Velvet Dress and Shoes-Leopard Swing Coat - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Velvet Dress and Shoes-Leopard Swing Coat


hello friends!

Is this time of year going fast? I always feel like I have to scramble to get it all done! Anyway, gifts are bought, and I look forward to seeing my family at Christmas. ( plus the 4 pups we will have there) I shared my Karina dress with faux fur Holiday look last week, my Going to a Holiday show attire will be Friday  and now want to share another Holiday dress I will probably wear on Christmas Day.


I saw this emerald green velvet dress on Zara a few weeks ago, and thought it would be perfect for Christmas. I also  have been mezmorized by the velvet shoes/boots I have seen on other bloggers and fell in love with this velvet  teal pair on ASOS. I am pairing these jewel tones with my vintage swing leopard coat today for a fun and festive Holiday look #2


As I look through various websites and magazines speaking of trends, Leopard print is one of those patterns that I think is in most women’s closets, and is wonderful, as it is so versatile, as a neutral. One can mix patterns, combine with virtually any color, and it seems to be a pattern that stands the test of time.

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I bought this leoapard swing faux fur coat several years ago, and it is one of my favorite coats. It is as soft as my boy Gibson’s hair, and really warm. I also love the swing style as it is a vintage style and so fun to pair with pencil skirts, jeans,


Another brooch from my vintage brooch collection, and the 3 strand green necklace from Ann Taylor. I know this is a post filed with “trends” but believe that they are versatile pieces that one can wear in the winter/fall anytime!

Are you a velvet fan? Do you have leopard in your closet, how do you wear it?

Outfit: Dress Zara, Shoes: ASOS Necklace: Ann Taylor, Leopard Swing Coat: Vintage



  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 12:26h, 14 December Reply

    I don’t disagree! It surely comes in various forms and the leopard print is loved by most!! Would love if you can link up to

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 19:22h, 10 December Reply

    Such a beautiful dress! I love the colour and the crossover style. The leopard print jacket is stunning – as are the shoes!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:51h, 10 December Reply

      Thank you Emma! I loved it as soon as I saw it. emerald and velvet! I am wearing it on Christmas Day at my mom’s. My vintage coat I will wear throughout as it is warm! I appreciate it! xx

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 18:01h, 10 December Reply

    Thanks for linking up to our joined A Labour of Fashion and Top of the World Style party.

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 03:16h, 08 December Reply

    Thanks for joining the Ageless Style linkup party. That dress calls my name. So stunning! Perfect on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:01h, 08 December Reply

      I know Nicole, I could see this on you for sure! xx

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 22:41h, 07 December Reply

    Jess, this dress looks amazing on you it matches your complexion beautifully. Blue boots and animal print jacket are perfect addition to a perfect Christmas outfit

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:00h, 08 December Reply

      Thank you Anna! I was in love the first time I saw this dress! Glad you enjoyed my styling! Happy Holidays! xx

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 14:43h, 06 December Reply

    Jess, I simply love this green velvet on you! It looks so warm and comfortable, but absolutely stylish and chic. Your coat is so cute and I love that leopard is in and here to stay. This will be a beautiful Christmas outfit. Thanks for sharing. – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:09h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you Amy! It was love at first sight with this dress! Have a great week! xx

  • Amy Loochtan
    Posted at 11:47h, 06 December Reply

    Everything about this look is amazing!

  • clairejustine
    Posted at 05:52h, 06 December Reply

    Beautiful look Jess, I love your velvet dress. I must treat myself to a new one for Christmas 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:10h, 07 December Reply

      Yes you should! Thank you Claire 🙂 xx

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 03:12h, 06 December Reply

    I adore your dress, Jess! Green, velvet, wrapped – a winner!! You look fabulous.

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:10h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you Annette, I saw this on Zara and was taken immediately! xx

  • Highland Fashionista
    Posted at 22:42h, 05 December Reply

    That dress is AMAZING on you. LOVE the color, and the cut is SO flattering. Zara you say, eh? Hmmm…….very tempting.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 23:16h, 05 December Reply

      Thanks so much Kristin, great to hear from you! Yes, I am kind of a Zara addict. I saw this and the style and color was so me, I said “this will be my Christmas dress! ” ( great excuse to buy a new dress) Go for it! xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 18:26h, 05 December Reply

    You look so elegant as always Jess! The velvet dress is gorgeous, I love velvet too! Leopard pattern is timeless, after all leopards have been wearing it forever! We can imitate the beauty of the leopard without cruelty to animals!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:04h, 05 December Reply

      Thank you Carmen! I have just a “bit
      of velvet in my closet! I know, I so agree about the faux leopard coats! Hope to see you for Turning heads tuesday tomorrow xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 14:06h, 05 December Reply

    That’s a simply gorgeous dress, and jacket Jess! Love those shoes too. You always look like a dream. xo


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:03h, 05 December Reply

      Thanks so much! So lovely of you to say! I try.. my friend! xx

  • Yvonne
    Posted at 14:05h, 05 December Reply

    I love the first outfit and the necklace and brooch. Love your picks especially the green velvet!
    xo Yvonne

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:02h, 05 December Reply

      Thank you Yvonne! The second is the same just wearing my leopard coat with it :_) Thanks for stopping, would love to have you at the linkup tomorrow ! xx

  • Shelly
    Posted at 12:06h, 05 December Reply

    I’m so crazy about velvet this time of year. Loving it topped with the leopard.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:13h, 05 December Reply

      Thank you Shelly! Me too, I love both 🙂 Thanks for popping by! xx

  • versatilestylebytracey
    Posted at 09:11h, 05 December Reply

    Fantastic, love the touch of teal and of course animal print! Nice jewelry too.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 05 December Reply

      Thank you Tracey! I had to bring this coat out it was such a find last year. Glad you like the look and Happy Holidays! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:30h, 05 December Reply

    Oh, Jess—I loved how you mixed the teal & green—what a fabulous combination!! I’m going to have to copy that soon.
    And of course I love that jacket—I was thinking of getting an animal print one about a month ago—but I already have so many great coats that I talked myself out of it (and that’s a good thing)!
    Happy Monday!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:54h, 05 December Reply

      Thank you Jodie! I loved the teal velvet and thought jewel tones when I saw it! Great, want to see it on you. Ah,this coat was a steal last year , and a vintage swing stye that I love. I don’t own a ton of coat, more moto jackets as it doesnt get that cold here! Happy Mon to you! xx

  • Nancy Baten
    Posted at 03:04h, 05 December Reply

    I wished you lived next door to me! Then I would borrow a lot from you!😂😂 What a stunning dress Jess, really beautiful. The design, the fabric, the color! Wow. And that brooche is fabulous too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:57h, 05 December Reply

      Haha Nancy! I laughed at your comment.! I would have been happy to lend to you if you were my neighbor! Thank you! I loved the cut, the color, and going to wear it at Christmas time. This is a fav brooch from my vintage collection. Have a great day! xx

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