Turning Heads Linkup:Mixing Fall Colors/Rust top-Faux Leather Midi Skirt- Burgundy Booties - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup:Mixing Fall Colors/Rust top-Faux Leather Midi Skirt- Burgundy Booties


Hello Friends!

If you are looking for more of my Santa Fe/Taos pictures and story, I am sharing it Thursday, with the My Refined Style Linkup, so please do stop by! It was hard to choose between over 600 photos! 🙂 

Hope you had a fun Halloween  Had a fun time last night giving the kiddies candy.  We sat outside like our neighbors, as the parade of costumes came by. It was so funny! A young boy had a Steve-Martinesque large bloodied knife sticking out of his head, and I said, ” You must have a bad headache”, he said, “No, look it’s not real, it’s fake!” I was cracking up! Another boy had a gruesome mask with really bad teeth, and I asked if he should really eat candy, since he didn’t take care of his teeth! The dad laughed.( some kids got my humour 🙂  Saw some really good homemade costumes and was corrected when I said I liked the boy’s Samurai costume, when it was a Ninja. Well. 🙂 Ha!

Today I am sharing a look that combines many of my favorite fall shades, rust, chocolate-brown, and burgundy.I am co-hosting the link up on Walking in Memphis in High Heels, with Laura today as well I plan on mixing and experimenting with different combinations of colors this fall. When I wear this pleated midi skirt, I like to add a fitted top to the look for a more cohesive silhouette. I do enjoy dressing for fall as there are so many rich shades and great colors to pair,  perhaps unexpectantly.  I really also love faux leather and have a fair amount of it in my closet, as the styles today, so many of them are made quite well, that often you can’t tell the difference, between faux and real leather.


.I added the scarf as a bit of pattern, as leopard is always in style! My LV Speedy just adds another fun mix of pattern, even only in accessories. I know some ladies are not fans of the pleated skirt, but if you want to look taller or draw the eye upward, wear a monochromatic look.




This top is OTS, just kind of slid up when taking pictures, instead of a necklace here, I chose a scarf for more interest. I am wearing a different pair of funky glasses tan and cream marbled color along with a subtle cat eye, by Warby Parker. I have a collection of glasses, and if you are like me, and have to wear them to see, consider them a statement as well. I used to wear the no frame Silhouettes, but find that bolder frames stand out, and also emphasize my eyes more.


I have an affinity for patterned and colored tights. Love this mix of brown and burgundy. This pair of boots is one of my favorites, from Zara, last year.

Outfit Details: F21 top, Midi Skirt ( Ann Taylor, last yr, like this), Scarf, Charming Charlie, Boots: Zara last yr, like. , Louis Vuitton Speedy 35. Earrings: Etsy vintage. 

inking Up with  Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Not Dressed as Lamb SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday  Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress, Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  / Forage Fashion, My Fancy FrIDAY, Sheela Writes Linkup

Well, its time to Party!  Lets have some fun and enjoy exploring each others Fall Fashions! Please do comment on 2 posts per blogger.

Thanks friends! Also, remember to come back to my blog on Thursday, where I will have more of the New Mexico trip and pictures!

Most Clicked: Katie, of Hello Katie Girl, looks so lovely in this leopard ensemble! I love the bright colors with this fantastic skirt!


Pinterest Pic of the Week!:Martina of Elegant40 as I think I am going to “borrow” this idea of wearing white with faux fur and OTK boots,


  • Sarah Bell
    Posted at 09:15h, 03 November Reply

    What a beautiful fall outfit – love the way you brought all of those unique styles together – so fabulous! I found your blog through the Midweek Inspiration Link Up so I am happy I stumbled upon it and was able to join in with your link party – thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah Bell

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:36h, 03 November Reply

      Hello Sarah, thank you very much. I love fall so much for the clothes and the rest of what fall brings. My Tuesday linkup is weekly and doing well, so feel free to stop by each week. 🙂 xx

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 21:59h, 02 November Reply

    Jess, the faux leather look is so classic. I just found a pencil skirt at a thrift store, but this pleated look is awesome. Love this color combo. Rich browns, burgundy and rust are perfect for fall. Love your boots! Such a great outfit. I love that you participate in handing out candy to the neighborhood kids. We usually take my Grandson around, but he was sick this year and we live on a busy street so don’t get trick or treaters. So sad! Ha, ha. Oh well, on to Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up! – Amy

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 21:17h, 02 November Reply

    Great outfit Jess. Such a warm colors. Perfect like always. o)

    Anna xoxo

  • Elle
    Posted at 20:36h, 02 November Reply

    Love the faux pleated pleather skirt, it is gorgeous, love the textured tight and booties and ouch of leo! Fabulous fall outfit. I also loved hearing the stories of the trick or treaters! So precious! The literal response to the “bad headache” remark was so cute.!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:28h, 03 November Reply

      Hi Elle, I know he kids are so funny! There were some funny remarks and it was fun for me to tease them! Glad you like the outfit, I love fall clothes, much more intersting to me! I appreciate your comment.xx

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 18:23h, 02 November Reply

    Jess, I’m loving so many things about this outfit. The gorgeous colour of the top against your hair, the fabulous scarf, the pleats, the patterned tights and ooooh those fabulous boots. All these subtle details really go to make the outfit. I’ve just ordered a faux leather pleated skirt so you’ve given me some great ideas here!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:27h, 03 November Reply

      Hi Jacqueline, thank you I hope to try various color combinations this fall and just love all the warm tones. I look forward o seeing you in your pleated skirt! xx

  • Sincerely, Jennie
    Posted at 13:12h, 02 November Reply

    I love this skirt and the way you layered it!

    Sincerely, Jennie

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 11:07h, 02 November Reply

    These colors are so pretty, Jess! Love your LV, too. Kids are so funny…I used to teach first grade and remember being corrected many times over various bits of kiddie knowledge 😉


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:23h, 02 November Reply

      Thanks Megan, I know! I taught Kindergarten and the elementary grades as well. Glad you like the outfit! xx

  • Rena
    Posted at 01:30h, 02 November Reply

    Fabulous Fall look with just the right balance of colors and details. I love those rich warmer hues and they are very flattering on you. Thanks for sharing this look and for hosting.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:24h, 02 November Reply

      Hi Rena, Fall is my favorite to dress, as there are so many great rich colors. thank yoU! xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 00:02h, 02 November Reply

    Thanks for linking up to the Ageless Style linkup party!

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 21:13h, 01 November Reply

    Great look! Leopard prints never do go out of style! 🙂

  • Laura B
    Posted at 18:47h, 01 November Reply

    So classy and chic Jessica! Thank you so much for cohosting today!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:25h, 02 November Reply

      thanks you Laura, I appreciate you asking me! xx

  • Lisa Maynard Morin
    Posted at 18:35h, 01 November Reply

    Love this look!! You look gorgeous XOXO. #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/10/linkupwithlisa-73-class-of-1986-high.html

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 16:15h, 01 November Reply

    Love love love ! THAT skirt! I like thr razor sharpness of the pleats. You styled it perfectly Jess x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:26h, 02 November Reply

      Thank you Laurie, I loved that as well, its a very versatile piece. xx

  • Highland Fashionista
    Posted at 15:14h, 01 November Reply

    I am having some pretty serious boot envy right now. I LOVE that oxblood color, and those boots are EVERYTHING.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:27h, 02 November Reply

      Thanks very much! YEs, I am surprised with Zara this year as I am not craving anything like last year, that is where they are from. xx

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 14:37h, 01 November Reply

    I love these autumnal colours! The pleated skirt is fab and looks great with the burgundy top! Nice touch of leopard print too 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 14:19h, 01 November Reply

    You are rockin’ and rollin’ in this outfit, Jess!!! Very very hot!!! I mean, cool. I mean both. Super hot and super cool 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:28h, 02 November Reply

      Ha! Thank you Sheela, I will take both. 🙂 xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:46h, 01 November Reply

    Beautiful dark colors that look fab on you Jess. Love those burgundy booties with the skirt and the fun leopard snood. Love it 🙂

  • Mary Murnane (@MaryMurnane)
    Posted at 11:45h, 01 November Reply

    Stunning as always! Love the shoes.


  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 11:36h, 01 November Reply

    Gorgeous outfit! Those burgundy booties are so cute!

  • ee0926
    Posted at 11:09h, 01 November Reply

    You look so beautiful in these fall hues! Gorgeous Jess! Love your pleated skirt too!

    xx, Elise

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:38h, 01 November Reply

      Thanks very much Elise, I am all about faux leather for fall-winter. I appreciate it! xx

  • rosie
    Posted at 10:57h, 01 November Reply

    what a gorgeous skirt! Love the way you styled it too

    Life is just Rosie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:38h, 01 November Reply

      Hi Rosie, thanks very much! I love faux leather and fall colors. Have a wonderful week.xx

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 10:55h, 01 November Reply

    I love everything about this outfit – the beautiful fall colors, the pretty scarf (already thinking I need one like it; I really need to stop with my scarf obsession…), the great booties, the fabulous skirt…

    Sounds like you had a fun Halloween!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:58h, 01 November Reply

      Thank you Andrea! The last few years I went a bit faux leather crazy as you will see this fall and winter, but I love it. Glad you enjoyed this look, lots more fall color combos in store.See, I actually could use more scarves! xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:19h, 01 November Reply

    I really like your chocolate pleated skirt and how it pairs with burgundy. Your textured tights are so perfect for fall and now I want to add some to my wardrobe. I love patterned tights and have tons of those, so now I want all the textures, too. 🙂

    We always have so much fun sitting on our porch handing out candy and talking to the little kids. They are so cute and too funny! Mina always sits out with us and loves all of the extra attention.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:27h, 01 November Reply

      thanks Jennie, yes I was having fun teasing or joking around with them. Saw some cute costumes. I love patterned and textured tights too, they can really amplify and outfit for fall. Sounds great! xx

  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 10:10h, 01 November Reply

    Your Halloween sounded like so much fun! I would love to live in neighborhood with a lot of trick or treaters. We live in the country, so we don’t have any trick or treaters. Cute outfit too!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 09:37h, 01 November Reply

    So chic, lady! Loving the pleats!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 09:33h, 01 November Reply

    Such a great skirt Jess, I have been thinking about getting a pleated skirt. Love them. And, I haven’t seen those glasses before – they are so great on you. Thank you for the link up!!


  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:15h, 01 November Reply

    Love this pretty scarf! The print is so fall fabulous 🙂



  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 08:52h, 01 November Reply

    That pleated leather skirt is so gorgeous! Love it with the burgundy.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    Posted at 08:36h, 01 November Reply

    You are fantastic, and I am so glad to come back to your lovely party, dear Jess

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:18h, 01 November Reply

    I’m like you and have a couple of different pairs of glasses—I’ve decided they are better than my contacts because they cover up the bags under my eyes—ha ha!!
    This is a fabulous outfit—I love the patterned tights and the scarf!!
    I have yet to get an OTS shirt—still vacillating on that trend!!

  • Celia M. - HighHeeledLife.com
    Posted at 07:49h, 01 November Reply

    Love the way you brought these colours together. The booties are tres chic and the scarf adds a perfect touch of texture… the hand bag gorgeous!! It was great to see the little ones all decked out and yes, their responses to comments on their costume is priceless …have a great week.

  • dawnlucy
    Posted at 07:35h, 01 November Reply

    OMG that kid telling you it was fake …. cracking up over here! Love your look, Jess … perfect mix of color and texture for fall!

    Dawn Lucy

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 07:25h, 01 November Reply

    Great fall combo Jessica, loving that handbag.
    Rachel xo

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:34h, 01 November Reply

    You shine Jess…the mix of burgundy and brown with the leopard and patterned tights…so pretty and divine!! I go gaga for patterned rights and you reminded me I need some dark brown ones. You look gorgeous as can be!!

  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:20h, 01 November Reply

    Everything about this look is perfection, Jess! Gorgeous as usual!

  • Debbie Stinedurf
    Posted at 05:46h, 01 November Reply

    I really like the mix of textures and the Fall colours are beautiful. Love the new glasses! The kids were allowed to wear costumes to school yesterday and some of them were really fabulous….my favorites are always homemade!

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 04:45h, 01 November Reply

    You are wearing my favourite colour for this season, Jess – I love burgundy! Your booties are perfect with this look, I have to get my hands on a pair in this colour too!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • Lizzy
    Posted at 03:36h, 01 November Reply

    Wow Jess, I love all of your outfits but I think this is my favourite ever! The skirt in particular is amazing! You look beautiful xxx

  • Nancy Baten
    Posted at 03:31h, 01 November Reply

    Wow Wow Wow! Beautiful outfit Jess! Stunning colors and the scarf as a accesorie is great. Very nice!

  • Sheree
    Posted at 03:22h, 01 November Reply

    Beautiful fall colors and this pleated midi is so perfect!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Mica
    Posted at 02:52h, 01 November Reply

    That pleated skirt is beautiful on you! I’m lucky to have a vintage pleated skirt from my mum – I need to wear it more often!

    I like the padlock hooked on the strap of the speedy – never seen that before 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you’re having a good start to the week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:03h, 01 November Reply

    Fantastic fall outfit! I have a similar skirt and I love how you paired it with the leopard scarf! Thanks for featuring me in this post!


  • Jill James
    Posted at 01:44h, 01 November Reply

    Fall is certainly year season Jess , every colour combination suits you perfectly. This skirt is great as it works with so many colours.I really love those glasses on you , can’t beat a cats eye. Thank you for hosting.

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