Jumpsuit joy!


Hello and welcome!

Since I did my wardrobe overhaul last week I've been able to find a lot of inspiration in my closet, the first being this combination of gingham dungarees and sheer spotty sleeved top. I bought the dungarees last summer from Topshop and they were a mainstay both at work and play last year. I'm delighted to bring them out again, this time with a top that I bought in February from TK Maxx (the brand is Wild Flower). I bought a black version of this too and will showcase that in due course.






Steve and I headed along the beach to Saffron Cove on Sunday afternoon during the last of the sunshine. It was a glorious end to the day. We took our time, wandering through the high tideline looking for treasure as we enjoyed the view. I've always got my eye out for sea glass and found a few colourful pieces to add to my collection.






Simple pleasures.




Back to the jumpsuit. I changed the buttons as I so often do. The previous ones were a nondescript, brownish colour which didn't work so well. I'm a hoarder of buttons and tend to remove any good ones before I get rid of old clothing that's on its way to the bin. I have a button jar, but have just recently found a wooden box while spring cleaning that I'm going to recycle to make it my button box, just like my gran used to have. 




I particularly like the big, oversized puff sleeves of this top. The body of it is a ribbed sweater with these fabulous chiffon sleeves acting as a wonderful contrast. Next time I'll be trying to dress this up with my off-white smart trousers and perhaps some silver or gold sandals.




Rings are both pre-loved,




... sunglasses are by Quay Australia,




... and trainers are by Puma.












We walked back along Farm Beach collecting more sea glass on the way. Many of you are visitors to Tresco and may appreciate this backdrop of New Grimsby harbour. Hopefully things will return to normal soon and we'll be able to welcome you to our island again. In the meantime, take care, keep safe and stay home.

                                                                             Anna x

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  1. I am in love with this top - those SLEEVES! They are MAJOR. I also like that the body of it is ribbed - that's a nice detail. You did well on switching out the buttons - I question many of the button/zipper choices in modern clothing. These black and white beauties match your sunnies to perfection.

    Gorgeous pictures, Anna - gosh, it's so lovely there. I'm drawn to it. The pic of you on the rocks is amazing.

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    1. Ah Sheila, it's all about the sleeves isn't it? The black version is equally gorgeous and I'm looking at how I'll style that one up soon. Glad you picked up on the buttons and glasses pairing :)

      The island is looking particularly beautiful at the moment. Quiet and calm, sunny and beckoning ... x

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  2. This is just darling!!! so cute! I want to make something similar!
    I finally made my first Puffy Sleeve blouse out of a sleeveless dress! would love for you to check it out and get your opinion!
    xo Eva

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    1. How very clever of you to sew a similar blouse - not easy I'm sure to line up fabric and get it all looking even. Send me an email with an image, please do.

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  3. In my book, this is outfit perfection and it also convinces me of how well we'd get along and what fun we'd have on a shopping trip in Truro.
    I'm still following you enthusiastically Anna. You brought me a huge smile with this one. Love, Jude

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    1. I must admit that this is my favourite outfit of the moment Jude. It's both fun and cute and makes me smile which is surely what it's all about. I always gauge a good outfit by if it makes me want to dance and this one does!

      So good to know that you're still following from the sidelines x

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  4. I loved joining you on your walk. I know I keep repeating myself, but you are so lucky to live where you do. Your outfit is gorgeous. Love the jumpsuit and the buttons are just perfect for it. I too am a notorious changer of buttons ;-) The sheer spotty sleeved top is a delight! xxx

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    1. Thanks Ann. I must admit that I worry about bragging too much about this idyllic spot where I live. I'm glad you appreciate it as much as I do. The black version of this top is equally lovely - coming soon x

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  5. Ah Anna, again I smell the taste of salty water and feel the sea breeze on my skin! You made my day!!! And your outfit is beauteous (said my dictionary, when I was searching for an other word for wonderful...). So, beauteous - how do you pronounce it??? Anyway, you look fantastic.
    Keep save and confident dear Anna!
    Susa from Cologne

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    1. Hi Susa, I hope you caught the clip on my Instagram for World Earth Day!

      Beauteous is a new word for my vocabulary, thank you! It's one of those outfits that really makes me feel good x

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  6. Oh Anna, this outfit is just divine, I love, love, love it!
    It’s fun and fresh and I love those buttons; I like the way that you make an outfit yours. You look fabulous.

    I so want that white top and looked at TK Maxx - no ordering at present I’m afraid. I hope to buy it later on to wear with a blue denim pinafore. You inspire me and I find myself looking differently at clothes and what might suit me as a 50 plus girl who will not wear beige!
    Thank you.

    X Phyl.

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    1. So very kind of you Phyl for all of your lovely comments. I do like the sound of the white top with your denim pinafore and hope you find one when the shops re-open.
      You're a girl after my own heart saying that you'll not wear beige - hurrah!
      Keep safe x

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  7. You can't tell me you found seaglass and then not show it to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)
    I LOVE your jumpsuit (this may be another Anna garment I go in search of...) It looks cute with that blouse too!

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    1. Oooops Kezzie! I'll gather my seaglass together soon to show you my stash.

      The jumpsuit was from last summer, but may well turn up on eBay...?

      Take care x

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  8. such a lovely outfit, the gingham jumpsuit looks so summery and adorable and the polka dot blouse adds such an interesting touch!. Perfect layering and fabulous style!
    Lovely that you changed those buttons, they rock!, and match your sunnies, which is particularly cool!
    Looking fab!
    besos

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  9. You know me, I wouldn't have paired these two together, but guess what they look amazing - I love it. Jacqui x

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