28 In Fashion

New Blog Design +Mixed Patterns: Paisley and Plaid


Hello Friends!

I hope you had a wonderful, warm and cozy weekend. I had a medical procedure I won’t go into, other than to say, everyone should get it done when they are 45, every 10 years. I always get nervous during these exams, but surprisingly didn’t need a bit of valium to calm me. The anesthesiologist  said ” I will take a nice nap” and off to sleep I went! Boy, if I could only sleep like that at night! So, that was my bit of fun! Otherwise, I went to the gym, along with everyone and their mom who goes after Christmas and New Years. I mentioned before my goals, and started off slowly with weight machines that were ‘shiny and new”, making sure I didn’t overdo it. ( I can have a tendency to be “gung ho”)

Speaking of goals, I wanted to share my new blog design today! I was ready for a change, wanted something “clean” and organized and loved how it turned out. My hubby is the tech-guru, works in IT, and doesn’t lose patience with computers ( not me!) He and I worked together to create this new site. I decided to emphasize in red, the letters “E-D-S” as an inside reminder to me ( with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) that I have come a long way from 9 years ago when I was first diagnosed.  So I hope you enjoy the new layout.

Now, regarding my outfit today.. One  of my goals in the New Year, pertaining to fashion was to experiment more with pattern mixing. I have done so HERE and HERE, and today wanted to create a layered look mixing a paisley pattern with a plaid green and navy print. Both are smaller sized prints, both navy and green in color. I also wanted to give this look a more casual vibe and added my Sofft combat boots. They are some of the most comfortable pair I own.

Are you being more adventurous with your outfits? Tell me how!

I hope to see you tomorrow for TURNING HEADS TUESDAY FASHION LINKUP!

Jess xo

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  • Reply
    January 26, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Your paisley sweater is beautiful and looks beautiful paired with the plaid! Great color mix, too. I love having fun with patterns so this really drew my eye. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Jess!

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    Adriele Dixon
    January 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Jess, I LOVE the pattern mixing and the new blog layout!!! Fabulous!!!


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 19, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Thank you Adriele! I am pleased with how it turned out! xx

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    Amy Christensen
    January 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Jess, I love the print mixing you did here. It really is neat how just using similar colors can allow us to put patterns together in ways that are chic and stylish. Your jacket is very cute and I also love that you styled the two prints with those burgundy pants. The boots are perfect for this outfit. You look so good, even after that lovely procedure you had. Ha, ha. Glad you have come so far from when you were first diagnosed with EDS and I love that your blog refresh accents those letters. It looks great! – Amy

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 20, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Thank you Amy! I honestly need to try more pattern mixing because it is fun, and makes an outfit more interesting I think. Ha! Had to laugh, yes there are some procedures you dont want to go into detail. So glad you like the new format! xx

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    Kirsten Wick (@TheLIFBIssue)
    January 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Love your new design!!! And of course I have to love your plaid jacket Jess. Love, Kirsten xx


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 18, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Thank you Kirsten, I could definatley see you wearing it! xx

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    January 17, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Congratulations on the new design-looks great. My goal was to change to WordPress and to have a .com. I finally made the move with the help of my daughter and am happy that I finally did it.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 18, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Thank you Terri, so glad you love the new look. That’s great!

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    January 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Great outfit – the colors and textures and accessories are fab! thanks for linking up, xox


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      January 16, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you Patti, got this jacket at Anthro, through Poshmark, plan on doing a post on it soon. Xx

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    January 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Wow Jess I absolutely adored your new blog theme! I’m looking at it on my phone & it’s gorgeous. Easy to read & navigate too, well done on a terrific choice xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 18, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Thank you Michelle, I needed a bit of a pick me up to start the new year, so glad you like the new look! xx

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    January 16, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I love how you paired these items! Such a unique outfit ^^.


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    Michelle McLeod
    January 16, 2017 at 11:34 am

    This is a great use of the new Pantone colour of the year Greenery along with the warm 2016 fall colours. SO amazing with your hair. I was wondering which brand and model of eyeglass frame you are wearing here?

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2017 at 11:44 am

      Thank you Michelle! I have more green in store! So glad you like the look. I am wearing Holcombe frames by Warby Parker. They are one of my favorite pairs and they have a great cat eye shape.x

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    January 16, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I’ve just given my own blog a makeover. It’s exciting to see the new design come to life isn’t it? Looking good Jess 😘

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Thank you Michelle! I will have to pop over. It is fun when it is all done 🙂 xx

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    Jess Jannenga
    January 16, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Thank you Nancy! These combat boots are by Sofft and one of the most comfortable pairs I have. I am happy with how it turned out, glad you like it! xx

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    January 16, 2017 at 9:18 am

    What a fabulous way to mix your prints Jess!!
    And yes, I’ve become way more adventurous with my outfits and what I’ll try! The funny thing is I always thought I was even before blogging, but now that I look back, i wasn’t!
    I love the new design—kudos to your hubby!!
    Those boots really are fun!! I have a pair like that, and they are something I wouldn’t have worn 3 years ago!! Silly me!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Thank you Jodie! I have to say I have gained much from blogging as I hadn’t done much with pattern mixing until then and in other ways have learned quite abit. Oh yeah, get out those combat boots. Sofft makes great shoes and boots and are excellent quality. Glad you love the design, we both worked on it, but he helped me out when I would get frustrated!

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    Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    January 16, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Love the mix of patterns and the glam piece of jewellery put into the mix. You nailed it!
    Lucky you to have a techy hubby.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Thank you Mary!~ I appreciate the visit. Yes, hubby helps when I get frustrated with what im working on. Would love to have you join in my Turning Heads tuesday weekly linkup tomorrow and you can share your posts 🙂 x

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    Heather Lord
    January 16, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Love how adventurous you are with your outfits!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Thank you Heather! I have fun experimenting! “-)

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    January 16, 2017 at 2:39 am

    I totally love this outfit! I love the mixing, the patterns and the booties! And the sleek design of your site!

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