Spring Arrivals

Hello everyone , hope all is well in your part of the world. September was a rather hectic month in our family as my husband John celebrated his 70th. birthday. Due to Covid outbreaks interstate our plans for celebrations didn’t go as planned as neither our son Callum and his girlfriend Georgie or John’s sister Roseanne could fly down to Tasmania. John and I celebrated together early with a delightful lunch at the Crazy Duck restaurant at Georgetown and on the day with John’s elder sister Jeanette .

Where have all those years gone , we met when we were both in our early twenties .

No photos from either day as I decided to enjoy the day and simply be in the moment not looking through a camera lens. This was my outfit from earlier this week as I am participating in another style challenge on Instagram , in support of my friend Suzanne in lockdown in Melbourne . The subject was wearing just two block colours , not really being a colour girl this was the best I could manage, an OBI coral linen jacket paired with dark green Moyuru pants. I added white accessories and floral tights.

Another of the challenges was an Iris Arpel look. This one was easy , lots of bangles , layers of necklaces and oversized glasses(in my case sunnies). I wore an old favourite chartreuse linen coat as a base. I received an interesting comment on IG from a lovely Dutch follower telling me to wear colour more as it makes me look more approachable, I promised I will try.

This was my version of dressed down tulle, starting with my new Rundholz black skirt , I added a black tee , black leather jacket, Trippen sandals , black boater and Jianhui necklace and Preen sunnies. Dressing down is not my strong suit , I am always the overdressed one but that’s the way I like it so much more fun.


Last Friday October 1st. just before midnight a new little grandson joined the family. Meet Hamish Jack James , pictured here with big brother Harry and his proud Dad Zac.

John and I drove to Hobart on Friday evening after a phone call from Zac to stay with little Harry . It was a precious time and reminds you of what really does matter in life.

I will finish this post with Spring blooms , firstly wisteria , that grows in my garden but was originally planted next door by our late neighbour . It is a bit rampant in its growth but I love it and I remember Miss Kiddle ( the neighbour) every time it blooms.

I am absolutely thrilled with these frilly double pink tulips that I purchased from a bulb grower at my local Farmers Market last March.

That’s all for now, regards to all.

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





  1. October 6, 2021 / 11:23 am

    Congratulations on the birth of your grandson – it’s so good to be a grandma! As ever love your outfits including that tulle skirt which I adore. You’re never over-dressed just very very stylish!

    Also those tulips are beautiful – take care 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      October 11, 2021 / 8:46 am

      Thank you so much Penny for your good wishes, I agree it is good to be a grandma.
      You and I do both share our love of a good tulle skirt.
      I was pleased with the tulips, sadly now finished. xx

  2. October 7, 2021 / 5:48 pm

    I love your go at colour-blocking for the Instagram challenge, although the stars here are the floral tights, which I simply cannot take my eyes off.
    The chartreuse of the second outfit looks absolutely gorgeous with your hair, and oh my, those bangles are absolutely amazing.
    The third outfit, of course, is very trademark you and utterly fabulous.
    Oh, and many congratulations to all on the birthday of your little grandson! Precious times indeed! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      October 11, 2021 / 8:40 am

      Thank you so much Ann , I did have some fun with the Instagram challenge. I also am quite besotted with my floral tights , a bit of a change for me. The bangles have been collected over many years , mostly from charity shops.
      It is a special time for our family welcoming little Hamish.

  3. October 11, 2021 / 3:17 pm

    A GREAT KID AT 32!!

    I FINALLY GOT A Jianhui necklace did you see on my instagram…….@contessa and her pig!


    • grownupglamour
      October 12, 2021 / 8:43 am

      Hello Elizabeth , October 1st., must be a memorable day , your youngest is just a few months older than mine.
      No it wasn’t Greetje but a lovely lady named Erica , who by the way would be a wonderful style victim.
      Yes I did see your Jianhui necklace , aren’t his necklaces amazing.
      Thanks so much for your good wishes. xx

  4. October 12, 2021 / 2:13 pm

    Happy Birthday to John and many congratulations on the birth of baby Hamish, what a lovely name!
    I’m glad you were still able to celebrate John’s big day despite the restrictions and good for you for not taking photos and living in the moment.
    I love how you dress, in black or in colour – if I saw you in the street I’d be over like a shot to tell you how good you look! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      October 14, 2021 / 9:57 am

      Thank you so much Vix . We were lucky to celebrate John’s birthday even though not as we originally planned . We hope to have a family celebration whenever Callum can get here. I agree Hamish is a lovely name.
      We both enjoy dressing for ourselves , I share your thoughts on dressing up every day. xx

  5. November 2, 2021 / 7:01 am

    I don’t receive any emails from your blog so I am very sorry that I’ve missed some. I often got to hear that me wearing black did make me less approachable. But I love it too much! Congratulations on your grandson and John!!

    • grownupglamour
      November 3, 2021 / 3:13 am

      Thank you so much Nancy, we are thrilled to welcome little Hamish into our family. We do both enjoy wearing black . Interested to hear that you have also been told it makes you less approachable , not something I agree with. Thank you for for re-subscribing to the blog.

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