Flower Power

As an all time lover of flowers their power to lift the spirits and simply add joy to the every day can never be underestimated.  I found these satin black floral pants by Cooper at a local store last Spring (sadly it has now closed as the owner retired) and they have exactly the same effect on me.

I love the beauty and fragrance of hyacinths but for some unknown reason it is many years since I have planted them in this trough, seven in fact my first ever tentative blog post .

Back in Autumn my sister and I ordered hyacinths , tulips and ranunculas from a wholesale supplier in Victoria , taking advantage of their end of season sale . There have been a few surprises with the colours but overall we are thrilled with them.

Tulips have long been a Spring favourite of mine with their variety of shapes and colours. I would grow more but they are rather expensive here , so I usually settle for just a few but as they were on sale I couldn’t resist these interesting combinations.

Continuing on with the tulip theme is my handbag , this dear little bag is by Spencer and Rutherford . I came across it in Sydney many years ago and just love it.

The Mt Fuji tree behind me in its full Spring glory was an anniversary gift from John , not sure how many years ago , let’s just say quite a few.

The pants were paired with a pearl edged black tee from Ted Baker (found earlier this season) and a cream Ted Baker jacket from many Springs ago. A collection of various coloured bangles , large, round sunnies and silver ankle boots finished the outfit.

Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jacqui for Chic and Stylish and Nancy for Fancy Friday.

The sun is finally shining after several days of rain so we are off for a walk with Raffy and then maybe it is time for some wardrobe sorting. Dare I put away Winter – our Spring weather is so fickle.

All the best , Jill.

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  1. October 6, 2020 / 6:09 am

    What a gorgeous tulips and hyacinths. They always smell fabulous! At least they did when I was a kid…. And what better pattern to wear in spring then a floral one. Enjoy this season!

    • grownupglamour
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      October 8, 2020 / 10:44 am

      Thank you Nancy I am enjoying Spring even though the weather this year is a bit cool and rainy. Tulips and hyacinths are gorgeous aren’t they and the hyacinths have a wonderful scent.

  2. October 6, 2020 / 4:21 pm

    I love your hyacinths in that wonderful stone trough and I’m hoping my tulips turn out as fabulous as yours have.
    Sadly they don’t post overseas but if you’ve never visited the Sarah Raven website I know you’ll be inspired by the amazing plants and bulbs she sells (she’s married to Vita Sackville-West’s grandson and lives at Sissinghurst).
    Your trousers are fabulous, I love a dark floral and that bag is adorable! xxx

    • grownupglamour
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      October 8, 2020 / 10:39 am

      Many thanks Vix , I do love these dark floral pants. I must have a peek at Sarah Ravens website , I have a couple of her books . I didn’t know she was married to Vita Sackville-West’s grandson and lived at Sissinghurst, a garden I would love to visit. I will look forward to seeing your tulips next Spring. xxx

  3. October 6, 2020 / 6:06 pm

    I’m an all-time lover of flowers too, and my garden as well as my wardrobe is full of them. I love your black floral pants (I almost typed “plants” :-)) as black florals are a particular weakness of mine. And doesn’t that trough of pastel coloured Hyacinths look delightful? I bet they smell just heavenly! xxx

    • grownupglamour
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      October 8, 2020 / 10:31 am

      Thank you Ann , I have always admired your collection of floral skirts and dresses. We are in agreement in our love of black florals. The hyacinths delighted me with their scent every time I passed them. xx

  4. October 6, 2020 / 11:39 pm

    I LOVE SPRING BULBS ALWAYS HAVE EVEN AS A CHILD.
    I ALWAYS SAY EVERY YEAR I WILL BUY MORE AND PLANT I SELDOM DO AS THE GROUND IS SO HARD IN THE WINTER HERE!
    ADORE YOUR PANTS and the HUBBY gets an APLUS PLUS on THAT TREE!!!!
    XX

    • grownupglamour
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      October 8, 2020 / 10:24 am

      Flowering bulbs simply say Spring don’t they . I hadn’t thought of the ground being so hard in your garden in Winter , not much Winter or Fall rain I guess. I will tell hubby he did well with the tree. Many thanks Elizabeth.

  5. October 7, 2020 / 6:04 pm

    What fun! The flower pants combined with black and white are pure elegance! Your garden is simply gorgeous, Jill, always joy to look at and I can only imagine how much work. I love those delicate tulips. You even have a matching purse. Yay to Spring! Lots of love!

    • grownupglamour
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      October 8, 2020 / 10:18 am

      Thank you Natalia I fell for the dark floral of these plants last Summer and really love them. I do love my garden but you are right it is a lot of work . I am pleased with the tulips they are so pretty and agree Yay to Spring. xxx

  6. October 9, 2020 / 4:02 pm

    How lovely for you that the weather is getting better, we have a long winter to look forward to yuck! Love the flower photos too, lovely shades emulated by your outfit. Jacqui x

    • grownupglamour
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      October 13, 2020 / 9:04 am

      Thank you so much Jacqui , Spring is slowly getting warmer down here.

  7. October 10, 2020 / 2:48 am

    What wonderful pants for spring, and your flowers look so beautiful! I would like a garden full of flowers but I do not have a green thumb at all, haha! So far our spring has been very summer-like, all the winter stuff won’t get worn for a while in Brisbane!

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend 🙂 Thanks for joining the link up!

    • grownupglamour
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      October 13, 2020 / 9:03 am

      Many thanks Mica , Spring and flowers do seem to go together be it in the garden or on my clothes. I have seen your warm days in Brisbane , not so much down here. Always my pleasure to join your link up.

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