My Refined Style One Year Anniversary Linkup: Bodycon Orange Print Floral Dress- Pine Green Accessories - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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My Refined Style One Year Anniversary Linkup: Bodycon Orange Print Floral Dress- Pine Green Accessories


Hello Ladies! Today is a Special Edition of My Refined Style Linkup! It has been One Year! I have been happy to co-host with these lovely ladies and share my style and thoughts on fashion. Today I will talk a bit about what elements make mine a “Refined Style”. How do I refine my style?  By now, I am sure those of you who follow me, or know me, realize that I love dresses. The ease and comfort of a dress, a great fit, can’t be beat! You probably also know that I love to find unique accessories. I do love jewelry, be it, costume or vintage, and I love to style my looks with pieces that are unique, harder to find, original pieces.


Another aspect of my style has been finding the “right” shoes for me that look elegant, fun, and comfortable. Comfort is NOT a 4 letter word! I have discovered over the years, shoes that, despite my illness, I can wear and are more stylish. 10 years ago, I was only capable of wearing gym sneakers, today I can have fun shopping for shoes. Block heels are wonderful as they provide stability and at 1.5 inches, some height. ( I am already 5’9″) The reality is I can not walk in them at length, but I wear them out to enjoy a meal, have a glass of wine at the wine bar, to the movies.


Another way I have “refined my style” through the years is by adding lots of color to my wardrobe. I love color! It brightens my mood and also is very complimentary to my complexion, as I am familiar with colors that are more flattering. I do love all white looks in the summer, every once in awhile an LBD, but my favorite is to wear fun color. This orange floral dress by ASOS, has yellow, lavendar, pine green throughout and I decided to compliment it with some pine green accessories: my Zara necklace ( is pine green), vintage earrings and block bow heels from Modcloth.


I do love clothes that I can style in a classic, feminine way. Whether it be shorts, a dress, or jeans, whatever I am wearing, I want it to be elegant and classy. My favorite season is Fall to dress, and I look forward to the rich tones of the season, complimenting colors with my hair.


Think just for a moment: How do you refine your style?


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My Refined Style Celebrates One Year

Monthly Fashion Over-40 Linkup.

This month, the My Refined Style Linkup celebrates our one-year anniversary! We wanted to do a little something special, so we are each sharing the elements that refine and define our own personal styles! We are also happy to welcome a new host, Trina from Tea Time With Trina.

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Shellie’s Style

I am a major fan of black, not because it’s easy, but because it’s honestly one of my most flattering colors. I prefer classic lines, but I like to mix things up with interesting textures and details. Then, I like to add just a touch of edginess to my outfits to keep things fresh and current.


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Jessica’s Style

Here is an outfit that best describes my personal style. I love color, and feminine styles. The shape of this dress is fitted, I love a vintage inspired look with the color and v back. Dressing for my shape is part of my style as well as wearing shoes that are comfortable and stylish. The block heel, vintage inspired, is a versatile shoe! I do love my floral patterns as well!


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Dawn’s Style

I think this look reflects my personal style. Here I’m wearing all my favorite things: flared jeans, cool shades, and kick a** boots! I’m also loving revisiting the deep burgundy lipstick shades and black chokers of the 90’s!

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Patti’s Style

Here is a recent picture that I thinks expresses features of My Refined Style. I like to mix dressy with casual, have a fun and funky piece as the eye-catcher, and use jewelry to help define the look. I always want my shoes to have a little personality, like these black booties. And I like to incorporate trends (e.g., cropped trousers) with classic silhouettes.


Not Dead Yet Style

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Cherie’s Style

This particular outfit I saw on Zara’s website and just knew I had to have it. It was just so different, but yet so elegant and sophisticated. I love to be comfortable in what I wear so this was right up my alley. Pairing it with metallic slippers or slides seemed to be the perfect mix. Casual elegance. I have a difficult time defining my style, but people have described it to me as just that, casual elegance.

Style Nudge

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Andrea’s Style

This look captures and defines my style which is often a blend of dressy with a casual piece mixed in or visa versa. There is something about mixing casual and more dressy pieces and soft fabrics that makes me feel polished yet more comfortable. For me, being refined means wearing things you love but always feeling like yourself and exuding confidence.

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Trina’s Style (Our new co-host)

This bohemian style dress, which I’ve layered over a peasant blouse, and paired with lace up flats definitely defines my everyday style. I’m not afraid to layer, I feel comfortable running around in flats (even at my wonderful height of 5’3″) I am more likely to throw on a dress on any given day for just about any given occasion because it makes me happy! I feel truly confident in this little number and just a bit unique which is what makes us all that much more refined.

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  • Michelle Orsi
    Posted at 22:03h, 12 October Reply

    What a great floral dress. The colors are perfection on you

  • Rena
    Posted at 19:34h, 09 September Reply

    I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my style lately and I think that I might be in a transition period … either that or I’m suffering from multiple personalities. I love your style, your use of color and your ability to mix patterns and textures so inventively. Jess, thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:06h, 10 September Reply

      Thank you Rena! I am glad you enjoy my style and I understand! Alot of people associate me with florals but I have enjoyed wearing so many different looks. It is fun to experiment! Thank you for commenting! xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 12:06h, 05 September Reply

    Oh my, you look ab-fab in this floral dress, Jess! Great shoes too. xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:24h, 10 September Reply

      Thank you Patti! YOu made me smile with the ab-fab comment! I try and work on those “abs of steel ” haha! xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 21:42h, 03 September Reply

    Jess, I love this floral bodycon dress on you! Amazing necklace, how gorgeous you look! Love seeing all of the other’s style, very inspirational, and glad to see Trina as co-host!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:47h, 04 September Reply

      Thank you Elle! I appreciate you stopping as I know the hubbub that is NYFW coming up is very busy. My mom is going this year ( with my bro- hes in fashion) Glad you enjoy this look, you know me and jewelry and glad you enjoyed reading about all of the ladies. xx

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 08:37h, 02 September Reply

    Love the bright print of your dress! You look lovely!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:28h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you Jill! xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:45h, 04 September Reply

      Thanks very much Jill! I look forward to style for fall too. x

  • Millie Rose
    Posted at 02:36h, 02 September Reply

    these colours are so gorgeous I love this outfit look! x

  • Megan Ballard (@Fashionista_Mom)
    Posted at 00:37h, 02 September Reply

    This dress is so fun and bright. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:54h, 04 September Reply

      Thanks Megan, you know me and color! xx Enjoy your day!

  • savvybitchlifestyle
    Posted at 15:30h, 01 September Reply

    You are so cool! I do not believe I’ve read through anything like this before. So nice to find another person with unique thoughts on this subject. Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the internet, someone with some originality!

  • Auna
    Posted at 14:43h, 01 September Reply

    Loving this bold and bright dress on you, you look fabulous!

    xx Auna |

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 12:13h, 01 September Reply

    I love how you are all analyzing your style on the anniversary of the link up!

    The outfit you are wearing is such a great example of your style! You look so great in floral dresses! And I love all the vintage pieces you add to make a look truly yours!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:29h, 01 September Reply

      Andrea, glad you enjoyed! I fo love florals but have found so many different styles i like this year. I do try to find unique jewelry as you mention. Have a great weekend. xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 11:08h, 01 September Reply

    How fun is the print of this dress? Love it, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:25h, 05 September Reply

      Thanks Ahley! I loved the bright print! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:45h, 01 September Reply

    Jess—Absolutely gorgeous! You really know how to stand out and be noticed—which is what I think all of us should strive for in life!
    I really think the darker shoes are great with this. I know my first reaction would have been to pick something lighter, but considering the fall season is coming up —I’m glad to see this. It also makes me feel better about one of my outfits for Nancy in an upcoming post!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:28h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you Jodie, I loved the bright colors of this dress. I try 🙂 I know, I am glad I bought the pine green block heels as I would have gone for white as first instinct. Look forward to seeing Nancys look. xx

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 08:53h, 01 September Reply

    Love these colors, the fit, the whole package. And most adore hosting with such a gem like you!!! Love ya beautiful!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:36h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you Andrea! I feel the same.. fun to host with you ! Thank you I loved the bright colors ! xx

  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 08:13h, 01 September Reply

    I think you have great style and love the heels you’ve picked! They look fantastic with the dress. Would love if you can link up to

  • Heather Lord
    Posted at 02:04h, 01 September Reply

    Jess, I absolutely love the way you accessorise your outfits! You’re my inspiration – thank you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:37h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you Heather! That means alot 🙂 xx

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 01:43h, 01 September Reply

    You know what I like about Refined Style? Seeing all my favourite ladies all on one page looking so good. And how lovely of you to put my feature on there Jess. Thank you so much xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:38h, 01 September Reply

      I enjoy hosting with the other lovely ladies, so right. Of course, happy to! xx

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