Bubble sleeves and scuba skirt

Happy Friday to you!

Yay, it's Friday and I'm ready for the weekend! What about you? It's been a busy week at work and now we've got storm Ellen blasting over the top of us. My photos were taken a little while ago which is just as well because the same view looks like this today -

Island life does mean that we really experience the full benefits of the weather, be it a wild storm like today or a wonderful sunny day. The big outdoors is only a step or a boat ride away and what a joy that is!

I've been delving into my wardrobe again, playing mix and match with skirts and tops, this time coming up with this old scuba skirt (from H&M) and adding the bubble sleeved top from TK Maxx (the brand is By Clara Paris). My silver and white sandals were a hand me down from my daughter (the brand is River Island).

The stretch and leather trim belt was a charity shop find and works a treat to pull the two separates together. The ribbed jersey top is quite thick and does bunch up just by the nature of the fabric, but I find that a snug belt adds a bit of smoothing and control. 

My black pair of Radley sunglasses work really well with the bubble top. See the pretty rose adornments close up here. Cute eh?

Both of my rings are charity shopped too. The rose one is particular favourite.

Weather permitting I'll be going to St Mary's tomorrow to have my hair cut and coloured. This will be the first time I've been since March. We've not had any boating for the past two days however due to the storm so I may not make my appointment. Wish me luck with that! In the meantime, here's a shot of the Gallery from a couple of minutes ago. I was in at work early this morning, but decided to leave when the spray started hitting the gallery windows. I didn't like the prospect of high tide still to come and even more water dashing against the building.

I'll be back on Monday with the Style Not Age Collective, so please do join me then.

Late edit! The Style Challenge is next Monday, the 31st! 

Anna x



  1. I love scuba skirts! They don't wrinkle. I will keep my fingers crossed for your haircut!

  2. Hi Anna, gorgeous colours today! I love black and yellow and the belt works really well to pull the two together.
    The storm wreaked havoc in my part of the world. You were very sensible to leave work early. Hope you get your hair cut! Happy weekend! x

    1. Black and yellow are fun aren't they? The haircut went fine - coming up on the blog soon x

  3. Such a fun look, Anna! I love the toughness of the black top with the delicate pattern of the skirt. Great shoes - they look so comfy. Look at that gorgeous view!

    Hope you are having a good weekend, my dear!

    1. Thanks Sheila. Yes, it was a great weekend, but gone all too fast!

  4. Very striking outfit Anna! I managed to purchase both a white and pink, similar version to your black top; aren’t they gorgeous!
    I hope that you stayed safe in the storm and enjoyed a lovely weekend. X


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