Sunday, 27 November 2016

Oriental Vibe Amid The Roses


 The roses in my garden are in full bloom , so to compliment their profusion of colours I am
wearing a top by OBI from New Zealand with a floral Oriental vibe paired with one of my ever
faithful Moyuru pieces. I have( rather predictably) added a black and white necklace and vintage
white earrings, my recently acquired Preen sunglasses and a vintage black hat.






To quote that well known song , two of my favourite things , a stack of bangles and old roses. This dear little climbing rose is Adelaide d'Orleans and was bred in France in the first half of the nineteenth century.As a bit of a history buff I am as fascinated by the history of these roses almost as much as I am entranced by their shapes, colour and intoxicating perfume.
The bangles on the other hand are all relatively new, the three similar I purchased at a bazaar in a side
street in Paris for only a few Euros each and the orange one has been with me for a while and to be honest I have no idea of its origin.


The rose behind me is New Dawn and this is quite relevant as this is my first post on a new computer.So apologies if this post is a little awry as all my usual editing tools are on the old
computer. Soon I hope to give Grownupglamour a much needed makover, any input would be
most appreciated.



I will leave you with this one of me enjoying the beautiful Bourbon rose, Variegata di Bologna.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday
Catherine for #iwillwearwhatIlike 
and
Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday
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20 comments

  1. Beautiful roses! I wish I could feel their perfume...Stylish as always, Jill! Adorable bangles and lovely top!

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    1. So kind of you Olga, the roses are at their peak flowering at the moment and my garden is full of their intoxicating scent.

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  2. These photos are especially beautiful and enchanting - two of your favorite things work so well together! I really like this combination. The sculptural details - the jewelry, the hat, - with this delicate blouse create such a great contrast. I am always fascinated with your artistic style, Jill! And your garden is amazing!
    Much love!

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    1. Thank you dear Natalia, glad you enjoyed the garden in full bloom. I must admit to sometimes being rather surprised how a variety of different items all come together, that's the fun of it all isn't it, not to take it all too seriously.

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  3. Beautiful pics, and how gorgeous are your roses? Lovely hat, blouse and bangles too. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Many thanks for your always kind words Patti. This year has been a very good year for the roses, they all are blooming so beautifully.

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  4. Your garden is just amazing! I'm so impressed! That blouse is so pretty too! :)

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    1. You are so kind Laurie , I have had this blouse for some time , it just was perfect with the garden.

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  5. Another lovely outfit. Your top looks like a hand painted silk artwork, and I had a New Dawn rose in my last house, unfortunately we didn't bring it with us, I do miss my roses.

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    1. So good to hear from you again , sounds like you are just so busy . New Dawn is such a pretty rose isn't it , I love its pale pink blooms. Maybe in time some more roses will happen.

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  6. Beautiful roses. It is obvious that your gardening skills are just as great as your styling skills.

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    1. Thank you so much Tiina that is such a great compliment.

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  7. Just like your lovely rose garden, your outfit is a little bit historical and a little bit modern and a whole lot wonderful. The painted top with with your adorable pointy beanie are perfection.

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    1. Connie, you have summed me up perfectly a bit of old and new, thats me.I must admit to liking the painted look of this top.Thank you my dear.

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  8. Jill, what a wonderful design on your shirt, love it.. very pretty! You have great accessories as always, the beanie and colorful bracelets add the perfect touch!
    Have a wonderful week
    Thanks for linking to Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you so much Jess, it is always my pleasure to join Turning Heads Tuesday.

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  9. Roses are the most romantic flowers ... your garden is wonderful and rich in perfect beauty and perfume ... I am envious! :-)

    Those colourful bangles go very well with the top and your hat is super cute!

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  10. So very true Dan , the history , the romance , their beauty and fragrance is why I love my roses.I was rather pleased how the bangles and hat worked out with the outfit.Thankyou Dan,for your kind words.

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  11. I can smell their fragrances, Jill. Your garden looks a perfumed delight. And you compliment your garden beautifully. xx

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth , all my roses are perfumed, I have never seen the point of roses that look beautiful but have no perfume.I always appreciate your kind comments, enjoy your week.

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