This and That

Today’s post is not only a little late as we were away from home spending time with our family in Hobart but it is a collection of this and that as opposed to a constructed post on a specific subject.

It really is hard to believe that we are well into February , January really flew by in the blink of an eye. I know this may seem different for my friends in the Northern Hemisphere in the midst of Winter. After many months of planning our trip to Cuba is now less than three weeks away and as is always the way there is lots of last minute things to be done, not the least of which is to finalise my travel wardrobe.


Another reminder of how quickly time flies, my son Zac with little Harry. It really does seem like yesterday that we were watching Zac discover the fun of slides.

You really do forget how quickly babies grow and become little people with their own unique personalities. This was taken on the village green in the historical town of Richmond , were we joined Harry and his Mum and Dad for lunch.

I mentioned several weeks ago that I have once again  starting the process of growing the colour from my hair and embracing the natural colour , at that point I had no idea what that really was.  Well as you can see it really is a slightly lighter version of the brillo pad grey I gave up on last time and am still not really thrilled with this time either. So as much as I try to like the colour nature intends I am not fully convinced it is me. Only time will tell I guess.

Today’s outfit is based around the cream embellished top I found a couple of months ago. It was a recycle find and is  Moschino Cheap and Chic made from silk. I fell for its details and the shape of the neckline and sleeves  but there are a couple of problems , the style is smock like and  way too short for me to wear as a dress. Adding this sparkly belt and wearing over these wide black silk Maude Dainty pants is more me. After we took these shots I had a play with it and have decided to see if a dressmaker could take it to waist level and make it more a blouse. Sometimes, I do wish I could sew.

These clever details are the reason it called my name and it works just perfectly with the C0er de Lion necklace that was a Christmas gift from my employer.

The gold butterfly shoes from Tilly Rose also worked beautifully. I have had these shoes for many Summers and will admit until recently they weren’t very comfy but finally they are broken in, hooray.

A surprise in my garden this morning , a white lupin flower . Not planted just cross pollinated , thank you Mother Nature, I always love white flowers.

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



  1. February 11, 2020 / 12:13 pm

    I have to say that whenever it is time to go to the hairdresser for the glitters in my hair, I am so happy. I don’t think I will ever let it go grey. How exiting it is to go to Cuba! I am already looking forward to see your photos!

    • grownupglamour
      February 12, 2020 / 12:50 am

      Oh Nancy I do love your grey/silvers described as glitters, must remember that. I am looking forward to the Cuba trip and will post photos on return. Many thanks for your comments.

    • grownupglamour
      February 25, 2020 / 8:31 am

      Thank you so much Michelle. Even though I have doubts about the length of the top I love its embellishments.

  2. February 17, 2020 / 11:58 am

    What a beautiful find with that top, and I really like your shoes! I wish I could sew too, I’m terrible and have to get my mum to fix all my buttons that fall off, haha! 🙂

    Hope that you had a wonderful weekend 🙂

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

    • grownupglamour
      February 23, 2020 / 5:21 am

      Thank you so much Mica, always enjoy your link up. I am pleased with the top still thinking how to wear it , lucky you having a Mum who sews, its not one of my skills either.

  3. February 21, 2020 / 3:06 pm

    Hello Jill! Lovely to see little Harry, he’s certainly shooting up.
    Like you, I’ve considered going natural with my hair colour (whatever that is) but always ending up getting the black dye back out again. I just don’t feel like me without it.
    Your glitzy shoes are fabulous and the embellished top looks great belted and worn over the wide legged trousers.
    Is it worth taking the top with you to Cuba and seeking out a dressmaker when you’re there? I asked the chaps at our haveli in Jodhpur if they could recommend a local lady to make me up a kaftan from a vintage sari I’d brought with me and ended up having one tailor-made for £5!
    Bet you’re excited about Cube, I would be!

    • grownupglamour
      February 23, 2020 / 5:19 am

      Thanks Vix and welcome home after your travels. I am getting excited about the Cuba trip, not long now. Totally agree on the hair , not sure the natural is me either. Great idea about taking the top to Cuba but not sure if I am in any place for long enough. Must catch up with your travel posts.xx

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