Monday, 18 July 2016

Black Ruffles and Rainbow Fingers



Black ruffles and rainbow finger gloves were the order of the day for a Brunch with friends last Sunday.
I am not always a fan of ruffles , finding them a bit fussy for my taste but when I spied this Paula Ryan
black wool jacket at a recycle clothing store I just knew it had to come home . It has become the perfect
addition to my wardrobe and by removing the tags inside I am able to wear it inside out, a two in one jacket.


The ruffles on the back , don't you just love a jacket as good coming as going.
Please excuse the Raggedy Anne look of my hair at the back, I had been growing out a bad haircut and until
I looked at these photos I did not realise how uneven it was. Note to self study the back of your hair more
often. This is one of the side benefits of blogging , viewing photos of yourself.( or is it a negative).


My gloves are another of my trips special souvenirs , I .purchased them in Lisbon, Portugal from Luvaria Ulisses. A specialist glove store that has been selling the most beautiful gloves since 1925.



My velvet hat with its fluffy feather is also from Portugal. I found it in a corner of a shop selling the usual range of touristy things in a hilltop village named Monsaranz. I will have fond memories of my time there
at every wear.


Linking up with Patti for Visible Monday
and
Catherine for#iwillwearwhatIlike
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  1. Stunning, Jill! The velvet hat is a treasure. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thank you so much Patti, I know I will treasure this hat and the gloves for many years to come.

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  2. Isn't it wonderful to find these independent shops still selling special items? That's a souvenir to cherish! I know what you mean ruffles being fussy. But that doesn't mean you couldn't find the one item that works for you, and you obviously did.

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    1. So true Tiina, the loss of these shops worldwide is such a shame and the loss of the craftmanship that they showcased is so sad. I think the fact that the ruffles are in black wool makes the difference.

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  3. Shopping when traveling is always so much fun and I'm very impressed by your finds. Also, the back of that jacket is fantastic so good for you for being a bit daring!

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    1. I must agree Marea about shopping while travelling and buying some wearable memories.Thank you for stopping by, I have enjoyed following your recent travels.

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  4. Your outfit is very beautiful. I would have liked to see the other side of the jacket .

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    1. Thank you so much Nora, sorry I neglected to show the other side of the jacket, quite remiss of me.

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  5. You always manage to find the coolest clothing and accessories! Those gloves are really the best! :)

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    1. You are too kind Laurie. I must admit to seeking out items with a point of difference. Shopping retail here has become much more difficult as all our smaller more interesting shops have disappeared.

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  6. You are so much a woman of today but you have the spirit of an elegant well dressed woman of the 1920's and 30's. You did some excellent shopping.

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    1. Funny you should say that Connie, some days I do feel I should have been born in a different era . I am enjoying the fruits of my shopping.

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  7. Not everyone would feel that jacket, but you obviously found a home for it. Yay!
    I adore your glamorous travel souveniers. It's such fun to inject some travel spirit into your wardrobe.
    Especially as fancy as these.
    I think you are too critical of your hair. It looks fine to me! Xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. Thank you so much, I am so pleased the jacket came home as it will get much wear this Winter.Maybe I am a tad critical of my hair, we are always our own worst critics.

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  8. What a beautiful jacket. I love the ruffles on the back, so unique. Yes I agree with you, blogging can have its good and bad sides but it makes you improve. Have a lovely week

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    1. Glad you liked the jacket Elsie, I also like the back. So true about blogging inspiring us to improve as needed.

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  9. You look beautiful and charming, my friend! I love this jacket - what an extravagant piece, and together with this gorgeous hat and gloves, ooh la la! :) You find the best souvenirs, Jill! I must remember (writing down): "Shopping for clothes and accessories while traveling." :)

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    1. Thankyou dear Natalia for your always kind comments. I do enjoy finding travel souvenirs that bring memories every time I wear them.

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  10. I adore your wonderfu ruffle jacket, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    My dearest Jill you have such an eye
    Mil besos
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thank you so much Sacramento , you can see why it had to be mine.xxx

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  11. You look fabulous! I love the jacket, multi coloured gloves!! And the hat is just gorgeous. So pleased I have discovered your blog, Jill, and to find someone else wearing winter fashion while the rest of the blogging world seems to be floating around in summer cool!

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth.I too am glad to discover your blog, Australian bloggers of our vintage seem to be thin on the ground.

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  12. What a great find this jacket is! I too am not a big fan of ruffles but here they look so natural and so interesting and so pretty! Looking gorgeous Jill...as always!

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  13. I always enjoy your feedback Olga, thank you so much.

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