Purple is a colour that I am not usually seen in but

I fell in love with this jacket by Ted Baker

and I stepped very much outside my comfort 

zone and I must admit it felt good.

Sometimes, it is just too easy to stay

with the familiar and never change

a thing.

The building I am standing in 

front of is our State Parliament.

Many a change that affects our

population happens here.

Leaning on a lamp post in Parliament

Gardens teaming the purple with

a black skirt , black booties, gloves

and a purple cocktail hat.

Overlooking the docks, contemplating

which way my next move out

of my comfort zone will be.

The large red ship behind me is

the Aurora Australis, an Antarctic

Supply Ship, that takes both supplies

and personnel , now that is really

leaving that comfort zone.

Maybe I  have already stepped

outside that comfort zone, posing for

photographs in public .

This comes with rewards,

a lovely compliment from a lady

yesterday on how nice it was to see

someone make an effort to dress up, 

she really made my day.

Joining in with Patti at Visible Monday


taking my hat to Style Crone and Hat Attack.



  1. Northern mum down South
    June 1, 2014 / 11:23 pm

    Love the whole outfit from the shoes, via the flash of petticoat to the hat. Fabulous.

    • Jill James
      June 2, 2014 / 9:14 am

      Thank you so much , so pleased to meet you. As I said quite a change of colour for me.

  2. Elsie Davies
    June 1, 2014 / 11:33 pm

    Lovely outfit Jill. Love the color and style of the jacket.

    • Jill James
      June 2, 2014 / 9:15 am

      Thank you Elsie, it was the style of the jacket that I fell for. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Patti
    June 2, 2014 / 12:26 am

    Purple suits you beautifully, Jill! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    • Jill James
      June 2, 2014 / 9:17 am

      Thank you Patti, sometimes it pays to change. Always a pleasure to join Visible Monday

  4. The Style Crone
    June 2, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Leaving one's comfort zone is a great way to spend time. I think it's a health enhancer. Your choice of purple jacket and hat made my morning! Vibrant and life enhancing. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

    • Jill James
      June 4, 2014 / 9:43 am

      Leaving the comfort zone does certainly have rewards, must admit I had not thought of health enhancing .I am enjoying wearing purple, glad you liked it. Always enjoy Hat Attack and perusing the wonderful headwear.

  5. Jan Graham-McMillen
    June 3, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    You just wow me every time. I don't think I'll every have your styling aplomb, and you always dress yourself into an elevated level of individual style that is more than admirable. Just gorgeous, you, and you are not only standing in front of your state Parliament, you look like you own the place! Beautiful.

  6. Jill James
    June 4, 2014 / 9:56 am

    Jan you certainly know how to boost a gals confidence . The purple is growing on me and I feel it will get many an outing this winter.

  7. Jessica Cangiano
    June 4, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    Dear Jill, you look radiantly gorgeous! I adore the sophistication and sartorial eloquence (surely our outfits speak on our behalf) of this instantly captivating black and purple ensemble and think this silhouette looks especially fetching on you, my lovely friend.♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      June 5, 2014 / 1:51 am

      Jessica, my dear, you are so generous with your words. I agree that our outfits speak on our behalf and very much relay a sense of us to others.Thank you so much for dropping by , very much appreciated as I know how busy you are with your new venture.X

  8. Kezzie
    June 4, 2014 / 10:10 pm

    It is delightful to see you dressed like this! SO elegant and chic in an amazing colour (and very Kate Middleton!) – I love what you are wearing! Lovely to meet you via Hat attack!x

  9. Jill James
    June 5, 2014 / 2:01 am

    Thank you so much Kezzie, had to smile at the Kate Middleton . Glad to meet another Hat Attack girl.

  10. Imogen
    June 6, 2014 / 7:08 am

    Oh wow, everything about this post is simply stunning. I am so in love with the purple coat, the colour is exquisite and the style is so gorgeous. Perfect.

  11. Jill James
    June 9, 2014 / 11:08 am

    Thank you Imogen for your generous comments. The style and colour is what I too love about the jacket, it will get many outings this winter,

  12. dan
    June 12, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    Changes aren't easy sometimes, but yes, to exit the confort zone can produce good effects! Purple suits you, and the jacket has a feminine style which is lovable ( just the same as the small hat! )P.s.I always enjoy seeing new places…I love the post…

  13. Jill James
    June 12, 2014 / 9:54 pm

    Glad you enjoyed the post, I enjoy showing my part of the world, Salamanca is an area I enjoy visiting.As for purple, I am becoming quite happy in it now.

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