My pre-Christmas rush


Thank you for taking the time to visit my lovelies!

Is it bedlam in your house at the moment? Oh my goodness, well it's madness with us, that's for sure! In the past 24 hours I've -
  • Made my first batch of Christmas fudge
  • Packed up all my Christmas presents, including said fudge and got those off in the post.
  • Had an hour's power walk as part of my daily exercise routine and effort to drop 5lbs before Christmas (1.5 to go...)
  • Written all of my Christmas cards, ready for posting tomorrow
  • Cooked a roast dinner
  • Done three loads of laundry
  • Got up and gone to work
  • Made a casserole in my lunchtime
  • Made the Christmas dinner gravy a la Jamie Oliver - this get ahead recipe is well worth the effort (even if you have to do it after a day at work!)

On the blogging front however, I'm constantly playing catch up. It's taken me a week to get this outfit in front of a willing photographer (thank-you Steve!), but the weather was quite a challenge. The wind-swept look was hard to avoid, even here at Old Grimsby which was the most sheltered spot we could find in my allotted five minute slot.




Just recently you may have seen this pea coat by Kew159 (see here) and since then it's been on my mind to make the most of this flattering longer length jacket. Although it's not cosy, it's just so pretty that I knew I could layer it up to make it wearable at this time of year. The shaggy sweater supplies warmth to the outfit and the jacket adds style. Do you agree?


I hope to bring this outfit into play over the festive period, perhaps to wear to a drinks party. We're hosting a couple of drinks parties at work over Christmas and New Year so this may well make an appearance. 


The fluffy pink sweater came from the retro shop "Enjoy" in Truro. My midnight blue velvet trousers were £1 from a charity shop which I customised by cutting off the bottoms to make them into crops and then adding some beading trim and flowers that I'd scavenged from an old lace and beaded vest top. See the post about that here.



The star of the show today however, has to be this fabulous pre-loved multicoloured handbag (£11) that I found recently during my shopping trip to London (here). I adore the sweater and bag together, but annoyingly I did also have my new pink leather gloves inside the bag, ready for the shoot, but forgot to flash them at the right time. Once back home I found them - doh! The large flower ring and bangle were both gifts from friends and the jewelled ring was £1 from a thrift shop. The oversized pearls are old now, but were from Debenhams.


The pink sock boots were my Christmas present from Jamie last year. They're from H&M, and yes are the exact same pair as my red ones. My passion for these still burns bright.


And this is me, striding off to the next challenge that awaits. Don't bother calling me Superwoman yet - by tomorrow I'll probably be sobbing as some tiny problem swamps me, bringing me to a standstill! Balance in life somehow always manages to elude me ...

                                                                                    Anna x

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  1. I have managed to avoid nearly everything around Christmas. Only my office gets decorated, no cooking or baking for me to do, and even Christmas dinner is going to be at a restaurant. I'm really looking forward to low stress times...

    Love this fun and bright outfit, Anna! The pops of pink make me feel happy. That is a lovely coat, and a gloriously fun bag! Thank you so much for visiting and all the lovely comments. You are awesome.

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    1. I'm so impressed at your low-key approach to the festive season. My husband absolutely loves Christmas and as it's the only time of year when he actually takes a day off (not joking) I do like to lay on the whole works. By the end of Christmas day I can sit down and relax, knowing I've done my best to make everyone happy.

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  2. I've been looking for a pair of boots in that colour for weeks! Seriously gorgeous. Love how you customised the trousers. Hope you will take it easy over Christmas - your schedule sounds exhausting.

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    1. Oh how I love these bubblegum pink boots Gail! Whenever I feel I need a bit of a lift, I bring them out and they work like magic.

      The schedule sounds crazy, but it's always worth it!

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  3. You achieved all that in 24 hours, plus work? You definitely ARE super woman! That said, your outfit is so much fun and cheered up my morning commute no end. That bag is simply delicious and as for the pink boots: I'm swooning! xxx

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    1. I like to hear that these posts are cheering up your day Ann, thank you! And yes, the boots are fab aren't they? x

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  4. I have to do some shopping for presents today and then I'm ready. And I also know what I'll be wearing, lol. Your sweater is very nice. And I'm a sucker for sock boots too!

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    1. Well done you, Nancy. It sounds like you're very organised! And golly, I know how much you love sock boots - I have boot envy too x

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  5. what a fabulous color combo!, love how your pink booties and jumper match your bag, and love how stunning your coat looks!. Your bag is so cool and you're so brilliant picking its colors to create a fab ensemble!
    besos

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    1. Thanks so much for all of your encouraging comments my dear. Bright colours are such a tonic for me, and others too I dare say, during the winter months. I've got another dose of sunshine coming up on the blog tomorrow ... x

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  6. I didn't have much time for blogging pre and over christmas, but can't wait to get back into it. Happy New Year Anna. x Jacqui

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