Style Not Age December challenge - Sequins!


Hello and welcome to our final challenge of the year, and yes I'm in my element as the theme for the Style Not Age collective is Sequins!

New Year's Eve can surely be no better licence to bring out every bit of sparkle and the ladies have definitely risen to the challenge this month. So without further ado let's start with Emma shall we?


The author of Style SplashEmma has totally embraced the sequin theme with her silver jacket and boots taking centre stage. Talk about ready to party! Join Emma on her blog to get the back story for this festive look.


This gorgeous sequin top was a very timely Christmas present for the equally gorgeous Jacqui of Mummabstylish. Black jeans and heels complete the chic look with a metallic clutch adding a final bit of bling. Join Jacqui on her blog to get all the details.


Elegant glamour with a sprinkling of sequins is what Hilda has conjured up for this month's challenge in the shape of this sophisticated frock. Her sleek heels have had a sprinkling of fairy dust too! Check out Over The Hilda for the full story.


My festive offering comes with extra Brownie points to me - I've shopped my closet as the Americans say. I'm big on recycling as you know, but Christmas presents a huge pressure to buy some new bling to party in. I have three different options of party wear for this evening and only one of them is new and even that was a Christmas present from my lovely hubby.


The leopard print fur coat is very old indeed and was bought in Dorothy Perkins - does that shop still exist? I only ask because the branch in Penzance closed down this year and I'm not sure if that means they have all closed. 


My sequin top was from H&M a couple of years ago and has turned into one of those go-to items, a classic party piece I suppose you'd say. I have a matching skirt, but rarely wear them together as even I have my bling limits! The top and skirt both are fabulous enough even when paired with a simple black top/jeans, but this time I opted for a pre-loved pair of satin trousers in dusky pink to bring out the gold hues in the top. Likewise I chose rose gold for my jewellery - rings were both charity shop finds and the heart pendant was from a boutique in Truro which has since shut down too. The high street is under siege isn't it?


You'll have seen these ASOS boots before, I'm sure. Brocade boots will always be on trend with me! I love the ornate pattern and the colours make them so versatile too. 


So that pretty much rounds things up for our final style challenge of the year. I do hope we've inspired you to try something new/different or maybe even outside of your comfort zone. The ladies and I will be together again on the last Monday of January with our first quest of 2019 - do make a note of this in your diary!


Thanks so much for your company throughout the year. It's been great to know that you're tuning in to see what I've been up to and it's heartwarming to have your feedback and comments. The blog has opened up my life, connecting me to far flung places that I may never visit, but where I've found new friends. I do appreciate your time. It's been a pretty amazing year for me, full of wonderful opportunities and such fun along the way - I hope you've enjoyed the ride. I look forward to sharing further tales of my island life in 2019. 

Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!


Anna x 
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  1. I love the combo of the trousers and sequin top, the colour of the trousers works so well with the sequin top. I wore a sequin skirt on Christmas day.
    Happy New Year Tessa xx

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    1. You can't beat a sequin or two to give you a truly festive feeling, can you Tessa? Hope you have a great New Year and I look forward to catching up with you again in 2019 x

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  2. How delightful to see you've pulled out the stops and emerged in the New Year's Eve perfection I was counting on from you Anna!
    Your faux fur looks as warm as it is soft and beautiful. The sparkle and shine beneath your coat make me hope that you'll be doing a bit of New Year frolicking and showing off of your styling talents!
    Those rosy pants coordinate nicely with those same tones in the coat and pull the whole look together seamlessly Anna.
    The shot of you walking up the cobblestone path with the sea in the background is a new favorite.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR ANNA!!

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    1. I'm delighted to have your full approval of this New Year's offering Judy. I have to confess, however, that hubby worked a 15 hour day yesterday and was pretty exhausted by the end of it. We had dinner with me wearing my sequins and then watched a movie together. The partying continued without us but did overspill into our house at one stage! Hope you had a fabulous New Year sweetie xxx

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  3. Anna, this outfit is magnificent! I love the sequins paired with those pretty pink trousers. And the brocade booties are stunning! Of course, the leopard coat is the perfect topper to this festive outfit. Gorgeous! Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Dear Shelbee, thanks for dropping by and being so lavish with your compliments. The pink trousers were a flash of inspiration when I was putting this outfit together as it would have been so easy to just pop on a pair of black trousers don't you agree? It's great to have an excuse to do full on dressing up and so lovely to have your feedback!
      xxx

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  4. Anna you look just amazing..love the whole combo. Happy New Year

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  5. All fabulous outfits! I love the unexpected pairing of your sequins with pale pink, and ooh! that is definitely an Unsafe Leopard coat if I ever saw one!

    A very Happy New Year to you, Anna!

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    1. Thanks Sheila. Yes, the pink plus sequins was a bit of a surprise for me too, but I kinda think it worked. And goodness, I love that I've got an Unsafe Leopard coat - how totally fabulous for me!

      Happy New Year to you too my sweet x

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  6. Such a fabulous top Anna! It looks lovely with the faux fur coat and satin trousers! Gorgeous ankle boots too. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. This outfit was my reserve sequin look Emma, but it worked better than I expected. In due course I'll share the sequin piece that my husband gave me for Christmas ...

      Wishing you a very Happy New Year too my lovely!
      xxx

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  7. You look lovely Anna, I love the whole combination and should really try to follow your lead and be a bit more adventurous! Happy New Year to you Hun. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. We must all play to our strengths Jacqui and that's exactly what you do and why you have the following you do too. Be yourself is the best advice I've ever been given. Your strengths are being sleek and stylish - don't underestimate the power of that.

      Happy New Year to you my dearest x

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  8. I DOOO like sequins! They are great, aren't they! My favourite sequin item is a really pretty little white shrug which is white with iridescent white sequins all over it.
    You look stunning in your sequin top combined with the lovely trousers, boot and a fluffy coat. I really like the look of everyone who participated in this- all showing that sequins are super versatile!
    I think Dorothy Perkins is still open- the one in Romford and Brentwood was open last time I went there but the one in Wickford closed down last year. They still have concessions in Debenhams though I hear that Debenhams are having trouble. The internet has robbed many high street stores of custom and it is worrying really making me determined to try and shop in person where possible.
    xx

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  9. I love this glittery outfit!!
    Your style is inspiring me <3
    xo
    Esha
    https://www.thestylease.com/

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