The Small Things

The small things in life are what really brings so much joy each and every day. The things that so often are
overlooked in our busy world , the change in the light as seasons come and go, the birdsong in the morning,
the greening of trees as Spring approaches and the joy of early Spring flowers, are natures gifts to be
savoured. I was reminded by a friend how lucky we are to live in an area that experiences all four seasons.

Spring is now officially two weeks away , so to celebrate I choose to wear this light weight wool jacket ,
from Perri Cutten . Yellow is a colour that I enjoy wearing , it really does induce a sunny outlook to my day.
Maybe with Spring around the corner I will keep my eye out for more yellow or other citrus tones to add
to my Spring and Summer wardrobe.

Amongst the blue green of the new growth of the eucalyptus tree in my Ted Baker hat . Hat wearing is for
me is one of life’s joys and my collection is ever expanding as hats continue to call my name.

Today’s outfit started with these black and yellow fingerless gloves that I purchased in Paris from a charming
little glove shop , named Acuba , that was just near our apartment. I must admit to returning several times
and coming home with several pairs for me and a pretty pair for my daughter-in-law.

Finishing today’s post with a couple of images taken in my garden. The hellebore above so reminds me of
fairy skirts with all its different layers.

Hoping everyone is enjoying the best of the small things in life.

Joining Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday


Sydney Fashion Hunter



  1. Olga Rani
    August 16, 2016 / 6:24 am

    Not always we appreciate those small things…it is good to stop and look around and enjoy the beauty of surrounding nature at least once in a while. I too love yellow because it is such a sunny colour, it brightens up not only one's look but one's mood as well. Looking stylish, as always, Jill! Love the gloves!

    • Jill James
      August 17, 2016 / 3:33 am

      Thank you so much Olga glad you liked the yellow , it is a favourite of mine even though I don't wear it a lot.

  2. Tiina L
    August 16, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Yes, the small things: beautiful sunsets, crisp evenings, long walks… And fabulous accessories, such as these lovely gloves. It's the small things that make life special, and it's the little details like these that make the outfit memorable.

    • Jill James
      August 17, 2016 / 3:36 am

      Thank you Tiina , it is so true that the small things make our lives special and we share the same thoughts on the little details making the outfit.

  3. Marea Dotz
    August 16, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Came across this quote in my reading– Nicolas Barreau's One Evening in Paris: "When you get older, there comes a time when you realize that what's called happiness consists of individual lovely moments, those special times that you remember later on." We get it, don't we?!!

    • Jill James
      August 17, 2016 / 3:40 am

      Thank you Marea , that is a wonderful quote and yes we do get it, the wisdom that comes with age.

  4. Laurie Duncan
    August 16, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Yellow is my second favorite color, so I adore your jacket! A perfect match to those cute gloves. 🙂

    • Jill James
      August 17, 2016 / 3:41 am

      Many thanks Laurie , yellow is a happy colour , I think that's why for me its my favourite.

  5. Petite Silver Vixen
    August 16, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    Often at the end of the day before I go to sleep I'll go through the small things that have made me smile that day. It's surprising how many things do and it's a restful way to end the day before sleep.I'm very jealous about the gloves and the shop in Paris! I love the bows on them. You look so spring like in yellow, Jill. Reminds me that I don't wear enough yellow but it's a tricky colour to pull off – get the wrong shade and I look ill!

    • Jill James
      August 17, 2016 / 3:45 am

      Thank you so much , reflecting on the joy of the small things at the end of the day is a wonderful thing to do.Glad you liked the gloves , they were love at first sight when I spied them.If we do return to Paris the glove shop will be revisited.

  6. Jessica Cangiano
    August 17, 2016 / 12:07 am

    Stellar outfit – and reminder of just how incredibly blessed we are by the small, yet hugely important in their own way(s), elements in our lives.Three huge cheers for yellow. It's a colour that I fall more and more in love with as the years go by. Big hugs & happy mid-August wishes,♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      August 17, 2016 / 3:47 am

      Jessica, thank you so much for your always kind words. I know that you and I share the same fondness for wearing shades of sunny yellow.Enjoy planning for your trip, the time will fly by.

  7. Natalia Lialina
    August 18, 2016 / 12:21 am

    Thank you for this beautiful, inspired reminder to appreciate every day and the small things that bring us joy! This is another fantastic outfit, elegant and striking, and your gloves are so gorgeous. Great idea for a gift too – something really special, unexpected and unique (and also lightweight and takes little space in the luggage :). I find myself more and more in love with yellow. I just got a new dress today – and it is yellow! It brings in sunshine instantly.The flowers are stunning! Spring is coming soon (and here, Fall – hurrah!).

    • Jill James
      August 20, 2016 / 5:13 am

      I will look forward to you in your new yellow dress as you spread sunshine all around.I know you are more of a Fall girl , so enjoy when it arrives.So glad you liked the post , sometimes the smaller joys get overlooked.

  8. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    August 24, 2016 / 7:45 am

    The small things are the big things… as the daylight disappears the clouds are hanging just below the mountains – beautiful. An inspiring post. xx

    • Jill James
      August 25, 2016 / 7:14 am

      Thank you Elizabeth, I can see you get where I am coming from.

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