Dark florals , a yellow bag and a river , what do these have in common , well nothing really just a happy coincidence. I had chosen the dark floral velvet jacket and added the bright yellow bag for contrast and set off on a drive to take today’s photos. We had arrived at the chosen spot only to discover that I had neglected to put the SD card in the camera , normally I do check but not today.After a short drive to the nearest store , SD card installed , a closer location was chosen by the Tamar River. Note to self ALWAYS check the camera in future.
The dark floral velvet by Kenzo was a special purchase last October in Melbourne , when I met up with several friends to visit the Dior Exhibition. I discovered it at Shag, a recycled clothing store , that was suggested by Suzi a Melbourne local who is also a stylist. I have been waiting patiently to wear the jacket since it came home . I am not really a floral girl but have always held a special spot for dark florals and it is velvet.
Now to the yellow bag , it is made by an Italian artisan maker Desiree Lupi and I must admit I fell for the colour. The bag also comes with a story , I purchased it from Il Pavone , a store owned by a friend that I was also working at on a casual basis. Long story short after a few months the store sadly was no more as the business took a new direction and I was once again retired.
Reflections on the river on a clear Winter day always take some beating. I am not a boating person but I certainly can see the attraction.
Life has been fairly quiet here of late and I must admit to becoming rather lax but I have given myself a good talking to . It is just too easy in Winter to spend the day in my comfy workout gear with no makeup and not venturing out the door. My new mantra is to make an effort regardless , even just to spend time in the garden. Maybe I need to take daily outfit shots to encourage me , not necessarily to post. I will update on that outcome.
Linking with Patti for Not Dead Style, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb , Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fashion Friday Linkup.
P.S. A big thank you for your advice re my commenting issue. Still mulling over changing to WordPress.