Accessories, Accessories, Accessories

Accessories I will admit are a bit of a passion of mine and I seem to have been collecting them forever.

I was asked recently to name a favourite accessory , an impossible task as I simply love and collect them all , hats, scarves ,belts, earrings , bangles , beads and necklaces, sunglasses, shoes and bags.

I have been collecting bangles for many years and have amassed quite a collection , some bought retail but mostly they have been found at thrift shops for a song. I stumbled across these colourful bangles from Sobral recently on Ebay and new they had to be mine, the kind seller also included the earings for free.  I have a number of these now and they are always perfect with any colour or my blacks to add that pop of colour.

 

 

Black and white , an armload of bangles, sunnies from Preen , a little secondhand black hat and this wonderful black and white necklace from Jianhui London , a naughty online purchase last year.

 

This was my second Jianhui London purchase , the first the multi-strand one above was purchased locally a few years ago at a local boutique that is no longer trading. The large black and white earrings were found in Havana, Cuba this time last year. Every time I wear them I think of all the lovely people we met there and wonder how they have managed this last year.

Lately my eyes have been drawn to a touch of sparkle , I can see a new collection in the making. I am now on the lookout for earrings and bracelets , possibly a cuff.

I found this sparkly number at a local recycle store and donned it for the MG Car Club Annual Dinner last November.

Orange , always a favourite, this multi-strand vintage necklace works beautifully with the orange and wood earrings and the orange blooms on my cardigan and not forgetting the Crepescule rose behind me.

I am also a collector of gloves and love the way they finish an outfit. I often find vintage gloves at thrift shops for just a few dollars. The orange ones I am wearing here were purchased at a little glove shop in Paris back in 2016. Gloves are a great souvenir and take up very little room in the suitcase.

I found these magnificent long leather gloves at a charity shop also in Paris for just a few Euros.

Last Winter , a collection of accessories, long leather Dents gloves, Gucci sunnies, fluffy Rundholz wrap , aligator print belt and Trippen boots, the joy of Winter dressing, all the layers.

I enjoy wearing and collecting hats of all shapes and colours . My hat collection is quite a mixture , several vintage hats, a few hats from local milliner Susan McArthur , berets, fedoras, straw hats and boaters and turbans.

 

I adore both of these hats from talented Tasmanian milliner Susan McArthur.

 

A cream and rose embellished hat in the garden a couple of Springs ago. When I purchased this hat at a local recycle store I intended to remove the rose but it has grown on me and will stay.

Accessories are the finishing touches to any outfit and so much fun to play with and create many different looks. Have fun with them , stack those bracelets, layer the necklaces and scarves, try different hat shapes , find colourful gloves and tights .

Dressing is self expression and a creative outlet for me and my accessories play an integral role.

Enjoy your week everyone .

Joining Mica for Weekday Wear , Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday , Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday, Jacqui for Chic and Stylish and Nancy for Fancy Friday.

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20 Comments

  1. March 16, 2021 / 10:26 am

    Oh your accessories are always amazing! And you know how I admire your gloves! Especially the Paris ones! Have a great day!

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      March 17, 2021 / 11:02 am

      Thank you so much Nancy , you know how much I enjoy my accessories. There is something about the gloves in Paris but yes those long red ones are simply divine.

  2. Ms. Mary
    March 16, 2021 / 1:23 pm

    WHEEEE- These pictures are like going for a fun ride. You have so many great accessories to choose from.
    How do you decide what to buy? …and what to wear? 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      March 17, 2021 / 10:59 am

      Many thanks Mary , my accessory collection is a bit of an obsession. I am not really sure how I decide what to buy , they just seem to call my name.

  3. March 16, 2021 / 4:35 pm

    OH MY GOSH!
    YOU AND MY FRIEND SANDRA SALLIN WEAR SOBRAL JEWELS!I must GO SHOP EBAY!SHE FINDS HER GOODIES THERE TOO!
    Check out her blog at APART FROM MY ART!
    I think you will ENJOY IT!
    The gloves are a GOOD accessory to have in these times of COVID!
    IAM GOING TO TELL YOUR READERS YOUR GARDEN IS ON MY BLOG THIS WEEK!
    COME SEE A BEAUTIFUL SPRING GARDEN CREATED BY JILL ON
    THEVINTAGECONTESSA.NET
    IF YOU KNOW JILL OR HAVE BEEN TO HER GARDEN PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT SO WE CAN ALL HEAR MORE!!!IT IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      March 17, 2021 / 10:43 am

      I have admired your friend Sandra Sallin’s Sobral collection, it is amazing . Mine is minute by comparism. I love Sandras blog and IG.
      Thank you for featuring my Spring garden on your blog Elizabeth, I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful garden.

  4. March 16, 2021 / 7:04 pm

    Oh my word, your accessories are just amazing. Of course, I love the hats but the jewellery too, especially the second photo of the two pieces that are like sweeties out of a seat shop – they’re simply delicious!

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      March 17, 2021 / 10:37 am

      Thank you Penny , we do both enjoy our hats. The bracelets do look like sweets don’t they . I have a necklace that resembles licorice allsorts.

  5. March 16, 2021 / 7:05 pm

    I definitely wrote sweet shop!

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      March 17, 2021 / 10:33 am

      Don’t you hate auto correct.

  6. March 16, 2021 / 7:07 pm

    I’m pleased to hear that you are sharing my passion for accessories, Jill!
    Those colourful Sobral bangles are absolutely stunning. As are those black and white ones and those amazing black and white necklaces.
    You’ve got the most amazing collection of hats, and how marvellous is that alligator print belt!
    I’m positively drooling here! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      March 17, 2021 / 10:33 am

      Oh yes Ann, we do both share a passion for accessories , you have the most wonderful collection of brooches. I am so pleased to have found the Sobral bangles but feel it may be just the start of a new collection. You know me and black and white, I couldn’t resist the necklaces.
      I do love my hats and they seem to keep finding me. The belt was one of those lucky recycle finds.

  7. March 16, 2021 / 8:12 pm

    You accessorise so well and have such a fantastic and varied collection! I agree accessories are the perfect finishing touch for an outfit and I always love asking for accessories for Christmas or birthdays as then I get to think of the people who gave them to me as I wear them through the year 🙂 I have some really special pieces like that! 🙂

    Hope your week is going well! It’s a rainy one here! Thank you for joining the link up 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      March 17, 2021 / 10:21 am

      We do both share a love of accessories, you have the most wonderful bag collection. They do make the best gifts don’t they. Always my pleasure to join your link up Mica .

  8. March 17, 2021 / 12:51 pm

    You have some wonderful accessories Jill. I love to collect jewellery, gloves and belts. I must investigate Jianhui London because those are exactly the sort of necklaces I love! I’m eagerly awaiting a delivery from Canada via Etsy of some Anna Wintour type crystal necklaces.

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      March 18, 2021 / 4:04 am

      Thank you so much Gail , I can see we share a love of collecting . I am quite sure you would love Jianhui London , his designs are wonderful and made from recycled materials . I also found him so good to deal with. I will look forward to seeing you wear those necklaces.

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      March 18, 2021 / 4:01 am

      Thank you so much Mirielle , collected over many years. I do now have a room for both my accessories and out of season clothing. One advantage of your children growing up and leaving home , spare bedrooms.

  9. Cheryl
    March 18, 2021 / 3:49 am

    What great photography. How much do you pay him/her????

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      March 18, 2021 / 3:58 am

      Many thanks Cheryl , will pass your compliment on. His rates are reasonable , a good feed now and again.

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