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

Hello Friends

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!

  • terrigardner1
    Posted at 14:28h, 08 April Reply

    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

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 12:19h, 06 April Reply

    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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 09 April Reply

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

  • curlycraftymom
    Posted at 11:55h, 06 April Reply

    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!


  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 03:47h, 05 April Reply

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

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 21:36h, 04 April Reply

    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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:05h, 05 April Reply

      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

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 17:25h, 04 April Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:17h, 05 April Reply

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

  • Sarah
    Posted at 16:01h, 04 April Reply

    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

  • Getyourprettyon
    Posted at 15:26h, 04 April Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:18h, 05 April Reply

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

  • Roxanne
    Posted at 13:16h, 04 April Reply

    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

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 13:02h, 04 April Reply

    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!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:20h, 05 April Reply

      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

  • Laura B
    Posted at 12:22h, 04 April Reply

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

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 10:49h, 04 April Reply

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

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Joi @InMyJoi
    Posted at 10:40h, 04 April Reply

    Thank you very much for the feature Jess!!

  • terrigardner1
    Posted at 10:12h, 04 April Reply

    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

  • ee0926
    Posted at 09:30h, 04 April Reply

    Beautiful Jessica! Love your lace top!

    xx, Elise

  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 09:26h, 04 April Reply

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

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:18h, 04 April Reply

    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!



  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 09:17h, 04 April Reply

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


  • Laura
    Posted at 08:59h, 04 April Reply

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

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 08:53h, 04 April Reply

    Love a striped skirt!!!!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:47h, 04 April Reply

    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!

  • carmen
    Posted at 08:43h, 04 April Reply

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



  • Is This Mutton?
    Posted at 08:34h, 04 April Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:26h, 04 April Reply

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

  • Ashley
    Posted at 08:22h, 04 April Reply

    Loving that striped skirt, lady- great look!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 08:13h, 04 April Reply

    Looking amazing, Jess! Stunner!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:10h, 04 April Reply

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

  • plutrell
    Posted at 07:37h, 04 April Reply

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

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 07:24h, 04 April Reply

    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

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:48h, 04 April Reply

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

  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 04:13h, 04 April Reply

    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

  • Andrea
    Posted at 04:05h, 04 April Reply

    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

  • jacqui
    Posted at 03:32h, 04 April Reply

    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

  • Rena
    Posted at 03:21h, 04 April Reply

    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.


  • Olga
    Posted at 02:21h, 04 April Reply

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

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:20h, 04 April Reply

    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!


  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 01:55h, 04 April Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:27h, 04 April Reply

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

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:35h, 04 April Reply

    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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