Grey In The Garden

Today’s post is a short one as the one I had planned just didn’t happen so a few quick shots in my dry Summer garden before work was the only solution.

We are having a bit of a heatwave here at present so cool and comfortable was the only way to go , so my grey Paula Ryan dress fitted the bill. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this dress. I love its shape and asymmetrical  hemline but as much as I like grey on others not so much on me.

The dress was purchased several Summers ago on sale at a shop where I was working at the time, sadly the store no longer exists, so maybe it will go later this year to a charity shop and hopefully be purchased by someone that truly loves it.
I added some colour with the multi-toned beads , red ear-rings, black and white Preen sunnies and silver sandals.

The dress works really well with white as an accent and Raffy kindly obliged.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday ( a little late), Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Linkup.

Part Two of my travels in the Loire Valley in France will be posted on Wednesday. If you share my love of history , gardens and architecture this will be right up your street.



  1. Nancy's Fashion
    January 15, 2019 / 2:19 pm

    I can't see why you don't like that dress! And those colourful accessories that you added are perfect!

    • Jill James
      January 16, 2019 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you Nancy , maybe its just me that isn't loving this dress, maybe I need to play with it more.

  2. Mica T
    January 16, 2019 / 12:14 am

    I ma loving that dress – and grey is my favourite neutral !I think you added colour to it so well with your accessories :)Hope that your week is going well! I've posted a new outfit linkup on my blog if you want to check it out :)Away From The Blue Blog

    • Jill James
      January 17, 2019 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you Mica, for visiting glad to meet another Australian and see another blogger dressed for Summer heat.

  3. Penny Kocher
    January 16, 2019 / 2:58 pm

    We've heard about your heatwave! And although you say you don't like the grey I think it suits you and you've accessorized brilliantly – that necklace is amazing!

    • Jill James
      January 17, 2019 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you Penny , the heatwave continues, I am running out of dressing options to keep cool. I have always had a love hate /hate relationship with grey.

  4. Penny Kocher
    January 16, 2019 / 2:59 pm

    Very grey and damp here, btw!

    • Jill James
      January 17, 2019 / 10:14 pm

      Oh dear, hope your weather improves soon but I know you wouldn't like ours either.

  5. Natalia Lialina
    January 20, 2019 / 5:43 am

    Raffy makes a wonderful accessory! 🙂 I love the way you used colors to add to the gray dress, Jill. It's a beautiful neutral, and I bet very comfortable to wear too. I am sure that it will make someone really happy to purchase it when you are done with it. I too am going through my clothes trying to decide what things will be better off without me, so I totally understand you…Lots of love!

    • Jill James
      January 23, 2019 / 7:02 am

      Thank you so much Natalia , even though grey isn't a favourite of mine it is a good neutral, just perfect for adding colour. I agree Raffy always makes a cute accessory.

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