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Role Reversal


Hi Ladies

Happy Friday! Looking forward to the weekend? Well, as promised this is the last combo of red/black for the week, and I took a full red skirt, added a layered silk top, textured belt to accentuate the waist, and some new shoes to change it up. Do you have some fuller skirts in your closet?












So, I hope you have enjoyed my combinations of red and black outfits I have put together for the week. Obviously, there is more mixing and matching I can do, thus making my wardrobe go further.I do keep this in mind when I buy a new article of clothing. I am sure you all new my title meant the red was on the bottom and the black, a top 🙂

This skirt was one trend I just jumped right in on I have to say I saw it first on Lauren, from Style Elixer, and loved the fullness of it. Looking at pictures on Chicwish or Sheinside, where I found the skirt, I loved the look of high fashion with less cost. I have to say, I am excited about one other aspect of this outfit< my shoes! Can I get an ” Amen”! There is a 1.5 inch square heel on it and the bow on the front!  I am probably one of the few EDS patients or any patient that send her Physical Therapist a pic of shoes she wishes to purchase to make sure they won’t cause any unnecessary muscular imbalances, or should I say, further. I was given the go ahead, then bought them on Poshmark. Some good finds to be had. I do about 90% of my clothes shopping on-line as  A) I love getting packages in the  mail, as it is exciting, like getting a Christmas package.B) I get so tired walking around malls, and can not stand for long periods due to my illness. I do picture wearing this skirt in the fall, with a cropped jacket, perhaps some patterned tights with these bowed-adorned heels. I have ideas, and yes I am thinking of fall already.

Lastly, I thought these floral images may make you think of this week’s fashion.  Perhaps you can think of my fashion this week, and enjoy this Jazz Standard , a tune in 1962, played by favorite jazz guitarist, Wes Montgomery, Days of Wine and Roses.      Listen HERE

P.s. Excuse the ballerina pose, I do feel like one in these skirts, and I used to be one, but hey, can’t blame a girl for tryin a new pose right? hehe


Skirt ( Sheinside), Top ( Ann Taylor, old, similar), Shoes ( new with bows, Franco Sarto), Belt: Bluefly, Necklace, Earrings: White House Black Market ( old)

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

jess xo



  • Jamie @Rubyslipperdiaries
    Posted at 06:45h, 20 August Reply

    I love getting packages in the mail too, I chuckled when I read that! The ballerina pose was especially appropriate for this outfit 🙂 Love the look and love your blog!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:47h, 20 August Reply

      Thanks Jamie 🙂 Glad you like my goofy pose, enjoy the week! jess xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 14:26h, 19 August Reply

    You look so chic! I love the red and black together!

    Nicole to the Nines

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:55h, 25 August Reply

      Thanks Nicole, I have more of these big skirts for fall. Glad you like it. Jess xo

  • Iris P.
    Posted at 10:21h, 19 August Reply

    That skirt!!! I love it and it’s so perfect on you and it really brings out your red hair! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 19 August Reply

      Thank you Iris! I have a few more full skirts I am going to reveal soon. Have a great week, jess xx

  • Amber
    Posted at 22:46h, 18 August Reply

    Hi Jess, I’m so glad you visited my blog! I love full skirts, and this one looks fabulous on you – I think black and red are always a good color combo. I also have to say that your hair looks amazing in all of your pictures! =) I’m following you on Bloglovin’ and Twitter now.

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 00:08h, 19 August Reply

      Thanks so much Amber!! Will go back and check our your site again. I have quite a few more full skirts to post for fall. Have a great day, jess xx

  • trulytamarablog
    Posted at 18:40h, 18 August Reply

    Cute skirt!


  • ADA
    Posted at 09:23h, 18 August Reply

    I love red+black. Full skirts look great on your lean frame. I love your belt and shoes. =)

    Happy Monday! <3 Ada.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 18 August Reply

      Thanks so much ADA! Have a great day, jess xx

  • Sabrina Kwan (@sincerelysab)
    Posted at 00:21h, 18 August Reply

    The black and red is such a rich and classic look!


  • TheEuropeanMalteser Angele
    Posted at 08:06h, 17 August Reply

    I love the skirt. The colour is so rich.
    I have a midi full skirt however I have worn it only once. I am inspired to style it with flats. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Angele x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:56h, 17 August Reply

      Hi Hon, glad you like the outfit. I suppose I could have shown but they are a square heel about 1.5 inch. But flats would look lovely also. Jess xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 00:58h, 17 August Reply

    This is a very elegant look, so feminine, you look beautiful Jess!

    Have a sunny weekend!

    ♥ carmen

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:55h, 17 August Reply

      Thanks so much Carmen! I will stop by today as well. Have a lovely weekend too jess xx

  • Jenna
    Posted at 00:26h, 17 August Reply

    Love that skirt!! The accessories match perfectly!!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:53h, 17 August Reply

      Thanks so much! I have more pouffiness ahead! Have a great day, jess xx

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 20:24h, 16 August Reply

    I have this skirt too! It looks so good on you! I love the ballerina pose! it’s my fav pic in the group!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:53h, 17 August Reply

      Thank you! Your turn to wear it! I was feeling goofy that day and needed a new poses 🙂 Have a great dsy, jess xx

  • fleurani
    Posted at 19:15h, 16 August Reply

    Jess, you look absolutely adorable in that balerina pose :-). Such a cute and elegant Ensemble. Absolutely my style 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:17h, 16 August Reply

      Thank you hon. You always look great. I bought a few more poufy skirts to wear for the fall, love the style as well. Thanks for liking my ballet pose 😉 Have a great day, jess xo

  • Lauren
    Posted at 14:16h, 16 August Reply

    Jess, you look AMAZING! I don’t own much red or black so I rarely pair the two together but now I may have to! I love this outfit a lot. So pretty!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:51h, 16 August Reply

      Thanks so much Lauren, glad you like it! HAve a great weekend, jess xx

  • Cheresa
    Posted at 13:09h, 16 August Reply

    Hi Jess – I think the ballerina pose was a fun pose! It’s something different! I also do a TON of shopping online! I love getting packages! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:50h, 16 August Reply

      Yes, I have a chronic illness that is muscular in nature, so I cant stand long.Like you I also like getting packages. Glad you like the pose with my outfit. Jess xx

  • Miss ALK
    Posted at 11:23h, 16 August Reply

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I always love finding other NC bloggers. 🙂 Love the pretty skirt in this outfit!

    xoxo A

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:38h, 16 August Reply

      Thank you! I went a bit poofy skirt shopping spree and have more to show in the fall. Thanks for stopping by too!!
      jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:53h, 16 August Reply

    You are too cute with your ballerina pose. I love this full red skirt – it’s so pretty on you. I had a horrible experience buying from Sheinside and will never buy from them again. I am glad this skirt worked out for you.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:46h, 16 August Reply

      Oh Alice, sorry to hear that. I have a few more poufy skirts I bought and will wear in the fall. Glad you like it on me. I had to do a different pose once in awhle. lol jess xo

  • Tina
    Posted at 21:06h, 15 August Reply

    Gorgeous skirt! It has a fab vintage vibe to it! T.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:29h, 15 August Reply

      Thanks so much Tina , glad you like it! I love vintage, so I have a few more full skirts up my sleeve for fall! Have a great weekend, jess xo

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 18:12h, 15 August Reply

    Just love the ruffles on your top, works well with your skirt. I love the fullnes of it (and of course the colour!). I can see you wearing this in the Autumn!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:45h, 15 August Reply

      Thank you Lorna! Glad you like it! I will wear this i the fall with pattern tights and possibly a cropped jacket Have a great weekend jess xo

  • Marta
    Posted at 11:07h, 15 August Reply

    Great red & black outfit!! You can totally transition this skirt into fall too! Also, thanks for your encouraging comment on my blog today, I appreciate it! You are a very strong woman!
    Marta, xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:18h, 15 August Reply

      Oh Thanks Marta, it took me awhile to get to this place, but I take advantage of good days. Glad you like this outfit! Have a great weekend, jess xo

  • Alex
    Posted at 11:04h, 15 August Reply

    That top is beautiful, as is the skirt. And I just got myself a pair of square toe, low heel shoes as well whilst thrifting 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:17h, 15 August Reply

      Great! I love the vintage look of the shoes, I have them as well in burungdy ans will wear them in the fall. Thank you for your lovely comment, Alex! Have a great weekend, jess xo

  • Marianne
    Posted at 09:43h, 15 August Reply

    That skirt is amazing and I love the ruffle detail on the blouse!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 15 August Reply

      Thank you Marianne, I have plenty of fall ideas with it too, glad you like it, have a great weekend! jess xx

  • Monika
    Posted at 09:10h, 15 August Reply

    Hi Jess,
    I´m back, Internet works again. :-)) Wonderful look and so many pretty details you show us,You look like a pretty ballerina.
    Have a good weekend

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:02h, 15 August Reply

      Thanks Monika, I know a goofy pose huh? I try to be original here and there. Glad you like the look! Enjoy your weekend as well, jess xx

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 09:08h, 15 August Reply

    Love this red and black outfit! Such a gorgeous skirt!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:01h, 15 August Reply

      Thank you Jill! I have lots of ideas for it in the fall as well. Have a great weekend, jess xx

  • linda cassidy
    Posted at 09:04h, 15 August Reply

    yea for heels, the shoes are great ( from this shoe addict) Loving the red and black series.( and you can carry off poof, me not so sure but I may try)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:54h, 15 August Reply

      Thank you! With my illness, this is as best as I can do! Thanks so much Linda! Yea, try it, I bet you could Have a great weekend, jess xx

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 08:28h, 15 August Reply

    This looks wonderful on you, I do love the full skirts, though I have a bottom that sticks out already, so I have to be careful which skirt I choose or I may end up looking like a bag lady or the skirt flies up. You look splendid. I hope you have a great weekend xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:55h, 15 August Reply

      Thanks Doll. When u can check out my twitter feed. My favorite music is swing, so I posted some new tunes. Glad you like this look.. I have a few more poofy skirts were this one came from!! You are making me laugh! Have a great weekend, too jess xx

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 08:08h, 15 August Reply

    I have to be careful of fuller skirts…larger hips…but you look great in them!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:32h, 15 August Reply

      Thanks Pam!! Have a great weekend, jess xx

  • Amber Duffey
    Posted at 07:08h, 15 August Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! It looks like you had so much fun in it as well! Lauren’s style is crazy inspirational!!!

    I hope you can stop by my weekly linkup next week on Tuesday, InDuffinitely Tremendous Tuesday!

    Happy Friday!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:31h, 15 August Reply

      Thank you Amber, glad you like the outfit, I have to get used to the poofy skirt. I will check out your link up, jess xx

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