Going Graphic

A graphic print always takes my eye , especially when in black and white , so when I spied this long sleeved
top on sale I just knew it had to come home. It will be perfect to take on my quickly approaching trip to
France, Spain and Portugal. Packing for the trip has been very much on my mind , what to take that travels
well , is not too bulky but will keep me warm. It is Spring in Paris but the temperatures are a little cool and
coming from a rather hot Summer I know I will feel the cold.

Black and some white will be the order of the day , adding layers as needed. Colour will be achieved with
accessories , be they beads or bangles or scarves or hats. If I tire of my all blacks I guess I could always
go shopping , that would be a hardship I am willing to endure.

 I plan to take a couple of different pairs of sunglasses , they always add to any outfit and of course a
selection of various earrings. I hope to add more jewelery along the way , I find this a great way to remember places you visit every time you wear each piece.

Looking forward to travelling again after so many years , the last time was in 1983. I have found the
planning , research and booking has given me a new lease of life and I am sure this will be the first
of many new adventures.

Joining Patti at Visible Monday

and Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday



  1. Laurie Duncan
    March 14, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    Oh I think you will look very chic for Paris! How I envy you! I hope you have a great trip. 🙂

    • Jill James
      March 15, 2016 / 6:18 am

      The trip has been on the wish list for many years, so needless to say I am really looking forward to it.Thank you for your continued support.

  2. Patti
    March 14, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    You are willing to endure the pain of shopping in Paris! Brave woman : > Seriously, this is a great top for any season, and I hope you have the most marvelous trip. xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      March 15, 2016 / 6:20 am

      I know Patti won't it be such a chore, the things us girls do.Our last trip to Europe was in 1975 , so this one is long overdue. Thank you for hosting Visible Monday.

  3. Shybiker
    March 14, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Black-and-white always looks good. And the cropped jacket shows off the graphic top to nice advantage. Pretty outfit!

    • Jill James
      March 15, 2016 / 6:21 am

      Thank you so very much , black and white is always a favourite of mine.

  4. Tiina L
    March 14, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    Oh packing, it's never easy… Just take a few of your favourite light-weight tops and trousers/skirts, a trench or other type of coat (that packs easily). And a big suitcase (half empty) and a credit card. You WILL go shopping…

    • Jill James
      March 15, 2016 / 6:23 am

      I am always in awe of your packing skills Tiina, I know in your case practice makes perfect. As much as shopping isn't high on my list I know some will happen.

  5. Connie
    March 15, 2016 / 3:35 am

    I'm right there with you. A black and white graphic print always gets me! You are going to out-chic those Europeans!

    • Jill James
      March 15, 2016 / 6:25 am

      Thanks so much Connie, you and I do share similar taste in many things. Not so sure about your last generous comment but I will try my best.

  6. Olga Rani
    March 15, 2016 / 8:57 am

    I always buy jewelry as souvenirs from the places I travel! Have got quite a collection now! How exciting it is to chose things to take with you on a journey…though tiresome a bit too :)As always, you look very stylish in your favourite black-and-white, Jill!

    • Jill James
      March 16, 2016 / 3:12 am

      I have always admired your jewellery collection Olga and I know I will come home with some pieces. Thank you for your kind words , my old favourite black and white works every time for me.

  7. Petite Silver Vixen
    March 15, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    Very eye-catching pattern on the top – so totally you, Jill!I just know you're going to have such a wonderful time on your trip and I know you'll find some interesting pieces on your travels.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jill James
      March 16, 2016 / 3:14 am

      Thank you so much , it really was a me top . As the time comes near I must admit to some excitement plus a little trepidation , it has been so long since I have travelled overseas.

  8. dan
    March 17, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    It will be perfect in your trip through Europe! What a pity it won't include also Italy…I would have be very happy to meet you !! If you change your mind … please, let me know!p.s.Remember to bring your camera!

    • Jill James
      March 23, 2016 / 9:44 pm

      I would have really liked to include Italy but it was not meant to be this time, maybe next time as I too would be thrilled to meet you.I do plan to take many photos.

  9. Jessica Cangiano
    March 18, 2016 / 10:14 am

    That's super exciting, sweet Jill. I hope with all my heart that your trip goes marvelously in every possible way. Fantastic top! I find I'm drawn to bold, graphic designs like this more and more with each passing year (especially in skirt form).Many hugs & happy weekend wishes,♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      March 23, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much for your good wishes Jessica. I am a big fan of a geometric print, they get me every time.

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