The chill of Autumn is in the air today, so a

warmer jacket was the order of the day.

I love a leather jacket and have

collected several over many years, 

starting in 1975 with a burgundy

one  bought in England.

Working in two stores selling

leather surely helped

my collection to grow, cost

price is always a bonus.

A back view of the jacket,

looking a little like 

armour from this angle.

The jacket is by

Harry Who, and has been with

me for many years.

The lovely Tamera Beardsley had an

interesting post on her blog today about

the importance of taking photographs

of ourselves. 

Accepting ourselves as the vibrant, powerful

women we are is so important and more so as we age.

The cool change is a good 

excuse to bring out my

leopard gloves to

keep the shoes company.

Joining the other stylish souls

at Visible Monday

and Seeker at Tres Chic Style Bits

and Bella at Shoe Shine.



  1. Tamera Beardsley
    April 7, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    My dear, that jacket is amazing … a veritable art piece! It highlights your chic hair cut perfectly!Thank you so much for your kind mention of my post on taking self photos … YOU are doing it with such style!xoxoTamera

    • Jill James
      April 8, 2014 / 10:33 pm

      I felt the message in your blog was just so true about taking self photos , accepting ourselves for who we are not some perfect image. Glad you liked the jacket, hadnt seen it as an art piece.

  2. Patti
    April 7, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    Fabulous jacket, Jill. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

    • Jill James
      April 8, 2014 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you Patti and my thanks to you for hosting Visible Monday.

  3. Ines RdP
    April 7, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    you look soo fab <33333 i love your jacket !!!!! is amazing! you are amazing!! You have a very nice blog tell me how about follow each other?? Let me know if you atart and I will follow back :)have a nice day sweety!xoxo from Spainwww.thegrisgirl.blogspot.com.es

    • Jill James
      April 8, 2014 / 10:34 pm

      Thank you for your kind words Ines and for visiting. Jill

  4. Lisa
    April 7, 2014 / 3:34 pm

    Hi, Jill. Thanks so much for stopping by. What a unique jacket! I thrifted my very first leather jacket within the last year. I going to wear it today.Nice to meet you. xo

    • Jill James
      April 8, 2014 / 10:35 pm

      Enjoy your jacket, Lisa and it is a pleasure to meet you too.

  5. Olga Rani
    April 8, 2014 / 4:40 am

    Wow, this is such a unique and beautiful jacket! And I love your animal print accessories for this look.

    • Jill James
      April 8, 2014 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you Olga for your comments and for stopping by.

  6. Elsie Davies
    April 9, 2014 / 4:37 am

    Oh Jill, I'm absolutely in love with this jacket. What a beauty, I think those gloves and shoes give it the attitude it deserves.

    • Jill James
      April 9, 2014 / 10:08 pm

      Elsie,so glad you liked the look, and thank you for visiting.

  7. Jessica Cangiano
    April 9, 2014 / 9:11 am

    That is statement making leather jacket if ever there was. I love how, at a distance, it looks a fair bit like ruffles, but get up close and discover that it indeed "scales" of leather with studs. Awesome! ♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      April 9, 2014 / 10:10 pm

      Have never thought of them as scales but you are so right, my dear.Thank you for your thoughtful comments

  8. Dressing Up For Me
    April 9, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    That jacket is fabulous! Perfect combination with the leopard heels. 🙂

    • Jill James
      April 9, 2014 / 10:11 pm

      Glad you liked the leather and leopard, thank you for stopping by.Glad to meet you.

  9. Jan Graham-McMillen
    April 14, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    This is a GREAT jacket, and you should wear it every day for the rest of your life! Seriously, you look wonderful, and you've styled it to a T. Feminine and edgy all at once. What a pretty head-and-shoulders photo of you, and you wear your red lipstick elegantly! (I try but always take it off … I think it makes me look mean.) So good that you've been able to make a collection. It must have been a great thrill when your jacket came home with you.Sorry I'm so late … oddly busy week!

  10. Jill James
    April 15, 2014 / 11:32 am

    Oh Jan I dont think you could ever look mean. I do remember when this jacket came home and it was quite exciting and I have enjoyed it ever since.Thank you for your great comments as usual, you are such a gem.

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