Under the Arches

Today’s post is  short and sweet , as befits this busy time of year. These few shots were taken under
the rose arch at the entrance to our house. The roses name is Cherub and I think it describes perfectly
this sweet little rose.

 I was on the way to the MG Car Club’s Christmas lunch party, which turned out to be a pleasant day full
of catching up with friends , both old and new, good wine and food.

Wearing a longish multi-coloured silk tunic , purchased from my local recycled clothing store, over white
wide legged pants and an orange and aqua bangle and white milk glass beads.It was still a little cool so
I topped this with my white cotton jacket.
Frankly, I am not really sure about this tunic , especially after seeing these photos but it is cool and comfortable so maybe it will stay for this Summer. The joy of the recycled store is at least I have not paid
big dollars so if it is not right no harm done to the budget.

I think the main reason for the purchase is this cerise Charles Jourdan bag that I purchased from the
same store last year with not really a thing to go with it, I just loved the colour and shape.
Maybe, lesson learned don’t buy to match the bag.
That’s all for now , hope everyone is having a good week and enjoying this busy time of year.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday and Jess for Elegantly Dressed and Stylish.



  1. Patti
    December 14, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    Friends, good food and wine – and a fabulous tunic top. Sounds like the whole dish! Thanks for sharing, xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      December 16, 2015 / 9:56 am

      Thanks Patti always a pleasure joining Visible Monday. It was a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday.

  2. Petite Silver Vixen
    December 14, 2015 / 11:37 pm

    Oh I love the tunic on you, Jill. I can quite see why you bought it because of the bag – gorgeous colour and I love the shape. But I also love the tunnic and the fact that it's what I call shimmering stripes! A very striking effect.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jill James
      December 16, 2015 / 9:59 am

      So glad you like the tunic, I am warming to it, must remember the shimmering stripes.

  3. Tiina L
    December 15, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    It's great to see you in these soft colours! You look good in your signature black, too, but these colours are just beautiful. And our outfit matches the roses, which is always a plus.

    • Jill James
      December 16, 2015 / 10:05 am

      I know these colours are certainly different for me but nice for a change and as you said matched the roses.

  4. Marea Dotz
    December 15, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    Your rose archway is absolutely beautiful. Such a perfect background for that pretty tunic. There's a test rose garden in Portland that I can't wait to see next Spring when it's in full bloom.

    • Jill James
      December 16, 2015 / 10:06 am

      Thank you Marea, I will look forward to some photos of these gardens in Spring.

  5. Melanie
    December 15, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    Yes, it is a cherubic rose, so sweet and beautiful.I love the tunic too but if you're not feeling it, what can you do? Would putting a shorter black top on top of it during cooler weather make it more comfortable? Or would that put it into the category of trying too hard? Heh. I've done that too many times.No matter, these are great photos.

    • Jill James
      December 16, 2015 / 10:10 am

      Thanks so much Melanie , the tunic was so cool and comfy to wear so maybe it will get some outings.

  6. Jazzy Jack
    December 15, 2015 / 10:53 pm

    You have a rose arbor! So jealous!A rose amongst the roses. These shots are gorgeous.Not sure what your concerns are. Looks great to me!Xo Jazzy Jack

    • Jill James
      December 16, 2015 / 10:21 am

      So glad you like the rose arbor , thanks so much for your kind comments.

  7. dan
    December 16, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    A really busy time of the year for me … I am eagerly waiting my Christmas holidays! I like your top! It has a nice print and it matches to the bag! Your rose arch is so rich in flowers of a delicate shade of pink…a beauty!

    • Jill James
      December 17, 2015 / 5:12 am

      I hope the next few days pass quickly so you can enjoy your Christmas holidays.Thank you for your kind comments, Dan.

  8. Laurie Duncan
    December 16, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    I like that tunic on you, but I know what you mean. I bought a long blue cardigan that is so in fashion right now, but it just doesn't feel like me when I put it on. Oh well 🙂

    • Jill James
      December 17, 2015 / 5:13 am

      Thanks so very much Laurie, I am warming to the tunic so it may get some wear over Summer.

  9. Connie
    December 16, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    That is the entrance to your house? With those roses and that fence to great you as you come and go it's no wonder that you always look so sweet and calm and stylish. As a fellow bob wearer I'm noticing the great cut in the back of your hair. Chic and sassy. 🙂

    • Jill James
      December 17, 2015 / 5:15 am

      So sweet of you to say so Connie, it is nice to come home when the roses are in flower. Us bob wearers must stick together.

  10. Natalia Lialina
    December 17, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Such sweet images of you by the Cherub rose bush, Jill, and very refreshing feeling from your choice of colors. I really like the way you styled this tunic with intense pink and cool white. Have a wonderful holiday season, my dear!

  11. Jill James
    December 20, 2015 / 10:38 am

    Thank you Natalia ,for your always kind and thoughtful comments. Enjoy your time with the family over the holidays.

  12. Jessica Jannenga
    December 20, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Sounds like a lovely afternoon and I love the flowers. If only I was adept at growing them here in the South. Great colors in your top!Thanks for linking up to Turning heads TuesdayHappy HolidayJess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      December 22, 2015 / 5:18 am

      Thanks so much , always my pleasure to join Elegantly Dressed and Stylish.

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