Call me Sybil!

Hi there! Do you remember Sybil Fawlty from Fawlty Towers? This frilled blouse brings her to mind don't you think? I fell in love with it at first sight, buying it without pause from Vinted last month. I love everything about it; the coral colour, the abundance of frills and flounces and general over-the-top look of it all. 

I thought the blouse deserved an outdoors photoshoot to capture the movement of the chiffon and up on the top of the island was a great setting. 

As you know, I totally love a bit of drama and this backdrop seemed to be perfect to showcase my new glamorous purchase. The view from King Charles' Castle overlooks Bryher and onwards out to the wild Atlantic Ocean. 

The crop flares are very old, but work well with the look, as do my orange leather boots - find them in the sale on the ASOS website here. The Gallery may be closed at the moment, but that's not going to stop me dressing up just for the heck of it!

I added a wide belt to bring the outfit together - this is very old too, but being leather has simply improved with age.

The entire outfit has been pulled together from existing pieces in my wardrobe, apart from the blouse obviously. Even the rings are old, also pre-loved, bought in charity shops.

The finishing touch is this beautiful oxblood leather coat by Next which I bought second hand from the Oxfam shop in Truro. A leather coat or jacket is such a worthy investment and this one is a keeper for me.

I feel I need to mention that I've sold a few items on Vinted recently which I think helps to counter the recent rash of purchases. At least if I can bankroll my purchases by selling at the same time then I'll arrive at a point of balance!

Wishing you a fab week!

Anna x



  1. Wow, such a statement blouse Anna and you pull it off beautifully.
    I love the colour combination of this outfit and must agree with you on the leather coat, as I have it too.
    My was an eBay find and it’s a keeper for sure!
    Wishing you a happy week going forwards. Xx

    1. Thanks Phyl. I'm so happy with the leather coat - didn't we both do well finding it!

  2. I knew exactly what you meant immediately - LOVE Fawlty Towers! I've had a Sybil blouse or three in my time! Your styling is awesome, Anna - great mix of old and new, and your colour story is FAB. Have a good week!

  3. It’s a fun outfit and I love the detail. X Jacqui


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