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Black Quilted




TGIF!! I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the weekend. The past few days I haven’t felt the best, but this was one of the good days, so we decided to go to lunch at a lovely restaurant by the Lake, which we haven’t been to in awhile, North Harbor Club. It was still quite warm this day, but I threw caution to the wind and wore my favorite faux leather skirt!











We both wanted the atmosphere, and enjoy looking at the view, all of the boats that range from sailboats to speedboats to just plain boats I could live in. It was warm, but not too bad, but Fall is not quite here yet in Charlotte. I really don’t expect it until there is a chill in the air sometime around Halloween.  I may just have to wear fall clothes just to despite the fact that the weather wont cooperate with my mood

So, there are times, I am not always able to get what I want to eat, because my stomach has caused me problems since I was 20. So, the salad with the grilled fish was out today. However, I did notice on the menu the lobster mac and cheese. Ummmm. Mac and cheese, and seafood! Yeck, yeah!! We of course ordered this medium bodied, clean, fruity, Pinot Gris, which was one of the best I have had this summer. Hubby got some pulled pork sandwich with homemade red potato salad, and my dish came out  What I saw at first was a giant white plate. Then there was a little section in the middle that dipped down and formed a circle. Well, I know my eyes are bigger than my stomach, but you know how fancy food can be? Sometimes it looks more artistic and less: fill you up becuase-you-are-hungry-kind of dish. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. The richness of the cheese and fish, make my mouth happy and my stomach content. I suppose you figured out by now, neither one of us are great cooks, so we do eat out a fair amount.

I stared aimlessly into my closet, and because it is in between seasons, didn’t know what to wear! A few changes later, I figured, I am going to wear this skirt! So I had to pair it with a light top, as I knew it wasn’t as cool as it SHOULD be 🙂 I enjoy a white and black look on ocassion, and decided to give a nod to fall with my Rebecca Minkoff wine hobo bag, and my Nars red lipstick. I am also wearing a new pair of shoes! i liked the quilted detail on these patent leather flats. Excuse the goody smile in the second picture. Sometimes I can be a bit of a smarty-pants while waiting for hubby to take the pictures.

Have a wonderful weekend!
jess xo

Top: White House Black Market, Ann Taylor Leather skirt ( my fav this year HERE), naturalizer quilted black flats, Wine Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff, Necklace  and Earrings,

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 06:42h, 01 October Reply

    I love this skirt! I have been trying to find one just like it for a while now. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:58h, 01 October Reply

      Thank you!! Check Chicwish, they had a number of styles. jess xx

  • Jessica
    Posted at 15:00h, 24 September Reply

    obsessed with your skirt! you look fabulous
    xo Jessica

  • Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)
    Posted at 02:32h, 24 September Reply

    Can we just chat for a moment about how FIT you are! What is your routine? And THANK YOU for linking up to the #reasonstodress linkup!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:46h, 24 September Reply

      Thanks so much. Well, i have been active all my life, but since the Ehlers Danlos, my illness, I am working on swimming now. I eat healthy too. You are too sweet! I will be back at the next link up

  • dan
    Posted at 03:04h, 23 September Reply

    Not too easy to find the right outfit in between seasons for me! Your still summery outfit is really perfect on your slim figure! And I love those flats on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 23 September Reply

      I know, in between seasons is tough! Glad you like the outfit and I like flats, glad to see others do too! jess xx

  • Anja
    Posted at 02:08h, 23 September Reply

    I love your look. The floral print is so pretty and your hair!! Awesome color! I also really like those glasses, am looking for a really winged version right now and yours is cool!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:24h, 23 September Reply

      Thank you Anja! Glad you like it, and my glasses are from Zenni, they have some great cat eye glasses, if you want to check them out. Jess xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 00:14h, 23 September Reply

    The skirt perfectly complements your long lithe figure Jess!!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 23 September Reply

      Aww thanks hon! ONe of my favorite skirts. Jess xx

  • Oby Grace
    Posted at 12:36h, 22 September Reply

    Beautiful Look! Love the black and white with the pop of color from your bag!

    Oby Grace

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:38h, 22 September Reply

      Thanks OBy!
      Glad you like the look. Have a great week, jess xx

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 04:39h, 22 September Reply

    You look stunning doll, love this look. Am glad you enjoyed yourself. I hope you have a great new week 🙂 xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:40h, 22 September Reply

      Thank you Kizzy you too! Been a bit sick with my illness lately, but hope to get on track. xx jess

  • Life Style Over 40
    Posted at 00:04h, 22 September Reply

    Lovely and comfortable outfit! It is such a pleasure to run around in flat shoes sometimes! Sara

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:39h, 22 September Reply

      Yes! Well I dont wear many heels, other than kitten heels. xx jess

  • fashionistamomma
    Posted at 20:55h, 21 September Reply

    Cute outfit. I love the skirt. Thanks for linking up for Stylish Saturday. xo ~ Megan

  • Shannon
    Posted at 18:09h, 21 September Reply

    You look stunning as always!! In love with that quilted skirt! Too cute!

    <3 Shannon

  • Monika
    Posted at 11:04h, 21 September Reply

    Dear Jess,
    I love the quilted skirt and and the quilted shoes, looks wonderful on you, as well as the combination of black,white and burgundy. Such a pity you didnt´t take pics of the food, sounded wonderful. I instantly got hungry when I read about it.
    Take care

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:07h, 21 September Reply

      Thank you Monika! I think i ate it too fats to get a pic! jess xo

  • Imogen
    Posted at 07:24h, 21 September Reply

    Love everything about this look but the skirt particularly stands out I have ever seen a quilted skirt before and it is an amazing effect…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:14h, 21 September Reply

      thank you, glad you like it!! have a nice day, jess xx

  • Lauren
    Posted at 04:21h, 21 September Reply

    You look AMAZING Jess! That skirt is hot! I like the all black and white color scheme here too, very classy. I absolutely love it! That lobster mac and cheese sounds absolutely heavenly!

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 02:06h, 21 September Reply

    We are skirt twins! This was such a great purchase and you’ve inspired to dig it up and wear it again. I love it paired with a summery top. Hope you are feeling better.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:14h, 21 September Reply

      Thanks Alice, fun that you have it also! jess xx

  • ADA
    Posted at 12:18h, 20 September Reply

    Your black quilted skirt is gorgeous. I own a similar one in a skater style. Looking lovely Jessica. =)

    Have a Great weekend! <3 Ada.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:26h, 20 September Reply

      Thanks so much Ada! Glad you like it, I have more fall clothes from moving from PGh. Enjoy your weekend too, jess xo

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 07:08h, 20 September Reply

    That skirt! SO CHIC! Love this little bit edgier look on you! Great bag too.
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:09h, 20 September Reply

      Haha, Dawn this may be as edgy as I get. Glad you like the outfit and this is one of my fav colored bags. Have a great weekend .xo jess

  • Alex
    Posted at 05:53h, 20 September Reply

    I like that quilted skirt and the quilted flats. And you should wear your hair up more often, you look so beautiful and elegant in the lst pic 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:09h, 20 September Reply

      Aww Thanks Alex! In the summer i do wear it up alot it hits pretty high temps here, but later in the year I wear it down. Glad you like the outfit. the flats are comfy! jess xx

  • Ira
    Posted at 04:55h, 20 September Reply

    Amazing post! And I love your blog:)
    I am now following you on Bloglovin, follow me back?:)

  • Dhruvi
    Posted at 23:53h, 19 September Reply

    That skirt is fab, and I absolutely love our glasses, Jess! Also, love the color of that bag!

    Stilettos & Sequins

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:08h, 20 September Reply

      Thank Dhuvi! Especially the comment on my glasses I like to wear different pairs, but I am a cat eye girl for sure jess xx

  • trulytamarablog
    Posted at 16:29h, 19 September Reply

    That is such a cute skirt! 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:58h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you! have a great weekend jess xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 11:20h, 19 September Reply

    Sooo loving this terrific skirt, Jess! Really great look. Now I want to add one to my wardrobe. 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:23h, 19 September Reply

      Thanks Jennie! I love quilted skirts, there is one on Banana I am eyeing now too. You too, enjoy your weekend, jess xx

  • catemezyk
    Posted at 09:24h, 19 September Reply

    I LOVE the skirt. And lobster mac and cheese sounds like pretty much the perfect meal!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:16h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you! I love quilting, and faux leather , so this skirt caught my eye. Yes, a yummy lunch! Have a great weekend , jess xx

      • elb743
        Posted at 17:11h, 19 September Reply

        love this outfit, the skirt is so fabulous and i love the floral on you too, a nice contrast! Greta details in each piece, and your million watt smile is gorgeous. I am glad you enjoy that delicious sounding lunch .
        Cheers! 🙂
        xx, Elle

        • Jess Jannenga
          Posted at 17:13h, 19 September Reply

          Thanks Elle! Glad you like the outfit. It is a bit of fall with the skirt and my wine bag. I was being a bit goofy with my smile:-)) Thank you and enjoy your weekend my friend! jess xo

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