The moment I saw this black and white top I knew it had to be mine, not only was it my favourite
colour combination but the unusual about face graphics reminded me of a piece of art work.
I always have been fascinated with the idea of wearable art and this is something I plan to persue and
hopefully collect more pieces along the way.

Our Civic Square was the setting for this weeks shots , this area is home for the library, state government offices, police station and our Town Hall. As it was Sunday it was a quiet spot much different to during the week.It is also home to these very fine bronzes of the Tasmanian Tiger (or Thylacine) , a now extinct animal.
The last one died in a zoo in Hobart (our capital city) in 1920. Even though it is called a tiger it really was
more of a wild dog.

Standing on the steps of our Town Hall, a mid-Victorian building dating from 1867. One of the things I like
about my home town is the number of well preserved early buildings.

Black and white against the grand pillars of the Town Hall, my top is from Sarah Pacini , pants
by Moyuru, some of my black and white bangle collection,earrings purchased a thrift shop in Melbourne,
black pixie hat bought online from Ruby Lane , sunglasses , Chanel , black patent wedges from
Sonia Rykiel that have seen many Summers.

I ran into my stylish friend Jan while we were taking photos and she kindly agreed to pose together.
We have only known each other for just over a year but when we meet it really is as if we have been
friends forever. The joy and importance of our female friendships can never be under estimated.

Appreciating the friendships with Patti at Visible Monday and Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.



  1. Patti
    December 7, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    Lovely shots here, Jill, and I adore that graphic sweater. You are so right, our female friends are even more precious as we move though life. xox-Patti

    • Jill James
      December 9, 2015 / 1:01 am

      Thank you Patti I knew the sweater had to be mine. Also enjoyed Visible Monday and the gathering of online friends.

  2. Laurie Duncan
    December 7, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    That top is so cool! I love to find unique pieces of clothing too! 🙂

    • Jill James
      December 9, 2015 / 1:02 am

      You are too kind Laurie, thank you for your continued interest.

  3. Marea Dotz
    December 7, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Yes, Jill, we do share the same interests and style–that's why I love your blog so much. I would have bought that top in an instant. Please tell your friend Jan that I think she looks fantastic!

    • Jill James
      December 9, 2015 / 1:03 am

      Thank you Marea, I will pass that on to Jan, she will be tickled pink. Our clothing taste and love of hats certainly are similar.

  4. Tiina L
    December 7, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    It's a very graphic outfit, and so very you: you really have a signature style.

    • Jill James
      December 9, 2015 / 1:05 am

      You know me Tiina, I love a graphic print when I can find the right one.

  5. Petite Silver Vixen
    December 7, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    This is a two for one post, Jill! Lovely seeing TWO stylish, ladies, glowing in each other's company. How important is female friendship and lovely that you appreciate it.And yes, that top definitely had your name on it, loud and clear. It certainly is wearable art and you wear it with panache.And I love seeing all the architectural photos too!

    • Jill James
      December 9, 2015 / 1:07 am

      Thank you so much, glad you like seeing a peak at some of my favourite buildings in my city. I certainly value my female friendships and the joy each one brings to my life.

  6. Melanie
    December 7, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    Fantastic top. No wonder you love it!! It will look great with so many pieces you have. And I love the photo of you and your friend Jan. It's so great when we can pick up right where we left off with someone.

    • Jill James
      December 9, 2015 / 1:08 am

      I agree Melanie, the top will work with so many of the items I have. I too loved the photo of Jan and I and felt I just had to share it.

  7. Connie
    December 9, 2015 / 2:00 am

    I love that you call black and white colors. Because they are my favorite colors, too. But when I was in Kindergarten the teacher asked me what my favorite colors were and I said black and white (see? It goes way back). But she explained to me that they are not colors. So I picked purple because it was the closest color to black in the crayon box. Soooo of course I love your style. Always. And your lovely friend. What a stylish couple of girls!

    • Jill James
      December 10, 2015 / 9:23 am

      I'm with you Connie, I have always called black and white colours.I suppose technically your teacher was right BUT. The girls both say a big thank you.

  8. Jazzy Jack
    December 9, 2015 / 10:58 am

    I love your top, but mostly I love your pants!And I would wear your friend Jan's clothes in a heartbeat.Ahh alas the poor thylacine :-(Xo Jazzy Jack

    • Jill James
      December 10, 2015 / 9:24 am

      Thank you so much , these pants are a favourite of mine.I will pass that on to Jan she will be tickled pink. So agree about the poor Thylacine.

  9. dan
    December 9, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    Black and white is a very good combination on you! A collection of clothings inspired by art would be very interesting. Some stylist could pick up the idea … you can never know!!Nice photo of you and friend! I hope you will be visiting Italy one day!!!

    • Jill James
      December 10, 2015 / 9:27 am

      Thank you Dan, I always enjoy wearing black and white. I would love to visit Italy again and of course meet you.

    • dan
      December 16, 2015 / 12:51 pm

      …and I would love to have you as a guest!!!

  10. Jessica Jannenga
    December 10, 2015 / 5:55 am

    Hi Jill, I love the sweater and the concept of wearable art! Lovely area with pics, and great shot with your friend, so nice the friendships that stand the test of time! Your sandals are quite stylish too!Thanks for linking up with the

    • Jill James
      December 10, 2015 / 9:30 am

      Thank you Jess I always enjoy linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday.Our friends are so important and we share so much in common.

  11. Jessica Jannenga
    December 10, 2015 / 5:55 am

    Hi Jill, I love the sweater and the concept of wearable art! Lovely area with pics, and great shot with your friend, so nice the friendships that stand the test of time! Your sandals are quite stylish too!Thanks for linking up with the

  12. Natalia Lialina
    December 10, 2015 / 6:59 am

    Your outfit is just Exquisite, Jill! It's interesting how the lines can be interpreted differently, maybe a face, or maybe a leaf, or…? Jan looks stylish as well, what fun to run into a good friend when out and about! :)Thank you for your wonderful words, my dear. I really appreciate your kindness!

    • Jill James
      December 10, 2015 / 9:32 am

      Thank you Natalia, I always find it interesting how we all see things so differently. It was good to run into my friend and share a photo together.

  13. Olga Rani
    December 14, 2015 / 4:55 am

    I don't know anyone else who can style a black-and-white look in so many interesting ways Jill! Beautiful new top, definitely so very much "you" and great choice of accessories. Your friend too is such a stylish lady!

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