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Turning Heads Linkup – Tweed and Suede



Its been one heck of a couple of weeks. It has rained here in Charlotte, for 9 days in a row. Our puddles have puddles. In the front yard, it looks as if we have a pond, and I can hear the frogs croaking at night. You get it!? So, among all of the rain and flooding, it makes it difficult to take blog photos. We made it happen one morning when the rain ceased for a bit.

I said to my husband, I heard there was a phenomenon that causes heat and is emitted from the sky. Have you heard of it?? I just can’t help but be sarcastic sometimes, as it has been a while since we have seen the sun here in Huntersville. Or at least it feels that way! The calendar may say March, so there may be hope!

Spring Outfits on the Horizon

I am looking forward to revamping my Spring wardrobe, as even with living in NC, I have more of a Fall-Winter wardrobe, that I have built over the years. The colors from this year’s Pantone Color Institute has me scanning my favorite websites for the upcoming season.

Soon, as the weather warms up a bit, I will be sharing some transitional Spring outfits, because we all want that to look forward to!  In the meantime, yesterday’s post where 7 of us bloggers wore green, was more of a transitional Spring look, if that is what you’re craving.

My Outfit Today

Today, however, we are still in Winter Mode, and I haven’t styled this tweed aline skirt from Ann Taylor in some time, so I knew I wanted to combine tweed and suede in a look this week. From my moto jacket collection, this BLANKNYC rich burgundy jacket has been a great staple in my Fall-Winter wardrobe. If I were to think of one item to add, a moto jacket is one of those staples.

Making another appearance are my OTK boots from Franco Sarto. ( These were on sale on 6 pm). I added a bold burgundy statement necklace and earrings that were gifted to me years ago from Sylca Design. My favorite textured black clutch finished the look.

On The Weekend

We took the doggies the one nice day we had here recently and went to a Marty Gras Festival at Raylen Vineyards. Had a great time eating gumbo, king cake and drinking their newest Bourbon barreled red wine. The pups were so very good and we enjoyed visiting nearly all of the pups that came that day. Little Charlie, a tiny, rescued chihuahua, had a special fondness for Gibby! 🙂

I began my ifit workout on my new treadmill. Its fun that I can experience other parts of the world, with different trainers, while keeping track of my fitness goals.

Outfit Details

BLANKNYC moto jacket

black cashmere turtleneck

Ann Taylor tweed skirt ( old) Like this one

OTK boots

JJ Winters clutch ( sim)

Slyca Designs jewelry c/o

Most clicked – Tatiana of My Fabulous Forties

Pinterest Pic of the Week- Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust

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    March 9, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Love the tweed and suede together. The jacket is just beautiful.


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    March 7, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    I love your burgundy moto jacket, the colour looks amazing on you! The tweed skirt is fab, especially with the paterend tights! Thanks for linking up 🙂

    Emma xxx

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    Anna Shirley
    March 7, 2019 at 7:10 am

    The moto jacket is just gorgeous. I love the burgundy color and suede texture. I wish you much better weather. o)


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    March 7, 2019 at 12:55 am

    You’ve been having some gloomy weather! Spring is on its way…promise;) sounds like you were able to get out and have some fun with your babies 🐾. Great layering in your outfit. Looks good together 💞

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    March 6, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Tell me about it! It’s been raining in my neck of the woods too. It hasn’t been like this in years past so it’s challenging to get used to it. I love this entire outfit. The burgundy color is so pretty and just lights up the mood. I am swooning over your tweed skirt and how gorgeous it is. I hope your week is going well and happy Wednesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    [email protected]
    March 6, 2019 at 11:48 am

    That’s a great moto jacket! Great outfit with the different textures!

    It’s been raining here non stop for weeks… I’m ready for spring!

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    March 5, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Jess! I love your outfit! Especially the clutch bag! You look absolutely beautiful! And it sounds like you had a great time at your outing with the pups!

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    March 5, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Jess, I totally get what you mean when you say in between rain showers. We’ve had rolling storms for almost 6 weeks and we have to catch the days in between for photos. And like you say, it’s very hard on our two dogs–especially my little old man Cairn Terrier! Oh well, soon enough we’ll be complaining about the heat, right? Haha!

    Love your outfit–especially the tweed skirt!
    xx Darlene

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    March 5, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    I don’t have any tweed pieces in my closet, but would love to add one or two. This tweed skirt is so pretty! It is still winter here too, so I can’t even begin to think styling anything for the Spring yet! 🙁 I love all of the warm colors in this outfit and that gorgeous statement necklace.


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    March 5, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Love the combination of tweed and suede. stylish to have mixing materials <3

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    March 5, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    What a beautiful look! That tweed skirt is so fun and your red motto jacket looks gorgeous on you!

    xx, Elise

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    Linda Cassidy
    March 5, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    so sorry the sun has abandoned you, we have been forsaken as well except ours is snow. Great outfit though, makes one feel like the sun will come out

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    Laura Bambrick
    March 5, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Your jacket and skirt were meant to be paired together! I love the different textures in this gorgeous outfit! Hope you are having a great week!

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    Julie JordanScott
    March 5, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    I love this outfit – what stands out for me the most are the colors and the textures. So much personality in both. Love how you brought it all together!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 6, 2019 at 10:44 am

      Thank you Julie! I love rich colors and mixing textures, especially in the Fall-Winter months. xx

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    Cheryl Shops
    March 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Ugh, it’s been raining for weeks straight in San Francisco—I hear you on the deluge! We tried shooting over the weekend in the rain and it did not go so well. Glad you were able to get out and shoot in between showers!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    Katie Clooney
    March 5, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Your outfit is stunning. I’m especially in love with that jacket. I came over from the Midlife Blogging FB group. I’m going to stay awhile and look through your link party. Hopefull I can get some inspiration. Nice meeting you.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 6, 2019 at 10:45 am

      Hi Katie,
      thanks so much! I have a bit of a collection of moto jackets as I find them to be fun to wear and very useful here in NC, ( not needing many winter coats). Nice to meet you!

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    March 5, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Tse texts look perfect together! Also love that color on you 🙂 It’s been raining a ton here too, which has been a nice change but I’m still so ready for spring!


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    Lisa D.
    March 5, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Yes there is so much rain here.. Im water logged!
    You look fabulous as always.

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    Jessica Windle
    March 5, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Love the color of your jacket! A motto jacket is always a good idea!
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    March 5, 2019 at 11:04 am

    It sounds so wet there – although I’d love to hear frogs at night!! I love your suede jacket and the tweed skirt – so lovely Jess xx Maria

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    Suzanne Smith
    March 5, 2019 at 9:56 am

    As always, your outfit is amazing…and you are so right about pictures being difficult! I’ve felt like we were all going to wash away at times! Ready for sunshine and warmth! Have a great day Jess!

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    Lisa Richardson
    March 5, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Oh Jess, you know I love it when you mix textures and the suede and tweed are no exception. I love the color combination of this outfit too. Y’all are really having the rain. They even closed the schools in Nashville for a few days because of it. We’ve been having a lot as well and I am ready for the S-U-N!!! I think my elliptical has that ifit technology, but I’m too cheap to use it. LOL. Glad you’re enjoying yours. Happy Tuesday! XO

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    Tatiana Moskatova
    March 5, 2019 at 9:25 am

    I feel honored to be featured in your post. Thank you very much!
    I love everything about your outfit, Jess! You look very stylish!


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    March 5, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Same here! It hasn’t stopped raining and now we are on a flood watch because there are mudslides all around us and roads closed everywhere. I had to take a day off of work just to shoot a bunch of looks because it was the only sunny day we had coming up! The things we do as Bloggers 🙂 I love this motto jacket, the color looks so good on you!!



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    Amy Johnson
    March 5, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Love this look! The tweed skirt is gorgeous and I love the color of the jacket.

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    March 5, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Gosh, I love this outfit, Jess!! The textures that you always put together is exactly what I crave!!
    Our sun finally came out yet it’s still under 20 degrees, so I’m not sure if it really helps…ha ha!!

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    March 5, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Your pictures look fabulous – we’d never know you had 9 days of rain – ugh! I love your flower print skirt and how you paired it with the suede. Such a fun mix of texture and pattern. 🙂 I hope you have a great week!

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    Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    March 5, 2019 at 8:04 am

    How nice to see a moto that’s not black and not faux leather! Your weekend sounds liveky.
    Hugs, Mary.

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    March 5, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Love all of the pretty details! Your jacket is gorgeous!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    Andrea Nine
    March 5, 2019 at 7:13 am

    That jacket and necklace has my heart…so so pretty, the color is just stunning and so are you!

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    March 5, 2019 at 7:10 am

    That’s a gorgeous outfit, I love the jacket, it looks very pretty. The weather has been sunny and warm but this week it took a turn and it’s now rainy and cold… I don’t mind too much about the rain but one thing I really hate is the wind.

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    March 5, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Oh Jess, you are getting all the rain and it is still snowing here. Hopefully Spring arrives soon! This outfit is so fabulous! I love all the textures from the tweed to the suede to your tights and your clutch. And those boots look so luxurious!


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    This Main Line Life
    March 5, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Love that outfit. That jacket and skirt are really pretty.
    x, Julie

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    March 5, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Hi Jess,
    Love the combination of tweed and suede. The colours look so rich and chic. I too am looking forward to revamping my wardrobe for the Spring/Summer, though, if I look thourougly there may some old favourites to make an appearance too.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 6, 2019 at 10:46 am

      Thank you! Yes, me too! I am ready to add to my Summer – Spring clothes. Glad you like the look. 🙂 x

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    March 5, 2019 at 5:45 am

    I knew that jacket was Blank NYC as soon as I saw it…I love their moto jackets! The color of yours is absolutely beautiful.

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      March 5, 2019 at 5:46 am

      And thank you so much for the feature, Jess! xo

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    Meagan Brandon
    March 5, 2019 at 5:43 am

    You look fabulous! It’s been so rainy here, too, which is unusual for Jordan. I’m ready for spring but unfortunately I think it’s still going to be winter when we get back home to Virginia next week!


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    March 5, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Oh man, all that rain! I hope it dries up soon for you, it can be such a bummer. Your new treadmill sounds great, I hope you enjoy lots of fun workouts. Seeing your winter clothes makes me wish we’d have at least a few more cool days so I can wear layers. It was so hot over the weekend I almost jumped in the pool!
    Looking terrific as usual beautiful Jess!

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    Vanity And Me Style
    March 5, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Love the Motto Jacket plus of course the gorgeous accessories, The bag is gorgeous Jess xx

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    March 5, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Love the mix of textures with the clutch, jacket and skirt! 🙂 You are looking wonderful. I hope you get some warmer weather soon! 🙂

    Hoping your week is off to a good start 🙂 Thanks for the link up!

    Away From The Blue

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    March 5, 2019 at 2:19 am

    We had the luck that it was spring last week! Just in a week where we were in the UK for a short vacation! We enjoyed the sun every day. Now it s grey again. I love the look you are wearing! Beautiful skirt and fabulous necklace!

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