Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Black Ruffles and Animal Print Accessories


Playing in the park in black ruffles and animal print accessories. My black wool ruffled jacket by
New Zealand designer Paula Ryan was purchased last year at a local consignment shop and is worn
over a black knit and paired with my favourite Moyuru pants.The animal prints consist of a vintage hat , a rare online purchase from Ruby Lane a couple of years ago when our Aussie dollar was
better against the US dollar , leopard print gloves purchased in Melbourne many Winters ago and Preen sunnies .


 The chance of me climbing in these boots from Estilo Emporio boots is rather unlikely but hey are made for walking. My vintage bag ,from The Vintage Red Fox, that has been featured on the blog previously, completed the outfit.

 I have been giving much thought lately to the joy of dressing for myself and what that really means in my day to day life. I have come to the conclusion that dressing in a way that pleases me is important for my well being on so many different levels.

 I was honoured to be included in a post by Natalia of In the Writers Closet titled "She-roes from around the Globe ". We are all very different in style but to quote Natalia "they share a love of colour,
good design, fun and thoughtful accessories, slow fashion and often vintage or secondhand clothes.
And another thing they have in common is that each of them has her own , unique,  truly individual and absolutely unrepeatable sense of style."'

Winter dressing is my favourite , all those layers , the hats, the gloves , the boots , they suit my own take on structured style. Spring is around the corner , as the first rhododendron suggests, so time to
play in my closet , I hope to add more colour this year.

 Linking with Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.
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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Mixing it up in Black



 Winter is slowly edging toward Spring in my part of the world . Time to play in my closet and mix
it up a bit with items that have not had an outing for quite some time.

My black Moyuru skirt once again the perfect starting point, I knew this skirt was an absolute gem and has surely earned its place in my wardrobe.Don't you just love it when your instincts are spot on. 

 This black leather jacket from Australian designers George Gross and Harry Ho has been lurking in
my closet for several years . It has a jewel like stud on each tiny square and at certain angles they catch the light and shine. On reflection I still am rather fond of this jacket so maybe it will come out
to play more frequently.

 My black suede ankle boots with their crystal studded zipper are from Fiordiluma and have been
with me for many years , so long they probably be considered vintage. They are now special occasion only, as sadly, the heel is a little high for me to wear yet alone walk in for too long but they are a bit special so they will stay.

To add to the sparkly theme I added this little purple veiled hat with its glitzy centre adornment.

Joining ( all be it a little late) Patti for Visible Monday , Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday
and 
Judith at Style Crone for Hat Attack


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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Wattle Time

 It's Wattle blooming time in Tasmania , not only are they are a joy to behold with their sunny yellow
flowers they herald in the last official month of Winter. It has become a bit of a ritual for us to visit
a relatively nearby State Recreational Park in Wattle time for a photoshoot.

 The vibrant yellow of the blooms make the perfect backdrop for my gloves with their colourful finger detail, these are the gloves I found in Lisbon, Portugal last year and bring happy memories of a magical week in Lisbon.

 New brogues found last week for half price at a small local show store, a miracle for me I rarely strike it lucky in end of year sales.

Enjoying my natural surroundings and embracing the changing seasons is certainly something I am more aware of now than in my younger years, I guess time plays a factor here. When we are young
and working and playing hard this is something taken for granted.
My recent Japan trip in Cherry Blossom season certainly opened my eyes to the appreciation of the
joys of nature to the Japanese people and the huge role it plays in the enjoyment of life.

For my Wattle viewing I wore a Marlene Birger leopard print wool top over a black knit, Moyuru pants, Ted Baker hat, sunnies Preen , gloves from Lisbon and Diego and Juliette brogues.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb , Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Winter Layers With a Nod to the Great Gadsby

Enjoying Winter sunshine in my Winter layers , with a nod to the era of the Great Gadsby.


The area that today's photos were taken is Royal Park by the Tamar River , originally the site of a
military barracks . The area was redeveloped as a parkland in the late 1800's . A boardwalk along the riverside was added at the turn of the century. I can see the ladies dressed in their finery strolling along that boardwalk.

My Winter layers consist of items from my closet that have been seen on the blog over several Winters. I have learnt over the years to only buy what I love and will continue to do so for many seasons to come. The slow fashion movement is alive and well in my closet.
I am wearing a wool jacket from Lisa Ho , an Australian designer sadly no longer in business, Moyuru skirt , Studded leather gloves, furry wrap, hat by Caterina Lucci that I have worn for about 25 years and ankle boots .


Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.
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Monday, 17 July 2017

Red for Christmas in July

 What to wear for a car club run in the country and a Christmas in July lunch at a country pub . The obvious choice for me was red with leopard touches - always a favourite of mine.

 Christmas in July is a bit of a local tradition , no doubt started by homesick English folk that felt the cool weather in July is much more suitable for eating heavier Christmas fare . Maybe it just is an excuse to dress your pub in as much Christmas kitsch as is possible. Whatever the reason it was a great drive in the country and an enjoyable lunch with friends.
 After lunch we ventured further afield to a Forest Reserve that was completely new to me but a special spot for John and his family . Fortunately I had sneakers in the car, red suede and bush tracks don't mix. A relatively short walk through the bush to a forest lookout revealed quite a stunning sight  known as the Alumn Cliffs Gorge.

Leaning against an enormous wooden sculpture installation- Soulevement-Triangulaire,pont de vue, that shows three physical reference points.
 Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.
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