Monday, 17 July 2017

Red for Christmas in July

 What to wear for a car club run in the country and a Christmas in July lunch at a country pub . The obvious choice for me was red with leopard touches - always a favourite of mine.

 Christmas in July is a bit of a local tradition , no doubt started by homesick English folk that felt the cool weather in July is much more suitable for eating heavier Christmas fare . Maybe it just is an excuse to dress your pub in as much Christmas kitsch as is possible. Whatever the reason it was a great drive in the country and an enjoyable lunch with friends.
 After lunch we ventured further afield to a Forest Reserve that was completely new to me but a special spot for John and his family . Fortunately I had sneakers in the car, red suede and bush tracks don't mix. A relatively short walk through the bush to a forest lookout revealed quite a stunning sight  known as the Alumn Cliffs Gorge.

Leaning against an enormous wooden sculpture installation- Soulevement-Triangulaire,pont de vue, that shows three physical reference points.
 Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.
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Monday, 10 July 2017

A Velvet Capelet

I have always loved the luxury of velvet and had been searching for a capelet for what seems an eternity, so when I stumbled across this little number in a local vintage store I knew we were perfect
for each other.  The flocking on the velvet and its satin bow added to the allure for me.

I envisage the capelet worn with so many different colours but for its first outing I teamed it with my
black Moyuru skirt and a wool knit top. For some colour I added my orange leather gloves , from Paris last year , a vintage orange hat , black booties and a Spencer and Rutherford tulip bag.

 I  have a confession to make , my love of accessories seems to becoming an obsession .I simply can't
resist adding to my collection at every opportunity- fortunately usually from thrift or recycle stores.
The good thing about accessories , they don't date or wear out and they always fit. We all need a hobby don't we. I have recently turned my son's old bedroom into , as my husband refers to it," a whacking great walk in wardrobe." More collecting to come for sure-well I must use the space.

 A reminder of Spring - only three months to wait for tulip time- I have had this bag from Spencer and Rutherford for several years and it always makes me smile.

I love this orange velvet vintage hat , another purchase from the hat collection of a lady who owns a local bric-a-brac shop,even though it does remind you of a brain.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday and Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb for #iwillwearwhatilike
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Monday, 3 July 2017

A Trip Down Memory Lane

 Today's post is a trip down memory lane for me , a visit to the town of Evandale where I attended
Primary School so many moons ago. The town has embraced its history in recent times and now attracts many tourists . It is home to the National Penny Farthing Championships and attracts riders
from all around the world.

 Sitting outside the Ingleside Bakery , in my school days this was the local hall and the scene of many
Speech Nights and School Concerts ,no doubt complete with daggy costumes and off key singing .
 The main street with its beautifully restored buildings and homes on a peaceful Winter Monday morning.The shop above was the place to go for sweets and milkshakes and I was thrilled to see the inside lovingly restored.
 For my trip down memory lane I chose a new cream jacket from Moyuru which I teamed with a black skirt , also by Moyuru , black leather gloves and black patent leather shoes.
 This little black vintage hat is a new purchase from a local bric-a-brac store. The lady who owns the store is an avid collector and is now selling some of the hats she bought over many years simply because she loved them but never wore them. I am now the proud owner of a few hats from her collection and will most definitely love and wear them.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday ,Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb #iwillwearwhatilike and Style Crone for Hat Attack
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Monday, 26 June 2017

Winter Solstice in Purple

  To celebrate the Winter Solstice I donned my Ted Baker purple wool peplum jacket and black leather skirt and headed to the skate park at Royal Park to check out the latest street art or graffiti , depending on your point of view.


Not quite sure about this one but the pink and black worked well against the purple and it is so much better than the dull grey concrete block wall than it is painted on.
Life is fairly quiet here at present , plenty of time to read , potter and plan future projects.

 
The jacket has a colourful, silky lining - I do like a garment that is as good on the inside as the outside.

 This feathery, velvet hat is one I purchased at a small village in Portugal on my travels last year. The
joy of wearable souvenirs, memories at every wear.

 Winter and boots the perfect match - I have had these suede and fur Aquatalia booties for several Winter's and they remain favourites.

 Linking with Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday
and Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb .

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

The Wedding Skirt Does Winter

 When I purchased this Sarah Puccini skirt for my son's wedding in February last year I envisioned many ways to style the skirt so it would not be just sitting in my closet waiting for a formal occasion,a scarce occurrence in my world.This is the skirt's first Winter outing and I must admit to being rather pleased with how everything came together.

 The skirt was paired with a black fine wool jumper , long black leather gloves, black boots by Paco Herero several Winters old , I am so pleased this toe shape is back again and just proves you should never get rid of things as fashion is so fickle . My black hat has also been with me for many a Winter and was purchased at a sadly, long gone local hat shop.I topped the outfit with a black wool , furry edged shawl. The shawl was originally a much longer wrap,that I recently has shortened, as I never wore it in its original form it was way too long and heavy . I now have the shawl and a scarf , so much more practical to wear.


Apologies for being missing in action for the last two weeks. My first week was planned as I was attending to a long overdue matter that needed my full physical and emotional strength, the second not at all , these photos were taken last week but when the time came for my post I sat at my computer at the ready but could not enter text and what is a blog without text. So after a frustrating week that very much challenged my lack of tech expertise a trip to Hobart fortunately arose and with the help of my son the blog now uses a different browser and the problem was solved, still no idea why this happened , the joy of computers and me.

Joining , finally, Patti for Visible, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb
for #iwillwearwhatilike and Judith at Style Crone for Hat Attack.

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