Camo, Floral and a Moto Jacket – Mixing Patterns - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Camo, Floral and a Moto Jacket – Mixing Patterns

I remember the first time I was called an “influencer”…  one who influences.. Kind of funny, as, you show me something enough times, and I may just be the one who is influenced! Camo has been a trend for a while now, for Fall, and I have seen it throughout retail and blog land. I was looking for a pair of camo jeans, when I saw, Shelly, sporting these camo pants.


Morning friends I do nearly all of my shopping on-line as I don’t like the feeling of people pushing and shoving to get those “must have” gifts. It’s not what the season is about, and I have only gone out on Black Friday once. So, I just shop in the comfort of my own home. I know there are sales throughout today, Cyber Monday.. you can check out Friday’s post HERE.

I accomplished a fair amount over the weekend. Our tradition growing up was to put up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. I also have some old-fashioned Santas that I love to put out on the mantel. Our Christmas tree is filled with meaningful ornaments from our childhood, as well as from trips and places we have been, as a fond memory to look back on.

My sister came over and we started to wrap gifts. I am not an expert wrapper, but I do what I can! We enjoyed some vino and pizza from Mamas… mmm I was craving some deep dish- ooey, gooey, tons-of-cheese, pizza. I love giving gifts and seeing people’s excitement. Even Pedro, my brother’s dog, loves to tear into gifts!

I started “researching” some Holiday Cocktail recipes, as my sis in law and I love to make special drinks for Christmas Day for the family to enjoy. Last year we made a Cranberry cocktail, and there are some great recipes here on Southern Kitchen. to check out.

My Outfit

After blogging for over 4 years, I have learned quite a bit about fashion. I am also enjoying taking more fashion risks. Let’s face it, there are no “fashion police”, so why not experiment and have fun with your closet.

I didn’t know much about pattern mixing until I began blogging. The concept interested me, and today I am sharing pattern mixing with camo/floral. I just recently bought these camo pants from LOFT. Camo, just like leopard print, is a neutral pattern.  I looked through my closet and chose this floral, silk blouse from Haute Hippie. ( sim) The pinks, reds, greens, all combined nicely with the olive camo print.

I have loved the combination of pink with olive as well, and added my 3rd piece, this Mango, pink faux leather moto jacket..

My Rebecca MInkoff bag in fog is a soft, light grey that goes well with the pink and taupe.

The softness of the pallete  continued with the embroidered, Marc Fisher taupe suede booties. You know how I love romantic looks!

Do you experiment with your closet? Try pattern mixing? Are you on the Camo bandwagon?

Here are some affiliate shopping links similiar to items I am wearing.

See you tomorrow for Turning Heads Tuesday linkup. 


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  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 09:56h, 06 December Reply

    Another great outfit today! I love the floral print blouse with the camo, and the booties are fabulous!
    We have so many similar traditions in our family with the Christmas tree and decorating. I love a beautiful themed tree, but I can’t bear not to put up my collection of ornaments that mean so much from over the past 30 years and we only have room for 1 tree!

    And by the way…you’ve made me want pizza in a really big way! I’m in New York right now and I think I’ll have to go and hunt down some deep dish pizza! Have a great day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:18h, 06 December Reply

      Thank you Suzanne, I loved how the look turned out. I really wanted some camo! I was just talking to my hubby the other day about how I was recollecting how I used to do snow stencils on our windows at Christmas time. I love hearing that about the ornaments too, my hubby has ones from his childhood we have. You made me smile- yes, go get that yummy pizza, I love cheese and this one we get is loaded! Same to you Suzanne! xx

  • Gail Hanlon
    Posted at 13:21h, 03 December Reply

    Masterful pattern mixing Jess! You look fabulous in the camo pants. Oh for long slim legs like yours! Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday link up!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:31h, 03 December Reply

      Thank you Gail! I have seen camo on alot of people and really wanted a pair. 🙂 xx

  • Isha Rani
    Posted at 01:22h, 03 December Reply

    Nice Post. You are looking amazing.

  • Angela
    Posted at 12:09h, 30 November Reply

    Cool outfit – you’re right Camo print, just like leopard is a neutral! I like the combination of tough leather with soft floral!

    Angela |

  • Jodie
    Posted at 19:02h, 26 November Reply

    Hasn’t it been so fun to have our own style change over the years after seeing others have fun with it?? That’s the best thing about blogging!!
    I adore this look Jess and will have to copy it soon!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:12h, 27 November Reply

      Thanks so much Jodie! Id look forward to see your interpretation. xx

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 18:53h, 26 November Reply

    I love this outfit Jess! I only recently bought some camo print jeans after wanting some for ages. I’m sure I’ll be wearing them lots of different ways because like you say, they are a neutral. The dark green hues look great with soft pink and the pretty floral print.

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:12h, 27 November Reply

      Thank you Emma! I lhad wanted the camo pants or jeans for awhile and these are talls which are nice and long, as well as comfy. Glad you like the look! xx

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 13:09h, 26 November Reply

    Love this edgy look! That jacket is beyond perfect! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

  • Gemma
    Posted at 12:41h, 26 November Reply

    Such lovely colours in this outfit! The blouse is so pretty!

    • Jessica A Jannenga
      Posted at 16:33h, 26 November Reply

      Thanks Gemma, another one if my Poshmark finds, all silk. I loved the print. xx

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 12:17h, 26 November Reply

    Love your pants and jackets! Pretty!

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion and beauty blog

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:54h, 27 November Reply

      Thanks so much! This is one of my favorite moto jackets and I was excited to finally get some camo. ;-0 xx

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 09:58h, 26 November Reply

    Thanks so much Cathy! It is one of my favorite jackets, as I love the rose pink color. xx

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 09:36h, 26 November Reply

    Jess, this outfit is a total dream! I’m a huge fan of camo and so completely ADORE this trousers you’re wearing – I just love that you teamed them with a soft pink. You look gorgeous!! Not to mention the fact that your legs look a million miles long!! (So jealous lol!)
    Suzy xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:56h, 26 November Reply

      Thanks Suzy! I really liked them on Shelly and they are great to pair with so much in my closet! I did order the Tall size in the pants 🙂 xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:52h, 26 November Reply

    You are just gorgeous in this very YOU outfit! I am so glad you got those camo pants and they look terrific with the floral blouse. That pink moto jacket has my heart of course, just like you sweet friend! I need to come up with a yummy Christmas cocktail – I’m going to check out that site! We’ll chat soon friend, I hope you and hubby had a nice Thanksgiving with the pups!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:01h, 26 November Reply

      Aw, thank you friend! I was excited to style them. I just love that camo can be worn with any color, or in this case print. I wanted to style it with pink and my jacket was the way to go, glad you like it! I loved that it is a darker rose pink and not really light, as I am seeing more of now. Hope you had a wonderful day as well with your family. Yes, the are some great cocktails and my sis in law and I make them each year now, they are fun and so yummy! xx

  • Jaymie Ashcraft
    Posted at 06:33h, 26 November Reply

    I really like the camo pants!!

  • mysideof50
    Posted at 04:36h, 26 November Reply

    I love this combo. That jacket is so gorgeous!

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