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Channeling Joan-#MadMen Please Don’t Go!


Hello Ladies

I am sure I am not the only one that is upset over this shows ending. No! I love everything about it.. the style, the era, the stories, Don Draper, Peggy, Joan, oh I am going to miss it! I l gravitate toward shows in the 40s-60s, Manhattan, Masters of Sex, and my favorite and topic of discussion: Mad Men.

. Today I thought in tribute to  ‘Mad Men last season, I would channel my “inner Joan”.

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I could have had a better up-do if I had a number of stylists! So this “do” will have to “do”!



Joan was usually wearing her bar necklace or toggle necklace and a brooch. I’ve got it covered!


These Zara shoes with square heel and open toes are reminscent of the 50-60s. ( Check out my new pedi too)






I know, I know, there are things we have in common, Some things not so much.  I have red hair. So does Joan. I like 60’s brooches, so does Joan. I love to wear jewel tones, so does Joan.

I like sheath dresses and 60s style, so does Joan.  I have been told I look good in green, so does Joan. I want to be successful at what I do. So does Joan. I like to have a drink in the afternoon, so does Joan.

Now, let’s explore some differences.  I do not work in a male dominated workplace. I do not like pointy bras. I am not quite voluptuous. I do not have a child.  Did I say I am not voluptuous? I don’t smoke.

I loved the scenes where nearly everyone was pouring drinks in their offices and lighting cigarettes.

One thing Joan and I do have more in common IS a more confident presence. I suppose it comes with time, but she rose to the top at   Sterling and Cooper ( when it was just that) to be the only woman at to be a partner at a New York Advertising Firm. ( Kudos to Peggy for being one female in a sea of male ad execs!)  became a single parent, and I am more confident now than in my twenties, and perhaps as they say, “It come with age”. I think it comes with knowing ones self, and being comfortable with who you are. That is something that we DO have in common.

Joan throughout the season was known for her wearing jewel tone colors. Many a scene were shot with her in red, royal blue, emerald-green and purple. We do love that! She often time had a scarf and always a gold brooch or pendant from her neck. There were times she wore floral, but many of her more iconic looks were in red and green. Love. Love. She had her hair up in a chignon most often, a look I am trying to replicate her.

How did I do? I could go on and on about the show, as I have been a faithful viewer and just love the nostalgia as well. But since this is about fashion, we will leave it at that. Mad Men is on Sunday Nights. Season 7, last one. Boo hoo!

If you were a character on Mad Men, who would you be? Why?  Whose fashion do you fancy on the show?

We had a great turnout last week for TURNING HEADS TUESDAY! Just a reminder, and a new time it goes LIVE at 1am EST> HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE TOMORROW!


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Have a Great Day!!

Jess XO

Dress: Karina ( Patti; click on sidebar for affiliate link), necklace: Charming Charlie, Brooch:, Shoes: Zara, Bag: Charming Charlie.

  • betty
    Posted at 16:54h, 12 June Reply

    wonderful look. a bit too short for my taste and for the mad men look. also LOVE your belt!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:20h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you. The length is above the knee which is appropriate, but i say everyone feels comfortable in different lengths. I can wear shorter . Glad you like the belt

  • Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)
    Posted at 07:48h, 13 April Reply

    Jess I LOVE That dress and belt and your hair up!! The Mad men 50s look is so perfect for you. Women were sexy, feminine and oh so chic!

    Thank you for joining #reasonstodress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:02h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Angie!! It is one of my favorite cuts of the Karina dress, glad you like the look! I love a vintage style too. Hope to see you tomorrow for the Turning Heads Tuesday link up my friend xx

  • Porcelina
    Posted at 04:09h, 11 April Reply

    I love this take on Joan’s style – you know how much i love the style of that era. Super job x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:07h, 11 April Reply

      Thank you Porcelina! Honestly, I love this style so much as well. I try to add pieces here and there as you have seen on my blog. Thank you. I would love for you to join in on the link up I host Tuesdays if youd like. IT is called Turning Heads tuesday. jess xx

  • TheBoxQueen
    Posted at 15:23h, 10 April Reply

    This is so lovely! I love Mad Men and Joan’s character; I think you are channeling her perfectly here. Love the fitted dress, the pin, and your hair looks beautiful in the updo. How fun! XOXO, Elif

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:57h, 10 April Reply

      Thank you! Now, if I had her income ! haha 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the post. xx

  • Ana Bogusky
    Posted at 13:58h, 10 April Reply

    One of my favorite looks so far!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:57h, 10 April Reply

      Thank you so much!! Glad you like the dress, it is a favorite. xx

  • Kristen
    Posted at 22:15h, 09 April Reply

    Too cute! The 60s are my favorite era of fashion and you pulled it off perfectly 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:25h, 10 April Reply

      Thank you Kristen!
      Glad you like my interpretation! BTW. I would like to invite you to my Turning Heads Tuesday link up. Stop by next week and link up and meet other ladies here xx

  • Red Reticule
    Posted at 20:22h, 09 April Reply

    What a beautiful and ladylike look! I love the brooch and the simple silhouette of your dress creates such an elegant look.
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    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:35h, 09 April Reply

      Thanks so much Bogi! Do you watch the show? I am going to miss it and the style. Have a great week! xx

  • Alena
    Posted at 18:21h, 09 April Reply

    So pretty and classy! I love the color of that dress!…and the brooch is such a great detail!

    Alena &

  • Jennie
    Posted at 16:38h, 07 April Reply

    Love Mad Men and anytime I can channel some inner Joan that’s a good thing! Love her style and poise. Such a fun post and I like your inspired look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:37h, 07 April Reply

      Thank you Jennie!! So true. Glad you enjoyed the post!
      Have a great week xx

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 08:32h, 07 April Reply

    I have never watched Mad Men nor do I know Joan Hol but I do love your dress this style, Jess! It suits you so well.
    Lovely to see you in the spring sunshine!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 08:29h, 07 April Reply

    SO FAB! This look suits you so well, Jess! GORG!
    Dawn Lucy

  • Ada
    Posted at 05:27h, 07 April Reply

    Channeling Joan and looking lovely in that olive dress. Love the brooch pinned off to the side and cute bow belt you paired this with. =)

  • Carylee
    Posted at 22:34h, 06 April Reply

    This color is really great on you!

  • cassidl
    Posted at 19:57h, 06 April Reply

    you look awesome and I could so see you in madmen. Loving those great shoes and see you tomorrow

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:01h, 06 April Reply

      Thanks Linda! I would love to be on the show even as an extra! Glad you like the look!! xx

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 17:23h, 06 April Reply

    What a beautiful tribute to Joan! She’s also my favourite character in Mad Men, although I’m rooting for all the women (even Betty). And I do love Joan’s style: I’m not a red head but I’m certainly built like her, and love the fact that finally we can find dresses suited for curvier girls, too…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:35h, 06 April Reply

      Thank you Tiina! Glad you like the look. I know Betty needs to be appreciated more! ha. This Karina dress is a favorite for its 50s style.
      See utomorrow! xx

  • Shauna
    Posted at 12:13h, 06 April Reply

    You look beautiful! I have to admit, I’ve never seen the show..but I know everyone loves it!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:16h, 06 April Reply

      Thank you Shauna! Yeah, I am a sucker for shows in different eras, particulary the 40-60s!

      See you tomorrow for THTuesday! xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 11:57h, 06 April Reply

    You’re gorgeous channeling Joan! And Patti looks wonderful on you. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  • Laura
    Posted at 11:26h, 06 April Reply

    I have heard SO much about the show, but I have never watched it. I think I would really enjoy it since I like early era shows like Downton Abbey, and….and another one but my mind just went blank! Ah! Too much chocolate this weekend! You look gorgeous!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:31h, 06 April Reply

      Thank you so much Laura! It is a great show.
      I appreciate you stopping by! xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 10:01h, 06 April Reply

    Happy Easter – I would surely miss MM too but you are so channeling the MM vibe I swear! Don’t forget to join the giveaway I am hosting this week until April 12!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:46h, 06 April Reply

      Thank you Rebecca, Happy Easter to you too,Glad you like the look here. I will check out the giveaway.

      Hope to see you at Turning Heads Tuesday! xx

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 09:43h, 06 April Reply

    I don’t watch Mad Men but I should! I love the color of your dress and the necklaces!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:45h, 06 April Reply

      Thank you Megan! It is a great show, I love that era !

      Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at Turning Heads Tuesday! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:40h, 06 April Reply

    oooh….I love the brooch on the neckline—what a great idea—totally stealing that! jodie
    ps…you look fab!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:44h, 06 April Reply

      Thank you Jodie! Glad you like it!!

      See you tomorrow at Turning Heads Tuesday! xx

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 09:03h, 06 April Reply

    I wrote a whole post on this on the weekend as well. I’m sure going to miss that show and everything it taught me or reiterated for me.

    You did a great job here with your outfit. I too love Joan’s style and presence.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:44h, 06 April Reply

      Thanks so much Suzanne! I will check yours out as well. I didn’t have a team to do my updo, and I have fine hair,so it was tough. Anyhow, I will enjoy the rest of the shoe.

      See you tomorrow for Turning Heads Tuesday! xx

  • asallows
    Posted at 08:51h, 06 April Reply

    What a great outfit! Really timeless and classy. The dress fits you to perfection, and the brooch is such a great touch!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:42h, 06 April Reply

      Thanks so much!! I enjoy wearing this dress, is does have a great fit to it.
      Hope to see you for Turning Heads Tuesday tomorrow! xx

  • plutrell
    Posted at 07:55h, 06 April Reply

    This is a great dress, Jess. I am sure you are among many who are going to be sad about Mad Men leaving. I like to watch it at times…but I also find it to be real depressing. Your smile is much better than Joan’s!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:29h, 06 April Reply

      Thank you Patti! I know at times it can be, Don’s life, and others on the show. I appreciate you stopping by and thank you about my smile! xx
      Hope to see you at TH Tuesday link up!

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