Turning Heads Linkup-Leopard and Lace-and a New Favorite Accessory - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Turning Heads Linkup-Leopard and Lace-and a New Favorite Accessory

Good Morning Ladies!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to the coming Thanksgiving holiday. My hubby and I, along with my sister and niece, went to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens to get into the spirit of the Holidays. The lighted trees, in red, blue, green, yellow colors around the Gardens, along with a clarinet group, playing Christmas standards started to get me in the mood. Do you go to places such as these and come home with extra vigor and motivation for decorating? Earlier in the day, my hubby and I went to lunch and I wore this look to lunch.

In my post Friday, Faux Fur, History and Shopping Choices, I wrote how faux fur is a popular trend right now, one of those being leopard print. I am a fan of leopard, as it is a fun print and also a neutral that can go with any color. I wanted to pair this Mad Men Edition Leopard cardi ( poshmark for $15) with one of my lace skirts. This fuller delicate lace detailed burgundy skirt combined with some fun pointed leather booties from Zara, was the outfit I wanted to wear. Any colored skirt or pattern would have worked with the leopard cardi. Do try and think of it as a neutral color and you will get much use out of your leopard garment. The cardi was paired with berry tones in my skirt, booties and handbag.

When I first saw this emerald green bow choker from Zara, with a black velvet ribbon and shimmering silver square brooch attached, I knew it had to be mine! Zara also has the same choker in black and other similar styles in a deep red. I decided I would wear it as a choker to add some sparkle to today’s look.  If you need more layers for weather where you live, you could add a colored top underneath this cardigan or a white button down.

You could wear it a multitude of ways;

  1. As a choker necklace
  2. Add it to a white button down for more flair and fun
  3. A plain sweater  for additional color.
  4. Jazz up your LBD  for the Holidays!

I am going to wear it with my green velvet dress for Christmas and will share that look sometime on the blog.  I love adding accessories to looks that really make a statement.

Are you a choker fan? Did you wear them “back in the day”? How might you style this piece?

Here are some other accessories that add ‘bling’ and sparkle for the Holidays.

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Outfit details:

leopard mad men cardi- poshmark, sim

lace skirt- Ann Taylor ( lace skirt,  very pretty

booties: zara ( like these and these)

handbag- Tressje ( Bonanza)

choker-Zara sim, sim


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  • Sheree
    Posted at 13:26h, 29 November Reply

    You look so gorgeous in these colors! The leopard print is subtle enough to not overpower the look, and is absolutely gorgeous paired with the accessories. I love the way your neck piece looks with the color of your skirt. You would definitely turn heads in this outfit!
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 30 November Reply

      Thanks so much Sheree! I loved this choker and knew i would wear it often and it would be special for the Holidays. xx

  • elle the Elle Diaries
    Posted at 21:46h, 23 November Reply

    Love the bow chocker and green lace skirt, fabulous with the soft leopard sweater. Happy thanksgiving 🍁🍽! Great links !


  • mywendee
    Posted at 15:06h, 23 November Reply

    cute skirt
    The Glossychic

  • Marisa cavaleiro
    Posted at 14:00h, 23 November Reply

    So classy and chic…


  • Chloe
    Posted at 13:05h, 22 November Reply

    This look is so classy and so well put together! I love the holiday color combo! The choker is so gorgeous, this is definitely a super unique piece!! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/off-shoulders-fall/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:20h, 23 November Reply

      Thank you Chloe! I loved the choker and had to get it, as i had something in mind too for the Holidays. xx

  • richardson4lisa
    Posted at 10:31h, 22 November Reply

    I love how you mix patterns and textures. You always look so chic!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:55h, 22 November Reply

      Thank you Lisa! It is one of my favorite things about dressing for Fall. xx

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 10:00h, 22 November Reply

    I love the choker Jess! I’m not keen on them on me because I don’t feel they suit my body shape, but I would definitely wear this style because the bow elongates the chest area like a necklace. It’s a beautiful shade of green too. Fabulous leopard print cardigan!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:17h, 22 November Reply

      Thank you Emma! it really caught my eye as I loved the jeweled brooch in between. I understand what you are saying.. My cardigan is one of my most worn pieces and i think I bought it from Poshmark for $20 🙂 xx

  • Julie
    Posted at 04:12h, 22 November Reply

    Jess, that skirt is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the fun way you styled it with your choker! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:51h, 22 November Reply

      Thank you Julie, it is one of my favorite skirts. i loved this choker when i first saw it. xx

  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 19:28h, 21 November Reply

    I love this outfit, that skirt is really pretty! I love that sweater you paired it with!

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 18:13h, 21 November Reply

    You know me, love leopard paired with everything. But, I adore the green ribbon necklace tie, it looks stunning on you Jess. Thank you for the link up and enjoy your Thanksgiving.


  • GlamorousandGeeky (@Gofashiondeals)
    Posted at 18:10h, 21 November Reply

    love the outfit! Such a pretty top and skirt!!!!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 17:55h, 21 November Reply

    I remember you mentioning this choker when Margaret Manning of Sixty & Me interviewed you – and it is gorgeous on you! In the past, I did love choker style necklaces but as time and tide have had their way with my neck, I tend to wear longer necklaces.

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 14:06h, 21 November Reply

    You always have such amazing accessories! Love how you put it all together!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • smithsuzanne2014
    Posted at 12:19h, 21 November Reply

    Great look on you Jess! I love the emerald green chocker and the sweater is perfect with the outfit! Thanks for another great post! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • Ada
    Posted at 12:05h, 21 November Reply

    You always look so polished and put together in pretty skirts and dresses and manage to do some amazing color combinations. That neck-piece is gorgeous and perfect for the holidays. It is between a necklace, choker and little scarf which I love!

    I am sharing my latest collaboration on my post today where we all show what to wear on Black Friday. =)


    Happy Thanksgiving!! <3 Ada.

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:50h, 21 November Reply

    Love the mix of leopard and the lace, such a great look on you Jess. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 11:47h, 21 November Reply

    I love the play of the leopard against the lace and if that wasn’t enough we have that gorgeous choker! Wow, what a lovely colour. I adore emerald green and it’s beautiful with the burgundy skirt. I like chokers but I’ve never seen one quite like this. So unusual.


  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 10:45h, 21 November Reply

    I love this leopard and lace combo! The burgundy is so pretty with the leopard. Your new accessory is so fun.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Joi @INMYJOI
    Posted at 10:41h, 21 November Reply

    Such a cute choker Jess! I’ve been eyeing them at Zara too 🙂
    – Joi

  • Jodie
    Posted at 10:39h, 21 November Reply

    What a fabulous idea to change things up with the choker, Jess!!!
    You look wonderful!

  • valerie
    Posted at 10:20h, 21 November Reply

    Jess what a perfect look for the holidays, I love your sweater and you look so cute! Have a very blessed Thanksgiving!


  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 10:01h, 21 November Reply

    Oh my goodness, Jess! Everything is spectacular! I love the colors, the leopard and lace, that adorable choker. And your boots are making me drool a little! So amazing, my friend! I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


  • rachel
    Posted at 09:36h, 21 November Reply

    beautiful lace skirt, and i love the pop of green with it too! Thanks so much for hosting xx

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 09:24h, 21 November Reply

    Jess you are the master of details! I love this look but all the details are fabulous! I love the sweater detail and your choker and wow that skirt! Happy Thanksgiving week!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 08:13h, 21 November Reply

    I had a black velvet choker as a little girl but now I never wear them. Fabulous look Jess!

  • plutrell
    Posted at 07:59h, 21 November Reply

    I love this look on you, Jess. So stylish and fun. Thanks for the linkup and happy Thanksgiving!

  • Laura
    Posted at 06:43h, 21 November Reply

    I love these fall colors together! That lace skirt is just gorgeous!

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 06:14h, 21 November Reply

    That neck tie is super pretty Jess. Fabulous as always xx

  • Andrea
    Posted at 06:11h, 21 November Reply

    I love chokers and this one is so elegant. You look amazing in this ensemble, just love the soft leopard sweater. Blessings to you Jess as you enjoy the bounty of Thanksgiving. Hugs!

  • Jill James
    Posted at 06:08h, 21 November Reply

    Love your leopard cardi with the pretty lace skirt , I totally agree with you I think of animal print as a neutral. The green bow is a fun addition to any look. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Jess and thank you for hosting. xx

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 05:57h, 21 November Reply

    Jess, you look super pretty in this outfit! I love the skirt and that choker is absolutely gorgeous!
    Suzy xx

  • jacqui
    Posted at 03:51h, 21 November Reply

    I do love a choker, but haven’t got many – will have to change that I think! Jacqui

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 03:24h, 21 November Reply

    This pink leopard sweater is super cute Jess!


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