Tartan and fur for that festive feeling


Hurrah, Christmas cometh!

Hello again my dear readers. I suddenly find myself on that crazy roller coaster ride that is the countdown to Christmas. I have a mixture of joy and panic flipping inside my tummy currently. Yes, I bought a lot of presents, but no, I've not checked if all the festive food menus are going to work out. This weekend I'll be nipping to St Mary's to have my hair cut and check out the last of my to-do list at the shops. How about you? Are you making progress towards the big day?



I've rolled out one of my favourite Christmas looks today with my teddy bear spruce green fur coat supported by a very healthy dose of tartan (or plaid for my readership across the pond). I'm terribly partial to bit of tartan which probably has something to do with being Scottish I suppose.


My beloved tartan boots were from M&S last year.  I must admit that my skirt and boots together remind me of my clan tartan.


This is Kerr tartan, the fabric of my clan. I wonder if this was worn to battle hundreds of years ago?


The only battle I was facing was with the driving winds, but that was a small price to pay for this stunning backdrop across the harbour at New Grimsby over to Bryher.


So, the outfit comprises of the fur coat by The Vintage Collection which came from TK Maxx last year, tartan skirt and black polo neck are both pre-loved and black cotton rich tights are from Tesco's. 


This has to be my favourite black sweater. I love the figure shaping ribbing plus the gilt buttons lift it out of the ordinary. Wash after wash it seems to hold it's shape beautifully. My necklace was a charity shop find, silver and black rings are one pre-loved and one from many moons ago.




My thanks for today's photos go to my lovely friend Fiona who gave up her lunch break to gad about with me looking for the right backdrop for our shoot. I hope you've enjoyed another peek at my island home. Have a great week and I hope to catch up with you again soon!

                                                                                    Anna x

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  1. I'm loving your clan tartan, Anna! Your double tartan outfit is lovely too, and very well balanced by combining it with that black ribbed turtleneck, which is such a classic. And how gorgeous is that necklace! xxx

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    1. I did ponder over this outfit Anna, wondering if maybe it was a bit tame. I think that winter is the worst time for me as I'm not confident about myself in the least. Your feedback is especially welcome therefore x

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  2. I want to join your clan! But only if I can borrow your boots!
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    1. I do wonder if we could set up a boot swap as I have drooled over many pairs of your ankle boots too Nancy x

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  3. See, this is how we do a black turtleneck! The extra detail of the ribbing and the gold buttons makes it special. I adore your mix of tartans and the teddy coat is so amazingly snuggly-looking. Vizzini would be very enamoured of it.

    Sending you good vibes for a stress-free, peaceful holiday season. We are having a low-key one: Christmas dinner at a restaurant (yes!!), then home to hang out. I don't have to do anything special food-wise because no one comes to my house. I have one more day of Christmas shopping and then I will be done!

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    1. I'm more than a little bit envious at the thought of not having to fix fancy Christmas food Sheila. I can cook fine, but just don't love it. I suppose that's the same for lots of us, eh?

      Good luck with your last day of Christmas shopping - you sound very organised x

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  4. Anna, you're looking fantastic, phenomenal, classic chic! My eyes catch your fine turtle neck. Oh, it looks so good on you. You already have a youth facial contour and the turtle neck supports your slim neck.That looks great. My chin and cheeks are not as tight as it used to be and so I have to avoid turtle neck Grrrrrr!
    Happy Christmas - frohe Weihnachten from Cologne,
    Susa

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    1. You have no idea how very welcome your flattering comments are Susa! I'm not too happy about my neckline either - when I look at these shots I see wrinkles and jowels and saggy bits!

      Frohe Weihnachten meine freunde x

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  5. Fabulous outfit, very flattering! Lise

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  6. OOh, I like your clan Tartan! I like wearing Tartan with my Christmas jumper- I wore a little shirt dress under my navy sequinned Christmas jumper on Wednesday which is the same tartan as your boots! This is a gorgeous outfit you wore- really pretty and flattering and I definitely would come up to you and stroke your coat if you wore that near me!

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    1. Thanks for this Kezzie. And what a great idea to pair up tartan and Christmas jumpers - I've got a kilt that I might try this out with next time.

      Wishing you a very Happy Christmas my friend x

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  7. lovely tartan and lovely you looking so fabulous!, love your booties, the cute necklace and rings and the cosy coat!
    besos

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    1. And it's so blooming lovely to have your wonderful feedback Monica! Thanks xxx

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  8. Skirt is perfect, but the boots are wonderful - good colour matches. Jacqui x

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    1. Thanks Jacqui. Well done you for taking some time out over the holidays. I'm about to start playing catch up now too xxx

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