Tiger Print and Some Paris Inspiration

Tiger print in the garden, taken a couple of weeks ago on a much calmer Spring day. I have had this
shirt for many years but have only worn it a handful of times. This got me thinking as to why, it fits , is my
colours and works with so much I already own.Then the penny dropped, I purchased this shirt for something rather special, my daughter’s Make-A-Wish trip to Melbourne for a shopping spree and a trip to the Melbourne Zoo. I have some wonderful memories of that time be they tinged with sadness.
I am glad I have kept this shirt and now know I am ready to wear it again.Special pieces of clothing have
always evoked strong memories , I guess this is why I tend to hold onto them.

My tiger print shirt with its pink edges on the sleeves is by Lisa Ho , my black Moyuru skirt and Paco
Herero slides .

 On a much lighter note , I offer some Spring inspiration (for us in the Southern Hemisphere) , some shots
of window displays I took in Paris at the end of April. The bags and those too good to be true sunnies were
at a vintage store in The Palais Royale.

I really loved both the skirt and the white top with the large bows making up the sleeve detail .

These graphic design purses really caught my attention and another pair of extravagant sunnies.Eagle eyed
readers may spot the photographer too.

Now don’t we all lounge in our claw foot bath in a pretty blue silk dress or does it only happen at Lanvin.

Yellow happens to be one of my favourite colours , so it was no wonder at all that this sunny outfit
by (I think ) Moschino caught my attention.

Last but by no means least is this little black number , by Givenchy if my memory serves me correctly ,
with its soft pussy bow and pink rose and fabulous shoulder detail. The screens behind were also rather
spectacular, the pink echoing the bow and the little beret. I would wear this in a heartbeat, a girl can dream.

Taking Tiger to join Visible Monday


Turning Heads Tuesday with Jess



  1. Patti
    October 10, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Your tiger print blouse is gorgeous, and full of emotion. I love that you're wearing it again. And please, I need that bath-tub! xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      October 11, 2016 / 9:45 am

      Thanks Patti , I still really like the blouse and it is now time to share it again.I agree that is some bath tub.

  2. Laurie Duncan
    October 10, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    What a beautiful top! I'm so glad you can wear it again! 🙂

    • Jill James
      October 11, 2016 / 9:47 am

      Thanks Laurie, it is time and I know I will have pleasure wearing this blouse again.

  3. jodie filogomo
    October 10, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Sometimes I think it's great to find an item from the depths of our closets. Usually if I spend enough time working with it, I can create some fun outfits! It's all about getting out of our ruts, huh?Love the print—you should definitely wear it more!jodiewww.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Jill James
      October 11, 2016 / 9:51 am

      I agree Jodie , it is fun reconecting with an item again and I know I will enjoy pairing this shirt . Many thanks for your comments.

  4. Tiina L
    October 10, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Bitter-sweet memories, or sad memories… They can be tough. I totally understand how it might be difficult, impossible even, to either wear or toss an item. Until the time is right, and the sad memories are don't take over from the happy memories any more.

    • Jill James
      October 11, 2016 / 9:56 am

      I know you understand how our bitter-sweet memories can affect our decisions. I think for me the time feels right.

  5. Petite Silver Vixen
    October 10, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Understandable why you found it difficult to wear in the past but I do hope now that although there may be a tinge of sadness, that also there are happy memories too. It looks beautiful on you Jill.And those windows are wonderful. I especially love the skirt and that fabulous blouse. So very elegant.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jill James
      October 11, 2016 / 10:00 am

      Thankyou so much for your kind words , I do think the time is right now and I will enjoy this blouse again and its special memories. Glad you enjoyed the windows , I agree on the skirt and blouse , isn't it fabulous.

  6. Anna Parkes
    October 10, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    Oh Jill, I don't know the full story, but I feel your emotion here and send my love. The shirt is so pretty and maybe the time was right to bring it out to share with others. I adore the yellow ensemble most of all, but your tour of those windows was breathtaking, all of them – thank you xWishing you a good week.Anna

    • Jill James
      October 11, 2016 / 10:05 am

      Thank you so much Anna for your kindness . I have a feeling I am ready to enjoy wearing the shirt again. I was quite taken with the yellow outfit too, glad you enjoyed the window tour.

  7. Connie
    October 11, 2016 / 12:01 am

    What a lovely sweet outfit. So perfectly Jill right down to the slides. Isn't it amazing and kind of wonderful how clothing can hold onto memories?

    • Jill James
      October 11, 2016 / 10:07 am

      Oh Connie, you always make my day, thank you.I agree about the memories, it is wonderful.

    October 11, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Hello my dear Jill, sorry not to visit you more often; although I keep up with you on Instagram.You are always sooooooooooooooooooo stylishLoveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Jill James
      October 11, 2016 / 10:10 am

      Hello dear Sacramento, I know how busy you have been with the Fashion Weeks both at Malaga and Milan, I am so envious. Many thanks. xxx

  9. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    October 12, 2016 / 3:56 am

    Jill, how beautiful that you're ready and loving wearing that special shirt – which looks fabulous with that magnificent skirt! those sunnies!!!! Awesome!! xx https://fabulousageing.blogspot.com.au/

    • Jill James
      October 14, 2016 / 12:29 am

      Thank you Elizabeth for your kind words.I am glad the time has come to enjoy this shirt again and embrace its meaning.

  10. dan
    October 17, 2016 / 7:56 am

    The shirt is sooooo nice that it would been a pity leave it in the closet ! Besides it is easy to match and very versatile…with the black skirt it goes perfectly !Window displays are a good source of inspiration ! The yellow outfit is fab ! (I would love it too … )

  11. Jill James
    October 17, 2016 / 11:39 pm

    Many thanks Dan, yes the shirt is ready to leave the closet and enjoy Spring and Summer. I can only imagine some of the window displays in your part of the world.

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