Turning Heads Linkup- Leopard Cardigan with Faux Leather Leggings - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup- Leopard Cardigan with Faux Leather Leggings


Morning friends!

You have seen some of my recent Christmas or Holiday outfits, and this week it is about cozy layering. We will be heading to my in-laws in Pennsylvania on the 22nd, so I will dress in layers for sure.

Outfit and Holiday Plans

We will be off to Harleysville with the puppies in tow, next week. Fortunately, we stop at my brother’s house in Virginia, giving us a break from the drive. The next day we drive 4 hours to PA. I’m always excited to give gifts, see family and enjoy the Holidays! We have some wonderful traditions with my in-laws, although one I admit I am still not used to, is opening gifts on the evening of the 25th. I only have memories of tearing into presents at 5 in the morning as a kid! But, as an adult, I can be patient. LOL. I do love finding that special present for family and seeing their expression.

I’ll be wearing layers in the car, dressing warm for the drive. This outfit is an easy “uniform” of sorts. I am wearing my older Ann Taylor faux leather leggings I have had for years, paired with a black cami I bought at Target. This is my “base” or what is known as column dressing when you dress in one color, and layer wearing cardigans, jackets, blazers, or the third piece.

This leopard cardigan from Chicwish is made very well, heavier than I thought, but great for those colder winter days. It has pockets, which I love! I’ve added a pop of rich color with my Rebecca Minkoff hobo bag and burgundy brooch. My vintage earrings add some sparkle! Who doesn’t want that for the Holidays? 🙂



leopard cardigan – Chicwish

faux leather leggings- older from Ann Taylor (  Spanx leggings)

shoes c/o Soft Surroundings

bag- older Rebecca Minkoff ( similar bag Rebecca Minkoff)



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  • elizabeth0109w
    Posted at 11:26h, 31 December Reply

    You always look so beautiful with sweet smile! Adore you so much!

  • Sherry
    Posted at 18:32h, 21 December Reply

    That bag is FABULOUS!! What a perfect look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:42h, 03 January Reply

      Thank you Sherry! I’ve had it for awhile and things can get lost in the bottomless pit, but I do love a hobo style. 🙂

  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 15:45h, 20 December Reply

    Love how you have styled your faux-leather pants Jess. Can’t beat a touch of leopard print! Safe travels. Have a fabulous time with your family!
    Alison xx

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 14:38h, 20 December Reply

    I totally love that leopard cardigan! As much as I prefer bright colors, you can’t beat black for going with everything. This is a fabulous look on you, Jess!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  • HelloIm50ish
    Posted at 13:53h, 18 December Reply


    What a great outfit to wear for the holidays!
    I love leopard print all year round and this will be perfect to travel in.
    Enjoy your family in Pennsylvania for Christmas!

    Merry Christmas dear friend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:04h, 18 December Reply

      Than kyou Robin ! Yes, I like the ease of the leggings and also this heavier cardigan. Merry Christmas to you too! Have a Blessed New YEar. xx

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 07:10h, 18 December Reply

    Such a great way to wear your leopard cardigan! I’ve been wearing my faux leather leggings so often lately. You look fabulous!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:05h, 18 December Reply

      I think you inspired me to buy this cardi! I saw it on you and loved the desgin! I do have to have the pockets sew down though as they bug me! Black leggings are a must right> Merry Christmas!

  • Cheryl Maday
    Posted at 01:22h, 18 December Reply

    I am also wearing faux-leather pants in my post coming tomorrow—great minds think alike! 😉 Love how you’ve styled yours with the leopard cardigan! Safe travels during the holidays!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:06h, 18 December Reply

      Hi Cheryl. yes! great minds! I am asking Santa for a pair of faux leather pants, not leggings as I think I would wear them often. Happy Holday!

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 22:35h, 17 December Reply

    I have a similar cardigan, but I love how you added burgundy accents to your look! It’s beautiful and something so many people could rock! Great inspiration!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:07h, 18 December Reply

      Thanks so much Laura. I haven’t worn this bag in awhile, it was time to bring it out. Happy Holdiays!

  • Darlene
    Posted at 18:29h, 17 December Reply

    Jess, I love that sweater! Looks amazing with the cami and leggings, too. And burgundy is perfect with the leopard. Love it!

    Wishing you safe travels and the happiest of holidays.
    xx Darlene

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:08h, 18 December Reply

      Hi Darlene! thank you! I heard about the Spanx leggins and was inerested, but then I heard they were kind of heavy. I think they might feel too heavy in NC and I dont like any compression. So, these are lighter. Merry Christmas to you and your family! xx

  • Heike Yates
    Posted at 16:52h, 17 December Reply

    Jess, this is a great combo and love the burgundy with the leopard print. How to the leggings feel? Do you sweat in them?

  • Jodie
    Posted at 16:22h, 17 December Reply

    What a fabulous sweater Jess!!

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 12:02h, 17 December Reply

    That leopard cardigan is so pretty and looks super cozy! Your holiday plans sound amazing! We actually open our gifts on Christmas Eve at my mom’s 🙂


  • Andy at pearlsandpantsuits.com
    Posted at 11:50h, 17 December Reply

    I received a very similar sweater in my latest Stitch Fix box! I need those leggings to go with it! You look beautiful as always Jess. Thank you for sharing my insta pic! Merry Christmas!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:48h, 17 December Reply

    Love that leopard cardigan, as you can see I am also rocking a leopard look this week 🙂 Its such a big trend right now. Love your whole look. Merry Christmas Jess 🙂

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 11:17h, 17 December Reply

    I’m wearing my leopard cardigan today, but with black denim. I really love how you styled this with the faux leather leggings, I need to try that next!! I love the burgundy pendant on your cardi and how it matches your burgundy bag. Pretty details! Have safe travels!


  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 10:50h, 17 December Reply

    Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip!

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 10:48h, 17 December Reply

    You look fabulous, of course! The “formula” style of dressing is so simple and so effective. It is unusual to have to wait till Christmas day evening–who can wait that long?!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:45h, 17 December Reply

    I am a sucker for a long cardigan like this! Gorgeous!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • TrudyDCox
    Posted at 10:40h, 17 December Reply

    Love this look! I love wearing animal prints and faux leather leggings myself.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 10:21h, 17 December Reply

    Jess, I adore this outfit! It is perfect for travel, too. I like to still be put together even on the long drives! We are heading to PA on Tuesday for a few days. We will be in Bethlehem which is less than an hour from Harleysville. I don’t think we have too many commitments while we are in town, so if you are free for a few hours one of the days, let me know! Maybe we can meet for lunch or something. I know it is the holidays and family demands definitely take priority!


  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 10:02h, 17 December Reply

    Jess, what a great sweater! It looks almost like a sweater coat, since it’s heavier. Where in VA does your brother live? I’m from Richmond and that’s where we’re going to be for Christmas. My son and DIL will be in PA with her family. Sounds kind of like parallel universes in a small way. Have a great day! XO

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:11h, 17 December Reply

    You look fantastic! Merry Christmas, Jess! xo



  • Ellibelle
    Posted at 08:39h, 17 December Reply

    This is such a great look on you!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:29h, 17 December Reply

    Fabulous travel outfit! I LOVE that cardigan.

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 08:19h, 17 December Reply

    This is such a cute look! I love the addition of the brooch! And your shoes are fabulous!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:07h, 17 December Reply

    That cardigan is the perfect length on you – how nice to be so tall – it looks amazing and I love it with the faux leather leggings! Stylish as ever my friend!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:22h, 17 December Reply

    You look darling!!! So honored to be most clicked. I hope you have the Sweetest time. Merry Christmas!!

  • Chrissy Rowden
    Posted at 05:51h, 17 December Reply

    Have the best time with your family! And we used to open presents in the morning as well. Except my mom would make us wait until after breakfast. Your outfit is fabulous. Something fun about your style is how you add all the details from brooch to nails etc! I love it!

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 05:37h, 17 December Reply

    Like the cardigan, Jess. Looks warm, cosy and stylish which gives you many different options to wear it. Love your shoes, very chic. Enjoy your stay

  • Laurie
    Posted at 04:18h, 17 December Reply

    Have a wonderful Christmas Jess. Your plans with family sound the best xx

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    Posted at 02:14h, 17 December Reply

    We almost have the same title! I wish you a save and good trip! The cardigan is fab! Love it with your faux leather leggings!

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:47h, 17 December Reply

    What a cosy cardigan! I like the burgundy and leopard together and this looks like such a great travel outfit 🙂 Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that you’re having a great week 🙂 I spent a day out with my mum today 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:41h, 20 December Reply

      Thank you Mica! Yes, this cardigan is extra warm, so I may just wear it for travel too.

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