Meet Hilda – one of the works at the Tasmanian College of the Arts at the Inveresk Campus of the University of Tasmania. This area of our city was once a busy rail yard and industrial centre but after many years of re-invention it is now home to the Queen Victoria Museum, University of Tasmania, Tramway Museum, cafes and a football stadium.


These tracks are a nod to the sites former life. Seeing disused buildings saved for future generations and given a new lease of life always makes me happy.

Not the best of shots but this is a view of the Academy of the Arts building showing the original roof line.

The Tram Ways Museum , run by keen volunteers , is home and workshop to several of our early trams.

After a visit to my hairdresser last week my hair is a wee bit shorter. At present I am once again toying with the idea of going au naturale with my hair colour . I am hoping this will be third lucky and my colour will now have more silver than brillo pad grey, time will tell.

Today’s outfit is also a nod to re-invention . The little white Paula Ryan jacket has seen many Summers , although in the past it would have been part of a more dressy outfit. I also will admit that it was a tad too snug for comfort for the last couple of years, so I was rather pleased this year when it fitted comfortably again. I found the black cotton and linen Moyuru pants at Allstyle on a recent Hobart trip and instantly knew they would come home. They ticked all the boxes , bought from a small local store, timeless style, good quality and would pair with so many of my old favourites.

I know black has the reputation of being boring , so I always seek out interesting shape and fabric textures. The bottom of the pants have a combination of patchwork pieces in different fabrics.

Today’s finishing touches consist of a variety of black and white bangles , from my collection , I am always on the look out for new ones , these are mostly thrift shop finds, a black and white necklace , Gucci sunnies and my Trippen Happy sandals.

Maybe, its just the end of year thing but I too have been thinking of self re-invention. I will admit to having always been a thinker rather than a do-er but it is time for a change . There are things I want to do and places to see , starting with Cuba next March. I will keep you posted on my progress.

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



  1. December 9, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    Love the textured pants, and ow you accessorised to stick with the black and white theme! that’s a great necklace! 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup 🙂

    Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂 It was a hot one here, summer has definitely arrived!

    • grownupglamour
      December 9, 2019 / 11:11 pm

      Thank you Mica , I always enjoy black and white. The necklace is an old one that broke and I re did it on ribbon. Always my pleasure to join your link up. Have a good week , its finally Summer here too.

  2. December 9, 2019 / 8:08 pm

    I keep thinking I’d like to make (another) pair of pants like this in a dressy fabric. So pretty.

    • grownupglamour
      December 9, 2019 / 11:09 pm

      Many thanks Kimberley , they are so good to wear. clever you, sewing is a skill I never mastered.

  3. December 10, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    No words spend on the shoes????? My goodness Jill, they are gorgeous!

    • grownupglamour
      December 11, 2019 / 8:40 am

      Many thanks Nancy , I do love my Trippen Happy sandals and a bonus they are comfortable.

    • grownupglamour
      December 11, 2019 / 8:38 am

      Thank you Mireille , it was both the texture and shape of the pants that caught my eye.

  4. December 11, 2019 / 3:47 pm

    I’ve got a thing about trams and trains, I’d be at your tramway museum like a shot. the engine shed looks exactly the same as the one at the Midland railway Museum, too!
    Your little jacket is such a fab shape and I love the sculpture-like trousers, too. You’re always so cool! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      December 16, 2019 / 6:17 am

      Many thanks Vix , this is one of my favourites ways of dressing , emphasing the shape and texture of the garment.
      I am so pleased that the tramways museum has used the original buildings. I am with you on the interest in trams and trains.

  5. December 15, 2019 / 4:01 pm

    I love the black and white structural look Jill! Your blazer is beautiful and I like the fitted jacket with the style of pants. Your hair looks great too, the bob suits you! The pants have such an interesting texture, love that.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • grownupglamour
      December 16, 2019 / 6:13 am

      Thank you so much Jess . As you know I always enjoy my black and whites . I love a fitted jacket and agree that it works best with this style of pants. After playing with various hairstyles over the years I always return to a bob. Always my pleasure to join the link up.

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