Black always a perennial favourite of mine , so when I spied this Rundholz cotton sleeveless dress earlier in the year I knew it would slide beautifully into my wardrobe. I have been itching to wear it since the beginning of Spring but other than a few days last week it really has been way too cool. Today I gave up waiting for warmer days and simply layered the dress over a light weight wool knit and leggings.

Today’s accessories in black and creme are a nod to the Art Deco period. The quirky earrings were a thrift shop find ages ago, as were my bangles , while the necklace was bought in a little store in Paris in 2016, the little hat is from a local secondhand store , sunnies are Fendi and the bag is Groom . The bag was a gift from the owner of a store where I was working , it was returned by a customer because of a faulty clasp. No problem there as long as you don’t put too much in the bag.

Shoes, can a girl have too many?  Maybe, I know I certainly do but when an interesting and oh so comfortable flat comes my way , I  couldn’t help myself and yielded to temptation.  My friend tells me they remind her of the shoes she wore for national dancing  as a little girl but not sure I will attempt a highland fling anytime soon.

The art work behind me is The Halo Seat . The seat came about through the fundraising effort of a local family who sadly lost a little boy , the idea came from his eight year old sister. The seat is designed as a place of reflection, designed for bereaved siblings in honour of their brothers and sisters.

It bears this inscription : I sit here and whisper ” I miss you “, and I believe , somehow you can still hear me.

As a mother who lost a child those words really touched me, I hope they bring peace and comfort to others too.

Just to add some colour to this post a few colourful blooms from the garden starting with this stunning orange Oriental Poppy.

I planted Sweet Peas for the first time in many years and am thrilled to bits with them , the colour and perfume is simply wonderful. A great picking flower , I have had many vases full and shared them with friends.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.

 

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  1. October 28, 2019 / 7:47 am

    Your accessories are so good! Fantastic! And what a stunning sculpture, especially of course with that message. Sweat peas are very beautiful, so fragile, but such beautiful colors and so elegant.

    • grownupglamour
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      October 29, 2019 / 7:10 am

      Thank you so much Nancy. I do enjoy collecting accessories and using them to create different looks. The sculpture is very special , such a beautiful tribute.
      Sweet peas with their subtle colours and sweet scent are a beautiful start to Summer.

  2. October 28, 2019 / 12:10 pm

    It is such a fun dress on you and you layered it well! As always you have accessorised so perfectly too!

    Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂 Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp 🙂

    • grownupglamour
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      October 29, 2019 / 7:07 am

      Thank you Mica , layers are a must down here, it will be a while yet before I can do sleeveless.
      Always my pleasure to join your LinkUp, enjoy your week.

  3. October 28, 2019 / 2:15 pm

    Love your Rundholz dress and those glorious shoes with their red tipped laces. Everything you wear has so many interesting details.
    The sentiment behind that art installation is beautiufl, what a wonderful tribute to that little boy.
    Sweet peas and poppies? How I miss Spring in the depths of the UK Autumn. Thank goodness I can live vicariously through your seasons! x

    • grownupglamour
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      October 29, 2019 / 7:05 am

      Thank you so much Vix, I know the dress will be worn many ways for years to come. The red tips on the laces probably sold the shoes to me if I’m honest. I always enjoy the little details , probably because my colour pallette is more muted.I agree the art installation is a wonderful tribute.
      Glad you enjoy seeing what is in flower in the garden. xx

  4. October 28, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    Gosh I love Sweet Peas! My grandmother grew them in her garden and they always remind me of her. They really are everything lovely about summer represented in a flower.

    Your architectural outfit works perfectly with the sculpture/swing.

    The sculpture inscription captures perfectly how we all feel about those we’ve lost.

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • grownupglamour
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      October 29, 2019 / 7:00 am

      Many thanks Suzanne . Sweet peas are those sort of flowers that evoke memories . For me they represent the Summer to come and remind me of my late Mother who grew them in all colours. I hadn’t seen the sculpture before and the words and thought behind it really touched.

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