Print frenzy

Hello and happy Sunday to my dear readers. Here I am today on the 1st of December enjoying the dry, sunny weather. No wet-gear or winter coat required, hurrah! You may remember seeing this leopard print top from a recent shopping trip (see here). Well, this is my first bit of styling. What do you think?

The top is by Tahari and came from TK Maxx (£19.99). It's a soft and cosy man-made fabric and I chose it mostly for the colour which is neither blue nor lilac. At the time of purchase I had no idea what I'd wear it with, but a quick root around in my wardrobe resulted in this outfit.

Apart from the top, I have say that I see these boots as the star of the show today. They're DKNY and must be at least 20 years old now. I had a good look at the box when I rediscovered them the other day to see that they're called Florence and the pattern name is Wallpaper. Well I can totally understand that name as yes, they do remind me of a wallpaper pattern.

The woollen skirt (by Claire DK) boasts this adorable mini kick pleated finish which flicks as you walk. It's a very grown-up skirt. I love it and do wonder how I manage to overlook it so often when I'm searching for inspiration in my closet. It drew lots of compliments today.

This cute little coral satchel bag pushed into the scene today thanks to the blue edging. I must have picked this up in a charity shop, but it has no label. No matter, it works perfectly to add a splash of colour to the otherwise blue theme. My rings are charity shop finds.

The blue faux leather jacket is an old favourite of mine and just worked to so well with the smart casual look I wanted to create. The brand is Toxik 3. Sunglasses are by Quay Australia. 

The bargain piece of the whole ensemble is this silver chain mail belt which I picked up for £1 in a charity shop. 

Much as I've called this a pattern frenzy, I think the checks, leopard print and wallpaper pattern don't clash at all, but meld beautifully in this melody of blue. I've mostly shopped my closet too, so I always give myself a pat on the back for that. 

Thanks to Fiona, my photographer of the day. She did a great job, despite us being photo bombed by a cat at one point!

Have a great weekend!

Anna x



  1. Oh, kitty! They do love the attention when a camera is around!

    I LOVE this outfit, Anna! The pattern-mixing is divine! Love that leopard top, adore the hem of kick-pleats on the skirt, but my heart stops at those luscious boots! Wow, what a great pattern! Love it all, top to bottom.

    I hope you had a lovely weekend - can't believe we're in December already!?

    1. Cheers. I was really pleased with how this look came together.

      I'm more of a dog person than a cat one so was surprised at how persistent this little kitty was!

      Wishing you a great week Sheila x

  2. Gosh those boots are to die for! And your collection of rings make me so envious!

    1. Thanks Nancy! I can't believe that I've had these boots stashed away for years and keep forgetting about them.

  3. I think you styled that blouse quite fabulously, Anna! I couldn't take my eyes of these glorious boots! xxx

    1. So kind of you Ann. And yes, these boots deserve a bit more exposure don't they?

  4. I can't believe your boots are that old, they're just as on-trend now, as ever! I love your style, Anna, we've moved to a different climate and I'm finding myself scrambling to re-invent my wardrobe. If you're ever looking for post ideas, I'd love to see a "peek" into your closet, even if it's not literal, i.e., #of long skirts, jackets, boots, that kind of thing. I can mix and match just fine--figuring out what to buy is another matter!

    1. Hello and welcome to my blog. It's great to have you drop by Kim. Isn't it great that these fashions keep on coming around. I don't think I'll ever fall out of love with these boots.
      Thanks for the idea of a peek inside my closet...

  5. lovely pattern mixing and lovely color combo!. So creative and cool ensemble, I like particularly your 'neither blue nor lilac' top and how fab it looks with the plaid skirt and the jacket!, and those boots are gorgeous!
    Loving every detail actually!. And so glad to se some sunshine!


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