Fighting the good fight


Welcome to Friday's feature!

Hello again and how are you? Today's title refers to my winter battle with S. A. D. and how I've been using colourful clothes to lift my mood. The grey days have been a battle that's for sure, so I brought out this bright pink trench again the other day to help cheer me up. It's not exactly warm and woolly, in fact I was a bit chilly for most of the day and more than once I remembered my late mother-in-laws comment when she used to chide me when I complained that I was cold. " You need to wear wool!" is what she always said and how very right she is. The next day I donned a huge woolly pullover and felt mighty cosy.




Anyway, here I am suffering for my art as they say wearing this pre-loved pink and checkered trench coat that cost me all of £4 a couple of years ago. Cost per wear must have dropped down to pennies by now. 




Pink with black and white is both a cheerful and smart combination in my eyes. It was a chance to showcase this black all in one by Spense that I've had for ages too. I have mixed feelings about it, as sometimes I feel okay in it and others it makes me feel rather chunky. The cropped and wide legs could have something to do with that perhaps? I bought it in TK Maxx last summer but haven't worn it a lot. Like many of us, I'm still carrying a few post-festive pounds and did wonder if this was a wise choice of outfit accordingly. 




As this was an out and about day of practical chores (moving paintings to and from cottages) I opted for these comfy and practical boots by Marco Tozzi. They're well worn by now as I've found them so useful over the winter months. They add a funky edge to this or any outfit (see another styling here.) The white ribbed polo neck sweater is from Primark and my beloved sunglasses are by Quay Australia.




My favourite bag of the moment is this leather and leopard print delight by Paul Costelloe, my Christmas present from Steve. As we all know, leopard print is to be treated as a neutral shade and therefore goes with anything. The pink leather gloves are all the cuter for those teeny buttons don't you think? I found those while charity shopping in London.





My thanks to Lora for being not only the photographer of the day, but a great assistant to me over the winter months. We have ploughed through a huge workload together and she has indeed been a cheerful addition to my daily life. Working alone during the winter months over these past years has perhaps played a bigger part in my S.A.D. situation than I realised. I'm a big believer in working and hard and playing hard as is Lora and we've made a pretty dynamic duo I can assure you!

                                                                                            Anna x

Share:

12 comments

  1. I do love some color therapy!, and you look lovely in your pink trench and cool jumpsuit and those boots!, so groovy and cool!. You rock accessorizing, the leopard bag is such a fab contrast!, lovely!
    Glad that you've been managing this S.A.D. and having a lovely coworker is something fab!
    besos
    besos

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my goodness, what a difference it makes on the days I add a splash of colour to my outfit. Such a simple thing, but so effective!

      Thanks for all of your lovely comments my dear xxx

      Delete
  2. Colour therapy is the best, and I should know as I'm a fellow S.A.D. sufferer. How lovey to have Lora as a cheerful addition to your working days. I'm mostly on my own in the office, which isn't really beneficial, especially on those eternally grey days! But at least, like you, I have colourful attire. Seeing that pink coat really cheered me up no end! xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It somehow helps to know that others are battling away with this too. I'm pleased to hear that my dose of shocking pink worked as a bit of colour therapy for you as well Ann!
      xxx

      Delete
  3. Your bright pink is so cheerful! Even gloves! It has been so overcast and dreary where I am, too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The weather is so terribly dreary isn't it? I'm glad you like this pop of pink xxx

      Delete
  4. Oh the pink is really cheerful! I do love it on you! I agree at dressing brightly at appeasing the SAD!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kezzie for your vote of approval. I'm searching my wardrobe for other doses of colour therapy!
      xxx

      Delete
  5. Sweetheart, you are sight for sore eyes! Look at all that colour. It just makes me feel good.

    I have also been experiencing SAD - it doesn't usually bother me too much, but we've had non-stop rain and before that snow, for nearly 4 weeks. I did some bright colours the past 2 days, but today, I played my tiara card. I bought one on my lunch break, and since I'm really feeling down, I said, "Screw it, I'm wearing it." It has make me feel happy.

    As do you! Love that coat, adore those gloves (they remind me of my own pink leather gloves), and wow, those boots are fab.

    Take care of yourself, Anna! I shall endeavour to do the same. Happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Somehow hearing that we're all in this together really cheers me too Sheila. I've been struggling without my winter swims to lift my mood and colour therapy has been my only tool of late. I'd delighted to hear that my outfit has been good therapy to others too. The tiara sounds like brilliant therapy too!

      Wishing you a good week and I promise to swing by your blog soon xxx

      Delete
  6. Lovely combination! It is a bit Ska to me, you know Madness, The Specials! That kind of vibe! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Nancy. It's funny how we all have different observations to make on this - Madness indeed xxx

      Delete

Created by bo design