Coral Crush and How it Works With Fair Skin - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Coral Crush and How it Works With Fair Skin



Nothing like a warm spring day. Today was in the mid 80s and the sun was out. I love the color coral and also look to what colors are more flattering on my fair skin.










Before I talk about coral, I want to let you know that quite a number of bloggers have linked up or posted on #TurningHeadsTuesday! We have 114 blog posts and I would love for others to get attention as well. So if you can, stop over and check out some of the new blogs posted or ones not visited HERE, or go directly to the link up! THANK YOU!!


Coral is one of my favorite summer colors and I will style this dress in different ways before the summer ends. The Clark Artisan sandals are dressy and comfortable enough for all the strenuous walking we had to do from the car to the restaurant! Ha 🙂

It has been very warm in Charlotte almost to wear the seasons mesh together or spring gets squashed out altogether. You know the feeling you get dressed up with a place to go, and the moment you step outside you start sweating! Not very glamorous, but real life!

We headed to Firebirds for some of their reknowned Pineapple vodka infused martinis, where they have a giant jug on the bar, of pineapples that have been infused for 48 hours with vodka! Very nice on a hot day!

Coral reminds me of summer time, fruity drinks and shades of the sun as it sets.

Who wears coral?  Well, anyone CAN. But what shades might look best on fairer skin, like mine?

You may likely have light/strawberry blonde or auburn hair with light blue or green eyes. Your skin is extremely light and you may be freckled and/or have rosy cheeks. This is me! Some colors are going to be more flattering with my skin tone than others. I have found these to be:

Certain pinks, peach, true reds, clear blues, camel, light pink, coral, golden yellow, golden brown, aqua and bright greens are flattering. If one has fair skin and red hair, I find that jewel tones very flattering to one’s skin as well. ** Coral can work on many women, it is a pretty universally flattering color. 

I also love this coral look on this fair skinned model with coral lipstick.



Do you choose colors based on your skin tone? What colors work best for you and would you wear coral?

Enjoy your weekend!

Dress: Necklace Poshmark, Earrings: Charming Charlies, Sandals: Clarks Artisian

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  • Jennie
    Posted at 23:35h, 20 May Reply

    Such a lovely lace dress! This color looks wonderful on you, Jess! I have very little coral in my closet at the moment, however, I do think it’s a very pretty color. Thank you for linking up with Charming Friday – hope to see you again this week!

  • Ada
    Posted at 07:54h, 19 May Reply

    Love this coral lace dress on you and the jewelry is all so intricate and gorgeous!

  • jeffriestyke
    Posted at 17:58h, 17 May Reply

    You look amazing in this shade! So if you have lighter skin, a deeper/brighter shade of coral works best? I have always wondered about that! Thanks! And thank you for linking up with Charming Lucy Friday! I would love to link up with you on Tuesdays. Is there a way you send reminders? I need one(: Thanks! Susan

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:20h, 17 May Reply

      Hi Susan, yes I usually send out a weekly email than you. Glad you like this look too! Sure I will also follow you , might u be interested in following each other. thx!

  • Grace Liang
    Posted at 10:04h, 16 May Reply

    Coral is one of my favorite colors as well! I choose color based on my skin tone but sometimes I love to push a little bit more to try something new. 😉 In general I love bold colors. Most reds are looking good on me so that is why I love coral. 🙂

    Have a great day Jess!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:23h, 16 May Reply

      Hi Grace, thank you ! I really love color too and striking ones at that. I love red as well. Enjoy your weekend! xx

  • Olga
    Posted at 09:53h, 16 May Reply

    This is a very beautiful dress: the colour that looks nice on you and all that lace! But another beauty in this ensemble is the necklace. What a gorgeous piece! Well, as a matter of fact, I love the earrings, too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 16 May Reply

      Thank you Olga! I saw this necklace on line and thought it would go with so much, glad you like the look, enjoy your weekend! xx

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 08:25h, 16 May Reply

    Looking gorgeous, glam, and ready for your special pineapple drink in that fab coral lace dress, Jess! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have a fun weekend!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:17h, 16 May Reply

      Thank you Dawn! You too, enjoy your weekend! xx

  • Victoria Lagnehag
    Posted at 00:30h, 16 May Reply

    This colour really suits you Jess, beautiful photos! x

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    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:24h, 16 May Reply

      Thanks so much! My hubby got a new lens for his bday so it benefits us both! ENjoy your day! x

  • Shauna
    Posted at 15:13h, 15 May Reply

    Wow, coral is certainly your color! Beautifully styled look! Have a great weekend 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:42h, 15 May Reply

      Thank you Shauna! I am starting off the weekend right with some martinis at home! Hope you are have a great one too! xx

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 02:48h, 15 May Reply

    Envious of your weather! Totally agree about coral for fairer skins too. Fantastic dress and as always acssessories to die for!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:04h, 15 May Reply

      Thank you sweetie! It can get hot here fast 🙂 Enjoy your weekend xx

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 21:08h, 14 May Reply

    Congrats on the success of your link up! I love this dress on you, coral is one of my favorite colors to wear.


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:44h, 14 May Reply

      Thank you Alice! I really appreciate your support as well 🙂 I love coral as well. Glad you like it! xx

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 20:02h, 14 May Reply

    Coral is definitely your colour. I love this dress on you. Lace is one of my favourite textures. You look beautiful

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:39h, 14 May Reply

      Thank you Lorna! That means alot from “the Colur Queen” my friend!! Enjoy your weekend. xx

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 19:06h, 14 May Reply

    I have always heard that coral is universal and looks good on any woman…no matter the hair or skin color! You look gorgeous in this beautiful dress, Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:09h, 14 May Reply

      Yes! It does look great on so many women. thank you and enjoy the rest of your week Pam!

  • Elle
    Posted at 13:51h, 14 May Reply

    I love coral on you, but that is obvious! I do not think a color exists that doesn’t look great on you Jess!
    When I wear coral, i tend to see a bit of green around my eyes,that seems to look best/
    I love your lace dress it is STUNNING!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:39h, 14 May Reply

      Beleive me Elle, there are colors! I just try not to wear them! 🙂 Interesting about the green! Thank you again and enjoy your weekend friend! xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:15h, 14 May Reply

    This color is so pretty on you, lady! Coral is one of my favorites!


  • Jessica
    Posted at 09:40h, 14 May Reply

    That lace dress is fantastic! The color looks really nice on you.

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:19h, 14 May Reply

    I definitely think about if the color is good for me or not, but it’s not the only decision! I’m very much trying to steer away from black! jodie
    ps…you look great!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:53h, 14 May Reply

      Thank you Jodie! I know me too, near the face unless there is a bright jacket or something with black. Enjoy your day! xx

  • Melisa
    Posted at 09:04h, 14 May Reply

    Such amazing dress. Definitely one of my favorite colors. You look stunning.


  • Patti
    Posted at 08:29h, 14 May Reply

    Gorgeous in coral! Those pineapple drinks sound fabulous too. xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 14 May Reply

      Thank you Patti! Enjoy your weekend. I have a question I will ask you on twitter xo

  • litonkrl
    Posted at 07:26h, 14 May Reply

    Beautiful look.
    Your really nice to collect gorgeous jewelry!

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