First Year Favorite Winter Looks - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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First Year Favorite Winter Looks


Zara faux leather skirt, vintage floral sweater

( Zara Wine faux leather skirt, Burgundy red square toe heels( with bow), Loft vintage-inspired floral cardigan)

I wanted to show you some of my favorite looks winter of this past year. Since it was just my one year anniversary, it was fun to go back and look at what style, textures and colors I liked best this year. Enjoy!


red Banana Republic roses cardigan, vintage inspired look

( My all red holiday look with Sheinside circle skirt, lace tights Aldo kitten heels, Banana Republic Floral rose cardigan and vintage pearl necklace: Etsy)

vintage stole, Loft lace pencil skirt, Born brown boots, Teal velvet blazerMy Vintage stole ( Etsy) Teal brooch ; Etsy), Brown Lace skirt : Loft, Born Leather boots, Teal velvet jacket ( Loft) Louis Vuitton Speedy Damier 30

vintage leopard swing coat, mustard banana republic pencil skirt, tweed kitten heels

Vintage leopard coat ( steal for $25 on Ebay..look around ladies, there are treasures!), Sweater Loft, Mustard pencil skirt ( Banana Republic) Tweed Enzo Angiolini kitten heels: Ebay

emerald cashmere sweater, tweed mini skirt Loft, Born over the knee black bootsCashmere sweater : Tweed Skirt : Loft ( years ago) Born Over the Knee boots  Handbag: Kate Spade



My BR skirt, and great Vintage find: fur capelet Chicago fur Co 1923, shoes leopard, Naturalizer flats

I obviously did want to share this with you and hope you can either find inspiration or color/texture combinations you like. Have you looked over your past year’s looks and picked favorites? I also wanted to let you know I did have an alterior motive. It is rediculously cold here! Today the high is 24 degrees and cold and I don’t get along! I thought, this time next year I would love to go somewhere warm. This is something I have never done. Go to a beach with the warm sun beating down, the sky blue clear waters and umbrella drinks really sounds appealing right now!

Perhaps I am a wimp when it comes to the cold, but it affects my joints and muscles. Both of my brothers ski. I never skied, I just fell. I would be the one in the chalet near the fire drinking hot cocoa. I was always more of an athletic girl in all seasons except winter.

Nevertheless, the dream of being in Cancun or somewhere sunny isn’t happening this year, so back to reality. Looking at some of my winter outfits, I love textures such as velvet, tweed,  lace, boiled wool . Materials such as cashmere, leather, faux leather are also favorites. There used to be colors that redheads “shouldn’t wear”. I say, phooey to those rules! I do wear pink, and have a fair amount of it for spring, but also love jewel tones such as emerald green, teal, purple, and sapphire.I wear my fair share of midi skirts but love mini skirts as well. I also try and find vintage pieces, coats, blazers, and jewelry, and incorporate it as part of my look.

I am in love with  over the knee boots and will have to add other fall tones to my collection next year. Another favorite I wanted to include is my love of grey with light colors, pale pink, pastel blue etc. I have done some pairings of grey with pink and just love the softness and feminity of it.

What textures have you worn this past winter? Which of my outfits would you be more inclined to wear , why?

Have a great day and stay warm!

Jess xo

Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell Manic Monday, Tues: Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday, Thurs: A Labour of Fashion, Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion,Style Elixer,  Fun Fashion Friday Sat: Stylish Saturday

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 20:33h, 24 February Reply

    I think my favorite outfits are the red one and the leopard and yellow- Love them! Great post.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:40h, 24 February Reply

      Thank you Cherie! Glad you like the looks 🙂 You know I am a skirt and dress kind of girl :-)) xo

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 14:03h, 24 February Reply

    Love all the looks Jess especially all the faux fur jacket and of course your accessories are always great, love your earring selection and the pins! Congrats on your one year recap!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:22h, 24 February Reply

      Thank you Nora, I would have added spring and summer, but just wanted to include winter this year. Glad you like the looks and yes, I need to wear my leopard fur more. It has been great “meeting ” you!

  • mommasum
    Posted at 13:06h, 24 February Reply

    So very pretty. I love the first look. Midi skirts are on my list to buy more of, especially free and flouncy ones.
    Thanks for the style inspiration.

    Andrea @ #RealMomStyle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:12h, 24 February Reply

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment. This one is a favorite by Zara, they make great midi skirts, you can also try Chicwish and Sheinside. take care, jess

  • Lee
    Posted at 12:50h, 24 February Reply

    You look SO fab!! I love the picture by the lake the most!
    xo, Lee

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:11h, 24 February Reply

      Thank you Lee! I appreciate that. I love the teal jacket too and miss sitting outside there 🙂 xo

  • oceanbluestyle
    Posted at 04:40h, 24 February Reply

    Jess amazing!!! Fur Capelet is my total favorite. Although you are a woman that can wear any kind of skirt and just look phantastic. The first skirt-you not tell it was leather….awesome. Please stop by my friend and have a fab day! xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 24 February Reply

      Thanks so much. My favorite types of skirts to wear are minis and pencil skirts. I love leather and faux leather too. Glad you liked the looks! Will stop by my friend 🙂 xo

  • Alex
    Posted at 03:34h, 23 February Reply

    Love the leo jacket and the lace skirt. I’ve done versions of the full skirt with shirt tucked in. I go for full skirts because pencil skirts and I don’t get along very well 😉 On you they look fab however!

    Hope the temperature rises soon for you. Have a nice week.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:55h, 23 February Reply

      Thank you Alex, Glad you like the looks. You know I love skirts, I am sure you could wear a pencil. Have a great week! xx

  • Carly
    Posted at 23:55h, 22 February Reply

    The floral with the pleats is the perfect pairing! Such a pretty look
    Dresses & Denim

  • Martin
    Posted at 08:54h, 21 February Reply

    Sorry, but nothing will ever top your first outfit!! This skirt in combination with the floral blouse looks stunning. Combined with your smile and you hair…perfect!!! It looks so fresh and inspiring (even though I love to see you wearing green 🙂

    Many Greetings,

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:54h, 21 February Reply

      Hi Martin!
      I will not have to stop by your site 🙂 Thank you for the lovely compliment. I love skirts, I suppose you guessed that, the skirt is a favorite. Take care, jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 00:59h, 21 February Reply

    A great look back. I would not leave the house in that kind of weather. I am freezing if it’s 50s outside.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:52h, 21 February Reply

      Thank you Alice! I know I am not a cold weather person! xx Glad you like the looks.

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 21:30h, 20 February Reply

    I always love your colour combinations.

    You should never come and visit me. It is -18 C today…without the windchill.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 21 February Reply

      Thanks Suzanne. Brrr Ok, it would certainly have to be warmer! xx

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 19:21h, 20 February Reply

    So gorgeous! You know I love your style, Jess! That vintage leopard coat is FABULOUS!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:30h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you Dawn! Glad you liked my choices, I have to wear my leopard coat again sometime, but it actually is too cold now. It was a great find for $25! Have a wonderful weekend. xo

  • Shannon
    Posted at 18:51h, 20 February Reply

    You definitely killed it this winter! So in love with the pleated skirt!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:30h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you Shannon. There is a high bar out there, you included!! Thank you, I love Zara’s skirts and this one was perfect for me . have a great weekend. xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 17:30h, 20 February Reply

    I love that you put these all together!
    Your style is impeccable, and I love each outfit!
    My favorite on you is the all red, I don’t know why, it just lights you up!
    I am also a big fan of tweeds, woolens, lace,and furry textures!
    Fell well!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:38h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you Elle,
      Yes, I have some ideas about next week, I may be adventerous and do makeup for fair skin.If I dare do a close up! I like red too, Just so many great textures for the colder months, but I am ready for spring!
      Thanks again! my friend,
      jess xo

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 14:47h, 20 February Reply

    I must have missed the pleated leather skirt and the leopard coat the first time around. I LOVE both items. You have some great pieces in your wardrobe.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:59h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you Amy! I am now carefully choosing adding what I need to my spring looks. I sure know I need some blue hues. The leopard jacket was a vintage find for $25! I love it too. xx

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 14:35h, 20 February Reply

    All lovely looks, beautiful skirts… and the leopard print jacket, what a treasure! BTW, skiing is overrated… I had to do that at school (a lifetime ago), hated it then, haven’t done it since.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:58h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you Tiina! YOu know me, I am most at home in skirts and dresses. Ha! Funny about skiing, and I know!! xx

  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 09:21h, 20 February Reply

    You have a great collection of looks here. Love that Zara faux leather skirt and the leopard coat. ~Cynthia

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:12h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you Cynthia, I love Zara’s skirts and I need to wear the coat more, it is just sooo cold . Thanks for the lovely comment. xo

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 09:21h, 20 February Reply

    You always have the best skirts! I love your style! You always look so pretty!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:11h, 20 February Reply

      Thanks so much! I really try and pick carefully what I need to add in my closet… one thing is space :-)) Have a great weekend Megan xx

  • cassidl
    Posted at 09:18h, 20 February Reply

    such a pretty blouse on you and I still love the leopard and yellow combo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:11h, 20 February Reply

      Thanks you Linda, I know I need to wear my leopard coat more often, but it is soooo cold right now! xo

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:05h, 20 February Reply

    Wow, just, these are all gorgeous, Jess. I would wear all of them! I think the pleated leather skirt is my favorite, xo

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

      Thank you Patti! I know I love Zara’s skirts. Stay warm, it is realy cold this weekend. xo

  • thedollhousev
    Posted at 07:14h, 20 February Reply

    Lots of gorgeous looks, I love the leopard jacket one the most, so stylish :))) I hope you have a sweet weekend :)) xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:09h, 20 February Reply

      Glad you like the looks! I carefully think of what i need to add to my closet. My fav jacket too! xx YOu too!!

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