Metallic Hues

Searching for a change I decided to follow a long held desire to become a red head. If not now when was my rationale and I am rather pleased with the result.
I would be quite happy to embrace turning to silver but my genetic gene pool had other ideas, my late mother was only slightly grey at age 78.

I often read articles both in print and online criticizing women over a certain age for continuing to colour their hair.  Always a personal decision in my opinion , do whatever makes you feel your best.

Continuing the metallic theme I donned this new to me bronze leather short sleeve jacket, a recent purchase from my local recycle clothing store. I visited on a half price sale day so the jacket was quite a bargain . I will admit two skirts and a fancy rain coat also came home that day, they were half price , too good to leave behind.

The jacket is from the late 1980’s and has the most amazing puffy sleeves. I do enjoy much of the 80s fashion.

My ever faithful Moyuru skirt  worked perfectly with the jacket . I added these bronze Robert Clergerie wedges , an embellished tee , short lace fingerless gloves ,  Karen Walker sunnies and a blingy belt, another recycle purchase.

Today was a public holiday here , so we took advantage and visited our towns legal area for today’s photos. The doors above are the entrance to The Supreme Court where I served Jury Duty a few years ago.

This row of Victorian Terrace Houses is home to several law practices and many state government legal services.

Taking my Metallic Hues to join Patti at Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Catherine for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Fashion Friday Link Up.



  1. SusanG
    March 12, 2018 / 9:33 am

    You look stunning as a redhead! Love your quirky and brave style!

    • Jill James
      March 13, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Susan, thank you so much I think I will enjoy being a redhead. Glad you like my style , I must admit to being tickled by your description.

  2. Radostin
    March 12, 2018 / 10:47 am

    That jacket is seriously amazing! I would never have guessed it was leather from a distance. It also fits you perfectly. The whole outfit is great and you already know I love your hair – enjoy!- jessiejessyg from instagram

    • Jill James
      March 13, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Thank you so much Jessie . I am very pleased with the jacket , both the colour and the softest leather and that it was as cheap as chips. So pleased you put your IG name too- now I can relate.

  3. Patti
    March 12, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    LOVE the red hair! I agree about coloring vs. not-coloring: do what makes you feel great. Wonderful look head to toes, xox-Patti

    • Jill James
      March 13, 2018 / 9:32 am

      Many thanks Patti I am pleased with my red hair. Always glad to join Visible Monday.

  4. Vix
    March 12, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    Hello fellow hair-dyer! I love your hair red, you look so good. I adore the outfit too, it reminds me of Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan, surely one of the most iconic wardrobes in film history. xxx

    • Jill James
      March 13, 2018 / 9:36 am

      So pleased to hear you are a fellow hair dyer Vix. I do remember Desperately Seeking Susan so that is a massive compliment, thank you.xx

  5. Natalia Lialina
    March 12, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    Jill, you are stunning!!! I am partial to red hair, as you know, so it's always a good decision in my books! 🙂 Love your outfit – the new to you jacket looks fantastic on you, such a perfect fit for your tiny waist! And look how wonderful it fits in with your wardrobe – as it was always there! Love the accessories you chose, and the details of your town's architecture are a great background to this victorious outfit!Lots of love!

    • Jill James
      March 13, 2018 / 9:43 am

      Thank you so much Natalia , I had toyed with the idea of becoming a red head for ages and am so glad I made the decision. I always loved your hair and the way it works with your wardrobe choices. The jacket was a lucky find and as you say perfect with my existing wardrobe. xx

  6. Nancy's Fashion Style
    March 12, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    Wonderfull! Amazing! No, but really! This color makes you look so much younger! And of course the outfit is perfect! I always like your choice of skirts!

    • Jill James
      March 13, 2018 / 9:45 am

      Thank you so much Nancy glad you like the outfit . I will take that the colour makes me look younger.

  7. jodie filogomo
    March 12, 2018 / 11:47 pm

    You always know how to show off great style, and coloring your hair is everyone's prerogative!! It looks great Jill!!

    • Jill James
      March 13, 2018 / 9:48 am

      Thank you Jodie so kind of you. Totally agree that colouring is everyone's prerogative.

  8. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    March 13, 2018 / 10:25 am

    You look fabulous as a red head! It shows off this outfit gloriously! x

    • Jill James
      March 14, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thank you so much I am enjoying the change.

  9. Tiina L
    March 13, 2018 / 11:25 am

    Well, red hair suits you, and I'm sure it matches your personality, too. So, go for it! I've always wanted red hair, too, but I'm too lazy to keep it up. Or to do anything to my hair, for that matter. I blame my upbringing: my mother was a hairdresser and I grew up in a salon, I must have overdosed on hairstyling or something…

    • Jill James
      March 14, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Thank you Tiina , I could see you as a red head but can fully understand your feelings on hair, maybe you are right too much as a child.

  10. Vale ♥
    March 13, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    Lovely outfit, I like the belted jacket, I always prefer a defined waistline, and I think you look great as redhead! Coming from Patti's linkup 🙂 greetings from ItalyFashion and Cookies – fashion and beauty blog

    • Jill James
      March 14, 2018 / 8:38 am

      Thank you Vale for your kind comments. Like you I have always preferred a jacket that defines the waist.

  11. Emma Peach
    March 13, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    I love your hair colour, it really suits you! The vest is fabulous – I'm a big fan of buying clothes from charity shops/thrift stores. Absolutely stunning outfit! Emma

    • Jill James
      March 14, 2018 / 8:40 am

      Thank you so much Emma for your kind comments. Thrift or recycle shops can turn up some gems.

  12. Jessica Jannenga
    March 18, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    Well, of course I LOVE your hair color, the light copper suits you so well! you have a wonderful selection of jackets and this bronze one is beautiful! I love it with the platform shoes. jess xxhave a great day!

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