Going Japanese

I must admit I was rather pleased when the topic for this weeks Share-in_Style was Japanese Style,
as I have had enjoyable Summer discovering the joy of wearing a Japanese label Moyuru.

The interesting and relaxed shapes of their clothing makes them a joy to wear,along with their wonderful fabrics.They  fit the category of different,structural and timeless,always a must when I am adding to my wardrobe plus they work back with my favourites from seasons past.

Japanese fashion covers such a wide range of styles from the beautiful traditional kimono to the very modern dressing ,encompassing everything from animae characters to goth to Lolita in many forms.
I have been following L’ideal, a blog set in Tokyo ,featuring some wonderful men and women all over 60 with the most wonderful individual styles,definately worth checking out for those interested in Japanese styling,both traditional and modern.
On the blog I discovered two terms relating to clothing style.The first is ” Hazushi”, translated as the way to put different fashion styles together.The second is “Wabi-Sabi” ,,this represents a comprehensive Japanese view of aesthetic centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is imperfect,impermanent and incomplete.These thoughts resonate with me.

Discovering and playing with something new always a joy,keeps life interesting I say.

Apologies for today’s photos, my husband and photographer is away enjoying a camping trip with our eldest son, so I had to resort to the tripod.

For my take on Japanese style this is what I wore.

Black Pants    Moyaru

White Shirt       Nicola Waite         

Shoes       Robert Clergerie

Bag          Spencer & Rutherford     

Sunglasses       Chanel         

  1. Black Hat    Very old

I also wore this resin bracelet

and these earrings,both unknown brands.

I love the shapes of both of them ,the

ear rings remind me of an acorn wearing a hat.

Joining Rosie and Sacramento





  1. Tiina L
    February 16, 2015 / 8:05 am

    Great style! I love the white top. And thank you for following me on Instagram. I' still new to it, so I haven't figured out how to respond to comments there…

  2. Jill James
    February 16, 2015 / 9:04 am

    Thank you Tiina, this top is an old favourite of mine. My pleasure to follow you on Instagram,I am new at it too.I am in awe of some of the clever things other do on I.G.

  3. Elsie Davies
    February 16, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Beautiful outfit Jill, love the whole outfit. Its a joy to visit you blog. You have such unique taste. Have a lovely week. xo

    • Jill James
      February 17, 2015 / 8:08 am

      Thank you Elsie, I enjoy visiting yours for exactly the same reason.Enjoy your week my dear.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    February 16, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    I Love this ensemble, Jill! The pants are wonderful, love the pockets! The earrings are just wild – such a great addition to the outfit. Thank you for such a thoughtful and informative post. I will definitely follow that blog – I am very interested in both different cultures and street style, and especially senior style. Wonderful post! xxxps I see you and Tiina are both on IG – I'm such a dinosaur – blogging is all I do. Maybe some day…

    • Jill James
      February 17, 2015 / 8:11 am

      Thank you Natalia, I thought you would like to visit L'ideal,knowing your interest in different cultures and styles.I too love these earrings,they are always so much fun to wear.I am only on IG because of my sons help when he was home,I am very much a novice and am in awe of some of the clever people out there.

  5. diaryofapennypincher
    February 16, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    What interesting pieces! I particularly like your mesh earrings, so individual, as is your whole, well put together, outfit.

    • Jill James
      February 17, 2015 / 8:13 am

      Thank you so very much , I am enjoying these styles at present,such fun to wear.

  6. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    February 16, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    I have come to love your outfits for their uniqueness and bold yet effortless sense of style. Your aesthetic suits you so perfectly, Jill. Thank you for sharing it with us and for your lovely comments on my blog.Aliciaspashionista.com

    • Jill James
      February 17, 2015 / 8:15 am

      Thank you Alicia for your kind comments,glad you enjoy my style.I always enjoy your blog and seeing what you have been up to in Nashville.

  7. Jan Graham-McMillen
    February 16, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    So smart, so chic, such a fine homage to Japanese style! Just lovely, Jilly … and thank you for the great link! I love it.

    • Jill James
      February 17, 2015 / 8:17 am

      It is a great site isnt it, they have so much individual style,each so very different.Hope that Mojo has returned,Jan.Thank you for your always encouraging comments.

  8. DressUpNotDown
    February 17, 2015 / 4:21 am

    You have me completely wanting to try this style! If I could borrow the ensemble for a day I'd be totally happy. I have to say, your beautiful smile makes it!!!JJwww.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

    • Jill James
      February 17, 2015 / 8:19 am

      Thank you so much for your kind comments,glad you liked the outfit.I am pleased to meet you.

  9. Ivana Split
    February 17, 2015 / 9:05 am

    I really like the wide pants…they remind me of traditional Japanese clothing…and the white blouse with the black bow is so lovely!I also really like the bag with the floral designs….special love for the earrings<3http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

  10. Jill James
    February 18, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Thankyou Ivana for visiting and for your kind comments,the earrings are so much fun to wear.

  11. Connie
    February 19, 2015 / 2:59 am

    Jill I LOVE this outfit. You actually look like you're wandering around Giverny rather than Tokyo. One more time, I LOVE this outfit!!! So happy to have found you!

  12. Jill James
    February 19, 2015 / 8:37 am

    Thank you Connie,the feeling is mutual,I too am happy to make contact.Very flattered about the Giverney reference as the garden is not at its best after a warm,dry summer.

  13. Jasmine Rabuñal Barrientos
    February 19, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    So interesting this post. Thank your for sharing. You look lovely!Jasmine xFor a Real Woman

    • Jill James
      February 19, 2015 / 10:02 pm

      Than you Jasmine, I always enjoy sharing with Share in Style.

  14. Suzanne Carillo
    February 19, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    This is such a unique find. I adore the handbag.bisousSuzannehttp://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • Jill James
      February 19, 2015 / 10:03 pm

      Thank you Suzanne, I can see this handbag with some of your wonderful vintage pieces.

  15. Share my Garden
    February 19, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Love the pants, they look comfy and quirky AND have pockets. Also rather envious of the blouse, not to mention the hat! Can't walk in heeled shoes to save my life though, the turn me into some tottering old biddy. I came over here from Connie's blog and have scrolled back through your earlier postings to gawp in disbelief at the stunning roses around your gate and to laugh at the non-sailors eyeing up boats – I've got a man like that at home! |:-)-x

  16. Jill James
    February 19, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    Thank you so much for coming over from Connie,s blog,that surely is the joy of blogging .Glad you liked the outfit,it is so comfy to year.The shoes,I know,I still try but really shouldn,t.Glad you liked the garden and those photos were taken at its peak.Will pop over to check your blog,the title is intriguing.Once again thanks for visiting. x

  17. dan
    February 21, 2015 / 10:20 am

    I remember those trousers in a previous post as they have a special style. The shirt with the black ribbon is elegant. I like the whole look!You are very nice with that hat! ( and also have the most cute purse!! )

    • Jill James
      February 22, 2015 / 5:51 am

      Thank you Dan,you do have a good eye,the pants have been worn before,they have become a summer favourite as is this shirt from many summers ago.Have a good week.

  18. Anonymous
    February 21, 2015 / 3:04 pm

    Hi Jill! Love your creative outfit here. It's fresh and modern and looks very comfortable too. I'm so looking forward to Spring.

  19. Jill James
    February 22, 2015 / 5:53 am

    Thank you Joni, I am loving this kind of look this year and feel it will continue as it is so comfortable to wear.I am sure you hope for an end to Winter and the arrival of Spring days.

  20. Suwaiba
    February 27, 2015 / 3:56 pm

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