Pretty in Pink, our Style Challenge for September




Hello and welcome to our monthly Style Not Age Challenge! We're back again and this month my style sisters and I are all Pretty in Pink, thanks to the theme choice from yours truly. I've recently purchased this glorious pink frock from Hush - it's called Kloe and is still in the sale here. I've been having a pink moment, searching for the perfect pink trouser suit which then led me to find this loose and airy summer dress which is an absolute joy to wear. More of that later, but first, let's catch up with the others shall we?




Jacqui from Mummbstylish has been shopping recently too, buying these fab pink trousers and animal print shirt, both from M&S. Such a cool look! 




Gail from Is This Mutton has embraced the pink theme completely. It turns out that pink is her favourite colour and therefore wasn't too hard for her to find in her wardrobe. Those metallic pink boots are right up my street! 




And here's Style Splash's Emma sporting the most fabulous dose of pink! The trousers and jacket pulled together make the most pretty trouser suit indeed leaving me green with envy.




Hilda has brought out an old faithful pink coat for this month's challenge. The maroon handbag and pale pink are a very pretty pairing aren't they? See more on her blog Over The Hilda




This was me, last Monday on the beach just below The Old Blockhouse Castle on Tresco. We'd had a lovely run of Indian Summer weather making my day off perfect for this photo shoot. I've been wearing this lovely pink dress to work at least once a week since I bought it about a month ago. I'm smitten with the bright fuchsia colour as well as the flounced shape. The fabric is Hemp, making it cool and yet not flimsy; I usually wear an underskirt if the fabric is very see-through, but that's not necessary with this dress. 




I love the self-coloured spots too.




Colour therapy at its best is how I see this kind of dressing. It gets me lots of compliments, but more importantly it makes me feel happy and self-confident. As you know I primarily dress for myself and it's a bonus if that earns approval from friends or family. As I said I've been searching for the ultimate pink trouser suit ever since I saw the gorgeous Louise Minchin on Breakfast TV wearing a rather fabulous version. I've found a similar suit on the ME+EM website - see it here. Stocks of this are low due to it being in the sale and I've ended up ordering the jacket and trousers in different sizes which may be a stupid idea. I'll let you know how that pans out...




Lots of lovely pink accessories here today. The pink Candy Bag gets aired whenever I can justify it and this was the perfect excuse! Pink pre-loved rings and a pink and silver bangle from a girlfriend all add to the pink lusciousness of the look. My silver hooped necklace was from Melissa James at Gallery Tresco and sits perfectly in this neckline, don't you think? And last, but my no means least, are my long-term favourite Quay Australia sunglasses.



 


Another joyful purchase from this summer has been these floral Converse boots. They're super comfy thanks to a cushioned insole, and of course they're just the most pretty pair of shoes I have at the moment. Paired with this flamboyant frock the whole effect is pure fun.




As usual, you'll find me hanging on to summer here on the blog. I've got another lovely summer frock to share with you next time taken during the recent balmy golden weather, so please do drop by again soon.


I hope you've enjoyed this month's challenge and that you'll find time to check out the blogs of my fashionable friends too.


                                                                    Anna x

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  1. Gorgeous dress! I love the tiered style and the shade of pink is beautiful! Great choice of theme.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Cheers for that Emma. I was more than a tad envious of your pink trousers and jacket x

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  2. I've been seeing these dresses advertised a lot this year and have thought "eh." Too girly, too hippie dippy. But seeing it on you, a mature woman, has changed my whole perception of them. It's lovely, wearable, comfortable and classy all at once. Interesting to see a different model!

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    1. Lots of lovely positive comments here Kate, so thanks for that. I understand how you'd see this kind of frock as too girly, but it's all about how you choose to style it and these boots help to personalise the look.

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  3. This is such a happy outfit! I am not a huge pink fan but this is a wonderful shape. I really like the way the others styled it too. Gail's boots are definitely very Annaesque!!!

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    1. You're spot on here Kezzie, saying that this is a happy outfit! It became my go-to frock for the summer months.

      Cheers x

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  4. I love this bright pink on you! Such a cheerful dress and you accessorised it perfectly! The floral Converse are great with it and I agree the necklace is just the best with the neckline of the dress. I really like tiered dresses like this and I have a similar one in pink too! :)

    Hope you had a great weekend :) We managed to enjoy some time outdoors despite the colder than usual spring weather!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. This is one of my favourite summer looks and I'm a bit sad at having to pack it way now that the weather has changed. Today is our first wet and autumny day here, so I might just have to bring out some more seasonal clothes :(

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  5. You are all so beautiful in these wonderful pinks!

    I love your hemp dress, Anna! Hemp wears like iron, and the non-see-through property means it actually provides physical sunblock. Isn't it wonderful when what we're wearing gives us joy? You are beautiful inside and out, my dear friend!

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    1. Pink is such a joyful colour and we all embraced this theme at the end of the summer months.

      Thanks for your comments and enduring support Sheila x

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  6. Truly a gorgeous dress Anna. Can see why you love it. This was a great challenge!

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  7. What a beautiful dress Anna. Loved the theme too.

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  8. Stunning photos Anna. I love pink. The fuchsia looks great on you. I love the baby, blush tones.xx

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    1. The pink looked great against the beach backdrop Laurie - such a bonus of living here!

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  9. Love the colour and loose style of your dress Anna.
    Shoes are cute too.
    You look very summery and relaxed. x

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    1. Cheers for this Phyl. It seems like a long time ago now that the weather has changed... x

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  10. Hi Anna,
    the light in this late summer days is so glorious, perfect for pics. And the pink frog and the Converse boots are just happy mood items!
    Enjoy Anna!
    Hugs from Cologne, Susa

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    1. Thanks Susa. This ended up being one of my favourite summer outfits and as such I'm a bit sad to be packing it way now. It'll be great to rediscover it again next year though!

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  11. Love this bright pink and love your dress!, looking fab!. The floral converse are so cool, I think they add some attitude to the outfit!
    besos

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    1. Cheers for that Monica. Yes, the boots do add a certain style to this pretty summer frock x

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