Blowing In The Wind

The first week of summer here,

as often is the case it was

cooler, wet and windy.

A break in the weather,

a chance for some quick

photos , taken at the

storage area where

John stores and works

on his cars.

It is also where both

his and our sons kayaks

are stored and as a 

trip was planned ,

loading them onto 

the car was the order 

of the day.

As he was photographer

how could I refuse to help,

minus the cream jacket,

a girl must be practicable.

Wearing a jacket by

Covers , sadly  

like so many ,

this  small business 

no longer exists.

Pairing the jacket

with wide leg cotton

pants by Nicola Waite

Pity about the crushing,

they are so great to

wear otherwise.

I can live with the creases.

Another jacket as

good going as coming,

I love the pleating detail.

I am now so pleased I

have collected several

unusual jackets over

many seasons.

Simply playing with

black and white.

Takes me back to

working for Kodak,

oh so many moons ago.

What do you think?

Good news for our

family this week,

our youngest son,

graduated uni finishing

with outstanding results.

Off to Melbourne next week

for his graduation ceremony.

A celebration and a city fix,

for me nothing better.

Joining the plaid clad Sacramento

for Share-in-Style.



  1. Olga Rani
    December 9, 2014 / 7:14 am

    What an interesting jacket! That unexpected pleated detail on the back – wow! And as it is white it can be paired with so many things. This is really a great garment to have in one's wardrobe. Love your wide leg trousers too, such a comfy thing.

    • Jill James
      December 9, 2014 / 10:05 am

      Thank you Olga, you are so right it is a very easily wearable jacket. So good to see you.

  2. Tiina L
    December 9, 2014 / 9:11 am

    What a fantastic jacket! Wonderful details, and I bet it goes with anything. Unusual, sophisticated jackets really are your trademark, aren't they? Congratulations on your son's graduation! Enjoy the trip and the ceremony.

    • Jill James
      December 9, 2014 / 10:07 am

      I hadn,t thought about it but I guess my love of interesting jackets does come to the fore in my posts. Thank you I am looking forward to next week and the ceremony.

  3. Elsie Davies
    December 9, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    Love this jacket so much Jill. I wish I lived close by so we could go shopping together. Your jacket collection is great and the way you've styled this one is fabulous!!!

    • Jill James
      December 10, 2014 / 4:33 am

      Thank you Elsie, so good to see you back. Shame we live on opposite sides of the country, you could teach me your hair wrap secrets.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    December 9, 2014 / 5:36 pm

    This jacket is a beauty! You do have a wonderful collection – each one shines. You look elegant as always in your wide leg pants, Jill. I don't mind wrinkles either. Congratulations to your son and to you – what a brilliant young man! I can imagine how proud and happy you are! I am positive you all will have such a great time celebrating in Melbourne! And I hope we get to enjoy your travel pictures some time in the near future. 🙂 xxx

    • Jill James
      December 10, 2014 / 4:37 am

      Jackets have always been favourites of mine, a clothing item I always hang onto. As a mother I am very proud of my son and his achievment and his hard work along the way. I am looking forward to out trip to Melbourne and no doubt all going well will share some pictures.

  5. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    December 10, 2014 / 1:32 am

    I'm such a fan of great statement jackets and this one certainly qualifies! The fit is perfection and the little details really elevate it to must-have status.Congratulations to your son! Have a wonderful time in the city ;-)

    • Jill James
      December 10, 2014 / 4:40 am

      A love of jackets and their ability to change any outfit is one we share, I so often admire yours, Alicia.A trip to a bigger city is something I always enjoy. Thank you for your always kind comments.

  6. Jessica Cangiano
    December 11, 2014 / 3:36 am

    My very happiest congratulations to your dear son on his uni grad! What an awesome accomplishment! I love this outfit, Jill. The wide legged pants (a personal fave style of mine) instantly bring Katharine Hepburn to mind and you know, I could see her wearing this whole ensemble were she still with us today. It's so classic, classy and becoming.Big hugs & a great many thanks for you immensely lovely (and touching) comment on yesterday's post,♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      December 12, 2014 / 8:34 am

      Thank you so much Jessica for your always kind comments. I know you are a fan of a wide leg pant and have admired many of your retro styles.I too was a fan of Katherine Hepburn.

    December 11, 2014 / 10:58 am

    Wlonderful jacket and perfect attire.Thank you for being part of Share-in-StyleTIME TO VOTE today dear friend . Time to really look at each other( Rosy and I are excluded )Tons of love.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Jill James
      December 12, 2014 / 8:35 am

      So kind Sacramento, always enjoy Share-in-Style. Hope I am not to late to vote.

  8. Northern mum down South
    December 11, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    Great photos and great jacket. Well done to your son and enjoy your city fix in Melbourne xx

    • Jill James
      December 12, 2014 / 8:36 am

      Thank you so much. I am indeed the proud Mum and will definately enjoy Melbourne.

  9. Ivana Split
    December 11, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    congrats to your son on his graduation…and to you too! have a blast celebrating it!I really like this outfit, especially that white blazer…and the wide trousers are just divine…you're very stylish!

    • Jill James
      December 12, 2014 / 8:37 am

      We will enjoy the celebrations. Thank you for your kind comments and for your visit.

  10. Rosy
    December 11, 2014 / 11:39 pm

    Congratulations to your son, dear friend! That jacket is beautiful, love the back, so interesting. You look great in it !! Have a wonderful week.

    • Jill James
      December 12, 2014 / 8:38 am

      Thank you so much Rosy, pleased you like the outfit, a compliment indeed.

  11. Anonymous
    December 14, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    Congratulations to you and your son! It's amazing watching our children succeed in life. I think it's when we finally reap the rewards of all our hard work raising them and worrying, etc…Would love to see what you wear to the celebration!

    • Jill James
      December 14, 2014 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you Joni, you are so right about the joy of adult children making their way in the world. I am off to Melbourne tomorrow for the graduation and some well needed city time. So good to hear from you and catch up on your news.

  12. Coco
    December 14, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    Hello Jill! You rock those palazzo pants!Baci,Coco et La vie en rose – Valeria Arizzi

    • Jill James
      December 14, 2014 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you Coco, I have always loved them. Have a good week.

  13. dan
    December 15, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    The detail at the back of your jacket is delightful and the whole outfit, with those wide pants, suits you very well!Congratulations to your son and … have a happy graduation ceremony!

  14. Jill James
    December 15, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    This jacket has always been a favourite of mine because of its details. I am so glad wide pants are now available again,they have always worked on me. Off to Melbourne today, graduation ceremony tomorrow.

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