Turning Heads Linkup- Teddy Blake New York Handbags- The Ava - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup- Teddy Blake New York Handbags- The Ava


It’s no surprise that I was quite thrilled to collaborate with Teddy Blake, a Italian leather handbag company from New York. It is a luxury handbag that is affordable!

Teddy Blake Handbags

If you have been following the blog for a bit, you know I love handbags. ( and shoes, and dresses…. 🙂 ) Let’s stick to handbags for now.

I have a collection I love and was considering adding a new Spring bag this year. Along came Teddy Blake.

I do love a structured handbag, and the shape of the Ava called out to me. Sleek, clean lines and elegant, I knew it would be my choice of bag. You know one of my favorite bags is my Brahmin, which has a similar vintage shape and structure with top handle.

The Ava comes in 8 colors, and I initially was looking for a neutral camel bag. Since they were not available at the time, I chose this dark red. I love a pop of color.

The Ava, as many of the bags, comes in 9″, 11″ and 14″ inch. I chose the 14 inch, as I wanted a bigger bag.

These are premium handbags made in Italy ( yum, Italian leather) and utilize quality details from gold high-end hardware to strong stitching.

There are 14 different styles of bags– from the sleek, chic look of the Ava, to new styles like the Chiara and Sophia. I am sure that there is a style for everyone’s taste.

I did an “unboxing” of my bag on Instastories and was so pleased with the gorgeous packaging, box and dust bag it came with. I keep all of my handbags in dust bags, and it just shows you the quality of the bag as well.

From the website:
Made In Italy
Stampatto Leather
Croco embossed leather with matching trim
Real suede interior
Gold toned hardware
9.6″h x 5″w x 14″l
Handle drop length: 3.4″
17″ to 23″ detachable/adjustable shoulder strap
I liked the addition of a shoulder strap if I needed that option. The interior is roomy and the exterior zip pocket is great for keys, makeup, just enabling extra space. 
I told you I have a growing garden of florals in my closet, and I do love them. The pinks red and navy was the perfect dress for Spring and to complement the bag. I wore a white jacket from WHBM as this day was quite cold. My Chinese Laundry ecru sandals are worn quite often in the Spring. 


Well, since we are almost 3 weeks out from getting our second vaccine, I was able to get “beautified” with my mom, sister and niece yesterday at the nail salon. My toenails needed painted, and I would get both a gel pedicure and manicure. It has been some time since I had this! Over the weekend, I got my “Brooke Shield’s eyebrows” finally threaded and boy, there was some cleaning up to do!Can you say furry caterpillar! It felt good to take care of some of those things and spend time with my family.

I have lots of appointments set up this week, as it seems everyone seems to now be scheduling them, when they feel safer. It’s time for my yearly mammogram, that was postponed last year, and I need my eyes examined as well.

I am happy, yet, sad to report the bunnies have moved on from their digs. I was checking on the baby bunnies every day and it was a joy to me. Seems the seven little bunnies are out and about with mom. It doesn’t take her long to get them out of the house! lol


This bag was gifted to me by Teddy Blake. All opinions are mine,  truthful and honest.

Ava 14″ bag in red croc C/O Teddy Bake New York.

floral dress c/o Karina Dress   ( love this new arrival in the Meagan also)

Chinese Laundry sandals – Nordstrom  ( similar with a lower heel) lower heel similar style

Brooch- vintage

white jacket- Poshmark ( White House Black Market)



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  • Melanie Silkworth
    Posted at 22:19h, 04 May Reply

    What a gorgeous outfit! I love the whole thing…the purse is beautiful! I like pop of colors too. So glad you were able to get out and get pampered a bit. That was first appointment I went to when I got back out too:)
    Xx Melanie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:29h, 05 May Reply

      Thank you Mel! Oh, I was enamored with this bag! Yes, I bet it felt good to you too to get hair, pedi etc…. Hope all is well!

  • Tracy
    Posted at 13:39h, 30 April Reply

    That handbag is such a great color and looks amazing with the dress!


  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 11:57h, 30 April Reply

    Oh Jess that handbag is so my style! Modern chic with a touch of vintage vibes- so perfect!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:15h, 01 May Reply

      Thats what I loved too! The satchel shape is up my alley and the style. 🙂

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 04:49h, 30 April Reply

    I live for florals! This dress is amazing!


  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 18:42h, 29 April Reply

    Such a gorgeous bag! I love the design and the colour. Pretty dress too! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  • meagansmoda
    Posted at 14:38h, 29 April Reply

    What a beautiful shade of red! This sounds like a great handbag company!


  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 14:15h, 29 April Reply

    What a stunning handbag Jess, pure quality and gorgeous colour. Styled perfectly with that elegant dress, love it all. xx

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 08:41h, 29 April Reply

    This bag is fabulous! I love the colors and the fact that it is Italian made.
    Gorgeous Rec! It’s outstanding.

  • Southwestern Desert Living
    Posted at 08:36h, 29 April Reply

    That is one one of the prettiest bags I have seen in a long time! I love your look with it! I’m so excited too as I have a hair appointment next week and have been scheduling all the things that are way past due! It is so good to feel safe again.

  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 01:43h, 29 April Reply

    I love the dark floral dress, and that handbag is gorgeous!!

    Miles of smiles,


  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 00:52h, 29 April Reply

    That’s such a gorgeous bag—I can’t wait to see how you style it in future posts!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 19:49h, 28 April Reply

    I have been eagerly awaiting this post and I have to say your Teddy Blake bag is gorgeous and I’m glad the nude was sold out, because the red is such a perfect color for you! It looks great with your summer dress. I go for my second vaccine on Wednesday and I’m a little nervous and ready to get it over with, so I can be fully vaccinated!!! I bet it is so nice to do some normal things again.


  • Lovely
    Posted at 02:26h, 28 April Reply

    I love Teddy Blake bags and yours is gorgeous! It look fab with the dress!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 21:37h, 27 April Reply

    You look beautiful! Love these fun florals on you too. I’m fully vaccinated today (yay!), so I’m headed to get a pedicure soon too. I really can’t wait!



  • Rena
    Posted at 16:59h, 27 April Reply

    I adore that style of handbag and the color you chose is fabulous. It is a standout piece in any look. And you’ve done a great done of pairing it with a gorgeous dress. You look so chic and modern. Well done, Jess.


  • laurabambrick
    Posted at 15:42h, 27 April Reply

    Teddy Blake has truly amazing bags! They are such good quality and absolutely gorgeous! Glad to hear you were able to get some self care in there! Sounds so relaxing!

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 13:53h, 27 April Reply

    Wow, I love a red handbag and that one is absolutely gorgeous!! It looks perfect with your dress and accessories—styled beautifully, of course!! Thanks for sharing, Jess.

    xx Darlene

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:06h, 27 April Reply

    Such a beautiful handbag, love the color and the shape. Looks great with your outfit and your pretty floral dress which looks amazing on you.

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 10:37h, 27 April Reply

    That bag is very pretty and elegant. It will add posh to every look and goes with so many pieces in your wardrobe yearround. A perfect choice! Love the dress you are wearing. Thanks for hosting the party every week.

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 09:11h, 27 April Reply

    Beautiful handbag! Hubby saw a bunny in our yard earlier this week but I haven’t seen it yet.

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 08:07h, 27 April Reply

    I’m a huge fan of Teddy Blake and your bag is beautiful! Love the color!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:19h, 27 April Reply

    I love my Teddy Blake bag and I know you’ll love yours too – they are so well made and just beautiful! Glad you got to get out to some appointments! Thanks for the link up Jess!

  • Mica
    Posted at 07:16h, 27 April Reply

    That’s a lovely red bag and it’s so nice with the floral dress! What a shame your appointments had to be postponed last year! it’s good you are able to have them now. I guess it was hard when the hospital system in the US was overwhelmed with everything 🙁

    Thanks for the link up 🙂

    Hope that your week is going well! We spent the public holiday yesterday exploring a park and trail we hadn’t been to before 🙂

  • Pamela
    Posted at 07:09h, 27 April Reply

    Oh my word that bag is a winner! What a color and what a fabulous complement to your dress. Looking wonderful in the sunshine!

  • savvysouthernchic
    Posted at 06:00h, 27 April Reply

    That floral dress is gorgeous and that bag is quite the compliment to it.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 05:51h, 27 April Reply

    Jess, what a gorgeous handbag! I love this dress on you, too. The colors are so bold and beautiful. I really like many of the Teddy Blake bags I have seen recently. They are so pretty! Thanks so much for the feature today! That was a wonderful little surprise!


  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 05:50h, 27 April Reply

    I am also a handbags girl and love your new addition Jess. I’ve checked the website, they have great range there

  • isthismutton
    Posted at 04:46h, 27 April Reply

    I’m in love with the rose print and the bag – just the right color and size, looks fabulous! xx

  • The Grey Brunette
    Posted at 04:15h, 27 April Reply

    The handbag is gorgeous, Jess! I love the colour and it goes so beautifully with that stunning dress. You really do look beautiful (sans Brooke Shields eyebrows LOL that made me laugh!!).
    I would be so sad to see the bunnies go, but I guess that’s life!
    Suzy xx

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 03:11h, 27 April Reply

    Nothing cheers me up more than a new handbag Jess. I can tell you are made up with this new beauty! Your dress is gorgeous too xx

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:45h, 27 April Reply

    What a gorgeous bag! I love that they are made in Italy and come in a variety of colors! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:26h, 27 April Reply

    That is a beautiful bag, great proportions too! How good is it to have al those things done isn’t it. I have to take a mamogram too, but I’m not going to the hospital before I have had my vaccination. Thanks for the feature, what a lovely surprise on this sunny morning.

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