Bold in gold!




How-de-do-dee! How is your day going? Ask me how I am and I'll tell you, much better! The version of myself in the last post really got me down. I felt dull and dowdy, dreary and uninspired. Today however, I feel much more like myself! 




Bold in gold, perky in patterns and generally in fine fettle, that's me! The teddy bear woollen coat (by Covent Garden) has huge snuggle appeal which is perfect for the gales that are sweeping across these islands at the moment. The big collar turns up against the strong winds making me feel as if I have super powers, or at least that I have an inner furnace glowing away against the weather. 






Now this is what I call pattern play! You may recall seeing this very outfit before, but by including the coat this time I've added yet another layer of luciousness. 




The harlequin cardi (by Country Casuals) and frilled blouse (by Matthew for JoEd Sophisticates) are both vintage pieces. The cardigan has large shoulder pads creating a great line. Low slung pockets give the perfect slouch appeal. 








My gorgeous tartan boots (M&S) are a no-brainer to go with this bright poster colour knit. Even on the most dull wintery day this outfit defies the blahs. It's an absolute mood enhancing rush of colours and golly it certainly worked miracles on me!




My cowhide animal print handbag injects another bit of fun to the ensemble. The leather backed Paul Costelloe arm candy was a wonderful find in TK Maxx last winter. I almost bought it for my daughter's Christmas, but the longer I looked at it, the more I realised that I would love it more than her. Sasha has got to that stage where she discourages me to buy her any surprise gifts as I may just end up wasting my money. She has her very own sense of style and it's not one that I can necessarily keep track of. Much better to give her a lovely voucher instead. I'm sure I'm not the only mum who has found this a happier outcome all round.




Today's rings are both second hand and the poppy brooch was from the British Legion website a few years ago. I found a similar one on their website here






Today is my last day at work for a whole month, but never fear, I'll be dressing up for my sanity and for the sake of the blog during that time. I've got a fabulous new addition to my winter wardrobe coming up in November - but rest assured, I've not broken my shopping ban to make that happen! And apart from that I plan to don my walking boots and scoop up my walking friends as part of my push for better fitness over the winter months. I'll be following the high tide around the clock throughout November for my daily swims which will be great fun and definitely a great challenge too if these high winds continue! So do please join me again on Monday when I'll show you my last work outfit for October.

                                                                                          Anna x

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  1. Sweet. I think I have those exact pants, though since you don't cite them I'm not sure. On my short frame they are really not flattering at all, but I love them so that I wear them all the time. Stay warm and safe.

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    1. Hi Kate, yes I seemed to miss those trousers - mine were from Zara a couple of years ago and just like you I don't find them terribly flattering due to my height either, but the longline cardigan seems to help. xx

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  2. I adore the lovely sunny mustard yellows in this outfit, Anna! You look spectacular! That sweater - the shoulder pads! I just can't get past those for me, so I avoid those big oversized 80s pieces.

    Enjoy your month off! I'm glad you're going to keep posting - it's good for you, and good for us too! Have a lovely weekend, my dear friend!

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    1. So kind of you Sheila. I do love a sunny burst of gold or yellow to lift my mood. I can't imagine a month away from blogging and do hope to get a bit of catching up done too xxx

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  3. I'm glad you're mood is better! And there are those amazing sock boots again!! Looking forward to see some of your morning swim photos in this season again!

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    1. These tartan boots always cheer me up - how on earth could you feel glum with these flashing about in front of you! Will definitely let you see some of my winter swim sessions xx

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  4. Fabulous Anna; bold indeed; I love it!
    The gold suits you perfectly and I adore the tartan boots to complete the outfit; you look great!
    So glad that you are continuing with your blog in your month off work; we need you colour, enthusiasm and style during these darker days.
    Oh!....
    I wonder what this fabulous new addition to your wardrobe will be; I’m intrigued!
    X

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    1. Thanks Phyl. I'm looking forward to having time to play about with my clothes creating some lovely winter outfits, including that bright new addition... xx

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  5. Ahhhh, you didn't say where the trousers were from! I really wanted to know!
    Your outfit is wonderful- so happy and sunny! I'm not sure which outfit made you feel dowdy - I must go and look! I couldn't ever call you dowdy!x

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    1. Sorry Kezzie, I seemed to forget about those. They were from Zara a couple of years ago. They're a bit boxy around the hips and thighs meaning that I always tend to cover that area up. xx

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  6. Glad to read that these magnificent colors have improved your mood!, they are so beautiful!. This snuggly coat is such a fab piece, its color is fabulous!.
    And love your vintage pieces, the cardi has such a lovely pattern!, and also love your accessorizing and the cool boots!. You Totally Rock!
    So lovely outfit!
    besos

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    1. Dearest Monica, you're always to generous with your compliments, thank you! It was such a cheerful outfit to wear and really felt like a ray of sunshine, garnering lots of smiles along the way.

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