Nearly Spring

A week of mild, sunny days

has bought on signs of an early

spring .

Both with my coral coat

and the blooms on the

flowering plum tree.

The coral linen mix coat

is by Sinequanone

and was last worn

to my nephews wedding.

I have teamed it with a

black and white wrap,

black and white resin

necklace by Dinosaur Designs

and black and white bangles.

A change of seasons

would normally see

me visiting my favourite

shops to add something new

to my wardrobe.

This year is different,a change

of circumstance will do that.

In the same way as

I welcome and enjoy

reacquainting myself with

the treasures in my garden,

I too will enjoy the sometimes

hidden treasures in my closet.

The thought of rediscovering

my creativity is an exciting prospect,

one I intend to savour.

I am ready for change,

so first a change of thinking

must take place.

I feel the time is right

for some soul searching 

and rediscovery.

I am so ready to enjoy

a positive future.

Joining Patti at Visible Monday.



  1. Tiina L
    August 25, 2014 / 7:21 am

    This pretty bright coat fits you brighter mood. And bright colours also lift your mood, make a grey day seem better. I'm glad you're feeling more positive towards the future.

    • Jill James
      August 26, 2014 / 1:14 am

      Thank you Tiina for your kind words, a more vibrant feel is definately in the air.

  2. Patti
    August 25, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    You're right about color lifting our mood. Here's to a brighter future! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look terrific.

    • Jill James
      August 26, 2014 / 1:13 am

      Colour, whether in nature or in our choice of outfit does surely affect how we feel on any given day.Thank you for Visible Monday.

  3. Laurie Duncan
    August 26, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    I can relate to having to shop my closet more, especially since my sewing machine died! Sometimes we don't realize what we have till we look. Love your coral jacket, with the black and white! Happy Spring! 🙂

    • Jill James
      August 27, 2014 / 9:30 am

      Thank you Laurie, sometimes it is good to make the most of what we already have.Enjoy the rest of your summer.

  4. Jan Graham-McMillen
    August 26, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    What a beauty you are, Jilly! That' a lovely combination of colors and textures … that scarf is ethereal and so right for this time of year! Love you in red and black. Powerful!

    • Jill James
      August 27, 2014 / 9:32 am

      Oh Jan, you do know how to make a girl feel good.Thanks for your kind words.

  5. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    August 26, 2014 / 6:23 pm

    I absolutely love the vivid coat with the patterned scarf! I'm going to steal this look from you immediately (well, weather permitting). If you're ready for a positive future it's yours for the taking ;-)

    • Jill James
      August 27, 2014 / 9:35 am

      Feel free Alicia, I can see you in this colour.You are right about the positive attitude, thank you.

  6. Olga Rani
    August 27, 2014 / 6:00 am

    This coral coat is a stunner on its own and the way you styled and accessorized it make it look even more stunning. The blooming trees create beautiful background.

    • Jill James
      August 27, 2014 / 9:37 am

      I must admit to being rather fond of this coral colour. I too love the flowering trees in Spring. Thank you Olga.

  7. dan
    August 27, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Being ready to live changes of life in a positive way is the key for happiness! In every woman's closet there are hidden treasures which wait of being discovered!Your coral coat is great! And your garden is a beauty!

  8. Jill James
    August 27, 2014 / 11:27 pm

    Thank you Dan, so right you are about enjoy lifes changes and making the most of everything.I will enjoy rediscovering the contents of my closet, the coral just one example.

  9. Anonymous
    September 1, 2014 / 4:38 am

    I love your positive thinking here. It's contagious! So is your upbeat color. When fall comes where I live I have a tendency to only wear neutrals. I think I'll look for some brighter sweaters.I hope you have a lovely Spring.

    • Jill James
      September 1, 2014 / 9:14 am

      I know what you mean about the neutrals, black is one of mine, I am trying to add more colour in my wardrobe.Hope you find some brights.

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