New Red Sweater with Tweed Mini Skirt - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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New Red Sweater with Tweed Mini Skirt

Happy Monday friends and Happy New Year!

( Did you notice I increased the font size? 🙂

Back to business in the New Year. I am sharing some of the fashionable gifts I received from Christmas this week, including this fine knit red sweater. I have been adding more red to my closet this season and will be able to style this sweater in a multitude of ways.  I did post my 2020 Goals on Friday, so if you didn’t get to read them, see post HERE.

My Outfit

My mother in law gave me this sweater  ( ON SALE for under $40) and oh how I love this rich deep red that is my preferred shade of red for my complexion, as opposed to an orange-red. The button-down style is one you can wear tucked in, or left out, as well as layered over top of a button-down shirt or over a dress. Puffed sleeves are big this year, although these aren’t as pronounced as some.  I have another sweater I bought that has puffier sleeves. An 80’s detail, I will take puffed sleeves, just no shoulder pads! Let’s not bring that back!

I’ve had this black tweed mini forever from Loft, and love it with textured tights ( Target). These black booties are getting a lot of wear, and are a must for your stylish closet!

New Year and the Blog

With this new decade and year, let’s talk about fashion, beauty, fitness, and taking care of yourself at midlife. I want to make this a great year! I have mentioned before having a Reader’s survey, and I plan on accomplishing that this month. So, be thinking readers, what are the things you most enjoy reading about, or is there something you would like to see here on the blog?

I’ve been watching quite a few YouTube videos and may consider doing some here and there. I have to think about it! I primarily watch makeup videos and doggy videos! ( Did you ever see “It’s Me or The Dog?) Speaking of pups, hubby got me 2 large canvas prints of Gibby and Truffy I adore, so we’ll probably be hanging those and a few others today at home. ( I’ll have to get some pics of them for tomorrow)

I don’t wear much black, but when I do, I add color near my face. This black leather jacket from Via Spiga is one I have had for 10 years and if you zip it up, the knit collar covers your neck.

I’ll be combining this red sweater with other colors, but this is one of my favorite classic combinations- black and red.

Looking for other black and red looks- Read these posts-

Red and Black Holiday Look

and older post- Black and Red instead

Red Sweater Dress

If you missed what we were up to for Christmas Holiday and my 2020 New Year’s Goals, Have a Read HERE.

The idea that redheads shouldn’t wear red is a fallacy, just choose this warmer blue-red over the orangy red.

Outfit

red sweater – gift

Black tweed skirt ( old Loft) love this skirt

tights- Target

Booties- Nordstrom Dolce Vita  Love this pair and this

bag-Zara ( poshmark)

JOIN ME TOMORROW FOR THE FIRST TURNING HEADS TUESDAY OF THE NEW YEAR!

Have a wonderful day!

Jess xx

Monday:

Creative Monday’s LInk up, Muttonstyle,  On Monday’s We Link Up,  Visible Monday

Tuesday:

Confident Tuesday, , My Red Carpet, ,Spread the Kindness,  Style With a SmileTurning Heads,

Wednesday:

Fun Facts and FindsIs this MuttonOh hey, Girl, Style on the Daily,

Thursday:

Chic & StylishThursday Fashion FilesTop of the World Style,

Friday:

Fabulous Friday with PPD, Fancy FridayFashion FridayFriday’s Favorites,   On the Edge,

27 Comments
  • CinDi
    Posted at 16:11h, 14 January Reply

    What a great look! I’ve always loved red and black. Back in the 90s I was made of honor in a black & red off the shoulder mermaid dress! Those were the days.

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

      Thank you! I had a mermaid dress too as a Maid of Honor! It was blue and white though. Glad you liked the look!

  • Nicole of High Latitude Style
    Posted at 22:35h, 12 January Reply

    You tights are so chic. Love the structure they have. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style Linkup party.

  • Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    Posted at 08:00h, 09 January Reply

    Loving that fun little bag Jess. Can’t wait to see the canvas’ of your sweet little babies!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:33h, 11 January Reply

      Thank you Shelly! Ill be sharing it soon. I wear this bag often, I love the circle bag.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 17:26h, 08 January Reply

    Jess, you know how I love a striking red and black ensemble! What a gorgeous sweater. The color is brilliant on you and the details are so pretty. I can’t wait to see the prints of Gibson and Truffles!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:31h, 11 January Reply

      Thanks Shelbee! The pictures are on the wall. Glad you like the outfit!

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 19:19h, 07 January Reply

    I love this shade of red on you Jess! The earrings are fabulous and your embroidered bag is gorgeous!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:29h, 11 January Reply

      Thank you Emma, I have added more red this season to my closet and I love the rich red.

  • nifty50girl4237
    Posted at 13:04h, 07 January Reply

    What a FUN look! So loving the purse and the tights.
    Regan
    http://nifty50andfabulous.com/

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 02:53h, 07 January Reply

    Gorgeous outfit! Red and black is so dramatic – one of my favorite color combinations. And the shade of red in your new sweater is so yummy! My favorite shade of red too.

    Oh, and I do appreciate the larger font!

    Michelle
    http://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:17h, 07 January Reply

      Thank you Michelle, it is one of my favorite color combos. Glad you like the font, I can now read it without increasing the size!

  • Peta Sklarz
    Posted at 22:55h, 06 January Reply

    Hi Jess, Happy New Year! You always look so amazing, and have such wonderful photos!! Love the color combinations, you know how to put it all together to make a great visual! Thanks for sharing. Love, Peta

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:15h, 07 January Reply

      Thank you Peta! My hubby and I do take a look at the photos from years ago and we have both learned new things with photography and processing.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 20:18h, 06 January Reply

    What a fabulous outfit Jess. Especially with that purse. I just love how you like fun tights too!
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:14h, 07 January Reply

      Hi Jodie, thank you! ! Yes, I could use another pair of patterend tights! 🙂

  • Neti*
    Posted at 19:10h, 06 January Reply

    Love that shade of red on you too. Happy New Year my Dear.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:09h, 07 January Reply

      Thank you Neti! Happy New Year to you too! xx

  • Nancy Weiss
    Posted at 11:57h, 06 January Reply

    Happy New Year Jess!

    What a perfect way to start off this year by introducing red! Love those earrings and your sweater that you’re mother in law gave you. Can’t wait to see more looks from you in 2020 ❣️

    Nancy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:28h, 06 January Reply

      Thank you Nancy! I added more red to my closet this season, as I love a rich red – I’ll be styling the sweater a few different ways too on the blog. xxx

  • eva @ CostumeTakeOut
    Posted at 11:46h, 06 January Reply

    i just bought a red sweater and have yet to wear it! but now i’m going to get it out, pair it with black courdoroy skirt and get my textured tights out! BTW, i LOVE LOVE LOVE tights!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:22h, 06 January Reply

      HI Eva! Happy New Year! Yes, me too! I always feel textured tights can amplify a look and make it more interesting! thank you!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:52h, 06 January Reply

    Love your new red sweater! Your MIL did a great job, the color is perfect on you. Can’t wait to see the prints of the sweet pups – that was such a thoughtful gift. I’m looking forward to a great new year!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 06 January Reply

      Thank you, friend! I’ll have to have hubby take pictures of the prints! Me too, Happy 2020~

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 02:55h, 06 January Reply

    Love black and red, and your extra details make it really interesting. Jacqui x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:27h, 06 January Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! Happy New Year too! I love to add textures in the Fall-Winter so the tweed and patterned tights worked well !

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