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Teal Dress for Special Nights Out

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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.

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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).

 

 

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62 Comments

  • Reply
    Lea
    September 25, 2014 at 11:48 am

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

    Lea

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 25, 2014 at 9:39 pm

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

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    Monika
    September 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

    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
    Styleworld40plus.blogspot.com

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    Beata B
    September 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm

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

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    Tiina L
    September 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 19, 2014 at 1:10 pm

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

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    Sabina โ€œOceanblueStyleโ€ B
    September 19, 2014 at 8:59 am

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

      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

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    ADA
    September 19, 2014 at 4:44 am

    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!

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    lorna mai
    September 18, 2014 at 6:13 pm

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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 18, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      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

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    isabel selles
    September 18, 2014 at 9:07 am

    that colour is beautiful!!

    xx

    is

    http://www.un-likely.com

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    Samantha
    September 18, 2014 at 7:18 am

    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 ;).

    [email protected]://beautifuldreamerami.blogspot.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 18, 2014 at 8:09 am

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

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    Ashley
    September 18, 2014 at 7:14 am

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

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 18, 2014 at 8:08 am

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

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    Madeline (@Madelline)
    September 18, 2014 at 3:23 am

    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™‚

    http://www.cappuccinoandfashion.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 18, 2014 at 8:07 am

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

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    Life Style Over 40
    September 18, 2014 at 2:39 am

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 18, 2014 at 8:07 am

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

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    aaarnold
    September 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 18, 2014 at 8:06 am

      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

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    Laura
    September 17, 2014 at 9:45 pm

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

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    wockyjabber
    September 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm

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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 18, 2014 at 8:05 am

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

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    elb743
    September 17, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    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
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      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

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    Claire
    September 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm

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

    God bless,
    XO,Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm

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

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    Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)
    September 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    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!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      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

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    Lady of Style
    September 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      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

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    Jacket Society
    September 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    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™‚
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 5:18 pm

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

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    Nicole
    September 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm

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

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    Blaire Bingham
    September 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

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

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    Lulu
    September 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm

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

    Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm

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

  • Reply
    Lee
    September 17, 2014 at 1:20 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

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

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    thiveley
    September 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    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
    http://wildruffle.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm

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

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    [email protected]
    September 17, 2014 at 9:35 am

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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 11:26 am

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

  • Reply
    Ariella
    September 17, 2014 at 9:12 am

    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.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 9:13 am

      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

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    Marianne
    September 17, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I love love love this color! It’s one of my favorites and that necklace is stunning!
    Marianne
    http://www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 9:12 am

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

  • Reply
    suzannecarillo
    September 17, 2014 at 8:15 am

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

    bisous
    Suzanne

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 9:11 am

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

  • Reply
    Alex
    September 17, 2014 at 8:07 am

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 9:10 am

      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

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    KizzyDoll
    September 17, 2014 at 8:03 am

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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

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

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