Black Lace with my Boyfriend - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Black Lace with my Boyfriend


Happy Monday, Ladies!

I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. Don’t be fooled by the leaves on the ground, it was 85 when these pics were taken. I want to clear up something with the title, it is my “boyfriend jean shorts” in which I was referring! I don’t think my husband would agree with anything else!! ha!









Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Our was pretty laid back. Just hanging out doing things at home, and going to another favorite wine bar. We do love our wine! It was mid 80s, so we still went for our medium bodied, crisp Pinot Grigio, which was so smooth and refreshing. We met a few other people there, and since out of the two of us ( my husband and I), I am a bit more outgoing, so I have a NEED to pet any cute dog I see.

Using my Shih Tzu RADAR, I was able to detect a cute one in the vacinity! Beige with a black face, super soft fur like my Gibby, I was instantly taken in. I went over to speak to the owner, Joe, from NY, just to ask about the dog and pet him ( the puppy). Then it became a full blown-pull-your-chairs-over-here-conversation, and we found out that we both took a trip to Asheville and have the same breeder for our pups! Small world. Anyhow, we had a fun time, and enjoyed some scrumptious sushi too!

For my outfit, I decided to wear my boyfriend denim shorts. They are the epitome of comfort, and they ride low on the hips. I bought this top from Sheinside and just love the design and the sheerness. Having EDS, It took me 8 years to even get to the point where I can wear kitten heels, as I used to have to wear mainly cushioned orthotic shoes, not always the prettiest. So, it was nice when I found these .5-1 inch black ones to wear, and feel more stylish as well.

Enjoy Your Week!

Jess xo

Top: Sheinside, Loft Boyfriend jean shorts ( few years old, similar), Shoes: Poshmark, Earrings: Charming Charlies, Handbag: Kate Spade ( similar) Color: Pine from Colorstay Gel Nailpolish

Linking up with Manic Monday, Still Being Molly, Walking in Memphis in High Heels

  • mark
    Posted at 17:50h, 26 September Reply

    WOW! you look dang sexy! very cool!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:51h, 26 September Reply

      Thank you Mark.

      • mark
        Posted at 17:58h, 26 September Reply

        you are most welcome! 🙂

  • M
    Posted at 21:25h, 18 September Reply

    Lovely outfit. love the earrings

    Made in Mauve

  • Carrie
    Posted at 20:47h, 18 September Reply

    Scrolling through your looks, Jess, and I found myself gazing at this gorgeous top. I love that you paired it with the boyfriend shorts as well. Both pieces look great together and look fantastic on you. Shoes = cute & a little sexy. 🙂 Also, I adore those glasses on you! Every time you wear them it makes me smile.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:05h, 19 September Reply

      Thanks Carrie! I like this top too, someone said they had it in red, and I love that as well. Glad you like the whole look, and the cat eye are my favs xx jess

  • elb743
    Posted at 19:52h, 17 September Reply

    Jess, I adore this look! The denim shorts are just right, and you wear them perfectly. Love them styled with that gorgeous lace blouse and LOVE you shoes. You have come along way! Bag, is super pretty too,
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:55h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks Elle, I get to wear little tiny kitten heels for a bit when I am out! Cant wear them long to walk around, but yeah, I can wear them!! Glad you like the outfit Elle, I need casual looks too 🙂 xo jess

  • Inez
    Posted at 11:50h, 17 September Reply

    Love your green nails they work great on you. Cute top too. Your shoes are stylish, love them.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:07h, 17 September Reply

      Thank you Inez!! have a great day, jess xx

  • Alex
    Posted at 08:08h, 17 September Reply

    Oh this is a great look for you! I really like it. And the handbag is beautiful.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:11h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks Alex! I dont always dress up, like the casual look here and there. Thanks for your lovely comment. Xo jess

  • kpullig001
    Posted at 06:45h, 17 September Reply

    Cute top! You look great.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:50h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks Kimberly! Have a great week, jess xx

  • forarealwoman
    Posted at 03:18h, 17 September Reply

    Gorgeous look! Love the combo lace + bf shorts. So happy to meet new bloggers with the linkup.

    Jasmine xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:49h, 17 September Reply

      Thank you Jasmie! Me too, I enjoy meeting new people. Have a great day, jess xx

  • Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)
    Posted at 03:02h, 17 September Reply

    I love the combination of something so feminine and delicate like black lace with boyfriend jeans. And the weather here is also so hot, the leaves are falling because it is summer weather!

    And you have a VERY lovely emerald manicure, I need to give myself a manicure but just haven’t found the time. It is one of those details that makes an outfit look complete, so thank you for the inspiration!

    Angie from reasons to dress

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:49h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks so much Lovely! I do my own manicures as I would rather keep the color and do it at my convience. Glad you like the outfit too! Have a nice week!! jess xx

  • Katherine Lou
    Posted at 02:14h, 17 September Reply

    What an amazing lace top!! That top is perfection. I’m obsessed! But anyway, sounds like you had a great weekend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:47h, 17 September Reply

      Thank you ! Yes, we had fun, Have a great day jess xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 00:41h, 17 September Reply

    We are totally style twins in this look Jess……a sweet lace top with BF shorts will always be a winner in my style book!!!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:46h, 17 September Reply

      Thanks Rebecca! I will be your style twin! Have a great week, jess xo

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 22:29h, 16 September Reply

    Wow! THAT top and THAT bag! I LOVE them! I also love your earrings, as I have them too! Great minds think alike.

  • Amanda
    Posted at 20:47h, 16 September Reply

    I love that top, and with the boyfriend shorts it makes the top much more casual! You look amazing! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 23:05h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you Amanda! Have a great week jess xx

  • ja4marti
    Posted at 19:32h, 16 September Reply

    Love the black lace top. It would look great dressed up but I like the contrast with the boyfriend shorts.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 23:05h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you ! I dress it up as well, wanted a casual look. jess xx

  • Zhuo
    Posted at 18:05h, 16 September Reply

    This is a very pretty lace top!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:17h, 16 September Reply

      Thanks sweetie! Glad you like it, jess xx

  • Janise @ Mama in Heels
    Posted at 18:01h, 16 September Reply

    Love this outfit, Jess! You made the black and blue combo look so sassy and chic!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:17h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you Lovely! Glad you like it, jess xx

  • evelyn madera
    Posted at 17:42h, 16 September Reply

    Love this outfit post, boyfriend shorts are my absolute favorite! Since they’re cute, comfortable, and they go with everything!

    Evelyn Madera –

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:15h, 16 September Reply

      Yes,m I totally agree! hAVE A great week, jess xx

  • Mary
    Posted at 16:28h, 16 September Reply

    I love , love this top and the way you styled it with the boyfriend shorts and that bag is fabulous.


  • Spashionista
    Posted at 15:30h, 16 September Reply

    Jess, you have such great legs for boyfriend shorts! I’m always impressed with how well thought out your styling is. The earrings, bag and top really elevate the look!
    I can relate to having shoe problems. My feet are very wide and because of my Cerebral Palsy they tend to curl under. I’ve been having a really hard time lately finding evening shoes that don’t look like they’re made for somebody’s Granny LOL.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:14h, 16 September Reply

      Ha! Alicia you make me laugh! Yes, fortunately I can go a bit beyond granny shoes, but i wasnt so sure years ago! A tiny heel. Thank you for the lovely comments friend! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 15:07h, 16 September Reply

    Beautiful casual look! I just pulled out my beige lace top like this one and couldn’t decide how to style it, so you have given me some new inspiration. Thanks! Love yours in black.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:13h, 16 September Reply

      Thanks Jennie glad you like it, Have a great week, jess xx

  • Darcy
    Posted at 14:53h, 16 September Reply

    Love this top! I have it in white and it goes with everything!

  • Blaire Bingham
    Posted at 14:09h, 16 September Reply

    Beautiful top! I love the way you styled it with the denim shorts for an everyday feel.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 13:32h, 16 September Reply

    I love your black lace top, so feminine yet edgy at the same time! Your look today makes the colour of your hair stand out so much more! You look great!

  • Shannon
    Posted at 13:29h, 16 September Reply

    You look gorgeous!! In love with that black lace top and it’s perfect with the boyfriend shorts!

    <3 Shannon

  • Jenna
    Posted at 13:11h, 16 September Reply

    Love the pops of teal, so pretty!

    xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie
    PS- make sure and stop by on Thursdays to link up!

  • jillian
    Posted at 10:17h, 16 September Reply
    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:09h, 16 September Reply

      Hi Jillian! Will do!! Have a great week! jess xx

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 09:28h, 16 September Reply

    Jess, prefect free time outfit: elegant and relaxed just the way I like it. The light blue bag just adds the right twist of elegance. And totally am with you on the wine thing:))) We just found a portuguese Shiraz and looove it. Summer is back here in Germany and I already did my tennis pratice today so life is good….xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:08h, 16 September Reply

      Hi Sabina! Thank you! Yes I don;t dress up everyday, I am more of a skirt and dress girl but like shorts at times, especially relaxed styles. Ooo, you will have to give me the name of the bottle of wine you had, I love Shiraz, but havent had it in awhile I have been drinking Malbe, Tempranillos and Grenache.Excellent on tennis practice! I swim and am checking out a Trike this weekend! Have a wonderful week, jess xo

  • Ashley
    Posted at 07:27h, 16 September Reply

    Love the lace + boyfriend shorts combo! So laid back but still super chic. 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:51h, 16 September Reply

      Thanks Ashley!! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Jill James
    Posted at 03:17h, 16 September Reply

    Jess, this such a feminine top, great with the shorts and kitten heels. Thank you for visiting .

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:50h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you! Glad you like the outfit 🙂 Jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:15h, 16 September Reply

    This top is so pretty on you. I think I ordered these Loft shorts and my giant thighs did not look good in them. I am so glad you found a pair of pretty shoes that work for you.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:49h, 16 September Reply

      Thank so much Alice, I have bought a few pairs of shoes recently. It seems i can do a kitten heel for a little while before I take them off. and u do NOT have giant thighs my friend! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Something About That
    Posted at 21:54h, 15 September Reply

    Loving this late summer look!! It’s always the best when you can pair shorts with a longer sleeve top. I don’t know why, but it just works so well!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:46h, 16 September Reply

      Thanks Jackie! Glad you like the look, Jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 20:32h, 15 September Reply

    Thanks you so much for the sweet comments on my blog!! What a small world, but it sounds like you had a fun evening. I really like your top. The detailing is so pretty!

    Nicole to the Nines

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:34h, 15 September Reply

      No problem, I see it as it is 🙂 Glad you like the outfit, I love tops with detailing and embellishment. Have a great week, jess xx

  • Shannon
    Posted at 20:09h, 15 September Reply

    You look gorgeous!!! Love the outfit!

    <3 Shannon

  • Claire
    Posted at 18:53h, 15 September Reply

    Wow! What a hottie!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:04h, 15 September Reply

      Ha 🙂 You are too sweet! Thank you, jess Have a wonderful week! xo

  • trulytamarablog
    Posted at 18:34h, 15 September Reply

    I love that bag! So cute :).


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:42h, 15 September Reply

      Thank you! I do like my bags 🙂 jess xx

  • aaarnold
    Posted at 18:33h, 15 September Reply

    Love the contrast of the boyfriend jeans with the lace. Great look!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:42h, 15 September Reply

      Thank you Amy!! I was in the mood for black and jean shorts:-) Have a great week, jess xx

  • Natalia
    Posted at 17:49h, 15 September Reply

    You are gorgeous! Beautiful and sexy outfit! Love the nail polish, the shoes and such a delicate lacy top!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:41h, 15 September Reply

      Thank you Natalia! I will check out your site today. Glad you like the outfit 🙂 Jess xx

  • Neti
    Posted at 15:58h, 15 September Reply

    First time here and I love to see a 40+ gal wearing an outfit with supreme confidence. Thanks a bunch! I will be back to read more. . . .

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:22h, 15 September Reply

      Thanks Neti! I appreciate your feedback, stop anytime, jess xx

  • Che
    Posted at 14:57h, 15 September Reply

    What a great mix of denim and lace! Love those earrings, Jess. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:03h, 15 September Reply

      Thank you!! Glad you like the look Che! Comin over to your site, soon! xo jess

  • Willfully Elegant
    Posted at 13:39h, 15 September Reply

    You are absolutely rocking this outfit Jess!! I am totally blown over at how hot and chic you look!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:54h, 15 September Reply

      Thanks so much!! You are too sweet! Have a great week, my lovely friend!! jess xx

  • Marianne
    Posted at 13:29h, 15 September Reply

    I love this top! It goes so well with your shorts!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:34h, 15 September Reply

      Thanks Marianne! I need it in red!! 🙂 jess xx

  • Monika
    Posted at 12:53h, 15 September Reply

    WOW,WOW,WOW what a cool outfit. Absolutely love the combo lace and boyfriend shorts and of course the babyblue bag.
    Take care dear Jess
    Monika xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:00h, 15 September Reply

      Thank Monika! You are a sweetie! Glad you like the outfit. I was in a more casual mood the other day. Have a great week! jess xo

  • Kendra @ Closet Confections
    Posted at 12:15h, 15 September Reply

    Cute top, and I love how you dressed it down with the shorts. My husband is the same way, and will pet any cute dog he sees as well.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:23h, 15 September Reply

      Thanks Kendra! Yes, I love puppies! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Johanna
    Posted at 11:36h, 15 September Reply

    I have the same top in red. Love it with shorts!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:48h, 15 September Reply

      Oooh! Red. My favorite color, I am sure it looks great too. Glad you like it with the shorts, and have a fab week!! jess xx

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 11:20h, 15 September Reply

    I love how casual but chic you look Jessica. Happy Monday

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:47h, 15 September Reply

      Thank you! ONce in awhile I like to wear shorts, and we have had the weather for it too. Happy Monday to you too!! jess xx

  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 10:47h, 15 September Reply

    Love this look on you! So casual chic. And those nails, gorgeous! ~Cynthia |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:46h, 15 September Reply

      Thank you!! I am a fan of dark nail polishes in the fall, I love Burgundy, Emerald, Purples etc. Have a great week!! jess xx

  • weshopinheelss
    Posted at 10:05h, 15 September Reply

    Casual yet stylish outfit. I love the lace top paired with the shorts, it looks great on you.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:45h, 15 September Reply

      Thank you! Glad you like the outfit , I wanted to do something a bit different. Have a wonderful week, jess xx

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 10:00h, 15 September Reply

    That top is fantastic! And seriously, you MUST do a post on all of your fabulous bags. You’ve featured so many different bags on your blog that I’m beginning to think your house must be a giant walk-in wardrobe to store them all…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:45h, 15 September Reply

      Thank you Tiina! Ha:-) I have about 10 bags total, not bad, I will not go more than that. I wouldnt mind having a giant walk in closet, but alas, that is not the case. Probably a good thing, as i think it would only encourage one to buy more. Have a great day! jess xx

  • ADA
    Posted at 09:04h, 15 September Reply

    Your black lace top and turquoise+crystal earrings are both beautiful. Love how you dressed up the denim cut-offs, Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:32h, 15 September Reply

      Thanks Ada, the pic of the earrings turned out well. Glad you like the outfit!! jess xx

  • Julie
    Posted at 08:46h, 15 September Reply

    I have a very similar top but it’s sleeveless, and I love it! I laughed at the comment about the boyfriend shorts and your hubby, so funny!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:32h, 15 September Reply

      Thanks Julie! Yes I like this top alot, glad you like my sense of humour! jess xx

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 07:22h, 15 September Reply

    very beautiful doll xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:28h, 15 September Reply

      Thank you hon!! Have a wonderful week, jess xx

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