Simplicity at the Silver Fork Vineyard - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Simplicity at the Silver Fork Vineyard


Hello Ladies

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  It really warmed up here going from 70 to 85 degrees, when we were at Silver Fork winery, a lovely winery near South Mountains in NC.












Do you think I was born with a Silver spoon in my mouth? LOL.  No, I came from a middle class family in PA. However, today I came with a Silver Fork. Silver Fork Vineyard that is!!

The wonderful thing is that there are about 130 vineyards to visit in NC and SC. I love day trips where we can experience the views, the scenery, and of course, wine tasting! Many of our NC wines are often stereotyped as being too sweet, as we have the Scuppernog and Muscadine                       grape, both which tend to be sweet, even more so than a Riesling. However, there are many other vineyards and wines in the NC region that are quite delicious, and the Silver Fork Chardonnay we had here was just one of those. Crisp, medium bodied, flavorful and dry, some of my favorite combinations, my husband and I enjoyed a bottle admist this landscape and with our puppies, Gibson and Truffles.

This is one Vineyard that gladly enjoys the presence of pups on their property. The owners,  the wife   a  chemistry major, ( great for wine making) and her husband have 7 dogs of their own, many of them rescued. Wow! I thought my two kept me busy

We stopped at a restaurant called Root and Vine, in Morgonton, NC, about an hour and a half drive from our house. We both ordered the same, a salmon sandwich with greens, with a side of cucumber salad. Healthy and fresh for our lunch at the vineyard.

Today I was looking to wear a solid color, as I have so many prints for my spring wardrobe, I thought, I am ready for some simplicity when it came to dressing. I loved this lavender color of this Ann Taylor dress, and the cowl neck and  design attracted me to it. Since it was 85 degrees, I needed to dress light, and I decided to go with a somewhat minimalistic look with the complimentary color of steel blue silver drop earrings,a new long tassel silver necklace and nude gladiator Sofft sandals. The monochromatic style with my Coach lilac bag added to the finished look.

We enjoyed the scenery, our lunch, and talking to the owners. I think if we could conquer a new vineyard each weekend if we wanted to!

Have a great day!

jess xo

****See you tomorrow for TURNING HEADS TUESDAY link up!! I am very pleased at all of the support and participation. Spread the word! See you then for fun and fashion!***


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Dress:  Ann Taylor EBAY, ( similar)  Sofft sandals ( another great pair by Sofft), Earrings: Charming Charlie, Purse: Penelope COACH, Necklace: Charming Charlie


  • dan
    Posted at 16:26h, 16 April Reply

    The draping makes the dress special! Lovely colour too!! The necklace is elegant and a perfect accessory for the dress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:28h, 16 April Reply

      Thanks so much Dan, I am buying a few longer necklaces now, I love the style. Have a wonderful day! xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 22:48h, 14 April Reply

    Love your lovely lavender duo at the vineyard.The dress is perfect on your long and lean frame and I adore that satchel . What a pretty place for canines and fans of canines! ( and of a good crisp wine!)
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 15 April Reply

      Thank you Elle, It was a warm day, and yes,great company, scenery and wine! xx

  • Lorna Mai (@LornaMaiLtd)
    Posted at 18:16h, 14 April Reply

    I love your dress, so beautiful on you. The colour is stunning and the draping is so flattering. You look great

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:45h, 14 April Reply

      Thank you Lorna!! I am a fan of this style! xxjess

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 00:58h, 14 April Reply

    Gorgeous views and a pretty dress. I love it with that stunning necklace.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Johanna
    Posted at 00:24h, 14 April Reply

    This looks fabulous. You are a vision in lilac!

  • Carylee
    Posted at 22:46h, 13 April Reply

    Gorgeous photos! And I love this color on you so much! I need more things in that color!
    Carylee | more pieces of me

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 23:53h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Carylee, Hubby got a new lens for his bday, a win win! Glad you like the look, I love shades of purple!
      See u at the linkup! xx

  • weshopinheels
    Posted at 22:45h, 13 April Reply

    What a beautiful place! It looks like you had so much fun! You look fabulous in that dress! I want a glass of wine, now!
    We Shop in Heels

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 23:52h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Tatiana! I love wine and trying new ones, so it was a great day. Glad you like the outfit ! See u at the link up xx

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 22:41h, 13 April Reply

    That sounds like a wonderful trip! I pretty sure that you enjoyed it. Very nice dress.And I love this necklace.o)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 23:51h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Anna!! Glad u stopped by! It was fun.xx

  • trulytamarablog
    Posted at 22:21h, 13 April Reply

    What a beautiful vineyard! I wish we had more of them around where I live in Michigan. I love wine tastings! 😉 You look beautiful, I especially love that necklace!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 23:48h, 13 April Reply

      It is alot of fun. I like to learn too about the regions. Thank you for your lovely comment! xx

  • Monica Siembieda
    Posted at 21:01h, 13 April Reply

    Wow you look amazing. Everything about this look is perfect. It compliments you so well.

  • Shannon
    Posted at 20:29h, 13 April Reply

    Love your dress! Gorg! Looks like you had a great time!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 23:47h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Shannon! The wine and weather were perfect! Glad you like the look xx

  • Katie
    Posted at 19:35h, 13 April Reply

    Love the lavender dress! Such a gorgeous color on you! The vineyard looks beautiful! There’s no better way to spend a day than doing a little wine tasting!


  • Denise
    Posted at 18:51h, 13 April Reply

    This looks like such a fun time! You look so gorgeous in that dress. The color and cut are so lovely on you and I am loving all of your accessories! Hope you had such a lovely time! Loving all of your photos.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:05h, 13 April Reply

      Hi Denise! We did have a fun time.I appreciate you stopping by too. This dress is super comfortable too and you gotta love that. I am a fan of purple shades and am now getting into more longer necklaces.. just bought a few. I am following you on Insta and BL so we can be in touch. Would love to have you at my Turning Heads Tuesday linkup tomorrow! xx

  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 18:21h, 13 April Reply

    Hi Jess, Looks like you had a lot of fun there at the winery. I just did a post today on our visit to Sonoma. Thanks for visiting me. I did live in Charlotte, but we moved to Northern CA last October. We still have our home in the foothill mountains (until it sells, that is) near the NC/SC border. Lots of little wineries around there. You are right, it is a wonderful area. So beautiful.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:38h, 13 April Reply

      Hi Kim!! We did have a fun time and we love to take the pups, so it was another reason we loved it.Ah, I imagine California is also a great place to live! Thanks so much for visiting and would love for you to post and have people get to know you with my link up tomorrow. xx

  • Alena
    Posted at 18:18h, 13 April Reply

    I love the dress and the necklace you picked out especially!

    Alena &

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:36h, 13 April Reply

      Thanks so much Alena!! I am just now getting some of the longer necklaces into my wardrobe! xx

  • Claire
    Posted at 17:44h, 13 April Reply

    Lovely dress, awe the vineyard looks and sound a great place to visit 🙂 Lovely pictures…

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays blog hop..

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:47h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Claire! It was fun, one of my favorite things to do for a day trip! Glad you enjoyed the pictures. xx jess

  • asallows
    Posted at 14:37h, 13 April Reply

    I love this dress! The colour is fabulous and the draping is SO flattering!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:03h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you much!! I love dresses with rushing or draping like this. I appreciate you popping over here!! xx

  • Julie @ Artwork by JM
    Posted at 14:12h, 13 April Reply

    You look gorgeous in that lavender dress! Such a pretty color.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:02h, 13 April Reply

      Thanks so much Julie! I like most shades of purple. I appreciate your comment xx

  • Highland Fashionista (@Highlandista)
    Posted at 13:09h, 13 April Reply

    This! This is fabulous! That color was made for you, and that BAG. You have the best bags….

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:14h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you lovely!! We had a lot of fun, and plan on conquering more vineyards! I try and pick flattering colors, and I am a bag lady:-)) Gotta wait for my Bday but looking for a lipstick red one next.. See you tomorrow xx

  • MonicaP
    Posted at 11:21h, 13 April Reply

    What a fun day and your purple (lilac) outfit for spring and .. drinking wine !!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:44h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Monica! It was a great day! The sun was out, we were at a beautiuful vineyard with the pups. Glad you like my outift too!! See you tomorrow for Turning Heads Tuesday !! Have a great day xx

  • Linda Cassidy
    Posted at 10:55h, 13 April Reply

    gorgeous dress and purse, love the colour. ( do the pups always wear bandannas that match your dress, so very cute). Great pics of the vineyard.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:13h, 13 April Reply

      Ha! Linda, you made me laugh. I honestly didn’t think about the dog’s bandanas matching my dress!! The groomer just puts them on. so funny!! Glad you like the look and the Vineyard is one of our favorites! See you tomorrow for the linkup my friend! xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 10:46h, 13 April Reply

    You look resplendent in this pale purple ensemble!!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:54h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Rebecca! No one ever said I look resplendent before! I am glad you like this ensemble my friend! See you tomorrow for the TH tuesday linkup! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 10:03h, 13 April Reply

    What a fun time! Anything looks great while you’re drinking wine!! jodie
    ps…and you do look great!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:07h, 13 April Reply

      Absolutely! The wine was delicious only a few more vineyards to visit ha ! I appreciate it Jodie! See you tomorrow for the TH Tuesday link up my friend! xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:11h, 13 April Reply

    Love the monochromatic look and the elegant jewelry, Jess. And the event looks like a glorious time. xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Patti! It was a great place to visit. We have a lot of territory to cover with vineyards here in NC! 🙂 See you tomorrow for the link up xo

  • Beata
    Posted at 09:06h, 13 April Reply

    Love that dress ! Jess ! You look fabulous 🙂 x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:03h, 13 April Reply

      Thanks so much Beata!! See you tomorrow for the TH Tuesday link up my friend xx

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 09:04h, 13 April Reply

    You look so pretty! I love the color of your dress and your matching purse! So fun!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:03h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Megan! it was a great time there, sometimes I am in for a easy look, and this dress is that ! See u tomorrrow for the link up TH Tuesday xx

  • Alissa
    Posted at 07:42h, 13 April Reply

    You have the absolute perfect mix of accessories that don’t overwhelm this classy dress!
    The Adored Life

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:00h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Alissa! I was going for simplicity, glad you like the look! xx

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