Mad Men Look - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Mad Men Look


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Enter: Stage  left ( Roger: Joanie can you come in here a minute? Joan: Roger you know we can’t do this. Roger: Do what honey, come on over here and pour me a drink, and yourself one” Joan: Why Roger, what’s going on that I have to drink?” Roger: We all decided you need to become partner” Joan: Was it this dress? This beautiful Ann Taylor, red floral dress, and these new glasses I just got..

Back to reality….I bought this floral poppy sheath dress last year at Ann Taylor, and it WAS love at first sight.  I love florals, lace, lots of girly stuff. Once I wore it, I thought I could be in the cast of Mad Men. Not quite the expert as the twist for the hair as an updo, as “Joan” or lets say her stylist would do, so I kept it down. When I was asked by to model these, I was excited. These are the same style as I wore with the leopard cat eye last week, except black , which as we know can go with everything. I tried to get my hubby to use a tri-pod and pose as Don Draper, as he could slick his hair back, put on a suit, and pass. He would rather be, “behind the scenes”. Besides posing in the cat eyeglaases, The Brit, and wearing a the 60’s looking dress straight from Mad Men, having red hair like Joan’s, I was all set to pour a few ( read: few =more than anyone ever drinks in the workplace) glasses of a drink that the whole company indulges in every couple hours. I also pictured myself reading an accounting book( Joan does this) and posing with the glasses on. This dress was my style as it has red poppies, green leaves, and fushia flowers in it. The material was lovely as it was so soft and comfortable on the body in a silky material. If I could have worn heels, I would have paired them with a little bow on a pointed slingback in red or black.

What are your favorite kind of dresses to wear? Are you a sheath girl, wrap dress, a-line style ?  Can you see yourself  wearing cat-eye glasses? The ones I am wearing here are the brit, as a part of the Make a Statement Collection.  Check them out and others on Tomorrow will be the last installment of showing this collection, and how I see to pair them with certain outfits.


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  • Blaire Bingham
    Posted at 14:41h, 03 October Reply

    I can see why you fell in love with this dress! Very elegant!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Sherry
    Posted at 13:54h, 13 March Reply

    Very pretty. I started working recently hopefully I’ll be shopping soon! I love dresses with boots! Long skirts,boots hide what you wanna hide. LOL. I dropped in from Katherin’es linky. I enjoyed visiting.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:08h, 13 March Reply

      Thank you, one of my favorite dresses, I would love to just be in the midst of a poppy field. I do most of my shopping on-line, and if I need something taken in, I see my tailor, she is great. Once in awhile, I will get the urge to go in and see the girls in places I know and try things on. Glad you enjoy my site. Not hiding alot yet, I guess. Thanks for visiting

  • Sabina M. Brauner
    Posted at 11:11h, 13 March Reply

    Thanks so much for stopping by first of all and taking the time to leave such a lovely comment! I really love your welcome picture and your re-style of Mad Men. I used to go shopping at Ann Taylor’s everytime I was n NYC. Still got a white T-Shirt that I totally love. Will look you up at BL and we can follow eacht other on FB if you like. Looking forward to the beginning of an invigorating blogging exchange. xo Sabina OceanblueStyle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:31h, 13 March Reply

      Thank you. Sounds great. I appreciate the compliments. I loved the Mad Men post, but I could have tried to do the hair flip, or put it in an updo, my hair just wasn’t cooperating that day! I would have perhaps added a pill box hat if I had one! Yes Ann Taylor is my favorite shop. I have to do most shopping online so what is great is I know my size there, so most often it works. If not, I have a great tailor who takes things in for me. I have some trouble sometime as I have a very small waist 23 inch, where skirts always have room, but then they fit in the hips. Anyhow, Sounds lovely, I will check out your blog!

  • Elle Berman
    Posted at 19:58h, 12 March Reply

    This floral poppy dress is too mad! Love it, and you wear it so beautifully!
    Have a great week!
    XX, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:17h, 12 March Reply

      I love your comment! too mad! I watch so much BBC, I was talking in a Brittish accent today just for the heck of it to my hubby, and he thought that was Mad! Thank you, this is one of my favorite dresses
      You too, enjoy your week, and pamper yourself over the weekend, Elle.

  • mariep
    Posted at 18:50h, 12 March Reply

    love the glasses and the pretty floral.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:18h, 12 March Reply

      Thank you. The glasses are readers. I love the style as well! Thank you for the compliment regarding the dress. Have a nice day!!

  • Nicolene Richards
    Posted at 03:26h, 11 March Reply

    I’m delighted to receive your comments on my blog, and appreciate the comments. Hope to see you there soon again! Your style is refreshing and very feminine, I will definitely be following along!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:37h, 11 March Reply

      Thanks so much, Nicolene, I will do the same. I try to dress very classic with some trend to it at times, I do love vintage jewelry,so I try to include it as much as possible. Funny, as in college, I mostly wore all black, and I remember my Eurythmics ( music) teacher telling me I would looks so pretty in pastels! I laugh at that. I also appreciate the comments.

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:19h, 11 March Reply

    I am a fan of all style of dresses. This one fits you so well and your jewelry & purse does make this dress very Mad Man-esq! Love it.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:35h, 11 March Reply

      Thank you Alice. I visit your site, and enjoy it. I love this dress, and the one thing I wanted to do was an updo, allthough my hair was not cooperating into an updo that day!

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 21:37h, 10 March Reply

    This is a great dress and you look spring ready! Lovely design and I’m a fan of floral too. I adore cat eye glasses and these look so good on you. The draping at the waist is a great design element. thanks for your comments on my blog yesterday. You look elegant and pretty!

    blue hue wonderland

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 11 March Reply

      Thank you! I enjoy your site. I love the dress, and as soon as I saw it, I thought it was my style. I love this style of glasses and they are great for readers. I plan on getting a spare pair of prescription in this cat eye shape. Thank you again!

  • chicatanyage
    Posted at 14:22h, 10 March Reply

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Your are right “very mad men”. An era I am a fan of.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:35h, 10 March Reply

      Thank you. Yes, I just love the red flowers, and the green and other colors in the dress. Mad Men is a favorite show of mine, I like that era as well.

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 13:27h, 10 March Reply

    A big “yes” to all your questions! You know how much I love dresses, especially wrap dresses but they go hand in hand with shift dresses. I’d instantly wear this beautiful look incl. your glasses, Jess. The little side draping is a lovely touch.

    Have a look at this blog, I am sure you will love Amber’s style as well as Amber’s writing skills:
    And she is a red head 🙂

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:38h, 10 March Reply

      HI there Annette
      Thank you. Yes, I love the color of your dress this week, and thought this would work well with the glasses. I do like this shift dress, comfortable and the print was just for me . I follow Amber’s site, funny you mention it, as Catherine said Amber could be a younger version of myself! I have been there many times but she must be busy, as I don’t hear back. Thank you, Annette.

      • Amber
        Posted at 05:44h, 12 March Reply

        Hi Jess,

        Sorry if you’ve been disappointed that I haven’t had a chance to visit your blog yet: I have read your comments asking me to take a look, but I have been very busy lately (I haven’t been updating much myself because of that) and there just aren’t enough hours as I’d like for blog reading unfortunately.

        Lovely dress and glasses – I have some cat’s eyes like that myself: definitely my favourite shape!

        • Jess Jannenga
          Posted at 09:22h, 12 March Reply

          Hi Amber! I know you must be busy! I see you are working on several blogs. I know how much time one takes. I love your hair too, as I just love red hair. I sent you an email about my cat eye glasses as I plan to get them in prescription. I just loved these from Thanks for your response. Jess

  • Jess
    Posted at 10:58h, 10 March Reply

    Thanks Pam! i love this dress. It certainly screamed Spring! when I first saw it 🙂 I am so ready. Temps here are going a little wacky from cold to warm and back, so we will see. I enjoyed the black cat eyes with the dress, as I saw it fitting. 🙂

  • Dana
    Posted at 10:35h, 10 March Reply

    Hey Jess,
    thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I was very pleased. So I came over to see who wrote me this nice words 🙂
    You look gorgeous in this wonderful colorful spring dress. Looks very elegant and ladylike.
    I love the color of your hair 🙂

    hope you understood my bad english
    greeting from a very sunny Germany

    Dana 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:02h, 10 March Reply

      Glad to meet you Dana! I loved your look as well. Thank you for the nice compliment. The feel of the dress is very nice as well, and I love cat eye glasses. I appreciate the comment about my hair! I am glad I am a red head. I noticed yours was long! I say, keep it that way :-)) Your English is not bad at all. Stop by anytime .

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 10:24h, 10 March Reply

    Glad you bought the dress!! It is beautiful on you and is so spring fresh! You made a great choice!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:06h, 12 March Reply

      Pam, I really appreciate you following me and giving me support. You have been wonderful. I love this dress. It reminds me of a spring meadow. There is actually a painting by Monet, I think called Poppies, and this reminded of it. I may however, be wearing fall clothes on Friday as it is supposed to go to 50ish.

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