Hello everyone. Winter here seems to be dragging more than usual for me. I cope well with cold, crisp and sunny days but they have been few and far between this year replaced with endless rain resulting in dark and dreary days.
The rain eased for a time yesterday and John and I enjoyed a country drive to admire the bright colours of the wattle trees stopping to take a few photos along the way.
The vibrant yellow of the wattle provided the perfect backdrop to show my new orange felt beret that had arrived while I was enjoying a catch up with my friend Janet at a local coffee shop.
There is a bit of a story attached to the beret. The beret made in the U.S. by talented felt artist , Juliane of Felt Happiness, was originally made for a friend of my friend Elizabeth from Brisbane who stayed with me recently. When Elizabeth was here I admired the beret she was wearing and enquired as to how to order something similar. It turned out that Elizabeth had ordered one for her friend that was made and posted but seemed lost in transit and another was made and dispatched . Not too long after the second one arrived so did the first and this one is now mine.
I love it , so clever and a piece of wearable art . Juliane calls this one Seed Pod and yes the unusual piece on the top does remind me of seed pods. I will have some fun styling this with items in my wardrobe.
Today I simply styled it with my Black Moyuru jacket and cream Moyuru pants , adding cream Hispanitas boots, orange leather gloves and orange and pink felt flower pins and Karen Walker sunnies.
On the garden front I am slowly pruning the roses in between the rain showers . There are now some early signs of Spring with the hellebores, camellias and jonquils .
Joining Jess at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish , Gail at This is Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.