Winter Marches On

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 .



  1. July 7, 2020 / 9:52 am

    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

    • grownupglamour
      July 8, 2020 / 5:49 am

      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.

  2. July 7, 2020 / 11:13 am

    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!

    • grownupglamour
      July 8, 2020 / 5:47 am

      Thanks Nancy on a cold bleak day I agree with you on the Summer and her flowers.

  3. July 7, 2020 / 3:46 pm

    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

    • grownupglamour
      July 8, 2020 / 5:45 am

      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

  4. July 9, 2020 / 3:55 pm

    DO NOT STOP!!!

    • grownupglamour
      July 14, 2020 / 5:01 am

      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

  5. July 9, 2020 / 6:00 pm

    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

    • grownupglamour
      July 14, 2020 / 5:00 am

      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

  6. July 10, 2020 / 10:29 pm

    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 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      July 14, 2020 / 4:56 am

      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.

  7. July 11, 2020 / 7:08 am

    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.

    • grownupglamour
      July 14, 2020 / 4:50 am

      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

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