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A Touch of Burgundy


Happy Monday Ladies,

Hope everyone had a great weekend. This was the first time in 2.5 weeks I was able to go out for a glass of vino. Long story, but I am back on the mend. I thought I would take the classic combo of cream and black and add in just a “touch of burgundy’.









I am and always have been a big fan of the wine color family. Y’al know I am a big fan of wine, but we are talking about fashion here! Looking through fashion magazines and keeping up with trends, Burgundy is one of the hottest colors of the fall season. It was a beautiful day here in Charlotte, with the temp around 73 and the sun out.

I could wear burgundy everyday, I have always been a fan. For this outfit, I decided to just add touches of burgundy to add some “pop” to the cream and black ensemble I styled together. Over the past 3 months or so, I have acquired some new shoes, both flats and kitten heels. For me, it has been exciting to buy shoes, even with a one inch heel, as I used to have to wear sneakers due to my EDS. So this is a step forward!!

I didn’t make it to Target for the designer Alaturra, and everything sold out immediately, but I bought this scroll skirt and peplum top there, they have some cute items at times. I am a real fan of the colors that are being shown for fall, rich browns, grey, emerald, burgundy, are all favorites of mine.

Here is our lovely waitress Andrea, when we went out.



What color for this fall are you either coveting or have purchased?

Have a great day!

jess xo

Skirt and top: Target,  Shoes: Target, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff, Earrings and Pearl Necklace: Ann Taylor) similar.

Linking up with Visable Monday, Still Being Molly, Manic Monday


  • Randy Mitchel
    Posted at 06:05h, 02 August Reply

    Thanks Sweetie! jess xo https://www.google.com/

  • weshopinheelss
    Posted at 19:01h, 09 October Reply

    Lovely pencil skirt! You look fabulous Jess!

  • Shea Sayers
    Posted at 14:03h, 09 October Reply

    I’m loving everything about this look! That skirt is so pretty, and I love your pops of burgundy. Glad you were able to go out for some wine. That sounds pretty heavenly right about now!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:07h, 09 October Reply

      Thanks so much Shea, yes, I am getting a bit better, we found out what was wrong. Glad you like my outfit! jess xo

  • elb743
    Posted at 13:50h, 09 October Reply

    Love this black and white theme, and the damask skirt with the back zip is super!
    The burgundy bag is a stunning addition, and is a favorite color of mine this season.
    I am buying across the color rainbow, but my favs are charcoal, burgundy, and patterns/ tweeds!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:06h, 09 October Reply

      Thank you it was a great Target find! One of my fav bag deisgners is Rebecca Minkoff, and this is one of hers, I love the wine family. I am also with you on tweed too! jess xo

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 12:50h, 09 October Reply

    You are stunning! I love the touch of red to the outfit! So pretty!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:34h, 09 October Reply

      Oh, thank you! You are too sweet. Have a great day, jess xx

  • Nadia @ The View Is Beautiful
    Posted at 12:27h, 09 October Reply

    Burgundy is definitely my most favourite fall colour. I love it for everything – fashion, beauty, home decor, it just pairs well with everything!

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 07:41h, 09 October Reply

    Wow! Love this look! I’m coveting some burgundy right now too. I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect burgundy bag, as well as a cute plaid shirt with burgundy in it. You look gorgeous, my dear!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:13h, 09 October Reply

      I have one burgundy bag by Rebecca Minkoff ( perhaps check her out online, she makes great bags) and I like the plaids I see too but dont own any. I will keep my eye out. Glad you like this look. xo jess

  • Shon
    Posted at 23:38h, 08 October Reply

    Hi, I am stopping by via the link up at the Pleated Poppy.
    You look so lovely here. The peplum top is so versatile and fun.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:44h, 09 October Reply

      Thank you so much, Peplum is one of my favorites, espceially with a pencil skirt. Have a great day, jess xx

  • trinagrandinetti
    Posted at 22:28h, 08 October Reply

    Talk about classy, classy, classy! This outfit is on my top list for all time classy ensemble. Love how you paired it with classic pearls and that deep rich burgundy. Absolutelu beautiful.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:11h, 09 October Reply

      Thanks so much Trina, glad you liked the outfit. I appreciate such lovely comments 🙂 jess xx

  • Jo-Lynne Shane
    Posted at 16:34h, 08 October Reply

    That is such a cute outfit. LOVE the shoes!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:43h, 08 October Reply

      Thanks alot Jo-Lynne!! I just got them at Target! They have some cute things now. 🙂 jess xx

  • Erin (@herheartland)
    Posted at 15:15h, 08 October Reply

    Can I just say I love your hair? Yay redheads!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:35h, 08 October Reply

      Thanks Erin!! I have to stop by your site today, Yes, redheads rule!!! jess xx

  • Stella
    Posted at 14:56h, 08 October Reply

    This is a fantastic look! I just LOVE your pearl necklace!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:13h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you Stella! Glad you like it, I think pearls are just classic! jess xx

  • Jessica
    Posted at 11:40h, 08 October Reply

    so chic love it!
    xo Jessica

  • eirinipapadopoulou
    Posted at 06:18h, 08 October Reply

    love the damask print skirt! beautiful and so ladylike!


  • Monika Faulkner
    Posted at 02:24h, 08 October Reply

    This peplum top and black-and-white skirt make such a pretty combination, dear Jessica…and the burgundy touches care of your shoes and bag are perfect!! I added a pair of burgundy, faux-leather leggings to my wardrobe a few weeks ago, but I have yet to wear them…our weather here in Vancouver has still been too warm!! 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:05h, 08 October Reply

      I know what you mean about warm ,, it has been in Charlotte, thank you for your lovely comments. xx jess

  • Claire
    Posted at 21:04h, 07 October Reply


    God bless,
    xo, Claire

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:05h, 08 October Reply

      thanks sweetie!! have a great week, jess xx

  • Lorna Mai (@LornaMaiLtd)
    Posted at 19:08h, 07 October Reply

    I have a wine coloured bag very similar to yours! I love your skirt Jess, again, I have one similar, it’s smart, classy and you could wear any colour top with it. You look great!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:04h, 08 October Reply

      thank you! We must think alike in some of our fashion choices! Jess xx

  • Spashionista
    Posted at 18:21h, 07 October Reply

    I made it to Target for Altuzzara, but I didn’t really see anything I thought was the right proportion for my Petite size. I really wanted the belt or the coat, but my store didn’t have those items. I found a similar belt at Plato’s closet for $3, and you found two pieces that look sensational on you!
    I’ve always worn burgundy during the cooler weather. I’m cautiously testing different shades of brown, and I adore wearing navy 😉


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:01h, 07 October Reply

      I found these 2 yrs ago amd really liked the skirt and peplum, at times you can score there. Sounds like you found a nice deal too. I love burgundy as well, have a fair amount of browns in my closet too. Have a great week, Alicia! jess xx

  • nancy @ adore to adorn
    Posted at 16:10h, 07 October Reply

    fun outfit. love the touches of burgundy.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:41h, 07 October Reply

      Thank you Nancy! Glad you like the outfit. Have a great week, jess xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 16:03h, 07 October Reply

    Beautiful outfit, Jess. I really like your pretty necklace and the touch of burgundy is great.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:41h, 07 October Reply

      Thanks so much Jennie!! Enjoy your week! jess xx

  • Linda Cassidy
    Posted at 15:58h, 07 October Reply

    I hear ya, who doesn’t love anything wine.. You look great and I am glad you are better

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:39h, 07 October Reply

      Thanks so much Linda, it is a darn connective tissue diseaase, but I have had better days this week. Glad you like the outfit!! jess xx

  • Blaire Bingham
    Posted at 13:52h, 07 October Reply

    Black and white looks great on you, and those shoes are the perfect accessory!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:55h, 07 October Reply

      Thanks so much! I love burgundyl so you will see more 🙂 have a nice week, jess xx

  • amy
    Posted at 13:43h, 07 October Reply

    love the color of those shoes and the bag! such a classy outfit.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:55h, 07 October Reply

      THanks so much! These Cole Haan bronze shoes are comfy! jess xx

  • Crissy
    Posted at 12:58h, 07 October Reply

    The pop of burgundy is perfect! Great look!


  • Monika
    Posted at 08:11h, 07 October Reply

    Wonderful styling, dear Jess. Top and skirt a beautiful and your bag and shoes in burgundy are a perfect match. Most lovely is the necklace, I really love it.
    For this fall I have bought stuff in tan and also in red. Both colours combined with navy or black or gray will be my fall favourites.
    Take care
    Monika xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:31h, 07 October Reply

      Sounds great Monika. i love grey for this season too. Glad you like my outfit, I like pearls and this was lovely.Have a great day jess xx

  • Red Reticule
    Posted at 04:21h, 07 October Reply

    Love your elegant, sophisticated outfit. Those burgundy flats add a nice finishing touch to the whole look.
    Red Reticule

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:18h, 07 October Reply

      Thank you! I just love the wine family! Purples, wine, burgundys for fsll, Have a great day, jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:03h, 07 October Reply

    Was this skirt a recent purchase?? I am so in love with it!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:17h, 07 October Reply

      No Alice, I am sorry, it was last year, I believe. It is super comfy too, perhaps something like it will come out at Target this year. Ya know we hsve similar tastes “-) jessxx

  • carmen
    Posted at 00:54h, 07 October Reply

    I love peplum and paired with a pencil skirt is simply gorgeous! You look fab!!

    ♥ carmen


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:16h, 07 October Reply

      Thanks Carmen! One of my favorite looks too! Have a great day! jess xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 20:58h, 06 October Reply

    Great look Jess, and burgundy is such a directional color for this fall. I love your jewlery as well. Most of all I am happy you are feeling better to go out for a glass of vino 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:15h, 07 October Reply

      It means so much, the well wishes! Thank you Nora. Yes ,with my disease being connective tissue, it effects every part of the body. I went in for a scan yesterday, and will get the results tomorrow. Glad you like this look, burgundy is my fav fall color!! And absolutely wine was on my mind! Have a great day! jess xo

  • Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)
    Posted at 19:21h, 06 October Reply

    I never even try to make it to the store for the designer collaborations, everything ALWAYS sells out before I can make it! I love your burgundy loafers and like you I could easily wear it all the time. So glad to hear you are starting to feel better. If you get a chance to join the #reasonstodress linkup I would love to have you!

    Angie from reasons to dress

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:13h, 07 October Reply

      Sure Angie, going back to bed now, but a will a little later on! I appreciate the well wishes. Sometimes with this illness, certain things can happen for weeks at a time. I am feeling better now, “see” you soon! xo jess

  • Stephanae V. McCoy
    Posted at 18:23h, 06 October Reply

    Hey Jess, love the color contrast of the cream, black & burgundy! I have a similar looking skirt I think I got it from H&M or Forever 21. When I went online to Target looking at the Altuzarra collection everything I was remotely interested in was gone 🙁 I kept seeing the commercials when watching something on OnDemand and I thought hmm I could use some more clothes. Oh well maybe it was for the best.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:34h, 06 October Reply

      Dont worry Steph, I even went relatively early ( not time, just in a timely fashion) and they were out at Target, yes for the best. I will tell you Poshmark has been awesome, I buy lots from there and Ebay , my online fav store is Zara. Jess xx

  • Marta
    Posted at 15:09h, 06 October Reply

    This is such a beautiful look on you, love everything about it!! The touch of burgundy with the bag is perfect, it’s my favourite colour in the fall.
    Marta, xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:12h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks Marta! My favorite fall color too! This and emerald. jess xo

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 15:00h, 06 October Reply

    This is stunning! One of my favorite looks of yours, Jess! Just gorgeous!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:01h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks so much Pam! I love burgundy! Have a great week! jess xo

  • Darcy
    Posted at 13:13h, 06 October Reply

    I really want to add this color to my wardrobe! I think it is just too pretty!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:53h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks so much Darcy! There are alot of ways to add burgundy, not to mention it is pretty hot in stores right now. Have a great week, jess xx

  • Amber
    Posted at 12:43h, 06 October Reply

    Beautiful outfit, Jess! I especially love your jewelry!


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:52h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks so much Amber, things are going better this week. I appreciate you asking. Glad you like the outfit! jess xo

  • Daisy @ Simplicity Relished
    Posted at 12:16h, 06 October Reply

    Jess you look so pretty! Love that purse and your flats. I wore burgundy in my outfit today too:) Such a great fall color.

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:51h, 06 October Reply

      Absolutely!! I love burgundy for fall, you will see more of it, my favorite color. Fall just has the best richest colors. Jess xo

  • Marianne
    Posted at 11:29h, 06 October Reply

    Oh my gosh I love that top and that skirt! GREAT Target find! Loving this look with the touch of burgundy!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:51h, 06 October Reply

      THanks Alot Marianne! I loved your Altazurra polka dot dress, but I did not make it to Target in time. Glad you like this ! jess xo

  • Ariella
    Posted at 11:25h, 06 October Reply

    That skirt is absolutely gorgeous, Jess. Another beautiful outfit and a ton of inspiration. Have a great day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:50h, 06 October Reply

      So glad you like it!! enjoy your week! jess xx

  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 11:22h, 06 October Reply

    I love burgundy and it’s the perfect color addition to this outfit. You look so classy! Glad to hear you’re on the mend. Hope you have a great week! ~Cynthia

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:49h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks so much Cynthia!! Glad you like the outfit, I appreciate your kind words too. Enjoy your week as well xo jess

  • Theboxqueen
    Posted at 11:20h, 06 October Reply

    What a classy outfit combo!! Burgundy is really hot for fall ( and my personal favorite as well) I do love that you included peplum in the mix, and used Burgundy as accents. Your accessories ( the necklace so pretty!!) are the perfect additions as well. Allover great look Jess!! XOXO, Elif

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:49h, 06 October Reply

      thanks so much. Burgundy is my favorite as well!! Glad you like the styling 🙂 Have a great week, jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 11:18h, 06 October Reply

    I’m glad you’re feeling better! I really like this outfit, especially your burgundy loafers. They are so cute!

    Nicole to the Nines

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:48h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks Nicole, at least I am tall and wear a small size in shoes, i had a friend who was a few inches taller and wore a 12 in women shoes! Now those would be hard to find! jess xx

  • Maggie
    Posted at 11:14h, 06 October Reply

    I am with you on the wine color! It is always so stunning! I love your bag and the peplum top is perfect!


  • Rebecca
    Posted at 10:35h, 06 October Reply

    BURGUNDY / oxblood / wine are truly the colors of the season – and you just nailed it with this awesome look Jess!! Why don’t you link up this fab look at the TREND SPIN – FOOTWEAR linkup I am co-hosting with Laura & Erin? It’s now live today till Tues next week – hope to see your pretty face there!!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:54h, 06 October Reply

      Hi Rebecca, Those are my absolute favorite colors, although I dont really know the difference between oxblood and burgundy.I have a few things for this season in my closet. Will take a look at your link up, jess xo

  • Shannon
    Posted at 10:11h, 06 October Reply

    How gorgeous is that skirt?! Love the prints and love the pop of Burgundy! So pretty!

    <3 Shannon

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:38h, 06 October Reply

      Thank you Shannon, Sometimes ya find somethings at Target. I am a burgundy fan jess xx

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 10:03h, 06 October Reply

    Love the color you added through your accessories. It makes it perfect for this time of year.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:07h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks Amy! I just love burgundy so I thought it would add a bit of fall to the look! jess xo

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:54h, 06 October Reply

    So glad you’re feeling better, Jess. This is a lovely, chic look and your hair is completely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:06h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks so much Pattio, getting there. I appreciate your rhoughts, and glad you like the outfit!! jess xo

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 09:50h, 06 October Reply

    Glad to hear that you are back on the mend! I am loving your necklace, that amazing skirt of yours, and those great burgundy loafers 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:02h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks so much! Target comes through some times. Have a great week, hon, jess xx

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 09:49h, 06 October Reply

    I love peplum with a pencil skirt. You look great. Hope you are feeling more like yourself.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:01h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks alot Suzanne! Me too, on the peplum and pencil. I am getting there as far as my health is concerend, thank you for asking! jess xo

  • Willfully Elegant
    Posted at 09:40h, 06 October Reply

    Absolutely stunning colors and by far my favorite outfit on you!! Love this!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:01h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks so much! Glad you like it, I love burgundy! jess xx

  • Laurie
    Posted at 09:15h, 06 October Reply

    Great look! Especially that skirt! My fav color for fall is probably brown, followed by jewel tones. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:29h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks alot! I liked the scroll print. I love brown shades too. jess xx

  • ADA
    Posted at 08:35h, 06 October Reply

    I just recently bought some smoking flats. Would love to have a burgundy pair. Your pop of burgundy was great for this monochrome look. And I love the skirt Jess.

    Welcome by to see my latest. Thanks and Happy Monday!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:37h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks alot Ada, check out Target for burgudy flats here. Glad you like the look. Will be by!

  • aasolheid
    Posted at 08:11h, 06 October Reply

    Love the burgundy, fun to add that pop of color! Beautiful!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:25h, 06 October Reply

      Thank you Audrey! This is my fav color for fall 🙂 jess xx

  • wockyjabber
    Posted at 08:04h, 06 October Reply

    You look lovely. Glad to hear you are on the mend.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:09h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks so much. Yes, good days ad bad, things are improving. I appreciate it. jess xo

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 07:23h, 06 October Reply

    You look marvellous doll x

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