Animal In The Punchbowl

A freezing cold morning saw me donning

my animal print swing coat for a visit

to a local parkland known as The Punchbowl.

This area holds many happy memories

of numerous visits as our children

were growing up.  

Warm accessories were the order

of the day, I chose my black leather gloves,

 a black faux fox scarf and suede and patent

leather boots by Paco Herero.

My new hat , purchased on my

recent trip to Melbourne, has its

first outing. 

I fell for the shape and detail

on this little number and the fact

that it is Australian made.


Joining Visible Monday and taking my new hat

to Hat Attack



  1. Tiina L
    June 30, 2014 / 11:24 am

    That is a great coat, stylish and fun. And you need a bit of both style and fun to cope with the freezing cold.

    • Jill James
      July 1, 2014 / 7:50 am

      I agree Tiina, keeping warm should be both fun and stylish. Thank you for visiting.

  2. Elsie Davies
    June 30, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    Gorgeous outfit Jill. Love your hat a lot. Very very beautiful.

    • Jill James
      July 1, 2014 / 7:51 am

      Thank you Elsie, you can see why the hat had to come home with me.

  3. Patti
    June 30, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    Wonderful coat, and hat too, Jill. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday and stay warm. xo

    • Jill James
      July 1, 2014 / 7:52 am

      Thank you Patti, always a joy to catch up with Visible Monday. Trying to stay warm, today is freezing.

  4. Northern mum down South
    June 30, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    I absolutely love your new hat from Melbourne, it really suits you, and the whole outfit is just so glamorous

    • Jill James
      July 1, 2014 / 7:54 am

      Thank you so much for visiting. I fell for the hat it just had to be mine.

  5. Debbie Burns
    July 1, 2014 / 12:43 am

    Love the animal print! Debbie @

    • Jill James
      July 1, 2014 / 7:55 am

      Thank you Debbie, animal print always a favourite of mine. Enjoy your week.

  6. Anonymous
    July 1, 2014 / 5:36 am

    You are great at picking out luscious fabrics. Have a great week!

    • Jill James
      July 1, 2014 / 7:56 am

      Thank you Joni, the coat is snuggly and warm Enjoy your week.

  7. Anonymous
    July 1, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    Jill, you and your fabulous hats! Dang, that hat is wonderful, can I just run on over and borrow it? This entire ensemble looks so stunning on you.

    • Jill James
      July 1, 2014 / 10:47 pm

      Shame you are so far away, you could borrow any time.

  8. Lindigo
    July 1, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Beautiful hat. and looks lovely on you.

    • Jill James
      July 2, 2014 / 6:31 am

      Thank you my dear .

  9. Lisa
    July 1, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    You have amazing style, Jill. The print on this coat is fabulous!

    • Jill James
      July 2, 2014 / 6:32 am

      Lisa, you are too kind.

  10. Val S
    July 2, 2014 / 1:30 am

    It's over 30 degrees C here today – our hottest day yet – so your coat and hat are making me sweat! But they are both so classy and just gorgeous. You must be the best-dressed woman in Tasmania!

    • Jill James
      July 2, 2014 / 6:35 am

      Today for us about 12c, enjoy the warm while you can. Most people here are probably more casual.

  11. The Style Crone
    July 2, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    You are a head turner! Your outfit is spectacular and your hat divine. I love the shape and how you wear it with confidence. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

    • Jill James
      July 4, 2014 / 7:03 am

      Thank you Judith, for giving all of us the confidence to wear our hats with pride.

  12. dan
    July 3, 2014 / 9:57 am

    Wonderful new hat! You look very chic! A nice outfit for low temperatures…we are having not too hot days recently, a not common weather here for the period!

    • Jill James
      July 4, 2014 / 7:04 am

      So nice of you Dan, glad you are enjoying your weather.

  13. Jan Graham-McMillen
    July 3, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    Great combinations … GREAT!!!! You look just as gorgeous as can be. Modern and referential at the same time, and boy, can you wear a hat!!!

  14. Jill James
    July 4, 2014 / 7:07 am

    Jan , thank you so much , knew I loved this hat when it first took my eye.

  15. Jessica Cangiano
    July 4, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    This outfit is fabulous!!! I love a good dose of animal print (and/or fur) all year round, but especially come the chilly months, when there's almost something primal about swaddling ourselves in the same materials (or ones that look the part) that nature bestowed on the animal kingdom to stay toasty. Though I'm not in a big hurry to say goodbye to summer, I must say, this chic look does have me yearning for my own cold weather wardrobe a touch again. :)♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      July 5, 2014 / 1:37 am

      I have never thought about the animal connection but you are so right. I have always loved winter clothes best,there is something more dressed up somehow about coats, scarves, hats and gloves. Enjoy your summer ,Jessica, as your winter is so much more severe than ours .x

  16. Imogen
    July 7, 2014 / 7:11 am

    I love this beautiful print so much, it is such a gorgeous look on you. It reminds me to bring out my leopard print coat soon too. Thanks so much for your support, it mean so much.

  17. Jill James
    July 7, 2014 / 8:51 am

    Imogen, I can see you in leopard print, so good for winter. Hope you are feeling better my dear.

  18. Tamera Beardsley
    July 11, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    What a truly beautiful outfit my dear … and that hat … pure millenary perfection!

  19. Jill James
    July 12, 2014 / 7:40 am

    Thank you so much dear Tamera, you can see why this hat had to be mine.

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