Corra Linn , the setting for today’s photos, is a favourite local picnic and swimming spot. Last June
this area along with many parts of the North of my state suffered the worst floods for many decades.
A consequence of the flooding was the complete redirection of the river at this point.

Contemplating the changes , I couldn’t help but consider the anology between the redirection of the
river after major changes and the redirection of the path our lives can take after major changes.

My own change of direction will involve both air , train and classic car travel. Next Tuesday we
leave home to fly to Melbourne for a one night stay and then leave early the next morning to fly to Japan,where we spend three weeks touring around , travelling by train , including the famous Japanese bullet trains. I am hoping to get a glimpse of cherry blossoms, that is if the season is kind.
I still have some of the usual last minute things to take care of but am generally organised. Probably for the first time in my life I am planning to travel with minimal luggage , wish me luck.
After returning from Japan , we are home a couple of days , before heading off again to attend an MG
National Meeting in Adelaide, this one involves boat travel and a road trip.

Today I am wearing some of my favourite Moyuru pants and a cream and black top also from
Moyuru , topped by my Chartreuse linen duster coat from A.B. . A Groom bag, necklace, a gift
from my boys years ago, a bangle , cork earrings bought in Portugal last year, Karen Walker sunnies
and a vintage cream hat complete the outfit.

Joining Patti ( a little late ) for Visible Monday

Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday

Style Crone for Hat Attack

Natalia for Modish Matrons 



  1. Laurie Duncan
    March 8, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    I love the green coat with black and white! I think you'll love Japan, my husband went there for work and was very impressed! And I hope you get to see those cherry blossoms. 🙂

    • Jill James
      March 9, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you so much Laurie, I was pleased to give the green coat a more relaxed look. I was interested to hear about your husband's visit to Japan, I'm sure I ill be impressed too.

  2. Olga Rani
    March 8, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Nice colour combination, I love this shade of green! The necklace is very pretty and as always, you look so stylish. What an interesting journey awaits for you and let's hope you will be lucky to see the cherry blossoms!

    • Jill James
      March 9, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you Olga for your comments , I can see you in this shade of green with your pretty colouring. I am sure Japan will be fascinating, I hope to take many photos, fingers crossed I will see the cherry blossoms.

  3. Patti
    March 8, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I hope you see the cherry blossoms, Jill! Have a wonderful adventure. You look so smart here – love the green. xo,Patti

    • Jill James
      March 9, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      Many thanks Patti , if I do see the cherry blossoms no doubt they will feature on IG. Always my pleasure to join Visible Monday.

  4. Jessica Jannenga
    March 8, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Jill, I love the sound of your travels and light packing. This green jacket looks splendid on you, perfect with the checkered top. thanks for linking jess

    • Jill James
      March 9, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you Jess, always enjoy Turning Heads Tuesday. I am looking forward to my travels , hope to perfect the light pack this weekend.

  5. dan
    March 9, 2017 / 6:23 am

    Visiting Japan is something I would love too…maybe one day! It will surely be a fantastic journey…I like how you matched colours:olive green and the cream shade of your necklace and hat make a lovely combination!

    • Jill James
      March 9, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Thank you Dan , I do love this shade of green with cream too. I do hope you do get to Japan , I am sure to take many photos maybe they will be the catalyst for your trip.

  6. Tiina L
    March 9, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    This is a very cool, casual look. And those sunglasses are fabulous!Oh, I've always wanted to go to Japan! I look forward to reading your reports, of course, and hope you'll have a great trip.

    • Jill James
      March 9, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you Tiina, cool and casual is just what I was aiming for as previously the coat was worn more formally.I hope to post on Japan on IG, then on the blog later.

  7. Natalia Lialina
    March 9, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    How exciting, Jill! I'm wishing you happy travels, I'll be awaiting for photos and stories after your return. This outfit is very much in my taste – the shapes, the layering, the colors, everything! And this necklace is one of my favorite on you, so sweet of your boys!Many hugs and warmest wishes!And so good to see you joining Modish Matrons again!

    • Jill James
      March 9, 2017 / 10:44 pm

      Thank you Natalia, I was so pleased to be able to join you on Modish Matrons.I can certainly see you in this outfit , we share a love of many of the same colours. My boys were clever to choose this necklace.I am sure I will have many photos and tales to tell. xx

  8. diaryofapennypincher
    March 9, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Good luck with travelling light, I'm sure the suitcase for the return journey will be bursting with lovely finds! That chartreuse duster coat suits you well and I am envious as I can't wear that colour, despite loving green, happy travels xx

    • Jill James
      March 9, 2017 / 10:46 pm

      Thank you Claire , so true no doubt I will find some treasures along the way that must come home. Chatreuse is a colour I love and know I am rather lucky it suits me, on the other hand pretty pinks and blues do nothing for me.

  9. The Style Crone
    March 10, 2017 / 12:05 am

    Jill, the shape and style of your cream hat are fabulous! It looks wonderful on you worn both ways. Have a marvelous trip to Japan and thank your participating in Hat Attack!

    • Jill James
      March 10, 2017 / 6:48 am

      Thank you Judith for hosting Hat Attack. You are observant , I did play with the hat both ways.

  10. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    March 11, 2017 / 1:52 am

    Have a wonderful time in Japan. Hoping the blossoms are out for you. xx

    • Jill James
      March 12, 2017 / 11:29 pm

      Thank you so very much Elizabeth , keeping fingers crossed that I may see some blossoms.

  11. Natural Medley
    March 12, 2017 / 6:41 am

    I can't believe it! I was just popping in to say I am going to be down your way next week…and you'll be away! I hope you are having a blast and we will try not to destroy Tasmania for you in the meantime.I'm so looking forward to joining my hubby on a work trip for a few days, back to our old stomping ground.Xo Jazzy Jack

    • Jill James
      March 12, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      Oh what a shame I will miss you , enjoy your trip with your hubby and rediscovering those old stomping ground. We have had glorious weather , hope it holds for you. Enjoy, Jill. xx

  12. Anna Parkes
    March 19, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    I hope you're enjoying your trip currently Jill. I'm sure it will be a huge difference in cultures for you to experience – how exciting.I love your duster in that glorious gooseberry colour. It's not a colour you find very often here. As usual the whole outfit is very you with all of your accessories lending that individual touch. Classy as ever!Can't wait to hear how your travels

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