Hello , back again after a self imposed break to catch up on things at home and to re-assess how I feel about continuing the blog. I often find a short break gives some clarity and this time was no exception.
The break gave me time to look at why I started the blog over seven years ago . I started as a challenge to my technically challenged self as I turned 60 and if I’m honest to prove to my sons that I could.
My intention was to never be a money making blog ( just as well) or influence others but to connect with other women around the globe. It is this connection that I have missed over the last month and as a lover of fashion also seeing what my Northern Hemisphere friends are wearing going into Summer.
So the decision is made I will continue the blog and promise to be more consistent with both posting and connecting with my fellow bloggers.
What have I been up to over the last month , working 2-3 days a week , spending time in the garden as weather permits , re-organising a couple of rooms , a seasonal wardrobe reshuffle and a day trip to Hobart a couple of weeks ago.
John and I had a very enjoyable day catching up with our son Zac for lunch at our favourite Italian restaurant and a play with little Harry later in the afternoon. I also did a bit of research on Hobart’s street art for a visit with my friend, Elizabeth from Brisbane, in June. We found a lane way with some excellent street art so of course a photo was in order.
One of my projects has been converting my late daughter’s room in to a guest room. My daughter India died of a brain tumour in 2001 and up until last year her room remained as she left it. We didn’t need the space and it was just too painful to undertake the packing up of her treasures. The first step was taken last year packing away those treasures in boxes ( the sorting is still to happen) and placing them in the attic. Not wanting to spend much money and as it was still in good order the floral sprigged Laura Ashley wallpaper stayed .
I decided to decorate with items I already had , in this case a variety of hat boxes . I have also made use of a stand to have my seasonal hats on show. I will admit to being inspired by Judith , The Style Crone, who has the most amazing hat room , with way more glorious hats than I could ever dream of.
Winter has well and truly arrived here with a series of frosty mornings and clear, sunny days followed by milder grey days. I am not a great fan of cold weather but I do love Winter dressing , layers , warm jackets and coats, gloves, scarves and hats . I discovered this mustard coloured vintage wool jacket at Red Fox Vintage last Summer and fell in love at first sight , both for the colour and the embellishments.
The jacket looks as good coming as going with its ruffle trim.
I paired the jacket with my old favourite black Moyuru skirt , black suede boots, leopard gloves, Preen sunnies and a vintage hat.
Joining Gail at Is This Mutton , Jacqui for Mummabystylish and Nancy for Fashion Friday Link Up.