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Turning Heads Linkup-Happy New Year! Casual Yet Polished

Red tweed blazer with jeans and red mules

Happy New Year my friends!

Best wishes for the New Year to everyone.

Red is always a favorite bold shade of mine, and I thought I would start the year off with such a vibrant color.

Red tweed blazer with jeans and red mules

mom jeans with tassled red mules


Anyone else have a bit of a slow go about it yesterday? Sometimes it’s hard to get the motor running when you had a long break and Holiday! We had a great time in PA, but 12-hour drives are tough with this condition. We certainly enjoyed the company, had lots of food and goodies and of course my in-laws enjoyed the pups. We had to get a family picture all in our Buffalo Plaid on Christmas Eve. I usually post pictures like this on my Instagram Stories, so follow me on IG if you don’t already. 

We also went to the Philidelphia Zoo to see Illuminature, which was a light exhibit within the zoo, with 12 stations. I loved the “Under the Sea.”

My Outfit

I wanted to start off the new year with a few casual looks. (Yesterday’s post- Happy New Year! Combats are Still Going Strong!

Casual for me, is not jeans and a tee, but putting together my denim with pieces that still look “put together.”

It was time to bring out a few new pairs of shoes of mine. I actually won these tasseled suede Italian mules on Instagram from a company called, Bells & Becks.  Let’s see, I won a Victorian doll with golden blonde hair wearing a green dress at a Bakery when I was about 7. Other than that, nada! So, I was happily surprised. These Mules.  I have admired these on people, as they looked like nestling your feet in a comfy slipper.

They are a luxury brand , made in Italy and are currently on sale.

The pointed toe is perfect, as it elongates the leg, even as a flat.

We all need a bit of vibrance and color in the Winter months, don’t we?

I of course, had to choose red.

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” – Bill Blass 

Even after the Holidays, I struggle a bit with SAD, although it isn’t quite as dreary as Pittsburgh in the Winter,  I think it is just the darkness and bareness that gets to me.

So, this certainly isn’t a cure all, but I find that wearing certain colors can have a positive, happy effect on me, and red is one.

I chose a pair of Mom jeans to wear with this look, as the higher waist and slightly shorter inseam showcased both the jacket and shoes. I am wearing a black cami underneath and the leopard scarf adds to one of my favorite combinations with red. The Mango tweed jacket was a steal at $10 on Poshmark 🙂

New Year- Newness

As I mentioned yesterday, I hope to have several new things to share with you on the blog. I am working on a “new look” as well as planning on discussing my goals for the New Year. Was I able to achieve what I wanted for 2021?

I have also joined and started Like to Know it. If you are unfamiliar with this app, it allows for you to shop directly on the items I upload. Outfits, products, etc. So, I would love if you followed me there.

I will also soon have a 2022 Survey for Readers of the blog to complete, to help me bring you the content you love seeing.

So it’s back to business!

Red tweed blazer with jeans

Got my festive gel mani before Christmas, all emerald green except for the sparkly gold on ring fingers 🙂

red tweed blazer with layered gold necklaces

Santa brought this dainty single pearl gold necklace and I have layered the two gold necklaces here in place of the scarf.

red tweed blazer with blue jeans and red suede mules

Outfit Detail


Mango red tweed blazer- on Poshmark ( similar)

Mom jeans c/o Mott & Bow

cami- H&M ( similar)

shoes c/o Bells & Becks (on Sale!)

black clutch JJ Winters


Remember my first Turning Heads Linkup in 2015?

I would like to do most clicked and IG stories pick in this New year. Thank you for being here and have fun!

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  • Reply
    January 11, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Neat shoes!


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    January 10, 2022 at 10:31 am

    It sounds like you had a nice PA getaway. I completely understand that ” blah” feeling after Christmas. When I lived in Michigan that was the worst time of year for me, The sun does wonders for me! Great pop of color with red❤️

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    [email protected]
    January 6, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Happy New Year! Love that beautiful red color on you and I am obsessed with those shoes!

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    Nancy Weiss
    January 6, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Color brings everything to life! You wear red well and its such a festive color.

    Have a beautiful and blessed new year Jess!

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    January 5, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    I know I shouldn’t say this but going to say it anyway…I wish I had a smaller chest. I know there are lots of women who battle breast cancer every single day. I should be grateful to have healthy breasts even if they are a bit cumbersome. But I would love to comfortably wear camis and spaghetti strap tops. LOVE LOVE LOVE the lacy bit of your cami peeking out from your blazer and from behind your scarf. So feminine. And you just have the very best figure. Legs for days in that great pair of denim pants.

    I have just followed you on IG, thanks for providing the link. And don’t feel very comfy with Like to Know or whatever it is called but will certainly try to follow you there.

    Looking forward to reading your plans/goals for 2022. Happy, HEALTHY new year!!

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    Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    January 5, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Happy New Year Jess! I definitely think there is alot to be said for how a color can attribute to your mood…red is definitely one of my favorites

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    January 5, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Happy New Year Jess!
    What a wonderful recap from your holiday vacation in PA. Love the Christmas Lights!
    I am sure that 12 hours in a car is very hard on you.
    You dress just like I do. I never wear jeans and a tee shirt. It’s not my style.
    Polished casual is more my style!
    Welcome to the LTK family!


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    Rosemary Davis
    January 5, 2022 at 7:18 am

    Happy New Year Jess!
    I love the idea of wearing lots of red during the winter months. A fabulous way to brighten things up!
    You red mules are terrific. I am loving wearing mules again this year and plan to add a few new pairs to my wardrobe.


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    Gail Hanlon
    January 5, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Those mules are so gorgeous! And I love your bold red start to the year. A 12 hour drive – it doesn’t bear thinking about! Happy New Year Jess xx

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    January 4, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    How exciting that you won those shoes Jess!! They are marvelous and I just adore the red and leopard together.

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    January 4, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Happy New Year, Jess! Such a great way to kick off 2022. Loving this bold color on you and those button details are so stunning too.



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    January 4, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Gorgeous jacket and mules! I bought a jacket similar to that from Zara when I was in Madeira but I haven’t worn it yet. A 12 hour drive is a long slog – I thought my five hour round trip on Christmas Eve was long! Happy New Year!

    Emma xxx

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    Cheryl Tucker
    January 4, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Oh the red is so rich and beautiful! And so many fun pictures! I just ordered a red sweater from Poshmark and can’t wait for it to arrive.


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    Cheryl Shops
    January 4, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    Happy new year, Jess! I am loving this red outfit, and your Bells & Becks shoes are to die for—fun fact: Tamar (the owner) and I used to work together!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    Nicole Mölders
    January 4, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Happy New Year. The jacket is a head turner! So Coco Chanel in a modern way. The necklaces are o romantic. They are so you. Great look. Thanks for hosting the party.

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    Michelle Churchman
    January 4, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    Looks like your holidays were quite festive! 12 hour drives wear on me too. I love denim and red together. Congrats on the shoe win! They are so cute. And Happy 2022!


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    Jacket Society
    January 4, 2022 at 11:49 am

    Happy New Year Jess! Lovely photos and I love that red blazer on you! Oh and the shoes!!

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    January 4, 2022 at 11:48 am

    I love your beautiful red flats! The tassels are so fun on them! And your blazer looks beautiful on you! Hope you are having a good start to 2022!

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    @GwenLivesWell (@gwenliveswell)
    January 4, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Hi Jess! Gorgeous outfit choice for the occasion/holiday and those shoes are absolutely fab!! That jacket is timeless and so elegant! HNY! xoxo

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    January 4, 2022 at 9:44 am

    Happy New Year, to you Jess, and I love the outfit you chose to begin the year! I am a fan of wearing the color red, and also find it uplifting. So enjoyed your family pictures and the photos you shared of the light show-so beautiful! Thanks for hosting the link up parties this year.

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    January 4, 2022 at 9:08 am

    I love red and am actually wearing my red sweater as I type! That is a really pretty blazer and the color just makes me happy,

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    January 4, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Happy New Year! Red is your color! Loving your jacket and shoes!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    January 4, 2022 at 6:51 am

    Wow that red jacket is marvelous, of course it’s from Poshmark!!! You find THE BEST stuff. Congrats on winning those cute shoes, I love them. The zoo looked like such a fun place to be to celebrate the season.

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    Mica - Away From Blue
    January 4, 2022 at 6:37 am

    You look so good in red! That’s such a fun jacket and I like the matching shoes with it, and of course that leopard print scarf 🙂

    Hope that 2022 is off to a good start for you! 🙂 Thank you for the link up!

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    Nancy s Fashion Style
    January 4, 2022 at 5:43 am

    Happy New Year Jess! Red suits you very well! And it’s a gorgeous jacket, I love tweed a lot.

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    Pamela Graham
    January 4, 2022 at 5:07 am

    Happy New Year Jess! Thank you for your wonderfully colorful hospitality over the past year, the many diverse posts you attract much appreciated. Starting the year with red is a very positive vibe, let’s hope for a happier and healthier year for us all.
    Pamela x

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    Vanity And Me Style
    January 4, 2022 at 5:02 am

    Happy new year Jess. I’m going to introduce some red into my wardrobe this year. I love the jacket and the sliders. xx

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    January 4, 2022 at 4:33 am

    Red is such a fabulous color on you, Jess! What a pretty outfit and so great for welcoming in the new year! I have been struggling with some seasonal depression as well. It is just so dark and dreary all the time and the days are so darn short! Vitamin D supplements are my friend this time of year. I am glad you had a wonderful holiday. I love the family photos! Wishing you all the best in the New Year, my friend.


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    January 4, 2022 at 2:33 am

    Love that jacket. I can’t wait for jacket season to arrive here. Xx the light show looked great, they do that here too, but never been yet xx Jacqui x

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    January 4, 2022 at 2:16 am

    Happy New Year! Love this fabulous red blazer and the shoes!


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    January 4, 2022 at 1:57 am

    Jess, happy new year! And what a bold way to start off the year by choosing red. It’s a fabulous color for you and I like how you balanced out the jacket with your shoes. Smart choice.


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