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The Luck of The Irish-Wearing Green for St Patrick’s Day-


Happy St Patrick’s Day!

I had to do a post. Red hair, fair skin, green eyes, Irish. These are some of the traits that make me part Irish. However, some Irish characteristics have eluded me. I do not like beer. Those of you that know me, or have been reading the blog, know that I LOVE wine. I could talk varietals and regions if you’d like, but beer..hmm, not so much! I try. I really do. My husband likes to try different beers and I enjoy the names of some, but the taste, I have yet to find one that I like. Not a fan of hoppy flavors or strong scents. I am not a meat and potatoes girl. I love seafood, fish and chicken. Potatoes are good, espcially sweet potatoes, but that is more Southern than Irish.

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I used to tell my Dad he was a Pseudo-Irishman, as he when he would drink a beer, it would be Coors-Light and his face would turn a beet red! We would laugh at this!  You heard me mention the Clancy Brothers, well, they were one of dad’s favorite Irish Groups.. and I can still hum the tunes from years ago. I am only sorry my Dad never got to see Ireland, as he wanted to go, be we told him it would be a long walk and swim, as Dad didn’t fly!

Well, when it comes to being Irish, I can say I do love the color green. Olive green, sage, emerald, pine green, are all of my favorites. Today I am wearing a jacket from Anthropologie and had to get the little buttons on the collar that have a resemblance to a clover , only not 4 leaf, but close enough! This sage green jacket I paired with a lace skirt from Ann Taylor, and floral shoes with jeweled embellishment on the top. Lastly, I added my vintage inspired emerald necklace , vintage earrings, and Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody in “Jungle”.

Enjoy your St Patricks Day, and either do a jig,  have a green bagel or drink a beer for me! 🙂

Have a great day!

Jess XO







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My boy Gibby Wishes you a Happy St Patricks Day too! 🙂


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  • Shannon
    Posted at 22:55h, 20 March Reply

    So pretty! I’ve always said green is your color. It looks perfect with your red hair! I hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day!

    <3 Shannon

  • Bogi - Red Reticule (@RedReticule)
    Posted at 20:21h, 20 March Reply

    Sooo very elegant! …and those shoes are just adorable!

  • Cielo Fronteras
    Posted at 17:39h, 19 March Reply

    What a lovely green jacket! I love this outfit for St. Patrick’s Day! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:59h, 20 March Reply

      Thank you! I could wear a small heel, but wanted to add a pattern with the lace.Enjoy your day! xo

  • Ada
    Posted at 10:02h, 19 March Reply

    You and Gibby are so adorable in green. After reading this, I can totally see the Irish in you even more. I always love green with your red hair. The bag and shoes are gorgeous and you have the prettiest statement earrings and brooches always.

    I am a wine drinker too and in general I don’t like beer though every now and then I may drink a Corona. In Fall, I have found they have a few beer varietals that most people that are not beer drinkers and especially women would enjoy. There is a blackberry one, a vanilla one and a plum one I have tried and loved.

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    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:43h, 19 March Reply

      Thank you Ada! I like to find unique or vintage jewelry when I can. Glad you like Gibbys pic. Yes, I try to drink certain beers, the ones you describe sound very good. I havent ruled it out yet! Enjoy your weekend. xo

  • Yuka
    Posted at 17:25h, 18 March Reply

    how cute! Love your flats!

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 08:48h, 18 March Reply

    Beautiful – you know any green is going to set off your gorgeous hair! And this is a great spring look, lovely lady. xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:45h, 19 March Reply

      Thank you Patti! I love Anthro, found so many deals on their clothes this year. Hope you are enjoying the weekend xo

  • adriatic1009
    Posted at 07:07h, 18 March Reply

    Stylish outfit emphasized in green cause of St Patrick’s day!
    Nice flats!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:44h, 19 March Reply

      Thank you! Yes, flowers and jewels.. had to get them!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 16:47h, 17 March Reply

    How cute that your dog let you “dress” him also!! You sure show off green to a great advantage! I never think to wear a jacket by itself—-I always think I need to have a shirt showing under it—thanks for this inspiration!! jodie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:44h, 19 March Reply

      Glad you enjoyed my look. Yes, this was a jacket I felt I could wear solo, unless I am wearing low rise jeans , then a shirt is a must. Gibby doesnt mind the bandanas , we have a collection of them ! xo

  • Vale
    Posted at 14:30h, 17 March Reply

    You look amazing Jess ! Happy St Patrick’s day ! Love the green on you =) Kisses

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