A Leather Skirt and Reflecting on Friendships

 Today was one of those days that give me so much joy. I met a dear friend that I hadn’t seen in a while to
catch up over numerous cups of tea. Over the course of a couple of hours we shared life’s ups and downs,
discussed fashion, art and politics and had many laughs along the way.
My friends , some I have known forever and others are relatively new, add so much to my life, I would be truly lost without them.

For my sharing of teapots I chose this new to me long leather skirt , that I had only recently discovered at
Return to Splendour, and as it was a coolish Spring day I added this little black cardigan over a light top.

 I had been on the lookout for a longish black skirt for some time and even though I had not really
thought about it being leather, the fit was perfect and I really loved the style and price wise it was
cheaper than a new skirt of inferior quality, so home it came.

Funny isn’t it how things come around . I have worn this style of skirt over the years as it is the
perfect shape for me but had not found one for ages, some things are just meant to be.
Finding your own true style takes time and patience but is also so rewarding. That’s not to say you
can’t wander off the path from time to time and play with the new, experimenting can be fun too.

 After playing with different shorter hair styles and darker colours , I have also decided to grow my hair a
little longer and go back to my lighter colour until the silver takes control.

Teamed the skirt with a Paule Ka cardigan , suede slingbacks and a beige bag from Groom.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday

and Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday

and Catherine for #iwillwaerwhatIlike



  1. Patti
    October 17, 2016 / 11:47 am

    That is one fabulous leather skirt, Jill! And I couldn't agree more about friendships, old and new. xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      October 17, 2016 / 11:13 pm

      Thanks so much Patti , this skirt will enjoy many outings I am sure.Thanks for Visible Monday.

  2. SusanG
    October 17, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    I adore that skirt! You look great, Jill.

    • Jill James
      October 17, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you so much Susan, so glad you liked it.

  3. Laurie Duncan
    October 17, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    Gorgeous skirt! I think it's a great look for you! 🙂

    • Jill James
      October 17, 2016 / 11:15 pm

      Thanks so much Laurie, I think I have finally found the perfect skirt.

  4. Penny Kocher
    October 18, 2016 / 6:49 am

    Just love that skirt – must look for one!

    • Jill James
      October 18, 2016 / 11:57 pm

      Thankyou so much Penny for visiting my blog , glad you liked the skirt.

  5. Alice Cheetham
    October 18, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    I have enjoyed reading your blog this evening, I will be back for more!!!

    • Jill James
      October 18, 2016 / 11:58 pm

      So nice of you Alice , thankyou so much for reading my blog, glad you enjoyed it.

  6. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    October 22, 2016 / 9:38 am

    That is a FABULOUS skirt, Jill! You look wonderful – hair, the cardigan…everything and so wonderful you spent time sharing cups of tea with a dear friend…nothing like it. Hope you're having a great weekend. xx

    • Jill James
      October 23, 2016 / 5:09 am

      Many thanks Elizabeth for your flattering words. So true sharing cups of tea and conversation is one of the joys .

  7. Connie
    October 22, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    You are so right. That is the perfect style skirt for you. But then, you never take a wrong step. I love the way the sun is shining on your bright little bob. Sounds like a lovely day.

    • Jill James
      October 23, 2016 / 5:11 am

      Thanks Connie it was a lovely day and for a change the sun did shine, we have had a very rainy Spring and Winter.

  8. Natalia Lialina
    October 24, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    I'm so happy that you had such a wonderful day, dearest Jill! After some time of disappointments, I came to a new appreciation of friendships and reconnected with some old dear friends.And it was such a wise decision to buy this skirt! It is gorgeous and yes, truly looks beautiful on you! Sending lots of love.

    • Jill James
      October 26, 2016 / 6:04 am

      I am so pleased you have reconnected with your dear old friends . I think over time we all suffer disappointments with friends for a variety of reasons.I am so pleased with this skirt and know it will be worn for many years to come.Thankyou my friend, best wishes, Jill.

  9. Anna Parkes
    October 30, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    This skirt looks so very you Jill, and although I've only known you through blogging for such a short time, I still think you can tell when something is right. The fit, the length and the shape are all so flattering. I was actually about to post a comment on your Olive skirt which I'd also seen on instagram thinking it was black, but this caught my eye and here I am. The topic of friendship really was what made me read on, as I do love to hear women talk about the importance of (women) friends. We seem to find them more valuable with age don't you think? Life is full of challenges, but as long as we have friends we can weather most things.Have a lovely week!Anna xwww.annasislandstyle.com

  10. Jill James
    November 1, 2016 / 6:50 am

    Thankyou so much Anna, you are right this skirt was definately waiting just for me and I know I will wear it for many years to come.I too have found my female friends play such an important part in my life, I think this happens as our children have flown the nest and we have time for ourselves.

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