Recycled fashion styled for a winter's day

Hi there! I'm blanched in the winter's sunshine this morning, but don't be deceived - the second Beast from the East has hit us here on the Isles of Scilly and according to the forecast we could be experiencing a wind chill factor of -4 degrees today. Yikes! As I write this I'm watching the clock as it's only an hour away from high tide, the time that I'll be heading off to the beach for my daily swim. Brrrrrrr!

For the moment however, I'm suitably wrapped up in this snuggly chocolate brown velvet and sheepskin collared coat (pre-loved by Karen Millen) and a chunky gold woolly sweater from H&M with a thermal layer underneath. The tan leather trousers are vintage, from Next but discovered in Truro Oxfam in 2020, although this is their first viewing.  They cost me £20 which I thought was a very fair price for this sleek leather pair of flared jeans, fully lined too. 

I've finished off the look with a pair of snakeskin ankle boots which were gifted to me by JD Williams many moons ago. 

I like the zig-zag pinked edges which creates a feature of the seams.

Not much jewellery today, only a couple of charity shopped gold coloured rings.

I was nearly sabotaged here by a couple of cats having a scrap. I'm not sure who was most suprised - them or me!

This is the victor smugly taking his place in his territory beside me. Are you a cat person? I'm a dog person myself. And on that note, I must go and get my swimsuit on...

                                                                                           Anna x



  1. We have a similar forecast for this coming week, Anna: windy, snow flurries and temps in the -3 range in the daytime(!!). I'm cold already!

    I love this wonderful wintery outfit - the yellow jumper and furry coat are awesome (I'm wearing a Karen Millen belt today, how's that for a coincidence?) - but the stars are these fabulous leather trousers! Wow! Spectacular.

    Ha, the cats fighting near you! I am a cat person, for sure. Have a good week, my dear!

    1. Cheers Sheila. I've been so keen to showcase these leather trousers - am delighted you hear that you approve!

      Wishing you a fab weekend x

  2. We have snow here, with more forecast and freezing conditions.

    I love the colours in the outfit Anna; what a find those pre-loved items. I adore Karen Millen clothing and those trousers are a great big Wow! They are such a lovely shade and hang beautifully.

    I’m both a cat and dog person. I have the lovely Tilly who shares the limelight with my two Lhasa Apso doggies X

    1. My family are scattered around Scotland so I've been watching the forecast this week and golly that minus 20 degrees sounded mad! Poor you.

      Your cat must be pretty laid back to cope with two dogs in the house.

      Have a good weekend x

  3. That is a wonderful outfit and I really like the Karen Millen coat- so pretty and chic whilst looking warm! The trousers are beautiful. I'd never thought I'd say that about leather trousers but these are really attractive! Perhaps it is because they are slightly flared and I am usually used to seeing straight legged ones? Hmmm.

    1. Cheers Kezzie. I know what you mean about leather trousers - also, I find that black ones aren't particularly beautiful and think that maybe the combination of this colour and style really works x

  4. Lovely outfit, you look really cosy and elegant, love these leather trousers and the coat, totally like a rock'n'roll star with a retro vibe!. So groovy!

    1. Thanks Monica. Groovy, retro and rock'n'roll are all wonderful descriptions that I'm happy to accept x


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