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New Years Eve and a Stylish Winter Look


Good Morning ladies!

Happy New Years Eve! I hope you had the most wonderful of Holidays and enjoyed Christmas with your family. I am sharing a winter outfit with some fancy brocade booties and faux leather as the last outfit post on 2018…

Christmas at Moms

We had the best time with my two brothers ,sister,  sis in laws, and one year old baby Aedan enjoying time at Moms. We did so much and the first two days ( Christmas Eve and Christmas) were nothing but a whirlwind. Aedan is walking and exploring. A time when platic lids and pots/pans are fascinating stuff.

We ate so many delicious foods- smoked salmon, crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, shrimp, and a lovely Christmas dinner. We woke up early Christmas day as my niece and nephew tore into their gifts with excitement. My mom went and brought down more gifts for us all to open, and it took hours to go through everything. It was a gift to just spend time with everyone in the same place.

My sis in law and I have started a new tradition of making Holiday cocktails. Last year we made Prosecco Cranberry drinks, this year was the White Christmas Margarita. We will try a new one each year. It is so fun and oh so delish!

We took a trip downtown ( dahntahn if you are from the ‘Burg) and saw the International Santas at PPG place. Amazing! Each Santa is life sized and tells the story of Santa in each country.

It was also great to take a 5 day break from technology- not a peek on my computer, and it felt good! The drive is 9 hours, and it usually takes me  around a week to feel back to normal. The day after the drive feeling like a semi ran over me. But I perservere…

New Years Eve

What do you do to celebrate New Years Eve? We keep it low key and have some delicious appetizers, bubbly or a fancy shmanzy bottle of vino to celebrate. We watch the ball drop on TV and then at 12:02, I fall asleep! What a party animal, I am !


It’s winter time, so time to bring out the cozy sweaters and faux leather pants. I am tempted to check out the very popular, Spanx leggings, but I have several pair from Ann Taylor and Zara.  I paired this thick , burgundy sweater tunic with the leggings, and added some print with these newer Marc Fisher brocade booties.


Faux leggings- An Taylor ( old) ( like these and these)

Marc Fisher jacquard booties ( exact HERE)

Tunic sweater – Ann Taylor ( old)

Tressje handbag

Zara earrings


Jess xx

  • anna
    Posted at 00:18h, 07 January Reply

    Love the deep burgundy colour of your sweater, Jess. The boots are so gorgeous, look cool paired with slim pants. Have a great time over Christmas and New Year!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:44h, 07 January Reply

      Thank you so much Anna. We had a great time wtih family. These are my favorite faux leather leggings by Ann Taylor xx

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 23:12h, 04 January Reply

    The color of you sweater is soooo nice. It is so good on you. I hope that you had perfect celebration. o)


  • Deb Keyworth
    Posted at 10:43h, 03 January Reply

    What a fantastic outfit – love the colour of your sweater, those boots match just perfectly! Sounds like you had a fun Christmas – Happy New Year!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:03h, 04 January Reply

      Hello Deb! Thanks so much. I have had both pieces for years.. love burgundy The boots are fun and I couldn’t pass up the jacquard style. Happy New Year to you!

  • Amy
    Posted at 21:05h, 31 December Reply

    Goodness how lovely you look! Your NYE sounds a lot like ours! And your Christmas sounds like it was so lovely! And wow! Those boots! So cute! Have a truly Happy New Year!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 01 January Reply

      Thank you Amy! Yes, we like to have a nice evening with some good food and wine and try to watch the ball drop.. 🙂 Im usually beat! Happy New Year to you! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 16:59h, 31 December Reply

    Stunning look fro NYE my beautiful friend! I adore those booties, the brocade is so pretty and the colors are stunning on you. We have a very low key night as well, we head to our friends house and may make it to midnight but who knows! I enjoy a good night’s sleep more than watching the ball drop – ha!!!
    Happy New Year sweet friend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 01 January Reply

      I know! I love a good night’s sleep! I did the same thing and almost made it up last night.. hubby woke me at midnight. Glad you like the outfit, these AT leggings are my favorites for winter. Happy New Year! xx

  • Robin LaMonte
    Posted at 12:10h, 31 December Reply


    Happy New Year’s friend!
    I am in bed by 11 so I don’t see the ball drop or Mariah Carey lip sync and forget the words!

    I look forward to getting back up on the blogging schedule after taking the week off!
    Love those earrings and at first i thought those were snakeskin booties until I saw the side view!

    Enjoy your evening sweetie!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:35h, 31 December Reply

      Happy New Year! I know what you mean! I missed Mariah Carey that year, but heard all about it!
      Have a wonderful night!
      Jess xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:34h, 31 December Reply

    The advantage of living in Denver, is we can watch the ball drop at 10 pm….so we don’t even stay up until midnight. #partyanimals…..haha!!
    I adore those boots, Jess.
    Happy New year!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:26h, 31 December Reply

      We both are such party animals ! Happy New Year Jodie! Im going to try and make it up!xx

  • Cathy
    Posted at 05:27h, 31 December Reply

    That sweater is gorgeous on you, Jess! And those boots!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:19h, 31 December Reply

      Thank you Cathy! I have had it for years and the boots were too cute to pass up. 6pm on sale! Happy New Year! xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 04:25h, 31 December Reply

    I wish you a fabulous New Years Eve and a fantastic 2019!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:05h, 31 December Reply

      Thank you Nancy!Best wishes to you in the New Year!

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