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Green lace top

Happy St Patty’s Day friends

I’ve decided to share my love for my heritage ( 50% Irish) and dress in green today for St . Patty’s Day.

Lace green top

Wide leg cropped jeans

I hope everyone is doing fine in the wake of all this uncertainty and craziness. I hope you haven’t run out of toilet paper!

I am staying calm and think the news certainly added to the public fear. Just taking it day by day and making sure to take precautions.

I think the blog should be a good place to escape .

My hubby and 2 puppies make it a bit easier to keep my sanity, as I have their company . My pups are such a comfort.

My Dad- The Irishman

My Dad loved to play The Clancy Brothers on record when we grew up. I still remember some of the lyrics.

“Johnny Mackeldo and Magee, and Magoo, and a couple of two or three, were on a spree one  day.. ” We used to take a long car ride to Disneyworld ( and I mean LONG….) and it was The Clancy Brothers, Air Supply and Bob Seger. Back then you had your earphones and cd disc changer, and boy did I , unless I wanted to listen to the tape my dad made of those 3 bands!

Good memories though.

I miss my Dad, and it has been 4 years. Of course, I think of him often, but especially on St Patty’s Day. He used to joke, “What is a 7-course Irish meal?” – A six-pack and a potato!  Yes, dad humor!

I used to joke with my dad and say he was a faux Irishman because he would drink a can of Coors Light and turn red! No Guinness for this guy.

I miss his boisterous laugh and so many things, but these memories keep me smiling thinking of him.

My dad wanted to go to Ireland and never made it. It is a place I want to visit. some year down the road. I always daydreamed about us going into an Irish Pub and me pretending to be an Irish Local. At least, until I opened my mouth! lol!

My Outfit

Yesterday I dressed in Green in this POST. A dressier outfit. I wanted to create a more casual look today for St Patty’s day and I have styled this Zara lace top I bought on Poshmark a few years ago. Typically with the wide leg cropped jeans I would wear a more fitted top, but this worked quite well, as it is fitted at the top, then as peplum style, flares out at the waist.

These Wit and Wisdom wide-leg jeans have gotten a lot of wear, and I bought them thrifting for a mere $20. They are so comfortable and I love the style. They do show off your shoes as well. I need to get on my pedicure this week if I am going to be wearing sandals. These 2.34-inch sandals were gifted to me by Marmi last year.

They are a look-alike to these Valentino Rockstar Slide Sandals at a more reasonable price.

I wanted to bring out my floral resin earrings from Baublebar- as since there aren’t many flowers yet blooming, may they be blooming on my ears!

Green peplum top

Marmi Shoes

St Patty's Day outfit

Spring earrings


Top-Zara ( poshmark)

Wit and Wisdom wide leg cropped jeans  ( very similar– ON SALE 40% off)

earrings- Baublebar

Rebecca MInkoff Love bag in Pine

sandals- c/o Marmi ( similar to Valentino pair)

Most clicked   Nancy of Nancys Fashion Style

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  • Reply
    March 20, 2020 at 10:57 am

    I am loving your culotte-style jeans, babe! This is such a cute spring St. Patty’s look!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    March 19, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    I have so little green in my closet but it is such a beautiful color!

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    March 18, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    what fun festive pieces! I love that wide leg jeans are coming back!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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    March 18, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Your dad’s joke made me laugh! I love your green lace top, such a beautiful colour. I just bought a dark green velvet bag in a similar style to yours. I’m glad my favourite bloggers are still posting fabulous outfits – I need them more than ever right now! Stay safe xx


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    Michelle Churchman
    March 18, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Ha! Your dad sounds like quite a character! The green lace top is stunning! Both in design and color.

    Minding all the precautions here too. Stay safe, my friend.


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    March 18, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Such a cute outfit, I love that blouse. The lace detail is beautiful, I really love wearing green xo

    Makeup Muddle

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    March 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Love the outfit! The green top is so pretty!

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    March 18, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Happy St Patrick’s Day belatedly! Lovely to read about your dad. My husband’s parents were both Irish. Your green peplum top is very pretty. xx

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    Anna Shirley
    March 18, 2020 at 12:12 am

    The glamorous lace green top with the jeans are such a great combo. Thank you for sharing the memories of your dad. Enjoy the celebration.


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    Laura Bambrick
    March 17, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    The Clancy Brothers are great! We love The High Kings. That top is just beautiful on you and so perfect for today!

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    March 17, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Jess, I love the lacy top with those crop jeans! Such a nice “attraction of opposites!” The bag, the shoes, all perfect. But most of all, I love your dad’s humor. I shared the 7-course meal with my husband and we both had a great laugh!! He sounds like a lovely man–I mean Irishman!! I know we’re all challenged with these crazy times and finding the right balance to write about. Staying calm is the right message, and I shared a cool “Calm” exercise in my post today. But I also styled my cute shamrock tee! Lol!

    xx Darlene

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    March 17, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Just love that lace top and the green is perfect for today. 🙂 And, those pants look so comfy and I love the raw edge.


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    March 17, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Those are the best memories Jess!! I just love this outfit…the jeans are such a great silhouette.

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    March 17, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    I love the memories about your dad. He sounds like a very happy guy with a positive attitude and full of laughs. This is a beautiful lace top Jess and the color is absolutely stunning! It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s and beyond. I can see it worn during brunch, weekend getaways and date night. The options are endless! I hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday so far. We are also taking it day by day too. Stay safe!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    Lisa Richardson
    March 17, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Jess, this is such a cute lace peplum top and those flare cropped jeans are darling on you!!! XOXO

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    Nora Minassian
    March 17, 2020 at 11:46 am

    What a beautiful top on you Jess, love that you are mixing the lace top with casual denim jeans. I’ve said this before, green is your color 🙂

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    Meagan Brandon
    March 17, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Those sandals are gorgeous! Block heel sandals are so comfy. I love your dad’s 7-course Irish meal joke, too! haha


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      Jess Jannenga
      March 17, 2020 at 11:32 am

      Hi Meagan, thank you! Yes, I was gifted these last year and I know I will wear them alot. Thanks, my dad had a great sense of humour!

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    linda cassidy
    March 17, 2020 at 10:51 am

    loving the green peplum today. It is feeling like a weird St Patrick’s Day with all the celebrations cancelled. Also thanks for the feature

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 17, 2020 at 11:02 am

      Thank you Linda! It is weird! Will you still drink green beer?

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    March 17, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Such a great look! Loving the beautiful green top!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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    March 17, 2020 at 9:29 am

    I like the simplicity of a lace top and jeans, it’s the perfect “high-low” look. Every time you wear these cropped pants, I seriously covet them! Such a sweet story about your dad. The studded sandals–I liked those shoes from the time they did a pump version. If only I could stand higher heels, I’d get a knockoff. Happy St. Paddy’s day!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 17, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Hi Kim!
      I do too. I know, they are really some of my favorite jeans! I would love to find a white pair. Thank you. Yes, I do miss my dad! I need to get on a peducure, Ill do that at home too 🙂 Happy St Pattys day!

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    March 17, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Those jeans are so great! Happy At Patrick’s Day!



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    March 17, 2020 at 9:18 am

    I adore this top! The green lace is so pretty! Your dad sounds he had a great sense of humor! I hope you get to Ireland one day to honor him!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    March 17, 2020 at 8:36 am

    What brilliant dupes Jess! I love the Rock stud series. All safe and ready to hibernate here in the UK! xx

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    Robin LaMonte
    March 17, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day Jess!
    I hope you do make it to Ireland and bring your father along with you.
    Bring a little trinket from your father’s collection or something he liked and leave it somewhere hidden.
    Then he will see that you were thinking of him.


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    March 17, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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    March 17, 2020 at 7:56 am

    What a beautiful lace top! It’s so nice with the green bag too, that’s also a stunner! 🙂

    Thanks for the link up!
    Hope that your week is going well 🙂 I’ll be working from home this week which will be interesting!

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    Chrissy Rowden
    March 17, 2020 at 7:14 am

    This is so pretty. Love the lacy top and that’s a beautiful shade of green on you. Also, love your outlook for these turbulent times. Freaking out is not going to make things better and in fact causes more problems. Thank you for encouraging and staying positive.

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    March 17, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Jess, I freaking love this outfit! Green lace! Yes, please! Give me all the green lace. I am loving these jeans and those adorable sandals, too. Such a great look. And what fun memories about your dad. I hope you are able to enjoy the day today in celebration of your heritage! Stay safe and healthy, my friend.


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    March 17, 2020 at 4:36 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day my friend! I miss my dad so much, especially today. I hope you get to Ireland one day in honor of your dad, it is such a beautiful country. I’ll be wearingmy green today and making my corned beef! Love your sandals Jess!

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    March 17, 2020 at 3:15 am

    Jess, what a fabulous look. Your top is gorgeous and the wide-leg jeans are spot-on perfect.


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    Nancy s Fashion Style
    March 17, 2020 at 3:02 am

    What a lovely surprise on this rather dark but Sunny morning. Thank you. What a funny joke! I have the same with the UK. In fact last year I went alone in a pub,Gerben had to park the car, and I made a joke to the barman. He had to laugh and I felt as a real local!! That felt fantastic! So I know what you mean.

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