Beautiful color, feminine details, southern charm and grace define North Carolina’s Jess Jannenga at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. Many legends suggest that a person’s source of power resides in their hair, and you will get no argument from here! Jess’s long flame of hair fascinates and commands attention. She will turn 50 this summer.
Why should we relinquish any of our power just because we turn a certain age on a calendar?
I seem to remember all sorts of “rules” about what colors red-heads should and should not wear. I think another big part of Jess’s powerful beauty is the combination of vividly colored clothing with her own personal vivid coloring.
There’s PINK and PEACH…
And the BLUES, powder and navy and sapphire…
And ohmigosh, whoever said red-heads shouldn’t wear red?
Jess makes you want to find your own parts of the rainbow that will give your style more punch. Another wallop is obviously Jess’s well-chosen jewelry and cat-eye glasses. My personal favorite: the brooches!! Gahhh!
The Real-Real Behind the Scenes
Elegantly Dressed and Stylish is actually an acronym for EDS, an incurable connective tissue disease, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, that Jess has. It causes hypermobility, muscular knots and chronic pain. Jess’s greatest super power of all is her ability to battle this foe with the happiness she creates in herself, her readers, and her collaborating companies with her award-winning, inspiring blog.
A Little Background Music
Almost too beautiful to look at. “Every color illuminates…”
Oh, gosh, I’ve got to add this one too because Jess’s master’s degree is in Jazz Guitar and she does her daily physical therapy exercises to Ella …
I wanted to share a few shopping links for some very special things here, but everything can be found on Jess’s individual posts.
The Megan in Breezy Hill, Karina Dresses, $108. Jess has done a lot of collaboration with this company, which specializes in American-made, wrinkle-free, machine-washable dresses with sizes up to 2XL. Each style is known by a woman’s name, and this 1940s-inspired one features puffed sleeves and a knee-length hem. This is a perfect spring/summer reception dress.