Sailing Into Spring

Today marks the first day
of Spring in my part of the world,
and of course it rained .

Later in the day, between
showers my photographer,
(kind husband ), and I
went to an area by
the river for todays

Turning my back on Winter.


Not quite ready to part
with the leopard print
just yet.
This trench  worn over
black layers was just perfect
for todays inclement weather.


I am not ready to put
my winter hats away just yet,
this taupe hat with its feather
and black beads was a new
purchase this year and
has become a favourite.

Taking maybe the last
winter hat over to join
Style Crone for Hat Attack.

Sacramento for Share-in- Style.



  1. Natalia Lialina
    September 2, 2014 / 7:21 am

    Happy Spring!! It's the end of Summer over here – also a big change. 🙂 I am in love with your trench, no wonder you can't put it away – you look fabulous in it!

    • Jill James
      September 3, 2014 / 7:33 am

      Thank you, Natalia, a change of season wherever we are is always a time for reflection and moving forward.A trench is always perfect for this time of year.

  2. Tiina L
    September 2, 2014 / 8:37 am

    Your red hair works so well with the leopard print trench. A little bit of a wild side?

    • Jill James
      September 3, 2014 / 7:34 am

      I hadnt thought of my love of animal print that way, maybe I am searching for my wild side.

  3. The Style Crone
    September 2, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    Fantastic hat and I love the leopard print trench. In fact, I would love to have one exactly like it! Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

    • Jill James
      September 3, 2014 / 7:35 am

      Thank you Judith, always a joy to bring my hats to share with others at Hat Attack.

  4. MIS PAPELICOS Sacramento
    September 2, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    You are sailing into spring while I long for Autumn, ahhhhhhhhhhhh Such is the wold.Looking fabulousssssssssssssssssssss Thank you for being part of the share-in-Style family once more

    • Jill James
      September 3, 2014 / 7:37 am

      Hope Autumn comes soon to you in Spain. Always enjoy Share-in-Style, thank you for hosting.

  5. Jessica Cangiano
    September 3, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    It is, rather uncharacteristically for this neck of the woods, also raining here this week as September kicks off. I have many memories from my childhood of still swimming in the local lakes well into mid-September, but this year is cooler and I sense that summer is making a hasty retreat for whatever reason. Fall, and likely winter, are poised to arrive early and stay late this year. Love your fabulous leopard print coat and that chic, timelessly pretty hat. Sand/taupe and leopard look amazing together!♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      September 4, 2014 / 5:38 am

      Jessica, I do hope your weather turns around and Autumn brings clear skies and milder weather, even if only for your upcoming holiday.Enjoy my dear and thank you for your kind comments.

  6. dan
    September 3, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    What a pity that it rained the first day of spring! Let's hope there will be many sunny days soon…as you can enjoy light weight clothes! You are so nice wearing a hat!

    • Jill James
      September 4, 2014 / 5:39 am

      Thank you Dan , our weather has cleared again, bringing mild, clear days and my thoughts are turning toward lighter clothing.

  7. Debbie Burns
    September 4, 2014 / 1:05 am

    You always have the best hats! Debbie @

    • Jill James
      September 4, 2014 / 5:40 am

      Thank you Debbie, this little hat has become a favourite, I will be sorry to put it away for Spring.

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