Let the Shoes or Boots Do the Talking - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Let the Shoes or Boots Do the Talking


velvet blazer

Hello friends!

Weve now headed into March and can start looking for the flowers to bloom. Yes! Even though the calendar says March, it still is chilly in these parts! Have you ever started putting together your outfit from the ground up?

women;s velvet blazer

My Outfit

That’s what I did today. I hadn’t worn my mesh sheer and black booties by Cecilia New York in a while, and knew I wanted to style a casual look with them. They are mesh on the sides, and I like to change it up a bit at times, you can see HERE on THIS POST, where I wore fishnet sozks with them creating a different look to the booties. You know, Jerry Seinfeld was right when he talked about pairs of socks! Where do they all go! Not only my white socks, but my fishnet socks have seemed to made a getaway! I couldn’t find them when I styled this look.

Nevertheless, try creating a look based off of a fancy pair of booties or shoes that you love. What makes them special? Are they velvet, do they have alot of color, are they jacquard? Do they have fancy details like buckles or studs? I do love wearing beautiful footwear and can often have a vision of an outfit when I start with the shoes.

I wanted a look with black, although any color would work with these boots, I was feeling a bit of edge or streetstyle this day. I knew I wanted a black blouse in my outfit, but since I don’t wear much black, another color had to be added. Since I haven’t worn many of my velvet blazers this year, I took out my burgundy velvet blazer I found thrifted.

Are you excited for March and Spring? I know I felt better when the sun was out this weekend. When you don’t get enough Vit D it can have an effect on you. I am still shopping my closet this monrth, but look forward to adding a few things here and there in the coming months. I wil write a “wishlist” for Spring on the blog in the near future.

Old Navy jeans

Zara purse

I love the colors in this jacquard bag, as well as the shape. The little insect pins in gold add a whimsical touch!

Zara bag

I must be looking at my boots!

black booties

women's booties

With fishnet socks – creates a new look.

women's jewelry


Velvet blazer – Poshmark

black shell- Poshmark ( similar )

Old Navy Rockstar jeans in medium wash

boots c/o Cecilia New York ( via Soft Surroundings)

bag- Zara



  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 11:45h, 08 March Reply

    LOVE THESE BOOTS! I have been wanting a pair of mesh or some sort of see-through booties for the past few years but I just haven’t found the right pair yet. By the time I do, they probably won’t be in style anymore. Haha. I love styling an entire outfit around a pair of statement shoes and do it quite often. This outfit is wonderful and totally my jam! Great look, my friend!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:16h, 09 March Reply

      Thanks friend! I just bought on Amazon more of the socks as they work quite nicely with them! If I see any pair, I will let you know! Thank yoU! I always love velvet too!

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 03:10h, 05 March Reply

    What intriguing booties! And I love your purse! This is an all around great outfit!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:11h, 05 March Reply

      Hi Michelle! thanks so much. I do love boots! The bag caught my eye as I loved the vintage look of the tapestry and the shape.

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 01:27h, 05 March Reply

    Those boots are cool. You can customize them as much as you want. I like that. Thank you for sharing this post with My Red Carpet.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:10h, 05 March Reply

      Hi Anna, thank you! Yes, I do love wearing them with the mesh, but then adding fun socks to change it.

  • Neti*
    Posted at 22:51h, 03 March Reply

    I Love this Lewk on you Jess, and you must know how I feel about dem Shooze. . . .

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:10h, 05 March Reply

      HI Neti I find that I do start on the ground up at times, as shoes are so fun! Thank you my friend!

  • Maureen
    Posted at 13:40h, 03 March Reply

    It’s been sort of summer in our neck of the woods! I know everyone wants it to warm up already but I am a little sad that the cold is going away. I love how you styled your outfit Jess. Those booties are unique and how fun are they with those lace socks?! And I am usually not one for floral print bags but I adore this one you featured. It’s just the cutest and so eye catching!

    Maureen | http://www.little is casual.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:04h, 06 March Reply

      Hi Maureen!
      I just need sunshine after awhile. I find it mentally tiring if it is grey or rainy often. Thank you! I did love the size and shape of the bag, that is what caught my eye. Have a great weekend Maureen!

  • Phyllis Lerner
    Posted at 07:50h, 03 March Reply

    I love this entire look! These booties are fabulous and I adore that bag too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:45h, 03 March Reply

      Hi Phyllis, thanks so much. I thought these boots would be fun and unique. The bag is one of my favorites from Zara, I loved the shape.

  • Gata Collins
    Posted at 02:59h, 03 March Reply

    That’s so wonderful! I love everything about this outfits!
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    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:45h, 03 March Reply

      Hi Gata, I love wearing velvet and figured since Spring is almost here, that I would style one of my blazers. Have a great day!

  • Elizabeth Walker
    Posted at 02:58h, 03 March Reply

    That’s amazing when your boots look like high heels!
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    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:44h, 03 March Reply

      Hi Elizabeth, yes, I just loved these and how fun and versatile they are by wearing different stocking or socks. Happy Tuesday!

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 19:02h, 02 March Reply

    Those boots are fabulous! I love your velvet jacket and tapestry bag too!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:39h, 03 March Reply

      Thank you Emma, they are fun to wear and I am a blazer kind of girl 🙂

  • Jodie
    Posted at 16:42h, 02 March Reply

    My outfits sometimes start with shoes too!! And those boots are certainly show stopper worthy Jess!! I just adore the lace socks under them.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:38h, 03 March Reply

      Hi Jodie, thank you! Yes, Ilove the lace socks and the boots can change the look! 🙂

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 13:40h, 02 March Reply

    Wow, you can really customize those booties with whatever socks you put underneath. I really like the texture of the black top, too. I’m like you–I don’t own any black at this point.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:37h, 03 March Reply

      Hi Kim, yes, I have some black shells and jackets, but always bring color near my face. Yeah, that is one thing I love about the boots. 🙂

  • Nancy Weiss
    Posted at 12:55h, 02 March Reply

    I love everything about this look but especially those boots! Great styling Jess! Hopefully spring weather is around the corner and the mesh won’t be a factor in getting your feet cold.

    Enjoy your week!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:02h, 02 March Reply

      Hi Nancy! thanks so much! Yes, these are a treat and I do change the look by wearing different fashion socks- ie. fishnets, floral etc. Enjoy your week as well! xx

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 10:46h, 02 March Reply

    These are crazy nice Jess, I love them – so sassy and very stylish – I want some for me! Jacqui x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:04h, 02 March Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! They are fun and I can change the look with different socks:-) Enjoy your day!

  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 09:12h, 02 March Reply

    I love everything about this outfit. Pairing velvet with jeans is perfect. Love the booties too.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:04h, 02 March Reply

      Hi Lisa,
      a bit of a casual look, but I wanted to style the booties. I got the velvet blazer through thrifting 🙂 Happy Monday!

  • Heather Lord
    Posted at 07:18h, 02 March Reply

    Love those boots! I have a weakness for “different” footwear – I’ve got quite a collection of ankle boots 😉

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:03h, 02 March Reply

      Hi Heather!
      Yes, me too! My niece was looking at my shoe/boot collection and was amazed at the different booties. 🙂

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:03h, 02 March Reply

    What a great idea – adding those fishnet socks to the booties creates such a unique look! It definitely feels like spring here, I opened the windows yesterday and it was glorious! I usually do create outfits from the ground up because I have an issue with shoes and comfort. Loving that velvet blazer on you too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:02h, 02 March Reply

      Thank you Kellyann! I swear my socks make a dissapearance! It is getting a bit warmer here, but not quite Spring like yet. Thanks so much, they boots are fun and I love wearing a velvet blazer before it turns Spring.

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