Pink, Black and Some Cat - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Pink, Black and Some Cat


Hello Ladies! Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a great week. Someone told me the other day I had a great smile. I told her that I have been conditioned, as my dad had a darkroom growing up, so that is what we learned to do. So, regardless of how I feel, I am compelled to smile in almost all of my photographs.










Last but not least a pic of my new Tortoise Cat eye glasses . I got Transitions to wear them as sunglasses.

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Today was a lovely day and we decided to take the pups out. You could just tell by the looks on their faces they were getting cabin fever! ( ok maybe it was my face), but the weather was cooler, unlike the scorching hot humid air we’ve been having that is not conducive to dogs. My hubby and I at times, like to just go for appetizers and drinks. We did just that, fish tacos and some portebello raviolis. Well, these puppies aren’t dumb! They do what I think most do. Lay in the spot where the food drops. So, here they are sitting under a wicker table and my boy Gibby realizes it’s raining mango and taco sauce. I am anything BUT elegant when eating tacos. So, I ended up washing his head when we got home as he smelled like a spicy taco dog.

On to my fashion of the day. I do have a fair amount of pink in my closet, and it has just picked up through the last couple of years. I just like a certain shade then I go for it. This ensemble is from one of my favorite stores Ann Taylor, although the skirt I bought for a steal on Ebay. Because of my illness, I can’t go to thrift stores and stand around, but I have gotten some bargains from Ebay this year. IS anyone else like me, enjoying the sheer fun of packages being delivered to one’s door? I paired this guava pink top with this crochet pencil skirt. Besides liking florals, I am a fan of texture in skirts. I bought the kitten heels from Poshmark, as I needed some pointy toed shoes, they are a staple! The black accents were kind of an inspiration from other bloggers pairing black and pink in different ways, kudos to them!

Last but not least, I had been on a search for cat eye glasses ever since, had me model a pair. So, these were bought and everything has to be prescription as I can’t see worth a darn.. I made them in to sunglasses. I just felt that cat eye frames really speak to me. And to be even MORE aprapo, I am wearing KITTEN heels! haha.

So, just for fun, and for buying my glasses, thought you might enjoy this Rockabilly tune by Brian Setzer,

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof! Take a listen! HERE

Top Ann Taylor ( similar), Skirt ( Ann Taylor, similar), shoes: Poshmark, Necklace, 1928, Handbag; Kate Spade, ( similar, diff color)Glasses Zenni Optical.

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Random Wednesday, Mix and Match Fashion, Vodka Infused Lemonade

  • Sabina @Oceanblue Style
    Posted at 10:37h, 09 August Reply

    hahahaaa Jess this is such a cute story. Can totally visualize it …when it comes to Mexican my all time fave are bean and cheese burritos. Closely followed by Enchiladas. your outfit is soooo stylish. Again! Cool and elegant. With black accessoires you nailed it. Great being friends on twitter now as well. Have a great weekend and talk soon! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:45h, 09 August Reply

      Thank you Sabina! Yep, my poor pups! Glad you like the outfit as well. Enjoy your weekend as well. jess xo

  • Rachel
    Posted at 13:27h, 08 August Reply

    oooh lovely coral combo here, and the black kate spade bag is the perfect touch! Lovely from head to toe!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:29h, 08 August Reply

      Thanks so much Rachael, have a great weekend, jess xx

  • Sarah Lagen
    Posted at 00:51h, 08 August Reply

    You look so beautiful and I love your glasses!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:58h, 08 August Reply

      Thank you Sarah, nice to meet you. Have a great weekend, jess xx

  • Carrie
    Posted at 21:29h, 07 August Reply

    Another gorgeous and elegant skirt, Jess. The pink is beautiful. Love those new glasses on you – great look for you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:43h, 07 August Reply

      Thanks so much Carrie! Glad you like it and my glasses HAve a wonderful day, jess xo

  • TheTasteTracker
    Posted at 20:35h, 07 August Reply

    I LOVE the cut and shape of this look. But also, I really like your hair color(:


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:16h, 07 August Reply

      Thank you Very much! Have a great day, jess xx

  • Annette
    Posted at 12:39h, 07 August Reply

    Love the shape of your reading glasses, Jess!
    I am happy for you to enjoy some cooler weather (can’t we swop??) and go out to all the nice restaurants in your area with your husband and your dogs. You always look good in pink and those pointed ballet flats are so cute!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:09h, 07 August Reply

      Thank you so much Annette. These are actually prescription glasses, glad you like them though. It is cooling down a bit though. Thanks for your lovely comments, xo jess

  • Jennie
    Posted at 11:43h, 07 August Reply

    Love those cat eye glasses!! Looking good, Jess!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:12h, 07 August Reply

      Thanks Jennie! I have been wanting them for awhile! Have a great day jess xo

  • Ashley
    Posted at 11:38h, 07 August Reply

    Oooh, loving the bag, doll!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:12h, 07 August Reply

      Thank you Ashley ! have a great day, jess xx

  • dan
    Posted at 10:23h, 07 August Reply

    Hi! I am new here, and I love your sophisticated style! You have a certain kind of simple, perfect elegance that I like very much…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 07 August Reply

      Thank you so much! I try 🙂 Glad to “meet” you! I stopped by your site as well. Have a great day, jess xx

  • Rachel Julia
    Posted at 09:45h, 07 August Reply

    So so pretty in pink!! I love the last photo of you in b&w in your new glasses!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 07 August Reply

      Thank you! Glad you like the photo and the glasses, Have a great day, jess xx

  • Che
    Posted at 03:00h, 07 August Reply

    I can´t get enough of your black structured bag(it´s a classic) and your beautiful skirt! Such a great combination. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:10h, 07 August Reply

      Thank you Che! Yes, I liked this bag for a year and finally found it on Ebay at a great price. Glad you like the pink and black. Have a great day, jess xx

  • Johanna Grange
    Posted at 22:59h, 06 August Reply

    I love the title of this post!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:07h, 07 August Reply

      Thank you Johanna! I figured kitten heels and cat eyes.. Have a great week, jess xo

  • Madaline
    Posted at 22:18h, 06 August Reply

    Omg, I need that skirt. It’s amazing. I love, no, adore, shopping on ebay for thrift. I can find everything I want in the sizes I want. I still love store shopping, but since I live in Italy I can order from ebay and having them waiting for me when I get stateside!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:06h, 07 August Reply

      I know! I did get alot via Ebay this year, and it really stretches your dollar. Glad you like the skirt, it was from Ann Taylor last year. Have a wonderful week, jess xx

  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 21:51h, 06 August Reply

    Love that Kate Spade bag and those flats are super cute! Love that you paired pink with black. Great contrast. ~Cynthia | My Rose Colored Shades

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:05h, 07 August Reply

      Thank you Cynthia! Have a great day, jess xx

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 19:44h, 06 August Reply

    You do have a great smile, model’s figure, and gorgeous hair too! Not to mention a Kate Spade bag to swoon for! You’re FAB, dear!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:02h, 06 August Reply

      Awww Dawn you are too sweet! Wouldn’t it be nice to be paid a model’s salary/ haha. You are too kind with your lovely words, I appreciate it very much. I eyed this bag for a year and then found it on Ebay for a deal! You are quite FAB yourself!! xo jess

  • Red Reticule
    Posted at 18:21h, 06 August Reply

    You look so feminine and ladylike as usual!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:11h, 06 August Reply

      Thank you! This is a complement from a lady who I consider has the same qualities, have a great week, jess xo

  • Stephanae V. McCoy
    Posted at 18:10h, 06 August Reply

    Hi Jess, see I told you I’d stop by. You look absolutely lovely as always. When I was reading your post and looking at the pics I kept looking for a cat lol and then I got to the close-up with your tortoise glasses (very nice).

    I’m always going on about receiving packages in the mail. Similar to you, since it’s more of a hassle shopping in a store I much prefer online shopping and I wrote a post yesterday on Stitch Fix as it could be a viable solution for my blind/vision impaired readers as well as sighted folks. If you get a chance check it out and let me know what you think. Alicia Searsy wrote 2 posts on Stitch Fix based on her personal experiences. I signed up but haven’t scheduled my first fix yet.

    Chat soon. ~Steph

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:10h, 06 August Reply

      Thanks Steph! Glad you like the outfit and my glasses and i wore kitten heels lol. Yes, I just love getting packages, more fun! I have heard about Stitch Fix and will check it out. I appeciate you coming by Steph, have a great week, jess xo

  • Jill
    Posted at 17:58h, 06 August Reply

    Nice bag! Ive noticed such an increase in bow merchandise. Love the bag because the bow is pressed in its not an actual bow! So cute!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:08h, 06 August Reply

      Thanks Jill! Yes, I would just love a pair of nude bow flats, that is what stood out to me with the bag, take care, jess xx

  • Cate @ Wild Ruffle
    Posted at 16:02h, 06 August Reply

    I always feel the need to smile in photos too! Loving your pink… and the new glasses!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:10h, 06 August Reply

      Thank you Cate! Yes, I am conditioned well. Have a great day, jess xx

  • Clare
    Posted at 15:37h, 06 August Reply

    You really do have a great smile! And those glasses are super duper fab!

    Understated Classics

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:40h, 06 August Reply

      Thank you Clare, glad you like them and my smile 🙂 Have a wonderful day, jess xx

  • agcrute
    Posted at 14:39h, 06 August Reply

    love the kate spade bag & those cat eye sunglasses!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:40h, 06 August Reply

      Thanks so much! Yes they are cat eye presciription glasses that turn into sunglasses! glad you like, jess xx

  • Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style
    Posted at 13:14h, 06 August Reply

    I also cannot help but smile in photographs — it just feels natural! Very sweet look — the pink looks great with your hair 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:16h, 06 August Reply

      Thank you ! I have a fair amount of pink, glad youlike it!
      have a great day jess xo

  • Blaire Bingham
    Posted at 13:11h, 06 August Reply

    A girl can never have enough pink in her closet. Love this monochromatic look, and that bag is to die for!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:16h, 06 August Reply

      Thank you! Yes, they were listed as guava pink last year and I really liked the color. Have a great day, jess xx

  • Amy
    Posted at 12:39h, 06 August Reply

    You glasses are too cute

  • Sandy a la Mode
    Posted at 12:08h, 06 August Reply

    love the design of the skirt!!

    Sandy a la Mode

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:11h, 06 August Reply

      Thank you Sandy! Have a great day, jess xx

  • Monica
    Posted at 11:56h, 06 August Reply

    Love that black and white photo, so vintage! Also, I don’t think I’ll ever get over how much I love your hair color. Please don’t ever dye it!!!!!! It’s seriously the hair color I would love to one day achieve!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:00h, 06 August Reply

      Oh thanks Monica! Glad you like the photo with my new glasses. Thanks so much about my haircolor. Its the Irish in me:-) Have a great day, jess xx

  • Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)
    Posted at 11:06h, 06 August Reply

    OH MY GOD I LOVE that black and white picture of you. LOVE IT. Those glasses are amazing and you look so sexy!! Who ever took that photo deserves some praise. Every women needs a shot like that.

    Great shoes too! and you DO have a beautiful smile, so you should thank you dad for that darkroom!

    Angie from reasons to dress, fashion, real mom street style & life as a North American mom in Italy.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:31h, 06 August Reply

      You are SO sweet! Glad you like it, it was my hubby taking the shot and kind of a candid moment. Glad you like the glasses, I really wanted some cat eye glasses, so it took som time to fnd the right ones. You will see more new shoes as I have bought some that work for me. Thank you again for your lovely comments, it really means alot, jess xo

  • Willfully Elegant
    Posted at 10:39h, 06 August Reply

    Love love love the skirt! The details on the lace are fantastic!! I almost bought the blue version of this..but then realized I had way too many blues anyways..heh! Looking lovely

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:27h, 06 August Reply

      Thank you! I have alot of pink, not enough blue! I appreciate your comment, have a wonderful day! jess xo

  • Yalanda @ Laugh Anyway
    Posted at 08:27h, 06 August Reply

    I love the detail on your skirt!I love anything lace inspired!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:21h, 06 August Reply

      Thank you Yalanda! That is what drew me to the skirt, have a nice day! jess xx

  • Alex
    Posted at 08:02h, 06 August Reply

    That shade of pink suits you really well. Funny, I really like the back part of this lace skirt. Beautiful delicate jewelry.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:04h, 06 August Reply

      Thank you Alex! I like the look of vintage jewerly too and have some as well as some that looks like it, 1928. Have a great day jess xx

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