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Maroon Leather Jacket with Flirty Skirt

Ann Taylor Maroon jacket

Hello Ladies

This is another ensemble Santa came through with. Ok, Santa has a bit of help. Did you know that since we were kids, not only does he look at handwritten lists, but links sent to him via Amazon Wishlist, and these items were on it! I first saw this jacket when it came out at Β Ann Taylor, and again, knew it was meant to be. Also, a reminder the Nordstrom Giveaway goes until Jan 18th.






I love looking at everyone’s winter coats, from classic styles and colors such as red and camel, to pastels like baby blue and soft pink. However, in Charlotte, the weather is pretty mild, ( except for this cold spell) and I tend to wear more leather and faux leather jackets than wool. This coat interested me because of the color, but also because it is made so well, being slightly heavier weight than many faux leather jackets. I also love the family of purples, plums, oxblood, maroons this fall. Later, this skirt popped up on the internet, and I also love tweed, and the style of this flirty skirt with it’s detail of faux leather side pockets looked like they were meant to be together. Like Boggart and McCall, Fred and Ginger, Lucy and Desi,Β you know what I am getting at. I also got these Β new fab black pointed mary janes from Zara; I love that they will be year round shoes as well.

Now, I know I mentioned Resolutions, and I like to consider them Goals. Here are mine for the year:

1. Do some posts on finding “deals” and how to shop for “steals”

2. Feature other over 40 bloggers.

3.Personal: Manage time best for efficiency with social media, blog, etc, in order to fit in other interests and hobbies like jazz guitar.

4. For my illness, swim in a warm water pool wearing a neoprene jacket to keep in body heat for cardio health. Walk or use home video for varied interest

5. Purchase some spring staples for my spring, summer wardrobe.

6. Continue to strive to do my best, even with health set backs.

7. Hug my puppies even more!

Also, just as a reminder, you have until the 18th to try for the $590 Gift card to Nordstrom

See the Giveaway HERE

Tell me about your “Goals” this year ( note: and it can’t be shop more ! haha)

Link up with Rachel the Hat, Style Elixer

Jacket: (Ann Taylor ), here, Skirt ( Ann Taylor), new shoes! ( Zara, EBay)

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    October 28, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Love the jacket and skirt combo! Have you tried Ankara fabrics or patterns as well?

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    January 22, 2015 at 6:22 am

    It’s time to vote on Share in Style, dear friend.

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    January 19, 2015 at 5:49 am

    So gorgeous xx

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    Dawn Lucy
    January 18, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Love this chic look! That burgundy jacket is beautiful and the color is just gorgeous on you! And how many of us over 40 chicks could rock those thigh high stockings? Don’t look at me! They are fab on you!
    Dawn Lucy

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

      Thanks Dawn, I only now noticed one was slightly coming down, but I like them and glad you think i can wear em. Enjoy your day!! jess xo

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    January 17, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Love the burgundy jacket and rich tweedy skirt– so gorgeous!
    I also love the high socks.
    Sounds like you made excellent goals!
    I am sure you will accomplish them all.
    I hope your health improves this year! Hey, ya never know!
    xx, Elle

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 18, 2015 at 11:21 am

      thank you Elle, I appreciate you stopping by and that you love the outfit. I try for attainable goals. I try to stay patient when it comes to my health, it ca be hard, thanks so much, jess xo

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    cherie james
    January 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Jess, I’m lovin that you are wearing the over-the-knee socks. I wish I could, but I’m just too short to pull it off. I adore the look! and your new shoes from Zara are great! Again, you nailed your color choices!!


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 17, 2015 at 10:23 am

      THanks so much Cherie, I like the over the knee socks, will get a better picture of my shoes, although when I saw your ZAra ones like these, that is what inspired me to look for similar ones πŸ™‚ have a great weekend jess xx

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    January 16, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I love the jacket! I can’t believe it’s faux. I have a few goals for the new year. For blogging one is to move over to self-hosted and for personal one is to get a handle on organizing our ever -growing mounds of paper.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 17, 2015 at 10:22 am

      thank you! THe jacket is quite thick, so it does feel and look like real leather. Great goals!

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    January 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    This is my kind of outfit… Feminine with an edge! You are daring in those stockings, what do you even call them?
    I love the resolution to hug dogs more and wear the neoprene to swim…

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      rhank you Stacey! Over the knee socks, very comfy! thank you πŸ™‚ enjoy the weekend. jess xx

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    Tiina L
    January 16, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    That’s a great outfit, love the skirt!

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    Carly Horen-Walko
    January 16, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    fantastic jacket! I love a good moto and maroon too, well thats just perfection! First time popping in from linkup- beautiful photos! Best C

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      thanks so much for stopping by, glad you like it, and m hubby is the photographer, will tell him πŸ™‚ jess xx

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    January 16, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Hi Jess, great look. Love your jacket. Great colour πŸ™‚

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    January 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I love that coat – I would have gotten it, had I not just gotten one very similar from F21 (which is amazingly really good quality – sometimes the faux leather can be a little questionable).

    You have some very good goals. I am working on setting goals – so I stay more focused. Happy New Year!

    Lisa @ http://www.dailystylefinds.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 17, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Hi Lisa,
      Thank you! This is a very thick coat and the qulity is great which is what i liked about it. I think I saw the one from F21, nice color as well. Thank you about the goals, same to you!! jess xx

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    Martina Elegant
    January 16, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Very nice look!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2015 at 10:48 am

      thank you! I appreciate you stopping by, jess

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    Happiness at Mdi Life
    January 16, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I love this jacket and was tempted to order it but stopped myself since I already have a leather coat in the same color. I have to say, Santa was really good to you! Love it paired with the tweed skirt.


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Thanks Alice, I thought you mght have this outift since we both like AT. Yes, he was generous. πŸ™‚

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    Posh Prime
    January 16, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I love the fun color of your jacket and that skirt is so pretty!

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    January 16, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I love that skirt, and it goes perfectly with the jacket! Great look!


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2015 at 10:46 am

      thank you! I just loved it together, enjoy the weekend! jess

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    January 16, 2015 at 7:48 am

    I love how you used over the knee socks. Such a fun, put-together look! xo


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    January 16, 2015 at 7:10 am

    I like red and black, although there are no specific color for gorgeous outfits.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

      thanks, it is more maroon though than red.

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