Bold in gold

Hello again my lovely readers! Yes, I'm bold in gold today as I try to feel more like my old self. To be perfectly honest, I'm still a bit washed out and not exactly bursting with energy, but I'm working on getting my fitness levels back up to speed. I've been back in the sea again a couple of times this week and golly, what a shock that was to the system! I could barely catch my breath when I got in on Sunday. Those first dozen strokes had me gasping as I submerged my face in the icy cold water. Seemingly the average sea temperature for Scilly in November is about 12 degrees which would definitely take your breath away! 

After my most recent post I set myself the challenge to perk up my dressing as I thought I'd drifted into the gloomy levels of brown, brown and more brown. Hence today is all about the gold! I'm still shopping my closet and delighted to showcase these old items which epitomise enthusiasm when paired together. 

The gold sweater is from H&M, is very old and was a hand-me-down from my daughter quite a few years ago. My Toxic3 jeans are a couple of years old and did I tell you, that I actually bought two pairs of these as I was worried that they'd go out of stock by the time I'd need to replace them? I wear them both in rotation so that they look the same. Crazy? Maybe...

The gold Chelsea boots are very old and are from River Island. They're real leather hence they are just going to keep looking better and better as they age. 

The wide band ring was a charity shop find and the other one was a concession purchase as I went through an airport. 

The oval link gold coloured chain was a Primark purchase a couple of summer's ago. It's one of those timeless pieces that work with so many outfits. The round framed sunglasses were from River Island a couple of years ago - cute aren't they?

My thanks to Sasha who stepped into the breech with today's photos. The winter is always a challenge weather-wise and she just happened to be in the right place at the right time - well, at least I thought so! 

Take care and let's catch up again soon!

Anna x



  1. That has certainly brightened my day. Love your outfit Anna x

  2. I have often bought doubles of something that I know I will really really like, and sometimes it turns out I don't, but when I do, I'm so glad to have two over the years.
    I love gold sweaters, but they never seem to be made of warm materials....
    I hope you do bounce back and that you don't know, something worse.

    1. Hi Kate, I certainly don't regret the double purchase of these. The gold sweater is a mix of cotton and synthetics and isn't too chilly - it's quite a thick knit actually.
      And thanks for your concern. I'm happy to say that I'm feeling much better and seem to be building in strength day by day x

  3. Gold bookends! You look fabulous in this outfit, Anna - every detail is a joy. I adore those trousers, and like you, I would fear them wearing out! The boots are fabulous - leather! I have a silver sweater very similar to your gold one, and I just bought silver boots...hmmm...

    Have a good week, my dear! Hang in there, and be kind to yourself.

    1. Hahaha, yes gold bookends indeed! I wonder if you'll be featuring silver bookends soon by the sounds of things. I really must make an effort and swing by to visit you.

      Sending you big hugs from the islands xxx

  4. Gosh, I love this outfit Anna; you look great in gold!
    The boots look quite glittery which I love and of course, they will last being leather.
    Your trousers are a real statement and very bold. You are a true fashion icon for us mature women.
    Thank you for your inspiration. X

    1. How lovely of you to say all of these kind things Phyl, thank you! I think you just have to be true to yourself; this is a very me outfit. The trick is to let your clothes reflect the many aspects of your character - just maybe not all at the same time! x


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