Hello everyone . Today’s post as the title suggests is a bit random as things have been somewhat quiet in my neck of the woods of late.
After a busy April working nearly every day , due to a change of ownership , things have settled down to my two days a week. I had planned to make the most of the last month of Autumn and work in my garden before Winter settles in but Mother Nature has other ideas and we have had a great deal of rain .
This was my outfit for a quick trip to buy printer cartridges, paper and an SD card for my camera . Wearing Moyuru pants paired with one of my best ever buys the Rundholz denim tailcoat that has been seen on the blog numerous times. I have no problem repeating items as this is real life and I this how I dress , changing combinations and accessories. It is also another reason I prefer separates over dresses as I like to ring the changes on a regular basis.
I added a red velvet cap , green glass earrings , a Jackie Brasil bangle and a collection of colourful necklaces (all recycle finds).
Whilst in Hobart at Easter I was delighted to find another pair of Frida Kahlo socks that I have worn with my little red Think lace ups that I purchased some time ago. I also have these in black and they are so good to wear that when the red appeared at my favourite local shoe store, The House of Shoes, well I just had to make them mine. I am a great believer in shopping at local small businesses whenever I can.
Over the last couple of weeks I have been also been busy changing over my wardrobe from Spring/Summer to Autumn/Winter. Although this can be quite time consuming I really enjoy being acquainted with old friends. I did try to be a bit more ruthless this year but my pile of giveaways was relatively small . I thought about this , maybe after many years years of practice I am finally albeit with a few exceptions only buying (new or secondhand) what I really love and will wear for many years. I also do not purge an item simply because it wasn’t worn last year, invariably these end up being loved and worn again usually in a different style .
Before the chill of Winter really sets in I have had some fun pairing existing pieces together . I found the Trelise Cooper floral pants worked rather well with an old Paule Ka knit and feather vest.
I was discussing personal style with some friends the other day and interestingly enough we all decided that it has developed over time but has become more important as we age. We all agreed that dressing is for us at least is our form of self expression and we are much bolder as time passes developing our own unique style .
Joining Gail ( a little late) at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.