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Kid At Heart










Hello Ladies!

You all know we have that silly streak in us? I promise you, no children were hurt in the taking of these photos!! I should also put out there was no one there, as I didn’t want to take up a poor little girl or boy’s time on the playground!!!  Perhaps it is just me, but do you ever have an urge to just get on the swing set and just swing away! The handmade wooden swing my sister in law used to have at her house was the first thing I gravitated toward! Yes, I realize, I am not ACTING my age! Isn’t that the point?? We all need to let loose once in awhile and just do something that is out of our zone, or that just might look silly, right?

( Anyone that is not a trained singer and has gotten up for “karaoke night” knows a bit of what I am talking about)

My outfit had to be cool as it was very hot this day.The real feel was around 100!!  I told my husband that the slide was burning, so he was going to have to take some quick shots! Lavendar and orchid are a favorite color of mine, although many stores are now showing, “sun colors” such as orange and yellow. This outfit has several shades of purple, with the top being a deeper grape, the lace shorts, my Loft orchid cardi, and super comfortable new sandals by Clarks. The clutch was a new purchase, as I have many larger bags, and wanted at times to carry only a few things.

The sweltering heat is approaching us, even more in Charlotte, as temps reach a high of mid to upper 90s, and the REAL feel is 104 tomorrow.  Ouch. This is when we are in the orange zone and not many people are supposed to let alone, want to be outside. I am NOT a fan of this weather, as your choices are air conditioning and sitting inside, wear some places make it feel like the ARTIC, as they put the air on full blast ( movies), or be in the swimming pool. So.. I may have to take my “arm floaties ” down there and try them out!!! ( just kidding :-)) )

Stay cool and have a great day!

jess xo

Top: ( old Marshalls), Shorts( Loft last year), sandals ( similar but in tan,  Clark Artisan), Clutch; Charming Charlie, Necklace and Earrings: Francesca’s Boutique

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  • Lea
    Posted at 19:41h, 02 July Reply

    I love this color on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:59h, 02 July Reply

      Thanks so much. Purple is one of my favorites, have a great day, jess xx

  • Willfully Elegant
    Posted at 09:56h, 30 June Reply

    Wow!! That lavender short looks absolutely amazing on you!!! you are such a stunner Jess!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:49h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks so much! ( I am blushing as I write ) glad you like the outfit, I love lace so I bought these shorts without hesitation 🙂 Have a great week. jess xx

  • Stephanae V. McCoy
    Posted at 20:12h, 29 June Reply

    Love the pretty shades of purple!! How you manage to look so cool in that heat is amazin =D

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:21h, 29 June Reply

      Believe me hon, ( I missed ya by the way!) if you look closer I am sure you can see beads of sweat on my shirt!
      Attractive huh? xxjess

  • Cate @ Wild Ruffle
    Posted at 16:27h, 29 June Reply

    I love that you’re still a kid at heart! And this is a perfect outfit for the park. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:34h, 29 June Reply

      Thank you Cate! Yes, I love to be active, when I can, and I think each of us has that in us. Glad you like the outfit! jess xx

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 04:04h, 29 June Reply

    Good to see you had so much fun, Jess! The purple shades are gorgeous on you.
    Wish we had summery temperatures over here…

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:01h, 29 June Reply

      Hi Annette, thank you. I was just being goofy that day. I appreciate the lovely comments, I do like purple. I am sure you wouldn’t like the humidity we have though, I like warm temperatures, but the heat wave I could do without.
      Jess xo

  • Logan
    Posted at 09:26h, 28 June Reply

    I LOVE your shorts! They are perfect!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:25h, 28 June Reply

      Thank you Logan! I love lace, crocket, detail! I appreciate you stopping by ! jess xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:12h, 29 June Reply

      Thank you! Glad you like them! Stop by again sometime, jess xx

  • Isabella Lessa
    Posted at 08:50h, 28 June Reply

    Que lindo blog!
    Muito sucesso!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:24h, 28 June Reply

      Thank you Isabella! I appreciate you stopping by 🙂 jess xx

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 06:44h, 28 June Reply

    Great outfit and the pics in the playground are soooo adorable! LOVE!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:23h, 28 June Reply

      Thank you!! I love to be creative and thought it would be fun. Thanks Dawn! Have a great weekend 🙂 jess xx

  • Tania Franco
    Posted at 00:04h, 28 June Reply

    Hi Jessica,

    Thanks for visiting my blog Inspire My Fancy today! Glad you stopped by, and I am now following you through Bloglovin. I would love it if you followed me back. Great style, and by the way…I am also a kid at heart. :))


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 28 June Reply

      Thank you, glad you visited and I will check out your blog too! Jess xx

  • whosaprettygirl
    Posted at 22:02h, 27 June Reply

    Ok, seriously…I have that exact same sweater! I also have it in another shade of purple, navy, black, white and a coral color too! I really want a pair of shorts like that. You look super cute!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 28 June Reply

      Thanks so much! I bought this at Loft, so I am guessing you shop there as well. They are very versatile 🙂 Thank you , I bought the shorts last year, but there are probably many similar styles as lace is in! Have a great weekend jess xx

  • Stella
    Posted at 16:15h, 27 June Reply

    Awesome look!! I love the setting and your pearls with the cute suit.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:56h, 27 June Reply

      Thank you Stella! I appreciate you coming by, lovely girl! Have a great weekend. jess xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 13:37h, 27 June Reply

    Great colors on you Jess! Love the eyelet shorts best of all, but the whole outfit is lovely. Also those earring are pretty fab! YOU are looking slim, young, and like you are having such fun. So happy to see this!
    XX, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:50h, 27 June Reply

      Awww. thanks Elle! Glad to hear from you freind 🙂 Glad you like the outift, I will keep wearing shorts, as long as I find pretty ones. Thank you for the lovely comments ( my bday is coming up! ) Have a great weekend. jess xo

  • Jill
    Posted at 13:17h, 27 June Reply

    Such a fun location for your photos! Love the purple combo! Enjoy your weekend!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:48h, 27 June Reply

      Thank you Jill! I try to be a bit creative now and then! I promise I didn’t push any kids off the slide 🙂 Have a nice weekend jess xx

  • Monika
    Posted at 12:58h, 27 June Reply

    Dear Jess,
    cute location. It is beautful, how you have styled all these purple shades.And your clutch is soo perfect with the outfit.
    Have a nice weekend

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:01h, 27 June Reply

      Thank you Monika,
      I felt creative that day and wanted to do something different. Thank you for your lovely comment. My clutch was inexpensive, cute and i needed something small to carry once in awhile
      Have a great weekend too
      jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 12:33h, 27 June Reply

    It looks like you had fun! Sometimes we just need to embrace our inner child. Your earrings are great! Thanks for co-hosting!

    Nicole to the Nines

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:40h, 27 June Reply

      Thank you, I have enjoyed it. I appreciate you stopping by , jess xx

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 08:21h, 27 June Reply

    Love the earrings, Jess…thanks for another fun link up! Have a great weekend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:15h, 27 June Reply

      Glad you like it Pam! I wanted to do something different, and since my bday is coming up, I was thinking about me being a kid at heart. viola! Have a great weekend as well. jess xx

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