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The Grass is Greener

 

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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

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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 1928.com, Earrings, Charming Charlie, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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60 Comments

  • Reply
    Leslie @ www.fashionablylateleslie.com
    August 11, 2014 at 9:50 pm

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

    xox Les
    http://www.fashionablylateleslie.com

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    elb743
    August 5, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    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
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 6, 2014 at 8:00 am

      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

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    Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    August 5, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    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!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 5, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      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

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    Jennie
    August 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 5, 2014 at 10:53 am

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

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    ADA
    August 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 5, 2014 at 9:18 am

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

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    Monica Roese (GlamVolution)
    August 4, 2014 at 6:50 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 4, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      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

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    J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    August 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 4, 2014 at 10:33 am

      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

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    Nicole
    August 3, 2014 at 9:13 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 4, 2014 at 7:56 am

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

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    Tiina L
    August 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    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…

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 4, 2014 at 7:56 am

      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

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    Janise
    August 3, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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

    xo,
    Janise

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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

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    Red Reticule
    August 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm

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

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    Laura
    August 3, 2014 at 10:29 am

    What a gorgeous shade of green! You look beautiful!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 3, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Thank you Laura! Have a great day! jess xx

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    Imogen
    August 2, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    This is the perfect colour for you.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 3, 2014 at 11:19 am

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

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    Che
    August 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    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. 🙂

    http://dressingupforme.blogspot.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 2, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      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

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    michelelobosco
    August 2, 2014 at 9:52 am

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

    xx
    Michele
    http:/www.roguetutu.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 2, 2014 at 10:40 am

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 2, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Thank you!! Have a lovely weekend, jess xx

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    Cheresa
    August 2, 2014 at 12:18 am

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

    http://www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 2, 2014 at 7:49 am

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

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    Joanna
    August 1, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Such a pretty color! Love the look 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 2, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Thank you ! Have a great weekend, jess xo

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 2, 2014 at 6:59 pm

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

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    Jacket Society
    August 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Green is definetly your color Jess, looks great on you and those watermelon martinis look fab just about now 🙂
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      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

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    kelseybang
    August 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2014 at 5:27 pm

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

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    Shannon
    August 1, 2014 at 4:43 pm

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

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2014 at 5:06 pm

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

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    Svetlana
    August 1, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    What could be more perfect then your hair color and green dress! I really love it! And the earrings are lovely 🙂
    Kisses
    Svetlana
    http://capemaychic.weebly.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm

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

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    Marianne
    August 1, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Green is your color! So pretty!
    Marianne
    http://www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    Dorothy Camper
    August 1, 2014 at 1:34 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      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

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    Willfully Elegant
    August 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      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

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    aasolheid
    August 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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

    Audrey
    http://www.audreysalutes.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm

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

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    Sabina @Oceanblue Style
    August 1, 2014 at 11:30 am

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      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

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    Annette
    August 1, 2014 at 9:43 am

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2014 at 11:12 am

      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

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    Susan
    August 1, 2014 at 9:06 am

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2014 at 9:10 am

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

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    KizzyDoll
    August 1, 2014 at 8:51 am

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2014 at 9:09 am

      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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