Leopard Pencil - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Leopard Pencil

Happy Wednesday
What can I say? I love pencil skirts and I love leopard. IF. it. Is. Done. Well. How many of us have seen some cheap looking leopard prints? I think everyone can wear leopard it just had to be a nice quality of leopard. THis skirt is jaquard and I bought it last year from one of my Fav stores, Ann Taylor.






Morning Ladies,

This was just one of those days we headed to Firebirds near our mall to have a little lunch and some half prices martinis. I love the Cucumber Martini and the Pineapple Martini. We were out there taking pictures after lunch when a security guard came over looking quite serious. She wondered if my husband was a professional photographer and what was the nature of our business?  I thought, I never had this happen before? ! They seemed to want to know if we were taking picures of the mall itself, or the building. I told her I had a blog, and she used her walkie talky to convey this information. After that, I felt kind of wierd. What are ya gonna do! I suppose anyone with an SLR camera looks suspicious, or if they ask every kid that takes a cell phone picture about photographs.

Anyhow, we went closer to the trees away from the building, no problem.

I was in the mood for leopard print, and I loved this jacquard print from Ann Taylor last year. It caught my eye when I saw it in the window. Love that the print it flowers and leopard within. I bet any money that Alice, Happiness at Midlife has this as well! We both like Ann Taylor!! I bought the shoes from Ebay, and loved the vintage look with the square toe and large bow. Very 50s/60s to me. THe cardigan is from Ann Taykor, and it is shorter, but I like that I would wear a shorter or even a cropped sweater with a higher pencil skirt. I love brooches, and have a penchant for finding antique or unique ones from Etsy. I bought this one however with it’s checks a nd then copper feathers. THe copper feathers stood out to me! I love structured bags, but once in awhile I like to carry a light or clutch bag if I don’t feel like carrying alot. That was the case today.

Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Jess xo

Cardigan: Ann Taylor * simialar, Skirt: Ann Taylor, Shoes: Ebay, Handbag: Charming Charlie, Drop earrings: Jewel Box

Linked up and Featured on White Coat Wardrobe, Happiness at Midlife




  • Ada
    Posted at 01:53h, 23 November Reply

    I love that unique flower-leopard skirt. And the flower brooch. Looking fantastic!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 23 November Reply

      Thank you Ada! I loved this skirt off the bat and the material is wonderful, Have a lovely day! jess xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 16:46h, 21 November Reply

    Forgot to mention…
    LOVE those shoes!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:36h, 21 November Reply

      thanks!! I am the goofy ones that buy them in 2 colors I have them in burgundy and black, a steal from ebay, jess xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 16:45h, 21 November Reply

    A leo print pencil skirt, on you Jess, is perfection! Love the fitted cardi and the gorgeous brooch!
    I agree sometimes leopard can be a bit tacky, but it seems like bloggers know how to wear it well.
    You do!
    xx, elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:34h, 21 November Reply

      thanks so much Elle, I loved this print from the start, the skirt is made very well. Have a wonderful weekend. jess xx

  • Johanna
    Posted at 16:44h, 20 November Reply

    I’m a sucker for pencil skirts and leopard. Win-win!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:07h, 21 November Reply

      thank you! Yes, this caught my eye 🙂 Enjoy the weekend. jess xx

  • Tiffany Ima
    Posted at 15:04h, 20 November Reply

    Such a great skirt!

    Thanks for linking to Beautiful You!
    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  • Ashley
    Posted at 07:18h, 20 November Reply

    What a fun skirt! I’m so down for leopard print. 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:08h, 20 November Reply

      thanks Ashley, it is one of my favoities jess xx

  • Melisa
    Posted at 06:34h, 20 November Reply

    Amazing look and such a great skirt. Looking amazing, Mel

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 05:53h, 20 November Reply

    Jess why is it that you can make a simple style look so extravagant and chic? It must be your hair ….Have a great day! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:07h, 20 November Reply

      aww thanks Friend! I will have to stop by sometime today. jess xx

  • cassidl
    Posted at 22:50h, 19 November Reply

    just a wow on peoples curiosity. I was planning on a leopard skirt today but ended up changing my mind. you look great as always

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:07h, 20 November Reply

      thakns linda, I know , what did they think we were doing! jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 22:22h, 19 November Reply

    You guessed right! I do have this skirt. I have gain a bit of weight since last year so I probably can’t wear it now (so bummed).

    Here’s a post of this skirt.


    So of course I love this outfit – my skirt twin friend!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:06h, 20 November Reply

      thanks Alice! So funny, yes we have similar tastes! Lovely on you too. jess xx

    • carmen
      Posted at 21:35h, 20 November Reply

      That’s soooo cool that you both have the same skirts! Both of you look fab! It’s a unique print and pencil skirts are so elegant and slimming (although, you don’t need slimming, my dear Jess–you have a model figure!).

      ♥ carmen

      • Jess Jannenga
        Posted at 14:08h, 21 November Reply

        Aww thank you Carmen for the lovely comment. I know Alice and I shop at Ann Taylor and we both have some copies of skirts etc. jess xx Thanks for stopping 🙂

  • Shannon
    Posted at 22:15h, 19 November Reply

    You look gorgeous!! In love with that skirt! I love anything black and gold!

    <3 Shannon

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:05h, 20 November Reply

      Thanks Shannon, black and gold is my hometown, the Steelers! 🙂 jess xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 20:49h, 19 November Reply

    That is so true. Leopard can easily look cheap, but not this skirt! It is elegant and classy! Perfect on you!

  • Marta
    Posted at 20:39h, 19 November Reply

    Love that leopard pencil skirt on you!! That bag is great it’s such a staple classic.

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 20:28h, 19 November Reply

    How appropriate…I am actually working on a animal print trend story for later this week and have been looking at a lot of cute leopard pieces. You are absolutely right about the fact that it has to be done right so it doesn’t look cheap. Your skirt is really cute and I love how you are wearing it in a simple yet chic way. By the way me and my husband have been stopped by many security guard while doing photos so dont feel bad 🙂

  • jerseygirltexanheart
    Posted at 19:59h, 19 November Reply

    you look great! I have a skirt almost exactly like this!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:01h, 19 November Reply

      thank so much! it is a fav, take care, jessxx

  • Darcy
    Posted at 14:51h, 19 November Reply

    Such a pretty skirt!

  • catemezyk
    Posted at 13:45h, 19 November Reply

    Oh, the skirt is fabulous – I can see why it caught your eye in the window!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:48h, 19 November Reply

      thanks so much, yes, clothes have to call out to me 🙂 jess xx

  • plutrell
    Posted at 09:00h, 19 November Reply

    You look so great in brown, Jess! A perfect color for you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 19 November Reply

      Thank you Pam, and isnt it cool we were both featured on the Holiday checklist fr Foxcroft ! Enjoy your week, jess xx

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 08:44h, 19 November Reply

    You look darling, love leopard print :)) xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 19 November Reply

      thanks sweetie! Glad you like it, you know the jacket I am going to have to wear soon 🙂 jess xx

  • litonkrl
    Posted at 07:05h, 19 November Reply

    Nice inspiration! yea anyone can wear leopard.

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