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Pastels and Pretty Pups



Hello Ladies!

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. It was some down time for me this week, as my illness ( see About Me section) decided to rear it’s head. So, while spending some time in bed, my puppies were treated to a new groomer, Pups and Suds, a great business, where the Grooming Van, comes to our house!









The last place they had became less desirable due to the fact that they seemed to “know more than the vet”, and the arrangement was not great. My pups would go there, and spend 5 hours in a crate together, while other dogs all around them barked, and they waited their turn. Six hours later, we would go pick them up and they would literally be exhausted! They were so! excited to see us, they looked as if they couldn’t wait to get out.

So, the Grooming van, was amazing! She parks in front of our house, has everything needed in the van, I came in and made my pups comfortable, and then then 2 hours later, both dogs were done, looking great, and completely happy!”. It was funny, I was like a little bit of an overprotective mom as my boy became afraid of the nail clippers, since the other place only used a nail grinder, even when we told them not to, and that he didn’t like it. So, I came in for a few minutes, as I didn’t want to be overbearing, but told her my pups names, and jokingly( sort of) ย said, my boy Gibson, goes by ” G-Bear” ” Teddy Bear”, ย ” Teddy G”, “Gibby Boy”, and Gibson. I told her that he answered to any of those names ๐Ÿ™‚ My girl is easier, it is usually “Truffles” or ‘Truffy”. A few more of my pups pics can be seen ย HERE

So, needless to say, that is our new groomer! My pups were first bought when I began having symptoms and later diagnosed with this incurable illness: EDS. They are my buddies, my companions, my comfort, and just great to be around. They are so laid back, I can’t help but wake up with a smile on my face when my boy Gibson, is curled up next to me. We just love having them .Excuse some of the cell pics, but I had to get some quick close ups when my girl, Truffles was cooperative, she is afraid of the camera!
So, I did my best and decided to put together a bright summery outfit with pink pastel and white with a touch of pattern in my floral scarf. I certainly have gravitated toward more pastel colors this spring and summer. When I was in college, in my Eurythemics class ( movement), my teacher at the time, pulled me aside, ( as I was all in black, wearing my Metallica t-shirt and black pants) said, ” You are such a pretty girl, you would look great in pastels…” So, here I am 20 years later, and I finally took her advice. She would probably be pleasantly surprised at the colors now in my wardrobe.

Pink Cardi: ( Loft , bought on Ebay), Skirt ( Banana Republic), Scarf: ( Amazon), Sofft Sandals, Louis Vuitton Handbag Damier Speedy

Linking up with Visable Monday, Still Being Molly, DC Instyle

  • Trendsurvivor
    Posted at 04:01h, 23 January Reply

    Great idea that van… Your dogs are so cute !! I have a King Charles so he doesn’t need that often grooming.
    Hahaha took you a few years to follow your teacher’s advice…
    Have a lovely day!
    XXX Nina

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 25 January Reply

      Hi! Yes, the pups are so much more relaxed afterward, not as stressed as they were before. A King Charles is such a pretty dog too. You too as well.

  • Claire
    Posted at 00:59h, 07 July Reply

    So pretty, loving the pups and florals! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:46h, 07 July Reply

      Thank you glad you like it! My pups are my buddies ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by, jess xx

  • Stephanae V. McCoy
    Posted at 22:17h, 03 July Reply

    Sorry to hear that your EDs is acting up again Jess what a burden to carry and you do it with such grace. Well you certainly pulled off the summery look!! You look so pretty in pastels and I like how the scarf ties it all together.

    I also have a mobile groomer (Larry’s Laundramutt) after looking for one to service my area for months. I just love the convenience and Mollie likes the groomer (Tammy). Shortly after moving Tammy came to give Mollie her spa day and one of the other residents here got Tammy’s card and now she’s got more business.

    Your pups are precious!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:29h, 04 July Reply

      Thanks so much Steph, I am going through a really rough time right now. `12 days in bed. Glad you like my outfit! The mobile groomers is the best. i love the name of yours, and thanks my pups I love to bits!
      jess xx

  • Courtney at A Life From Scratch
    Posted at 20:41h, 02 July Reply

    Beautiful scarf! I love your look. I found you through Pleated Poppy. I’d love it if you stopped over to my blog sometime when you have the chance. Have a lovely day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:12h, 03 July Reply

      Thank you! Glad you like the outfit! I will take a look at your blog too. I appreciate you stopping by. Have a great weekend. jessxx

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 19:25h, 02 July Reply

    Hi Jess. I’ve actually not heard about this condition before, I’m so sorry that you have to live with this. I hope you have a strong support network. You always look so cheery and stylish you’d never know by looking at you. Your outfit today is very feminine and romantic and your skirt is beautiful. Your puppies make me want a dog! I hope this week is going better for you.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:59h, 02 July Reply

      Thanks so much Lorna! I have having a tough time right now, but working to get better. I really appreciate your compassion. It is a rare condition, aren’t I lucky! It means alot that you read about it.
      Glad you like the outfit! I loved the scarf, and kind of built the outfit around it. My pups are the best! Get a puppy they are so fun!! You are so lovely, I hope your week is a great one. jess xx

  • Joanna
    Posted at 00:30h, 02 July Reply

    You look lovely as always! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:24h, 02 July Reply

      Thank you , that is very sweet. I appreciate you coming by as well. Have a great week, jess xx

  • Johanna Grange
    Posted at 21:51h, 01 July Reply

    Pink and white is so pretty with red hair. I just love it.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:24h, 02 July Reply

      Thank you Johanna, you know I love your style!! Have a great week, jessxx

  • Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
    Posted at 19:51h, 01 July Reply

    You and I are on the same page with florals today! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:23h, 02 July Reply

      Thank you! Yes I love florals, Have a great day! jess xx

  • trinagrandinetti
    Posted at 18:42h, 01 July Reply

    First off, can I just tell you how absolutely gorgeous your hair is. You have the kind of hair most women can only dream about. As for your pastel, so glad you finally took her advice because you look amazing wearing it. This look is so classy chic in every category.
    So sorry to hear you’ve been in bed with that wicked illness. Good thing you have those adorable puppies to help you out. Keep smiling, lovely lady.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:55h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you so much Trina, that is so sweet of you. Got lucky with the hair. It is fine though, I just have alot of it. Glad you like the outfit. I appreciate your kind words re: illness, it has been a tough month. My pups do help me out! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 16:14h, 01 July Reply

    You look so fresh and crisp! I love that skirt! I am starting a new link up today and hope you will come by and link up!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:49h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you Laura!! Will stop by to check out your link up! Have a great day jess xx

  • Che
    Posted at 15:56h, 01 July Reply

    What an elegant look! Love that little brooch on your scarf, thatยดs a cute detail. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:48h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you Che! I like brooches and thought it would be a good touch. Have a great day jess xx

  • Sabina โ€œOceanblueStyleโ€ B
    Posted at 15:01h, 01 July Reply

    Awesome outfit Jess pencil skirt and chic top topped off with scarf and bag! I love the way our hair “flows” but really your dogs are just the cutest things!!! Used to have one myself and totally agree with what you are saying about the joy they bring. could not agree more!!! If I could have one it would be a Westhighland White Terrier. btw: please try red lipstick am sure it will make for a phantastic contrast in style and will have an amazing effect! Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:48h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you for the lovely comments on my outfit! Glad you like my pups the terrier sounds like a pretty dog! I appreciate the thought of red lipstick. I will try it next week. I have been hesitant to wear red lipstick with my fair skin as I don’t want it to look to harsh, but willing to give it a try. Have a great day! jess xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 13:46h, 01 July Reply

    Looking chic- and what a CUTE pup!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:48h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you Ashley! I love my pups to bits! Have a great week! jessxx

  • Sheila (of Ephemera)
    Posted at 13:25h, 01 July Reply

    You just look gorgeous – love your hair and your very delicate feminine look. I had to laugh at the Metallica t-shirt (re: yoga) – rock on, my fellow metalhead! Love the fur-babies – I’m a cat lady, but they are the best family, aren’t they?

    Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my blog – I really appreciate it, Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:28h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you Shela. I appreciate the lovely comments! Yes, I still like Metallica and some of the hard rock bands Being a musician I love many different styles of music. Glad you enjoyed the pics of my pups, I love em. My mother in law has cats, the one will come up to us, the other one bolts every time we visit. Stop by again ๐Ÿ™‚ jess xx

  • versatilestylebytracey
    Posted at 11:58h, 01 July Reply

    Love that skirt and pairing it with pastels is wonderful! What a wonderful solution, having the groomer come to you! Hope your symptoms have eased!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:01h, 01 July Reply

      THanks so much! I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Glad you like the outfit. Yes, the grooming van is a great idea( if only I could have thought of it j/k)
      Have a great week! jess xx

  • Debbie Stinedurf
    Posted at 09:52h, 01 July Reply

    You do look gorgeous in pastel pink and that scarf is beautiful. Such sweet pups! We now have a mobile vet who comes to our house…how cool is that?! He’s fabulous and I absolutely love him! Hope your symptoms have eased a bit and you’re feeling better.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:15h, 01 July Reply

      Thanks so much Debbie! I appreciate the kind thoughts. Glad you like the outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ I really liked this scarf. My puppies are a big help to me.
      Have a great day! jess xx

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 08:46h, 01 July Reply

    You had me at “pretty pups”!!!! Your little fur babies are soooo adorable!!!! Your outfit is so pretty too. You always look chic and elegant. Bravo! Really enjoying your blog, Jess!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:27h, 01 July Reply

      Thanks so much Dawn! I could say the same about you always looking so great! My little buddies are great. We do spoil them! I can’t even think of when I was growing up ( we had pups) having a Grooming Van come to our house! Times have changed! Have a great week. jess xx

  • Red Reticule
    Posted at 08:02h, 01 July Reply

    It’s great to see that you are feeling better. This outfit is so elegant and ladylike, I absolutely adore it! I love the soft pastel top paired with the lively floral print scarf. You look wonderful Jessica!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:10h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you very much! I appreciate it, as you know I love your style ๐Ÿ™‚ have a great week, jess xx

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 05:06h, 01 July Reply

    I am really sorry to hear you have been in pain and in bed, Jess! Glad your dogs gave you some comfort.

    Your elegant summer outfit suits you so well, the colours are lovely and the pink lipstick is beautiful!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:09h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you Annette. Yes, my pups are the best! I am doing better since PT yesterday, thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.
      Glad you like my outfit, pink is a color I really like. It is a new one from MAC, needed some new shades ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week, jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 22:21h, 30 June Reply

    Sorry to hear that you are having a bad week with your illness but glad that the pups were there! Pink is a great color on you. I can’t imagine you in your dark color days.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:07h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you Alice, It is funny as I do wear so much more color these days. I appreciate your kind words regarding me feeling better. I saw my PT yesterday for dry needling, so I think I will be able to get back on track. Have a great week! jess xx

  • popcosmo
    Posted at 22:01h, 30 June Reply

    Sorry you’ve been having a rough time, but glad you have the pups to make you feel better! You are looking lovely in pastels and it’s amazing how age can make us move from black to color! It really does look sweet on you – and like you’ve been wearing it forever!!
    xo ~kim

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:06h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you Kim! I really appreciate it. The pups are a true lifesaver for me! Glad you like the outfit! Yes, it is kinda funny.. don’t know what happened to my Metallica tshirt…
      Have a great week, jess xx

  • mtsedwards
    Posted at 21:20h, 30 June Reply

    Jess! That eyelet skirt is all kinds of yum! Saw a similar one at the LOFT but didn’t manage to snag it during their 50% off sale so I’m back to coveting from afar.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:27h, 30 June Reply

      Thank you! As soon as I saw this one on line at Banana Republic, I put it on hold online. Then you go to the store and they have it waiting for you. I loved it right away. THanks, I know this skirt is on sale now at BR, check my link to see if they have it in your size. Have a great week
      jess xx

  • Joanna Pease
    Posted at 20:59h, 30 June Reply

    What a cute pup! You look great ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:02h, 30 June Reply

      Thank you! I appreciate the feedback. And my pups thank you too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week! xx jess

  • Spashionista
    Posted at 19:06h, 30 June Reply

    Glad you’re doing pale pink again, Jess! It truly does suit your complexion and your gorgeous red hair. It’s also quite chic – not too young looking, not too matronly. But I’m afraid you’re upstaged by those two precious doggies. They are too cute for words!
    I’m sorry you’ve had a bad week. I understand chronic pain and a body that doesn’t move the way it’s supposed to. Here’s hoping for nothing but good days from this point forward.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:58h, 30 June Reply

      You cracked me up! Well, Alicia what is funny is I have red hair, am a bit closer to my boy Gib, so I may be walking him, my hubby is walking my girl, with brown hair with touches of silver ( which is his hair) and people say we look like our pets! I’ll take it!! :-))

      Thank you, glad you like the outfit. Pastels have grown on me . I appreciate the lovely comments hon. Thank you so much for the support regarding chronic pain. Yes, it is the pits. My PT dry needled the heck out of the majority of lower extremity muscles so I hobbled out of the room, but I think I will feel better by Wed.
      Have a great week, lovely lady
      Jess xx

  • Elsie
    Posted at 17:36h, 30 June Reply

    Jessica thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. Much appreciated. Love your outfit very much. The eyelet skirt and scarf are so gorgeous on you. Your hair looks so glossy and very pretty earrings. xoxo.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:51h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks so much! Good to “meet” you. I appreciate your lovely words. I try and take care of my hair as much as possible .Stop by again, I will as well Have a great week, jess xx

  • Samantha
    Posted at 17:27h, 30 June Reply

    You look just lovely here, Jess! The pastels are so pretty with you coloring. Your teacher was right! I love that eyelet skirt and also you bag. Your pups are just adorable!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:31h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks so much! I am growing fond of florals. I do love the bags, you may see a new one coming up as my bday is as well. Thank you about my pups, I love them as you know. jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 16:47h, 30 June Reply

    Your puppies are adorable!! This outfit looks great on you. That scarf is the perfect accent!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:53h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks so much Nicole. I am picky about scarves, but this one stood out to me. I will let my pups know you think they are cute ;-)) Have a great week
      jess xx

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 16:15h, 30 June Reply

    That is such a pretty outfit: simple and sophisticated at the same time. And the puppies are so cute… I wish I could have pets (allergies…).

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:17h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks Tiina ! you could! My little shih Tzus are hypoallergenic. My hubby has allergies, and they do not shed. Glad you like the outfit! jess xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 15:15h, 30 June Reply

    I love your skirt, its so summery and cute. I also love your floral scarf which looks really pretty against your coloring and the brooch is a great touch. Hope you are feeling better!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:54h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks so much! I appreciate the lovely comments. Welll, I went to PT today, so I am hoping I will feel good this week, thank you Nora, Have a great week jess xx

  • weshopinheelss
    Posted at 13:05h, 30 June Reply

    Hey Jessica! I LOVE this outfit on you. The floral scarf looks great against the soft pink top. Your doggie is too cute!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:50h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks so much hon! I really like pink! I used to not wear much of it, but do beleive it is a good color for red heads. Appreciate your comment about my little buddy!
      Have a great day! jess xx

  • Monika
    Posted at 12:06h, 30 June Reply

    Hi Jess,
    oooh your cute pups again.Your little girl looks so sweet snuggling on your chest.
    Your pastel look today is absolutely mine. You know I love pastels too and this skirt and the cardigan are wonderful.
    Absolutely amazing outfit.
    I hope you feel better today.
    Take care

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:48h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks so much Monika! Glad you like my outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ It is my little boy with me in the pics, no problem you have to look closely ๐Ÿ™‚ But he is such a joy in my life! Thank you for thinking of me. I had a painful PT session, but I hope to feel better in a day or so.
      Have a great week, hon
      Jess xo

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:52h, 30 June Reply

    I love, love the pearl brooch against the floral scarf, Jess. And you look wonderful here, loving up your dog. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday and hope you have a fabulous Monday. xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:48h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks Patti! He is my little boy, whom I love to bits! Love my girl too! Thank you for leaving lovely comments. I love brooches and it seemed like a good way to wear the scarf Have a great week! jess xx

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 09:50h, 30 June Reply

    Love that top picture with your dog…looks like a professional photo shoot! The outfit is lovely and your pup precious!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:46h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks so much Pam! I will tell my husband about the photos! Glad you like the outfit as well! My pups, especially my boy, are such joys to me . Have a great day! jess xx

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 09:19h, 30 June Reply

    Aw you and your dogs look lovely. Pastels are so pretty on you Jess. I am glad you were able to rest (something I need more of). Rachel btw- having a 3 piece jewelry set giveaway on blog, please stop by sometime. Rachel xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:44h, 30 June Reply

      Will do Rachel! Thank you! THey are my best buddies! Pastels are something I really like now, it took me a bit didn’t it! I appreciate you stopping by, jessxx

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