Wattle Time

 It’s Wattle blooming time in Tasmania , not only are they are a joy to behold with their sunny yellow
flowers they herald in the last official month of Winter. It has become a bit of a ritual for us to visit
a relatively nearby State Recreational Park in Wattle time for a photoshoot.

 The vibrant yellow of the blooms make the perfect backdrop for my gloves with their colourful finger detail, these are the gloves I found in Lisbon, Portugal last year and bring happy memories of a magical week in Lisbon.

 New brogues found last week for half price at a small local show store, a miracle for me I rarely strike it lucky in end of year sales.

Enjoying my natural surroundings and embracing the changing seasons is certainly something I am more aware of now than in my younger years, I guess time plays a factor here. When we are young
and working and playing hard this is something taken for granted.
My recent Japan trip in Cherry Blossom season certainly opened my eyes to the appreciation of the
joys of nature to the Japanese people and the huge role it plays in the enjoyment of life.

For my Wattle viewing I wore a Marlene Birger leopard print wool top over a black knit, Moyuru pants, Ted Baker hat, sunnies Preen , gloves from Lisbon and Diego and Juliette brogues.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb , Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.



  1. Laurie Duncan
    July 31, 2017 / 11:41 am

    You look lovely surrounded by those beautiful yellow flowers! You were definitely lucky to find those shoes, so cute! 🙂

  2. Patti
    July 31, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Beautiful setting – I confess to never having heard of this flower before! You look wonderful and those brogues are TDF. xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      August 1, 2017 / 6:08 am

      Thanks so much Patti , I was rather pleased with the brogues and they are very comfortable. The Golden Wattle is a member of the acacia family and well known here , must check possibly this is a native plant.

  3. Tiina L
    July 31, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I have never heard of Wattles, or seen them, but they look great! Such vivid yellow! And yes, the perfect backdrop for your gloves. And the shoes are fabulous, I hope they are comfortable, too.

    • Jill James
      August 1, 2017 / 6:10 am

      The Wattles are a glorious yellow and so welcome this time of year , maybe they are not in Europe. The shoes are indeed comfortable , important for me as I walk a lot.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    August 1, 2017 / 2:15 am

    You are so right, Jill! I know I did not pay much attention to nature when I was in my 30s, not any close attention anyway. I am getting much more interested and appreciative of seasons and different plants now. Wattle is gorgeous! Is it a type of acacia? If yes, I believe we have them in Siberia, though I'm sure a different kind. These blooms are gorgeous, and I always admire your gloves brought from Europe. You have such an eye – your accessories are the best!

    • Jill James
      August 1, 2017 / 6:16 am

      Wattle is a species of Acacia , my guess is each region has its own native species.I have enjoyed following along on your nature walks this Summer. Thank you dear Natalia, you know me and my love of accessories.

  5. Emma Peach
    August 2, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Fabulous outfit, I love all the details – the gloves, hat, sunglasses…and those shoes! Beautiful location too!Emma xxxwww.style-splash.com

    • Jill James
      August 7, 2017 / 6:34 am

      Thank you so very much Emma , glad you liked the outfit and the colourful wattle trees.

  6. Jessica Jannenga
    August 2, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Thank you Jill for introducing me to Wattles…I am not up on my flower names! They are very beautiful in bloom. I love your attention to detail, those fab sunglasses, gloves, and those shoes! Loving the mix of the leopard print. Have a great week!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      August 7, 2017 / 6:37 am

      Many thanks Jess , my pleasure, glad to share the wattles in bloom. As you know I do love my accesories they are always a great way to extend my wardrobe.

  7. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    August 6, 2017 / 10:34 am

    Love your new brogues! What a great find, Jill. So pleased you're now able to enjoy our beautiful flora. Thanks for the lovely photos. xx

    • Jill James
      August 7, 2017 / 6:38 am

      Thank you so much Elizabeth , I was pleased with the brogues and they are very comfortable. Our Australian flora is rather special isnt it.

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