THT- Dona Jo Sportswear and Life Lately - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish - Fashion Over 50
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THT- Dona Jo Sportswear and Life Lately

I am sharing a company out of Pittsburgh, my hometown, called Dona Jo. They are a sportswear company.

Dona Jo

I had this collaboration agreement before I got sick with Pudendal Neuralgia, so I had to share it with you.

They are a company out of Pittsburgh, and they make activewear for women. They are certainly known for their skorts. The skorts come in many different lengths, even for tall ladies! I am wearing a 17 inch length skirt and this reminded me of a Monet water painting. I liked the design and the layered frills. I can’t wear it at the moment, as there are compression shorts underneath, and with PN, you can’t wear anything that is form fitting there. No jeans, trousers for a bit, so at home I am utizing some of these purchases I wrote about in yesterday’s POST. READ IT HERE.

Sizing wise for the pieces, I would get your normal size. They have a size chart in which you can refer to. I am wearing smalls.

They have a multitude of patterns and colors, certainly great for my sis in law, who plays tennis. Maybe you are into the new rage, “Pickleball”? Well, these would we great for that.

I received two tanks and am sharing the one here on the blog, I like the greenish color and the style. It comes with a built in bra and is stretchy so its comfy too.

I am wearing them with my new New Balance 327 sneakers. I finally got a hold of a pair, and will share them more on the blog, as I will be in sneakers and cushioned shoes for a bit, as I have pain in my legs and feet. I wrote about retro sneakers here with THIS BLOG POST.

Life Lately

I am not going to say it hasn’t been trying. I feel like I have been knocked down a few pegs. I was doing quite well with my EDS and this came out of the blue. I am a believer in being pro-active though, so in a matter of the 2-week diagnosis, I have a Pain Management doc, who will perform a Pudendal Nerve block on me the mid of Sept. I also have a Pelvic floor PT and have seen her for an evaluation and will have steady 2 day/week appts starting after Labor Day. The pain is still very high, and not managed, so I have messaged the pain doc and may have to see about either giving Gabapentin more time at the high dose, or trying Lyrica or another med. All of this takes so much time. I am doing all I can for this, and just wish I didn’t have to wait 2 weeks for treatments! darn holiday! I spend the day with an ice pack – and my Gibson who doesn’t leave my side.

I was able to post this week, but it may be intermittant depending on how I feel. I am also on IG and the same for there.

Check out Donajobrand.com

skirt/skort 17″ – c/o

tank c/o

tank c/o

These items ran true to size for me, so look at their sizing chart and order accordingly.

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23 Comments
  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 17:47h, 05 September Reply

    I’m sorry you’re suffering Jess. I hope you get some pain relief soon. I love the turquoise top and pretty skirt.

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  • Highland Fashionista
    Posted at 23:31h, 31 August Reply

    OMG I LOVVVVVE that top! It’s SO flattering and the collar is perfection! Sorry to hear about your pain, it is the absolute WORST. Here’s hoping you’ll get what you need SOON.

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 14:59h, 31 August Reply

    I’m so sorry you are going through all of this! I’m praying for you and hope you are able to get some relief soon. Dona Jo has such wonderful activewear. I love their skorts and took them on a recent vacation for hiking. They are so functional and still cute! Love the pattern you chose!

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 08:50h, 31 August Reply

    The colors and style of your outfit are gorgeous! I hope relief from your pain happens soon.

    Rosemary
    http://www.distinctlysouternstyle.com

  • Gail
    Posted at 02:20h, 31 August Reply

    I hope the procedure in September relieves your pain Jess. The skort and top are the more stylish fitness wear I’ve seen for a long time. Beautiful print!

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 21:07h, 30 August Reply

    So sorry to hear that you’re in pain, Jess. I am sending healing thoughts your way and hope that you get relief soon!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Jill
    Posted at 21:03h, 30 August Reply

    I’m so sorry you are in so much pain, and hope you get some relief soon. Thinking of you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Neti
    Posted at 13:42h, 30 August Reply

    So Sorry to hear you are in Pain. I do know that Pain is no joke and hope you get some relief soon. The colors in this outfit is so You.
    XO
    Neti

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 13:23h, 30 August Reply

    I love Dona Jo! Their skirts are my favorite – light, feminine and easy for workouts!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  • jodie
    Posted at 13:00h, 30 August Reply

    The colors of that skirt are amazing and I love the different shoulders of the tank.
    Sending love and hugs,
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Alexandra
    Posted at 12:02h, 30 August Reply

    Such a cute outfit! Looks so comfy too. I have always liked the look of one shoulder tops, but not actually them. I like that this top sort of has that vibe, but with the extra straps. Popping over to check it out.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 11:33h, 30 August Reply

    This such a cute outfit, Jess! The colors are fabulous, and I really like the way the tank is designed. A built in bra is awesome! I’m so sorry you’re still struggling so. You have been doing so well – being a lot more active than I can manage. It sounds like you are doing all you can. Drat on the holiday!

    xoxo
    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  • mireille
    Posted at 11:28h, 30 August Reply

    I sure hope the treatments will really help. I am so sorry! I love the colors in this outfit for you and yes to comfortable shoes!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 08:43h, 30 August Reply

    Jess, I am so sorry that you are experiencing such pain and discomfort. I hope you are able to find relief soon. Sending healing energy your way! This workout outfit is really cute on you and the turquoise color is stunning on you!

    Shelbee

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 07:01h, 30 August Reply

    I am so sorry about your pain! Have you tried arnica? I get this cream from Germany and it works wonders.

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

  • Gwen Gottlieb
    Posted at 06:53h, 30 August Reply

    Love these colorful pieces and I love your attitude, too. It’s hard to remain positive when you’re dealing with debilitating pain, but you manage to remain happy and hopeful and handle it like a true pro. Feel better, Jess. Checking out these pieces today!

  • Pamela
    Posted at 06:23h, 30 August Reply

    Dear Jess – you’re looking gorgeous here and with good luck you’ll be returning to better health very soon.
    Pamela
    http://www.style-yourself-confident.com

  • Laurie
    Posted at 06:11h, 30 August Reply

    Oh Jess. This is sad to hear. I often admire how you cope with your EDS and to get another blow is awful. Dee lives on Gabapentin! I hope things get sorted out for you swiftly. Can I just say, how no-one would know how much you suffer in these photos You look like a very healthy athlete xx

  • Fonda @Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 05:49h, 30 August Reply

    That skort is adorable. I hope you feel better and get some relief soon!

  • Mary
    Posted at 05:28h, 30 August Reply

    Oh dear, it sadly sounds as thouhh go you’re in this for true long haul but the nerve block and pain management appointments you have lined up should lighten your load, poor Jess. As you say , keep positive.
    Mary xxx.

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 04:34h, 30 August Reply

    Oh Jess, I am so sorry you are still having so much pain and that it cannot be managed. It’s hard to believe they cannot get this under control and that you have been suffering for so long. I hope that once the appointments start regularly that you get some relief but it is long overdue, bless your heart.
    I cannot even imagine blogging when you feel so badly, take a break and take care of yourself sweet friend, I am praying for you!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • Katie
    Posted at 03:03h, 30 August Reply

    Love the gorgeous skirt! It also reminds me of a Monet and I adore the colors! Thanks for the link up and I hope things get better with the pain.

    Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:27h, 30 August Reply

    I keep my fingers crossed for you that you get help soon for your pain. And that this will pass real quick. It’s a very elegant tank!

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