A Celebration And A Special Find

 A celebration was in order as today’s post marks the fourth anniversary of Grownup Glamour.
What better way to celebrate than donning a rather special find , a Vivienne Westwood cardigan
that found its way home after I discovered it at a Vintage Red Fox last week.

 It seems hard to believe that four years have passed since I hit publish for the first time.Long time readers of the blog know that this started as a challenge to myself as I was turning 60. I had no idea of the connections I would make with like minded souls around the world. I have gleaned so much on a vast variety of interests from fellow bloggers.
The world of blogging has changed , with many bloggers opting for the relative ease of Instagram, that said I hope to continue along my own way. On my recent trip to Melbourne I was approached by a lady who read the blog and enjoyed my style – I must admit this made my day.

Now to my special find – the Vivienne Westwood cardigan , not something you usually would find in my small town but there it was in black and white and in my size – some things are just meant to be.
Today the cardigan was paired with my faithful Moyuru skirt , a white cami, my Trippen sandals and a straw boater.

The buttons on the cardigan display one of the symbols that feature in Vivienne Westwood’s garments-this one is the Orb.It resembles the Sovereign Orb,which is one of the British Crown Jewels,that was created for the coronation of King Charles11. I have read conflicting ideas on why this is used as a symbol, one is that Vivienne is the Queen of British fashion , another a more rebellious notion. Either way, I just love the buttons.

Trippen Happy sandals , that I purchased last Summer were just perfect for today and no doubt will make many blog appearances over Summer.

Thank you to everyone who takes time to read my blog and leave a comment, you make my day.

 Joining Patti for Visible Monday

Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb

Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday

Judith, Style Crone for Hat Attack

Natalia for Modish Matrons

Nancy for Friday Style Link Up



  1. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    November 6, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Stunning! I'm a great Vivienne Westwood Fan 🙂 You look fabulous in this wonderful cardigan, like made for you ;)Happy Blogbirthday and thanks for linking up with modish matrons. XO Tina

    • Jill James
      November 7, 2017 / 6:53 am

      Thankyou Tina , I have always admired her designs and never imagined I would find one and in my price range, the beauty of recycling.I will enjoy my blogbirthday and hope to continue for many years.My pleasure linking with modish matrons.

  2. Patti
    November 6, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    I love this sweater, and so glad you found it! And I am happy to hear you want to keep blogging – let's keep it going forward, esp us over-60 fashionistas, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      November 7, 2017 / 6:50 am

      Thanks so much Patti, I knew this sweater had to come home the moment I set eyes on it.I plan to continue blogging for quite some time and totally agree that we need us over 60 fashionistas.

  3. Anne Dorney
    November 7, 2017 / 9:30 am

    I look forward to your blog each week to see what fabulous outfit you'll be wearing. I wish there were dome vintage shops in my area, you're so lucky

    • Jill James
      November 8, 2017 / 8:34 am

      Thank you so much Anne , I am so pleased you enjoy my blog and my weekly outfits. Good vintage is rather scarce in my town but sometimes as is the case this time I was lucky.

  4. Penny Kocher
    November 7, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Wow – A Vivienne Westwood, what a find. You look stunning as usual – that skirt! And congratulations on blogging for 4 years – that's about the same time as my blogging career. Interesting about Instagram. For me blogging is about writing rather than the pics, which are, of course, important. I've got an Instagram account but just don't do selfies and decided it wasn't really me as words are my thing. Absolutely agree that the blogging experience is also about the people you meet along the way and the connections with like-minded women. That's why I do it and it's great to hear others, like you, think the same way. All best, Penny x

    • Jill James
      November 8, 2017 / 8:53 am

      Thank you Penny , as you can imagine I was rather chuffed to find the Vivienne Westwood. I totally agree that blogging is more about the writing than the images although I must admit it is not my strong point, and connecting with other women around the world.xx

  5. Nancy Baten
    November 7, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    Oh my god I'm dying here! …..Sorry, Happy Anniversary!But to find a Vivienne Westwood in a thrift store! Oh my, I can't look at it! I want it! No without kidding, I love Vivienne Westwood, her creations and as a woman. Your cardigan is fantastic.

    • Jill James
      November 8, 2017 / 9:00 am

      Oh Nancy I love your sense of humour – the Vivienne Westwood cardigan was an extremely lucky find , like you have always loved the designs but never expected to own one.Thank you for the anniversary wishes.

  6. Anna Parkes
    November 7, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Congratulations my dear! I somehow thought that you've been blogging for so much longer, you seem such a pro. I too, am green with envy at that wonderful find – I've got a pendant of hers with the Orb and just love the symbol as it's very much her icon now. We will all be queuing up around the block in the hope that you may tire of this in due course. As usual you're beautifully put together, so stylish, and individual – bravo!Anna x

    • Jill James
      November 8, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Thank you so much Anna for your kind words. I was so lucky to find this special cardigan and sorry Anna I will wear this for many years to come. Your orb pendant sounds fabulous , hope to see it sometime.

  7. Angelica Domato
    November 7, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    I learned about Moyuru by reading your blog and now it is one of my favourite brands. I love the skirt and the cardigan with its original buttons. Long live uour blog!

    • Jill James
      November 8, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thank you so very much Angelica , I am so happy to have introduced you to Moyuru and know you enjoy their design as much as I do.This Moyuru skirt is one of my favourites and was perfect for the Vivienne Westwood cardigan.Pleased you enjoy my blog.

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    November 12, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    How wonderful Jill was that that a woman recognized you and your blog.Congratulations on your 4th blog anniversary! time does go by, as i am almost there too.What a find! I love the detailed buttons and nautical look with your straw hat. Those sandals are so cool, love em!thanks for linking!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

    • Jill James
      November 13, 2017 / 9:42 am

      Thank you Jess for your kind words, the four years have flown by .I must admit to being quite chuffed to be recognized by a reader in Melbourne .I was very lucky to find this treasure and know it will be with me for many years to come.

  9. mummabstylish
    November 17, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Well done on your anniversary. I'm fairly new to blogging will be two years old in march! You've found the perfect charity shop find – well done and thanks for sharing. Jacquiwww.mummabstylish.com

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