Turning Heads Linkup- Santa Brought Me a Teddy Bear Coat! - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup- Santa Brought Me a Teddy Bear Coat!


Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. We enjoyed ourselves at my moms and it was a bit of family Christmas Chaos, but in a good way! Dogs, kids, hours of opening presents, and lots of great food and family time. One of my gifts is this rust teddy bear coat that I love! I have looked for these coats for awhile and this color, with the larger lapels was so pretty! I love it. It is lighter than some of the faux fur leopard coats I have looked at, perfect for the NC winters.



Hard to believe it is 2019, and that the year has passed so quickly. I hope to share with you my new year’s goals, and also ask that you do a survey to see what types of topics you would be interested in seeing on EDS blog this year. If you missed my post on Working out during the Holidays, have a read!  I know my hubby is planning on getting a spin bike for the house, and I am researching treadmills, as mine went kaput and conked out this year. Running is too hard on my joints, but I enjoy walking and maybe light jogging. I am not a Winter person, so walking in frigid temps is not my favorite.. Having a home gym works better for me.

There are always goals for the blog, personal and professional goals, as well. I will continue to have fun sharing my fashion compilations, as it helps to fulfill my creative side, and push myself as well. Meeting other ladies, who share this love, has been a highlight in fashion blogging for me.

My Outfit

I mentioned Santa brought me this coat, and a little birdie  told me it is from ASOS. Let’s face it, Iv’e been a pretty good girl this year..Hubby has been paying attention to my fashion choices, and i’ll be sharing the gift he chose for me, on the blog soon.

Back to the coat… The nubby texture and rust color is just gorgeous! I love the kind of retro feel it has and pictured myself wearing it with flared denim in the chillier weather.

Who can resist a sweater dress? It is one of my favorite things to wear when the weather gets cold. Here I am wearing a Madewell camel sweater dress with ties at the wrists, a detail that caught my eye. Since it is a mini dress, I paired it with brown patterned tights and Vince Camuto Over the Knee Boots. I purchased the dress on Poshmark, secondhand for $25 shipped!

Not wanting to wear mini dresses? You could easily wear a pair of ponte black leggings are some faux leather leggings under this and wear it like a tunic. Skinny jeans could also be an option and you could wear the OTK boots just as I have shown here.


Quick funny story… one of the gifts my hubby gave me was this stemless wine glass  that read ” ITS NOT REALLY DRINKING ALONE IF THE DOG IS HOME.” I LOVED it! so fitting.  Now, the funny part is, he had the gift stored away since July,as it took time to get it in stock. Later, I am looking on Amazon, for my friend Mindy, and showed hubby the same, exact glass! I bought it for her My hubby got such a kick out of that as he searched for awhile, and was so pleased to find such a cute wine glass, only for me to buy it for a friend in a matter of minutes!

We went to PPG place and saw the International Santas from each country, making special note of the Ukrainian and Irish Santas, representing my heritage. My sister wanted to take my niece on the Pittsburgh Incline, which was fun,because I couldnt remember the last time I went on it. It was just great having everyone in one place!

What type of coat to you enjoy- faux fur or teddy bear?

See links below. * Affiliate links. 

Coat– gift ( ASOS)  Love this one too ( on sale!)

madewell sweater dress- poshmark

brown patterned tights- thred up

Vince Camuto OTK boots

Brahmin handbag- gift. ( lst yr) ( sim)


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  • Jessica
    Posted at 02:04h, 04 January Reply

    Can’t go wrong with teddy bear coat, super cozy and comfy. Happy New Year dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 00:05h, 04 January Reply

    What an amazing gift! It’s so cozy looking and I love the color too!

  • chezrama
    Posted at 17:27h, 03 January Reply

    Well Santa did a good job. I love the color and the style. You really styled well with the fabulous dress and shoes.

  • Lindsay
    Posted at 09:40h, 03 January Reply

    Love this coat on you! The color of the coat goes so well with the color of your hair! The rest of the outfit is fantastic on you as well!! xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 00:15h, 03 January Reply

    LOVE your teddy bear coat. I had one when I was a little girl, it was so cozy! What a great colour, goes well with your hair and brown boots! You look lovely in the sweater dress.

    Happy New Year!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:05h, 04 January Reply

      Thank you Carmen. Ah, I bet you looked cute! I couldn’t resist asking for this coat, I love the color. thank you! xx

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:39h, 02 January Reply

    Gorgeous cosy coat! I love all the brown tones in the outfit, great colours on you. The wine glass is fun 🙂 Wishing you all the best for 2019!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:06h, 04 January Reply

      Thank you Emma! I loved the wine glass! xx

  • Kristen Harrison
    Posted at 18:25h, 02 January Reply

    I love this look! Happy New Year babe!

    xo, Kristen

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:56h, 04 January Reply

      Thank you Kristen! Happy New Year to you!

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 18:00h, 02 January Reply

    Sounds like you had a fabulous holiday! I really love your coat and the color is perfect on you! I also must get a dog!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:07h, 04 January Reply

      hehe! Yes, I dog doesn’t mind if you have a glass of wine in the afternoon! Thank you Suzanne! xx

  • legalleeblondeblog
    Posted at 14:54h, 02 January Reply

    I love the teddy bear coat! It’s so unique in that rust color. Happy new year!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

  • Elizabeth Smith
    Posted at 14:45h, 02 January Reply

    I am a new subscriber and just love your style! I think I am reading it right that you are from Pgh? I am from the North Hills but have not lived in Pgh for many years, I do miss it.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:46h, 03 January Reply

      Hello Elizabeth, welcome! Yes, I am from the South Hills- Baldwin Boro. We visit my mom who still lives there and enjoy the area.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:24h, 04 January Reply

      HI Elizabeth! Welcome to my blog and thank you so much! Yes, I was born in Pittsburgh, and my mom still lives in the South Hills, Baldwin Boro. Nice to meet you! I go to visit several times a year and its fun to see what has changed. xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:23h, 02 January Reply

    This teddy bear coat is just PERFECT with you hair, Jess!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 10:20h, 02 January Reply

    Jess, When I saw this coat on you on Insta I LOVED it!!!! It’s perfect! You have the cutest figure and all your clothes look darling on you! That sweater dress is so cute too. I’m so happy your hubby is paying attention. That’s wonderful! Happy New Year beautiful red headed friend!!! XOXO

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:28h, 04 January Reply

      Thank you Lisa, so glad you like it! I was wanting a TB coat and hinted at several, the color was what I got excited about. Aw, that is so nice of you to say. Hope you have a wonderful NY as well! xx

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 05:18h, 02 January Reply

    This coat was made for you, Jess. I can see already that you like it. I whish you Happy New Year!!!


  • Jill
    Posted at 03:42h, 02 January Reply

    Santa did well, the teddy coat is just wonderful on you. Nobody can wear a sweater dress like you . Love the wine glass. Wishing you all the best for 2019.

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 22:00h, 01 January Reply

    Ooooh I knew that rust teddy bear coat would be FABULOUS on you! I love how you styled it too, perfection. Those boots are terrific on you and those long legs of yours – supermodel Jess!
    Did I ever tell you my husband is from north western PA? We’ve been to Pittsburgh and rode the incline, it was fun and so different from anything we have here. We also caught a Pirates game and that was fun too.
    Happy 2019 my friend!

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 21:45h, 01 January Reply

    I have seen some many of those teddy bear coats in the light pink – not a huge fan. Now, this burnt orange is something I can get behind – beautiful!


  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 21:15h, 01 January Reply

    Happy New Year, Jess! Santa has fantastic taste—I love that teddy bear coat, and I definitely need that wine glass! 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 20:15h, 01 January Reply

    Such a cute and cozy coat and I love the color. Looking fab Jess! Happy New Year, wishing you all the best in 2019.

  • budgetbelles80
    Posted at 15:54h, 01 January Reply

    Happy New Year! I am glad you enjoyed the holidays! I love your teddy bear coat. It looks lovely with your outfit.

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 15:35h, 01 January Reply

    That coat is the most beautiful color! Happy New Year Jess!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 14:42h, 01 January Reply

    Happy New Year!

    The colour of that coat matches your hair wonderfully. My stylist suggested I start going a bit more copper like your hair colour. I’ll see how it goes.

    That wine glass is priceless! Ha! If I still drank I’d be tempted to get it. We gave up all alcohol in our house a few years back.


  • HelloIm50ish
    Posted at 14:28h, 01 January Reply


    You inspired to get up this morning and write my Tuesday Style Link up post. After I saw yours I thought I need to kick off 2019 the right way by posting today! I didn’t think anyone would be posting today but here you are!
    I enjoyed my time away from blogging but I also enjoy making connections with my fellow bloggers!

    I always enjoy your beautiful photos and what you’re wearing!


  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 13:57h, 01 January Reply

    Happy New Year! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday with family. My husband must have checked out some of my wish list posts, because he got me some nice items that I’m sharing on the blog tomorrow! 🙂 This coat is SO perfect for you. I have a teddy bear top and also a cardi, but not an actual coat. I love how it kind of has the fit of a pea coat. That color is so, so pretty.


  • Brynne
    Posted at 12:29h, 01 January Reply

    I just started dabbling in buying on Poshmark. In 2019, I would love to see a blog post on tips for narrowing down searches (I know how to tell it to show my specific sizes but am thinking more about what category searches you use, etc). Also, how do you purchase feeling fairly confident the sizing will work for you? Do you already have a good idea of your sizing in particular brands or do you use a tailor if something needs a tweek? Something along those lines. I just love your style.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:38h, 01 January Reply

      HI Brynne, thanks for commenting. I will add that to my list of blog post ideas for this year. I shop on Poshmark, The Real Real and a bit on Thred UP. Much of my secondhand shopping is poshmark. I would be happy to do a post on this. I believe there are great deals to be had! Thank you so much. xx

  • Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    Posted at 12:15h, 01 January Reply

    Love, love this sweater dress on you and that scarf is an all time fave of mine These color are all so great on you. Happy, happy New Year Jess!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:12h, 01 January Reply

    That coat is amazing…the color and it looks nice and warm. I keep thinking I need one, and then I look in my coat closet and see how full it is…ugh!!
    The wine glass cracks me up. I may have to get something like that. It counts if the kitties are home too, right??

  • savvysouthernchic
    Posted at 08:48h, 01 January Reply

    That’s the perfect coat for you! You look fabulous! Happy New Year!

  • Lisa D
    Posted at 08:47h, 01 January Reply

    The teddy bear coat is perfect for you. I love it. I actually have one something like it saved on a pinterest board. I just showed those boots to my husband. I love the length of them. I didn’t want calf boots this year and the thigh highs were a little extravagant on me but these over slightly over the knee is perfect.
    Happy New Year.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 07:00h, 01 January Reply

    Jess, this coat is the perfect color for you! I absolutely love it and your outfit is really stunning, too. I have a pale pink teddy bear-ish coat but it is the longer furry stuff. I love it but I tend to feel like a giant pink marshmallow when I wear it! Haha. I will get it photographed and on the blog soon. But for now, my faux fur coat from my husband for Christmas is my fave outerwear! Also, your wine glass is wicked cute! Wishing you the most amazing things in 2019, my friend. Happy New Year!


  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 05:24h, 01 January Reply

    A stunning look Jess! All my favourite colours here, and what a bargain find that dress was! Happy new year lady xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:42h, 01 January Reply

    Happy New Year Jess!

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