Happy Halloween- Light Orange Velvet BLazer, Dark Floral Dress, Suede Booties - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Happy Halloween- Light Orange Velvet BLazer, Dark Floral Dress, Suede Booties


Hello friends!

I am planning on posting Part II of my trip on Thursday this week, so please do come by and check out more of my trip to Santa Fe and Taos, more pictures! ( not to mention it also being My Refined Linkup as well)

Hope you enjoyed the weekend. We went to a Hallo-wine Festival Saturday, wine tasting, food trucks, music, kid’s events etc. Brought the puppies and it was a good time.

I  hope you enjoy Halloween tonight, if you celebrate it. Hubby, me and the pups have decided  to sit outside and pass out candy. I was joking with hubby when I told him,  ” Now, we only give out candy to the kids with the homemade costumes, ok” None of that, ” Draw-a-smile-on-a-white-sheet “Im a Ghost” -kind of costume!” Kidding. I do remember though, back in the day, when my mom made our costumes. I was a rabbit , a black cat, a monk ( and won first prize as a contest) yes, Mom sewed me a brown gown with hood, I had a white beard, and wore a rope belt, as I chanted Gregorian Chant while in a circle with the other kids. I also remember First Grade when mom used ribbed cardboard around my body, I had a black bodysuit, and used my Disney cap as the make-shift trash can lid stuck to my cap( beanie). Dad has spray painted trashcan on the body of my costume, and then I remember stapling or gluing paper cartons of milk, candy wrappers and more to my “can”. It was a pretty cool costume now that I remember it.




Today, however, I am not wearing a costume, but rather an outfit I would wear any time during these fall months, but am incorporating orange and black.  As you know, Velvet is hot this season. It is something I have always loved, so my closet has a fair amount of blazers, dresses etc, that you will be seeing on the blog. All of the velvet you will see coming up on the blog are pieces I have had for awhile.  I do love that it is “in fashion” or ” on trend” when I have loved it all along, the richness and saturated colors really appeal to me.


I bought this blazer from J Crew, a kind of burdnt or lighter orange, I suppose. I don’t have a costume, but can share some of the color schemes of the holiday..that also flow nicely into fall, nonetheless. The dress, a wrap dress from Karina, is a dark floral pattern with browns, blacks and bits of blue. The boots I had just purchased from Nordstrom, as I have been looking for a tan pair of block heeled booties, as I think they add to this vintage inspired look.



( As much as i love these boots, I am going to have to return them and be back on the “hunt” for tan booties, they are a bit too high. These are 2.5 inch, I need a bit under 2 inches. Cie La Vie!


Outfit Details: Velvet Blazer ( J Crew), older,  earrings: vintage Etsy, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff (old, like this), Dress: c/o Karina Dresses ( like this) please click on side banner for Karina dresses as it is an affiliate link. Booties: Halogen.

Everyone… stay BOO-TIFUL! 🙂

JOIN ME FOR TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP TOMORROW! I will also be co-hosting with Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels. I look forward to seeing you!

Jess xo

SHARE YOUR FALL STYLE AT TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP~ ! LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE ! 🙂   Linking Up with  Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Not Dressed as Lamb SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa

  • clairejustine
    Posted at 06:00h, 04 November Reply

    Such a lovely outfit Jess, love the whole look 🙂 I love wearing my boots like yours with dresses. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  • Nicole
    Posted at 00:33h, 04 November Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The velvet blazer has the perfect color for you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:46h, 06 November Reply

      Thank you! I love velvet, always have xx

  • sequinist
    Posted at 04:58h, 03 November Reply

    This pale orange is such a great colour for you; I LOVE it. I’d love to see photos of your previous costumes from when you were small… they sound AMAZING. xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:44h, 03 November Reply

      Thank you Lisa, I have a collection of blazers I look forward to sharing on the blog, this one was a great buy! My mom in PA has our kiddie pics, I would love to share those, she was always good about making our costumes.:-) xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 20:43h, 02 November Reply

    Yes, you are look BOO-TIFUL in the sumptuous orange velvet and pretty skirt. I do love remembering how creative the costumes were when we made them ourselves, yours sound great!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:29h, 03 November Reply

      Ha! Thank you for paying attention to my writing 🙂 I loved this blazer and it was a steal. People would love to see pics of my costumes, my mom has the photos! xx

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 17:36h, 02 November Reply

    Jess, I love this look. Your blazer is very cute, both the cut and the color. It tops your dress perfectly and compliments your purse and boots. Perfect for fall and Halloween. I’m glad to see others doing the Halloween colors without being in costume. We should be able to wear whatever colors we want, right? You definitely prove it here! – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:22h, 03 November Reply

      Thank you Amy, absolutely where the colors you like! I have a collection of blazers and loved the color from J Crew with this one. Thanks so much! xx

  • Ruth Maldonado
    Posted at 16:34h, 02 November Reply

    Such a great blazer! And even more amazing it is velvet!?! So awesome!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:20h, 03 November Reply

      Hi Ruth, I have always had a love for velvet early on, so I have a bit of a collection of velvet blazers. thank you! xx

  • Shelly
    Posted at 10:59h, 02 November Reply

    You always rock a blazer lovely lady! This dress is so cute too. Can’t wait to read about your trip. Thanks for linking with Ageless Style.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:23h, 02 November Reply

      Thank you Shelly! There will be many more as I have built up a bit of a collection! Thank you, I am sharing the trip tomorrow. xx

  • GoFashiondeals (@Gofashiondeals)
    Posted at 19:41h, 01 November Reply

    love the orange blazer and with that printed dress is is so perfect!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:25h, 02 November Reply

      Thank you! I never tired of velvet and loved this soft color. x

  • A. Blake
    Posted at 12:46h, 01 November Reply

    Those booties are adorable, too bad the heel is too high for you. We don’t celebrate Halloween so it was a night of relaxing with hubby watching an Alfred Hitchcock marathon. #TopoftheWorldLinkUp

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:28h, 02 November Reply

      Sounds like a good Halloween to me! thank you! xx

  • ellebenet
    Posted at 20:00h, 31 October Reply

    Totally adore that blazer. Velvet is definitely coming back this year!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:12h, 31 October Reply

      Thank you for your comment! I have loved velvet for years! I loved the color, so glad you enjoyed this look! xx

  • Nancy Baten
    Posted at 09:40h, 31 October Reply

    Oh,dont you have any pictures of your outfits? Loved to see them! You are wearing a very nice dress, combined with the blazer is very pretty! I am sorry to hear the heels are to High! Hope you find some better ones! Enjoy your Evening!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:02h, 31 October Reply

      Oh, I probably would be able to dig them up, but they are at my moms in PA ( another state)! Glad you like the outfit, I loved the light orange velvet. Its fine, I am sure I will find others I like. thank you Nancy! xx

  • debra barretta
    Posted at 08:53h, 31 October Reply

    Love your outfit doll! I Need a velvet blazer but I have a hard time finding anything that fits well. Anyway, have a great Halloween!!! 😍❤💋

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:01h, 31 October Reply

      Thank you Debra! Good to hear from you. I have plenty of velvet in my closet, always loved it I am sure you will find something you like since there are so many pretty pieces out there. YOu to! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:27h, 31 October Reply

    Oh, how I love that “trash can” costume idea!! My favorite ones are the made up, funny ones like that!! They are so creative, and really anyone could do it!
    As for your velvet—the blazer is so lovely! I love the color on you!!
    Bummer about the boots, but that means you get to keep shopping!!
    ps…did you make it to a movie yesterday? We’re going to dinner tonight instead of handing out candy!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:00h, 31 October Reply

      I know I love the creative homemade costumes too. This velvet jacket I loved for the color. I know, I think I have a few pairs in mind. No movie yesterday , just dinner, sounds like a plan! thanks Jodie ! xx

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