Cool Days and Fun Knits!
It’s definitely the middle of winter here which means cooler, although sunny, days and pretty chilly nights with it getting down to only 5°C at night.
It’s great that C-19 restrictions have eased so that we are able to get out for lunch and enjoy the beautiful winter days. I was able to fit back into these window pane pants, sort of, as I gradually shed the dreaded COVID kilos and loved them with this fine Italian-made silver knit jumper.
Anyone who comes here regularly would know that I’m always banging on about being sustainable and that much of my wardrobe is pre-loved. There are times when I pick up a newbie because I find it too cute to pass up and this jumper was one such piece and I bought it from a small business that I support on a regular basis.
Ignore my crazy hair … it came out of its pins it seems but I fixed it before I went out. The addition of my tartan scarf was perfect for keeping me cosy enough for what turned out to be a fairly mild winter’s day.
Also, did you see how cute the sleeves are with the little cut-outs? I just hit off the red stripe in the tartan scarf, adding my red sunnies along with my little cropped leather jacket.
Planting and Harvesting!
We’ve been working to be more self-sustaining and have made a number of raised garden beds, which you can see in the background, full of a variety of vegetables and I’ve included some pics here of some of them and also our chilli, garlic prawns – which we didn’t grow!
It really is a case of being incredibly grateful that we are doing well here in Australia, with so few infections and deaths from C-19, even if we are still struggling back from bushfires and the economic impact of lockdown – honestly what a bloody crazy f***** up year
Thank you for visiting my little corner of the web and I wish you all the best for the coming week.
Fashion SchlubJuly 2, 2020 at 12:11 am
You look darling…as I sit here sweating, admiring your cozy sweater and plaid pants!
Prawns are SHRIMP?? I’ve always thought they were something else! Ya learn something new every day!
It seems only fair that y’all be spared this Covid nonsense…as you had such a horrific start of the year with the fires! Yeesh! Whatta Year is RIGHT!
TamaraJuly 2, 2020 at 2:09 am
You look fantastic, as always! This is an adorable outfit, too!
donnadoesdressesJuly 4, 2020 at 7:21 pm
Thank you so much, Tamara – hope you’re enjoying a celebratory long weekend!! 🧚🏻♀️❤️🐝
TamaraJuly 4, 2020 at 9:33 pm
You, too, my friend! ♥️
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Omaye AdukuJuly 6, 2020 at 7:19 pm
I don’t know how you do it! You look so good! This is tooo chic to be term casual. If this is casual then I don’t know what I’m doing…..hahahahahaha.
I love this cat eye glasses and the colour is darling. So retro.
I want those shrimps. They look so yummy. Might have to make some for lunch tomorrow!
Wishing you the best as always!
donnadoesdressesJuly 6, 2020 at 11:16 pm
You’re always so kind and generous to me and I so appreciate your comments, Omaye!! I do love the details like the red sunnies and the prawns were soo good!
Hope things are going well for you – and that this week brings good things!
Autumn ZenithJuly 8, 2020 at 1:57 pm
Cozy can be (and I would argue, is somewhat inherently) cute for sure, but as you demonstrate marvelously here, it can also be wildly chic as well!
I’m seriously digging the pairing of an off-the-shoulder top with a classic winter scarf. It feels so fresh and looks incredible!!!
Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life
donnadoesdressesJuly 9, 2020 at 1:30 am
Oh thank you, dear Autumn – I agree about the scarf as it kept my neck warm which seems to keep my whole self warm!!
I really just love playing around with fashion and clothing… love to make a job out of it!!
Enjoy the rest of your week, Autumn!