Animal Prints Followed By Snow

Yesterday morning , John and I ventured out to a local hardware store to find a gift for our son’s birthday this coming weekend. We stopped by the old Kings Wharf area on the Tamar River , which happens to be nearby, for a few quick blog photos.

Kings Wharf was part of a busy port area dating back to 1917. A fire back in 1979 destroyed half of the wharf and not much seems to have been done to preserve it since. There are now plans afoot to give the area a new lease of life by a local developer.

A chilly blast coming straight from Antartica was the weather forecast so I donned my warm leather skirt (a recycle find a couple of years ago) paired with a Marlene Birger wool animal print top worn over a black knit .

Leopard print also featured on my velvet Mrs Edgeley turban and gloves. They were paired with my favourite beads and Anne and Valentin sunnies.

After our excursion to two hardware stores ( never high on my fun lists) and a quick lunch of homemade spicy bean and kale soup I spent the afternoon at my hairdressers as my stylist Jamie corrected my somewhat botched home hair colour. He did a great job and the colour is now a real copper rather than the mix of orange and crimson it had become.

Later in the day our local news showed snowy scenes around our state . Snow is not uncommon on our mountains and in certain areas of our state but rare in our area , the last time in the 1980’s and I have a photo of me with a snowman in our yard when I was very little.

But this happened overnight , John woke me at 3am to show me this view in our garden.

John was up early as he had SES duties (later cancelled due to the weather conditions) so he grabbed the camera and photographed the neighbourhood with snow, something we may not see again for some time.

Seeing snow covering the garden was such a novelty we may have taken way too many photos. I guess time will tell how the plants just coming in to bloom will fare.

Linking to Mica for Weekday Wear , Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Fancy Friday and Jacqui for Chic and Stylish



  1. August 5, 2020 / 6:45 am

    Hard ware stores are so boring!! Ha ha, but someone’s necessary. The snow looks beautiful, I hate it though, and it’s always so silence when it has snowed. But the mess it makes! Ha ha, I’m not a winter lover.

    • grownupglamour
      August 6, 2020 / 9:11 am

      I agree hardware stores are boring but yes necessary sometimes. Snow does look beautiful and for us a novelty as it is very rare. I understand you not being a Winter lover Nancy, enjoy your Summer days Nancy.

  2. Stu
    August 5, 2020 / 7:46 am

    That’s amazing seeing the snow at such low levels, always seems worst for areas that rarely get a covering.

    Like the leather skirt too.

    • grownupglamour
      August 6, 2020 / 9:06 am

      Hello Stu, it was quite unreal seeing snow here. Quite rare , apparently we hadn’t had this much of a fall since 1921.

  3. August 5, 2020 / 10:57 am

    Oh wow! Snow! I just don’t think of you having snow and cold winters where you live!

    I simply love the turban and the whole outfit. Fab as usual 🙂

    Have a great rest of the week.

    • grownupglamour
      August 6, 2020 / 9:04 am

      Hello Penny , unlike the rest of the country we do sometimes seem to get our share of Antarctic freezes.
      I had my eye on this turban for ages , it is handmade in Melbourne, and finally gave in to temptation.
      Many thanks .xx

  4. August 5, 2020 / 2:18 pm


    • grownupglamour
      August 6, 2020 / 8:54 am

      It was rather exciting to see snow in my garden and in the streets , the local children had lots of fun playing in the park opposite us.I think we all love our leopard, in any form. I did find my son a gift , we will meet for lunch on Saturday. Many thanks, Elizabeth. xxx

  5. August 5, 2020 / 5:57 pm

    I do hope that Kings Wharf gets a new lease of life, which I guess will give you even more outfit photo opportunities! We are heading into a heatwave, so it feels rather strange seeing your snowy photos. We probably see a bit more snow than you do in Winter, but it’s not uncommon to have snow-less Winters either. I too have a photo of me as a little girl with a snowman! And now, to your magnificent outfit. Leather and animal print must be a match made in heaven, but I think you are taking it even one step further here. Totally in love with that turban! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      August 6, 2020 / 8:50 am

      Many thanks Ann , so true a revamped wharf area would be very handy for photos. I have seen on the news the heat waves in Europe . Snow is a rare occurrence here , apparently it was back in 1921 when we last had this amount of snow , it has now almost fully melted . I was pleased when the combination of favourites worked so well together. The turban was made in Melbourne by a very talented maker. xx

    • grownupglamour
      August 9, 2020 / 4:36 am

      Enjoy your last of the Summer Mirielle . I can imagine your children would enjoy playing in the snow.

  6. August 6, 2020 / 5:24 pm

    Wow! Look at all that snow! We didn’t get any this year – something I’m very happy about – although doesn’t it make everything look pretty. Great photos.
    Love your outfit and your hair colour, you look fabulous.
    I hope the wharf gets a revamp, so many damaged historical buildings here are left too long and end up having to be demolished.
    Call me weird but I love traditional hardware shops – I love galvanised buckets & watering cans and proper wooden brushes. xxxx

    • grownupglamour
      August 9, 2020 / 4:35 am

      The snow was such a rarity for us I had to record it , maybe with way too many photos. Just as well though as it disappeared the next day.
      I too hope the wharf area gets its long overdue revamp , sadly the same thing has happened here and we have lost way to many buildings.
      I agree that the old style hardwear shops were a joy but they have long gone here. xx

  7. August 6, 2020 / 9:28 pm

    With the heat we’re having – I can’t imagine having snow! Great shots and you look nice and warm for sure. Jacqui x

    • grownupglamour
      August 9, 2020 / 4:30 am

      Thank you Jacqui. I have heard about your UK heatwave , hope you are coping well.

  8. August 8, 2020 / 7:30 am

    Love all the animal print, it’s fantastic with that gorgeous skirt! 🙂

    How fun you got snow too! it never snows here in Brisbane – your neighbourhood and garden look so magical! 🙂

    Thanks for joining the link up.

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend! 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      August 9, 2020 / 4:28 am

      Thank you Mica, always love some animal print and pleased how it worked with my leather skirt.
      The snow was one of those rare events , glad I was able to take some photos to record the event.
      Always my pleasure to join your link up.

  9. August 9, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    Fantastic skirt Jill! I love the jacket – you have many great jackets and the hat is icing on the cake! Great pictures, wow, look at all the snow covering yuur garden. I am on the hunt for a bird bath myself.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • grownupglamour
      August 11, 2020 / 9:17 am

      Thank you so much Jess , this skirt was a lucky recycle find. I have always loved jackets and have collected many over the years. The snow was such a rarity I will admit we went a bit overboard. Always my pleasure to join the link up.

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