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Turning Heads Linkup- Wearing White Jeans After Labor Day

Oh, the injustice!

Oh, the sheer nerve of her!

What are these ladies talking about? Could it be that I dared to wear white jeans after Labor Day!

Gasp! Such sacrilege!

My Outfit

One of these days we won’t hear about it being a “thing” anymore. A fashion Faux Paux.

Wearing white year round can be so fresh and certainly beautiful with monochromatic looks of varying shades of white.

Eggshell, cream, off-white, stark white. You can mix these babies!

I always think a soft cream turtleneck sweater paired with white jeans and neutral accessories looks so classy! I will be sharing different ways to style them in the Fall and Winter.

Besides, where are the “Fashion police” anyway. Fashion is an art of expression, and I feel we should wear what we like. ( unless it hurts someone of is damaging in any way.)

Today I am wearing some basic pieces that I absolutely love. When I looked in my closet, I made a note of what I could add in several other colors. Lots of ladies do this. Find one piece you love- for example this silk Equipment blouse in leopard, and buy it in multiple prints or neutral colors. These will act as layers you will wear, mix, time and again. I like to look at Poshmark or sales for silk blouses to wear under jackets, blazers, paired with trousers, pencil skirts or elevating denim.

I am wearing Levi Denizen jeans, and I love these white jeans for the stretch and comfort, as well as the slim leg.

My Marc Fisher croc textured block heels add to the look, and of course I had to take out my gifted Teddy Black structured bag, as I love the rich red with leopard. One of my favorite combinations!

Since leopard is considered a “neutral” like I explained in this post ( with Camo), you could pair any color bag/ jewelry/scarf, with this look.


I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! I did some shopping in Madewell ( first time in there) and I’ll share what I got on the blog at a later time. Had lunch out, went to a new Sephora that opened near my home and bought a Charlotte Tillbury lipstick. I love the colors! Sunday we went to the lake and I paddle boarded while hubby kayaked.

leopard blouse with white denim and red bag

leopard blouse with white denim and red bag and shih tzus

One of my readers, Wendy, suggested that I have the pups in a photoshoot. So, here are my buddies posing for the camera!

red bag and 2 shih tzus

Gratuitous Doggy Shots 🙂

silk leopard blouse

red structured bag, white denim and leopard blouse

My Outfit Details

Leopard silk blouse- Equipment

white jeans- Levi Denizen

Marc Fisher – shoes

handbag c/o Teddy Blake


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  • Reply
    December 21, 2021 at 11:32 am

    I love white jeans! I am happy I found this year the prefer fitting ones for me.

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    September 13, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Oh I love this look, leopard with white is the most perfect combination. Thanks for sharing. Jacqui x

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    Lucy Bertoldi
    September 10, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Love the leopard print blouse of course- but I’m in love with your pups!!!

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    [email protected]
    September 10, 2021 at 10:28 am

    I love white all year and you’ve made those jeans very chic with your animal print!

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    September 9, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    I love the leopard print with the white jeans and pop of red! Lovely to see your fur babies in the photos, they are very well behaved!

    Emma xxx

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    September 9, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Loving this crisp white denim on you- definitely don’t have to put it away after Labor Day!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    September 8, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Jess, I adore the pairing of leopard with white as well as red so this look is a double winner in my book. And then you added cute pups as accessories … brilliant! (LOL) All kidding aside, this is a wonderful outfit and so lovely for Fall (outdated rules kicked to the curb).


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    Michelle Churchman
    September 8, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    I love this look, Jess! And always happy to see your cute pups. For us, Labor Day weekend was all about the move.


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    September 8, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you for hosting this party again :). Wish you a great week ahead!

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    September 8, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Oh my gosh, your pups are so cute! I love this whole outfit! love teddy Blake handbags!


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    The Grey Brunette
    September 8, 2021 at 4:06 am

    I couldn’t agree more, Jess….white looks fabulous at any time of the year! You look absolutely stunning in this outfit—I love the animal print on you! The photos of the pups are super cute too. I’m not sure I would be brave enough to have my dog on my lap whilst wearing white jeans though LOL!!
    Suzy xx

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    Gail Hanlon
    September 8, 2021 at 2:10 am

    I’ve often wondered about the reason why there’s no white after Labor Day. Nice to see you breaking the rule! Great to see the pups xx

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    September 7, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    I love how white can complement the darker fall and winter shades, especially make those jewel tones pop! I love how your jeans look with leopard and burgundy! Such a great fall combo!

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    September 7, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Love, love leopard with white jeans! And I’m SO glad that that old fashion rule is going out the window! Your gorgeous bag adds just the right pop of color, Jess. Pups are looking adorable, as always!

    xx Darlene

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    September 7, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    You are so right Jess! Fashion is about wearing what makes you happy and I love how you styled your white denim. The leopard and red are so eye catching while the white denim is so refreshing. Together, it’s an outfit that is very beautiful all around. I can’t wait to see what you bought at Madewell. I love their stuff though my attention has been elsewhere lately, Shein and Amazon. I also love that you did a photo shoot with your pups. They are so cute! I hope your week is off to a great start and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    September 7, 2021 at 6:09 pm


    I have always worn white after Labor Day!
    I can’t believe that I haven’t been posting on your Link up!
    I always look forward to seeing you every week! This summer has been a very busy one of taking care on my farther and dealing with our sweet Bruno.
    I love seeing you with your sweet pups!


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    Jacket Society
    September 7, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    I am all for white after labor day, in fact white anytime…to me its a neutral and has to do with how you style it for each season. Love your white jeans mixed with the leopard top, and that red bag is a great pop of color. Love Teddy Blake, I have one of their fab bags too!

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    September 7, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Once we start analyzing the “why” of these rules, we can obviously see how silly they are. Why wouldn’t I wear white after Labor Day should be the question, right??
    Love this Jess,

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    September 7, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    I feel like white denim goes with a lot of the fall colored tops really well! It sounds like you had a nice holiday weekend with a little shopping and lake time! That leopard blouse goes nicely with the white pants and your pups are adorable!


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    September 7, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Always love seeing puppy pictures! I typically only wear my white jeans in the fall/winter because it’s just too hot for jeans in general during the summer.

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    September 7, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Love your transitional outfit, leopard with white is perfect for any season! And your pups are so adorable, dogs bring so much joy to life. Thanks for the link up and have a good week!

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    Nicole Mölders
    September 7, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Love your fall look. Thank you and your readers for clicking my link the most often. It’s great that we all still love to dream. Have a great week.

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    September 7, 2021 at 9:33 am

    This is when I started wearing my white jeans! I love the contrast with the leopard blouse and that pop of color. Very classy.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2021 at 11:10 am

      Thank you Mireille! I love white jeans year round, and look forward to styling some monochome looks with cream/white .

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    Pamela Graham
    September 7, 2021 at 8:38 am

    You always style white so well Jess. Strangely enough as we suddenly have a heatwave after a ‘non-Summer’ I’ve only just bought white pants so I may be following your lead! I just love leopard with red for any season!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2021 at 11:09 am

      Thank you Pamela! We are still warm here until about November, it cools down a bit in Oct though. I bet your white pants will come in handy! I love the combo with red too!

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    September 7, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Leopard looks so good contrasted with white! This is the perfect fall transition look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2021 at 11:08 am

      Thank you Jill! The blouse is one of my favorites too.

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    September 7, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Omg!! The pups are ADORABLE and I love their little haircuts.

    I think they need their own blog. I miss my little guy so much (Grizzly)!!

    That I might have two sweethearts like yours in my life one day makes me feel so much better. ♥

    And thank you for the shout-out. Hilarious!!

    Wendy http://www.TheInspiredEater.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2021 at 11:07 am

      Thank you Wendy! We do keep their hair short here in the South, and I prefer this style. We do alot of active things with them and it wouldnt be practical otherwise! I will always have pups, I just love dogs so much! Sure! 🙂

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    September 7, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Love seeing your pups! And this is such a cute outfit on you – I like the red with the leopard 🙂 Since we don’t have the labour day here in Australia I agree you should wear what you want when you want 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope your week is off to a great start 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2021 at 10:34 am

      Thank you Mica, It was time for the pups! I always love red and leopard as well.

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    September 7, 2021 at 6:57 am

    I just love how you styled your white denim – leopard silk is always a win in my book and your accessories are perfect for fall! Sounds like you had a really wonderful and busy weekend!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2021 at 10:33 am

      Thank you! This is one of my favorite blouses. We did, it was alot of fun!

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    Fonda @Savvy Southern Chic
    September 7, 2021 at 6:29 am

    I love the leopard with the white jeans. When I was growing up, it was no white shoes after Labor Day or before Memorial Day. How did that translate to jeans, lol? I even wear white shoes/ boots in the fall now too.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2021 at 10:33 am

      I know me too! It is such a silly thing! I love wearing white jeans year round.

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    September 7, 2021 at 6:05 am

    Jess, this is such a great transitional outfit. I love the leopard blouse paired against your white denim. And the puppy photos are just so precious! It sounds like you are enjoying these last weeks of summer!


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      September 7, 2021 at 6:06 am

      Gah, I forgot to say thanks so much for the feature! That was a lovely surprise!


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    September 7, 2021 at 3:40 am

    You look great in this look and how cute are your pups!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2021 at 9:54 am

      Thank you Lovely! It was time for them to be in the photoshoot!

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    Vanity And Me Style
    September 7, 2021 at 3:30 am

    I totally agree Jess. I’ve just bought cream jeans for winter xx

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    September 7, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Love how you styled this leopard print blouse! I hope you have a wonderful week!


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