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A Classic Combo

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Hello Ladies

Happy Wednesday.

I wanted to create a classic look and love camel and black as a combination.

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There are alot of combinations we consider “classic”. Black and white, camel and black, often red and black. Here I  decided to take a flirty mid length crepe skirt and pair it with over the knee boots and camel.

I want to get a fair amount of wear for what remains of the season with the over the knee boots and I love the look with a shorter skirt. This skirt, however, when I got it, hit me at a strange place, just a few inches above the ankle. I wasn’t crazy about where it hit me on the body, and felt it wasn’t quite me. So, what do I do? I take it to my lovely tailor, who miraculously turns it into this shorter flirty skirt with the hem just a bit above the knee.

I think we all need to take inventory of our clothes in our closet from time to time and say, “why am I not wearing that?” If it is something to do with length, needing taken in, a button or two changed, then I say, “take it to the tailor.’ The woman I know is wonderful, inexpensive, and has altered many clothes for me. If you can find a great tailor too, I would suggest salvaging clothes or keeping ones you love that might need a little extra care.

This is one of my favorite sweaters in a cashmere blend, so nice and soft. I wanted to add a little panache to the outfit, and hope I did so with the leopard scarf and rust colored brooch.

Hope you all have a wonderful week,

Jess xo

Sweater: Banana Republic ( similair), Skirt ( Ann Taylor ( altered), similar), Boots: Ebay ( Born over the knee boots) Louis Vuitton Speedy.

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43 Comments
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  • Ada
    Posted at 05:12h, 08 February Reply

    This is indeed such a classy combo, I want to re-create it. Such cute earrings also.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:09h, 08 February Reply

      Thanks Ada! Glad you like the outfit. I love how the skirt turned out. have a great dayxo

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 08:25h, 07 February Reply

    You look lovely in this classic color combo! Love black and camel together … always so rich looking! Thanks for joining in FUN FASHION FRIDAY and have a good weekend, Gorgeous!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:36h, 07 February Reply

      Thanks Dawn! The skirt was just right after alteration. Glad you like the look friend, you too! xo

  • Mica
    Posted at 00:53h, 06 February Reply

    You have accessorised beautifully – I really like that printed scarf! 🙂

    So nice you could get the skirt altered t be something that works for you! I’m petite so I’m always taking something to my local tailor – luckily she is inexpensive and does great work too! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 06 February Reply

      Thanks Mica! I really appreciate you stopping by! My local tailor has gotten a fair amount of work from me too, great we both have excellent tailors, mine is inexpensive too! have a wonderful day, xx

  • renaesimpler
    Posted at 00:52h, 06 February Reply

    Definitely not frumpy, for sure. Fun ensemble. ♥, Renae

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:37h, 06 February Reply

      Thanks Ranae! Glad you like the look and I appreciate you stopping by! xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 21:07h, 05 February Reply

    Great choice with shortening your skirt. It looks wonderful on you now!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:36h, 06 February Reply

      Thank you Laura! Yes, I just like wearing shorter skirts sometimes and it turned out well. thanks! xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 19:58h, 05 February Reply

    Jess,
    I love what your tailor did with your skirt, the length is perfect now! I love that scarf and classic camel, but I adore the gloves!! They look like they are the color Marsala, Pantone;s color of the year. Or maybe that is my fever!
    anyway, you look stunning!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:35h, 06 February Reply

      Elle, thank you friend ! Hubby was quite happy with the pics and has been getting mre into phhotography, he is gettng a new lens for his birthday. ( kind of for me and him :-)) I know I just dont like skirts ending in strange places on our bodies, and this was more “me”. Glad you like the look and Oh, Gosh, hope your fever goes away, drink some tea! xo

  • Monica Roese (GlamVolution)
    Posted at 19:29h, 05 February Reply

    You look fab as always, Jess! Love OTK boots, very cool!
    xo,
    Monica
    GlamVolution.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 06 February Reply

      thanks so much Monica, I need to stop by more often, miss your posts 🙂 xo

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 13:29h, 05 February Reply

    Love the OTK boots. I agree, a shorter skirt is one of my favorite ways to pair them.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • kaley
    Posted at 13:12h, 05 February Reply

    Love your scarf!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

  • Johanna
    Posted at 09:39h, 05 February Reply

    loving those otk boots…nothing more chic.

  • thedollhousev
    Posted at 08:15h, 05 February Reply

    Love your boots, so cute 🙂 xx

  • Melisa
    Posted at 06:48h, 05 February Reply

    Loving this outfit on you Jess, such a great combo. Amazing earrings and booties. Looking stunning dear. Kiss,

    Mel
    http://www.livingoncloude9.com

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 23:03h, 04 February Reply

    Glad you were able to shorten the skirt and make it work for you. I do love all the classic touches in your outfit.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:07h, 05 February Reply

      thank you Alice yes, it worked out wonderfully with the skirt. Have a great day,xx

  • Marianne
    Posted at 22:12h, 04 February Reply

    Great color combos! Love that scarf- I’m a sucker for leopard and animal print!
    Marianne
    http://www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 21:08h, 04 February Reply

    You can never go wrong with black and camel right? You look great here, I love those boots, they are so cool, I love how they are slouchy and you can get away with that perfectly because of your long legs girl!! Your scarf and especially the earring are fab too 🙂
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:06h, 05 February Reply

      Thank you Nora, Glad you like the outfit. I wasnt fond of the skirt until I got it altered to this length! The boots, so funny, I dont think they are supposed to be slouchy, but that is the way they ended up with my legs.! BTW glad to be in excellent co ( Sylvia’s article) xx

  • cassidl
    Posted at 19:19h, 04 February Reply

    what a great redo on the skirt, love this look and congrats on the Instagram recognition you deserve it.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:10h, 04 February Reply

      Thanks so much Linda! The lady I have is an amazing tailor 🙂 That is so nice of you to say too about Instagram. It was a total surprise to me! Have a wonderful week! xx

  • litonkrl
    Posted at 15:38h, 04 February Reply

    The bag is perfect for nice combination of Black and Camel. Loved!!

  • Accidental Icon
    Posted at 10:49h, 04 February Reply

    I love the boots, the length of the skirt and the earrings. The way you worked with the two colors was fabulous.

    Accidental Icon
    http://www.accidentalicon.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:11h, 04 February Reply

      Thanks so much for coming by my blog 🙂 I found yours through instagram and love your classic style, edginess and just overall style. Love your photos as well. Will be by more today. Thanks so much for the lovely comment, I am a believer that a great tailor can work wonders! Glad you liked the look. xx jess

  • Kreyola
    Posted at 10:42h, 04 February Reply

    This is so pretty, I really like your scarf.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:05h, 04 February Reply

      Thank you Kreyola! I appreciate you stopping by and the lovely comment. Have a great week. xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:26h, 04 February Reply

    Wonderful – I love how the scarf brings it together. xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:04h, 04 February Reply

      Thanks so much Patti! I am not a big scarf girl, but wanted to add some pattern to the look, Have a great week, xo

  • plutrell
    Posted at 08:17h, 04 February Reply

    Love the way a classic style looks on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:04h, 04 February Reply

      Thanks Pam! Hope you are doing well, and have a great week, jess xo

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