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Watercolor Skirt

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A-line: the shape of my skirt. B-Line: the direction my puppies head, when they try and go into the shops we do. 

This is a place we frequent, called Birkdale Village, a small but tremendously dog-friendly shopping center, where most people nearby seem to congregate on a nice sunny day. As I have been saying,  Charlotte,  has had strange weather this year. A much chillier March, than we expected, and it was up and down, 40s, 60s, not quite steady to where you know what to wear each day. So, when I knew it was going to be closed to 80!, I thought I really wanted to wear another floral skirt, and then looked through the closet to really bring out one of these colors. When you have a patterned or floral skirt,  perhaps pick out a color in the scheme that you think will make the skirt stand out even more. It isn’t that you can’t wear a complimentary color, just that I feel that it makes the garment stand out.

So, my husband was taking photos, and this older gentleman, came up to him and asked ” Is she a model” In which I had to overhear, and laugh inside. Then he proceeded to say, ” Can I take her on a cruise with me?” Several things funny here. First, I was standing there, and I am not hearing impaired. Second, he was about 75-80, and besides being married, I haven’t never gone for older guys! It was something to laugh at. So, we continued, as we both loved the tulips and flowers around us, and I try to look for spots that are interesting if I can. We had the puppies with us, and Gibby, when he sees me, and can’t get to me, gets upset, so we parked far away from where we were and left them for a tiny bit in order to take pictures otherwise, we would end up like ” Where’s Waldo”, as people have to find my dogs in my pictures.

This skirt just looks to me like it was painted in watercolors. It reminds me of some of the Ted Baker skirts I am coveting. I just love the colors, and there is a hint of baby blue, another time I may try and bring out. Anyhow, the day was beautiful, we had wine, and a walk. Several of my favorite things.

Top: Loft ( last year)  Skirt Loft 2 years ago ( similar), Sofft sandals, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff  , necklace Jewel Box , Earrings Francesca’s Boutique

Linkup: thepleatedpoppy   tea&sequins, cute&little

 

 

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Erica D.
    April 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    This whole outfit and ensemble is beautiful!! I love it. This skirt reminds me of the Ted Baker skirt from your previous post and again, I find myself admiring this skirt. The necklace goes perfectly with the outfit but I LOVE those earrings. Awesome!!

    • Reply
      Jess
      April 15, 2014 at 10:47 am

      You are too kind! Thank you. Yes, in ways it does remind me o that skirt. The earrings you can get at Target, Jewel Box and the like. I like the color alot. Have a great day!

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    Elle
    April 11, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Well the old guy had a point Miss Jess, you do look like a model. But that is so funny abut the cruise, it made my dad. I love this skirt and the crimson sweater that really pops , it does look so good together. I also love the earrings.
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 11, 2014 at 9:02 am

      THank you Elle. I know how silly is that! I am no model, but thank you and I am glad I could make your dad laugh. I appreciate it Elle!

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    Rachel Lindsey
    April 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    That skirt is marvelous – such great colors! Your earrings are also pretty fabulous! You look great.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Thanks so much. I love it too. It just caught my eye. I appreciate the comment. I am getting to be a jewelry addict as well. Stop by again!

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    April 9, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Hi Jess! I really love this outfit. The skirt is gorgeous. I would love to know where you found that necklace. It is beautiful!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 10, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Hi Carrie!
      Thanks for stopping by! I bought the skirt about 5 years ago at Loft. Sometimes you can get lucky and find older items on Ebay. Thank you! I appreciate your comment, and will come by your site again.

  • Reply
    Sian
    April 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Love the skirt, subtle colours, lovely. Do you think that your husband might have been trying to negotiate a good price for you?? ha ha!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      You made me laugh Sian! Lord knows what men think huh? Thank you for the lovely comment regarding my skirt, it is a fav. take care! jess

  • Reply
    Rachel G
    April 9, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    The encounter with the older man sound hilarious! And I love that your skirt matches those flowers in the background!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      It was! I The things people say!! Thank you. I loved the flowers and decided to take a pic there. If only I knew how to garden and plant some at our house. I am big into florals, but always have been in spring.

  • Reply
    Annette
    April 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Beautiful floral prints, Jess, they do remind me of a painting! Colourful but not too bright.
    I love this feminine look on you!

    Hugs,
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 9, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you Annette! I love this skirt too. Very colorful almost abstract. Yes, that is one thing I can’t do is neons or something too bright. I appreciate your lovely comments.
      xx jess

  • Reply
    kileen
    April 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    this skirt is beautiful and matches the tulips in the background! beautiful look!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 9, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you so much. I love this as well. I saw the flowers and had to pose with them. Now.. I should have cropped out the truck!

  • Reply
    Monika
    April 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Jess,
    the gentleman was right, you really look like a model. The skirt is beautiful, and the colours a very nice for you. I also love your necklace, it is beautiful. I enjoy wearing statement necklaces too.
    Monika
    Sytleworld40plus.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Hi Monika
      Aww. You are making me blush. Funny. Yes, I like statement necklaces as well as antique or antique like necklaces, they need to be different. Thank you for the lovely comments, this is one of my fav skirts, reminds me of Ted Baker in a way. xx jess

  • Reply
    Mary Murnane
    April 9, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Love the watercolor skirt, Jess! Really beautiful on you! And I really like your necklace. I’m such a creature of habit. Much as I like all the beautiful necklaces out there I rarely if ever deviate from wearing my diamond cross necklace and diamond stud earrings. Maybe this Spring/Summer I will branch out a little 😉

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 9, 2014 at 11:36 am

      Thanks Mary! I have had this skirt a number of years and there are so many colors in it to play up on. I like some of the statement necklaces, but it has to catch my eye. Hey, you know what they say, Diamonds are a girls best friend! I don’t blame you :-)) There are so many of these styles of necklaces out there, you would have your pick though. Have a good week Mary! xx jess

  • Reply
    Jess Jannenga
    April 9, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Thank you Stacey. I wear alot of pencil skirts, but lately have gotten into different styles, A-line, Midi. I appreciate the comment! jess

  • Reply
    Stacey
    April 9, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Love this outfit! The colors are so pretty and that’s one of my favorite skirt styles.

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