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Maroon, Florals and Some Hair Care

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Hello Ladies,

Today is a pretty cold day here, but the sun is at least shining. I have been noticing on a few blogs that it seems we are looking toward spring.

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For me, January/Feb is about the time I start to think about spring fashion and spring outfits. The best I can do at present, however is to incorporate florals into my look. I am SUCH a floral girl, I think I always have been. For me, I just think of florals as feminine, pretty and elegant. Many florals have a vintage-type print which appeals to me.

In showing you some of my LBD’s in the past, I also have a bit of a fondness for sweater dresses. I love the comfort and ease, as well as the versatility they offer.

What else do some of us ladies like to do when the winter blahs hit? I don’t know about everyone, but a pick me up is going to the salon, getting a deep conditioning or shine treatment, and haircut, and later as the months grow closer, I will get my french pedicure. I also got my caterpillar eyebrows threaded today as, like I said, they were representing said furry little creatures.

When I get a haircut, I get a “haircut”. Probably about an inch off the back, and the front in layers to frame the face. The stylist doesn’t curl my hair, so as you see it is pencil straight as can be. At times, I like my hair this naturally straight, but to get it to have body an curl, I use hot rollars. It was nice to have a bit of pampering with another lovely moisturized hand massage, while my hair was being washed.Just in case you were wondering, I use Kerastase, a product in which i use one pump on wet hair and it really leaves my hair soft and shiny.*

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What is it that you like to do, to prepare for spring? Do you buy a few spring items for your wardrobe? Get a new bright colored or pastel manicure? Lastly, are you a floral girl?

Sweater: Cashmere Bluefly , similar . Sweater dress ( Loft, old. similar), Boots: ( Steve Madden, similar) Earrings: Charming Charlie, Bag: Louis Vuitton * No paid endorsement for the product

Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell Manic Monday, Tues: Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday, Thurs: A Labour of Fashion, Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion, Style Elixer,  Fun Fashion Friday Sat: Stylish Saturday

 

43 Comments
  • Ellen Christian
    Posted at 12:08h, 09 February Reply

    Super cute look! Your hair looks amazing!

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 23:29h, 08 February Reply

    I love florals and wear them year round. I don’t think I do anything different to prepare for spring but I think that’s probably because the weather is mainly warm and sunny all year round. This week is going to be in the 80s which I am so not ready for.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 09 February Reply

      Wow. The 80s We had almost 70 here yesterday. I know once you get into the winter wardrobe vibe, it can be hard to transition to spring so quick! My bro in law grew up in Hawaii, hoping to visit there sometime. Enjoy your week! xx

  • cherie james
    Posted at 20:41h, 03 February Reply

    Hi Jess, i can only dream of Spring living in the Northeast, we’ve had so much snow lately. I adore floral anything and your sweater is adorable. I am also loving your Steve Madden black boots – very cool!
    Thank you for sharing on Shoe and Tell on Style Nudge!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:56h, 03 February Reply

      I honestly am not a cold weather person Cherie, I dont miss the snow, I used to live IN Pittsburgh. Glad you like it! xo jess

  • Beata
    Posted at 16:04h, 03 February Reply

    I’m in love with burgundy ! Jess burgundy suits you very well . Love the look 🙂 x

    http://www.fashionadventuresatanyage.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:17h, 03 February Reply

      thanks so much Beata! i need to stop by as well. I have always loved this color 🙂 xx

  • mark
    Posted at 14:17h, 03 February Reply

    jess, i’m loving your maroon floral outfit! and wow! you have some long lovely tresses! very nice!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:30h, 03 February Reply

      Thanks Mark, my hair will be long until I am 90!! glad u like the outfit.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:43h, 03 February Reply

    That floral cardigan is so pretty!
    And I’ve heard good things about Kerastase but haven’t tried anything by them just yet. Sounds like I need to! 🙂

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:00h, 03 February Reply

      Thanks Ashley! Yes I have tried a number of their products but find the one I listed the best. xx

  • weshopinheels
    Posted at 09:16h, 03 February Reply

    Burgundy suits you very well. You look so pretty, Jess!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:06h, 03 February Reply

      Thank you Tatiana! have a great week, friend. xx

  • Cookie
    Posted at 07:48h, 03 February Reply

    Lovely look I’m loving the color scheme…Secondly I love the title of your header 🙂 …new follower here!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:06h, 03 February Reply

      Hi Cookie, thanks so much for following, glad you like the outfit! I will stop by today as wel. xx

  • Tiffany
    Posted at 23:09h, 02 February Reply

    I enjoy coming to your blog! When spring is near, I like buying flowers for the house- although it may still be cold outside, spring can be INSIDE my house at least! I must say, I love your hair. The stylist did a great job!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:45h, 03 February Reply

      thank you Tiffany, i appreciate you stopping by, jess

  • elb743
    Posted at 20:27h, 02 February Reply

    Love the wine colored dress and perfect floral cardi over it. Love your tight, and boots and your new hair cut is perfect. i am getting mine done wednesday, hopefully.
    So glad to see you outside, looking so well!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:38h, 02 February Reply

      Thank you Elle, this cardi is one of the cashmere gifts from hubby last Christmas. Glad you like my hair, got to put it in rollars though. Appreciate you stopping by friend. xx

  • Euge
    Posted at 19:49h, 02 February Reply

    Great outfit! I love the sweater!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:36h, 02 February Reply

      thanks so much for stopping by!! would love if you would follow on BL, I would do the same if interested. xx

  • Martina Elegant
    Posted at 17:51h, 02 February Reply

    Your hair is very beaufiful. I used to use Kerastase but now I am on henna products 🙂

    I don’t have much florals but I should!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:06h, 02 February Reply

      thank you for stopping by! I am all about florals in the spring 🙂 xx

  • Monica
    Posted at 16:17h, 02 February Reply

    Loving all of those colors. I’m definitely going to have to try that for my hair. My hair is so fried from the coloring and this weather is making it so extremely dry it’s depressing!

    http://www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:25h, 02 February Reply

      thanks Monica, this Kerastase is great I get the pink,as my hair is fine and i dont like to weigh it down. I buy it on Amazon, cheaper than the salons. xx

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 16:09h, 02 February Reply

    We are the same grey, burgundy and floral wavelength : )

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:23h, 02 February Reply

      yea! will have to stop by 🙂 take care, xx

  • litonkrl
    Posted at 15:08h, 02 February Reply

    Looking to see spring shots from you!!

  • Debbie Stinedurf
    Posted at 14:23h, 02 February Reply

    First of all, your hair is absolutely drop dead gorgeous! And I’m loving that cardi…I’ve had a real thing for dark florals lately.
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:26h, 02 February Reply

      Thanks Deb!! I needed a pick me up. A deep conditioning and hair cut was in order. You see how much I get cut off! Glad you like the outfit, my other red headed friend! jess xx

  • Lena
    Posted at 13:05h, 02 February Reply

    Love the boots, but in our climate, I need something warmer for the winter. I can totally see it to be a great fit for the spring

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:45h, 04 February Reply

      Thank you Lena! Where are you? See, I am in North Carolina and we have a pretty mild winter. I could understand needed warmer clothes. I would typically have on a wrap winter coat in Oxblood, but don’t always wear it for the photos. Thanks for stopping by!

  • dianehoffmaster
    Posted at 12:37h, 02 February Reply

    I love the look you put together! Sexy but not screaming ‘hey look at me’! Very nice!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:40h, 02 February Reply

      Thanks so much. I try and go for sexy but understated 🙂
      I appreciate you stoppin by, jess xx

  • tammileetips
    Posted at 12:04h, 02 February Reply

    Those boots are amazing!! I am a huge boot fan, love the cardigan as well! I have never really bought floral patterns for spring before.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:06h, 02 February Reply

      Thanks Tammi, Can I ask where you found my site? Glad you like the outfit. OH, I am a floral girl year round:-) xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:18h, 02 February Reply

    I love florals too and you look terrific! That hair – what a treasure. It’s obvious you treat it well. I love to have my hair washed at the salon too, it’s very relaxing. xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:02h, 02 February Reply

      Thank you Patti! I like to use this product too Kerestase, I will put it o the post, makes one hair really soft. Have a great week. xx

  • Linda Cassidy
    Posted at 09:01h, 02 February Reply

    we always want what we don’t have, I so wish my hair was straight.. yours looks great and I love this look, pretty floral

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:01h, 02 February Reply

      So true, My hair works well in hot rollars when i want a fuller curled look. Glad you like i t and enjoy your week, Linda! jess xx

  • thedollhousev
    Posted at 08:08h, 02 February Reply

    So pretty, love the cardigan!! I love spring and I can’t wait to see it again, I love when there is flowers everywhere :)) On clothes, bags, growing from the ground – everywhere :)) I hope you have a great week 🙂 xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:00h, 02 February Reply

      thank you I agree totally thank you for the lovely comment. xx enjoy your week too

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