Sometimes It Works , Sometimes Not So Much

 The title of today’s post sums it up – an outfit that was OK but not quite hitting the mark and photos that also were a bit off. You know what I mean , the focus is off , the light shifts and the wind blows but this is life- minor annoyances in the scheme of things. I am not a perfectionist by nature otherwise I would have canned these and started over on another day but as we were just passing through the delightful, historic village of Richmond this was never going to happen.
The silver and black skirt is an old Moyuru favourite and is paired with a Sarah Paccini vest and jacket that also has a metallic sheen to the fabric, although you will have to take my word on that as it really didn’t show at all in these photos.

 Richmond is in the south of Tasmania in the Coal River Valley ( now a popular fruit and wine growing area ) and an important part of our State’s colonial history. The village has many beautifully restored Georgian buildings , many are now used as tourist accommodation, stores and cafes.

The Richmond Bridge was built by convicts in 1823 and is the oldest stone span bridge in Australia.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday 

Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday

and Nancy for Friday Link Up



  1. Radostin
    January 16, 2018 / 7:36 am

    Oh, I think you look lovely, really relaxed and as though you are enjoying yourself. The sheen of the jacket does seem to me visible in the pic, too, even if it's a little stronger in real life.

    • Jill James
      January 17, 2018 / 9:32 am

      Thank you so much I,m pleased you liked the outfit.It was a pleasant day , I always enjoy a road trip.

  2. Nancy's Fashion Style
    January 16, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    We all have that from time to time, although I cant t see what is wrong with the outfit!

    • Jill James
      January 17, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Glad you understand Nancy , maybe I am just too fussy.

  3. Patti
    January 16, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    i like this look very much, esp the Moyuru skirt (I can't seem to find them anywhere!). And I agree, we all have days when we're not happy with lighting, or breezes. No worries, you look terrific. xox-Patti

    • Jill James
      January 17, 2018 / 9:36 am

      Thanks so very much Patti, maybe Moyuru isnt bought into the U.S., I will see what I can find.

  4. Jessica Jannenga
    January 20, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    It happens sometimes, with lighting etc..i love the shape of your skirt and your jacket is also a beautiful staple. You do have the coolest sunnies! sounds like a very pretty historic area!thank you for linking!jess

    • Jill James
      January 21, 2018 / 3:06 am

      Always my pleasure to join Turning Heads Tuesday Jess.I do love my sunnies and have an ever growing collection.

  5. vaiybora
    January 25, 2018 / 1:04 am

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  6. Patti
    January 29, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    Big cheers to this: "I am convinced that the reason older women have their own sense of style is both because of all those years of practice and the freedom to be themselves." i wrote about similar ideas today, we are in agreement. And you look fantastic! xo-Patti

  7. Natalia Lialina
    February 5, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    I can see why you're unhappy with the photos – they are beautifully framed, as always (your husband has a great eye for photography!), but the light was very challenging, too harsh for "people pictures", I would say. But I think your outfit was beautiful and very interesting, as always – layered, with unique shapes and accessories! I love it.Richmond is a pretty village. I love this type of architecture, with simple elegant lines. I believe Georgian is a "wing" of Colonial style, and we still see the influence of it in some contemporary built homes over ere in the US.<3

    • Jill James
      February 6, 2018 / 4:53 am

      Light is often a challenge in our Summers – you are spot on , it was too harsh for people photos and no shade to speak of- lesson learned. Richmond is one of my favourite villages although not usually in the tourist season.

  8. Penny Kocher
    February 7, 2018 / 8:26 am

    I do love the skirts you wear and am keeping a watch on one on a website which is coming down in price! I think you look great. It's funny about the pics one takes for the blogs we write, I set aside a lot, but this time included two of me in a coat that really should have been discarded. But I thought, why not! Also I love the summery pics – trying to remember what it's like to not feel cold x

    • Jill James
      February 8, 2018 / 9:22 am

      Sounds interesting Penny I do hope you get your skirt. Maybe we are just too critical as far as our blog photos are concerned. Glad you are enjoying my Summery pics , I must admit to looking forward to some cooler weather and my layers.

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