Bridestowe Lavender Estate is Australia’s largest and oldest lavender farm. The farm started back in the 1920’s with a bag of wild lavender seeds collected from the French Alps by C.K. Denny , a London perfumer. Many years were spent researching and cultivating their lavender plants to achieve commercial yields and the perfect fragrance.

Due to the later than usual arrival of Summer here , the plants are in full bloom a couple of weeks later but they are worth waiting for, the colour and fragrance wafting through the air is simply beautiful.

The lavender farm today attracts visitors from around the world . It is a must see for visitors to our state from China after Bobby the Lavender Bear was presented to President Xi Jinping on a visit here.

This special Bobby Lavender Bear is wearing his finest to celebrate Chinese New Year.

It was a warm, sunny day perfect to don this old favourite fedora from Crochetta , bought on a trip to Sydney quite a few years ago. I added cream vintage clip on earrings and Preen sunnies.

My love of hats will come in handy over the next year or so as I grow out my colour and embrace my natural colour what ever that may be now.

My outfit today was centred around the Mela Purdie floral pants. I will admit these pants take me out of my comfort zone, they are both pale in colours and floral but the fabric is light and breezy and they are a dream to wear. I bought them for my upcoming trip to Cuba in mind as they don’t crease and will wash and dry quickly. I have paired them with a white top and shirt also from Mela Purdie, an Australian designer and they are made in Australia.

I am determined to leave that style comfort zone more often and add more colour to my outfits this year.

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

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  1. January 13, 2020 / 12:16 pm

    And I thought only in France they had those lavender fields! Amazing! I can see why those trousers are out of your comfort zone, being a black clothing lover myself, but they look very good! Fantastic colors!

    • grownupglamour
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      January 14, 2020 / 6:43 am

      The lavender in full bloom does remind you of the French fields. You and I do share our love of black but sometimes it is good to try something different and the pants will be so good to travel with.Many thanks Nancy.

  2. January 13, 2020 / 2:10 pm

    It is such a beautiful place! The only place I have seen lavender like that is in France and the last few times we were too early in the season to see it in bloom. Maybe next trip. I love lavender and its scent and the color too. Your pants will be perfect for your upcoming trip and it is nice to see a little departure from your usual color scheme. They do suit you well!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • grownupglamour
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      January 14, 2020 / 6:40 am

      Thank you Mireille , it is beauutiful. I have only ever seen photographs of lavender in full bloom in France. I am either there in Spring or Autumn. I am pleased with the pants and know they will work so well in my travels.

  3. January 13, 2020 / 4:27 pm

    LOVE THE PANTS!
    WHAT A FUN EXCURSION!
    YOU MUST HAVE SMELLED FOR DAYS!!!
    XX

    • grownupglamour
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      January 14, 2020 / 6:36 am

      Many thanks , the lavender in full bloom did smell so good. I am pleased with the pants, they are so cool and comfy and will travel beautifully.

    • grownupglamour
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      January 14, 2020 / 6:34 am

      Thank you so much Allie, the lavender is beautiful right now and provided a lovely backdrop.

    • grownupglamour
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      January 14, 2020 / 6:34 am

      Thank you so much Allie, the lavender is beautiful right now and provided a lovely backdrop.

  4. January 14, 2020 / 1:50 pm

    I love Bobby the Lavender Bear! He’s so cute, haha! I also think this is an amazing location to shoot an outfit. It’s so beautiful and unique! xo

  5. January 15, 2020 / 9:55 am

    Wow, the lavender fields look so beautiful! And you outfit matches perfectly!
    Yes, you should definitely introduce more colour into your wardrobe, these soft tones suit you so well.

    • grownupglamour
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      January 15, 2020 / 9:43 pm

      Many thanks Tiina , the lavender was so beautiful in its full bloom. I am trying to introduce more colour into my wardrobe this year.

  6. January 16, 2020 / 5:12 pm

    Love the pants, the hat, the sunglasses. Your vibe is awesome. Those pictures are gorgeous. I cant even imagine how beautiful the field smelled.

    Thank you thexglitterbox
    @thexglitterbox
    http://thexglitterbox.com/

    • grownupglamour
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      January 18, 2020 / 6:48 am

      Thanks so much Lacey for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment. The lavender fields were beautiful and yes they smelled wonderful.

  7. January 18, 2020 / 4:09 pm

    The lavender field is so glorious! Id love to go there! Lavendar is one of my favorite scents and flowers. I LOVE those pants! What a beautiful print and the colors are striking, love the peach and olive. You look great in this look , and your straw hat is the perfect addition.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • grownupglamour
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      January 20, 2020 / 9:00 am

      Thanks so much Jess , you would love the lavender fields they are beautiful . I am pleased with the pants , they are so good to wear. Always my pleasure to join the link up.

  8. January 20, 2020 / 7:04 am

    Oh what a beautiful place to visit! Your floral pants are so perfectly themed for visiting such a beautiful field too, haha! 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! A new link up is live on my blog now, I’d love you to join again.

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We went to a theme park yesterday with family visiting from Western Australia and it was so fun 🙂

    • grownupglamour
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      January 20, 2020 / 8:55 am

      Thank you so much Mica, it was a lovely place to visit. Your family visit to the theme park sounds fun. Will join later for your link up.

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