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A Valentine’s Day Look- Classic


Hello ladies and Matt!

( I had to write this as my brother Matt mentioned he would like to comment on my blog, but that I always begin with “Hello Ladies”) so I have included my awesome brother in today’s introduction. 🙂

It is close to that time of year, the time of year that Hallmark and other card companies pull out all of the stops with cards large enough to serve as the place mat  one would need if going out for a Valentine’s Day dinner. I suppose a small card or gesture doesn’t cut it anymore? Well, I love the Papyrus cards. Very fond of the tactile creative images, so I usually go with those. I also like the “classic looking ” or look of a vintage valentine’s card.  Since I am mentioning classic looks, I thought I would dress today in a classic combination for Valentine’s Day, red, white and black. I have to add my signature “vintage touches”, such as this pearl and ruby vintage necklace that is a favorite piece in my jewelry collection, found on Etsy years ago. The red dangling earrings are more contemporary as I bought them at The Jewel Box, a local Boutique.

We celebrated Valentine’s Day a few years ago, at a wine bar with a fixed dinner menu, and as I am sure you know, the meal is always double or triple what one would normally pay. We have since then decided to have a lovely meal at home. Romantic dinners  are preferred at times at home, and I am just thrilled to have a delicious meal cooked for me! I am not a cook by any means, unless there is a microwave involved and maybe 4 ingredients( ok, I exaggerate) but my husband enjoys cooking, so I wouldn’t want to diminish his fun!

Today I am wearing a fitted rich red blazer from Forever 21, a dotted white blouse from Loft, and one of my favorite vintage inspired skirts from Ann Taylor I bought several years ago. My eyes fixated upon the skirt the moment I walked into Ann Taylor! It too, was love at first sight. I have mentioned my jewelry finds and my clutch is leather from GIGI New York, a purchase made on Poshmark.

To me, the most important thing is that I tell the people in my life that I love them, and I will be calling my mom later today.  We have a tight knit family and Valentine’s Day just means for me to let them know I love them. Of course, I will also smother my pups with kisses as they are very much loved as well!

I also wanted to thank you all for the wonderful comments I received Tuesday. Very touching, and it meant alot to me. 

Tell me, What do you enjoy wearing on Valentine’s Day? How do you celebrate it?







Outfit Details:

Red Blazer: F21, White blouse: Loft, Lace Scalloped Skirt: Ann Taylor  ( few years ago), vintage pumps, earrings: Jewel Box Boutique, Vintage Necklace: Etsy, Clutch: GiGi New York.

Have a great weekend friends


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    February 22, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Perfect Valentine’s Day look. I’ll be pinning this to the Linkup Pinterest Board. Thanks for linking up with me, and hope to see you this week!


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    Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    February 21, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. What a great necklace.

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    February 19, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Love that necklace!

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    Valerie Hansen
    February 18, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Beautiful Outfit! The blazer is stunning on you! I love it you mentioning your brother..ha ha too funny! Have a lovely day Jess!


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    Lady of Style
    February 16, 2016 at 4:20 am

    So gorgeous, Jess, the look and the colour is just perfect for Valentine’s Day! It is only slowly rolling into Germany but not know as a tradition here. Since I am single I couldn’t celebrate it anyway 😉

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    February 15, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    You look amazing! Love your skirt! I hope you had a great Valentines Day!

    <3 Shannon

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    February 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    YOU KNOW I LOVE RED. I also love red on red-heads. This is such a festive and elegant Valentine look. While all the clothes are great is is the accessories I am dying over: clutch, earrings, necklace, tights. I need one of those beautiful Gigi clutches.

    Hope your Valentine day was awesome Ms. Jess. Welcome by. <3 Ada.

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    February 15, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    We opted for out on Valentine’s Day, which we hardly ever do. But was able to get a late reservation at one of our fav little bistros in town. So it wasn’t too crazy, as most people were finishing up when we arrived. It’s the only way I would ever attempt to eat out on one of the busiest restaurant days of the year. It turned out to be a fun night, but had to sleep in this morning!

    Your outfit is stunning. I love a red and black combo. I can see why you couldn’t resist that lace skirt! And the lacy design of that vintage style necklace complements it nicely.

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    February 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Such a beautiful and classy look Jess ! And I am having major hair envy here, since I went to my hairdresser for a small trim but also a tad little bit makes my hair look so shorter than it was…I wish I hadn’t trimmed at all ! Kisses my friend and I joined your linkup even if I was late, LOL

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion blog

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    50 Is Not Old
    February 15, 2016 at 9:09 am

    You look so pretty. The outfit was perfect for Valentine’s Day. I have had you on my mind a lot, I hope you are doing well. Even though we have never met, talked, etc., I feel like we know each other. If you need to talk, please reach out?

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    February 15, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Always stylish Jess! I love the scalloped lace skirt and the red jewels are so unique! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    February 14, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous my dear! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & sending a hug on Valentine’s Day.

    Dawn Lucy

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    February 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Wonderful classic outfit:). I love this combination of red and black lace. You look stunning!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 29, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you! I love red, and I appreciate the comment! xx

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    [email protected]
    February 14, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I am so in love with this skirt, Jess. What a perfect Valentine’s look!

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    Emma Peach
    February 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Your Valentine’s Day outfit is very chic and stylish…I love the red jacket, and your necklace is so pretty, it reminds me of Tudor style jewellery I’ve seen in portraits. I agree with you about staying in, restaurants are so busy and over priced on Valentine’s Day. It’s too cold here in the UK to venture out anyway!

    Emma xxx

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    February 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I am new to your blog and so glad to have found you! First – I am so sorry for your loss. I am from Pittsburgh as well (currently living in Ohio) and my father was a Steelers fan as well. I, too, honored him at his funeral wearing black and gold. He would have smiled.

    Your style is so lovely and I draw inspiration from your posts! Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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    Heather Lord
    February 13, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I love everything about this outfit! Thank you for sharing.

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    February 12, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I love the red and lace! So pretty!

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    February 12, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Jess…Still keeping you & your family in our thought and prayers. You look lovely. I can’t believe that jacket is from Forever 21—great example of how we should shop in ALL the stores!! jodie

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    February 12, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Love the skirt and a great Valentine’s outfit! We began a tradition many years ago of taking our 15 passenger van out to pick up a to go order,and eat in the back of our van in a quiet parking lot. I refuse to eat at a restaurant and the chaos of it all. We had 4 children at home, so it worked well. We’ve now added a dinner at Ruth Chris the following week, so I can dress up. I feel spoiled with two celebrations.

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    February 12, 2016 at 7:35 am

    This is a gorgeous feminine and classic look, Jess! Holidays without a dear one that’s gone, are hard. I love your idea of a quiet dinner at home (us too), and lots of pet-love. xox


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