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Stylish Monday – How We Wear Green

Hello Ladies

Today I am joining other fashionable ladies in styling our theme for Stylish Monday. This month, we style Green. I have no shortage of the color in my closet but decided on olive for this particular day.

Wearing Green

Olive greens and a rich tone called “Brown Granite”  are showing online and in stores as chosen colors from the Pantone Color Insititute. I would be wearing it as I love greens especially with my red hair. I’m part Irish, so it seems to go hand in hand.

“The origins of the wearing of green clothing in the U.S. on St. Patrick’s Day and for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in general date back to the 19th century, when waves of Irish immigrants came to America looking for better job opportunities, especially after the Great Famine of the 1840s-50s, and began wearing green and carrying Irish flags along with American flags as a point of pride for their home country.” TIME credit*

Why are we attracted to the color green? “Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety” One of my favorite places for serenity and peace is the woods, as I love to hike and be out in nature. So, wearing green, for me, is natural 🙂

I also read that you should be prepared to be “pinched” if you don’t wear green on St Patrick’s Day in the US, as it was thought that by wearing green on this day, that you would be invisible to Leprachans. Those who didn’t wear green would be visible and thus, pinched by the little ‘chan.

My Outfit

I received this scarf, from H&M, in the mail, after seeing it on other bloggers wish list. The soft pastel pink mixed with yellow and green could be paired with much in my closet, so it was a steal at $10!

I love the mix of olive and some pastels and decided on wearing this olive long buttoned cardigan, over my olive cargos, with a light pink shell underneath. I suppose I could have unbuttoned it to show the shell, but you get the idea. I was looking for a casual outfit, as I would be wearing some fashionable sneakers with this look. My Zara sneakers are years old, but these  slip ons sneakers are pretty cute as well!  My cardigan was bought through Poshmark, but here are several I like as well. ( cardigan, cardigan)

I could have been bolder with green, as I have some brighter greens in my closet, but do love pine greens, olive, sage, and shades of this nature. Speaking of green, I have my eye on a pair of paper-bag waist pants in olive for Spring.

My favorite  fun sneakers from Zara 2 yrs ago. I am on the lookout for some platform chuck taylors too 🙂

Week StylishVisible Monday, Style Nudge, Claire Justine


Confident Tuesday, , My Red Carpet, ,Spread the Kindness,  Style With a SmileTrend Spin,


Fun Facts and FindsIs this MuttonJersey Girl, Texan HeartOh hey, Girl, Style on the DailyThe Blended Blog,

Here is our fashionable group styling green!

Visit Julie at her blog, Fashion Trends, and Friends    Love the kelly green and ruffles!

Loving lilac with olive. Visit Michele on IG

Beautiful lime green on Robin. I think pup approves 🙂 Visit Robin at Hello I’m 50sih. 

Loving this palette of olive, rust, and burgundy. Visit Suzanne at on Ask Suzanne Bell Blog.

Emma looks ready for Spring in her beautiful kelly green coat. Visit her at Style Splash Blog.

Love this mix of red and olive on Nancy!  Read about it on Nancy’s blog, Nancy’s Fashion Style

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  • Reply
    Claire Justine
    March 11, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Great outfit Jess. I adore your sneakers, I have never seen any like these before but I need some in my life 🙂 Love them.

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays last week.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 11, 2019 at 9:49 am

      Thank you Claire! Yes, they caught my eye on Zara a few years ago. H&M have a similar pair this season . xx

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    Emma Peach
    March 11, 2019 at 8:14 am

    I love the olive green and soft pink together! Those sneakers are fab…I have some very similar!

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 11, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Thank you Emma! Me too, I was surprised this scarf was so inexpensive and wanted to pair these colors. Id love to see your sneakers! xx

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    Gail Hanlon
    March 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Love the way you have styled olive green. It suits your coloring so well. Loved the story about the leprechauns on St Patrick’s Day. My husband’s parents were Irish and his mother always brought everyone shamrock on St Patrick’s Day. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday!

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    Julie Augustyn
    March 4, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Love how you styled you green look Jess! It is totally your color! Love those kicks!!

  • Reply
    March 4, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I really like the way you styled this all look green outfit. The pink ruffled shoes and the beautiful floral scarf adds such a lovely touch of femininity.
    Beautifully done my friend.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 7, 2019 at 10:42 am

      Thank you Elle! I was in the mood for casual, and its been a while I wore these sneaks 🙂 Hope you are well! xx

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    Lisa D.
    March 4, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I like green but can you believe every time I wear something bright green, I’m in a bad mood all day? Not sure why that is. If I wear green it has to be more of a mossy or Army green.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 7, 2019 at 10:40 am

      Hi Lisa! hmm, I never heard of that! I love army, moss green and sage.. there are so many great shades! xx

  • Reply
    March 4, 2019 at 9:28 am

    That scarf is so gorgeous Jess. And such a great deal. I just love your color combination and am obsessing over those sneakers!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 7, 2019 at 10:34 am

      Thank you Jodie! As soon as I saw it on sometone’s website, I had to check it out! 🙂

  • Reply
    March 4, 2019 at 6:40 am

    That scarf is so pretty and what a steal! I love the elegant way you styled your green and that shade looks fabulous on you!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 7, 2019 at 10:34 am

      Thanks my friend! I had to get that scarf and was suprised that it was HM! 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    March 4, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Love your olive greens! And how good it looks with the soft pink. The sneakers are amazing, what a wonderfull design!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 7, 2019 at 10:32 am

      Thank you Nancy! These are my favorite sneakers 🙂 xx

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