Sunday, 2 November 2014

One Year On

This post for
me is a bit
of a milestone,
I have now been 
blogging for
one year.

The blog started
as a prelude to
my 60th. birthday.
A challenge for this
extremely technically
challenged soul, to
learn something new
and if I am honest
to prove to my
family that I could.

Sometimes , as on occasion
was evident , I was not
sure if I was coming or going.

But for me it
was never about the blog
looking perfect or
professional, it never will.

It was to open my eyes
to new things and the
joy of connecting with
like minded women
from all around the 

I truly value the
friendships I 
have made over
the last year.
The kindness and caring
of the blogging community
is surely the most
valuable aspect
for me.

For this weeks post
I am wearing a skort,
by a Japanese label,
This is very much
out of my comfort zone
but I love its volume
and flow.

I have teamed it with
a white voile top
worn over black mesh.

I am determined to
leave the safety of
the usual more often.

I have added a
collection of bangles,
an silver flower necklace
and a newly acquired bag
from a local consignment store.

The  vintage black pixie hat
is a rare online purchase
from Ruby Lane.

Taking my hat over
to join with Hat Attack
at Style Crone.


  1. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. I love the silhouette that you have created with this ensemble and the hat is very unique, which I appreciate. Thank you for sharing your headwear and your style with Hat Attack!

    1. Thank you Judith, your hat collection continues to inspire me to be a little more adventurous each time. Always a pleasure to join Hat Attack.

  2. What a fabulous post dearest Jill! It truly brought tears of recognition … to the personal appreciation I also have for this fabulous and supportive blogging community we have here!

    I can't believe you have already been blogging for a year now … and doing a most wonderful job I might add! I remember when you emailed me requesting advice on where to start with blogging … it made my day to be sure … for I am such a big believer in the soulful gifts of connections to be made through this magical world of blogging.

    I also want to thank you for your gift of comments …connection … compassion and understanding. The wise words you leave on my blog … are always gifts to my heart!

    So huge congratulations to you my dear! I am ever so happy you are now part of our rich and supportive community! What a wonderful job you are doing! Your family must be quite proud of you!

    Much Love to You!

    PS. You are looking fabulous as always my dear! I am entranced with the skort!

    1. Thank you so much for your always kind words, Tamera. I will always remember your generous encouragement at the beginning, it made all the difference to my very nervous start. I truly believe this community to be very unique in the support shared. I am so glad I am a small part.
      You continue to inspire me with your wise words and glorious images and of course your wonderful style.
      Once again , a very grateful thank you.
      xxx Jill

  3. Dear Jill, where do I begin? First, to say Congratulations! So much of what you said, I understand. I turn 60 next year and I started my blog as a creative outlet and to get me out into the world. I'm a timid traveler and reclusive by nature so every step I take and every click of that "publish" button continues to be a growing experience. Love your blog. Hope you have many many more anniversaries.

    1. Thank you Marea, for your kind words and continued support. Writing the blog and pressing that publish button can be a very daubting process but well worth it for the connections made.I so much enjoy sharing your travels.
      May we travel this path together , learning about others and ourselves as we go. x

  4. Happy 1st Blogversary, Jill! I am so happy that you started your blog and continued with it. You sure do a great job - your blog space is warm, creative, beautiful and so unique! I started my blog when I just turned 40, and even though I was familiar with blogging (I used another platform though, so there were still things to learn about Blogger), my topics in previous blogs were very different. It takes courage to put yourself out there. I felt lost in terms of my style and doubtful, but just like you I jumped in and found myself (eventually) in a company of wonderful, kind, creative women like YOU! And it has been changing so many things in my life for the better ever since.

    I love coming to your blog because of your amazingly creative one-of-a-kind sense of style and more importantly your kind, open, warm personality. This outfit is amazing on you! So unexpected, great forms and silhouette, your favorite black and white color combo and whimsical jewelry, and the hat of course - wonderful, wonderful example of your style! And bravo for trying something outside of your comfort zone! Here is to many more happy and fun blogging years! xxxx

    1. Natalia, thank you for your so kind and encouraging words you really make my heart sing. I am so very glad I have made your acquaintance , your blog is always such a joy , not only your rapidly growing sense of self but your wonderfully written posts, always accompanied with such great images.I do so love a little glimpse into your world.
      Once again, Natalia, thank you so much for your wonderful words. I do indeed plan this blogging for many outfits and experiences to come. x Jill

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    1. Thank you so very much, Celyn, for visiting and for your kind comments.

  6. Congrats on the anniversary. The outfit is wonderful! Very chic.

    1. Thank you for your good wishes and generous comments.

  7. Congratulations! I'm so glad you started blogging ... for the right reasons ... and that it's made you so happy! You look fabulous, here ... clean, minimal, very flattering and so bold!
    Mostly, I'm happy you started blogging 'cause I'm glad we met!
    Here's to the year ahead!

    1. Thank you Jan ,so glad you liked the outfit. I too am so very pleased we have met. Maybe one day it will be in person, it is on the bucket list to re visit the U.S. Thank you for your support over the past year.

  8. Happy blog anniversary! yes indeed a very chic and stylish outfit.

  9. Happy blogiversary! All big milestones shpuld be celebrated... A big party?? Will we get to see the pictures? BTW, love the necklace, and the bag.

    1. No party I`m afraid just a little glass of bubbles. Many thanks for all your support over the last year, I am always touched by your kind and generous comments.

  10. Congratulations on your one-year-blogiversary! I'm always so happy to see your comments on my blog. You and I have so much in common. It takes courage to step outside your comfort zone, but I'm so glad you did! I think this is by far my favorite outfit you've worn so far. It's so flattering and very fashion-forward! Brava my friend ;-)


    1. Thank you Alicia for your kind comments. Making friends such as yourself is the joy of blogging, the reason I am sure we all keep going. I always enjoy your visits, my dear.

  11. Congratulation on your one year anniversary! It comes fast doesn't it? (I just had my one year blogiversary in May. :D) Thank you so much for visiting. I love the necklace, and the lines of that skort are AMAZING.

    1. Thank you Aya, for your kind comments, glad you liked the outfit. That first blogging year sure does fly.

  12. Happy Blogiversary Jill! Your honorary post is touching. So much of what you have said resonates with me. This blogging thing is a fun, if unpredictable, journey! And YOU! Looking so lovely and chic all the while! I'm smitten with the artistic sensibility of your ensemble today! Translation: Lovin' your look, :)

    1. Thank you Sue for your wonderful words, expressed as only you can. You so right about the unpredictable blogging journey, a definate learning curve but a joy never the less.

  13. What a cool chic look! Found you through the lovely Jan at Fort Smith Stylista!
    Dawn Lucy

  14. Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments. I always enjoy Jan and her wise words.

  15. I adore this look. Happy blog anniversary.