almost vintage…

eHow defines “vintage” clothing as clothing from another era…usually older than 25 years.  Well, meet my almost vintage linen skirt that I purchased in the 90’s.   I usually don’t keep clothing for more than a few years, especially if I haven’t worn them in a couple of seasons.  Why I kept this skirt for so long, I’m not quite sure.

Maybe it’s the print & the colors that drew me to this faux wrap skirt so many years ago?  The fact that it’s made of my favorite fabric might have something to do it?  Whatever the reason, I’m pleased to be able to wear it today without looking outdated.

Just goofing around ~ it seems SO silly sometimes…posing for photos as if…(I’ll let you finish the sentence).

Speaking of vintage, a little cowboy wisdom as we all get closer to that final sunset.

A COWBOY’S GUIDE TO AGING   by Patrick Dorinson

1. Be careful about reading health books. You could die of a misprint.  

Just ignore all that noise and enjoy life. Unless you want to spend your golden years worrying about what may or may not kill you.

2. Make time for your loved ones. We are not promised tomorrow so make the most of today.

At the end of the day family is all you really have. Stay in close contact with siblings and other family members.

3. Don’t interfere with something that ain’t botherin’ you none.

There is no need to elevate your blood pressure any more than you have to over things you can’t do anything about. If it ain’t bothering you let it go

4. Live a good honorable life. Then when you get older and think back you’ll enjoy it a second time.

Cherish your memories. Look back and see how far you have come, and give yourself a pat on the back. It may not have always gone the way you wanted, but if you lived an honorable life and always strived to do the right thing, you should feel justly proud.

 5. Finally, we all need to accept the fact our time on earth is limited.

    “Everybody is going to die someday. The quicker you understand that, the sooner you can get on with business of living.”


Thank you so much for visiting!

Skirt & Top: Jones New York     Shoes: Michael Kors      Bag: Louis Vuitton


57 thoughts on “almost vintage…

  1. I love the last picture of you laughing – you look so cute and joyful! When my hubby helps me take pics, almost all my pictures look like that!! But my laughing smile caught candidly looks kind of like the jogging doggie!!! LOL!

    xo, sam

    • Thank you Everest!
      You’re still a babe, so aging probably isn’t a big issue for you, but for an old fogie like moi, I need a constant reminder!!
      Have a great weekend, young’un! 🙂

  2. Somethings are just timeless, like your skirt. I’ve been off the computer lately and catching up on all my beloved blogging friends, I noticed the redesign of your site right away. I like all the pictures down the side. Nice job!
    x Laura

    • Thanks Laura!
      The change in the design was unintentional…I was playing around with different looks and did’t realize I had changed it until the next day. 🙂 I guess I’ll keep it for a little while.
      Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  3. Really nice outfit. Now I need to go shopping very soon. I laughed so hard at the ‘how I really look jogging’ picture. Thank you for the tips!

  4. i am totally impressed that you kept a piece of clothing for so long
    i am a total get rid of it if i haven’t been wearing it kind of girl
    it looks great and not 90’s at all
    things always come back around don’t they??!!
    have a great weekend

  5. Are you going to pack this cute outfit when you take me on vacation?? I hope so, it’s adorable. And I love your smile in the last pic! Beautiful!


    • Haha! No, I’m not taking the skirt, but yes, you can come!! 🙂
      I was goofing off because I felt so stupid posing.
      Some days, I just wonder what the heck I’m doing taking photos of me in outfits? I’m going thru “why” right now….

  6. Fabulous skirt and definitely a timeless keeper. You know what I think? I think your husband really enjoys taking photos of you…really enjoys it. How could he not? : )

  7. That skirt looks new to me. You look AWESOME! Now, about the Cowboy wisdom… #1 is so true. I used to be a health FREAK and I worked at it so hard I thought that one day it would kill me. So now I just relax and do the best I can without worrying about it. Great wisdom!

  8. Jeannie,

    What a sweet skirt and definitely takes me back to my younger years. Perfect resort wear! I love these cowboy rules to live by! #1 is for ME.. I need to get rid of the noise! There is lots to worry about – so it’s best to not focus too much on that. I tend to be a bit of a worrier ~ or will create something to worry about! I think the older I get the more noise I need to filter out.

    Great post!


    • Thanks Leslie!
      I’m a lot like you as well. I have to try to remind myself not to sweat the small stuff…it’s hard, but I’m trying, too.
      I hope you just let ALL your worries go, and have a super time in Paris!

  9. Classic skirt! There’s some items I wish I had kept all this time. Lately been on a closet purge, but will keep some favorites. You so darn cute and funny too! If i lived near you (or you near me), we’d be best friends!!!! OH, those shoes, we would share….lol.

  10. Lovely skirt! I had a dress in red print with a similar faux tie at the side, many moons ago. Even if I had kept it, there’s no way I can fit into it now 🙂

    • Hi Erin!
      Well, I gotta be honest. There were times when I would not have been able to zip it up all the way. Fitness was not exactly on top of my list while raising two kids. What we sacrifice for our kids…. 😉

  11. I love this skirt! If you ever want to wave good bye to it, send it my way :P:P 😀
    But in all seriousness – the look is amazing. I, myself, am unlikely to throw away certain clothes even if I wore them for like… most of my life 😀 (yes, I still wear pieces from the children’s section haha) These are likely to be high quality, perfectly fitting attire which I cannot and refuse to let go of:)

  12. Hi Jeannie, is a nice outfit today. Lean and mean. The pattern of the skirt is very pretty. It is also precious tissue with which it is made. Save the skirt many years. You are always great in the photos. Dorinson councils are very interesting.

    • Thanks Terri! I’m not even sure what vintage should look like. In my mind, I see gorgeous suits and dresses from the 20’s & 30’s as “vintage”….definitely not this skirt.

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