Going Arty

I always enjoy exploring museums and art galleries, be it when I am travelling or at home. This is at the entrance to my local , the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Time constraints today left little time to explore further inside . I will return soon to reacquaint myself with the permanent exhibits and explore the new ones.

This art piece constructed from parts of old machinery is a reference to our second museum located at Inveresk in an old rail yard.

According to the sign this red spiral also connects the two museums- I most admit I couldn’t quite get the connection but it made for a colourful shot against my black outfit.

I read an article recently suggesting that you should dress for the life you actually lead – not the life you  dream of. I thought about this and decided to ignore this advice as I felt if it applied to me I would spend all my time in my rather daggy gardening gear.

I have always enjoyed clothing with an arty, architectural vibe – does that mean I dream of an arty life in a large , bustling city, maybe, be that isn’t likely to happen any time soon . In the mean time I will dress the way I like in my own small city and visit the those large cities whenever possible.

Black always a favourite – pants Moyuru, they have seen many seasons, Rundholz jacket , a naughty new season purchase but I know I will wear this for many, many years to come, Trippen sandals.

Accessories for today – bangles , thrift shop finds, sunnies Fendi and this rather amazing necklace from Jianlondon that I found on sale at a local store. It is as light as a feather to wear.

Wherever the path leads and a back view of the Rundholz jacket, showing the spots.

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



  1. October 21, 2019 / 10:53 am

    That necklace is the head player of the outfit to me. It’s fabulous, intriguing and black!

    • grownupglamour
      October 22, 2019 / 4:48 am

      Thanks Nancy, I was vary happy when I found this necklace and know I will wear it with so many things.

  2. October 21, 2019 / 12:04 pm

    You always mix textures so well and I’m loving that statement necklace! I think we should always wear what makes us happy! 🙂 Comfortable clothes and feeling good about what I’m wearing always makes me happy, even if my outfits get a little messed up by the kids sometimes, ha! Everything has to be machine washable so I guess in that way I dress for the life I have!

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

    • grownupglamour
      October 22, 2019 / 4:45 am

      Thank you so much Mica. I totally agree that we should wear what makes us happy. I do remember having little ones , comfortable and washable is the only way to go. Always my pleasure to join your link up , enjoy your week.

    • grownupglamour
      October 22, 2019 / 4:41 am

      Many thanks Mireille, this is always a style I enjoy.

  3. October 21, 2019 / 3:54 pm

    YOU Must get stopped multiple times a day!

    • grownupglamour
      October 22, 2019 / 4:38 am

      Thank you so much , always like this arty vibe. No doubt you too receive many compliments on your wonderful caftans.

  4. October 22, 2019 / 1:24 pm

    Five years ago I wrote a blog post suggesting you dress for the life you want rather than the life you lead – I certainly do!
    I love the shape of those wonderful trousers and those shoes. The museum should make you an exhibit.
    The jacket isn’t naughty at all, it’s fabulous. I can see you wearing that beauty for years.

    • grownupglamour
      October 24, 2019 / 9:34 pm

      Many thanks Vix, we are on the same page there , you are a fine example. It was the shape of the pants that caught my attention when I found the pants a few years ago, thats my criteria for black pants . i know the jacket will be with me for many seasons to come.

  5. October 24, 2019 / 4:44 pm

    That necklace is a piece of art! And so appropriate for this location.

    • grownupglamour
      October 24, 2019 / 9:30 pm

      Many thanks Tiina , so true the necklace was right at home.

  6. October 25, 2019 / 3:18 pm

    Love the necklace that is the show piece of accessories. Your jacket is so fabulous and I always love how you use texture and pattern with all black or a sold color. Museums are somthing I cant do with my EDS as I have a hard time standing for longer periods. I do enjoy art though!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • grownupglamour
      October 28, 2019 / 5:22 am

      Thank you Jess , I loved the necklace both for the statement it makes but also for the fact that it is as light as a feather to wear. What a shame you can no longer enjoy visiting museums with your EDS , I understand how this would be so difficult for you but as you say there are other ways to enjoy art.

  7. October 27, 2019 / 11:42 am

    Yes, you are a work of art. Always. And I luv every piece you have on today. Bravo!

    • grownupglamour
      October 28, 2019 / 5:18 am

      Thanks so much Pao for your kind compliment.

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