Ravishing Red - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Ravishing Red

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Hello Ladies!

I don’t know where the idea came from, that red heads shouldn’t wear red. I tend to disagree. Perhaps the shade of red should be considered, as the orangy red may not be as flattering on fair skin tones, but I love a rich red in both clothes and cosmetics. This dress is one that I take out when the weather is about high 90s! Woah, that is what it has been here. It is one thing when it is that hot, but when the humidity matches, and you walk out of your house feeling like the heat can be cut through, then you know it is too hot.

 

 

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The background of my photos is taken behind out house, as the development itself has a wonderful nature trail about 1.5 miles in length. My pups and I love to walk this trail, and they also get a chance to get off their leases and run like the wind!! My little fur boy, has a terrier “girlfriend” we tease him about, as she is a large dog that likes to run back and forth mirroring each other along a fence. They look for each other, it is funny!. The county just cleared the way for a greenway right in our backyard, so we have an additional 2 miles to walk. It almost feels like I am walking in the woods. My pups went out with my husband yesterday on the extended trail, and boy! did he tire them out. They both came back laying on their sides!

It really is lovely in the fall with the change in leaves and cool air in the morning, being able to take a walk on this trail Are you a walker?  Do you like the outdoors, or would you rather exercise at a gym?

Do you think red heads should wear red? If so, why? ( and who makes up these silly “rules” anyway!)

Victoria’s Secret dress ( a few years ago), Sandals: Sofft ( similar) Necklace: Sole Society, ( yes, I had to show it again), Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff*(  similar)

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82 Comments
  • Becky with Choose Happy
    Posted at 14:31h, 07 August Reply

    You have GORGEOUS red hair & you look great in red!!!! Stopping by from Choose Happy 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:10h, 07 August Reply

      Thank you so much. Glad you like it and my hair. Have a great day, jess xx

  • cassidl
    Posted at 21:11h, 30 July Reply

    you are really pulling this look off, love it

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 11:16h, 29 July Reply

    Ravishing indeed! You look fabulous! The dress and the necklace are gorgeous! Love, love, love!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:18h, 29 July Reply

      Thanks so much Mary! I go through the phase of color color color and I love red. Have a great day! jess xo

  • ODYSSEY
    Posted at 14:34h, 26 July Reply

    I disagree too – redheads look smashing in red (as exhibited in these photos). You are the epitome of casual elegance here!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:46h, 26 July Reply

      Thanks! Good to see you on the blog 🙂 Glad you like the outfit, heck with the rules right? 🙂 Have a great weekend, jess

  • Johanna Grange
    Posted at 13:40h, 24 July Reply

    You’re such a dress girl like me – I love it. Great necklace!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:59h, 24 July Reply

      Thank you! I love dresses and skirts! I feel feminie and it is an easy outfit! Have a nice night, jess xo

  • Jill
    Posted at 17:19h, 23 July Reply

    Love the big red necklace! Such a statement piece!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:34h, 23 July Reply

      Thanks so much Jill! have a good day! jess xx

  • ADA
    Posted at 16:12h, 23 July Reply

    You are ravishing in head to toe red. Love the dress and the necklace. So cool that we wore similar dresses at the same time. I love red on redheads and you rock it!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:51h, 23 July Reply

      Thanks so much Ada!! Glad you like the red, have a great day! jess xo

  • Willfully Elegant
    Posted at 08:26h, 23 July Reply

    You look mesmerizing!! Red was created for you.. everything about this dress is stunning.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:49h, 23 July Reply

      Thank you so much! Glad you like it 🙂 Have a great day hon! jess xo

  • Stacey
    Posted at 08:15h, 23 July Reply

    Gorgeous on you! I think redheads look great in the right red and in pink.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:48h, 23 July Reply

      Thanks Stacey! Glad you like it, I have also quite a bit of pinl in my closet for spring.Have a great day jess xx

  • Che
    Posted at 06:10h, 23 July Reply

    You look lovely in red and so I don´t know why you shouldn´t be wearing that shade and that necklace is so pretty, I want it! 😉

    http://dressingupforme.blogspot.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:25h, 23 July Reply

      Thanks Che! Glad you like the red outfit. I think red may still be in stock on sole society, check it out. Have a great day, jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 00:08h, 23 July Reply

    You are definitely proving that redheads can wear red. This dress looks great on you! I love the necklace you’ve paired it with also!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 00:34h, 23 July Reply

      Thank you So nice of you! Have a great week Nicole, Jess xx

  • Sabrina Kwan (@sincerelysab)
    Posted at 00:01h, 23 July Reply

    You are rocking the red on red! I think it’s a great colour on you, especially considering your skin tone. I think that’s the only instance I don’t wear a colour…when it makes my skin look tired.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:13h, 23 July Reply

      Thanks so much ! Glad you like the color. Yes I know what you mean about choosing color and skin tone.
      Appreciate you visiting, jess xx

  • Maggie Frost
    Posted at 23:30h, 22 July Reply

    I agree – red looks fabulous on redheads! This dress has a great shape. I love seeing dogs run off leash. They just look so happy 🙂

    xo. maggie
    Moda & the Mar

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 00:33h, 23 July Reply

      Thank you ! Glad you like the red dress. I know my pups do love it! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Kaitlin
    Posted at 22:36h, 22 July Reply

    I’m a huge believer in redheads wearing red! One of my good friends is a redhead, and I swear she can wear a little red dress better than anyone I know. Work it, girl!!

    Kaitlin
    http://www.teaandsequins.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 00:32h, 23 July Reply

      Thanks Kaitlin! I love red so I will! I appreciate your comments , Have a great week, jess xx

  • kpullig001
    Posted at 20:41h, 22 July Reply

    Love the red dress! So pretty. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

    Kimberly
    Mascaramelodies.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:44h, 22 July Reply

      Thanks so much! Glad you like the red. I enjoy your blog as well. Have a great week, jess xx

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 17:41h, 22 July Reply

    Red heads can definitely wear red! Are you kidding me! You are rocking the red dress! I love the fit of the dress. The gathering is in just the perfect places to show off your beautiful curves. So lovely doll!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:52h, 22 July Reply

      Thanks so much! You are sweet.Yes, I think rules are meant to be broken sometimes. Have a great week, jess xo

  • Ashley
    Posted at 17:15h, 22 July Reply

    I think you look lovely in red! 🙂 Screw the rules!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:52h, 22 July Reply

      You said it girl! No rules. Thanks so much! jess xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 15:12h, 22 July Reply

    This shade of red really looks nice on you! I love walking or biking on trails! Proximity to a bike path was something we looked into when buying our house!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:51h, 22 July Reply

      Thank you Laura!! I loved to bike, I wish I could, but my illness really doesnt permit biking. I miss it though. Have a great week! jess xx

  • Lauren
    Posted at 14:01h, 22 July Reply

    I think you can wear whatever makes you happy! I love red on you! You look so pretty in this outfit. Rocking the look girl!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:42h, 22 July Reply

      Thanks so much Lauren. I love love love this recent outfit youposted, I had to go look it up on HM. Thanks for the kind words. Have a great day! jess xx

  • Uris
    Posted at 13:54h, 22 July Reply

    you look great in red, I have to disagree with what people say! thank you so much for showing my blog some love, truly appreciate it!

    uris
    http://my-sinina.blogspot.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:41h, 22 July Reply

      Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by! If you want to follow each other, let me know. Have a great day! jess xx

  • Claire
    Posted at 13:28h, 22 July Reply

    Red looks great on you, lovely dress 🙂

    I love to run outside, especially in Autumn 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:32h, 22 July Reply

      Thank you Claire,
      I love swimming in a heated pool have to for my muscles. I would rather be outside walking as well.
      Have a great day, jess xx

  • Chelsea
    Posted at 12:30h, 22 July Reply

    I disagree too, you can wear whatever you want! I love the strapless red dress with your bold floral statement necklace, I think this outfit is on point for summer! What a great space for photos as well, it’s nice it is in your backyard!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:33h, 22 July Reply

      Thanks Chelsea! Yes, If one can make a burlap sack look good * not me) then whose to stop them? haha
      Glad you like the outfit, and stop by anytime. jess xx

  • Monique
    Posted at 12:11h, 22 July Reply

    What a gorgeous dress! I just love the color!
    Cheers
    Casually Chic by Monique
    Find me at : bloglovin’ | facebook

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:25h, 22 July Reply

      Thank you Monique, glad you visited my site! Have a great day, jess xx

  • Julie
    Posted at 12:04h, 22 July Reply

    Love a red head in red! I keep thinking about making my hair a little more red 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:24h, 22 July Reply

      Thanks hon! Watch my post tomorrow as I got a color rinse cut and style, i was due! Go for it!! jess xx

  • Monika
    Posted at 11:48h, 22 July Reply

    Hi dear friend,
    the red dress with this georgeous necklace looks wonderful. I´m not sure which version is prettier, black dress or red dress, they are both amazing looks and your hairstyling today is lovely. How do you do this, when it is so humid?
    Have a good day, dear Jess
    Monika

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:56h, 22 July Reply

      Hi Monika! Thanks so much, glad you like the dresses. I love both colors, but I do love red! My hair works best with hot rollers. I do let my hair air dry mostly, do a quick blow dry and then use hot rollers, it is tough not to have it go flat when it is this hot. You too, enjoy your day!! Jess xo

  • Sabina @Oceanblue Style
    Posted at 06:30h, 22 July Reply

    Have always admired red on red, totally love your outfit Jess. Its my all time fave. You look fabulous. I love hiking especially in the Alps or going biking when vacationing in the North Sea and its stormy and the air is just fresh and crisp…But right now its so humid I prefer the gym. xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:23h, 22 July Reply

      Hi Sabina! Thanks so much, glad you like it! Wow, I would love to hike the Alps with you… My illness wouldnt let me, but it sounds amazing. I love the outdoors have always been a mountain/ woods girl
      Have great week! jess xo

  • Janise
    Posted at 02:11h, 22 July Reply

    Wow! You look dynamite! LOVE this outfit on you…just gorgeous!!!

    xo,
    Janise

  • Red Reticule
    Posted at 19:04h, 21 July Reply

    You look fantastic in that red dress!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:52h, 21 July Reply

      Thanks so much ! You always look stunning, so I appreciate the comment. Have a great week, jess xo

  • elb743
    Posted at 19:03h, 21 July Reply

    Jess,
    Indeed, YOU are ravishing in red. This dress really shows of that perfect figure of yours!! Love the bag, too.
    I love red heads in red, but I agree there are many shades of red, and the certain shades look better. but i think this is also due to skin tone, which varies, too…
    Clearly this is a great shade ofr you. I am wishing you some cooling breezes!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:51h, 21 July Reply

      Thank you Elle! My lovely friend 🙂 Aww the sweet things you saY! Glad you like the dress, and I am glad to hear from you. It rained finally, so it may cool things off, Have a great week, jess xo

  • weshopinheelss
    Posted at 17:52h, 21 July Reply

    That red dress looks great on you! Such a cute style.
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:05h, 21 July Reply

      Thank you so much! I certainly can say the same about your style . Love it as well. Have a great week, jess xx

  • jeffriestyke
    Posted at 17:13h, 21 July Reply

    This is a beautiful shade of red for you and that dress is so cute! I love to exercise outdoors! our weather does not permit it as much as I would like, but I do it whenever I can! Susan

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:21h, 21 July Reply

      Thank you Susan, glad you like the dress. The one Victoria’s Secret dress I own. I love it be outside as well, but it has been pretty hot! Have a great day! jess xx

  • Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)
    Posted at 15:45h, 21 July Reply

    I LOVE this colour on you. I think so many of the old colour rules need to be thrown out the window. Brown and black go great together as do navy and black…and you’re right who says Redheads can’t wear read?? I love that dress, it is just stunning!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:13h, 21 July Reply

      THanks so much! I appreciate the lovely comment. Glad you like the dress :-)) Come by anytime. xx jess

  • Alex
    Posted at 15:11h, 21 July Reply

    Redheads should wear anything they want 😉

    But yes, in reality, some shades don’t look so good on us, infact as you suggested, orange doesn’t work that great on me. It’s merely okish, but I am getting too fussy about my look to be fine with “okay”.

    Now Pink … I haven’t really had the guts to try that one, but I’ve seen some redheads pull it off fantastically.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:43h, 21 July Reply

      Oh Alex, I have ALOT of pink in my wardrobe, check out some of my posts… Wednesday I may be posting a pink outfit too. Thank you for commenting too. Have a great day! jess xo

  • Beata B
    Posted at 14:35h, 21 July Reply

    The colour looks fantastic on you! I relly like your bag

    http://www.fashionadventuresatanyage.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:36h, 21 July Reply

      Thank you so much! Glad you like it. Have a great day!, Beata, jess xo

  • Spashionista
    Posted at 13:29h, 21 July Reply

    You’re spot-on about red on redheads – it’s all about the hue. But that holds true for all of us. It’s important to figure out which shades of each color are flattering and try to build a wardrobe based on those choices. The red dress you’re wearing is an absolute knockout! In fact, my husband walked in as I was perusing your photos and said, “She’s hot”! 😉
    Speaking of heat, I just can’t handle extreme heat and humidity. You will definitely find me indoors during the dog days of Summer.

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:44h, 21 July Reply

      Alicia Thanks so much for the compliment! You made me laugh when you said about your hubby. :-)) I am indoors when the humidty is so high, but love to be outdoors having a fancy drink in the summertime.
      Have a great week, jess xo

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 13:09h, 21 July Reply

    I too used to believe I couldn’t wear red. I’m learning to get over that now.

    This looks fabulous on you.

    Since the humidity and heat are here right now I will workout indoors, but given the opportunity I will choose to be outside every time.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:19h, 21 July Reply

      Thanks so much Suzanne! Yes there are some silly “rules”.. I appreciate the lovely comment. Yes we have high humidity, so the only time to walk the pups on the trail is early in the am or later in the day
      Have a great week!
      jess xx

  • Dana
    Posted at 13:04h, 21 July Reply

    I saw the first picture and been sitting here and said loud WOOWW!! This red dress looks divine on you!
    The necklace and your red hair fits more than perfect to it!! This is now my favorite outfit of you dear Jess 🙂
    Both thumbs up! 🙂
    Don´t let anybody say to you, you should NOT wear red!
    The bag is great, looks like the chanel bag, love it 🙂

    have a gorgeous day
    Dana
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:10h, 21 July Reply

      Awww Dana, you are too sweet! Thank you! I have a fair amount of red for fall, and will wear it. Sometimes we encounter goofy fashion rules! Glad you like my bag too Rebecca Minkoff makes some nice ones.
      Have a great day too my friend.jess xo

  • Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
    Posted at 12:54h, 21 July Reply

    I really like your bag! I am in the market for a good bag because all I usually carry around right now is my diaper bag 🙂 Oh the life of a young mom ha 😉
    xoxo
    Rachel
    Blonde with a Chanse

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:07h, 21 July Reply

      Thank you! Check out Rebecca Minkoff. Ebay is a great place to check as well for a deal, I also use Bonanza, a marketplace. Glad you stopped by, jess xx

  • Elizabeth
    Posted at 12:42h, 21 July Reply

    I love the red on you!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing me to yours!!
    XO Elizabeth
    http://mzsavvystyle.blogspot.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:45h, 21 July Reply

      Thank you Elizabeth! Glad you like the dress , stop by anytime. jess xx

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 12:37h, 21 July Reply

    Red heads should wear shades of red with confidence! The colour looks fabulous on you.
    We had two hot days this weekend but a temperature drop and rain forced me to wear trousers and a jacket again today. So much looking forward to more sunshine and real summer weather.
    As I live on the countryside surrounded by mountains, fields and trails I try to be outside as much as I can!

    Have a wonderful day, Jess!
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:41h, 21 July Reply

      Thank you Annette! I love red and will continue to wear it! Presently it is really pouring so maybe it will cool things off. It sounds like you live in a beautiful area.
      Have a wonderful day as well, jess xo

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 08:22h, 21 July Reply

    You look amazing in this red dress! So yes, definitely keep wearing red with your gorgeous hair! It totally works! I do love a good walk, especially with the doggies along for the adventure. Your new trail sounds lovely.
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:00h, 21 July Reply

      Thank you Dawn! I recall that great red dres you got from eshatki and you look great in red also. Have a great week my freind, jess xo

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