Monday, 8 December 2014

Blowing In The Wind

The first week of summer here,
as often is the case it was
cooler, wet and windy.

A break in the weather,
a chance for some quick
photos , taken at the
storage area where
John stores and works
on his cars.
It is also where both
his and our sons kayaks
are stored and as a 
trip was planned ,
loading them onto 
the car was the order 
of the day.
As he was photographer
how could I refuse to help,
minus the cream jacket,
a girl must be practicable.

Wearing a jacket by
Covers , sadly  
like so many ,
this  small business 
no longer exists.
Pairing the jacket
with wide leg cotton
pants by Nicola Waite
Pity about the crushing,
they are so great to
wear otherwise.
I can live with the creases.

Another jacket as
good going as coming,
I love the pleating detail.
I am now so pleased I
have collected several
unusual jackets over
many seasons.

Simply playing with
black and white.
Takes me back to
working for Kodak,
oh so many moons ago.
What do you think?

Good news for our
family this week,
our youngest son,
graduated uni finishing
with outstanding results.
Off to Melbourne next week
for his graduation ceremony.
A celebration and a city fix,
for me nothing better.

Joining the plaid clad Sacramento
for Share-in-Style.



  1. What an interesting jacket! That unexpected pleated detail on the back - wow! And as it is white it can be paired with so many things. This is really a great garment to have in one's wardrobe. Love your wide leg trousers too, such a comfy thing.

    1. Thank you Olga, you are so right it is a very easily wearable jacket. So good to see you.

  2. What a fantastic jacket! Wonderful details, and I bet it goes with anything. Unusual, sophisticated jackets really are your trademark, aren't they? Congratulations on your son's graduation! Enjoy the trip and the ceremony.

    1. I hadn,t thought about it but I guess my love of interesting jackets does come to the fore in my posts. Thank you I am looking forward to next week and the ceremony.

  3. Love this jacket so much Jill. I wish I lived close by so we could go shopping together. Your jacket collection is great and the way you've styled this one is fabulous!!!

    1. Thank you Elsie, so good to see you back. Shame we live on opposite sides of the country, you could teach me your hair wrap secrets.

  4. This jacket is a beauty! You do have a wonderful collection - each one shines. You look elegant as always in your wide leg pants, Jill. I don't mind wrinkles either. Congratulations to your son and to you - what a brilliant young man! I can imagine how proud and happy you are! I am positive you all will have such a great time celebrating in Melbourne! And I hope we get to enjoy your travel pictures some time in the near future. :) xxx

    1. Jackets have always been favourites of mine, a clothing item I always hang onto. As a mother I am very proud of my son and his achievment and his hard work along the way. I am looking forward to out trip to Melbourne and no doubt all going well will share some pictures.

  5. I'm such a fan of great statement jackets and this one certainly qualifies! The fit is perfection and the little details really elevate it to must-have status.
    Congratulations to your son! Have a wonderful time in the city ;-)


    1. A love of jackets and their ability to change any outfit is one we share, I so often admire yours, Alicia.A trip to a bigger city is something I always enjoy. Thank you for your always kind comments.

  6. My very happiest congratulations to your dear son on his uni grad! What an awesome accomplishment!

    I love this outfit, Jill. The wide legged pants (a personal fave style of mine) instantly bring Katharine Hepburn to mind and you know, I could see her wearing this whole ensemble were she still with us today. It's so classic, classy and becoming.

    Big hugs & a great many thanks for you immensely lovely (and touching) comment on yesterday's post,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you so much Jessica for your always kind comments. I know you are a fan of a wide leg pant and have admired many of your retro styles.I too was a fan of Katherine Hepburn.

  7. Wlonderful jacket and perfect attire.
    Thank you for being part of Share-in-Style
    TIME TO VOTE today dear friend . Time to really look at each other( Rosy and I are excluded )
    Tons of love.

    1. So kind Sacramento, always enjoy Share-in-Style. Hope I am not to late to vote.

  8. Great photos and great jacket. Well done to your son and enjoy your city fix in Melbourne xx

    1. Thank you so much. I am indeed the proud Mum and will definately enjoy Melbourne.

  9. congrats to your son on his graduation...and to you too! have a blast celebrating it!

    I really like this outfit, especially that white blazer...and the wide trousers are just're very stylish!

    1. We will enjoy the celebrations. Thank you for your kind comments and for your visit.

  10. Congratulations to your son, dear friend! That jacket is beautiful, love the back, so interesting. You look great in it !! Have a wonderful week.

    1. Thank you so much Rosy, pleased you like the outfit, a compliment indeed.

  11. Congratulations to you and your son! It's amazing watching our children succeed in life. I think it's when we finally reap the rewards of all our hard work raising them and worrying, etc...
    Would love to see what you wear to the celebration!

    1. Thank you Joni, you are so right about the joy of adult children making their way in the world. I am off to Melbourne tomorrow for the graduation and some well needed city time. So good to hear from you and catch up on your news.

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    1. Thank you Coco, I have always loved them. Have a good week.

  13. The detail at the back of your jacket is delightful and the whole outfit, with those wide pants, suits you very well!
    Congratulations to your son and ... have a happy graduation ceremony!

  14. This jacket has always been a favourite of mine because of its details. I am so glad wide pants are now available again,
    they have always worked on me. Off to Melbourne today, graduation ceremony tomorrow.