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Black and White Stripes, a Pop of Red with My Shoes and Hair Thoughts


Hello Ladies

How is your week going? I have been pretty busy. Doc’s visits, cleaning, blog work, etc..I have been walking with hubby and the pups reguraly on the greenways that we have near our house. I enjoy walking, except when it is nearly 90 degrees. We have had a bit of a heat wave here in Charlotte, where there have been a few days in the high 80s to 90s. I am not a fan! Would like a fan.. just not one.  Today my hair will be trimmed/cut and there will be a glaze/wash on it as I think about in the future possibly getting a LONG, angled bob. I dont know. I am always afraid to cut too much and seem to go through this each summer when the hair sticks to the back of one’s head and the only hairstyles seem to be “the bun” or ” the ponytail”.  I like the chignon, so I just need to look up ideas for styling in the heat. I don’t think it will be anytime soon. Just a consideration.

Anyhow, I am here to show you my find from White House Black Market. I think I own one striped shirt, one striped jacket. Not many stripes. However, I find that if I like the cut of the striped dress, or some other unique quality in a striped skirt, it might attract me more. I have an Ann Taylor striped skirt I will wear more on here that I love. The stripes on the side of the skirt come in at an angle, and the middle outwards are straight. Love this cut, as it narrows the hip and just adds more visual interest.

This dress from WHBM was a mere $15 and like new, bought on Poshmark. I liked the material, made well and the details of the silver buttons at the waist, giving it more definition. That seems to be how it works with Stripes and I. I added my Zara red croc block strappy heels, and my Kate Spade beau bag in black. Just a pop of color and a red lip will be just right for today.

Do you wear many stripes? If you don’t why?

Still a few days left to win a pair of shoes from JAMBU. CLICK HERE.

Outfit: White House Black Market dress: Poshmark, Shoes Zara, Necklace Zara, Bag; Kate Spade Beau Bag. 





Have a great day,

Stop by tomorrow for the Fashion Challenge I did at the Concord Mills Mall. 

Jess xo

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  • Reply
    May 20, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Hello dear Jess! You look sensational in stripes! My daughter Jean wore a striped dress for opening day at her new eco boutique this week, it’s on my blog! I do have a couple of tops with stripes. I love your red shoes, my favourite colour shoes!

    Have a lovely day and hope it’s not too hot!


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    May 18, 2016 at 12:39 am

    This dress is so fab!! I love stripes, and the way the stripes work on this dress is so flattering.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


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    May 17, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Loving the stripes and the red! Thanks for linking up with me 🙂


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      Jess Jannenga
      May 19, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks so much! It was a striped dress I really liked. I dont wear many stripes 🙂

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    May 16, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Black and white and a pop of red? You know you’re singing my tune Dear! FAB! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & hope to see you again this week!

    Dawn Lucy

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    May 13, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Great dress Jessica, love your shoes too!

    Thnaks for sharing at the weekend blog hop

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    Amy Christensen
    May 12, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    What a great dress. Stripes have to complement for me to where them especially in the waist and hip area. I have some striped tops, but no skirts or dresses. I like the way this one angles to the waist and I think that would be a better look for those of us who have some extra weight around the middle and thighs. Love the red shoes. You look great! – Amy

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you Amy! For me, I just like stripes with this kind of detail, or a certain cut. I have one striped skirt from AT I really like because of the direction of the stripes and the cut. I appreciate your comment and stopping by! xx

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    Rock 'N Rose
    May 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Gosh, I love those shoes!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you ! I saw them on Zara and had to get them! xx

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    Shelbee on the Edge
    May 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Fabulous look, Jess! I love stripes…like a lot. I wore stripes every day for a whole week…inadvertently! There are that many striped items in my possession. And black and white with a pop of red is my all time favorite combination. So this entire outfit just had me swooning! And a long angled bob for summer…YES!!! It would be stunning.

    And this…”Would like a fan.. just not one” had me in stitches. I feel you. I am too hot once we head upwards of 68 degrees! It is 81 today where I live and I don’t like it one bit. I am actually the only one not complaining about the high of 46 degrees predicted for this Sunday! Strange Northern NY weather.


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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Thanks so much Shelbee, I really dont own many stripes but do like tops or dresses with ruching or details. It is all about the cut. So glad you like the look, I appreciate you stopping by and your comment. I am too much of a chicken for a haircut like that right now, but possibly in the future! Glad I could make you laugh! 🙂 Have a great weekend xx

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    May 12, 2016 at 9:55 am

    This dress is perfect—it’s not outrageously printed, yet the details & slightly skewed stripes at the waist make it so flattering (not that you need that—but even my mom would like it and think it looks good on her)
    And, of course, I love the pop of color in the shoes—it’s so my thing too!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you Jodie, I am about details when it comes to stripes, that or a special cut. Glad you like it! I love the shoes too.. block and red. Yes! xx

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    Lucy In the Sky
    May 12, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I love the combination, and about your possible Long BOB, you would look astonishing. Thinks about it. It is so much modern…. xoxo from Brazil

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Lucy, Thank you for your opinion. I am so used to my long hair and style, it may not be for awhile. I appreciate your input. xx

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    Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    May 12, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I saw the picture on Instagram and thought it was a top. I liked it as a top but now I see its a stress I like it even better! Verry pretty! I think youre hair is youre signature look! The color, the lenght! It is just perfect!

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    May 12, 2016 at 5:24 am

    beautiful dress Jess, I love stripes but i just noticed I really don’t wear it often. i think i will wear one soon.

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks so much Osy! You would look amazing in this dress,I too don’t wear many stripes but the waist detail caught my eye. xx

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