Friday's Finery

Hello again! So, here's Friday's outfit - a fabulous jumpsuit from The Finery. It was on the mannequin in the window of the British Heart Foundation shop in Penzance when I was there in the spring. The colours are so eye-catching that it stopped me in my tracks. I was heading to catch my flight home and was carrying my holdall, whilst wearing a jacket that unfortunately had a stain on the front. I mention all of this because it's perhaps why I was spoken to the way I was...

I made my way to the back of the shop and found an assistant steaming clothes in the back room. I asked her what size the jumpsuit in the window was and she said it was a 12. Great, I responded, Can I buy it? At which, she looked me up and down, clocked what she thought was a bag lady and snapped, "It's £20!". "Great" I repeated and she stomped off to retrieve it. Never judge a book by it's cover, eh? To my utter delight, the jumpsuit turned out to be brand new with the labels still attached. I don't buy from The Finery myself, but checked out the website and can see another jumpsuit in the sale in baby blue...

My lace top is old, from New Look a couple of summer's ago, but works well under this neckline. The jumpsuit came with a long sash in the same block colour as the hemline, but I changed that up for a stretch belt in purple. 

None of my accessories are new. Why does that make me feel so virtuous? Probably because last week's outfit was almost totally new I suppose. Anyway, apart from the £20 jumpsuit the rest comes from my closet and jewellery collection. Even the sunglasses are old, by Radley London.

My silver and white sandals (Topshop) are very old indeed and were even passed on from my daughter a few years ago.

Fiona did me proud again with our after work photo session. Some of you may recognise that I didn't venture far from my workplace to get these in the bag. 

                                                                         Anna x



  1. People can be pretty quick to judge others based on their looks, eh? I had a woman in the grocery store look me up and down (I was wearing a similar outfit to this one you have on) and say, "Ugh, you're awful." I was flabbergasted!

    I adore this outfit, and what a great score on the jumpsuit! Good call on going with a classier belt!

    1. On the whole I do get very nice comments on my outfits, but this was a bit of a surprise I must admit! Thank goodness you and I are tough enough to roll with the punches eh? Have a super week x

  2. The jumpsuit looks lovely on you.

  3. What a fun look, I don't think I'd be able to wear a lace top under any of my bits at the moment, I'm just so hot!! Jacqui x

  4. How rude!!! I always look a scruffy, sweaty mess when I am out so I DEFINITELY resemble a bag lady but I would not like to have someone so overtly treat me as such.
    The jumpsuit is beautiful! The pattern is brilliant and the shape really suits you! I got a brand new Olivia Burton watch in the charity shop the other day-it was also £20 and I pounced instantly! Luckily, the assistant was very nice to me!xx


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