Mellow Yellow

Mellow Yellow, a song released by English singer Donovan in the mid 1960’s or the colour of deciduous
trees in early Autumn or maybe today I am just feeling mellow wearing yellow, take your pick.

Yellow on the Village Green at Westbury, a lovely little town about 30 minutes drive from home. Westbury was founded as a village garrison in 1828 and laid out on a grand scale in anticipation of becoming the main gateway to Tasmania’s northwest. Although this never eventuated,its elegant buildings and countless quiet lanes are testament to this early ambition. I am standing by a silhouette depicting two Irish exiles,John Mitchell and Thomas Francis Meagher, who were revolutionaries transported here as political exiles.Aided by Westbury villagers they escaped and went on to become legendary figures of Irish history.

Admiring this wonderful old Sequoia tree on the Village Green. It has its own name plaque and is named ,
not so imaginatively Big Tree.

Standing at the entrance to one of Westburys early buildings, known as the White House. Named not for its colour but after the original owner Thomas White, who established a store known as White’s Token Store.
He founded penny tokens on site to be used in the store. The site is now a home and bakery.

A early Autumn chill in the air gave me an excuse to wear these leopard print gloves .

I am wearing a yellow jacket by Australian designer Trent Nathan from my favourite recycle store Return to Splendour paired with my black pants from Moyuru, black clutch and leopard print sandals.

Linking with the lovely ladies ,Rosy and Sacramento for Share-in-Style and Jessica from Elegantly Dressed and Stylish for Turning Heads Tuesday.



  1. Tiina L
    March 16, 2015 / 7:02 am

    Another beautiful jacket, in such an eyecatchingly delicious colour… You really are the Queen of Jackets, aren't you?

    • Jill James
      March 16, 2015 / 8:29 am

      Thank you Tiina, glad you liked the colour, quite a change for me. I know I really must stop finding jackets but they seem to find me.

  2. Olga Rani
    March 16, 2015 / 10:26 am

    You look marvelous in yellow! What a lovely jacket, good on its own, but when styled in such an elegant manner, it is simply a striking piece! And thank you for a little bit of history, I always like when you give some historical details about the place you take photos at.

    • Jill James
      March 16, 2015 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you Olga, yellow is a colour I wear a little as it is such a strong colour.Glad you enjoy the historical details of the places I visit.

    March 16, 2015 / 11:49 am

    Very elegant! The mellow yellow is your colour. I like your gloves very much.

    • Jill James
      March 16, 2015 / 8:32 pm

      Thank you Ana Maria,glad you like the yellow, I am so pleased our weather is cool enough for me to wear my gloves again.

  4. Connie
    March 16, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Very chic. And a lovely little tour of your area. I love those trousers so much. You could wear them every day and I wouldn't get tired of them.

    • Jill James
      March 16, 2015 / 8:34 pm

      Thank you Connie, I must admit I love wearing these trousers so they are getting many outings.Glad you liked my little tour.

  5. Natalia Lialina
    March 16, 2015 / 4:10 pm

    So very lady-like, but with your own unique twist! Love this yellow jacket against the black pants – splendid, especially with the leopard gloves. I adore discovering quaint little towns like Westbury and enjoy "traveling" with you! So much history and other gems in little towns, but one really should look closely just like you do! Then these places open themselves to us. 🙂 Enjoy your week, Jill! xxx

    • Jill James
      March 16, 2015 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you Natalia, the yellow jacket is one I like but will admit the day has to just right.So glad to get these gloves out again. I am grateful for the feed back on my history tours of our area, thankyou.

  6. diaryofapennypincher
    March 16, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    I love that Donovan song! I love your outfit too, and those cheeky little leopard print gloves. The texture of that tree bark is amazing, lovely photos xx

    • Jill James
      March 17, 2015 / 10:56 pm

      The Donovan song has been a favourite of mine forever. I am so glad I can wear my gloves again, I do miss them in the Summer. Thank you so much for visiting.

  7. Vicky
    March 17, 2015 / 10:42 am

    Perfect mix of colours! 🙂

    • Jill James
      March 17, 2015 / 10:57 pm

      Thank you so much Vicky for your kind comments.

  8. Marea Dotz
    March 17, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    When I worked in a clothing store and a woman walked out of the dressing room in yellow and looked gorgeous, I begged her to buy the piece. So few people can wear yellow. You can! And I am so envious. Your photograph of your jacket against the dark Sequoia tree is a beauty.

  9. Jill James
    March 17, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    Thank you Marea, yellow is one of those colours I know I can wear but probably don't often enough. Glad you liked the tree photo, the tree is most impressive.

  10. Jessica Jannenga
    March 17, 2015 / 11:42 pm

    Hi Jill, I am a real fan of yellow and it looks wonderful on you. Love the details of the leopard print gloves and clutch, lovely!! I am a fan of beautiufl trees too!Thank you for participating in Turning Heads Tuesday!!jess

  11. Jill James
    March 18, 2015 / 12:48 am

    Thank you Jess for hosting the new link up. Glad you liked my yellow.

  12. Anonymous
    March 18, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    You look lovely here! Good excuse for wearing gloves when the seasons change. We're headed in to Spring here by the end of the week. I love the idea of wearing more white.I remember my sister making up a routing for physical education class in middle school to a Donovan song. He was a favorite back in the day.

    • Jill James
      March 19, 2015 / 12:30 am

      Enjoy Spring Joni, look forward to you in white. I am glad to live in area with different seasons, I really relish the change each one brings.

  13. Lorna mai ltd
    March 20, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    I have a colour business so am a huge fan of bright colours and I love it when someone wears it with confidence. I love your yellow jacket, you look fab!

    • Jill James
      March 23, 2015 / 9:17 am

      Thank you for your comments, it seems I really should wear yellow more often

  14. Tamera Beardsley
    March 23, 2015 / 2:44 am

    You are looking so very lovely my dear! So enjoy following along on your adventures! xox

    • Jill James
      March 23, 2015 / 9:19 am

      Thankyou Tamera, glad you are enjoying a look at Tasmania.

  15. Jane Archer
    June 5, 2015 / 3:25 am

    I have truly enjoyed your blog. Thank you for sharing your lovely style and beautiful places. I hope to visit your country someday.

  16. Jill James
    June 5, 2015 / 9:04 am

    Thank you so much for visiting and for our kind words.

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