Oriental Vibe Amid The Roses

 The roses in my garden are in full bloom , so to compliment their profusion of colours I am
wearing a top by OBI from New Zealand with a floral Oriental vibe paired with one of my ever
faithful Moyuru pieces. I have( rather predictably) added a black and white necklace and vintage
white earrings, my recently acquired Preen sunglasses and a vintage black hat.

To quote that well known song , two of my favourite things , a stack of bangles and old roses. This dear little climbing rose is Adelaide d’Orleans and was bred in France in the first half of the nineteenth century.As a bit of a history buff I am as fascinated by the history of these roses almost as much as I am entranced by their shapes, colour and intoxicating perfume.
The bangles on the other hand are all relatively new, the three similar I purchased at a bazaar in a side
street in Paris for only a few Euros each and the orange one has been with me for a while and to be honest I have no idea of its origin.

The rose behind me is New Dawn and this is quite relevant as this is my first post on a new computer.So apologies if this post is a little awry as all my usual editing tools are on the old
computer. Soon I hope to give Grownupglamour a much needed makover, any input would be
most appreciated.

I will leave you with this one of me enjoying the beautiful Bourbon rose, Variegata di Bologna.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday

Catherine for #iwillwearwhatIlike 


Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday



  1. Olga Rani
    November 28, 2016 / 6:05 am

    Beautiful roses! I wish I could feel their perfume…Stylish as always, Jill! Adorable bangles and lovely top!

    • Jill James
      November 28, 2016 / 9:18 am

      So kind of you Olga, the roses are at their peak flowering at the moment and my garden is full of their intoxicating scent.

  2. Natalia Lialina
    November 28, 2016 / 7:04 am

    These photos are especially beautiful and enchanting – two of your favorite things work so well together! I really like this combination. The sculptural details – the jewelry, the hat, – with this delicate blouse create such a great contrast. I am always fascinated with your artistic style, Jill! And your garden is amazing!Much love!

    • Jill James
      November 28, 2016 / 9:22 am

      Thank you dear Natalia, glad you enjoyed the garden in full bloom. I must admit to sometimes being rather surprised how a variety of different items all come together, that's the fun of it all isn't it, not to take it all too seriously.

  3. Patti
    November 28, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Beautiful pics, and how gorgeous are your roses? Lovely hat, blouse and bangles too. xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      November 29, 2016 / 5:27 am

      Many thanks for your always kind words Patti. This year has been a very good year for the roses, they all are blooming so beautifully.

  4. Laurie Duncan
    November 28, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Your garden is just amazing! I'm so impressed! That blouse is so pretty too! 🙂

    • Jill James
      November 29, 2016 / 5:28 am

      You are so kind Laurie , I have had this blouse for some time , it just was perfect with the garden.

  5. diaryofapennypincher
    November 28, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Another lovely outfit. Your top looks like a hand painted silk artwork, and I had a New Dawn rose in my last house, unfortunately we didn't bring it with us, I do miss my roses.

    • Jill James
      November 29, 2016 / 5:31 am

      So good to hear from you again , sounds like you are just so busy . New Dawn is such a pretty rose isn't it , I love its pale pink blooms. Maybe in time some more roses will happen.

  6. Tiina L
    November 29, 2016 / 7:32 am

    Beautiful roses. It is obvious that your gardening skills are just as great as your styling skills.

    • Jill James
      November 30, 2016 / 2:44 am

      Thank you so much Tiina that is such a great compliment.

  7. Connie
    November 29, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Just like your lovely rose garden, your outfit is a little bit historical and a little bit modern and a whole lot wonderful. The painted top with with your adorable pointy beanie are perfection.

    • Jill James
      November 30, 2016 / 2:46 am

      Connie, you have summed me up perfectly a bit of old and new, thats me.I must admit to liking the painted look of this top.Thank you my dear.

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    November 29, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    Jill, what a wonderful design on your shirt, love it.. very pretty! You have great accessories as always, the beanie and colorful bracelets add the perfect touch!Have a wonderful weekThanks for linking to Turning heads tuesdayjess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      November 30, 2016 / 2:48 am

      Thank you so much Jess, it is always my pleasure to join Turning Heads Tuesday.

  9. dan
    November 30, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Roses are the most romantic flowers … your garden is wonderful and rich in perfect beauty and perfume … I am envious! :-)Those colourful bangles go very well with the top and your hat is super cute!

  10. Jill James
    December 1, 2016 / 5:49 am

    So very true Dan , the history , the romance , their beauty and fragrance is why I love my roses.I was rather pleased how the bangles and hat worked out with the outfit.Thankyou Dan,for your kind words.

  11. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    December 2, 2016 / 5:49 am

    I can smell their fragrances, Jill. Your garden looks a perfumed delight. And you compliment your garden beautifully. xx

    • Jill James
      December 3, 2016 / 6:44 am

      Thank you Elizabeth , all my roses are perfumed, I have never seen the point of roses that look beautiful but have no perfume.I always appreciate your kind comments, enjoy your week.

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