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THT- A Modern, Sporty Way to Style a `Dress for Fall


I’m showing you a more modern, sporty take on wearing a dress today for Fall.

A Modern Sporty Way to Style a Dress for Fall

You remember THIS POST on retro sneakers?

Welcome back, baby!

I remember the Reeboks that I wore to step class at the gym, the Chuck Taylors I wore for a date, and some of the other sneakers that were piled into my closet.

When I saw these Rag and Bone sneakers during the Nordstrom Sale, I was in love. I am sure my subconscious knew that I must have had a similar pair back in the day! I loved the colors and the sleek profile. Nothing clunky here.

However, as part of the “Sale” they were still $200. I may spend that on a pair of Italian boots or loafers ( or a bit more) but not sneakers.

It does seem like I have been buying up sneakers lately though, due to Pudendal Neuralgia, so they came at the right time.

I found these looking up “retro sneakers” as they were on Zappos, for I think, one day, at $100. So, I snapped those up!

The colorway that I was eyeing- the rust/orange was not available, so I thought to pick a neutral. This Rag and Bone shoe is a great shade o darker tan, with a mustard yellow design. Just to note, if you have wide feet, I wouldn’t recommend these shoes. I have an average medium with foot, and found that I could have gone up 1/2 size more, but the 8.5 (which is a half-size up from my normal 8) was fine. I just couldn’t wear socks with them. So, keep this tip in mind, if you find you are fancying this retro sneaker.

As always, I am loving blazers. I am particurly fond of checked or plaid blazers. H&M is another great place for blazers, just read about the sizing on their site.

So, an open Fal blazer, with a basic chestnut colored dress and retro sneakers are a fun way to issue in Fall, especially if you aren’t wearing boots or booties yet.

What’s Happening?

Well, we got home last evening after spending a few days in Asheville. A relaxing trip that my hubby also thought would take my mind off of my health issues for a bit. (You can’t help but be reminded if it carrying a gigantic black cushion wherever you go to sit on. I used to say to my friend, people must think my *** is made of gold, and I must have a cushion to sit on before my butt touches the chairs!  Haha.

I may try and do a short recap about Asheville on Friday then.

Otherwise, not much on the home front, other than a bazillian doctor’s appointments set up. When you know the treat of the day is your PT appointment, you must lead a really interesting life!  

So, there will be specialists and nerve blocks in the near future.

Do you like to wear sneakers with dresses? How do you style them for the Fall?

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Rag and Bone retro sneakers ( option)

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  • Lovely
    Posted at 02:52h, 30 September Reply

    I love the dress, and it looks amazing paired with the sneakers. You look fab!

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 22:22h, 29 September Reply

    These sneakers are super cute! I love the fall colors and how it looks paired with your blazer!

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 18:20h, 29 September Reply

    I love the style of those sneakers! They look so cool with the dress and blazer. I would love to wear sneakers with a dress but I have big feet and not particularly long legs, so I look like a clown!

    Emma xxx

  • Gemma
    Posted at 05:21h, 29 September Reply

    This is such a great outfit for autumn and love the trainers with it that gives the look a modern edge!
    Gemma x

  • Gail
    Posted at 01:48h, 29 September Reply

    I could easily get “a thing” for retro trainers but I must resist! White trainers seem a bit old fashioned now with dresses, your trainers are bang on trend! (By the way, our new king always carries his own cushion apparently!) x

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 17:59h, 28 September Reply

    Love the sneakers with the work dress—it’s very Working Girl, which is one of my all-time favorite movies!
    Cheryl Shops |

  • Alexandra
    Posted at 13:48h, 28 September Reply

    The brown from the shoes matches so perfectly too!

  • jodie
    Posted at 19:25h, 27 September Reply

    At least you have a sense of humor about the situation Jess. I was giggling a bit at your butt of gold!!
    I just love the idea of sneakers with the dress. It’s fabulous,

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:22h, 28 September Reply

      If I don’t have a sense of humour at times, I would lose it! LOL. thank you Jodie!

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 12:01h, 27 September Reply

    Those shoes look so comfy! You styled them perfectly as always!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:22h, 28 September Reply

      They are- just can’t go all day in them. They are a bit narrow toward the front, so I am glad I went up a 1/2 size.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 10:08h, 27 September Reply

    What a cute outfit! I love the colors, and those retro sneakers are just perfect with the mustard dress. Ha! I hear you about the exciting life of appointments. LOL! Although my mom and I did book one to get our nails done, so there’s that.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:23h, 28 September Reply

      Thank you Michelle! I would like to get together with you next time we are in Asheville, or if you come in to Charlotte. Just had the schedule planned with family this time. Yes, you have to have some fun in between!

  • Di
    Posted at 09:53h, 27 September Reply

    Great fall styling Jess! I love your color combination and that great plaid blazer. And your sleek retro sneakers are so cute! Hope the specialists help you, and you are on the road to recovery! Thanks for sharing and the link up-enjoy your week!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:24h, 28 September Reply

      Thank you Di, we are working on it with PT, and the medication is giving some relief. Thanks so much!

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 09:21h, 27 September Reply

    Very cool styling of these super cute sneakers, Jess! I think you should tell people that you arse is gold and carry your cushion around with pride! I have started bringing my yoga cushion with me to certain events especially if I might be siting on the ground for some reason. We must protect our bodies (and butts) and give them whatever comfort they need. I hope you find some relief soon, my friend. Sending healing energy your way!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:26h, 28 September Reply

      Thank you Shelbee, I loved them but didn’t want the $200 price tag! HAHA, yes! The medication is helping but I have a bit of a way to go.

  • mireille
    Posted at 09:19h, 27 September Reply

    You found a great neutral pair of sneakers. I love the style of these and I do enjoy a sneaker with a dress.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:27h, 28 September Reply

      I don’t wear sneakers with dresses often, but loved these when I saw them – as they are sleeker than some i see with dresses.

  • Pamela
    Posted at 09:04h, 27 September Reply

    Love the outfit mix here, I can wear sneakers with trousers but sadly my legs are just too short to pull it off with a dress.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:27h, 28 September Reply

      Thank you Pamela! Aw, are you sure? Well, I do love sneakers with some tailored trousers as well.

  • NAncy
    Posted at 07:43h, 27 September Reply

    I am still a huge fan of wearing a dress with sneakers. The colour combiation of your outfit is gorgeous!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:28h, 28 September Reply

      I think you are my inspiration Nancy! You know how to do it with the sneakers and dresses! Thank you!

  • Jill
    Posted at 07:20h, 27 September Reply

    This is such a gorgeous color combo! I love your retro sneakers!

    Jill –

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:28h, 28 September Reply

      Thank you Jill! I loved the color combo of the sneakers and I thought the warmer tones would go with much of my closet.

  • Mica Away From The Blue
    Posted at 07:12h, 27 September Reply

    I love that blazer with the dress and they are very cute sneakers! 🙂

    Thanks for the link up. Hope you are having a great day 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:29h, 28 September Reply

      Thank you Mica! It is a fun outfit for sure!

  • Kellyann C Rohr
    Posted at 04:33h, 27 September Reply

    Oh Jess, those sneakers!!! I love them! I couldn’t quite get myself to buy them so I ended up with the Target version. I’m just so happy that sneakers are so fashionable right now. They add edge and feel good so it’s a win-win.
    Glad you got away to Asheville and I look forward to your recap. We are awaiting a hurricane, a bit like being a sitting duck!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:30h, 28 September Reply

      I was lucky to find them on sale! I didnt want to pay the $200 price tag! Me too, I bought a few pairs of sneakers lately. Oh, I know.. scary! We are going to get hit with rain and wind. Stay safe!

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 02:46h, 27 September Reply

    Great look, Jess. Love these colours together 🙂 Thanks for hosting.

  • Rena
    Posted at 01:56h, 27 September Reply

    Sneakers with a dress and blazer are a winning combination. Style and comfort … who could ask for more?


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:31h, 28 September Reply

      Thank you Rena! Yes, even before I was diagnosed with t his nerve condition, I bought a few pairs of sneakers. I do love this combo!

  • Chajleen
    Posted at 01:55h, 27 September Reply

    Unusual for me combination of sneakers with dresses but it suits you, you look very confident and the color scheme is well chosen👍
    Btw, what means THT? Teens Helping Teens or Tunnel Hill Trolls?😀

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:32h, 28 September Reply

      Hi Chajleen! Sneakers with dresses has become very popular over the years and I like this combo. You are cute! Turning Heads Tuesday, for the name of the Linkup. I have been hosting it for 7 years, so many of the ladies here know what is means 😉

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