Tutu In The City Park

Taking a stroll in my tutu dress in the City Park on a mild, sunny morning.

Tutu (as described by the Urban Dictionary).

A frilly looking sort of skirt, made of tulle and worn by ballerinas and cool people. One can tell when it is worn by a ballerina because the person in question will usually be wearing some form of dance shoe and have their hair in a classic bun.

When a cool person wears a tutu , one can tell because others are always gazing upon them in unabashed admiration and desire. Cool people in tutus can often (but not always) can be found fighting crime , assassinating terrorists and helping old ladies cross the road.

Ballerina- Look at me dancing around in my little tutu.

Passerby- Huzzah!

John: Emma is wearing a tutu . She’s not a ballerina so that means she must be a cool person.I wish I had a tutu.

Passerby: Don’t we all

Now I’m not sure I fit either of those descriptions but when I found this Rundholz dress in Hobart back in Autumn I knew it had to be mine. Although it doesn’t show much in these shots the top is a mix of grey and black in a cotton mix with the black tulle skirt. It ticked my boxes of being easily wearable and something I will wear for many years ahead.

I wore the dress out to dinner with friends a few weeks ago , my dear husband’s comment on the dress – ” that’s a bit much isn’t it”. Maybe, but I don’t care it makes my happy and you really have to swoosh in a tutu.

There was still a chill in the air so I donned my little black Caroline Moore leather jacket. Simple accessories , a silver and black necklace and silver earrings were all the dress needed.

Now for a little tour of our City Park. These blooms are in the John Hart Conservatory , named after an early mariner, merchant and parliamentarian and built in 1933.

The magnificent iron gates and cast iron pallisades are one of the entrances to the park. I often walk in the park but you do seem to notice different things when taking photos.

This is the Albert Hall , one of our most significant heritage buildings , a fine example of Victorian monumental public architecture. It was built for the Tasmanian Industrial Exhibition of 1891-92. The exhibition ran for four months and attracted over 260.000 people. Quite a feat for our small city, that even today only has a population of 66,000.


Just had to include this arty shot of the old gas works because I liked the way it turned out.

Have a good week everyone , Jill. xx

Joining Patti for Visible Monday , Mica for Weekday Link up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.




  1. July 29, 2019 / 9:22 am

    Haha, what a describtion! But you do look cool! I love the dress. How in heavens name can John say , or ask, if it isn’t to much!!!

    • grownupglamour
      July 30, 2019 / 7:32 am

      Thank you Nancy I came across the description on IG and it made me laugh too. I love this dress too so John will have to get used to me wearing it whenever I can.

    • grownupglamour
      July 31, 2019 / 7:04 am

      Thank you so much Suzy you are too kind. This is my first tutu dress and I love it and now wonder what took me so long. Many thanks for commenting. xx

  2. July 30, 2019 / 12:26 pm

    I love that tutu description, it made me giggle! 🙂

    it’s so funny, when I think of anything tulle for myself I think it’s too much, but when I see it on others I think it’s awesome and want to replicate the look, haha!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start 🙂


    • grownupglamour
      July 31, 2019 / 7:02 am

      Thank you Mica , glad you liked the quote it made me giggle too. Like you I had seen tulle on others , this is my first ever tutu so you have lots of time . Always my pleasure to join your link up.

  3. July 31, 2019 / 12:55 pm

    ooo, I luv a tutu, and a black one is extra special. You look fabulous in yours with the leather jacket. And its a Rundholz! I’ve only seen them in pictures. drool. Your walk through the park is the perfect foil for it.

    • grownupglamour
      August 1, 2019 / 11:21 am

      Thanks so much Pao , this is both my first tutu and my first Rundholtz. I was the same I had only ever seen pictures of them and was just delighted when I came across this one in Hobart and I knew it had to be mine. I love it and know I will be wearing it for many years to come.

  4. August 1, 2019 / 3:46 pm

    I was laughing when reading the tutu description! You are a cool person Jill! Love all of the black and your leather jacket- the necklace a perfect bit of art to add. I enjoyed seeing the park and what beautiful buildings.

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2019 / 8:41 am

      Thank you Jess , the tutu description made me laugh too. The city park is a favourite spot of mine . Always my pleasure to join your link up.

  5. August 3, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    I love your attitude, Jill – if it makes you happy, then wear it, that’s the main rule, isn’t it? You made a wonderful all-black outfit with all those shapes and textures, and the architectural shots are great! I wish I could have dinner with you some day. Much love!

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2019 / 8:37 am

      Thank you so much Natalia, oh yes if it makes us happy then we should wear it is always the main rule for me too.You know me and my blacks, always enjoy playing with different shapes and textures. i would so enjoy having dinner with you too I know we would have so much to talk about. All my love.

  6. Chi Chi Mum
    May 15, 2020 / 12:21 pm

    Ran across your blog through others.. I love your style…and your tutu. I have a tutu in my closet..never worn yet.. Now you have inspired me…Love all your hats and all of your fun style. Thank you for brightening a Corona Day. /jo alias ChiChi Mum

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