New Year and Some Yachts

A New Year tradition for our family over the years has been a trip to Hobart, our states capital city,

for the annual Taste of Tasmania and to view the yachts that have just completed the Sydney to

Hobart Yacht race.Our eldest son now lives in Hobart , so the tables have turned, and now 

instead of him coming with us we drive to visit him.I find it interesting how even when our children

are young adults they like to continue traditions started in their childhood.

Boys will be boys, father and son checking out boats for sale, I might add neither are sailors so this is

an exercise in wishful thinking. We are not a boating family but I guess it never hurts to look.

The maxi yacht in the background is Wild Oats X1 , this years winner of The Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

The yacht based on Hamilton Island has now won the race a record 8 times.

Reflecting the yachts mast in my black and white, both the pants and top are by a Japanese label,
Moyuru, that I have discovered in the past year.I really like the softness and shape of their garments
and their design approach of free expression and originality. Key words behind Moyuru`s philosophy
are Earth, Wind and Freedom.
I have added a little colour in my multi-coloured neclace and my bangle mix.
My old faithful orange bag is by Rachel Ruddick .
My hat has been in my collection for some time and was originally a pale green, a hard colour for me
to wear so I have made the change to black. I am quite pleased with the result.

A New Year , a time to reflect on the last year , an acceptance that life takes unexpected paths
at times and that many things are not under our control.A promise to myself to make the most
of each day and enjoy the company of family and good friends
On the wardrobe front, I plan to continue exploring the possibilities held within my existing wardrobe
and continue to discover new and interesting combinations. I also will continue my search for
interesting hats, particularly for the summer, as in Australia we are limited to either sun hats or
fancy race style hats. All suggestions very welcome.
On the blogging front I have hope to glean technical knowledge from my son and update some
aspects of my very basic layout. A plan to join Instagram on the horizon.
If nothing happens it means his busy social life took precedence, as it should at 24.

Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful

New Year.

Joining Judith at Style Crone

for Hat Attack



with Sacramento and Rosie.



  1. Natalia Lialina
    January 5, 2015 / 7:39 am

    Happy 2015, Jill! Love your outfit and the philosophy/motto of the brand. I can definitely see myself in such shapes – I bought a few pieces of the similar spirit a few years back and still enjoy wearing them. I plan to continue growing that branch of my wardrobe. 🙂 This necklace is great, and your hat turned out really wonderful.Boats are so much fun to just look at (as I hear from my husband, a bit too much work to actually own one – blogs are easier to manage :). I wish you a lot of inspirations for the new year and am really looking forward to read about and enjoy all your new finds, hats and combinations. Thank you for your always kind and supportive comments too, I really appreciate them. All the very best to you and your family! xxx

    • Jill James
      January 6, 2015 / 8:46 am

      I agree with you on the boats, great to look at and no more. Glad you liked the outfit, it is so comfortable and so much fun to wear. It is fun finding something different to what we normally choose. I look forward to continuing along this path.I thank you so much for your always generous comments.

  2. Tiina L
    January 5, 2015 / 9:25 am

    It looks like a wonderful summer outing, boats and all. And boats make the perfect backdrop for your photos (probably a lot more hard work in real life, not to mention the close quarters…). Your outfit looks so easy breezy summery. Happy New Year!

    • Jill James
      January 6, 2015 / 8:52 am

      We did have a great day, the weather was perfect. I wish you a Happy New Year,

  3. Martina, Elegant 40
    January 5, 2015 / 9:45 am

    Handsome boys! This time it is about them :-))) definitely masculine look Happy New Year! Nice to be a part of this share-in-style group.

    • Jill James
      January 6, 2015 / 8:54 am

      Thank you Martina and a Happy New Year to you. I agree the Share-in-Style family is a wonderful way to meet others from around the world.

  4. Elsie Davies
    January 5, 2015 / 10:34 am

    Your whole outfit is super stylish Jill. Love your pants very much. I agree with you, looking will not break the bank lol. Happy New Year!!!

    • Jill James
      January 6, 2015 / 8:56 am

      Thank you so very much, Elsie. We can always look but a boat is not on the horizon anytime soon. All my best wishes to you for a safe and Happy New Year.

  5. Clairejustine oxox
    January 5, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    Love your whole outfit, great style 🙂 lovely pictures…

    • Jill James
      January 6, 2015 / 8:58 am

      Thank you Clairejustine. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

  6. Isabel Hinther
    January 5, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    I always enjoy your posts, but today, one sentence (not related to clothing or style) hit home. 'A New Year , a time to reflect on the last year , an acceptance that life takes unexpected pathsat times and that many things are not under our control.' On Friday, 2 January, my beloved one year old dog bolted out the front door and was hit by a car. She died almost instantly and my heart is broken, but I took comfort in your reminder that life is not under our control. Thank you and all the best for 2015.

    • Jill James
      January 6, 2015 / 9:02 am

      Oh Isabel, I can imagine your heart break on the sad and sudden loss of your dog. We now have a 16 week old puppy after loosing our last dog about 2 years ago.I m pleased my words were of some comfort, take care.

  7. Nekane
    January 5, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    Nice outfit!! I love your top and pants!!Happy new year!!

    • Jill James
      January 6, 2015 / 9:04 am

      Thankyou Nekane. All my best wishes for a Happy New Year.

  8. Marea Dotz
    January 5, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Such a fun (and thought-provoking) post. I love love love your outfit. I am going to Japan in March and can't wait to explore the world of fashion over there. Want an outfit just like yours. Happy 2015, Jill!

    • Jill James
      January 6, 2015 / 9:07 am

      Lucky you, Japan is on my list of places to visit. I will look forward to your photos.So glad you liked the outfit, it is fast becoming a favourite.

    January 6, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    So unique!!1Happy New year and many Sharing styles together.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

    • Jill James
      January 6, 2015 / 11:39 pm

      Thankyou Sacramento for hosting Share-in-Style, it is always enjoyable to see what others do with the themes.

  10. Kent Garner
    January 6, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Those are really nice bunch of yachts you have around there. I would certainly want to give them a good glimpse and see all their specifications. Yachts and boats are real craftsmanship, and it would be best to check out the symmetries in those respects all the more. Anyway, thanks for sharing that! All the best!Kent Garner @ White Marine Center

    • Jill James
      January 6, 2015 / 11:41 pm

      Your advice has been passed on to the male members of the family, Thank you.

  11. The Style Crone
    January 6, 2015 / 5:42 pm

    Your outfit is perfection next to the black and white of the yacht. Japanese designers never fail to excite. Thank you for sharing your beautiful hat with Hat Attack. Looking forward to the new hats that you add to your collection in 2015!

  12. Jill James
    January 6, 2015 / 11:44 pm

    Thank you Judith, always a joy to see the hats on Hat Attack. I am continually on the look out for another interesting hat, thank you for your inspiration.

  13. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    January 7, 2015 / 1:48 am

    You always manage to give black and white a fresh perspective. How wonderful to have the opportunity to wear a Japanese designer! We don't see a lot of Japanese couture in the States.I look forward to following you on instagram ;-)

    • Jill James
      January 8, 2015 / 6:25 am

      I discovered this one at a local shop I had been doing some work for, so a small staff discounted applied making it more affordable. There is no way my budget can run to many of the Japanese designers.Instagram has happened, slowly but surely.

  14. Lorna mai ltd
    January 8, 2015 / 12:13 am

    You have such a fabulous life – I would love to go yachting some day! Love the gingham and the monochrome with pops of colour. Happy 2015 to you!

    • Jill James
      January 8, 2015 / 6:28 am

      Looking at the yachts is as far as it gets for us. I am a great monochrome fan, glad you liked it. A Happy New Year to you.

    January 8, 2015 / 7:50 am

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  16. Jan Graham-McMillen
    January 13, 2015 / 12:13 am

    Oooh! Looking very non-traditional nautical !!! So much charm in one little outfit. Great job, and I know your men-folk were proud of you. You know I love the Asian influences … very subtle and elegant. So, did you paint or dye your straw hat? Very smart! Good luck with the techo-update, and even if you have to make an appointment in his busy social schedule, you're lucky to have raised your own tech-support! Hope you're loving everything in the new 2015!

    • Jill James
      January 14, 2015 / 3:22 am

      Managed to get some time with my son for tech advice, the blog a work in progress. Glad you liked the Asian inspired outfit, a new look for me and I really like it. Must admit I painted the hat.r

  17. Tamera Beardsley
    January 13, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    Such a lovely post my dear! I enjoy hearing about your family traditions!I am ever so happy you have made your way to instagram! It my favorite platform to be sure!

    • Jill James
      January 14, 2015 / 3:23 am

      Thank you Tamera, glad you enjoyed the post. I think I too will enjoy Instagram.

  18. dan
    January 17, 2015 / 10:38 am

    Lovely top! The closing detail at the back is special…was your beautiful hat green, once? What a good idea to colour it black! It's nice to continue traditions started in childhood, isn't it?

  19. Suwaiba
    February 28, 2015 / 10:38 am

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