48 In Fashion

Teal For a Steal

 

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Hello Ladies

I know it is Feb, and still chilly in many places, but my mind is already on spring. I figured I would wear one of my favorite kind of dresses, the sweater dress, before spring rolls around.

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As you probably know through reading my blog, that teal is one of my favorite colors. What I like about this dress is not only is it comfortable, but it is a slightly shorter length. I am not one of those people that think everything should hit at the knee , once one hits 40. I do think it all depends on comfort level, if you like showing your legs,  and if you change things up as well.  I vary the lengths of my skirts, my dresses, as that is what fashion is about. I don’t particularly believe in rules, but also believe one’s attire should be in good taste.

I decided to pair this with brown, as I may have done before as teal and brown are a combination that work well together. Teal and grey is another. This sweater dress  was  bought on Ebay, for $25 shipped, Jeffrey Campbell  all brown leather ankle boots for $40, and the belt $10 at Lipp Boutique. I loved kind of the rugged look of these brown ankle boots, a bit of a contrast between the sleek sweater dress, but that is what can make an outfit interesting. I also like to add a wide belt to a sweater dress that may have little shape to it, to make it more form fitted to the body. As you know I am find of jewel tones with my red hair.

According to wisegeek.org, this is what they say about jewel tones:

“Jewel tones are rich color tones which resemble well known gemstones, either precious or semi-precious. Typically, jewel tones have a high level of color saturation, which makes them very dynamic and distinctive. There are a wide range of uses for jewel tones, from designer clothing to websites with rich interfaces which are meant to pop in the eyes of viewers. Many colors in this family also have traditional or religious significance, and they often appear in works of art.

 In textiles, jewel tones can create a very lush look, especially when they are layered or paired with other jewel tones. Complimentary jewel tones like amethyst purple and topaz yellow can be used for a particularly vibrant effect, as long as the level of saturation is similar so that the two colors do not clash.” 

Some examples of jewel tones include emerald green, amethyst purple, ruby red, topaz yellow,sapphire blue, tourmaline green, and turquoise blue.

I added some vintage earrings I spotted when we were on our trip to Charleston this year, as you all know how I feel about vintage jewelry. I would have also added just a neck scarf to add  additional pattern to this look, but alas my scarf collection is meager, so something I am going to add to in the spring.

If you haven’t had a chance to look at the article that I, along with 39 other lovely women have been featured with, by Sylvia, of 40 Plus Style, please take a look around. I am # 2 if you scroll down. If you aren’t following me on Instagram now, I would love it

if you would. It would give me a chance to keep up with y’all!!

The 40 most stylish midlife women on Instagram you should follow right now!

 

Jess xo

inking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell Manic Monday, Tues: Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday, Thurs: A Labour of Fashion, Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion, Style Elixer,  Fun Fashion Friday Sat: Stylish Saturday

 

Sweater dress Loft ( Ebay) Boots  Jeffery Campbell ( Ebay) , Belt ( Lipp Boutique) Earrings: Vintage : Charleston Boutique Reinvented

 

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48 Comments

  • Reply
    Anne
    March 6, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    I have enjoyed your blog. I am a red head too. If you wondered why your tights felt “weird” that day, it was because the one leg was twisted 180 degrees. See? The stripes wind around your leg instead of going straight down. Keep up the beautiful looks. Thank you.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 6, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the idea of what you are saying but I have a chronic pain disease which effects the muscles in my legs.
      Glad you like the outfits.

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    February 11, 2015 at 1:20 am

    I love the cable detail of this sweater dress and how you belted it to accentual your waist.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    elb743
    February 10, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Jess,
    I love this sweater dress on you, it is snug and shows your figure, but is very tasteful! Love all of the detailsl
    The cablling, the texture of the tights, the belt buckles and prettty dangle of bling from your ears!
    I hope you are feeling well!
    Thanks for adding that Wiki entry, it was fun to read!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 10, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Elle, you are very kind. Glad you like the outfit and again another pair of vintage earrings from a thrift store in Charleston. I like to learn new things so will add here and there . Have a great week! xx

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    Ashley
    February 10, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Nothing like a sweater dress in a pretty jewel tone to perk up a winter day- great look, Jess!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 10, 2015 at 10:59 am

      thank you Ashley!! I need some sun, ready for spring x

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    Rebecca
    February 10, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Whoa someone is indeed so chic from top to toe!!! If you still haven’t – why don’t you share this lovely pair at the Shoe & Tell link up I am co-hosting this week with Cherie James!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 10, 2015 at 10:59 am

      thanks rebecca! I did visit Cherie too! BTW< I am considerng possibly doing a link up in March,if so.. can I let you? thnks!!xx

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    Neely (@Neelykins)
    February 10, 2015 at 9:21 am

    The whole look is gorgeous!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 10, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Thank you Neely! I appreciate you stopping by and glad you like it! xx

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    Shannon
    February 10, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I love wearing teal too! Looks great on you!

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    Monika Faulkner
    February 9, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    I love, love, LOVE adding an edgier element – like your super cool Jeffrey Campbell booties! – to most of my looks, too, dear Jess!! The textured tights are a nice change from opaque black ones…and I agree that this teal sweater dress is an amazing complement to your gorgeous red hair!! 🙂

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 10, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Thank you Monika, I appreciate you stopping by and you are very sweet! I love the boots too and teal has always been a favorite. xx

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    une femme
    February 9, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Oh, those tights are The Bomb! What a fabulous texture mix with the dress. And the earrings…gorgeous!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 10, 2015 at 10:53 am

      Love it! The Bomb , u made me smile !! Thanks so much for stopping by xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 10, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Thanks so much Lisa, I appreciate your lovely comment. xx

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    Nicole Keener
    February 9, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    The outfit is simply awesome!. I really hope I will still be stylish when I am older. IF we still wear normal clothes in the future ha ha

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 10, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Hi Nicole, the funny thing is that I wasnt very stylish in high school! it was when I was in college later I took an interest more in clothes. Thank you for stopping by, glad you like the outfit. xx

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    carmen
    February 9, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    There isn’t any colour that doesn’t look good on you dear Jess! And you have the legs for this sweater dress! I bought a teal sweater tunic that I wear with black leggings and wore it in Seattle, it will appear in a future post! Us fashionistas have so much in common! 😉

    Blessings!
    ♥ carmen

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    cheriejamesp
    February 9, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    OOOh Jess, Love your Jeffrey Campbell booties! I love him. Great ebay find. And, the teal is stunning on you.

    Thank you for linking up with Shoe and Tell on Style Nudge!!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

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    Jess
    February 9, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Teal is a great color on you, easy to see why it’s your fav color!

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    Lorna Mai (@LornaMaiLtd)
    February 9, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    tea is one of my favourites as well, it looks great on you and your dress hugs your figure beautifully.

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 9, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you Lorna! I have worn so much more color over the past few years. Love the tips on your site too Glad you like it! xx

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    sunandhurricane
    February 9, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Teal is a great color and so complimentary on you! Those tights are fab as well!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Thank you!! I appreciate the lovely comment and you stopping by! xx

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    TanjasBunteWelt
    February 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Jess,
    wow wow wow i love petrol 😉 A great style and look
    Greetings Tanja

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Thank you! glad you like the look, I appreciate you stopping and thank you for the lovely comment. xx

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    Spashionista
    February 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Gorgeous, as always, and budget-conscious to boot! I saw you on the 40+style Instagram list. I’m on it, too 😉

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 9, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks Alicia! you say the sweetest things 🙂 Congrats on the Instagram list as well. xo

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    Patti
    February 9, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    This color and shape are so flattering, Jess. I agree, show off those great legs! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 9, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks Patti! Glad you like the outfit. and thanks for the lovely comments xoxo

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    Claire Huxtable (@CM_Writer)
    February 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Teal is a great color with your red hair! It makes it pop in a very vibrant way!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 9, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Thank you Claire! it is a fav color 🙂 xx

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    OceanblueStyle
    February 9, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Wow wow wow! It really shows off your great shape and the belt is perfect with it! xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 9, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Sabina! yes, I dare to go short, because I dont believe in rules.:-) ok. some fashion rules! xo

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    Theboxqueen
    February 9, 2015 at 10:56 am

    You seriously got the BEST deals on these pieces. Especially the boots!! (love the brand) I think teal is definitely your color. Looks so great with your complexion, and love it styled casually with flat booties. Happy new week! XOXO, Elif

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 9, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Thanks! I have to spend time looking around, but it is worth it. Glad you like the booties, Enjoy your week too! xo

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    Olga
    February 9, 2015 at 9:41 am

    This is perfect colour for you Jess! If one has as beautiful legs as yours one should wear shorter dresses to show them off, whatever the age!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 9, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thank you Olga! I appreciate the comments too, I got my mom’s legs. and agree where what one is comfortable in, if it is your style!!! you are very sweet. xx

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    Accidental Icon
    February 9, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Teal is a wonderful color especially with your coloring. I also like the 70’s vibe of this look, it is really trendy right now. I remember having a brown and teal sweater dress, warm and comfortable.

    Accidental Icon
    http://www.accidentalicon.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 9, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Thank you lovely lady! I love sweater dresses, they are super comfortable and lots of styling options I appreciate you stopping by!! xx

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    thedollhousev
    February 9, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I love teal, this is so beautiful on you :)) Happy Monday beauty, I hope the week is fantastic xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 9, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Thank you so much! it is one of my fav colors. You too, enjoy your week. xx

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