48 In Fashion

Heavy Metal

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Hi Ladies,

I know you are going to find this hard to believe. But, yes, I was a headbanger. If not all of you know what this is, is it the state of moving one’s head up and down with the motion of one’s hair flying everywhere to the beat of the music. The music is often metal music. Yes, I was an am still a fan of Metallica. However, this is not what the title is referring to, AND my taste in music has changed some…

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As you know, I am more of a jazz and swing girl. Love the blues as well. Today, the name is referring to the silver metal jewelry I am wearing as well a the metallic earrings. Got the idea to pair the metals as I pulled out this silver shiny top from Ann Taylor. I iniitially bought it to wear for the holidays, but hey, why can’t we sparkle anytime?

Paired it with my Ann Taylor crepe long skirt, some black kitten heels and a touch of blue with my structured bag.

( I know you are still having a hard time shaking that image of me being a heavy metal headbanger out of your head now!!) but I had the hair, the love for the music and musicianship, and some of the attitude, Now, take your thumb and your and your pinky, and listen to some of your favorite Metallica songs! Ha!

I love seeing different metallics on people in the form of shoes, jewelry, clothes. I am fond of bronze and willl have something coming up next month to take care of that.

I will be going to the beach soon, but will have some posts planned in the meantime, I am in desperate need of a vacation!!

Have a great day,

Jess xo

Top: Ann Taylor ( a few years old) Skirt ( Ann Taylor) Necklace: White House Black Market, Earrings: Lipp Boutique, Shoes: Poshmark, Bag: Kate Spade

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48 Comments

  • Reply
    Alex
    August 28, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I had a very similar skirt, that appeared like diagonally sewed together stripes. Unfortunately I had to let it go after pregnancy because I slimmed significantly and it would have been too much work to nip it down a size or two.

    And I had a headbanging phase too. Now, I still listen to the music from time to time, but it is very much mixed up with lots of other genres.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      yes, i like many styles of music as well, still like some metallica, old school. glad you like the skirt too, have a great week, tomorrow i post on my trip, jess xx

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    Sheila (of Ephemera)
    August 27, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Lol, little does everyone know, eh? I was also into the thrash metal scene back in the day – my ex was in a metal band, so yeah, Metallica, Slayer, a little Iron Maiden, and throw in a little Sepultura for speedy fun! I actually co-wrote a song with his band. I had the big pouffy hair!

    Love your metallics! Thanks for visiting my blog, Jess!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Ha! See what we don;t know huh> Yes, Slayer, I went to an Iron Maiden concert back in the day. Neat that you cowrote a song. I still play guitar as my major was Jazz Guitar, and I also had big poufy hair!!
      Glad you like the metallics. jess xx

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    Spashionista (Alicia)
    August 27, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    For what it’s worth, I still love Old School Metallica! As far as your “metal” outfit that tone-on-tone gray palette is just wonderful against your fair skin and red hair. You really know how to wear the right colors, Jess! As far as vacation goes you must let me know if you ever decide to visit Nashville. I’ll do my best to show you around πŸ˜‰

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 27, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks Alicia, so kind with your comments!! Oh, see I am so observant, that I didn’t notice you live there. WIll do, if you don’t mind sometime! Have a great day, jess xx

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    Laurie
    August 27, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Metallic looks fabulous on you! Works better in summer than I would have thought! πŸ™‚

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks Laurie! It is something new for me. Jess xx

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    Jacket Society
    August 27, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I love this gunmetal grey color on you, looks stunning with your beautiful red hair. And you necklace blends in so well with the top. I also love the midi skirt length, such a classy and current length for skirts going into fall. You look fab!
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Thank you Nora! Glad you like a different look from me. The skirt will go with so much as well. Playing catch up after 5 days at the beach! Have a great week, jess xo

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    J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    August 27, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I love the metallics on you! It’s always fun to see metallics in big ways, you can’t really be in a bad mood wearing the shinning pieces can you? I never would have guessed that you were a headbanger. πŸ™‚

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 27, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Ha! I know that is why I was crackin up writing it! Yes, I banged my head many times! Glad you like the metallics, have a great day, jess xx

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    Johanna
    August 26, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I love a simple black skirt. It’s classic and you can wear it so many different ways. You look beautiful as always.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Johanna!! Have a great week, jess xx

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    Jennie
    August 26, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Beautiful metallics! Your necklace is just gorgeous. Love thinking about all the music from back in the day, too. My hair was so huge! lol πŸ™‚

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks Jennie! I can picture that! Mine too. Have a great day jess xx

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    Neti
    August 26, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Visiting for the first time. I Love to see my 40+ ladies rockin’ their styles and you look GREAT.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 7:39 am

      Thanks so much! Glad to meet you πŸ™‚ jess xx

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    stylishlyinlove
    August 26, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Great look on you.

    XO,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 7:39 am

      Glad you like this look Sofia πŸ™‚ jess xx

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    Mimi
    August 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    As always, you look fabulous!
    Such a great look for transitioning into fall!
    Thank you for sharing – all the best, Mimi
    http://inmyprimetime.blogspot.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 26, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Aww. Thanks Mimi! Glad you like the look, Have a great week, jess xx

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    Whitney & Blaire
    August 26, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Love your skirt! The midi looks fabulous on you! I know what you mean about needing a vacay, we leave for the beach on Monday!

    xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 26, 2014 at 11:27 am

      Thank you! We just came back from Kiawa Island in Charleston, it was a great time. Have fun on your trip!
      jess xx

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    ADA
    August 26, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Gorgeous jewels as always but I am truly in love with that black bias skirt! WOW. You look wonderful Jess!

    Stop by to see the latest I have styled some of my dresses. Thanks, Ada. =)

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 26, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Thanks Ada! Glad you like it, yes that black skirt is super comfy! Jess xx

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    aaarnold
    August 26, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Great midi skirt!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    KizzyDoll
    August 26, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Super gorgeous x

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    August 26, 2014 at 1:24 am

    I love the metallics on you. This is too funny but I have post scheduled that’s titled heavy metal too!! Enjoy your vacation!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 26, 2014 at 8:40 am

      That is funny Alice! Glad you like the o utfit as well. Jess xx

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    Marianne
    August 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Metallics look great on you! I love that necklace!
    Marianne
    http://www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 25, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks so much Marianne! Have a great week, jess xx

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    Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    August 25, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I love the metallics too. I would love to own your stunning necklace, so chunky. Gorgeous bag!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 25, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks Lorna, glad you like the look! The necklace was a unique piece so I got it a few years ago. xo jess

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    lizziep5
    August 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Love the outfit, especially the skirt. It looks very comfortable, you could dress it up or down!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 25, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you Lizzie! It is very comfortable, yes, I thought it was a great staple piece, Have a great week, jess xo

  • Reply
    Patti
    August 25, 2014 at 11:30 am

    You don’t look like a headbanger! But I still love that music, too. Silver is trending for Fall, and you’ve got a great jump on it here, Jess. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 25, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Ha! Thanks Patti, oh those were some good times. Glad you like the outfit!! jess xo

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    [email protected]
    August 25, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Now here is something hard to believe…I was also a bit of a head banger!! I like this skirt alot…you can do so much with it! Have a great Monday, Jess.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      August 25, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Now THAT I have a hard time picturing! What bands did you like? Glad you like the long black skirt, I thought it was quite versatile too! Enjoy your week, heading back from Charleston today, jess xo

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    une femme
    August 25, 2014 at 10:50 am

    The necklace pairs so nicely with the blouse. Heavy Metal’s not my thing, (except maybe a little Richie Blackmore…oops did I just date myself?) ;-). I’m a jazz fan too.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 25, 2014 at 11:05 am

      That’s ok. Glad you like the outfit. I dont listen to too much HM now, more in my 20s, and teens. I am a swing , big band and jazz girl! jess xx

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    Rebecca
    August 25, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Love how you make this unpredictable color oh-so stylish with all the details you added Jess…have an equally fab week!!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 25, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Thanks Rebecca! Comin home from the beach at Kiawa Island in Charleston, SC. Had a great time, will have to share what we did soon on the blog. Glad you liked the silver accessories… Enjoy your week as well!! jess xo

  • Reply
    Suzanne Carillo
    August 25, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Wow I do love this colour on you. Pewter is such a pretty metal colour.

    Yeah…it is hard to believe you were a head banger! LOL

    Have a fun vacation!

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      August 25, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Yes! Metallica, all the big haired Metal bands of the 80s I loved. I still like Metallica, but my headbanging days might be over, unless I do it by accident! ha. Will have much to show after vacation πŸ™‚ Jess xx

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