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Sweet Florals and Sweet Wine

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Happy Monday Ladies,

I am wearing one of my favorite floral skirts today, lots of peaches, red, orchid colors with hints of baby blue . I needed to add more blue hues to my wardrobe, so this Limited sheer top worked to pick up that hint in the skirt. I am sharing with you our experience at the Misty Creek Vineyard this weekend, where there were bouquets of  flowers blooming and wine from the vineyard.

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So by now, you know that I love wine. Not like. Love. I am probably deemed by some as a “wine snob”. I am particular about certain things, wine, coffee, tea… I remember hearing reknowned Somieeler Andrea Immer stating that,  finding a great wine doesn’t mean they have to be expensive wines. There are many of great wines in the $10-15 range. ” So, I know what I like, I like wine dry, just like I like my humour.

The great thing is that there are about 130 vineyards in the NC region, so if we go every weekend…  We love to visit different vineyards and we seek out dog-friendly ones and the pups love to hear the sound of me saying “car-ride!” So today I wanted to wear something easy but very springy and you all know how much I love my florals. The skirt I have had for  years from Loft, and  shoes are from Target . Any shoes with bows on it, I am attracted to. We met some lovely people there who were considered “regulars”, and we thought with only the 1 hour drive, it could certainly be us. Vineyards in the South have both dry and sweet wines, but many are known for the Muscadine and Scuppernog grapes,very sweet wines for those who are Reisling fans.

Muscadine, Vitis rotundifolia, is a grapevine species native to the south of Eastern North America. It has been extensively cultivated since the 16th century. Its natural range includes the following states of the US: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.[1] The plants are well adapted to their native warm and humid climate; they need fewer chilling hours than better known varieties and they thrive on summer heat.

Muscadine berries range from bronze to dark purple to black in color when ripe.[2] However, many wild varieties stay green through maturity. . Muscadines are not only eaten fresh, but also are used in making wine, juice, and jelly. **from Wikipedia**

We first went inside to the tasting room, and had 10 wines to sample. Since before EDS I was basically a 2 drink kind of gal,  I am only able to drink generally up to 2 glasses. The samples were true samples, not quarter glass full like some places will give. We started with a chardonay in a steel barrel, very crisp and delicious and ended up buying a rose, dry, very similar to a white. I have never found a Merlot I like. I don’t eat red meat, so pairing it with barbecue or a giant juicy hamburger is not something I am going to do anyhow. I ended up pouring it in the pitcher, and I don’t know why, but that always embarrases me, as if I am supposed to happily enjoy every varietal that is offered. We brought a picnic, took pictures, and then eased back in our chair as a 2 piece “band” husband and wife team called “Mood Swingz”, which reminded me of some of the band names from the 80s,  played a variety of songs from the 70s to current. They were nice people, Bob and Elizabeth, and when I heard his voice, the tone reminded me of David Bowie. So, I asked if they could play “Major Tom”, and with  harmonies and background, complete with countdown and space effects, they performed it for us. I sat in my seat harmonizing the chorus as the pups ears went back, enjoying the music.

The grounds at Misty Creek Vineyard are just lovely, so we took a stroll, and had a great day overall.

Skirt: old, LOFT ( similar), top: ( the Limited), purse: Rebecca Minkoff, shoes: Target.

DONT FORGET TOMORROW’S TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP! hope to SEE YOU ALL THERE!!

Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Linkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday,   Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  Look What I Got, Sat:Stylish Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

31 Comments
  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 22:30h, 06 May Reply

    All of your weekend wine tastings sounds amazing! Lovely outfit to wear to a vineyard too. The floral skit is so lovely!
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:29h, 07 May Reply

      Thank you! Yes we both enjoy going to new vineyards and check ing them out with the pups. xx

  • Moumous
    Posted at 20:41h, 06 May Reply

    Love the skirt & the puppy 🙂
    xoxo
    http://lamoumous.blogspot.com

  • gingersideoflife
    Posted at 21:26h, 05 May Reply

    For some reason, I did not realize that you live in NC! I adore Asheville and Raleigh area 🙂 Beautiful look Jess!

    Chelsea
    http://gingersideoflife.com/2015/05/04/termas-de-papallacta-spa-resort/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 22:06h, 05 May Reply

      Thanks so much Chelsea! Yes, I love Asheville too, it is a home away from home. have a great week, xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 13:25h, 05 May Reply

    Love this look Jess, The floral skirt is gorgeous and the detailing of the top is perfection!
    Ah, two glasses of wine, lucky you to visit vineyards! I am missing my wine for sure!
    But I can drink vicariously ! 🙂
    truly you look stunning and I hope you feel well .
    I would like to have painting in the colors of your skirt!
    xx, Elle’
    http://mydailycostume.com

  • Ada
    Posted at 05:49h, 05 May Reply

    Your skirt and top are both so feminine and pretty – love them both. Well done!

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 23:38h, 04 May Reply

    I think this is one of my favorite outfit of yours! I love this top with the bloom detail to make it so fun. I wished I could drink wine, it does sound really nice to just relax at a winery. I have extreme low tolerance to alcohol so I don’t have any.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:22h, 05 May Reply

      The top is really sheer so I have to wear a nude bra under it, but great for hot weather, it is mesh.I know what you mean, I can drink 2 max and even then I am goofy!

  • HonestlyTrish
    Posted at 20:59h, 04 May Reply

    What a fun day! It looks like a beautiful place to visit -especially if you love wine (like me!). See you tomorrow for the link up!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 22:09h, 04 May Reply

      Thanks Trish! It was alot of fun, see you then! xx

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 19:39h, 04 May Reply

    There are some photos that really make me want to live in America. Photos like these ones! I can see myself living in a ranch with a veranda surrounded by acres of vineyards…! Love the mint t-shirt with the detail on plus your skirt is so feminine.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:08h, 04 May Reply

      Thanks so much Lorna! We are lucky we are near over 100 vineyards, so we love to go there. The next home we are in we hope to have some acres of land and a fenced in area for the dogs. I am with you on the veranda!! Glad you like my look xx Hope to see you tomorrow 🙂

  • Lisa Maynard
    Posted at 18:52h, 04 May Reply

    Such beautiful colors!! I love how you styled this outfit XO! Thank you so much for sharing with #linkupwithlisa @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/05/linkupwithlisa-15-diy-skirt-hack.html

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:06h, 04 May Reply

      Thank you Lisa, It is one of my favorite skirts. See you tomorrow! xx

  • 260daysnorepeats
    Posted at 18:50h, 04 May Reply

    Love the ruffle detail on that tshirt 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:06h, 04 May Reply

      Thank you! It is a sheer top, very light for the spring!xx

  • Petite Silver Vixen (@petitevix)
    Posted at 17:31h, 04 May Reply

    What an adorable skirt and the top is the perfect colour to pick out the delicate teal tone in the skirt. The ideal outfit for wine tasting I’d say! I’m glad you bought a rosé. I do savour a chilled rosé with a soft brie. I’m off to France in a couple of weeks and I shall raise a glass of rosé to you whilst there!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:07h, 04 May Reply

      Sounds wonderful. I have not visited France, but it is on the someday list! Glad you like the look, I added more blue to the wardrobe, as I do wear a fair amount of pink. When you are available next I would love for you to join in on my link up Turning heads Tuesdays. We have a fair amount of ladies over 40 sharing their style. thanks so much!!! xx

      • Petite Silver Vixen (@petitevix)
        Posted at 12:20h, 05 May Reply

        I definitely will join in on your link up Turning heads Tuesday – thank you. In fact I’m itching too! I’m in the process of getting my blog ready and being both a technophobe and a techno-idiot, it’s taking slightly longer than planned! But it’s been wonderful discovering all the 40+ bloggers out there and I’m looking forward to joining the community. You’d absolutely love France. You’d be in your element.

        • Jess Jannenga
          Posted at 12:25h, 05 May Reply

          Great, I will have some time to look at your blog too. I have a chronic pain disease so I am not able to get to everyones in one day, I space it out . Would love you there! I love meeting other ladies,especially in the over 40 category! Funny you mention France, my brother thinks I dress very Parisian! ha! I wouldnt know since I have not been there. Sounds wonderful though. Glad to have you anytime!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 16:58h, 04 May Reply

    This is such a perfect skirt & top combo for you!! Love, love, love it!! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com
    ps…visiting vineyard is such a great activity….we love doing that also. Mosty when we travel since Colorado’s wines are not quite the greatest….yet.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:05h, 04 May Reply

      Thanks Jodie!
      Yes, I am a fan of visiting vineyards 🙂 Glad you like the look! I am adding more blue to my closet. Hope to see you tomorrow xx!

  • Patti
    Posted at 13:38h, 04 May Reply

    Gorgeous florals, Jess! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 10:06h, 04 May Reply

    I love all of these pretty colors! The teal looks so fun with the florals!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 04 May Reply

      I needed some blues in my closet , and glad you like it! See you tomorrow hon. xx

  • thedollhousev
    Posted at 08:03h, 04 May Reply

    You look adorable doll, love this skirt 🙂 Have a gorgeous Monday xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:27h, 04 May Reply

      thank so much! you too, this is one of my fav skirt. xx

  • Martina Elegant
    Posted at 07:16h, 04 May Reply

    Your outfit is lovely! I wish I could be in my loved NC. Those were my student’s days full of fun. I wish I just could stroll in Target or any other store 🙂

    Greetings from Prague to NC!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 04 May Reply

      Thank you Martina! It is a fun place to live, and now sunny too. Enjoy your day! xx

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