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Out of My Comfort Zone

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No, I am not in combat, did not just sign up for the military, and am not inhabited by another being that is not “Jess”. I have  looked through so many blogs, and having seen so many of you in combat jeans/pants, I decided to step out of my comfort zone of dresses and skirts and buy a pair. In a sense I am in combat, trying to “combat bad fashion”.

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There will be no further steps I take, I will not shave my head, start doing 100 pushups in the middle of the night, or wake up at the crack of down to fix the corner of my sheets or polish my boots. This is it!  Truthfully, I don’t wear pants often as I have a sensitivity in my legs from my illness, that usually they are not as comfortable on me as skirts and dresses are. SO, I decided I would buy one size up from my normal size, wear them baggier, like a Boyfriend camo pant. As, I was walking to take this photo shoot, I did realize something. Generally if one goes up a size, one needs a belt. So I was holding them as I walked down the street, but a belt is an easy solution.

I did like these on everyone I saw, so I took the leap. I decided to get them because they are stretchy and soft, and just plain cool!

I wanted to pair the pants and boots with a more feminine top or sweater as to off set the camo style. I decided to pair it with a blue chiffon rose cardi for more of a mix with a feminine touch to contrast with the pants. Hope you like it!

Camo pants: Target, Sweater Loft ( Ebay, similar) Boots: Target, Bag:Hayden Harnett NYC, Earrings: Etsy.

Have a great weekend my friends!

Jess xo

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58 Comments

  • Reply
    Jennie
    October 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    These camo pants look terrific on you! The boots compliment them wonderfully and I like the more feminine top. I’ve only tired camo shorts (which I like!) and a pair of flats that I just picked up. Might have to add a pair of pants, too!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Yes, I am sure they would look great. I like a more fitted style on other people, but this is the best I can do. Jess xx

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    Beata B
    October 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Great pants ! Love everything in the look 🙂 fantastic 🙂 x

    http://www.fashionadventuresatanyage.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Aww. You are sweet, yes, it was out of my comfort zone but fun to try! jess xx

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    eirinipapadopoulou
    October 14, 2014 at 10:06 am

    love that you took a risk! this is how you get more creative!love this casual outfit!

    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 10:38 am

      So true! Thank you. I so suppose people are seeing pants tighter, but i like the slouchy look. Have a great day, Irene. jess xx

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    Ada
    October 14, 2014 at 4:58 am

    This outfit would be out of my comfort zone also, but that is the beauty of fashion. I still need some camo pants. Love the soft and feminine cardigan. Great balance between both pieces.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Thanks alot Ada, yes I could see that. Enjoy your week, jess xx

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    Chioma
    October 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    loving those camo pants! i love that you stepped out of your comfort zone, fashion is fun! 🙂

    Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

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    Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    October 13, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Jess, you did the right thing in pairing the combats with that feminie top which creates a unique and stylish effect. And love the blue hue on you! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Thanks so much Sabina! Going to visit a relative soon,but will stop by your blog today, jess xx

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    Alex
    October 12, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Oh you did good getting a pair! They look great on you. And I love the styling with the romantic cardigan.

    Alex – Funky JungleInstagram

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 12, 2014 at 8:23 am

      thanks alot Alex!! Have a great weekend, jess xx

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    Dee Kay
    October 11, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I just posted an outfit look incorporating camo too! I love that you paired the pants with a more feminine top, makes the look so unique and fun!

    urbanchicblvd.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 12, 2014 at 8:22 am

      thanks so much! Yes, i wanted to balance the look, xx jess

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    elb743
    October 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    well styled Jess! Love the camo with that girly sweater a fun mix. I am glad to see you can wear a bit of a heel.
    It is fun to step out of the comfort zone! You look very at ease, and chic!
    I salute you..hah!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      thanks Elle, Yes, I am able to wear about a 1-1.5 inch kitten heel, or one like this on the booties. You are too funny as well. xo jess

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    Marianne
    October 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Great pants and I love your booties!
    Marianne
    http://www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 11, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      thanks Marianne! The booties will get alot of use 🙂 Have a great weekend, jess xx

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    katie
    October 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I feel the same way about Camo. I’ve seen a similar style on a lot of blogs and I think they look great, but I haven’t purchased a pair for myself because I am not sure they are my style. However, I think you look great in these! It’s always fun to experiment and try something new.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      True Katie! It can be fun, we all get comfortable with what we like for sure, and i think it is what gives us our own style. But perhaps trying new things would redefine that style too Have a great weekend, jess xx

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    susan burpee
    October 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I really like the combat pants, Jess. Particularly when softened by the pretty sweater. Ah…belts…now there is a necessity some days. If I don’t wear one with my lower rise pants they fall down. And then I look like the teenage boys I used to teach with their pants almost on the ground!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 11, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Haha, yes! I know exactly what you mean 🙂 I went for a looser BF look, but do need a belt with em. Have a great weekend, jess xx

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    Olga
    October 11, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Isn’t it wonderful to come out of our comfort zone from time to time? You look no less gorgeous and stylish in these pants than you do in dresses.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

      You are sweet Olga! Have a great weekend, jess xx

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    bexylady
    October 11, 2014 at 1:57 am

    They are a really nice cut and suit you Jess. Probably the ‘dressiest’ pair of combat pants I’ve seen.. really like them!Look great with your boots too! 🙂

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

      Thank you! I appreciate it. Have a great weekend, jess xx

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    Zhuo
    October 10, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    It can be fun to try something different once in a while. You look good in these jeans.

    Zhuo
    http://staybeautifulforyou.blogspot.com/

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    Laura
    October 10, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    They look really good on you!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 10, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      thanks so much Laura, enjoy your weekend, jess xx

  • Reply
    Gaby
    October 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    This outfit is perfect. Love military pants! 🙂
    xx
    http://www.modacapital-blog.com

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    Willfully Elegant
    October 10, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I laughed out loud at the belt part..you are really too cute! Love how you wore this outfit with confidence even though it isnt your choice all the time. Have a great weekend!!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 10, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks sweetie! Yeah, you know me. I probably need a belt for pants like this! Enjoy your weekend as well, jess xo

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    C
    October 10, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I’m loving your booties!! They’re so cute 🙂

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    Monica Roese (GlamVolution)
    October 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    You are too cute! I love the mix of the feminine with the camp, it looks really cool and chic! Have a great weekend! xo
    Monica
    GlamVolution.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      thanks Monica!! I try :-)) Have a great weekend too, jess xx

  • Reply
    Blaire Bingham
    October 10, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Jess, this is exactly what I did when I could not find a pair of boyfriend jeans that I liked. I just bought a pair of skinny jeans that were a size bigger. I think these would be fabulous paired with a sleek pair of pumps as well. Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 10, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      THank you! I can wear a small kitten heel, that is about it, but yes, I agree I could try that as well. Blaire, great minds think alike huh? I did this for my leg sensitivity, but I could see how you could do this wanting BF jeans 🙂 Enjoy your weekend too, jess xx

  • Reply
    Stephanae V. McCoy
    October 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Target here I come. I’ve been wanting to take the camo plunge but something inside me has been holding me back. Love the way you styled this Jess!!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 10, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you Steph. Yes, this is how I have to wear my jeans too. All of mine seem larger on me, as I lost weight years ago when I began with this illness. Anyhow, all I need is a belt, and baggier really is my style. Online they say, only sold on-line, so they may or may not be in a store.. Just FYI. Glad you liked the styling and have a wonderful weekend! jess xx

      • Reply
        Stephanae V. McCoy
        October 10, 2014 at 10:51 pm

        Online is my major mode of shopping these days b/c I can see things up close and personal. I’ll check it out. Thanks Jess

        • Reply
          Jess Jannenga
          October 12, 2014 at 8:24 am

          thanks Steph, yes it is my fav way to shop and you keep getting packages, it is fun! jess xx

  • Reply
    Lee
    October 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    OMG I love this outfit! Sometimes being out of one’s comfort zone can create some amazing things! You look fab and this is so fun for fall!
    xo, Lee
    http://www.edfbylee.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks Lee! Glad you like it Yes, you can find things from time to time. Have a great weekend, jess xo

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    J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    October 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Hahaha! This is the cutest post girl! I loved that you stepped out of your comfort zone and tried this look. I’m glad, because you completely rocked it! You made combat wear your own and fashionable, and honestly, you make me want to go out and find a pair of camo pants. Hope that you have a wonderful weekend dear!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you! Glad you like my goofy sense of humour! Glad you like the outfit too! Enjoy your weekend as well
      jess xx

  • Reply
    Mimi
    October 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Yes, we are twins separated at birth!!
    I use a size larger also because clothes are going
    to shrink after the first washing!
    The sweater & earrings are fabulous together!
    I see it is beautiful at the lake – I miss it!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      I wear a size larger due to my illness and leg sensitivity, but I like baggier jeans like this. Glad you like the look! I didnt know you lived near the Lake ! 🙂 jess xx

  • Reply
    melody jacobs
    October 10, 2014 at 11:33 am

    lovely boots
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    October 10, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I like the looser fit that you did here with the pants. And I always love a good balance of feminine with an edge!

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 10, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Thanks Alice! I’m glad you like the look. Yes, I wear my pants baggier than most .;-) You too!! jess xx

  • Reply
    KizzyDoll
    October 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

    They look great on you, super cool :)) It’s good to step out of your comfort zone and try something new :))) Happy Friday doll xx

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 10, 2014 at 8:23 am

      Thanks Kizzy, it is fun sometimes. 🙂 jess Have a great weekend, xx

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