Something Old, Something New

Something Old

The bridge behind me

is the oldest bridge in


The convict built sandstone

bridge dates from 1823 and

is in the town of Richmond,

near Hobart our states

capital city.

We stopped there

recently on our way to

Hobart to help our

son celebrate his birthday.

Something New

A change of hair colour

and a little change of style.

The colour is quite coppery,

bordering on orange.

I should know by now

never tell a hairdresser

you want the colour a little

warmer, experience should

have told me there are no

half measures.

Oh well, it will fade.

I am very pleased with

the cut, a little shorter

on the sides but much

more shaped at the back.

Sometimes a change

is the order of the day.

Blending in well with

the earthy colour of

the sandstone .

Vanilla colour leather jacket

from Caroline Moore,

worn over spotty top 

by Marlene Birger,

crop wide leg pants

by Nicola Waite

and beads

and bangles

also in earthy tones

from my collection.

Spotted this sign in

Salamanca Place, Hobart.

Good quality chocolate

for me one of life`s pleasures.

Salamanca Place is always a must

to visit with many great galleries,

shops and restaurants.

This area also is home

to a bustling market

every Saturday.

The old sandstone warehouses

date from the 1840`s.

Back home again after

a couple of enjoyable

days .

Taking the new do to join

all the wonderous fashion

at Visible Monday.



  1. Tiina L
    August 11, 2014 / 7:22 am

    That's a very trendy outfit, and the new hair colour is perfect for it. With hair colour it can be tricky to get it just right, or to get used to change… I experimented with hair colours when I was younger, but it was always a disaster (hello, yellow/orange hair!), but now I can't be bothered. Maybe when the grey hairs start showing a bit more…

    • Jill James
      August 12, 2014 / 5:25 am

      You are so right Tiina, sometimes it is just a matter of getting used to change.

  2. Patti
    August 11, 2014 / 11:29 am

    Loving your new hair color, Jill, and the new cut. And the pictures too – what a feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

    • Jill James
      August 12, 2014 / 5:26 am

      Thank you Patti, glad you enjoyed the pictures, always a pleasure to join in Visible Monday.

  3. Laurie Duncan
    August 11, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    I think the new hair color looks great on you, maybe you will "warm" up to it! It looks perfect with your outfit! 🙂

    • Jill James
      August 12, 2014 / 5:27 am

      I think you are right Laurie, I am becoming more fond of the colour.

  4. Jessica Jannenga
    August 11, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    Another red head! I am as well, of Irish decent. I read it is new, I am sure you will love it. Love the layers with the black tan and leopard print, very stylish!from the link up, please stop by, jess

    • Jill James
      August 12, 2014 / 5:29 am

      Thank you Jessica for your kind comments, I always love your hair.

  5. Debbie Burns
    August 12, 2014 / 1:29 am

    I really like the new cut and color. It was the first thing I noticed. I think it looks great on you. I have always loved red hair and wished I could wear it. I've learned color fades and tones are easily corrected. I usually ask for too much ash and end up too cool. Oh well. Debbie @

    • Jill James
      August 12, 2014 / 5:38 am

      Thank you so much, Debbie. We are always our own worst critics.

  6. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    August 12, 2014 / 5:23 pm

    I love the coppery hair color. It suits your face and has tons of shine.I actually wear streaks of pink in mine. Never be afraid to try something new. I adore your jacket as well. I have a similar one and it's a nice change from dark

    • Jill James
      August 12, 2014 / 11:34 pm

      Alicia, you are so right about trying something new, moving out of our comfort zone. The light jacket is a change from my usual black.

  7. Olga Rani
    August 12, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    I like your shade of copper the way it is now, I think it suits you. Nice outfit and really lovely accessories. And I love that sign about chocolate 🙂 I agree with it

    • Jill James
      August 12, 2014 / 11:35 pm

      Thank you Olga for your kind words. The sign certainly spoke to me too.

  8. Jan Graham-McMillen
    August 12, 2014 / 11:54 pm

    Ooooh! I LOVE your hair, but then I would. I mix just a little brown in my auburn and it keeps it from looking coppery. Looks gorgeous on you! Speaking of gorgeous on you, your very polished outfit is a winner. Pretty and very fresh looking. Hope you had a fine time, and had some of that chocolate.

    • Jill James
      August 18, 2014 / 6:59 am

      Thanks for the hair colour tip Jan. The trip was most enjoyable, always great to see my son and spend time with him and his partner. Yes, I did indulge in a little chocolate.

  9. Glenda
    August 13, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Oh how I agree that we all need much more chocolate. I also agree with your play on lengths in your pants and jacket. Well put together indeed.

    • Jill James
      August 18, 2014 / 7:00 am

      Good chocolate in moderation is one of lifes pleasures. Thank you for visiting Glenda.

  10. dan
    August 14, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    Your new hairstyle is very nice indeed, Jill! And also the colour suits you…it is quite different from your previous colour so, probably you just have to get used to it…very nice necklace too!P.s.Chocolate is real passion for me! I especially love it bitter and very thin… 🙂

    • Jill James
      August 18, 2014 / 7:01 am

      I am pleased with the cut and am feeling more at one with the colour now.I`m with you on the bitter, thin chocolate, a little treat now and then.

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