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As soon as I saw this skirt in one of Ann Taylor’s catalogues, I knew it was mine! I love the quilting, slightly a-line structure of the skirt, and who can’t use another black skirt in their wardrobe?. I have had some compliments of this particular color of olive green top with my copper hair, so decided to pair it with the skirt. Of course, I need to be be-jeweled. The Jewel Box is a local Lake Norman haunt of mine, where I am on a first name basis, because their jewelry is both trendy, pretty, and inexpensive. I saw this olive and gold necklace in the window there and it made a lovely match with the top I was wearing. I also needed to vary my posing, and of course, the Angelina Jolie pose came to mind, although there was no red carpet, but rather a cold concrete sidewalk

I do have a pair of quilted black pumps that would look outstanding with this, however, they are in shoe purgatory, as I ponder if I will ever be able to wear heels again. Somehow, I can’t let them go, so they become more of a like an old friend that just hangs around, but doesn’t know where she exactly belongs. So instead, I go for my super comfortable and favorite pair of ballerina flats, which have enough support and cushion, with just enough style with the little buckle on top, to satisfy me. .I promise you, you will see a bit more variety in the shoes, as I am trying to venture out into the kitten heel arena again, but I found myself in love with ballerinas πŸ™‚

Skirt: Ann Taylor, Top: Banana Republic,( similar) Jewelry: The Jewel Box,Ballerina Flats: Clarks concert choir, Handbag: Hayden Harnett Havanna

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    Erica D.
    March 5, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I love the outfits you can put together but I have to tell you, I really LOVE the jewelry for this outfit.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 6, 2014 at 8:30 am

      Ah, my blogger friend, Stephanae also love the Jewel Box jewelry I display. I have been a fan since we moved here! Thank you.

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    February 26, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Hi. Love this outfit and the teal one as well. The best part of the outfits are the great jewelry that you have paired with it. Congrats on a great start to your blog!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 27, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I do like jewel tones! I do wear a variety of neutrals and colors, but thank you regarding liking those choices . Well, I am going to run out of jewelry eventually.. but the Jewel Box and Etsy are just a step and click away!

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    February 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    The skirt is really lovely and the green shirt another fabulous colour for you. I think you are the ideal woman for all jewel colours!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you Annette
      I am a huge fan of Ann Taylor, where they know me. I
      loved the quilting of the skirt, and the top is my favorite green
      Thank you again!

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    Jess Jannenga
    February 19, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Thanks Matt. Haha. on the red comment. Yes I do have a few red, burgundy items for fall, but much fewer for spring. More colors to come. Thank you regarding the jewelry. My armoire is pretty full πŸ™‚ I do love unique and different pieces, as well as vintage. Be happy to look at the Smithsonian.

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    [email protected]
    February 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I love this skirt…how cute is that? I also love that you paired it with my favorite shade of green! Happy Wednesday!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 19, 2014 at 10:34 am

      THank you Pam. I knew I wanted that skirt as soon as my Ann Taylor catalog came out, they put me on the list as soon as it came in. Also, regarding the green, this too is my favorite shade of green, people say I should own more of this shade because of my red hair. Happy Wed to you too !

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    Matt Reid
    February 19, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Looks great Jess! You actually own something that isn’t red!! The jewelry is really nice. You should check out Smithsonian’s website…they have really nice jewelry! http://www.smithsonianstore.com

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