Holiday Outfit-Layering a Crushed Velvet Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Holiday Outfit-Layering a Crushed Velvet Dress

Good morning Ladies,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend? Are you getting the house ready for the Holidays? I am looking forward to traveling to visit my in-laws and taking the puppies for the Holidays. It is typically an 11 hour drive, but since that is too tough for me, we make a pit stop at my brother’s house overnight, and then only travel 3 hours the second day. That is do-able! We enjoyed an evening at one of our favorite wine bars on Friday, with some smooth and flavorful cherry noted Pinot Nior and some scrumptious sushi we picked up nearby. Today i am sharing with you another Holiday outfit, as I have wanted to pair blush pink and burgundy for a bit now, and I knew what pieces i was ready to style.

Besides velvet being a favorite texture of mine, I do love well made lace. This top is one of my most worn in my closet, a beautiful blush pink with leather accents on the cuffs, buttons and collar. I decided to layer this burgundy crushed velvet dress, with this blouse underneath. i bought this dress from Zara last year, and knew i would either want to wear a moto jacket with it initially, or style a blouse or light turtleneck underneath. So, I decided to style with the best of both worlds! Layering under this basic shift dress with the lace blouse, and over top I added my rose pink faux leather jacket.

What else makes for a Holiday outfit? Bling? am i right? This large floral shimmering statement necklace was the perfect touch! You could certainly wear any metallic gold, silver or my favorite rose gold with this look. I also love these earrings below to create more texture to the look.

Mango Tassel



Outfit details:

Crushed velvet dress- Zara ( last year), LOVE this one,  like this one

Blouse- Ann Taylor ( older) like this

Bag- Vanity Rebecca minkoff ( exact)

Necklace c/o Happiness boutique

Boots Anita c/o Jambu

Jacket-Mango ( lst yr) very sim

Have a great day!

jess xo

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  • Tyler
    Posted at 15:24h, 13 December Reply

    That velvet is gorgeous and I love it layered over the lace! Such a pretty color on you, too!
    x, Tyler

  • nisthasaraf
    Posted at 07:15h, 11 December Reply
  • Michelle Orsi
    Posted at 23:19h, 10 December Reply

    Stunning dress! I have been following the same layering tricks for the holidays since its been too cold to wear my dresses!

  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 23:42h, 08 December Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. What a great pink/blush biker jacket!

  • Elise
    Posted at 23:03h, 07 December Reply

    SO beautiful! In love with the color and obsessed with all things velvet right now! Gorgeous look!

    xx, Elise

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 08 December Reply

      Thank you Elise! i bought this dress last year and have been wanting to style it, especially with layers. i love velvet as well. xx

  • Missy May
    Posted at 14:51h, 07 December Reply

    Omg that dress is everything!! Gotta love that vibrant colour and I personally love the feel of velvet on the skin. Amazing!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:51h, 08 December Reply

      Thank you Missy! It is a very simple dress and so much can be done styling it. i know what you mean about velvet! xx

  • Claire justine
    Posted at 15:12h, 05 December Reply

    Such a lovely dress Jess, love how you have layered it 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us tomorrow.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 08 December Reply

      Thank you Claire! i have other ideas for layering and pairing with different shades. xx

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 14:34h, 05 December Reply

    Jess, I love this layered look. All the textures and colors work so brilliantly together. And of course, the fishnet stockings are the icing on the cake! Well done, my friend. Thanks so much for joining my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:33h, 06 December Reply

      Thank you Shelbee! I wanted a layered look since i bought this dress last year! Glad you like it.. xx

  • Natalie A
    Posted at 12:42h, 05 December Reply

    You can never go wrong with red! I love your whole outfit, and the jacket is the finishing touch to your outfit!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:34h, 06 December Reply

      Thank you Natalie! It really is fun to try different color combinations and burgundy and pink was one i loved xx

  • jacqui
    Posted at 12:18h, 05 December Reply

    Thanks for sharing this look Jess, it’s given me an idea for Christmas wear. Looks lovely on you too. x Jacqui

  • Ruth
    Posted at 00:46h, 05 December Reply

    The velvet and the lace is just beautiful together. That jacket is fabulous and adds another texture to the whole look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 05 December Reply

      thank you Ruth! i have always liked different combinations of burgundy and have been enjoying “shopping my closet’. xx

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 21:13h, 04 December Reply

    Love the layers, Jess. And the textures of the dress and the top look so elegant together. Great look! – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:27h, 05 December Reply

      hi Amy, thank you! the top is a piece that I enjoy wearing and layering. The leather details is what make it more interesting. Hope you are well. xx

  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 18:59h, 04 December Reply

    I would never think of layering these 2 together! I love the crushed velvet! Great combination Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 05 December Reply

      thank you Laura,I am glad you like it! I love to pair burgundy with different colors. xx

  • Roxanne
    Posted at 10:31h, 04 December Reply

    I love how you layered the lace top with your pretty burgundy dress! The pink jacket on top is just the cherry on top!

    • Jess
      Posted at 15:25h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you Roxanne💕 I’ve wanted to style this color combo for awhile. Enjoy the day! Xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 10:12h, 04 December Reply

    What a totally gorgeous, warm look! You glow in this color, and the necklace is so charming. xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:27h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you Patti! I have always loved berry shades, particuarly burgundy. i had to add some sparkle 🙂 thank you my friend! xx

  • Gemma
    Posted at 10:09h, 04 December Reply

    The dress looks lovely on you Jess

    Have a great week.

    Gemma x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you Gemma, I love my velvet! you too! xx

  • Kristin McMillan
    Posted at 09:52h, 04 December Reply

    Another winner, Jess! I love the mix of fabrics, colors, and texture. It’s a great riff on the classic leather and lace combo AND such a beautiful way to keep our arms warm in cool weather! Yay! xoxo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you Kristin! i will get back to you about your questions tomorrow, as i have dry needling Pt today. So glad you like the outfit. I love mixing textures and trying different color combinations and this dress you can do alot with. Have a great day! xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:10h, 04 December Reply

    That’s exactly the kind of lace shirt I need for under my velvet dress!! Thanks for the idea, Jess. And this is such a lovely look!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:41h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you Jodie, this is one of my favorite shirts, I get plenty of wear from it and love the detailing. 🙂 xx

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 07:41h, 04 December Reply

    I love this, Jess! Layering the blouse with the dress is such a great idea for the cooler weather. I’m a big fan of velvet so just adore everything about that dress…not to mention the jewellery! Gorgeous!
    Suzy xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:06h, 04 December Reply

      thank you Suzy! This is such an easy dress to wear, very comfortable, and i couldn’t resist the rich burgundy. Glad you like the look, i think bling is in order for the holidays! Enjoy your day! xx

  • saara
    Posted at 06:12h, 04 December Reply

    Looking pretty . Nice outfit 🙂

  • Heather
    Posted at 02:15h, 04 December Reply

    Oh Jess, at first glance I wasn’t too keen on this outfit, but having had a detailed look, and read your comments, I can see it’s another winner! As soon as I read “lace blouse” and “blush pink with leather accents” I was won over! And then rose pink faux leather jacket as well – wow! Another fabulous outfit (I do love lace and leather!)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:05h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you Heather! I do love to layer and also mix textures in the winter and fall. This is a light pink so it can be tough sometimes to capture where it doesn’t look almost white. I had my hubby take close ups so you could better see the lace and color. yes the leather details on the blouse is one of the features that i loved about this blouse. I love lace and leather too, and this jacket gets a fair amount of use. It is faux but a rather thick feels like leather coat. Happy holidays! xx

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