Plum and Pink

I found this plum coloured skirt at my local recycled clothing store , Return to Splendour , the other day.
I loved its shape and fabric and even though the colour is out of my comfort zone , I rather like it. The fact that it was half price skirt day was a bonus. The brand is Kokomarina , a French brand so you can see why it had to come home.


I have topped the skirt with a wool jacket by Lisa Ho , that I have had for many Winters , a long sleeve black top , black long leather gloves and a dusty pink hat by Helen Kaminski.
A short post this week as we are off tomorrow to Melbourne for a flying visit with Callum, my youngest son
and I seem to have a hundred and one things yet to do.
 Joining Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.



  1. Tiina L
    June 17, 2015 / 6:41 am

    A skirt is a good way to experiment with colours that are not quite 'yours' as you can combine it with something 'safe'. I just love your jacket! It's sort of retro and very modern at the same time. Have a nice trip to Melbourne!

    • Jill James
      June 17, 2015 / 7:33 am

      You are so very right about a skirt being a soft option to try a different colour . I must admit I have had this jacket for quite some time and have recently started playing with it again. Thank you Tiina, I am sure we will enjoy Melbourne.

  2. diaryofapennypincher
    June 17, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    What a splendid skirt! It has an almost Victorian look about it, and I love plum. Your jacket looks so comfy and cosy and that dusky pink hat is divine! Stay warm!

    • Jill James
      June 17, 2015 / 10:28 pm

      I must admit I am becoming rather fond of this skirt already, I am sure it will get a lot of wear . Thank you , the weather has for us been rather cold and wet so far this Winter so keeping both warm and dry has taken precedence.

  3. Anonymous
    June 17, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    I hope you have a great time with your son. I just treasure those moments in life.You look very artistic as usual. I love the way you pull creative pieces together.

    • Jill James
      June 17, 2015 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you so much Joni, I am looking forward to catching up with my son as I haven't seen him since January.

  4. Marea Dotz
    June 17, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    Love the plum and pink color combo–reminds me of a soft Impressionist painting.

    • Jill James
      June 17, 2015 / 10:31 pm

      Thank you Marea , glad you liked the outfit. I must admit these are unusual parings for me but I have always liked them.

    June 18, 2015 / 6:53 am

    Everything you wear is so me, ahhhhhhhhhhhh I wish I could have a day in your closetXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Jill James
      June 22, 2015 / 2:49 am

      Shame you are so far away, we could share.

  6. Melanie
    June 18, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    Another visual feast in that new skirt. Beautiful asymmetry. Isn't it the best when you find something and discover it's on sale?! I hope you have a fantastic time with your son.

    • Jill James
      June 22, 2015 / 2:51 am

      Thank you so much Melanie, I agree finding a bargain that you like always a bonus.

  7. Jessica Jannenga
    June 18, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    You have such wonderful jackets Jill! I am in love with this one, and the palette of plums you have on. Love the brooch as well. I have to think, Australia, winter… as it is 100 degrees here today!thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!jess

    • Jill James
      June 22, 2015 / 2:52 am

      I would love to send some Winter your way Jess. Thank you for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday.

  8. Olga Rani
    June 19, 2015 / 11:52 am

    It's so hot in my part of the world that it is a bit strange to see you all covered up. Looking elegant as always, Jill! The new skirt is a really interesting piece and partly thanks to its colour. I like how you combined all the garments together, that is your talent – to find unique pieces and then mix them in such a way that they look as if they were originally made for each others.

    • Jill James
      June 22, 2015 / 2:55 am

      Thank you for your kind words Olga. I know it is hard to imagine the opposite weather , hoping you are coping with your hot weather. I know this skirt will make many different outfits.

  9. Elsie Davies
    June 22, 2015 / 7:43 am

    Love this outfit very much Jill. On fleek!!!

    • Jill James
      June 23, 2015 / 3:45 am

      Thank you ever so much Elsie.

  10. Natalia Lialina
    June 22, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    Oh what a fantastic ensemble again, Jill! You look beautiful! I just love the subtle tones of pink and plum, and gray here – very skillfully done, and the shapes are superb as always! I hope you enjoy your time with your son, my dear!! xxx

  11. Jill James
    June 23, 2015 / 3:47 am

    Thank you Natalia, the colours are a nice change for me. We did have an enjoyable time with our son catching up on the news.

  12. dan
    June 25, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Plum and pink are great together! A beautiful outfit and, if I can see well, you also have a very lovely makeup in the shade of pink…it suits you so nicely!

    • Jill James
      June 26, 2015 / 7:41 am

      Thank you Dan, they are pretty colours. You do have a good eye, to notice the pink lipstick instead of my usual red or orange.

  13. Jessica Cangiano
    June 26, 2015 / 12:46 am

    Ooohh, Jill, I'm in love with the classy, beautiful colours at work here. What a fantastic skirt! Anything in dark purples/eggplants/rich plums is an instant hit with me. You really look lovely, sweet lady!♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      June 26, 2015 / 7:42 am

      Thank you Jessica, you always wear these rich colours so very well. I have become fond of this skirt , I can see it in many guises. Your kind comments are so appreciated.

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