Valentine’s Day Look- Red and Burgundy - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Valentine’s Day Look- Red and Burgundy


Hi friends

Valentine’s day is around the corner. I can honestly say we don’t go out as we prefer to spend it at home over a good meal and bottle of vino. But, I do like to dress in red for the occasion.

Did you watch the Superbowl? Great game huh? It wasn’t my hometown Steelers, but it was still a good game!


Since Valentine’s Day is near, I thought I would put together some outfits that were taken from pieces of my closet. I am done shopping for Winter and am making use of different combinations from my closet. I wanted to put a romantic look together today for Cupid’s Day and decided to pair my burgundy lace skirt from Ann Taylor, with my red knit sweater I received at Christmas. I love berry tones and instead of monochromatic ( I do love a monochromatic red look), I chose complimentary colors.

Add texture with my lace tights and my black Dolce Vita booties that have gotten plenty of wear since I bought them this year at the Nordstrom sale.

Add a fun floral embroidered circle bag, from Zara and you have a romantic and playful Valentine’s Day look.

An Amazing Story

Valentine’s Day is about Love. And I do love fashion. I love red. I love my little family. And by now, you all know I love dogs!

Speaking of, I have to tell you this story I read on Facebook.

A 20 something speech pathologist built a speech board with colored buttons and words for speech learning. What is specail about that is that she and her hubby owned a Blue Healer. Blue Healers are very smart dogs, and she built this 25 button board in order to teach her dog to “talk”. They trained the dog at 2 months, and  repeated words with each colored button. The dog is now about 5 , and is able to chain words together to communicate its needs!! I was floored! She would press,”Outside” “Play”   or “Toys”, “Inside”… It was  just amazing! I thought if I had the speech board with Gibby and Truffles, Gibby would just repeatedly press” Food” “Food”, “Food”, and Truffles would press, ” Play” “Toys” over and again.

Do you dress for Valentine’s Day or are casual and stay home for the special day?

sweater- gift. Mango ( no longer available,  this sweater is pretty!)

skirt- Ann Taylor

Booties- Nordstrom

bag- Zara




  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 02:45h, 11 February Reply

    Red is an awesome color on you! And its a very sweet outfit. The tale of the button board is intriguing. Valentino is a dog that changes from day to day. I mean, he’s always sweet, but for example, some food he loved one day, he won’t eat the next. So I don’t know what he’d tell me. LOL!


  • voguefauxreal
    Posted at 17:05h, 08 February Reply

    I love the story about the dog (I have two and they’re definitely my babies, though they’re in trouble today because I didn’t put the poundcake slices I picked up at Starbucks back on the counter far enough and when I came back into the kitchen, the wrappers were on the floor and there wasn’t even a crumb left – and they’d already gotten their puppuccinos). I’d read a story about an African Grey parrot that was trained to communicate with words and could put his own words together to make sentences if he didn’t have one stored in his memory that would work. They’re just amazing and I think we just don’t tend to work with their little brains enough to find out. I know my girls have a pretty good vocabulary. One of them stares at us until we say the right word and then she smiles and tips her head, ears up. Now, on to the fashion part of this – what a beautiful outfit! I love the red and burgundy together and that gorgeous purse just ties them together. And those tights are fabulous, as are your earrings! I’m not sure what we’re doing for Valentine’s Day, but I suspect we’ll be doing it NOT on Valentine’s Day.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:39h, 10 February Reply

      Hi Ruth!
      Thanks so much. ah oh! That sounds like what my 2 shih tzus would do! They wouldnt reach the counter, but anything in eyessight is fair game! I think animals are so interesting! Oh, your pup sounds like she knows what she wants too! Thank you about the outfit, i do love to dress for the occasion!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 08:33h, 08 February Reply

    Jess, that is a fantastic dog story! And this outfit is stunning. I love the color combination and all of your pieces are rich with details. Absolutely gorgeous, my friend!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:10h, 08 February Reply

      Isn’t it! I thought it was so cool and really amazing! Id love it if my pups could do that! Glad you like the outfit 🙂 i love reds and have added more to my closet.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 10 February Reply

      Thank you Shelbee! I know! The Blue Healer is a special dog!

  • isthismutton
    Posted at 03:02h, 07 February Reply

    Lovely outfit for Valentine’s day Jess. The bag is so cute. I’m also done with buying for winter. Roll on spring! Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday.

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:10h, 06 February Reply

    Fabulous Valentine’s Day outfit! I love the different shades of red and your patterned tights. I’d never heard of Blue Healers before so I googled them – they’re quite unusual-looking dogs…obviously very intelligent too!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:07h, 08 February Reply

      Thank you Emma! We met a Blue Healer at this one Winery, i think it wanted us to take it home! They are smart! Glad you like the outfit. I have enjoyed adding more reds to my closet this year. xx

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 09:36h, 05 February Reply

    What a pretty look! I love that skirt. I also love a good dog story and I am not surprised by this dog. I swear my dogs speak to me in sign language with just their eyes. I always know what they want my by the way the look at me or stand. Such sweet animals!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:48h, 05 February Reply

      Hi Cheryl!
      thank you! I know what you mean about our pups. I just loved this story and thought it was amazing> They trained her since she was 2 months old!

  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 19:32h, 03 February Reply

    You look beautiful as always. You just proved to me that red heads CAN wear red. Love those little tights too. So cute.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 18:54h, 03 February Reply

    This is so pretty on you Jess. And I just love that purse.

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 17:15h, 03 February Reply

    I like mixing tonal outfits, too. The red sweater was such a great find–I’ve been looking to replace a red cardigan of mine for a couple of years. That dog is so smart!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:38h, 05 February Reply

      I love the style and want to wear it as a cardigan with a white button down or cami next. I know, I thought it was fascinating!

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 15:16h, 03 February Reply

    You look perfect for Valentines Jess. Love that skirt. Jacqui x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:37h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks so much Jacqui! I have had this skirt for years and it is a favorite

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 05:04h, 03 February Reply

    What a pretty combo for Valentine’s – so feminine and romantic! That sweater looks great on you and I love the tights too! That story about the speech board is amazing, I would love to know what Sophie would say, I think it would be “outside, outside, outside!” That dog is always asking to go outside on the patio to sit or out front in the yard. She loves being outside!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:36h, 05 February Reply

      Thank you friend! I love red and thought it would be fun to try it with burgundy. The rich color combination works! I know.. I thought it was incredible a sthere are over 25 buttons that the pup utilizes! So cute about Sophie! Thats great! Truffles has her bed propped up on an ottoman and she can stare outside for hours!

  • eva @ CostumeTakeOut
    Posted at 02:03h, 03 February Reply

    love the combo of red and burgundy! it’s just not common to put them together, but the colors do work together!
    xo eva

    • eva @ CostumeTakeOut
      Posted at 02:05h, 03 February Reply

      Forgot to say I LOVE the earrings! i am finding this style more and more often in the thrift shops I frequent and have bought a ton! I think they are Indian inspired

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