Holiday Black and Gold - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Holiday Black and Gold



Rounding the bend to the Holiday Season, and getting closer to Christmas. I know upon first reading, if you are from my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, perhaps you are thinking I am writing about the Pittsburgh Steelers. I know my dad will be sorry to hear that , that is not the case, I am writing once again about fashion. Fashionable Steelers? No just fashion, for the Holidays to be exact.





This is one of my dressier dresses for the season and I bought it at Ann Taylor about 5 years or so ago. The brocade caught my attention, the material was thick, made well, and I thought it had many styling potential for the Holidays, the Symphony of a show. Most of the items I wear, either have to catch my eye from across a room, or have me looking back at them multiple times on a computer screen. This was the former. I paired this with a necklace from White House Black Market for some more sparkle and gold earrings as one must glitter at some point during Christmas Holiday.

I wanted to show you what I loved most about this dress, the brocade and the design. Also, If I didn’t want to go to Christmas dinner with bare shoulders, I would wear a faux fur caplet ( I am waiting for a vintage one in the mail I scored for $20), or a shawl,  even a black shrug.! But would you beleive it was in the high 60s today! I am wearing a gold headband to dress up my hair a bit as well Lots of ways I could wear this  I hope you are all getting ready to soon enjoy celebrations with your family as well

Besides Christmas day and spending it with my hubby and pups, the rest of my family lives in various states, we will be looking forward to a nice Holiday meal. I also look forward to seeing some movies over the Holiday. One of the ones I want to see is the Steven Hawkings movie That looks amazing, What do you do with your families over the Holidays? Do you see any movies? Go to plays?

Have a great weekend



Dress Ann Taylor ( old, ), shoes: Franco Sarto, Ebay),. Earrings: Lipp Boutique, Gold Headband Etsy

Linking up with Style Sessions and Rachael the Hat Tues: Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis, Reason to Dress

  • kat
    Posted at 12:45h, 30 December Reply

    So cute!! you are so adorable! I am doing a FREE BURBERRY fragrance giveaway if you want to enter!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:08h, 30 December Reply

      thanks Kat, will check into ok! take care, jess

  • Laurie
    Posted at 18:48h, 29 December Reply

    What an amazing dress! You look so elegant and it really is flattering! Hope you had a Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:49h, 29 December Reply

      HI laurie, thank you. I could wear a belt too. Happy New Year! jess xx

  • mark
    Posted at 18:32h, 29 December Reply

    wow, wow, and triple wow! jess, you definitely find some very awesome outfits! this is another equally compelling outfit that makes my jaw drop as i gaze at your very apparent beauty! you rock this outfit very well! you will definitely catch the eye of local menfolk as you dazzle them in this finery! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:36h, 29 December Reply

      thank you Mark. Nice of you to say. Happy new year

  • Rachel
    Posted at 13:06h, 29 December Reply

    gold and black brocade equals perfect party attire! lovely look Jess, you sure have the figure for such a stunning dress! Happy new year to you and yours lovely lady xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:12h, 29 December Reply

      thanks so much Rachael. Happy New Year as well! jess xo

  • Ruya Kirac
    Posted at 13:23h, 26 December Reply

    gorgeous dress! you look so elegant!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:24h, 26 December Reply

      thank you very much! Happy Holiday, jess xx

    Posted at 04:28h, 26 December Reply

    Don´t forget to VOTE for your favourite look on Share-in-Style TODAY ( Rosy and I excluded)
    Merry Christmassssssssss!!!

    Posted at 15:19h, 23 December Reply

    Wonderful dress, dear Jess so glad to have met you this year.
    We wont be doing much for Christmas, just resting and being together
    Thank you so much for joining once more in the fun.
    Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones.

  • Ana María
    Posted at 04:43h, 23 December Reply

    What an elegant dress! Happy Christmas

  • elle
    Posted at 16:19h, 20 December Reply

    Love the dress, Jess! I am a huge fan of brocade, it is timeless, and you look stunning in it!
    We will have a quiet Xmas week, just family and some friends, and will go to east hampton to get some fresh air!
    sending hugs, enjoy the season
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:00h, 20 December Reply

      Thanks Elle!! I would add more details like a fur caplet, and a gold clutch, but it was warm that day, took it like this. I hope you enjoy your Christmas week and day with family and friends, Merry Christmas my fried, jes xx

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 08:44h, 20 December Reply

    Looking gorgeous and sexy in that fabulous brocade dress! It will be just the hubby, the fur kids, and me on Xmas too. I love that! Looking forward to walking around the neighborhood at night and checking out all the pretty lights!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:29h, 20 December Reply

      Thank you Dawn! That sounds like us, we love to go to different neighborhoods and look at lights as well. Enjoy the holiday my friend, jess xo

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:43h, 20 December Reply

    What a great dress – I can see why you kept going back to it online. No special plans this holiday, I need to work 🙁


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 20 December Reply

      Thank you Alice, I would add some of those things I mentioned like a stole or wrap, but it was warm that day! Well, I hope you enjoy the season nonetheless. jess xx

  • Shannon
    Posted at 15:10h, 19 December Reply

    Stunning!! The gold and black looks gorgeous on you!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:23h, 19 December Reply

      Thank you Shannon! Happy Holiday, jess xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 13:36h, 19 December Reply

    That’s a beautiful dress Jess and I love the rich brocade fabric, it looks great on you! I also want to see some movies over the holidays and the Steven Hawkins one is definetly on my list. Hope you have a fantastic holiday!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:23h, 19 December Reply

      Thanks so much! YOu too Nora, I will wear my fur caplet when it comes in the mail with this and also add a gold clutch 🙂 Enjoy yours 🙂 jess xx

  • Jessica Johnston
    Posted at 12:30h, 19 December Reply
    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:06h, 22 December Reply

      thank you! I would accessorize more but it was pretty warm this day! jess xx

  • Shauna
    Posted at 11:53h, 19 December Reply

    This is my favorite outfit on you! The dress is simply stunning. Sounds like you’ll have a wonderful holiday next week. My hubby and our pup will spend it together as well 🙂 Have a wonderful time! -xx


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:22h, 19 December Reply

      Thanks so much, as I look at it, I could have added a few more accessories like a shiny gold or black clutch. Aww. I love spending it with the puppies too, my pups put their noses in the stocking! jess xx

  • dan
    Posted at 11:52h, 19 December Reply

    With the incoming vestivities there will be plenty of occasion to wear your beautiful dress! With a faux fur it will be great!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:21h, 19 December Reply

      Thank you again, lovely lady. I am wearing my faux caplet with it for the night out, once I receive it in the mail. Have a great day, jess xx

  • aasolheid
    Posted at 07:14h, 19 December Reply

    I love the lace on this dress. You look beautiful! We have Christmas at our house with my husband’s family this weekend and are looking forward to that. We spend a lot of time playing board games and eating:) Have a wonderful Holiday week!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 19 December Reply

      Thank you, I love details like brocade, lace, vintage finds etc. Sounds like a lovely time with your family, I look forward to next week too, jess xo Have a lovely time!

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