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Purple, Puppies, and Pants!


Hello Ladies

I know that you are used to seeing scenes of the Lake, us out at various wine bars and backdrops of trees. Well, today looking at the radar early in the morning, was not going to be that way. A huge storm was coming our way, so even though we have a flash for dark days, we don’t have anything to stop pouring down rain. Needless to say, the environment isn’t as exciting, but the company was, my puppies, Gibson and Truffles decided to enlighten our indoor pics.

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^^ Check it  out! Another kitten heel!. I won’t be walking for miles in them, but it is a start. ^^






I decided to wear a pair of boyfriend jeans I bought years ago at Loft. I love a destructed look, dark wash, but a look that is torn, ripped, can be so cool. My father-in-law told me, he didn’t know ripped jeans were in fashion, and that he would have kept that 20yr old pair if his if he had known!! I tried to explain there were cycles in fashion, and what is in now, may be years later…  Anyhow, this was a goal of mine, as silly as it sounds, to wear a pair of jeans, as my leg sensitivity at times, just doesnt find them comfortable. I now find that I can wear pairs for periods of time, or if the material is soft.

I also like to counteract a Boyfriend baggy jean look with a more fitted feminine top or sweater. This Banana Republic deep purple sweater was just the thing. When I saw it online, I loved the embellishment with the purple roses and leaves. I knew I could wear it either dressed up or in a more casual way. I like to dress up even a more casual look as I am not much of a jeans and t-shirt, sneaakers girl. If I have a bad day, I just go for my Carole Hochman robe. Otherwise, when I go out, I tend to dress up. This look, even with BF jeans can be dressed up with the sweater, and then my other thrifty purchase, these velvet bow adorned plum and grey tweed kitten heels. Prrrrrr… I am all about the kitten heel and the cat eyes, that’s me!  I love tweed, so thought, texture with the tweed, and the roses on the sweater would also add interest to the outfit.

Lastly, my love of handbags, led me choose this Treesje Magnolia in Plum. This was a must have bag by the Purse Forum, about 4 years ago. I found myself slowly leaving as I thought I could be too tempted, who doesn’t love a beautiful handbag? Texture here with the ruffles and braids also added to the look

Lastly, did you notice I am wearing fur? haha, fur babies, that is? My little boy loves the limelight, my girl can be a little princess.

( Jeans, Years ago, LOFT, similar), Banana Republic Sweater ( Ebay), Tweed Kitten Heels ( Poshmark), Handbag: Treesje ( check out Poshmark)  Necklace: Etsy.

Have a wonderful day!

How often do you wear jeans or denim throughout the week? Is it a mainstay in your closet?

Jess xo


  • Jenna
    Posted at 11:24h, 22 October Reply

    You look stunning in purple! And of course I love seeing one of your pooches 🙂

    xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie
    PS- I’d love for you to stop by on Thursdays to link up!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:22h, 22 October Reply

      Thanks so much! Will do tomorrow I am less busy, glad you like the outfit, and my little loves. jess xx

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 08:33h, 20 October Reply

    Hi Jess, Your trip to the Smokey Mountains sounds so cozy. I am LOVING the boyfriend jeans on you! It’s a great look. cherie


    • cheriejamesp
      Posted at 08:34h, 20 October Reply

      Sorry I posted twice. Didn’t think the first one posted!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:03h, 20 October Reply

      Thanks so much Cherie! Glad you stopped by, jess xx

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 08:31h, 20 October Reply

    HI Jess, Your trip to the Smokey Mountains sounds so cozy. I am loving this look on you. The boyfriend jeans look great on you! cherie


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:03h, 20 October Reply

      Thanks so much!! Yes, it was great. I am goingto try to wear jeans a bit more. jess xx

  • Alex
    Posted at 06:40h, 19 October Reply

    I really like those distressed boyfriend jeans on you Jess, you must find yourself a very soft pair 😉 And those kitten heels are absolutely adorable.

    Alex – Funky JungleTwitter

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:34h, 19 October Reply

      Thanks Alex you are a sweetie! I have a closet full of jeans I will have to wear eventually, that i had before my illness. Glad you like the new shoes xx jess

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 07:26h, 17 October Reply

    Jess love your Jeans. You have mixed Sweater with combat pants before, right? have a great Weekend! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:02h, 17 October Reply

      Thank you! I only wore the sweater combat pants this one time. I just came home from a mini trip, will tell you about it next week, thanks!! jess xo

  • Shauna
    Posted at 16:30h, 16 October Reply

    Love how you styled the boyfriend jeans. And how the pup, too cute!!

    – Shauna


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:18h, 16 October Reply

      Thanks so much,love your style as well, jessxx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:26h, 16 October Reply

    I hate it when the weather ruins the opportunity for an outfit shoot! You look so cute, though. 🙂 And love seeing the pups!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:31h, 16 October Reply

      I know ASH. Thanks so much though and they thank u too jessxx

  • Nikki
    Posted at 23:00h, 15 October Reply

    Such a cute sweater! And your pup is too cute!


  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 22:54h, 15 October Reply

    I think this might be your color! It looks so good on you. I love this casual chic look. Those jeans folded up with those flats are adorable! ~Cynthia | http://www.myrosecoloredshades.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:27h, 16 October Reply

      Thanks do much I am a fan of purple. Glad you like the kitten heels jess xx

  • J @ A Hot Southern Mess
    Posted at 22:50h, 15 October Reply

    Awww! I love the puppies making a cameo! So cute! I love the boyfriend jeans and the fitted top is perfctly paired with them! 🙂

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 20:43h, 15 October Reply

    thanks they are my buddies, glad u like the outfit, yes comfort and style jess xx

  • wockyjabber
    Posted at 20:42h, 15 October Reply

    You look so cute in this outfit! I don’t think I’ve ever seen you in jeans now that I’m thinking about it…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:50h, 15 October Reply

      thanks so much. I am going to slowly enter them back into my wardrobe. I hsve leg sensitivity, so it will be gradual. Glad u like the outfit, xx jess

  • Carrie
    Posted at 20:21h, 15 October Reply

    Jess, this outfit looks fantastic on you – the pieces and the color. You are looking so stylist in these photos!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:33h, 15 October Reply

      Thanks so much Carrie, I was bummed out i had to get pics inside,but they turned out thanks so much, jess xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 20:15h, 15 October Reply

    Whoa Jess! You are looking downright twenty something, and models gorgeous!
    Your pups are so cute, and i love purple on you with that lovely red hair. I love the contrast, too, of feminine and distressed!
    Yay for the kitten heel! Baby steps!
    XX, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:36h, 15 October Reply

      AWWb Elle, making me blush.. far from 20 something but you are sweet. I love this rich purple and making strides with the BF jeans and small heels/ I am in the Smokey Mountains, now so I am unable to visit everyone today, but thanks for stopping by jess xo

  • Lorna Mai (@LornaMaiLtd)
    Posted at 18:58h, 15 October Reply

    Sometimes it’s good to take some indoor shots! You outfit today is beautiful, love the cardi, such an on trend colour. I like the mix of feminine with the bf jeans. Of course you’re sporting another gorgeous handbag! BTW I didn’t think you were prying at all. I live with a form of chronic pelvic pain so I don’t get out much! I guess blogging is a way of escape!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:39h, 15 October Reply

      Glad u like the outfit Lorna, I always wonder what u will think given your fashionbackground. I feel for you too, but yes blogging can be a gret distraction, jess xx ( I am in the Smoky Mountans so I will have to get to you later on the weekend. xx jess

  • Jill James
    Posted at 18:18h, 15 October Reply

    Purple is such a lovely colour for you. Your cute pups almost stole the show. x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:40h, 15 October Reply

      Thank u, Jill, I know I think they do! jess xx

  • Uris
    Posted at 18:02h, 15 October Reply

    omg how adorable is your pup? 🙂 I love how comfy this outfit looks and is the perfect fall I-wanna-look-cute-but-comfy outfit!! 🙂


  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 15:47h, 15 October Reply

    We were suppose to get a huge storm too, needless to say we didn’t. How bad was your storm? Great look, love the boyfriend distressed jeans on you. Please stop by sometime. Rachel xo http://garaytreasures.wordpress.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:44h, 15 October Reply

      Lots of dark and rain, Glad u like it. I am now in the Smoky Mountains, but will drop by asap, jess xx

  • Johanna
    Posted at 15:42h, 15 October Reply

    You look great in those jeans, Jess. So cute!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:45h, 15 October Reply

      Thanks Johanna, I am going to get used to wearing jeans again here and there jessxx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 13:24h, 15 October Reply

    Love this look on you Jess, usually you are in dresses and skirts but I am loving these ripped jeans on you. And that purple sweater is the perfect color for you. Love the shoes and the bag and of course your cute pups!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:48h, 15 October Reply

      Thanks Nora. after seeing how amazing u look in jeans, u inspired me to try and wear mine, thanks so much my pups mean the world to me I am in the Smokey Mountains , so i will get to your site asap. jess xo

  • Inez
    Posted at 13:16h, 15 October Reply

    That’s a cute doggie. Love your bag.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:51h, 15 October Reply

      Glad u like my pups, the bag is a fav jess xx

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 11:56h, 15 October Reply

    Jessica, I love your sweater and it looks gorgeous with your hair! What a perfect color on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:32h, 15 October Reply

      thank you so much! purple is my fav color jess xx

  • Natalia
    Posted at 11:22h, 15 October Reply

    Love the color of that sweater, and what cute babies, love those faces


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:33h, 15 October Reply

      Thanks ! Glad you like them, and my pups are my buddies! jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 09:43h, 15 October Reply

    I love distressed denim, they add an interest to an outfit. Love the purse with all the great details too.


    P.S. Hope to see you tomorrow for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:45h, 15 October Reply

      Thanks Alice! Me too, love distressed jeans. THESE are in my comfort zone. jess xx

  • Julie
    Posted at 09:37h, 15 October Reply

    Love that purple! It is definitely your color!

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 08:30h, 15 October Reply

    Purple is gorgeous on you with your hair colour. I love the whole outfit and would wear it in a flash.

    I pretty much wear jeans daily, when I walk my dog.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:33h, 15 October Reply

      Thanks Suzanne! My pups were up for their pics taken Glad you like it! jess xx

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 08:10h, 15 October Reply

    So stunning, love this colour :)) xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:19h, 15 October Reply

      Thanks Kizzy! I think this is my first post indoors! jess xx

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