38 In Fashion

Leopard, Lace, and Leather



Hello Ladies

These are a few of my favorite things. I am wearing faux-leather, but a leather look, nonetheless. The chill is in the air now in Charlotte, but we are still getting temps in the mid 70s, rather nice. So this lightweight skirt was perfect for the day. The 3 elements in fashion, are looks I always loved. Lace, so ladylike, leather ( sleek with some edge), and leopard, classic and in the fashion world a popular neutral.









It was actually a lovely day out, the sun was shining and it was in the mid 70s, so we took the pups out, and we went to lunch at a place called Bacchus. They have Tapas, many wines to choose from, and some savory dishes. I couldn’t resist the sweet potato gnocchi, and a glass of French Pinot Nior! Delish!! Pups were happy to be in a new environment, to see new people, and smell new smells. I always come armed with baby carrots, as our vet told us they were great for treats, and the pups love them. They were strutting around a bit, showing off their new haircuts, and the attention came their way!

I decided to wear something from my fall wardrobe, but still because it was warm, something light. This skirt from Zara, did the trick. It has the look of leather, but is actually faux-leather. I love the midi style and pleats. It is so light and comfortable. I was in the mood for leopard, so I paired it with this lace and leopard top from Ann Taylor. I love the detail on the top, that the lace is elegant and dresses up the look . Last, I am wearing kitten heels, as I debated between those or boots, but the weather decided for me. You all know I love jewelry, so when I saw these gold and copper shimmery dangling earrings, I knew they would get much use in my wardrobe.

Thank you ladies as well for your feedback on liking my hair pulled back. I love the ease of it, as I there are times I want a different style. Next step, chignon!

Hope everyone is enjoying their week!

Jess xo

Top: ( last year Ann Taylor, similar), Skirt ( Zara), Shoes: Aldo Poshmark, Handbag, Earrings; Charming Charlie, Necklace

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    November 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Love this edgy and chic look, the leather and leopard are just perfect together!! Great styling Jess.

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      thank you so much Marta! I was in that kind of mood! jess xx

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    November 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Love the skirt. You look great. Thanks for linking up for Stylish Saturday. xo ~ Megan

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    November 1, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Loving the 3 Fashion pieces you combined and I love your leopard as a neutral- more people should think like you ! Fabulous.
    Stopping by today from the Fashionista Momma Link up!

    Stop By Sometime

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 1, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      thanks so much, glad you enjoy it! jess xx

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    October 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Haha I think we both have a bit of a leopard print obessession! ๐Ÿ˜›
    I LOVE this skirt you have styled with it, I definitely need to get my hands on it!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 30, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Yes, I love leoaprd print if tastefully done and well made. There are some gaudy prints out there. The skirt you can find at zara, the shorter pleated faux leather skirt. take care, jess xx

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    October 30, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Hello Jess! I found your blog through another amazing blogger. Love the black skirt and the animal skirt top. As you said, animal print is one of this season’s neutral and I love it! You look beautiful with you hair up as well as with your hair down. I am glad you got to enjoy a nice lunch with a good glass of wine and that is so cool you were able to take your pups (I have four) with you. The earrings are super cute BTW. XOXO, Jeannette


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      Jess Jannenga
      October 30, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks so much Jeanette, I will have to stop by more after my parents visit. Glad you like the outfit, the skirt s from Zara, one of my favorite stores! Thank you for the lovely comments ! jess xx

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    Sabina โ€œOceanblueStyleโ€ B
    October 30, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Jess, you look sooo stylish in that outfit. Love everything about it but the skirt the most I guess:) Just got back from NYC and you would fit right in….xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 30, 2014 at 10:45 am

      THank you Sabina! Glad you like the look! I love Zara’s skirts. Hope you had fun in NY! jess xo

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    Jacket Society
    October 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Love this look on you Jess…so edgy ๐Ÿ™‚ I love mixing lace with leather but it has to be done right so it doesn’t look cheap and you have done it perfectly. The leopard is a great addition. I love that skirt from Zara and you always have the best earrings girl. Looking fab!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 30, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Thanks so much Nora! I do love my jewelry! Glad you like my outfit, it may be as edgy as it gets xo jess ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 29, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I really like the leopard and leather combo! Your skirt is so cute!

    Nicole to the Nines

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    October 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I absolutely love that leopard print and I love the skirt. You look amazing as usual!

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    October 29, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Love everything about this outfit. I have the same sweater so I will need to give this outfit a try with pleated skirt I have.


    P.S. Hope to see you tomorrow for TBT Fashion link up.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      thanks alice, Yes, defiatley try it, I know you like Ann Taylor as much as I do! jess xx

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    Jill James
    October 29, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    The perfect combination, Jess, stunning on you.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 29, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      thanks so muCH! I fell in love with the skirt right off, jess xx

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    October 29, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Wow! I’m in love with this combination of textures, and I never would’ve thought to put them together. There’s a real elegance to this outfit that reads ultra expensive. I really need to try to create my own version of this combination!
    Thank you for always managing to find the time to comment on my blog ๐Ÿ˜‰


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      Jess Jannenga
      October 29, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      I can certainly make time for a friend! Glad you liked the outfit, and Alicia, I am a conscientious shopper, I find most everything on sale, and shop on Ebay and Poshmark for alot of clothes. This skirt was $40 reg $80 and I think I bought the top during an At clearance, Thanks so much for stopping by as well, hon! jess xo

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    October 29, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Coveting that skirt. Your top looks amazing. Looks like I need to hit up Zara!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 29, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      thanks Johanna! I love Zara one of my favorite stores! jess xx

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    October 29, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Your leopard and lace top is so pretty! A perfect pairing with your faux leather skirt.

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    October 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Leopard, lace and leather. What could be better? Your hair is spectacular!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, and your lovely commet! jess xx

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    October 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    That skirt is amazing! It will look great paired with so many things…
    The Doctor Diva

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      tHANK YOU , Yes, I see it as a great staple! jess xd

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    October 29, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Love this, very elegant, love the leather skirt.
    Thanks for your comment, I love your Karina dresses, so lovely!


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      Jess Jannenga
      October 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Thank you Marie, Glad you like the outfit, Zara is one of my favorite stores.Thank you for the complimet on the Karina dress, they are so my style as well. Jess xo

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    Blaire Bingham
    October 29, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Sounds like you had a fun day with the family! I adore gnocchi it’s one of my favorite things!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      Yes, we did have a good time, hope you liked the outfit!
      jess xx

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    October 29, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Love the faux leather skirt! Looks beautiful with the leopard shirt:) Have a great day!


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