2015 A Year in Hats, Almost

Today’ s post is a quick recap of some of my favorites from 2015, chosen in no particular order.
I have continued to explore my own sense of style this year and have embraced change as it presents
itself. My hat collection continues to grow as I seek out interesting shapes , colours and textures.

Colour , usually over my beloved black has found its place in my wardrobe and I have promised
myself that I will experiment with different colour combinations in 2016.

It is no co-incidence that several of my favourite outfits are of Winter coats and jackets. As much
as I love our Summer weather I really love warm Winter dressing, maybe that would change if I lived
in a harsher climate.

I have enjoyed searching my home town and surrounds for interesting locations for photos, you
really do look with a fresh set of eyes. You really do uncover some hidden gems such as this beautiful
garden about an hour away from home that we visited in the Spring.
Taking the photos every week together has ( mostly) been a lot of fun and I feel it has created a shared
interest , always a good thing.

Interstate travel to Sydney (the shot above with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge ) , Melbourne and
country Victoria were some of the highlights of 2015 for me.
2016 will see us travel further afield , we have booked to travel to Paris in April , where we will spend
a month and then travel to Spain and Portugal.

I would like to say thank you to everyone who reads my little blog and to those that take time to comment,
you kind words are so appreciated.

I hope everyone has a safe and joyous New Year.

Joining Jess at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish for Turning Heads Tuesday.



  1. Tiina L
    December 29, 2015 / 10:05 am

    Beautiful outfits, all of them. And colour is definitely your best friend, so I look forward to your experiments with it.

    • Jill James
      December 31, 2015 / 1:02 am

      Thank you Tiina, I am determined to add more colour to my world in 2016. Happy New Year to you.

  2. dan
    December 29, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    I love how you style hats! And you have got so many!! They fit you and complete nicely your look …p.s.Your posts take me in your beautiful( and very different ) part of the world … I always read them with great interest! I wish you a new year full of everything you like!!

    • Jill James
      December 31, 2015 / 1:03 am

      Hats and I have always found one another . Glad you enjoy seeing a little part of my world Dan. Happy New Year to you Dan, may it be filled with joy.

  3. Laurie Duncan
    December 30, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    I am an hat lover too, but I never really like wearing them for various reasons! So I enjoy seeing you wear yours, you always look great! Happy New Year! 🙂

    • Jill James
      December 31, 2015 / 1:04 am

      Thank you Laurie, you really should just wear those hats. All my best wishes for a happy and joyous New Year.

  4. Jessica Jannenga
    January 2, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Jill, I know you to have a fab coat collection, and seems just as much of a wonderful hat collection. Love them all, the pill box, the baret, and especially the orange/pumpkin feather had being a favorite. They look great on you!Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      January 4, 2016 / 5:46 am

      Jess , always my pleasure to link with Turning Heads Tuesday. My jacket/coat collection has been amasses over many years but I am always on the look out for something special to add. I guess the same applies to hats but not always easy to find something different.

  5. Petite Silver Vixen
    January 3, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Lovely to look back and some of my favourites are here too! That glasses scarf with the red cap and the grey and hot pink kimono with the yellow hat and to finish with the fedora!I'm so excited you're going to be experimenting with more colour as although you look fabulous in black, I have to say you look stunning in colour too!I'm so excited that you'll be touring Europe in the Spring. What a fabulous time to go!http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jill James
      January 4, 2016 / 5:49 am

      Thank you so much , glad you enjoyed my little recap. As regards colour am on the lookout for interesting pieces. I am now really looking forward to returning to Europe, it has been a very long time, airfares and Paris booked, planning the rest .

  6. Natalia Lialina
    January 4, 2016 / 6:19 am

    Happy New Year, dearest Jill! Wonderful round-up of your glamorous outfits, some of them were my old favorites, while others were new to me, like that fantastic floral jacket with yellow hat. I just adore your style, and your groundedness and wisdom – you are such a treasure to me!

    • Jill James
      January 4, 2016 / 8:41 am

      Thank you Natalia , may 2016 bring much joy to you and your family. Glad you liked my little round up , your words mean a lot to me.

  7. The Style Crone
    January 6, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Absolutely fabulous. I love your "year in hats!"

    • Jill James
      January 6, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you Judith, for your generous comments.

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