Salamanca Place in Velvet and Leather

Last week we took a short break and spent a couple of days in Hobart , our states capital city. This gave us the opportunity to catch up with our eldest son, Zac , and a spot of retail therapy , mainly window shopping although I did find a useful guide on Portugal for our trip later in the year and the chance to see a French film as part of the French Film Festival.

Salamanca Place is always one of my favourite spots to visit , with its cafes and craft shops and on Saturdays the home of a bustling market. Salamanca Place itself consists of rows of sandstone buildings, that were originally warehouses for the port of Hobart.

My outfit for the day consists of my black leather skirt ( a recycled purchase last year) , a ruffled vintage velvet jacket with the most interesting sleeves (that doesn’t really show in the photos), a spotted top from Marlene Birger, black studded leather gloves, vintage bag, Ted Baker hat and Preen sunnies. The day was rather chilly giving me a good excuse to layer.

I had to laugh at this bronze by husband and wife artists Gillie and Marc titled “Happy Birthday Mr President”- doesn’t it look familiar to bloggers. Gillie and Marc are Sydney based artists who collabrate to create art applying the iconic imagery of the dog/human hybrid to celebrate the powerful spiritual relationship that exists between man and animal.

I rather liked this quote from Marilyn Munro on a plaque on the art work.
” Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb Nancy for Friday Fashion Link Up.



  1. notdeadyetstyle
    March 26, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    Elegant in leather, Jill! Love your finishing pieces too. I saw similar bronze sculptures in NYC last year – perhaps the same talented artists. Thanks for linking up, xo-Patti

    • Jill James
      March 27, 2018 / 5:48 am

      Thank you Patti , always have fun with the finishing pieces. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the New York bronzes are by the same artists. My pleasure to link with Visible Monday.

  2. Tiina L
    March 26, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Love, love, love your accessories!

    • Jill James
      March 27, 2018 / 5:49 am

      Thank you so much Tiina , I know we share a love of accessories and their ability to change an outfit.

  3. Anna Parkes
    March 26, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    On some women, an all black outfit could look boring, but not on you my dear. I love all of the little extra details that make this ensemble yours. Textures and ruffles, unusual gloves and fabulous sunglasses come together to give your totally unique style – brava!Anna x

    • Jill James
      March 27, 2018 / 5:51 am

      Many thanks Anna , I always enjoy an all black outfit and adding accessories to ring the changes . xx

  4. Nancy Baten
    March 26, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    Fantastic outfit! I adore the bag!

    • Jill James
      March 27, 2018 / 5:53 am

      Thank you so much Nancy. This vintage bag is a favourite of mine, I just love the shape.

  5. elle the Elle Diaries
    March 27, 2018 / 12:29 am

    Head to toe, what fabulous outfit choices. I love the chic and edgy vibe, The sophisticated black shades rock, and all of the wonderful textures going on here. I’m so glad you had a great visit with your son. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post !❤️❤️❤️Elle

    • Jill James
      March 27, 2018 / 5:55 am

      Thank you so much Elle for your kind comments. I do enjoy playing with black and different textures.

  6. Vix
    March 28, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    You look so cool – I know I say that every time you post but it's true. You look like a superstar in that street photo.I love the bronze statue – the blogger homage. It reminds me of the Daft Punk's DA Funk video! xxx

  7. vaiybora
    October 14, 2018 / 2:42 am

    I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !หนังออนไลน์

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