The Wedding Skirt Visits Clarendon

Clarendon Estate , a short drive from where I live , is one of our grand colonial properties, consisting of
a three storey Georgian house , many outbuildings , all surrounded by hectares of parklands.

The Sarah Paccini olive green skirt that I wore in February to my son’s wedding had been waiting in the wings for the perfect opportunity to make a reappearance.

 Today turned out to be a little cooler than was originally forecast , so the top I had planned to wear was
returned to the closet for another warmer day, and this long sleeved knit from Paule Ka from many seasons
ago filled the gap. I rather like the bow and peek-a-boo detail on the shoulder , it takes a rather plain knit
up a notch.I added my old favourite beads and dangley earrings,old Chanel sunnies and bronze wedges.

I knew when I bought this skirt it was perfect with the formal top I wore to the wedding but it would
also work with many more colours and styles. These days my clothing has to have many different guises
and be able to do double duty, formal or relaxed , day and night and stand the test of time .

Linking with Patti for Visible Monday

Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday

Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb


Natalia at In the Writers Closet

for Midlife Fun



  1. Tiina L
    October 25, 2016 / 11:44 am

    A good skirt plays many roles and adjusts to whatever is required. It's a beautiful piece, and you look so stylish.

    • Jill James
      October 26, 2016 / 5:49 am

      I quite agree Tiina, I know this skirt will be with me for many years and worn for many occasions.Thankyou for your thoughtful comments.

  2. Patti
    October 25, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    That skirt is indeed a beauty, and looks to have a long full life in your wardrobe. You look so chic, and thanks for sharing, xo-Patti

    • Jill James
      October 26, 2016 / 5:52 am

      Many thanks Patti , it was good to wear the skirt again , I know it will make many appearances.Always a pleasure to join in Visible Monday.

  3. Laurie Duncan
    October 25, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    What a great place to show off that skirt! It does go beautifully with that top. 🙂

    • Jill James
      October 26, 2016 / 5:53 am

      Clarendon is a beautiful spot and showcased the skirt to perfection.Thankyou for visiting Laurie.

  4. Gail
    October 25, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    That's a stunning look on you, particularly with the statement necklace.

    • Jill James
      October 26, 2016 / 5:54 am

      Thankyou so very much Gail for your kind words.

  5. SusanG
    October 25, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    I love this look on you!

    • Jill James
      October 26, 2016 / 5:54 am

      Thank you Susan, so pleased you liked my look.

  6. Jessica Jannenga
    October 26, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Sounds like a beautiful place Jill. Love this sillouette on you and just the right touches, the sunnies, the lovely necklace and those wedges, lve them!thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesdayjess

    • Jill James
      November 1, 2016 / 6:53 am

      Thank you Jess , Clarendon is a beautiful place to spend some time ans is always great for photos. I am still so pleased with the skirt and know it will work on less formal occasions.Thank you for hosting.

  7. dan
    October 28, 2016 / 5:32 am

    That skirt is gorgeous and so beautiful on you ! Olive green colour is a good alternative to black … very nice detail on your sweater as well .Have a good weekend, dear!

    • Jill James
      November 1, 2016 / 6:55 am

      Thank you so much Dan , I was rather pleased how the sweater worked with the skirt. Enjoy your week.

  8. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    October 30, 2016 / 5:10 am

    Another incredible, fabulous skirt, Jill! A gorgeous post (and I love your hair, it looks fabulous on you).xx

    • Jill James
      November 1, 2016 / 6:57 am

      Thank you so much Elizabeth I had this skirt for my sons wedding back in February and this was its first outing since.My hair is in the process of growing a little longer after a couple of ordinary too short cuts. xx

  9. Natalia Lialina
    October 31, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Jill, I love your style philosophy of multitasking! I feel that I now built my wardrobe and mainly will be wearing my pieces in different arrangements, and only purchase from time to time when I see something really special. It wasn't an easy task, but I have a feeling that I completed it in 3 years. Now on to multitasking!Your skirt is gorgeous, and I am glad it had such a fun outing! I always admire this necklace, and the peak-a-boo detail of your sweater is so sweet! You are right, such details make even a simple style something special!Thank you so much for joining Midlife Fun!!

    • Jill James
      November 1, 2016 / 7:00 am

      Have fun with your wardrobe multitasking, I know you will enjoy the process and come up with stunning results. This was in my mind when I fell for this skirt for the wedding and knew it would be a good multitasker.Thankyou my dear friend.

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