An Autumn Tinge

The trees are showing an Autumn colour tinge and so am I in today’s outfit. Autumn is my favourite time of
year with clear, sunny days. We took advantage of the sunny skies and visited Corra Linn , a favourite picnic
spot not far from home.

Wearing a burnt orange duster coat from Ark , a company that designs and produces their clothing in
Australia. I must admit I have a bit of a coat fetish, both light like this or heavier warmer ones, they just
seem to call my name. My reasoning is they don’t date and can be worn year in, year out.
Do others have this problem or is it just me ?

Continuing my exploration of  interesting shapes I have paired the duster coat with a cream and black top,

layered over a long sleeved tee and my black skort over leggings. Both these items from Moyuru were

seen in previous posts over Summer. I am a great believer in making my clothing work for me , for as many

seasons as possible. 

Echoing the wonderful grey tree trunk behind me, a cream and grey fedora by Crochetta that has seen
many Autumns. A few of my bracelets in cream, black and yellow add to today’s Autumn theme.

I am enjoying playing in my closet to create a look for a new season, I hope you are enjoying your change
of seasons , be it to Spring or Autumn.

Linking with Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and the Sydney Fashion Hunter Linkup on Wednesday.



  1. Tiina L
    April 13, 2015 / 11:09 am

    Beautiful autumn colours! And by that I mean your coat… I love autumn, too (not really a fan of spring: too much pollen everywhere…) as it's not too cold nor too hot but the temperature is just perfect… for coats (yep, I have a coat fetish, too… we should form a support group)

    • Jill James
      April 14, 2015 / 10:22 am

      Tiina, so glad to hear that I am not alone with my coat fetish, they always seem to call my name and I guess the same with you. I know what you mean about Spring as lovely as the new blooms, grasses, etc are , they do cause problems. Hope you survive this year without too many problems.

  2. Tine Jensen
    April 13, 2015 / 11:35 am

    Wonderful fall colours Jill! I so wished I could wear orange, but it is the worst colour on me. It's so vibrant and positive you can't help smiling. Your coat is great, in a classic cut that will keep it up to date for the next decade 🙂 With my weakness for large bangles I'm just about getting envious here – they're all gorgeous.

    • Jill James
      April 14, 2015 / 10:27 am

      Thankyou Tine, glad you liked the orange. I am sure you can wear all the lovely jewel tones that do nothing for me.My collection of large bangles does seem to be growing, I am very fond of them in all colours and materials.

  3. Natalia Lialina
    April 13, 2015 / 3:37 pm

    I adore your burnt orange coat, Jill! You combined it so beautifully with your beloved pieces too, love all the layering going on here, and as always thoughtful accessorizing. You look like a picture of Autumn! I love Autumn too, it's the most inspiring creative time to me. xxx

    • Jill James
      April 14, 2015 / 10:29 am

      Autumn is a wonderful time of year, you have to love the clear, sunny days or is it because they are our colours, maybe a bit of both. Thankyou again for your kind comments.

  4. diaryofapennypincher
    April 13, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    I'm with you on the Autumn colour palette! That coat is the most beautiful deep orange, and you do look fab in checks! We've had a week of quite hot weather, but we are back to the cold, windy and showery weather now (AKA English summer!!).

    • Jill James
      April 14, 2015 / 10:34 am

      Spring weather is always fickle here too, you wait so long for it to come and it invariably disappoints. Autumn colours are just so warm and for me easy to wear. I hope the week goes well for you.

  5. Marea Dotz
    April 13, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    Just wishing you a happy Autumn! The weather looks gorgeous over there and you, too, in that orange duster!

    • Jill James
      April 14, 2015 / 10:37 am

      Thank you Marea for your kind and generous comments. Have a good week.

  6. Anonymous
    April 13, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    Hi Jill, Happy Autumn and it's my favorite time of year too but I'll have to wait a while for that. I love the colors and textures of the season. Your jacket is gorgeous. Burnt orange is a favorite of mine for years. I think I first noticed it in the early 70's.

    • Jill James
      April 14, 2015 / 10:40 am

      Burnt orange is such a great colour but so very hard to find. Enjoy your Spring and Summer, they always seem to go so quickly.

  7. Jazzy Jack
    April 14, 2015 / 7:04 am

    Lovely Autumn day up here in Canberra too! I do love your orange on black and cream action and your skort!! Beautiful hat and all in all gorgeousness 🙂 Inspired by your previous post with the cream leather jacket over black long sleeved tee. I will try something similar with my gold one! xo Jazzy Jack

    • Jill James
      April 14, 2015 / 10:46 am

      Thankyou so much for your kind comments, Autumn is such a great time of year, imagine the colours in Canberra are wonderful.

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    April 14, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Hi JillAutumn is my favorite season too. Just the beauty in nature and coolness in the air. Love this orange jacket on you, a great color that really works well with the navy and white gingham!Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!jess

    • Jill James
      April 15, 2015 / 9:31 am

      Thankyou Jess , Autumn seems to be a favourite with many of us. Many thanks for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday.

    • Jill James
      April 15, 2015 / 9:32 am

      Thank you so much Alena.

  9. Amy Johnson
    April 15, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Cute outfit! Love your orange coat.

    • Jill James
      April 16, 2015 / 10:18 am

      Thank you so much Amy.

  10. Laurie Duncan
    April 20, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Love the gingham top! I too love coats, they can really make an outfit special! 🙂

    • Jill James
      April 21, 2015 / 10:24 am

      Glad I am not alone with my coats, I agree they can really make a difference.

  11. dan
    April 21, 2015 / 7:25 am

    A new season always means a look into the closet and new mix and match! Orange and Autumn are a very nice combination…

    • Jill James
      April 21, 2015 / 10:25 am

      Nothing like a new season to start the thinking process and checking the closet to rediscover some old favourites.

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