Holiday Green - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Holiday Green


Hello Ladies

How is everyone holding up? Are you one  to not let the holiday “madness” get a hold of you? I went into Charming Charlie today and felt the need to leave immediately! No, it wasn’t that I came across a necklace with more colors than the rainbow, but rather, so many people, clusters of teenagers and ladies who looked hungry to find that “perfect ” thing for the aunt, sister, themselves, mother etc.

I think this is why I try and shop early, online and get it done in a reasonable time. Granted, not everyone lets the crowds bother them, but I find that I can’t stand that long to begin with, and second, I don’t like the hurried feeling I get this time of year. So, instead we took the dogs to “Barkdale” in their santa suits and they had a fun time, in a little heated room while we ate pizza and had some delicious Malbec. I hope you have enjoyed the Holiday looks I showed including the red outfit I wore HERE
















































This is another one of my favorite green colors, kind of a pea green I am wearing this for the holidays with the green and faux leather skirt, and  added some sparkle with this green necklace. If I wanted to create an even dressier look, I would put my hair up with a jewelled accessory. Hope you like this look. It also would be a great idea to wear out to lunch with the girls, family during the holidays as well. I wanted to share this new faux leather pencil skirt I picked up as a Black Friday sale from #Anntaylor. It is faux leather, but really is a solid piece that feels like real leather. Speaking of real leather, I received this jacket by Andrew Marc about 3 Christmases ago and love that I can zip it all the way up and not show the collar, or wear the collar as shown.

Later, At Barkdale, we had the puppies in their Santa suits, and let me say, they just got a few stares and just a few ( hundred) smiles 🙂 I love dressing them up for the Holidays. Then as we were walking, we ran into Chanel!! Gibson was infatuated right away! She looked like a giant snowball! She was a bison freese and a pretty pup, with that name would you espect anything else? Well, maybe I am the only one thinking this, but she was in a baby carriage. Mind you , this wasn’t the first pup we have seen strolled around in a baby carriaige So I told my neighbor, who has a 150lb Whimarinner and said I would give her $50 if she could find a stroller big enough to roll him around in!

Anyhow, I hope you have enjoyed my week of Holiday outfits. One of the lace skirt and cream sweater to be worn to Christmas events, New Years Eve party, etc, the Brocade dress to be worn to a company Holiday Party or Christmas services etc and this as I would wear it out for lunch with friends, etc.

If you have pets, do you dress them up fashionably for the Holidays? Have you seen anything out of the ordinary this season?

Have a wonderful weekend

Jess xo

(Leather jacket: Via Spiga), Sweater: target, , necklace: Jewel Box, faux leather skirt ( Ann Taylor), shoes: Poshmark

Linking up with Manic Monday, Still Being Molly, Mix it Monday SHare n Style

  • nofearoffashion
    Posted at 09:02h, 11 January Reply

    Hi Jessica, I saw your name with a comment on Dan’s blog The Pretty Cute. Your last name got me curious, as it is such a Dutch name. So I looked you up. You have some lovely outfits. This one is very much my taste (we all have different tastes, bodies etc, don’t we?). Beautiful colour green, especially with your hair. Ahh.. the hair, it takes my breath away. So beautiful, it doesn’t matter what you wear. Glad you wear it long.
    The skirt is a good find and the jacket is a gem.
    Greetje (very Dutch)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:14h, 11 January Reply

      Thank you so much for stopping by! You are too kind, I appreciate all of the lovely comments. People her pronounce my name ( JA-Nen-ga: hard J, instead of Y),
      I do love green my style is mostly a classic look with a vintage vibe or influence. I love to find unique pieces when I can. THank you again too about my hair. I hope you follow me, I will check out your site and do the same :-)) I will probably have long hair forever. 🙂

  • Ulla-Marie
    Posted at 03:56h, 04 January Reply


  • une femme
    Posted at 10:27h, 25 December Reply

    You look stunning in that green color; it complements your hair beautifully. I’d dress up our dogs but I don’t think they’d tolerate it for long. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:36h, 25 December Reply

      thanks so much, these gusy go with the flow. happy holidays, jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:51h, 24 December Reply

    I am glad you like your new skirt. It looks perfect with that stunning jacket and fun tights. I have not been to any stores these past couple days just to avoid the madness. Unfortunately, last minute shopping brings out the worst in people.

    Have a Merry Christmas Jess!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:30h, 24 December Reply

      Thank you Alice! You inspired me to get this skirt . Merry Christmas to you too !! xx jess

  • Erica
    Posted at 20:33h, 23 December Reply
  • Shannon
    Posted at 18:59h, 23 December Reply

    So pretty! Loving that color green on you and it’s perfect with the leather! Have a Merry christmas!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • carmen
    Posted at 17:25h, 23 December Reply

    Love your faux leather skirt! They are making such quality faux leather now and I would be happy to find one like this. I have a faux suede skirt which is washable and so much more comfortable than real suede and leather.

    Merry Christmas my dear Jess and a healthy, happy New Year!!
    ♥ carmen

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:27h, 23 December Reply

      Thanks sweetie! I am going to find the skirt and link to it, so if you want to buy, it is from Ann Taylor, one of my fav stores. I appreciate the lovely comment, as well! jess xo

      • carmen
        Posted at 17:49h, 23 December Reply

        Thank you Jess! <3

  • hauteallure
    Posted at 16:47h, 23 December Reply

    Love this look! So chic! And the puppies are adorable!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:48h, 23 December Reply

      thank you! they are my buddies! happy holiday, jess xx

  • Nadja
    Posted at 15:53h, 23 December Reply

    Wow, you look stunning, chic and classy 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:29h, 23 December Reply

      thank you! glad you like the outfit. Happy Holidays, jess xx

  • ~ Carmen ~
    Posted at 15:38h, 23 December Reply

    I love the olive green with your hair. Such a beautiful combination. Can’t go wrong with a faux leather skirt either.
    :] // ▲ ▲

  • Jane
    Posted at 15:05h, 23 December Reply

    Such a great color on you! Love your outfit!
    xo, Jane

  • ja4marti
    Posted at 13:59h, 23 December Reply

    That green is fantastic on you. Great colour choice. The knit collar on the jacket is fab too 🙂

  • Ashley
    Posted at 12:35h, 23 December Reply

    I’m loving those tights, babe! Hope you’re having a good week!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:55h, 23 December Reply

      thanks! Yes, Enjoy your Holiday Ashley! jess xx

  • Nikki Crews
    Posted at 11:59h, 23 December Reply

    I’m loving those tights! They definitely add some texture and interest to the outfit, and pair perfectly with the leather skirt. And your earrings are gorgeous.

    NCsquared Life

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:55h, 23 December Reply

      thank you Nikki! I love patterend tights , have a great Holiday jess xx

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 09:19h, 23 December Reply

    Green looks great on you! Love your jacket with the knit collar! Your dogs are adorable in their Santa suits! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:43h, 23 December Reply

      HI Jill, sure, and thank you. Happy Holiday, jess xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 23:35h, 22 December Reply

    Aww your dogs are too cute! 🙂 I dress our little pup up for Christmas too. He doesn’t enjoy it though, haha!

    Your jacket is really lovely as well.

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Away From The Blue

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:41h, 23 December Reply

      Thank you Mica! I think my girl likes it as she is always cold. Have a Happy Holiday, jess xx

  • Amber
    Posted at 23:05h, 22 December Reply

    Haha those doggie outfits are so cute! I’m loving your tights, too. =)

    I hope you have a great week!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 23 December Reply

      thank you Amber, Happy Holidays, jess xx

  • Leanne
    Posted at 22:34h, 22 December Reply

    Jess, I love your outfit! The leather with the olive color looks fabulous!


  • cassidl
    Posted at 16:07h, 22 December Reply

    what a great outfit and good lord I do hate stores this close to the holidays, people are crazy. Love the dogs, just to cute

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:42h, 22 December Reply

      thanks Linda! they love those santa suits, glad you like the outfit as well. jess xx

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 15:09h, 22 December Reply

    You look great in green! Love it paired with your faux leather pencil skirt. Your puppies are too cute!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:52h, 22 December Reply

      thanks Amy.. cell phone photo, but u can still see their cuteness 🙂 jess xx

  • Marianne
    Posted at 14:29h, 22 December Reply

    I love that leather skirt and the color of your top!

  • Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)
    Posted at 12:46h, 22 December Reply

    And WHERE are the pictures of the puppies in their santa suits??? I would love to see that! I really love you in this pea green shade, it is so sophisticated and I could totally picture your hair up with a beautiful bejeweled headband, this is so easily dressed up or down!

    Hope to have you linkup tomorrow, there will be a giveaway for an Italian handmade cross body!

    Angie from reasons to dress

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:48h, 22 December Reply

      Lovely! I will do my best to be at the linkup, I try. Glad you like the outfit too. I will try and find some pics of them in their santa suits. :-)) Hope you are enjoying the holidays Angie xo jess

  • MonicaP
    Posted at 12:05h, 22 December Reply

    Oddly enough Charming Charlies was perfectly empty when I went to have a look; however, Kohl’s was an awful nightmare .. lol,

    Anyway, I love your jacket here .. the knitted collar is really wonderful!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:14h, 22 December Reply

      That is interesting! Ours is always packed, not to this level though. Thank you, one of my fav jackets as well. Have a great day! jess xx

  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 12:00h, 22 December Reply

    This green really suits you and it looks so good with the faux leather skirt. Love the design on your tights! How fun that you dress up your puppies in Santa suits. That must have been adorable! Have a wonderful Christmas week! ~Cynthia

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:03h, 22 December Reply

      Thank you Cynthia! Glad you like the outfit, and yes, they love the santa suits 🙂 jess xx YOu too!!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 10:02h, 22 December Reply

    Wow we are both rocking our leathers for the holidays Jess – that turtleneck is a lovely shade of green too!!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas too!!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:04h, 22 December Reply

      Hi Rebecca! I will stop by today, yes, I am a fan of leathers, faux leather. glad u like it, Happy Holidays hon!
      jess xx

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 09:44h, 22 December Reply

    Oh how fun! I love dressing up the dogs, but the hubby is a big party pooper about it. And I don’t like the crowds either. I like to enjoy the hustle and bustle from a distance! That skirt is so fab on you! Wow! And of course you look stunning in green!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:03h, 22 December Reply

      thank you Dawn, glad you like the skirt and the green is another shade of green I like. xo jess

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