Spring Greens

On a warm and sunny  late Spring day I donned a mixture of Spring greens to visit the rhododendron gardens at the Punchbowl Reserve , a favourite local parkland and  picnic area.The rhododendrons were planted here many years ago and are a spectacular sight in full bloom.

 The freshness of all the new Spring growth is a sight I never tire of as I know in a very short time the green will turn to brown as the dry of Summer kicks in.
On the clothing front , green is one of those colours I always find rather tricky, finding just the right shade for me can be a challenge.I was delighted last year when I found this chartreuse green linen duster coat , I knew it would be a valuable asset to my wardrobe and would work back with so many of my old favourites.Two of those favourites are paired with the jacket today, the paler green cardigan with its lace inserts and edgeing is by Lisa Ho and has been with me for so long I no longer recall exactly when she came home and wide leg pants from a suit by Amy Rigg .

 Shoes from Sergio Rossi , that I still love but find a bit more tricky to wear these days paired with a pretty , silk embroidered bag that I found in a local charity shop.

 My glorious green hat with its floral fabric crown is by talented Tasmanian milliner Susan McArthur.
Today’s finishing touches are a couple of bangles that I discovered at a little shop in an arcade in Paris last year , a white vintage necklace and a pair of white daisy clip on earrings.(these reminded me why I had my ears pierced way back when.)

My Spring Greens will be linking with Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb,
Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday linkup.



  1. Tiina L
    November 13, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    This is an incredibly elegant outfit, old school glamour with a modern edge.

    • Jill James
      November 14, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Thank you Tiina , I enjoyed putting this outfit together . Glad you liked my Spring Greens.

  2. Patti
    November 13, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Love this color on you, and the flowing shape is so lovely. Thanks for linking up, xoxPattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      November 14, 2017 / 9:47 am

      Thank you Patti , the greens are a change for me but I do really like these particular shades of green.Always my pleasure to join Visible Monday.

  3. Nancy Baten
    November 13, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    This is a great outfit too!(you know I loved the VW outfit!) Very suttle colors!

    • Jill James
      November 14, 2017 / 9:49 am

      Thank you Nancy , yes a very different outfit to our favourite VW but one I was happy with, glad you did too.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    November 13, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Jill, I am in love and in awe – chartreuse works so beautifully with your delicately elegant ensemble! Love all the exquisite details. Clip-on earrings are fantastic, but can be so cruel. I can usually stand them for an hour or so, then I need a break.I can only imagine the full glory of the garden! What a gorgeous time of year!

    • Jill James
      November 14, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Thank you Natalia , chartreuse is my favourite green and I enjoyed pairing it with the softer tones.True , clip ons are short term wear for me too. The gardens are quite a sight this time of year.

  5. Blue Velvet Vintage
    November 14, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    I love chartreuse! And even though it is a tricky color, you have done a fabulous job putting that outfit together. The cardigan and hat paired with those great wide legs pants and the duster creates such a lovely classic glamour look.TheresaTheresa

    • Jill James
      November 22, 2017 / 8:56 am

      Thank you for your kind comments Theresa. Chatreuse is one of my favourite colours but I find it tricky to find so I grab it when I can. I so enjoyed putting this outfit together.

  6. Petite Silver Vixen
    November 21, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    When I saw this on instagram I thought WOW, Hollywood glamour from yesteryear! Chartreuse is stunning on you Jill. Sadly, chartreuse looks awful on me, but all the more to be able to admire you wearing it!And that handbag – ooooh I can never resist a bamboo handle handbag.https://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jill James
      November 22, 2017 / 9:02 am

      Thank you so much I so enjoyed creating this outfit with its vintage vibe. Chartreuse is an old favourite of mine probably because I know it suits my colouring.On the other hand all those jewel tones do nothing for me.

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