Statement sleeves for our Style Not Age challenge





Hello and welcome once again to our monthly style challenge! Statement sleeves is Emma's idea this month and it seems to have been embraced with glee by all of us. For once there was an instant piece that came to mind when I read about the theme and I was  pleased with the results of the outfit and photos which my dear friend Fiona caputured for me. But more of that later. Here's how my style sisters approached Statement Sleeves.




This hot pink top of Emma's was an absolute bargain from River Island and one that I'd have snatched up too if I'd seen it. The leg o' mutton sleeves with shirred elastic cuffs make for a stunning look. Catch up with Emma's news on her blog Style Splash here



Hilda's double dose of denim also includes these fabulous sleeves. See them in close-up below.



Ever stylish Hilda has borrowed her hubby's hat to lend a cool edge to her denim ensemble. The mini pleats on the puffed sleeves are very unusual and effective too. See more from Hilda here




Fluted sleeves from Jacqui in this pretty summer top fit the bill nicely don't you agree? Grey crops and handbag work well with the pastel hues of her top and pumps. See more on Mummabstylish here




These huge frilled sleeves certainly fill the remit Gail! The blouse is another River Island gem - I clearly need to be checking out their website. Catch up with Gail's blog Is This Mutton here




I had great fun swooshing about in this pleated sleeved top in the golden evening light. Fiona and I had the beach to ourselves allowing for much uninhibited exhibitionism by me. We were there to swim primarily, but I managed to combine the photo shoot with our daily dip too. The location is Cradle Porth, my favourite beach of the moment.




My top was a charity shop find from years ago; so many that I forget when exactly. It was an eye catching piece that I knew was a worthy addition to my clothes collection. I haven't worn it often as it's quite a memorable piece.




I had great fun hamming it up for the camera! It's been a while since I've had a photographer to help out so I was making the most of it.





The mint stretch jeans were a £5 bargain from Tesco's a few summer's ago and the sandals are from TK Maxx, again some time ago. Nothing new in fact. 






There's nothing new jewellery-wise either. The rings are both pre-loved and the pearl necklace with glass lozenge is rather ancient, well at least over 10 years old. The Quay Australia sunglasses were given to me by a friend.




I've no idea what G means with these sandals. I've looked up shoe brands and there seems to be many using a capital G. Do let me know. 




I'd like to finish with a big shout-out to Sandra, my sister, who had a rather significant birthday yesterday. She lives on a tiny island on the West Coast of Scotland and consequently we've not seen each other for some time now. 

Many thanks for dropping by again. It'll be September before you hear from me again!


In the meantime, have a great week!

Anna x

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  1. Love all this exciting sleeve action from everyone here! Some wonderfully detailed and unusual pieces. Anna, I'm sure I say this every time you wear that top, but I used to have the exact same one in mint green - I passed it along years ago, but I smiled to see this lovely piece on you again! Happy last days of August!

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    1. Hi Sheila, and yes, we're so like minded with our clothes choices sometimes!

      And suddenly it's September x

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  2. Wow what a fab top, i love the sleeves on this. I did think about something I saw on IG. A lady wore a baggy dress over trousers and put a pleated skirt over one shoulder to create this sort of sleeve, she belted it all and it looked fab. Great challenge again Anna. Jacqui xx

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    1. I did enjoy this sleeves challenge Jacqui. This one came easy for a change!

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  3. I'm not much of a statement sleeve lady myself, and yet I loved seeing my stylish sisters make it work. Really, such fun. These posts make me feel so good in my advancing years. Keep it up, ladies!

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    1. Hello again Kate, how lovely to hear from you again!

      Statement sleeves aren't my top priority either, but this one just fell into my lap.

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  4. Beautiful pics Anna, the lighting is perfect. That top was squirreled away for a reason - it was made for this challenge! I love the colour of your trousers and the rings.

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    1. Isn't it great when these things all just come together perfectly? The evening light is just so flattering too!

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  5. What a fun challenge! Your top is such a beautiful find and I love how you styled it!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  6. All of you looking lovely Anna. I feel statement sleeves are one thing us petites can get away with xx

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    1. You're so right Laurie! Statement sleeves are perfect for us x

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  7. What fabulous photos and I love that top. Your swishing looks fun. Isn't it great when you can get photos and no-one is watching.

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    1. It was great to have our very own beach to do the photo shoot on. It's all about good timing x

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  8. Great sleeves Anna.
    I also love the colour of your top, paired with turquoise.
    Looks like you had fun having your photos taken :)

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    1. It made a nice change to have someone to take these shots Phyllis - I did enjoy gadding about in front of the camera!

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  9. THIS WAS A SUPER PROMPT! I LOVE Statement sleeves! What a selection!

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    1. Wasn't it a great theme Kezzie!

      Lovely to hear from you again x

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