A vintage 1940’s jacket , a Pom Amsterdam blouse with a skull print and pinstripe wool pants from Elemente Clemente was my outfit last Sunday for a car club lunch run to Beauty Point.
We met around 10am on a somewhat foggy morning , never ideal for sports cars with their tops down , and headed off stopping for coffee along the way. Fortunately the fog lifted and we were treated to a magical sunny Winters day.
After a pleasant, leisurely drive we arrived at Beauty Point on the Tamar River to enjoy a long and pleasant lunch at the local hotel .
A variety of cars , MGs , Mazda MX5 and others , including this rather magnificent Royale Sabre parked at the front of the hotel . For anyone interested the Royale is actually a new car (as in not vintage) hand made in Bainbridge, England by a small family company founded by John Barlow (co-incidently Barlow was my maiden name) in 1991. They certainly reflect the lines of a 1930/ 1940 car.
Now back to the outfit I found the 1940’s wool jacket , made in Italy at Red Fox Vintage a while ago and at the time I wasn’t quite sure what to pair it with until I found the pinstripe Elemente Clemente wool pants in Hobart early this Winter . Not only did I really like the style but they are made from recycled fabric from mens suiting. I had a further play in my closet and out came the Pom blouse with its skull fabric which added that touch of whimsy that I enjoy.
I added a favourite little back hat ( not while driving though a pull on wool hat is needed then) , Gucci sunnies , blue gloves from Lisbon in 2018 , an old snakeskin style bag and silver Neo boots.
I have had a pottering kind of week both in the house and the garden , weather permitting . Over the last week we have had a mix of wind and rain with fine but cloudy days but not really very cold for the time of year. My garden is in her quiet Winter mode waiting for the hellebores , camellias , early bulbs and Winter shrubs to flower.
John and I have been enjoying an assorted mix of travel books from the local library. Overseas travel from Australia is unlikely until well into next year so we will travel via books , online and TV until then.
Hope all my friends in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying their well earned Summer .
Joining Gail at This is Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.