at every turn I see beauty.
A lush bush is vibrant with a riot of orange berries.
A gorgeous canopy of Autumn Leaves on a street in Oak Bay.
We move on to The Humble Bungalow Garden.
Jude the Obscure has bloomed all summer and now is offering up more roses and buds.
Hey Jude you must be a late bloomer!
Most of the other plants have decided to take a rest.
The garden is in transition.
The "bones" of the garden are showing through and it is a great time to enjoy the hardy grasses.
The Limelight Hydrangea's are fading...
but not before changing their floppy heads to pink.
Talk about turning heads!
This white hydrangea has turned pink too...
and the boxwood in the planter is turning amber.
One lone white bloom has popped out...another late bloomer.
Obviously it is "listening to a different drummer!"
McCartney rose is on the band wagon too...
A tardy limelight just coming into it's own...
A pot of yellow mums keeping the last of the geraniums company on the front porch.
The fruit bowl is empty and I need to go shopping...
I find it so much easier to shop for food than for clothing.
I think I am fussy...
fussy about fit
fussy about style
fussy about fabric
fussy about the cost
fussy about how much I'll wear it.
My wardrobe could use a few new items to replace those tired well worn basics that I donated last spring.
I've found a great pair of Calvin Klein medium wash denim jeans.
They are a slightly longer length and will be worn for dressier occasions with kitten heels.
I'm looking for some colourful ballet flats to add some oomph to my basic daytime look and hope to find them in Vancouver when we next visit.
The Colours of Fall are not infiltrating my wardrobe...
I eat colourful food, the brighter the better.
I'm still comfy and confident wearing neutrals.
Black and grey are the top stars.
I am blaming the cats and their mouse for my latest purchases!
Uniqlo tee in a blue grey shade.
A basic style that I love for layering in the cooler weather.
The fit is flattering and the weight of the top is just right.
On the days when I am not wearing a tank top and a cashmere cardigan
I've been wearing down vests over these tees...
I've been smitten with grey sweaters.
On a lazy morning, while sipping my tea, I went on a Pinterest binge hunting for chunky knit sweaters...
I pinned and I pinned and I pinned...
but that did not satisfy the urge to own one of my own.
I found this DEX sweater at our local Bay store for under $50.
I love the weight of the sweater...so cozy.
I like the longer length in the back and the rolled up sleeves.
I'll be wearing this a lot with a cozy scarf wrapped around my neck.
Jeans and boots will complete the look.
~ It's my personal take on casual clothing ~
Retirement has it's schleppy moments and there is no dress code as such but one does need to keep up appearances.
I own some Yoga pants but no sweats...
I don't want to dress down just because I no longer work outside the home.
My after 5 wardrobe is small and as you might have guessed is mostly black!
I find that I can get by with several skirts and pretty tops and a few LBD's.
Most places that we go...
I have something in my closet that will work so that I am not panicked and muttering...
"I have NOTHING to WEAR!"
The cats are meowing for their dinner so I must close for now.
Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow.
I hope you'll drop by again soon.