Winter is marching on down here with its cool and sunny days. The wattle trees are starting to bloom , a few weeks early this year. The advantage of writing a blog and often using similar locations on rotation is being able to check back on dates. Maybe Spring will come early this year, I live in hope.
This is the first time this Winter that I have donned my Elliatt wool cape that I purchased last year. Working extra days and not venturing out as much have meant many of my favourite Winter coats have not had many outings this year.
I have paired the cape with wide leg black pants , a vintage black hat , orange gloves , cream Fendi sunnies and cream patent Hispanitas boots.
Looking at these photos reminds me why I fell for this cape last year. I loved the floral embroidered sprigs that give the cape a vintage vibe .
At present I am at a bit of a crossroad with the blog and not sure which path to take. Do I continue with weekly outfit posts or more of a journal or include glimpses of past travels as there won’t be any new ones in foreseeable future. I know I am not the only blogger pondering this question so any advice would be most welcome.
I will finish the post for today with a few shots of what is flowering in my Winter garden.
Linking with Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday .
Your cape is gorgeous, I love the colours together. Nice to find your blog – stopping by from TH linkup! Do join my #chicandstylish #Linkup every Thursday 7 am GMT. Jacqiui x
Thank you so much Jacqui . I knew the cape had to be mine when I came across it last Winter. I appreciate the invitation , I would be happy to join.
Although I do love seeing those beautiful flowers, I am happy that we can enjoy the roses and hydrangea over here. But I know that there will come a time when I envie your season again!
Thanks Nancy on a cold bleak day I agree with you on the Summer and her flowers.
So much colour in your winter garden. I love those wattle trees, I’m off to Google them.
I remember admiring that cape last year, it really is a thing of beauty. Loving the wild sunglasses and orange gloves as well.
In answer to your question about blogging, a combination of clothes, past adventures and life in general works well. You write beautifully and your photos are excellent so just go with what makes you happy. xxx
Many thanks Vix for your advice on the blog , I value your ideas and they reflect the way I was thinking. The garden is still a bit bare but I always welcome those first signs of colour. The wattle is a member of the acacia family and is quite a sight in Winter.
Enjoy your week Vix. xx
MAYBE ADD A RECIPE NOW AND AGAIN!
SHARE A STORY FROM GROWING UP!
DO NOT STOP!!!
I will keep posting Elizabeth I promise. I will work on both stories from my childhood and maybe a recipe too, thanks for the suggestions. xx
I would have fallen for that cape too, it’s absolutely gorgeous! The wattle trees are a sight for sore eyes, and I’m swooning over that Hellebore. I absolutely love them, but have never seen a double one before! My blog has always been a mix of things, including a journal, but now even more so, as weekend trips and travelling aren’t happening, and there are no flea markets to go and have a rummage in. It’s very garden-centred lately. Personally, I love a mix of daily life and clothes, and anything else that’s happening in one’s life. xxx
Thank you so much Ann , I am so pleased with the cape and its vintage vibe. The wattle trees do brighten things up mid Winter. As for the hellebore , I now have a few double ones and will show more as they come into flower.
I have decided the blog will continue to be a mix of all things for the present time. xx
Such a beautiful cape, it’s good you could get out and give it a wear! I haven’t been wearing my winter coats much either – a cardigan has been just right for me most days, as we are usually in the morning when it’s warmer, and being at a park means we are in the sun. I might have to start pulling out my winter coats more often for the colder school drop offs in the morning though, haha!
I think it’s hard with blogging in this new normal! I’ve been blogging less as I simply haven’t been getting dressed as often! Even with the school run, some days I’m working from home while hubby takes the kids to school and I don’t have any zoom meetings so I’ll be in pyjamas or loungewear! Definitely embracing the slower pace of everything 🙂 I think if you make the kind of blog posts you like to read you’ll always know just what to write – do what makes you happy 🙂
Many thanks Mica , I agree it is good to wear some of our Winter coats out and about. I do enjoy wearing this cape and was pleased to wear it again. Many thanks for your advice regarding the blog , it is a time of change for many bloggers.
Looking fab as usual. Lovely cape. You have such a distinctive original look so I do hope you continue your fashion posts. You are a role model for all of us in the wearing of quirky but incredibly stylish outfits. Long may that continue. Enjoy your weekend.
Thank you so much Penny your comments are most appreciated. I will continue blogging and sharing outfits as it is the connections through the blog I enjoy most. xxx