My Refined Style Linkup #7- The Power of Red- Block Heels and a Classic Pairing - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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My Refined Style Linkup #7- The Power of Red- Block Heels and a Classic Pairing


Hello Ladies

Hard to believe we are in April. There is a fair amount going on around our neck of the woods. April, is as you know, Spring Showers. Not to good for blogger pictures. I suppose I need to find myself a fashionable umbrella, have a go at the 15 minute intervals where it may not rain, or trust on those sunny day reports. Anyhow, you do know that i love to wear color and t today I wanted to wear one of my favorite colors: Red. Happy to bring you the 7th My Refined Style Linkup.

I do not know who came up with the silly rule of redhead not wearing red, as I know or have seen plenty that look amazing in this color. Red, to me is a color that commands attention, has the wearer exuding confidence, and can make a powerful statement. Why do you think Stop Signs/lights are red? They make one stop, look around, take notice, become aware.

I know it this is a color combination that we are all familiar with, yet it is classic. First, the frilly button down shirt was a recent purchase, as I looked in my closet, and thought, why do I not own many button downs, especially white? This is and should be a staple. I am sure you know that I needed those frills. 🙂 The red midi skirt with pockets is one of my favorite skirts from Zara with a retro appeal and a classic silhouette. The new items I am sharing on the blog today are those red, strappy, saucy, sassy, round toed, block red heels.  As I know you know, a heel can be tricky for me. I am trying these out. They have a thick 1.5 inch block heel with a rubber bottom, so we will see. The main aspect is that they do not cause me to tighten my leg muscles.. but let’s face it, I can’t stand long. So most of the shoes I wear like this I may walk from the car to the wine bar.. etc.. and then it is me sitting the rest of the time. If we do stroll around the area, I bring a pair of slip ons or sneakers.

Black, red, and white is a favorite pairing of mine and adding this funky, large necklace was the additional texture and bit of fun I needed to add ( as well as the shoes). I KNOW, the second pair of new shoes in a week. I have been going a little spring shoe crazy and think it is due to all of those years I couldn’t wear nice shoes but mostly sneakers. The straps, the faux croc and the square block heel had me going back to Zara’s site more than once or twice. So, these are keepers! I won’t be taking any long strolls with them, but I can go out to dinner and sit. As you may tell, it was just a tiny bit windy today, as you can see ,we have several pictures where I didn’t even need to move my skirt , the wind did it for me.









Outfit details: Skirt: Zara ( last season), Blouse: WHBM, awesome red block heels, ZARA, Necklace: Sole Society, Watch AIBI, Clutch: JJ Winters

Linking Up with  Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Not Dressed as Lamb SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On,Random Wednesday,   Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday  Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress, 

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  • Elle
    Posted at 20:47h, 13 April Reply

    I agree, it is a silly rule, and LOOK at you! Evidence! Love this red skirt and red shoes combo. The white is lovely as is the black bag! Super Jess!
    xx, Elle

  • carmen
    Posted at 22:02h, 11 April Reply

    My dear Jess, you are living proof that redheads can wear red, you look gorgeous!! Fabulous photos and poses, love the one of you sitting by the tree. Rain would be nice, we’ve still had snow and cold temperatures.

    ♥ carmen

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 06:40h, 11 April Reply

    I think every woman should have some red items in her wardrobe, red-heads too! I think you look gorgeous in it. It really suits you!
    Suzy x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:48h, 11 April Reply

      Thanks Suzy, a favorite color for sure. I try and wear many jewel tones, red included.
      xo jess

  • Megan_Ballard
    Posted at 16:32h, 10 April Reply

    I love this look on you. That skirt is so cute! xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:48h, 11 April Reply

      Thanks Megan! It is a fav from Zara 🙂 xx

  • Claire
    Posted at 12:55h, 10 April Reply

    Love your outfit Jess, red is my favourite colour. Your shoes are adorable, I want some 🙂

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 02:22h, 10 April Reply

    You prove that silly rule wrong! You look stunning in red. I love the whole outfit in you. It wonderful to share My Refined Style with you!
    xo Jennifer

  • Lanae Bond
    Posted at 07:39h, 08 April Reply

    I do not know who came up with that rule but you really prove them wrong! You look wonderful!

    • jess
      Posted at 11:56h, 09 April Reply

      Thanks so much!

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 22:17h, 07 April Reply

    I swear Jess, you can wear any color! You look gorgeous in red, I love it! And those shoes are incredible, love all the straps.
    So great to co-host with you.


    • jess
      Posted at 11:57h, 09 April Reply

      You as well. I couldnt resist the shoes! I do love wearing color, and appreciate the compliment Cherie. Enjoy your weekend

  • Shannon
    Posted at 18:12h, 07 April Reply

    You look gorgeous!! In love with the red midi skirt!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 13:11h, 07 April Reply

    Although I don’t wear quite as often as I ought to, Jess, red is my fave colour. It’s my empowering colour, and it looks amazing on you xoxo

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 12:24h, 07 April Reply

    Wowza, looking gorgeous in red, Dear!

    Dawn Lucy

  • asallows
    Posted at 11:11h, 07 April Reply

    Wow, red is stunning on you! I love the skirt, shoes, and necklace!

  • SHelly
    Posted at 11:06h, 07 April Reply

    Before I even started reading your post I was seriously thinking how you definitely prove redheads can wear red! I still haven’t found a great midi to add to my closet.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

    • jess
      Posted at 11:58h, 09 April Reply

      Thank you Shellie! I always liked it on Christina Hendricks of Madmen, all the jewel tones. Zara has some great midis, but check ASOS too, they have a nice selection. xx

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 09:22h, 07 April Reply

    You know I love how you look in red, Jess! Gorgeous skirt and shoes, and the whole look. xox


  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 08:27h, 07 April Reply

    Such a great outfit – I love everything about it! Your IG pic of the shoes made me realize that I need to get rid of my red shoes as I don’t really like them and get a fabulous pair of red shoes! I love the frilly blouse and the shape of the skirt is just beautiful. Great necklace, too!

    • jess
      Posted at 12:00h, 09 April Reply

      Thank you Andrea! It is fun when you look at something and know you have to have it! It was like that with the shoes. I appreciate it. I only have these and some bow flats I love in red. take care xx

  • Mili
    Posted at 06:52h, 07 April Reply

    I absolutely love this look! The bright red pieces are so perfect for this time of year. I definitely get the retro glam feel from your skirt 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:10h, 11 April Reply

      Thank you! I love retro vintage and incorporate it when i can. xx

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:49h, 07 April Reply

    One of my favorite outfits on you EVER Jess!! You look like you’re out of a magazine! So classy, chi and BEAUTIFUL! I mean, this is just so fun!! You are an angel!!

    • jess
      Posted at 12:01h, 09 April Reply

      Thank you Andrea, such lovely comments! I love red and when I saw these shoes they are so me, I said yes!! You are very sweet. xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 03:51h, 07 April Reply

    Love red on you! It’s a beautiful outfit and those shoes are just perfect, even if not practical for a lot of walking.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Renata
    Posted at 03:43h, 07 April Reply

    Great pop of red! And the necklace is a killer:) Have a great day Jassie.
    Renata xo

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 00:44h, 07 April Reply

    Red is so fab on you! Glad you don’t follow these silly rules.

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Ana from Mrs. American Made
    Posted at 00:37h, 07 April Reply

    I love this outfit. Each piece is great, including the shoes. But my favorite thing is how simple the idea is. And, yes, red looks lovely on you. 🙂 Ana

    • jess
      Posted at 12:01h, 09 April Reply

      thank you Ana!

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