Turning Heads linkup- Styling Faux Leather Leggings with Combat Boots and a Camel Blazer - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads linkup- Styling Faux Leather Leggings with Combat Boots and a Camel Blazer

Zara camel blazer with Spanx faux leather leggings and combat boots

Combat boots are still hot and I frankly have loved them for years. I do, however Like the more streamlined ones that aren’t so big and chunky like a Doc Martin Style, and I am sharing these leather ones from Cecelia NY, gifted to me by Soft Surroundings.

Zara camel blazer

My outfit- The boots

I had been looking for a pair with a bit of detail, and like these Pippa jeweled combat boots, by Karl Lagerfield,. However, I had read about some of the jewels coming off and I didn’t want to deal with that. When choosing items for Fall from the Soft Surroundings catalogue, these from Cecelia Ny, stood out to me. The chain detail and side zip were those details I was looking for. The chunky boot, but not too chunky was my style and the leather was beautiful. It comes in a taupe suede as well. I have another pair of favorite boots by Cecelia NY I was gifted years ago, and they are unique and fun as well.

Another reason I like the bit of a lug sole and combat style, is it really is the dichotomy of my feminine style. It is quite fun and unexpected to pair with floral dresses or flowy dresses in this way.

The Blazer

A camel blazer has been on my wishlist for awhile over the summer, as I wanted it as a staple piece to wear during Fall months.  Blazers are great as a 3rd piece, as I think they always elevate an outfit.

Searching high and low, and came across this long camel blazer with gold buttons on Zara. I love the double breasted style and the slightly longer length. I did pay full price, as prices were similar on Poshmark and I hadn’t purchased a blazer from Zara before, so I was unsure of fit.

I did get my size small, and am quite happy that  the sleeves are long and it is the perfect fit. Many a time have I dealt with getting XS or S  in things and sleeve length is too short! Manufacturers need to think of us tall ladies!

The shoulders are pronounced and give that 90s vibe, but I think it is fitting with the jacket.


My Spanx faux leather leggings are worn here as the jacket is longer. I styled them with a tunic HERE. I think I will be wearing them a bit this Winter! I will show ways to wear them as the weather gets colder.

October is Moving Right Along!

We have done some pumpkin picking, I just bought my girl her halloween costume ( Princess Leia) and Gibby will be an Ewok.

I made some butternut squash soup the other day and I just love it with good bread. I purchased a new cookbook for a Christmas present too.

Charlotte is finally getting a chill in the air in the morning! So, I did tackle my closet over the weekend as well. Bought a few solid silk blouses, a couple new sweaters, and am selling what I don’t wear on Poshmark and giving the rest to Goodwill.

Zara camel blazer with Spanx faux leather leggings and combat boots

Zara camel blazer with Spanx faux leather leggings and combat boots

Zara camel blazer with leopard scarf

Cecelia NY Chance Combat Boots

from Soft Surroundings  * these boots were gifted to me by Soft Surroundings. All opinions in this post are honest and truthful.

Shimmery curb chain woven with leather adds jewelry-like lacing to this classic leather moto boot. Also detailed with a round toe, side zip, layered rubber outsole and heavy-duty lug sole. Edgy and surprisingly lightweight, it’s ideal for navigating the urban landscape. 1″ heel, 3/4″ platform.


Zara dark camel blazer

Spanx faux leather leggings

Cecelia NY Chance Combat boots c/o Soft Surroundings

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30

Scarf- Charming Charlies ( similar scarf)

Cami – H&M  ( similar)

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  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 15:27h, 26 October Reply

    Love that blazer, it’s just such a positive happy colour. Jacqui x

  • Nancy Weiss
    Posted at 16:15h, 24 October Reply

    Love the cool vibe you feel when wearing combat boots, and styling them with your tappered blazer is just perfect!

  • Maureen
    Posted at 16:25h, 22 October Reply

    I am a big fan of combat boots too! I love how edgy they look. For someone basic like me, it definitely adds a beautiful detail. These combat boots from Soft Surroundings are stunning. I love that the chain detail and how it is more streamlined than some combat boots I have seen. The gold goes so well with your blazer and your entire look is fall perfection!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Julia Rees
    Posted at 11:04h, 21 October Reply

    This is such a chic look! I love the camel blazer and I love the details on the boots!
    Julia x

  • Nipa | Fashionipa
    Posted at 08:33h, 21 October Reply

    Hi Jess, I’ve been debating about getting some faux leather leggings so I loved seeing how you style yours! xo Nipa

  • Chrissy Rowden
    Posted at 06:28h, 21 October Reply

    Jess, you look fabulous! Love how you styled your leggings. How fun that we both did faux leather ones this week. 🙂 P.S. Those boots are fantastic!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 20:07h, 20 October Reply

    I’m loving this look- fall chic at its finest!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Valerie Hansen
    Posted at 17:54h, 20 October Reply

    Oh my gosh Jess…your entire outfit is stunning..you look gorgeous!


  • Barbie Holmes
    Posted at 11:33h, 20 October Reply

    Oh, Jess! What a beautiful fall outfit!! The dark Carmel blazer definitely commands attention and the combat boots are a fabulous casual “street” addition. As always, your style is on point!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 05:56h, 20 October Reply

    Oooh Jess, this outfit is right up my alley! I love those boots! The chain detail really does make them extra special. And they look amazing with your leather leggings. I have dozens of blazers and not a single one is camel! I think I need to start looking for one. As you know, blazers are one of my favorite things to search thrift stores for! Beautiful fall outfit, my friend. I can’t wait to see the pups in costume!


  • Gail Hanlon
    Posted at 02:20h, 20 October Reply

    That was a lovely surprise, being Pinterest pic of the week! I love your combat boots, I finally bought a pair and they’re very similar to yours.

  • Lovely
    Posted at 01:43h, 20 October Reply

    Such a chic Fall look! Love your blazer and the boots are wonderful!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 21:27h, 19 October Reply

    Those are just fabulous boots Jess. The entire outfit is something I may have to copy.

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 20:52h, 19 October Reply

    This outfit is so gorgeous! I love this color combo!


  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 19:38h, 19 October Reply

    I just ordered my first pair of combat boots and I can’t wait for them to arrive. I really like the gold chain details on these!


  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 17:13h, 19 October Reply

    I’m with you—I like a more streamlined combat boot, and yours have such unique chain detail, which is so chic! Great blazer too 🙂
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 16:28h, 19 October Reply

    Such a cute fall outfit, Jess! I love the mustard blazer with those leggings. The pups costumes are just so darn cute! will they actually allow you to put them on and keep them on?!! I don’t think mine would. Lol!

    xx Darlene

  • Di
    Posted at 13:24h, 19 October Reply

    Love this look on you, Jessica, so chic and stylish for fall! The blazer was a great find and a beautiful color on you! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog,(I have had a lot of connection problems with Blogger that I have been trying to solve 🤞 ) Have a good week!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 13:23h, 19 October Reply

    I’ve been wanting to try combat boots forever, yet never seem to find the perfect pair. These are FABULOUS! Checking them out now!



  • Lisa
    Posted at 12:06h, 19 October Reply

    Fabulous outfit and love the boots !!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:19h, 19 October Reply

    Love this whole look from head to toe on you Jess. Super chic, trendy and modern and I love the color combo.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:27h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you Nora! You know I love my blazers! 🙂

  • Katie Clooney
    Posted at 09:18h, 19 October Reply

    Thanks for hosting another great party full of inspiration!

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 09:13h, 19 October Reply

    Love the details on this pair! Nice choice! I have 3 pairs now and like you, I enjoy pairing them with feminine details too.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:27h, 19 October Reply

      Oh I liked how you wore yours with the black blazer and pants. I have 2 pair and do reach for them often.

    Posted at 08:32h, 19 October Reply

    What a wonderful black and tan outfit Jess!
    I don’t own a pair of combat boots because their outside my comfort zone.
    I would like to think at 64 that I can wear them but I think I’m too old to wear them.
    Perhaps if I was wearing a boho outfit I might be able to pull it off.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:26h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you Robin! Fashion is all about what one is comfortable in ! Perhaps try them on and see what you think. I have always been a fan, but do like the more streamlined pairs.

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 07:54h, 19 October Reply

    Such a cool & chic Fall look. Camel & black are just so good together!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:25h, 19 October Reply

      Thank yo u Debbie! I do love that combo and I think I will get a good bit of wear from the blazer 🙂

  • laurabambrick
    Posted at 07:28h, 19 October Reply

    Fall perfection! I love those fabulous boots! The detail is so fun! You look so chic!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:25h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you Laura, I was so glad the chain detail was gold, as I do prefer it over silver. Then I was sold!

  • Mica - Away From Blue
    Posted at 07:15h, 19 October Reply

    I love this long blazer on you and you’re wearing the combat boot trend so well! It works perfectly in this outfit 🙂

    Thank you for the link up.

    Hope you are having a lovely start to your week 🙂

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:46h, 19 October Reply

    Your combat boots are gorgeous! This is such a chic fall look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • savvysouthernchic
    Posted at 06:21h, 19 October Reply

    This is the perfect combination of pieces for an outfit. A camel blazer polishes off anything.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:24h, 19 October Reply

      I loved the length and look of this one 🙂 thank you!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:15h, 19 October Reply

    I do love the combat boots and agree, there are so many more streamlined versions that there’s a style for every one! I am on the hunt for a camel blazer too – I’ll check out Zara! Thanks for the link up Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:23h, 19 October Reply

      Ok. You be on the lookout for a red double breasted blazer for me, and camelfor you 😉 thank you friend!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:51h, 19 October Reply

    I love those boots, so cool. I wear mine all the time. They look fabulous under everything!

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 02:29h, 19 October Reply

    Love the detail on the boots Jess. I love combat boots but I have to have heels because I’m so short! This is a great look that you’ve created xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:22h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you Laurie! I do wear alot of heels myself but you know i am tall, so now and again, Ilove a flatter boot. I always have loved combat boots.

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:23h, 19 October Reply

    Love how you styled these leggings! Such a perfect fall outfit!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:21h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you katie! I actually dont have many leggings, but I did like how these looked, so I decided to go for it this year.

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 01:04h, 19 October Reply

    I am not a fan of combat boots at all. However, I definitely would wear this pair. So chic. How was that? Never say never. Great look. Thanks for hosting the party.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:20h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you Nicole, I do like the slimmer profile of the boot and the chain detail caught my eye 🙂

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