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Soft Surroundings Long Leopard Dress

 

Hi friends!

You know by now I don’t shy away from the leopard. I have a few dresses in leopard print, not to mention ruanas, scarves, cardigans. Its one of those prints that stands the test of time. Classic. This long dress from gifted to me by Soft Surroundings has a tint of cobalt blue in it, which makes it a bit different from other leopard prints I own.

My Outfit

What makes leopard look good, is the material and quality of the garment.  Some people can shy away from leopard as they think it looks “cheap” . Again, it all comes down to the fabric. Pick quality pieces and they will last and carry over year after year. How else could I style this dress? Well, leopard is neutral and the cobalt blue in the dress certainly lends itself to wearing it as a duster with dark denim. Add a cami with dark jeans and leave this dress opened and you have a new look!

I do love the look of rich browns, and by adding the leather knee boots ( Jambu) thick leather belt and my favorite textured Brahmin bag, you can create a luxe look. The dress does come with a slip and I am happy to say it is a longer one that reaches my knees! Often times when I get a dress with a built in slip, the slip isnt very long!

And you can’t get a manicure in time? Wear leather gloves! That’s my little trick! 🙂

Weekend

We had a fun time this weekend as there was sun! It was about 55 degrees and on Saturday we took the pups and drove an hour to our favorite vineyard. They had a Marti Gras event complete with gumbo, king cake and wine! Yes, yes and yes! It was a little chilly but I can honestly say, that since I am near menopause, I don’t feel as cold as I used to! I was dressed for the weather and enjoyed listening to the Cajun band they had while enjoying the company of my hubby and pups. I needed to get out as Winter can be tough!

Outfit

Dress c/o Soft Surroundings ( linking Soft Surrounding dresses

**All opinions are mine and truthful.

bag- Brahmin

earrings- Mango ( love these hoops)

necklace- Mango ( similar on sale!)

belt- Mango  ( no longer in stock, this belt is beautiful)

JOIN IN TOMORROW FOR TURNING HEADS TUESDAY!

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

JESS XX

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    shelbeeontheedge1
    March 2, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Oh my word, Jess, this dress is magnificent! I love the style of the dress and the hints of cobalt blue really make it stand out. The way you have styled it is brilliant as well. The wide belt is so great and I am dying over that gorgeous handbag. Thanks for linking up with me!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2020 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks so much friend,
      I can see me wearing it with a pair of dark denim – open as a duster. That is my favorite handbag. I bought 2 of these types of belts at Mango and wil look for a wider black belt this summer.

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    Nancy Weiss
    March 1, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Love this dress and the way you’ve styled it with your leather gloves. Your bag is very tasteful and classy.

    Have a great Sunday!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Nancy
      thanks so much! The bag is Brahmin and I have my eye on a Spring one in a similar shape.

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    Michelle Churchman
    February 29, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    This outfit is absolutely stunning, Jess! I’m glad you, your husband and pups managed a nice little getaway. It sounds lovely!

    Michelle
    http://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you Michelle! I have a few leopard dresses but they are all so different. We did have fun at the Vineyard! Hope yuo enjoyed your weekened

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    isthismutton
    February 27, 2020 at 3:10 am

    Absolutely stunning Jess, you have created such a classy, elegant outfit!

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    Anna
    February 26, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    This dress is amazing Jess and so are all the accessories that you chose to with it. Great outfit
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

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    Elizabeth Walker
    February 26, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    What an intelligent combination, Jess! This belt makes the leopard dress look incredibly beautiful!
    Review Belt For Man And Women

  • Reply
    Gata Collins
    February 26, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    This is really an amazing dress! It’s so gorgeous!
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    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 28, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Thanks very much! I do love my leopard 🙂

  • Reply
    fiercefashion
    February 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

    I didn’t realize I missed this post! The dress with blue added really gives it an updated look. You are so right that it will be fun styled with denim and as a duster. You can really find sum gems at SS.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2020 at 10:10 am

      Hi Kim! thank you! Yes, I have a few leopard dresses but it is neat how they are all different. Yes, SS has great pieces, I do love the brand!

  • Reply
    Rosemary Davis
    February 25, 2020 at 4:54 am

    A beautifully styled outfit,Jess.
    The unique hint of blue takes the print to the next level!
    And I absolutely love your bag🥰

    Rosemary – xoxord

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2020 at 10:09 am

      Hi Rosemary, thanks so much. I thought that was a neat feature ! I am eyeing another Brahmin bag for Spring, I love the shape!

  • Reply
    Neti*
    February 25, 2020 at 1:24 am

    I love this dress on You and the splats of blue makes it a winner in every wardrobe. Looking forward to see how you restyle it. Enjoy. . .

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2020 at 10:08 am

      Hi Neti, thanks so much. Yes, you can see the cobalt tint more and I didn’t realize it when I first saw it on SS. Nice to have a different feature to a leopard dress.

  • Reply
    Turning Heads Linkup- Soft Surroundings Arioso Blue Sweater - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
    February 25, 2020 at 1:00 am

    […] Soft Surroundings is back! I’ve shared two looks this week, this blue sweater and the leopard maxi both from Soft Surroundings Pre-Spring/Winter lines. I am waiting for a pair of sandals that are on backorder as well. You know I love this company, and I wanted to add some more blue to my wardrobe. […]

  • Reply
    Amy Christensen
    February 24, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Jess, that dress is absolutely fabulous and you look amazing!! I can definitely see that as a duster with jeans and a tee or cami. What a great find. Glad you had a nice weekend! – Amy
    https://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2020 at 10:07 am

      Hi Amy! thank you! I will have to style it that way next! Yes, hope you are doing well!

  • Reply
    Jodie
    February 24, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    That dress is such a fabulous statement Jess!!
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2020 at 10:07 am

      Thank you! I own a few leopard dresses but they are all so different! 🙂

  • Reply
    Teresa
    February 24, 2020 at 10:15 am

    You look amazing in everything! Love this dress too. I also think your new glasses are so flattering on you. Keep up the good work! I really enjoy your blog!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 24, 2020 at 10:20 am

      Hello Teresa,
      thanks so much, thats very kind of you to say. I do love a great maxi or midi dress. I appreciate the feedback on my glasses. I can still wear the others, but now I have a choice and I liked the warm tones of the frame. I also appreciate that you enjoy the blog, thank you and have a great week!

  • Reply
    Anika May
    February 24, 2020 at 9:36 am

    This is gorgeous, the length is perfect and the bag is a great addition! Lovely look.

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 24, 2020 at 10:23 am

      Hi Anika, thank you! It is my favorite bag, and I am looking at another Brahmin for Spring, they do make lovely bags. THanks for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Lisa D.
    February 24, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Ok this one is a little to crazy for me but you pull it off so well! Love your fashion!
    Lisa

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 24, 2020 at 10:23 am

      The cobalt makes it a bit different! THank you Lisa!

  • Reply
    thisblondesshoppingbag
    February 24, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Love the hint of blue in the leopard, so pretty and adds something special! I love that bag too Jess! Your weekend sounds fun! I saw a King Cake at Publix yesterday and was tempted to buy it but I’d end up eating the whole thing myself probably! Ha!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 24, 2020 at 10:28 am

      Thank you my friend, it does add something new . I am looking at another Brahmin bag but probably won’t wask for it until my summer birthday. The weekend was a lot of fun! I love bringing the pups to the vineyard and just hanging out listening to music. They did have king cake there, it was good! I know what you mean though!

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    Nancy s Fashion Style
    February 24, 2020 at 2:34 am

    My goodness Jess! That is a amazing dress! I am totally in love with the styling too!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 24, 2020 at 10:30 am

      Hi Nancy! thank you! I bought a few leather belts that I really like to wear with some of my dresses, and will add a thick black one this summer. Happy Monday!

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