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Wearing Jambu Viola Spring Sandals on a Day at the Lake


Hello friends!

Ahhh, there is nothing like that first sunny day, with the warm sun shining and the boats at the marina looking ready to make their way out on the Lake for the day. It was warm, 80 degrees, when we decided to do a photoshoot near The Cottage, and Lake Norman. When we first moved here, it felt like we were living in a resort. I think everyone tends to “take for granted’ sometimes where they live, as you get accustomed to it, day to day. But I am a water girl, and i love looking at the pontoon boats and impressive house boats while sitting at Grandma Trudy’s house drinking some refreshing Sangria or Cabarnay that day. I decided to style my new sandals, the Viola, from Jambu that day. A striking tan and black striped wooden heeled sandal with a strappy design and fashion forward style.


When we go to the Cottage, we say we are going to visit Grandma Trudy, the owner of the home-styled wine bar. She isn’t their grandma, but the homey feeling we all get there makes us feel like she could be! The pups run around the place making a b-line for the dog biscuit jar. Truffy, who is generally the shy pup, loves to meet people and explore the place. We sat outside and enjoyed the weather and just looking at the boats and lake. My mom will visit in June, and we hope to take a boat out on the lake for a day with my sister and niece as well.

I’m due for a new gel pedicure, but in the meantime, let me tell you about the Viola sandal by Jambu. You know I am crazy about the memory foam footbed! These are a higher heel than I am used to wearing, but they are very comfortable heels.Β  I would wear them out to dinner or for a date night out. I loved the tan and black neutral shades of this shoe, with a bit of a 70s vibe, remniscent with the wooden heel. They also come in coral/teal. I know you have seen them on several bloggers. I loved the neutral shades and can certainly pictures these looking cute with some natural toned trousers or flared jeans with a cute halter for summer.

I am also next week due for an opthamologist visit , as I think my eyes are worse and need a new prescription. I have been looking at some new sunglasses and look forward to getting them soon, then i won’t be squinting in pics!


“Take your look to new heights with the Viola wooden block heel, part of our Handcrafted collection. Its soft nubuck upper and flat nail head details make this heel a must-have for any warm weather closet. “

In case you missed some of my previous Jambu posts

Jambu Rio with Floral Top

Jambu The Naomi Sandal

Jambu New Arrivals-Sugar Too

Jambu has comfortable heels, wedges, sandals and flats that all have wonderful memory foam foot beds and are comfortable for day long wear. I also think about my trip to Eurpoe this year, and Jambu shoes would be great for travel.

Do check out all of Jambu’s New Arrivals

I wanted to bring out the black in the shoes, as well as the lace, and chose my vintage lace fillagree earrings I bought on Etsy. The embroidered circle bag from Zara adds bits of color to the look and also brings out the neutral tones. This dress is from Zara, and is one of my favorite dresses. It is a shorter dress, so I do have a lace extender I bought if I choose to have a bit more length.

*These sandals were gifted to me from Jambu. Opinions are my own and truthful.

Jambu Viola c/o Jambu

Dress-Zara ( OLD)

Bag-Zara via Poshmark


Have a great day!


Jess xo


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  • Reply
    Lisa Richardson
    April 28, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Such a beautiful spot for a photo shoot. The lace dress is lovely and that pair of Jambu’s is my fav. They are so cool looking. For linking up for Fabulous Friday, Jess!! XOXO

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    Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    April 27, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    What a beautiful spot for photos! I would love to hang out at the lake for the day with a sangria (or two!). I love that dress and those lacey earrings go perfectly with it. As do those darling sandals!


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    GlamorousandGeeky (@Gofashiondeals)
    April 27, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    those sandals are the cutest!

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    April 26, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    This is an elegant but outgoing outfit. It looks like that could be my favorite pair of sandals. You look amazing.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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    Mariann Yip
    April 26, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Those sandals look so cute and stylish! Love it! http://mariannyc.com/2018/04/23/spring-fashion-picks/

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    Codrut Turcanu
    April 26, 2018 at 6:52 am

    hey, I like the sandals, will tell about ’em to my girlfriend! keep up the great work!


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    Emma Peach
    April 26, 2018 at 5:03 am

    I love your sandals and lace dress! Such a pretty bag too! Sitting in the sun drinking wine sounds heavenly πŸ™‚

    Emma xxx

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    Amy Christensen
    April 25, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Very pretty sandals, Jess. I like that they have the raised footbed, as it makes walking in heels much easier. You look fabulous, as always. – Amy

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    Cheryl Shops
    April 25, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Your lace dress is so pretty! I am totally in the market for something like that, and I love how you’ve styled it with the platform shoe. Perfect for a day of boating!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    April 25, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    What a gorgeous lace dress you are wearing today. I also love that bag. What an amazing find on Poshmark! I am glad you do not take that beautiful weather for granted. It is truly a gift. Have a wonderful weekend, it is almost here!

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    Jacket Society
    April 25, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    What a pretty lace dress and I love how the intricated necklace works so well with the pattern of the lace dress. You look fab my friend πŸ™‚

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    April 25, 2018 at 10:34 am

    What a gorgeous outfit! Those heels look so comfortable, and easy to walk in with the chunky heel, and while they look amazing with this dress, I can see them fitting well with so many outfits.

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    Northwest Mountain Living & Style
    April 25, 2018 at 9:06 am

    This is such a pretty dress and I love those shoes and bag with it. Perfect way to give it a spring and summer look! Beautiful as always!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 25, 2018 at 9:16 am

      Hi Cheryl! Thank you. I have been wearing this bag a lot. It is fun and I love the circle shape. x

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    April 25, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Your dress is lovely – truly! And I love the purse with it. I feel underdressed, linking up with you this week. lol. But I need a little dress up inspiration! πŸ™‚

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 25, 2018 at 9:24 am

      Thank you Chrissy! I was in the mood for a dress, I love dresses and the warmer it gets that is what i love to wear. πŸ™‚ x

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    Darlene Messinger
    April 25, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Hi Jess,
    What a beautiful spot! And a darling outfit. I, too, am a water gal, so I know what you mean! You have lovely taste. Happy Wednesday.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 25, 2018 at 9:23 am

      Hi Darlene! It really is one of my favorite hang outs. I love the water, the boats and the lake. I hope to do some kayaking this year. thank you for your comment! x

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    Sheela Goh
    April 25, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Prettiest picture ever, Jess πŸ™‚ and that bag HEART EYE EMOJI Poshmark is such a wonderful place to find treasures xoxo

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 25, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Thank you Sheela! I have one more recent Posh purchase I hope to share soon too πŸ™‚ x

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    April 24, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Aren’t you lucky with summer weather already?

    Those are sweet sandals.

    Your cottage sounds like a little taste of heaven.


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      Jess Jannenga
      April 25, 2018 at 9:19 am

      hi Suzanne! Well, it has been here and there.. a very strange Spring as we all have had. i had to take advantage this day! x

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    April 24, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Super shoes and dress Jess, love them. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    Rhona Crouthamel
    April 24, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    The water and 80 degrees?! Oh, I’m jealous, Jess! LOL! Not quite there yet in PA. The outfit is truly lovely. The earrings and bag are really stand-outs! I have got to try these Jambu shoes! I’ve seen them repeated on Jodie’s (Jtouchofstyle) blog and now on yours. Comfort and support are major issues for me, but you can bet I’m not giving up an inch on the cute factor, either. These really seem to deliver on both.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 25, 2018 at 9:18 am

      Thank you Ronnie! I love vintage jewelry and these are one of my fav pairs of earrings. we are brand ambassadors for the brand, and i love the memory foam, i am sure you would love them! x

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    April 24, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Those sandals are so cute! They look easy to walk in even with the heel too!

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    Theresa Campbell
    April 24, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    That lace dress is adorable! I would wear it as a tunic over pants, since I don’t think my bare knees should ever appear in public again. But you’ve got great legs for this type of dress. The filigree earrings were a perfect choice. And I absolutely love the sandals. They definitely have a cool 70s vibe and the platform does make them easier to walk in. Great outfit!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 25, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Thanks so much Theresa! ill keep wearing dresses of all lengths πŸ™‚ I appreciate the comment and that you loved the outfit. x

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    April 24, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I love that lace dress, it’s so you. When I think of lace I think of you. Beautiful


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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    April 24, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I love the dress! It’s so beautiful and I am loving those shoes!

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    April 24, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Loving those sandals- and that pretty lace dress!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    Joi Smith
    April 24, 2018 at 11:49 am

    So cute Jess!! The reminds me to pull out my bag like this πŸ™‚

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    April 24, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Jess, I love the dress. Love the shoes. Love the bag. So, so pretty! And perfect for the lake.


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    April 24, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Those are some fabulous sandals! I really like the style, the multi-color, block heel, and even better they are comfortable. They look great with your pretty lace dress!

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    Tatiana Moskatova
    April 24, 2018 at 9:21 am

    I love this dress on you, Jess!


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    April 24, 2018 at 9:12 am

    I try and never take being close to the water for granted, it is my favorite thing! Love this dress, the color is amazing on you, and such beautiful sandals!

    xx, Elise

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    April 24, 2018 at 9:11 am

    What a gorgeous sunny day you had! Looks so Spring perfect in that setting, not to mention this dress is so pretty on you too, Jess! Loving the two tone sandals…they will be so great for summer!



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    April 24, 2018 at 8:59 am

    loving this look and I am so thrilled for you that you are also getting to wear heels. I like you am such a water gal. Don’t forget to hop over to A Labour of Fashion every Thursday to show off your weekly looks.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 24, 2018 at 10:48 am

      Thank you Linda. It is great to be able to wear some nice looking shoes, and ones that are also comfortable for me. x

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    April 24, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Aren’t these so comfy, Jess?? I love how they have a 70’s vibe, and go with everything!!

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    April 24, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Pretty dress! Those sandals seem to be extremely comfortable wearing. Does the embroidered bag have many pockets?

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 24, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Hi Judy, thank you! The bag only has one compartment. I wear it as I would a clutch, but it does suprisingly fit my wallet, a small hairbrush and some makeup. So a bit more than a clutch holds.

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    April 24, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Hi Jess! I still haven’t gotten a pair of the Jambu sandals, but I really want to test them out! They look so comfortable! I love your dress…Zara is the best! Have a great week!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 24, 2018 at 10:47 am

      Thank you Suzanne, I have loved Zara for a number of years now, and the free ship and styles have me continuing to shop there .I could see you wearing these for sure Suzanne! x

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    April 24, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Your little lace dress is beautiful, and I love the sandals! πŸ™‚ It’s such a nice spot for photos too.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a nice week so far! It’s a good one here as we have a day off tomorrow! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    April 24, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Gorgeous photos, more gorgeous YOU!! love the dress, love the bag, Love how the shoes compliment so nicely!

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    April 24, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Beautiful dress Jess! I love the fit, the style and the lace all over it!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    April 24, 2018 at 6:12 am

    I love those sandals!!

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    April 24, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Your dress is beautiful! Sounds like you had a fabulous day!

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    April 24, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Your dress is gorgeous Jess – you look fabulous in it!! It looks like such a lovely spot by the boats xx

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    April 24, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Another pair of cool shoes paired with such a gorgeous dress Jess. Lovely photos!
    Laurie xx

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    April 24, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Your dress is stunning – that lace is so pretty and your embroidered bag is beautiful. I do love those shoes and wish I had the money to get them – they are fabulous and do no look at all like comfort shoes! They definitely have that 70’s vibe thanks to the wooden heel, love, love, love. Your day at The Cottage sounds fabulous and yeah, you’re right we do take for granted where we live sometimes. I am so guilty of that! Stunning as usual Jess!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 24, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Thank you Kellyann! Well, if you do decide to get any Jambu’s you can use my code for 20% off. I know that 10 years ago, “comfort shoes” were not as stylish. That is one reason I love Jambu. Yes, we love the Cottage, it is so welcoming! xx

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    Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    April 24, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Such a pretty outfit, Jess, looking gorgeous my friend. I too have been treating my home as a resort and having a lot of fun! Good luck with the eyes, I recently needed a new lens to keep me behind the wheel for another year, but that’s a pensioner issue and you’re a young whippersnapper! I’m sure you’ll find yourself some gorgeous sunnies. I’d like to hear more about the dress extender; how did you manage to match perfectly to the dress? Hugs, x.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 24, 2018 at 10:53 am

      Thank you Mary! i looked for a cream colored one that is a close match on Amazon. My eye appt is next week, so I will see just how poorly my vision is. I just think I need a new script. x

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    Jill James
    April 24, 2018 at 2:16 am

    I always love you in lace Jess and the sandals even though they are heavier go beautifully. The wine bar sounds fun , so good to find a place that welcomes pups. Enjoy that sunshine. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

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    April 24, 2018 at 2:16 am

    I really love these shoes! Very very nice Jess!

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    Claire justine
    April 24, 2018 at 2:01 am

    Such a beautiful dress Jess, love your sandals too πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting.

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