36 In Fashion

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


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  • Reply
    Mel's 2nd Act
    April 19, 2020 at 9:25 am

    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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 19, 2020 at 10:37 am

      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!

  • Reply
    Michelle Churchman
    April 18, 2020 at 1:05 pm

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


    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 19, 2020 at 10:34 am

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

  • Reply
    April 17, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    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.


    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 19, 2020 at 10:33 am

      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.

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    Elizabeth Walker
    April 17, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Your earrings look so special!
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    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 19, 2020 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Elizabeth! They are some of my favorites.

  • Reply
    April 14, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 15, 2020 at 10:29 am

      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.

  • Reply
    April 14, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 15, 2020 at 4:27 pm

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

  • Reply
    Cheryl Tucker
    April 14, 2020 at 11:54 am

    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!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 14, 2020 at 12:04 pm

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

  • Reply
    April 14, 2020 at 11:24 am

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


    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 14, 2020 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks so much Alexandra! I loved the lilac gingham.

  • Reply
    Lisa D.
    April 13, 2020 at 10:49 pm

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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 14, 2020 at 10:19 am

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

  • Reply
    April 13, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 14, 2020 at 10:18 am

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

  • Reply
    April 13, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    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.

  • Reply
    April 13, 2020 at 2:50 pm

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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 13, 2020 at 4:20 pm

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

  • Reply
    eva @ CostumeTakeOut
    April 13, 2020 at 1:17 pm

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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 13, 2020 at 4:20 pm

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

  • Reply
    April 13, 2020 at 12:54 pm

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


    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 13, 2020 at 4:21 pm

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

  • Reply
    April 13, 2020 at 10:28 am

    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.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 13, 2020 at 11:28 am

      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.

  • Reply
    Amy Ann Arnold
    April 13, 2020 at 10:19 am

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

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 13, 2020 at 10:57 am

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

  • Reply
    Jess Jannenga
    April 13, 2020 at 10:03 am

    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.

  • Reply
    April 13, 2020 at 8:04 am

    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!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 13, 2020 at 10:22 am

      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

  • Reply
    Nancy s Fashion Style
    April 13, 2020 at 3:37 am

    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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