Hat Box and a Feathery Chapeau

What’s a hat loving girl to do when a hat box calls her name and more importantly is also on sale,
the only possible solution was to follow my heart and bring her home. She also has a smaller sister ,
I have just the right sized hat for her, so maybe she too will follow.

I must admit I fell for the elegant lady with her wonderful large bowed hat and that she is carrying a little
white dog ( like my Raffy , that is if he didn’t dig in the garden and was perfectly groomed). I am guessing
these boxes were sold as decorator items rather than real hat boxes but for me a hat box it is.In fact this
one is now the home for a rather special new hat that will be unveiled when our weather is sunnier and warmer, soon I hope.

 To showcase my hat box, I have chosen a black frilled jacket from Harry Who, purchased from a
recycled clothing store earlier in the year and my favourite Moyuru pants .I have teamed these with
a pair of coffee and black mules from Paco Herero that have been with me since the last time this style
made an appearance and a vintage multi-coloured feather chapeau that I purchased in Daylesford , Victoria
at an antique store and a collection of bangles.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday


Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday


Judith at Style Crone

for Hat Attack



  1. Laurie Duncan
    October 3, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    That's a perfect hatbox for you! Can't wait to see what's inside! 🙂

    • Jill James
      October 4, 2016 / 9:46 am

      Glad you liked it Laurie, it is a bit me isn't it. The hat inside will be revealed when our weather warms up.

  2. Patti
    October 3, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Love this glam hatbox! And the hat you're wearing too – so charming. xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      October 4, 2016 / 9:50 am

      Thanks so much Patti, I think the glam 1940's lady drew me in. Thank you for hosting Visible Monday.

  3. Tiina L
    October 3, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    So cute!!! If I was wearing hats, I would get hat boxes, too.

    • Jill James
      October 4, 2016 / 9:51 am

      Thanks so much Tiina , this me be a start of a new collection.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    October 3, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Incredibly elegant and chic outfit – the hat is spectacular! And the hat box, such a beauty, it was made for you, Jill! Completed with Raffy! 🙂

    • Jill James
      October 4, 2016 / 9:53 am

      Thank you so much Natalia, this feathered hat is a special treasure. I think you are right the hat box was made for me.

  5. Natalia Lialina
    October 3, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Love seeing elegant corners of your home too. That chair is something. 🙂

    • Jill James
      October 4, 2016 / 9:54 am

      So pleased you enjoyed the small glimpse of a corner of my home.

  6. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    October 5, 2016 / 6:40 am

    What an amazing hat, Jill! And an amazing hat box for the amazing hat/s! Thanks for a fabulous post (and looking forward to seeing that new hat when the weather warms up!) xx

    • Jill James
      October 6, 2016 / 2:27 am

      Many thanks to you Elizabeth , glad you liked my feather hat , it is a special one for me evoking memories of the town were I purchased it at every wear.Hope your Spring weather has been kinder than ours.

    • Elizabeth g. Arthur
      October 6, 2016 / 3:17 am

      Yes, glorious sun and warm but we need rain!!!! Hopefully it won't all come at once! xx

  7. Jessica Jannenga
    October 5, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    OOOH, that hat box is fabulous, elegant.. and takes you do a different era. I remmeber this fabulous hat as I pinned it awhile back. So unique and pretty!Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesdayjess xxhttp://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      October 6, 2016 / 2:28 am

      You have a good memory Jess, it was about this time last year that the hat made its first appearance. Many thanks for hosting.

  8. Olga Rani
    October 6, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Adorable box! And though I am not a hat collector I would no doubt have bought this box too, just because it is so pretty!

    • Jill James
      October 8, 2016 / 6:07 am

      Thanks Olga , the box for me will be for my special hats but they could be used for any storage or just for show.

  9. dan
    October 7, 2016 / 5:53 am

    I understand you, Jill … every woman has her "must have" and never ever can resist when finds one in a shop! How could you leave those fantastic babies??? Passion is passion !!! 🙂

    • Jill James
      October 8, 2016 / 6:08 am

      Thank you for understanding Dan. I must remember "Passion is Passion", it seems to apply to so much.

  10. The Style Crone
    October 21, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Those feathers! Fantastic! I love the colors, textures, and shape – not to mention the bow accent. Thank you so much for sharing with Hat Attack!

  11. Jill James
    October 23, 2016 / 5:28 am

    Thankyou Judith, the colours of the feathers as well as the style are what drew me to this hat. Always a pleasure to join in Hat Attack.

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