Turning Heads #Linkup- Plaid and Floral Mix with Mid Waisted Flared Denim Look 2 - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #Linkup- Plaid and Floral Mix with Mid Waisted Flared Denim Look 2




Hello Ladies!

I hope everyone is doing well. We had our first weekend here, where we didn’t feel like we spent hours in a sweat lodge! It was mid 70s and mid 80s, which is a bit cooler than it has been . I love to walk in the woods, pups in tow and just enjoy nature and quiet. We decided to go to King’s Mountain, about an hour’s drive, go for a short hike and have a picnic lunch.

As far as today’s outfit, I am sharing Denim Look #2, with the Mid waisted flared jeans, with a medium wash, super soft denim.  I have purchased dark denim clean flares, with no distressing,  just a dark rinse that I will share another time, a dressier style. I thought these were pretty cool, and I have always liked flares, just haven’t worn them much on the blog yet. It has been too hot to layer as of late, so I decided to wear this brown plaid  vest for added pattern interest, and my nod to Fall, even though it hasn’t hit here yet.! I mixed some floral and stripes in yesterday’s blog post HERE, so check that out when you get a chance.


When wearing Flares:

  1. Watch proportions: I often like more of a streamlined or fitted top, as to draw the eye to the flare. Make sure your top/blazer etc isn’t too long as it will cut of the length of the leg.
  2. Flares are fun for a 70s vibe, just make sure you don’t look like you are attending Woodstock. Less may be more!
  3.  A Heel is a better choice. Again, it comes to leg length. The shoe can peep out from the jeans , make sure it can be seen., I have a bit of a pet peeve when it comes to flares and the “dissapearing shoes”! Try a heel, wedge, or block heeled bootie.
  4. There are so many rinses out there. This is more of a casual rinse with the mid-blue wash, and raw hem. For a dressier look, try a solid, dark wash.



I  decided to go for a bit of a casual look, with this medium blue wash, a coral floral top, and plaid brown vest.  Mixing these patterns was fun for me, as I also love how a vest adds structure and shape to a look. Last, the texture comes into play with the peach colored Rebecca Minkoff quilted bag and my peach/brown snakeskin block heels , from ( you guessed it, ASOS). I shortened a peach floral necklace to add that trendy choker look.




The jeans are very comfortable,  soft, stretch with me, and would look great with a pair of block heeled booties ( Ive been looking. )

Outfit Details: Jeans Mossimo ( Target), Peach floral top: ( the limited), Vest ( the Limited) bracelet c/o Sylca Designs, watch c/o Jord, Rebecca Minkoff quilted bag, ASOS snakeprint block heels. 

Are you interested in texture and print mixing for Fall? How do you feel about Flared Denim?


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Most clicked this week: Jessica of Jeans and a Teacup wears this lovely lace top and really cool bamboo clutch.


Pinterest Pic of the Week: Andrea of Living on Cloud Nine shares this very pretty lilac colored dress and I am ready for ankle booties too!

Secret garden garage spring


  • Shelly
    Posted at 15:17h, 13 September Reply

    Girlie…you wear these jeans so well! Love the flare with a more tailored top.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:46h, 14 September Reply

      Thank you shellie! I am going to attempt to wear more jeans this fall! I still find dresses more comfy, but I will give it a shot. 🙂 xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 10:38h, 08 September Reply

    Love this looks Jess, I am a big fan of vests and I am feeling an Annie Hall vibe here. Love it! The shoes and bag are gorgeous, I wish Asos shoes came in my size!
    Floral and plaid, my cup of tea!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:46h, 08 September Reply

      Thank you Elle! I have a few vests, this one included, that I bought last fall. Love it! Annie Hall, I need a newsboy cap! Glad you like the shoes, as I have been on a shoe kick. What size shoe do you wear? I have found so many nice ones at ASOS! Have a wonderful day! xx

  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 22:06h, 07 September Reply

    Great tips for keeping your outfit balanced. I love the jeans. They remind me of a pair I had. Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/09/04/clip-in-hair-extensions-15-minutes/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 05:49h, 08 September Reply

      Will do later today, thanks so much! xx

  • Jessica
    Posted at 12:56h, 07 September Reply

    Thanks for the feature! I haven’t styled flare jeans yet this season but you have me wanting to try! Great styling tips too!
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 05:50h, 08 September Reply

      I am sure you will look great in them! xx

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 10:16h, 07 September Reply

    I love those shoes!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:35h, 07 September Reply

      Thanks Suzanne! I loved the snakeskin print. x

  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 09:29h, 07 September Reply

    Oh my goodness, I love the vest paired with the flares so much! Such pretty colors on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:36h, 07 September Reply

      Thank you Laura! I do like vests, and it is a bit too hot for any more layering, so glad you like! xx

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:03h, 07 September Reply

    Love these jeans on you!

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


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • terrigardner1
    Posted at 21:51h, 06 September Reply

    You really pull this look off. I have a pair of flairs I keep around to wear some of my favorite booties with in the fall. I agree about the heels. the flats can be saved for the straight legs. It’s you vest I particularly like-always enjoy a bit of menswear in women’s’ fashion.

  • marta
    Posted at 17:04h, 06 September Reply

    This vest is adorable with the florals!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:31h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Marta! I love a great fall vest. xx

  • Lisa Maynard Morin
    Posted at 15:38h, 06 September Reply

    Love, love, love this look on you!! Did I mention how much I love this look LOL. You look gorgeous XOXO. #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/09/linkupwithlisa-65-little-black-fringe.html

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:45h, 06 September Reply

      Hi Lisa! You made me laugh! Thanks so much. I am planning on styling some more denim this fall. Have a great week sweetie! xx

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 14:50h, 06 September Reply

    Very cute flares, the look great with the vest! 🙂

  • countdowntofridayblog
    Posted at 13:24h, 06 September Reply

    I just purchased a pair of flare jeans that I can’t wait to style! I love the hem on yours and they look way more expensive than Target!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:41h, 06 September Reply

      Thanks Kristin! I have a collection of designer jeans I will wear too, but really liked the softness and style of these jeans, I know, Target! I am loving the raw hem too. Looking forward to seeing you style yours!

  • plutrell
    Posted at 12:18h, 06 September Reply

    You look lovely Jess…such a cool casual style! Thanks for the link up too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:44h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Pam! It was a fun vest to style 🙂 xx

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 12:13h, 06 September Reply

    Thank you! They are very soft too. I seem to gravitate toward the raw hem. xx

  • ee0926
    Posted at 11:52h, 06 September Reply

    Beautiful look! Love the hem of your jeans and your vest is fantastic.

    xx, Elise

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:38h, 06 September Reply

    I love vests especially these kind of menswear inspired ones. You don’t find a lot of them in stores anymore. Love yours and how it looks on you especially with those fab flares. Great look Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:44h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Nora! I found this vest on Poshmark, a reseller site. They are from The Limited and I always liked vests myself.:-) xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:27h, 06 September Reply

    These flares look fabulous on you! I really like the subtle pattern mix and how the fitted vest works so well with the proportion of the jeans. It was nice to actually reach for a lightweight jacket this weekend. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:45h, 06 September Reply

      Thanks Jennie! I know I love a fitted look with flares. Nice! We took advnatage and hiked in the mountains on the coolest day.xx

  • Mary
    Posted at 10:24h, 06 September Reply

    Loving this fun, transitional look, Jess! I’m a big fan of flares and look forward to wearing them as we transition to fall. Love the hem on yours. Gives them a nice little twist.

    Have a great week!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:46h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Mary! It is tricky transitioning when the weather is still very warm! Glad you like the look. xx

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 09:34h, 06 September Reply

    Loving this layered look! Great floral and vest.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Laura
    Posted at 09:17h, 06 September Reply

    I have a couple menswear vests that need to be taken out of the closet. Love this inspiration!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:52h, 06 September Reply

      Glad to hear you are inspired! I bet it will look great Laura

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:45h, 06 September Reply

      Glad you were inspired, I look forward to seeing it! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:14h, 06 September Reply

    I think what it truly fabulous, is this seems like a different style for you. Sure, it’s still feminine with the flowers, but the vest adds a touch of masculine and the jeans are kinda boho!!
    I adore vests—-I could steal one like this from my hubby—thanks for the inspiration!!
    ps…loving the shoes too (of course)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:52h, 06 September Reply

      Thanks Jodie! I like vests as they are a great way to show ones shape, and I thought a nice proporton with the jeans. Yes, do it!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:46h, 06 September Reply

      Yes, steal away! I would love to see you in a vest too. I wanted to try a new look, the jeans are very soft too! xx

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 09:10h, 06 September Reply

    You look stunning in the flares, Jess! Love that you added the vest! And I LOVE the shoes!!!

    Thanks for the link up & have a fabulous Tuesday!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:53h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Andrea! I found the shoes on ASOS, where I have bought pairs in the past. Free ship and return, cant beat it. Have a great week. xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:47h, 06 September Reply

      Thanks Andrea! I am going to try and wear jeans more often. I do love dresses a bit more.. I have been on a shoe kick lately, these are from ASOS too. xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 08:40h, 06 September Reply

    Love the vest + flare combo, lady! Too fun. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 08:28h, 06 September Reply

    Lovely pattern mixing Jessica, especially the vest.
    Rachel xo

  • Shauna
    Posted at 08:18h, 06 September Reply

    I love the mix of summer and fall you have going on here! The floral against the plaid vest is so good. Have a great week! 🙂



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:48h, 06 September Reply

      Thanks Shauna! I have been wanting to try more pattern mixing! Enjoy your week too!

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 08:14h, 06 September Reply

    Loving those jeans!!

  • Julie Wunder
    Posted at 07:33h, 06 September Reply

    These jeans look wonderful on you! I simply love them! Thanks for hosting.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:42h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Julie! I usually pay more for good jeans, but these were so nice in person, soft and I loved the hem, Target right on!xx

  • Olga
    Posted at 07:19h, 06 September Reply

    These are such cool jeans! Very pretty, elegant and relaxed look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:14h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Olga! They are very comfy too! xx

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 06:56h, 06 September Reply

    Jess I love this change of direction in style for you – it suits you so well!! I’m so glad flares are back in – they’re much more flattering than skinnies. The hems of these are great, plus flares suit high waists (which are so comfortable to wear)!!

    Thank you for hosting, enjoy your week

    Catherine x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:55h, 06 September Reply

      Thanks Catherine! These jeans are quite soft, I have a ton of denim, so I thought why not wear some and I wanted to try some different denim looks. I appreciate the comment, I am a vest kind of girl. Have a great week too! xx

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:22h, 06 September Reply

    LOVE this Jess. The vest with the flares is so retro and fresh. Love the pops of your gorgeous fall colors underneath!! Fabulous and Fun as always!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:56h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you my friend! i am making it a goal to wear more jeans in the fall. Just gotta be comfortable. These ones are so soft too! Have a great week! xx

  • Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 05:49h, 06 September Reply

    Fun pattern mix!

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:33h, 06 September Reply

    Super cool Jess! I love the vest over that top, it throws in such an unexpected element. We had a cool off too, which was nice, but this is the first week of school so of course it’s going to be in the upper 80’s to low 90’s and we don’t have air conditioning…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:50h, 06 September Reply

      OOO Deb! I remember working in a trailor teaching music in South Carolina and the air conditioning unit broke. Not a happy camper! Glad you like this look, I was having fun experimenting! xx

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 03:51h, 06 September Reply

    Great casual outfit! These jeans look so good on you, as if they were made for you. And the vest makes the outfit look so polished.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:52h, 06 September Reply

      Hi Tiina! Thank you so much. I have a ton of jeans in my wardrobe, but I always find dresses more comfortable. I tried these on and they fit well and were so soft. Glad you like the look! xx

  • Nancy Baten
    Posted at 03:06h, 06 September Reply

    Great look Jess! That vest is a very nice item, also to wear over dresses! And the shoes are fabulous, I saw online with H&M that they had similar ones in snakeprint! Could be great!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:53h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Nancy! I have several vests I bought last fall that I want to wear. Scored this one for $10 thrifting. I know, I bought mine as ASOS but saw a very similar pair there too! Good eye!xx

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 03:04h, 06 September Reply

    Those jeans are gorgeous. They really suit you Jess. Thank you for hosting x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:54h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Laurie! They were a steal, and made quite well too! Have a wonderful week. xx

  • Jill James
    Posted at 02:54h, 06 September Reply

    Looking good in those denim flares Jess, I like your plaid vest and top together.Glad some cooler weather has finally headed your way.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:55h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Jill! I was experimenting and I am a fan of vests for shape. It is a bit cooler, but wont be “Fall” for another month or so. xx

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 02:22h, 06 September Reply

    I´m not good in mixing patterns. It is a lot to learn still. o) This is perfect look. Jeans look amazing on you. Color combo is very flattering. I love this man element – vest – you added. Perfect!

    Anna xoxo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:05h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Anna! I hope to try and wear jeans more this year. I am experiementing with patterns! xx

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 02:17h, 06 September Reply

    This is such a cool look, Jess! Love the style mix and the flared jeans suit you so so well.
    I can imagine it is nice for you to enjoy slightly cooler weather now (not quite the same here – our summer wasn’t great and right now it is grey and rainy.)

    Have a wonderful week!
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:06h, 06 September Reply

      Hi Annette! Thank you. I have a collection of jeans, I just always found dresses more comfortable. These are nice and soft though and I will wear more this fall. Ah, sorry to hear of the rain, yes so nice we went for a hike in the woods! Enjoy your week as well. xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:57h, 06 September Reply

    Love those heels, and the flares look great on you! I have enjoyed wearing my flare jeans with the cooler weather, they are great for that! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:07h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you Mica! They are a block heel as well , about 2 inches, the max I can do! Glad you like the flares, I am going to try and wear jeans more often. Have a great week. xx

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