In The Pink

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

Not only do I feel ” in the pink” ( in extremely good health and spirits , thanks to urban dictionary) but I am also wearing pink. I had eyed off this bright pink coat from New Zealand brand Coop earlier in the season at Yeltour , a local boutique, then promptly forgot about it after I started my chemo. Some things are just meant to be , wandering past the store I spied the coat in the window , not only was it my size it was on sale . Needless to say it came home with me.

I wore the coat over my recycled long leather skirt and black knit paired with black Trippen boots, black gloves and sunnies . John and I had walked into town for brunch and a few errands and stopped to take these photos in City Park on our way home.

This was my outfit for a dinner with my former work colleagues last week. Once again a touch of pink features in the fake fur jacket. The look on Raffy’s face seems to say – what is going on you are wearing pink again Mum. Don’t worry I haven’t been influenced by all the fuss about the release of the Barbie movie and its mixed reviews. I was asked by one of my Instagram followers if I will wear more colour now that my hair is its natural grey . Maybe but probably not as black is still my favourite colour , for me it is more about a mix of textures and different shapes , adding in a little colour with accesories.

Under the coat I wore a black Paule Ka knit and dark green ( I know it looks black) Sarak Paccinni skirt that I wore to my son’s wedding in 2016. Cream boots by Hispanitas , cream bangles and cream and black earrings finished the outfit.

I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone that reads my blog , the support I have received over the last few months means the world to me.

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



  1. August 2, 2023 / 10:23 am

    The pink coat looks so great, love its presence, it is a focal point of your outfit. Anna

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2023 / 7:18 am

      Thank you so very much Anna.

  2. Cheryl Gurnhill
    August 2, 2023 / 10:32 am

    Lovely photos as always. You are looking great.

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2023 / 7:17 am

      Thank you so very much Cheryl.

  3. August 2, 2023 / 11:59 am

    I still had to get used to see your new hair. But after a few photos I’m thinking that it even makes you look younger! It looks great! Abs what a luck with the pink coat.

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2023 / 7:16 am

      Your lovely comment has made my day Nancy.

  4. Susan
    August 2, 2023 / 12:37 pm

    I love the contrast between the pink coat and your black leather skirt, boots and gloves. A very sophisticated look.

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2023 / 7:16 am

      Thank you so very much for your comment Susan . I have always liked black and pink on others but had not worn it myself.

  5. August 2, 2023 / 1:05 pm

    The pink coat is FABULOUS! I also love the way the black top is put together. Go for the color!!!!

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2023 / 7:11 am

      Thank you so much for commenting Mary Katherine.

  6. Sheila (of Ephemera)
    August 2, 2023 / 2:21 pm

    I love that coat – and it’s Schiaparelli pink, not Barbie pink. She (Elsa S) pioneered the use of this colour 100 years ago. Either way, you look fabulous, and yes, obviously, it was meant to be with that coat!! I love your wonderful clothes and accessories.

    Glad to see you looking well, and feeling well. Black forever!

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2023 / 7:11 am

      Thank you so very much Sheila for referencing Schiaparelli pink , every time Barbie is mentioned when I am wearing the coat I have a reply . Like you clothes and accessories are an important part of my creative life. I agree black forever.

  7. Nancy Brantley
    August 2, 2023 / 5:18 pm

    You look awesome in that pink coat! Yes, that coat was waiting for you…glad you are in good spirit and feeling good. I love your haircut. So sophisticated and chic!😊 I love reading your blog!

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2023 / 7:03 am

      Thank you so very much Nancy for your lovely comment, so glad you enjoy reading my blog. I am so pleased with my new hair cut and natural colour.

  8. August 2, 2023 / 6:22 pm

    That is the most amazing pink! I would buy that coat in a heartbeat, even though I’m not sure if it’s a “spring” (warm) tone. Absolutely stunning.
    I love the black pieces you wear, the textures and other details like your earrings make the monochrome outfits full of interest.
    I’ll be buying a coat soon for winter, am bored with puffers. Last winter I wore a purple wool coat a lot (it used to belong to Penny).

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2023 / 6:59 am

      Thank you so very much Gail , there was something about the pink coat that appealed to me. I hear you on the puffer jackets /coats they are everywhere here and I know they are warm and practical but I don’t own one. Best of luck finding your new Winter coat.

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2023 / 6:55 am

      Yes, that is the beauty of wearing black you can focus on all the different textures. Hope all is well Mirielle and thank you for your comment.

  9. August 3, 2023 / 3:50 am

    Black or pink or… Jill, you will always look amazing.
    Elizabeth. xx

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2023 / 6:51 am

      Thank you so very much Elizabeth , always appreciate your kind and generous comments. xx

  10. August 3, 2023 / 6:34 pm

    Whether pink, green, or your trademark black: your outfits are fabulous as always, even if little Raffy isn’t convinced 🙂 And your new short grey haircut is absolutely fantastic! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      August 4, 2023 / 6:50 am

      Thank you so very much Ann . Quite sure Raffy will come round in time. I am so pleased with my short, grey hair .

  11. August 8, 2023 / 12:43 am

    IS everyone going NUTS for it down there?I have yet to see it but here it sends some GOOD MESSAGES!

    • grownupglamour
      August 9, 2023 / 8:30 am

      Yes , the Barbie movie seems popular here too . Not that I know anyone here who has seen it and I don’t think it really is me either.
      Thank you Elizabeth , I am feeling well and enjoying the shorter hair.

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