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Turning Heads Linkup – A Thanksgiving Outfit Idea


Hello friends!
It really is amazing that I got these shots to share with you today. We had 40-45 degree temps last week and it rained the entire week!  The weekend was my saving grace when I could take blog pictures.  Today, I am sharing a potential outfit for Thanksgiving. I do tend to dress up more for Holidays, but it will be a quieter one this year, with my family out of state and us visiting my Moms at Christmas time. T Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

My Outfit

You all know by now my love for Fall. The colors, the fabrics, textures and the ability to be more creative with clothes layering and mixing patterns etc. I was quite happy with how this outfit with burgundy, rusts and golden mustard came together.

have been working on my denim wardrobe over the past year, finally being able to wear jeans more often, without discomfort and sensitivity I used to have.

I love classic styles- bootcuts, flares etc. but, there have been fun cuts and details to denim over the past 2-3 yrs and I couldn’t resist the tulip hem. I love that they highlight whatever shoe you are wearing. It was, years ago, that you wore a pointed toe shoe and most of the shoe disappeared into the length of the jeans. Now, we have tulip hems, step hems, cropped flare, slits, and more interesting designs.

I wore a split hem design on this FRAME denim pair I bought from the Real Real this year.

I bought the jeans I am wearing today on LOFT in my normal size 4.

My hubby bought me these Franco Sarto jacquard booties last year with a few hints, I just adore all of the rich fall shades and wear them often.

Let me tell you about my sweater…

Secondhand Shopping

The orange sweater had yet to make its debut on the blog. This knitted, flared design was first spotting on Poshmark, via Anthropologie.  I  love the knitted detail and peplum style, plus its cozy goodness! My friend, Kellyann, calls me the Queen of Poshmark! I have bought more secondhand this year, but i have been shopping this way for years.  Thanksgiving was the perfect time to wear it. If you have heard me talk about Poshmark and want to know more read – Poshmark, What is It and How to Shop There.

Thanksgiving Traditions

I know I would help mom in the kitchen, as we woke up early on Thanksgiving day to prepare for company. There was the “big table” for adults, and the “little table” for the kids. I couldn’t wait to sit at the big table! Let’s face it, it was a beautiful wood table designed to be enjoyed, not the little fold out that the kids had. But I wouldn’t complain! My relatives would visit, mom would cook all day and I would help set the table and help with the sides. We always dressed up.

Later, the triptophan would work its magic, and I would get very drowsy wondering just how long my parents would be up chatting with family. As a kid, I would go to sleep when I needed to, telling whomever was in the house, “good night”. Maybe that wasn’t the best of manners, but when you are tired you are tired! Turkey does that to you.

The tradition of watching football was what the men did. Lots of shouting, yelling, and excitement in the other room. My Dad was a big time Steeler’s fan, and I would joke you could hear him down the street!

This year, I miss all of us getting together for Thanksgiving, but we are all over, in different states, and we will be gathering together for Christmas in Pittsburgh with my mom. I think the older I get, the more sentimental I become.

What will you wear on Thanksgiving? What are some of your traditions?


Peplum sweater -Anthropologie via Poshmark

Tulip Jeans Loft

Franco Sarto Boots- gift last yr

Bag- Louis Vuitton Speedy 30

Scarf- Charming Charlies

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  • Angela
    Posted at 14:19h, 23 November Reply

    How fabulous when your hair matches your sweater! Love the peplum shape to the sweater

    Angela | http://www.lenorth.com

    Posted at 06:50h, 23 November Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving Jess,

    I thought I had made a comment but I must have dashed off to read the other blog posts!
    You always look fabulous and I love the pumpkin sweater!
    I also love the tulip details on the hem of your pants!
    I have never seen that before!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:22h, 23 November Reply

      Thank you Robin! I loved the cut and style of this sweater. Poshmark is one of my favorite ways to shop. Thanks very much! I hope you had a wondeful Thanksgiving as well. xc

  • Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    Posted at 04:46h, 22 November Reply

    I loved reading of your reminiscences Jess. And how I LOVE that cardi! It’s got a definite 40s vibe which I’ve noticed you are sometimes drawn to, which always pleases me as I have always been a fan of the 1940s style and lines. So today’s post is bringing a big smile to my face, seeing your fusion outfit of 40s cardi and today’s jeans. Fab.u.lous.
    Hugs, x.

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 16:18h, 21 November Reply

    Glorious orange colour, which really suits you. I think it’s the colour of the season. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 15:05h, 21 November Reply

    Jess, this might be one of my favorite outfits. That sweater is darling and the scarf and boots with it are perfect. I love the tulip hem jeans. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! XO

  • Chrissy
    Posted at 08:39h, 21 November Reply

    Love that orange color on you…and yes, traditions make the best memories. We have a change up this year….for the first time in years we are going to georgia instead of IL! Now that we moved to Florida, the hike to IL is a bit much for the short time off we have. So new traditions coming! 🙂

  • Ada
    Posted at 22:19h, 20 November Reply

    I LOVE THAT DENIM HAS COME A LONG WAY. I missed on those amazing tulip-hem frayed jeans but hope to find similar ones. Also your sweater and boots are perfect for Thanksgiving and awesome colors too. You look fabulous! I love dressing up for the Holidays too. But we tend to dress up a lot more for Christmas, at my family.

    Make sure to link up your latest this week on Thursday Moda! You’d also enjoy my latest collaboration post. Welcome by. =)

    Have a fantastic holiday weekend and Happy Thanksgiving! <3 Ada.

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 22:12h, 20 November Reply

    Wonderful outfit for Thanksgiving. Such a colors! I love your shoes. Have a great Thanksgiving.


  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 21:51h, 20 November Reply

    That sweater is so pretty! And I love your fun booties! This is the perfect Thanksgiving outfit!

  • Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 19:56h, 20 November Reply

    That sweater is just a beauty and I love the neck tie and the raw hem jeans!! Your Thanksgiving growing up sounds like mine. 🙂


  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 17:00h, 20 November Reply

    That outfit is made for Autumn Jess! Love the earrings! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving xx Maria

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 16:38h, 20 November Reply

    Jess, that is the perfect Fall/Thanksgiving Outfit! I know what you mean about being more sentimental as time goes by. Cause it sure does fly! The jeans are a fun change from all the skinnies, as you and I have corresponded about! I didn’t really “get” Poshmark so thanks for sharing how it works.

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving. Ours will be simple, too

    xx Darlene

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 16:30h, 20 November Reply

    Such a beautiful cardigan Jess, I love the colour! Fabulous jeans too, the hem shows off your gorgeous booties perfectly!

    Emma xxx

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 13:07h, 20 November Reply

    Loving all the autumnal colors in both your outfit and in the background! Have a happy Thanksgiving, Jess!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:13h, 20 November Reply

    Beautiful sweater and it looks fab on you Jess. I also love those fun jeans. Happy Thanksgiving and hope you have a fantastic time 🙂

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 11:07h, 20 November Reply

    This outfit is perfection, Jess. Oh, how I WISH I had found those boots last year!!! If you are the Poshmark Queen, I may be a contender for eBay queen 😉 LOL! Happy thanksgiving! Yes, my kids are a bit indifferent about getting together this year and it makes me kind of sad. I hope they also get more sentimental with age.

  • Libby @ Beauty Without Within
    Posted at 10:38h, 20 November Reply

    I too love the colors of Fall and I will also be wearing orange for Thanksgiving. We will be having fewer family at our gathering as well. As grandkids become adults with lives of their own, the number around the table dwindles. Sad, but that’s life. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  • chezrama
    Posted at 10:36h, 20 November Reply

    I love the detail on these jeans. So cute and stylish. The sweater is perfect for thanksgiving and the shoes complete everything.

    Stunning Jess

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 09:58h, 20 November Reply

    I really love your whole outfit! Rust and pumpkin have such trending colors this fall and they look great on you, but surprisingly, I have been able to wear them as well! The booties are adorable and I’m always inspired by your second hand shopping. This year, we will have Thanksgiving without my oldest daughter as she just had a baby and they don’t want to travel with a new born. I do understand, but I know what you mean about getting sentimental. I really love when we’re all together! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:11h, 20 November Reply

      I love these colors on you too, I just love this rich fall shades, my favorite time of year for Fashion. I know what you are saying, as my nephew just turned 1, and will be traveling with my brother for the first time at Christmas,not Thanksgiving. Yes, I miss the way it used to be with Thanksgiving, it is still lovely, just different. Have a wonderful day to you as well. xx

  • Adriele
    Posted at 09:49h, 20 November Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving Jess! I love the booties!!!!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:28h, 20 November Reply

    I love how we both brought out the orange today on the blog 🙂 Such a pretty color for the holiday! And my Thanksgiving traditions were the same as yours! Sometimes I miss the big kid and little kid tables now that everyone is all grown up…Happy Thanksgiving, Jess! XO



  • Amy
    Posted at 09:19h, 20 November Reply

    Oh my gosh! This is one of my favorite outfits of yours ever! Love the style and color of that sweater! And those jeans and boots are fabulous! Such a great look. Pinned!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:11h, 20 November Reply

    You know? As a knitter, that sweater just makes me drool. It has so many fabulous details, and the color is marvelous!!
    Everything else is perfect too, Jess. I love the tulip hem on those jeans..it’s so fun and interesting. And the boots are just perfect!

  • Theresa
    Posted at 08:57h, 20 November Reply

    So in love with that sweater! The color, the texture, the cut. Great score on Poshmark. I’ve been buying more from there as well. You can find some serious bargains there. The booties are gorgeous. The whole outfit is a perfect casual fall look. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  • This Main Line Life
    Posted at 08:49h, 20 November Reply

    That knit sweater’s really cute and it’s such a great color for you. It’s so frustrating isn’t it, when it just rains and rains. I ended up doing a blog post of me out there with my rain coat a few months ago because it just wouldn’t stop raining.
    x, Julie | This Main Line Life

  • ee0926
    Posted at 08:38h, 20 November Reply

    Love these earthy tones on you, perfect Thanksgiving look. Your boots are so fun and gorgeous fall foliage photos!

    xx, Elise

  • Nina
    Posted at 08:20h, 20 November Reply

    Oh Jess! What a stunning look! I love every piece from the sweater which is divine to the jean detail to the booties. #inspo #awesome

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 08:06h, 20 November Reply

    That’s a beautiful outfit! I love the color of the sweater!

    Have a nice Thanksgiving, Jess!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:53h, 20 November Reply

    Your sweater is gorgeous and such a great Poshmark find! Love this chic look on you and those boots are fabulous! Thank you so much for the feature! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    Posted at 07:52h, 20 November Reply

    Such a gorgeous color on you Jess! But those boots….those boots are just fabulous. Hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 07:47h, 20 November Reply

    Jess, this outfit is so fabulous! I cannot get over how adorable that sweater is. And the fit is perfection. And then those fun jeans and those spectacular boots! All around so, so good! I hear you about getting more sentimental as we get older. As my family diminishes I definitely cherish the time spent with my husband’s family more and more with each passing season. I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!


  • Anika May
    Posted at 07:15h, 20 November Reply

    This colour is absolutely perfect! I really like the style too, the outfit works so well!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:45h, 20 November Reply

    I am so in love with this outfit Jess. Probably one of my favorite sweaters on you ever and ROCKING the tulip hem jeans so sweetly!! Happy Thanksgiving you gorgeous and precious friend!!

  • awayfromtheblue
    Posted at 06:41h, 20 November Reply

    Your jeans do have the perfect hem to show off your statement boots 🙂 That’s such a cosy knit too and a great colour on you! 🙂

    We don’t do thanksgiving here in Australia but I do love Christmas when everyone gets together – I’m hosting this year! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a nice week so far 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Laurie
    Posted at 06:07h, 20 November Reply

    Have a wonderful thanksgiving beautiful lady! I’m loving those jeans! xx

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:52h, 20 November Reply

    Traditions are so important, I actually wrote about them today too. I love the sweater and the hem details on the jeans are so cute! Have a fabulous holiday Jess!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 04:52h, 20 November Reply

    What a beautiful sweater! The color is stunning. And although I am not a denim lover, I think yours are fabulous!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:27h, 20 November Reply

    Well yo are in fact the Queen of Poshmark so I stand by that title! Ha! Oh my gosh Jess, this is so beautiful on you! That sweater is to die for! I love it on you. Anthro pieces are so unusual and unique. The scarf is perfection around your neck – I can never tie one properly and look silly in them. But you, you own this look. But those tulip hem jeans – I have been wanting a pair for a long time, Andrea got a cute pair at TJMaxx for $20 and I have not been able to find a pair! How did I miss these from Loft? Oh my goodness, I have to get on the ball. Loved reading about Thanksgiving too, you all will have a nice one this year despite not being with your family and then Christmas will be amazing!
    Beautiful friend, you look fantastic in this gorgeous fall outfit, perfect for the holiday!

  • Is This Mutton?
    Posted at 03:20h, 20 November Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous sweater Jess with that peplum detail. You’ve chosen a very stylish yet comfortable outfit for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the festivities!

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