I had great plans this week to do some creative writing accompanied by scenic photos but life had other
plans and I found myself working heaps more than usual leaving very little time for much else.

The scenic surrounds became my back garden on a blustery evening and even though I am smiling here,
most of the time I was more concerned about the havoc the wind was wreaking on my roses.
My outfit was what I had worn to work that day , with the exception of my hat which is worn here as a
nod to the Spring Racing Carnival taking place around the country. I am wearing a cream coloured leather
jacket from New Zealand over a spotted top by Marlene Birger and a new pair of harem pants from  Japanese label Moyuru, fast becoming an all time favourite.

Here is a close up of the details of the pants , they are black but look more navy blue here.

On another note we are planning to travel next year in the Northern Hemisphere Autumn to France,
(spending our time mostly in Paris), Spain and Portugal. It has been many years since we have travelled
overseas (1983 in fact) so much planning is the order of the day.

Linking with Patti for Visible Monday

#willwearwhatIlike at Not Dressed as Lamb

Jess at Turning Heads Tuesday

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  1. Patti
    October 27, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Jill, the jockey hat is a stand-out – I love the attitude it conveys! Great trousers too. xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      October 28, 2015 / 6:57 am

      Thank you Patti the jockey cap is an all time Summer favourite. Always a pleasure to join Visible Monday.

  2. Marea Dotz
    October 27, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    OMG–love that jockey hat! Don't be sad about staying put. I find the planning of trips is (almost) as fun as the trip itself and it sounds like you have a fantastic one to look forward to.

    • Jill James
      October 28, 2015 / 6:59 am

      Thank you Marea , I know you are such a seasoned traveller with so much planning under your belt.I do agree I am enjoying the reading and planning.

  3. Connie
    October 27, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    Those really are great trousers. They'll be so comfy on the plane to FRANCE!

    • Jill James
      October 28, 2015 / 7:00 am

      Thanks so much Connie, must remember to wear these next Fall.

  4. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    October 27, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    I am rapidly becoming obsessed with Moyuru because of you! Such wonderful and flattering shapes that shouldn't work – but do! Always a treat to see what you're wearing.Aliciaspashionista.com

    • Jill James
      October 28, 2015 / 7:01 am

      Thank you Alicia , now you can see why I am so taken by this brand and their styles. As always your comments are so kind and considered.

  5. Laurie Duncan
    October 27, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    Another great outfit, that hat is so cute! And that trip sounds so fun! 🙂

    • Jill James
      October 28, 2015 / 7:02 am

      Thank you Laurie , the hat is a Summer go to for me as the pants are sure to become. I really am looking forward to the trip.

  6. Melanie
    October 27, 2015 / 6:18 pm

    I love your hat. Yes, it's clear why your Moyuru pants are becoming a favourite. They are versatile and they look comfortable. And I love the anticipation of an upcoming trip. How exciting!

    • Jill James
      October 28, 2015 / 7:04 am

      Thank you Melanie I fear the pants will be a feature this Summer. Looking forward to the trip , as you say the anticipation of an upcoming trip is half the fun.

  7. vanity andme
    October 27, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    Gardening in such a great outfit! Found you on turning heads Tuesday, hope your weather gets betterso you can persue your plans. Laurie x

    • Jill James
      October 28, 2015 / 7:05 am

      Thank you for visiting from Turning Heads Tuesday and your kind comments.

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    October 29, 2015 / 5:10 pm

    Love your outfit the cream jacket with the longer sleeved print looks great, very stylish in the garden!Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      November 2, 2015 / 6:06 am

      Thank you Jess , I always enjoy joining Turning Heads Tuesday.

  9. Petite Silver Vixen
    October 29, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    Oh this is a fun and fabulous outfit, Jill. Those pants are so amazing. And I'm so excited for you about your travel plans to Europe!

    • Jill James
      November 2, 2015 / 6:07 am

      Thankyou , Glad you liked the pants I am sure they will be so good for Spring and Summer. I am enjoying the travel planning for next year.

  10. Lisa M
    October 31, 2015 / 1:51 am

    Hi, Jill. What great pants! Ohhh, the trip planning will surely be exciting. I always wonder if a trip like that is something I should do just once in my life….

    • Jill James
      November 2, 2015 / 6:09 am

      Thank you Lisa for your kind comments. I think you would enjoy a trip, I always found it so interesting.

  11. Olga Rani
    November 2, 2015 / 2:25 am

    Haha, not a hint of black on that photo, the pants look absolutely navy blue! The trip you are planning sounds great, all those countries! Once in a while one should go on such trips, it breaks the routine of life and fills you with new impressions and emotions.

    • Jill James
      November 2, 2015 / 6:11 am

      I totally agree with you on travelling it opens your eyes so much to the world around us. Funny how in print colours can be so different.

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