Last week on a visit to

my local consignment store,

Return 2 Splendour I

discovered this wonderful


You know how it is,

when something speaks

to you, it must come home

and so it did.

Today on a visit

to see my in laws,

we stopped in the

small town of Latrobe

to take some shots.

This is a popular picnic

spot, known as Bells Parade,

must come back on a

warm summer day.

Behind me on the left

is a bronze of concerts 

held here in 1890.

I can imagine the

ladies in their finery

enjoying the music

on a fine summer day.

I have worn the coat over

black , basic layers

and a short sleeve wool jacket

from several winters ago.

The soft,plush feel of the coat

is I`m sure what I fell for,

so warm and snugly.

The fabric reminds me

of a teddy bear, in fact

the sales lady warned me

to be prepared to be touched.

We will see.

A vintage tiger stripe

beret from the 60s, 

purchased online from

Poppy Vintage echoes

the plushness of the coat.

Winter clothes have

always been my favourites,

I am sure I will wear this coat for 

many years to come.

Spring fashion is starting

to appear in our stores,

the first daffodils are 

coming out , is Spring

on its way ?

Not for a while yet

in my area.

I don`t really mind

this winter has been fairly 

mild and there are coats

unworn so far.

Taking my winter garb

to join in the mostly summery

joy of Patti`s Visible Monday

and later in the week

joining Style Crone 

for Hat Attack



  1. Tiina L
    July 28, 2014 / 5:09 pm

    That is the only way to shop, just see what's out there and if something catches your eye, grab it before someone else does.

    • Jill James
      July 29, 2014 / 4:56 am

      This is so true Tiina, buy only what you love.

  2. Northern mum down South
    July 28, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    That cost just looks so snuggly and tactile no wonder you couldn't leave it behind. Loving the beret too, you just have the best hats. xx

    • Jill James
      July 29, 2014 / 4:57 am

      Thank you so much, it was the soft feel that got me in.

  3. Patti
    July 28, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    Wonderful coat and hat, Jill. You look so cozy, it makes me long for the cooler weather. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    • Jill James
      July 29, 2014 / 4:59 am

      Thank you Patti, I remember visiting Florida once many moons age, always remember the humidity. Always enjoy Visible Monday.

  4. Debbie Burns
    July 29, 2014 / 3:32 am

    That coat looks like it would feel wonderful. You have some of the best hats! Debbie @

    • Jill James
      July 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

      Thank you Debbie, glad you enjoy the hats, the feel of the coat is just so soft.

  5. Laurie Duncan
    July 29, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    Oh, I love your plush coat! I haven't had a coat like that in years and now I want one. I'm like you, I do love dressing for winter. There are just so many more options! 🙂

    • Jill James
      July 30, 2014 / 4:19 am

      Winter dressing is so much more me too. Thank you Laurie for visiting.

  6. Anonymous
    July 29, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    I would have grabbed that coat too! I found a black fuzzy coat my first day at the thrift shop where I volunteer but am waiting for winter to arrive. The colder months are my favorite too. As a matter of fact, I would have bought the hat too!

    • Jill James
      July 30, 2014 / 4:21 am

      Working at the thrift shop does sure have some perks. Shame you are so far away we could share hats.

  7. Natalia Lialina
    July 29, 2014 / 8:16 pm

    Oh this coat is wonderful! I bet you'll be touched. :)) I love your layering. Wintertime is really the best for it! Good to see the park, the sculptures, it all really is beautiful.

    • Jill James
      July 30, 2014 / 4:23 am

      Thank you Natalia, the soft feel of the coat is what drew me to it . I`m with you , winter is the best season for lots of layers.

  8. dan
    July 29, 2014 / 9:04 pm

    Your warm coat and beret are very nice together and I am sure you will wear them long! The neutral colour of the coat will be perfect with everything! Beautiful layering underneath too…

    • Jill James
      July 30, 2014 / 4:24 am

      Thank you Dan, I`m sure both the hat and coat will be worn for many winters to come.

  9. Anonymous
    July 29, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    Jill, this coat would have made it spoke volumes to me also. You were one very smart lady to not walk out empty handed, it was speaking your name, perfect fit and personality on you.

    • Jill James
      July 30, 2014 / 4:27 am

      Thank you Trina, sometimes an item does just have to come home doesn`t it.I am enjoying a little glimpse of your summer.

  10. The Style Crone
    August 1, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    Jill, this coat looks and fits like a dream. I can see why it went home with you. And the hat! Be still my heart. Very unique. You have an eye for a great chapeau. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

  11. Jill James
    August 3, 2014 / 3:03 am

    Thank you Judith, always my pleasure to join Hat Attack and take inspiration from yourself and others to explore the joyous world of hats.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Looking for Something?