Heavy Metal - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Heavy Metal


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…








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

  • Alex
    Posted at 16:15h, 28 August Reply

    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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:50h, 28 August Reply

      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

  • Sheila (of Ephemera)
    Posted at 21:44h, 27 August Reply

    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!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:13h, 28 August Reply

      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

  • Spashionista (Alicia)
    Posted at 20:35h, 27 August Reply

    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 😉


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:55h, 27 August Reply

      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

  • Laurie
    Posted at 18:38h, 27 August Reply

    Metallic looks fabulous on you! Works better in summer than I would have thought! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:10h, 27 August Reply

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

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 13:29h, 27 August Reply

    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!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:32h, 27 August Reply

      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

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 08:45h, 27 August Reply

    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. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:13h, 27 August Reply

      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

  • Johanna
    Posted at 17:46h, 26 August Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:57h, 26 August Reply

      Thanks Johanna!! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 15:47h, 26 August Reply

    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 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:42h, 26 August Reply

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

  • Neti
    Posted at 14:03h, 26 August Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:39h, 01 September Reply

      Thanks so much! Glad to meet you 🙂 jess xx

  • stylishlyinlove
    Posted at 12:46h, 26 August Reply

    Great look on you.



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:39h, 01 September Reply

      Glad you like this look Sofia 🙂 jess xx

  • Mimi
    Posted at 12:04h, 26 August Reply

    As always, you look fabulous!
    Such a great look for transitioning into fall!
    Thank you for sharing – all the best, Mimi

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:26h, 26 August Reply

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

  • Whitney & Blaire
    Posted at 11:23h, 26 August Reply

    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!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:27h, 26 August Reply

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

  • ADA
    Posted at 09:52h, 26 August Reply

    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. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:31h, 26 August Reply

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

  • aaarnold
    Posted at 07:51h, 26 August Reply

    Great midi skirt!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 05:56h, 26 August Reply

    Super gorgeous x

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:24h, 26 August Reply

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


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:40h, 26 August Reply

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

  • Marianne
    Posted at 21:30h, 25 August Reply

    Metallics look great on you! I love that necklace!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:38h, 25 August Reply

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

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 18:41h, 25 August Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:13h, 25 August Reply

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

  • lizziep5
    Posted at 15:06h, 25 August Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:19h, 25 August Reply

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

  • Patti
    Posted at 11:30h, 25 August Reply

    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.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:18h, 25 August Reply

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

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 10:55h, 25 August Reply

    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.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:06h, 25 August Reply

      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

  • une femme
    Posted at 10:50h, 25 August Reply

    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.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:05h, 25 August Reply

      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

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 10:15h, 25 August Reply

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


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:23h, 25 August Reply

      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

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 08:34h, 25 August Reply

    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!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:53h, 25 August Reply

      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 🙂 Jess xx

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