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Turning Heads Linkup- A Menswear-Inspired Structured Look

Happy Turning heads Tuesday ladies!

We had a fun weekend at “Woofstock”, a music, food truck and brewery event in NoDa, an arts district near where I live. I couldn’t pass up a doggy event! There were several Dog Rescues there, waiting for adoption, as well as the entrance fee going to support the charity. You all know how much i love dogs, as it was a good time!  As for Fashion, today, I decided to take out my plaid vest, ( plaid is hot this season!)  and style a look around it.

As i look at the shopping sites and read about the Fall trends, plaid is showing in stores as well as a structured look with plaid suiting, jackets, trousers and tops. I love these trousers, they are on my Fall wishlist, and i also love this dress.

I am a fan of vests and i score this one from the Limited, on Poshmark, I think for $10. My LOFT skirt has stood the test of time, and is a pretty old piece. I decided i wanted to give the look a “vintage vibe” and styled this fillagree pearl brooch my mother in law gave me as a defining piece on this white blouse. I like to think of creative ways to wear brooches, and i think a post will be in the making on other ways to do so!

The look is a fun mix of menswear inspired with some feminine details of the pearl brooch, and the ruffles of the white blouse. The suede cognac block heels I purchased last year and now have the chance to wear them. Later in the season, i would wear this with some patterned tights and boots. i also have a pair of brown tweed kitten heels that would work with this look. I finally brought out my Louis Vuitton Speedy, which was getting lonely in my closet!

Noting that plaid is a trend for Fall, I wanted to tell you about an experience I had lately. Margaret Manning, of Sixty and Me did a video interview  ( 4 segments) with me talking about trends, my style, wearing accessories etc. If you get a chance, CLICK HERE FOR THE INTERVIEW.  It was my first video, but i enjoyed it. It was a great opportunity, a learning experience and I may consider doing more. Doing video was one of my “fears’ I talked about in a post and I felt like it was a step forward in overcoming that challenge.

I wrote about Defining Your Signature style, and details for me, can really help make a look. I do love a feminine, classic look, but also love adding trends to my wardrobe.

Hmmm, Maybe i should borrow his bow tie? 😉

Outfit details: Vest- The Limited ( Poshmark) similar, Skirt ( quite old, LOFT), Shoes-HM sim, brooch( mother in law), shirt ( White House Black Market via Poshmark, sim. Louis Vuitton bag. brown metal watch c/o Obaku

I could see this outfit with a pair of brocade booties too.. ive been looking!

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I realize that i have been using Pinterest more and more and thought about a Feature i may want to start once a month. I would call it “Pinterest Interest” and emulate a seasonal look from a  Fashion Pin I found. Does this interest you?

Are you a fan of the menswear inspired look? Do you like a structured look.. ie plaid blazers, skirt?

Tell me in the comments section.

Now it’s time to PARTY…. Linkup as many fashion, lifestyle, beauty posts you like. Instagram posts are fine too!

Linkup Etiquette:

  1. Please do link back with Elegantly  Dressed and Stylish
  2. I love receiving comments and do my best to visit as many blogs as i can.
  3. Enjoy visiting other bloggers and click on their posts to make this an engaging linkup.
  4. Post older posts, instagtam, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog posts, as many as you like.
  5. Have fun!!


Most clicked- Cristina of Memories of the Pacific

Pinterest pin of the Week: Nicole of High Latitude Style

  • terrigardner1
    Posted at 11:17h, 17 October Reply

    I love this look. I do have a lot of menswear items, especially my Fedoras. Thank you for linking up and I am digging out some of my old plaid for this fall. We are going to a doggy event for Halloween. You’ve given me an idea that maybe I can do a blog about it-we’ll see.

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 00:25h, 22 September Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This outfit is such a nice work look.

  • Coco
    Posted at 12:29h, 21 September Reply

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

  • Pati Springmeyer
    Posted at 12:07h, 21 September Reply

    The juxtaposition of the masculine with the feminine is fabulous.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:17h, 21 September Reply

      Thanks very much! i am loving some of the tailored pieces out in stores now.On the hunt for a plaid midi skirt :-)x

  • Kelsey Bang
    Posted at 18:29h, 20 September Reply

    Love the vest! super chic look!


  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 15:00h, 20 September Reply

    This look is right up my street Jess, I just love it! A vest can be sexy, or prim, or chic or just fun which is what I like about them, the versatility of these little pieces. I’m off to see that video now. Many thanks for the link up!

    Anna x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:48h, 21 September Reply

      Yes! I can see you in this outfit certainly! now, if i could only find those fun black pants of yours ;-)Thanks very much Anna, hope you like the video! xx

  • Roxanne Birnbaum
    Posted at 10:22h, 20 September Reply

    I have a feeling that you’re going to get so much wear out of this vest in the fall! I love it! Congrats on being interviewed. That’s scary but so fun!

  • therealpinkblogger
    Posted at 10:07h, 20 September Reply

    I’m obsessed with your bag! It’s gorgeous!!!

    Have a lovely day!
    xx Kris

  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 07:35h, 20 September Reply

    Jess, always amazed how versatile your style is. You really do look elegant and stylish!!! Such a cute pet mine decided to snore on my lap while I am typing this :))) xxx Have a lovely week. Sabina

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:46h, 20 September Reply

      thank you Sabina! I appreciate it! i do like to try different styles even if my style is more feminine. awww, my boy loves to do the same when i work outside on my deck. xx

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 17:41h, 19 September Reply

    Love the menswear inspired look. So chic and very on trend too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:47h, 20 September Reply

      Thank you Amy! I always liked vests and i am interested in some plaid trousers too for fall. xx

  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 16:49h, 19 September Reply

    I love menswear inspired trends! This vest is so good!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 14:06h, 19 September Reply

    This is SO chic, lady- I love a good menswear vibe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Elle
    Posted at 13:37h, 19 September Reply

    Loved this look Jess. Love the menswear trend and your vest in particular. Wink- yes, dd the bow tie! How fun! A cute cameo of your canine companion.
    Loved high latitude’s red look, too!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:39h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you Elle! I have seen a plaid midi skirt i am interested in, and a pair of paper bag waist plaid pants I have bookmarked. thx regarding Gibby! I bought the tie in Savannah in a little shop, couldnt resist it! xx

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 12:33h, 19 September Reply

    You look fabulous in this outfit, Jess! And GREAT job on the interview! You should definitely do more videos!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:35h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you Andrea! I really appreciate the feedback as it is good to hear how you are perceived on video. it was my first time, and Margaret made me feel very comfortable, so i may just try it. xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:26h, 19 September Reply

    I love vests too Jess especially this kind of menswear inspired ones. I actually have a few vintage ones that I love to wear with jeans. Love this plaid one that you have styled so nicely making it feminine with the skirt and the jewelry. Great look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:54h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you Nora! oh, yes i could see you wearing one with your denim, cool boots and one of your great belts. So glad you like the look. xx

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 12:15h, 19 September Reply

    Love a great menswear-inspired look and yours is perfect, Jess! I’m also a huge fan of vests, and literally have a hundred in my closet archives from back in the day. You have definitely inspired me to pull my out and give them another spin 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:53h, 19 September Reply

      HI Mary! I can see this look on you too. Nice vest collection! I see many of mine thrifting as have gotten some great deals. id love to see your outfit! xx

  • Debbie Hull
    Posted at 11:42h, 19 September Reply

    Jess you look so pretty in whatever you wear be it dresses or skirts or pants. I love brooches like you do. I also love your handbags. Your beauty shines through.Have a lovely day. Your dogs are so cute too.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:46h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you so much Debbie! what a lovely comment! I would love to see your brooch collection sometime, perhaps on FB. 🙂 I enjoy handbags as they also tend to make a look and can add texture and color. My pups mean the world to me! so glad you enjoyed the post. have a great day! xx

  • Mary Colleen
    Posted at 11:25h, 19 September Reply

    This is a fantastic look! I especially love the brooch. I’m a big fan of menswear inspired outfits, so this is a look I love.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:48h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you Mary! I could see you in this style too! My MIL gave me the brooch and it is added to my growing collection! xx

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 11:15h, 19 September Reply

    Such a great outfit! I love your bag and nail polish! Would you mind sharing the color? Hope you’re having a great week!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:27h, 19 September Reply

      Hi Suzanne! thank you 😉 i will have to go check on the nail polish color. it was an ESSIE Gel Couture shade. ill get back to you enjoy your week as well! xx

  • valerie
    Posted at 11:08h, 19 September Reply

    Your men’swear look is perfection..cute as always, have a great week Jess!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:13h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you Val! I was in a plaid vest kind of mood 😉 xx

  • Theresa Campbell
    Posted at 10:36h, 19 September Reply

    I love a menswear inspired look, but only if it’s paired with something more feminine, like you’ve done in your outfit. And I’m also a big fan of plaid. That vest is really cute. That brooch and ruffle blouse create the perfect combination with it.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:14h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you Theresa! Yes me too, i am considering a plaid midi skirt and would love it with something like a fur collared sweater. So glad you like the look! xx

  • richardson4lisa
    Posted at 10:20h, 19 September Reply

    I think your Pinterest Interest idea is cute. This is a darling look. You have such great legs for shorter skirts…I’m envious!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:15h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you Lisa! I appreciate the feedback on my Pinterest feature and i have another idea as well i may try out. aw, thanks for the legs compiment! xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:16h, 19 September Reply

    Woofstock sounds like an event I would love! This is a great look. I really like your plaid vest mixed with the more feminine pieces.

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 09:53h, 19 September Reply

    I have a few similar vests I need to pull out! I love the menswear inspired look on you! So chic and professional looking!

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 09:49h, 19 September Reply

    I love that you’ve been inspired by menswear this week, Jess because I’ve actually got menswear on my blog today lol. I managed to convince the hubby to ‘model’ for me. I think he enjoyed it a bit too much though lol!
    You look gorgeous – I love the outfit. It’s exactly the kind of thing I’d love to have in my wardrobe <3
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:01h, 21 September Reply

      thanks Suzy! I will pop over! yes, i have several vests and would like a knit one as well for fall. they are versatile and fun. I want to see what your hubby is wearing. Suzy, i bought this at a thrift shop, they are great places to find this type of garment. xx

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:10h, 19 September Reply

    I love how you feminized your menswear piece with all the jewelry and the short skirt!

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 08:39h, 19 September Reply

    I adore menswear inspired looks and plaid is one of my favorite prints. The vest pulls your whole look together – great touch! Thank you for hosting.


  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:13h, 19 September Reply

    How fun to go to “Woofstock”—that’s such a creative name for it!
    And I love the mens wear look, Jess!! You put it together fabulously!

  • Claire justine
    Posted at 07:31h, 19 September Reply

    Love this look Jess, I would love a waistcoat again. Thanks for hosting 🙂

  • Carrie
    Posted at 07:01h, 19 September Reply

    Love the mix of feminine and menswear in this look, Jess! Gorgeous as always!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:25h, 19 September Reply

    Jess, I love menswear inspired outfits! You look fabulous. And this totally screams Fall!


  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 06:17h, 19 September Reply

    I love this menswear inspired look Jess! In fact, a few weeks ago I bought a grey Laura Ashley waistcoat in a charity shop. I’m still debating how to style it so thanks for the inspo, I’ll try it with a brooch 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 06:16h, 19 September Reply

    It’s interesting how men elements in the woman outfit make whole style just more feminine. Love this one!


  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:11h, 19 September Reply

    Love the plaid!

  • plutrell
    Posted at 06:06h, 19 September Reply

    Love the plaid with camel, Jess! Perfect for fall. Thanks for the link up and have a wonderful week!

  • Jill James
    Posted at 06:00h, 19 September Reply

    Woofstock certainly sounds like the perfect day out . I love a vest and plaid is the perfect fabric choice, yours suits you beautifully. The brooch adds that special touch. Well done on the video with Margaret at Sixty and Me.

  • marta
    Posted at 05:45h, 19 September Reply

    Chic menswear inspired look, love the vest! Thanks for hosting Jess.

  • Rachel
    Posted at 04:41h, 19 September Reply

    You looks great! Love the whole look!


  • Rena
    Posted at 04:19h, 19 September Reply

    Jess, your style speaks to my heart. I’m very fond of mixing masculine details into a decidedly feminine ensemble. The outfit is fabulous and you look great. I’ve added a few new plaids and tweeds to my wardrobe recently in anticipation of Fall and I can hardly wait for the weather to cool enough to wear them. Thank you for sharing your styling brilliance and for hosting.


  • Mica (@AwayFromTheBlue)
    Posted at 03:42h, 19 September Reply

    Your pup looks so cute in his bow tie! 🙂 Love the brown tones in your outfit too, such a great take on menswear with a feminine touch 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Olga
    Posted at 02:35h, 19 September Reply

    Love this look! All the things look in harmony with each other and create a beautiful, sophisticated and elegant look!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:20h, 19 September Reply

    Just the other day Gerben said to me that he only would wear a suit when it had a vest! I had one years ago to wear it on a particular skirt but it was to small years later! I love how you styled it! Makes me want to buy one too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:29h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you Nancy! i have always liked vests as i think they give shape and some fun style to a look. i do like a menswear look and hope to buy a few more items ie. trousers for the fall. Check consignment or thrift stores too! xx

  • Laurie
    Posted at 01:47h, 19 September Reply

    Plaid (Prince of Wales check here in UK) is a huge trend and I’m loving it Jess. This idea of wearing a waistcoat (I love them) is genius. I’m popping over now to watch the video! xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:16h, 19 September Reply

      i have always liked plaid too. thank you for letting me know about the video, i corrected the link xx

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