a super week!
      Anna x

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    2. I'm a little horrified by the number of typos in my comment! I liked "micely" too! Wish I'd intended it!,:-)

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  6. Pardon my hurried and horribly composed comment above.

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  7. Loving the frills. I recently bought a red frilled blouse from a fashion show I was taking part in. Cant wait to get more wear out of it. Love the post from you all.

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    1. Snap! I've been given a red frilled blouse by a lovely friend. How will we both style those up I wonder...

      Have a super week!
      Anna x

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  8. What lovely pics Anna. I envy you the perfect backdrop for your outfits. Love those rings too. It is wonderful when you find boxes full of forgotten treasures. x

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