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Turning Heads Linkup- Add Color with Accessories

Hi friends!

Mama’s got a brand new bag! 🙂 I love nice handbags and have a bit of a collection that I enjoy. One color I was missing in my collection was red. I think I had looked this Fall for red bags until my eyes turned blood shot. ( ok, exaggeration) but I am picky on style and quality. I mentioned to hubby I would like a red bag- and over Christmas he surprised me with this beauty.- The Prada Vitello Daino Shoulder Bag. The mid-sized bag with leather bows and Italian leather was love at first sight!

Bag Love

Now, I did tell him to look on secondhand sites and Ebay as long as he knew it could be verified, and a “birdy” told me it was bought on The Real Real. I am a fan of secondhand shopping, and had been looking there at red bags. I have added some from The Real Real below in affiliate links. You can read the description as they list the condition of each bag.

Anyhow, I just love the blue-red bag and laugh at the lock, as I don’t keep many things locked in a bag.. unless some doggy raw hides and some makeup up constitutes something worth stealing! This color suits me more than an orange red, and I often prefer wearing this shade as well. The bows in the front are a pretty detail, and I love the clean lines of the bag otherwise.

Outfit/How Else You Could Style

You will see me wear this often, as I would look for a pop of color to wear with a more neutral look. I styled this black column look with my Poshmark purchase from last year, my cropped leopard jacket, Add a touch of color with my brooch, another way to add color to your neutral look.

i’m in LOVE with these wax modern coated black jeans from LOFT as they look like leather, and are made so well! They have more of a thickness to them than a previous pair I owned by them. They have stretch and are quite comfy!

If you go for all neutral shades, ( leopard is a neutral) then add color with your accessories. Some bold red earrings, a larger statement necklace, and/or of course, your bag.

With dressing in one color ( column dressing) another great option would be a kimono. You can see how I did this styling in this post with my Zara velvet kimono. 

It seems this week was a bit about animal prints – yesterday’s post on snakeskin and today with leopard. Do you love it?

If I go for a red lip, it has to be a blue-red with my skin tone. I recently got my nails done for the Holidays using the dip powder in red. More on that later!:-)


Cashmere Turtleneck- Ann Taylor (old)

Black waxed denim Loft ( see link below)

Zara leopard booties

Kendra Scott earrings

Poshmark leopard cropped jacket

Prada Red bag -gift .


Most clicked- Laurie of Vanity for Me

Pinterest Pic of the Week- Carrie of Curly, Crafty Mom 

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    Brooke of Passport Couture
    January 12, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Fun mix of colors, prints, and style in your outfit! I love the sophisticated and stylish look you’ve put together!

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    January 11, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Your outfit is just the coolest! Black on black with red…. Love! And a Prada bag! It’s gorgeous! Stunning outfit!

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    January 11, 2019 at 9:35 am

    I love the whole outfit. laurensparks.net

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    January 11, 2019 at 8:27 am

    What a fab gift!


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    Linda Cassidy
    January 9, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    mama’s new bag is stunning. Love it, Hope you had an amazing holiday and got a bit of a rest. This gal took a sort of blog break but now I am back in full swing

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    Kelsey Bang
    January 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I love those booties! super cute look!

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    Emma Peach
    January 9, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Wow, such a fabulous gift! I love this outfit Jess – in fact I wore a similar one yesterday, only a leopard print jumper rather than a jacket. Great minds think alike 😉 Thanks for linking up!

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    Anna Marcus
    January 9, 2019 at 4:14 am

    You couldn’t asked for better gift, Jess, it is so pretty. I love the pop of colour and this bag can do wonders to many outfits. Also loving the mix of smooth jeans and chunky knit with leopard print

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    January 8, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Yay! So excited to be the Pinterest pic of the week! 🙂 I love that bag and the shade of red that it is and it matches your nails perfectly. I also really need to get some leopard booties ASAP!


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    Laura Bambrick
    January 8, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    That bag is so cute! That is such an amazing gift! I love it when I get clothing and accessories for gifts! And it is so fabulous paired with leopard!

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    Anna Shirley
    January 8, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    The bag is beautiful. This is great addition to your wardrobe. I think you will wart quite often. The combination with the leopard is fab.


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    January 8, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I love this PRADA bag.
    It’s perfect and you wear it with style.
    I love this brand.

    A kiss and cordial greetings.


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    Valerie H Hansen
    January 8, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Hi Jess,

    I hope you are having a great New Year so far! I love your coat, I just bought one very similar to it. I was wondering if I wanted to wear my leopard booties, thought it might be overkill, but now seeing your outfit- I say no! You look fabulous. Just curious if you do self photography? After 4 yrs of blogging I am still struggling with photography, I don’t think I have the right equipment….maybe you can share what you use?



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      Jess Jannenga
      January 8, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you so much Val! I have this one cropped and a swing coat I bought secondhand too that I love. I never tired of leopard! Thanks so much! My hubby takes my photos. He has a DSL Canon camera, uses different lenses. I can find out more for you, I’ll ask!

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    January 8, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I feel like red and the cheetah print were MADE for each other. Great combo! And nice new bag 🙂


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    January 8, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    A beautiful bag indeed! The red is a nice hue and those bows are perfection. Your hubby did well picking this out. I also love how it isn’t in your face designer bag and that the logo is hidden in the back. I don’t know what it is but I used to love logos. These days I still love designer items but more on the subtle side. I hope your 2019 is off to a great start and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    Lisa D.
    January 8, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I love the red! I think a pop of blue or yellow would go well too! Your always so vogue.

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    Cheryl Shops
    January 8, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    OMG, Jess, I am in love with your bag! You have a very generous—and smart!—husband. I absolutely love how you’ve styled the red with leopard too. I’m going to try a variation of this in an upcoming post on my blog!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    Tiina L
    January 8, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Oh, a lovely red bag! Swoon…
    Happy New Year!

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    Jacket Society
    January 8, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    I love a pop of color especially in shoes or bag and have done this kind of a look with my red bags before. Your ‘s is such a cute bag and I love your all black look especially the turtleneck top which I sooo loving right now. You look fab Jess 🙂

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    Lisa Richardson
    January 8, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Well didn’t hubby just nail it! So sweet those bows and that outfit is great. Those jeans were definitely made for you! Your coat goes perfectly with our linkup today too. XO

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    January 8, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Loving the leopard here, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    Cheryl Tucker
    January 8, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I have a couple of red bags and adore them. I love yours too! A red bag just adds such a pop to a look and it works all year long!

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    Nicole Mölders
    January 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

    How romantic! A red bag! That’s a perfect gift idea for both Christmas and Valentine’s day. He has great taste. This bag is so you!

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    January 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

    I love me a colored bag! And how you popped your outfit with it… And with those leopard booties!

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    Kimberly Malkiewicz
    January 8, 2019 at 10:55 am

    That darling husband of yours really picked out a great bag! Isn’t it funny how when you actually focus in on something, it’s harder to find? Why is that? I really like reds and pinks with leopard, nice choice, Jess.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 8, 2019 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Kim, hubby is a good one! The fact that he has stood by me through my disease means the world, I do love the bag too! So, true about when you are looking for something. Glad you like the look! xx

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    January 8, 2019 at 9:49 am

    You look gorgeous. I love the new bag!

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    January 8, 2019 at 9:46 am

    What a gorgeous bag! I love a pop of color in an accessory and wow is this one so impactful. The bows are just perfect!

    Elsie | polishedwhimsy.com

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    January 8, 2019 at 9:25 am

    That bag is absolutely marvelous. I love how you styled your outfit to let it shine, yet there is no lack of interest in the outfit either.
    As for coated jeans, they are my absolute favorite. Because pet hair doesn’t stick to them…ha ha!!

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    January 8, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Welcome to the family, little bag! What a lovely addition and the perfect way to start off the new year 🙂 Love the color so much. Just in time for Valentine’s Day too! Happy New Year, Jess!



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    January 8, 2019 at 8:31 am

    This is my kind of look! All black with animal prints and a pop of red, YES!! So beautiful!

    xx, Elise

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    This Main Line Life
    January 8, 2019 at 8:13 am

    That’s a great bag. Love the color and it looks great with the all black outfit. Happy New Year!!
    x, Julie | thismainlinelife.com

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    January 8, 2019 at 7:49 am

    That bag is gorgeous! Love the bow detail! Perfect pop of color for this chic look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    January 8, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Simply gorgeous! love the bag (of course!!!!) and even more so knowing that it’s a gift from your sweet husband. You do the bag great justice. I hope you’re week is off to a great start. 🙂

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    Andrea Nine
    January 8, 2019 at 7:23 am

    I just always love a pop of read with any leopard look! That is one sweet bag Jess and you look sensational! Happy New Year!!

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    January 8, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Fantastic outfit! That bag is the best, I love the color and shape, what a great job your hubby did. Those jeans really do look like leather, can’t believe they aren’t. I am wearing my leopard booties today too. Love everything about this outfit and you are just stunning Jess!

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    January 8, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Jess, I absolutely love this bag! The bows are darling. And the color is exquisite. I am loving your entire outfit, too!


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    Shelly J Janac
    January 8, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Oh how I love a pop of red! I snagged a red Kate Spade years back on sale at the outlet mall and love to carry it for a splash of color. Of course black on black is my fave pairing when I’m not feeling getting dressed so I love this entire look. What’s really got me drooling, however, is the wax coated jeans. Totally just added to my cart! Have a great Tuesday Jess!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 8, 2019 at 11:04 am

      Thanks Shelly! Oh, I bet that bag is cute too! Yes, go for the jeans they are great, made so well! xx Happy Tuesday too! xx

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    January 8, 2019 at 5:36 am

    What a great outfit…you look like a rock star!

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    January 8, 2019 at 5:29 am

    You look fabulous Jess and I love how you have dressed to allow your new bag to shine. How sweet of your dear hubby. He did good!! xx Maria

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    January 8, 2019 at 2:20 am

    This is a outfit I would want to wear immediatly! Love everything about it! And the bag is gorgeous!

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    January 8, 2019 at 2:03 am

    You certainly are one lucky lady with that beautiful bag – I think I have just developed bag envy 🙂

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    Vanity And Me Style
    January 8, 2019 at 1:51 am

    What a fabulous gift! Good taste eh? Thank you so much for the feature Jess xx

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    January 8, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Oh you were a little spoilt , this is a great bag. I love the bow detail and it is a classic that you will wear for many years to come. It is perfect with the black and leopard. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

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    January 8, 2019 at 1:13 am

    What a great gift! It’s such a cute little red bag and I love the red touches with the monochrome black and leopard print. The bows are so cute, he picked well for you I think! 🙂 I have a few red bags – it’s a great shade for an accessory!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you’ve had a wonderful start to 2019 so far! 🙂 I’ve just started a new linkup on my blog for the new year, I’d love for you to check it out.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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