Black Eyelet Swing Skirt - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Black Eyelet Swing Skirt










It was another sunny, hot day, here in the Carolinas. The sunshine just really uplifts my mood, and at one point my mother suggested that I purchase a SAD lamp for the winter. Well, it never gets that bad here in the winter; the dreary, grey days were saved for my previous place I lived, Pittsburgh, PA. There were many more grey days in the winter where one might need such a lamp. I do, however, need to put sunscreen on when we go out, as I am one to sit in the sun a bit more than my husband, he prefers the shade.

Today we found a nice place to take photos, though we found it amusing that cars were stopping as we were taking pictures. I felt like I was in Time Square with a professional photographer or something. I just get a kick when people slow down and people either look, or stop as if they are interrupting something very important. 🙂 Funny.

We spent the afternoon having lunch at Corkscrew, another favorite haunt, where I had a delicious dry but slightly fruity with notes of pear and citrus, glass of white wine. So good! I was really in the mood for a Martini at Bonefish, as they have muddled Watermellon or Strawberry martinis which are so good and refreshing, but they didn’t open until late. So, we had white wine, sat and enjoyed some tasty sushi, named “The Boss”, in other words, what my nickname is at home. ( just kidding!) It consisted of ahi tuni,row, tempura flakes, cream cheese, avacado white fish, and wrapped like a California Roll. This place makes THE best. Overall, a good day!

Initially I was looking at another eyelet in white, but the shape of this skirt coupled with the fact that it was very versatile in black was very appealing to me. Another Ann Taylor find. The top was an Ebay find about 3 years ago, from White House Black Market. ..And I got a NEW pair of shoes, approved by my Physical Therapist. They are by Clarks, and the Artisan line is so cushiony, she agreed along with the stability. I love them!! The earrings are vintage from Etsy, and the hairpin, 1928, some fun vintage looks to add.. More views of my new shoes in some upcoming posts.

Skirt: Ann Taylor,  Top ( old, WHBM, ), Necklace: Jewel Box, Hair pin: (, Earrings:( vintage: Etsy)  Bag: Balenciaga

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  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:53h, 13 June Reply

    I just bought this skirt last week and haven’t worn it yet. I love how you wore it here. Isn’t this skirt just so pretty for the summer.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 13 June Reply

      Thanks Alice for coming by! You seem to also be a big fan of Ann Taylor. Yes I love this skirt! The shape is great and I love eyelet. Have a great weekend!
      jess xo

  • ADA
    Posted at 03:44h, 12 June Reply

    That skirt is absolutely gorgeous and I love that bejeweled hair pin, too. One can never go wrong wearing Black+White, Jess. =)

    Stop by to see my latest. I wore a similar flirty skirt yesterday. Thanks, Ada. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:34h, 12 June Reply

      Will do ADA, I love and adore the shapes of skirts that are out now. I appreciate you noticing my vintage hair pin as well xo jess

  • Lana
    Posted at 01:40h, 12 June Reply

    I adore that skirt! The outfit is so pretty on you with your coloring.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:34h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you so much , I loved the skirt and kept looking at it, so it was meant to be! jess xx

  • Monika
    Posted at 05:28h, 11 June Reply

    Hi Jess,
    black and white is always a good choice and goes so lovely with your hair. The skirt is very pretty and so elegant with your top and necklace. Sorry I´m late with my comment, but my girls are home and enjoy a school vacation, so I spend a lot of time with them.
    Love Monika

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:07h, 11 June Reply

      No apologies necessary Monika!! Enjoy the time with your girls I know you are having nice weather too. Thanks so much for the feedback. Glad you enjoy it. Jess xo

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 20:09h, 10 June Reply

    Love the skirt! It’s very summery even though it’s a dark color.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:06h, 11 June Reply

      Thank you! Glad you like it as well. I have a white one, so I wanted something also versatile. Jess

  • Danielle (@TheLifestylePrj)
    Posted at 18:01h, 10 June Reply

    I’m always so awkward when taking photos in front of other people too! It makes me so uncomfortable when they stop and comment. I guess it’s a way to network? Anyway, that eyelet skirt is a great find! The trim sets it apart.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:05h, 11 June Reply

      Thank you! Yes, the trim is a faux leather I thought was unique. Oh, no, don’t get me wrong I don’t feel uncomfortable, I just find it funny when they stop. Thanks for coming by jess

  • Jennie
    Posted at 16:19h, 10 June Reply

    Love the eyelet skirt! It looks wonderful with your pretty black and white blouse. Beautiful accessories, too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:59h, 10 June Reply

      Thanks so much Jennie for stopping by! Glad you like the outfit i put together. I am a fan of 1928 and Etsy, for great jewerly and hair accesories.
      jess xx

  • Jill
    Posted at 14:03h, 10 June Reply

    Love the black eyelet skirt how you styled this outfit! Sounds like a perfect day with the white wine and sushi! Glad you stopped by my blog so I could discover yours!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:04h, 10 June Reply

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Glad you love the outfit. I loved the skirt and the shape, it was just me. Have a great week.

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 12:30h, 10 June Reply

    Hello Jess, very natural and totally relaxed posing in that beautiful outfit. It seems like you really pulled it off while peopel kept starring. Thats one amzing quality! Love black and white, too. But not the sun as much as you, apparently:) Its been really hot and coming from up North its more like…okay 72 degrees? Perfect for me:)

    Have a lovely day! Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:34h, 10 June Reply

      Thanks so much Sabrina. I am trying to be natural in the posing. Glad you like the outfit Enjoy the nice weather u have, jessxx

  • Mimi
    Posted at 11:57h, 10 June Reply

    You look wonderful! Thank you for stopping by & visiting
    All the best, Mimi

    • Jess
      Posted at 12:29h, 10 June Reply

      Thanks so much. Glad you like the outfit! jess xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 11:56h, 10 June Reply

    Such a lovely eyelet skirt! I have heard lots of good things about Clarks so I think I need to invest soon! Gorgeous vintage jewelry, too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:33h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Laura. Yes, I wear mostly Sofft sandals and Clark’s artisan line, so much cushioning. Glad u liked the jewelry too jessxx

  • Dana
    Posted at 11:53h, 10 June Reply

    What a lovely skirt! Love the lace fabric.. looks wonderful with this floral print top!
    Your hair looks soooo wonderful, love the color very much 🙂
    The people are looking because they thought you are a famous movie star ! 🙂
    We had in Germany a lot of sun and very high temperatures the few last days.. I love this weather! 🙂


    • Jess
      Posted at 12:31h, 10 June Reply

      Glad to hear you like the outfit! and my har. I have heard from some other friends in Germany that it is nice where they are, glad it is sunny now, enjoy it, jess xx

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 10:47h, 10 June Reply

    Hi Jess!

    You know how I love black and white 🙂 and you’re looking sensational in this look! Love the skirt!

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

      Thank you Mary! I was about to dedicate this to you, as I thought of you when wearing it. I appreciate it, I feel in love with this Ann Taylor skirt. Have a great week
      jess xo

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Posted at 10:28h, 10 June Reply

    I could totally see myself wearing this look Jess……and so obsessed with that pretty skirt!!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:31h, 10 June Reply

      Thanks Rebecca! I could see you in this as well!! I love this skirt right away when I tried it on. I appreciate your feedback. Have a great week!
      jess xo

  • jeffriestyke
    Posted at 06:05h, 10 June Reply

    I think eyelet is such a feminine touch for summer! And this black skirt could be paired with so many colors and styles! It is the perfect summer skirt! Susan

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Susan, yes I thought it would be very versatile and I could really mix and match in the closet. Have a great week jess xx

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 23:29h, 09 June Reply

    I love eyelet on my girls but don’t own any myself 🙁 it looks good on you ( the skirt). Rachel xo btw- I am doing a $25 credit giveaway to Mall of Style jewelry now and until the 23rd, 21 winners will be selected, so if you are interested come on by. Thanks!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:29h, 10 June Reply

      I have a pencil eyelet skirt in white. Just love it. I am sure it looks cute on the girls. Will stop by, Have a great week, jess xx

  • Carrie
    Posted at 19:51h, 09 June Reply

    Pretty outfit, Jess! Love that skirt – so feminine and pretty.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Carrie! I appreciate you coming by. I love the skirt too! Big fan of Ann Taylor. 🙂 jess xo

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 15:54h, 09 June Reply

    Hey we are almost twinsies today in our matching black lace a-line skirts : )


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:21h, 09 June Reply

      Who said ” Great minds think alike ” 🙂 I will stop over to see your outfit as well Jess

  • tecruciani1
    Posted at 15:02h, 09 June Reply

    Super cute skirt–love anything eyelet 🙂


  • Stephanae V. McCoy
    Posted at 14:15h, 09 June Reply

    Lovely outfit Jess. Can’t wait for upcoming posts with additional pics of the shoes. I haven’t tried Clarks but the ones I’ve seen look very comfy. Speaking of grey days in Pittsburgh, today is such a day and add to it cooler 60 something degree weather and I feel like going back to bed. Geez, can we get a break? lol.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:20h, 09 June Reply

      Oh, I know. You will soon!! Thank you Steph! I am glad to hear from you. Glad you like the outfit. Yes, the shoes are not my normal height, but my PT ok them as she said just to wear them to the restaurant etc.. They are like stepping on pillows. Have a great week! jess xo

  • Darci Wolfgang
    Posted at 13:45h, 09 June Reply

    NEED that skirt! Its so fab on you! Funny you mention about taking pictures outside and people looking at you, I had that happen one time with guys sitting in their truck watching me and then another lady stop to ask what we were shooting pics for!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:18h, 09 June Reply

      Isn’t if funny . Next time you should say Vogue or something like that. ha! Glad you like the skirt!

  • Beata B
    Posted at 13:44h, 09 June Reply

    Beautiful outfit! I absolutely love that skirt 🙂 very pretty

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:17h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Beata! Good to hear from you 🙂 jess

  • plutrell
    Posted at 13:21h, 09 June Reply

    Fun look for a warm summer day!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:23h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Pam! Glad you like it, the eyelet skirt, caught my eye! It is a swing skirt too which appeals even more. Have a great week

  • Lea
    Posted at 12:34h, 09 June Reply

    Great skirt. I am so into eyelet everything right now. I keep trying to hold myself back every time I spot a new eyelet top, or eyelet shorts and now you’ve tempted me with an eyelet skirt. MUST RESIST.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:59h, 09 June Reply

      Ha Ha! i can be bad at resisting as well. But I bought a midi eyelet in white, and then saw this, tried it on, and that one went back. This fits very well and I thought of the versitility. Thanks so much. jess xx

  • whosaprettygirl
    Posted at 09:16h, 09 June Reply

    Love this look… of course, I love WHBM! OMG…I have been to Pittsburg PA on numerous occasions. I grew up in the Warren/Youngstown OH area, so I know all about gray,dreary skies.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:39h, 09 June Reply

      Thanks so much for stopping by. The skirt I kept looking at on-line at Ann Taylor, so I finally bought it. I buy tops from WHBM on Ebay sometimes. I think it is ok in the Burg now, but we have had many sunny days here in Charlotte. Have a good week, jess xx

  • Jess
    Posted at 08:30h, 09 June Reply

    Thank you very much Stacey! xx jess

  • Stacey
    Posted at 07:23h, 09 June Reply

    What a beautiful outfit. I love that skirt.

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