The title of today’s blog post really does reflect how things have been here of late.
I have been busy working extra days , trying to bring over grown wisteria and jasmine under control in my garden before it takes over my beloved camellias, catching up with family and friends and I even had a visit to my charming and talented hairdresser , Jaimie , for a shorter cut.
Our weather has been a mix of beautiful Autumn days with cool mornings and evenings and some rainy days . I have been making the most of the last of the warmer days and wearing garments that deserve an outing before being packed away for the next six months. A few days ago it was this little pink , white and black daisy print jacket that I purchased a few Summers ago teamed with a Trelise Cooper skirt, recycled Charles Jourdan bag , bangles and black boater.
This was my outfit for a dinner out with dear friends visiting from Melbourne, black Rundholz jacket worn over my Trelise Cooper skirt and paired with the sparkly necklace I found at Vintage Red Fox last November.
We met our friends on an overland bus trip from London to Delhi back in 1975 and have remained friends ever since.
Needless to say we reminisced about that trip and what a unique experience it was and how much has changed in that part of the world since then.
This not so wonderful picture of the group was taken in the Cappadocia region in Turkey. I am hiding behind the lady in the red jumper. The group consisted of an interesting group of people from all around the world.
Looking through my photos taken on that trip I came across this one of me taken in Athens. You may well ask why I was wearing a white dress , especially as I was travelling in a VW Campervan and generally staying in campsites with limited laundry facilities. I have no answer other than I was young and somewhat unpractical in these matters. Sorry about the quality of these pictures they were all printed from slides , now that is dating me isn’t it.
Last week I also had a long overdue visit to my optometrist for new reading glasses. Even though my prescription hadn’t changed I felt the need for a change and came away with this Paul Taylor bright green pair, they also have black and white arms and trim , so it was a no- brainer really.
I had been toying with a shorter cut for a while and am rather pleased with the result.
My glove collection grew again last week when I discovered these delightful cream gloves at an Op shop.They were rather grubby but after a good soak and a couple of hand washes they are nearly as good as new.
Continuing on with my mission of enjoying garments I haven’t worn this Summer , for my trip to the hairdresser I wore this chartreuse Apuntob coat over a black tee and paired with Manuelle Suibelle striped pants. I added a collection of beads , Karen Walker sunnies, cream Hispanitas sandals and those cream crochet gloves.
Linking with Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Tuesday, Gail for Wow on Wednesday , Jacqui at Mummabstylish for Chic and Stylish and Nancy for Fancy Friday.
Happy Easter . xx