Sunday, 7 October 2018

New For Summer

  I have been a very naughty girl this past week, not only purchasing this new Moyuru check skirt but also this wonderful poets blouse and vest. The Moyuru skirt is the one I mentioned last week that I found in Hobart, that I fell for instantly. Much the same can be said for the M.Dainty blouse and vest.
I spied them in a local store that I was visiting with a dear friend, who insisted I try them on and as they say the rest is history.

How could I leave them, they are black and white , designed in Australia and of the finest fabrics, especially the shirt , it is a fine cotton and they will work with all my wardrobe so will become favourites for many years to come.

 The shirt also has the best sleeves and the vest an interesting cross over back.

 Experience has taught me not to leave things you love because you will miss out. In my small city the places I do shop retail only ever get one or two of each garment , unlike major chain stores with never ending supplies.

The skirt is a definite winner for me with its two tiered hemline, interesting shape and , not to mention it has pockets, what more could a girl want.
I also have a wide variety of black and white bangles to pair them with . The other finishing touches are vintage earrings , black sunnies and my Trippen sandals.

 Finishing this post with a couple of the early roses in my garden. I was rather pleased when they bloomed early for me as I will miss many of my roses this year as we are away in Europe.
I know I will be visiting many wonderful gardens , including Monet's garden at Giverney that I saw in its Spring glory last time so am looking forward to its Autumn colours.
I plan to post while I am away , as long as the internet and technical goblins don't have other ideas, so those posts may be more travel than style or maybe both.

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


Monday, 1 October 2018

Neutrals In The Botanical Gardens

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are the second oldest in Australia , established in 1818, and to celebrate their bi-centenary they are awash with Spring colour.
So as to not upstage Mother Nature I dressed in neutrals ( not really they just appealed that morning).

 Tulips have long been a Spring favourite of mine for their vibrant colours. I have a few in my garden that make an appearance each year but nothing compares to a mass planting of them in single colours.

 The gardens are in Hobart , our states capital city , and the city where my eldest son and daughter-in-law call home. We drove down to catch up with them both before we head off overseas next week.
After a lovely lunch with our son Zac at Dacci and Dacci , a French styled cafe , John and I headed into the city centre for a quick wander. John was on the lookout for new boots but came away empty handed. I, on the other hand , came home with a new Moyuru skirt. All will be revealed in a further post, suffice to say I am thrilled and know it will be on high rotation.

 Now back to the garden tour , this arch was built for the 150th. anniversary in 1968. The camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons were right at their peak flowering .

Looking out over this pond at the gardens brings back memories of times past with my children and watching the antics of the resident ducks. It really does seem like yesterday that I was there with little Zac, soon to become a father for the first time. My next visit here to visit the ducks will be with a new generation and more happy memories will be made, the circle continues.

Today's neutrals are old favourites, a Paule Ka cardigan, Moyuru skirt, Fly London shoes, Preen sunnies and black boater.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday,Nancy for Fancy Friday Linkup.