Gold and Black

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

Winter has been much milder this year with very few frosts and my garden is showing signs of an earlier than normal Spring.

This made me have a browse in my wardrobe at what hasn’t been worn so far this Winter. Not surprisingly there were quite a number of favourites that haven’t had an outing so far (chemo and a need for comfort took precedence) but I am determined to enjoy them before we travel in mid September.

Starting with my much worn and loved black Moyuru skirt , I added a tulle apron from Australian designer Dogstar based in Brisbane and a black and gold jacket from Maude Dainty (not sure if the fabric is brocade or a flocked velvet) . I will admit to buying the jacket last year and not wearing it once , not sure why , maybe I was waiting for the right boots .

I am having fun styling my short hair , sometimes it works well , other days not so much. I am now looking forward to saying goodbye to the last of the colour .

Regular blog readers will notice that I am not wearing sunglasses for today’s post , a rare occurence. Truth be told not only are my eyes more sensitive to light these days but as I have very hooded eyes ( a family trait) my eyes often look closed in photos . Sunglasses also are a favourite accessory and I have quite a collection.

Now back to the gold boots , a naughty post chemo purchase (I needed a treat) from the House of Shoes here in Launceston. They are Beaucoops , designed by a New Zealand , London based designer and made in Italy .

The first daffodils are making an appearance including these little Tete e Tete miniatures .

The camellias are also starting to bloom adding much needed colour in the garden .

Joining Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday.



  1. August 9, 2023 / 10:37 am

    I am a big fan of black and gold together and the booties are fabulous!

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2023 / 9:43 am

      Thank you so very much Nancy , I can certainly see you in black and gold.

  2. August 9, 2023 / 11:42 am

    As ever I love the look and you definitely needed a treat and the boots are great. Loving this hair style. I’m thinking of being a bit more radical with my hair and looking for inspiration. Perhaps not as short as you have it, but more off, I think.

    Take care – you’re looking so good 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2023 / 9:42 am

      Thank you so very much Penny , glad you agree on my treat purchase of those gold boots. I am still enjoying my short hair ,interested to see where you land on the hair front.
      I am feeling well , off to see thhe surgeon tomorrow for a follow up.

  3. August 9, 2023 / 2:00 pm

    Those boots are EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!! This whole outfit is fabulous. I’d consider wearing it to the grocery store…

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2023 / 9:36 am

      Thank you so much Mary Katherine , I was pleased with how the outfit came together . I am so glad I found the boots.

  4. Sheila (of Ephemera)
    August 9, 2023 / 2:45 pm

    What a fabulous outfit! You certainly deserved those gorgeous boots as a treat to yourself! I just bought a flocked/brocade skirt, very similar to your top. So lovely to see the daffodils. <3

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2023 / 9:34 am

      Thank you so very much Sheila , I was`pleased how the outfit came together. Glad you agree on the gold boots . I will look forward to seeing your new skirt .

  5. Eva Tafolo
    August 9, 2023 / 8:29 pm

    I love this oufit, particularly the jacket- you look fabulous!
    The gold boots finish off your outfit perfectly too.
    I also have a top in my wardrobe that I bought last year, but have never worn, so I will follow your lead and give it a go.
    The daffodils and camelia are gorgeous!
    Thank you for your lovely and inspiring post Jill xx

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2023 / 9:30 am

      Thank you so very much Eva , it seemed a shame not to wear the jacket as I really like it and the gold boots were perfect .
      Do wear that top in your wardrobe , it deserves an outing and you may be like me and wonder why you haven’t worn it earlier.
      I do enjoy the early Spring flowers adding colour to the garden.

  6. August 10, 2023 / 6:22 pm

    Wow, what an absolute stunner of an outfit Jill!
    And how lovely that those Daffs and Camellias have started blooming in your garden. Spring is such a time of promise! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2023 / 9:25 am

      Thank you so very much Ann, I was pleased with how the outfit came together.
      Isn’t it such a joy when the first Spring flowers bloom , glad they are early this year.

  7. Nancy Brantley
    August 10, 2023 / 10:52 pm

    Beautiful outfit! You look gorgeous with that hair cut. We are having a very hot summer here in the US. Flowers are pretty and a sign of warmth coming soon.

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2023 / 9:20 am

      Thank you so very much Nancy, I am so pleased with my new hair cut and natural colour. I have seen news reports of the very hot Summer in the U.S.and there are some predictions of a hot one here too. I always welcome the first of the Spring flowers .

  8. August 11, 2023 / 5:45 am

    Totally deserved gold boots! I love this combination, Jill, you look fabulous. Especially the tulle apron, I love it. That is a gorgeous camellia. Happy weekend,
    Love, Elizabeth.

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2023 / 9:16 am

      Glad you agree on the gold boots Elizabeth and they were just made for the jacket. I hope you had a wonderful weekend .

  9. August 11, 2023 / 3:18 pm

    You look amazing! You have such beautiful eyes, it’s lovely to see them.
    Thank goodness you’ve managed to give that brocade jacket an outing before the warmer weather arrives, it’d have been a crime not to share it with Blogland. xxx

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2023 / 9:11 am

      Thank you so much Vix, I will show my eyes more often. The gold brocade jacket will hopefully get another outing this season , if not its a classic and will be worn forever.

  10. August 13, 2023 / 3:50 pm

    You certainly have the right boots for your jacket now – both are gorgeous, as is the tulle apron! Seems like you’ve had a mild winter so far. Thanks for linking Jill.

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2023 / 9:09 am

      Thank you so much Gail . It was one time waiting was worthwhile , so happy with them both. Yes, our Winter has been mild although we are having cool nights this week.

  11. August 14, 2023 / 2:40 pm

    You look fabulous!

    • grownupglamour
      August 23, 2023 / 8:54 am

      Thank you so much Hena.

  12. August 15, 2023 / 1:22 am

    So glad you treated yourself to those divine boots. I bet you can find a thousand ways to wear them. But how chic yet edgy you look in your skirt and that jacket. Your shorter hair is fun. I would think it would be easy to style with just a little product or wax to spike it up or slick it back. You wear it well!!

    • grownupglamour
      August 23, 2023 / 8:59 am

      Thank you so much Leslie, I am so pleased with the gold boots and agree they will be worn with so many different outfits.
      I am having fun with my shorter hair and its natural colour.

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