Spring-lively in Chartreuse

Green and Spring are always a perfect match, so when I spied this duster coat in my favourite shade of
green , in Hobart recently I knew it had to come home with me. Chartreuse has been my very favourite
green forever but is so hard to find that whenever I come across it in a garment that fits my wearability
criteria it is added to my wardrobe.

Today’s post marks the third anniversary of Grownupglamour, where has the time gone, so to celebrate
I have donned my prettiest hat, floral bag , beads and orange gloves and really should have had a glass of
bubbles in hand but alas the cellar was bare. I am often asked why do I bother to blog , what is the appeal?
What started as a challenge to myself  as I was turning 60 has delivered more than I could have hoped in
terms of creativity and learning both about myself and others . The friendships of like minded souls can
never be underestimated in the value they add to the joy in our lives.I had the great pleasure of meeting
Sacramento (Mis Papelicos) in Malaga in Spain earlier in the year, a joy I would have been denied if it
wasn’t for blogging. We have more travel plans in the future so maybe I can repeat that joy of meeting
a fellow blogger .
In fact I was pleasantly surprised at our local Farmers Market recently  by a lady next to me in the egg
queue , who recognized me from the blog and was a regular follower. I genuinely didn’t realise anyone
local even read the blog. I must admit to being rather chuffed.
Anyway, a big thank you to one and all for all the support and encouragement I have received over the
last three years.

Now for some details the duster coat is linen , styled in Japan and made in Italy and is ApuntoB , worn over
black cotton pants by Australian designer Nicola Waite (these have seen many Springs) , shoes Sergio Rossi
I have had these for many years , they are like new as in reality they are too high for everyday , orange gloves, a Paris souvenir, beads and a hat from Tasmanian milliner Susan McArthur.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday

Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday

Catherine for #iwillwearwhatIlike

at Not Dressed as Lamb

and Style Crone for Hat Attack



  1. Tiina L
    October 31, 2016 / 8:52 am

    Oh, this outfit is so old-school charming, and so modern and cool at the same time! It's a master piece!

    • Jill James
      November 1, 2016 / 6:05 am

      Thank you so very much Tiina, I did enjoy putting this together. The duster coat will certainly make another appearance over Summer in a less formal guise.

  2. Patti
    October 31, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    So lovely an dthis color suits you beautifully, Jill. And I agree wholeheartedly – blogging enriches our lives mainly via the wonderful people we come to know. xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      November 1, 2016 / 6:07 am

      Thank you Patti , I have always loved this colour. I find as time passes the colours I am drawn to are those that always work best. Oh yes blogging definately enriches our lives.

  3. dan
    October 31, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    Green suits you very well, Jill! A very spring combination with the orange details…in love with your floral bag:it reminds me a wonderful Prada which I saw a couple of years ago…you look great today!!

    • Jill James
      November 1, 2016 / 6:09 am

      Thank you Dan this green does have a very Spring vibe. I have had this floral bag for some years , it is by Spencer and Rutherford, here in Australia.

  4. Lisa M
    October 31, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    Jill, I adore this gorgeous purse and orange gloves with your new coat. So pretty.

    • Jill James
      November 1, 2016 / 6:12 am

      Thank you Lisa I have had this bag for some years and still love its pretty print . I always appreciate your visits.

  5. Natalia Lialina
    October 31, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Happy 3rd Anniversary!!!! We started the same year! Yay to blogging! I agree with you on everything you say about it – learning about ourselves and others, pushing ourselves to be more creative and discover that we actually CAN! And of course, meeting other wonderful bloggers!It is such a happy feeling to meet a reader just like that! It happened to me recently, and like you, I didn't even think that anyone reads me locally.And finally, I adore this outfit! I am also a big fan of chartreuse – and it isn't easy at all to find anything in this color for me too. I would definitely buy this gorgeous linen duster! It suits you so well, exactly your aesthetics! And all the details are so thoughtful and charming.Here is to many years of blogging and meeting wonderful creative friends! Much love!

    • Jill James
      November 1, 2016 / 6:18 am

      Thank you so much dear Natalia, the joys of blogging and the friendships we make add so much to our lives. I am sure we both will continue for many years and you never know maybe one day we will meet in person.Glad you like this outfit , it was fun to put together. I can see this colour on you too. Once again thankyou , love Jill.

  6. Laurie Duncan
    November 1, 2016 / 12:17 am

    Oh yes, spring green is a beautiful color! And your hat is just fabulous! 🙂

    • Jill James
      November 1, 2016 / 6:20 am

      There is something fresh about this green, much like all the new Spring growth.Thank you Laurie for your support.

  7. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    November 1, 2016 / 4:49 am

    I love this outfit, Jill, the colours are stunning, very evocative of Spring energy. xx

    • Jill James
      November 1, 2016 / 6:21 am

      Thank you so much Elizabeth , they do match the Spring greens all around here.Hope all is well in your part of the country.

  8. Petite Silver Vixen
    November 2, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Happy anniversary! And a spring outfit to celebrate it which gladdens the soul. Oh, I love, love, love your bag and hat! As soon as I saw the bag, my heart leapt. It's darling. And perfect for the hat worn so well at a jaunty angle.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jill James
      November 3, 2016 / 6:01 am

      Thank you so very much , it seems hard to believe three years have flown by.Even though I am not a great wearer of florals in my clothing I do love some flowery touches from time to time in my accesories.

  9. Jessica Jannenga
    November 3, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    Jill, fantastic! Congrats on 3 years of blogging. It is a task, but I am glad that you have found the rewards. This outfit is fabulous. I really love the green on you, the details of the hat, and the orange gloves. I adore your floral bag, so perfect with this look!thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesdayjess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      November 9, 2016 / 2:30 am

      Thank you Jess for your kind words on my blogging anniversary. I have always loved this particular green , it works so well with many other colours. I have had this floral bag for some time and even though I dont use it a lot it is always a favourite.

  10. Anna Parkes
    November 8, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Congratulations Jill on your third anniversary. I somehow thought you'd been running for much longer. Blogging is a funny thing, especially when you try to explain why to others. I think the friendships are a happy bonus to our creative urges. The jacket is a favourite colour of mine too and I love how you've added that glorious hat to compliment it beautifully. The orange gloves are a great pop of colour too. It's a lovely outfit and very fitting for your day out. The lady in the cream vintage ensemble really looked the part didn't she? Lovely post xAnnawww.annasislandstyle.com

  11. Jill James
    November 9, 2016 / 2:33 am

    Many thanks Anna, so true that blogging is something only those that are involved seem to get. I can see you in this green and adding other brights to set it off.Glad you enjoyed my post.

  12. The Style Crone
    December 5, 2016 / 1:10 am

    Congratulations on the three year anniversary of Grown Up Glamour! What a gorgeous hat – great print, shape and details! Your entire outfit is lovely. Thanks for participating in Hat Attack!

    • Jill James
      December 5, 2016 / 2:56 am

      Thank you Judith , I have enjoyed every minute of those three years and hope to continue for many years to come.You and the other bloggers continue to inspire me in so many ways. I always enjoy Hat Attack , thank you for encouraging hat lovers everywhere.

  13. Crazy Ravens Studio
    December 9, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    I would not have thought of using orange with that shade of green but I love it. You have such a unique and inspiring style. Thanks for the idea.

    • Jill James
      December 10, 2016 / 6:03 am

      Thank you so much for your kind comments. Glad you liked the colours together,I have always loved this shade of green.

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