Anything Goes

Anything goes is my new Spring motto and I so enjoyed playing in my closet and combining old favourites to create a new outfit. Lots of layering was involved , a Paula Ryan tiered skirt over Nicola Waite pants , topped by a tulle apron. The other thing I realised later was that all of my clothing was designed and made in Australia or New Zealand.

The only new item is the tulle apron from Dogstar Clothing , an Australian designer based in Brisbane.I saw this on Instagram and was quite smitten as I knew it would be a fun addition to my wardrobe.The tulle is gathered in three panels so it can be worn many different ways. There are also a variety of ties and laces as a fun addition to the design.

Polka dots are always a lot of fun to wear , they just make me smile. This little mesh cardigan by Paula Ryan was a recycle find , I loved the bright pink trim.

Following my anything goes motto was a mix of accessories , a sparkly belt , a recycle find a couple of years ago, a mix of pink, black and white bangles and black and white faux pearls , a birthday gift a few years back and a new black and white headband.

Would I have worn an outfit like this as a younger woman , probably not, but that really is the joy of ageing you dress to please yourself and are happy to experiment .

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.



  1. September 23, 2019 / 1:33 pm

    I think a lot of us grow more confident as we get older! I definitely try more new things, am more aware of trends and am developing my own sense of style! You pull off this look with your confidence and I really like that tulle skirt with the pants!

    • grownupglamour
      September 24, 2019 / 5:30 am

      Thanks so much Mireille , I did have some fun with this outfit. Glad to hear you too are enjoying new styles and finding your own style.

  2. September 24, 2019 / 12:38 am

    Oh darn, my comment disappeared as I was typing… Anyway, I Luv it all!!! And I agree totally with your sentiment of anything goes, especially as I grow older. You look absolutely fantastic in your ensemble. The tulle over pants is genius. I’ll have to look up Dogstar to see how that works as an apron. I am so smitten.

    • grownupglamour
      September 24, 2019 / 5:27 am

      Dont you just hate that when your comments disappeared- thought it was just me. I find I am far more willing to play and experiment these days. The tulle apron really appealed to me as a bit of whimsy to add to any outfit. I am sure with your clever creative skills it would be an easy thing to make. Many thanks Pao.

  3. September 24, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    Oh I love it! I used to experiment a lot with my clothing in my teens and twenties. But I have always worn what i love! If I would have adjusted to people here, I would wear jeans every day! No way!!

    • grownupglamour
      September 25, 2019 / 9:12 am

      Many thanks Nancy. I guess I am much the same as I always wore what i liked even it was different from others. Although I do find I am playing more these days.

  4. September 24, 2019 / 2:25 pm

    Hi Jill!
    I love this retro look with a twist! Just wonderful! I am often told I am an expert at accessorizing, but I think you hold the title! I love the details you add to your outfits, very thoughtful. The black and white necklace with the polka dots and the hair accessory. Love the bangles! I think the pants look great under the tulle skirt, unexpected and fun!
    Have a great day!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • grownupglamour
      September 25, 2019 / 9:08 am

      Many thanks Jess , I enjoyed playing with these pieces. I think we both understand the difference accessories can make to change our outfits and love finding different ones.
      Many thanks for hosting Jess.

  5. September 24, 2019 / 8:14 pm

    I love the pink and black together and this is such great layering! I’ve never seen a tulle skirt over pants before but it works so well on you!

    Hope that your week is off to a great start 🙂 Thanks for joining the #weekdaywearlinkup!

    • grownupglamour
      September 25, 2019 / 9:04 am

      Thank you so much Mica, I had fun putting this together. I hope your week is also going well , many thanks for hosting.

  6. September 25, 2019 / 4:06 pm

    Such a fun outfit! I used to play around and experiment more with my wardrobe in my twenties (as a fashion design student, it was sort of ‘mandatory’…), but I’ve become much more of a minimalist and pragmatist as I get older. But this reminds me that style can be a lot of fun, too.

    • grownupglamour
      October 1, 2019 / 1:36 am

      Thank you Tiina , it is fun to play with style too as we age. I can only imagine the creative styling you did in your fashion design student days. I firmly believe each of us should follow our hearts and do what suits us at any given time.

  7. September 28, 2019 / 5:48 pm

    I’m so with you, the older we get the less we care about fitting in and conforming to how we’re supposed to be. I love what you’re wearing – I always do! x

    • grownupglamour
      October 1, 2019 / 1:33 am

      Many thanks Vix , this outfit was one very much in the vein of wearing what I enjoy rather than the outmoded ideas of how a woman of a certain age should dress.

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