Turning Heads #linkup-2nd Year Blog Anniversary+ Vineyard Visit - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #linkup-2nd Year Blog Anniversary+ Vineyard Visit



Hello Ladies,

Welcome to Turning Heads Tuesday this week. My brother, Matt did respond, I think he  caved under the pressure! First, if you did not see the interview on Deborah Boland site, on Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, check it out HERE. ( HOW TO DRESS ROMANTICALLY) It was an honor to be featured!

This weekend we had some nice weather approaching 70 so we decided to go to a pup friendly vineyard, called Morgan Ridge,  I also wanted to celebrate with a shoot for the end of my 2nd year Blogging. ( FEB)mow going on 3.  Funny, it reminds  me of what I say about my marriage. We make jokes and say, ” This summer will be 15 years… feels like 30!”ha!!  Instead of where has time gone? Or “feels like only yesterday!” I suppose because we really feel we know each other at this point. But it will be a celebration. So, for the blog to now be 2 years old, I want to say “Feels like 5!” Perhaps I feel this way because I have met so many lovely ladies, learned so much, so many tips, and collaborated with some great companies. I also feel that the amount of time it takes to think of topics, write, respond with comments, read other blogs, and pick outfits takes quite a bit of time. It is not all about just point and shoot!

So, with that being said, I am in a bit of a struggle with motivation because of our family loss, but also feel I need to keep busy. I want to also work on playing my music more. I am making myself go out and enjoy things even when I may not feel like it. Usually the word, “Vineyard” will have me dressed and in the car in a hurry, and being that it is a nice day, I will go. Having the pups with us certainly helps too. If there is one addiction I have, it isn’t wine, but my puppies. particularly Gibson. My boy made it very evident even when we  in Pittsburgh with family, how much he needs me and follows me around like a shadow. I went out the other day, and my hubby went to a clients. As I walked out the door, my hubby told me, Gibson sat on the rug crying looking at the door. He did this for quite some time. Then, he went upstairs and looked in the bedroom where I do much of my computer work, stood crying looking at the door wondering,”where’s mommy?” Finally he decided to sit on corner of the bed, looking at the door. He has some anxiety when I am not there with him. I told my husband if only he would sit on the hallway rug looking at the door and crying, I would certainly know I much I am needed! 🙂 hehe.

Having a good day at the Vineyard and just making memories is so important to me. What I have learned about blogging in these 2 years is that I have found some truly wonderful women whose personality matches their style of dress, and their confidence shines. I have found support in this atmosphere and will always gleam info and tips on fashion as there are things one will always learn. I think one can always learn new things. I have learned more about photography, and have had a means to express myself creatively. I hope to be ale to continue sharing my love for fashion and style for a while.

So, I know you may have been looking for Vineyard shots, but I decided to take the “day off” so to speak without photos posing, as I just wanted to eat some delicious food, enjoy great wine and have fun with the puppies. Besides, you don’t want to see me with my purple lips after drinking some red chambourcin wine, do you? So, in our own way we celebrated the lovely day and going into my 3rd yr of blogging. Trust me!





OUTFIT DETAILS: Turtleneck, older:Target,  Velvet Green Blazer: Ebay, Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft, Boots: Vince Camuto, Earrings and Necklace: Boutique, LV Speedy 30 Damier

inking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On,Random Wednesday,   Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday  Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  / Forage Fashion 


MOST CLICKED THIS WEEK: Dan of The Pretty Cute, certainly has style in this plaid and fur coat. Love it!


PINTEREST Pic of the Week: Maumous in vintage lace. How could I not say yes to this!



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  • jerseygirltexanheart
    Posted at 20:50h, 01 March Reply

    Loving all of the green. Thanks for linking up with me last week, hope to see you this week! I’ll be pinning this look to the Linkup Board.


  • carmen
    Posted at 01:39h, 28 February Reply

    She wore green velvet!! Ahh so romantic and beautiful!

    Congratulations dear Jess! I know you put a lot of love and time into your blog and we do appreciate it! I’ll join you next time!

    Thanks again for all your work!

    ♥ carmen

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 11:23h, 27 February Reply

    I’ll say it again, Jess, this is such an edgy look. Edgy but romantic, a dreamy, fairy-tale version of steampunk, almost. I mean look at that leather and the teeny skirt and the glint of your necklace, all set upon a luxe dark green backdrop. I heart. I heart a lot 🙂

    p/s I’ve just started my very first link-up for Project Sister Act which advocates the mindset that style is ageless, and thumbs up its nose at the concept of age-appropriate dressing (pish posh). It’d mean the world to me if you came and joined it?

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:30h, 27 February Reply

      Thank you Sheela! Your way with words… so cool, as I can envision just what you are saying my friend. I will check out Project Sister Act ! ( hugs)) xx jess

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 04:33h, 27 February Reply

    Happy blog anniversary Jess! I love that olive green colour, it really suits you.

    Emma xxx

  • Debra
    Posted at 09:46h, 26 February Reply

    Hello Darling! Congratulations are in order. So happy & proud of what you’ve accomplished in such a short amount nt of time. Wow! You put a lot of love into your blog a d it definitely shows. With that said Here’s to many more wonderful years.

    Stylewise by Debra

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:00h, 27 February Reply

      Thank you Deb, that means alot!!Boy to see women that go many years, it does take work, but it is fun at the same time. I appreciate your kind words my friend. Have a great weekend. xo

  • Heart
    Posted at 21:41h, 25 February Reply

    You always dress smart and beautiful as always Jess. And I love your boots!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:01h, 27 February Reply

      Thank you my friend. It means alot. I have a love for OTK boots, they are fun to wear! xx

  • Shannon
    Posted at 11:07h, 25 February Reply

    You always look so amazing in green! In love with that velvet jacket!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Heather Lord
    Posted at 05:41h, 25 February Reply

    Happy anniversary, Jess! You look beautiful in this outfit. You’re so inspiring. Thank you.

  • Bogi - Red Reticule (@RedReticule)
    Posted at 21:32h, 23 February Reply

    I love these warm tones on you, Jess! You look very elegant and those fabrics are beautiful! I love to see outfits that are fashionable yet they don’t compromise comfort.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:02h, 27 February Reply

      Thank you Bogi, I love velvet, and all of the great fall fabrics. But as you say, I am ALL in for comfort!! xo

  • Elle
    Posted at 18:16h, 23 February Reply

    happy Blog-anniversary! !! I have loved your blog since the early days. You look heavenly in this perfect color scheme, with the rich velvet for texture. Glad you take some needed me time and spendtit with your pups and hubby. The blog is better for it. Hugs to Gibson. <3. Give healing time…..
    XX, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:05h, 27 February Reply

      Hello my beautiful friend
      I am sorry I havent been by more, I will stop over. I havent been on the computer as much this past month. Thank you for the anniversary wishes, I cant say where has time gone as these 2 years feel longer, as blogging is not easy 🙂 I appreciate it Elle, and yes, I needed some time off..still having trouble sleeping but I have to keep busy. Gibby will get more hugs, they are my little loves.

  • jolylook
    Posted at 15:44h, 23 February Reply

    Happy Anniversary Jess. I love the velvet blazer and the green is such a beautiful color on you.

    Joly Look

  • Vaish Saketharam
    Posted at 14:41h, 23 February Reply

    Congrats on your 2nd blogoversary! Isnt it great….I just celebrated my first…lol


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:53h, 29 February Reply

      Thank you ! Yes, and best wishes to you! x

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:58h, 23 February Reply

    Happy two year blog anniversary Jess! You look beautiful in this rich shade of hunter green, its a great color on you.

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 11:41h, 23 February Reply

    This color is stunning on you! Happy two year to you and your blog, how exciting!

    – xox Mary

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 11:39h, 23 February Reply

    Happy Anniversary Jess. That’s a real achievement you should be very proud of. I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling. That’s very normal and I admire your honesty is saying so. Please be kind to yourself. It is so hard but I hope you’re buoyed by all of our support.
    Lovely outfit on you as always. The velvet jacket is just so gorgeous.


  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 11:31h, 23 February Reply

    Congratulations, Jess. I know recently you have been through some difficulties, but please know you are doing a fabulous job!! So glad you are here…and thanks for the link up!

  • Ginger Wroot
    Posted at 11:17h, 23 February Reply

    Oh, that velvet jacket! Velvet is actually my favorite fabric in the whole world! So soft, rich, romantic, catching the light in such plush and mysterious ways. Green velvet on you is stunning!

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:59h, 23 February Reply

    Happy Blogiversary, Jess! Glad to hear you enjoyed your day and took a break from the camera. Great color combination!

  • Sarah Blodgett
    Posted at 10:21h, 23 February Reply

    You look stunning as always! Happy Blogiversary!!!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 10:19h, 23 February Reply

    Definitely congrats on the anniversary! But, of course, I want to see you with wine stained lips since that’s totally relatable to most of us!! ha ha!
    I can relate to your dog story—one of our cats is a mamma’s girl—although she’s a little spiteful and actually peed in my knitting bag after I was gone all weekend at my knit retreat (had to throw that bag away)!!
    Still sending loving prayers and thoughts, jodie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:03h, 23 February Reply

      Thanks Jodie, yes my teeth and lips look purple afterward! Aww. I know what you mean, poor kitty, but still! Your knitting bag! When I went to moms they were laughing as he would not leave my side. thank you for your prayers.

  • asallows
    Posted at 10:08h, 23 February Reply

    Congrats on your blog anniversary! The different shades of green in this outfit are so pretty together.


  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 09:58h, 23 February Reply

    Happy Blog Anniversary! Beautiful skirt and jacket! 🙂

  • elle spann
    Posted at 09:42h, 23 February Reply

    love all this green:) happy anni!
    Southern Elle Style

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 09:30h, 23 February Reply

    Sorry for your loss and sending you a big hug Jess! I know how tough it is to lose a love one and hope that their lives will carry on in your heart with good memories. Another fab outfit as always!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:23h, 23 February Reply

    Congrats on the Anniversary! You look so wonderful in this olive color, too!



  • shbowdoin
    Posted at 09:20h, 23 February Reply

    Happy Bloggerversary Jess! I can only imagine that it will take a while to ease through your pain and loss…I will continue to pray for your peace.


  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 09:18h, 23 February Reply

    Congratulations Jess, that is quite an accomplishment! Love the green and brown together, especially with your hair color (I know I say it all the time!) Thank you for hosting!


  • Ada
    Posted at 09:00h, 23 February Reply

    Happy 2 years Jess! You know I love you in green – it is your signature color. The blazer, skirt and especially those boots are all fab!

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 08:59h, 23 February Reply

    Congrats on your two year anniversary! You look very pretty in your green.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 08:52h, 23 February Reply

    Your little boy loves you so much – what a sweet story. And your jacket is totally gorgeous, one of your best colors and so YOU! xox


  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 08:32h, 23 February Reply

    Happy Birthday to your blog!

    I’m glad you were able to enjoy yourself at the vineyard.

    Fabulous outfit – you look amazing in green!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:15h, 23 February Reply

    Happy Blog Anniversary! That coat is perfection. I love the way all your looks are distinctly you!

  • Kacie Nicole
    Posted at 08:12h, 23 February Reply

    Happy blogiversary – how exciting! Excited to see what the next year will bring for you! 🙂


  • Laura
    Posted at 07:32h, 23 February Reply

    Fab velvet jacket! Love the color!

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 07:13h, 23 February Reply

    Awww … I’m just picturing your little Gibson waiting for you …. so sweet and sad. Our furbabies pick up our vibes for sure and I bet he know Mama is having a tough time right now. You look amazing though, Sweetheart! So glad you’ve decided to try to keep busy. So glad to have found such a sweet lady and fab fashionista to befriend and follow! We’ve been blogging about the same amount of time which is cool too! Yay us!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:10h, 23 February Reply

      I know. They are both my babies, but Gibby is really my shadow, a mammas boy. I felt bad, but my hubby was home and Gibby was still stressed out wondering where i was.They do know.Truffles is such a sweatheart as the moment I am crying, she runs up to me to lick my face.Even if she is asleep. Thank you Dawn for your support and wishes. Glad to know you too of course.
      XO jess

  • Ashley
    Posted at 07:07h, 23 February Reply

    Happy blog birthday, lady! 🙂 Wishing you many more!


  • Iris
    Posted at 06:53h, 23 February Reply

    Happy blog anniversary! You look fantastic. I love the statement necklace (of course) and the jacket.
    Thanks for featuring me on the blog.

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:39h, 23 February Reply

    Congrats on your two year blogversary! The green looks so pretty on you!

    Doused In Pink

  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:36h, 23 February Reply

    Yay, for two years of blogging, friend! I hope each day you become a little stronger as you work through your grief. xoxox

  • Not Dressed As Lamb (@notlamb)
    Posted at 06:34h, 23 February Reply

    Happy blogiversary, Jess!! Only seems the other day I was saying the same thing after one year…!

    You’re radiant in green, which is hardly surprising as it goes so beautifully with your hair of course. Thank you for hosting, stay well 🙂

    Catherine x

  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:20h, 23 February Reply

    Happy Blog Anniversary!! I’m glad you had a good time at the vineyard.

  • Mica
    Posted at 06:13h, 23 February Reply

    Happy blogaversary! Glad you’ve had a fun 2 years of blogging. Celebrating with a day out at a vineyard sounds awesome and perfect as your pups could go along too! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:48h, 23 February Reply

    Congratulations on 2 years Jess! Green is such a beautiful color on you, I’m loving that blazer. Often our dogs are just what we need to smooth out the rough edges. Soak up Gibson’s love and let him help you through the ugly stuff.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:05h, 23 February Reply

      Thanks Deb! I am thinking too that I have a bit of seperation anxiety when I leave them too, especially Gib. XO

  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 05:14h, 23 February Reply

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! It seems like there isnt a color you cannot wear my friend. I love vineyards and am a huge fan of portugues wine 🙂 xo Sabina

  • Jill James
    Posted at 04:13h, 23 February Reply

    Congratulations on the anniversary, you should be very proud of your achievements. This is a stunning outfit on you , the green velvet jacket is just wonderful. Take care and be kind to yourself.

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 03:58h, 23 February Reply

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! You look great in green, as always.

  • Olga
    Posted at 03:48h, 23 February Reply

    Congratulations of the second blog anniversary! Fabulous look today (as always). Love these colours and the velvet blazer is simply amazing!

    Posted at 03:22h, 23 February Reply

    Congratulations on your 2 years bloggin. Time flies.
    Thank you for the lovely link up

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 02:46h, 23 February Reply

    Hi Jessyo. I red your interview – well done. You really deserve to be featured. Happy 2nd anniversary! o)


  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 02:23h, 23 February Reply

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary, Jess! You have made an incredible journey.
    Connecting with fabulous women worldwide is definitely the highlight of my own blogging experience. I am just about to head over to London where I will meet several UK bloggers, some of them for the first time!

    The colours you are wearing, are stunning and perfect for you. I am watching the shows at London Fashion Week and these colours will be a major thing during the next AW season.

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:06h, 23 February Reply

      Thank you Annette! I know the work can be time consuming but I do enjoy hearing from you and the women I have met. Best wishes in London, sounds like a wonderful time.

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    Posted at 01:45h, 23 February Reply

    Happy Two Year Blog Anniversary! Your trip to the winery sounds lovely. I adore your boots in this post. Very chic as always!


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