Lots of Spots

Hello friends, apologies for being missing in action , sometimes life gets in the way of my blogging.

Since my last post I have celebrated a birthday and so has the blog , its seventh . I started the blog as a challenge for myself as I turned 60 to prove that with my limited computer skills I could do this blogging thing.  I didn’t really start with any grandiose ideas and decided to simply write about life, fashion , gardens and travel , all the things that bring joy to my life. I so enjoy the connections I have made with like minded women across the globe.

To celebrate I donned an outfit combining many of my favourite things, spots , black and white, a bangle stack, a statement necklace , earrings, sunnies and a hat.

I have always enjoyed wearing hats and have been collecting them for many years . Some such as this black straw boater are both stylish and practical , while many are just plain fun and a bit of fantasy.

The statement black and white necklace is from Jianhui London , purchased online a couple of months ago. I fell for its design as well as the fact that all his designs are made from recycled , sustainable materials.

The black and white earrings were a purchase in Havana, Cuba on our trip back in March.  Every time I wear the earrings I think of the people we met and wonder how they are coping in these troubled times.

I always enjoy wearing playful spots. I have had the black with white spots jacket for many years but this is the first time I have paired it with the Alembika white with oversize black spots pants .

I also added an arm load of black and white bangles . I have been collecting bangles for what seems forever , many are thrift shop finds bought for next to nothing while others are found in local stores or during my travels.

I think my love of bangles can be traced back to this image of Nancy Cunard , the writer , heiress and political activist with her arms laden with bangles from wrist to elbow.

I have also been inspired by many of the women shown in Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style books , website and film of the same name. This fabulous lady is Jean , who along with Valerie are known as the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas from New York. I am a tad bit envious of her bakelite bangles , they are quite scarce here and now fetch big money

Finishing this post with a photo taken in Sydney , where I celebrated my 60th. birthday , making this one of the first photos on the blog.

Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Gail for This is Mutton , Jacqui at Mummabstylish for Chic and Stylish and Nancy for Fancy Friday.



  1. December 1, 2020 / 8:02 am

    Oh happy belated birthday and congrats on your blog! That’s a perfect look as it reminds me of how I,, met,, you and your blog!

    • grownupglamour
      December 2, 2020 / 9:22 am

      Thank you so much Nancy for the good wishes. Spots are very me , how funny that this is how we met and I am so glad we did. xx

  2. December 1, 2020 / 2:37 pm

    Happy birthday and congratulations on 7 years of blogging! Connecting with other women has been the highlight of blogging for me! I love how diverse our tastes in fashion are and how we can inspire each other.

    • grownupglamour
      December 2, 2020 / 9:18 am

      Thank you so much Mirielle . I totally agree the connections we make through blogging with women with diverse interests and taste is so inspiring.

  3. December 1, 2020 / 3:44 pm

    I have that same PHOTO of NANCY with her BANGLES………….I had forgotten who she was!YOU reminded me!

    • grownupglamour
      December 2, 2020 / 9:15 am

      Many thanks for the birthday wishes Elizabeth. I can see you in so many of the Jianhui necklaces and will be keen to see what you choose. This one is wooden beads and quite light to wear. Enjoy your holiday season. xx

      • December 2, 2020 / 3:28 pm

        I COULD NOT FIND IT ON THE WEBSITE…………bought a bracelet for a GIFT!

        • grownupglamour
          December 6, 2020 / 5:02 am

          That is a shame Elizabeth , I wondered if maybe it was from Summer collections. Lucky friend , sure they will love the bracelet.

  4. December 1, 2020 / 6:25 pm

    Visiting from Jess’s link-up. Love the spots outfit you are wearing. Happy B-Lated Birthday hope it was a Great one. Enjoy December. . .

    • grownupglamour
      December 2, 2020 / 9:10 am

      Thank you so much Neti. I always love wearing spots and enjoyed putting these pieces together. I do hope you enjoy your holiday season.

  5. December 1, 2020 / 7:11 pm

    Happy birthday and congratulations on your Blogiversary, as they say! 7 years is quite an achievement. It’ll be 5 years for me next March. Best thing I ever did – and secretly proud as my computer skills aren’t all that – and I love that I keep making connections with like-minded people.
    Your outfit is a triumph! Black and white, stripes, and spots galore! Loving the magnificent necklace and your armfuls of bangles too! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      December 2, 2020 / 9:06 am

      Thank you for the birthday wishes Ann. Glad to hear that I,m not the only computer challenged blogger and so agree that the connections with others is what makes it so worthwhile.
      Spots, black and white always such fun to wear. xx

  6. December 2, 2020 / 8:15 am

    Your spotty outfit is absolutely breathtaking and I’m wild about your sunglasses & necklace!
    I’ve got a couple of huge antique tribal bangles which being metal weigh a ton, someone sent me that Nancy Cunard photo and said I reminded her of me – such a compliment!
    Like you, I worry about the wonderful people we’ve met over the years in India who have shown us such kindness and hospitality. xxx

    • grownupglamour
      December 2, 2020 / 9:02 am

      Thank you so much Vix , I always love spots and had fun putting these pieces together.
      Your tribal bangles sound amazing, I can only imagine how heavy they are to wear.
      We can only hope that those we have met on our travels are well and coping in these times as best they can. Hopefully you will be able to return to India soon. xxx

  7. December 3, 2020 / 9:34 am

    Wow, Jill Happy belated Birthday wishes to both you and the blog. May there be many more of both!!! You have such a wonderfully unique style and your spotty outfit is amazing. You are my role model and inspiration – take care x

    • grownupglamour
      December 6, 2020 / 5:01 am

      Thank you so much Penny for the good wishes . All going well I do plan to continue for the foreseeable future. Spots are always a favourite of mine and I enjoyed putting these pieces together. Your writing continues to inspire me Penny. xx

    • grownupglamour
      December 6, 2020 / 4:57 am

      Thank you so much Anna.

  8. December 4, 2020 / 9:27 am

    You’re wearing quite a few of my favourite things here – spots, statement necklace, statement sunglasses. Love it. Congrats on your blog anniversary and belated birthday greetings! Thanks for linking at #WowOnWednesday.

    • grownupglamour
      December 6, 2020 / 4:56 am

      Thank you for the good wishes Gail . We do share a love of so many things. My pleasure to join Wow on Wednesday.

  9. December 4, 2020 / 7:18 pm

    H Jill!
    Congrats on 7 years of blogging! I will be joining you in Feb for that mark myself. LOve your creative looks and the larger spots on this outfit. You always accessorize beautiully and certainly look great in hats! I wish I did!
    I also like your inspiration for your bangles and the bit of red peeping through with your sunnies and lipstick!
    Thank you for linking!
    jess xx

    • grownupglamour
      December 6, 2020 / 4:54 am

      Thank you so much Jess , I had a feeling we had been blogging for a similar time. I did have some fun putting this outfit together, spots are always a favourite for me. There is a hat for everyone , you just haven’t found yours yet. i do hope all is well , always enjoy your link up.

  10. December 6, 2020 / 12:01 am

    happy belated birthday! And a very happy blogaversary too! I love big bracelet stacks although I don’t wear them as much as I used to! Starting to get into them a little bit more! You look fantastic in polka dots too and I really like the statement necklace!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend 🙂 Too hot to do much here so we are staying at home doing Christmas crafts 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      December 6, 2020 / 4:50 am

      Thank you so much Mica for your good wishes. I can see you with lots of bangles but I know with little ones they aren’t always practical. Hope you had fun with your Christmas crafts, always my pleasure to join the link up.

    • grownupglamour
      December 8, 2020 / 9:45 am

      Many thanks Gata.

  11. December 8, 2020 / 10:19 pm

    Love it! Happy birthday darling and happy blog-aversary! Take the time you need and we will be here. Thanks for joining me on the #linkup Jacqui x

    • grownupglamour
      December 10, 2020 / 3:19 am

      Thanks so much for the birthday and blog anniversary wishes Jacqui. Always my pleasure to join your ink up.

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