Winter Florals

Winter continues in my part of the world so time to don what would certainly have to be my favourite all time recycle find, this velvet Kenzo jacket that I found at Shag in Melbourne a couple of years ago.The luxurious velvet floral puts me in mind of old world paintings.

The jacket was paired with wide leg black pants, long black leather gloves , black patent leather shoes from Robert Clergerie (that I have loved and worn for many a Winter ) and a chartreuse green hat made by Australian milliner Tanith Rowan.

I was reflecting recently on my reasons for writing a blog and posting pictures of myself , both here and on Instagram. Some may say it is a form of narcissism but that most certainly isn’t the way I see it, either for me or fellow bloggers. Playing in my closet and composing outfits is a creative process and something I have always enjoyed . Sharing these outfits both here and on Instagram with other like minded souls really is such a joy. The sense of community and exchange of ideas and support is really what I enjoy the most.

The wattle is starting to bloom around here , adding much needed colour to brighten the last few weeks of Winter. Every time I see the wattle in bloom I am reminded of an old boss of mine taking photos to send home to Germany of the brilliant colour only to find he had used black and white film. I was working for Kodak at the time and he was a photographer.

Look what I found in the garden, the first of the early daffodils. Does this mean Spring is around the corner.

The Galanthus (snowdrops) are just peeking through in another corner of the garden. These little things are the very reason I garden .

Last weekend John and I drove to Campbell Town to attend the M.G. Car Club of Tasmania 60th. Anniversary.  It was a rather cold and wet day so the top on the 1953 TD was up, a rather rare occurrence . It was a great day seeing past and present members and many tales , car related were told.

The car and I are were both made in the same year- both of us vintage or maybe just classic.

It was freezing so this recycled Italian plush coat (known as the teddy coat) was a must. I paired it with  a Helen Kaminski hat , black pants , furry cream vest, suede boots and a muff I found at a vintage store a few years ago.

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



  1. July 22, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    So love classic cars. What a beauty. As is that amazing velvet floral coat. The chartreuse hat is so 1940s looking, I’m in love! The plush Italian coat is stunning as well. Fab outfits!

    • grownupglamour
      July 23, 2019 / 9:32 am

      Thank you Theresa, I agree with you on classic cars of any sort. My husband has owned this one for many years. I was very fortunate to find this beautiful recycled jacket . Now you mention it the hat does have that 1940’s vibe doesn’t it. I fell for both the style and colour. The coat was another recycle bargain a few years back. Thanks for commenting, much appreciated.

  2. July 23, 2019 / 1:01 pm

    Your teddy coat is perfect for roaring around town in that amazing car!

    The black velvet jacket is such a great find! So Gucci or Dolce Gabbana.


    • grownupglamour
      July 24, 2019 / 10:35 am

      Thank you Suzanne, I knew the moment I saw the teddy coat it was perfect for the TD, its warm and cozy too. Velvet and florals are so Gucci or Dolce & Gabbana aren,t they.

  3. July 23, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    OOoh that coat! So beautiful!! Wow, I wish fashion was more about these fantastic unique items. And that muff! Now I need to find me one, how elegant and stylish is that!

    • grownupglamour
      July 24, 2019 / 10:29 am

      Thank you Nancy , I feel very lucky to have found this jacket at a recycle store a couple of years ago, I adore it and know I will wear it for many years to come.The muff is both practical for keeping the hands warm and a hint at times past.

  4. July 23, 2019 / 5:48 pm

    Your MG is an absolute beaut and you look absolutely perfect beside it. The teddy bear coat is gorgeous and must be a dream to wear. I absolutely adore that chartreuse head wrap and your floral coat.
    Funnily enough a New Zealand lady I follow on IG has just posted photos of Spring flowers, it seems so odd seeing them in our mid-summer.
    When I first discovered blogging i thought it seemed like a narcissistic thing to do but over the years realise it’s the 21st century equivalent of penpals only with added photos. I love seeing what my friends around the world are wearing, they (including you) never fail to inspire me. xxx

    • grownupglamour
      July 24, 2019 / 10:25 am

      The MG is John’s pride and joy as you can tell . The teddy bear was a find a few years ago and is heavy to wear but so warm , like wrapping yourself in a blanket. I was thrilled to find this chatreuse hat by a young Aussie milliner on IG , she was having a sale. The velvet jacket is an all time favourite recycle find.
      I like your take on blogging as the 21st century version of penpals . Like you I enjoy seeing my friends from around the world and their style.

  5. July 24, 2019 / 6:36 pm

    Dear Jill, I so agree with you on reasons for blogging – it gives so many of us a sense of Community…it is one of biggest reasons why I keep doing it too. I’ve met so many amazing women through blogging, including yourself!

    Your outfits are phenomenal! I especially love the combination of the velvet floral jacket with this gorgeous green hat. Your garden is so generous – blooming even in the midst of Winter!

    Lots of love!

    • grownupglamour
      July 26, 2019 / 11:01 am

      Thank you dear Natalia , oh yes that sense of Community and the joy of meeting women from across the world. I rather liked Vix’s take too that it is todays’s form of penpals. I have always loved velvet and this floral velvet jacket was probably my luckiest recycle find ever. I hope you are enjoying your Summer. Love to you.

  6. July 27, 2019 / 10:47 pm

    oh that car! I just love classic cars, I think they had so much more personality than the ones today that all look the same. I adore this outfit on you! That jacket is gorgeous, love the shape and nipped in waist and of course the floral pattern. The hat is a piece of art! I just love the picture of you amongst the yellow flowers. You know I love your use of accessories! I think the same, not as a narcissitc act of creation, but more of a creative endeavor to share and enjoy within a community. I do enjoy creating outfits !
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • grownupglamour
      July 29, 2019 / 6:13 am

      Thank you Jess I do agree that classic cars have way more personality than our modern cars. I feel so lucky to have found this beautiful jacket at a recycle store a couple of years ago, it is a joy to wear. The same goes for the chatreuse hat that I found through a young Aussie milliner on IG. We all should simply enjoy celebrating our creativity and sense of community.

  7. July 29, 2019 / 7:14 am

    What a beautiful floral coat! So colourful but cosy for winter 🙂 I definitely think the style blogging community is about so much more than vanity – like you said, it’s a fun hobby and lets you connect with people all around the world! 🙂

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp 🙂 I just posted this week’s linkup, I’d love you to join again! 🙂

    Hope that you had a great weekend! 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      July 29, 2019 / 10:06 am

      Thank you Mica , velvet is always beautiful to wear. I do so much enjoy our blogging community , my pleasure to join you for Weekday Link Up.

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