Olive Green - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Olive Green


Ah, it is one of those mornings! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and … my pup is staring at me to get up and get him his meal!! Who is the owner here? Anyhow, he does keep me on a schedule and I decided to was a good morning to wear one of my favorite sweater dresses. You will learn over the course of the next several months, that I love sweater dresses,because they are like nightgowns, are as comfortable, and I think they look pretty swell. ( Always wanted to say “swell” ) ( Too much “Leave it to Beaver” as a child!)





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A-Ten_HUT!  I guess that is why I always think of the Army with olive green. Usually you think camo or olive green uniforms. Now repeat after me, in a sing-songy voice:

( As if we were blogger marching two by two in these army green dresses)


OLIVE GREEN IS HERE TO STAY! ( olive green is here to stay)



Sound off… one , two, sound off, three , four..

Ok. you get the idea, but I really do , love most shades of green, this one included.  I tend to gravitate more toward emerald green or kelly green, but I do think many shades of green go well with other neutrals, like black, or in this case even brown. My closet is full of different colors, and yes, mostly I try to pick ones that look best with my hair and skin tone. In this case, I added some textural interest as well, with floral lace stockings. ( I am still hearing that army song in my head, after I mentioned the floral lace stockings) knee high boots, and quilted bag.  The accessories compliment the color with various shades of green jewels.

Do you wear green? If so, what shade do you tend to wear most? 

Loft Dress ( old), Boots: Steve Madden, Purse: Rebecca Minkoff, Jewelry: Jewel Box ,

Have a great day !

Jess xo

  • Debbie Stinedurf
    Posted at 06:39h, 10 November Reply

    You look great! Love the dress…olive is my favorite green. And the tights add just the right amount of visual interest.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:57h, 10 November Reply

      thanks alot Deb, I am a fan of green and love patterned tights, jess xx

  • Ada
    Posted at 01:50h, 09 November Reply

    Cute and stylish. I love my sweater dresses. And this sweater dress you are wearing is another piece we have in common from Loft. Once again love the tights and earrings, Jess. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 09 November Reply

      Thank you Ada! Yes, I could have a closet full of sweaer dresses for the fall. Love the comfort of them and style. Thank you for your kind words, jess xo

  • Alex
    Posted at 17:14h, 05 November Reply

    I love that dress! Of course, it reminds me of one of my favorite winter dresses, same color, same material only it is a shirt dress. But I really like your pleated version. And I am not sure if I ever said you look good in blue, but you definitely look good in this shade of green 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:51h, 05 November Reply

      It is my goofy sense of humour Alex! Glad you like the dress I am a fan of sweater dresses, jess xx

  • eirinipapadopoulou
    Posted at 05:26h, 05 November Reply

    so beautiful! i really like your boots! dresses like that a the ultimate must have!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:37h, 05 November Reply

      thanks Irene, I love sweater dresses, easy to wear and comfortable ! jess xo

  • Deniz at Dressed Up Deniz
    Posted at 00:13h, 05 November Reply

    I love your purse and olive green looks great on you!

    – Deniz

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:35h, 05 November Reply

      thank you! I love nice handbags and green, jess xx

  • Marie
    Posted at 21:51h, 04 November Reply

    Love the color on you, you look lovely 😉


  • Jennie
    Posted at 21:21h, 04 November Reply

    So cute – love the pleats on your dress. I was looking at an olive green sweater today and hesitated because I normally wear Kelly green. You have me second guessing myself now…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:34h, 05 November Reply

      Jennie, you would look lovely in olive green! Thank you for the comment! jess xo

  • Laura
    Posted at 20:56h, 04 November Reply

    Love that dress! And those boots are amazing!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:34h, 05 November Reply

      thanks Laura! I have over the knee boots on my list too! jess xx

  • Rachel
    Posted at 13:37h, 04 November Reply

    Jess, this colour with your hair… DIVINE! i love olive and this dress is dress perfection! Gorgeous as always lovely lady!X

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:02h, 04 November Reply

      thanks so much Rachael! i love various shades of grren! jess xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:25h, 04 November Reply

    I’m a big fan of olive green- so much so, I wear it as a neutral allllll the time! 🙂

    Great look, Jess!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:31h, 04 November Reply

      Thank you Ashley!! Glad you like it, I liked the outfit you had on the other day with it, with those awesome green/taupe booties! jess xo

  • Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 06:27h, 04 November Reply

    This is a fabulous color on you and the dress looks so comfortable.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:31h, 04 November Reply

      thank you ! Yes, it is very comfortable, a must in my book! jess xx

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 04:09h, 04 November Reply

    Love the color and the bag here. You look lovely, Jess. xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:30h, 04 November Reply

      Thanks so much Sabina! I need to stop by your site!! jess xo

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:43h, 04 November Reply

    Sweater dresses are pretty awesome with comfort. I love this one is a loser cut and loving it paired with those great pattern tights.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:30h, 04 November Reply

      Thanks Alice! Glad you like it, Yes, sweater dresses are a favoite!! jess xo

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 01:41h, 04 November Reply

    You look good in olive, probably in most shades of green. The red hair gives you such a wide choice of colours to play with. I like green, too, but I usually wear it with blue. So, I prefer more blueish tones, they work better with my colouring, and steer clear of anything with more yellow in it (or olive) as they drain all colour from me.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:29h, 04 November Reply

      Hi Trina, thank you! Yes, I like green. I seem to be able to wear some blues like teal, saphirre, not all. My skin ifair but has more yellow base, so that plays a role I love you in blue too! Enjoy your week!! xx jess

  • Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style
    Posted at 00:31h, 04 November Reply

    We both went for the green color and textured tights in our outfits today! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:28h, 04 November Reply

      Yes! Great taste huh? have a great day, jess xo

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 23:09h, 03 November Reply

    Haha! You are so darn cute! I love you in olive and I don’t think it looks anytihng similar to anything military related. The fit of the dress is perfect on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:27h, 04 November Reply

      Thank you!! I know I have a goofy sense of humour sometimes! Glad you like it hon! jess xo

  • Lorna Mai (@LornaMaiLtd)
    Posted at 20:29h, 03 November Reply

    Another fabulous handbag! Love the olive this time of year, the pleats at the top of your dress add to the femininity plus those lacey tights are fab!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:19h, 04 November Reply

      thanks Lorna! I have an affinity toward patterened tights, xo jess

  • Lindsey
    Posted at 17:55h, 03 November Reply

    cute dress! Olive is a great color for you!

    Thrift and Shout

  • Darcy
    Posted at 16:38h, 03 November Reply

    This is such a pretty color! You look gorgeous!

  • Marianne
    Posted at 14:42h, 03 November Reply

    Pretty dress! I love the lace details on yout stockings and those boots are awesome!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:38h, 03 November Reply

      Thanks so much I am a fan of patterened tights, i have a few more boots ( wink wink) to show this season! jess xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 14:35h, 03 November Reply

    Love this soft olive on you, and the contrast of the black is great! The quilted RM bag is stunning,, as are you!
    The boots are pretty ,too!
    I love your sense of humour,too!
    XX, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:33h, 03 November Reply

      Thanks Elle! I have a wacky sense of humour ya know. I am glsd you like the outfit and my bag is showing some use as I use it often. jess xo

  • Shannon
    Posted at 13:55h, 03 November Reply

    So pretty! Loving the olive and black! Those tights are fabulous!!

    <3 Shannon

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:30h, 03 November Reply

      Thank you Shannon, glad you like the color!! I love green of all shades. 🙂 take care, jess xo

  • MonicaP
    Posted at 13:01h, 03 November Reply

    Love this dress and those cute pattern tights! I have been looking at sweater dresses on Old Navy and ugh, I think I’m going to need some shape wear 😉


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:29h, 03 November Reply

      Hi Monica! Sweater dresses are so amazing, if you like comfort these are it, ahh, i doubt you need shapewear ! jess xx

  • Eni
    Posted at 12:10h, 03 November Reply

    Hi Jess and congratulations for this green olive dress….its perfect for this season and it looks so lovely on you! Sorry for my bad english (I write with G Translate). Kisses,


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:28h, 03 November Reply

      Hi Eni! Glad you like this olive dress, your English is not bad at all ! xo jess

  • Monika from Styleworld40plus
    Posted at 11:48h, 03 November Reply

    Olive goes very well with yout hair dear Jess. Looks very chic with these great boots and the Rebecca Minkoff bag.
    I was so happy to buy a bag by Rebecca Minkoff too recently, a Mini Mac. I love the style of her bags.
    Have a good week, dear Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:27h, 03 November Reply

      Thanks Monika! I love Rebecca Minkoff!! She does have great bags and the mini is a great bag, glad you like the color. jess xx

  • Jenn
    Posted at 10:31h, 03 November Reply

    That green looks stunning with your hair!

  • kathrineeldridge1
    Posted at 10:20h, 03 November Reply

    I don’t wear green much but after seeing this post, I will definitely try! Love the lace stockings with this look!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:27h, 03 November Reply

      thank you! I love patterned tights, so there willbe more!
      jess xx

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 10:04h, 03 November Reply

    This is a great color on you and I love the boots! So stylish.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:07h, 03 November Reply

      THanks so much Amy! Just got them, jess xx

  • Eva Halinor
    Posted at 09:01h, 03 November Reply

    The color of this dress is incredible! I love it! And your necklace… adorable!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:08h, 03 November Reply

      Thanks so much! I am a fan of greens! jess

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 08:01h, 03 November Reply

    One of my favorite colors! You look lovely, Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:43h, 03 November Reply

      Thank you! I hope you can appreciate my goofy sense of humour! jess xx

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