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Turning Heads Linkup – Plaid Blazer with Jeans

Morning friends

If you usually wear a sweater with jeans and that is your winter uniform, try adding a plaid blazer for some extra oomph. I am a blazer kinda girl and just adding that 3rd piece amplifies your look. If you are still looking for Valentine’s looks, read yesterday’s post- Valentine’s Day the Casual Way.Β  I am wearing red roses on my booties today, so that should count! πŸ™‚

First, I want to thank you for the well wishes while I am titrating down on pain medication. It has been a trying time and at times I questioned whether I should do this or not. The reality is, with pain meds, you build a tolerance and an increase in pain sensitivity. I really is possible to go down on the medication and still feel the same level of pain over time. Anyhoo, it took about 2 weeks for me to “balance out” and not feel all of the withdrawal. I have a way to go, but I appreciate your care and support.

Since I have posted 3 looks for Valentine’s Day, read the posts here-Valentine’s Day The Casual Way

Leopard and Red

Red and Burgundy

Maybe that will give you some ideas! πŸ™‚

I was ready for a change and this week it called for denim. I love my AG jeans, but my second favorite is my Old Navy Rockstars which I wear often. Yesterday I wore them in grey, today ina darker wash. This exact plaid blazer I bought at H&M, is not available anymore, but I linked similar ones.


We celebrated my sister’s birthday over the weekend and I bought a white chocolate curl cake with white cake and banana cream.. oh yeah! We have a great bakery nearby that my husband lives for!

How about the Oscars? I wasn’t able to watch it, but I did catch who won the day after, all well deserved! It was funny as that afternoon we thought about going to see “Parasite”, but I wasn’t up to it.. and it wins Big Picture! I often love indies and foreign films over blockbusters. But- Glad to see Brad Pitt won as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a creative and fun movie, along with Josquin Pheonix winning for The Joker.I’m always amazed at actors that transform and drop bodyweight for a roll. Does anyone see The Machinist with Christian Bale? yeah….

I just had to add this gold leaf brooch! πŸ™‚


I wore this blazer in the post – Plaid Suiting – Ways to Wear

Now its time to wear the pieces seperately.

Roses are red , violets are blue…


blazer- H&M

jeans-Old Navy

Sweater- Loft ( old)

booties c/o Jambu


bag- Rebecca Minkoff on Poshmark

Most clicked- Shellie of The Queen in Between

Pinterest Pic of the Week- Iris in LaMoumous

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  • Reply
    Michelle Churchman
    February 14, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Such an attractive look, Jess! (Honestly though, you could wear a paper bag and would still be cute.) I agree, blazers can take an outfit up a notch. Lovely purse too!


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      Jess Jannenga
      February 16, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      Aw, thank you Michelle. You are too kind!

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    February 13, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Plaids, jeans and hunter green-you are definitely speaking my language. Oh, and I love your RM bag-great Poshmark score!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 14, 2020 at 10:51 am

      Hi Terri! thanks very much! I do love the braid on the bag, it was a great buy! I am on the hunt looking for a white denim skirt on Poshmar!

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    February 13, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Such a lovely outfit! I am in love with those boots, they’re amazing xo

    Makeup Muddle

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    Chrissy Rowden
    February 13, 2020 at 6:23 am

    The whole look is lovely, BUT those boots! Love the color and design. πŸ™‚

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    Meagan Brandon
    February 12, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Plaid blazers are a closet staple in my book–love the way you styled yours. I hope you feel better soon! I can barely take pain meds, they always make me feel so sick (and worse!)


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      Jess Jannenga
      February 12, 2020 at 10:28 am

      Yes, I love them and would consider adding more of a camel colored one or grey next year. I appreciate the well wishes. Its a slow process titrating.

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    Cheryl Shops
    February 12, 2020 at 12:13 am

    You should definitely see Parasiteβ€”it’s so good! You don’t even have to go to the theater–you can stream it on Amazon or Itunes!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 12, 2020 at 10:29 am

      Hi Cheryl! We did end up renting Parasite this week and I loved it! Sucha great story!

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    Laura Bambrick
    February 11, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    I love this preppy, sophisticated casual outfit! That blazer is fabulous! I hope you are feeling better soon!

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    February 11, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Great outfit Jess, always love a good plaid blazer. Those boots are also so lovely. Enjoy your Valentines Day together.

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    February 11, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Plaid always attracts me. Beautiful combination.

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    Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    February 11, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    I just love that jacket! I have been on a bit of a blazer kick lately but sometimes buy them and then don’t quite know how to wear them. I’m so sorry you are having to wean off the pain meds friend….but even more sorry that you have the pain to begin with. Sending sweet prayers. Thank you so much for the feature Jess!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 12, 2020 at 10:31 am

      Thanks so much Shelly! It is hard to explain, but pain meds can increase your sensitivity to pain, so in turn, after being on them for 8 years, I may feel the same off or a lower dosage. I appreciate it. I love blazers too!

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    Cheryl Tucker
    February 11, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    You are so right Jess about adding a blazer to change up a denim look. You are rockin’ the jeans lady! Thinking about that cake about made me fall out of my chair. OMG Good! I didn’t see that Brad Pitt movie I will put it on my list.


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      Jess Jannenga
      February 12, 2020 at 10:32 am

      Hi Cheryl,
      Thank you! I have been wearing more jeans here and there. OH my, that bakery is so good! Yes, you need to see the movie, I would watch it again!

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    February 11, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Love this look Jess. You have re-introduced me to blazers, now I am checking the closet for the few I have. Thanks!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 12, 2020 at 10:35 am

      Thank you Neti! I bet it would look great! I have always liked wearing blazers

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    February 11, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Very stylish blazer Jess, and I love the leaf brooch. It was seeing your lovely brooches that prompted me to start wearing them too, and now I often get people commenting on them! Your boots are fabulous and so unusual. I hope you start to feel better soon. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

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    Jacket Society
    February 11, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    You know me Jess, I love blazers especially with jeans. You look amazing in this outfit. I hope you start feeling better soon.

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    February 11, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    I just love how you added in those boots with this outfit Jess. I need to copy this.

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    Erica Valentin
    February 11, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Love your blazer! And those cute booties!

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    Nicole of High Latitude Style
    February 11, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Cute booties. Love the look that you put together too. Looks like it got cold again down south. Thanks for hosting the party.

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    Suzanne Smith
    February 11, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Hi Jess!

    I posted a blazer today as well! I love your look and you always add the best details to make your outfit more interesting. We watched as much of the Academy Awards as we could before getting sleepy so didn’t see to the end. I do want to see Once Upon A Time In Hollywood now, even though my daughter says I won’t like the end. Hope you’re well! Happy Tuesday!

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    February 11, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Hey! Wanted to hop back and say I saw you featured on You Look Fab. Nice–congrats! I love Angie’s blog!

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    Amy Johnson
    February 11, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Amazing look Jess! Love the booties!

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    Lisa Richardson
    February 11, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Another great look, Jess. I love that bag too! XO

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    February 11, 2020 at 9:43 am

    I love this outfit, Jess. I {heart} olive green sweater and booties! I’m glad you’re getting your meds straightened out. That sounds so rough. I’m currently searching for a handbag on the resale sites! πŸ˜‰

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    February 11, 2020 at 9:33 am

    What a great way to style a sweater and jeans outfit with the added blazer! And those boots are gorgeous!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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    February 11, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Love all of these colors together and love those fun boots! The print is so unexpected and pretty!



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    February 11, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Jess, this is such a great outfit! Your boots are magnificent and I love these colors together. The plaid blazer is the perfect topper over jeans and a turtleneck sweater.


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    February 11, 2020 at 6:51 am

    I love your classic blazer with jeans!
    I did see the Oscars and was surprised that Parasite took home best picture and best director.
    I saw it on my flight last week and I wasn’t impressed with that being the best movie of 2019.
    I thought 1917 was much better. But I didn’t vote.


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    February 11, 2020 at 6:49 am

    That blazer is so good on you Jess! The fit is perfection!

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    February 11, 2020 at 6:38 am

    I love a blazer and jeans outfit, this looks so good on you! πŸ™‚

    I don’t watch a lot of movies – it’s hard to find the time with the kids, if I wait until they are in bed I never have the energy to stay up for a movie, haha! But we do watch a Disney one with them on a Saturday night, our movie night, hehe! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope you’re having a great start to your week so far πŸ™‚

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    February 11, 2020 at 6:35 am

    This is such a cute and classic look! I love your blazer and bag!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    February 11, 2020 at 2:46 am

    I love seeing the dresses for the Oscars – absolutely gorgeous. Your outfit is perfect too, and I’m glad to hear you are feeling better. Thanks for hosting – do stop by the #chicandstylish #linkup on Thursday. Jacqui x

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    February 11, 2020 at 2:26 am

    Love the classic combo of a blazer and jeans! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!


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    February 11, 2020 at 2:19 am

    I don’t envy you coming off those meds Jess. I hope you get to have a good valentines day xx

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    Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    February 11, 2020 at 2:18 am

    I only recognized Joaquin Phoenix by his voice! What a amazing movie that was! I regret not buying a plaid blazer! Perhaps a spring one!

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