Monday, 29 January 2018

Keeping It Simple

 We are in the middle of a heatwave in my part of the world and for me as far as dressing goes I like to keep it simple. I am not one to wear floaty maxis ,( although I admire them on others) or head to toe white so my simple choice was black in light fabrics.
 I have recently read Know Your Style by Alyson Walsh ,a fashion journalist and founder of the blog That's Not My Age. In her book Alyson talks about practising style , of working at what we wear until it's perfect. I know I enjoy playing in my closet and combining the old and new in different ways adding accessories as I go. I find this both a calming therapy and a creative outlet . I am convinced that the reason older women have their own sense of style is both because of all those years of practice and the freedom to be themselves,
 Today's simple outfit consists of a black boat neck tee from Paula Ryan, silk pants from Maude Dainty , a couple of bangles and leopard patent cuban heel sandals.
A cool change is forecast for later in the week so I am hoping to get back to my preferred layers.
Raffy decided to get in on the act while we were taking photos in my parched garden, adding the white to my black.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Friday Linkup.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Sometimes It Works , Sometimes Not So Much

 The title of today's post sums it up - an outfit that was OK but not quite hitting the mark and photos that also were a bit off. You know what I mean , the focus is off , the light shifts and the wind blows but this is life- minor annoyances in the scheme of things. I am not a perfectionist by nature otherwise I would have canned these and started over on another day but as we were just passing through the delightful, historic village of Richmond this was never going to happen.
The silver and black skirt is an old Moyuru favourite and is paired with a Sarah Paccini vest and jacket that also has a metallic sheen to the fabric, although you will have to take my word on that as it really didn't show at all in these photos.
 Richmond is in the south of Tasmania in the Coal River Valley ( now a popular fruit and wine growing area ) and an important part of our State's colonial history. The village has many beautifully restored Georgian buildings , many are now used as tourist accommodation, stores and cafes.

The Richmond Bridge was built by convicts in 1823 and is the oldest stone span bridge in Australia.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday 
Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday
and Nancy for Friday Link Up


Sunday, 7 January 2018

A New Year in Spots

Welcoming the New Year in spots , always a great way to start for me as they always make me smile.
Apologies for being missing in action lately , a combination of Christmas , family commitments , some unexpected work and an untimely chest infection meant blogging had to take a back seat for a short time.
 A New Year is always a time to re-assess your focus and there is nothing like a minor illness to bring health and fitness to the fore. I am not one for New Year resolutions as such , experience tells me mine are lucky to make it to the end of January, but rather focus on gradual long lasting improvements.
 Another focus for this year is to continue to play with style and only purchase items I truly love and know will be with me for many years to come.This unusual coloured spot linen jacket (it is neither grey or taupe, somewhere in between) from Australian designers Bec and Bridge and Aussie made too that I found at a local store just before Christmas fills all my criteria .
I also plan to continue to find recycled treasures whenever I can , unfortunately our small town is a bit limited on that score so my eyes are always open for a treasure when I travel.
 Black frilled wide leg silk pants from Maude Dainty, another Aussie small scale designer , a black cami from Paula Ryan , taupe and black Paco Herero mules that have had many Summers and a black boater complete today's outfit.
Joining Judith at Style Crone for Hat Attack, Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fashion Friday.