Monday, 24 March 2014

Burnt Orange In The Park

Out and about, visiting one of our local parks, named Princess Square, which has been a
public garden since the 1850's. 

The  imposing fountain has been in its pride of place since 1857
and the fish  in the outside ponds have provided much entertainment for
generations of children, including my sister and I and then our children.

A duster coat in burnt orange mimics the
turning colours of the leaves on the many
old giant oak trees.

Adding a wide brim, velvet trim hat that I have had since
the early 1980's, an animal print top, black pants
and suede sling backs, quite high so
sadly only worn when not much walking involved.

The spire in the background is St, Johns Church,one of our 
beautiful early colonial churches.

This fellow is William Pugh, an early physician, who pioneered
anaesthesia here, at the building in the backgound, 
which was St. Johns Hospital, now a private residence.

Here ends today's tour, I enjoyed sharing a 
part of my world with you!

Wearing Coat by Ark,

Animal print top Marlene Birger

Black pants Mosaic

Shoes  Salvadore Sapera

Hat    Crochetta

Beads, resin bracelets

Joining Visible Monday
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A little glamour, my way, everday.


Monday, 17 March 2014


Autumn has finally arrived in my part of the world,
bringing some much needed rain and cooler

I love Autumn it is my favourite time of year, 
not just in the garden but in my clothes as well.

I love the little touches on this
sweater, the cutout on the shoulder,
the bow on the neck and the contrast stripes 
on the sleeves and hem.
They make an otherwise plain black
sweater much more interesting.

Autumn also is glimpsed in the earthy tones
of the beads, a mixture of wood, stone
and glass, that has been waiting for the
right time to come out and play.

My long black skirt has rows of cream
wool stitching, every row  seems to be a
different stitch.( I have owned this skirt
for many Autumns and it was not until 
now that I noticed this..)
How observant am I?

Another little touch.

Linking with the stylish 
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Sunday, 9 March 2014


Standing next to my husband's pride and joy, an MG TD 1953.
This car and I were both born in the same year.

The car is now classified as vintage for registration purposes, so
I'm not sure if that makes me vintage too.

Adding a red sash, from another dress, changes
the look of a coat that I have owned and loved for 
quite a while.

Both my new necklace and my black pixie hat are having
 their first outing.

My red bow slingbacks were the order of the day.

Its always fun taking something well worn and
loved and adding a new touch to make it
sing again!

Wearing a coat by Harry Who, an Australian designer, 
who retired his business last year after designing for 
40 years.
Worn over black crop pant and long singlet top 
by Paula Ryan.
My red shoes are Urban Sole.
Black pixie hat is 1940,s , my first online hat purchase,
from Alley Cats Vintage through Ruby Lane.

Linking up with the lovely ladies on 
Visible Monday and Tres Chic Style Bits.

A little glamour, my way, everday.


Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Enjoying early Autumn sun in the garden with a plant known as Solidago
or Golden Rod behind me. The top I'm wearing has come out a paler
yellow but is really much brighter, a true bright chartreuse. 

Note to self must remember not to wear
voluminous tops . (specially when its breezy,
looking pregnant, impossible at 60).
Put this in the live and learn file.

Treated myself to the hairdresser today,
slight change of style, back to fuller fringe(bangs),
pleased with the result.
Always good , a little pampering.

Linking up with Tres Chic Style Bits.



Saturday, 1 March 2014


Wearing black and white, a summer staple of mine.

This shirt by Nicola Waite from several seasons ago 
still continues to be a favourite.

My black straw jockey style cap purchased  this year
has fast become a go to.

I have been making the most of our early Autumn  weather,
spending much time in my garden, it is in need of much TLC.
Also enjoying revisting favourite wardrobe choices of this summer
before the cool really hits.
No doubt anyone reading this in the Northern Hemisphere is maybe doing the
same but in reverse and hoping for warmer weather.!

Joining all the wonderful hats at Style Crone.