Just Playing

Hello everyone , hope all is well in your part of the world.

I have been rather busy working more hours than my normal couple of days a week leaving little spare time for the blog . Apologies for missing your posts , hopefully I will catch up this week.

Almost time to undertake the season change over in my wardrobe so I have been playing with some of my favourites. The first of these is the dark blue Rundholz skirt that I wear year round and was paired again with the dark floral Pom blouse that I purchased last year.

Having a peek in my wardrobe has made me realise I have been tempted by way too many print blouses , some retail buys and others recycled that really are not me and don’t work with much of my wardrobe, so on the change over they will go . You really would think by now I would know better.

Today was a bad hair day and on days like this my striped ms Edgley turban is invaluable. Once again I am debating what to do with my hair, both cut and colour. Do I cut or grow , go au natural or back to blonde or stay red , not really sure at present but feel ready for change.

I wore this outfit a while ago on a cool Autumn morning to run a few errands. It is a combination of recycle finds , 1980’s leather skirt , Vivienne Westwood cardigan , found a few years ago , French leather hat, silver McQueen brogues and John Paul Gaultier bag.

The full leather skirt does take me back every time I wear it , as I owned one similar in the early 1980’s  and rather stupidly parted with it and then regretted it ever since so was thrilled when I found this one.

I had been on the look out for silver brogues for quite some time as my last pair were chewed by Raffy when he was a puppy. I was over the moon when I discovered this pair at recycle store, Bruce, in Hobart a while ago . They are McQueen , made in Italy and the most wonderful softest leather.

A few weeks ago I visited my friend Julianne at Return to Splendour and returned home with three hats.This rather wonderful vintage wide brim straw will be a welcome addition to my Summer hat collection. Worn here with art deco style earrings a thrift purchase years ago for $4.00.

This colourful handmade hat was another purchase that day .  I am still unsure as to will I leave the back as is or make a rosette to finish .

This little feather number has been with me for some time after I discovered it at a thrift store . It was made by an Australian milliner who focused on race headwear.

Last but by no means least in my hat parade is this red hat by Sydney milliner Axel Mano, a recycle purchase from Red Fox Vintage a while ago. I haven’t had the opportunity to give this one an outing yet but it will happen as I am more determined than ever to wear hats at every opportunity .

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




  1. April 5, 2022 / 10:26 am

    I’m glad to read you also make fashion faux pas! Have no idea why we don’t learn. I go for: stay a red head! As if I have anything to say about that, lol. I love this outfit, like a lot of your looks!

    • grownupglamour
      April 10, 2022 / 2:50 am

      Thank you so much Nancy for the hair advice . I will stay a red head for now. We all make fashion faux pas as hard as we try not too I am sure. xx

  2. April 5, 2022 / 2:44 pm


    • grownupglamour
      April 10, 2022 / 2:48 am

      Thanks so much Elizabeth , it is a fun little number. Glad to hear I bring you joy. xxx

  3. Eva
    April 5, 2022 / 7:49 pm

    Hi Jill,
    I love both of your outfits in this post – you look great!I also have a pair of silver brogues which I love wearing in winter.Living in QLD, our winters are short, so I relish being able to wear cooler weather outfits and shoes.
    As far as hair goes, I understand your uncertainty about the colour, though I think your colour really suits you.I let myself go grey about a year ago and didn’t like it at all, but my family and friends loved it and talked me out of colouring it several times.Last week I couldn’t stand it any more, so I put a colour in that was similar to my former brunette colour and I couldn’t be happier.I feel like myself again.Sometimes it pays to go with your gut instinct.Thank you for your lovely, inspiring post.

    • grownupglamour
      April 10, 2022 / 2:46 am

      Hello Eva and thank you for your advice on the troublesome hair issue. I fully understand about feeling more you again with colour in your hair. At this stage this really is me too .
      I was so pleased with the silver brogues , they will be worn so much. I can imagine the pleasure you have wearing cooler weather outfits in your short Queensland Winters.
      I so appreciate your comment, thanks for reading.

  4. April 6, 2022 / 4:57 pm

    As Winter seems to have made a brief return here, I’m postponing my seasonal wardrobe change-over until the temperatures are into double figures again! When I get around to it, though, some things will have to go as well, as indeed, we never seem to learn 🙂
    Your first outfit is a stunner, the skirt and blouse are just made for each other, and I’m loving the earrings, necklace and striped turban. The 1980s leather skirt was a fantastic find. And oh those hats: they are all well worth having bad hair days for! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      April 10, 2022 / 2:39 am

      Many thanks Ann, I agree the skirt and blouse really are a perfect match. You can imagine how thrilled I was when I came across the leather skirt.
      Our weather is much the same but in reverse to you, still on the warm side and just needing light layers.

  5. April 15, 2022 / 11:44 am

    I know how it is as I too have been busy and not been blogging or looking at blogs – apologies as really I adore yours. Love that skirt.

    RE: the hair. I have a friend with exactly the same hair look as yours albeit longer. She won’t be changing her hair colour, but I grew mine out and am pleased with it. But it took 2 years or more to grow it out and that was Ok as I still had ash blonde/red strands to my hair so it didn’t seem matter. It is more of a challenge to grow hair out if you’re a brunette. It’s a very individual choice.

    Adore your hats too – that red one is divine.

    • grownupglamour
      April 18, 2022 / 7:36 am

      No need at all for apologies as I know you have been busy with your move.
      Many thanks for your advice on my hair , at this stage I will stay with the red and probably go lighter when I feel the time is right to transition to my natural colour.

    • grownupglamour
      April 18, 2022 / 7:32 am

      Thank you so very much Anna . I do love my head gear and playing with styling . I am pretty sure at this stage I will stay with my red hair as it seems more me. Hope you are enjoying your Easter.

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