Monday, 30 March 2015

Check Mate


Today's post  called for an industrial chic background but after driving around for some time we decided no
such area could be found, or at least was not accessible,  so we resorted to what I can only describe as shabby industrial. This will be fine  as a background for my check on check look today.


I enjoy wearing checks, and stripes and spots for that matter, somehow they are just me. So when I came
across this black skirt with its silver checks I knew it would come home with me. Usually I would wear it with plain tops and jackets but today it had to be more checks, so this black and white searsucker jacket
from several summers ago came to the rescue.I must admit I was rather pleased with the check on check
result. I even found a checkered fedora to top it off. ( the detail on the hat did not photograph well and looks
somewhat stripey.)


Today was a mild, sunny Autumn day so I wore ( possibly for the last time until next Summer) my old favourite black wedges from Sonia Rykiel .

Today I am wearing a skirt from Moyuru , (so glad I found this Japanese company). my jacket is from Australian label Priveledge, hat ,unknown, gifted, necklace, Marc Cain.

Joining Sheila's Shoe Shine, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Style Crone for Hat Attack.
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25 comments

  1. Brilliant pattern mixing! That skirt is amazing, and it suits you so well. Have a great week, Jill!

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    1. Thank you so much Tiina for your always kind comments. I am loving this skirt the more I wear it, I am sure it will feature again.

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  2. This is such a fabulous outfit Jill. Super chic!!!

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    1. Elsie you certainly know how to make my day, thank you so much.

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  3. It is a fabulous outfit!! I think perhaps one of my favorites here on your blog. Very playful but still classy like you always do. I really like that about your style.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this pairing Joni, thank you for your imput it is always appreciated.

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  4. Looks stunning, check on check really works! Classy too. Love the steel shutter background with your black and white ensemble.

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    1. Funny how the background turned out, it was not as I envisaged but worked well. Thank you for visiting and your kind comments.

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  5. A check on check outfit is a stylish idea, and I love your contemporary look!
    The photos are wonderful and the background looks perfect! You did a great job!! :-)

    Happy Easter, dear Jill!

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    1. Thank you Dan , sometimes things turn out better than you planned. I hope you enjoy your Easter.

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  6. Hi Jill!!

    First, those shoes are fab! I love the wedge look and I am always looking for cool backgrounds! Nice job, love the black and white pairing!

    Thank you for participating in Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jess for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday, it is my pleasure to join in . I must admit a wedge is my favourite shoe both for looks and comfort.

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  7. Great look, those shoes are the best! So cute! :)

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  8. Thankyou Laurie for visiting and your kind comments. Hoping your weather is on the improve, Happy Easter to you.

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  9. You are brilliant in your compositions. Love ''check on check" and the background is perfect. Thank you for sharing your hat and your beauty with Hat Attack!

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    1. Thank you so very much Judith, I must admit I was quite pleased with how the background turned out. Always my pleasure to join Hat Attack, I appreciate you hosting.

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  10. LOVE, love, love that REALLY interesting skirt. I thought it was an old Miyake from the '80s, so when you wrote that it was Japanese, that made so much sense. Great outfit! :)

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    1. I very much appreciate your comments. I loved the shape of the skirt and the fabric, my guess is Moyuru are researching older Miyake designs .

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  11. LOVE, love, love that REALLY interesting skirt. I thought it was an old Miyake from the '80s, so when you wrote that it was Japanese, that made so much sense. Great outfit! :)

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  12. The photos turned out really well with this background, Jill! I love this look very much - funky shoes, great skirt and such a gorgeous pattern mix! One of finest for sure! It also reminds me a black and white mixed pattern dress I found online last night... oh... how I liked it! :) xxxx

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    1. I wonder is that dress on its way to your house by now. I was pleased with how the background worked after my initial hesitation. I think I must pattern mix more often . Thank you, Natalia. xx

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  13. Oh, I love this look of yours so much, Jill! So cool and stylish and fun. Great check on check combination!

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    1. Thank you so much Olga for your generous comments, must do checks more often.

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  14. lovely post :) Happy Easter, have a nice day :)

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  15. Thankyou so very much, hope you have an enjoyable Easter.

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