By the Lake, Vintage Style - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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By the Lake, Vintage Style

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Today was sunny and we decided to head out by the lake for pictures. I noticed this tree, and thought it was a great place for pictures. The first thought, however, was not to just look at the tree and think of it as a good place for shots, but rather ” boy, I would love to climb that! ” I am more of a tomboy, or have been as my husband and I met at a rock climbing class when I lived in Pittsburgh, PA. I thought, “I better get to know this guy if he is going to belay me and has my safety in his hands!” The rest is history. Although because of EDS I don’t get to climb anymore; I look for other ways of modifying activities.

I just love to be outdoors, and it was sunny, so I have been trying to think of a few poses. The hat I am wearing, that looks out of the 20s I bought in this neat artsy shop in Asheville, NC. My sweater dress is from Loft, a few years old, and the lace sleeves and neckline drew me in as it looked vintage and appealing. My navy handbag has ruffles on it, which adds more texture to the outfit. As you probably noticed, I am a fan of sweater dresses. The jacket was in another favorite green color and just the shape and style also looked vintage.

Loft: sweater dress: ( similar), green jacket: Loft, earrings and necklace, boots: Avery by Sofft, purse: Tressje.

Link up:  stillbeingmollylipglossandcrayons ( Hosts for Monday Mingle), Monday Bloom: dcinstyle

wed: thepleatedpoppy

  • lemondropvintage
    Posted at 18:35h, 05 March Reply

    what a classic hat!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:25h, 05 March Reply

      I love the 20’s style hats! Have 2 and could use a few more. I will stop by your site as well. I am a fan of vintage jewelry, hats and clothes.

  • Lizzie Pierson
    Posted at 15:44h, 03 March Reply

    You are beautiful, love the color of your hair. It’s gorgeous. You certainly know what to wear to show case it.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:58h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks so much Lizzie. I try my best,sometimes you win, other times not as much I just do my best with what is comfortable, fits my body well, and are styles and colors I like. Thank you about my hair! Maybe I will do a post on how to take care of your hair and products to use :-)) Will check your site out too!

  • Becky @ bybmg
    Posted at 15:34h, 03 March Reply

    You made the boots look so feminine. Thanks for linking up with Funday Monday!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:01h, 03 March Reply

      Thank you Becky! I really wanted a pair of combat/vintage granny lookin boots, but sometimes the combat style can be very heavy and chunky. These are by Sofft and that brand is here to stay with me! Glad to be a part of the linkup, will be stopping by!

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 12:18h, 03 March Reply

    Thank you Annette. Yes, it is a beautiful day outside. I loved the tree! Next time, I will take a close up more of my bag, as it has ruffles as well. The jacket is one of my favs as is the hat, I got it in a boutique in Asheville, an artsy place we like to go to . No, I will have to look at the vintage looks, I may have seen some. That is up my alley! have a good day.

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 11:56h, 03 March Reply

    I m so glad you were able to enjoy the sunshine, Jess! I love all the little details of your outfit: The ruffles, the necklace, laces and textured tights but especially your hat! Have you seen Catherine’s curls and vintage looks at Fever London? That style would suit you perfectly well too!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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