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Turning Heads Linkup- A Favorite Combination – Leopard and Red for Valentine’s Day


I love to wear red. It is such a bold statement and don’t be afraid to make it! Especially a day where red is popular-Valentine’s Day. I love the combination of leopard and red. Something classic and beautiful about it. I’ve styled a leopard maxi dress with some combat boots for some unexpected fun.

This dress from Zara is one I  bought last year. I love the longer length and can wear this for nearly every season. Combat boots are my favorite boot, these from Sofft, a Swedish Brand, bought years ago. I love the style and these aren’t as chunky as some showing now in the stores.

Red and leopard is a popular combination, but as you know, leopard, a neutral can match with any color! The longer length of this red duster, from Mango, adds to continue the lengthening look.  Do you have a long duster in your closet? I love that they are very versatile to wear with dresses, jeans, trousers, you name it!

We are here in Downtown Huntersville, which is a small little area of Main Street that the town wants to refurbish. Here we were by the new local coffee shop, where I am ready to park my butt soon and change the atmosphere of where I work on the blog. Quaint and cute, cappuccino and blogging is a very good combination!

What Happening?

As I mentioned on Friday’s post- Pantone’s Color of the Year, I am titrating down on pain medication and it has been difficult. Increased muscle pain and other symptoms make it tough, and I have to keep my mind and self distracted. So, we have been spending more time at home, until I feel a bit better.

I have been watching Seasons of “Botched on Bravo, as it is entertaining and what I call, “Fluff TV”. I always wonder where some of these younger people get the money for so many surgeries! Anyhow, the docs are funny and entertaining, and you can always catch a person who wants to become a human doll, elf or alien. There are people in car accidents and others who have congenital problems who really need it.

Another excellent show thus far is “The Outsider” directed by Jason Bateman, a story written by Stephan King. My Dad loved Stephen King, and I used to read his novels. This is about a murder in the town, in which a man ( Batemen) was accused of killing an 11 yr old boy. However, he is on video in two places at the same time- at a conference out of state for his job, and at a bus stop. It is one to watch!

Since this is about Valentine’s Day and adding some red to your outfit, you can wear something like this, a dress with a red duster, cardigan/jacket- or go for more red tones, like in yesterday’s post- Red and Burgundy for Valentine’s Day.

And what would talking about Valentine’s Day be like if I didn’t share pictures of my little Angels. It was cold this day, so Truffles is shaking and gave a look like- Hurry up mom! Gibby was ready as long as it was me. These little ones bring me such joy and love! I just had to mention them and my hubby as Vday nears. Isn’t it about showing love to those close to you?

Do you enjoy wearing red on Valentine’s Day? How do you celebrate it?

Dress- Zara

Long red duster- Mango

Sofft combat boots

JJ Winters clutch

SS earrings c/o

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Most clicked- Suzy Turner of blog Suzy Turner

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  • Reply
    Elizabeth Walker
    February 9, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    This outfit is perfect for Valentine’s day. You can stay warm, classy and gorgeous at the same time. Perfect!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 10, 2020 at 10:37 am

      Hi Elizabeth! Thank you! We most of the time stay home make a nice dinner and have a great bottle of wine, but I do like to dress for the occasion.

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    Gata Collins
    February 9, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    This is such a sweet outfit for valentine!
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    Michelle Churchman
    February 6, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    A gorgeous outfit, Jess! Love the way your pups match the outfit too.

    Reducing your pain meds must be tough. Do your doctors expect your pain to decrease? Or are they hoping you can become accustomed to enduring more pain?


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      Jess Jannenga
      February 7, 2020 at 9:48 am

      Hi Michelle, since it is about love on vday , I had to include my angels!
      It has been a challenge, but I have access to my doctor where I can send him updates or ask questions. He told me when you lower the dose, it can take up to 2 weeks to settle at the new dosage.
      My doc does expect my pain level to be nearly the same if not better when I come off the pain med. What happens is you build up a sensitivity in your brain, which causes your brain changes. By slowly decreasing, it is hoped that I will maintain my currently low pain level. thank you for asking!

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    February 6, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Ooo la la leopard and red, one of my favourites too! You look fantastic Jess! This month I’m loving pink!



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      Jess Jannenga
      February 10, 2020 at 10:48 am

      Hi Carmen! Yes, a classic pairing but I love it too. thank you! I could use more pink in my closet!

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    February 5, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing my post, Jess <3 This is such a gorgeous pairing – always love red with leopard print!!


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    February 5, 2020 at 11:32 am

    So sorry you are not feeling well these days and that symptoms have flared up. But I must say you look wonderful. As a natural blonde I love wearing red. And I do own a few leopard scarves but I must get more. Thanks as well for the show ideas!!! I must look into those!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 7, 2020 at 9:50 am

      Hello Sara, thank you! I am feeling better today. My doc says that it can take up to 2 weeks for the drug to level out. It has been 2 weeks exactly! I always love the combination of leopard and red, I bet you look great in it!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 10, 2020 at 10:47 am

      Thank you Sara for the well wishes. I am working at it, and it may be best in the long run. Yes! have a look at those shows, there are a lot of great ones!

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    Nancy Weiss
    February 5, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Lovely look on you Jess and the combination of the leopard print shirt dress and red sweater are a timeless classic ❤️ I hope you’re starting to feel better, I’ll be thinking of you.

    My Best,

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 5, 2020 at 9:46 am

      Hi Nancy
      Thank you for the well wishes, it means a lot. I always enjoy the combo of red and leopard 🙂

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    Cheryl Shops
    February 4, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Red and leopard are so good together, and I love that your fur babies made an appearance this week! I hope they are giving you all the snuggles to help you feel better!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    February 4, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    I just love leopard and red together Jess. Now if you could only feel as great as you look!! Hopefully soon.

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    February 4, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    I love leopard print and red together! I think I have the same dress…it’s not warm enough to wear mine here yet though. Layering a long cardigan over it and wearing tights and boots looks great – I’ll try that when it’s a bit milder! Thanks for linking up Jess!

    Emma xxx

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    February 4, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    I am a big fan of the cheetah print, especially for Winter and Valentine’s Day – it’s just PERFECT for that red coat!


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    Laura Bambrick
    February 4, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    The red and leopard look so good together! I love the edgy vibe the combat boots add to this outfit, too. Your dog is the cutest!

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    February 4, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    I have a leopard top on today and I was thinking, wow I should pair my hot pink cardi with it… and it does look great! I wish I had a red cardi or sweater, because I love how this leopard dress looks with the red. Perfect for V-Day! Love when you include pics of your pups on here! So sweet!


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    February 4, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    I Love this outfit Jess, the dress is very special. I just found out that I do not have enough Red in my closet. So, I’m on the hunt for a red cardigan on Sale.

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    Meagan Brandon
    February 4, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    This cardigan is stunning! It looks fabulous with your leopard dress. Love this look for Valentine’s Day!


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    Jacket Society
    February 4, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Love this red cardigan on you Jess and it looks great with the leopard print. I really want to watch the Outsider with Jason Bateman, thanks for recommending it 🙂

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    February 4, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Red and leopard- I’m loving it! And so festive for Valentine’s!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    February 4, 2020 at 10:17 am

    What a great look on you! Loving the red with the leopard print and your puppy is so sweet!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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    Cheryl Tucker
    February 4, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Oh Jess, I wish you felt as good as you look because you look fabulous! The dress is beautiful and the red is a perfect accent. Feel better, I’m sending good vibes.

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    Lisa Richardson
    February 4, 2020 at 9:35 am

    I love red and leopard and I’ve been pairing them too. Beautiful, Jess!

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    February 4, 2020 at 9:04 am

    I have yet to try a pair of combat boots but I love the dichotomy of them with feminine skirts and dresses. Hope you start feeling better!

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    Amy Johnson
    February 4, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This is such a beautiful outfit! I love the leopard dress! Yes, red and leopard go so great together. I paired a leopard print clutch with my Valentine outfit too.

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    February 4, 2020 at 8:49 am

    This dress was a great buy, it can certainly be worn most of the year. I love leopard with red and hot pink. I’ve been watching botched, too! It’s weirdly addictive-haha! I hope you get your meds sorted out. I’ve had knee pain for the last two months, so while it’s not chronic like yours, I can appreciate laying low.

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    Suzy Turner
    February 4, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Jess, I think this just might be my all time favourite outfit on you!!! That dress with the boots and red duster is so beautiful. I love everything about it… and your gorgeous pooches too, of course!
    I hope you’re feeling better.
    Big hugs
    Suzy xxx

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    Linda Cassidy
    February 4, 2020 at 7:23 am

    what a great look, I have red shoes with leopard inserts I need to dig them out

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      Hilda Smith
      February 7, 2020 at 2:35 pm

      You look absolutely fabulous..love the combination and I hope you are feeling better soon. xxxx

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        Jess Jannenga
        February 10, 2020 at 10:40 am

        Thanks very much Hilda! I appreciate the well wishes! I am plodding along, and hope it gets a bit better soon!

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    February 4, 2020 at 7:17 am

    That’s a gorgeous combination! I think red and leopard look not only romantic, but also mature. Have a good Valentine’s day!

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    February 4, 2020 at 6:53 am

    What a stunning maxi dress on you! I always love red and leopard print together 🙂 Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start 🙂

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    Robin LaMonte
    February 4, 2020 at 6:47 am


    I am also doing leopard print and red for the group link up party next Monday!
    How funny to see you posting your beautiful leopard print dress with you red cardi!
    Perfect for Valentine’s Day!


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    February 4, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Fabulous Jess! I love leopard and red as you well know but those combat boots are terrific! I’ve been contemplating getting a pair. I hope you are feeling better soon! I need to check out some new shows. I love Stephen King!

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    February 4, 2020 at 6:19 am

    Red and leopard is such a pretty combo! I love this Valentine’s look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    February 4, 2020 at 6:03 am

    This is the perfect Valentine’s look, Jess! You know how I love combat boots with a dress. And leopard and red is always so great together. I am so glad that you were able to get out a little bit while you are struggling with this titration. And that Jason Bateman show sounds pretty fascinating!


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    February 4, 2020 at 3:59 am

    Red and leopard is a winner in my book. Stunning look Jess xx

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    February 4, 2020 at 2:55 am

    Feminine, feline and casual at the same time – lovely. x Jacqui

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    Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    February 4, 2020 at 2:12 am

    I don t think I have ever wore red with Leopard! But it styles so perfectly! But I also love red on you with your gorgeous red Hair! Oh, I want to cuddle that fur darling!

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