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Turning Heads Linkup – Textures – Red and Black Holiday Look


Hi friends!

Sorry about posting later, I had a blog mishap and published to “pages” instead of Posts. So, now we are up and rolling.I think it is the lack of sleep I have been having!

I know you just saw me in red- with my Red Sweater Dress for the Holidays post, but I wanted to style a more textured look with my lace Ann Taylor skirt, that I have had for 4 years, and some lace tights.

Can one really have enough red over the Holidays? This long cardigan duster was something I bought a few months ago on Mango, as I wanted to wear it over dresses, and with camis, jeans.. or an ensemble like today. If I was going to a party, I could take off the sweater and have the cami/lace skirt combination. I also added the black croc clutch for additional texture.

So, how was your weekend? I talked about mine yesterday on the blog but wanted to mention a show we saw.

Mr Rogers

Did you ever hear of 6 Degrees of Separation?  ( Not the movie with Will Smith) Well, it is a belief that we are separated in this world by 6 people. I was going to tell you about my 2 degrees of separation with Mr. Rodgers. Yes, hubby and I saw the movie over the weekend! I used to take Jazz guitar lessons and class at Duquesne from Joe Negri. Remember Handyman Negri, who is also a friend of Mr. Rogers? He would show Mr Rogers around the studio .. Joe Negri is well known in the Jazz Guitar world and is a musician that still plays to this day. He even came to my house for a lesson. Neat huh?

The movie did get me teary-eyed. I was transported back into my childhood with the song, ” Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, which I never forgot. I also remember as a kid thinking why doesn’t he just wear his tennis shoes, why does he have to sit down and change into them all the time? Or How many cardigans does he own? Really, though, the movie was very touching and solidified what I thought as a kid, Fred Rogers is an icon, and he is an altruistic man. As he recorded a show with King Friday, and Daniel, the talking lion, something just rose to the surface, as I thought about the innocent time and his desire to help children express their feelings. It really did touch me.


I love these platform sandals, but I am waiting on these Marc Fisher pumps I purchased on Cyber Monday. Hope they fit!


Long cardigan – Mango

Cami- Target

skirt ( older) Ann Taylor

heels- Adrienne

clutch- JJ Winters

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    December 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

    I want to see that movie. I’ve heard so many good things about it. I think the timing couldn’t be better. So many people have forgotten how to be nice it seems.

    I love all the textures and drama of this outfit.


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    Elizabeth Walker
    December 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    This coat is perfect for the upcoming Christmas!

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    December 9, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Love it, is there anything you can’t wear?? xxx Jacqui

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    December 8, 2019 at 8:57 am

    I wandered over from Elegance Revisited, I love your look – it is so pretty and I love the details of all the patterns mixing together, you look gorgeous

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    Prissy Missy
    December 6, 2019 at 1:57 am

    I love all these mixtures of texture!

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    December 5, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Loving all the holiday texture here, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    Melissa Kacar
    December 5, 2019 at 12:48 am

    This is such a beautiful holiday look! I love the way you styled it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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    Anna Marcus
    December 4, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Black and read is a strong colour combo and you mixed them so well, Jess. Love the different textures and this long red cardigan is so chci

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    Amy Ann Arnold
    December 4, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Love the black and red! The detailing on your skirt is so pretty!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    December 4, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Jess, I had to laugh at your wondering about Mr. Rogers and putting on his shoes and sweaters. I felt the same way!! Just put on your shoes and sweater, for heaven’s sake! Haha! In any case, I look forward to seeing the movie I love red and black, especially at the holidays, and your combination of textures is so gorgeous! Holiday ready!

    xx Darlene

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    Hilda Smith
    December 4, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    I love that cardigan and how you have styled it..and great story.

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      Thank you Hilda! I have alot to wear it with. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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    Meagan Brandon
    December 4, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    This mix of textures is fabulous, Jess! And I love the color of that cardigan…long cardigans are so chic.


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    December 4, 2019 at 11:42 am

    This is such a beautiful holiday look! I love the scallop detail on your skirt, so gorgeous!!

    xx, Elise

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    Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    December 4, 2019 at 6:29 am

    What a fabulous textures! Love that. Fantastic tights!

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    December 4, 2019 at 5:46 am

    This is such a perfect blend of textures…beautiful! I really want to see the Mr. Rogers movie, glad to hear it’s as good as it appears.

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    December 4, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Super combination of textures – ideal holiday outfit!

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    Cheryl Maday
    December 4, 2019 at 12:27 am

    That’s such a great story about Mr. Rogers and your music teacher! I really want to see that movie but am worried I’ll be bawling my eyes out in the theater, so I might just wait for it to come out on streaming. 🙂
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    Laura Bambrick
    December 3, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    So fancy and holiday ready! I love the lace and that pretty red layer! You look gorgeous!

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    Linda Cassidy
    December 3, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    interesting observations on Mr Rogers, I too always wondered about the sneakers Great look loving the cardigan and those tight are fantastic

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    December 3, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Red is definitely the way to go for the holidays Jess!! This is so gorgeous!!

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    December 3, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    This is such a gorgeous holiday look with the elegant black (with all of the different textures, which I love!) and that red coat that looks super soft! I saw Mr. Roger’s this weekend with my hubby, what a great movie… a little emotional at times, but a great message.


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    December 3, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I do really love all the different textures in your holiday look outfit. I always love black and red together. Enjoy your holiday season Jess and many thanks for hosting.

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    December 3, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I love the long red cardigan, it looks fabulous with the black lace! Beautiful outfit!

    Emma xxx

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    December 3, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    This cardigan is lovely Jess. I have the same in navy but the red is so festive xx

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    Michelle Churchman
    December 3, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Jess, that outfit is gorgeous! I’m a huge fan of black and red. And very cool about your two degrees of separation with Mr. Rogers.


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    December 3, 2019 at 10:49 am

    What a gorgeous outfit! I just love all the textures! This would be perfect for the holidays <3


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    December 3, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Love how you mixed textures here my dear!
    Mónica Sors

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    December 3, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Love the texture in the tights and skirt! It is a very pretty look! Having grown up in France, I do know about Mr. Rogers but never really watched the show. I have heard good things about the movie though.

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    December 3, 2019 at 9:19 am

    A modern 1920’s. Love it!


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    December 3, 2019 at 9:14 am

    What a great holiday look! Loving the red and black color combo!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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    December 3, 2019 at 9:11 am

    I just love red for the holidays! It’s so bold and vibrant, plus it looks great on you too!



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    Andrea Nine
    December 3, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Ravishing in red and black my love! You’re GORGEOUS

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    Amy Johnson
    December 3, 2019 at 8:17 am

    What a fabulous holiday look!

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    December 3, 2019 at 8:15 am

    What a fun story! I’m looking forward to watching the Mr Rogers movie! I love your red blazer! This is such a beautiful holiday look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    Lisa D.
    December 3, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Ive always liked red and black together. You look stunning.

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    Kellyann O'Donnell Rohr
    December 3, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Cool connection to Mr. Rogers! I have one too – I got my master’s degree at Rollins College, that’s the same school he graduated from! Ha! Small world, right? I love Mr. Rogers and all he stood for!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 3, 2019 at 10:09 am

      Oh my! My father in law went there and new Mr. Rogers! Rollins college, small world! Me too, the movie really got me!

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    Chrissy Rowden
    December 3, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Well, the question of the day is…do you still play jazz guitar! And that is such a fun story. As for the outfit, you look stylishly chic in your fine black textures of lace, stripes etc. I love it with that red coat!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 3, 2019 at 10:10 am

      HI Chrissy! I just recently picked it up agsain, as when my condition was at its worst, I couldn’t play. I am making an effort to just enjoy playing and picking out tunes. Glad you like the oufit!

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    December 3, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Jess, I am in love with this outfit! It is the perfect holiday look. All the pretty textures topped with that brilliant shade of red! So good! I need to see the Mr. Rogers movie. I am hearing all sorts of great things about it!


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