Summer’s End , A recap

Even though our Summer officially ended at the end of February , early March is still mild enough to trick you that warm weather will continue but alas not this year, with already greyer days and much cooler temperatures, it is time to store those Summer clothes away and bring warmer clothes to the fore again.
I decided it was time to do a recap of some of my Summer favourites.

Looking at these makes me realise just how much black and white I really do wear over the Summer.

I enjoy wearing black and white , always have and probably always will with some colour thrown into the mix from time to time. The joy of ageing knowing yourself and feeling good about your own choices and gaining the confidence to express yourself in a way that pleases you.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday



  1. Patti
    March 24, 2015 / 1:05 am

    So true! One of the joys of aging is the confidence to wear what we love. You look summery and wonderful. Thanks for sharing with Vis Monday, xo.

    • Jill James
      March 25, 2015 / 8:49 am

      Thank you Patti, I always enjoy Visible Monday, thank you for hosting.

  2. Olga Rani
    March 24, 2015 / 7:06 am

    I love your choice of trousers, always look stylish yet comfy.

    • Jill James
      March 25, 2015 / 8:51 am

      Thank you Olga, some of these are new this season, others many seasons old but comfort for me is always as important as style.

  3. Tiina L
    March 24, 2015 / 8:01 am

    Your summer outfits look so comfortable yet very stylish. And I'm so impressed by your amazing collection of jackets and necklaces!

    • Jill James
      March 25, 2015 / 8:57 am

      Thank you Tiina, sometimes its good to look back over the past season and reflect on some favourites.It also reminded me of my love of a good jacket.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    March 24, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Jill, you know how much I admire your unique style! Thank you for this wonderful recap – I love all of your favorite outfits, and your choice of black and white with some bright color mixed in tells a story… I'm getting tired, at my 41, of constantly questioning myself, and not just about clothing choices, but since we talk style here, let it be clothing choices. I know I am more mature for my age than it's common, yet still I find that I question myself way too much… I want to learn trusting and letting go. I think it is the most important in life. That and authenticity. Thank you for sharing not just your inspiring style, but also your inspiring outlook on life as an ongoing learning process, Jill! xxx

    • Jill James
      March 25, 2015 / 9:04 am

      Natalia I see your own style emerging constantly, as you are becoming more confident with yourself. As time passes hopefully you will relax into it and enjoy the process, after all it should be fun and not taken too seriously.Thank you for your always kind and generous comments. xx

  5. diaryofapennypincher
    March 24, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    A lovely collection of outfits! You certainly have an eye for unusual designs, but they work and suit you well. Can't wait to see your Autumn/Winter choices!

    • Jill James
      March 25, 2015 / 9:09 am

      Thank you so much, I must admit I tend to seek out something with a little tweak these days. This reminds me I really must sort out warmer clothes.

  6. Dana Jo
    March 25, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    Gorgeous outfits, very tasteful chosen, every peace a real treasure!! Lucky you.. I wished we could have your high temperatures here in Germany. In Germany it´s cold.. sometimes also in the middle of the summer. But now the spring is arriving here.. slowly.. and I look forward to much more sunshine, warmer days and some nicer outfits! :)have a good timeDana

    • Jill James
      March 26, 2015 / 12:32 am

      Dana I do hope Spring arrives for you in Germany soon and you are able to enjoy those changes. Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting.

  7. Laurie Duncan
    March 25, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    It's hard to pick a favorite, they are all so you! But I think the first one really is so unique and you! We are still having mostly cold here, March is a very up and down month in Minnesota! 🙂

    • Jill James
      March 26, 2015 / 12:34 am

      I must admit Laurie, the first is probably one of my Summer favourites. I hope when Spring does finally arrive in Minnesota you can savour every moment.

  8. Jasmine Rabuñal Barrientos
    March 26, 2015 / 11:28 am

    Black and white is always a great combo. Thanks for the inspiration. In Spain spring has just started. Have a wonderful day!Jasmine ♥

    • Jill James
      March 28, 2015 / 8:35 am

      Thank you Jasmine, I hope you are enjoying some lovely Spanish Spring weather.

  9. Jan Graham-McMillen
    March 26, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    Hello, Jilly! Thanks for all the black and white inspiration … I used it this winter to good effect, and mostly because of you. Know you'll rock your fall and winter as well, 'cause you DO know how to layer an outfit and wear a hat! Can't wait to see what you do. Thanks, too, for the encouraging recent remarks to me. I wish you an easy and elegant winter that's just how you wish it to be … every day!

    • Jill James
      March 28, 2015 / 8:38 am

      Jan, so glad to provide some black and white inspiration. Hope you are enjoying some calm Spring weather in your area and those torneodos are staying away. I am looking forward to seeing your take on Spring and Summer.

  10. Anonymous
    March 29, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    I love all of your drapey flowing fabrics and creative artsy pants, hats, etc….You and I are in opposite seasons so it will be fun to watch your transitioning.

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