Turning Heads #Linkup: Wearing Vintage Without Looking Like You Stepped Out of a Time Machine - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #Linkup: Wearing Vintage Without Looking Like You Stepped Out of a Time Machine



Hello Ladies

Welcome to another #Turningheadstuesday!   I hope everyone had a nice weekend

I know it is March and we are getting antsy for Spring. I , however, just found this vintage  tweed jacket and didn’t want to wait until next year to share it. So, I promise a spring look for next week. Today I am sharing a few tips on wearing Vintage without looking like you went back in a time machine. I do tell my husband from time to time that I would love to travel back to a different era. Not stay there forever, but just experience the time, clothes, people.music . If you are watching the Stephen King book turned tv show 11/22/16 the character has traveled back in time to try and prevent a historical event from happening, having to know the era, the clothes, cars, and events pertaining to that day.

What I love most about vintage clothing is that it tells a story, or puts one in someone else’s shoes. I added one of my favorite green brooches, also vintage by Etsy to complete the look, and my pine green leather pencil skirt for added richness. My shoes are new, and were also one of those “Gotta Have it  Purchases” when I saw them on Modcloth. I have a penchant for bows, you see. Bows on shoes to be specific. I also love the square heel.

Do you ever see an article of clothing and know that “you must have it”? Well, I would be surprised if the answer was “no” being a fashion blogger and all! 🙂 I came across this lovely vintage jacket on Ebay and loved the style and the colors. The blues and greens, seafoam and turquoise , tweed and bell sleeves. I love the belt and the cut makes it so that I can wear it without as well.

I do laugh when I think something being sold in the 80s as vintage. That is when I graduated high school! Some how the era doesn’t seem right for the vintage description.

I added my lovely jade green ring gifted to me by Silver and Post as I thought it fitting, and had looked forward to bringing out my steel-blue quilted Kate Spade bag. I  also thought it the perfect opportunity to take out my prescription cat eye sunnies from Zenni. They have even more of an exaggerated cat eye 50s-60s shape that i love!

Tips for wearing Vintage without Looking Like you Stepped out of a Time Machine..

1. Try wearing one piece, such as a jacket, a handbag or a top and add additional modern pieces, ( like this faux leather skirt) trousers etc, instead of head to toe vintage.

2. Keep your hairstyle modern. I love the look of Victory Rolls ( and asked my hairdresser if she could style my hair this way for a post) but keeping it modern, try styling your hair in a modern do.

3 If you are wearing a vintage dress or a stand out vintage jacket,  add a modern handbag, ( in this case my Kate Spade).

4. Choose Modern accessories added to your vintage look, such as a trendy new earrings or scarf. ( I couldn’t help myself with my vintage brooch)

Would love to hear your thoughts on dressing vintage without looking like you went through a portal…. Do you have a vintage article of clothing you love to wear? Tell us!

Now, on to the linkup… for more fabulous looks!







Outfit details: kate Spade bag, Ann Taylor pine green faux leather skirt, Tweed Jacket: Vintage,  Ebay Shoes: NEW! Modcloth, Brooch: Etsy

If you missed this wonderful blog, Wardrobe Oxygen that I was featured in, along with other amazing blogger friends, check out the post  HERE.

Most clicked this week: Bogi of Red Reticule showing us how essential it is to have a pencil skirt in one’s wardrobe.How aprapo! 🙂


PINTEREST PIC OF THE WEEK!  Dawn of Fashion Should Be Fun sharing her pink and red look. Fab coat and I;m going to steal those shoes, ( are u an 8?)


  • Elle
    Posted at 13:44h, 10 March Reply

    Jess, I love this outfit- the jacket is just to die for! Love the nubbly tweed, so rich looking!
    Great and clever advice about how to style vintage! Love these colors on you too! Happy weekend!
    xx, Elle

  • Renata
    Posted at 04:00h, 10 March Reply

    Great look Jess! And the jacket is simply amazing:)
    Have a great day, Renata xo


  • Ginger
    Posted at 16:09h, 09 March Reply

    Gorgeous colors and as always, the cut of that jacket is perfection!!! You truly have the most swoon worthy jackets and broaches to go with them.

    Oh, but I would LOVE to see your hair in Victory Rolls!


  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 13:32h, 09 March Reply

    Great outfit, but I especially love the vintage pin! Gorgeous! 🙂

  • Samantha
    Posted at 09:01h, 09 March Reply

    Great advice Jess!
    I could not agree more.
    We want our vintage items to shine but still need to look modern.
    The faux leather was the perfect choice.
    I am LOVING these blues on you….and that cheeky little french polish too!!

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 08:48h, 09 March Reply

    I have an obsession with all things vintage.

    I love the colour of this jacket. What a great find!


  • rachel
    Posted at 04:02h, 09 March Reply

    Wonderfully elegant look. Im in awe of how you still look so elegant in winter, even with layers, you pull it off beautifully. I look like a yeti lol!! As always a pleasure to linkup with you,thank you for hosting xxx

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 17:47h, 08 March Reply

    You have styled your vintage jacket perfectly Jess. Classic and bang on trend all in this outfit.
    Laurie x

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 16:23h, 08 March Reply

    I always chuckle too when I see an item from the 80s described as vintage! Er… not really!
    Beautiful colour on you Jess and great tips about how to wear vintage.


  • Rachel
    Posted at 15:48h, 08 March Reply

    I love your bag!! You look so pretty!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  • cassidl
    Posted at 15:41h, 08 March Reply

    Love your jacket and the shoes are amazing. You do vintage so very very well

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 12:28h, 08 March Reply

    Vintage pieces are such treasures. The wealth of history they hold. The stories they could tell, if they could but speak 🙂 I don’t own many vintage pieces in terms of garments, sadly, just my Ungaro Pink Knit Jacket and my Leopard Cape. One or two clutches and that’s about it. I tend to invest in antique jewellery particularly from the Victorian/mourning period, and try to repurpose them with something a little more punk or rock n roll. To not appear too costumey. Your jacket is HEAVENLY, Jess, and would go perfectly with just about anything. It simply looks like a well-cut piece of clothing, nothing at all to give away the fact that it’s vintage, and that’s the beauty of it xoxo

    p/s your brooch!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:04h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you Sheela, yes I agree. I love vintage pieces and you know I collect vintage brooches as well. The color, cut and sleeves were all that caught my eye! I think it fascinating you collect from the Victorian period and it blends so well with your style too. I was planning on a more spring outfit, but wasnt about to wait until next year to share :-)) Enjoy your week! xo

  • asallows
    Posted at 12:19h, 08 March Reply

    What great outfit! I love all of the teal colours in this look


  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:17h, 08 March Reply

    What a pretty jacket and that color is perfect for you. Vintage is tricky, one has to know how to style it not to look outdated. You’ve got it though, you look fab in this outfit.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:02h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you Nora! I love tweed and the colors were so lovely, I just bought it as I saw me wearing it quite a bit. Enjoy your week! xx

  • ee0926
    Posted at 11:16h, 08 March Reply

    So pretty! Love the color of your jacket!

    xx, Elise

  • Sarah Blodgett
    Posted at 11:02h, 08 March Reply

    It’s always tricky to take a vintage look and make it look modern and less costumey.. you’ve done that beautifully!!!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 10:15h, 08 March Reply

    I’m too much of a purger to have vintage items….except a dress that was my grandmas! This coat is spectacular and it looks so perfect with your complexion! No wonder you had to have it!! jodie
    Thanks for hosting

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:48h, 08 March Reply

      Thanks Jodie! ooo I want to see the dress you kept that was your Grandmas. I wish I had my mom’s stuff even if I had to tailor it, nothing was kept though. I kind of built a jacket collection for fall this year, and have to work on spring.( wink!) xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 09:47h, 08 March Reply

    Beautiful jacket – I just love the colors! It looks perfect with your leather skirt. Really great style tips this week!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:50h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you Jennie! Glad you liked the tips, the jacket was a fun find. xo

  • weshopinheels
    Posted at 09:31h, 08 March Reply

    Great outfit, beautiful colors on you!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 08 March Reply

      Thanks so much Tatiana! I loved the blues too. xo

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:16h, 08 March Reply

    The color of that bag is my total favorite! So perfect for spring/summer, and I love how roomy it looks too. Great look, Jess!



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 08 March Reply

      Thanks Shauna, it is one of my favorite bags, I love the color too!

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:10h, 08 March Reply

    Such a gorgeous color!

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 09:09h, 08 March Reply

    Great vintage jacket! You look so pretty in this color.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:52h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you Amy, it was such a great find and the color caught my eye. xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 08:59h, 08 March Reply

    Great tips! Love that pretty coat!

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 08:08h, 08 March Reply

    Gorgeous jacket and you styled it perfectly!

  • cherie
    Posted at 08:06h, 08 March Reply

    Great tips for wearing vintage Jess. Your color choice is spot on as usual! Love the blazer!! Thank you for hosting.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:54h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you Cherie, the color really caught my eye and I loved the bell sleeves. Glad you like the tips! xx

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 07:52h, 08 March Reply

    Hee … .yay ….!! Thanks so much for the feature! You’re a doll! (I’m a 7, but maybe you can squeeze …lol). Love your tips to wearing vintage. And this jacket … wow … super amazing, Jess. And styled perfectly with all the details. Love.

    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:56h, 08 March Reply

      Hehe, well my toes would be over the sandals… but I love those. I also love the Prada shoes you just got on PM, so pretty! If I could wear that high of a heel! Thanks my friend and the jacket is amaongst my favorite now. Email me anytime! xo

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 07:43h, 08 March Reply

    That jacket is so beautiful, Jess. Love the tweed and the color. Thanks for the link up…have a wonderful week.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:56h, 08 March Reply

      Thanks so much Pam! I love the tweed too and color. Enjoy your week as well. I have to figure out how to reply to over 100 blogs and visit people more often! xo

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 07:32h, 08 March Reply

    Love this look. I enjoy how unique and fabulous all your outfits are! Always love to see what you put together. Thanks for hosting.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:59h, 08 March Reply

      THank you Julie! I have to tell you my nephew is getting married in Asheville in 2017 in a barn with beautiful land…I will always have an excuse to visit. hehe. Glad you like the oufit xo

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 07:21h, 08 March Reply
  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:31h, 08 March Reply

    Gorgeous! Perfect colors for you, Jess! Have a lovely week!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:59h, 08 March Reply

      Hi Carrie! Thank you , and you as well. I will be at your linkup today too.

  • Bogi - Red Reticule (@RedReticule)
    Posted at 06:19h, 08 March Reply

    So beautiful, Jess! I love your blazer and these colors compliment you so well! Beautiful and very elegant!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:02h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you Bogi, the color, tweed, and bell sleeves caught my eye. Thanks my friend! xo

    Posted at 05:27h, 08 March Reply

    Always fabulous, my dear Jess

  • Mica
    Posted at 04:19h, 08 March Reply

    Your jacket is beautiful! Love the colour and the exaggerated sleeves 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 03:27h, 08 March Reply

    You are the queen of color! I swear, every color you try looks as if it were made for you. Love how you styled the vintage jacket, gorgeous as always!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:06h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you Mary for noticing 🙂 I love color, and try to find what works best for me. I appreciate the lovely compliment! Enjoy your week! xx

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 03:15h, 08 March Reply

    It’s a beautiful jacket, and I love the colour! I have some vintage jewellery, but only one piece of clothing (a kimono). It was one of those ‘I must have it’ pieces, and I have no idea what to do with it…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:08h, 08 March Reply

      Hi Tiina, did you do a post about your kimono? I think I remember it! I would love to see it as well. Dressing a vintage piece makes one think outside the box a bit. Glad you like the jacket! xo

  • Olga
    Posted at 02:35h, 08 March Reply

    Beautiful jacket, really love its colour!

  • Jill James
    Posted at 01:44h, 08 March Reply

    Your jacket shows the joy of vintage , it is so unique and I am sure of much better quality than what is generally available.Your skirt and accesories add to the appeal. I so admire girls who are comfortable dressing head to toe vintage but like you for me it works best mixed with some new.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:09h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you Jill. Yes, I like the mix of modern and vintage, and it can be quite expensive to dress head to toe vintage, unless you really scour thrift or sites like Ebay. I do enjoy seeing both styles. I loved the color and cut, as that is what caught my eye. xo

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 01:28h, 08 March Reply

    You rock vintage like no other Jess – Have a lovely week!


  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:12h, 08 March Reply

    Great tips! I don’t own anything vintage but always love how you style your vintage items.

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


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:10h, 08 March Reply

      Thanks Alice, you too . Enjoy your week. Glad you like how I styled it, it was quite fun.

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