Hard and Soft Look - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Hard and Soft Look











Hello Ladies,

I decided I would create a look that showed a hard and soft look, just by changing a jacket, as well as you could also change your jewelry to add a scarf or feminine necklace. Here the “hard” part of the look is the chunky silver metal chain, the studs on my bag, and the black leather blazer. The “soft” is the blush paper-mache-like chiffon flowing skirt, sandals and a silky black tiered top.

You want to bring a change of clothes to go from this to an edgier look? Take the top, jacket and necklace and wear a pair of skinny dark jeans with some studded heels.by Christian Louboutin or a less expensive version. You get my idea. 🙂$_12

For a softer look, a soft pastel jacket, with a pearl necklace would do the trick. Have fun experimenting.

My outift: Black top: Nordstrom ( similar), Skirt: ( Spring Ann Taylor 2014), Necklace: White House Black Market ( old, similar), earrings BHWM, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff, Leather Blazer ( Nordstrom old, similar)lastsig


link up: thelifeoftheparty, Funday Monday

  • Patti @ NotDeadYet Style
    Posted at 09:44h, 21 April Reply

    Jess, you look lovely as always. Love these feminine pieces! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:32h, 21 April Reply

      Thank Patti!
      I really like those shoes you posted, especially the yellow ones. Got to watch my budget, but I will be due for shoes in a couple months. I loved this skirt and how the material is delicate and feminine.

  • wockyjabber
    Posted at 18:22h, 17 April Reply

    I love that skirt!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:42h, 17 April Reply

      Thank you. I bought it at Loft awhile ago, and dress it up as well as down at times, I thought the layers of the top with the chiffon skirt would work well.
      Have a good evening! jess

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:59h, 17 April Reply

      Oh Gosh I am sorry. I looked at it too quickly! Yes, the skirt. Me too. I have another idea of where I will take the pic of it next time. I loved the chiffon and flowing nature of it. At Ann Taylor now on sale 🙂

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 17:18h, 17 April Reply

    Two of my favorite colors paired perfectly! Love the jacket! You look beautiful as always Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:25h, 17 April Reply

      THank you Mary! Like I said, if I could only wear those spiked heels… I appreciate you stoppin by and the comment. Hope your day is well. Jess xx

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 09:19h, 17 April Reply

    Tell me about it! I would wear those shoes i could. A little high, and the EDS isn’t acommadating with heels like that!
    Thank you, Matt.

  • Matt
    Posted at 09:08h, 17 April Reply

    Nice leather jacket! Shoes are awesome! If there was a female member of KISS they would wear these shoes!!

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