30 In Fashion

Tartan Blazer with JBrand Lovestory Flared Jeans


Morning friends,

I hope to do a post on my favorite denim in various styles and have been wanting to style these Lovestory JBrand jeans for a while now. With the selection of styles out there, you can have fun with flares like I am showing you today.

At Home

So, how was your weekend? We went to at Home, a place similar to Home Goods with a lot more square feet! I could go crazy with decorating there! I have difficulty walking and standing on those types of warehouse floors, all concrete. If I can keep moving, I do better, so I looked and browsed the aisles and saw so many wonderful decor pieces for Christmas along with home decor. We didn’t go crazy, but I did buy some Christmas pillows for our Living Room, and some metal reindeer for the mantle. I need to find some lit garland with pinecones, as our tree is more “woodland-inspired”.

Plaid and JBrand

More plaid this week on the blog, today a popular Scottish pattern of blue and green tartan. I bought this blazer a few years ago from Anthropologie. How did I make it work with the jeans? I balanced the look of the fuller flare with a more fitted upper body. The green blouse and plaid blazer are fitted with a buttoned-up look and puffed sleeves.

The JBrand jeans are a lower rise than I am used to but was reminded of the days I used to wear True Religion and other designer denim with a lower rise. The longer green blouse underneath the jacket is worn to cover the lower rise. These jeans were quite popular when flares were big in fashion. Now, I think there are so many choices, it is fun to wear different jean styles dependant on your mood. I bought these jeans on Poshmark, where I have purchased many of my designer jeans, and for a mere fraction of the cost – I paid $25! You do take a chance, but if they didn’t fit, I would just resell.

I do love the 70s vibe with flares, and because they are a wider style at the bottom – your eyes are drawn to the width of the jeans Pair them with a fitted blazer, as I have done hear or a dressy blouse that is more streamlined. Perhaps a styled lighter cashmere sweater would dress up the jeans and keep you cozy and warm. With flares like this, I like to wear a heel, and you want them long enough to see just a bit of the heel and the pointed toe- another way to elongate the look.


Blazer from Anthropoligie- years old.( Love this blazer from Nordstrom)

Jeans- J Brand Lovestory ( different wash)

Another wash of JBrand on sale!

Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag in Fog ( similar style )

Love this chevron style from Rebecca Minkoff

Jambu boots

Vintage green brooch.

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Have a wonderful Day!

Jess xo

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  • Reply
    November 30, 2019 at 6:35 am

    I love your tartan jacket! It looks great with the gorgeous green blouse. I’ve been looking for a traditional red tartan jacket but now I’m tempted to get a green and blue one too! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 30, 2019 at 9:47 am

      Thank you! I saw a red one of Mango that I love but am out of $$ due to Christmas .. you might check there! πŸ™‚

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    Melanie Silkworth
    November 24, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Hi Jess! I haven’t made it to At Home store yet. I know there is one about 30 minutes away, but the Home Goods is 5 so that’s where I tend to go. Need to make up there sometime. You did a beautiful job styling your jacket with your flared jeans. I’m not a low rise girl anymore either, but a longer top to cover the rise is a great way to wear them!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 25, 2019 at 11:13 am

      HI Mel! I know, At Home is more like 30 minutes from our house too and HomeGoods is one I enjoy going to. Thank you, glad you like the outfit! These are my only pair of low rise jeans I have , as well as flares, and they are fun from time to time. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 23, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Cute outfit! You look stunning in green, and your hair is gorgeous!

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    November 22, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Jess, I am dying over this jacket! And your blouse. I love the shades of green and the plaid, too. And the cut of the blazer is so stinking cute! Such a great outfit! Thanks for linking up.


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      Jess Jannenga
      November 24, 2019 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you Shelbee, I bought this jacket a few years ago and really do like it. I love a great fitted blazer. thanks friend!

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    November 22, 2019 at 2:52 am

    These colours worked beautifully on you Jess. Love the whole look. Jacqui

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    Amy Christensen
    November 19, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I love a nice pair of jeans with a blazer. It dresses up a casual look. I love this outfit and you look fabulous in green. I just recently found a red plaid blazer while thrifting and it will be making it into my Christmas outfit series in the next couple weeks. Looking lovely! Have a great evening. – Amy

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 24, 2019 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you Amy! Ah, too bad we arent closer, I would go thrifting with you! I look forward to seeing your find. I want a red blazer for my closet but itll have to wait a bit. xx

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    Michelle Churchman
    November 19, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    The blue and green tartan blazer is fabulous with your hair! (My hair used to be that color….) I love the tailored look of the blazer too.

    I feel you about the concrete floors. Standing is no good for me either, and I tend to keep strolling.


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      Jess Jannenga
      November 24, 2019 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks so much! I always loved green, all the different shades.. Oh, neat another red head! former… πŸ™‚ yes, it is actually pretty exhausting with hypermobility to be able to stand or walk slowly. That is why I usually shop on line, with the occasional stop at the store.

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    November 19, 2019 at 9:26 am

    LOVE navy and green plaid!! this blazer is so pretty and you styled it perfectly. Beautiful look!

    xx, Elise

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 19, 2019 at 9:49 am

      Thanks very much Elise. I have had this blazer for a while and it is a favorite.

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    November 18, 2019 at 10:58 am

    This outfit is a nice balance of dressy and casual. I like the flared jeans for a change. You’re fortunate that the length was good for you–of the ones I’ve tried on, lately, they are quite long and would require hemming.

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 18, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Hi Kim!
      Thank you ! I wanted a bit of a change too. I have mostly skinny jeans in my closet but love to change it with bootcut and now flares every now and then.

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    Hara Allison
    November 18, 2019 at 10:55 am

    You look so great in that outfit!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 18, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Thanks so much! Its been awhile since I wore flared jeans but I wanted to change it up.

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    Nancy Weiss
    November 18, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Hello Jess!

    What a beautiful plaid blazer and green is definitely your color. You will get many years of wear with that purchase. Great styling 😊


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      Jess Jannenga
      November 18, 2019 at 10:54 am

      Thank you Nancy! I need to brush out my hair more- after noticing how curly it gets with my hot rollers. Have a great day!

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    eva @evawingercostumetakeout
    November 18, 2019 at 10:42 am

    loving on the plaid! you are maybe the 4th blogger i see flared jeans on–i should have never gotten rid of mine!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      November 18, 2019 at 10:47 am

      I have this one pair ! Most of mine are skinny jeans and I have a few bootcut. I did want a pair of these for a while and found them thrifting. Thanks so much!

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    Kellyann Rohr
    November 18, 2019 at 7:10 am

    I think flare leg jeans are just so flattering. Your tartan plaid jacket is a great topper! Of course your signature brooch is the perfect accessory!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

      Hi Kellyann! Me too! I just recently bought this pair and they are a fun change from skinny jeans. Glad you like the look! xx

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    This Main Line Life
    November 18, 2019 at 6:47 am

    I love this cute peplum blazer. That’s always such a flattering shape and I like anything plaid.

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 18, 2019 at 9:59 am

      Thank you Julie! I have had it for a few years and love the style too. Happy Monday!

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    Pam Davis
    November 18, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Pretty outfit! It might be fun to see you try on glasses in different shapes- they really can change your look! Just an idea…

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      November 18, 2019 at 10:02 am

      Thank you Pam! I have different pairs I wear on the blog from time to time. I appreciate the suggestion too! Glad you like the outfit. xx

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