Teal Dress for Special Nights Out - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Teal Dress for Special Nights Out


Hello Ladies

Here we are, my date night, wedding reception, all around dinner date kind of dress. I initially bought it for my brother Matt’s wedding last year, as I was struck by the style of the dress, how it accentuates the waist, and the teal blue color. Some of you liked my hair up when I wore it this way to Charleston, so I hope you continue to like it up in this post, thought it would give it a dressier feel.





This is a dress from Kay Unger, a designer from NYC. I found it online after going back to look at it many times! We all do that right?? I wore it to my brother’s wedding last Sept and it was a hit. We had an amazing time! So, when we decided to go to the restaurant and Jazz Club tonight, in Uptown Charlotte, a place called, Blue, I thought this would be the perfect dress for the occassion!

I also want you to take note of several things. I don’t wear my hair up that often, but ย like to change it up a bit on occasion. Two, this will be the closest to my face y’all may ever get! ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s just say I am a little self conscious if the photographer gets any closer ๐Ÿ™‚

My husband and I tend to go into Uptown for an occasion, as I wonder if I am the only one, to stay within our comfort zone. You know the zone where you stay within a 15 mile radius of your house to go out. I think we know most of the restaurants and wine bars in the vacinity, after living here for 10 years. When I lived in Pittsburgh, if you went out, you went Dawntawn..( pronounced dahn-tahn), as Pittsburgers would have it. Here, we were a bit confused as Charlotteans call the area, “Uptown”, as perhaps it is perceived in association with other words, “Upscale” “Upside”, ” Uptight” ( just kidding!), I have no idea what is up or down anymore!

Anyhow, hope you like this combination of teal and black , with a teal necklace from Jewel Box, a local boutique, and the earrings my gift from our Charleston trip. I paired it with the purse from Kate Spade, and my black kitten heels.

Enjoy your day!

Jess xo

Dress: Kay Unger Designer NYC ( similar), shoes: Poshmark, Earrings: boutique trip to Charleston, necklace: Jewel box ( last year).



  • Lea
    Posted at 11:48h, 25 September Reply

    I always love your gorgeous hair and it looks just as fantastic up as it does down!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:39h, 25 September Reply

      Thanks so much, i like it up when it is hot, jess xx

  • Monika
    Posted at 11:00h, 21 September Reply

    Dear Jess,
    excellent dress and excellent styling. You look stunning. i love the colour and I love the way you wore your hair. Amazing look.
    Love Monika

  • Beata B
    Posted at 15:02h, 19 September Reply

    That colour is beautiful ! You look absolutely stunning ๐Ÿ™‚ have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 12:37h, 19 September Reply

    That’s a great colour on you, and the dress is so glamorous. A real old-school movie star look.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:10h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you!! Glad you lke it. I appreciate the lovely comment, jess xx

  • Sabina โ€œOceanblueStyleโ€ B
    Posted at 08:59h, 19 September Reply

    Jess, I soooo love that teal Dress on you. You look amazing and the hair do is just perfect. Great choice. Really enjoyed your word plays here….In Germany we actually go in-to town, how about that?:))) have a great Weekend, Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:15h, 19 September Reply

      Thanks Sabina! Glad you liked the outfit, and I had positive feedback on my hair up. Funny about the semantics isnt it? Enjoy your weekend too! jess xx

  • ADA
    Posted at 04:44h, 19 September Reply

    Your dress and necklace are gorgeous. The teal looks great with your red hair and I love the bun on top of your head – you perfected it!

    Havw a great weekend, Jess!

  • lorna mai
    Posted at 18:13h, 18 September Reply

    Your dress is the perfect colour on you, love your hair like this! Beautiful necklace!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:18h, 18 September Reply

      Thanks so much! It is one of my fav colors. I wasnt sure about my hair up, but I have gotten some nice positive feedback. Have a great weekend. jess xx

  • isabel selles
    Posted at 09:07h, 18 September Reply

    that colour is beautiful!!




  • Samantha
    Posted at 07:18h, 18 September Reply

    Stunning, Jess! This colour is so perfect with your skin and hair. And yes, I love your hair like this, so pretty! On a side note, did you get the message I left on your “comment” page? I wasn’t sure how often you checked that ;).


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:09h, 18 September Reply

      Thanks so much. I am not sure I did, will check ok? Have a great day, jess xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 07:14h, 18 September Reply

    This color is so pretty on you! A great fall color, too. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:08h, 18 September Reply

      Thanks Ashely, I have more teal set for fall , ready for the season. jess xx

  • Madeline (@Madelline)
    Posted at 03:23h, 18 September Reply

    You look absolutely stunning in this dress. It is definitely the perfect color for you, and I really like the hair up-do as well. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:07h, 18 September Reply

      Thank you!! I appreciate the lovely comments. jess xx

  • Life Style Over 40
    Posted at 02:39h, 18 September Reply

    Great look with the dress, hair and all. I also just posted a cocktail outfit.. it seems both of us needed a drink…! Sara

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:07h, 18 September Reply

      Yes! Thanks, that is for sure. Have a great day ,will check your outfit out too

  • aaarnold
    Posted at 22:34h, 17 September Reply

    This color is gorgeous on you! I think your hair looks beautiful up. I too usually prefer mine down though.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:06h, 18 September Reply

      Thanks! Yes I am more of a hair down kind of girl, but on ocassion will wear it up. Have a great day jess xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 21:45h, 17 September Reply

    I love that dress! Your hair up looks so pretty!

  • wockyjabber
    Posted at 20:24h, 17 September Reply

    That dress is beautiful on you! The cut is perfect. The color is perfect. Your hair is perfect. I love this SO much!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:05h, 18 September Reply

      Thanks so much!! I appreciate the lovely comments have a great week, jess xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 19:47h, 17 September Reply

    Jess, this is a gorgeous color on you and the cut of it really shows off that figure! I do like your hair up with it , too.
    Funny that you wore teal to a place called blue. Hope all is well!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:53h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks Elle!! Yes, i didnt even think about that ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you like it and my hair up on occasion I wear it this way. Have a wonderful week, Elle! xo jess

  • Claire
    Posted at 17:53h, 17 September Reply

    That dress looks beautiful with your hair color, you look stunning!

    God bless,

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:12h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks so much Claire! I put my hair up, as you inspired me to do so! jess xo

  • Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)
    Posted at 17:52h, 17 September Reply

    YOU ARE STUNNING. Teal is your color. I also wanted to let you know that next week on Tuesday I am hosting my first weekly link up. It is called Real Mom Street Style and originally was for moms, but I’ve decided to make it open to anyone who has a look they think will inspire a mom…and YOUR LOOKS ARE INSPIRING. Actually, you are the reason I changed my mind, you have a great balance between being classic and being very fashionable that I think many moms in their late 30s and 40s who have put aside their own style for a few years would find you absolutely refreshing. Style is not about being 20.

    So even though the linkup is intended to inspire parents to dedicate more to themselves, I really hope you’ll consider sharing your looks as well.

    And I like your hair up…. You have a perfect jaw, show it off!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:11h, 17 September Reply

      Awww hon you are too sweet! I am not feeling to well today, my disease has me beat! But I will go to your link up for sure. Glad you like my style, it really means something to me to hear that Since I had NO style in college! Just send me a reminder via twitter before your link up and I will be there!
      Glad you like my hair up too!! Have a wonderful week, jess xo

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 17:43h, 17 September Reply

    What a beautiful colour, Jess, it looks amazing on you! I also love the style of your dress and your hair up.
    I actually do miss these type of bars, clubs and restaurants here on the Bavarian countryside. Glad you were able to enjoy the night out!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:09h, 17 September Reply

      Thank Annette, glad you like the dress and my hair up yes we had a good time. Hope you have a wonderful week, jess xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 16:51h, 17 September Reply

    This dress looks amazing on you and the color teal is definetly one of your best colors! Of course your jewlery works perfectly with it, and I love your hair up, you should wear it up more often. You are looking fabulous Jess ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:18h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks Nora! Glad you like my hair up, I am never sure. Teal is one of my favs! Have a wonderful week, jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 15:47h, 17 September Reply

    This dress and color look great on you!! Your necklace is also really pretty!

    Nicole to the Nines

  • Blaire Bingham
    Posted at 14:45h, 17 September Reply

    I think your hair looks lovely up like that, and the color of that dress is beautiful.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:35h, 17 September Reply

      Thank you! I am never sure about my hair .Glad you like the dress. Have a great day, jess xx

  • Lulu
    Posted at 14:23h, 17 September Reply

    you look stunning in teal with your red hair! thanks for popping over ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:34h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks Lulu!! Yes, of course ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day, jess xx

  • Lee
    Posted at 13:20h, 17 September Reply

    That is a great dress! Yeah I don’t get the different names locals use to describe the town/city.
    xo, Lee

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:29h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks Lee, glad you like it. I know so many funny small things in life. xo jess

  • thiveley
    Posted at 12:22h, 17 September Reply

    Haha! So funny! We have both an Uptown and a Downtown here in Minneapolis. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe you should move here. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So glad you had a date night… you rocked that emerald dress. xo Tammy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:26h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks! Yes, updown downtown, midtown…whatever!! Glad you liked the dress :-)) Jess xo

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 09:35h, 17 September Reply

    This is your color for sure, Jess…just stunning on you…and I love your hair this way!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:26h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks so much Pam! Teal is one of my favorite colors. Glad you like my hair ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week, jess xx

  • Ariella
    Posted at 09:12h, 17 September Reply

    Jess, you are “killing it” in this dress! The color is one of my favorites and compliments your complexion perfectly. Wearing your hair up shows off your swan-like neck. LOVE the entire outfit! I how you’re feeling well. Have a great day.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:13h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks so much Ariella, Glad you like the dress and my hair up as well. Thanks for the lovely comments. Enjoy your day as well. Jess xx

  • Marianne
    Posted at 08:31h, 17 September Reply

    I love love love this color! It’s one of my favorites and that necklace is stunning!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:12h, 17 September Reply

      Thank you Marianne!! Glad you like the dress, I had to get this necklace, it was a perfect match!! jess xx

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 08:15h, 17 September Reply

    This is one of my favourite all time colours and stunning on you.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:11h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks Suzanne! This is one of my favorite colors as well. Have a great week, jess xx

  • Alex
    Posted at 08:07h, 17 September Reply

    Hi Jess! The dress really is gorgeous.The color, the material and the wrapped and knotted front part all add up. Did you have fun at the Jazz Club? And what happened on your arm?

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:10h, 17 September Reply

      Hi Alex, this is where I need to learn to use Photoshop Creative. I have a pain patch on. Always on, helps to control the pain from my disease. ( see about me, if u want)
      Glad you like the dress! Have a great day, jess xx

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 08:03h, 17 September Reply

    This is a beautiful dress, I like the colour a lot. Suits you :)) Hope you have a great day doll xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:08h, 17 September Reply

      Thank you ! Kizzy I appreciate your feedback, one of my fav colors Enjoy your day too! jess xx

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