Casual Spring Look with Gingham top and White Jeans - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Casual Spring Look with Gingham top and White Jeans


Hello friends

I am styling white jeans this week as its time to get them out of the closet. I am styling two looks this week with white jeans, a casual look, as in the one here and a dressier look tomorrow. These are distressed white jeans from Loft, which then lends a casual vibe.

Hi friends

Thinking about a lot of things over this weekend, I hope you enjoyed Easter with your family, even in an unconventional way. My mom and I watched an Easter service on-line. I spoke to my siblings. My sister and I already talked about celebrating together next year, us cooking a Ukrainian Easter meal and making Paska ( a delicious Ukrainian bread) while my niece would decorate eggs. We can daydream, right?

Easter made me think even more about the importance of rising to the occasion. This means staying home, wearing masks at essential places, keeping healthy with self-care, both mentally and physically. It is difficult. I have said many prayers.

Not having therapy, dry needling has been especially difficult, yet I know we all have challenges we are dealing with at this time. The range of emotions is also hard to deal with, from anxiety and sadness to anger. It does take strength from everyone to keep a positive attitude and try and do your best day today.

I am out in front of our house, as my hubby continues to take blog photos. I love that I have this social network and also can share these outfits that may boost your mood. It is important to keep our spirits up. We celebrated my hubby’s 51st bday over the weekend, by getting curbside Italian at a fancy restaurant he’s wanted to go to. We then supported our favorite hangout, The Cottage, by calling ahead and picking up 6 bottles of wine curbside. We had a wonderful California Cab we enjoyed with the dinner.

My Outfit

I have a few gingham tops, but saw this lilac gingham tee from Ann Taylor, ( at 50% off) and thought it would make a cute addition to my Spring wardrobe. I added a gifted silk pastel scarf from Uno All Volta, and am wearing distressed denim from Loft. They are an older pair, but I am wearing my usual size 4. These distressed pair from Target are only $20!

To continue the casual vibe, I added my lace espadrille white sandals. My Kate Spade quilted baby blue bag accented the pastel shades in the

outfit. The bag is about 3-4 years old, you may want to try Ebay.


Lilac gingham top– Ann Taylor

White distressed jeans- LOFT ( older, similar)

white lace espadrilles-Poshmark ( love these Vince Camuto pair ON SALE)

Handbag- Kate Spade ( older)

metal bracelet c/o Chaos NY

Silk Scarf c.o Una Alla Volta ( love this scarf and this for Spring)

earrings-Baublebar ( these earrings  are pretty)

Have a great day,

Stay Safe,

Jess xx


  • Mel's 2nd Act
    Posted at 09:25h, 19 April Reply

    Hi Jess! I’m sure it’s a huge challenge not getting the weekly therapy and I’m sorry you and so many others are having to miss appts that really help with quality of life. As always, you look darling and kudos to your husband for taking some great pictures. You’re fortunate to have him as your photographer:)
    Always good to get an update from you <3

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:37h, 19 April Reply

      HI Mel! Thank you! Yes, I have had higher pain levels because of not being able to get the treatment. I look forward to when I can. I appreciate it, I do enjoy doing the photoshoots and staying in touch with people. Hope you are well Mel!

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 13:05h, 18 April Reply

    Such a lovely outfit! The scarf is gorgeous! Belated Happy Birthday to your husband!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:34h, 19 April Reply

      Hi Michelle, thank you! for the birthday wishes, we had a good time!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 12:56h, 17 April Reply

    Super cute outfit, Jess! And all of your accessories are so fun and interesting! I am glad that you celebrated Roy’s birthday with take out and wine! Archie’s birthday is in 2 weeks so we are trying to figure out how to celebrate it.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 19 April Reply

      Thank you Shelbee, you know I like my jewelry! We had a nice time with his birthday! I am sure you will come up with something fun for Archie.

  • Elizabeth Walker
    Posted at 00:29h, 17 April Reply

    Your earrings look so special!
    Review Belt For Man And Women

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:31h, 19 April Reply

      Thank you Elizabeth! They are some of my favorites.

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 18:57h, 14 April Reply

    Such a cute casual outfit, once again accessorized beautifully with the scarf, bag and bracelet. Super cute! Yes, it seems to get tougher as time goes by, doesn’t it? But it is encouraging to hear that the curve is indeed flattening, so folks really are stepping up and staying home.

    Stay safe and healthy,
    xx Darlene

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:29h, 15 April Reply

      Hi Darlene
      Thank you! It was fun to style my white jeans. I think most people are listening and stay at home. It does frustrate me to see some scene of people gathering, but that is fewer now.

  • juliejs
    Posted at 12:26h, 14 April Reply

    There is something fabulously optimistic about gingham. I suddenly had an image in my mind of more people wearing pastel gingham and all the smiles on everyone’s faces. I also especially love the scarf and earrlings. Such a fun look.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:27h, 15 April Reply

      Thank you Julie. I do love the non traditional gingham colors. I love getting out my Spring accessories.

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 11:54h, 14 April Reply

    You’ve really have me wanting to style all my white jeans! Can’t wait to dig in my closet and see what I can put together!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:04h, 14 April Reply

      Hi Cheryl
      I did see your post with your white jeans and boy, that beautiful top looks great with it Thank you!

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 11:24h, 14 April Reply

    That top is so flattering! The soft colorways are gorgeous together too.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:05h, 14 April Reply

      Thanks so much Alexandra! I loved the lilac gingham.

  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 22:49h, 13 April Reply

    I love that I can now wear my white pants. Now I need a gingham shirt like that! So cute!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:19h, 14 April Reply

      Yes, its a white jeans week on the blog. I do enjoy wearing them too. Have a great day Lisa.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 21:13h, 13 April Reply

    Happy birthday to your hubby Jess. It’s nice we can still celebrate even if it’s not how we usually do it.
    I just adore this scarf. Especially with the outfit.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:18h, 14 April Reply

      Thank you! We enjoyed dinner and wine and had a nice day. I love the scarf too!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 17:04h, 13 April Reply

    Happy birthday to your hubby. I love the way you styled this Jess. Using g a white canvas with lovely splashes of subtle pastels was perfect.

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 14:50h, 13 April Reply

    Delightfully pretty, spring like and gorgeous. I love your white jeans, and can’t wait to start wearing mine. Happy Easter Jess. Jacqui x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:20h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! I want to get a few lilac blouses- now on the hunt for Spring. Happy Easter to you! xx

  • eva @ CostumeTakeOut
    Posted at 13:17h, 13 April Reply

    really sweet outfit! and i love that bracelet!
    xo eva

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:20h, 13 April Reply

      Hi Eva!
      Thank you! It is my favorite bracelet! I hope you enjoyed your Easter with family. xx

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 12:54h, 13 April Reply

    This outfit is soooo cute! Absolutely in love with that top and love how you styled it!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:21h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Lizzie! It is a fan top and I loved that it was a different colored gingham. xx

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 10:28h, 13 April Reply

    The close-up photo of your earrings/scarf/checked top, just makes me happy! It’s a beautiful spring combo. I know what you mean–I’ve been feeling anger lately, myself. Our TX governor announced Friday he’s going to lay out plans to open things back up. That makes me so happy! At some point you have to weigh caution with over-doing it and causing a different kind of crisis. I *almost* ordered a checked top yesterday, but it didn’t get good reviews, so I passed. Sigh.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:28h, 13 April Reply

      I’ll tell my hubby you loved the photo! I enjoyed putting it together. It it fun to get some new Spring clothes and I look forward to getting to wear them out somewhere! I know what you mean.

  • Amy Ann Arnold
    Posted at 10:19h, 13 April Reply

    Such a pretty gingham top! I love how springy this feels with the white jeans.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Amy! I just love the print, it makes me think of Spring and Summer.

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 10:03h, 13 April Reply

    Thank you Nancy! I do have a fair amount of earrings I’ve collected over the years. I do enjoy wearing gingham it is such a Springy- summery print.

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 08:04h, 13 April Reply

    Your plans for next year’s Easter sound terrific! That gingham top is fabulous on you Jess and I LOVE that silk scarf – it is beautiful! Hang in there my friend, everyday we are closer to the end of this thing!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 13 April Reply

      My sister and I talked last night for awhile, so yes, we hope to make it special next year. Glad you like the look! I do love the springy pastels in this scarf. Thank you my friend! xx

  • Nancy s Fashion Style
    Posted at 03:37h, 13 April Reply

    Your earrings collection is superb! Love these too! Gingham is such a Summer print isn t it. It s gorgeous in lilac!

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