Floral Overload

Nature had produced a floral overload in my front garden with this pretty pink rose , Cherub, really
outdoing herself this year. Not to be outdone by Mother Nature I donned my floral wrap from Ted
Baker that reminds me of an olde world painting with its black background and pot pourri of blooms.

I paired the wrap with a plum coloured skirt , a recycle gem that has made a previous appearance
in Winter guise, and my grey cardigan with its fringe edges from Sabatini. I am enjoying rediscovering my cardigans again after not wearing them for a few seasons, so glad I don’t part with
old favourites just because they haven’t been worn continually.My orange, pink and mauve sandals
have seen several Summers and are the ultimate in comfort.

The cream rose is named Seafoam and is one of a pair of weeping roses that I planted many years
ago . Today it is a wonderful backdrop for my grey hat that I purchased from a milliner at a pop up
Makers Market in Paris.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday

Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday


Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb





  1. Patti
    December 12, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Oh I love that Ted Baker print – so vivid, and perfect with the plum skirt! Thanks for linking up and stay fabulous, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      December 13, 2016 / 6:57 am

      Many thanks Patti, I fell for this wrap because it reminded me of an olde world painting and knew the colours would go with my old friend black.My pleasure to join Visible monday.

  2. diaryofapennypincher
    December 12, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Gorgeous! Love plum and grey, the floral wrap is indeed just like an old master, and the knitted hat matches your cardigan perfectly. Those sandals look fab too, stunning colours!

    • Jill James
      December 13, 2016 / 7:02 am

      Thankyou so much for your kind words, plum and grey are colours I don't often wear but I rather liked them together . The wrap is very much like an old master, that's why it came home. Hope all is well in your part of the world.

  3. Laurie Duncan
    December 13, 2016 / 1:41 am

    Love the florals and the flowers! Beautiful! 🙂

    • Jill James
      December 13, 2016 / 7:03 am

      So nice of you Laurie, the roses are at their peak at present.

  4. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    December 13, 2016 / 5:05 am

    Gorgeous, Jill. xx

    • Jill James
      December 13, 2016 / 7:04 am

      Thankyou Elizabeth so kind of you.

  5. Olga Rani
    December 13, 2016 / 8:46 am

    All those flowers – on the background and on your wrap! Such a pleasure to look at! Beautiful photos, Jill, and you look super stylish!

    • Jill James
      December 14, 2016 / 4:15 am

      Many thanks Olga, I decided to take advantage of the flowers in my garden to showcase this floral wrap.So glad you enjoyed my floral overload.

  6. Tiina L
    December 13, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Blossoming, both you and the garden. I love seeing you wear colour, it really suits you so well.

    • Jill James
      December 14, 2016 / 4:17 am

      Thankyou so much Tiina, I do enjoy wearing colour from time to time.

  7. Marea Dotz
    December 13, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    That wrap is absolutely gorgeous. Did it take you back to Monet's garden? (And by the way, I think your own garden rivals his!!!)

    • Jill James
      December 14, 2016 / 4:19 am

      Oh yes, Marea many happy memories of my visit to Monet's garden.I do hope one day to see the garden with its Summer blooms. Not sure about my garden rivalling but I would like the army of garden helpers.

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    December 14, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Your floral wrap Jill looks like a piece of art! I love it. Always stylish, I love your grey cap. What a beautiful garden too. It has been so dry here this year, I enjoy seeing other's gardens.Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      December 16, 2016 / 6:27 am

      Thanks so much Jess, when I spied this a while ago it so much reminded me of a painting I knew I had to have it.Our weather over the Winter has been the opposite , very wet but it has been good for the roses.Thankyou for hosting.

  9. Anna Marcus
    December 15, 2016 / 4:04 am

    i am in love with this floral wraphttps://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

    • Jill James
      December 16, 2016 / 6:32 am

      Thank you Anna, glad you liked this one it is always a favourite of mine too.

  10. dan
    December 15, 2016 / 6:34 am

    The background with roses is gorgeous and just the right one to share the floral wrap!! Being a fan of floral prints, I love your outfit…A plum coloured skirt is something that I would like to have in my closet!

    • Jill James
      December 16, 2016 / 6:34 am

      Thanks so much Dan , the roses and the wrap were made for each other.I can see a plum coloured skirt fitting in your closet.

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