Today there was a slight chill in the air heralding the arrival of Autumn , the glorious yellow tree Mother

Nature at her best. 

To welcome the change I chose a cropped short sleeved berry coloured jacket with contrasting blanket stitch trim from Bec and Bridge , another great find from Return to Splendour. I wore the jacket over my

grey Paula Ryan dress , that I have worn many times over Summer.

Grey on grey , this dress will come travelling with me as I can layer both under and over , making it a very
versatile garment and will earn its place in the suitcase.

The interesting building in the background with the folly is a private home.

Time to bring out my ankle boots, these are from Wonders, a Spanish brand , purchased at a closing sale
just before Christmas.
This is my last post before we leave home.I hope to continue blogging while travelling if things go to plan,
possibly using the Blogger app.If the quality is not up to scratch I apologise in advance.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday

and

Jess for Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

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20 Comments

  1. Unknown
    March 28, 2016 / 11:59 am

    Hi, a first time comment. I love your dress, and the purple jacket looks very appropriate over the top for more of a fun feel. I imagine the dress goes well, dressed up or down. Have a good holiday. Regards Trish

    • Jill James
      March 29, 2016 / 9:06 am

      Thank you Trish for taking the time to comment. This dress has proved to be a winner as it does indeed dress up or down.I am looking forward to our trip.

  2. Olga Rani
    March 28, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Nice jacket! Really love its colour and that contrasting trim detail. All the best with your traveling plans and hopefully you will be able to blog.

    • Jill James
      March 29, 2016 / 9:07 am

      Many thanks Olga , it was both the colour and details that I loved about this little jacket. I do hope I can continue blogging while I am away.

  3. Patti
    March 28, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    Hope your travels are safe and fabulous. Love this combination, including the great booties. xox

    • Jill James
      March 29, 2016 / 9:08 am

      Thank you Patti for your kind words and for hosting Visible Monday.

  4. Laurie Duncan
    March 28, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Love the jacket, I'm very partial to cropped jackets! 🙂

    • Jill James
      March 29, 2016 / 9:09 am

      Thanks so much Laurie, we both share a love of little cropped jackets.

  5. diaryofapennypincher
    March 28, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    I adore your plummy jacket with the contrast stitching, the grey dress is gorgeous and those boots look so stylish and comfy. We had snow this morning in Worcestershire, so no short sleeves here. Enjoy your holiday xx

    • Jill James
      March 29, 2016 / 9:11 am

      Many thanks , the details are what sold me this jacket, I knew it would be a winner.I have been keeping an eye on the temperatures and they are still a little cool, so warm layers for me.

  6. Anonymous
    March 28, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    I hope you have a wonderful trip! Those places sound fantastic and I hope to see lots of pictures!

    • Jill James
      March 29, 2016 / 9:12 am

      Thank you Joni, you certainly will see photos, I know I will get carried away.

  7. Tiina L
    March 29, 2016 / 7:53 am

    I can see why you like this dress: it really is versatile and can change character completely with accessories and jackets. I look fprward to reading about your travel adventures!

    • Jill James
      March 29, 2016 / 9:13 am

      Thanks Tiina, this dress is one of those versatile pieces. I have enjoyed your IG on your trip to Barcelona as that is on our itinerary.

    • Jill James
      March 31, 2016 / 7:08 am

      Many thanks SFH , I will try to stop by.

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    March 30, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Hi Jill. I have been going your route for spring here. Buying blazers/jackets. Love this color and the stitching is a wonderful detail. The plum looks great with the grey. Enjoy your day!hank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish,com

    • Jill James
      March 31, 2016 / 7:10 am

      Enjoy those blazers/jackets, they will add so much to your wardrobe.Thankyou for hosting Jess.

  9. Petite Silver Vixen
    April 3, 2016 / 9:33 am

    That is a darling jacket – simple in design and cut but so flattering and the detail of the stitching is the finishing touch. And the colour is gorgeous. I love all berry shades. And I'd quite like to have your boots too!Safe travels, Jill.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

  10. dan
    April 15, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Beautiful peculiar dress, very nice matched to the purple colour top!I love wearing gray on gray, and it is a very comfortable colour when travelling …

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