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Hard and Soft Look

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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

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Patti @ NotDeadYet Style
    April 21, 2014 at 9:44 am

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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 21, 2014 at 10:32 am

      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.

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    wockyjabber
    April 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I love that skirt!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 17, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      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 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary Murnane
    April 17, 2014 at 5:18 pm

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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      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

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    Jess Jannenga
    April 17, 2014 at 9:19 am

    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.

  • Reply
    Matt
    April 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

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

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