Pops of Red with an Animal Print Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Pops of Red with an Animal Print Dress


Morning friends!

Is there such a thing as too much animal print? That was a rhetorical question!  Leopard print, cheetah print, zebra, are hot, hot hot for Fall and are here to stay! If you missed my post on Fall Trends for 2019, read the post HERE.


I hope you all had a lovely weekend. So sorry about missing Friday’s post, I was especially exhausted after my Dry Needling session on Thursday. It takes me a day to recover.

Are you busy with any Fall festivals or events? This weekend we went to The Cottage, our local hangout with the dogs and later on Sunday we visited West Bend Vineyards to listen to music and just enjoy the atmosphere.

My Outfit

If you haven’t made the move into animal print, fear not! There are plenty of prints to choose from and the fact that it is a neutral print should excite you, not make you run for the hills.

I love the look of animal print as neutral and wearing neutral tones with it is one way to style. Pair this with a cream long cardigan, or go with a black moto jacket. However, if you want to add some “punch” to your look, I love the addition of some striking color with animal prints.

I am going to sound like a broken record here, but I bought this shirt dress with a twist on Mango, my go-to place as of this year. The dress has the ease of a shirtdress, but with a built-in waist tie that adds that extra detail. You can tie it however you like, tighter or a bit looser to show off the waist area, giving the dress shape.

I also love mixing animal prints and have done so with a different patterned scarf here. In another photo, I am wearing a Fall leaf necklace given to me by my brother one Christmas ago.

Red is one of my favorite combinations with leopard or cheetah, and that is what I decided upon for this look. Some geometric square beaded earrings from Amazon, a pair of pointed lace-up wedges, and my Prada bow bag that hubby bought me last year for  Christmas.

Changed out the leopard scarf for a leaf necklace my brother bought me from his workplace, The Smithsonian.


Are you an animal print fan? If so, which print do you prefer?

Dress -Mango ( sold out)

Earrings- Amazon

Gold cuff c/o Soft Surroundings ( similar style)

Red Marc Fisher heels- last season, simiilar without straps

Red handbag- Prada ( gift)

Have a wonderful Day!

Jess xx


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  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 11:51h, 23 September Reply

    Leopard print and red are such a great combination! I am currently loving mixed animal prints in the same outfit, too. This dress is fabulous on you!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:14h, 23 September Reply

      Thank you Shelbee! I do like mixing animal prints and various colors for Fall. Thanks, I am happy with this dress!

  • mommyhon333
    Posted at 16:21h, 22 September Reply

    Stopping by from the Thursday Fashion Files link up. Your pop of red caught my eye. What a great color to pair with the leopard. I can see why that shirt dress is sold out! Very cute and the twist gives it such a flattering fit. You look so put together. Love it from head to toe.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:31h, 23 September Reply

      Thanks so much! I do love the dress and was looking forward to taking my bag out – after summer and rattan bags!

  • isthismutton
    Posted at 12:51h, 18 September Reply

    Lovely print and the shape is wonderful on you Jess. The red earrings go great with your hair! Thanks for sharing at #WowOnWednesday.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:22h, 20 September Reply

      Thanks very much Gail! I love the style of the dress. Red and leopard is a favorite combination.

  • Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    Posted at 12:13h, 18 September Reply

    This dress is just so precious on you! I love the tie that cinches in the waistline . So cute!

    Thanks for joining Style Six Jess!
    Shelly | The Queen in Between

    • jess jannenga
      Posted at 12:22h, 18 September Reply

      Thank you Shelly! I love it, the tie detail makes it. I only wish I could have posted the link for others, but it sold out.

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 10:02h, 18 September Reply

    I just added a leopard dress to my closet this year and think it is a staple every girl should have. You look beautiful! Hope you are feeling better!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:48h, 18 September Reply

      Thank you Cheryl for the well wishes. I do feel a bit better, the dry needling takes alot out of me. I agree! I look forward to seeing yours styled!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:22h, 20 September Reply

      Thank you Cheryl for the well wishes! I want to see your leoaprd dress! 🙂

  • Lisa Harris
    Posted at 22:32h, 17 September Reply

    Absolutely love this, Jess! You nailed the leopard and red combo!
    xo, Lisa

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:23h, 20 September Reply

      Thank you Lisa! This dress was a good buy and I looked forward to bringing out my red bag. 🙂

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 16:14h, 17 September Reply

    Beautiful dress Jess. Love how you have styles it too with your beautiful shoes and pops of red. Thanks for sharing at Be Brave Be Bold Be You: Creative Mondays Link Up, hope to see you tomorrow for our next blog hop 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:47h, 18 September Reply

      Thank you Claire! I loved the clean, easy style of this dress and thought it would be great year round. I do love red with leopard 🙂

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 15:47h, 17 September Reply

    Wow, that red really looks great with the neutral animal print!


  • lily cruz
    Posted at 07:33h, 17 September Reply

    i love the combination of animal print dress and red beg! such a cute look!

  • Christina Daggett
    Posted at 01:05h, 17 September Reply

    Hi Jess. I love this dress and especially with the red shoes and bag. It’s nice to see that some designers are still showing the above the knee style dresses, which are what I prefer. Thanks for sharing another great post, and I hope you are feeling better and more rested.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:58h, 17 September Reply

      Hi Christina,
      I will wear lots of lengths of dresses but my favorite these days is this or midi dresses, just think they are classy! I appreciate the well wishes. The dry needling releases alot of toxins in the body and leaves me quite exhausted the day after, but it is worth it.

  • Mireille
    Posted at 18:12h, 16 September Reply

    I have embraced the animal print trend with accessories: shoes, earrings and scarves. They are easy to incorporate that way. Love that pretty dress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:57h, 17 September Reply

      I love animal prints this way as well and have what you mentioned. You cant beat leopard print shoes!

  • Ruth
    Posted at 17:11h, 16 September Reply

    Animal print is one of my favorites and this dress is just so chic!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:24h, 17 September Reply

      Thank you! I was glad to buy this dress on sale when I did, as it sold out!

  • LeAna
    Posted at 14:32h, 16 September Reply

    Hi Jess: I love the combination of animal print with the pops of red. Those shoes are adorable!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:25h, 17 September Reply

      Thank you Leana! I do too! Now, to find them in black 🙂

  • Rena
    Posted at 14:09h, 16 September Reply

    Gorgeous look. Both strikingly classic and modern. Perfect for Fall.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 17 September Reply

      Hi Rena! Good seeing you Thank you! I was excited to get this dress, I see it worn for nearly all the seasons.

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 13:23h, 16 September Reply

    I love the combination of red with leopard, especially the bright reds like what you have here, or the darker more deep reds like burgundy. This is such a pretty outfit and you look fabulous. – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 17 September Reply

      Hi Amy! I love red with leopard too and really wanted to take out my bag. I love the ease of this dress and the special detail.Thanks so much!

  • Andy at pearlsandpantsuits.com
    Posted at 12:26h, 16 September Reply

    Loving the tie front detail of that dress, I hate that it’s sold out… And you know I LOVE me some animal print!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:33h, 16 September Reply

      Hi Andy!
      I loved that detail too, changes it up from being just another shirt dress, and accentuates the waist more. I will check again on the site, but when I looked last night it wasn’t there. I was bummed as I wanted to be able to list the link! If it changes, I will post it! Happy Monday!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 12:03h, 16 September Reply

    Love, love, love it Jess. Exactly my first thought with colors!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:07h, 16 September Reply

      Thanks so much JOdie! My red accessories were calling out to me! Happy Monday!

  • --Grace Liang
    Posted at 09:37h, 16 September Reply

    I just love that animal print dress and pop of red! Such a cute look!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you Grace! I know red and leopard are a favorite mix of mine and lots of others too! Happy Monday! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:20h, 16 September Reply

    Just warning you – if I ever come visit you, you better lock up that red bag – it may leave with me – ha!! I love what you did here – leopard and red are so nice together. Love this dress on you! Have a great Monday my friend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:03h, 16 September Reply

      Haha! You are too cute! I had wanted a red bag for the longest time and have been dying to take it out and style it! The dress is so comfy too – I found it on sale and can’t seem to find it on the site now. Enjoy your day too my friend! xx

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 03:30h, 16 September Reply

    Delightful Jess, love the accents of red! Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:01h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! I couldn’t resist this dress and I know I will get many styling opportunities this Fall! 🙂 Happy Monday!

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