Sunday, 15 January 2017

Neutrals, Stripes and Tasmanian History

On a drive by the Tamar River , not far from where I live , we stopped by this lovely church, a part
of our Tasmanian history. Auld Kirk was built between 1843 and 1844 by both convict and free
labour and is still a big part of the community today.

 Timeless neutrals seemed perfect to take in some local history. I discovered this beige and white
Basler cotton jacket at a local recycle store a while ago and must admit to being rather pleased
with its shape and finishing touches, it has gorgeous shell like buttons. I know beige gets a rather
bad wrap as being bland and boring but for me it will always play a part in my wardrobe. Wear what
you like and what suits you I say.

The jacket was paired with Moyaru pants that are a darker blue with a black and tan stripe and
light brown suede slingbacks from many seasons ago that sadly get few outings these days due
to the heel height, oh how easy it is to get out of the way of wearing heels. My hat is another old
favourite from Crochetta , purchased in Sydney long ago .I also wore cream vintage clip on earrings,
a necklace and my usual sunnies.

On another note , more overseas travel in the pipeline, we are off to Japan in mid March , so much
planning to be done but to say I am a little excited would be an understatement.If anyone has travelled there any ideas would be most welcome.

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Monday, 2 January 2017

New Year- No Resolutions

A New Year has begun and with it the usual thoughts on resolutions full of good intentions, that for
me anyway, last about a week if I'm lucky so this year no lists of New Year Resolutions . Instead I plan to be mindful and grateful for every day and appreciate the people in my life and the joys we share.

Apologies for my absence from blogging land over the last two weeks . My excuse , a combination of the usual Christmas madness and following my son as he ran in a series of Athletic Carnivals held over the Christmas /NewYear in various parts of our state. (He is in green).

Spreading my wings in this new top by Viktoria & Woods, a Christmas gift from my husband , it is
designed and made in Australia and a soft, pure cotton. The designers statement very much echoes many of my own sentiments , "' Our approach is to create effortless wardrobe staples with a contemporary feel and luxe vibe that are timeless.We embrace textiles that leave a lighter footprint
on the planet whenever possible and the integrity of how and where our product is made remains a passionate focus".

The bush background echoes the licorice black of my old faithful Moyuru pants that were perfect
with my new top. I also added a muti-strand pearly and black necklace that I have worn and loved for more years than I care to remember, sunnies from Karen Walker and bronze platform shoes by Robert Clergerie,

My little hat was a very generous Christmas gift from Pretty Woman Clothing Boutique , here in
Launceston. I do love how with its feathery adornment on the back , you look as good leaving as you do coming. One hope for 2017 is that my hat collection will continue to grow, this is a wonderful start, thank you Anna.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year

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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Black and Red By The Riverside

A stroll by the riverside wearing black and red was the order of the day. Black and red have long
been a favourite combination of mine so when I spied this top at a local recycled clothing store I
knew it had to mine.

The top is mesh with the interesting lady in red velvet and was purchased by its previous owner
in Canada , the label is Donna .Glad the previous owner let it go as I really love it and it is the
perfect companion for my Moyuru skort and last years black wedges.

When I started my stroll the day was cool so I had on my Caroline Moore leather crop jacket . To complete the outfit I added a collection of red and black bangles , a red necklace and black sunnies.

Finishing today's post with these Christmas lilies in my garden, they smell divine .
Sending all my best wishes for a safe and happy Christmas.

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Floral Overload

Nature had produced a floral overload in my front garden with this pretty pink rose , Cherub, really
outdoing herself this year. Not to be outdone by Mother Nature I donned my floral wrap from Ted
Baker that reminds me of an olde world painting with its black background and pot pourri of blooms.

I paired the wrap with a plum coloured skirt , a recycle gem that has made a previous appearance
in Winter guise, and my grey cardigan with its fringe edges from Sabatini. I am enjoying rediscovering my cardigans again after not wearing them for a few seasons, so glad I don't part with
old favourites just because they haven't been worn continually.My orange, pink and mauve sandals
have seen several Summers and are the ultimate in comfort.

The cream rose is named Seafoam and is one of a pair of weeping roses that I planted many years
ago . Today it is a wonderful backdrop for my grey hat that I purchased from a milliner at a pop up
Makers Market in Paris.

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Minimial - White Shirt and a Boater

Summer has finally arrived in my part of the world and as I often do I turned to a white shirt and
a broad brimmed hat. My white shirt is a new one purchased in Melbourne on my recent visit.
I was rather pleased when I found it as I have been on the search for the perfect white shirt for
quite some time. You really wouldn't have thought it would be so tricky to find but it was or am I
just too fussy . I did have requirements , it must cotton , made in Australia and have a little pizazz.
This one is made in Melbourne by Tiffany Treleor and is pure cotton and I love its style.

To complete the look for my first Summer post I added a black Moyuru skirt and my new straw
boater, another item I had been on the lookout for and came across last week at Yeltour, a local

Round black sunglasses by Preen and some black earrings top off my minimal look.
Speaking of minimal , I have finally given my blog a makeover . After much deliberation
and playing with templates I choose this one , Minum, from Pigdig in the U.K. I felt it
reflected my own aesthetic perfectly.I had read nothing but good reports about Pigdig and I
too found them to be extremely helpful , they even installed it for me , a bonus for technically
challenged me. Thank you to Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb as it was on her blog that I
first read about this company.

My first pair of Trippen Happy sandals.Their name suits them perfectly , so comfortable and a delight to wear .I am indeed one happy girl.

Sometimes, I do take my lead from my garden, this gorgeous black and white oriental poppy was
in full bloom this week.

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