Watercolor Forest Skirt - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Watercolor Forest Skirt


Happy Monday Ladies

There is nothing like a full skirt to make one feel ladylike, feminine. This skirt caught my eye with the impressionistic painting-like image of a forest in a mutlitude of colors. One could pick any of the colors to highlight, so I chose one of my favorite, purple to wear along with this painted skirt.





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So, the two things that caught my eye to this skirt, were the colors and the impressionistic forest , as if Monet had taken his brush and painted the trees behind me a little later in the season. I saw many styling opportunities, and love the fullness of this skirt as well. I found through the back of my closet this dark purple blouse, which I felt brought out one of the more prominent colors in the skirt

The shoes are ( for sale in my closet) and are a 40s style grey with a feather design on the front. These were my favorite when I could wear heels this high. I did so, just for the sake of this look, and for the blog. I am 5 foot  9, so I remember my husband saying how tall I was when I used to wear heels, I would hover over 6 foot. I am just happy to be able to wear my kitten heels now, but like grey as a popular color for this fall..The clutch is actually a crossbody bag, by Treesje, a designer I was introduced to on The Purse Forum a while back i like the crinkled leather and the frills. Details can make a bag, and i love texture in bags! Last, I have been looking at different manicures and colors for fall, and as I mentioned I like purples and plums, this color, by Revlon Colorstay Gel, called out to me! Love purple nail polish!!

What is one of your favorite colors as we enter into fall? Are you loving burgundy, grey? Are you a full skirt kinda gal?


Have a great week,

jess xo

Skirt ( Chicwish), Top ( old Express), Shoes ( for sale in My Closet: Nine West), Bag: Treesje, Nail POlish ( Revlon Gel Colorstay

Linking up to Manic Monday, Still Being Molly 



  • Kevin Price
    Posted at 15:18h, 19 May Reply

    Hi Jess. My name is Kevin Price from liverpool your so gorgeous and i like your fashion love it

  • Iva
    Posted at 00:17h, 10 October Reply

    What a beautiful skirt and nails.

  • momtrends
    Posted at 13:16h, 08 October Reply

    incredible skirt! You look just lovely!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:12h, 08 October Reply

      Thanks, this is a favorite skirt! I appreciate yo stopping by, I will stop by later. jess xx

  • heleddinlavender
    Posted at 12:44h, 05 October Reply

    Fabulous skirt, it really makes an outfit. Beautiful blog. #Reasonstodress

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:51h, 05 October Reply

      Thanks so much! Glad you like it, ad I enjoy the linkup too #reasontodress

  • Monika
    Posted at 10:46h, 02 October Reply

    Dear Jess,
    what an amazing skirt! I love the pattern and I love the combination with the blouse Makes your look very cool and chic.
    Take care

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:08h, 02 October Reply

      THANks so much Monika, this is one of my favorite skirts! jess xo

  • Alex
    Posted at 04:31h, 02 October Reply

    Jess, that skirt is absolutely stunning! I don’t think you could ever have a bad outfit with that one.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:50h, 02 October Reply

      thanks Alex! Iloved it the minute i saw it online! jess xx

  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 20:18h, 01 October Reply

    That is a beautiful skirt! It does look like a water color painting. Love how you styled it with the rich purple. ~Cynthia

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:20h, 01 October Reply

      thank you Cynthia! You know I love your style:-)) jess xx

  • Angelique Kalogeropoulou
    Posted at 19:01h, 01 October Reply

    you look lovely! great skirt, it fits wonderful on you..
    I would like to see you in heels, will look more perfect!

    wanna follow each other?

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:25h, 07 October Reply

      Thank you for stopping by. These are heels but only for the blog. I have a disease called Ehlers-Danlos which effects my muscles, so I can only wear a 1-1.5 inch heel at most.

  • Jennie
    Posted at 15:51h, 01 October Reply

    Oh, Jess, this is just breathtaking! I am absolutely in love with this skirt. Those grey heels are too cute, as well.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:27h, 01 October Reply

      thanks alot Jennie, it is a favorite. I can only wear the shoes for the blog, but these were my favorite. jess xx

  • albertohugorojas
    Posted at 14:26h, 01 October Reply

    perfect pic!

    Posted at 06:27h, 01 October Reply

    Wonderful skirt Jess, it goes so weel with your red hair.
    Thank you soooooooooooooo much for being part of Share-in-Style
    PS: I cannot find your Instagram

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:57h, 01 October Reply

      I am not on instagram… Thanks so much, glad you like the skirt, I could see you wear this! jess xxx

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 05:01h, 01 October Reply

    The print on that skirt is just dreamy! and perfect colours, too. I love purple (year round), blue and green this autumn, too…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:56h, 01 October Reply

      thanks so much Tiina, Iwill be stopping by too, jess xx

  • jcolgrove
    Posted at 00:30h, 01 October Reply

    What a beautiful skirt!!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

  • Hello Katie
    Posted at 00:26h, 01 October Reply

    This skirt is so beautiful! I love anything in the full midi style, but the impressionist print just pushes it over the top! Love the way you styled it too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:55h, 01 October Reply

      thanks so much Katie,that is what sold me. jess xx

  • Uris
    Posted at 19:34h, 30 September Reply

    omg this skirt is so gorgeous!! I cannot stop staring at it and looks perfect on you! thank you so much Jess for always swinging by my blog, you have no idea how much I appreciate the love even though I have been MIA as of late. 🙁 thank you, from the bottom of my heart!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:59h, 30 September Reply

      Hi Uris, Glad you like my skirt, it caught my eye on !No problem, I enjoy stopping by your blog.Hope you are well. Have a great week, jessxo

  • Blaire Bingham
    Posted at 13:26h, 30 September Reply

    Beautiful skirt!

  • Nicolene Richards
    Posted at 13:14h, 30 September Reply

    Hi Jess nice to have received such great comments from you, I like your style just as much! This outfit in particular, I have a love affair with full skirts, you look great!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:15h, 30 September Reply

      I really like full skirts as well, You dont see many women wear them around here in Charlotte, but oh well, I will just have to anyway. I appreciate you stopping by, jess xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 11:04h, 30 September Reply

    You are indeed living up to your blog name via this look Jess – so elegant & so femme!!!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:08h, 30 September Reply

      Thanks so much! I hope your week is going well, hon. Jess xo

  • weshopinheelss
    Posted at 08:22h, 30 September Reply

    what a fun skirt and the color of the shirt looks beautiful on you! Looking great Jess! Have a great week!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:03h, 30 September Reply

      Thank you hon! I think purple is a favorite of mine. glad you like it, you too!! jess xo

  • Ashley
    Posted at 07:48h, 30 September Reply

    Such a gorgeous statement skirt! I love it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:03h, 30 September Reply

      Thanks so much Ashley! I will be buying more of these in the future 🙂 jess xo

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 05:04h, 30 September Reply

    Its plum too. But it looks soooo much better on you. I seriously adore this look on you Jess. I am not really into the print trend but this is the most beautiful skirt I have come across so far. But the best of it all is the shirt. OMG! I love all about it, color, fit, style. Is it still available? Pleeeeeeaase let me know:) Have a wonderful day. I think its awesome with your height. Makes for great modelling pics:) xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:02h, 30 September Reply

      Hi Sabina! Glad you like the outfit,I think the firstpart of your sentence got cut off. So sweet of you . The top is from Express and I bought it about 5 years ago. Sorry. I have another similar one in a dark blue I will wear, I can see if there is a style like it for you. Have a great week! jess x0

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:38h, 30 September Reply

    I love this skirt and it goes so well with the purples. What do you think of the quality of chic wish items? I have been tempted to order but since it’s from overseas, I am a bit hesitant.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:59h, 30 September Reply

      HI Alice,
      I do think Chicwish is good quality. I have only ordered 2 items from them, but this skirt has lining and is made very well. I think it is similiar to Sheinside. jess xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 23:32h, 29 September Reply

    Purple suits you Jess and you do look feminine! Monet was the first thought that came to my mind. Such a gorgeous outfit! I love your style!

    ♥ carmen


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:58h, 30 September Reply

      Thanks so much Carmen, I used to teach music and impressionism in art, so Monet is one of my favorite painters, great minds think alike!! You are too sweet:-) jess xx

  • aasolheid
    Posted at 22:31h, 29 September Reply

    Love that skirt, what a wonderful piece to have in your wardrobe. The colors are stunning. You look beautiful as always:)


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 30 September Reply

      Thanks alot Audrey! This skirt caught my eye from the start. Have a great week, jess xx

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 19:21h, 29 September Reply

    I just love this as much as your emerald one Jess. I love the fullness and the colours and design. I would love to own it.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:31h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks so much Lorna! I will put up the link tomorrow, but you can find it on chicwish if you are interested. xxjess

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 18:47h, 29 September Reply

    This is a beautiful skirt and even though I dont wear a lot of full skirts myself, I do like them on other people and I think you look great in this. You need to be tall to be able to get away with it, I am not sure I can. I also love your nail polish color…how chic!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:31h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks Nora! I am 5 foot 9,so i suppose I can get away with this skirt, glad you like it. I bet you would look great in one as well.I am a fan of dark nail polish in the fall. xojess

  • Claire
    Posted at 18:46h, 29 September Reply

    You are working that skirt girl, so fab!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:30h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks Claire, it caught my eye! Have a great day jess xx

  • trulytamarablog
    Posted at 18:30h, 29 September Reply

    This is such a beautiful skirt, Jess! I love full skirts! 😉


  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 16:14h, 29 September Reply

    Gorgeous midi!!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 15:20h, 29 September Reply

    I used to have a similar skirt with grren prints many years ago and wish I kept it! I am still looking for a nice fuller skirt but haven’t found one yet. Yours is gorgeous indeed and the dark blouse works so well with it.
    Also love your shoes but even more, I am glad that you can wear kitten heels again!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:24h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks Annette, yes, I love this skirt as soon as I saw it, I wanted it. You will find one you love. I can wear a 1-1.5 inch heel at most. The ones I wore for this post are too high, just wanted to show them for the post. Thanks, you are a sweetheart! jess xx

  • Pink Wings
    Posted at 15:18h, 29 September Reply

    You have such a great skirt collection, I’m jealous! Love this, love that emerald one, kinda love them all.

    Pink Wings

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:22h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks Gina! I wear mostly skirts, will invest in more dresses next year. Will stop by your blog asap. jess xx

  • Shannon
    Posted at 14:23h, 29 September Reply

    That water color skirt is seriously to die for!! You look absolutely stunning and love your nail color!

    <3 Shannon

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:22h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks Shannon! The skirt caught my eye from the start. Thanks, I love the dark colors for fall, have a great day! jess xx

  • Daisy @ Simplicity Relished
    Posted at 13:45h, 29 September Reply

    That skirt is really a work of art– and I love how you styled it!! Your blog is really lovely and I adore your attitude. Great style:)

    Daisy | Simplicity Relished

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:47h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks so much Daisy! I will have to stop by, jess xx

  • marie
    Posted at 13:42h, 29 September Reply

    what an amazing skirt~

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 13:34h, 29 September Reply

    What a gorgeous skirt! Loving your clutch and shoes!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:40h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks Jill!! Yes, these shoes are something for the blog, cant wear these normally but liked the look with the skirt. xx jess

  • Whitney 'Nic' James
    Posted at 13:32h, 29 September Reply

    Lovely skirt and nail color. Fall perfect, for sure!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:39h, 29 September Reply

      thanks so much! I am ready for fall! jess xx

  • Marianne
    Posted at 13:04h, 29 September Reply

    This skirt is gorgeous!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:07h, 29 September Reply

      My favorite too, thank you have a great day, jess xx

  • Red Reticule
    Posted at 13:02h, 29 September Reply

    You look elegant and ladylike as ever! Love the midi skirt!
    Red Reticule

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:06h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks so much, glad you like the outfit ! jess xx

  • Lauren
    Posted at 13:02h, 29 September Reply

    Jess, such a beautiful skirt on you! I can see you working this into your wardrobe many ways!!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:06h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks so much, my fellow elegant blogger 🙂 jess xx

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 11:38h, 29 September Reply

    This is a stunning rich outfit, Jess! You look so chic.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:44h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks alot Pam! I love my purples! 🙂 jess xx

  • Michelle
    Posted at 11:33h, 29 September Reply

    That skirt is everything!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:36h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks Michelle, I liked it from the get go! jess xx

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 10:06h, 29 September Reply

    Wow! wow wow wow! I LOVE this skirt! This is my favorite outfit of yours so far! So fresh and interesting than anything I have seen! Beautiful colors and it fits you perfectly! Pinning this look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks so much! I loved this skirt right away! Love the woods and the fact it looked like a painting. jess xo

  • ADA
    Posted at 10:02h, 29 September Reply

    WOW that is a stunner of a skirt Jess and I also love the blouse. Great pairing. I think you’d like the dress I am wearing today so take a peek. Thanks and Happy Monday!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:32h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks Ada, will do. This skirt caught my eye right away, jess xx

  • Ariella
    Posted at 09:42h, 29 September Reply

    Perfect combo. I like it very much.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:31h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks so much! Have a great day, jess xx

  • Julie
    Posted at 09:12h, 29 September Reply

    oh my gosh, I LOVE that skirt! It does definitely have that impressionist feel to it, so I think the artist in me needs this! haha! Great look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:31h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks Julie! This print got me right away jess xx

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 07:18h, 29 September Reply

    This skirt is stunning, love that a lot :))) Happy Monday doll, I hope you have a gorgeous week 🙂 x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:55h, 29 September Reply

      Thank you! Will pop over today. Glad you love the skirt, me too! jess xx

      • Dana
        Posted at 12:56h, 30 September Reply

        Dear Jess,
        This outfit is the absolute favorite outfit of yours!!!! The skirt is divine beautiful, this gorgeous colors but also the cut and the length and of xourse the fit.. both thumbs up!! BUT .. also the blouse.. very, very nice color, perfect fit, makes a great silhouette and looks so very nice on you with your red hair.
        The nailpolish.. fabulous! 😉

        have a wonderful day dear friend
        Dana 🙂

        • Jess Jannenga
          Posted at 16:14h, 30 September Reply

          thanks so much Dana! Glad you like it, you are too sweet! I fell in love with the print and the colors. The top I bought years ago. You are the expert on nails, so i take that as a compliment!! Have a wonderful week as well, jess xo

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