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Turning Heads Linkup-First Snow Day: Dressing for The Weather-


Hello friends!

Hope you had a great weekend! I met with my sister in Charlotte, and we enjoyed lunch at “Corkbuzz” a modern restaurant with an extensive wine list. Why do my eyes always go to the most expensive glass or bottle? Mmm. Well, I enjoyed a glass of a French Red and carefully sipped as to enjoy it. The lunch was delicious and something I would try and make at home, with a piece of thick pita bread, a yogurt lemon sauce and grilled vegetables: beets, brussel sprouts, squash, mushrooms, my kind of meal! This is something I could actually make! ( hubby is more the cook in the family). Anyhow, I am back to shopping my closet, as I will be doing throughout the next several months.

Then we were told by the forecast there may be 4-8 inches of snow by Sunday! I remember the first flake here like it was yesterday! I was teaching kindergarten and got such a kick out of the kids running to the window, wondering what they were seeing. Well, I just have 2 pups here now, and it was very amusing. Truffles, who is afraid of many things, didn’t quite know what to do with the white powdery stuff, and Gibson, the typical boy pup, was galloping around and thought it was time to make a break for the neighbor’s house where he could eat a few bites of the frozen cat food. He’s a bit mischevious!

Anyhow, snowy antics aside, I decided to put wear a more “wintery” outfit today. This outfit is a mix of several of my favorite textures. This pale pink lace button down I bought a few years ago in Ann Taylor is a staple in my wardrobe. I layered it with a cashmere burgundy floral cardigan, mixing pink and burgundy. Rose gold was my metal of choice in my necklace and watch. I paired this with a pair of faux leather chocolate brown leggings and burgundy textured booties. I decided upon my camel wool coat from Chadwicks to add additional warmth and color. It has been a mild winter here in Charlotte, but today was pretty darn cold! It was time to take out those pants!

Do you have a formula for dressing in the winter? Tell me about it!

Keep warm and fashionable,

Jess xo

Outfit details: Sweater: LOFT ( old, here) lace blouse, Ann Taylor, LV Speedy, Zara faux Leather pants ( older, ) , Chadwicks of Boston c/0 Camel coat, booties: Zara,, Leather gloves c/0 Cornelia James *c/o gifted items

Thank you all for participating in last week’s Turning Heads Tuesday. I just ask that you visit 2 or more bloggers at the linkup and follow me on social media. I am most active on INSTAGRAM. Thank you for your comments, they make my day!

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  • Leslie
    Posted at 10:27h, 18 January Reply

    I miss my floral cardigans but my post menopausal body looks aweful in them…you are lucky to be tall and lean…AND gorgeous…a bonus of 3!!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:46h, 18 January Reply

      Aww, I bet they look good! You are very sweet Leslie, thank you! I think I am nearing or there ( menopause. lots of fun, right?) xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 19:44h, 15 January Reply

    Wow, you are wearing all of my favorite pieces. Love the floral sweater and brown leggings. The lace is soi pretty underneath and the camel coat is such a classic Yes! I adore your bag, of course.
    Fun to visualize your pups frolicking in the snow and Gibson searching out frozen cat food! ๐Ÿ™‚
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:30h, 16 January Reply

      Thank you Elle, I have fun in the fall-winter getting creative with clothes as there is more you can do. Glad you like the look, and now its back to 65 degrres, no more snow! xx

  • Ruth Maldonado
    Posted at 17:29h, 12 January Reply

    Cute outfit! I love the floral with the leather leggings. That lunch sounds just delish!


  • OceanBlue Style โ€œSalonblogโ€
    Posted at 12:17h, 12 January Reply

    Love the way you styled those leather pants Jess. The coat, the boots and all. Wearing some myself today actually but need to try them with my camel coat some time ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for hosting and wishing you a fabulous day. xo Sabina

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 10:12h, 12 January Reply

    What a fabulous outfit! I love the rose cardigan and how well it goes with your coat! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Trendy Chickadee
    Posted at 01:59h, 12 January Reply

    Loving this winter weather look!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:45h, 12 January Reply

      Hi Molly, thanks very much! It was time for some layers to warm up from the chill we have been getting! xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 19:21h, 11 January Reply

    Lovely outfit: colours, layers, lace and faux leather. You look beautiful Jess!

    We have WAY more snow than you do so I have to hibernate. ๐Ÿ™



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:46h, 12 January Reply

      Thank you Carmen! I much prefer a dress, but I am really liking the faux leather leggings lately. I enjoy looking at the snow, but don’t want it all the time. I think I just hibernate from the cold! xx

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 16:53h, 11 January Reply

    Love this visually interesting layered look. As usual I love the colours you’ve chosen as well.

    I had no idea that you got snow that far south. I’m sure it won’t last the 3-4 months we have it though.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:49h, 12 January Reply

      Thank you Suzanne, it is one of those bitter chilly days. No, we get snow once or twice a year if that. When I lived in PA that is where winter seemed to last forever!xx

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 11:33h, 11 January Reply

    Jess, you always do such a beautiful job of combining colors and textures. I love the pink, burgundy camel and brown combo and the rose gold jewelry it is the perfect touch. Isn’t it crazy that you have more snow down south than we do up north here in Ohio! Silly weather. Stay warm! Thanks for hosting the link up. – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:50h, 12 January Reply

      Thank you Amy! That is what I love about Fall and winter dressing, the mix of colors and textures is fun to put together. That is crazy about the snow, we usually don’t get much if any where I am . You too, stay warm!xx

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 08:37h, 11 January Reply

    Such a great mix of textures and colors!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:03h, 11 January Reply

      Thank you Amy! Thats what I love about winter dressing. xx

  • terrigardner1
    Posted at 23:30h, 10 January Reply

    Well, to fight cold, which Missouri has plenty of, I use wool, wool and more wool with a lot of layers and got to have my hats! Oh, and scarfs…….

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 11 January Reply

      Hi Terri, yes that sounds like a good plan! I am not a cold weather person, so there is just enouogh for my taste here in the South

  • cherie james
    Posted at 21:27h, 10 January Reply

    Jess, what a pretty look. I love the feminine touches to your outfits, like the lace. The setting is beautiful too, against the green door and bricks. So glad to be back in the swing of blogging. Happy New Year Jess!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:05h, 11 January Reply

      Hi Cherie, thank you! It was freezing and windy that day, so I didn’t venture far from my front door! Same to you! xx

  • Sarah Bell
    Posted at 16:10h, 10 January Reply

    Great look! Loving that floral top…the colors are so pretty! Thanks for hosting ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:33h, 10 January Reply

      Thank you Sarah, I love burgundy with so many different colors. xx

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 15:05h, 10 January Reply

    Jess you manage to make every outfit look so feminine. Is it your elegant and trim figure, or that wonderful head of auburn hair, or your beautifully co-ordinated accessories? I don’t know but you always look wonderful. I’m going to be shopping my closet too for the next few months and will be watching you for some clever tips on how to keep it looking fresh.
    Thanks for the linkup party!
    Anna x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:35h, 10 January Reply

      Aw Anna, that is so nice of you to say. Thank you. I try! Believe me, with this frigid weather and snow, my chinelle robe and slippers have been my best friends! I appreciate it, I hope to share some ideas next week. I am waiting to purchase more in the spring as my wardobe is more fall/winter heavy! xx

  • Kirsten Wick (@TheLIFBIssue)
    Posted at 14:00h, 10 January Reply

    A perfect winter look, love the layers. To me winter essentials are definately scarves, gloves and tights and if you choose some nice colours and prints it’s even more fun. Love, Kirsten xx


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:35h, 10 January Reply

      Very true Kirsten! I love gloves and tights, so I absolutely see that along with layers. xx

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 12:56h, 10 January Reply

    Love your layers and that pretty cardigan!

  • Melissa
    Posted at 12:20h, 10 January Reply

    Loving these colors, specially for those winter gloomy days. Obsessing over the necklace. And you just have good taste in wine ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for hosting


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:37h, 10 January Reply

      Hi Mel, thank you! Yes, I love wine and it has been fun trying out different regions. Glad you enjoyed this look, I avoid all black and want color in the winter! xx

  • Ana Bogusky
    Posted at 11:50h, 10 January Reply

    I want to call this look, “loads of luscious layers”

  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 11:47h, 10 January Reply

    Those leggings look amazing! My typical winter outfit usually involves leggings, a long sweater, a scarf, tall boots and a puffer vest.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:38h, 10 January Reply

      Thanks very much! I am enjoying wearing the faux leather more and more, and yes, lots of warm accessories! xx

  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 11:27h, 10 January Reply

    Such a great coat! Love your layering today.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:39h, 10 January Reply

      Thank you Laura, I just had to as we finally got some snow here in the South. xx

  • rosie
    Posted at 10:41h, 10 January Reply

    I love these pants so much! You styled them perfectly

    Life is just Rosie

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:16h, 10 January Reply

    Love the lace layered under this look, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 09:58h, 10 January Reply

    What a beautiful outfit! I love the deep colors of the sweater and the lace underneath. So delicate yet striking at the same time. Peace! Cheryl

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:40h, 10 January Reply

      Thank you Cheryl, I love burgundy mixed with so many colors. Its all about layers now that it is freezing out there! Thanks for joining!

  • Mary Murnane (@MaryMurnane)
    Posted at 09:53h, 10 January Reply

    Love the lace peeking out of the cardigan! Such pretty details inside this look. Beautiful!


  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:12h, 10 January Reply

    I love all of your layering! And of course, that rose gold necklace. What a statement piece!



  • glassofglam
    Posted at 09:02h, 10 January Reply

    There are SO many things I love about your look! The camel coat is to die for, and I love the addition of the rose gold necklace. Perfection. This is my first time linking up with you! SO nice to be here!
    My formula for winter dressing is to wear whatever I want then pile on the scarves, coats, cardigans, and hats.
    Glass of Glam

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:42h, 10 January Reply

      Thank you Roxanne, feel free to join in anytime at the linkup. So glad you liked the look! I was gifted this coat and it has been one of my favorites this year. Love your formula! See you next week hon! xx

  • Andrea
    Posted at 08:23h, 10 January Reply

    Sounds like a nice lunch! And, yes, the most expensive wine is often the one I’m most interested in…

    I love this outfit. I really like the lace button down with the pretty floral cardigan. I love the colors of the cardigan.

    Thanks for the link up & have a great day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:43h, 10 January Reply

      I am going to recreate the lunch at home ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Andrea, I love mixing up the color palette and need something in the winter! xx

  • Coco
    Posted at 08:13h, 10 January Reply

    Thank you for hosting dear! I’m linking back to you HERE Hope you’ll check out my latest Fashion post

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:10h, 10 January Reply

    This outfit is so great! Not your typical snow outfit but I love all the texture! That necklace is super fun. Hope you are staying warm and thanks for hosting.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:44h, 10 January Reply

      True! I should have worn a hat or scarf ๐Ÿ™‚ Layers are what was needed as it has been pretty cold here in Charlotte! xx

  • sequinist
    Posted at 07:13h, 10 January Reply

    I’m so jealous of your snow! My whole Facebook feed has been full of winter wonderland photos from friend and family in the States. I’m glad you and your dogs are enjoying it!

    The outfit is so lovely; those colours go together with your red hair so beautifully. I’m not sure anyone else could wear this as well as you do! Like you I’m shopping my closet a lot right now! xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:46h, 10 January Reply

      It is funny, as when we get snow here in the South, you hear about the Blizzard of ’17 and typically it isnt very much! But we do get ice. I enjoy the look of snow and get where you are coming from, it is very pretty to see! The pups are so funny in the snow, as they sink into the little holes they create with their paws. So glad you enjoyed this outfit, yes I need to get creative with my closet now.xx

  • marta
    Posted at 07:08h, 10 January Reply

    Happy New Year! Love that top and those leather leggings!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:47h, 10 January Reply

      Thank you Marta, I was glad I invested in some pairs of faux leather leggings! xx

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:36h, 10 January Reply

    Jess, I love everything about this outfit! That lace blouse layered under cashmere is simply perfection! You asked about formulas for dressing for cold weather? Ha! Where I live it is all about the layers and layers and more layers and the warmest boots you can find. And don’t wear nice boots because they just get ruined in the persistent snow! And heeled boots? Forget it! There is a layer of ice under the snow at all times! As much as I love cold weather, I am ready for the snow to be gone and it is only January. But we are looking at highs in 40’s this week so that is promising.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:48h, 10 January Reply

      Boy! I know, staying cozy and warm is important! It is going to be 60 and 70 here at the end of the week, so not much snow here. Stay warm! xx

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:21h, 10 January Reply

    Love this whole look to pieces…the Cardi, the floral….beautiful colors on the most beautiful lady!!

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 06:17h, 10 January Reply

    Great outfit!!!!!

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 05:57h, 10 January Reply

    The lace and floral print are really pretty together. I love the colours you’ve combined. We might get some snow here soon, which I’d quite like as long as I don’t have to drive in it! That lunch sounds delicious! I’ve launched my own link up today and would love for you to join in ๐Ÿ™‚

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:49h, 10 January Reply

      Thank you Emma. Yes, I am recreating that lunch at home! So glad you enjoyed the look I put together, going to get creative with my closet. xx

  • RetroChicMama
    Posted at 04:45h, 10 January Reply

    I look forward to Winter, as you know Jess I absolutely love wearing boots! I wish it would snow where I live, I’m so jealous. xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:51h, 10 January Reply

      Hi Michelle, I am not a winter-scrape-the-snow-and-ice off the car and driveway kinda girl, but I do love wearing boots and also love the “look” of a winter scene. We don’t get much, this is considered a lot for Charlotte!xx

  • Meagan
    Posted at 04:14h, 10 January Reply

    Your lunch sounds amazing (especially the wine!) Love the mix of texture you used here and leather leggings go with just about anything. Thanks for hosting the link-up!


  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:35h, 10 January Reply

    Oh yeah! I love leather of faux leather pants/leggings! And what a beautiful cardigan, love the colors!

  • Sheree
    Posted at 02:20h, 10 January Reply

    Another perfect outfit Jess! Love the pants and your necklace.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:07h, 10 January Reply

      Thank you Sheree! Just workin the closet! xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 02:15h, 10 January Reply

    Oh love the leather and lace and florals together – such a great mix of textures and patterns! ๐Ÿ™‚

    My winter dressing is no-where near as stylish and consists of huge scarves, cosy jackets and lots of grey haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a great start to the week and 2017! Kinda wish we could let Cooper see snow – he’d probably vanish as he has such short legs, maybe you’d just see his tail over the snow, ha! But it would be fun to see his reaction!

    Away From The Blue Blog | 5 Year Blogaversary Giveaway

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:09h, 10 January Reply

      That would be too funny and cute about leting Cooper in the snow. I have fun just with the pups as their legs end up almost in the snow! Cozy outerwear is key to keeping warm right? thank you Mica! xx

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 01:55h, 10 January Reply

    Love the Camel coat! This would be perfect for me. We are expecting snow in London this week, I will be layering my clothes too! xx

  • Rena
    Posted at 01:14h, 10 January Reply

    Jess, your outfit is to die for. The colors are divine and so flattering on you plus the combo of leather. lace, and floral is brilliant. I’m shopping my closet for a while too but acquiring a pair of faux leather leggings/pants is on my wish list. Enjoy the snow!

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