Standing next to my husband’s pride and joy, an MG TD 1953.

This car and I were both born in the same year.

The car is now classified as vintage for registration purposes, so

I’m not sure if that makes me vintage too.

Adding a red sash, from another dress, changes

the look of a coat that I have owned and loved for 

quite a while.

Both my new necklace and my black pixie hat are having

 their first outing.

My red bow slingbacks were the order of the day.

Its always fun taking something well worn and

loved and adding a new touch to make it

sing again!

Wearing a coat by Harry Who, an Australian designer, 

who retired his business last year after designing for 

40 years.

Worn over black crop pant and long singlet top 

by Paula Ryan.

My red shoes are Urban Sole.

Black pixie hat is 1940,s , my first online hat purchase,

from Alley Cats Vintage through Ruby Lane.

Linking up with the lovely ladies on 

Visible Monday and Tres Chic Style Bits.

A little glamour, my way, everday.



  1. Patti
    March 10, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    Gorgeous car! And you look smashing next to it. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    • Jill James
      March 11, 2014 / 2:01 am

      Thank you Patti, always a pleasure to join Visible Monday.

  2. Glenda
    March 10, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    Hi Jill, thank you for popping over to So What to Twenty. The fit and look of your coat is beautiful and I love how you tied the red sash to match the shoes. Such a fun look!

    • Jill James
      March 11, 2014 / 10:07 pm

      Glad to visit So What to Twenty, always good to find another blog to visit.I was pleased with the effect of the touch of red. x

  3. Citizen Rosebud
    March 10, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    Head to toe- you look fantastic! Love the topper, the bold red sash and your red shoes! A great match for your beaute of an automobile!

    • Jill James
      March 11, 2014 / 10:10 pm

      Thankyou, Citizen Rosebud, pleased my Animal and Vintage caught your eye.

  4. ann wood
    March 11, 2014 / 1:46 am

    What a great jacket and I like the red belt and shoes. What a fabulous car, you both are beauties!blue hue wonderland

    • Jill James
      March 11, 2014 / 10:12 pm

      Thankyou Ann, for you kind words, glad you liked it.

    • Jill James
      March 11, 2014 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks Essie, always good to catch up with another Aussie based blog.

  5. Suzanne Carillo Style Files
    March 11, 2014 / 10:36 am

    Wow this outfit is smashing! I love how you've belted the coat. That car is incredible. Must be really fun to cruise around in.bisousSuzanne

    • Jill James
      March 11, 2014 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you Suzanne, praise indeed. The car is for me a great summer car,for my husband all year round, he does not feel cold.

  6. Lea
    March 11, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    I love the splash of red, so, so snazzy! You and the car are too cute! Thanks for stopping by. Happy week!

    • Jill James
      March 11, 2014 / 10:16 pm

      A pleasure Lea, so glad to meet you.

  7. Citizen Rosebud
    March 11, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    Once again- a purrfect ensemble! Thanks for linking up to Shoe Shine!

    • Jill James
      March 11, 2014 / 10:17 pm

      The pleasure is all mine!

  8. Jan Graham-McMillen
    March 11, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Great get up to go with you husband's other favorite girl! You look quite stylish with your elegant red and black choices.I almost bought a similar model of MG in 1969. I was ready to buy it from my girlfriend's dad … loan secured and everything … when my friend decided to break into dad's liquor cabinet, then take the car for one last joy ride and ram my little roadster up the back side of a Ford Fairlane. Totaled it. So sad! And my friend came out of it with scratched knees. Urk.

    • Jill James
      March 11, 2014 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you Jan. What a sad story and what a waste of a lovely little car, you must have been devastated. John has owned this since 1971, before I came into his life.

  9. Val S
    March 12, 2014 / 2:17 am

    Fabulous car, but of course you knew that. I love the red sash on that coat – it adds such dashing style, as befits someone standing near that car!

  10. Jill James
    March 12, 2014 / 5:25 am

    Thanks Val, the car always attracts attention wherever it goes!

  11. Jessica Cangiano
    March 12, 2014 / 11:06 am

    Wow, now that is an incredible car if ever there was one. I can completely see why it's your husband's absolute pride and joy. You make for a beautiful, and very chicly attired automobile model standing next to it, dear Jill. ♥ Jessica

  12. Seeker
    March 12, 2014 / 10:53 pm

    OMG Jill, that's such an amazing car!!! Love it!!You look fantastic with the pop of colour given by the red details.Thank you so much for linking with Très Chic Style Bits.xoxo

  13. Jill James
    March 14, 2014 / 8:41 am

    Thank you Seeker, always enjoy linking with Tres Chic Style Bits.

  14. Tamera Beardsley
    March 14, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    How fabulous is this post! I didn't know what to take in first … the car or you fabulously style outfit! Fabulous all the way around my dear! Kudos to you!xoxoTamera

  15. Jill James
    March 15, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Tamera, thank you , so much, compliments indeed!

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