A Country Drive

Finally, a new post , no excuses really , just working more than usual and busy doing things in the house and trying to tidy up the garden, left little time and a lack of subject matter didn’t help.

Yesterday John and I enjoyed a short drive in the country to the small town of Evandale, not too far from home. I have shown the town in previous posts as it is a bit special for me as I grew up near here at the airport and attended primary school here.

We stopped to take a few outfit shots at the village green , which is surrounded by these beautifully restored houses. Funny how I really don’t remember these houses looking this good in my childhood days, maybe my memory or more likely they have only looked this good in recent years as the houses changed hands and were renovated.

Another view , this time in the main street with its lovely old trees in their late Autumn glory.


My outfit for today’s country drive was a warm one as it was on the cool side, my old favourite black Moyuru skirt , a black knit and a vintage cream lapin vest that has an amazing bakelite clasp .

I made a decision that I really didn’t want or need any new Winter clothes this year but I would add to my accessory collection instead. Anyone who knows me well is aware of my weakness for sunglasses so when this pair of YSL sunnies caught my attention I knew they had to be mine, they are paired with a pair of cream and black earrings, found at a charity shop a while ago and a vintage black hat.

Funny how your tastes change , in previous times you would never see me in cream or white shoes  or boots but this year I am now the proud owner of two pairs of cream boots. I fell for the style , it reminds me of a style that proper Edwardian ladies would have worn. They are Hispanitas , made in Spain, that I found at our wonderful local store, The House of Shoes, that has been trading for many years but has a new young owner that is breathing new life into the business.


On our way home stopping to admire the avenue of magnificent old trees at Logan , an early farming property . I visit here every Autumn as they are quite a sight and fully expected it to be too late this year so it was a pleasant surprise.

The front gate to the property with its arrows , a symbol dating back to early convict times.

I hope everyone is well and for all my Northern Hemisphere friends I hope you have the chance to enjoy some sunshine practising safe distance of course.

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




  1. May 27, 2020 / 6:32 am

    That looks like a very beautiful peaceful village! Looks like nothing changes over the years, no new build like we have everywhere here. Those bootjes are fabulous, I have similar black ones and I love them! Mine remind me of the punk time back in the early 80s!

    • grownupglamour
      May 28, 2020 / 10:31 am

      Thank you Nancy , the village is a peaceful spot . I am so pleased with the boots , a style and colour that would work with many styles.

  2. May 27, 2020 / 7:09 am

    You’ve definitely altered my preconceptions about Australia, I always thought all the houses were great big sprawling modern places, like on Neighbours in the 1980s. Evandale is gentile and lovely.
    Your outfit is fab, I love the YSL glasses, those groovy lights and , like you, wouldn’t have been seen dead in white boots back in the day, they were what “Sharons” would wear, mainstream girls who listened to chart music , shopped in Dorothy Perkins and had boyfriends with mullets and grey slip-on shoes. Yours look cool, I love the funky Edwardian vibe they give your outfit! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      May 28, 2020 / 10:29 am

      Glad to hear I have altered your preconceptions about Australia but unfortunately there are plenty of those ghastly Neighbours type houses in the newer suburbs. Evandale is fortunate to still retain its village charm.
      I do remember those “Sharons” in their cheap white boots with outfits to match.
      As always many thanks for your comments. xx

    • grownupglamour
      May 28, 2020 / 10:20 am

      Thank you so much Emma. I am very happy with the boots and know they will work with many things. The vest was one of those lucky finds.

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    • grownupglamour
      June 2, 2020 / 6:25 am

      Thank you Contessa . My father worked for the Civil Aviation Authority and they provided houses for the employees (they have now all gone).I agree that the houses have had a face lift or two. xx

  4. May 29, 2020 / 3:40 am

    Such great boots on you I can see why you had to have them! This looks like a lovely place to visit as well, it’s so nice the restrictions have been lifted so we can travel a bit further. Not that we have went very far though, haha! We have been staying home quite a bit still, as whenever I do the school drop off or pick up I realise how little people social distance!

    Hope you are having a lovely week 🙂 Thanks for joining the #weekdaywearlinkup!

    • grownupglamour
      June 2, 2020 / 6:22 am

      Thank you Mica , I always enjoy your link up. Evandale is a lovely town to visit and it is good to be able to have a drive again. It is a shame how some people don’t seem to get the social distancing. Hopefully you and your family can venture out soon.

  5. June 1, 2020 / 7:55 pm

    I love this funky look, especially the tights and boots combination. I understand about your weakness for sunglasses. I was lucky to have a girlfriend gift me 7 new pairs of sunglasses recently (she’s a designer) and goodness, what a blessing that was! It’s so nice to see where you live and it does look very elegant. It’s funny how we see things differently when we become adults isn’t it?

    I too am taking a break from buying clothes – it’s three months since I bought anything new. I’m hoping to take a year out of shopping for clothes, shoes and books as I really do have more than enough of all of these. Three months of being at home has helped me see how much stuff I have and I just can’t justify buying any more (for the meantime).

    • grownupglamour
      June 2, 2020 / 6:19 am

      Many thanks Anna , it wasn,t until the boots came home that I remembered I had the tights from last Winter. Lucky you receiving 7 pairs of sunglasses , you will have some fun with them this Summer.
      There does come a time that we seem to take stock and realise how many things we actually have . We will still enjoy putting our outfits together.

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