Inspiration from …. the sartorialist and garance dore

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The Sartorialist has captured this gorgeous look …. with all the elements I love ….. the wool, the tweed, the fur and that shade of camel that I will never grow tired of …. stylish fashion …. stylish for furnishings.

And while I was enjoying the Sartorialist I strayed off into Garance Dore to find she also loves her white jeans in winter !!! They look fabulous with a camel, black or grey cashmere jumper …. city or country, ballet flats, boots or Hunter wellies !!

Wet weekends and barbour jackets

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Yes another wet weekend in the Southern Highlands…..in fact most places are wet.  I was reminded just how beautiful the gardens at Milton Park Country House Hotel are when I went on a long walk…..in the rain……all very atmospheric. The trees are some of the oldest of their species in Australia…..beech and avenues of oak.

The view to the east is absolutely spectacular….they are actually higher than Mt Gibralter….hence the misty conditions!!

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Having dealt with the Hunter wellington boots I am now moving on to the Barbour jacket.  Thank you Annabel for the reminder about the Liberty lined Barbours.  Have struggled to find an image of these and the one shown below is not a particularly good example of the prints that are available or the jacket style.

Everybody in the Southern Highlands should own one of these jackets…essential for our climate here.  This year the entire east coast of Australia should treat themselves.

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Hunter wellingtons…..why didn’t I

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Yes we are all sick of the rain but somehow having the right equipment !! does make it that much more bearable. Definitely a bad call on my part when my daughter offered to send back a pair from London two Christmases ago…..and I said no !!.  It seemed such an extravagance at the time …..particularly when I was enjoying heat and sun here and probably at the beach.

Well here we are with the wettest summer in history and I am struggling on with my ballet flats.  Yesterday was really the straw that broke the camel’s back.  After a morning in the city my ballet flats were awash and my feet frozen …. and I was trying very hard to enjoy my coffee on the way home at  our local in Potts Point.  My daughter’s toes were of course extremely toasty in her Hunters!!!

These are the Hunter Wellington’s that were purchased in London ….then not able to fit in the suitcase!!  Annabel was of course prevailed upon again…. to pack boxes of the remaining everything and ship to Australia.  To much excitement and many months later…. they arrived.  Just as well that was last year because this year they have not been off her feet.

I notice that Office in the UK have them for 85pounds which is fabulous with our dollar …. and even Nina Leon in Bowral have them…..they did seem expensive last time I looked here from memory.  Oh and yes there are the copies !!

After yesterdays fiasco nothing is too expensive and I can’t wait for a shipment from London.

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