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.
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!
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
THAT FEATHERED HAT IS MARVELOUS!
KEEP UP WHAT YOU DO AS IT BRINGS ME JOY!!
Thanks so much Elizabeth , it is a fun little number. Glad to hear I bring you joy. xxx
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
I like your head gear Jill and admire the way you know how to wear it with what. The hear colour is great, i wouldn’t change it. The silver shoes look fabulous
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.