November Again

Hello everyone . Well October has come and gone in the blink of an eye and despite all my good intentions to return to blogging on a more regular basis for a variety of reasons that didn’t eventuate.

November is always a busy month with many family birthdays (mine included) , MG Car Club events and various garden related happenings, this is peak rose flowering time here. The blog also celebrates its 8th. birthday too.

Last Monday was a public holiday here and John and I drove to the town of Evandale to take blog photos but also to enable me to get used to a new car ( a secondhand Mazda) with more electronics than I was used to. My outfit for the day was a pair of dark floral pants from Trelise Cooper (this will be their 3rd. Summer and I love them as much as ever ) paired with a black cotton frilled blouse , also Trelise Cooper.

I also added a black and gold patent leather belt, a favourite black boater , orange bangles , Gucci sunnies and black suede bow flats.

A back view showing the pleated ruffle ,I always enjoy a garment that is as good coming as going. I knew the moment I saw this shirt it would fit beautifully into my wardrobe as it will work with so many existing items .

Over the last 8 years I have had so much fun exploring new styles , shapes and colours ( but still often returning to black and white) and sharing them here . Some worked well , others not so much but that is the joy of playing with our style isn’t it. I do find as I get older dressing is so much more about self expression than practicality and way more fun.

The first of the roses are now starting to bloom , the pink one is Fatin-Latour , a fragrant old rose and the apricot is Crepuscule , a climbing Noisette.

A big thank you to all who take the time to read the blog and share a little piece of my world .

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



  1. November 3, 2021 / 6:58 am

    Oh don’t start me on electronics on cars, there is just too much. I feel the older I get the more I really wear what I want. Don’t care about where I’m going or the weather or whatever. Enjoy the events!

    • grownupglamour
      November 11, 2021 / 4:22 am

      I hear you Nancy, those electronics . You are so right we really can wear whatever we want , the joy of getting older.

    • grownupglamour
      November 11, 2021 / 4:20 am

      Thank you Mirielle , it is fun playing with different shapes isn’t it. My garden is coming in to the peak flower time , so kind of you to say it is a little piece of paradise .

  2. November 3, 2021 / 6:54 pm

    Happy birthday Jill, and congratulations on your blog’s 8th birthday too!
    Your wide dark floral trousers and pleated blouse are absolutely fabulous, what a stunning outfit that is, and one which certainly worked extremely well. And I’m quite envious of those gorgeous roses! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      November 11, 2021 / 4:18 am

      Thank you so much Ann for your kind wishes. I do love a dark floral and these pants are a favourite . The ruffle on the black blouse called my name and I knew it would be so good with the pants. The roses are now all coming in to bloom.

  3. November 10, 2021 / 2:50 pm

    What wonderful clothes and yes, that ruffle, but also your tiny waist! Happy Birthday to you and your blog. Also love this amazing floral trousers – just wow!

    • grownupglamour
      November 11, 2021 / 4:15 am

      Thank you so much Penny for your good wishes. I always love a dark floral and fell for these pants about three Summers ago and still love them as much as when I bought them . The ruffle is really what sold me on the black too. My waist has always been small (compared to my hips, a good pear shape).

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