Mellow yellow

Hello lovelies! Are you okay? I'm doing great. I've taken a week's holiday to wind down after what's been a hectic end of season. This was Friday's work outfit, a mix of old and new pieces that I was trying out. 

Mellow yellow is a step down from my normal sock-it-to-ya colour scheme, but I really love it. The faux leather paper bag trousers are by Zara, but were bought from TK Maxx in the spring and my, don't they work beautifully with my ecru Asos boots from last year?

The yellow woollen jacket is by S'NOB and is very old. I like the gold lurex thread that runs through it, adding a bit of glam to an otherwise conservative piece. 

My gold flower ring was a gift from a girlfriend and the other floral ring was a charity shop find. My poppy brooch comes out every year. Sunglasses are by Quay Australia.

This lace blouse was a recent charity shop find in Penzance. It was brand new, still with the labels attached from the brand "I Saw It First". In fact there were two side by side, this and a pure white voile one which I snatched up too. One was £7 and the other was £10 - what a result!

What's not to love about a cream lace blouse with frilly cuffs? I particularly enjoyed the pairing of leather and lace, especially in this neutral palette. So unlike me, I know, but isn't it grand to stumble across a new love?

The main of the blouse is fully lace so I opted to add a natural body underneath which was not only a modesty choice but a useful extra layer of insulation too. 

It's always a bonus to find a new outfit at the end of the season as I know I'll still have it to hand ready for when we re-open in March. This definitely will transfer to spring without any tweaking at all. How fab is that? And yes, I did waft about feeling rather fabulous all day long in this muted ensemble.

Thanks so much for dropping by. Have a super week!

                                                                                       Anna x



  1. It always feels odd to me when I wear an all-neutral ensemble, so I imagine the people who see you daily also must comment, "Where's all your colour?" I love the faux leather trousers, and that blouse is stunning, Anna! I love it when blouses seem meant to frill out from blazers and jackets. Speaking of, that yellow one is amazing. I'm wear a yellow blazer today too!

    1. Oh my goodness, I saw that yellow blazer of yours Sheila - what a fab find!

  2. The neutral look suits you Anna, I’m loving the faux leather trousers and that flamboyant blouse, Wow!
    Lucky you to find two of them.
    I love your colourful self, but this is a great change. x

    1. I wanted to prove to myself that neutral didn't have to be boring x

  3. The jacket is beautiful, and I love it paired with the blouse.

    1. It's a super little jacket, one I've had for years and it's still as smart as ever.

  4. Goodness, this is really pretty and delicate!x

  5. Yes I love it all, especially the trousers. Fancy a similar pair now! Thanks for sharing. Jacqui x


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