Today’s outfit started with this vintage chocolate brown Kangol beret, a recent purchase from a local recycled clothing store. The other items are all oldies but goodies from many Winters ago. The taupe wool jacket with its embroidery and covered buttons is from Lisa Ho , one of my favourite Aussie designer over the years but no longer in business and the spotted top is by Marlene Birger and the wool skirt is from Verge, a New Zealand company.
I wore this outfit to meet my sister-in-law at the airport on her return from Niger in West Africa, where she had been teaching for the last year. The flight was delayed so we decided to have coffee while we waited. No problem you would think but things had changed at our local airport and to enter the waiting area you pass through security. No real problem but the skirt has an attached belt with metal clasps thus setting off the metal alarms. Much to my husband’s amusement I had to be fully searched , note to self never wear this skirt to travel.
A closeup of the beret reveals the reason I fell for it, I can never resist a tassel yet alone two.
You can also see a little more of the jacket details , the roses and leaves , and my button necklace.
My Winter garden is now coming to life with some of my favourites . The pink japonica blooms faithfully every year and adds some much needed colour. This japonica and a white one attract the birds and we have the same species of small birds that I think may be a type of honey eater that I look forward to seeing each Winter.
The snowdrops are poking their heads through the fallen leaves, it is never cold enough for snow here.
Joining Patti at Visible Monday , Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.