Bronze and Black Oriental Vibe

I discovered this black and bronze oriental inspired coat at a local recycled clothing store some time ago and had been biding my time until our weather warmed a little to bring it out to play.

 The day started out with promise but by the time we reached Corra Linn , a local picnic spot by the river, it was cool and as the photos show quite windy.

 I must admit it was the contrast with the bronze and black and the embroidery work that really drew my attention to this coat because if I am truthful I really do not need another coat .

I teamed this coat with my Moyuru pants , black vintage pixie hat, Robert Clergerie bronze wedges from many Summers ago , a few bangles and bronze Gucci sunnies , that I have kept for so many years they are now vintage and a brown and black necklace .
I am off to Melbourne at the end of the week , a rather social time planned including seeing my son, catching up with Melbourne friends and spending time with two girlfriends in Melbourne from other states , we are going to see the 70 years of Dior exhibition at the National Gallery. I am still in the throes of sorting my outfits , a challenge with carry on luggage .
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday , Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb.



  1. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    October 3, 2017 / 10:13 am

    Oh Jill I love how you play with clothes, textures and shapes. In germany we call it " great cinema" I hope you understand what I mean ;)This coat is a great fibd and you look stunning.

    • Jill James
      October 3, 2017 / 10:54 pm

      Thank you Tina , I love that expression "great cinema", I understand exactly what you mean. I do enjoy playing with my clothes and expressing myself through them.

  2. Patti
    October 3, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Oh this coat – it's so gorgeous and art-y. Love this whole look, and esp those Gucci shades. xox-Patti

    • Jill James
      October 3, 2017 / 10:56 pm

      Many thanks Patti – I think it was that arty vibe that called my name. I have had the sunnies for so long they are now officially vintage.

  3. SusanG
    October 3, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Jill, the coat is a work of art, and you look fabulous in it. You always pay such close attention to detail throughout your outfits. You're definitely one-of-a-kind! I always enjoy seeing your creations.

    • Jill James
      October 3, 2017 / 11:00 pm

      Susan , thank you so much for your kind and generous comments. I enjoy composing my outfits from pieces collected over the years and it means a lot to me that you appreciate them.

  4. Jessica Jannenga
    October 3, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Love your jacket jill! Talk about a statement piece! Very beautiful print and design. Ill be sharing my love of jackets as it cools down here soon. Looks very chic with those shoes!thanks for linking!jess

    • Jill James
      October 3, 2017 / 11:03 pm

      Thank you Jess, I know we both love a jacket and I will look forward to seeing some of your collection as the season progresses.I think it definately was the details that captured my attention with this one.Always my pleasure to join your link up.

  5. Jane Archer
    October 4, 2017 / 1:48 am

    Jill, I love your jacket! It is gorgeous. What a great find!

    • Jill James
      October 4, 2017 / 8:14 am

      Thank you so much Jane , glad you like this jacket , a good find indeed and sure to get many outings.

  6. Anna Parkes
    October 4, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Black and bronze are so chic aren't they Jill? The jacket was a real find and far too gorgeous not to buy. I'm very envious at the thought of the Dior show – how wonderful for you.Have a great holiday!Anna x

    • Jill James
      October 5, 2017 / 5:56 am

      So true Anna , they do compliment each other beautifully. I really was thrilled with this jacket . I am so looking forward to seeing the Dior exhibition and having a rather social few days.

  7. Olga Rani
    October 9, 2017 / 5:32 am

    Another stunning look, Jill! What a great find this coat is! I love its Asian vibe and those embroidered details.

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