Turning Heads Linkup- Valentine’s Day Look with Velvet and Lace - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup- Valentine’s Day Look with Velvet and Lace

Hi Friends!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I do have to say, we don’t usually make a big deal out of it, but we did enjoy an event at near-by Raylan Vineyards this weekend. Wine, truffles, food were all a part of the festivities and you don’t need to ask me twice if I want to go! We took the puppies after their grooming day, in their red bandanas, and I was so excited to be out with them sitting outside! One step closer to nicer weather, perhaps.     I am hoping to do some Vineyard reviews and posts on the blog this year, as I have mentioned in the past, we have 90+ vineyards in the NC area, plenty around us and we enjoy bopping around.

I had worn red last week, and thought about wearing some berry and brown tones. Maybe I was thinking of the truffles or cherry cordials when I put together this look! ha.   Anyway, as you know my fondness for combining textures in the fall-winter is present here, as I began the look with a brown wrap blouse and berry toned lace skirt from Ann Taylor, I bought a few years ago. I decided to add my burgundy velvet blazer, I purchased on Poshmark, for a mere $20, if you missed the post on how to shop there, you can read  it HERE.

I added some brown textured tights and wanted to wear block heels, so these ASOS brown suede pointed toe heels made an appearance. Last item became the leopard brown scarf for an addition of print. In he near future on the blog, I hope to share with you some casual looks as I know some of you may wonder if I own a pair of sneakers! Everyone has to dress more casually from time to time and if I am not feeling well, I don’t always dress up. So I have some slip on sneakers and several pairs I have recently bought.. so I hope to bring that to you soon.

I want to thank you all for participating in the Turning Heads Linkup last week, we had a great turnout! As per usual, please comment on 2 posts per blogger. Let’s keep it going! I truly enjoy seeing your looks each week!


Velvet Blazer: Like this and this, Lace skirt older ( Ann Taylor)  LOVE this, Shoes: ASOS, Similar

Most clicked this week: Rena of Fine Whatever Blog, is wearing this lovely berry colored outfit in wine and roses.

Pinterest Pic of the Week: Love this emerald green dress on Carrie from A Stylish Fit blog.

  • Theresa Campbell
    Posted at 12:00h, 20 February Reply

    Gorgeous color combinations. So rich. And it does make me think of cherries and chocolate! Lace, velvet, leopard print. What more can a gal ask for? Beautiful!

  • Maria
    Posted at 04:23h, 20 February Reply

    Beautiful skirt! The details are phenomenal. Love your style.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:19h, 20 February Reply

      Thanks very much! It is one of my favorites 🙂 xx

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 00:43h, 18 February Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This blazer is another jacket of yours that looks just awesome on you

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:18h, 18 February Reply

      Thank you Nicole, I love a great blazer!

  • eldo2014
    Posted at 23:44h, 17 February Reply

    This a very pretty look! Love the combination of lace and velvet! You look fabulous!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

  • carmen
    Posted at 15:25h, 15 February Reply

    You can’t beat velvet and lace for a romantic Valentine’s outfit. You look lovely. I had a beautiful red velvet dress when I was little girl and have been trying to find one.

    <3 carmen

  • Getyourprettyon
    Posted at 14:26h, 15 February Reply

    Head to toe STUNNING! I love your skirt!

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 14:24h, 15 February Reply

    I love the colors and textures in this outfit, Jess. Our velvet jackets are really similar. Aren’t they such a fun piece? Your skirt is lovely. I think our minds must have been thinking similarly because we have both been doing the velvet and lace looks for Valentine’s Day. It is such a pretty and appropriate and warm combination for this time of year. You need to post more pictures of your puppies. Especially when you have them dressed for the holidays. Ha, ha. Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day. – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:45h, 16 February Reply

      Hi Amy, thanks so much! Yes, they are similar. I have a collection of velvet jackets, many of them bought through Poshmark, a thrifting on-line store. I know, Ill try and get them in on the act, my girl is camera shy! xx

  • cherie james
    Posted at 14:15h, 15 February Reply

    Hi Jess, I am finally back to doing my favorite link ups, have had a lot going on recently. Anyway, love how you paired the brown tights with the burgundy and wine colors, LOVE the color mix so much! When I think of lace I think of you!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:47h, 16 February Reply

      Hi Cherie! Glad you are joining in ! I know how busy life can be! Thank you, i think i had chocolate cordials on the brain! xx

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 10:32h, 15 February Reply

    Love your lacy dress! So romantic! Hope you had a Happy Valentines Day! 🙂

  • James Jill
    Posted at 22:24h, 14 February Reply

    Lace and velvet , always favourites, and you wear wear them so beautifully. Your trip to the vineyard sounds fun , I’m sure your newly clipped sweeties enjoyed the day too. Take care Jess .

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:53h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you Jill! The pups had a great time too, this was the one day I was feeling better this week, so I am glad I took advantage. xx

  • Celia M. - HighHeeledLife.com
    Posted at 22:01h, 14 February Reply

    Opps .. forgot to say looking forward to your vineyard posts … xo

  • Celia M. - HighHeeledLife.com
    Posted at 22:00h, 14 February Reply

    Oh how wonderful to be able to dine outside !! …it is still weeks (if not months) before that is a possibility here in Toronto. Sounds like you all had a great time!! I love the way you mix colours, patterns and textures! Looking fabulous my friend… Hugs, C.

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 20:38h, 14 February Reply

    Oh, such rich colors and amazing fabrics! I love this outfit Jess.

    Anna xoxo

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 19:26h, 14 February Reply

    These rich berry tones are beautiful! I love your velvet blazer. I’ve been wanting one all Winter but haven’t found the right one yet. You’re very lucky having all those vineyards nearby!

    Emma xxx

  • Coco
    Posted at 18:11h, 14 February Reply

    Thank you for hosting dear! I’m linking back to you HERE Hope you’ll check out my latest Fashion post

  • Nikki Living Life
    Posted at 17:24h, 14 February Reply

    Loving the bold and rich colors. The blazer and skirt is gorgeous and looks perfect on you. Happy Valentine’s Day beautiful lady.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 15 February Reply

      Hi Nikki, thank you so much for your lovely comment! I love these colors. I appreciate you linking up! xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 14:20h, 14 February Reply

    Loving the layered burgundy, lady! Great for Valentine’s!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Laura
    Posted at 13:45h, 14 February Reply

    Love that gorgeous blazer! What a great Valentine’s Day outfit!

  • Jennie
    Posted at 12:49h, 14 February Reply

    Love this mix of deep, rich colors and varied textures! It sounds like you enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the vineyard and it was nice to feel a bit of warmth in the air. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:54h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you Jennie! Yes, to me visiting a vineyard around here is a sign of Spring! xx

  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 12:06h, 14 February Reply

    I seriously love these colors on you! And so fun with the tights paired with it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:55h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you Laura! I could see these colors pairing nicely on you too! Hope you have a great week! xx

  • Adriele
    Posted at 10:44h, 14 February Reply

    Looking lovely as always, Jess! Adore that velvet blazer!!!!


  • Sabina @Oceanblue Style at Manderley
    Posted at 10:31h, 14 February Reply

    You got the most amazing legs Jess! Love velvet too. But this year it had to be just red for me. Depends on the mood I guess. Hope you feel better! xxx Sabina

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:58h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you Sabina! Now, I am in the market for some fishnets 🙂 Sounds like a plan, thank you. a little better today. xx

  • Gail Hanlon
    Posted at 10:22h, 14 February Reply

    Lots of lovely texture in your outfit, the blazer is gorgeous and so are the shoes. Thanks for the link up!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:59h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you Gail! That is one thing I love about winter/fall.. great textures and fabrics. xx

  • Leslie
    Posted at 09:44h, 14 February Reply

    You are such an inspiration! Your creativity is endless!! I’m so glad you describe your ideas…like berry tones; it helps the rest of us look at our wardrobe pieces differently too! Gorgeous outfit once again!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:00h, 14 February Reply

      Leslie, thank you! I appreciate your lovely comments. I have been shopping my closet these couple of months, as I prefer adding spring clothes. xx

  • ee0926
    Posted at 09:40h, 14 February Reply

    Love this velvet and lace look!! Your blazer is stunning!

    xx, Elise

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:01h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you Elise, its one of my favorites. xx

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:31h, 14 February Reply

    You look gorgeous as always Jess!

  • Mary Murnane (@MaryMurnane)
    Posted at 09:28h, 14 February Reply

    Such pretty color hues happening in this look! Love the combination of velvet and lace.


  • Ada
    Posted at 09:23h, 14 February Reply

    Great minds think alike. I am also wearing burgundy for Valentine’s today with my daughter (on the blog). Your dress and blazer are so pretty. This dressy outfit turned out beautiful!

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Jess!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:11h, 14 February Reply

    I knew you would knock it out of the park! I love the mix of colors and textures! Just perfect for today XO



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:02h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you Shauna! I do my best 🙂 Happy V Day! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:57h, 14 February Reply

    Happy Valentines Day, Jess!! I hope the week gets better and better for you (one can hope at least!)
    This is a terrific textural party!! It’s so lush and gorgeous! And I love those tights. I just bought a pair in grey (and can you believe I forgot about them until just a week ago—now I’ve wore them twice!)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:03h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you JOdie for the well wishes. I have a tough time laying in bed for more than 2 days! You know I love various textures in a winter outfit. Glad you enjoyed the look. xx

  • Andrea
    Posted at 07:56h, 14 February Reply

    Beautiful outfit, Jess! I love all the different textures, and the colors are so beautiful and very you! Looking fabulous!

    Your Valentine’s Day winery outing sounds lovely! My kind of event! 🙂

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:22h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you Andrea. It was a very good time. We took the puppies, we got wine and truffles pairings along with food and enjoyed the day. xx

  • Carrie
    Posted at 07:37h, 14 February Reply

    Looking gorgeous my dear! Hope you’re feeling better and thank you for the feature. xoxo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:04h, 14 February Reply

      Hi Carrie, thanks so much! I appreciate the well wishes. I took these pictures before I began feeling bad and am glad I did! xx

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 07:34h, 14 February Reply

    What a gorgeous outfit! I love that color and all the textures!

  • dawnlucy
    Posted at 07:31h, 14 February Reply

    You look so beautiful and ready for Valentine’s Day, Jess! The hubby and I have been so busy and/or sick that we haven’t planned a thing! I do have a few little presents for him though.

    Kisses from Cali!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 06:50h, 14 February Reply

    Loving the texture in this look, Jess! You look so classy and elegant. Thanks for hosting the linkup and Happy Valentine’s Day!


  • marta
    Posted at 06:44h, 14 February Reply

    Love your chic velvet blazer, great look for V-day!

  • Shelly
    Posted at 06:35h, 14 February Reply

    Happy Valentines Day Jess! I hope you are feeling a little better today.

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 06:24h, 14 February Reply

    Love vineyards and your velvet blazer!!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:18h, 14 February Reply

    Velvet & Lace LOVELY!! Happy Valentine’s Day Beautiful Babe! What a glorious color on the most gorgeous gal!! Hugs!! xo

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:40h, 14 February Reply

    Loving the brown and burgundy Jess. The velvet jacket is beautiful and that shade is so flattering on you !

  • plutrell
    Posted at 05:39h, 14 February Reply

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

  • Rena
    Posted at 03:53h, 14 February Reply

    Jess, berries and chocolate make for a tasty treat and an inspired color combination. You’ve put together another winning outfit. I adore all of the details of texture and pattern in your look but it’s the leopard print scarf that takes it to the next level of greatness. And how awesome to find out that my post from last week got the most clicks. That makes my day. Thank you for the shout out and for hosting the link up.


  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 03:39h, 14 February Reply

    Another gorgeous look Jess! I still haven’t got myself any velvet yet and I must. This berry shade would be perfect for me. I’m also tempted to try some patterned tights too. Have a great week x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:43h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you Laurie! Yes, I could see you in this jacket Laurie. I have found most of my velvet blazers on Poshmark, as discount on-line thrift store in the US. Enjoy your week too! xx

  • Leeann @ Join the Gossip
    Posted at 02:24h, 14 February Reply

    Sounds like you had a great weekend! And I love all of the textures in this outfit!

    Happy V Day 🙂

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:12h, 14 February Reply

    What a beautiful skirt! The lace and velvet are so nice together, wonderful paring. Happy Valentine’s day 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!
    Hope you are having a lovely start to the week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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