Winter White, New Boots and a Church

Today there was a Winter chill in the air so time to don my Winter white Moyuru jacket for a drive along the river to Windemere .

This first taste of Winter has arrived rather suddenly after a very mild Autumn. Only last week I started the wardrobe changeover from Summer to Winter . Time to put those Summer straw hats away and make way for my wool and felt Winter favourites.

It was the first outing for this little black and white bow hat that I discovered on sale at a local dress shop over the Summer. I am rather pleased with it and know it will work with many more outfits. Today it paired perfectly with vintage clip-on earrings and my Preen sunnies.

On my recent trip to Melbourne I came across this pair of Trippen boots, tried them on and of course they had to come home.

They have a shearling decorative strip on the back , it reminds me of fluffy ear muffs.

Now the church, St, Matthias Anglican Church was built in 1842 on the banks of the Tamar River at Windemere. The church was built by Dr. Mathias Grant to fulfil a promise he made to his wife before they left England . His wife was concerned that there would not be a church in the area they were to make their new home .

Last year the church , along with 107 other buildings , was placed on a provisional list of properties to be sold by the Anglican diocesse , in order to meet its commitment to the national redress scheme for sexual abuse victims.

A fundraising effort by church members and local residents raised $45,ooo.00 , enough to stop the selling of this piece of history.

Joining Visible Monday, Mica at Weekday Wear Link Up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Fashion Friday Link Up.



  1. May 28, 2019 / 1:40 am

    Are those pants that you’re wearing? I love all the wonderful shapes of your clothes! They really ring my bell – I may have gasped at your wonderful Trippen boots! They are fantastic!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, Jill! I really appreciate it – very nice to meet you!

    • grownupglamour
      May 28, 2019 / 5:56 am

      Well spotted Sheila they are pants and I have just realised they didn’t get a mention in the post. I am drawn to interesting shapes in my clothes these days. This is my first pair of Trippen boots , although I do have a couple of pairs of sandals. I have always admired your Fleuvog collection. It is my pleasure , I always enjoy your blog.

  2. May 28, 2019 / 7:29 am

    A fantastic outfit! Love that Japanese-style jacket and those glorious boots! I’ve only found Trippen once in a chazza and they were tiny – I soon found them a happy new home though!
    Love the story behind the church and the graveyard looks beautiful. I wonder what will become of it now it’s been sold, it would make a wonderful house (although the bodies in the garden might scare some!) xxx

    • grownupglamour
      May 28, 2019 / 11:18 pm

      Many thanks Vix as you know I am a big fan of the Japanese style. I was so pleased with the boots and know they will be worn for many years to come. I bet those Trippen found a home quickly- never seen in a chazza here.
      The church and graveyard are now to remain as they were but as I understand the church will only hold services occassionally but used more as a community centre.

  3. Susan M Topping
    May 28, 2019 / 11:01 pm

    I love the way you dress. I have followed you for a couple of years noww, and you really are an inspiration to me,

  4. Susan M Topping
    May 28, 2019 / 11:02 pm

    I love the way you dress. I have followed you for a couple of years now, and you really are an inspiration to me,

    • grownupglamour
      May 28, 2019 / 11:11 pm

      Thank you Susan for your kind comment and for visiting my blog. I am pleased to meet you.

  5. May 29, 2019 / 11:06 am

    Lovely outfit! I’m always a bit confused when you talk about winter outfits. What sort of temperatures are we talking about? I mean, it looks so sunny. But of curse, sunshine also happens in colder temperatures….
    What will happen to the old church now? Will it still be used as a church or will it be redeveloped somehow?

    • grownupglamour
      May 30, 2019 / 5:56 am

      Thank you Tiina . Our Winter would be very mild by your standards, often night time frosts and day time temperatures of between 8-12C. After a frosty start we often have clear and sunny days, my favourite.
      As far as I know the church will be used for occasional services and as a community centre.

  6. May 29, 2019 / 11:20 am

    I love the classic black and white and your hat is the perfect topper! I’m also loving the boots too – so fun!

    Hope that your week has been going well 🙂 Thanks for joining the link up!

    • grownupglamour
      May 30, 2019 / 5:52 am

      Thank you so much Mica. I was rather pleased when I found this little hat to match my black and Winter white.
      Always my pleasure to join your link up.

  7. May 29, 2019 / 12:08 pm

    Such a fabulous outfit of shapes! I luv it all, the jacket, pants, boots. The Box collection is my fav of the Trippen styles. If they had patterns for your jacket and pants, I’d be on it tout de suite! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • grownupglamour
      May 30, 2019 / 5:49 am

      Many thanks for taking the time to comment.

  8. May 29, 2019 / 9:53 pm

    I’m commenting again as my earlier didn’t seem to “take.”

    Your ensemble is fabulous, those dramatic shapes. I luv the jacket and pants. If there was a pattern for them, I’d be on it. And your Trippen boots. The box collection is my fav sole of theirs. I appreciate your comments and taking the time to stop by. Thanks.

    • grownupglamour
      May 30, 2019 / 5:47 am

      Thank you Pao for your kind comments . I really look for interesting shapes these days. I so admire your creative sewing skills , a skill I am sadly lacking. This is my first pair of Trippen box soles and find them so comfortable and easy to walk in.

  9. June 1, 2019 / 8:36 am

    I think I missed a bunch of your posts as I don’t receive a email anymore, so I subscribed again! Those boots are fabulous, never seen something like those before! And the coat is so fluffy and gorgeous! Great to see your beautiful outfits again!

    • grownupglamour
      June 2, 2019 / 6:33 am

      Sorry you have missed some of my posts Nancy, that may have happened when I changed to WordPress. Thank you so much subscribing again.Winter is upon us here, time to take out my jackets. I was rather pleased to find the boots.

  10. June 1, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    Your boots are epic! I love this artistic outfit of yours, dear Jill – perfect for visiting this beautiful historic church!
    Lots of love!

    • grownupglamour
      June 2, 2019 / 6:29 am

      Thank you so much Natalia, I knew these boots had to be mine the moment I spied them. Winter has arrived here so time to revisit my favourites.
      Much love to you.

  11. June 2, 2019 / 8:29 am

    OMG those boots of yours – amazing. You look stunning as ever 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      June 3, 2019 / 5:17 am

      Many thanks Penny . I am a bit chuffed with these boots. I know they are quite up your street and will add that quirky edge – that mix of feminine and strong that you show so cleverly.

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