Hurrah for Dress Up Friday!

Here I come with Dress Up Friday!

Yes, it's that time of the week again and I'm delighted to be taking part in this weekly gathering where like minded souls parade their idea of dressing up. Last week I chose a jumpsuit and this week I've opted for a very flouncy frock. Like so many of you, I'm not indulging in retail therapy at the moment meaning I'm shopping my closet for the outfit of the day. 

It's frilly, flouncy and so utterly feminine and I just love it! The delightful dress was from Zara last summer when Steve and I were in London for the weekend. See that colourful post here if you haven't already. I didn't try the dress on at the time due to the massive queues at the changing rooms, knowing that this smock style surely had to fit, and it does. I love the romance of the tiers of frills and the peach flower sprigged print is very flattering for my skin tone. Yes, this is a keeper and I do hope to be wafting about in it as an old rocker in my 70's!

The dress has an irrestistable swoosh factor.

Our photo shoot was early in the morning, but we still managed to be photo-bombed by my daughter, of all people, who was out for a 15k run!

I'm not sure how many laps of the island she had to do to achieve that impressive distance.

The gold sandals are by London Rebel, bought from TK Maxx.

I'm sporting a fab pair of Radley sunglasses today along with a green resin necklace and toning rings - all charity shopped. Radley has a buy one get one free offer on until the 27th of May so hurry to grab yourself a bargain. 

I'll leave you with one final swoosh! 

Thanks for joining me again today. I'll be back on Monday with the ladies from the Style Not Age collective, so do please swing by to see what we've been up to this week.

In the meantime, have a super weekend!

Anna x


Time for a bit of Hush

Hello again my lovelies! It's business as usual as I share with you today this rather wonderful summer dress from Hush. I'd not come across this brand until a couple of months ago when a gorgeous lady swished into the gallery wearing this very same dress. My first comment to her after welcoming her in, was to tell her how fabulous she looked in this vibrant print. Since then I've had so many conversations about the brand, sparked by this glorious frock. If you love it, you might find one online - I've found the same style, the Alvers dress, in the sale on the Hush website but in a blue leopard print which is rather pretty too - see here

I'm making the most of this super September sunshine to get a final wear of my summer finery before I have to pack it away for the winter. I do hope that you're having a blast of Indian Summer wherever you live too. I spent the afternoon on the beach yesterday and managed to fit in an early morning and late evening swim too. It took me a few days to recover from last Sunday's watery adventure and it wasn't until Thursday that I finally ventured back into the sea with my lovely friend Fiona's encouragement.

I added some simple accessories to this trapeze dress by way of a nude perspex ring, a pre-loved gold coloured ring, a brass cuff and gold link chain necklace which was from Primark in the spring. I love to mix up my metals - gone are the days when you had to choose one colour and stick to it. My uber glam sunglasses are by Quay Australia

I've thrown another shade of gold into the mix with these cork wedge sandals by London Rebel.

I'm just coming to the end of a week off work and goodness how I needed a break! I work hard and play hard, but sometimes I just need to stop. My marathon swim depleted my energy reserves to an all-time low, meaning I slept for almost two days after the event. I somehow expected to spend the next few days catching up on household chores, but that wasn't to be. I've chilled out mainly, reading magazines, napping and also catching up with friends. Thanks to all of you who left me messages of congratulations this week. I'm aware that sea swimming isn't a sport with massive appeal and therefore your comments mean all the more because of that. 

                                                                                        Anna x

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