Watermelon in the Playground

I don’t know about you but from time to time I have to visit a playground , today was one of those days.
I am not really sure if this stems from a need to relive my own childhood or to refresh memories of playground time with my now grown children.

Whatever the reason I firmly believe we should never loose the joy of playing and simply having
fun , life is way to short to be taken too seriously, find your inner child and let her free.
Over the weekend I attended a gathering of many of my cousins . We are a varied bunch in our 50’s,
60’s and early 70’s, living all over the country,. most of us had not seen one another for over twenty
years  . Stories flowed , as did shared childhood memories of large family gatherings and our beloved grandparents.

 To play today I wore a watermelon jacket , my black multi-tiered skirt from Paula Ryan worn
over three quarter length straight leg pants, various bangles , pink and orange sandals and my
Ted Baker flowery bag.

Joining Patti at Visible Monday


Jess for Elegantly Dressed and Stylish



  1. Tiina L
    March 7, 2016 / 9:08 am

    You look so lovely in colour, and this is yet another great jacket.

    • Jill James
      March 8, 2016 / 6:51 am

      Thanks so much, Tiina , I really am trying to add more colour into my wardrobe and find a colourful jacket a great way to do this .

  2. dan
    March 7, 2016 / 11:47 am

    I love everything of your today's outfit! Watermelon colour is brigh and suits you! I should try something in the colour too … as floral prints always are among my favourite, I also like your bag! Playgrounds are joyful places and children bring a smile into our lives…

    • Jill James
      March 8, 2016 / 6:53 am

      I can see you in the bright watermelon colour Dan , maybe with Spring around the corner for you you will. Thank you for your kind comments.

  3. Patti
    March 7, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    Never lose the joy of play! And that's a lovely watermelon jacket. Thanks for sharing, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      March 8, 2016 / 6:54 am

      I do hope I never lose the joy of play. It was a pleasure to wear my watermelon coloured jacket for Visible Monday Patti, thanks so much for hosting.

  4. susanjmb
    March 7, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Watermelon is a fabulous color! I have to ask…At the playground, did you swing really high then jump off? I haven't had the nerve to try that in YEARS!

    • Jill James
      March 8, 2016 / 6:58 am

      I must admit Susan I did swing but jumping off mid swing , afraid not , far too aware of damaging myself these days.Thank you for visiting , glad you liked the watermelon.

  5. Glenda
    March 7, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Like you, playgrounds conjure nice feelings. I'm reminded of my sons when they were little. The bright colors are also very attractive. Red is a great color on you, Jill. Love the peplum cinch on the jacket as well.

    • Jill James
      March 8, 2016 / 7:00 am

      They do bring back such happy memories of our once little boys don't they . Like you I do like a peplum on my tops and jackets.Thank you so much Glenda.

  6. Laurie Duncan
    March 7, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    Oh I love the color of your jacket! It just makes your outfit. I can never pass a slide without taking at least one ride down, by the way. 🙂

    • Jill James
      March 8, 2016 / 7:02 am

      Thanks Laurie , I am rather fond of this jacket both style and colour. Glad I am not the only one that enjoys a playground.

  7. Connie
    March 8, 2016 / 1:30 am

    Oh Jilly. I'll gladly sit on the teeter totter with you. I love these colors and the flowery tote. It's about time we started to dress our inner child while keeping a bit of our outer grown-up intact.

    • Jill James
      March 8, 2016 / 7:05 am

      We could have such fun together on that teeter totter Connie, shame you are so far away.I agree with on dressing that inner child and keeping a bit of our grown up outer intact.

  8. Suzanne Carillo
    March 8, 2016 / 2:29 am

    That watermelon jacket is wonderful. The shape, the cut, the colour. Lovely. And lets talk about that tote. WANT. bisousSuzanne

    • Jill James
      March 8, 2016 / 7:06 am

      Thank you so much Suzanne , I can see that tote fitting in with your some of your wonderful florals.

    March 8, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    My dearest Jill in Glorious pink. I will leave free both 19th and 20th of May for you.Will you write to my email with details, pleaseeeeee, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.So looking forward to hugging you

    • Jill James
      March 16, 2016 / 2:59 am

      Me too Sacramento , roll on May.

  10. Jessica Jannenga
    March 9, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Hi Jill! I knew THAT bag was Ted Baker! Love it, and the watermelon pink looks like you brought Spring with you. Love it, I did a post last year on the swingset, and slide! Totally agree we all need to have fun, laugh more. Thanks for linking up to turning heads tuesday!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      March 16, 2016 / 3:02 am

      I knew you would like the Ted Baker bag Jess, it really is a bit you, it really does sing Spring doesn't it.

  11. Petite Silver Vixen
    March 15, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    To keep a sense of joy and playfulness throughout our lives is so important. I love that colour on you Jill and the bag is just fun, fun, fun! http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jill James
      March 16, 2016 / 3:04 am

      I totally agree with you that sense of joy and playfulness, hopefully will continue forever. I do like this colour , it is a fun colour to wear.

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