Black and Art Deco

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.




  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
      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
      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
      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.


    • grownupglamour
      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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