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Turning Heads Linkup-Black and White with a Pop of Lavendar

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This has to be one of my favorite skirts. I don’t usually gravitate toward stripes, but I love the sides of this skirt designed at an angle to draw the eye inward. I’ve bought a couple of  striped spring items, but they have to have some unique detail that attractes me to it.

One can never have too many pencil skirts! They are classic and perfect for any shape. I found this skirt on Poshmark from Ann Taylor for a mere $20 and it was like new! I also bought this Zara Victorian-esque like top in black lace from Poshmark. I love the gold buttons down the front giving the top a military feel and the tiny delicate gold buttons in the back adding to the romantic look.

Generally when I wear black and white I like to add color somewhere as with my fair skin it is almost needed. Where I would typically wear color around my face, with a scarf or necklace, I decided just to keep the black and white theme ( even in my new shoes) and just add my lavendar Coach bag. Also, I wanted to show the lace neckline, which adds to the style. I also love texture in an outfit, and the details which win me over every time!

These pointed kitten heels with the black strap and silver heel were the perfect compliment, other times I would choose a printed or bright color heel.

 Sage green nails by Essie Gel Couture

Back view with the tiny gold buttons and high neck.

Oufit details: Shop similar Items below

Zara blouse: Poshmark

Ann Taylor Skirt- Poahmark

Shoes: Zara

Purse: Coach, like this

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The items I am showing were bought on Poshmark, a thrift on-line store I have posted on before HERE. These are similar items- SHOP THE POST:

Most Clicked : Terri  of Meadow Tree Style with her lovely second hand style and lovely hats!

Pinterest Pic:  In My Joi for her cold shoulder and fantastic shoes! Gotta do some Spring top shopping!

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    April 8, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Jessica, thank you, thank you, thank you, for coming out and supporting my first linkup venture. These type of things can be a bit nerve racking for me. The minute I saw your post (love that skirt) , I made sure I was signed up on Poahmark. Actually, I was already signed up-just didn’t remember it. Well, I already have some Tori Burch favorites listed. You look great as usual and thank you again. Take care, Terri

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    April 6, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Jess I think the combination of black and white stripes and lace works beautifully – I’m like you though in needing a splash of colour…!

    Thank you for hosting 🙂

    Catherine x

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 9, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Thank you Catherine, I do love color as well, so I had to add the lavendar bag! xx

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    April 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

    That black lace top is so pretty with this b/w striped pencil skirt! I have a similar skirt and I always pair white on top with it, I should def. try black!


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    Anna Marcus
    April 5, 2017 at 3:47 am

    What a lovely outfit, Jess. The top is so elegant, I love that it has high neck and those shoes are a perfect choice

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    Amy Christensen
    April 4, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Jess, this is a lovely outfit. Lace is such a great way to take an outfit up a notch. You did a fabulous job of print mixing with the lace on the top and the stripes on the skirt. And I am loving that bag. So pretty. – Amy

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 5, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Thank you Amy, I have several spring bags I was looking forward to taking out. Glad you enjoyed this look the top caught my eye 🙂 xx

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    Laurie Duncan
    April 4, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I love black and white, and it looks so fresh with the lavender handbag! 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 5, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Thank you Laurie! The whole outfit minus the shoes were from Poshmark 🙂 xx

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    April 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    You can just never go wrong with a black and white combo!! This classic look is beautiful on you with the delicate lace detail in your top and the pop of lavender in your bag makes it a perfect spring-time look!

    Trendy & Tidy

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    April 4, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    It is such a great skirt. Of course, the purse is amazing! LOVE!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 5, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Thank you Allison! It is one of my favorite skirts and I dont own many stripes! xx

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    April 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    What a great idea to add the pop of lavender! I also love that you found most of your pieces on Poshmark! Amazing!

    I hope you’ll add this gorgeous outfit to On Mondays We Link-Up!

    Glass of Glam

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    Mary Murnane
    April 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Oh, how I love this whole look, Jess! The striped skirt is so pretty and pairing it with the lace top looks perfect! The bag is gorgeous and adds a nice but subtle pop of color. Lovely!


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      Jess Jannenga
      April 5, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Thank you Mary! I lucked out with these finds! I love texture and details on blouses so this was fun to pair with my fav striped skirt! xx

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    Laura B
    April 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Love this pretty lace top on you! Your pretty haircolor really stands out with these neutrals!

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    Amy Arnold
    April 4, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Love your pretty black and white with the gorgeous lavender bag!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    Joi @InMyJoi
    April 4, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Thank you very much for the feature Jess!!

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    April 4, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Love this total look-that skirt is amazing and, of course, you got me with Coach which has to always have my heart first!. I’ve signed up for Poshmark because I’m seeing so much great stuff everyone is getting from there. I haven’t had time to look, but it is on top of my list. Wow, and top clicked post-I would have never imagined. Thank you for being such a beautiful hostess, Terri

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    April 4, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Beautiful Jessica! Love your lace top!

    xx, Elise

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    LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    April 4, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Fabulous look! Love your skirt and your sling back shoes!

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    April 4, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Love those nails and that bag for spring! Just the prettiest colors…And side note – I love how your link-up always has large pictures of everyone! I always enjoy coming here to see everyones pretty faces!



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    April 4, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I love the black and white striped skirt with your black and white shoes, so chic Jess and great find! Thank you for hosting.


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    April 4, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Love the classic black and white color combination! That purse really pops against the neutral colors! Gorgeous!

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    April 4, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Love a striped skirt!!!!

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    April 4, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I just purchased my first item from Poshmark, and I may be addicted now!! It was so easy!
    Your skirt is so fabulous—I could wear it with anything. And I’m like you–I usually wear color too, but the bag fits the bill nicely!
    Happy Tuesday, Jess!

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    April 4, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Truly a WOW outfit Jess! The skirt is gorgeous and I love lace! Cute little shoes!
    Thank you for hosting!



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    Is This Mutton?
    April 4, 2017 at 8:34 am

    That’s a great look Jess and you’re right, we can never have too many pencil skirts! Particularly striped ones.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 4, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Thank you Gail. I know, I am a fan of the pencil skirt! 🙂 xx

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    April 4, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Loving that striped skirt, lady- great look!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    April 4, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Looking amazing, Jess! Stunner!

    Dawn Lucy

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    April 4, 2017 at 8:10 am

    What a gorgeous look! Love everything about it, especially the jacket. The cut and the lace– fabulous!

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    April 4, 2017 at 7:37 am

    So chic, Jessica! Love this look for you…and thanks for the link up!

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    April 4, 2017 at 7:24 am

    The lace top paired with the striped pencil skirt looks fantastic! The offset stripes on the sides of the skirt is a great design detail. Your lavender bag is gorgeous, such a beautiful colour!

    Emma xxx

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    Andrea Nine
    April 4, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Jess, WOW, just WOW…one of my favorite ensembles on you to date!!! So classy, Spring Sensational and all things gorgeous as can be!!

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    OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    April 4, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Oh lavender makes me dream of Provence right away and now I so wish to go there 😉 Mixing Victorian lace with striped pencil skirt is a chic idea Jess. Love it. And you look fabulous. I got a black and white ensemble too but the skirt is wide and swings in a fun way. xo Sabina

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    April 4, 2017 at 4:05 am

    I love this black and white outfit! The unique detail of the skirt is great! I’m always drawn to stripes, but I now try to make sure that they are a bit unique so that I don’t have basically the same striped pieces over and over…

    The lavender bag is very nice, too!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    April 4, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Jess you look great in so many different colours, and this is no exception! Love styling the lavender bag with the black and white – stunning! Jacqui

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    April 4, 2017 at 3:21 am

    another winning ensemble. all of the details are fantastic, from the lace jacket, to the off-set stripes, and to the kitten heels. Jess, you look fabulous. thanks for the link up.


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    April 4, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Gorgeous top! Goes well with the skirt and on the whole this black-and-white outfit looks interesting and elegant.

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    April 4, 2017 at 2:20 am

    What a lovely outfit! A black and white striped skirt is one of my favorite wardrobe staples. I love you you paired yours with the lavender bag!


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    Vanity And Me Style
    April 4, 2017 at 1:55 am

    This looks fabulous Jess. The Lace with the stripes is a great mix up. And I love the white necklace against the black xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 4, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Thank you Laurie. I found the top on Poshmark and loved the high neckline and the look like a jacket. xx

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    April 4, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Oh your lavender bag is beautiful against the black and white outfit! 🙂 It’s funny, I don’t have any printed pencil skirts but I am wearing my striped maxi skirt today and I’ve linked up my most recent post where I’m wearing it in 30 different ways. Really is a stripey kind of day, haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a really good start to the week.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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