Monday, 28 December 2015

2015 A Year in Hats, Almost

Today' s post is a quick recap of some of my favorites from 2015, chosen in no particular order.
I have continued to explore my own sense of style this year and have embraced change as it presents
itself. My hat collection continues to grow as I seek out interesting shapes , colours and textures.

Colour , usually over my beloved black has found its place in my wardrobe and I have promised
myself that I will experiment with different colour combinations in 2016.

It is no co-incidence that several of my favourite outfits are of Winter coats and jackets. As much
as I love our Summer weather I really love warm Winter dressing, maybe that would change if I lived
in a harsher climate.

I have enjoyed searching my home town and surrounds for interesting locations for photos, you
really do look with a fresh set of eyes. You really do uncover some hidden gems such as this beautiful
garden about an hour away from home that we visited in the Spring.
Taking the photos every week together has ( mostly) been a lot of fun and I feel it has created a shared
interest , always a good thing.

Interstate travel to Sydney (the shot above with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge ) , Melbourne and
country Victoria were some of the highlights of 2015 for me.
2016 will see us travel further afield , we have booked to travel to Paris in April , where we will spend
a month and then travel to Spain and Portugal.

I would like to say thank you to everyone who reads my little blog and to those that take time to comment,
you kind words are so appreciated.

I hope everyone has a safe and joyous New Year.

Joining Jess at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish for Turning Heads Tuesday.


Monday, 21 December 2015

Wearing Beige

Beige is usually one of those nothing sort of colours that I tend to shy away from but the shape of
this jacket with its fluted sleeves and flowery buttons with a sparkly centre spoke my name.
The fact that it was in my local recycled clothing store on half price day made it ha no-brainer.
Now every time I see beige, it reminds  me of artist Sue Kreitzman , who was featured in The Fabulous Fashionistas and her motto " don't wear beige it may kill you'.

Anyhow I survived a busy day at work despite my wearing beige and called in to visit my sister on my way
home and took advantage of her pretty garden for this weeks shots.We have both inherited our love of
gardening from our mother and share a passion for roses.

I just had to include this shot showing the sparkly centre of the rosette buttons on the jacket.
I wore the jacket over my black Moyuru pants and a black camisole and wore long, dangly earrings and
two bangles and my old Chanel sunglasses.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas
and a joyous New Year.


Monday, 14 December 2015

Under the Arches

Today's post is  short and sweet , as befits this busy time of year. These few shots were taken under
the rose arch at the entrance to our house. The roses name is Cherub and I think it describes perfectly
this sweet little rose.

 I was on the way to the MG Car Club's Christmas lunch party, which turned out to be a pleasant day full
of catching up with friends , both old and new, good wine and food.

Wearing a longish multi-coloured silk tunic , purchased from my local recycled clothing store, over white
wide legged pants and an orange and aqua bangle and white milk glass beads.It was still a little cool so
I topped this with my white cotton jacket.
Frankly, I am not really sure about this tunic , especially after seeing these photos but it is cool and comfortable so maybe it will stay for this Summer. The joy of the recycled store is at least I have not paid
big dollars so if it is not right no harm done to the budget.

I think the main reason for the purchase is this cerise Charles Jourdan bag that I purchased from the
same store last year with not really a thing to go with it, I just loved the colour and shape.
Maybe, lesson learned don't buy to match the bag.
That's all for now , hope everyone is having a good week and enjoying this busy time of year.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday and Jess for Elegantly Dressed and Stylish.


Monday, 7 December 2015

About Face

The moment I saw this black and white top I knew it had to be mine, not only was it my favourite
colour combination but the unusual about face graphics reminded me of a piece of art work.
I always have been fascinated with the idea of wearable art and this is something I plan to persue and
hopefully collect more pieces along the way.

Our Civic Square was the setting for this weeks shots , this area is home for the library, state government offices, police station and our Town Hall. As it was Sunday it was a quiet spot much different to during the week.It is also home to these very fine bronzes of the Tasmanian Tiger (or Thylacine) , a now extinct animal.
The last one died in a zoo in Hobart (our capital city) in 1920. Even though it is called a tiger it really was
more of a wild dog.

Standing on the steps of our Town Hall, a mid-Victorian building dating from 1867. One of the things I like
about my home town is the number of well preserved early buildings.

Black and white against the grand pillars of the Town Hall, my top is from Sarah Pacini , pants
by Moyuru, some of my black and white bangle collection,earrings purchased a thrift shop in Melbourne,
black pixie hat bought online from Ruby Lane , sunglasses , Chanel , black patent wedges from
Sonia Rykiel that have seen many Summers.

I ran into my stylish friend Jan while we were taking photos and she kindly agreed to pose together.
We have only known each other for just over a year but when we meet it really is as if we have been
friends forever. The joy and importance of our female friendships can never be under estimated.

Appreciating the friendships with Patti at Visible Monday and Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.