Cream, Black and Animal Print In a Country Lane

 A public holiday Monday seemed just right for a drive in the country and maybe take some blog photos along the way. Setting out from home the sun was shining but this was not to last and soon the rain was falling. We changed our route to head toward home and then fortunately the rain cleared and we happened upon this stone wall and entrance lane to a property named Logan.

 The long drive was edged with the most magnificent oak trees , still shedding their Autumn leaves.
I am guessing the oak trees have stood there for many years as most of the rural properties in this area date from the early to mid 1800’s.

John and I have had a couple of busy days traveling to Hobart to help our son, Zac and his wife, Sarah move into their new home near the beach.
It is a special time in our family as Zac and Sarah are expecting their first baby later in the year.

 I must admit to being rather excited about becoming a grandmother for the first time and the joy of meeting a new little person.

 Today’s outfit for a drive in the country consists of a black Paula Ryan knit teamed with black Nicola Waite pants , topped with a vintage rabbit fur vest that I really bought for its lucite clasp but as it is so warm and snuggly   it will have many outings as Winter sets in.
The finishing touches are red, black and leopard brogues from Diego and Juliette , purchased on sale at the end of last Winter, favourite leopard print and black leather gloves, an animal print vintage beret purchased online through Ruby Lane , a while ago when our dollar had a more favourable exchange rate, clip on earrings from a thrift shop and Preen sunnies.

Linking with Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fashion Friday.



  1. Patti Gibbons
    June 11, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Marvelous touches to make this look even more delightful: the shoes, hat, gloves, everything! Congratulations on future grand-baby too, xoPatti

    • Jill James
      June 13, 2018 / 5:45 am

      Many thanks Patti , I always enjoy playing with the finishing touches. Appreciate your good wishes, looking forward to the grand-baby.

  2. Nancy Baten
    June 11, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Again those gloves! Wow. How fantastic that your son and his wife are moving to the sea! However, that must be not a big thing where you love probably.

    • Jill James
      June 13, 2018 / 5:49 am

      Thanks so much Nancy , as you have noticed I have quite a glove collection. Even though I live on an island not all our cities are by the sea.

  3. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    June 12, 2018 / 7:26 am

    Congrats on being a Grandma, how exciting! Love all the leopard – it looks super glam! xx Maria

    • Jill James
      June 13, 2018 / 5:51 am

      Thank you Maria , I am a bit excited about becoming a grandma.I have always been a fan of leopard. xx

  4. Tiina L
    June 12, 2018 / 7:56 am

    Congratulations on the future grandchild! Raffy will have some serious competition…And I just love your fab accessories! The shoes are to die for.

    • Jill James
      June 13, 2018 / 5:53 am

      Thank you Tiina and you are quite right Raffy will have some competition for my attention. The shoes were a good buy at the end of last Winter and are so comfy.

  5. Vix
    June 12, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    Congratulations to all of you on the news of that precious baby!!That's a fantastic outfit. The gloves, hat, glasses and shoes are fabulous and the red shoelaces top it all off a treat! xxx

    • Jill James
      June 13, 2018 / 5:56 am

      Thank you Vix for your best wishes . Glad you liked my finishing touches, I always enjoy playing with them. xxx

  6. Jessica Jannenga
    June 13, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Congratulations Jill, on being a new Grandma! thats exciting. Love the mix of the leopard details, your lovely gold earrings and the cream/black mix. Its so nice to go for a ride in the country!thanks for linking!jess

    • Jill James
      June 19, 2018 / 2:43 am

      Thank you so much Jess . Leopard print has always been a favourite , I love how it always adds those perfect finishing touches.

  7. Natalia Lialina
    June 19, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    What a beautiful post! Love the tree lane, the Autumn colors, and your playful and cozy outfit with animal print splashes here and there! Lovely!And what wonderful news about your dear son becoming a father and you becoming a grandmother soon! That is really very touching and exciting! And a new home by the beach sounds like a dream!!! Congratulations to you and your family with all these wonderful news, dearest Jill! Lots of love!

  8. Jill James
    June 28, 2018 / 7:45 am

    Thank you Natalia for your good wishes on the soon to be new addition to our family.I know that their new home by the beach will be the perfect family home.The laneway in its late Autumn colours was a very happy accident and worked so well with my outfit that day. Best wishes, Jill. xxx

  9. vaiybora
    October 14, 2018 / 2:41 am

    love dress and your style.หนังออนไลน์

    • grownupglamour
      September 15, 2020 / 9:52 am

      Many thanks Andy.

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