Cozy Boots and an Embellished Sweater - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Cozy Boots and an Embellished Sweater

Tweed, Embellished sweater and cozy Born boots


TGIF Ladies!

Well, the Blizzard of ’15 hit here in Charlotte and we got 3 inches! I am not kidding, this is serious! Schools and businesses close down. What doesn’t is my ability to present you with a cozy winter look for the day!

Tweed, Embellished sweater and cozy Born boots

Tweed, Embellished sweater and cozy Born boots

Tweed, Embellished sweater and cozy Born boots


vintage earrings


My dog’s eyes filled with wonder much like the kindergarten kids I used to teach the first time we had snow! What was that white stuff. I remember Truffles, when we went to visit my mom in Pittsburgh one year. There must have been 12 inches on the ground, and besides not being able to find a patch of grass to go,she went inside and found mom’s green carpeting…problem solved! Now, Gibson doesn’t have that problem,but they do get excited to get their little coats on when they have to go outside. Much like their mamma!

It was cold out there, so I decided to wear my tweed black and marroon flirty skirt, with leather detailing for the pockets. I paired it with a grey cardigan with embellishment of silver beads, which I loved as it made it look vintage and really added to the cardigan itself. Having about 4 wool coats in Charlotte is plenty, ( this is not counting the leather jackets I own) but a light winter coat is really all that is needed, so I wanted to wear my black pea coat with this styling. Lastly, my Born burgundy fur lined winter leather boots were what I needed to complete the outfit and keep my tooties totally warm! Adding my vintage earrings from Etsy, added to my vintage-inspired look.

I am not a cold weather person at all, but I will say, especially when seeing other’s blog posts, the snow does make for pretty pictures.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Jess xo

Pea Coat: Marshalls ( years old) Tweed Skirt ( Ann Taylor) Born: Leather boots in Burgundy, Embellished grey cardigan ( vintage) Brooch: Etsy, Rebecca Minkoff, Handbag

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  • Cherie james
    Posted at 21:08h, 05 March Reply

    As I write this Jess, we are getting more snow and another school day off for my kids. It makes it very difficult to do any photos outside that is for sure! I can’t believe you got snow in Charlotte!! I love your cozy look, especially the burgundy tweed skirt paired with your burgundy boots and handbag! Thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:58h, 06 March Reply

      Oh my, I know one expects March to be spring already! Part of the reason I moved from Pittsburgh where I lived for 32 yrs to Charlotte, but we got a couple of spells. It is pretty cold today but will warm up on the weekend. Glad you like the look, I love tweed adn the details, glad yo like it, Just letting you know I am hoping to do a link up party as well on Tuesdays soon, Will keep you posted friend! xx

  • Monica Siembieda
    Posted at 22:52h, 03 March Reply

    Everything about this look is fantastic! That sweater, the skirt, and those boots are awesome!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:23h, 04 March Reply

      Thank you ! Glad you like the look! the boots are warm and cozy! take care, xx

  • Maggie Dallospedale
    Posted at 05:38h, 03 March Reply

    Hello sweetie!
    Marsala color looks so great on you! Nice outfit!
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 03 March Reply

      Thank you for the lovely comment. Glad you like it!
      xx Stop by anytime.

  • aryia74
    Posted at 14:30h, 02 March Reply

    I used to live in New England and have most of my life over 33 years in Massachusetts. I now live in Florida and seeing the snow now makes me kinda miss it. I miss that wintery feel if you know what I mean. That brisk of cold air that hits your face when you go outside. Ahhhhh your post brought me home! As far as your outfit goes I looove the skirt and boots. The skirt is beautiful and love the colors that are running through it. The boots are really neat addition to your outfit. Your outfit together looks awesome! You sure know how to rock it.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:06h, 02 March Reply

      Thank you so much for your thoughful post. New England looks very pretty, i have never been there. I used to live in Pittsburgh PA so I was used to snow, I love the look of it, just not the cold, so I am in Charlotte. Glad you enjoyed my post, and the outfit. I love textures and tweed. Glad you like my warm boots too! stop by anytime!

  • Beth Williams
    Posted at 13:45h, 02 March Reply

    That sweater is so adorable, I need that in my life! Would love it even more in a delicate cream color I think, although you’re rockin the grey (I just personally have too many grey sweaters in my closet right now!) Thanks for sharing!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:52h, 02 March Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, come by anytime. I can see this would look lovely in cream as well, I have a number of cream,so grey was in order.Glad you like the outfit!

  • xxrocyxx
    Posted at 12:33h, 02 March Reply

    Great outfit. Those boots are <33

  • thedollhousev
    Posted at 05:47h, 02 March Reply

    Looking marvellous doll!! Happy monday xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:06h, 02 March Reply

      Thank you very much! I am ready for spring though you/ Enjoy your week,,lovely! xx

  • Natalie
    Posted at 01:34h, 02 March Reply

    oh wow your whole outfit looks really great. I love all the colors of the whole thing, red and black is one of my favorite mixture of clothes and shoes. These boots look super cozy, it would be nice with all the snow we have gotten lately.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:32h, 02 March Reply

      Thank you Natalie,
      I appreciate your lovely comments! I am a big fan of tweed, and Born has great boots, these are great even with the bit of snow we got.
      thank you for coming by and stop by again. xx

  • Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor)
    Posted at 21:22h, 01 March Reply

    Oh my! I can’t believe you got that much snow in Charlotte! Yikes! I agree. It does make for pretty photos. I absolutely love the tweed skirt and how you paired it with those awesome boots. The sweater and coat are perfect to top it off – love the entire outfit! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:05h, 02 March Reply

      Thank you Nancy! I joke, as Charlotte doesn’t get much and when we do get a few inches the news is all over it. Glad you ike the outfit. Please stop by again, or follow, I will stop by your blog as well, as I could sure use some tips as well! 🙂

  • TanjasBunteWelt
    Posted at 01:53h, 01 March Reply

    Hey Jess,

    great and lovely outfit. Love the colour and combination. 3 inches is a blizzard???? We had 20 inches this winter in our town. Wish you a great day

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:57h, 01 March Reply

      Thank you , glad you like the outfit. I was being sarcastic :-)) Charlotte doesn’t get much snow, and they make a big deal when they do ! 20 inches really is a blizzard! Hope you have a great day!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 22:59h, 28 February Reply

    Just love the purple hues in this outfit, in your pink boots and skirt! Just lovely!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:56h, 01 March Reply

      Thank you for dropping by and I am glad you like the outfit. Feel free to stop by anytime, I love tweed.

  • Vera Sweeney
    Posted at 18:56h, 28 February Reply

    I absolutely love those boots and those earrings!! I love being able to layer up my outfits in the winter, great way to add warmth and I love the fashion!!! The whole outfit looks amazing and well put together!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:41h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Vera, glad you like the outfit, I have been doing more layering, and am all about textures, tweed being a favorite, stop by anytime, and thank you for the lovely comments! xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 18:43h, 28 February Reply

    My comment did not publish, oh well, I will try again!
    Love this gorgeous skirt, the leather trim is luscious and I adore the tweed. Love the pea coat, and I love the snow behind you!
    3 inches is a blizzard–Love that.
    Fun for the dogs, that is for sure!!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:04h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Elle! Honestly, that is what it is like in Charlotte, Blizard! Glad you like the outfit, casual but perfect for snow, and they love it too, Have a wonderful day, xo

  • elb743
    Posted at 18:36h, 28 February Reply

    I do so love this outfit! Love the leather trimmed skirt and the double breasted peacoat, classic- with a twist!
    Your sweater is stunning , too! I am pleased that the white stuff is there for you to make a winter wonderland background, 3 inches a blizzard, Love it!
    Glad your dogs are enjoying it too!
    Feel well
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:40h, 28 February Reply

      thank you Elle, I love this skirt too, it is sturdy and warm, and I love tweed, not to mention details. I do like snow to look at.. but this was enough. Yes, they have fun in it, but my girl is a little prima donna, she gets cold.s o has to go in and lay on the big heating pad we bought her!. Thank you dear friend. you too, xo

  • Jessica Beal Harlow
    Posted at 18:00h, 28 February Reply

    I absolutely love your outfit! That skirt looks warm but still fun…not the drudges of heavy, colorless clothes that I suffer in northern New England with miserable winter weather! I love those fur lined winter leather boots too. They are a great color and a must have where I live!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:38h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Jessica, it is a fun skirt, I like the flirty shortness of it and the tweed. Thank you. Glad you like the boots too, I suppose I cant complain, I dont live in New England and get the snow you do. Enjoy the week, and stop by anytime! xx

  • Susie's Reviews (@SusieQpon)
    Posted at 16:20h, 28 February Reply

    Such a classy outfit. I love the Born burgundy fur lined winter leather boots and the colors are perfect on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:37h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you very much! I love burdgundy and these boots are nice and warm too. Stop by anytime 🙂

  • Shabby Chic Boho (@terrishutterbug)
    Posted at 14:25h, 28 February Reply

    What a chic and beautiful outfit and I love all of the accessories as well. That sweater is gorgeous and goes so well with the skirt and the boots. Everything comes together so nicely. I need some cute boots.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:55h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by! Please stop by again. I love vintage jewelry and clothes when I find them. Glad you like the look. 🙂

  • 2foodtrippers
    Posted at 11:58h, 28 February Reply

    I’m not a winter person, but I’m sure that Charlotte looks pretty with a few inches of snow. Hopefully it will melt soon. Until then, the snow is a great excuse for you to wear your wool coats and those cosy boots.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:10h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you! I am not a winter person either! I do like the “look” of snow, just not how cold it can be. Glad you stopped by and glad you like my styled outfit. Stop by anytime!

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 10:37h, 28 February Reply

    You have such a great skirt collection! I cannot believe you got so much snow!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:28h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Amy! I know this is a first world problem, but I need more skirt room. hahah. We did get about 3-4 inches, very unusual for Charlotte. You/

  • Jessica
    Posted at 09:18h, 28 February Reply

    The entire look is great. Looks comfy. And your hair just looks so fabulous!

    Jessica |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you, it was. I usually dress up more, but out in the snow, I get my cozy boots on. Thank you for the compliment on my hair 🙂

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 08:56h, 28 February Reply

    LOVE that skirt! Such a cute outfit!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:03h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Jill! I love tweed , glad you like the outfit! Enjoy your weekend. xx

  • litonkrl
    Posted at 00:27h, 28 February Reply

    Love the bright pink bag with the casual look! Great shoes too!


  • Sierra
    Posted at 23:36h, 27 February Reply

    Such a cute outfit! Love how you paired the embellished cardigan with that gorgeous skirt 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:02h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Sierra! I appreciate the lovely comment. Stop by anytime 🙂

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 16:51h, 27 February Reply

    Love the boots. I’m surprised you even own winter(ish) boots all the way down there. ; ) And they’re Born…a great name for boots. I bet they’re even comfy.

    If you ever need more snow I’ll be happy to send you a ton!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:58h, 27 February Reply

      Haha, no thank you! I am not a cold weather girl at all! I have a few winterish boots, that are still stylish. I have mostly Born and Sofft boots. they rock! glad u like em! Have a great weekend, Suzanne!

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 15:12h, 27 February Reply

    That skirt is fabulous and you know I love those boots! Great look, Dear! I hope it warms up there soon!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:57h, 27 February Reply

      Thanks Dawn! The boots are lined and warm, and glad you like the skirt! xo

  • virtualme2011
    Posted at 14:47h, 27 February Reply

    Very stylish yet practical look for your snow day. I throughly enjoy reading your blog!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:55h, 27 February Reply

      Thank you Lisa, I am glad you stopped by, do so anytime. I appreciate the lovely comment.

  • Shannon
    Posted at 13:55h, 27 February Reply

    How amazing are those boots?! They look so warm but yet still so chic! That skirt is amazing too! Have a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:56h, 27 February Reply

      thank you Shannon! Glad you like them 🙂 You too!!

  • Carl
    Posted at 13:13h, 27 February Reply

    I just signed up as a follower of your blog — you have a great sense of style! I follow Miss Rebecca H’s posts, and I am sure she’ll ‘follow in your footsteps’.. Hope you don’t mind having a ‘gentleman’ in this forum.. Have a great weekend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:33h, 27 February Reply

      Hello Carl, thank you for following! No, not at all, if you enjoy fashion and style, then welcome 😉 Enjoy your weekend as well.

  • Literary Winner (@LiteraryWinner)
    Posted at 13:12h, 27 February Reply

    That looks like a warm and comfortable outfit that is also stylish! Love the skirt the best

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:13h, 27 February Reply

      Thank you very much. The skirt is #AnnTaylor, where I do shop often. Stop by anytime. 🙂

  • Lizzy
    Posted at 12:15h, 27 February Reply

    You look absolutely stunning Jess. Your outfit stands out beautifully against the snow. Love Lizzy x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:18h, 27 February Reply

      Thank you Lizzy! I appreciate you stopping by. Do so anytime and have a nice weekend. xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:34h, 27 February Reply

    I remember getting just a couple of inches of snow when I lived in Washington DC – it was chaos. Before that, I lived in Boston, where you need about a foot of snow to get serious : > You look gorgeous, as per always – love the skirt. xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:58h, 27 February Reply

      Thank you Patti! Oh I know,, I am not a cold weather or snow person at all. My parents live in Pittsburgh Pa and brother in NYC, they got hit this year. Glad you like the outfit. Have a great weekend. xo

  • plutrell
    Posted at 08:32h, 27 February Reply

    Love the skirt! Great look, Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:57h, 27 February Reply

      thank you Pam!! Hope you are doing well. WIll stop by today. xx

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