Vintage, Skulls and Pinstripes

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.





  1. Marlene Innes
    June 16, 2021 / 8:06 am

    You look very stylish as usual. I just wondering how to read your “joining” ladies, e.g. Gail at this is Mutton for wow on Wednesday etc.? I would love to read more Australian ladies of a certain age’s blogs.

    • grownupglamour
      June 16, 2021 / 10:52 am

      Hello Marlene and thank you for your comment. Gail is in England and blogs at This is Mutton and Nancy is in The Netherlands and blogs at Nancy’s Fashion Style. To be honest Marlene I don’t know of any Australian ladies of a certain age that still blog. The ladies that I knew now are only on Instagram. I am sure there must be some I will let you know if I find anyone.

  2. June 16, 2021 / 1:58 pm

    Oh wow, love your outfits, so iconic and so very stylish – love the little hat 🙂

    It’s been much warmer these last few days but it’s forecast to be thunderstorms tonight and cooler weather with some rain forecast for next week!

    • grownupglamour
      June 17, 2021 / 10:02 am

      Thank you so much Penny , I was pleased with how this outfit came together . The little hat found in a seconhand shop is one I wear often. Hope your weather stays fine for your getaway.

  3. June 16, 2021 / 2:46 pm

    I love those classic cars. Always loved MG and Triumph. There is a chance we are able to travel abroad this year. I hope so. Have a great week!

    • grownupglamour
      June 17, 2021 / 9:59 am

      I had a feeling you would like the classic English cars Nancy. I do hope you are able to travel this year , I know you usually travel to the Uk.Hope your week is going well.

  4. June 16, 2021 / 5:17 pm

    Another perfectly assembled and stylish yet quirky outfit, as I’ve come to expect from you Jill!
    I’m loving the pairing of herringbone and pin stripes, and adding that skull print blouse was a stroke of genius.
    Your car club lunch run sounds fun, and how gorgeous is that slightly foggy view across the marina. I was incredulous to read that the Royale Sabre is modern and not vintage. What an amazing car! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      June 17, 2021 / 9:56 am

      Thank you so much Ann , I was pleased how the different pieces worked together. The car club run was fun and all the better with the sun shining. The Royale is so reminiscent of a vintage car but with modern comforts. xx

  5. June 17, 2021 / 6:52 am

    That jacket is such a great shape and slots in perfectly with the blouse and trousers.
    Beauty Point looks wonderful and the sky so blue. I’ve not heard of Royale Sabres but they aren’t dissimilar to our locally handbuilt car, the Morgan! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      June 17, 2021 / 9:49 am

      Many thanks Vix , I was so pleased when I came across the jacket , it is such great quality and I loved its shape.
      Beauty Point is a pretty spot and more so when the sun is shining. Now that you mention it The Royale does remind me of a Morgan, a car I love . We visited the Morgan factory way back in 1975.

  6. June 17, 2021 / 3:33 pm

    She takes you into her closet and has a chat each day on the instagram!

    • grownupglamour
      July 6, 2021 / 1:48 am

      Many thanks Elizabeth , I will pas this info on.

  7. July 26, 2021 / 3:10 pm

    That skull print is really popping out. You have an awesome outfit that’s super cool.

    • grownupglamour
      July 28, 2021 / 4:09 am

      Many thanks Rita , I was rather taken with the print.

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