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Grapes of a Different Variety

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Happy Memorial Day everyone!

It is no secret I like wine. So when I say “grapes of a different variety”… I meant my clothes! I found this top at White House Black Market, on Ebay, and thought it was really cute when it was in the store. I really like purple. So the colors I paired were a mixture of lavendar, dark purple, and other hues. My handbag is one that you haven’t seen me in often, yet I love the girly ruffles and the crinkled leather. We shot this after one of my PT sessions, in a park nearby where I used to do bike riding with my husband.  There is a little pond there with goose, so if one doesn’t mind playing a game of ” step on the crack, it will break you mother’s back”… turned into a game of ” step on the goose poo, it will get your nice sandals dirty”, then it’s fine I risk it! The top has these flirty, flouncy sleeves I liked and the waist line gathered to give a bit of a peplum effect. I bought the shorts from Loft last year, as I have always been into lace, and I love the color. Well, I think I need to continue this “theme” at home, with a nice glass of Malbec.

Have a great day!

Top: ( Similar colors,WHBM last year), Shorts ( LOFT,), Sandals ( Sofft, similar), Handbag/clutch: Treesje, Nail polish: Essie.

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36 Comments
  • Rachel
    Posted at 09:58h, 29 May Reply

    You look beautiful in this purple ensemble! Love it!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:15h, 29 May Reply

      Thanks so much Rachel. I am a big fan of purple. Stop by again. jess

  • rhea
    Posted at 13:52h, 28 May Reply
  • Oby Grace
    Posted at 23:41h, 27 May Reply

    Jess,
    Those shorts are stunning and purple is greart color on you!

    xoxo
    Oby Grace
    http://ispyoby.blogspot.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:22h, 28 May Reply

      Thank you Oby for stopping by, I appreciate it. Glad you like the shorts, they are a fav of mine. I suppose I need more purple in my wardrobe 🙂 jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 23:38h, 27 May Reply

    I love this color on you! It looks great and the park is such a pretty backdrop for these pictures!

    Nicole
    http://www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:20h, 28 May Reply

      Thank you Nicole! I also try to get pictures when we are out at pretty places. Thank you for the lovely comment.

  • Carylee
    Posted at 23:13h, 27 May Reply

    Oooh! Great shorts! They’re perfect for summer and the top pairs with it well!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:21h, 28 May Reply

      Thank you! I love lace and the purple was so pretty I had to get them. Glad you like my outfit! 🙂 Stop by again.

  • Elle
    Posted at 22:43h, 27 May Reply

    Jess, I love those colors on you! I also love,the bold nail polish ! You look, fabulous outside on this glorious looking day.
    Yes, go for Malbec, and then Rose,, purelu for the color mixing! 😉
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 22:55h, 27 May Reply

      Thanks Elle, I need to invest in some more purple and blues in my wardrobe. Thank you for the lovely comments. I love your suggestions on the wine, sounds good to me. Yes, I was doing pastels on the nails, but wanted a bolder purple, and liked this color.
      Thanks luv,
      Jess xx

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 19:08h, 27 May Reply

    Just returned home from a long weekend to find your lovely post. Love this fun, summery look, Jess! Those shorts are adorable and I love the lavender/purple color! xox~M

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:20h, 27 May Reply

      Thanks Mary! I love your beautiful photography. I REALLY need a vacation, but think we are looking at Sept or Oct. Thank you for the lovely comment. I have a few pair of shorts I will be posting, as it gets into the 90s in July and August here, I loved the color as well and the lace. Thank you. Hope your weekend was relaxing and fuN! jess xo

  • Katie
    Posted at 17:54h, 27 May Reply

    Great look – I love purple too! Those shorts are so cute and great mani!

    Katie – See What Katie Wears

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:16h, 27 May Reply

      Thank you. I started to like purple more and more when I saw other girls especially with red hair wear it. Thank you for the comment. Even though I am in my 40s I will still wear shorts, no rules huh? Thank you about the mani, it was a deep purple, and I do them myself, as I feel manicures chip for me after a few days anyway. jess xx

  • nancy @ adore to adorn
    Posted at 17:32h, 27 May Reply

    Purple is my favorite color! Love the top! =)
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:40h, 27 May Reply

      Thank you Nancy for coming by! I am glad you like the top. jess

  • Tracy M
    Posted at 13:49h, 27 May Reply

    Purple is one of my favorites and this lavender color looks great on you. I have those shorts 🙂 Love the nail color too.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:36h, 27 May Reply

      Thank you Tracy for stopping by. I love the shorts too! Ah, you have to wear yours sometime, love to see how you style them as well. The nail color is a shimmery purple.. I wore a lot of pastels but needed a change too. have a great day! jess

  • Cara
    Posted at 12:16h, 27 May Reply

    Purple is definitely your color, stunning!

    xx Cara
    http://www.carascliche.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:12h, 27 May Reply

      Thank you Cara! I appreciate you stopping by. I need more purple in my closet 🙂 xx jess

  • Johanna Grange
    Posted at 09:50h, 27 May Reply

    That color looks amazing with your hair! Love it!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:55h, 27 May Reply

      Thanks Johanna! I appreciate you stopping by. I do really like purple. I hadn’t always worn it, but am trying to add more purple and blues into the wardrobe. I hope you had a nice weekend. jess

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Posted at 22:30h, 26 May Reply

    I’m so into the floral trend right now….& this outfit mix is totally awesome Jess!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:59h, 27 May Reply

      Hi Rebecca, thanks for dropping by! Glad you like the outfit. I love florals, always have. I also am a fan of lace. Now, if only I could wear some of your awesome sexy shoes with the outfit. … Thank you for the comment.:-)

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 21:16h, 26 May Reply

    That top is amazing! I love the colors and the print is fantastic! Happy Memorial Day! Love the background in your pic, looks beautiful!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:58h, 27 May Reply

      Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by. The sleeves are flutter sleeves, I should have shown them a bit more. The background pic is a little pond where we live. Hope you had a nice relaxing day. jess

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 14:41h, 26 May Reply

    You are a wine lover indeed, Jess and nobody could wear this top better than you 🙂
    Gorgeous colours!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:29h, 26 May Reply

      haha 🙂 Thanks Annette, for putting a smile on my face today. I liked the colors, the purples and thought it was pretty when it first came out. Yes, I will have to wear this to the Vineyard next time. 🙂
      Jess xx Hope your day is great

  • AJ
    Posted at 13:09h, 26 May Reply

    You look so great 🙂

    AJ | http://www.TheAJMinute.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:00h, 26 May Reply

      Thank you Aj! Very nice of you to say. I will stop by your blog as well. Jess

  • Monika
    Posted at 12:16h, 26 May Reply

    Hi Jess,
    happy Memorial Day to you.Hope you enjoyed your weekend.I love your lace shorts, so pretty with the purple and lavender colours of your top.Lace is such a cute fashion topic, so feminine and chic. I already bought some lace items too, but no shorts yet.
    Have a great day!
    Monika
    Styleworld40plus.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:20h, 26 May Reply

      Hi Monika,
      Not sure if many people would be around because of Labor Day. Just going to go out to lunch and sit outside with my pups. Thank you for the comment on my outfit. I love the color lavendar, and really liked these when I saw them last year. I found this top on Ebay, and have gotten a few good deals there recently, but like how the sleeves are feminine. I look forward to seeing some of your lace clothes as well. As I said, love your bag 🙂
      Enjoy your day too.
      Jess xx

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 08:00h, 26 May Reply

    You have a perfect start to summer in this outfit…cool and cute! Have a wonderful day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:02h, 26 May Reply

      Thanks so much Pam. Yes, we have had some hot days. Thank you regarding my outfit, it is cool and comfortable. 🙂 jess Have a great day as well .xx

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