As I penned the title for this post I had that famous song by Julie Andrews from Sound of Music continually running through my brain (boy does that date me as it was way back in 1959).
As much as I do love “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens”( the first line from the song) , my favourite things involve spending time with friends and family and putting outfits together for the occasion . My black and white layers were my choice for an MG Car Club run in the country followed by an enjoyable lunch at a riverside restaurant. The day was cool with threatening rain so it was a tops up sports car day.
Black and white has always been one of my favourites and I know that will not change any time soon.The layers are a combination of items from my closet but for some reason I hadn’t put together previously. The pants are old Moyuru favourites from many seasons ago , the white shirt is also Moyuru from last Summer worn with a thermal tee and a fine black knit underneath for warmth and topped with a Sarah Paccini top. I found this top in the city of Mulhouse, France on our trip in 2016.
We were in Mulhouse to fulfill one of John’s must see’s on his wish list- to visit the Cite de l’Áutomobile Museum containing the Schlumpf collection of historical cars. Although this was interesting I must admit I was more excited to find a Sarah Paccini shop , not easy to find, where I purchased this top . Finding black and white accessories is another of my favourite things , the sunnies from Preen were found in Melbourne last year , the bangle was a local find and to be quite honest I’m not sure where I found the earrings. The black boots are stretchy fabric, made in Italy and have been with me for many Winters.
Animal print and leather are also two of my favorite things , so imagine my excitement when I found this jacket at a local recycle store a couple of years ago.
I wore the jacket to visit the Seaport Marina , always a good place for a stroll , although more pleasant on a sunny calm day, than this cool, blustery one , my hair tells the story.
Though named seaport it really is by the river, the area had always been a bit of an eyesore until redeveloped by a local businessman a few years ago.
Pairing with the jacket are more of my favourite things , my much worn and loved Moyuru skirt , Ted Baker studded leather gloves , Preen sunnies and Robert Clergerie patent leather brogues.
The building to the left , which is on the other side of the river, is a recently opened hotel , another project of the same business man. The hotel has been developed in and around old wheat silos that have remained unused for many years- now that is recycling at its best.
I couldn’t possibly omit flowers from my favourite things and as I rarely wear florals these are a few blooms from my garden- it is an early season in the garden , many are several weeks early , maybe an early Spring and Summer will follow.
Sharing a few of my favourite things with Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.