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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.


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)


Have a wonderful day!

Jess xx


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  • Reply
    January 14, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    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.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2020 at 10:09 am

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

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    Nicole of High Latitude Style
    January 12, 2020 at 10:35 pm

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

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    Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    January 9, 2020 at 8:00 am

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 11, 2020 at 9:33 am

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

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    January 8, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    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!


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 11, 2020 at 9:31 am

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

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    January 7, 2020 at 7:19 pm

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

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 11, 2020 at 9:29 am

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

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    January 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    What a FUN look! So loving the purse and the tights.

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    Michelle Churchman
    January 7, 2020 at 2:53 am

    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!


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 7, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      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!

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    Peta Sklarz
    January 6, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 7, 2020 at 3:15 pm

      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.

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    January 6, 2020 at 8:18 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 7, 2020 at 3:14 pm

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

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    January 6, 2020 at 7:10 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 7, 2020 at 3:09 pm

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

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    Nancy Weiss
    January 6, 2020 at 11:57 am

    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 ❣️


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 6, 2020 at 12:28 pm

      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

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    eva @ CostumeTakeOut
    January 6, 2020 at 11:46 am

    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!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 6, 2020 at 4:22 pm

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

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    January 6, 2020 at 6:52 am

    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!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 6, 2020 at 10:33 am

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

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    January 6, 2020 at 2:55 am

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 6, 2020 at 10:27 am

      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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