Dark Denim Days - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Dark Denim Days


Hello Ladies!

Again, Happy Monday, is it Monday already? This was another warm day so we decided to take my nephew, Tyler out for his 19th Birthday. We went out by the Lake to enjoy the view amongst other things This week, I am going to show various ways of styling denim. You all know I am more of a dress and skirt girl, but on occasion, i get the urge to wear denim.









Here we are, at one of our favorite hot spots, Port City Club. It was a great day. I was feeling good and we took my nephew out for his Birthday. They recently got umbrellas for the table, so my hubby was happy as he, in most recent years isn’t a fan of sitting in the sun. Me, on the other hand, I like to sit in the sun, as long as I put sunscreen on, and I do so before we go out. Being red headed and with fair skin, I have learned this lesson. I, pretty much do not tan, but burn. When I hit 40 or even earlier, I thought I would certainly prefer less wrinkles to tanned skin. One of my mom’s friends can lay out for 6-8 hours on a beach! Not me. To be truthful, I get bored laying there. I read on the beach, and it is calming, but the bold sun bearing down with its heat and rays, making me feel baked on both sides, tends to motivate me to grab the boogie board and ride the waves in the ocean. I have always loved the water. So, it seems when we  do go out and sit at a restaurant, I am aware of the sun’s hot rays and damage it can cause to the skin, I am much smarter than I was when I was younger. ( Will go into those tales of  Baby Oil or Butter another day).

Nevertheless, we had a great time, chatting with my nephew Tyler, who began telling us tales of living in Charelston, SC, happy times with his girlfriend, and plans for an apartment. All of life’s issues when one is 19. He is interning with my hubby in IT, and my husband is showing him the ropes.They both love to talk tech, and I just sit back and take it in. Tech Talk, or Geek Speak, whatever you want to call it. I told him things an Aunt is supposed to say. Make sure you go for work that you love. Something you are passionate about. This is my belief. One has to wake up every day and WANT to go to their job. I remember someone telling me once that if you can make your hobby your job, that is the way to go. It doesn;t always happen, but it is possible.

Anyway, speaking of things we love.. my fashion for today, is casual, as it is hot outside, and shorts were in order. I have a dark pair of Ann Taylor denim shorts, a pink floral top, and some white strappy espradrilles. I decided to add green to the mix, as I may normally pair this with some pink floral jewelry. THis time, I wore some green beads, and beaded earrings to bring out the green in the leaves on the top.

How many of you ladies wear shorts? Do you tend to wear longer, more walking short type shorts, or do you wear about a 4′ inseam like these? If the weather were cooler, I would have paired this possibly with a pink or kelly green shrug or cardi, or go for a denim on denim look, but possibly a light denim jacket.

Have a great weekend,

jess xo

Next week, I will be on Vacation, so I will try and do my best with posting. Isle of Palms here we come!!!

Top: Stein mart: old ( jean shorts: Ann Taylor) Sandals: Clarks Artisan ( Shop my Closet on sale), Handabg: Hobo by Hayden Harnett ( NYC).

  • Tyler Smiley
    Posted at 14:05h, 27 August Reply

    It’s the Nephew. Thanks for the mention Aunt Jess, Love you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:16h, 27 August Reply

      Hi Tyler, The pics turned out kinda dark of us. Dont worry, will post again with ya. Glad you liked it! love u too! xo

  • ADA
    Posted at 09:50h, 26 August Reply

    Happy Birthday to him! Love this casual but yet a little dressy. Gorgeous bustier and green jewels. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 26 August Reply

      Glad you like the outfit yes, I tried to incorporate a little more than a casual look here jess xx

  • Monika
    Posted at 11:23h, 24 August Reply

    Dear Jess,
    lovely shorts! Looks like a wonderful summer you have. I enjoy to wear shorts too, but only if it is very hot, which it wasn´t here the last weeks. Hope you enjoy a beautiful vacation, I will be leaving soon as well, to get a t least a little summer feeling.
    Love Monika

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 25 August Reply

      Thanks so much Monika, am about to be done with vacation, but had a great beach holiday. I am sure you will enjoy your getaway as well. We all need a break!
      jess xo

  • elb743
    Posted at 14:14h, 23 August Reply

    You look awesome in those shorts and I love that floral bandeau! What a good aunt you are to Tyler, you advised him perfectly! and lucky you have two geeks around for help with blogging and anything tech!
    Love the way you styled the dark denim I also wear shorts, but very infrequently, and when i do they are about that length!
    Have a great week!
    xx, Elle

  • Carrie
    Posted at 22:51h, 22 August Reply

    You look great in this outfit, Jess! I really like the top – to pretty and feminine. Hope you have a great vacation!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:47h, 25 August Reply

      Thanks Carrie! Glad you like the outfit! I will have alot to share about vacation when I return, jess xo

  • Lulu
    Posted at 21:29h, 22 August Reply

    Cute top and the outfit is so great for the last days of summer! Have a wonderful trip 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:47h, 25 August Reply

      Thanks so much! Yes, I have alot of pics to show when I return!
      jess xx

  • Zhuo
    Posted at 17:43h, 22 August Reply

    That floral top is really pretty!



  • Chelsey Patti
    Posted at 13:11h, 22 August Reply

    Looks like you were at a great location for that photo!

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 12:46h, 22 August Reply

    So pretty doll, I hope you have a great weekend xx

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