A Little Leopard - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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A Little Leopard


Hi Ladies! ( Warning: this following post will make you hungry for fashion and food!)

Ahhh. The temps have finally cooled down to the mid 80s and the humidity is lower, so my hubby and I went to one of our favorite hangouts, Port City Club, where we haven’t dined in a month.I was feeling in the mood for a little leopard today and put together this ensemble.




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Ah, it was such a nice day out today. I big change for the humid cut through the air heat we were having for what seemed like a month! One could literally step outside and start sweating before there was any activity! Today it was about 83 and with a breeze. We sat outside and enjoyed a delicious meal. Be prepared I am going to make you hungry! I had a crab meat, shrimp, spinach, onion, two cheese flatbread, in other words, a fancy pizza with a delicious bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio with my husband. He enjoyed a Po’Boy with fries, but I say no! to oysters. This was the restaurant where one of the Hell’s Kitchen Chefs ended up, and are we pleased.

We enjoy looking at the lake, admiring the view as this feels so much like a resort town, one can take it for granted! I want to let you know it is not our boat we are standing by, but it seems I am awaiting a day out on the Lake in a boat on Lake Norman, that was postponed due to my health! All I can say, is I love to be out on the water!

Now as far as what is on the fashion Menu today, I have a little bit of leopard, as accessories, and shoes that are both comfortable and in style. I paired it with a black peplum top with sheer detailing on the back, antique black earrings, and white shorts. You know me and my bags, so this one made it’s way out of the closet to pick up on the leopard print.

Enjoy your week!
Jess xo

Top: Target; Scarf: Charming Charlie, Earrings: Etsy, Shorts: Ann Taylor, Shoes: Sam Eldeman ( Nordstroms), Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff ( similar)

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy  Random Wednesday

  • mark
    Posted at 14:10h, 13 August Reply

    i love your very pretty outfit! you look ready to walk on the “wild side” in it!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 18:47h, 01 August Reply

    LOVE those leopard sneaker, I may just have to get one, great outfit you look fab!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:54h, 01 August Reply

      Thanks Nora you are too sweet! I bought these when they were the trend around Jan of last year, but decided I needed to wear them now. These Sam Eldeman are super cushioned too! Have a lovely night jess xo

  • Alex
    Posted at 14:43h, 01 August Reply

    Right, I have an official case of shoe jealousy! Those slip ons are the bomb!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:07h, 01 August Reply

      Aww thanks! I am usually the one with shoe jealosy! ha! I cant wear heels, so I have to opt for flats or a slight heel. These are Sam Edelman, bought at Nordies, but think they are all over now.:-)

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 09:13h, 01 August Reply

    Totally chic and fabulous! I love everything about this outfit!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:14h, 01 August Reply

      Thank you Dawn! I could totally see you wear this too,
      XO jess

  • Monika
    Posted at 02:26h, 01 August Reply

    Absolutely lovely, Jess. You have got great legs. I love your shoes, had nearly the same ones in my hands yesterday, but haven’t bought them yet.Wonderful look!
    Take care

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:53h, 01 August Reply

      Thank you Monika! Nice of you to say about my legs, must have been the years of athletics. Ah, you would look great in these shoes as well Have a great weekend. jess xo

  • Mimi
    Posted at 23:48h, 31 July Reply

    You look wonderful on such a beautiful day!
    I so enjoy leopard & it looks great on you.
    That bag is divine – perfect color!
    All the best from NC!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:52h, 01 August Reply

      Thanks so much Mimi! Glad to see you! jess xx

  • Madaline
    Posted at 22:18h, 31 July Reply

    I’ve been looking for a scarf like this for YEARS. Seriously. Everytime I pass a scarf vendor I pray to find a leopard one (usually I do but it’s always something kind of ugly). Love it.

  • Johanna Grange
    Posted at 17:12h, 31 July Reply

    You always have the best bags. I want to steal that one and super cute outfit with the slip ons. Meow!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:47h, 31 July Reply

      Thank you! I have built a bit of a bag collection. In part because my disease doesnt permit me wearing heels or some of the shoes I used to buy. So I turned my interest to bags. Glad you like the outfit!! have a great week, jess xo

  • Danielle @ For the Love of Leopard
    Posted at 13:30h, 31 July Reply

    I love love love the touches of leopard in this look!!!! They really jazz it up! And that peplum top is sooo cute on you! I love that you’ve paired it with white shorts! xoxo Danielle @ For the Love of Leopard

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:20h, 03 August Reply

      Thank you! I figured you would like leopard, thanks have have a great weekend, jess xx

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 12:58h, 31 July Reply

    I’ve always been a fan of leopard print, so classy! These photos are stunning with the lake in the background.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:01h, 31 July Reply

      Thank you Lorna! Glad you like the photos, this is a fav place of ours. Have a great week, jess xo

  • Ashley
    Posted at 12:17h, 31 July Reply

    A little leopard is always a good idea! 🙂 Love the slip-ons!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:30h, 31 July Reply

      Thank you Ashley! Have a great day 🙂 jess xx

  • Debbie Stinedurf
    Posted at 09:21h, 31 July Reply

    Love this! The touches of leopard are perfect with the neutrals.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:59h, 31 July Reply

      Thank you Debbie! Glad you like it, I had this slip ons in my closet for awhile. I know you like slip ons :-)) Have a great day! jessxo

  • susan burpee
    Posted at 09:11h, 31 July Reply

    I really like that combo of black, white and leopard. Such a great, casual but still polished summer outfit!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:58h, 31 July Reply

      Thank you Susan! Yes, the leopard print itself has to be a nice looking print. not all are. Apprecaite you stopping by, jess xx

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 05:18h, 31 July Reply

    You look gorgeous, I like the animal print touches in your outfit and the top is beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog, so sweet. You have a lovely one here too. I followed you back on Bloglovin with pleasure, i hope you have a gorgeous day my dear!! Xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:11h, 31 July Reply

      Thanks so much! Speaking of leopard I would love the leopard pencil dress that you posted on your site. Thanks so much for following me as well. I love vintage style and I hope to pick up some ideas from u as well. Have a lovely week, jess xx

  • Anna
    Posted at 02:11h, 31 July Reply

    I love that scarf! I don’t own many animal print clothes, except for a pair of leopard ballerinas!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:09h, 31 July Reply

      Thank you Anna! Yes, I could use a few more leopard items jess xx

  • April Parrish
    Posted at 23:42h, 30 July Reply

    Such a great outfit! Love the leopard scarf & shoes! Very pretty scenery!

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 23:09h, 30 July Reply

    Great outfit and sounds like such a great day. I love your RM purse – I have been eyeing that out.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 23:26h, 30 July Reply

      thanks Alice, yes a great day. Glad you like the purse! I have one of my Rm bags for sale in my closet.. have a lovley week, jess xx

  • alittlebitofem
    Posted at 21:27h, 30 July Reply

    LOVE the back of that top!! Love little details like hat.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 22:45h, 30 July Reply

      Thank you! Glad you like it, have a great week jess xx

  • cassidl
    Posted at 21:09h, 30 July Reply

    What a great look, love the added touches of leopard

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:26h, 31 July Reply

      Thank you Linda! Glad you like it. Nice to see you again, jess xx

  • Carrie
    Posted at 20:01h, 30 July Reply

    Love the leopard! The peplum top is great from the front and then you showed the back – the detail is gorgeous!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:02h, 30 July Reply

      Thanks Carrie! Glad you like it!! Yes I wanted to show the mesh. Have a lovely week, jess xo

  • Jennie
    Posted at 19:11h, 30 July Reply

    Your black peplum top is just gorgeous! Love it paired with your white shorts and the pops of leopard are perfect!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:01h, 30 July Reply

      Thanks Jennie! Glad you like the outfit. I love peplum Have a lovely night jess xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 18:52h, 30 July Reply

    Jess, love the touch of leo in this scarf and sneakers, you look so great in shorts!
    Slip ons are the way to go! Love the bag, too!
    XX, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:57h, 30 July Reply

      Thanks Elle. I loved these slip ons when I saw others wear them. Thanks for te compliment on the shorts. I beleive age doesn’t matter when wearing shorts, no rules just have to wear them 😉 Have a great day! xxo jess

  • Clare
    Posted at 15:41h, 30 July Reply

    Those shoes are amazing! They look more comfortable than TOMS (they pinch my toes) these look like comfy fun slip on sneakers that I would never ever ever want to take off! Love how you were oh-so-chic and tied them in with the scarf. Really great outfit for outdoor dining on the water! Looking good!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:50h, 30 July Reply

      Thank you So much ! They are super comfortable. I got them at Nordies last winter, but I think you can find them other places. Glad you like the look! jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 13:33h, 30 July Reply

    That lunch looks so delicious! I’m loving the sneaker slide trend and leopard so of course I love this pair. This a great casual summer outfit!

    Nicole to the Nines

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:50h, 30 July Reply

      Thanks Nicole, they are comfy too! Have a great day, jess xx

  • Willfully Elegant
    Posted at 12:25h, 30 July Reply

    Such a classic comfy outfit for a day out!! Love the leopard printed accessories.. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:26h, 30 July Reply

      Thank you 🙂 Glad you like my outfit. Have a wonderful day, jess xo

  • Lea
    Posted at 11:58h, 30 July Reply

    Jess, I LOVE this outfit. That peplum top shows off your super thin waist and the leopard accents are adorable. Beautiful! Glad to now be a fellow red head.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:26h, 30 July Reply

      Thank you Lea! My mom blessed me with a tiny waist, thanks for noticing and glad you like the outfit.
      jess xo

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 10:38h, 30 July Reply

    This is the perfect summer outfit! I love anything with leopard! Sounds like the perfect summer activity too. Pizaa, wine, and dinner outside.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 30 July Reply

      THank you Amy! Glad you like it, yes I need more leopard in my wardrobe 🙂 jess xx

  • Zhuo
    Posted at 10:33h, 30 July Reply

    The shoes are so cute!!



  • shanel
    Posted at 10:25h, 30 July Reply

    You look awesome!

    Your Fashion Blogger

  • Shannon
    Posted at 09:53h, 30 July Reply

    Gorgeous! Love the peplum and the leopard accents!

    <3 Shannon

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:13h, 30 July Reply

      Thank you Shannon! Have a great day, jess xx

  • Dorothy Camper
    Posted at 09:30h, 30 July Reply

    Oh I love your outfit! Great shoes too! I just bought some skater shoes/slip ons. Mine are a snakeskin print but I love these leopard print ones too. You’ve just given me an idea about how to style mine! Lynne x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:35h, 30 July Reply

      HI Lynne, thanks for dropping by. I do have a pair of snakeskin ones too 🙂 Glad you like it, jess xx

  • Tammy
    Posted at 09:12h, 30 July Reply

    Your casual elegance is always evident. Lovely! And the restaurant? Divine! Thanks, Tammy

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 09:01h, 30 July Reply

    I know what you mean about enjoying the nicer weather, last weeks humidity was too much! It is actually sweater weather here in the early mornings, evenings. I am so ready for fall (my favorite season). Loving the leopard prints Jessica! Rachel xo http://garaytreasures.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/elephant/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:12h, 30 July Reply

      THank you! GLad you like the outfit, and yes, cooler days ahead, have a great day! jess xx

  • Sabina @Oceanblue Style
    Posted at 07:58h, 30 July Reply

    Jess I am sooooo jealous. Would have so much wanted to be at that location too:))) And the outfit is just my kinda thing. Simple yet chic. And by choosing leo shoes the accessoires add that extra twist of extravagance! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:01h, 30 July Reply

      Sabina! If you were here, you know i would have you come with me 🙂 Glad you like the outfit. I have been wearing some shorts as it has been so hot here. When I saw these leopard slip ons, they were mine:-) Have a great day!! jess xo

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