Monday, 14 May 2018

Casual Blacks and My Happy Place

 I am sure we all have somewhere that we call our happy place .For me it is the Cataract Gorge , a natural river gorge about 15 minutes from home. The natural beauty of this area and its many walks never seems to fail me but I do admit to enjoying it more at this time of year with its pretty Autumn tones and lack of visitors, selfish I know.
It is a great place for walking as there are many walking paths , some flat and easy , others steep and
tricky but providing stunning views. It was always popular as a family outing when the children were growing up, to either walk, picnic or swim in the pool during Summer.
I also found it a very healing place as I grieved following the loss of my daughter several years ago.

 Every vista evokes memories , I remember swimming, socialising and sunbaking on the rock pools under the suspension bridge as a teenager and I have the sun spots to show for my lack of sun smarts.



The resident peacocks always provide colour and delight the visitors.They were introduced here in the late 1800's as part of the parklands area that surrounds the gorge. 


 Today's outfit is rather casual and all has featured many times previously but this is real life not one that is picture perfect and my clothes are worn on repeat.My now slightly faded black Moyuru pants , black knit and leather Harry Who jacket were paired with multi-coloured beads and Clomp comfy lace-up shoes with white and red eyes, that doesn't really show.

Apologies not only for being absent from blogging but not visiting others, computer problems hopefully now sorted.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.
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15 comments

  1. A beautiful and meaningful place, Jill. So much of nature's splendor in one place! And you look smart in your casual blacks, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Many thanks Patti , your words describe my happy place perfectly.

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  2. It is a lovely spot Jill and you always look great.

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    1. Thank you Janice , it is indeed a lovely spot well worth a visit if you ever are in this neck of the woods.

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  3. What a stunning place! And your ’casual’ look is very cool and stylish.

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    1. Thank you Tiina, this my idea of casual just right for a walk in one of my favourite spots.

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  4. Your spot has an Asian serenity to it that suits your style so well. If I lived anywhere near, it would certainly be my preferred place too.

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    1. Thank you Tine I am so pleased you enjoyed my visit to share my happy place.

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  5. What a beautiful spot, the muted tones are picture postcard perfect Autumn with that stunning peacock to sock you in the eye with colour.
    Your casual is a million times more stylish than most people's dressed up and I adore you for it. xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Vix it is always at its best in Autumn. I do appreciate your kind comments on my casual.xx

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  6. What a beautiful place! I love your trousers, such an unusual design. Fab sunglasses too!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thank you Emma it is a beautiful spot. I have had my Moyuru pants for a few seasons, it was the unusual design that convinced me to buy them.

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  7. What a wonderfull photo that last one! A place by water is always magnificient!

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    1. Many thanks Nancy , I totally agree that anywhere by the water is the best.

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  8. Your outfit is very sophisticated and I really love the monochromatic look with your fresh assessories . Your happy place is quite beautiful . It’s not at all selfish to want to have it to yourself. The Vista is so calming and I really enjoyed this post. Oh, and that peacock !! Have a happy weekend ahead!
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    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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