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 Whatever the reason, I’m pleased to be able to wear it today without looking outdated.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
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!
Lovely skirt! It is perfect for summer..
And the aging tips are so true… life is just too short to worry so much..
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! 🙂
I’m i love with your bag! You look fantastic.
Thanks Amy! The bag is one of the older ones, but I kinda like it, too! 🙂
I love your shoes ! They are so elegant and so you !!!
Thanks Christel! You’re a sweetie! 🙂
That jogging pic made me laugh out loud for real! Also, love the cowboy wisdom 🙂
I think most of us can related to the jogging pic! I know I do!
Glad you liked the article!
I like this vintage look…and the jogging pics…LOL
The dog would be me! 🙂
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!
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!
I have a few things from the 90’s that I still wear. Great skirt! I can see why you kept it. Looks great and I love the print.
Who would have thought that things from the 90’s is now OLD!!! I’m OLD! 🙂
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!
I found the jogging pic on the money for me!…the second photo, that is. 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Have a great weekend Jeannie! ~Patricia
Thanks Patricia! You, too!
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
I must have loved it some reason. I don’t keep things too long either…gotta make room for new stuff! 🙂
Happy weekend to you as well!
Great skirt! i rarely wear skirts, but i have two ‘sarong’ skirts — ones that actually tie. i love them!
I love sarong skirts! They’re usually made of stretchy, comfy fabric…I’m all about comfort these days! Ugh, I sound like an old lady….
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….
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? : )
Awww…thank you! Let me ask him real quick…..
Well, his first response was “huh?”, and then he yawned! Not exactly a shout of “yes” I was hoping for. 😉
Always so stylish! That skirt is cute. I can see why you’ve hung on to it all this time! 🙂
I’m just glad that I can still fit into it! 😉
I love it – “vintage” or not 🙂
Have a safe and fun trip!!
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!
I used to tried to keep up with all the health craze, too. Too much info with ever changing opinions – enough to keep you crazy. I’ve come to realize that a common sense diet, clean living, and exercise is the best way to stay healthy & happy. Everything in moderation!
Your new design looks GREAT! Orange, the power color! 🙂
That skirt is just classic! No wonder you held onto it! LOVE the jogging pic! 🙂 Hugs pretty! ~Serene
Thank you sweetie!!
That would be me…the top photo of the jogger…NOT! 🙂
Jeannie–what a cute outfit!!! The skirt looks like you brought it yesterday new!!
Love the jogging pix!!
It seems like it was yesterday, but how could it have been almost 20 yrs ago???? I mean, seriously! What happend?? 😦
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.
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!
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.
Haha! Yes ma’am! I believe we would be BFFs!
Thanks for always making me smile! 🙂
What a great summer look!! I also like to remember that LIFE is God’s gift to us and how we live it is our gift to GOD! Have a wonderful day!!
Thank you, Pam!
Amen to your sentiment. God is good!
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 🙂
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…. 😉
See, classics age well and are timeless.
Like US!! 🙂
The skirt is great, what a good thing that you didn’t get rid of it.
Haha! How about “we are like a fine wine, we only get better with age?!!” Love it! 🙂
I should be like a fine wine, have had enough of it over the years.
The Fashion Mister might say I’m a wheel of cheese because I’m so good with whine…or at whinning?! 🙂
but either way, I think we are fabulous!
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:)
Lol! I’ll be sure to send it your way when it’s time. Might be too big for you if you can still wear clothing from the children’s section! 😉
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.
Haha! I like lean & mean!
I’m sure I’ll keep the skirt for a few yrs longer or until I can’t fit into it anymore. 🙂
It’s a beautiful skirt…and it doesn’t look vintage at all!
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.
oooooh, that skirt reminds me of a summer dress I used to have in the 90s. Fashion flashback! Very pretty. I wish I still had mine.
I wish you had your dress, too! We could have showed off our 90’s style together!! 🙂