Turning Heads Linkup – Dark Olive Blouse with Jean Skirt - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup – Dark Olive Blouse with Jean Skirt

Loft olive blouse

Hello friends!

I hope you are well.

It is time for some neutrals today on the blog. I love wearing color, but also equally enjoy wearing some beautiful neutrals, especially in the summer.

women's leopard scarf

My Outfit

Did you ever notice in pictures sometimes your makeup doesn’t show as well? I am working on putting more on for the camera, and really loved how this lipstick looked for today’s look. It was gifted to me with a package of other goodies from REALHER, in an orange-red shade. Typically, I go for more of the blue-red with my skin tone, but this surprised me how much I liked it! ( moral- try new shades!)

I love safari looks and look in soft neutrals for the summer months, and we are almost there. Spring kind of passed us by with all things Coronavirus, and we are entering warmer months. This day we took photos, it was 85 and hot! We actually got to experience a bit of Spring this year, which isn’t always common for Charlotte. Many years, there may be a few weeks of Spring- like weather, then boom! it’s summer!

Finding shade under a tree, hubby photographed me in a new dark olive blouse with flutter sleeves, just enough of a touch to make it interesting. I wanted to wear one of my favorite scarves from Mango, my snakeskin scarf, and find that I may reach for smaller neck scarves instead of necklaces in the summer.

Gold bauble earrings adorned my ears, as my ever– popular straw circle bag was the perfect accompaniment.

My favorite button- down jean skirt Is styled and worn with my new tan-brown croc strappy sandals. I love the heel on these and the strappy style, which is in now and very elegant.


I mentioned yesterday that we had a great Spanish Tapas meal with my sister and niece coming up again and sitting in the yard. She brought a delicious Grenache, which is one of my favorite fuller- bodied reds. We went for a 3 mile hike in the woods near our house too, with the pups. I think people get a kick out of seeing Shih tzus on a long walk in the woods, as you don’t always see the smaller dogs.

I’ve also been able to now get my dry needling treatments again! Today is the day, so I will be wearing my mask, as well as my therapist. It is over an hour of needling, but boy do I need it! So thankful they can start up again.

Loft olive blouse

Loft denim skirt

Loft olive blouse

Loft olive blouse

Tan strappy sandals

Love the back detail.


Loft olive blouse  and love this one on sale!

Jean skirt- Loft  similar and ON SALE!) this skirt  is a nice length as is this one ( and on sale)

sandals– Mango

scarf- Charming Charlies

Bag– Amazon

Earrings-c/o Soft Surroundings ( similar)

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REALHER lipstick

Most clicked- Tatiana of My Fab Forties

Pinterest Pic- Christine of Bon Chic Style


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  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 10:43h, 22 May Reply

    Hey I’m back – just to let you know that I too have a Link Party happening now every Friday! Today is my first! Please come link your posts- I’d love that! Thanks!

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 15:53h, 21 May Reply

    Another wonderful outfit Jess, love the jeans skirt. Jacqui x

  • isthismutton
    Posted at 12:01h, 20 May Reply

    You always look lovely in neutrals Jess and you have a great denim skirt! I apply a vivid pink but on camera it looks nowhere near as bright.

  • Straight A Style
    Posted at 11:36h, 20 May Reply

    This lipstick does look great on you, and I really love all the fun details on your outfit.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • VivaciousWish
    Posted at 10:56h, 20 May Reply

    Olive color top looks gorgeous babe.

  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 10:19h, 20 May Reply

    How gorgeous are you?! I love that olive top and the sandals too- beautiful!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:23h, 20 May Reply

      Thank you Lucy! I love neutral looks as well and was in the mood!

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 21:51h, 19 May Reply

    Excellent call on the olive today! I love that denim skirt on you and the addition of leopard! What a great combination! Hope you are having a great week!

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 20:22h, 19 May Reply

    I am going to the chiropractor tomorrow and I can’t wait—it’s been waaaaay too long! Yay for services that are essential to us 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Maureen
    Posted at 18:40h, 19 May Reply

    Yay for being able to go back to your dry needling appointment again. I am sure it felt like a lifetime! We are still waiting for the end of the month and see what phase we are on. I love neutrals and colors alike too but my closet contains more black! I need to go after colors like olive because it is a beauty! I just love how it pop against your denim skirt albeit muted than say orange. Btw, your leopard scarf is a nice touch to your look! I can’t get enough. I hope you are doing well and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 18:05h, 19 May Reply

    What a darling outfit, I love those ruffles and leopard pops! So fun and Springy!


  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 18:04h, 19 May Reply

    Goodness, I’d love to style steal this. Would you believe I don’t have a leopard print scarf? Hmm, that may not deter me–haha!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:43h, 20 May Reply

      Hi Kim! I say you should go for it! You can improvise 🙂

  • Jodie
    Posted at 17:39h, 19 May Reply

    I’m so glad you can start your dry needling again Jess…I bet that will be such a relief.
    And I LOVE that lipstick on you. I got it too, and really like it. I just wish it stayed on all day.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:44h, 20 May Reply

      Thank you Jodie. It certainly helps. It is one of the things that helps me function more normally. Thank you! I need to add some more bright lipsticks to my collection!

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 16:22h, 19 May Reply

    That lipstick really suits you! I love the ruffles on the sleeves of your top, and the scarf looks fab with it. Great news about starting up your treatment again!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:24h, 20 May Reply

      Thank you Emma! I wasn’t sure when I got it as it looks bright, but I really love it. Thanks, I really needed the treatment

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:45h, 20 May Reply

      Thank you Emma! Funny how something different i wasn’t sure about is something i really like now!

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 15:00h, 19 May Reply

    Jess, I have that top in my cart at Loft! Lol! You’ve styled it beautifully and I love the lipstick. Yes–try new things!! We used to take our Schauzer and Cairn Terrier on the trails with us and people were surprised, too! Hey, all dogs love to walk and see the outdoors, right?! Our newest shelter dog, Lulu, has a lot of French Bulldog in her and she gets very hot so we try to find shady places. But she loves to run! Lol! I’m so glad you are starting up your treatments again. Take care.

    xx Darlene

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 20 May Reply

      See! We have similar tastes! I loved the shade of green and I have a lot of prints, so I was due for a solid shade. So true! The little dogs can do it too! Aw, that is so good to hear with your pup. My boy, Gibson, loves to run in the grass! Take care as well.

  • Theresa
    Posted at 14:06h, 19 May Reply

    Hi Jess. Finally getting back to checking my fav blogs after a hellish winter of packing and moving. I can see you’re still as chic and elegant as ever, despite a pandemic! Love the olive top with the denim skirt. The little ruffles at the shoulders are a nice touch. Isn’t it nice we can at least still go places and enjoy nature? And glad you’re now able to get back to your therapist. I’m sure it will be a welcome relief!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 20 May Reply

      Hi Theresa, good to hear from ou! Oh gosh, yes! Moving and packing is very difficult. I am big on walking outside these day, you gotta get out. Thank you! Im lad you like the look. I not wearing heels in the house, but I do like to dress in nice outfits on some of the days.

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 13:08h, 19 May Reply

    Need to make note of this outfit: great inspiration! Got an olive tee, a denim skirt, a similar purse! I really like the ball earring style too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 20 May Reply

      Thank you Mirielle! I bet you could put together a similar look 🙂

  • eva @ StyleMyThrift
    Posted at 12:09h, 19 May Reply

    the skirt is darling! the dark olive blouse a nice pairing…
    nice Spring look!
    xo Eva

  • Nora Minassian
    Posted at 12:01h, 19 May Reply

    That hike sounds so great, I love hikes and walks. I have said this before, but you look great in olive. It is such a great color on you. Love this outfit especially that cute bag.

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 10:56h, 19 May Reply

    I never would have considered olive as a Spring color – I always think of Fall and Winter, but I love it. Olive and beige pants are my favorites to wear all the time.


  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 10:16h, 19 May Reply

    Oh Jess you look so cute! I love that skirt. It is nice to hear you can get to your therapist again. Have a wonderful week!

  • Tatiana Moskatova
    Posted at 10:05h, 19 May Reply

    This color of lipstick looks beautiful on you, especially I love how it matches with your hair color. It is a great choice for a warm season. I like the whole outfit, denim skirts are in big trend now. Thank you very much for featuring me in your post. I feel honored!


  • Ellibelle
    Posted at 09:47h, 19 May Reply

    This olive top is beautiful! Loving it paired with the denim skirt!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  • Shauna
    Posted at 08:55h, 19 May Reply

    I always lean towards bright colors for summer, and I forgot how pretty and perfect neutrals can be! Love this look!



  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 08:47h, 19 May Reply

    Jess, that lipstick looks terrific on you! Love your outfit, you wear a jean skirt so well. Yay for the dry needling!!! I am so happy for you, I know you will feel so much better!

  • Mica
    Posted at 07:44h, 19 May Reply

    I love the leopard and olive together and that lipstick is a great colour on you! I don’t wear makeup most of the time so I never have it on in the photos but I do notice if I forget to put my lipgloss on before I leave the house as I look a little paler in photos – maybe if I wore makeup missing the colour on my lips wouldn’t be so noticeable, haha!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a great week 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:42h, 20 May Reply

      This is one color that seemed to show more in photos! I wear lipstick but you cant always see it. 🙂 thanks Mica!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:34h, 19 May Reply

    One thing I don’t have is a denim skirt! Yours is so cute! Love this chic outfit!

    Jil – Doused in Pink

  • Pamela Graham
    Posted at 07:27h, 19 May Reply

    Isn’t it wonderful how denim is the perfect neutral for us all. And this is a great lip color for you Jess, orangey reds/coppery tones every time for a Warm skin like yours.
    Pamela x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:44h, 20 May Reply

      Hi Pamela!
      So true! I wear my jeans shorts and skirts year round. Thank you! I am going to have to try different shades and experiment a bit. At first I thought it was too bright, but I really love it now.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:59h, 19 May Reply

    Great outfit, Jess! I love that denim skirt. I am so glad that you are able to get your dry needling! And you must be feeling a bit better to go hiking. That is awesome! Equally awesome that you got to spend time with your sister and niece. My sister was just talking about coming to visit me but she is still a little fearful to travel so far with everything not being fully opened up yet.


  • Laurie
    Posted at 03:52h, 19 May Reply

    You know how much of a big fan I am about neutral styling Jess. This is a fabulous look. I’m so happy for you that you can get your treatment done again. xx

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 02:56h, 19 May Reply

    A lovely outfit, Jess! I think the closest thing I have to a neutral is black. LOL! Mostly, I’m just elated you are able to get back to your dry needling appointments.


  • Nancy s Fashion Style
    Posted at 02:31h, 19 May Reply

    I am glad for you that you can go to the theraphist again! Love your skirt, don t we all need a jeans skirt!

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