Monday, 28 September 2015

The Threads That Connect

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet , regardless of time , place or circumstance.
The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.

A red thread , this time in the form of this scarf , brings my basic black pieces together. I find this time of
year a bit of a challenge on the wardrobe front , the weather neither warm or cold , and I am in need of
a change. This year instead of rushing out and buying new things I am ringing the changes with accessories.
I found this scarf at a local gift shop in our neighborhood , while filling in time and delaying a supermarket
shop . I knew it was a perfect match for my 1960's cap , that I found recently.

I teamed my scarf and cap with a black tunic from Nicola Waite and black pants , some red and cream bangles and my black In Zu bag, which is as light as a feather. To reflect the black glasses on the scarf
I am also wearing my crazy black catseye glasses from Tom Ford.

The grey on the scarf is actually a cat's face , nothing like a glasses wearing cat to brighten up my day.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday
#iwillwearwhatIlike with Not Dressed as Lamb
Turning Heads Tuesday with Jess 
at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
and later in the week Hat Attack
with Style Crone


Monday, 21 September 2015

Chevron Stripes in City Park

Strolling in City Park , wearing a black and white chevron stripe poncho, purchased recently from
Yeltour , one of our small family owned local clothing stores , at least it was , as of the end of this
month it will become part of a much larger interstate group of stores. I have been shopping there
since it began trading in about 1970 and we have grown up together.I know this is a sign of the times
but I always have a tinge of sadness when a local small business is lost.

I have had my little rant now back to the park.
City Park is always an enjoyable place to visit, with its many Victorian features, such as this cast iron
drinking fountain built in honour of Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1887.

Wasn't it so very generous of the children to present this to the city for future generations to enjoy.
I always love the elaborate details from the Victorian era, when over the top was never too much.

Perching rather precariously  on the edge of a rather elaborate fountain in another area of the park. Looking
back over the shots we have taken today is a gentle reminder of some of the beauty we are surrounded by
and really just take for granted. Our small city has so much to offer in terms of natural beauty , so easily
overlooked as we attend to our every day.

Blowing in the breeze, as I reflect on the future of this city and my place in it.

Wearing boots by Paco Herero , for # iwillwearwhatilike with Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, this weeks theme is statement shoes and these days as my feet have changed , this is my version of statement shoes(or more correctly boots).

Finishing with the glorious colour of these poppies blooming in the park.

Joining Patti and friends
 for Visible Monday.
Jess at Elegantly Dressed 
and Stylish for
Turning Heads Tuesday.


Monday, 14 September 2015

Winter Revisited

After what was our coldest Winter for thirty six years , so says the weather man, Spring has finally arrived
over the last few days bringing much needed sunshine . Before I pack away my Winter coats ,jackets
and hats until next year , I am revisiting some of my favourite Winter outfits. I am pleased with the way
my favourite older pieces mixed with the new (or new to me) pieces. I like nothing better than rediscovering
an old favourite that may not have been worn for a season or two restyling it and a new favourite emerges.

Do you rediscover old favourites and make them new favourites?

Joining Patti for Visible Monday and Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Burnt Orange and Spring Blooms

 Today's Spring sunshine called for colour, so I chose to wear burnt orange , a colour more often
evoking Autumn (or Fall depending where you hail from) but who cares I am rather fond of this colour
and wear it regardless of season.

I was away for a few days and came home to my magnolia tree in full bloom . I planted this tree more than
twenty five years ago and every year it rewards me with its magnificent blooms that perfume the whole garden. Spring beauty is often short lived but so wonderful in all its exhuberance.

Raffy just had to make a guest appearance, anyway I have always thought orange and white make a
good combination.

Wearing a vintage 1950's hat , that I purchased at an antique store in the small town of Daylesford. The hat
is made from wool felt and feathers in the most gorgeous red brown with touches of red, black, blue , white
and green. I must admit it was love at first sight and new it just had to come home with me.

I love how the change of seasons sparks a renewal of thought and actions , for me along with some other
ideas I have decided to inject some colour into my normal monochrome wardrobe. We will see how things evolve as time rolls on.
Today I am wearing a coat from Ark( seen on several different occasions) , black pants, a silk wrap ( from Paris , a kind gift from a friend ) , orange and mustard bangles and my new hat.

Joining Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb for I will wear what I like , this weeks theme is colour
and Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.