Party, what party?

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


In case you missed my last post, I was due to go to the annual staff party on Saturday night, but I got cold feet and decided to stay home and watch a movie instead (The Shape of Water, which was fabulous). Steve was very happy to settle back and relax too as he'd been out working since crazy o'clock in the early morning. Anyway, I'd already photographed my outfit, so I thought I'd be as well to share it with you. What do you think?


I hope to get the chance to wear this another time as I love the combination of tough biker jacket and fluffy tulle skirt. The Zara boots have been featured on the blog a few times previously and I fancy they will pop up again.


The Ted Baker skirt was featured on the blog once before over my birthday weekend in January see here, but since then has languished in my wardrobe for no other reason than I seemed to forget about it. Shame on me! It's such a luxurious piece that deserves an occasion to let it take centre stage and yet I've let it down again! 


You'll have seen the metallic Missguided jacket a little while ago on the blog here. I wore it with the same boots too as tonally I think they're perfect and perfection is what I seem to aspire to. The heavily beaded and sequined top (Topshop) was a charity shop find in October and which cost me £3. 




You'll probably have guessed by now that these shots were all taken with my tripod and timer meaning they're not the best/most finely focused etc. However, my thoughts are that as Christmas approaches at breakneck speed you may all be slightly distracted with other things and won't a) have time to visit me anyway or if you do b) you'll be skimming through while feeling guilty that you ought to be doing something much more important. And talking of more important things ...

Channel 4

I'm addicted to Kirsty's Handmade Christmas which is on daily on Channel 4 in the run-up to Christmas. Kirsty Allsop's tips to creating our best ever Christmas urge us to get crafting, making and cooking and leave me full of enthusiasm for the features of the day. Steve is very keen for me to stencil a snow scene on the kitchen windows, but thank goodness I've managed to poo-poo that idea as we get terrrrrible condensation on them. (Lack of stencils, fake snow and places to buy such things at this late juncture also come into it.) Next year I propose that Kirsty actually hosts the entire series in my home so that I benefit from all of these lovely homemade goodies without actually having to toil over them myself! 

In the meantime, thanks for making the time to visit at this most hectic time of year. I do hope that Kristy has sent some little elves round to yours to help you achieve your most perfect Christmas. If not, then like me, you're sure to cope with a slightly dry turkey and singed roast spuds due to spending too long in the pub at lunchtime. I'll be back on Sunday though if you can make it!

Anna x

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15 comments

  1. What a lovely outfit, Anna! The jacket (mwah!) is so fine, and I love that floaty dark floral skirt. I completely get not wanting to socialize at the last minute (been there, done that), and The Shape of Water is a stunning way to chill out. Hugs to you as the flurry of craziness peaks. Hide from the world.

    XO
    She

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    1. Cheers for that Sheila. I must admit I had a moment recently when I just wanted to stop the merry-go-round that is Christmas and get off, however I'm back and so it my mojo! The fudge is nearly all made and this weekend I'll be ready to blitz the house, hurrah! Much love and happiness to you my dear friend for a very joyful Christmas x

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  2. What an amazing party outfit, Anna! I particularly love the skirt. I've opted out of socializing myself a couple of times. Sometimes a night in is all we need. Love Kirsty Allsop's crafts, but yes, I too would need someone (preferably Kirsty herself) to do it for me. Have a lovely Christmas, whatever you are up to! xxx

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    1. I suppose it's just simple things like tiredness that holds me back too on these evenings, but I was happy that I made the right choice. I think Kirsty would be very popular if she hired her talents out for the Christmas preparations. Let's get in the queue! Wishing you too a lovely Christmas Ann x

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  3. Oh I love Kirsty! Together with Phill!😂😂 those booties are amazing, love the hole outfit. You often wear contrasts and I love that in a outfit!

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    1. Thanks so much Nancy. Yes, Kirsty and Phil are such a great team, aren't they? Glad you like the outfit sweetie. Have a wonderful Christmas x

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  4. Oh boy, DO I! love the dark sumptuous floral skirt topped with that glossy, lipstick red, Moto jacket!!
    You truly are perfection Anna. You absolutely must wear this out and about for an occasion!
    It's quite astounding how you find some of these treasures at thrift shops!!

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    1. Oh Judy, how very kind of you to say all the right things! I'm so keen to wear this outfit and may do so at the New Year's Eve party. In the meantime, have a super Christmas x

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  5. Fabulous skirt and Moto jacket. You look super. Love reading your posts and am looking forward to seeing many more.

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    1. Thanks very much for your lovely comments Jill! Hope you have a fabulous Christmas x

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  6. A signal to the run up to Christmas for me is watching Kirstie. Wasn't the snow theme on the windows great? I never end up making anything but I love to watch.
    Cn I just say what a waste of a gorgeous outfit. Stunning Anna. Have a wonderful Christmas xx

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    1. There's nothing nicer than settling down to have dinner while watching Kirstie's festive ideas. Like you, I never end up making anything either, but I always feel so much more jolly just for watching!

      Hopefully the outfit will get an airing soon - maybe at New Year ...

      Merry Christmas to you too sweetie xxx

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  7. The outfit is jaw dropping, Anna <3
    Nice color!
    xo
    Esha
    https://www.thestylease.com/

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    1. Hello and welcome Esha and thank you so much for your vote of support for this ensemble!

      Happy Christmas to you x

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  8. Fab outfit, Anna. I love,love, love that skirt!

    Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.
    xxxx

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