Hello friends . We have finally had a taste of Summer here over the last few days with temperatures over 30C. Time to finally wear this over size black Crochetta hat that I purchased last year from local recycle store , Return to Splendour. The hat is made in Italy from the finest quality straw and so light and airy to wear. In the past I have shied away from extra large hats on me , feeling as a short woman I look a bit like a mushroom wearing them . Do you agree , would appreciate your thoughts.
A few shots of some of the blooms in the garden at present. It has been a cooler and wetter season this year and my David Austin roses have rewarded me with a second flush of blooms much earlier than they usually do. The white flower , a Romeya or California Poppy , reminds me of a fried egg but when the blooms flutter in the breeze they look like white butterflies.
I have been trying to spend as much time as possible in the garden but do find I can’t work outside when its warm for as long as I once did. Is this an age thing or am I just more sensible these days.
Last Thursday I drove myself down to Hobart ( a five hour round trip) , no big deal really and something we often do but when we are together John always drives , so this was a challenge to myself just because I could. I thoroughly enjoyed myself , driving on the open road with my choice of music playing as I drove along. I may have indulged in a little retail therapy in Hobart and enjoyed a late lunch in a favourite cafe.
I am a great believer in continuing to challenge ourselves to leave the comfort zones around us, be it physically , learning new skills or playing with new makeup colours or clothing .
Speaking of a change of clothing, in this case different colours for me, I wore these cinnamon cotton pants and the pale ink and saffron shirt to work last Monday. It is a bit more casual than my usual work attire but it was a very warm day and we are re-organising after the Christmas rush.
The bushes with the mauve and white flowers that I am watering are Summer Orchids ( not sure if that really is the true name). I was given the seeds for these many years ago by late neighbour, Margaret, one of the most elegant ladies I have ever met .
Admiring the view over the Tamar River on our drive last weekend , wearing a cream Viktoria and Woods blouse and Maude Dainty pants.
On another note , I wore heels the first time in ages ,these suede sling backs have been lurking in my closet for way too long . I am determined this year to shop my closet first and play with old favourites in new ways. The other accessories for the day were a long multi-strand pearl necklace , daisy ear rings, bangles and cream Fendi sunnies.
Stay safe and well my friends.
Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Gail for Wow on Wednesday, Jacqui for Chic and Stylish and Nancy for Fancy Friday.