Turning Heads #Linkup:Two Ways to Wear Jambu Brookline Gladiator Sandals-Review+ Giveaway! - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #Linkup:Two Ways to Wear Jambu Brookline Gladiator Sandals-Review+ Giveaway!








I know that was a long title ladies, but there is a lot going on today! I host the weekly #Turningheadstuesday #linkup in which I enjoy seeing all of your outfits each week. I am also sharing with you today a review of the Brookline Gladiator sandal from Jambu, a company I had collaborated with recently, and with whom I reviewed the Sugar Sandal. If you missed it, read that review HERE. The Sugar Gladiator has a lower profile than the Brookline, the top straps at the ankle, whereas the Brookline hits higher up on the leg, accentuating the calves.  I loved the Pewter color as metallics are trending right now, not my complete reason for choosing it. I felt they had many possibilities in my wardrobe. I love pinks, blush, on trend pastel tones, as well as olives, and other earthy tones. Petwer would look great with all of these choices. I also love the profile of the Brookline with flared jeans. What are the two words however, when one may be considering this shoe that one should think of:? MEMORY FOAM. Yes! Jambu has a memory foam footbed which is one of the best qualities of the shoes, they are pure comfort.

The Brookline is another winner from Jambu Footwear,and has partially recycled rubber outsole, that provides me with stability, which i need if standing.  Years ago, when I first was diagnosed with EDS, I could only wear sneakers! If I only knew about these then. They truly have the comfort, cushion and stability of a sneaker but with style! Remember in the 80s,  the ladies wearing white socks and sneakers with their dresses and skirts to walk around town, only later to put on their dress shoes? Jambu makes other styles that can make walking around the town easy, and stylish.

Today I decided to share with you two looks I styled with the Petwer Brookline Gladiator sandals. One look, a more casual look, yet polished, is with my, ( I supposed) signature lace top in blush,  buttoned down with a leather trimmed collar and sleeves, under a light grey blazer, rose gold rope necklace and Citizens of Humanity grey denim. The outfit is accented by the dark pewter shoes and the light fog grey quilted Rebecca Minkoff bag. Wear this to lunch with a friend, or out and about.

My second look, a bit dressier, wanted to highlight the METALLIC TREND. The Banana Republic shell has wonderful texture, worn with the black chiffon a line shirt. The pewter theme is repeated  in the earrings and necklace in a slate grey/pewter. Typically, I would wear this with a bright colored blazer or white blazer as black is somewhat stark against my skin, however it was almost 88 degrees, so one will have to  imagine ( the blazer).

The look is pretty classic, then in the word of chef Emeril Lagasse, “BAM!” the sandals give it a funky, unexpected and edgy vibe. 🙂

Outfit details, Look 1: Blazer-Target, Blouse: Ann Taylor, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, Balenciaga Bag, Jambu Brookline Pewter sandals c/o Jambu * C/o gifted by Jambu. The opinions in this review are that of my own.

Look 2: Banana Republic; textured shell, Necklace and earrings: Charming Charlie, Purse: Rebecca Minkoff, Skirt: Ann Taylor, Shoes: c/o Jambu, Bracelet: Silver mesh-c/o Chaos NY

Linking Up with  Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Not Dressed as Lamb SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday  Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress, Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  / Forage Fashion








In addition, I am hosting a GIVEAWAY along with Jambu Footwear: the winner will win a pair of Jambu shoes up to $130! So I hope you go for it! Contest is USA Only. Giveaway begins today on 5/3/16 and ends on 5/17/16. 

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Most clicked this week is: Annette of Lady of Style with this great staple with a twist, the white shirt paired with burgundy. Love it!


Pinterest Pic of the Week: Nora of  Jacket Society with this lovely paisley kimono and a trend I want to try, cropped flared jeans.



  • Sarah Alfred
    Posted at 01:29h, 30 May Reply

    I love what you wear! It’s so fun and eye-catching! Perfect casual chic look. You can also wear kim kardashian green jacket on this outfit. It will look great on you. The different and the elegance in this army style outfit is very much prominent as this is something very remarkable in the new collection.

  • Varuna jithesh
    Posted at 12:23h, 01 March Reply

    Nice and perfect looking outfit..

  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 23:48h, 06 May Reply

    These are great sandals and they look so comfy!! Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/05/02/diy-craft-projects/

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 01:58h, 05 May Reply

    I love how you’ve styled these sandals up in two very different ways. They really are very versatile in metallic aren’t they? Your black top is adorable! Thanks for the link up party again this week x

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 18:09h, 04 May Reply

    Those shoes are fabulous! Too bad the contest is US only : (


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 05 May Reply

      Thanks Suzanne, they are like wearing sneakers but alot cooler! 🙂 Sorry about that, I asked and they wanted it US. Maybe next giveaway! xx

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra
    Posted at 17:45h, 04 May Reply

    Absolutely Stunning! I love the heels!!
    Adi xx

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 11:26h, 04 May Reply

    Two very lovely outfits! The black top is so pretty, I really like the texture. Those shoes sound like a dream to wear, and very stylish too!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 05 May Reply

      HI Emma! Thank you. One a bit more casual and I had to get the detail of the black top as that is what is neat about it. You would love the shoes! xx

  • Sheree
    Posted at 04:37h, 04 May Reply

    Beautiful LBD and fabulous sandals!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Kelly Torrez (@Birdieshoots)
    Posted at 00:13h, 04 May Reply

    Love that lace blouse, so elegant!




  • carmen
    Posted at 21:12h, 03 May Reply

    Both of your looks turn heads dear Jess!
    Thank you for hosting!



    Posted at 13:49h, 03 May Reply
    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:46h, 03 May Reply

      Thank you Joel, you are pretty stylish yourself! I host this fashion party every Tuesday, feel free to linking up your fashion posts, men are welcome! 🙂 xx

      • jerlene tippett
        Posted at 19:53h, 13 October Reply

        what is the phone number? I need to talk to some one!!!

        • Jess Jannenga
          Posted at 21:29h, 13 October Reply

          I am presently on vacation. However, the phone number was right on the contact us page on Jambu’s site. 1-877-541-5337

  • weshopinheels
    Posted at 13:13h, 03 May Reply

    Looking adorable!

    We Shop in Heels

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 13:04h, 03 May Reply

    Jess, I have to say that I always love your style and your outfits, but being a stay at home, jeans are my almost daily go-to, so I really, really love when you style jeans! And this outfit with the lace top, sandals, and jacket is one of my all time favorites of yours! It’s absolutely elegant but the jeans make it an outfit that would totally fit my lifestyle as well! These sandals are great and look so comfy! Thanks for hosting the link up!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:48h, 03 May Reply

      Thanks so much Shelbee, I do enjoy getting this feedback as I like jeans, just wear dresses/skirts more, but enjoy featuring some casual looks on the blog. So glad you liked the look, it is hard to see sometimes but the top is blush colored. The sandals are super comfy, hope you are trying to win. Take care! xx

  • Coco
    Posted at 12:03h, 03 May Reply

    I love your sandals and they also look super comfy! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST and LINK UP

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:54h, 03 May Reply

    Wow thanks for featuring my look for Pinterest pic of the week! I love both the lace tops so pretty.

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 10:49h, 03 May Reply

    Those look like amazing and comfortable shoes. I will enter the giveaway (fingers crossed).
    Thanks for hosting Jessica!
    Rachel xo

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 10:25h, 03 May Reply

    Those sandals look so comfortable!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:36h, 03 May Reply

      They are! I love them, they are like sneakers 🙂

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 09:48h, 03 May Reply

    Love those sandals! I’ve always wanted to try Jambu, so I hope I win! 🙂

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:17h, 03 May Reply

    You really know how to make an outfit wonderfully feminine Jess!! Even with gladiator sandals!!
    Thanks for hosting…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:36h, 03 May Reply

      Thanks Jodie! I suppose its in my genes! 🙂 Enjoy your day!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:16h, 03 May Reply

    Those metallic sandals are a total showstopper! Wow, so pretty!



  • asallows
    Posted at 09:06h, 03 May Reply

    This peach lace top is BEAUTIFUL!


  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 08:54h, 03 May Reply

    I love that lace up under your blazer. These shoes are so fun. They really make a good statement with the dress.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 08:45h, 03 May Reply

    Great sandals! I’m always on the lookout for stylish yet comfortable shoes as I have a permanently injured ankle that prevents me from wearing heels, etc.

    Both outfits are great! I love the Balenciaga bag!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  • cherie
    Posted at 07:32h, 03 May Reply

    Wow, memory foam shoes!!! Those sound amazing, what a great idea. Love the off-white lace shirt with your faded denim jeans! Thank you for hosting Jess.


  • Laura
    Posted at 07:31h, 03 May Reply

    What cute sandals! Love how you styled them!

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 07:28h, 03 May Reply

    Wow, fabulous sandals! And comfortable too? WIN WIN! Love your styling as always Jess. I’m entering the contest!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 07:24h, 03 May Reply

    I didn’t have a fashion post this week, but wanted to say hi! Love both the looks. As always, so Jess!!

  • Elle Spann
    Posted at 07:16h, 03 May Reply

    love love love your nail polish!!
    Southern Elle Style

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 06:32h, 03 May Reply

    Jess I always love how much texture and interest you put into your outfits!! Plus memory foam shoes sound amaaaazingly comfortable 🙂

    thank you for hosting, have a lovely week!

    Catherine x

  • jerseygirltexanheart
    Posted at 06:25h, 03 May Reply

    I don’t know which look I like more, but both are amazing. Great giveaway!


  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:18h, 03 May Reply

    I love those sandals!

  • Bogi Kenney
    Posted at 06:05h, 03 May Reply

    I agree with you! Those sandals definitely give a funky, edgy vibe to your polished looks.Love it.
    Red Reticule

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 01:19h, 10 May Reply

      Thanks Bogi they are fun to wear. Super cushioned and light too. Glad you like the look! xx

  • plutrell
    Posted at 06:04h, 03 May Reply

    Cute sandals Jess! Thanks for the link up…have a great week!

  • Carrie
    Posted at 05:58h, 03 May Reply

    Always great to see you in jeans, Jess! Thanks for the giveaway! Hope you have a great week!

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:45h, 03 May Reply

    The sandals are so pretty…and memory foam? That’s a win-win. Love the lace top, it is really so you Jess! Stop by today and join the Ageless Style Link Up if you have a minute…we’d love to have you!

    Posted at 03:48h, 03 May Reply

    Another week and another wonderful link up.
    Thank you so much, dear Jess

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 03:34h, 03 May Reply

    Comfortable shoes are a must indeed – I gave away pretty but uncomtable ones in the past!!
    The colour combination of your look is lovely and I expecially love your black sleeveless top.

    Thank you so much for featuring my look, Jess!! xxx

    Have a lovely week,
    Annette | Lady of Style

  • Mica
    Posted at 02:52h, 03 May Reply

    Those sandals look awesome and will go with so much! 🙂 I like both outfits you’ve shared with them her,e but the colour combo of the blush pink and grey in the first one makes me like it just a little more 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Olga
    Posted at 02:02h, 03 May Reply

    Cool gladiators! Love the both ways you styled them but the second one is my favourite!

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 01:38h, 03 May Reply

    Comfort is a must in shoes! I can’t understand people who wear uncomfortable shoes (maybe they drive everywhere and never walk?). And shoes that work with many outfits, that’s a dream come true.

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 01:31h, 03 May Reply

    What a great idea, memory foam in your shoes ! Love how you styled them Jess x

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 01:15h, 03 May Reply

    That looks like a comfy pair of sandals – have a lovely week!


  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:12h, 03 May Reply

    I love the dress you are wearing!

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


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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