Craving Crochet is this month's SNA challenge

Hello and welcome once again to our monthly Style Not Age challenge where Jacqui has chosen Craving Crochet as the theme. This proved to be very simple for me as I only have one crochet item in my whole wardrobe. This Karen Millen cardigan is a pre-loved item, found in a charity shop and chosen because of the autumn colours which I love, plus the fact that it was only £8!  

So, here's Jacqui looking totally fabulous in this Boohoo crochet maxi dress. High heels and tote bag complete this monochrome look. See more on Mummabstylish blog.

Emma's cute crochet vest bring's a 70's vibe to her deliciously bright ensemble. Catch up with the catwalk chick on her blog The Style Splash here

Another retro look comes from Gail in this adorable shift dress with crochet overlay - an impressive charity shop find for only a fiver! Check out her back story on Is This Mutton blog

Hilda's back story for her outfit is quite dramatic as her red gloves are in fact bandages from a recent fall, resulting in splints to hold together a broken finger and knuckle. Her planned crochet top wouldn't fit over her bandages, but a friend came to the rescue with a tank top and bag instead. Do pop across to her blog to hear her account on Over The Hilda.

I've shopped my closet for my whole outfit this month which makes me feel good after what seems to be a bit of a heavy retail summer. 

The satin kitten heels must be vintage by now as they were from Dorothy Perkins well over 20 years ago. I decided to ramp things up to create an evening out look and these shoes pretty much nailed it. Satin and pearls say evening glamour to me, don't you agree?

The satin trousers are very old and I think may have come from my daughter at some stage. The vest top is old too and the leather belt was a charity shop find a few years ago.

All my accessories are old. The chunky pearl necklace was from Debenhams many moons ago and yet is still a firm favourite of mine, and maybe yours too? My large cocktail ring is  from TK Maxx and the flower one was a gift from a girlfriend some years ago.

This wasn't my finest hour, photography-wise. I battled to find a quiet corner as the evening sun was dropping in the sky, resorting to my old faithful haunt of the slipway in front of the gallery. I'd mooched along to stand on the quay in the golden evening light, but there was a rush of small dinghies appeared alongside bringing the yachties in to New Grimsby quay in search of somewhere to have supper. I had great intentions to do a re-shoot, but life seems to have been busy as ever. Next week I'll feature myself and the girls from work as promised when we went out for our end of season meal together. The flower strewn vintage frock was much admired... 

Wishing you a lovely week!

Anna x



  1. Adorable outfit Anna, this is super and I now want these trousers! Have a super beginning to September I’m looking forward to the challenge too xx Jacqui x

  2. What a fab outfit. Love how you have put it all together as always.

  3. I love your jacket Anna what an incredible find! You have reminded me that i have a sweet little crochet evening bag by East hiding at the back of the wardrobe. My 8 year old grand daughter wanted to learn to crochet at the weekend. So I found my never once used crochet hook from the 70s and we watched some you tube videos, between us we made 3 flowers and 2 iced donuts. Have a good week. Tessa x

  4. Your crochet cardie is beautiful! I really love the colours, shape and the cute little collar! Crochet is so lovely but as it can only be made from hand, I worry about some fast fashion brands using it because of their garment workers. Your way is the best way to score with crochet! The trousers and shoes are beautiful and set a beautiful creamy background for the cardie to shine!x

  5. I would fail at that theme - I don't have much in the way of crochet in my wardrobe! I love the whole outfit, Anna! Satin and pearls are so lovely. I adore the bigass pearl necklace!


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