Loving The Sweater Dress -Boiled Wool Jacket+ My Refined Style Linkup#4 - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Loving The Sweater Dress -Boiled Wool Jacket+ My Refined Style Linkup#4

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Hello Ladies

Welcome back to the My Refined Style Linkup, the first of 2016! We are here on the 1st Thursday of each month,  spreading our joy of fashion and seeing all of your great outfits too! I can’t remember when I began my Love Affair. Not of a torrid nature, mind you, but my love affair with Sweater Dresses! I have quite a few in my closet and I always have felt that “comfortable” should not be a four letter word in the fashion industry. I used to watch Stacey and Clinton, of What Not to Wear Tv fame, and almost everyone they had to “fix” described their clothes as comfortable. Well, I am here to say, one can be comfortable and stylish!!

I think sweater dresses feel as good as wearing a chanille robe. I just can’t wear that in public. Perhaps you like flannel pjs. Well, one can’t wear those out either. ( although I think there was a “movement” several years ago, where it was a trend to wear ones pjs out in public, often with Uggs as their shoes, ( slippers). I would be sitting at Bruegger’s noticing a small parade of younger girls in their jammies and thought to tell them about the Sweater Dress.

I love many shades of green, but brought out my olive LOFT sweater dress I have had for a number of years, and wanted to create a  look with my boiled wool frilly jacket,  gold  and yes another pair of Over the Knee boots , made by Born in black suede. I broke up the look a bit, with the floral lace black tights, as I am a fan of pattered tights as well. As you know, I love details, and this mostly monochromatic look is broken up with the patterned leopard clutch, floral tights, and gold and green leaf Banana Republic necklace.

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26 Comments
  • Brooke of Passport Couture
    Posted at 18:27h, 10 January Reply

    Love your mix of olive and leopard print! Your necklace is gorgeous too.

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 18:03h, 10 January Reply

    Such a lovely colour on you Jess, and perfect to add a spot of leopard print to the outfit!

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

  • celyn
    Posted at 01:35h, 10 January Reply

    you look great! Loving your outfit!

    lifeisashoe

  • celyn
    Posted at 01:33h, 10 January Reply

    you look great loving your outfit!

    lifeisashoe

  • Jennifer Connolly (@AWellStyledLife)
    Posted at 22:06h, 08 January Reply

    You look fabulous! I love the chic coziness of sweater dresses! I’m so happy to host MRS with you!
    XXJennifer

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:26h, 18 January Reply

      Likewise my friend!! thank you, sweater dresses are one of my fav things to wear in the fall. xx

  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 21:26h, 08 January Reply

    I love sweater dresses. In fact I did a guest post on it a while ago but it was about fancy sweater dresses that are appropriate for the holidays.

  • cherie james
    Posted at 20:04h, 08 January Reply

    There are just so many colors that look great on you because of your stunning red hair. This green sweater dress is no exception. Great look and love the Over the Knee boots. Great to be co-hosting with you on My Refined Style!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com/chic-item-girl-can/#more-10909

  • Heart
    Posted at 11:54h, 08 January Reply

    That olive color is BEAUTIFUL. I like wearing sweater dresses, too, especially during winter. I love neutral colors. They can be paired with anything!

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 11:52h, 08 January Reply

    The olive green is a lovely colour – my husband saw your picture on Facebook and said you always wear really nice colours that suit your red hair…it’s not often he notices something like that! Love the long boots!

    Emma xxx
    style-splash.com

  • Elle
    Posted at 21:31h, 07 January Reply

    I adore the boiled wool, the color, texture and ruffles are stunning on you. Love the pop of leo, too, The necklace is so lovely too, adds some warmth and looks so pretty! Great post, will check out your co-hosts!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog

  • Kim Tuttle
    Posted at 21:15h, 07 January Reply

    Love this olive color, and it really compliments your skin tone and hair color. Also love the pop of leopard that adds a bit of sassiness to your look.
    xo Kim
    http://www.theknottedchain.com

  • trinagrandinettiTrinaTrina
    Posted at 16:14h, 07 January Reply

    Jess, you are so right, wearing a sweater dress is like wearing a chenille robe, I just never thought of that way. I have found that wearing a sweater dress with a pair of tights is a whole lot warmer and more cozy than going out in a pair of jeans or pants, and we look so much more refined, right? Love this olive on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:02h, 08 January Reply

      Yes so true! I have a fair number of sweater dreses in my closet, I always felt they looked put together and cozy is a win in my book! Thank you Trina! xx

  • Rena
    Posted at 14:29h, 07 January Reply

    What a great outfit. Love the color on you. And I really like the boots … I’ve been looking for OTK boots but have not found any that I’m happy with yet.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:01h, 08 January Reply

      Thank you, the boots are BORN, they are a great quality brand, I am a fan of OTK boots. Try Vince Camuto too!

  • LISA
    Posted at 12:19h, 07 January Reply

    Olive is one of my favorite colors, especially with the pop of leopard.

    I am hosting my first fashion link-up #thursdaystylefinds – I hope you can join.
    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

  • cassidl
    Posted at 10:08h, 07 January Reply

    How fun another link up, I love your outfit, green is so you. I did link up in my post but the button would not work when I tried to add it to my link up page. I will keep trying

    • cassidl
      Posted at 10:10h, 07 January Reply

      PS don’t forget to come link up with A labour of Fashion ( please)

      • Jess Jannenga
        Posted at 12:54h, 07 January Reply

        Im always there 🙂 Will be so today. thanks!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:55h, 07 January Reply

      Hi Linda, this is our 4th one, we have it once a month, the first Thurs of the month. I do love so many shades of green.

  • asallows
    Posted at 10:02h, 07 January Reply

    I absolutely love the ruffle details on that blazer!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 08:56h, 07 January Reply

    Gorgeous! And the animal print bag is magic. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  • Sheree
    Posted at 01:17h, 07 January Reply

    The military colored jacket and skirt is such a pretty color on you!

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:09h, 07 January Reply

    Love your monochromatic look! Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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