New Moto Jacket, Frame Denim and Leopard Love - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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New Moto Jacket, Frame Denim and Leopard Love


Morning Friends

Let me first say, I am happy to be on-line and my blog tech issues behind me! Sometimes you don’t know what you are missing until it’s gone!

I am in Harleysville, PA visiting relatives and spending some time . My hubby and I went to my nephew’s Eagle Scout Ceremony and enjoyed seeing the kid’s projects and talking to my in-laws. We will be back to NC later in the week. I think I am getting to old for these long car rides, as I hear myself saying out loud, my hips, my glutes! … Fortunately we make a pit stop at my brothers in Springfield, VA and then the next day we make our way to PA. It is still 13 hours of driving.

I have been showing some transitional looks with Fall trends and colors, but I get a tad impatient, and decided I would share a few of my Fall purchases even if it was warm outside. There is finally a bit of a chill. Mother Nature needs to wake up! Fall is here, officially!   So, without further adieu, I bought this and only this moto jacket at the Norstrom Sale  this year., I loved the burgundy suede color and knew it would go with so much in my closet.. I am showing several looks this week with leopard, as I just love this fun neutral that works with everything! 

The Deals

I’ve been finding so many great deals thrift shopping lately via Poshmark and The Real Real. I will probably do another post about shopping on those sites. I was so excited to find this pair of FRAME denim, as I was lusting over this front slit style when it was on the Nordstrom site 2 years ago.  At the time, it was retailing for about $225 . Luckily, I found it on The Real Real for, get this, $50 shipped! Oh yeah! Part of the fun of shopping these sites is the “art of the deal”. Isn’t it fun to find something you wanted,  for so much less?

My Outfit- Leopard Love and New buys

I love the split leg detailing showing off the shoes or boots I might be wearing. in this case, this last year buy, my Zara leopard booties. Leopard is trending big time this year, and it is something I have a fair amount of in my closet already. I bought a few more pieces this year, as it is such a great neutral pattern, you can pair it with any color.

My favorite is the “Ruby” suede BlankNYC  moto jacket, it is really a rich burgundy shade, that I purchased from the Nordstrom sale this year. I have a thing for moto jackets. I love the additional pizzazz they give an outfit and can tone down a feminine look adding a bit of edge. The fit is excellent, as I can zipper or leave open wearing a light sweater, which is perfect for NC.  The jacket comes in a tan shade as well as an olive, but the olive jacket looked more brown on my computer. In the future, I may just do a post on buying a moto jacket, if my readers would be interested.

My thin, leopard sweater with lace neckline is a purchase from Loft many years ago. Its a fun style and the perfect weight for the Southern climate. I love dressing for Fall, as I find I can be more creative with layering, mixing prints and love textured looks as well. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

My Brahmin bag is one of my favorites. Brahmin makes so many great bags, and at terrific price points for a designer quality bag. I just loved the ladylike boxed shape and color and was excited to style it as well. This was a Christmas gift last year.

You will be seeing all of these pieces throughout Fall, as I finally have created a denim wardrobe that is comfortable, soft and that I enjoy wearing.

This is my casual Jess stance.. hands in pocket.. relaxed.. 🙂

I will just make mention, I am thinking of doing a series once a month on Friday called- Shop Your Closet. I would love to style an item.. ie.. scarf, moto etc and use what is in my closet to style a look. Would love to have ladies send me their styled looks from their closet  for this Series. I’ll be talking about this on the blog soon. Let me know on the comments, if you would submit a photo for their series. 

Visible Monday hosted by Patti at Not Dead Yet Style

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On Mondays We Link-Up hosted by Roxanne of Glass of Glam


Leopard/Lace top- LOFT old.

Moto jacket -BLANKNYC- Nordstrom

FRAME denim- The Real Real for a steal!. these are this seasons

Boots- Zara ( last yr, love these) love these with the lower heel.

Bag- Brahmin ( xmas last yr) love this in chestnut brown- the mini

Have a great day!

Jess xx


  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 06:13h, 10 October Reply

    I am loving your boots and top Jess. Love your jeans too. Great look. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays 🙂

  • cheapchichome
    Posted at 14:06h, 05 October Reply

    This is a fabulous look–I agree with Kellyann–head to toe! I haven’t shopped at The Real Real, yet, but do frequent other resale sites.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:51h, 05 October Reply

      Hi Kim! Thanks so much. I have another moto jacket I look forward to styling. I don’t invest in too many winter coats, but instead enjoy a collection of motos as they are more practical and fun here in NC. I also love Poshmark! xx

  • Lisa D
    Posted at 22:54h, 01 October Reply

    Perfect look for Fall. I love the bag too!! Good luck on your series idea. Sounds like fun!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:49h, 02 October Reply

      Thank you Lisa! I may try it once a month. Glad you like the look! xx

  • Neti
    Posted at 20:05h, 01 October Reply

    This burgundy jacket is perfect on You.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:51h, 02 October Reply

      Thank you Neti! I have a collection of moto jackets I look forward to wearing in the Fall. I loved the color! xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:06h, 01 October Reply

    That jacket is absolutely lovely, Jess!!
    I have a pair of jeans like this, but I thought of them for the summer. I need to pull them out and wear them with my ankle boots!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:30h, 01 October Reply

      Thank you Jodie! I have alot this jacket with go with as well as other motos I cant wait to wear. Yes, wear those ankle booties! xx

  • Carol
    Posted at 08:27h, 01 October Reply

    Love the outfit and that bag♥️♥️

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:29h, 01 October Reply

      Thank you Carol! This is one of my favorite bags. I appreciate you stopping by! xx

  • Versatilestylebytracey
    Posted at 07:32h, 01 October Reply

    Great Fall Outfit! The new moto jacket is a great addition! I would love to join in the fun of submitting a photo for a post.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:26h, 01 October Reply

      Thank you Tracey! I will be on vacation at the end of the month, but will be thinking when i want to start a shop your closet post. Il let you know! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 05:04h, 01 October Reply

    Head to toe, I am in LOVE! You got such a great deal on that denim, I’ll tell ya, patience pays for sure. Good for you for spotting these bad boys on Real Real. I need to do the same. Your moto jacket was such a terrific purchase and I just love it with the leopard. I’d like a pair of leopard booties. Love your Brahmin bag too.
    Sounds like you are having a good time in PA and I wonder if the weather is more fall like? I am headed to Nashville this morning and I can’t wait although the temps are still warm there.
    Looking great my friend as always!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:28h, 01 October Reply

      Thanks so much! I will be wearing my moto jackets throughout the season as I have a collection I enjoy.. when I can wear them! The denim is so fun! Yes, do check out Real Real. It has been nice visiting.. very on the go, but having a nice time. It has been cooler and sunny, really perfect weather! Have a great time in Nashville, I look forward to hearing about it. Hubby and i want to go for a 4 day weekend sometime, never been there. xx

  • Cathy
    Posted at 04:39h, 01 October Reply

    Love that jacket so much! The color is gorgeous!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:25h, 01 October Reply

      Thank you Cathy! My one and only buy from the Nsale, but very much worth it. I bought a moto last year at the same time and I;ll be styling that as well. Happy Monday! xx

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 01:49h, 01 October Reply

    Long time no see Jess! I love this post as I’m a huge fan of the Moto as you know. Also the reminder of my pair of leopard print booties was good too. Your top is super cute with that lace trim – really unusual.

    Great to hook up again!
    Anna x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:24h, 01 October Reply

      Thank you Anna! I know, iLL have to pop by! I have a collection of moto jackets i look forward to wearing> I have to take advantage of the cool weather when it comes to the South and wear them. Glad you stopped by! xx

  • Amy
    Posted at 01:44h, 01 October Reply

    Fantastic post! So glad you got those tech issues behind you! Love your jacket! That color is gorgeous on you! And that bag, Swoon!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:23h, 01 October Reply

      Thank you Amy! I have a few Brahmin bags and this is my favorite! I am going to get alot of wear with my jacket, it was a great buy! xx

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