Turning Heads #linkup- Pastel Pink, Grey Vest and Faux Leather - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #linkup- Pastel Pink, Grey Vest and Faux Leather



Hello Ladies!

10 more days  until Christmas! I am like a kid when it comes to Christmas Day, minus the usual getting up at 5 am to see what Santa brought me. No! Since Gibby and Truffles do not know any better, they do not pat me with their paws in the morning,  saying “Mommy, Mommy, SantaPaws came! TIme to wake up!” I put them in their Santa Suits and we make our way downstairs. We make it a leisurely morning, brew the coffee, have the smell of pastries or bagels in the air, and take our time. We do not make it arduous and open one gift, tenderly picking at the paper as if to save it, but we don’t exactly tear in to the gifts not knowing what each other was given!! The pups do have their own stockings which resemble a puppies face and they are ready when I put the stockings on the floor to stick their whole head in to find the puppy treats. I do love giving gifts! I need to master the art of wrapping a bit more, but the bar was set high by my mother in law! I have always been excited for Christmas and giving gifts. I love decorating the tree, and over the weekend we went a bit wild, and Michaels going in for two items like gift bags and tape, only to leave with a cartful of garland, ribbon for the tree, ornaments and more.

Today I am sharing a look that is a bit different for me, yes it is lace and that is just me, but it is a blush color and has leather detail in the sleeve cuffs and collar.  I wanted to do something a bit different, but still Jess   I started with the Zara faux leather pants and BR grey vest and went from there. The earrings  are vintage from Etsy and were a gift from my Husband several Christmases ago . By the looks of them, you think they would be as heavy as a chandelier, not just a chandelier earring, but surprisingly they are light. They, themselves make a statement.  The necklace is new and its dark charcoal grey stone with tassel. One trend I have gotten caught up in.   The vest is grey and the grey and pastel pink are a favorite color combination of mine.

Pink Blouse: Ann Taylor, Faux leather pants ZARA ( these are more like real leather), Vest: Banana Republic, Earrings: Esty Vintage, Necklace: Charming Charlie, Booties: Scheyelles, GiGi NY clutch


I want to wish you all the most Blessed and Merry Christmas. I hope your holiday is wonderful with family and friends. THERE WILL BE NO TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP ON DECEMBER 22ND, INSTEAD ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY!  It will return Dec 29th.

I will leave you this week with one of my FAVORITE Christmas Songs. There are so many, White Christmas by Bing Crosby, The Christmas Song by Mel Torme, so many classics I love.. Here is one that I had my 3-4th graders sing in concert.





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MOST CLICKED was CARRIE OF  a Lovely Little Wardrobe telling us about purging the closet and dressing in one’s style. Go Carrie!!


PINTEREST PIC OF THE WEEK IS Kacie of Regally Soled showing us her lovely Holiday Look. Love the bow and polka dots!



As your host, please follow on Instagram

Jess XO

  • m
    Posted at 10:18h, 20 January Reply

    You are so beautiful in leather!

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 17:38h, 17 December Reply

    That blouse is gorgeous Jess, love the whole look. I too have doggie stockings at the ready!
    I hope you have a fabulous Christmas. Thank you for hosting
    Laurie x

  • tianna
    Posted at 13:59h, 17 December Reply

    super cute outfit! you always look amazing in structured pieces. love your earrings as well 🙂

    stop by and chat with me ♥ http://storybookapothecary.com

  • lisa
    Posted at 09:11h, 17 December Reply

    I like this look! Have a Merry Christmas, Jess!

    Daily Style Finds

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 09:08h, 17 December Reply

    You are quite the rock star my friend xxxx Different but well done! Love the contrast of black and soft pastels. I am totally into faux fur capes and vests right now. Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas. xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  • Coco
    Posted at 00:38h, 17 December Reply

    Such a perfect look darling! You’re marvellous!! I love the colors!
    Coco et La vie en rose – Valeria Arizzi

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:39h, 17 December Reply

      Hi Hon, thanks so much. I try and mix it up a bit and really like the leather pants. Thank you! Please let me know when your linkup is , I want to support. Can I get a reminder email? xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 14:02h, 16 December Reply

    Jess, I adore this outfit. it is a bit different for you, but I love it! It is sweet but very chic too and of course you wear it so beautifully!
    Love all of the lovely links, it was good to see Trina.s photo of her family. And Carrie sounds like a good lady to follow! Regally soled looks like a fun lady to follow as well.
    I adore that vest and necklace!
    I am having fun following you on IG!
    stay well, happy happy!
    xx, Elle

  • Vale
    Posted at 10:27h, 16 December Reply

    Your lace blouse is adorable Jess, you are the queen of all lace ! 🙂 Kisses and wish you a wonderful Xmas time !

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion blog

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 08:31h, 16 December Reply

    The blush lace and gray vest are so stunning together, Jess! Thanks for hosting, xox


  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:09h, 16 December Reply

    Grey and Peach Perfection Pretty Lady!! Love the detail and a vest is so hip!! You are gorgeous inside and out Jess. Merry Christmas to you and your family, may it be joyous, loving and wonderful!!

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 02:49h, 16 December Reply

    This is adorable! Lace is very you, but this nude tone is beautiful and perfect with the grey. Thank you for the link up again this week x
    Anna’s Island Style

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 21:27h, 15 December Reply

    Gorgeous layering and look Jessica. I love seeing grays and pinks together.
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  • Kim Tuttle
    Posted at 20:05h, 15 December Reply

    Looking great! Love how you styled the feminine lace top and clutch with the mens wear inspired vest, great combination. Have a great day xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:50h, 21 December Reply

      Thanks so much, I wanted to try something different 🙂 Happy Holiday!!

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 18:28h, 15 December Reply

    Jess the peach and grey are TO DIE FOR – I’m totally obsessed with everything peach right now!! You also look incredible in leather pants… Yet another stylish older woman proving that they look better on her than on a 20-something!

    Thank you so much for hosting, hope you’re well (and thank you for linking up to #iwillwearwhatilike)

    Catherine x

  • terrystwocents
    Posted at 17:11h, 15 December Reply
  • Petite Silver Vixen (@petitevix)
    Posted at 16:50h, 15 December Reply

    There’s still the signature style of Jess there with the lace but I love how you’ve taken a look and made it your own so that it’s true to your style and therefore feels and looks absolutely right on you.
    I love this look on you – the play of the feminine with the lace and the masculine with the waistcoat (vest) and of course, as I said on instagram, what a beautiful pendant.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jess. I hope you have a relaxing time. Thanks for hosting this year.

  • finewhateverblog
    Posted at 16:38h, 15 December Reply

    love the outfit. wouldn’t change a single detail.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 14:32h, 15 December Reply

    Loving you in that vest, lady!


  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 12:46h, 15 December Reply

    I love the pretty lace blouse with the waistcoat! Nice leather details! Thanks for hosting Jess, wishing you a very merry Christmas 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • asallows
    Posted at 11:20h, 15 December Reply

    What a beautiful colour combo! Love the grey and blush together . The vest is really edgy and fun too!


  • Regina L. L. Wells
    Posted at 11:04h, 15 December Reply

    Where do I begin? First, those earrings are so beautiful (especially paired with that pendant necklace)! You’re right that they do look heavy. LOL! I love that blouse–the shade, the lace, and, particularly, the cuff detail. Wow! I am in love with the entire outfit…all so well styled together! Another winner!

  • Anja
    Posted at 11:02h, 15 December Reply

    this is such a lovely look! the pants are awesome and that blouse makes it a little less edgy! definitely one of my favourites on you!

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 10:13h, 15 December Reply

    I love your lace top and leather pants!

  • Tea
    Posted at 09:51h, 15 December Reply

    Love that blush top – and the menswear vest is so fun too! Great outfit!

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 09:50h, 15 December Reply

    Love, love, love that lace blouse! I really want one like that! That song from Charlie Brown is one of my favs too! Merry Christmas to you too! 🙂

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 09:49h, 15 December Reply

    I love this look, the mix of menswear and lace is perfection!

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


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 09:40h, 15 December Reply

    Very pretty, feminine colours, it’s a lovely outfit. Happy Holidays,Jessica!

  • weshopinheels
    Posted at 09:26h, 15 December Reply

    Amazing colors on you! Love the pastel pink!

    We Shop in Heels

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:26h, 15 December Reply

    We share the same Christmas song favorite! Love you in this soft blush color. Looks great with your hair! 🙂



  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 09:02h, 15 December Reply

    I love your blush colored lace and how your jeans peek through underneath. Your clutch is a great pairing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Laura
    Posted at 08:08h, 15 December Reply

    Loving how those pants look paired with the lace!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:07h, 15 December Reply

    Love this look. That blush lace shirt is inspired!

  • Elle Spann
    Posted at 07:39h, 15 December Reply

    love the blush + grey. I love neutrals on neutrals!
    Southern Elle Style

  • Mimi
    Posted at 07:22h, 15 December Reply

    Absolutely love grey & pink together – and as always
    you look fabulous. I have that bag – we are too cool
    for words!!!! Happy holidays, Mimi

  • marta
    Posted at 07:04h, 15 December Reply

    Love how you styled this pretty lace top with the more menswear inspired vest!

  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:55h, 15 December Reply

    I love this color on you!

  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:39h, 15 December Reply

    Such a sexy look and you look so HOT, friend! Love this! Wow, I can’t believe I was most clicked…made my morning!

  • Monica
    Posted at 06:17h, 15 December Reply

    I’m loving this color combination and you look gorgeous as per usual!


  • Olga
    Posted at 06:11h, 15 December Reply

    I like this a little bit different look Jess! It is still you, definitely, with the lacy shirt and those amazing earrings!

  • Bogi - Red Reticule (@RedReticule)
    Posted at 06:02h, 15 December Reply

    I love this modern and sophisticated look! Great color and texture combination

  • Rachel
    Posted at 05:43h, 15 December Reply

    lovely post and outfits !

  • thelifbissue
    Posted at 05:13h, 15 December Reply

    I really love this vest with the lace blouse Jess! I bought myself a white lact shirt recently and absolutely love it. Love, Kirsten xx


  • Mica
    Posted at 04:22h, 15 December Reply

    Your Christmas day sounds awesome! 🙂

    I love your earrings too, what a great piece! They are lovely statement accessories 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    Posted at 04:03h, 15 December Reply

    Great layering, dear Jess.
    Mil besos

  • Jill James
    Posted at 03:59h, 15 December Reply

    I really like your combination of pretty and feminine with your lace and the harder edge with your vest and pants.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year and a big thank you for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday.

  • Irene Papadopoulou
    Posted at 03:34h, 15 December Reply

    so classy! love the lace and the leather combination! thank you Jess for hosting the link up

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 01:31h, 15 December Reply

    Love the menswear vibe of this look – Happy Holidays!


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