Black and Red Palette - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Black and Red Palette


Hello Ladies!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. This week  I thought I would use the color palette of black and red and show different styles and ways to wear such colors. These pics were taken in a mountain town called Blowing Rock, where my husband, pups and I went for the day.









We had a great time in this small mountain town, , brought the pups and just spent the day going into shops, eating lunch outside, and seeing the local arts and crafts culture. A fun day trip my hubby and I like to explore different parts of the Carolinas, as there is alot of beauty in the mountain areas.
There was a beautiful stone church where my hubby decided to snap some photos, a lovely garden, and then there was a 50s Fashion Police car there! I was not pulled over or given a citation, as my outfit was deemed lovely by the officer. 🙂 ( I can be silly so I really wanted to go and put my hands up on the car, but hubby can be the straight laced one, and he told me not to touch it! Well, well.

I am going to show you several outfits this week with the color scheme of red and black. Mixing and matching, as well as using a palette that you like and that compliments your skin tone is a way to make more out of your closet. So this theme will be black and red for this week, hope you enjoy.

Red top: Ann Taylor Loft, Skirt, ( Ann Taylor), Shoes: Poshmark, 1928 jewerly, Rebecca Minkoff Bag.

Have a great Monday,
jess xo

  • ADA
    Posted at 11:17h, 14 August Reply

    Red and black is such a classic color combo and one of my top 3 favorites. I adore your skirt and the textured ruffle on your tank. =) You look gorgeous, Jess. =)))

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:23h, 14 August Reply

      Thank you Ada! This is themed black and red week, so there is more to come Glad you like it! jess xo

  • aasolheid
    Posted at 09:45h, 13 August Reply

    Love the red and black! Your pictures are beautiful:)


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 13 August Reply

      Thank you Audrey it is my theme for the week, I will let my hubby know about his pic taking too! xo jess

  • kpullig001
    Posted at 04:04h, 13 August Reply

    Love this skirt. Such pretty detail !


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:59h, 13 August Reply

      Thank you Kimberly! Stop by anytime, jess xx

  • Abby
    Posted at 01:26h, 13 August Reply

    Red and black does indeed look fab together! Thanks for dropping by my blog always 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:59h, 13 August Reply

      Thank you Abby glad you like the outfit, more on black and red this week, jess xo

  • katie
    Posted at 22:46h, 12 August Reply

    Such a cute skirt! I really love black and red together, definitely one of my favorite color combinations! Great photos too!

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 17:51h, 12 August Reply

    black and red are amongst my favourite colour combinations. I like the texture of your skirt and the style / length of it on you. Your photos are fun!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:39h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks so much Lorna! Hope you like red and black after this week! Just kidding. I am puting together a few more red/black outfit ideas together. Have a great day, jess xo

  • Alex
    Posted at 17:50h, 12 August Reply

    So weird, I could have sworn I commented here because I remember thinking how great of an idea it is to have a themed week like this. This and that you have the most wonderful skirt collection!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:38h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks so much Alex! I hope you like the other outfits I have planned. Jess xo

  • uRIS
    Posted at 16:48h, 12 August Reply

    I love the red and black together! looks great on you, Jessica!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:54h, 12 August Reply

      Thank you. I am doing red and black as a theme this week. glad you like it jess xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 16:31h, 12 August Reply

    Love the red and black! Your skirt is so cute!

  • Shannon
    Posted at 14:53h, 12 August Reply

    So pretty!! Love that skirt and the red and black combo!

    <3 Shannon

  • Bex Stark
    Posted at 14:30h, 12 August Reply

    love this especially those earrings!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:45h, 12 August Reply

      Thank you! I appreciate it. Have a great day jess xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:39h, 12 August Reply

      Thank you Bex, stop by again, jess xx

  • Olga
    Posted at 14:00h, 12 August Reply

    This is such a classy and powerful colour combination. Looks really great on you. The lacy skirt is such a beauty.

  • Johanna Grange
    Posted at 13:15h, 12 August Reply

    I love that skirt. It’s so classic. You look fab!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:24h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks so much Johanna. I put you on my EDS FB page talking about trends and the maxi. I posted a link to your post for today,k? Have a great week, jess xx

  • linda cassidy
    Posted at 12:58h, 12 August Reply

    I love red and black and the fact that you do not let Old wives rules define you, wearing red as a redhead.. you look fantastic

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:46h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks so much Linda! Yes, no rules ( silly ones anyway) Jess xx

  • Iris P.
    Posted at 12:32h, 12 August Reply

    Ooo! That skirt is just too perfect and great pairing with the red top! So cute!! Sorry, I’ve been absent, for some odd reason I went to your other blog that doesn’t load and it wasn’t working and I was like oh yeah she leaves her link in the comments!! Haha, sorry! I was like why is her site not working when I click on your name. Now I found it! Haha. Anyways, if we lived super close I would be like lets trade clothes and show off each others style on each of us!! Haha 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:47h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks Iris, glad you like my outfit. Yes, my blog link is in my sig. Have a great week, jess xo

  • Adri
    Posted at 12:23h, 12 August Reply

    Red is such a great color on you! Even though black and white are timeless, the red and black is a nice alternative!
    xo Adri

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:28h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks sweetie! Glad you like it, it is my theme this week, red and black. Take care, jess xx

  • Tiffany
    Posted at 09:25h, 12 August Reply

    Cute skirt! I love the lace overlay, so pretty! Red and black always look so good together.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:48h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks so much Tiffany! I will pop over to your site today. If you like black and red, that is my color combo this week in various ways. Have a lovely day! jess xx

  • Whitney & Blaire
    Posted at 07:14h, 12 August Reply

    Love your black skirt! It looks great on you and the detail is amazing! Looks like you had so much fun and the town is beautiful!

    Whitney & Blaire
    stPeaches In A Pod

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:18h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks so much! Yes it is lovely, have a great day, jess xx

  • Jill James
    Posted at 01:50h, 12 August Reply

    Lovely outfit, I too love black and red together. Such a pretty garden in the background.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:17h, 12 August Reply

      Thank you! Wish it was my garden!! Have a great day! jess xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 01:03h, 12 August Reply

    The red & black combo is definitely one of my all-time fave color combos Jess! I am just waiting for some Fall weather to start wearing it again…..and your look today esp. the cute skirt is so adorable!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:16h, 12 August Reply

      Thank you Rebecca!! I will be wearing it throughout the week as the color scheme is my theme, so … Have a great day, jess xo

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 00:51h, 12 August Reply

    You know I love this skirt and it looks great with the red pairing. It would’ve been too funny if you did have your hands up next to that old police car. What a quaint town.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:15h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks Alice lets just say I am a little more outgoing! hehe. Have a great day, jess xx

  • Willfully Elegant
    Posted at 22:37h, 11 August Reply

    Beautiful combination and LOVE the flare looks gorgeous..

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:14h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day, jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 22:23h, 11 August Reply

    I really like this color combo and the leather detailing on your skirt is great! I especially love the picture with the police car!

    Nicole to the Nines

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:14h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks so much! Yeah that car was neat!! Have a great day, jess xx

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 22:09h, 11 August Reply

    Yay for red and black! Adorable look and the setting for the photos is just lovely! Funny about your hubby and the police car!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:13h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks Dawn it is my theme this week, maybe you will tire of me wearing this colors.. Yes, I am the one to want to do things like that. Have a great day, jess xo

  • Darcy
    Posted at 22:06h, 11 August Reply

    This skirt is fabulous!!

  • Tina
    Posted at 22:04h, 11 August Reply

    Lovely, Dear! Love that sweet lace skirt! T.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:53h, 12 August Reply

      Thank you Tina! I love skirts, you will see I don’t wear pants alot as I just love dresses and skirts. Would you be interested in following each other? LMK. Have a great day, jess xx

  • aaarnold
    Posted at 21:31h, 11 August Reply

    Sounds like such a fun way to spend the day! It definitely provided a great backdrop for your photos. I love that skirt!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:38h, 11 August Reply

      Thanks Amy! It was fun, yes as soon as I saw the garden I knew pictures would be taken there. Have a great day, jess xo

  • Jean of all Trades
    Posted at 20:57h, 11 August Reply

    I’m glad the fashion police didn’t arrest you–but why would they? You’re outfit is great! I love the color combo and the lacy skirt. I can’t wait to see more red and black!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:09h, 11 August Reply

      Ha! That Jean yes this week there will be that! Have a great week, jess xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 20:55h, 11 August Reply

    Very enjoyable post! You look fabulous Jess! The red and black is striking and I love that combo, because I’ve always loved ladybugs–they know what colours look good together!

    We’ve been enjoying day trips in our area of Southern Ontario and I’ve been posting about interesting places to go. At the moment we’re still in NYC and lovin’ it!

    Have a fashionable week!

    ♥ carmen

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:09h, 11 August Reply

      Thank you Carnen I appreciate that you like the look! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style
    Posted at 20:07h, 11 August Reply

    Very nice! Love that you mixed the red and black color combination in the jewelry, as well! 🙂

  • Aubree
    Posted at 19:44h, 11 August Reply

    That place is gorgeous! As is your outfit. Love.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:14h, 11 August Reply

      Thanks so much! It is a lovely place and a fun time. Have a great week, jess xx

  • kacienicole
    Posted at 19:36h, 11 August Reply

    You can never go wrong with a red and black combo! You look great, Jessica!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:15h, 11 August Reply

      Thanks so much Kacie! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Red Reticule
    Posted at 18:22h, 11 August Reply

    You look beautiful and I am looking forward to see more outfits!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:10h, 11 August Reply

      Thanks so much! Hope you like red and black this week hon! Have a great week, jess xo

  • weshopinheelss
    Posted at 17:01h, 11 August Reply

    Beautiful color combo and pictures! Looking great Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:11h, 11 August Reply

      Thank you Lovely! We got to the beach soon, so I may use your idea of the cover up! have a great week, jess xo

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 16:52h, 11 August Reply

    That skirt is amazing! I love the detail of it and the black is great. It’ll go with so many cute tops of yours!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:11h, 11 August Reply

      Thank you! Glad you like it , hope you week is wonderful! jess xo

  • Blaire Bingham
    Posted at 14:11h, 11 August Reply

    What a lovely town. It looks like you had a great time, and that skirt is fabulous! Have a great week.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:34h, 11 August Reply

      Thank you, we did have fun! Have a great day, jess xx

  • Spashionista
    Posted at 13:33h, 11 August Reply

    Really lovely! I love the idea of a black cutout skirt in August, especially paired with that ruby red top.I have no trouble see why the Fashion Police offered up their praises 😉


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:11h, 11 August Reply

      Thanks Alicia!! I am wearing this color combo this week in various ways, so stop back when you can. Have a great week, jess xx

  • Laurie
    Posted at 12:36h, 11 August Reply

    That town looks like Mayberry! Love red and black together! And that skirt is so pretty! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:38h, 11 August Reply

      Thank you! The car certainly does! I will be showing red and black this week, so stop by, I appreciate it. jess xx

  • versatilestylebytracey
    Posted at 11:02h, 11 August Reply

    What a fabulous way to spend a day! Love the lace skirt! Looking forward to the rest of the week’s looks. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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

      Hi Tracey!
      THank you, yes it was quite fun. Get ready for black and red! Have a great week, jess xx

  • whosaprettygirl
    Posted at 10:49h, 11 August Reply

    Looking forward to seeing all your looks this week. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:00h, 11 August Reply

      Thank you Darlene, it is about red and black! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:12h, 11 August Reply

    So great, Jess! I love that eyelet skirt, Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look wonderful. xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:13h, 11 August Reply

      Thank you Patti! I love your floral dress as well. Have a great week, jess xo

  • Sabina @Oceanblue Style
    Posted at 08:53h, 11 August Reply

    Oh, I wish you would have touched it;-))))) Love the police car pic. AND your outfit. of course you would get complimented on it. Well deserved, elegant choice of top and skirt. And you know how much I love seeing you with some more shades of red! Have a great day. xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:13h, 11 August Reply

      Thanks Sabina! Yeah, I was going to put my two hands on the car like i was being arrested, but hubby wouldn’t have it. You may get your wish this week, as I am styling some red and black outfits, hope you lke it and have a wonderful week friend, jess xo

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 08:31h, 11 August Reply

    Such a great skirt and fun look! You do such a great job with styling Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:11h, 11 August Reply

      Thank you Pam! I appreciate it, have a wonderful week, jess xo

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 07:39h, 11 August Reply

    Super pretty. Love red and black together 🙂 xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:18h, 11 August Reply

      Thank you!! Me too 🙂 See you later today, jess xx

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