The guests have gone and I have swapped roles from that of land-lady to land girl. Off with the pinny and on with the wellies. With no-one around I just put on whatever comes to hand in the mornings - that time-less layered look...old tops and jeans, Lumberjack style fleecy shirt (save me from myself!) odd socks and if the weather demands wooly hat, holey gloves, shapeless coat. The fetching result is not far off that pictured above. Yes I could almost be mistaken for Miss Stevens, a lady known to me when I was a young thing with agricultural aspirations (I used to help with the milking on her farm).
That practical dress sense obviously made an impression on me but a timely posting on Dustjacket Attic's stylish blog has served to put me on the right path. Yes this is the look I should obviously be aiming for.
Sorry Fudge - you need to go too! An elegant cat is definitely the more classy accessory.
Photo showing the right way to dress for the garden by Troyt Coburn for Vogue Australia, March '09
Photo of Miss Stevens by Nick Spurling