19 In Fashion

Velvet Blazer -Silk Blouse and Jeans


Hello friends,

I hope you all had a happy weekend.   It is finally getting chilly here in Charlotte, and I love it! I do enjoy the sun, as it has a positive effect on my mood, but there is nothing like the Fall chill in the air for sleeping too. I won’t delve into this topic too much, but having or nearing menopause, I am nearly almost always hot, or warm. So, i love being cold at night and getting cozy under the covers. It just makes for better sleep. On a fashion note, I am talking about the trend for Fall-Velvet. I have quite a few velvet pieces in my wardrobe, and this is the styling of one piece and a sample from last year.

Speaking of soft and cozy materials, velvet has always been one of my favorites to wear. I find it always looks a bit luxurious, even at different price points.  I remember having a pair of velvet black pants in my twenties that were a favorite.

Velvet is everywhere right now- shoes, boots, booties, dresses, handbags. I just bought these velvet earrings from Zara a few weeks ago. I loved the colors. It is a material i used to think of as wearing just on special occasions or Holidays such as Christmas, but that has changed.

I decided this year I would add more quality pieces to my closet in the form of silk blouses and cashmere.  This top is labeled Haute Hippie, a designer brand in which i recently became familiar. I was looking on Poshmark ( read about this on-line thrift shop HERE) and was looking for silk blouses. I adored the colors in this flouncy floral romantic blouse. I paired this colorful blouse with a rich velvet burgundy blazer I bought also at Poshmark several years ago. The textured pointed boots are from Zara last year.

Here are a few looks from my style look book.. aka the blog, showing my love for a great velvet blazer and velvet dress.

Dress Zara last yr,

Outfit details top;

Velvet blazer- Ann Taylor on poshmark. like this one, 

Silk Blouse- Haute Hippie ( brand can be found here

Jeans- William Rast

Burgundy Boots- last yr, Zara, like these and  these 

Clutch- Treesje, another by brand

Are you a velvet fan? If so, how do you plan on wearing velvet this Fall?


Have a great day!

Jess xo

Glass Of Glam On Mondays We Link Up 

Beauty By Miss L

Hello Monday with More Pieces of Me & Sincerely Jenna Marie

How I Fall with Pink Sole

Creative Mondays with Claire Justine

Shoe & Tell with Style Nudge

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Nicole Mölders
    November 5, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great velvet blazers.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      November 6, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Thank you Nicole! i have a bit of a collection :-)xx

  • Reply
    November 3, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I’m all over these colours Jess, they suit you so well. I’m after some floral blouses’ and love yours – will keep looking. Jacqui

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      November 6, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Hi Jacqui, that sounds great. This top caught my eye.. love the flowy style and color. If i see anything 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Claire justine
    October 31, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Great looks Jess, love your velvet jackets 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 31, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you Claire! I will look forward to wearing velvet this fall… my closet is ready! xx

  • Reply
    Debbie Hull
    October 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Jess you are so pretty in everthing you wear. You should be a model. Love your clothes and handbags.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 31, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Thank you Debbie, that is very sweet of you to say. Do you have any velvet that you enjoy wearing. I love the rich feel of it . Have a great day! xx

  • Reply
    Amy Christensen
    October 30, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Velvet is such a fun material and can be worn in so many ways, and yet always looks classic and lovely. You are exactly that, Jess, classic and lovely. – Amy

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 31, 2017 at 10:46 am

      Thank you Amy! i have always loved velvet and have collected it over the years. thank you for your lovely comment! I am trying to style more jeans here and there ;-)xx

  • Reply
    October 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Love the whole outfit but I’m especially taken with that blouse. Gorgeous!

    I *wish* we had Poshmark here. Kind of cool they have online thrifting.

    I’ve been a velvet hoarder for a few years now. It is so luxurious and cozy to wear.


    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 30, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you Suzanne! I fell in love with the print and colors in this blouse. poshmark has been good to me lately! I really have bought more sweater dresses and blouses from their recently as you can get good deals. I dont do well with my condition standing for long periods, so this makes thrifting easier for me. i put up things for sale, but it really is a buyers maket! I am also a velvet hoarder! hehe. have always loved it. have a great week! xx

  • Reply
    elle the Elle Diaries
    October 30, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Love this gorgeous velvet blazer on you Jess and that floral blouse is stunning and very YOU ! Also love that velvet dress. I love velvet and am glad it is trending, but truth be told, I have always worn it..
    Glad the weather is nice, menopause…was…tough…
    Hang in there!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 30, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you Elle! i found the blouse from this brand that is new to me, Haute Hippie. LOVE the colors in it and silk, you cant go wrong! I get that feeling too with velvet, i have worn it a long time as well. ! Will do.. its chillier and is so nice to sleep in this weather. Enjoy your week! xx

  • Reply
    October 30, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Great looks! You look so pretty and autumnal! Love love love velvet; always so rich and sumptuous looking. I’ve had a simple midnight blue straight scoopneck dress for years that I found at a consignment shop for $10 and like to add different scarves or tights with that. Bought a pair of high heeled blue velvet boots late last winter that I love the look of, but ugh…so hard to walk in, so those are probably heading to Poshmark!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 30, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you Kristin! Fall is my fav time of year for dressing, love the colors, the textures, the layering. I have always worn velvet and love it. oh, your dress sounds lovely! There are velvet booties out there in blue that you could get with a small block heel that would be easier to walk in. Shoes arent always easy! xx

  • Reply
    Jess Jannenga
    October 30, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Thank you Jodie! I have plenty more velvet to share and wear this season! I have always loved it. Yes, we had a cold spell yesterday and last night. it is chillier, but i do love it for sleeping! xx

  • Reply
    October 30, 2017 at 10:17 am

    What a fabulous look Jess!!! Velvet is such a great material now that it’s cooled down!!

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.