Fur and sequins


Hello to you on this very fine Sunday!


As the countdown to Christmas continues I'm striding out in fur and sequins today. The super soft fur bomber jacket (from New Look) is a hand-me-down from Sasha which she gave me last winter. It's the first time I've worn it and now I can't imagine why I've waited so long! 


I decided to up the fur factor by adding this grey cuddly scarf that Polly gave me for my Christmas last year. Much as the day was bright it was actually very stormy and cold warranting this bundled up weekend outfit. Steve and I had to search for a spot out of the wind to capture these shots. The view behind me is called Penzance Road and I suppose if the road did continue off the island it would eventually reach the mainland.



The snuggle factor continues with this turquoise cashmere sweater (very old from M&S). I have this sweater in three colourways and really, you can't beat cashmere for the perfect combination of warmth and comfort. I'm always on the lookout for cashmere when I visit charity shops as you can find them at any time of year. I have a turquoise V neck cashmere sweater that somehow I managed to shrink in the wash and yet I still can't bear to get rid of it. The turquoise rings are both pre-loved and I actually had on a matching necklace which I forgot to reveal. Ho hum.


As ever, I'm sporting my much loved sunglasses from Quay Australia, and why not?


I'm most definitely a jeans at the weekend kinda girl and these embroidered (Next) ones with beads and sequins were a happy find in a charity shop months and months ago. I think it's the first time I've worn them though as they're quite long and needed some high heels. I like to wear my jeans with trainers, hence why it's taken so long to find the right outfit. By adding my metallic silver Buffalo ankle boots I feel this has taken on a lovely wintery look.


This weekend has been a busy one with a trip to St Mary's yesterday to buy a few Christmas presents and have my fringe cut. I spent the afternoon wrapping all my Christmas presents while I watched "It's a Wonderful Life" - that was my idea of a perfect afternoon. 


Last night was the island Christmas party and I'm afraid we ducked out of that this year. Being a non-drinker sometimes stops me wanting to socialise. Being totally sober as everyone gets more and more merry can be a bit of a downer, leaving you on the outside looking in. I don't drink out of choice and for health reasons, so this year I decided to sit it out. However, I did take some shots of what was going to be my outfit and will show you those on Wednesday. What I would have worn seems a bit of a crazy post, but some of you may still be interested ... In the meantime, I do hope that all of your Christmas arrangements are coming along. I'm off to make a few batches of fudge today. I seem to be quite popular at this time of year with those who have a sweet tooth!

Anna x

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  1. Oh I love cashmere and faux fur in winter! So cosy, and stylish. Those jeans are pretty special, look great with the metallic boots. I missed our work Christmas party too - we returned from the US on the day of the party (a Saturday) and as it's a long way from where I live to where the party was being held, I decided it would be a bit stressful to be rushing round and going off for the night. But I'll also be taking a picture of what I would have worn!

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    1. Oh good! I'm pleased to hear that I'm not the only one to share a outfit that didn't make it to the party. I noticed that you were across the pond recently, so I'm not surprised that you missed your work do too!

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  2. Love these paler shades on you, Anna. The fur bomber jacket and scarf looks absolutely cozy and warm, and I'm loving your sequinned jeans! xxx

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    1. It's nice to shake things up sometimes and for me that can mean toning things down. I'm glad you like it. I wear jeans most weekends, but never feel that they warrant a slot on the blog. These sparkly ones are a bit different though.

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  3. This is a wonderful wintery outfit - the silver/turquoise combo is just so soothing, Anna. I'm also a non-drinker by choice these days (it's been about a year), and find that distance at parties. We ducked out of my staff one at 9:30pm.

    Hugs to you - although your cashmere are fur are doing that quite well, I think! Your perfect day sounds...perfect!

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    1. It's years and years since I had an a stiff drink and even though I don't miss it, I do miss how it helps you fit in at these events. Hey ho!
      Thanks for the hugs - I'm struggling as we get nearer to Christmas with a combination of SAD and the stress of trying to get everything right. This isn't my favourite time of year to be honest.

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  4. Seems perfect that you've wrapped yourself in cozy faux furs that were gifted! What a nice way for a friend and loved one to wrap you in a hug while they're away. These kinds of jackets are so popular right now; I'm wondering if Sasha regrets passing it on to you!
    Cute embroidered flares Anna!

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    1. The jacket is a lovely gift and for some reason it just didn't work for Sasha, but hey, I don't mind! The jeans are rather fab, aren't they?

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  5. Those jeans look damn good on you! I had a black faux fur bomberjack for years, but it was really worn out and I can t find a similar one! What a shame! I love them.

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    1. Thanks for your positive feedback Nancy. I'm so pleased with this jacket and yet it's not something I would have looked for myself.

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  6. You do look cosy and stylish! I have one cashmere jumper which is a size too big for me but I still wear it for both the comfort and the warmth.

    I am looking forward to seeing your party outfit - bring it on!
    xxxx

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    1. Hurrah for cashmere I say! And yay that you want to see the party outfit - I'll crack on with that post now x

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  7. I love this Teddy trend that's going on at the mo. I've found it hard to find something for little short me though that doesn't make me look like a ball of fluff! I really like this jacket and you do not look like a ball of fluff Anna! Love, love the jeans xx

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    1. Oh my goodness how I agree with you about that ball of fluff look! I love the cuddliness of this plus it's actually cosy too.

      Wishing you a very Happy Christmas my dear xxx

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