A Walk in the Park

 A walk in the park- not exactly – more a quick visit for photos and the park really is only a square- Princes Square in fact. Princes Square is only a few blocks from home and a place that holds many memories both from my childhood and my children’s- mainly of me playing in the fountain and then me as the mother preventing the children from falling in.
A little bit of history- the fountain dates from the mid 1850’s is from France and may well have come here by mistake – there is some conjecture on this – but some records indicate it should have gone to Launceston in England not Australia.

 Reflecting on the future – John and I have decided to travel to Europe later in the year to further explore France, Spain and Portugal- the fun of researching and planning now begins.

Making friends with William Russ Pugh, who was the first doctor to use ether for surgery in June 1847 at St.Johns Hospital in Launceston.

Today’s outfit consists of a jacket and pants by Amy Rigg (old favourites ) , they make an appearance every Summer. I purchased these from a friend who lived in the U.S. in the early 90’s . They are teamed with suede sling back shoes , also old favourites , and Victoria Spring gold and pearl heart necklace and earrings.( my nod to Valentines Day), vintage flower embossed gloves and a new to me flower adorned hat. I loved the shape of this hat when it crossed my path at Return to Splendour , although I must admit the overblown floral decoration is not really me, it will stay for now as I have promised the owner of Return to Splendour to at least keep it this way for this Summer.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday , Nancy for Friday Link Up and Judith at Style Crone for Hat Attack.



  1. Vix
    February 12, 2018 / 8:42 am

    Jill, you look utterly fabulous! I love the hat, very Belle Epoque and so very fitting next to your handsome Victorian companion.Very excited to hear of your travelling plans. Dying to hear more. xxx

    • Jill James
      February 14, 2018 / 3:01 am

      Thanks so much Vix – love the elegance of the Belle Epoque era. I always think the trip planning is part of the fun of travelling. xx

  2. Penny Kocher
    February 12, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    That's a stunning outfit, Jill and you carry it off so well! Lovely hat!

    • Jill James
      February 14, 2018 / 3:03 am

      Thanks so much Penny , I enjoyed putting this one together.I must admit to really falling for this hat even though the flowers are a bit out of my comfort zone.

  3. Patti
    February 12, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    Lovely look, Jill; the hat is perfection. I agree the planning of a trip is almost as much fun as the travel itself! Thanks for linking up, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      February 14, 2018 / 3:05 am

      Thanks so much Patti , I totally agree the planning is almost as good as the trip. Always my pleasure to link up.xx

  4. Nancy's Fashion Style
    February 12, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    What a fantastic hat! And those glasses! So stylish!

    • Jill James
      February 14, 2018 / 3:09 am

      Thanks so much Nancy I am thrilled with this hat.You know me I do love my sunnies.

  5. Theresa
    February 13, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    You really do have some of the most fabulous hats. Love the pants outfit. Looks so comfortable. The heart pendant necklace is stunning.Theresa

    • Jill James
      February 14, 2018 / 3:11 am

      Thank you Theresa , I do love my hats and have collected them for many years.

  6. Natalia Lialina
    February 14, 2018 / 1:57 am

    Such lovely park and amazing pictures! I love this outfit, so fanciful with this hat. How exciting to make travel plans! I must admit I'm a bit envious. :)Lots of love!

    • Jill James
      February 14, 2018 / 3:16 am

      Thank you Natalia the park is lovely and so handy for taking blog photos.This little hat creates a slightly different look . I do enjoy making travel plans again, your turn will come I'm sure, mine was a long time coming. Love, Jill. xx

  7. Jessica Jannenga
    February 18, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    I love historic places and the fountain and park sound wonderful. Loving your beautiful hat, making me long for spring with the beautiful pink flower. YOu have a wonderful talent for accessorizing too, as your gloves and sunglasses are great!thanks for linking!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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