Black Lace dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Black Lace dress



Morning Ladies,

Hope everyone’s week is going well. To me, every woman needs that staple of a LBD. Can we have too many? ( rhetorical question) .








With my father in law in town, and myself having a series of ‘good days” I do take advantage of going out. He had never been to our favorite places ( among many) Port City Club, with a view of Lake Norman right at our table. I decided that I was going to ignore the fact that it was still quite warm this day, and just through caution to the wind and wear a sweater dress.

This is one of my favorite dresses because of many reasons. First, it is super comfortable. If I can be fashionable and comfortable, I am all in. Second, it has lace. I love lace and just the nature of the style lends itself to a vintage look. I know there are many styling opportunities for this dress. The one thing about this time of year in Charlotte, is we all are pretty “weather challenged”. Some people were in shorts, others in bathing suits coming off their boat to eat lunch ( wearing cover ups), me in this dress, and others in dressier attire. It ran the gamit. I pretty much just kind of leap into the “hey, it is Oct, so it is Fall mode” and as long as I am not sweating during lunch, it was a good choice.

My husband is always a keen observer. He leans over and says ” I think that group of eight, just came for lunch straight from their boat. ‘ I told him in my sarcastic tone ” Really, was it the bathing suits that gave it away”, What would the world be without sarcasm?

Nonetheless, I decided to add a bit more of a vintage vibe with my pearl brooch, and one of a kind gold amber chandileir earrings from Etsy,and  some modern texture and print with my leopard kitten heels,

We ended up having a great time, with some great wine and company.

Have a wonderful day,

Jess xo

Dress ( old Loft, similar), Leopard shoes ( Ebay), Gold earrings ( one of a kind Etsy, go to brooch, ( Etsy), Handbag: Kate Spade




  • carlywalko
    Posted at 14:38h, 28 October Reply

    Thank you for linking up to Monday Mingle….Have a great week!

  • Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)
    Posted at 12:46h, 24 October Reply

    It just makes me sad when people LOOSE the opportunity to dress up for something like a lunch or dinner out. Really? Bathing suits and shorts? ….come on people! Well, you LOOKED FAB! and that LBD really is elegant. Plus can I just tell you that a while back you write about having bought a few new pairs of glasses, you inspired me! and I bought a few too many!

    Thank you again for linking up to #reasonstodress !

    Angie from reasons to dress

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:04h, 24 October Reply

      So true right Ang! I just have to joke around with my hubby he gets my sense of humour! Oh! Well at present I have 3 pairs of prescription and will be getting a pair of cat eye sunglasses from online. You can find glasses very inexpensive online, so why not make that a fashion statement too! Thanks so much:-)) Hope you are doing well.! jess xo

  • Susan @ 2 cats & chloe
    Posted at 17:24h, 22 October Reply

    Another great dress! Beautiful! I adore those fun flats with this LBD! Pinning this! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:21h, 22 October Reply

      Thank you Susan, I know it is hard to tell but they are a small kitten heel, took me years with this illness to finally wear a kitten heel, xo jess

  • Johanna
    Posted at 15:10h, 21 October Reply

    You can never go wrong with a little black lace dress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:16h, 21 October Reply

      Thanks JOhanna, the lace is what sold me 🙂 jess xx

  • Chelsey Patti
    Posted at 14:24h, 21 October Reply

    Haha, yes you can never have too many LBD’s!

  • Erin (@herheartland)
    Posted at 12:26h, 21 October Reply

    CUTE dress! I love the touches of lace!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:47h, 21 October Reply

      Thanks so much! I appreciate you visiting.jess xx

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 08:12h, 21 October Reply

    This dress is really great. I love how the ace is lace just on top, around your neck and shoulders. Those small details really stand out and look very pretty and classy.

    J @ Bless Her Heart Y’all
    Join us on Tuesdays for the Celebrate Southern link up, anyone can join us!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:48h, 21 October Reply

      thank you! I like the title too, Celebrate Southern, I will do my best 🙂 jess xx

  • heatherwyancko
    Posted at 16:46h, 20 October Reply

    I love this look! The lace, the leopard, the vintage accessories – so feminine! And your legs!Golly – you’re stunning!
    Heather Wyancko

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:40h, 20 October Reply

      Thanks so much! I enjoyed visiting you as well. Jess xx

  • Darcy
    Posted at 16:36h, 20 October Reply

    Gorgeous dress! Love the lace!

  • Julie
    Posted at 09:41h, 20 October Reply

    Love this little black dress! The lace top adds just enough to it to give it interest and the accessories dress it up perfectly. Love those leopard flats!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:04h, 20 October Reply

      Thanks, they are a bit of a kitten heel, glad you like them and the dress, xx jess

  • salomematsaberidze
    Posted at 09:28h, 20 October Reply

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  • Ada
    Posted at 07:45h, 20 October Reply

    Love this pretty lace LBD and the beautiful brooch. =)

  • Shannon
    Posted at 22:46h, 19 October Reply

    Looking gorgeous! Loving that LBD and the leopard flats are perfect!!

    <3 Shannon

  • Alex
    Posted at 06:46h, 19 October Reply

    Looking good Jess 🙂 The dress is very nice and I think with the lace shoulders & arms and the above the knee skirt and bare legs it is a very good option for days when it’s warm but not hot.

    Alex – Funky JungleTwitter

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:35h, 19 October Reply

      Absolutely! I would have worn tights but it was warm that day, not too hot like you said, so inbetweeen seasons is tough! jess xx Have a great day friend!

  • Olga
    Posted at 00:38h, 19 October Reply

    Beautiful dress, elegant and stylish! Love that lacy detail and the earrings.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:33h, 19 October Reply

      Thanks so much, these earrings were given to me last yr at Christmas, xx jess

  • Laura
    Posted at 22:16h, 18 October Reply

    What a lovely dress! The lace detail is so pretty!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:33h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you Laura, have a great day, jess xx

  • Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style
    Posted at 19:27h, 18 October Reply

    Now that I’ve gotten leopard flats, I’m noticing them everywhere! Love them with the LBD 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:51h, 18 October Reply

      Thanks Jen! They are actually a kitten heel, but I love em, jess xx

  • aaarnold
    Posted at 17:00h, 18 October Reply

    Love the lace detail on this dress. The leopard flats are the perfect pairing.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • Red Reticule
    Posted at 15:07h, 18 October Reply

    I agree with you! You can never have enough LBDs! I love the details on the top and the added brooch! Beautiful!
    Red Reticule

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:55h, 18 October Reply

      Thanks! I am glad you like it! Like I said, your post was too cute 🙂 have a great weekend, jess xx

  • adriatic1009
    Posted at 11:25h, 18 October Reply

    You are so elegant in this black lace dress! Have a nice weekend!
    Kisses, Sily

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:31h, 18 October Reply

      Thank you so much! I need to come by and visit your site You too, jess xx

  • Stephanae V. McCoy
    Posted at 10:18h, 18 October Reply

    Nice dress Jess and you probably know I don’t need to say a word about the shoes <3. I also like you eyeglass frames you have some of the nicest ones I've seen and they always look so good on you. I'd like to get a pair of "fake" glasses that give me the opportunity to play with different looks, that is, if I can pull it off. Have a great weekend!! ~ Steph

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:21h, 18 October Reply

      Thanks Steph! Glad you like the outfit and shoes 🙂 I have been lucky to reach a point I can wear a kitten heel. Thank you about the eyeglass frames, I have 3 pair I interchange. I just bought sunglasses. I know you could pull if off, I would say go online! As it is the cheapest and there are some nice frames! jess xx

  • Marianne
    Posted at 17:23h, 17 October Reply

    Love the lace detail on your dress and those flats are great!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:03h, 17 October Reply

      Thanks so much Marianne! Just came back from a mini trip, will stop by tomorrow, jess xx

  • mark
    Posted at 11:12h, 17 October Reply

    wowzers! what a lovely dress! you look so pretty in it! lol–sarcasm, eh? at least your hubby can take it! lol

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 08:26h, 17 October Reply

    Beautiful, love lace 🙂 And the pop of leopard print is perfect. Have a gorgeous weekend doll xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:02h, 17 October Reply

      Thanks Kizzy, just came home from the mountains, tell you about it next week, enjoy your weekend too! jess xx

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