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Spec-tacular frames: Zebras are unique

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This is second in a series, displaying the lovely, distinct, and well-made readers, from readers.com. I chose this pair, the zebra, ย called, The Dolly, for several reasons. First, again, I wanted a print and liked the shape. Again, the glasses are a part of the Make a Statement Collection, and also display the diversity of the frames. They too, have a cat-eye shape but more subtle. They are great to pair with nearly most outfits, but I wanted to do a bold color of the deep red with black, to show the black and white glasses. You could do a totally monochrome outfit which would also bring the glasses to the fore front. In addition, what else do we know about zebras? Black and white:check. Stripes: check. Look like horses, check. How about they are very rare animals?

I will go into this in a later post but the zebra is a “mascot” for my condition of Ehler’s Danlos. Another perfect reason for me to try these on. They say, ” Look, I am rare, I am unique, and I love these frames!” Made with the same sturdy construction, the zebra print can go from elegant, to trendy or bold. These are two of the selections I picked, stay tuned for next week, when I style two more pairs from readers.com.

My outfit was chosen again, as my love for my vintage touch of black lace detailing, and my favorite deep red color. Not every red looks good on pale skin. I tend to stay away from the orange-ish. The necklace was also vintage or antique looking, and my skirt was a boucle material. My shoes, yea for a small heel, were Sofft, and they were, literally! So, in choosing frames for readers, one can branch out and get something new, fresh, and not just the rectangular readers we see our dad’s wear. Be unique. Zebra Print glasses available here

Top Ann Taylor, skirt ( loft ). necklace 1928.com, earrings Etsy.com, shoes, Sofft

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12 Comments

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    Stephanae V. McCoy
    March 7, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Lovely shade of red Jess and I really like the lace detailing with the earrings. I also like the comment โ€Look, I am rare, I am unique, …โ€ to me that says you are confident in embracing yourself as you are – beautiful. Nice outfit.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you. I love the dark true reds, the garnets and deep reds. I just don’t look great with orangish reds as it does not work with my fair skin as well.
      I thought you might like those earrings! Check today’s post with my puppies in it, but I posted jewelry and when I did I thought of you. Thank you for saying so about confidence, that certainly comes and goes but is more here now than 6 years ago when diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos. I had a tough time before they knew what it was. You are a sweetheart!

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    Isabella Malik
    March 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

    beautifully you look, the colors you chose wonderful !!!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 7, 2014 at 11:19 am

      THank you. I appreciate the comlpiment! I really like garnet red.

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    Suzannah
    March 6, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Beautiful outfit! The glasses are a perfect fit!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 7, 2014 at 7:44 am

      Thank you.My ensemble began with this top from Ann Taylor/ I loved the red and the black lace detail! The glasses are neat, as they are a trendy with the zebra pattern. THank you

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    [email protected]
    March 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Beautiful outfit and pictures…looks great outside!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 6, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you, Pam you rock! Where do you find time in the day? ๐Ÿ™‚ It was nice outside, but is supposed to snow tonight!

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    Elle Berman
    March 6, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Love that gorgeous ruby red on you and the frames are perfect! I know what EDS is and I am sorry, I also have a rare disease. Which type of EDS do you have, if you dot mind my asking?
    Love your look, you are such pretty lady!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 6, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you Elle. I follow your site, and you are stunning. Thank you, I saw this red with the lace and it is totally my style. I have EDS III ( Hypermobility),there is more about it on the about me, but I am lacking a protein in my collegen which makes my ligaments and tendons lax, causing dislocation of joints. I do like these frames as well. Funky! If you’d like I wore a pair yesterday in a post, with cat-eye frames and leopard print. I am also sorry you have a rare disease. Do you mind me asking about you. You can email if you’d like. Thank you about the look!! Now, about that blue coat of yours…

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    Jess Jannenga
    March 6, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you Lizzie. I dropped by your site yesterday as well. Wasn’t feeling my best, so I will certainly return. Yes, not bad in NC, except the snow may come tomorrow, then it will be in the 60s Sunday. Thank you for the compliment. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lizzie
    March 6, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Looks like a beautiful day in NC! I’m envious, although at least the sun is shining and the temp is climbing albeit a little.
    Looking good as usual!
    Lizzie
    http://www.northsideofthecountryroad.com

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