Neutrals, Stripes and Tasmanian History

On a drive by the Tamar River , not far from where I live , we stopped by this lovely church, a part
of our Tasmanian history. Auld Kirk was built between 1843 and 1844 by both convict and free
labour and is still a big part of the community today.

 Timeless neutrals seemed perfect to take in some local history. I discovered this beige and white
Basler cotton jacket at a local recycle store a while ago and must admit to being rather pleased
with its shape and finishing touches, it has gorgeous shell like buttons. I know beige gets a rather
bad wrap as being bland and boring but for me it will always play a part in my wardrobe. Wear what
you like and what suits you I say.

The jacket was paired with Moyaru pants that are a darker blue with a black and tan stripe and
light brown suede slingbacks from many seasons ago that sadly get few outings these days due
to the heel height, oh how easy it is to get out of the way of wearing heels. My hat is another old
favourite from Crochetta , purchased in Sydney long ago .I also wore cream vintage clip on earrings,
a necklace and my usual sunnies.

On another note , more overseas travel in the pipeline, we are off to Japan in mid March , so much
planning to be done but to say I am a little excited would be an understatement.If anyone has travelled there any ideas would be most welcome.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday

Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday

at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

#iwillwearwhatilike with Catherine

at Not Dressed as Lamb



  1. Patti
    January 16, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    What a lovely old church. And you look delightful in your new jacket and those always-great Moyaru trousers. Thanks for linking up, xo-Patti

    • Jill James
      January 18, 2017 / 12:29 am

      The church is a wonderful part of our history and overlooks the river. I must admit to being pleased with this little jacket . So appreciate your hosting Visible Monday.

  2. Laurie Duncan
    January 16, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    The jacket is perfect, and it looks very pretty and summery! 🙂

    • Jill James
      January 18, 2017 / 12:30 am

      Thank you Laurie , I am lucky our Summer is a little cooler than most parts of the country, they are sweltering at present.

  3. Petite Silver Vixen
    January 16, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    The fit and cut of that jacket, Jill is marvellous. Nipped in waist balances out the trousers. And I adore that jaunty hat.Lucky you going to Japan! I've never been but would like to go one day to see the cherry blossom in bloom. Happy travel planning.

    • Jill James
      January 18, 2017 / 2:17 am

      Thank you my dear , this is always my favourite jacket style. I am so looking forward to Japan , another country on my wish list. I hope to see some cherry blossoms if Mother Nature is kind with her timing.

  4. Regine Karpel
    January 16, 2017 / 11:35 pm


    • Jill James
      January 18, 2017 / 2:18 am

      Thank you so much.

  5. Tiina L
    January 17, 2017 / 6:09 am

    A fitted jacket looks great with the moe voluminous trousers, very chic and very relaxed at the same time.Oh, Japan sounds so interesting! I look forward to reading your travel posts.

    • Jill James
      January 18, 2017 / 2:20 am

      Thank you Tiina, glad you liked this combination. Looking forward to discovering the delights of Japan.

  6. diaryofapennypincher
    January 17, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Ooh, Japan eh? Will you be taking an empty suitcase to bring home some stylish finds? Love the jacket, the shape is my favourite, and the texture looks so interesting.

    • Jill James
      January 18, 2017 / 2:22 am

      I know Claire there will be so many temptations along the way in Japan. This is always my favourite jacket style too.

  7. dan
    January 19, 2017 / 6:50 am

    A journey to Japan is definitely at the top of my wishlist, but never been there yet…Very nice outfit! I like how your neutral-coloured jacket ( hat necklace and sandals ) goes with black…

    • Jill James
      January 20, 2017 / 1:16 am

      Japan has been on my wishlist for some time too , I am quite sure it will not disappoint. I promise to share lots of photos. Glad you liked my outfit Dan , I was pleased with how it turned out.

  8. Olga Rani
    January 23, 2017 / 7:43 am

    I would say no colour looks boring on you, Jill! Beautiful and elegant ensemble! I have never been to Japan but can quite understand your excitement: this country is so captivating and exotic.

    • Jill James
      January 24, 2017 / 3:59 am

      Thank you for your kind and generous words Olga. I am so looking forward to Japan , it looks so beautiful.

  9. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    January 29, 2017 / 3:56 am

    Beautiful photos, Jill and thank you for some history of your hometown. What a great find in that jacket, it's fabulous and was obviously meant for you. 🙂 xx

    • Jill James
      January 29, 2017 / 11:42 pm

      Thank you Elizabeth , glad you enjoyed the bit of history of my area. I am so pleased with this little jacket and know it will be worn for many seasons to come.

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