December round up

Hello lovelies and Happy New year to you! I thought I'd do a quick round up of my December outfits as I know I missed posting for a week when I was laid up with the lurgy. These are all work outfits apart from the final one which was destined for our New Year's Eve party, but more of that later.

This sparkly number comprises of an old sequinned top (a Christmas present from a couple of years ago) and these silver jeans that are also old. The pink and aqua blouse was passed on to me from my daughter some time ago, so nothing new there then.

The grey floral boots were bought in Penzance earlier on this year in Rackys, a small independent shoe shop. I've found a link to something similar in stock with them currently here. These are super comfy, with memory foam insole making them all day wearable which earns them top points in my book.

Black and gold was the theme of this workday ensemble, and none of it is new. All of the items are charity shop finds from previous years or earlier this year. The lurex polo neck is very ancient, but is wearing well. The heavy gold lurex cardigan was a find when my friend Ben took me thrift shopping in London before Covid struck.

The black velvet jeans are a recent purchase and the Elvis belt was an eBay buy earlier on this year. None of the jewellery is new either. 

These gold pumps are second hand too (£20), a rather fabulous find in Truro in December and just look at the back view of them -

Aren't they totally fab!

An all in black day is unusual for me, therefore worth documenting despite it not really having the wow factor to my mind. The sweater has a bronze lurex thread running through it and the black lurex joggers are incredibly slouchy and easy to wear. The two items came to £8 in total in my Truro charity shop haul in December.

I finished the look off with my old favourite patent boots from Topshop. It's a simple uncluttered outfit but still with a festive feel. Jewellery is all old or pre-loved.

And this my dear friends is what I pulled together for New Year's Eve. Again, nothing new here, all shopped from my closet. If you're a regular to my blog then my mermaid coat will be familiar to you. I've paired it with a champagne colour sheath dress (pre-loved, brand Monsoon) for which I paid the grand sum of £5!

I've had these satin kitten heel sling backs for over 15 years, but they still look perfect for this outfit, don't you think?

I dressed up and took myself off to the gallery to get these photos on NYE, but not for the party. Steve and I were still struggling with this terrible cough, as were my children too, so we all stayed home that evening. 

The frosted silver necklace was purchase from M&S many moons ago, but still is a favourite of mine.

Maybe next New Year I'll get the chance to sashay around in this shimmering pastel ensemble to another party, but in the meantime I did have fun swishing about to Fleetwood Mac on my own private dance floor.

                                                                                   Anna x



  1. What a wonderful round-up of glitzy and glam outfits, Anna! You look spectacular! I love the fun trainers with the lips, and I think you know I am a fan of the mermaid coat which is stunning and such a good match for the dress. The shoes are perfect!

    I hope you're feeling better, my dear friend! Happy 2023 to you and Steve and all of your family and loved ones!

    1. Thanks for your lovely, positive comments as always Sheila. I'm still a bit under the weather, but to appreciate your kind wishes xxx

  2. Oh Anna, you look amazing; so very glamorous and such fabulous outfits.
    I’m in love with your new boots and did check for stock on site. Seems they are sold out, but are available on Amazon.
    Your trainers were such a find..really funky, how lucky were you to come across them. I love them!
    Always a fan of your mermaid coat, you have styled it beautifully with your dress. Very striking!
    I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year. x

    1. Thank you Phyllis for your great feedback and lovely message. Happy New Year to you too xxx

  3. Those golden sneakers with red lips….oh so fabulous.

  4. Love the lurex outfit, perfect for your festivities! Christmas seems so long ago now doesn't it! Have a nice January Anna. x

  5. Goodness, what brilliant, sparkly outfits! I love the return of the Mermaid coat!!!

    1. Cheers for that Kezzie! It was so good to have an excuse to bring out the mermaid coat again x


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