Turning Heads Linkup-Textured Look with Lace, Velvet, and Faux Leather - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Turning Heads Linkup-Textured Look with Lace, Velvet, and Faux Leather


Morning friends

As the weather warms up, I wanted to make sure I styled another one of my velvet pieces. This jacket was from Ann Taylor and a steal on Poshmark. I was on a spree there for awhile, with the on-line thrift store, but lately have just been browsing, as I need more spring blouses and next season’s clothes. I am ready for some Spring shopping! It was a grey day, as we went out to one of our favorite wine bars, but beforehand, a photoshoot!

Well, earlier today when i was taking a photo shoot ( in the street) in front of a neighbor’s house, there were some things said. My hubby and I asked months ago, in which she agreed, if we could take pictures there. We  never show the woman’s house, as my husband is shooting my outfits and the tree in the background. All of a sudden, she started yelling, “Do not take pictures in front of my house, Do not take pictures…  I will call the cops!

I was a bit rattled, as there was never a mention of this before. But oh well, the joys of humanity! I wondered if she meant the Fashion police, or the actual police. …

SO… we went to Birkdale, otherwise known as Barkdale to my pups…

The rust colored faux leather pencil skirt is several years old from Zara, ( as you know, one of my favorite stores!) as is the frilly, ruffled lace shell under my jacket. Shopping my closet, I felt these 2 pieces were meant to be together. I love textured looks, especially in the Fall-Winter as there are so many fabrics that lend themselves to this styling. The pecan colored Brahmin bag adds lady-like shape and additional texture to the look and i had to add some print with my leopard heels.

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Are you shopping your closet or have you begun to shop for Spring?


outfit details

Rust shell- Zara

Faux leather skirt Zara

Leopard print heels-Rockport


Velvet Jacket-Ann Taylor via Poshmark

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  • Andy
    Posted at 14:10h, 14 September Reply

    So classy and professional looking. Love that croc skin bag btw, it’s amazing !!!

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  • GlamorousandGeeky (@Gofashiondeals)
    Posted at 12:42h, 23 February Reply

    what a crazy thing that happened, your outfit i\s fabulous

  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 11:04h, 23 February Reply

    I can’t believe she yelled at you! It’s the street! So crazy. I am loving the color scheme of your outfit, and that blazer is my favorite piece!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:51h, 23 February Reply

      I know! Kinda crazy… thank you Laura, I love mixing textures. xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 18:56h, 22 February Reply

    I am so sorry that your neighbor behave so rudely. That would really rattled me also. I absolutely love your combination of photo leather, nice, and velvet. This is just superb!

  • barrettadeb
    Posted at 15:49h, 22 February Reply

    Hi sweet Jess!! I love EVERYTHING about this outfit. You always look so polished. And these colors & prints are perfection on you. Thanks for inviting me to link up! Hope you have a wonderful weekend doll💋


  • blogthirtyminusone
    Posted at 15:38h, 22 February Reply

    I love all the details on your outfit, from the earrings to the flats.
    Xx, Nailil

  • Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 14:05h, 22 February Reply

    Wow! Your neighbor must have been having a bad day?! Or maybe she is just jealous of how stylish you always are! Ha!! I just love the various textures in this outfit. I love the color of that velvet blazer and your lace cami! So, so pretty!


  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 21:29h, 21 February Reply

    Love this outfit, Jess. The color combination is so pretty and you know I love velvet too. I guess we need to get it in before it gets too warm. Strange that your neighbor got upset. Who knows what people are thinking! Glad you had another place to take your beautiful pictures. – Amy

  • jerseygirltexanheart
    Posted at 20:18h, 21 February Reply

    This entire look is so gorgeous! Thanks for joining the linkup.

  • Elsie
    Posted at 14:44h, 21 February Reply

    I love this monochromatic textured look. It’s so elegant and stylish! 😉

    Also, what a weirdo neighbor! Call the cops for what? You’re not inside her house! Talk about overreacting!

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 10:26h, 21 February Reply

    Another beautiful look, Jess. I really love that leather skirt and paired with the lace…no wonder they say leather and lace. Sounds like your neighbor lost her marbles. Sorry about that. Happy Wednesday! XO

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 09:40h, 21 February Reply

    All the beautiful rich colors and textures in this outfit are amazing! I don’t know what I love the most about it because it all goes so perfectly!

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:29h, 21 February Reply

    Wow! That experience would have really rattled me. I wonder what her beef was? Although I don’t think she had a legal leg to stand on, anyone can take pictures outside on a public street even if if private residences are in the background. Oh well, on the positive side your outfit is amazing! LOVE the blazer and skirt.

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 09:07h, 21 February Reply

    I adore the brown paired with the rust, and all the different textures make the outfit so rich looking. That Brahmin bag is to die for Jess!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:57h, 21 February Reply

      Thank you Cherie! i love the vintage look of this bag. glad you like the outfit! xx

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 08:45h, 21 February Reply

    I love all the textures and rich colours in this outfit Jess. What a shame you had a crazy neighbour giving you grief, she sounds paranoid. I wonder if she knows about those Google street view cars with cameras!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:58h, 21 February Reply

      hehe, Emma you made me laugh! Thank you i love styling textured looks and wanted to get in the velvet blazer before Spring1 xx

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 07:34h, 21 February Reply

    Gorgeous outfit, my friend! I love the brown velvet. And the color combination is so rich and beautiful. And my goodness, what a story! I always have neighbors’ houses in the background of my photos although I don’t think any of my neighbors even know that I write a blog. They probably think I’m just some weirdo who likes to take pictures of myself! Hahaha. Oh well. I don’t see what harm would come from their houses being in the background. It’s not like their names or the street name is anywhere to be found! I won’t tell if you won’t tell!


  • Maureen
    Posted at 06:44h, 21 February Reply

    Beautiful outfit! Love the lace and leather combo. I actually thought it was a dress! Your bag is totally gorgeous and love the structure. It looks very sophisticated and pairs perfectly with your classy outfit. Yes we try our best to not take any pictures near houses just to avoid any commotion. That’s just terrible though and seems a little silly. I would probably just talk to you in person instead of yelling and getting all riled up.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 05:28h, 21 February Reply

    Looking lovely and so elegant Jess! I especially love that Brahmin bag – I am all about those feminine shapes – so ladylike. They remind me of vintage handbags that I’ve always had a thing for!
    Man, I’m so sorry about your crazy neighbor, wow! We always take pictures on our street and I try hard not get anyone’s mailbox in the shot but it’s tricky. I’m so self conscious taking pictures anyway I’d probably die if someone yelled at me. Thank goodness your husband was there with you. Maybe she was talking about the fashion police, lol. Some people, I swear! Hope you have a wonderful day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:52h, 21 February Reply

      Thank you Kellyann! i thought that about the Brahmin bag, looking vintage. I know I just was taken aback with her, and just walked away! Like you said, some people! enjoy your day too! xx

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 18:41h, 20 February Reply

    Your story of being yelled at by your neighbor made me literally laugh out loud. I’m sure every blogger has stories like that—in my post this week, my boyfriend and I were escorted out of the hotel lobby we were trying to shoot in! At least you look fantastic, as always!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:00h, 21 February Reply

      Oh my! well, you made me feel a bit better.. i guess it is the nature of the beast! Thank you Cheryl! xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 13:20h, 20 February Reply

    So funny about the crazy neighbor lady! How can she stop you, or anyone, from taking photos in the street? I used to take photos on a local community college campus and stopped because a security guard said I needed to leave because the campus was closed. I’ve never been back. Another time I was taking photos at our local outlet mall early in the morning and a security guard came up to see what I was doing. He said as long as I wasn’t taking photos of merchandise inside shop windows I was fine. i don’t relish the thought of being watched on security cameras, so I pretty much never go there anymore.

    You look beautiful in this gorgeous mix of colors and textures. Your leopard shoes and pretty bag compliment your entire look wonderfully!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:26h, 20 February Reply

      I know Jennie! It was crazy, especially since we had talked to her months before and she said fine. So right, we are on the street not even taking pictures of her house or anyones home. Anyhow.. we will be going to different parks and locations soon anyway. Sounds like you had a bit of a trying time! So glas you enjoyed the look! xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 12:28h, 20 February Reply

    This is such an elegant and beautiful look on you. Your hair really enhances this color palette.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:39h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you Rebecca! i do love an Autumnal color palette, and had a good hair day that day! hope you are doing well! xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:13h, 20 February Reply

    I have been told off for taking pictures in front of someone’s house too..now we only shoot in commercial areas. Love this look on you, beautiful colors which you look fab in.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:40h, 20 February Reply

      Oh boy, people have issues, right? i am carefully choosing the locations now.. and have some ideas. thank you Nora! xx

  • Leslie
    Posted at 12:12h, 20 February Reply

    Oh my goodness…I wonder if she has ever seen your website? You do such a incredible job at blogging…I would be thrilled if my house was ever in the background of your pictures!!! Head up high girl bc you are a queen!!!

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 11:54h, 20 February Reply

    What an unpleasant experience! So sorry! The photos turned out great though! I love your outfit! Such pretty colors, and the different textures look so great together!

    Thanks for the link up & I hope you don’t run into your neighbor anytime soon…

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  • smithsuzanne2014
    Posted at 10:33h, 20 February Reply

    So far, I’ve had lunch with my neighbors as far as taking pictures! That is crazy! I love your outfit…especially the bag, but the whole thing really. You are as always, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. It’s the perfect description of you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:16h, 20 February Reply

      Aw, thank you Suzanne! I try to be! i know, most of the neighbors here are fine, this lady moved in not too long ago. sometimes I cant figure people out! xx

  • ivana split
    Posted at 10:33h, 20 February Reply

    that neighbour does sound very unpleasant & strange….but on the upper side, you look amazing!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:24h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you ivana! i know, what are you going to do? xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:19h, 20 February Reply

    People are funny, aren’t they?? But what can you do??
    At least you look fabulous!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:14h, 20 February Reply

    I just love all of the textures play in this look, Jess. Once again you have knocked it out of the fashion park!! 🙂



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:25h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you Shauna! I knew it was time to take out this skirt and I had to get in the velvet before Spring! xx

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:49h, 20 February Reply

    Oh Jess, what in the world is wrong with people these days? You look amazing, I always love how you out such rich colors and fabrics together, your outfits are masterpieces and beautiful!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:09h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you Andrea! I know people can be weird! This was for sure. Glad you liked the look 😉 this skirt is a fav. xx

  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:14h, 20 February Reply

    I love all your outfits, but I think this may be my favorite!! Crazy neighbor!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:11h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you Pam! I was happy how this turned out and was dying to wear the leather skirt. i know! xx

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:51h, 20 February Reply

    Loving all of the textures Jess…so pretty! I had a maintenance man at a local plaza get a bit feisty with me once. Dude, it’s a public shopping plaza…calm down…lol!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:12h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you Debbie! I know, I felt like saying, relax, it is blog pictures and I am in the street.. thats not illegal! xx 🙂

  • Laurie Bronze
    Posted at 05:40h, 20 February Reply

    Jess, I’ve been asked to leave a park in London before! And two houses have told me not to take photos! Your skirt is gorgeous, I love the colour and it’s a perfect match with the bag. I want that bag! A fantastic look
    Laurie xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 05:35h, 20 February Reply

    I am loving the mix of textures in your outfit! That skirt is absolutely fabulous!

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 05:35h, 20 February Reply

    Oh my goodness! What an odd reaction from your neighbour! Some people are just too weird, right Jess? Just ignore her in future… like you said you couldn’t see her house in the photos anyway so what’s the problem!
    You look absolutely stunning – those earthy colours are just beautiful on you.
    Suzy xx

  • Jill James
    Posted at 05:02h, 20 February Reply

    Jess , I love your velvet, lace and faux leather combination and your accessories are the icing on the cake. Who knows what got into your neighbour, particularly as you had spoken previously . Many thanks for Turning Heads Tuesday.

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 04:47h, 20 February Reply

    I had a lady yesterday poke her head out her window and ask what we were doing during a blog shoot but once I told her what we were taking photos of, she didn’t care. People can be so funny about it sometimes! The joys of being a fashion blogger… 🙂


  • awayfromtheblue
    Posted at 03:37h, 20 February Reply

    Oh what a rude reaction from your neighbour! How strange. I’m glad you managed to get photos still. It’s funny as there’s a suburb here called Birkdale so I read that and was like wait a minute…haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a nice start to the week! Our heatwave is starting to end so I’m welcoming the slightly cooler weather, just as it’s starting to wearm up for you! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:18h, 20 February Reply

    What a strange neighbour! She was probably jealouse of your gorgeous outfit! Fabulous colors but that bag is to die for!

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:10h, 20 February Reply

    What a crazy story about your neighbor! Love your velvet blazer and how you styled it! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!


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