Remix: With a Swingin’ Coat - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Remix: With a Swingin’ Coat

leopard swing coat

Hello Ladies

I know this skirt is familiar. A gold straight pencil skirt I wore last week. I wanted to do a remix with other textures and prints. In my closet, I have this perfectly matched monochromatic chunky sweater I wanted to wear to create this look. You are going to have to excuse the hair. It is rainy, humid, and for me, damp hair is about as bad as “bed head”. So I just cropped my head out for this set, next time, a hair bun should do the trick!

leopard faux fur coat


brown tweed kitten heels



I usually wear more form fitting sweaters, but this chunky knit, with the style on the sleeves and perfect mustard color was just right for some of the colder days here in Charlotte. I have been dying to wear my leopard coat. THis was a great discovery on Ebay, I found for $25 dollars. It is so soft and comfortable, and known  as a swing coat, a style more prominant from the 50s-60s. The style is according to the Oxford dictionary,”A coat cut so as to swing when the wearer moves.You all know I LOVE swing MUSIC, so I have to have a swingin’ coat!

When I wear it and lay it on the bed, my boy pup, Gibby has to lay on it. I wonder if he thinks it is another dog! Or he is jealous as he is very close to mommy. Ha! The woven textures of the sweater, monochrome look, takes one attention away only to look at the fur leopard texture of the coat and tweed  of my new brown kitten heels.

Just tryin to stay warm today on a chilly day here in Charlotte.

Enjoy your day,

Jess xo

Linking up with The pleated poppy  The Mummy Chronicles, and Random Wednesday, Get Your Pretty ON THurs: Reason to Dress, Mix and Match Fashion, Happiness at Midlife

Coat: Ebay steal, similar,) Skirt  Banana Republic years old, similar, sweater Loft, old, similar, shoes: Enzo Angiolini tweed kitten heels , Ebay)

  • cassidl
    Posted at 21:04h, 13 January Reply

    I really cannot get enough of this outfit, adore it. thanks for linking up with me and please come back on thursday

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:34h, 14 January Reply

      thank you Linda, I love the mustard when i matched it with the leopard too, will do!

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 14:11h, 11 January Reply

    Jess I ADORE this outfit – every single piece is perfect (the flats! the sweater! the skirt)!! I am soooo going to wear the new mustard snood I got for Christmas with my leopard coat now because you’ve got a winner of an outfit here. Oooh and maybe my mustard yellow trousers too?! Gorgeous as always 🙂

    Hope you’re well, with love

    Catherine x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:54h, 11 January Reply

      thsnks so much Catherine! I found this coat as I mentioned for a steal ans it was instant love when i found it! I appreciate you stopping by. Yes! wear those yellow trousers, girl!! Best of 2015 and well wishes!
      xo jess

  • michelle
    Posted at 12:26h, 10 January Reply

    Not sure I would think to pair yellow with leopard, but I like how this look turned out.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:54h, 10 January Reply

      thank you. A lighter yellow would not be the best, but this is a mustard yellow very common in the leopard print itself, so it really depends on the shade you choose.

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 21:59h, 08 January Reply

    I just discovered your blog. I love the entire outfit. I absolutely adore animal print anything.And the color mustard is one of my favorites. I saw the pictures of your two Shih-Tzus, I have two myself, they are adorable.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:56h, 09 January Reply

      thank you Debra for coming by hope you can follow or check in when possible. I too, love well made animal prints. Yes, my furbabies are my little buddies, I love em, would love to see pics of yours, r u on instagram?

  • Carrie
    Posted at 21:04h, 08 January Reply

    Hi Jess! Everything about this is totally you! I really like every piece individually and together. To me, this is your signature style because it is classic with a hint of vintage. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Looking forward to your posts in 2015.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:53h, 09 January Reply

      Thanks Cahrrie! i have to stop by ! Thanks for the compliment, that is true, or at least the look I try to acheive when I can. The Holiidays were great, I am wishing you best of health and happiness to in 2015!

  • cassidl
    Posted at 19:36h, 08 January Reply

    Hey Jess, I have a fashion Link up I would love you to join

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:47h, 08 January Reply

    I like the boxier sweater on you- and that coat is too fun!


  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:09h, 08 January Reply

    What a great find on obi! The coat is stunning!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:44h, 08 January Reply

      thanks Alice! I am going to do a post on finding deals soon, jess xx will do!

  • Laura
    Posted at 22:25h, 07 January Reply

    What a fantastic outfit! Love that coat too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:43h, 08 January Reply

      thanks Laura! It is a toasty one 🙂 jess xx stay warm hom

  • elle
    Posted at 21:47h, 07 January Reply

    Love the bold mustard yellow done in both pieces. the cabling on the sweater is gorgeous as is the neckline, Love the contrast of that very cool leo swing coat. And I adore the new tweed shoes!
    Stay warm. it is cold here in NY, going down to 8 degrees..brrr..
    xx, elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:41h, 08 January Reply

      Hi Elle, that is what attracted me to the sweater and I just loved the coat. Thanks for noticing those details. It is cold here IN Charlotte, not as cold, but I have my pups and my heating pad nearby! you too, jess xx

  • Shannon
    Posted at 21:27h, 07 January Reply

    Obsessing over the mustard on mustard and that leopard coat is amazing!! So pretty!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 08 January Reply

      thanks Shannon,I like a monochromatic looks at time, glad you like the coat 🙂 have a great day, jess

  • wockyjabber
    Posted at 19:52h, 07 January Reply

    I love the mustard with the leopard. That is such a great combination.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:11h, 07 January Reply

      thanks so much! Hope you are enjoying the new year, jess xx

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 19:09h, 07 January Reply

    fabulous jacket! can’t go wrong with leopard

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:30h, 07 January Reply

      thanks Carolyn! appreciate you stopping by, jess xx

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 18:59h, 07 January Reply

    Totally stunning my leopard twin! What a great jacket! Love it with yellow too! OXOX
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:29h, 07 January Reply

      THANKS Dawn, I know we were thinking alike ! Glad you like iike it, jess xo

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 17:12h, 07 January Reply

    Wow what a great find on Ebay Jess! I love it. And, it looks incredible with the yellow. Did you also find the adorable kitten heels on ebay? You look so good in so many colors with your hair color. So funny that your dog likes it too!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:29h, 07 January Reply

      Thanks Cherie! I do find some great things on Ebay and I make offers too, I wanted to pair it with mustard as I like the combo, I did find these ( the kitten heels, on Ebay, they are Enzo Angiolini ) and I was lookig for brown kitten heels forever, came across them for $33!) took your advice about cool shoe finds on Ebay. I appreciate the lovely thoughts about me looking good with my hair color, just had a bad hair day this day, take care, jess xx

  • catemezyk
    Posted at 16:56h, 07 January Reply

    Oh, I love this jacket on you! And it’s absolutely perfect mixed with that mustard color!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:24h, 07 January Reply

      Thanks so much ! I liked it with mustard glad you did too! jess xx

    Posted at 16:31h, 07 January Reply

    Hi, Jess, thank you for stopping by. Love your look and style too, you are an adorable red head. Love that leopard coat. I have just started adding fashion to my blog for women over 50 and am having a ball with it. It’s been very well received, so it will be fun to meet some of you fashion bloggers out there along the way. Great to meet you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:54h, 07 January Reply

      thanks so much! was havin a bad hair day because of the rain, usually looks much nicer. I am glad you stopped by, jess

  • Miss Pippi
    Posted at 15:53h, 07 January Reply
  • cassidl
    Posted at 15:30h, 07 January Reply

    great look, love every piece. We should have hooked up last week, I was in Charlotte for a few days. You have the prettiest city. The architecture is spectacular. ( and a few cold days, the 30th at the football game was really firgid)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:56h, 07 January Reply

      Oh hi Linda, thanks glad you like it! thank you and yes, next time you are here. We are having a cold spell, but no snow 🙂

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 14:50h, 07 January Reply

    Jess, thanks for stopping by! That jacket is fabulous and I love it with the mustard sweater and skirt! I had to laugh about your dog laying on it because we have 2 cats and 1 dog, and one of them would do the same thing!! Where I live in Iowa, the wind chill was -35 this morning! Brrrrr.
    Positively Stephanie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:54h, 07 January Reply

      First I want to thank you for your support on instagram Glad you like the outfit, I loved this jacket and couldnt pass it up at the price! Funny about your pets too!
      have a great week and stay warm!

  • thiveley
    Posted at 14:39h, 07 January Reply

    You look stunning in this outfit! So classic chic! xo Tammy

  • Jess
    Posted at 11:28h, 07 January Reply

    thank you! Glad you like it,have a great day, jess xz

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 10:29h, 07 January Reply

    This is such a pretty outfit! Especially the colours with your hair.

    My dog would love that coat! LOL


    • Jess
      Posted at 11:27h, 07 January Reply

      thanks Suzanne! If only my hair didnt look lousy then, what the rain and humity will do! jess xx

  • Leah
    Posted at 08:38h, 07 January Reply

    Love the mustard skirt! Can’t ever go wrong with a good mustard skirt 🙂

    Eat Pray Wear Love

    • Jess
      Posted at 11:27h, 07 January Reply

      thank you! It has sheen to it too, very versatile. jess xx

  • thedollhousev
    Posted at 07:34h, 07 January Reply

    You look marvellous…love this jacket and the colours…perfect!! xx

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