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Spotlight On: Over 40 Style-Living On Cloud Nine

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( Andrea is the one on the right 🙂 )

Hello Ladies

Welcome to the monthly edition of my “Spotlight On” Series. I want to introduce you to Andrea Nine, of Living on Cloud Nine, and share with you her wonderful style and down to earth manner. What does it mean to you to “Live on Cloud Nine”? ( in fashion and in life)

1. Your blog is titled Living on Cloud Nine. Tell the readers what it means for YOU to “Live on Cloud Nine” and perhaps how they could achieve the same? ( their own cloud nine)
With the last name of Nine, the title for my blog was the obvious choice. However, I believe being on cloud nine means being blissfully happy no matter what is thrown your way. We are all going to have good days and bad days but we have to find some sort of bliss in each and every day! It’s all about being positive and finding joy in the beautiful things in life.
2. Your blog focuses on fashion, food and family. Are your boys into fashion or do they know they have a hip mom?
Oh my goodness yes! They probably won’t admit it but I can see their faces light up when they tell people their mom has a blog and that they take the fashion pictures for me. They are all about looking stylish for the ladies! My oldest son has a shoe collection probably about as big as mine, ha ha. I have informed him he cannot take all those shoes to college. They are all into teen trends but all have their own individual style.
3. Tell the readers one of your favorite recipies from your blog? ( and there are so many delicious ones too!)
Hands down the Red Velvet White Chocolate Trifle from December. So far, it has garnered the most views on the blog. I love it so much because not only is it scrumptious, but it is a beautiful presentation. It was one of those things that was in my head and turned out as lovely as I hoped it would. Of course things need to taste good but I’m all about dishes, especially desserts being pretty as well.
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4. Do you follow trends? If so, what are 2 of your favorites right now?  One least favorite.
I don’t really have a least favorite, I try to embrace them all. However, by far my favorite is the Off The Shoulder Trend!! I have always loved it but never tended to wear many OTS tops or dresses! It’s such a fun and feminine look that this Spring I’ve gone crazy with off the shoulder. I also adore that neck scarves are back!! Here is my favorite one of the seasons hat captures both trends:
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5. What colors do you find most flattering on yourself, any you avoid? Why?
I fall somewhere between having light and dark skin but do love to tan in the Summer months. My all time favorite color to wear is coral. It just makes me feel happy and I get the most compliments when I wear this color. I never shy away from any color and love everything from classic black or navy to brights and pastels.
6.Tell the readers about The Blending Blog and Hosting My Refined Style Linkup
Can I just say I almost get choked up when I think about these beautiful ladies that encompass TBB and My Refined Style. The Ladies of the monthly fashion link-up My Refined Style, including our dear Jess here, are fabulously fashionable and sweet as can be ladies over forty. Love the inspiration they bring. The Blended Blog is a group of 16 like-minded ladies of all ages who want to lift up each other, develop friendship, expand the blog community and create varied content. A few have met in real life and I am beyond tickled to say we are all meeting in Toronto next year and may be hosting a Blog Conference inChicago in 2018!! You know all you lovely ladies will be invited!!
7. I have read that you are a Barry Manilow Fan, What is the first verse of Copacobana? ( Just kidding! I was a huge fan too in 4th grade, along with my girlfrend. We created a chroreographed song and dance to it! for a talent show) I can relate!
Bha ha ha “Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl….” Barry’s songs just make my heart happy!!! My sweet husband took me to Chicago to see him. My friends and family don’t get it but come on, he “Writes the Songs That Make The Whole World Sing!”
8. What items for spring are you looking to add to your closet?
Since I have already recently added 4 off the shoulder tops, I am now looking for some things with details. Accessories like fringe sandals, a long tassel necklace and a couple more classic and timeless handbags. I also would love to get my hands in a scallop edged skirt and a white eyelet pencil skirt.
9. Do you have a particular Fashion Uniform/ A go-to-look?
I have 2 looks that I gravitate too. For errands, ballgame or ones of our teen boys functions, it’s a crisp blazer, boyfriend jeans, white tee, classic Kicks, boots or flats and sometimes a ball cap.
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 If my husband and I are going out, I like a fun lil dress and if going somewhere outdoors like a winery, I’ll throw a fitted jean jacket or cardigan over it.

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10. Are you more apt to spend on shoes or bags? What styles are your fav
While I adore shoes, I will not buy Jimmy Choo or Valentino when you can buy just as lovely and well made shoes for less. I do spend more for a handbag if it’s a classic style. I am a satchel and tote kind if gal and my favorite designers are Coach, Tory Burch and Chloe.
11. Just as in music, in fashion we like to categorize one’s style. How would you describe your style?
Classic Fashionista, with some casual, chic and boho thrown in.
12. If you could pick one outfit to be your favorite and to show your personality, what would it be? ( pic)
I love classic Chambray, chunky pearls and fun florals. I feel this ensemble is so me because it’s classic but with a twist you wouldn’t expect.
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13.Anything else the readers should know about you Andrea? In regards to fashion, I love to re-create outfits from Pinterest. Here are 2 of my favs.

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 If you would like  read more about Living On Cloud Nine, Follow Andrea on Pinterest and Bloglovin
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Have a great weekend!
Jess XO

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole
    May 30, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

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    fancycorrectitude
    May 30, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Love all these looks, especially the one with the Yankees Cap!

    Adi xx
    http://www.fancycorrectitude.com

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    Rebecca
    May 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks for the spotlight on a fab lady!

    Come check out the 3rd installment of my collab with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI – I’m so sure you’ll love this one!

    Have a great Memorial Day!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    frommadeittomakeit
    May 29, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    She has such a fresh and creative style. How ladylike is that polka dot dress!! Simply beautiful!
    Red Reticule

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    dousedinpink
    May 29, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Great interview! Andrea is on of my favorites and I love her style! So fun to learn more about her!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    happinessatmidlife
    May 28, 2016 at 1:09 am

    I always love Andrea’s take on outfits, she’s got great style!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    Mica
    May 28, 2016 at 12:06 am

    So nice to read more about Andrea! I enjoy her blog, she is a sweet and stylish lady 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Thank you for stopping by, glad you enjoyed the interview!

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    Elle
    May 27, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Andrea has such a great look! How sweet her boys take photos! Such a great share! Enjoy the long weekend! Feel good Jess!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Thank you Elle! Glad you liked the interview too! xx

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    Samantha
    May 27, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Great interview Jess!
    I have had the pleasure of working with Andrea on the fab40’s and she she has such a great feminine style.
    XXX
    Samantha

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    robjodiefilogomo
    May 27, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I agree with Andrea—it is fun to recreate pinterest photos!! But the Julia Robert’s one is definitely my fave—-how lovely!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com
    Happy Weekend, Jess and thanks for the intro!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 30, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Thank you! Hope you enjoy your weekend too! xx

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    Andrea Nine
    May 27, 2016 at 6:58 am

    LOVE YOU TO PIECES!!! Thank you and I so hope you have the most glorious long weekend my beautiful friend!!!

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    nancy
    May 27, 2016 at 6:37 am

    I just saw her blog a few days ago with the Julia Robberts dress. What an elegant and Fashionable woman. I love the pictures on her blog. Fancy Friday is on! Are you joining me?

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 27, 2016 at 6:46 am

      Thank you for visiting, yes she has fun with fashion, most definitely! I’m visiting relatives but will do my best to stop over.
      Xxjess

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