Blue Crochet and DNA - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Blue Crochet and DNA

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I know you might be wondering about the title a bit. Well, my sister in law bought me this really cool looking necklace one Christmas, and it literally looks like strands of DNA. I thought it was so neat, as I do like reading medical info, and did so especially when I was first diagnosed with an illness. The colors intertwined in the necklace is what also makes it quite interesting, as there are purples, blues, greens, mixed and strewn throughout. I love pieces that are original. I have always loved medical shows: Dr G Medical Examiner, Forensic Files, Cold Case Files, etc. I love real crime stories, always have. So, whether that was the intention or whether it was just a pretty, light reflecting piece of jewelry, doesn’t matter, it is just unique! The cobalt blue with the crochet detailing looked comfortable and I realized I do not have a single piece of this color in my wardrobe, so I thought I would give it a try. The sandals are from the Clark’s Artisan line, again, another pair of comfortable shoes I purchased new on Ebay.

This look was just my going- out -for -breakfast look, as I had a craving for crab benedict that is made so well here in Charlotte. That, fresh fruit, and a Mimosa started out my day the right way! Then it was off to Target to prepare for some family arrival. I don’t know about you but food shopping exhausts me!! I do have to let you know that besides enjoying the fashion I present, I promise you my post are bound to make you hungry this week! :-))

Have a great week!

jess  xo

Dress: Charming Charlie, Purse, Charming Charlie, Necklace: Gift from Sister in Law, Brooch: Jewel Box, Shoes: Clark Artisan Gladiators from Ebay

 

 

54 Comments
  • Andrea
    Posted at 00:49h, 30 June Reply

    Gorgeous dress! xo Andrea
    Boho Bunnie

  • Stephanae V. McCoy
    Posted at 20:06h, 29 June Reply

    Beautiful dress Jess. You look great!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:08h, 29 June Reply

      Hi Stephanie!
      Thanks so much! I have been down for the past week because of my illness, but have been thinking of you. I need to get to your site! By the way, the new Do! is AMAZING girl!! jess xo

  • elb743
    Posted at 13:59h, 27 June Reply

    love that blue dress, the crochet detail is lovely as is the DNA strand necklace. That is a funny comparison, but i DO get it! Sounds like your know how to get a morning started, my dear friend!
    Love the edgy shoes, too!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:53h, 27 June Reply

      Thanks Elle, Well the shoes I got on Ebay, and I love the gladiator look, but these had extra cushion too, which is what I need. I try ! Glad you liked my reference as well. xo jess

  • elmundooo
    Posted at 05:28h, 25 June Reply

    Lovely Outfit….like the Dress….it suits you perfectly ! <3

    http://www.theeche.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:43h, 25 June Reply

      Thanks so much! I appreciate your feedback :-)) jess xx

  • Eva Halinor
    Posted at 04:19h, 25 June Reply

    Stunning dress! I love the color so much, looks so elegant and chic!

    Instagram|RococoStyle.com|Bloglovin’

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:43h, 25 June Reply

      THank you Eva! Glad you like the color of the dress. I appreciate you stopping by, jess xx

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Posted at 00:40h, 25 June Reply

    Everything about that dress is lovely….the color, shape & details & it’s perfect on your skin tone Jess!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:42h, 25 June Reply

      Thank you Rebecca!! I wasn’t sure at first whether it would be too bright on me, but I like it, glad you do too!
      jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 21:13h, 24 June Reply

    Your necklace does look like helixes. Such a unique piece – I love it.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:41h, 25 June Reply

      Thank you Alice 🙂 I thought it was neat myself. jess xx

  • ModaMama
    Posted at 20:47h, 24 June Reply

    Thanks for visiting me Jessica 🙂

  • Lauren Smisko (Imperfect and Fabulous)
    Posted at 16:41h, 24 June Reply

    Jess, I love that cobalt blue! It looks really comfortable and super cute too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:00h, 24 June Reply

      Thank you! Yes comfort and style are two of my fav words! They do go hand and hand 🙂 jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 16:06h, 24 June Reply

    That blue looks great on you!! The dress is very pretty!

    Nicole

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:25h, 24 June Reply

      Thank you Nicole! I appreciate your lovely comment. Have a great day, jess xx

  • eirinipapadopoulou
    Posted at 15:51h, 24 June Reply

    love this summer look! the colors are really bright and flattering!love the pop of color!

    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:24h, 24 June Reply

      Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed this look. I liked the cobalt with orchid I appreciate you coming by!! Have a great day! jess xx

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 15:43h, 24 June Reply

    Hey Jess, first of all thnx for stopping by. Really appreciate it! Your dress is so lobely and just right for the high temperatures, right? And I love the color mix. Just my kinda thing. Here in Germany its really pleasant w/ 72 degress and some rain. Oh, I love that. Looking forward to food posts:) Mexican and Japanese I cannot resist!! xo Sabina @ Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:24h, 24 June Reply

      Hi Sabina! I am so ready to come to Germany!! Honestly the heat has been so high, I like the mid 80s tops! But that is summer in the South, US. Glad you like the dress and the color. I wasn’t sure if it would be too bright, but think it works! I appreciate it also. Yes, more food posts! I have been sick recently, but am ready for some sushi! Take care, Jess xo

  • Jennie
    Posted at 14:12h, 24 June Reply

    That blue looks gorgeous on you, Jess! Love the detailing around the neckline.

  • Laura
    Posted at 12:14h, 24 June Reply

    What a gorgeous color! I just love cobalt. And I totally see how that necklace looks like DNA!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:17h, 24 June Reply

      Thanks Laura! Glad you like the color on me. Yea a neat necklace 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, jess xx

  • Vodka Infused Lemonade
    Posted at 10:30h, 24 June Reply

    Very pretty dress. Love it with shoes.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

  • Zhuo
    Posted at 00:05h, 24 June Reply

    I love your dress! very pretty and accentuate your figure!

    http://staybeautifulforyou.blogspot.com/

    Zhuo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:21h, 24 June Reply

      Thank you Zhuo, I appreciate your lovely comment. I don;t wear alot of cobalt ( any) so i thought I would try
      jess xx

  • milu5489
    Posted at 20:37h, 23 June Reply

    What a beautiful dress and lovely accessories! I love your style 🙂 I invite you to visit my blog and let me know if you would like to follow each other to stay in touch.
    XOXO

    Milu
    http://www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:45h, 23 June Reply

      I will check out your blog tomorrow and let you know. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such pretty comments. Jess xx

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 20:12h, 23 June Reply

    🙂 I had to come by when I read the title for your post, lovely color dress (my favorite color on clothes and accessories lately) and the necklace does look like DNA, hmmm interesting. Rachel xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:43h, 23 June Reply

      Thanks! I love medical and crime shows, and this necklace was so cool. Thanks for dropping by! I appreciate your comments!! jess xx

  • erin
    Posted at 19:46h, 23 June Reply

    Love the bright colors and your clutch is adorable!
    Xo Miss Erin
    http://www.misserinsays.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:41h, 23 June Reply

      Thanks so much! The clutch was a color I loved, thank you for stopping by!
      jess xx

  • aaarnold
    Posted at 19:34h, 23 June Reply

    I love Charming Charlie’s! Blue looks great on you!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:43h, 23 June Reply

      Thank you! Yes, the store is fun! Lots and lots of inventory! Have a great day! jess xx

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 19:18h, 23 June Reply

    I love how your dress is so bold and eye catching! You shoes add some edge to your outfit. Looking great again!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:28h, 23 June Reply

      Aww. You are sweet!! Glad you like the color! I don’t own anything this color, glad you like my shoes as well! Have a great day! jess xx

  • Porcelina
    Posted at 17:34h, 23 June Reply

    Gorgeous colour, so similar to the colour dress I posted the other day, which you kindly commented on! P x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:27h, 23 June Reply

      Hi Polcelina! I think my head is spinning with blogs, but I am sure I remember your dress. Thank you for such lovely comments. Jess xx

  • jeffriestyke
    Posted at 15:16h, 23 June Reply

    I love this color on you! And crochet is one of my favorite trends for summer. I hope it continues into the fall. I just read that you live near Lake Norman. That is one of our favorite places. We used to live in Spartanburg and we loved the lakes and mountains. I miss it daily. Blessings! Susan

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:13h, 23 June Reply

      Thank you regarding the color. I do like crochet and lace. Yes, we feel fortunately living near the lake, and I hope to take out a boat for this year’s Bday. Glad you enjoy it as well. We love to camp and so the mountains here are beautiful. I will have to get some mountain shots in the fall.
      Jess xx

  • Spashionista
    Posted at 14:54h, 23 June Reply

    What a great dress in such a divine color. Your whole look is very “resort chic” and I have no trouble envisioning you with a Mimosa in hand, enjoying a leisurely brunch.
    Now I have to go do an ebay search for Clarks Artisan shoes, because I need more shoes (not!).

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:11h, 23 June Reply

      Thanks Alica!! You were cracking me up about the shoes! The Artisan line is super cushy! Thank you for your lovely comments about the dress.
      Jess xx

  • Rachel
    Posted at 13:37h, 23 June Reply

    love the bright blue dress, its such a great colour on you! and the dna necklace is so funky! really lovely outfit Jessica!XX

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:39h, 23 June Reply

      Thank you! Glad you got the DNA reference too 🙂

  • Johanna Grange
    Posted at 09:54h, 23 June Reply

    Blue looks great with your hair color!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:38h, 23 June Reply

      Thank you Johanna! I have blue in the closet, mostly mints and light blue, first cobalt blue. take care, jess xx

  • whosaprettygirl
    Posted at 07:29h, 23 June Reply

    As soon as I saw the photo of the necklace, I knew that was the DNA part of your post. Very cool! Love the color of the dress and those shoes are super cute!!
    Darlene Fadem
    http://thriftmeover.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:23h, 23 June Reply

      Thank you Darlene! I bought the shoes from Ebay and they are again, Clarks, super comfy but you have to get the Artisan line. Glad you got the DNA in my post 🙂 have a great week . Jess xx

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