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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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  • Reply
    December 13, 2017 at 3:24 pm

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

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    December 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

    You look stunning here!

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    Michelle Orsi
    December 10, 2017 at 11:19 pm

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


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    Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    December 8, 2017 at 11:42 pm

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

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    December 7, 2017 at 11:03 pm

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

    xx, Elise

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 8, 2017 at 10:04 am

      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

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    Missy May
    December 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm

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


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 8, 2017 at 9:51 am

      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

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    Claire justine
    December 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 8, 2017 at 9:50 am

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

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    December 5, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    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!


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 6, 2017 at 11:33 am

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

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    Natalie A
    December 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 6, 2017 at 11:34 am

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

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    December 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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

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    December 5, 2017 at 12:46 am

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


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

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

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    Amy Christensen
    December 4, 2017 at 9:13 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 5, 2017 at 10:27 am

      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

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    December 4, 2017 at 6:59 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 5, 2017 at 10:26 am

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

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    December 4, 2017 at 10:31 am

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

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      December 4, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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

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    December 4, 2017 at 10:12 am

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


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 4, 2017 at 10:27 am

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

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    December 4, 2017 at 10:09 am

    The dress looks lovely on you Jess

    Have a great week.

    Gemma x

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 4, 2017 at 10:26 am

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

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    Kristin McMillan
    December 4, 2017 at 9:52 am

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 4, 2017 at 10:28 am

      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

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    December 4, 2017 at 9:10 am

    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!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 4, 2017 at 9:41 am

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

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    Suzy Turner
    December 4, 2017 at 7:41 am

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 4, 2017 at 9:06 am

      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

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    December 4, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Looking pretty . Nice outfit 🙂

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    December 4, 2017 at 2:15 am

    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!)

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 4, 2017 at 9:05 am

      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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