Double Spots to Welcome Autumn

Autumn has arrived here and I do not mind one bit as it is always my favourite time of year bringing clear, sunny days and of course all those glorious warm tones as the trees turn.

Welcoming Autumn in double spots – my black and white Moyuru pants purchased earlier this Summer and an orange and white shirt – a 1980’s Christian Lacroix vintage find bought for a song a few years ago. It is the finest cotton with wonderful full sleeves and finished with gold buttons.

Unfortunately I am unable to button the shirt but no matter ( I live in hope).

A headwrap using a bright blue , white, black and orange cotton scarf was the order of the day. I was pleased with the result( although it was far from perfect)  , more practice needed.

Accessories included a black and white fabric necklace, Preen cats eye sunnies and earrings.

Yesterday was a glorious day so we decided to drive along the Tamar River , which offers some great spots for photos. The bridge in the background is the Batman Bridge, named after John Batman , an early Tasmanian settler who helped establish the city of Melbourne.
The sports car in the first shot is a 1990 Mazda MX5 , John’s retirement present to himself.

Taking my double spots to join Patti at Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Linkup.



  1. Vix
    March 5, 2018 / 9:29 am

    If it's worth doing then it's worth overdoing, as Keith Richards once said! the double spots are wonderful, making double the impact. I adore that Lacroix blouse, you can tell its posh heritage by the shoulders! xxx

    • Jill James
      March 6, 2018 / 10:21 am

      So true, I really must remember this , Keith should know. I knew you would like this one with its big sleeves – it is posh but was a recycle bargain .Thanks so much Vix.

  2. Patti
    March 5, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    Love the double-spots and the head wrap is moving me to try one today. Oh, and my husband too is craving that car as his retirement gift to self! Thanks for linking up, xo-Patti

    • Jill James
      March 6, 2018 / 10:24 am

      Thanks so much Patti, I can see you in a headwrap. I enjoyed the double spots.Husbands and their cars as retirement gifts .

  3. Nancy Baten
    March 5, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    Never thought of wearing dots on dots. Looks damn good!

    • Jill James
      March 6, 2018 / 10:25 am

      Thank you Nancy, the double spots were fun to wear.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    March 6, 2018 / 7:35 am

    One of my favorites, Jill! Absolutely stunning – so playful, so elegant, so original! Love the puffy sleeves and how you wear the blouse open (I also do it with some silk blouses that I have and can't button up :). And the headscarf really finishes up this gorgeous ensemble!Happy Autumn!Lots of love!

    • Jill James
      March 6, 2018 / 10:31 am

      Thank you dear Natalia I know you share my love of wearing spots. I am very fond of this shirt and its puffy sleeves. I will enjoy my Autumn and you your Spring.

  5. Penny Kocher
    March 6, 2018 / 8:43 am

    Just wow – again! You make such a bold statement with your clothes – love the spots. Btw, the Instagram v blogging thing seems to have cropped up on several blogs just recently, so in my latest blog post I asked whether people preferred Instagram to a blog. I'm pleased to say a large number responded and 99.9% said they preferred reading blogs to Instagram. So maybe there are reasons to be on Instagram but blogging is certainly what a lot of people like and prefer.

    • Jill James
      March 6, 2018 / 10:36 am

      Thank you Penny , I do love wearing spots.I found your post on Instagram v blogging most interesting and have also read several others with varying opinions. I plan to continue my blog as I enjoy the personal aspect and friendships.

  6. Tiina L
    March 10, 2018 / 11:21 am

    I love this bold look! Enjoy the lovely early autumn weather, Jill.

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