Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Black and White Amongst The Blooms

Back in my perennial  favourite combination of black and white to showcase the beauty of the Spring blooms in my garden.The magnolia with her pale pink blooms is a breathtaking sight.

 The flowering currant behind me with its bracts of pretty pink flowers reminds me of past times spent with cousins in my grandmother's garden in the countryside.
 This camellia reticulata with its large hot pink blooms is probably my favourite of all the camellias in the garden .
 Today's black and white outfit is a combination of elements from my closet. The starting point was my Sarah Paccini vest , paired with a white shirt and Moyuru pants.I added my little wool hat that I purchased earlier this Winter , a brooch, black and white gloves from Paris last year ( a souvenier that keeps on giving) and Fly London shoes ( a charity shop find for a whole $4.00).
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fashion Friday.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Cream and Red Play in the Park

 A sunny albeit windy Spring morning was the perfect opportunity to break out a lighter outfit for a visit to the City Park , which is looking quite a picture with all the Spring blooms.

 After my darker colours of Winter it was fun to don my old favourite cream and pair it with red. The asymetrical red spot and cream top by Alembika is a new seasons purchase and I know when our weather finally warms up will have many outings.
 The top is paired with drop crotch pants by Western Australian designer Megan Salmon and a jacket from Ted Baker , an old favourite of mine. I love a jacket and have amassed quite a collection over time, with our unpredictable weather they always come in handy.
 A taupe bag , cream tassel brogues , red circle earrings, Chanel sunnies in taupe and black and a bangle stack in cream and red complete todays outfit.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb,
Nancy for Funday Friday .

Monday, 4 September 2017

A Berry Start To Spring

Spring has arrived in my part of the world heralding the arrival of the first magnolia blooms on my tree , an event that never ceases to amaze me as the bare branches become a confection of pink blooms.

To celebrate the arrival of Spring my colour of the day was berry or grape depending on your point of view. I am not one to embrace the supposed colours of the season as dictated by "experts", as far as colour goes I simply choose to wear what I like and what suits me.
Spring also comes with uncertain weather , today went from sunshine to rain to hail and then back to sunshine , thus a change of location mid photo session today from the garden to the industrial site.

Both of today's berry pieces are from Return to Splendour , a local consignment store. The skirt is from Kokomorino and the jacket from Bec and Bridge , Australian designers, I love the blanket stitch edging on this little jacket, takes me back to school sewing classes.
Finishing touches are a black knit beret , a double string necklace that I have had for many years, sunnies from Karen Walker , a multi- colour bangle and a wide belt from Crochetta . I am enjoying rediscovering my belt collection, goes to prove never part with anything , its time will come again.

Joining Patti for Visible, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Friday Link Up.