Vintage Green and Nature’s Gold

Green is one colour that I have am always rather ambivalent about. I always like it on others but not so sure on me. I fell for this olive green velvet jacket at Red Fox Vintage,the unusual colour , the style and the buttons convinced me to give green another try.I also had found this rather unusual vintage green hat at a
pop up vintage store earlier in the year , it was time to give green another try.I teamed my green with this
black and cream skirt that has seen many Winters.

One thing I really look forward to this time of year is the flowering of the Golden Wattle , a small sign that
we are on the tail end of Winter. They also make the perfect background for my green.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday


Jess for Turing Heads Tuesday



  1. Patti
    July 25, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    The hat – so awesome. Loving the deepest green colors today, against the natural background. Thanks for sharing and stay fabulous, xoPatti

    • Jill James
      July 26, 2016 / 9:56 am

      Glad you like this hat Patti, it was such a great buy from a lady who owned a vintage store years ago and was selling all her remaining stock. As always a great pleasure to join Visible Monday.

  2. Laurie Duncan
    July 25, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Yes I think that shade of green looks marvelous on you! 🙂

    • Jill James
      July 26, 2016 / 9:57 am

      Thank you Laurie, I can see green on my horizon as we head toward Spring.

  3. Natural Medley
    July 25, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    That hat! Fabulous!You are ahead of us would you believe it?Our wattle isn't even trying to flower yet!Xo Jazzy Jack

    • Jill James
      July 26, 2016 / 10:00 am

      Fancy that , Tassie first, the wattles here are just starting to flower, I was lucky to find this one in full flower.Glad you like this hay, the shape really is what drew me to it.

    • Jill James
      July 26, 2016 / 10:01 am

      Hat not hay.

  4. Tiina L
    July 25, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Yes, olive green is definitely your colour. And it looks great with brown and orange, so you can mix and match the coat and hat with other items, too.

    • Jill James
      July 26, 2016 / 10:03 am

      Thank you Tiina, I will keep an eye out for olive as we go into Spring.I am a fan of orange, so the possibilities could be endless.

  5. Natalia Lialina
    July 26, 2016 / 2:59 am

    You have such a beautiful hat collection, and this is an amazing piece! Love the warm textures of your outfit, and the olive green color is so soft and wonderful on you!

    • Jill James
      July 26, 2016 / 10:06 am

      Thank you dear Natalia, my hat collection is constantly growing, somehow interesting hats keep finding me. I am warming to the greens so maybe more to come.

  6. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    July 28, 2016 / 5:02 am

    That hat is fabulous, Jill! Like something out of the Highlands of Scotland, maybe…and you have wattle out – I think I caught a wiff of some yesterday, it seems to be late this year up here.

    • Jill James
      July 31, 2016 / 6:06 am

      We have had a milder, wet Winter down here so things are earlier than usual.Thank you for your kind comments , hadn't thought of the Scottish Highlands and the hat but now that you mention it .

  7. Connie
    July 28, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    I love that color of mossy green on you. And that hat!!!! You just continue to wow me every time. XXXOOO

    • Jill James
      July 31, 2016 / 6:07 am

      Connie, you always know how to make a girl feel good, thank you. xx

  8. dan
    July 29, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    I like olive green colour on you! It goes very well with cream colour…your hat is stunning!What a lovely yellow background for your photos!

    • Jill James
      July 31, 2016 / 6:09 am

      Sometimes it is good try a colour that you don't usually wear and I too liked the olive green, so possibly more come Summer.

  9. Jessica Cangiano
    July 31, 2016 / 5:09 am

    Immensely lovely outfit, dear Jill. I adore the Edwardian-esque vibe that it (very much including your magnificent hat) telegraphs. xoxo ♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      July 31, 2016 / 6:10 am

      Thank you so much Jessica, I too felt the Edwardian vibe of this outfit.

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