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Turning Heads Linkup-Trending Now: Velvet. I Am Not New to this Trend



Hello friends! Hope you had a great weekend. I did early voting, so if you can, get out and vote.  Hard to believe we are already in November and the Christmas commercials are playing on TV, all of the Holiday stockings and gift wrap etc, has been in stores for a bit now, and I start thinking about my holiday list for Gifts.  Happy that I was able to pick up a couple in New Mexico, and will also be giving more “framed gifts” this year for family as well. I am already thinking of the “family portrait” with the pups in their Santa Suits. In addition to today’s velvet look, you can view other posts with me wearing velvet  HERE and HERE.


Would it be a surprise that I love velvet?  Always have. I can remember a dress I had when I was little that I would wear to church on Sundays. The comfort of the fabric, the rich colors, have always appealed to me. With this look, I wanted to bring a mix, again, of other fall shades that one could easily pair together. The teal velvet blazer has been in my closet for years. One of my favorite combinations or fall “uniforms” I enjoy wearing is a great blazer + Mini Skirt  ( in this case pea green tweed), and Over the Knee boots ( these are Vince Camuto in brown leather).


I love a mini skirt with Over the Knee boots. Just a great proportion to wear in the fall and winter. I have been seeing OTK boots throughout the blogosphere and thought it was about time to bring them out.  You will be seeing various velvet blazers from my closet as I have developed a collection of jackets and blazers over the years and am “shopping my closet” for the next several months in order to spend on others for the Holidays.


I also want to share with you the beautiful necklace hubby bought me in Santa Fe. I do enjoying picking jewelry when I visit a place, as I know it is going to be something I love and will have memories of the place visited. This stone, a large opal, with aqua, light blue and darker blue throughout, really has a stunning glow when it is in the light. It was such an elegant shape and unique piece, I knew that would be my choice.


I am loving velvet shoes or boots as well this season, and I may just have to see about a pair. I think what I have always loved about Fall clothes is that there is so much versatility in dressing with all of the different fabrics, textures and colors. Very appealing to the eye!




Do you like velvet? Have you added this trend to your closet?

Outfit details: Teal Velvet Blazer: Ann Taylor old, ( LOVE  this) , Green tweed mini: Loft ( older love this), Jacquard floral bag: Zara, Vince Camuto Over the Knee leather boots, ( like these) Jord c/o watch. Necklace -Artisan piece from Santa Fe trip.

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Lets have some fun linking up with TURNING HEADS TUESDAY!

Please comment on 2 per blogger. Have a good time exploring the Fall Fashions!

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Most Clicked is :  Annette, from blog Lady of Style, shares a lovely berry look with her elegant scarf and burgundy pants.


Pinterest Pic of the Week: I am a sucker for faux fur. Love this blue fur in combination with the black dress as shown by Monica of Jersey Girl Texan Heart Blog.


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  • Reply
    November 14, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Oh Jess, I am such a sucker for velvet, too! I have a wine colored velvet blazer that I thrifted years ago that is completely on trend right now and makes its appearance every fall and winter. I love to dress it up or down which works with the lush velvet. These greens and browns colors are so fabulous on you. And I am swooning over your stunning opal necklace! What a great pick for a souvenir. Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge!


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    November 13, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks for hosting Jess, love the style/colour and material of your jacket 🙂

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    Anna Marcus
    November 12, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I have not a single item of velvet in my closet, Jess however I love your jacket and the boots are gorgeous. Can’t wait for your new styling inspirations

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 13, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thank you Anna! i have about 10 blazers I have amassed over the years, so you may get tired of me in velvet! 🙂 So glad you like the look! Have a great day! xx

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    The Wardrobe Stylist
    November 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    It’s so nice that your hubby knows your colours and what you like. That’s so sweet and such an awesome gift. Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/11/06/fashion-leather-jackets/

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    Sabina M. Brauner
    November 11, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Jess velvet absolutely looks gorgeous on you combined with the tweed skirt and those leather boots. You are so lucky with that lovely red hair you got 🙂 <3 I have always liked velvet as well as tweed and got a blue blazer that is perfect for fall. Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend! xo Sabina

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Hi Sabina! Thank you hon! Boy! I wish I could keep up with everyones blogs! You are very sweet. I look forward to seeing your blue blazer, I know there are so many fabrics I love for fall. xx You too!

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    Amy Christensen
    November 9, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Love your blazer, Jess. That green is so pretty. You look so pretty with your mini skirt and over the knee boots. A great outfit for going out! Your necklace is very cute. I love the unique shape! Thanks for hosting the link up! – AMy

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 10, 2016 at 8:59 am

      HI Amy, thank you so much. I have about 9 or 10 velvet blazers, so you may be sick of them by the time I am done posting! Glad you like the outfit, it is very comfortable too. THe necklace is a great memory for me Amy, xx

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    GoFashiondeals (@Gofashiondeals)
    November 9, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Such a cute outfit! love the boots!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 9, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks very much! This is one of my favorite “uniforms” for fall! xx

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    Highland Fashionista
    November 9, 2016 at 10:10 am

    GREAT look. You do rich fall colors so well, and that necklace is GORGEOUS.

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 9, 2016 at 10:11 am

      Thank you! I truly enjoy dressing for fall more than any other season. Thank you, the necklace will remind me of our trip every time i wear it.

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    November 8, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Velvet and tweed, my very favorite combo ever, and I love it is the teal and avodado. Love the boots, too. I am so pleased velvet is trending, I have alot of it in my closets that I love.
    Can’t wait to see the pups in their Santa gear!
    xx, Elle

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 9, 2016 at 8:28 am

      See me too! I was beginning to think I was the only one with a lot of velvet.. look forward to seeing your looks too. THank you for the comment! I know I tell the puppies Santapaws is coming! xx

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    Kimberly Miller
    November 8, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    That blazer is gorgeous! I have the same one in purple. Don’t you just love Ann Taylor?

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    Anna Parkes
    November 8, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Velvet has a wonderful rich, sumptious feel doesn’t it Jess? I love your outift today from the opal pendant, to velvet jacket, mini skirt, that oh-so-cute handbag and those fabulous OTK boots – it’s right up my street. Thanks for the link up party!
    Anna x

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 9, 2016 at 8:29 am

      Si glad you like the outfit. I have collected some velvet pieces over the years as I love the richness of the look. xx

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    Laura Bambrick
    November 8, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Love how the velvet looks with the tweed! Stunning combination!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 9, 2016 at 8:26 am

      Thank you Laura, I have other ideas for fall texture too “=) xx

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    Lisa Maynard Morin
    November 8, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    You look gorgeous! Love how you styled this outfit XO. #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/11/linkupwithlisa-74-my-granddaughters.html

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    November 8, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Beautiful colors for fall and great mix of textures! I only have one velvet blazer I saved hoping it would one day come back in style. I am with you about wanting to add a pair of velvet shoes or boots to my wardrobe this time around.

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    Meagan Brandon
    November 8, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Teal is such a beautiful color with your red hair! I’ve always loved velvet, too, and remember having many a Christmas dress that was velvet while growing up. Just proves some ‘trends’ never die 🙂


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    Jacket Society
    November 8, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Great jacket Jess and the color looks beautiful on you. Love mixing it with the tweed. You look fab my friend 🙂

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    Ana Bogusky
    November 8, 2016 at 11:33 am

    De-luxe!!! Gorgeous looks and thank you for the reminder of how lovely velvet is for the season.

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    [email protected]
    November 8, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Such fabulous colors! I love your velvet jacket & your OTK boots are fabulous! And what a special necklace! I love buying jewelry on vacation – it instantly brings me back to another place whenever I wear it!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    Suzy Turner
    November 8, 2016 at 10:50 am

    I love velvet!! And you look gorgeous – that necklace is also beautiful 😀
    Suzy xx

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    Laurie Duncan
    November 8, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Love your velvet jacket! I just realized that I don’t have any velvet in my closet! I’ll have to remedy that soon! 🙂

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    LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    November 8, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I used to have a velvet blazer and got rid of it. Now it’s back in…ugh! Love yours! Gorgeous look!

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    November 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

    What a pretty velvet jacket. I use to wear velvet a lot in my college days.
    Rachel xo

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    November 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Loving this look so much!

    Life is just Rosie

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    Mary Murnane (@MaryMurnane)
    November 8, 2016 at 9:15 am

    I love the mix of prints and colors. You were totally ahead of the velvet game!! I’m with you though, always was a fan of the colors and comfort involved in a velvet piece. Love this look, so pretty!


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      Jess Jannenga
      November 10, 2016 at 9:05 am

      Thank you Mary! I just love all of the rich colors and textures of fall. xx

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    November 8, 2016 at 9:12 am

    You are totally a velvet gal! Can you believe I don’t own one piece of that fabric yet? I really need to change that soon! You look beautiful!



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    Amy Arnold
    November 8, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Love the velvet trend! Your blazer is so cute and perfect with your skirt and OTK boots.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    November 8, 2016 at 8:20 am

    First I have to say that your necklace is stunning!! What a great souvenir from your trip!
    And that fabulous purse is perfect with this outfit! See—-you knew that it’d go with so much!
    I used to have 2 velvet jackets, but I gave them away because they didn’t fit anymore. I thought I didn’t have any velvet in my closet at this time, but I just found an old black blazer that used to be my mom’s! I’ll have to wear it soon!
    I love the mixture of textures and colors you have going on in this outfit! Just gorgeous, Jess!

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    Sarah Bell
    November 8, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Loving your outfit and you wear velvet so well! Thank you for hosting 🙂

    Sarah Bell

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    November 8, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I have over the knee boots on the brain! Love your older version– I’d totally buy them if they were out now! Shop the closet is always fun and you’ve got some great stuff. Thanks for hosting too.

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    November 8, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I’m suuuuuch a fan of velvet right now- and great boots, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    November 8, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Wow you are wearing all the huge Fall/Winter trends Jess!!

    Come stop by the blog & let me know what you think of the look I created after a 2-week blogging hiatus!

    Happy Tuesday!


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    Celia M. - HighHeeledLife.com
    November 8, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Love the elegance, soft look and feel of velvet… those boots – hello! great outfit … you look fabulous and that necklace is the perfect treasure for evoking memories of your wonderful trip. XO

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    November 8, 2016 at 7:30 am

    I love how you’ve mixed two shades of green together so well! Your outfit looks comfortable and warm! Perfect for the winter.


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    November 8, 2016 at 7:29 am

    LOVE this chic cool look, Jess! And yay for velvet!!

    Dawn Lucy

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    November 8, 2016 at 7:03 am

    I love the velvet trend and need to get some pieces into my closet! Love the mix of velvet and tweed! You look lovely in green!

    Doused In Pink

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    November 8, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Beautiful! So warm and rich! And the pictures are great. I also love to buy some sort of jewelery when we are on holiday.

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 9, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Thank you Nancy, there will be much more velvet to come. Had it in my closet. xx

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    November 8, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Thank you so much for the feature!!! I love that faux fur scarf, it’s by Banana 🙂


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    November 8, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Green is always a fabulous color on you, Jess!

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    Debbie Stinedurf
    November 8, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Beautiful blazer Jess! I’m loving velvet right now, the texture and richness gets me every time.

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    November 8, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Love your outfit! You look great!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    The Hosiery Spot

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    K MEETS STYLE (@kmeetsstyle)
    November 8, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Velvet is one of my favorite trends!

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    November 8, 2016 at 3:59 am

    Would you believe I have a green velvet jacket almost identical to yours Jess but was thinking of getting rid of it – you’ve made me think twice!! Your OTK boots look great with the mini and blazer, love this 🙂

    Thank you for hosting, I swapped my day around so I could find the time to link up today…!

    Catherine x

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    November 8, 2016 at 2:40 am

    The velvet (and colour) are lovely on you Jess. I love your boots too and like the fact that they cover the knee. You look stunning as always xxx

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    November 8, 2016 at 1:46 am

    I’m loving the new Velvet trend too! I haven’t bought any yet but it’s calling!. This green velvet jacket is the perfect colour on you Jess x

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    Anna Shirley
    November 8, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Velvet is such a nice and somehow comforting material. Your blazer is beautiful Jess. o)

    Anna xoxo

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    Jill James
    November 8, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Velvet is always so luxurious and you wear it so well. Love your pairing with the mini skirt and long boots. It is hard to believe that Christmas is so close, where has the year gone.Thank you for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday.

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    November 8, 2016 at 1:19 am

    You def have the fondness of velvet and you wore it well. I can’t believe that Christmas decor is already in stores, people def start early!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

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    November 8, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Oh yes, I’m a velvet lover too. I have several items and I need to figure out how to wear them more often. Your outfit is great and the mix of velvet and tweed is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration and the link up.


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