18 In Fashion

Ann Taylor Marsala Lace Skirt


Hello Ladies!

I hope you had a great weekend, I think fall is arriving here in NC,as it was 30 degrees last night. I just love bundling up with covers and cuddling with my pups when the weather gets chilly. Today I planned on showing you one of my favorite looks, which is taking a mostly black pallete, and adding a vibrant, rich tone to really make it stand out. When I first saw this skirt on Ann Taylor’s site, it was love. The detailing in the lace, scalloping and the color had sold it for me!








I love this color and one of the reasons is I think it is so lush, rich , and perfect for all skin tones. I love that is looks wonderful with so many colors, rust, olive green , mustard, plums as well as neutral shades like black. I am wearing a Banana Republic wrap top, tights and vintage square toed bow shoes that I have in a burgundy color. I do buy something in more than one color all if I love something so much.

One type of look that is my favorite in the fall and winter is  an all black look with color in a skirt, pant, or coat. The color just really stands out and takes the look to the next level. I fell in love with this skirt from the moment I saw it on the Ann Taylor website, as the intricate detail of the lace, the color drew me in , and I knew I had to buy it. Generally , if I go back and look at something more than twice,  it has caught my eye. A wrap top is most flattering on figures as it defines one’s shape. My added touches are the burgundy brooch and a pair of black metal  lace-looking earrings.

I have a leather jacket I want to pair with this look, but it is still quite warm here, but temps are getting cooler

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Outfit details:

Skirt: Ann Taylor, Top Banana Republic, Shoes: Vintage, Earrings: Charming Charlie, Brooch Etsy Purse, One of my favorites ( Rebecca Minkoff, like this)

Here are some examples of one of my favorite color


Do you have the color Marsala in your closet? What article of clothing? 

Just a reminder, tomorrow is #turningheadstuesday! LINKUP PArty! Hope to see you there!


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    October 21, 2015 at 3:45 am

    It is a stunning skirt. It is also one of my favourite colours. I love how youvtied the lace in with your earrings.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you Laura! I loved it right away when I saw it xx

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    Petite Silver Vixen
    October 20, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    What a delicate lace pattern and I like that it’s actually on an angle making it even more interesting to the eye. And you’ve even matched the colour of your nail polish exactly to the colour of the skirt. Impressive!

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    October 20, 2015 at 12:03 am

    That skirt looks great, and I love your nail color!

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    October 19, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    This skirt is beautiful ! You look fantastic 🙂 x

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 19, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you Beata, it caught my eye. Good to hear from you! xx

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    October 19, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    The color of this skirt is so beautiful and perfect for fall!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 19, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you Darcy, one of my fav colors! xx

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    [email protected]
    October 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    This skirt is amazing and perfect on you!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 19, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you Pam! I love all styles of skirt, pencil, mini, and this fuller option. Glad you like it! xx

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    October 19, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    What a beautiful outfit, I love all the details and I adore Ann Taylor. Also I just have to say, your hair is gorgeous!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 22, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks so much I really love AT too, great classic pieces. Thank you, it will always be long! xx

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    October 19, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    You know I am loving every detail of that skirt! Simply perfect. Xo


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    October 19, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Marsala…such a romantic name for this colour, rich and luxurious!
    I think I do have this in my wardrobe but it is hard to tell for sure through the screen…I would perhaps call it burgundy, wine or warm red? but it is going to be marsala from now on! Much more exotic.
    This skirt is delicate and feminine, and it adds subtle curves to your slim figure..so pretty!
    I struggle to wear wrap tops, Jess. I think I am lacking, just a little too much, in the bust department and they just look quite chunky on my midriff. I always admire wrap dresses on other women, they certainly enhance curves to maximum effect.
    And this top is doing just that!
    As always, you look beautiful.
    P.S The more of your brooch collection I see, the more they are growing on me!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      I know! It can be confusing, it could be a ruby red, but burgundy and marsala as well as some of the other colors are so similiar Glad you like this look! The waist is larger as are the hips on me, but I didnt want to go down a size, I am fine with things a bit loose, and full skirts are fun 🙂 SO glad you like this too I dont wear alot of black but like to with color from time to time See you tomorrow!!

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    [email protected]
    October 19, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Gorgeous skirt, and you styled it perfectly! Marsala is such a great color!

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    October 19, 2015 at 8:47 am

    What a beautiful skirt! I love the colour and the lace!


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    October 19, 2015 at 7:14 am

    It’s a gorgeous skirt!!! 🙂

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