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The Grass is Greener



Hello Ladies!!

Today was one of those days. Hot Hot Hot. At times I feel like I might as well be living in Brazil, or Texas, or any other place with humidity that cuts through the air. Going out in the evening is one solution








Isn’t the grass always greener though? There are pros and cons no matter where one lives. My hubby and I have talked about renting a place in the mountains for a month during the summer next year. This is one solution for escaping some of the heat. Another to is go out in the evening, and this is what we did today. We went to one of our favorite places, where “everybody knows your name”, and you expect to hear a loud chorus of ” Jess” when you walk in the door. Bonefish Grill is a place that we love to hang out, enjoy great seafood, and have a few of their delicious watermelon martinis or other delectable drinks. I was “itching” to get out as over the past week, I noticed a red rash on my arm, then on my neck, then on my other arm. I found this quite odd, as I have not been hiking through the woods, or set up camp anywhere.

My husband has been taking our pups on a new part of a trail that has been added behind our house, and letting them off the leash. Unbeknownst  to me, my little fur boy, Gibby is curious enough to wander and veer of at whatever catches his attention. Not knowing he had left them off the leash, I thought to myself, ” How could I have poison ivy or poison oak”? Is there a plant growing in our bedroom I do not know about? As I have been mainly in the house, because of my condition for several weeks. Well,  apparently one can get poison ivy or oak just from coming in contact with the pet’s fur. So, we figured this is what happened? I gave them baths, I shower him with attention, and this is how my Gibby repays me? Oh well, it is small in the course of things, and going away.

So, it was just one of those days where I wanted to get out and enjoy the evening. It was still in the mid 90’s , so out came my green sundress.  It is funny, as for a red head, I actually could use a bit more emerald greeen in my wardrobe. But this was  just the dress to bring out. I paired it with a 1928’s necklace, some pretty green hoop earings, and my Sofft gladiator sandals. If the weather were cooler, I might have added a scarf and light jean jacket to add additional interest.

Have a lovely weekend, and think to yourself, “Is the grass always greener?”

Jess xo


Linking up with Style Elixer, Rachael the Hat


Dress Loft ( years ago, similiar)  Sandals: Sofft ( Ebay, similiar), Necklace, Earrings, Charming Charlie, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff.








  • Leslie @
    Posted at 21:50h, 11 August Reply

    That color looks great on you! Love those earrings too!

    xox Les

  • elb743
    Posted at 21:43h, 05 August Reply

    I expected emerald green to look mesmerizing on you, and it does! The grass not not get greener, dear girl! Love the sandals with it.
    I hope that rash goes away, it does not sound fun at all, who knew about pets and poison ivy?
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:00h, 06 August Reply

      Elle thank you! Yes, it was my luck to get poison ivy when I wasn’t near it! YOu learn something new every day, didn’t know that about pets either. Glad you like the green. Jess xo

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 14:08h, 05 August Reply

    We’ve been having a kind of heatwave here in UK but I’m sure nothing like what you’re used to! How amazing to be able to spend the Summer in the mountains! This is just ther perfect dress for hot weather. The green shows off your beautiful skin and gorgeous hair, whilst the style of dress shows of your figure! You look so stunning!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:12h, 05 August Reply

      Thanks so much Lorna! I didn’t really feel dressed up that day but it is so hot like you said, you have to be comfy Glad you like the dress.We are hoping my health will be ok that on our 15th anni ( 2yrs) we can visit Europe, maybe England and Ireland.. not sure. Would love to mee t u someday if we did. You are so lovely with your comments xo jess

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:28h, 05 August Reply

    Beautiful green summer dress! The color looks gorgeous on you.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 05 August Reply

      Thank you so much! I need more green in my wardrobe…:-) Have a wonderful day, jess xo

  • ADA
    Posted at 09:00h, 05 August Reply

    You look gorgeous in green as a ravishing red-head. Cute dress but I truly love the jewels. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:18h, 05 August Reply

      Thank you Ada! My hubby picked out the earrings. Have a great day, jess xo

  • Monica Roese (GlamVolution)
    Posted at 18:50h, 04 August Reply

    This is a fabulous shade of green on you! I love the color with your red hair! Great earrings! xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:41h, 04 August Reply

      Thank you ! I need to incorporate more green in my wardrobe! Glad you like it, and my hubby picked out the earrings 😉 Have a great day! jess xx

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 09:47h, 04 August Reply

    You are rocking that green. The color is gorgeous on you! And I want to steal those earrings! I am IN LOVE with them!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 04 August Reply

      Hi Girl! THank you! I bought them at Charming Charlie so they may have them in the store or online, yes I needed something green. jess xo

  • Nicole
    Posted at 21:13h, 03 August Reply

    I love this color on you! The green is perfect with your hair. You look great!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:56h, 04 August Reply

      Thank you Nicole, it seems I need more green in my wardrob, have a lovley week, jess xo

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 21:12h, 03 August Reply

    Love the green, and the earrings are fantastic! The weather seems hot everywhere, I’m suffering from a heatwave in Helsinki, my flat is turning into a sauna and it doesn’t get cooler at night…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:56h, 04 August Reply

      Thank you Tiina!
      Well, finally our weather broke a bit. It sounds so hot too where you are. Stay cool, we have our air conditioner cranked high Have a good week, jess xo

  • Janise
    Posted at 12:38h, 03 August Reply

    I always thought the emerald color looks so much better on a red head…and you proved it! You look stunning in this dress!!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:16h, 03 August Reply

      Thank you lovely lady! Glad you like the emerald, I could use a bit more in the closet. Havea great day jess xo

  • Red Reticule
    Posted at 12:08h, 03 August Reply

    The color of the dress works so well with your hair! Happy Sunday!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:15h, 03 August Reply

      Thank you , Glad to see you stop by, you know I love your style. Have a great day too, jessxx

  • Laura
    Posted at 10:29h, 03 August Reply

    What a gorgeous shade of green! You look beautiful!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:19h, 03 August Reply

      Thank you Laura! Have a great day! jess xx

  • Imogen
    Posted at 21:18h, 02 August Reply

    This is the perfect colour for you.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:19h, 03 August Reply

      Thank you much! jess xx Have a great day! jess xx

  • Che
    Posted at 16:17h, 02 August Reply

    Love this shade of green on your dress and you seem to have the chicest jewelry to pair with it! The days are getting hotter and drier in here too although we´re having hail in the afternoons, lol. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:59h, 02 August Reply

      Thanks Che! I buy mostly costume jewerly at local boutiques so they don’t cost me much. Thanks though. Glad you like it! have a great Sunday, jess xx

  • michelelobosco
    Posted at 09:52h, 02 August Reply

    Jess, love the green dress on you…it looks amazing with your hair!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 02 August Reply

      Thank you Michelle! I hope you have a great weekend, jess xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:43h, 02 August Reply

      Thank you!! Have a lovely weekend, jess xx

  • Cheresa
    Posted at 00:18h, 02 August Reply

    Jess – the green dress looks amazing with your hair color and skin tone!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:49h, 02 August Reply

      Thanks so much Cheresa, I needto add more green to the wardrobe Have a great weekend. jess xx

  • Joanna
    Posted at 22:21h, 01 August Reply

    Such a pretty color! Love the look 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:47h, 02 August Reply

      Thank you ! Have a great weekend, jess xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:59h, 02 August Reply

      Thanks so much! Glad you like the look too. Have a great Sunday, jess xo

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 18:45h, 01 August Reply

    Green is definetly your color Jess, looks great on you and those watermelon martinis look fab just about now 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:52h, 01 August Reply

      Thanks Nora! I bought a few new emerald pieces for fall I look forward to wearing. They are sooo good those fruity drinks, have a great weekend, jess xo

  • kelseybang
    Posted at 17:19h, 01 August Reply

    What a darling look! You look amazing in green! Loving those sandals!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:27h, 01 August Reply

      Thanks so much Kelsy, I sent you a message on your blog. I appreciate the lovely comment. jess xx

  • Shannon
    Posted at 16:43h, 01 August Reply

    So pretty! That dress looks amazing on you and the green goes with your red hair beautifully! Definitely your color!

    <3 Shannon

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:06h, 01 August Reply

      Thank you! Glad you like the dress, and I suppose I need more green in my wardrone, have a lovely weekend, jess xx

  • Svetlana
    Posted at 15:20h, 01 August Reply

    What could be more perfect then your hair color and green dress! I really love it! And the earrings are lovely 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:25h, 01 August Reply

      Thank ou so much Stevlana! Glad you like the green. Have great day, jess xx

  • Marianne
    Posted at 13:59h, 01 August Reply

    Green is your color! So pretty!

  • Dorothy Camper
    Posted at 13:34h, 01 August Reply

    You really do suit green. Perfect for your beautiful hair. We could use a little of your heat here in the UK! Lynne x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:57h, 01 August Reply

      Thank you Dorothy! I love green, I should add more to my wardrobe. Well, we had sun but we are going to get some storms. Hope it will come your way. Have a lovey weekend, jess xx

  • Willfully Elegant
    Posted at 13:32h, 01 August Reply

    Wow!! Green is so beautiful on you!! Love the way it fits you and you look stunning.. I am completely bowled over!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:56h, 01 August Reply

      Aww. thanks so much you are sweet. I am trying to buy more green for my wardrobe, slowly but surely Have a lovely weekend jess xo

  • aasolheid
    Posted at 13:24h, 01 August Reply

    I love that dress! Green is a fabulous color on you. Great way to beat the heat with those yummy drinks too:)


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:31h, 01 August Reply

      Thank you Audrey! Definatly needed a sundress, and yes those watermelon martinis were soooo good! jess xx

  • Sabina @Oceanblue Style
    Posted at 11:30h, 01 August Reply

    Stylish Jess. Red & green are a match made in heaven, right? You look great. xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:02h, 01 August Reply

      THank you! Glad you like both colors 🙂 I bought some poofy midi skirts in emerald and another in red to wear in the fall.. Annette told me jewel tones are my friend! Have a great day, jess xo

  • Annette
    Posted at 09:43h, 01 August Reply

    Green is a fabulous colour for you, Jess! Lovely earrings too.
    It already feels a bit like autumn in the mornings and yet we are still waiting for heat and sunshine.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:12h, 01 August Reply

      Thanks so much Annette! It is a bit cooler coming up this week. Sounds like you have nice weather, but I do love the sunshine. jess xo

  • Susan
    Posted at 09:06h, 01 August Reply

    LOVE this colour on you! So pretty. And here in Toronto we are PRAYING for heat. That or finding it when we leave for Fla tom! xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:10h, 01 August Reply

      Thank you Susa, well we have been getting heat here, but also alot , ALot of rain!! Have a nice trip 😉 jess xx

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 08:51h, 01 August Reply

    You look stunning doll, love the green with your hair, it’s perfect. Such a stylish dress to :)) I hope you have a great weekend xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:09h, 01 August Reply

      Thank you so much for coming to my blog 🙂 I bought afew full skirts recently to wear in the fall, can’t wait! Glad you like the green, it has been so hot here, sundresses are a must. Have a lovely weekend too! jess xx

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