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Mustard- A Transitioning Color Into Fall-Seeing the Total Solar Eclipse


Good morning. I need to start practicing my DuoLingo program I just downloaded as we are planning a trip to Italy next year. So, there you are, two words. It’s a start! I suppose I could also play my Louis Prima album repeatedly to learn a few more words… 🙂 ” Bona Sera, Senorina, Bona Sera.”  Today I am talking about wearing mustard a popular color to transition to Fall.

It also reminds me of our plans for next Monday. Hubby and I with the pups will be headed to Greenville, NC to experience the  TOTAL Solar Eclipse. Hubby has bought glasses on Amazon for the experience and it should be fascinating! This is a once in a lifetime experience.  We are  going to spend the day there, so I will let you know how it went and share some Greenville pics on my Instagram page or Instastory.

“Turn Around Bright Eyes…

“Turn Around Bright Eyes..” …

Total Eclipse of the Sun… I can hear it now!

Now, onto the clothing of the day. I bought this light, airy, mustard colored maxi dress from H&M last year and I enjoy styling it with metallic accessories. I added my gold medallian shaped necklace by Sylca Designs, gold shimmery earrings from Charming Charlies and my favorite espadrilles for the summer, ( I have showed them last week- they are still available).

September in Charlotte NC can still be pretty warm. Last year it was in the 80s and 90s. If it is a bit cooler later in the day, one could style this with a long cardigan, a duster for a long, flowy look and a pair of booties.

I’ll be sharing a post on Friday that talks about the Pantone Colors for Fall.  This year, they released two separate color pallets: one from the NY and one from London. London has a color in their palette called Lemon Curry, which is this color to a tee.

How would you wear mustard or lemon curry? 🙂 Stop by Friday to see just how the various colors from the Institute could complement this color.

Outfit: Dress H&M last year: Love this dress for Fall in mustard

Shoes ( exact pair)

necklace- Sylca Designs

straw bag (love this and this)

Jess xo


  • Jone't
    Posted at 09:22h, 22 August Reply

    You look stunning in this fall color. I must say, you have a gift for finding the most fabulous accessories, dear Jess. Great post. Xo Jonet

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:25h, 22 August Reply

      Thank you Jonet! I love finding unique and colorful pieces. xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 16:33h, 18 August Reply

    That is a stunning dress on you ! Love the warm color. So excited about your trip, that is great news.
    I love this color mixed with crimson and deep blues.
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:32h, 19 August Reply

      Thank you Elle, this is a favorite color as we lead into Fall. We only have an hour and a half drive, so it will be fun. xx

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 00:42h, 18 August Reply

    Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party with your post.

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 08:34h, 17 August Reply

    You look so pretty in that color. This yellow is a great color for fall and the Pantone palettes definitely have a fall feel to their color choices. How fun that you are going to see the Total eclipse. I don’t even know if we’ll be able to see it here in Ohio. I think we might be under the clouds. Be sure to take lots of pics! – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:09h, 17 August Reply

      Hi Amy, yes, it should be an interesting event. We are spending the day in Greenville,SC , not a far drive at all. I love warm Fall shades and have found a dress for fall in this color as well. I am posting on Pantone’s colors tomorrow and there are plenty I love. xx

  • eldo2014
    Posted at 16:53h, 16 August Reply

    Such a beautiful color on you! I love the styling! Very chic!
    Edwige |

  • moonstone34
    Posted at 01:16h, 16 August Reply

    You look absolutely fabulous in mustard yellow. It’s such a great colour for fall. Hope you have fun watching the solar eclipse. Be careful with the glasses purchased from Amazon, apparently there is a recall on some of the glasses that were sold on their site.

    xo, Jacke

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:15h, 16 August Reply

      Thank you! I only have a few pieces in my closet but am looking for something – a dress for the Fall too. Thanks for the Amazon warning! Yes, we got a refund on the initial pair we bought. xx

  • Nina from Sharing A Journey
    Posted at 06:54h, 15 August Reply

    Hi Jess! I always love seeing what you are wearing and are up to! The dress is beautiful on you–very elegant. Looking forward to the details of the eclipse–did your husband manage to get you a cute pair of Eclipse watching glasses? Have a great time!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 15 August Reply

      Thank you Nina! I do love this color for Fall too , think it works on most skin tones as it is a warm shade. Yes, we have the glasses and it should be an interesting day in Greenville! xx

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 00:10h, 15 August Reply

    This color looks great on you.

  • HelloIm50ish
    Posted at 18:21h, 14 August Reply


    I hope you have fun watching the eclipse next week!
    My daughter is flying to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to experience it. Ah youth.
    Anyway, mustard yellow is a great warm yellow for fall and actually year round.
    I picked up a dress in paris that is mustard yellow and love it!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 15 August Reply

      Hi Robin! That sounds great! Wow, how neat that she is flying to see it. We have a short drive, not bad. Oh, I would love to see your Paris dress 🙂 xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 14:12h, 14 August Reply

    My husband is going to watch the total eclipse too, in South Carolina. I’ll be watching from here in Florida, with about 90% coverage. You look fabulous in mustard, no surprise w/ your beautiful coloring. Thanks for linking up, xox,


  • jacqui
    Posted at 12:49h, 14 August Reply

    A warm vibrant colour, and what a fabulous event you’ll witness. Thanks for sharing this, it’s so nice to see. x Jacqui

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:14h, 14 August Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! Yes, I do love this shade as it is a warm tone… Ive pinned a Fall dress Im interested in. Ill be sharing our day about the Eclipse on the blog later too. Have a great day! xx

  • versatilestylebytracey
    Posted at 11:37h, 14 August Reply

    Yes, a wonderful shade going towards Fall! How fun to study up for your upcoming trip to Italy. it is definitely on my bucket list to go to Italy.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:06h, 14 August Reply

      Hi Tracey! thanks for popping over. Yes, I am very excited about our trip. Well be celebrating my 50th there next year. Plan on going through VRBO and have seen some very nice places! I am hunting for a fall dress in this color 🙂 Have a great day, and you should go! xx

  • Deborah Ross
    Posted at 10:25h, 14 August Reply

    Beautiful dress, Jess! BTW, I just heard on the news that Amazon is giving refunds on some of the solar eclipse glasses they sold because of counterfeit glasses so you might want to check on the brand you bought and protect those beautiful eyes!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:09h, 14 August Reply

      Thank you Debbie! I appreciate the “heads up” we got a refund and are using other glasses. Thank you! Im looking forward to spending the day in Greenville, NC.. should be something! xx

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 09:38h, 14 August Reply

    Thank you Jodie! Ahh, you did! When did you take Spanish? My hubby started quite a bit earlier than I so I need to get rolling! It does make it kind of a game. I do love this shade and it will be big in the Fall. I found a dress I love in this color. for Fall, now I am just waiting for a sale!
    Have a great week Jodie! xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:16h, 14 August Reply

    We used the DuoLingo app when we took Spanish classes—it really makes it fun and easy!!
    This color is wonderful on you Jess!! You should definitely wear it more!

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 08:16h, 14 August Reply

    I just adore yellows – all shades. I think they can be so flattering when it’s a colour that so may tend to avoid. You look absolutely gorgeous, Jess. That mustard looks stunning on you, it really complements your hair colour too!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 14 August Reply

      I do too Suzy! I think many women stray away from yellow as that are afraid that it wont work with their skin tone.. but this mustard or lemon curry color is a very warm shade! Thanks so glad you like the outfit. I would love to find a mustard yellow fall dress… im looking! xx

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