Hello Again

Hello again , apologies it has been way too long since my last post.

I completed my last round of chemotherapy in mid June and was ready to join the world again. Unfortunately my body had other ideas and forced me to slow down and let the healing process begin after all the chemo drugs had left my system .That is still a work in progress but I feel I have turned the corner and my energy is slowly returning .

This shot was taken by the river at Woolmers , near the town of Longford, after a grocery shopping trip.

I am wearing my much loved Winter Moyuru skirt , Lisa Ho coat that I must have worn for at least 15 Winters, Fly London boots , vintage hat, gloves bought in Lisbon and old sunnies.

Looking ahead to the future , which involves catching up with friends in person , going down to Hobart to see the family and our overseas trip in mid September .

My plans also include getting back to a regular blogging schedule and finally catching up with everyone’s posts , I really have missed my blogging friends.

After months of wearing what feels most comfortable on a daily basis it is so good to revisit  my Winter wardrobe and connect with my favourite things again . The joy of buying pieces that make your heart sing , is that you end up with a closet bursting with greatly loved forever pieces that keep on giving year after year. This little hiatus has made me appreciate so many things in my life that I may have taken for granted. Make each day count and wear what you brings you joy.




  1. July 4, 2023 / 2:45 am

    Lovely post, Jill. As I’ve said before, I love that you love your clothes, that they make your heart sing. Take your time healing, nurture yourself. Love, Elizabeth.

    • grownupglamour
      July 6, 2023 / 3:24 am

      Thank you so very much Elizabeth , I am pleased to be back and enjoying dressing again.

  2. Judith
    July 4, 2023 / 3:06 am

    Oh my! I am dreadfully behind in my blog reading, so I had no idea what you are experiencing. So happy that the chemotherapy is over for you, and so grateful you are still here to tell the tale. Yes, a life-threatening illness changes our perspective. I know that firsthand. You look absolutely smashing in the photos. Don’t push yourself to get back to it all too soon. Rest is so healing, and we will wait for you. Sending up prayers for your recovery as well as thanks. Take good care and God bless.

    • grownupglamour
      July 6, 2023 / 3:22 am

      Thank you so very much Judith for your kind words. I am trying to be mindful of my energy levels and rest as needed.

  3. July 4, 2023 / 6:00 am

    So good to see you again! I hope your energy level will keep on rising and that you can fully enjoy life again!

    • grownupglamour
      July 6, 2023 / 3:20 am

      Thank you so very much Nancy, it feels so good to be back. xx

  4. July 4, 2023 / 6:08 am

    It’s good to see you, lovely lady! You are beautiful inside and out (incredibly stylish, too). I’ve always admired your style, no one holds a candle to you! Don’t try to do too much at a time, let your body rest. Keep listening to it.

    Sending lots of love.

    • grownupglamour
      July 6, 2023 / 3:19 am

      Thank you so very much Barb , it is good to be back. I am being careful not to do too much in these early days.xxx

  5. July 4, 2023 / 6:37 am

    So good to see you again! Looking fabulous, and glad to hear the chemo went well – listen to your body!

    • grownupglamour
      July 6, 2023 / 3:16 am

      Thank you so very much Sheila , it feels so good to be back. I am being mindful of not doing too much too soon.

  6. Marlene Innes
    July 4, 2023 / 9:09 am

    So good to have you back again, your style just sings. Enjoy all the events that are just around the corner, you deserve it. Marlene Innes from Waubra

    PS I have changed my e-mail address

    • grownupglamour
      July 6, 2023 / 3:14 am

      Thank you so much Marlene , it feels so good to be back and out and about again.

  7. Judy Sparks
    July 4, 2023 / 9:49 am

    Hello Jill, So nice to read your blog again. I just wanted to send very best wishes to you for a speedy recovery. I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous outfits , they are always so interesting . Like you I keep my clothes for years ,my oldest is a blue crepe trousers and top set, still worn and enjoyed for 26 years ! Regards from across the pond . Judy Sparks ,Brighton UK

    • grownupglamour
      July 6, 2023 / 3:13 am

      Thank you so much Judy, it is so good to be back blogging again. It is such a joy to wear our much loved garments , like connecting with old friends. Enjoy your English Summer.

  8. July 4, 2023 / 10:24 am

    So good to see you Jill, and to hear that you’ve turned a corner and are slowly getting your energy back!
    You are definitely wearing THE perfect Winter outfit, and that first photo of you, with the river behind you, is fantastic! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      July 6, 2023 / 3:10 am

      Thank you so very much Ann, its so good to feel like me again. It is good to wear my Winter layers , needed here as it has been a rather chilly Winter down here. xx

  9. Nancy Brantley
    July 7, 2023 / 7:56 pm

    So glad Jill your chemo is over and you feel like dressing in your awesome outfits! Prayers and hugs and you take it slow 💖

    • grownupglamour
      July 12, 2023 / 4:24 am

      Thank you so very much Nancy . Day by day starting to feel more my old self .

  10. July 9, 2023 / 3:39 pm

    You look Good!
    Sounds like you have a trip to look forward too!Where are you headed?
    I know the energy bit as I have zero!
    Big HUGS.

    • grownupglamour
      July 12, 2023 / 4:23 am

      Thank you so much Elizabeth . We are headed to France, Spain and Portugal and a few days in London , leaving here mid September.
      My energy levels are slowly returning but I know it will take time. Hope yours returns too.xx

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