One Year Fashion Blog Anniversary - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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One Year Fashion Blog Anniversary


If my blog could sing, what would it sing?










Happy Birthday to  Me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear me, Happy Birthday to me. Yes, it is sometimes hard to believe it has been a one year anniversary for my blog, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish! I have received so many rewarding and positive outcomes from this blog, much more than I anticipated. I bought myself this skirt from Zara as a “one year gift”. I love the darker pink color, and yes! red-heads can wear pink!

Initially, my blog was to be considered a diversion, something to keep my mind away from the daily pain from Chronic Ehlers-Danlos. By focusing on something else, one’s mind can begin to concentrate on other things, thus driving the focus attention away from  something  which is considered negative or a hindrance.Well, ,it has become more than that. It still is a hobby, but I am a person who has always tried to do more than necessary, so I try and better myself and this blog as time goes on. I think you have an idea of my style by now, I love dresses and skirts, and vintage or vintage-inspired jewelry and clothes.

I also love to share some of the places we enjoy visiting, and my love for a great bottle of vino! My pups had to be included in this post as well, as they are my little loves, I adore them and the man behind the camera! My bog Gibson, is my shadow, my little teddy bear. My girl, Truffles, is a fun-spirited gentle little one that will always come to me in times of need.

I have also met friends. And although I have not met them in person, I feel that I have developed some close friendships , so that if we did meet, the conversation would flow as easily as water from the ocean.

I hope to continue to bring you my style, a bit of history on fashion, vintage finds, and other topics of interest. It has also made me aware that women can continue to dress lovely, have style, be confidant as we age, and do not have to accept that getting older means anything other than a number. ( well, in my case, a few more aches and pains)

I want to thank you, my readers and friends for being supportive, leaving those lovely comments, and also “being there”. I have learned much about style and fashion from you all as well.

I hope you will continue to read and follow me, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish!


Have a great day!

Jess xo

Sweater: Banana republic, Skirt Zara, Brooch: Vintage, Shoes: Aldo


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


  • Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style
    Posted at 23:56h, 17 February Reply

    Oh wow, happy blog anniversary! For some reason, I thought it has been much longer than a year — so that’s definitely something to take as a compliment! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:37h, 18 February Reply

      Jen, that is funny! I feel that way too 🙂 I think it is all of the people I met and how busy i keep with the blog. Thank you and I am glad to know you !! xx

  • Debbie Stinedurf
    Posted at 09:14h, 15 February Reply

    Happy Blogiversary Jess! I’m so happy that we’ve gotten to know one another over the last year and I look forward to more greatness to come!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 15 February Reply

      Hi Deb!
      Thanks so much. I am too, very glad to meet you and another teacher. Well, I am a former teacher… I enjoy your sense of humour and your style too! xo

  • elb743
    Posted at 00:24h, 15 February Reply

    Oh dear that last email was sent out before I could edit it. I’m so very sorry. Sometimes my iPad is very naughty indeed.
    Xx, Elle

  • elb743
    Posted at 00:23h, 15 February Reply

    Oh dear. I am sorry. I forgot to mention your two Dora bull dogs they are so cute happy Valentine’s Day to you and them and happy of course to

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:50h, 15 February Reply

      Thats ok, My little shih tzus are my buddies! I don’t know what I would do without them 🙂 You too Elle xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 00:22h, 15 February Reply

    Happy anniversary! I am very proud of everything that you’ve done this year. I feel like you’ve been blocking for much more than one year. And I do feel very happy that I know you now and agree that blocking friendships can be very nice indeed.
    You do have great style and great beauty, and a rare keen intelligence.
    Xx, Elle

    • Jess
      Posted at 07:36h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you so much Elle! Ireally means alot to me! I know it does seem like a year, what can I say! 🙂 I appreciate your lovely words, I am very glad to know you! xo

  • Lisa @ Fun Money Finds
    Posted at 19:48h, 14 February Reply

    I love pink and gray together and also enjoy a good bottle of vino like you! Congratulations on making it to one year!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:25h, 14 February Reply

      thanks Lisa! it is time for that wine soon… 🙂 xx

  • Natalie Brown
    Posted at 02:54h, 14 February Reply

    Congratulations to you and your little cuties!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:51h, 14 February Reply

      Thanks so much Natalie! I appreciate you stopping by xx

  • thedollhousev
    Posted at 05:31h, 13 February Reply

    Congrats on your first year doll, that is marvellous :))) I wish many more for you, may they be happy and successful too :))) Marvellous xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:53h, 13 February Reply

      Thank you So much I appreciate your lovely comments

  • dan
    Posted at 04:16h, 13 February Reply

    Very happy anniversary, my dear!! Your elegant style and your sweet smile make your blog so lovely!
    Blogging can be a diversion from real life’s problems, but very often it become something more…
    A hug to you and … your cute pups!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:53h, 13 February Reply

      Thank you Dan! I am glad you enjoy my blog and that I get to “meet” people such as yourself! xo

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 19:50h, 12 February Reply

    Jess, happy one year blogaversary! I had my one year not too long ago too. Love your blog, your style, your sweetness, and your adorable pups too!
    Wishing you all the best always!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:52h, 13 February Reply

      Thank you Dawn! I know we started close to each other. You know if we lived close we would be hanging out having some wine or martinis! aww, and my pups are my little loves. You too! xo

  • Carrie
    Posted at 19:46h, 12 February Reply

    Congrats, Jess! Such a pretty skirt & gorgeous little puppies. Hope you’re having a lovely day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:47h, 12 February Reply

      thank you Carrie! Glad you like the outfit, and my little ones are the best! you too. xx

  • Lorna Mai (@LornaMaiLtd)
    Posted at 19:28h, 12 February Reply

    Happy blog anniversay Jess. I’m glad you find blogging a destraction from chronic illness. I love the dusky pink and grey together. You look lovely!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:30h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you Lorna! I have a fair amount of pink in my wardrobe for spring too. Glad you like the outfit and I appreciate you stopping by and “meeting ” you xo

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 15:36h, 12 February Reply

    Happy blog anniversary, Jess! Glad you are part of the online community!
    The colour combination is awesome and the full skirt suits you very well.

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:43h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you Annette, glad you like the outfit! Zara gave me some insipration. 🙂 Me too, glad to have “met” you and others xo

  • Lee
    Posted at 15:26h, 12 February Reply

    Congratulations!!! 1 year is a big milestone!
    xo, Lee

  • Shauna
    Posted at 11:19h, 12 February Reply

    Happy Anniversary!! I’m so happy to have found your blog, and look forward to all of your future fashion! Love those adorable pups, too 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:27h, 12 February Reply

      Thanks so much Shauna! Yes, they are my buddies ! xx

  • Marjorie Poole Wright
    Posted at 09:23h, 12 February Reply

    Congratulations, Jess, on your one year anniversary of your blog!! You’ve done a fabulous job and I always love seeing everything that you put together for it!! You’re a terrific friend and I couldn’t be more proud for you!! Cheers Girlfriend!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:52h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you Marge that means alot. Glad you enjoy it and I will continue to do my best. xo

  • jennifer miller
    Posted at 09:18h, 12 February Reply

    Happy Anniversary to you and your always inspiring blog! I look forward to reading many, many more stories from you, and wish you all the best! Jen, NY

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:51h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you Jennifer! I am glad you enjoy the blog and my stories! xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 20:24h, 11 February Reply

    Happy Blogiversary! I have enjoyed “meeting” you this year and look forward to what next year brings!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • MonicaP
    Posted at 18:25h, 11 February Reply

    Happy 1 Year! It takes a lot of dedication to write a blog for a year so congratulations!


  • Rebecca Henreckson
    Posted at 17:16h, 11 February Reply

    That skirt is so gorgeous! I wish I had the courage to try and pull off a midi skirt.

  • Jill James
    Posted at 16:33h, 11 February Reply

    Congratulations on your First Anniversary,glad it has been more than you expected.I always enjoy your posts even though I dont always comment.Love your outfit and those adorable furry friends. XX

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:57h, 11 February Reply

      Thank you JIll, very much. Glad you like reading my posts and my sense of style. I wear much more color now that I used to! My pups are the sweetest , again thank you! xx

  • TanjasBunteWelt
    Posted at 15:17h, 11 February Reply

    Hey Jess
    happy birthday…happy birthday shalalala
    Concratulation to your anniversary 🙂
    The dogs are soooo cute *kiss*
    Greetings Tanja

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:27h, 11 February Reply

      Thanks so much! I appreciate the birthday song! xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:28h, 11 February Reply

      thank you and I appreciate the song. I love my pups! xo

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 13:45h, 11 February Reply

    Congrats on your one year blog anniversary!! You are such a positive person and it always comes through your blog story or the lovely comments you leave on my blog. I look forward to reading more of your stories and looking at your beautiful pics. Those dogs are adorable!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:29h, 11 February Reply

      Thank you so much Nora. I really appreciate it. My hubby has gotten more into the photography. My little buddies just had to be in this shot! xo

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 13:23h, 11 February Reply

    Jess congratulations – I can’t believe it’s a whole year (plus a bit) that we were first in touch and discussing getting you going!!!! Where does the time go…?! You’ve done so, so well and I have to say how proud I am of you. You’ve really thrown yourself into the blogosphere and I love seeing how popular you’ve become and what a loyal fan base you’ve got.

    I’m so pleased you’ve enjoyed it and that it’s helped as a distraction to your illness. Onwards and upwards – here’s to many more years of blogging to come!!

    Catherine x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:31h, 11 February Reply

      Thank you Catherine ! I appreciate all you have done for me, and the anniv wishes. I am truly happy for the people i have met on here. Thank you again, now…if only I had a bigger closet! … xo

  • Ariella
    Posted at 09:59h, 11 February Reply

    Happy Anniversary, Jess! This is a wonderfully positive hobby that inspires us to proudly wear what we love. Have a great day!

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 09:36h, 11 February Reply

    So pretty! I love that pink skirt and gray top! Happy Blogiversary!

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:08h, 11 February Reply

    Congratulations, Jess! You look so lovely – this is my favorite silhouette. And the sweet dogs make the pictures complete. Have a wonderful day, xo.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:23h, 11 February Reply

      thank you Patti! Glad u like the outfit, and the pups had to be there 🙂 xo

  • Olga
    Posted at 07:33h, 11 February Reply

    Congratulations on your anniversary! You look wonderful today as you always do. Lovely photo of you and your cute dogs.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:22h, 11 February Reply

      thank you Olga! my dogs are the best. xx

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