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Sunshine yellow and a new neighborhood haunt

IMG_2470 IMG_2467 IMG_2469 IMG_2463   IMG_2477   IMG_2475   IMG_1156 (Custom)   IMG_2485 IMG_2484   IMG_2476 Hello everyone! I think everyone knows at this point I like wine. I used to get the gallon Franzia in a box in college. Then it was zinefindel which I do like, but have gone to a couple of tastings to know what i like.  Who doesn’t enjoy a crisp, cold glass of pinot grigio in the spring/summer months? My husband and I went to this new Tapas ad Wine Bar called Bacchus Tapas and Wine, here in our neighborhood. It was nice to sit outside, very sunny and hot, as we were the only ones outside, but then again it was 1:30 in the afternoon, 90, but honestly , there was a breeze. I do enjoy being outside, but there is one thing about Charlotte, that usually happens every year, we have a short spring, or it goes directly from winter to summer. This is a hot spell. It will go back to the mid 70s, then maybe again up from there. It can be tough to “dress elegantly” when it is in the mid to high 90s which when we have had hot spells in the  summer, get that hot. Basically, you certainly can if you know you are going to be in air conditioning, but I like to sit outside, view the scenery, and wear my sunscreen. So, we had a good bottle of white Pinot Grigio, I had a delicious summer green salad with focacia croutons, tomatoes, onions, pine nuts, and I added grilled chicken. Just enough when it was that hot out. Hubby had a side salad, which was similar to mine, but added blue cheese chunks, and then he had a sandwich, a toasted turkey, smoked mozzerella, tomato, on foccicia bread. We then walked around, as it will be a big complex with an ampitheatre for music, shops, restaurants, wine bar, and music. Overall, a nice day.

Have a great day! Jess

Link up: Visable Monday, Monday Bloom

Top ( older : Loft), Skirt: Ann Taylor, ( last summer,), Necklace:, Handbag: Louis Vuitton Speedy 30, Wine Bar: Bachuss Wine Bar Mooresville, NC, Shoes: Sofft.

    Posted at 23:10h, 23 May Reply

    That almost neon yellow is exceptionally flattering for your skin tone and hair color. You look radiant. And I agree, it’s hard to be elegant in extremely hot weather…story of my life. :\

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 23:16h, 23 May Reply

      Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the lovely comments. Yes you may see my hair up the hotter it gets this summer. I think it is everyone’s story right :-))jess

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 14:52h, 23 May Reply

    I have a bright yellow lace skirt which is almost identical to yours! I love it. Its such an amazing colour to wear in Spring or Summer and it works wonders with your hair!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:57h, 23 May Reply

      Thanks so much. I thought the skirt was bright at first, but then really liked the yellow. I would love to see how you style yours as well. Thank you for the lovely comments, have a great weekend. jess

  • Carrie
    Posted at 21:38h, 22 May Reply

    I love this yellow skirt. I have been looking for a yellow one myself and this one has beautiful detail. These sandals are also great – like them with the skirt and the dress.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:05h, 23 May Reply

      Hi Carrie! Hope you are well . This yellow skirt is from Ann Taylor, last yearr. It very comfortable and bright! The sandals are my favorites, Sofft brand.Thank you!!

  • Tarnished Royalty
    Posted at 22:49h, 20 May Reply

    Darling outfit, and I love those sandals. Are they as comfy as they look? I would totally sit out there in the 90 degree weather and enjoy a glass with ya! ~Ann

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:58h, 21 May Reply

      Hi Ann! Yes the shoes are by Sofft. I have boots by them as well. Very soft, apprapo name. Thank you for the lovely comments on the outfit! jess

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 15:51h, 20 May Reply

    You look amazing, Jess! I love the yellow skirt! I think I’ve mentioned this to you before so forgive me if I’m being repetitive, but the color yellow just exudes happiness to me. Throw in an ice cold glass of wine with some balmy temps and that happiness turns into pure bliss 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:12h, 20 May Reply

      Hi Mary! Thanks so much for your lovely and kind words. I know what you mean about yellow. I feel the same. I also agree about the wine. I am a red wine drinker, but love some Pinot Grigio nice and chilled in the summer. The problem with white is that it is so cold and refreshing, I drink it faster, sip it, than red. :-)) I am looking forward to some “happiness” tomorrow! You too

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 13:02h, 20 May Reply

    Gorgeous look! So classy & pretty!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:44h, 20 May Reply

      Thanks so much Dawn! I will be back to your blog as well. Love the title, yes, fashion should be fun! Drop by agaIin, jess

  • Lea
    Posted at 12:12h, 20 May Reply

    Love the yellow and of course your gorgeous hair. And now I want wine:)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:22h, 20 May Reply

      Hi Lea, tell me about it. I could go for a glass this afternoon 🙂 Thanks for the lovely comments. xx jess

  • Monika
    Posted at 10:36h, 20 May Reply

    Hi Jess,
    what a lovely skirt! Love the yellow and love the lace so them combination makes it perfect. And we share the passion for LV bags, Got my Speedy Damier in 35 and it´s one of my favourite bags too.
    Love Monika

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:43h, 20 May Reply

      Hi Monika!
      Thanks for popping in. I appreciate the lovely comments. When I first tried on the yellow skirt, I did not buy it as I thought it was too bright. Later, I went back and thought, get out of your comfort zone and it is a pretty yellow. Great taste in bags! I do love this Damier LV, holds alot and is a classic. Have a great week.
      xo jess

  • Olga
    Posted at 02:15h, 20 May Reply

    What a lovely yellow skirt! The colour is just so sunny! And I love your open-shoulder top, looks great!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:16h, 20 May Reply

      Thank you Olga. Glad you stopped by. I appreciate the lovely comments. xx jess

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:25h, 20 May Reply

    Love this yellow lace skirt paired with the floral top. What a gorgeous day for sitting out and enjoying a nice glass of wine.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:15h, 20 May Reply

      Hi Alice!
      Yes, it was a lovely day. Hot but a breeze. I love sitting outside, and you are so right a glass of wine makes it even more enjoyable. Thank you for the lovely comments on my outfit.

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Posted at 00:59h, 20 May Reply

    Wow you look so gorgeous in that sexy but so cheery outfit Jess….love the Speedy too! And thanks for sharing with us your awesome day!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:14h, 20 May Reply

      Thanks for dropping in Rebecca and the lovely comments. I do like handbags 🙂 It was a good time, I usually enjoy going out for a delicious glass of wine!

  • myrosecoloredshades
    Posted at 22:32h, 19 May Reply

    A pop of yellow can brighten up not only your outfit but also your day. That is a really cute yellow lace skirt.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:13h, 20 May Reply

      Very true! Thanks so much . I am glad you stopped by. The more I wear yellow, the more it grows on me:-)

  • Natalia
    Posted at 19:09h, 19 May Reply

    What a lovely Summery look, Jess! You are such a gorgeous beauty with amazing smile and such pretty hair!

    Love wine too. 🙂

    Natalia xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:55h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you for stopping by Natalia! Us red heads have to stick together as well. 🙂 Thank you for the lovely comments. Yes, ah, nothing like a great glass of wine and sitting outside in the sunshine, huh? pop in again sometime. jess xx

  • Red Reticule
    Posted at 18:37h, 19 May Reply

    The vibrant yellow skirt is fantastic!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:49h, 19 May Reply

      Thanks so much. I am following your blog, and you always look so great and put together I appreciate you stopping by and your comment. .jessxx

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 18:29h, 19 May Reply

    I love you in red, but you can definitely work the yellow thing too girl! Great minds think alike! I was trying to work some sunny fun yellow into my wardrobe too, but your outfit looks effortless! Once again, another beautiful look Jess! xoxo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:33h, 19 May Reply

      Aww. Thanks hon. I appreciate it. Yes, I saw you in your yellow top, jeans and heels and you looked fab! Had to do it. I love red too, and plan on doing something next week with this midi skirt I bought in red. Have a great week!! jess xo

  • Jill James
    Posted at 18:17h, 19 May Reply

    Your yellow skirt simply says summer,love the off-shoulder top on you. A pleasure to meet you, thank you so much for dropping by.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:34h, 19 May Reply

      Lovely to meet you too Jill as well. Thank you. It is quite bright and took a little getting used to at first, but then I went back to the store to get it, as I do love yellow in the spring and summer. Appreciate the lovely comments. You rock the red! I will pop in again, love for you to as well. jess

  • porcelina
    Posted at 15:54h, 19 May Reply

    What a stunning necklace! Love it. I also like that you’re wearing yellow – as a fellow red head (well mine’s a lot darker these days) I have tended to avoid the colour but you look great in it. Porcelina x

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

      HI Porcelina
      Aw. You might just need to find the right shade of yellow. This skirt is bright. I do like cream yellows. Thank you, I like unique pieces of jewelry. Glad you stopped by!

  • saradoucette
    Posted at 14:38h, 19 May Reply

    You’re looking super summery! Love your red hair, so nice!
    I like wine too but I usually prefer red. I’m Portuguese so my favourite is Douro and Dao wines 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:27h, 19 May Reply

      Hi ! Thank you for stopping by and your lovely comments. We are both red wine drinkers. I love Spanish wines: tempranillo, Malbec, Granache. I began with drinking Pinot Noir, which I still enjoy. We do, as you see here, drink white wines occasionally, but mostly in the summer when it is very hot. Have a great week.

  • Dana
    Posted at 14:09h, 19 May Reply

    Your skirt is beautiful, this soft yellow and the great lace! Also love shoulder free shirts, very feminin and sexy. Looks very nice and fits perfect to you. The necklace is lovely 🙂
    I´m impressed of your gorgeous hair.. looks very healthy and the color is awesome! 🙂

    have a wonderful week

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:17h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you Dana. I appreciate the comments. Yellow is growing on me. Oh, thank you about my hair. Due for a rinse soon as those pesky greys are comin in.
      Have a great week too.

  • Sue @ A Colourful Canvas
    Posted at 13:18h, 19 May Reply

    Hey Jess! I love your not so mellow yellow! You look fresh, and very springlike! GAH! You do have gorgeous hair too! It’s lovely to meet you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:20h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you. Yes, not mellow huh.. kinda blinding yellow, but I am alright with that. Thanks so much for your comments. Nice to meet you as well. jess

  • Beata B
    Posted at 13:00h, 19 May Reply

    I absolutely love the yellow skirt! You look beautiful 🙂
    Hugs Beta

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:15h, 19 May Reply

      Oh thanks Beata. Wondering how you are. Thanks so much. I do like yellow, it cheers you up, right? Jess xx

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 11:04h, 19 May Reply

    Thank you! have a good week.

  • Patti
    Posted at 10:11h, 19 May Reply

    It is challenging to look elegant when the temps hit the 90’s, but you are looking gorgeous and cool, as always. Love the yellow skirt. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday! xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:06h, 19 May Reply

      Tell me about it Patti! My hair tends to go a bit flat in these temps, but what can ya do huh? I appreciate the lovely comments, yellow is growing on me 🙂

  • mark
    Posted at 09:53h, 19 May Reply

    i love your posts! always fun to read! you look gorgeous as you show off another very pretty outfit, once more!

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