Spring Blossoms In The Pink

The beauty of Spring Blossoms in all their pink glory is always a sight to behold. These pink beauties are the star of the show in the garden of my sister Lyn. We both inherited our love of creating gardens from our late mother.

Berry tones and grey were my colour choice for today’s outfit. Starting with the grey silk trench style coat from Ginger and Smart worn over a grey knit from Lisa Ho, that is many moons old but I love its row of pearl grey buttons. I topped the coat with a berry velvet capelet , my first purchase from a small Melbourne designer Mickey in the Van. I must admit that maybe in hindsight as much as I love the colour it may have been a mistake as I really have very little in my wardrobe to pair this with.
My other berry element was my Kikomarina skirt , a recycle find some time ago.

My token pink item is the dusty pink Helen Kaminski hat, an old favourite that has been with me for many a Winter.

I always find that Spring is a time of renewal on so many levels and happily ponder the changes that a new season brings. I have a few things on my list that I hope to do, revisit my Spanish language classes that I did many years , take some photography classes to improve my skills and learn more editing , more travel is on the radar and some volunteering , where not quite sure yet .
On another note I have decided to stop colouring my hair and see where I it takes me , just as well I enjoy hats and head wraps , I see many in my future during the growing out process.

Halfway through taking the photos the rain arrived and out came my hot pink and black umbrella.
Spring rain is always welcome as it prepares the garden for the possibly warm, dry Summer.
We are lucky here in Tasmania as we have had Winter rain unlike many areas of Australia that are suffering drought conditions.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb for #iwillwearwhatilike
and Nancy for Fancy Friday Linkup.



  1. Tiina L
    September 18, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    Berry tones are a great alternative for (or accompaniment to) neutrals, so I'm sure you will get plenty of wear out of both the caplet and the skirt. And how gorgeous is that umbrella!

    • Jill James
      September 19, 2018 / 7:11 am

      Thank you Tiina, I agree that the berry tones go well with the neutrals. They are a bit of a change for me but I quite like them for a change. I am very pleased with the capelet and it is made in Melbourne. The umbrella does make quite a statement.

  2. Nancy Baten
    September 18, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    It's great to see it's spring over there, but now I have to mis you're fabulous gloves. Luckily you always wear other great items!

    • Jill James
      September 19, 2018 / 7:13 am

      Thanks Nancy , our Spring weather is quite fickle so you may still see my gloves if it turns cool again.I hope your Autumn is a warm one.

  3. Penny Kocher
    September 19, 2018 / 7:16 am

    Wow – again! That's a great skirt with a wonderful cut to it and colour. Lovely to see the Spring flowers and then your colour scheme. The whole outfit is brill.Good luck with the hair. I resisted this for years but the time was right in October 2 years ago. The white of my hair seemed to blend in with the dyed hair which was yellowish so I was OK as it grew out. The dyed bit's mostly gone now and but I always believe never say never and am open to treating the hair if it ever looks dull. I'm currently washing my hair in white hair products and will be posting soon on what it's doing. Hats and wraps will be great! And that's anamazing umbrella! Have a good week x

    • Jill James
      September 23, 2018 / 8:55 am

      Many thanks Penny, it is always a joy to see the Spring flowers , a nod of whats to come.After many years of living in mainly pants I am enjoying finding and wearing interesting skirts.As for the hair I am rather tired of all the colouring and finding it is no longer holding for long so maybe it is time. I will see how it goes, handy I like hats.

  4. Anna Parkes
    September 21, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    How clever of you to have a velvet cape and umbrella that match so perfectly! These colours are so lovely set against the flowers behind you. I wish I had green fingers like you. Well done with your decision to let your hair grow out into its natural colour. I fear I may be far too vain to ever go that way. Hats and wraps will serve you well while the first stage comes through.Anna x

    • Jill James
      September 23, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Many thanks Anna, one of those happy co-incidences. The colours do say Spring and worked well with the blossoms.It will be interesting to see how the hair progresses and what colour it will end up.As much as hope , I have no doubt it will not be a pretty even silver.

  5. Vix
    September 23, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    I'm swooning over both that capelet and the umbrella, they're stunning – as are you! xxx

    • Jill James
      September 24, 2018 / 7:46 am

      Many thanks Vix, I can certainly see you in this velvet capelet.xx

  6. Jessica Jannenga
    September 23, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Hi Jill, Love the caplet! the rich velvet and the detail looks wonderful with your cardi and silver buttons. Good going on letting your hair go al natural, you'll have to share how that goes. You do have some great hats and I love the berry tones!thanks for linking!jess xxwww.elegantlytdressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      September 24, 2018 / 7:49 am

      Thank you so much Jess , I am very happy with this caplet and know it will be worn so much. I will share how the hair goes , not sure how it will turn out but as you say I love my hats. Always my pleasure to link up.

  7. Radostin
    September 27, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    Fabulous outfit, all those purply pinks together are just gorgeous. I think the capelet is wonderful, the pairing with this coat is brilliant and worth repeating. – @jessiejessyg

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