Turning Heads Linkup – Athleisure Footwear from Jambu - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup – Athleisure Footwear from Jambu


Hello friends!

First, let me say how warm and fuzzy I got after receiving so many lovely comments and well wishes from last week for my 5th blog Anniversary. The friendships and connections I have made through blogging warms my heart, so thank you so much! . Now, speaking of warm, what gets your blood flowing? Exercise is one of those things and today’s look is more of an athleisure look I put together with some new fancy sneaks, called the Azalea, by Jambu. DISCOUNT CODE IS EDS19 FOR 20% OFF ANY PURCHASE ON JAMBU.COM

Jambu Sneakers

Before I talk about Jambu, I was glad I got these photos ahead of time! It is supposed to rain all week this week! Tough for blog photos! Doesn’t Mother Nature have a heart?

I no longer am in a music classroom, but this would have been a great look for the movement and type of day I would have as a music teacher. I do love dressing up, but looking put together on the weekend, sometimes you want to be casual, comfy, yet still look stylish and put together. Athleisure is still on the fashion pages, and it doesn’t mean jeans and a t-shirt, necessarily.

This uniform is an easy style to get together for the weekends with chores, going out for a casual lunch, or meeting a friend. One part long cardigan + black column look ( shell and black trousers) + colorful scarf +athlesiure sneakers. These sneakers, The Azalea,  from Jambu, and are so light and comfortable, you will forget you are wearing them! I love the memory foam footbed, indicative of Jambu shoes, as you can’t beat it! I am continuing this year as a Jambu Brand Ambassador, so be on the lookout for more Spring shoes! Have a look at the other comfortable flats for women Jambu has to offer.

These would also be great for travel, as they are slip on, and so light, TSA made ready and easy to walk in. The cute strappy sides are fun and great for ventilation, keeping your feet cool. The bottom was engraved in a “J” lettering, especially for me! Kidding, obviously, it is Jambu. They also have a bungee cord closure that is adjustable in order to loosen or tighten the shoe.

I have written about the Jambu Naomi, another athleisure type shoe with more of a sneaker base and darling style. Have a read- Naomi Athleisure Shoe by Jambu


Besides the new sneaks, I bought a cute pair of camo leggings from Target and am ready to begin a new routine using my new treadmill that is coming Friday! I am excited, as the gym I used to go to is very dark and uninviting, everyone looked kind of miserable working out! So, my hubby and I wanted to make one of our rooms a gym room, and choose to workout outside or at home. This treadmill, also has one year of iFit for me to take advantage of, where trainers from all over, will tailor a workout for you. I am excited, and hope it gives me more energy! I can use it!



The long, lighter grey cardigan I bought from Nordstrom Rack a few months ago, when I was on a frenzy to buy long cardigans. I love the look and this third piece makes for easy styling. I am wearing a shell from Ann Taylor, and black pants that were gifted to me last year by Joseph Ribkoff. Column dressing or wearing one color elongates the body and creates one long line.

I added the pink, white and grey floral scarf to add more color to the look and around my face.  Tip: if you are fair skinned, or don’t like to wear black, choose a scarf or necklace with color that will be the focus. The scarf brightens up my face and adds some light to an otherwise dark palette. I often love silver or pewter jewelry with grey tones, so I chose a modern pair of silver earrings.

Wearing a pink lippie by Tarte. Lipstick lingerie.

Have you tried Jambu? Check out the New Arrivals!


Outfit     **c/o Jambu Thank you for sponsoring this post. All opinions are mine and truthful.

Cardigan duster-  Nordstrom Rack

black shell ( old- Ann Taylor) I like this one.

pants- ( similar) Joseph Ribkoff c/o ( gifted)

Azalea sneakers in black c/o Jambu

Scarf- Charming Charlies , Love this one from HM

Pin-vintage brooch

Rebecca Minkoff tassel bag. ( Poshmark), Here is a similar style. 

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  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 05:29h, 22 February Reply

    The sneakers are so hip right now and these ones look great and not just for the gym

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 22 February Reply

      Thank you Anna! I thought they were pretty cute and so light! xx

  • Melody Jacobs
    Posted at 13:02h, 21 February Reply

    This is the second time I am seeing that type of footwear, It so lovely and I like how simple it looks

  • Elle
    Posted at 19:48h, 20 February Reply

    I love the long cardigan on you. You are so tall and lean this makes you look even more elegant. Such a pretty scarf that you chose and I also love your brooch.
    I am so glad that have your new exercise routine. That is very exciting. Comfy sneakers are key!

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 13:37h, 20 February Reply

    Thanks for the link party Jess! I really like your long cardi and the scarf is beautiful. I like comfy shoe, as well, and yours look terrific!

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 10:11h, 20 February Reply

    Those shoes are a great design – sort of a cross between sandals and trainers.I bought a treadmill when we moved house almost six years ago and everyone said I wouldn’t use it but I do…usually two or three times a week. Plus I have weights and a Reebok deck in my little “gym room” too. It’s so convenient, and not driving to a gym is better for the environment too 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Amy Ann Arnold
    Posted at 08:26h, 20 February Reply

    Such a pretty look and the shoes sound great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 02:37h, 20 February Reply

    I love the comfy shoes Jess – just a great fashion! I try to keep fit at home. I used to wear old tees etc but upped by game last year. Trainers are so versatile these days so well worth the investment xx Maria

  • Ada
    Posted at 19:05h, 19 February Reply

    Happy 5 years of blogging again, Jess! Love your new sneakers and that bag. Love how casual and comfy yet stylish and put together this outfit is. =)

    Welcome by Thursday to link up, my friend. =) Have a great rest of the week! <3 Ada.

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 17:35h, 19 February Reply

    Hi Jess! You certainly wear athleisure well! I am starting to wear sneakers more and more when I’m just running errands and getting things done in the house! These are very nice and look so comfortable! I love the addition of the scarf to give the outfit a little more flair! Thanks so much for the linkup! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Tuesday!

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 16:57h, 19 February Reply

    Those shoes are so fun! I love the peek a boo detail on the sides! Hope you are having a great week!

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 15:30h, 19 February Reply

    Your shoes look lovely and comfortable Jess. thanks for hosting 🙂

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 15:00h, 19 February Reply

    Thank you for the feature, Jess—I’m so flattered! And as you can tell by last week’s look, I’m also living in long, cozy cardigans lately. I’m all about the athleisure in winter too!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 14:07h, 19 February Reply

    Just love these sneakers and how comfy they look. The perfect shoe to wear after a workout! I enjoy running and I bet my feet would love to breath in these afterwards. I am loving how longer cardis are so in style lately, yours looks great.


  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 14:06h, 19 February Reply

    I don’t have anything to share this week, but I wanted to visit anyway! Those sneakers look so cool with the sides open, hard to imagine with socks though – I like the ankle ones… I do, however, love the subtle pop of pink with this outfit!


  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:18h, 19 February Reply

    Those shoes look super comfy and don’t we all love comfy shoes?! You’ve styled them perfectly with that long cardigan and scarf. Great casual look 🙂

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:05h, 19 February Reply

    Good for you for getting a treadmill to do on your own. Where we moved…they have a rec room and we thought we’d use it all the time. But we don’t. It’s not kept up or very nice. We are way better at working out at home.
    Love these sneakers, Jess. I have them in blue and wear them when we go to stretch class.

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 08:17h, 19 February Reply

    Giving up a pop of sweet Spring with that pretty scarf! Great, comfy outfit. May your day be marvelous!

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 07:46h, 19 February Reply

    Great look, Jess. I hope that athleisure style stay in, because it is stylish and comfy. Have a nice day.


  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:18h, 19 February Reply

    This is such a cute athleisure look! I love the cut out detail on your sneakers!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:07h, 19 February Reply

    Such an elegant athleisure look Jess! You are right, this would be a perfect teacher outfit, put together and beautiful yet comfy. Jambu just has the best shoes, that memory foam footbed is everything!

  • This Main Line Life
    Posted at 07:06h, 19 February Reply

    Those sneakers are really cool. I like that they have the cut outs on the side. Great for warmer weather.
    x, Julie | ThisMainLineLife.com

  • Maureen
    Posted at 05:55h, 19 February Reply

    These shoes look comfortable and the strappy design is very eye catching! Athleisure is still in and I think even if it wasn’t I’d still wear it because it’s just uber comfy! Exercise gets my blood going and it helps with having some equipment at home. I have the basics sans the treadmill but for the days that are hard to get myself at the gym, these few basics get the job done. Happy Tuesday Jess!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 04:47h, 19 February Reply

    The sneakers not only look so comfy they are so stylish and would be good with any casual outfit, great for travelling too. I do like that long line cardigan look too , a thought for our soon to be Autumn/ Winter. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:59h, 19 February Reply

      Thank you Jill! Yes, I have grown fond of the long cardi as it is very versatile and the sneakers will be worn traveling, they are perfect for TSA 🙂 xx

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 03:20h, 19 February Reply

    Love how your floral scarf gives this a springy vibe! Those shoes look so comfy, too.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:58h, 19 February Reply

      Thank you Meagan, I needed a touch of brightness in this darker palette and I am ready for Spring! xx

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 03:02h, 19 February Reply

    Well, the shoe look very comfortable Jess. I think you do an amazing job for this brand. You’ve styled them perfectly xx

  • awayfromtheblue
    Posted at 02:44h, 19 February Reply

    They look like such comfortable shoes and I’m loving that long cardigan on you! I always want to add more long cardigans to my wardrobe! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a lovely start 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:57h, 19 February Reply

      Thank you Mica! I like them too, as I bought a few in different colors this year. xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:09h, 19 February Reply

    Those sneakers look pretty good! And the long cardigan is always stylish I think! Join us next month in The Good Buy Good-Bye Book. The theme is long cardigans!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:56h, 19 February Reply

      Hi Nancy! thank you. The sneakers are very light and comfy. Great for a casual day, travel etc.. 🙂 xx

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