Orange Amidst The Trees

 Orange of all shades has been a long time favourite of mine and I enjoy wearing it all year round.
Quite by accident I had chosen my Ark duster coat in its burnt orange glory to visit an area usually known for its Spring splendour- it has the most magnificent rhododendrons.
John had read an article in the local paper while out and about this morning and decided it was just the spot  for today’s photos.

 We weren’t disappointed the colours were at their peak . We hadn’t been here for many years and have made a mental note to hopefully return in Spring.

 Coincidentally I have been reading an article about the importance of spending time in the natural world and the enrichment it adds to out lives. A Japanese term that I rather like is shinrin-yoku
(“absorbing the forest atmosphere”) . Studies have shown how walking amongst the trees enhances health and wellbeing.
That said it certainly brings out the naughty child in me- who can resist playing in a pile of leaves.

 Enjoying the view on a glorious Autumn day . Today’s outfit consists of the burnt orange Ark coat, Moyuru pants, black knit, black suede Boch shoes, orange gloves and orange hat both purchased in Paris two years ago, beads and orange earrings.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.



  1. Nancy's Fashion Style
    April 30, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    Can you believe that I never liked Orange until this spring actually! What a beautiful photos!

    • Jill James
      May 1, 2018 / 9:51 am

      Thank you Nancy, so glad you enjoyed my Autumn photos. Funny you had never liked orange until now as I imagine it would really suit you.

  2. notdeadyetstyle
    April 30, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    Gorgeous pics, Jill. I love how you and Nature are enhancing one another! Thanks for linking up, xo-Patti

    • Jill James
      May 1, 2018 / 9:53 am

      Thank you Patti – the colours of Autumn always a favourite. My pleasure to link up.

  3. Tiina L
    April 30, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Perfect colour, it suits you so well, and matches the setting you chose for the photos!

    • Jill James
      May 1, 2018 / 9:54 am

      Many thanks Tiina , orange and I are always friends and the setting was perfect.

  4. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    May 1, 2018 / 9:47 am

    Orange suits you really well – you look fabulous. What a perfect backdrop! xx

    • Jill James
      May 1, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Thank you so much, orange is always a favourite.

  5. Penny Kocher
    May 1, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Wow – that orange coat. They're great pics.

    • Jill James
      May 3, 2018 / 3:41 am

      Many thanks Penny , I have had and worn this coat for many years , its always the perfect weight for in between seasons. Glad you like the pics, will pass it on to my patient photographer.

  6. Vix
    May 1, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    An absolute Autumnal vision, Jill! Good work, John! Love the rich hues of your outfit and adore both the beret and the supersize earrings! xxx

    • Jill James
      May 3, 2018 / 3:44 am

      Thanks Vix the colours of Autumn always my favourite , handy that they match my all time favourite colours too. I have had the earrings for a while but this is their first outing. xx

  7. Anna Parkes
    May 2, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Orange has to be my favourite colour of all and this outfit is wonderful! I love the hat and gloves combo, but most eye catching of all has to be those fabulous earrings. Your style is always faultless!I agree about the benefits of the big outdoors. My husbands works in the woodlands is is always on an even keel, capable of taking everything in his stride.Anna x

    • Jill James
      May 3, 2018 / 3:48 am

      Orange is such a great colour and works all year round, no wonder we both love it. The earrings were bought in the Spring in Melbourne but for some reason this is the first time I've worn them.Many thanks for your kind comments Anna.x

  8. Kaffe Soester
    May 3, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Incredible colours Jill! A joy to look at – makes me think about my own orange gloves, can I come up with a Jill-inspired outfit? I love how your earrings correspond to your sunglasses. I agree with the shinrin-yoku. Every day I walk the dog, very often on paths through little patches of forest. As soon as the trees have leaves (just about these days) we both return home from our walks in a peaceful mood but with renewed energy.

    • Jill James
      May 6, 2018 / 8:25 am

      So glad you and your dog enjoy your walks in the forest and also find it peaceful. Thank you Kaffe , glad you liked the orange , it is a colour I do enjoy. Yes you do need to find your orange gloves. Good to hear from you.

  9. Natalia Lialina
    May 21, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    I adore these photos of you, Jill! Such a playful spirit! Your outfit leaves me speechless – artful to the last detail! I love Autumn and the colors it brings, and there is nothing better than a walk in nature!<3

    • Jill James
      May 22, 2018 / 7:04 am

      Thank you so much Natalia, as you can see I had some fun with this one.Autumn and her colours are always an inspiration .

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