Hello my friends, I hope everyone is well and doing their best in these challenging times.
Flowers and tulle – two of my favourite things . Flowers have always played a big part in my life. Growing up my mother was a keen gardener who grew a variety of different flowers and this love of flowers has been passed on to my sister and I.
I am not a big wearer of florals but when I spied this velvet Kenzo jacket at a recycle clothing store in Melbourne a couple of years ago I fell for it immediately .
As for tulle I simply love it , maybe it is the belated ballet dancer in me , who knows but when I spied this velvet spot Trelise Cooper skirt online and on sale it had to be mine.
Speaking of flowers , this white japonica or flowering quince is brightening up a corner of my garden. Every year this plant attracts many little birds that come to sup from its blooms.
The Winter roses or hellebores are just starting to flower . I have collected several of these rather wonderful double varieties over the last few years buying them at local flower shows from a grower who imports the seeds.
We ventured to the Punchbowl , a parkland and picnic spot for today’s photos and I was rather excited to see the jonquils and the first of the daffodils in flower , does this signal an early Spring . I had a conversation last Saturday at the Farmers Market with the man I buy blueberries from , fresh in Summer and frozen in Winter, and he tells me we will have an early Spring as his blueberry bushes are showing signs, I guess time will tell but I do hope so.
Today’s accessories are a red hat by Tasmanian milliner Susan McArthur , Fendi sunnies , Paco Herrero tall boots , many moons old and frankly the heel is a little high for me but I love them still and opera length leather gloves.
I found the opera length leather gloves at a charity shop in Paris back in 2018 for just a few Euros. They are the finest leather finished with the tiniest buttons and hand stamped with a name that is too difficult to read but the address is Rue Honore, Paris. They are pictured with an ebony glove stretcher and an antique button hook , finally I have a use for them.
Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Jacqui for Chic and Stylish and Nancy for Fancy Friday.