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Holiday Look- Winter White Outfit and Red Coat

I’ve always loved the look of Winter White. Classy and chic, I really love a monochromatic look in Winter White, so I I’m on the hunt for some trousers. Today, however, I wanted to style my cream antique lace skirt as it has gold threading throughout, adding a bit of a festive touch!


I’ve always been one to dress up for the Holidays and used to love seeing everybody “dressed to the nines” at Mass on Christmas day.

Since many will be doing virtual services this year, you may not feel the need to dress up.

I always thought this Special day, qualified for some fancy attire!

I had been on the hunt for a Winter white sweater for awhile. I purchased one on Mango with ruffles and an interesting textured knit. Problem was it was cropped on me. Too short, so off it went.

During the Black Friday sales, I came across this knitted puffed sleeve beauty, and it was on sale for $18! so of course, I bought it! I am wearing an XS for reference, and this one is not short on me. I love the detail and the slight mock neck. It really looks handmade .I’ve found some others for you and good price points you might enjoy.

textured ecru sweater

This pearl applique sweater ( I love!)

Cable Knit under $60

My lace Ann Taylor skirt is an “oldie but goodie” and one you have seen on the blog. There are always certain pieces I reach for this time of year. There is a metallic gold thread woven in between the lace, that makes it that much more special.

I debated between my cream booties and these taller black OTK boots. Both would work well, but I wanted to continue the leg line with the slim black leather boot, as the skirt hits above the knee.

My Red Coat

I know its North Carolina. And yes, we still need a coat:-) Maybe 2 or so months out of the year. The last coat I had, this brilliant teal colored wool number was a favorite of mine,. Ah, jewel tones! However, it pilled after a few years and I was sad to see it go.

Now, what’s a girl to do? Look for another coat! This coat, from Mango, was purchased last August on sale. It was about $150 and I loved the longer double breasted style.

Coming orginally from Pittsburgh,( me, not the coat)  I just love coats! You can wear sweatpants and still look put together if you have on a structured coat!  I am wearing an XS in this winter coat and the sweater underneath is medium in thickness. This red wool coat from Bloomingdales is a great investment as well. This pretty red coat is a bit less expensive and has a lovely longer style.

Are you  a fan of winter whites?  What kind of coats you enjoy wearing?


Sweater- Mango ( Option 1, option 2)

Skirt- ( old) Ann Taylor

OTK boots- Franco Sarto ( similar and On sale!)

clutch- JJ Winters

Red Coat- Mango ( love this one, similar)


Stay safe,

Jess xx

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  • Reply
    December 21, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Wow, Jess, this winter white outfit is spectacular! I love all the pretty details and your new red coat is perfection! Wishing you the very happiest holiday, my friend! Thanks for linking with me!


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    Shauna Crymble
    December 21, 2020 at 11:54 am

    This chic look wins all sport light!

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    December 16, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Always classy and beautiful. I had never tried winter white until last year when I dabbled with my first purchase…a chunky knit sweater. Love the Mango pearl embellished one you shared. Would be gorgeous with leggings!!
    I appreciate that you dress up for mass. I still dress up for church. And I am missing church so much. Hope we can soon return. It has been too long.

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    December 15, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    I absolutely love a classic styled coat and that one in red is gorgeous! I just ordered a similar one in camel. Like you, I can’t wear coats too often here but it’s fairly lightweight and too great to pass up. Your winter white pieces with the black accessories is so pretty too, Jess!

    xx Darlene

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 16, 2020 at 11:10 am

      Thanks so much Darlene! Seemed we had coats on the mind this year! I also bought a camel coat that is lighter than this, as it was on sale and Ive wanted one forever. ITs getting cold here now 1

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    December 14, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    What a Fabulous Christmas Outfit you are wearing Jess! I love that skirt and dem Boots. . . .
    Happy Holidays!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 15, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Thank you Neti! I love the chance to dress up and wear my new coat too! Happy Holidays to you!

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    December 14, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    This is so stunning Jess…just like Kellyann said!! Winter white is such a great way to lighten up any outfit and then the red coat on top is the perfect addition.

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 14, 2020 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you Jodie! I love Winter white and think it is so chic! The red coat was something I considered last year. I bought a camel coat too recently , thinking I have always wanted one. We will see if I keep both.
      jess xx

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    December 14, 2020 at 4:44 am

    I love winter whites and this outfit is stunning – your new sweater was a great find! It looks so soft and I love the cable knit. That red coat is GORGEOUS and such a classic. Looks so good with your tall black boots, you are ready for Christmas!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 14, 2020 at 10:20 am

      Thank you Kellyann! I have always loved that too- maybe I’ll add a new pair of trousers. The sweater is my new favorite,love the style. Won’t be going anywhere, but I will wear my coat to the grocery store!

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    Gwen Gottlieb
    December 14, 2020 at 4:42 am

    Love this look! That skirt is a classic – beautiful and timeless. Gorgeous boots and coat!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 14, 2020 at 10:18 am

      Hi Gwen, thank you! I always loved dressing up for the Holidays and look forward to wearing my coat/s.

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    Michelle Churchman
    December 14, 2020 at 3:27 am

    Beautiful outfit! That skirt is amazing!


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 14, 2020 at 10:18 am

      Thank you Michelle! I have had it for years, and it is one of my favorites , the lace detail and hem really caught my eye.

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    December 14, 2020 at 3:16 am

    What a great outfit, your coat looks so smart with those gorgeous boots, only item I would have added with be a fine pair of leather gloves.

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 14, 2020 at 10:12 am

      HI! Thank you! It wasn’t quite cold enough for gloves, but I do have a new quilted pair I will wear with it! Thanks for stopping by!

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