Native Point in Blacks and a Chartreuse Hat

 Native Point is a small nature reserve by the Tamar River and a spot I have used on previous occasions. The artistic side of me enjoys the play of more dressier clothing against the bush setting.
Today it was the perfect spot to wear some of my favourite black pieces and a charteuse hat.

I purchased this chartreuse hat from Tanith Rowan , an Australian milliner based in the Blue Mountains. Tanith has a love of vintage and this is reflected in her designs.The shape and style of this hat and the fact that it was in my favourite chartreuse colour convinced me that it had to be mine.
Nothing like a statement hat to raise the spirits during the Winter was also a thought that ran through my mind as I pressed the buy button to purchase the hat through Etsy. I am so glad I did, it is a most welcome addition to my Winter hat collection.

No secret that black is an all time favourite of mine , especially when I am playing with texture.
The basis of today’s blacks is this full leather skirt , from a local recycled clothing store, that has made several blog appearances and a Paula Ryan knit that has kept me warm for many Winters.
Adding to the textural element was a Mongolian lamb wrap , that is so warm and the belt above ,both recycle purchases . I am so enjoying being able to find interesting pieces that otherwise would be beyond my budget.

Black ankle boots from Estilio Emporio that were from a local store named La Cigalle , that sadly is now closed. The owner , Katie , a colourful French woman, amassed an eclectic collection of stock from all around the world. The store stocked homewares , gift lines , jewellery and fashion and accessories.

Joining Judith at Style Crone for Hat Attack, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb for #iwillwearwhatilike, Jessica for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.



  1. Tiina L
    June 5, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    I love howvyour all black outfit, although very stylish and cool, becomes a neutral backdrop to showcase the hat. And I totally understand the idea of using this type of a setting for a dressier outfit: the contrast makes it interesting.

    • Jill James
      June 6, 2018 / 6:09 am

      Thank you Tiina , that is exactly how I saw the black as just the back drop to showcase the colour and shape of the hat.

  2. Nancy's Fashion Style
    June 5, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Oh my, you look fantastic! I adore black leather skirts!

    • Jill James
      June 6, 2018 / 6:10 am

      Thank you so much Nancy – we do share our love of a leather skirt.

  3. elle the Elle Diaries
    June 5, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    I really enjoyed the interesting contradiction of these elegant pieces in the bush setting. The Mongolian lamb vest has such a wonderful texture, as does your wonderful belt. That chartreuse hat is sensational. You have such outstanding style and are a pleasure to follow. ! ❤️❤️❤️Elle

    • Jill James
      June 6, 2018 / 6:16 am

      Thank you so very much Elle for your kind and generous comment. I must admit to being pleased with the way the elements came together.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    June 5, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    I'm admiring every detail of your outfit! Gorgeous photography too! I also love chartreuse, and with your favorite black it looks divine! The textures and shapes of your outfit are simply fantastic, my dearest Jill! Have a wonderful week, my friend! Lots of love!

    • Jill James
      June 6, 2018 / 6:24 am

      Thank you so much dear Natalia , I was pleased with the way the textures and shapes complimented each other.It was a clear , sunny day which always helps on the photography side. Enjoy that Summer sunshine. xx

  5. dan
    June 7, 2018 / 6:03 am

    The reserve looks like a quiet place where enjoy nature … and take good photos for the blog either! Stunning hat: a work of art!

    • Jill James
      June 10, 2018 / 4:30 am

      Many thanks Dan the reserve is a pretty little spot , so different to your historical areas in your town. I am so delighted with this little hat.

  6. Vix
    June 7, 2018 / 7:16 am

    You look splendid, that hat is sublime and the Mongolian lamb wrap is utterly fabulous. Your skirt looks buttersoft. Thanks for sharing that lovely reserve. xxx

    • Jill James
      June 10, 2018 / 4:32 am

      Thanks so much Vix I do love this little hat . The Mongolian lamb is just so warm , it will certainly will be worn constantly this Winter. xxx

  7. Jessica Jannenga
    June 9, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    What a lovely area Jill. Boy, you make black look so good! I love the textures in your outfit and that hat is a work of art! Love the shape on you. Have a wonderful weekend!thank you for linking up!jess

    • Jill James
      June 10, 2018 / 4:34 am

      Thank you so much Jess , I do enjoy wearing black and always feel it really shows the varying textures perfectly. Many thanks for hosting. xxx

  8. The Style Crone
    June 26, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Native Point is so picturesque, I see why it is a favorite place to visit. Your chartreuse hat is simply fabulous and really shows off your wonderful sense of style. Thank you for sharing a great hat and millinery source with Hat Attack!

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

    love dress and your style.หนังออนไลน์

  10. September 14, 2020 / 2:21 pm

    You leather collection is amazing Jill and your pieces look fab on you. I craft with leather as a hobby and have to say that your croc skin belt is over the moon. I love it and it goes so well with that skirt !!!

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