Red Among The Gum Trees

 Today my inner voice insisted I wear red and not just the red coat dress but full on with red hat and boots.
I listened and obeyed but later I did some research on the significance of colours courtesy of Empower Yourself with Color.It seems red is the colour of energy, passion and action.
Red is a warm and positive colour associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive, it excites
the emotions and motivates us to take action as it is the colour of physical movement and awakens our
life force.

I have learnt long ago to listen to my inner voice and this occasion wasn’t any different as an appointment
with my doctors clinic revealed, nothing serious just a few issues I have placed on the back burner for way too long. So you may see me in red more often , I will be needing all the energy, passion and action I can get.

Red, suede ankle boots from Ara that I have had for a few Winters now but never worn a lot, red suede and wet weather do not mix.

Adding more than a touch of red with this felt hat adorned with flowers by Scala.

The magnolias in the garden are starting to shed their Winter coats and come into full bloom. I hope too soon but know that realistically it will be a couple of months yet.

Joining Jess for Turning heads Tuesday.



  1. Tiina L
    August 25, 2015 / 9:12 am

    Loving yourbred accents here! Yes, red gives you energy and life force. It also makes you look like you mean business…

    • Jill James
      August 26, 2015 / 1:00 am

      Thanks Tiina, I do like to wear red on occasion but must admit I really have to in the mood that day.

  2. Olga Rani
    August 25, 2015 / 11:53 am

    Looking radiant in red Jill! Love the hat, such a beauty!

    • Jill James
      August 26, 2015 / 1:01 am

      Thank you Olga for your so kind comments. I have always loved the style and details on this hat but must admit it has not had many outings.

  3. Laurie Duncan
    August 25, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Red is such a fun color to wear and you look great in it! I bought some black suede boots last year, so I know what you mean. But I do love them!

    • Jill James
      August 26, 2015 / 1:03 am

      Red is a fun colour to wear I really must do it more often. Thats the thing about suede they look great and are always good to wear on dry days.

  4. Petite Silver Vixen
    August 25, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    Glad to hear the issues are nothing serious. So important to look after our health. You're wise to listen to your inner voice on many levels, not least because you look fabulous in red! Even better with the leopard print! I love it when the magnolias start to bud. I always think such potential about to happen, so much energy about to burst forth.

    • Jill James
      August 26, 2015 / 1:05 am

      You are so right about looking after our health particularly as we age , I really must break the habits of a life time and take more care. Day by day the magnolia tree bursts into life , a promise of things to come.

  5. Melanie
    August 25, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    You are ravishing in your red! I'm sure it's doubly powerful when you wear it with an animal print. Such a wonderful extra-strength colour supplement.

    • Jill James
      August 26, 2015 / 1:07 am

      Thank you Melanie , a great compliment indeed coming from your ravishing self. I have always liked red with animal print, somehow it just seems to work.

  6. Jaymie Ashcraft
    August 25, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    Your beautiful in red!!! :)Jaymiewww.jaymieashcraft.comI'd love for you to join me on Friday for my Fridays Fashions link up.

    • Jill James
      August 26, 2015 / 1:08 am

      Thank you Jaymie for your kind words and for the invitation, I will drop by.

  7. Garaytreasures
    August 25, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    So lovely! I love red on you, it is a color to definitely brighten a day!Rachel xoPlease join me for Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me Link up now LIVE hereGaray Treasures

    • Jill James
      August 26, 2015 / 1:08 am

      Thank you for those kind words, I will drop by.

  8. Natalia Lialina
    August 26, 2015 / 1:05 am

    I am especially taken with your charming hat with flowers and the booties today. It's a beautiful ensemble, Jill, and I agree with the meaning of the color red. Sending you warmest hugs, and please take a good care of your wonderful, beautiful self! xxxxxx

  9. Jill James
    August 26, 2015 / 1:10 am

    Thank you sweet Natalia for your kind wishes. The little hat really must come out more often , I have fallen for it again. Hopefully Spring will be drier and the red booties will be seen some more. Have a great week dear friend. xx

  10. Jessica Jannenga
    August 26, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    I Have a simialr hat, I ADORE this outfit, the leopard, black and red.Red does just look amazing on you, and it is a favorite color of mine. Love the booties! Did you get my message about being interviewed for Spotlight On my Over 40 series, would love to do so for Sept, let me know! :-)Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesdayjess

    • Jill James
      August 26, 2015 / 11:56 pm

      Thank you Jess , for both your kind comments and for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday. I did get your message, I will email you.

  11. Jessica Cangiano
    August 27, 2015 / 8:31 am

    Look at you, stylish lady, rocking one of my favourite fashion pairings – leopard print and the colour red – together and looking utterly sensational in the process. This is such a chic, fantastic outfit, dear Jill – plus it's making me all the more eager for the impending return of nippy weather around these parts. Big hugs,♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      August 29, 2015 / 6:17 am

      Thank you Jessica, I must admit red and leapard are favourites of mine too. As you think of cooler weather we look forward to Summer but it really will be a few more months in these parts. xx

  12. dan
    August 29, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Very beautiful photos! And the magnolias that are about to bloom … now is your turn for spring!!Red is very nice on you and , yes it is a vitaminic colour! …always listen the inner voice!! I also like your animalier top…p.s.Glad to read that your health is o.k. 🙂

    • Jill James
      August 30, 2015 / 6:12 am

      Thank you Dan for your kind comments , I enjoyed wearing red again and feel I will more often.

  13. Debbie Burns
    September 1, 2015 / 11:17 pm

    I love the pops of red against the neutrals. It really sets it off. I miss the gum trees. I hope to return for another visit to Australia someday. Debbie @

  14. Debbie Burns
    September 1, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    I love the pops of red against the neutrals. It really sets it off. I miss the gum trees. I hope to return for another visit to Australia someday. Debbie @

    • Jill James
      September 2, 2015 / 5:57 am

      Thank you so much Debbie. I do hope you have a return visit some day , maybe this time we could catch up.

  15. Lynn Holland
    September 30, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    I would never take that outfit off if I looked that good in it. It's gorgeous Lynn 🙂

  16. Jill James
    October 1, 2015 / 9:16 am

    Thank you Lynn for your very kind words. Thank you for visiting.

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