Hello Spring, Goodbye Winter

Hello everyone , I hope this finds all well in your part of the world. Today is the first day of Spring here in Australia and we have been rewarded with a mild and sunny day.

Last week on one of those clear, sunny days John and I enjoyed a drive in the countryside , stopping to take a few photos along the way. The stone building behind me is Auld Kirk , a convict and free labour built church dating back to 1843.

On the banks of the Tamar River with the Batman Bridge in the background wearing a much loved and worn Moyuru gingham skirt , Shona Joy cream jumper , striped velvet turban , black leather fingerless gloves , black and white Preen sunnies , black and white locally made earrings and a Christina Brampti necklace and black boots.

I had been on the look out for a pair of combat style boots for quite a while but most of the ones I tried were always really heavy and I know from past experience that doesn’t work for me.   I spied this pair by Spanish brand Pikolinos at a local shoe store, The House of Shoes, which happens to be near where I work, tried them on and knew they had to be mine.

Another day, another car run , this time with fellow T series MG owners for a pleasant drive , stopping along the way in the pretty town of Deloraine for coffee then continuing on to D’Anvers at Latrobe for lunch. D’Anvers is also a maker of fine chocolates and I will admit to returning home with a packet of their rather yummy snowballs.

In the car park after lunch , ready to head off to view a car collection owned by a local car racing identity.

The gardens at D’Anvers were looking really pretty with Spring bulbs , flowering trees and camellias. I would have loved to stay longer and explore the gardens but there were cars to see (say no more).

The day was cool with rain forecast and as our MG has no heating I dressed accordingly in wool cream Moyuru pants , a black knit, cream top, black Max Mara coat ( a recycle find), Paula Ryan beret and Ted Baker gloves.

Joining Gail at This is Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.



  1. September 1, 2021 / 2:48 pm

    Lovely pix of countryside, cars and flowers and as ever amazing outfits. I do like the gingham skirt a lot, also the boots. I love seeing the daffodils, a harbinger of Spring – they’re my favourite flower. Enjoy the coming good weather!

    • grownupglamour
      September 5, 2021 / 12:07 am

      Thank you so much Penny . The gingham skirt is another old favourite and I am always looking for new ways to style it. Daffodils simply say Spring is here don’t they.

  2. September 2, 2021 / 7:00 am

    When I read that title, I know dinner is almost over here. And I don’t like it at all. What a fabulous outfits you are wearing again! Love that cable knit sweater on that gorgeous skirt!

    • grownupglamour
      September 5, 2021 / 12:05 am

      Sorry that the arrival of Spring heralds your end of Summer, hope you will have a warm Autumn. The cable jumper is a bit of a switch for me but I am pleased with it and so warm.

  3. September 2, 2021 / 5:46 pm

    Your first outfit is simply stunning, Jill, a masterpiece of pattern and texture mixing. Your Christina Brampti necklace is fabulous, and well done on finding the perfect combat style boots!
    I’m wondering if D’Anvers is named after or has any connection with my hometown, Antwerp, or Anvers in French? I’m glad to hear you were rewarded with a mild and sunny first day of Spring. Here, finally, some gorgeous Summer weather has been forecasted, now that we’re heading into Autumn! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      September 5, 2021 / 12:02 am

      Thank you Ann , I enjoy mixing patterns and textures this is my thing as opposed to being good with colour mixes.
      The owner of D’Anvers is I understand from Belgium so that is probably the connection to Antwerp.
      Glad to hear you have finally had some Summer weather , better late than never. xx

  4. September 3, 2021 / 6:22 am

    Your post is making me swoon: those gorgeous cars, fantastic outfits that I would wear in a heart beat, and spring bulbs. I’m also looking for combat boots and want a pair that are not too clompy. Love your gingham skirt and cream jumper ensemble. Your first day of spring is our first day of autumn. It’s downhill from here!

    • grownupglamour
      September 4, 2021 / 11:53 pm

      Thank you so much Gail it was a good start to Spring weather wise although as usual followed with rain. The MG ‘s do certainly look impressive all lined up. I am pleased with my combat style boots after trying many that were way too heavy for me , best of luck with your search.
      I know as I enjoy the flowering of my Spring bulbs you are planting yours, hopefully Autumn will be a warmer one for you.

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