Asheville Trip Part II - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Asheville Trip Part II

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TGIF Ladies!

Well, this time last week, we were seeing movie shorts in Asheville. THe great thing about shorts is, well, they are short> If you really like the characters, sometimes you want it to continue, but if the short drags, then it is at most 12 minutes!! We had an excellent group of movies to watch, many love stories, unique time travel, quirky endings and the like.

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Love these elbow length gloves from Bryson City.

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Fancy black and crystal earrings from Charming Charlie

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One of my Favorite boots from Swedish Co Sofft.

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A bit on the chilly side here ^^  Grey fur stole from Target keeping my neck area toasty!

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One of my favorite brooches.

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( a lobster and pasta/cheese like no other!)

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Chicken with kale, and then goat cheese potatoes!

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After going to the shorts, we decided we had better make reservations, as there are so many great restaurants in Asheville. We decided to go to this restaurant called, Rhubarb. What I loved about it was that these were dishes you weren’t going to get just anywhere, and the name of the restaurant came from the chefs using many of the dishes with root vegetables. With my illness, I have GI problems, so I have to carefully choose on the menu. We had been there before, last year, but only in time for appetizers and wine, as it was in between lunch and dinner. So, we remembered the lobster corn dogs, these melt in your mouth fried lightly balls of cornbread with creamy lobster filling Oh!! We then had one of the best Malbecs I have drank, and my husband has begun to take pictures of the label. It is quite funny as soon as my hubby brings out his SLR< the manager came over and wondered if he was a food photographer! I was able to say I was a food critic as well, in order for me to get the best service and amazing food!

Well, they didn’t disappoint. I had a goat cheese gnocchi, with various sauteed vegetables on the side. My husband trout, the whole trout, and nothing but the trout! It stared at it, as to ask for one last chance to not be someone’s diner. Other root vegetables such as Portobello and unique combinations surrounded the fish. I tell my mom, one could put goat cheese on cardboard and it would taste good! ( Ok, an exaggeration, but I just love goat cheese)

We had an amazing time there and then looked around various boutiques and crafty shops. Many artists, painters, musicians, actors etc, display their work, and often one will find an open guitar or banjo case with it’s performer playing on a corner.

Saturday we slept in a bit, and saw a movie that was very interesting. Both my hubby and I love documentaries, so we were inclined to see a movie called, The Defiant One, about McCarthism and Communism and how the world and people were effected at this time. It was so interesting and just unbelievable, but yet timely as well. The directors were in the audience and fielded questions afterward.

The weather, like the weather in Asheville in November, was chilly, and usually windy. I dressed for the occasion in a black Ann Taylor sweater dress, I got from Poshmark for $15. I decided to wear my burgndy wool lined boots and my brooch and vintage styled earrings. I kept my burgundy wrap coat on most of the time anyway.

Sunday, the last day at the festival was the day we had to say goodbye to our cabin in the woods, so my hubby and I went to Tupelo Honey, a restaurant known for its down home cooking. I had one half of  a giant sweet potato pancake, it was the size of a plate and ohhhh so good! I have a penchant for pancakes!! Hubby had a really scrupulous looking eggs Benedict as that is his man stay dish.

It was a 2.5 hour drive home with the pups and when we got home, everyone was exhausted and laying on their sides!! We did have a great time though

Hope you enjoyed my trip to the Asheville Film Festival. If you didnt read Part I, go HERE

Enjoy your weekend

Jess xo

Dress ( Poshmark, Ann Taylor), Boots ( older, Keen), Brooch ( Etsy), Earrings ( one of a kind, Etsy),

28 Comments
  • Alex
    Posted at 16:39h, 20 November Reply

    Looks like you had a great trip, enjoyable time 🙂 And how cute are you two?

    I like the grey look, the dress is neat with the structured top part and for me light grey is very appealing, it instantly gives me the sensation of cozyness! The earrings are lovely.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:06h, 21 November Reply

      Aww thank you, are you referencing my 2 pups or my hubby and I? hehe. Thanks so much Alex, yes this scarf was soft and just warm enough for me, I love grey, xx jess

  • katie
    Posted at 21:02h, 18 November Reply

    Love your outfit and the grey color scheme! I would love to visit Asheville at some point. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:20h, 19 November Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it Katie, Asheville is a very fun artsy and lovely place. jess xx

  • Beata
    Posted at 13:59h, 18 November Reply

    Love the outfit ! You look absolutely amazing 🙂 x

  • Kiki
    Posted at 21:49h, 17 November Reply

    I love your cute socks with those boots. Very cool.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:46h, 18 November Reply

      thanks Kiki, they are above the knee socks and help to keep ya warm, jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 21:43h, 17 November Reply

    It sounds like you had a great time (and great food!)! I’ve wanted to go to Ashville for a while as I’ve heard great things about it. That dress is so flattering on you and I really like your earrings!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 05:15h, 17 November Reply

    You look amazing doll, love this scene too…so perfect :)) Am really happy you enjoyed yourself xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:18h, 17 November Reply

      Aww thanks Kizzy, Yes, Had a very fun time. It takes me a few days to recoup, but it was worth it. xx jess

  • Deniz at Dressed Up Deniz
    Posted at 23:07h, 16 November Reply

    Your gloves are so pretty! Love the button details.

    – Deniz
    http://www.dressedupdeniz.com

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 22:53h, 16 November Reply

    Sounds like you & the hubby had a great weekend! All these food looks so yummy. I love this outfit with those lady like gloves. I wished it was cold here to even wear a scarf.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:17h, 17 November Reply

      Hi Alice, we had a great time, and beleive me it can get windy in Asheville in Nov, it is such a fun place. I just had to have the gloves when I saw them! jess xx

  • Maria
    Posted at 19:57h, 16 November Reply

    Hi Jess! First, thank you so much for visiting by blog. I truly love your blog! Thank you for sharing your trip to Ashville, I’ve always wanted to visit that city. And, you look so warm, yet stylish! I love the earring your were wearing, so sparkly and pretty. Just beautiful! I hope you have a fabulous day! Xo, Maria

    http://theclassifiedchic.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:16h, 17 November Reply

      Thank you I am glad you enjoyed reading about my trip to Asheville. I appreciate you stopping by, enjoy your day as well. jess xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 19:03h, 16 November Reply

    fantastic photos Jess! Love the gloves, broach and the Ann Taylor. That is so funny that you told them you were a food critic– love that. Also loved that pretty blue fur scarf!
    Those pictures of you on the terrace are great too!
    Thanks for sharing the pics of this special place. The shorts would be fun to watch!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:13h, 17 November Reply

      Thanks Elle, Glad you like the outfit We did have a great time! We go there a couple times a year . xx jess

  • The European Malteser
    Posted at 15:06h, 16 November Reply

    The accessories make your outfit really stylish. The brooch is so cute!
    Thank you for linking with Passion4Fashion LinkUp where I am co-hosting with Rachel.
    Angele
    I’d be thrilled if you could follow me on:) https://www.bloglovin.com/theeuropeanmalteser

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 11:17h, 16 November Reply

    What a cute dress! I love the buttons on your gloves too! So adorable!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:30h, 16 November Reply

      thank you! I found these long gloves and loved that they had those details. jess xx

  • Debbie Stinedurf
    Posted at 08:05h, 15 November Reply

    Lobster corn dogs??!! That sounds amazing! I love the all gray/black look. And the combat boots are the perfect unexpected element. 🙂
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:47h, 15 November Reply

      Yes, the food was delciosu and it was great, Glad you like the outfit! and the boots , they are one of my favs! jess xx

  • litonkrl
    Posted at 16:30h, 14 November Reply

    The outfits of winter is fine and I enjoy your celebration. Overall a nice post that is.

  • Monica Roese (GlamVolution)
    Posted at 15:49h, 14 November Reply

    Hi Jess! I can’t believe we were in Ashville the same weekend! My husband and I drove up and stayed at a Bed and Breakfast pretty close to downtown Ashville. We were there for the Art festival and also to see the Biltmore decked out in Christmas decorations, did you get to see it? Anyway, it looks like you guys had a fabulous time in your romantic cottage and you looked amazing and put together as always.
    xo,
    Monica
    GlamVolution.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:46h, 15 November Reply

      Ah! Too bad we didn’t see each other we could have had lunch> We have been to the Biltmore several times, the Christmas canckleight is our favorite with the decorations. Glad you had a great time too! Thank you, I had to figure out how to dress warmly! jess xx

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