Tartan and a Dream Hat Revisited

Officially this is the last Winter post , Spring is literally just round the corner on Friday in fact , so it really was time to revisit my all time favourite Winter hat. I had been biding my time searching for the perfect coat or jacket to accompany this beauty but this was not the year for this to happen. I know it will , as it often does when you least expect it and from an unlikely source.

 Time to draw on old favourites , this little tartan jacket has made several appearances previously and my long black leather skirt – both sourced from a local recycled clothing store.Elbow length black leather gloves that I discovered at a charity shop in Adelaide at Easter make the perfect finishing touch.

Red suede ankle boots by Ara , another old favourite, complete today’s outfit.

 I just had to include a close-up of the details on my hat , love the braiding detail . The hat is made by
a Tasmanian milliner , Susan McArthur . I am a great admirer of her millinery and am now the proud owner of three of her glorious creations.

Linking to Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Nancy for Fashion Friday and Judith at Style Crone for Hat Attack.



  1. Patti
    August 28, 2017 / 11:52 am

    I can see why this is your favorite hat, Jill.! And the leather skirt is simply divine. Thanks so much for linking up, you look fabulous. XO-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      August 29, 2017 / 11:11 am

      Thank you Patti , I know this little hat will stay with me forever . Always my pleasure to join in with Visible Monday.

  2. Nancy's Fashion Style
    August 28, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    I love that classic tartan! And your red shoes are fabulous!

    • Jill James
      August 29, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Many thanks Nancy , a tartan is always a Winter classic.

  3. Tiina L
    August 28, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    The tartan is so beautiful, and really pops against the black. This is definitely one of my favourite outfits, fun and cool.

    • Jill James
      August 29, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Tiina, that is really special, thank you so much.

  4. SusanG
    August 28, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Those boots are exquisite! Love the skirt as well.

    • Jill James
      August 29, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Thank you Susan , I have had the boots for a while but love them and they are so comfortable.

  5. Laurie Duncan
    August 28, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Such a unique hat! Goes quite beautifully with your tartan! 🙂

    • Jill James
      August 29, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Thanks so much Laurie it is made by a Tassie milliner.Glad you like the tartan.

  6. Penny Kocher
    August 29, 2017 / 7:23 am

    It's an amazing outfit – you have a great eye for clothes and hats. The little tartan jacket is so good on you. As for the shoes….. Just lovely.

    • Jill James
      August 29, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thank you so much Penny , I think we both share the joy of finding something a little different from the mainstream.

  7. dan
    August 29, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    The hat is really unique! It is a piece of art . Susan McArthur is very talented and you matched the hat beautifully…

    • Jill James
      September 4, 2017 / 8:43 am

      So true Dan , Susan is very talented and the fact that she is an artist shows through in her hats.

  8. Natalia Lialina
    September 1, 2017 / 3:56 am

    You have an exquisite taste and such an eye for beauty! Gorgeous ensemble, my dear Jill! Happy Spring to you!!

    • Jill James
      September 4, 2017 / 8:44 am

      Thank you so much dear Natalia , you are always so generous with your comments.

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    October 14, 2018 / 2:35 am

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