Turning Heads #linkup- Wearing a Romper Over 40 - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #linkup- Wearing a Romper Over 40



Hello Ladies

Here we are, nearly the end of August. Hard to believe, as it seems I was just at the beach!  Today I styled a rust printed romper from HM by wearing a crisp, white fitted blazer, a unique suede statement necklace from Zara, and my favorite gladiator sandals.  Just the name of the garment, “Romper” connotes a memory of childhood for me, with the TV program, ” Romper Room”. This show was from 1953 ( before my time) to 1994, and created basically a real kindergarten, with students saying the ‘Pledge of Allegiance” and then going into the classroom.



Lets just say, for the sake of the clothing, and today’s trends it is a “romper”. I loved this print, a rust and white interesting print I wanted to wear. Thinking of it as just an attached tank top to shorts, it served me well, when putting together this look. Why not?  I added a white blazer ( HM) to give it more of a stream lined look, and a look that creates a “built in cami” and shorts.  I  added a little bit of height with the wedges that are about 1 inch in height, giving it a more dressed look than a pair of sneakers. I also added a cognac Rebecca Minkoff bag and a rosewood watch by Jord for added complimentary color.




Outfit Details:  Romper: HM ( last year), White fitted blazer ( last year HM), Gladiator sandals: Payless, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag, Zenni Glasses c/o Statement Necklace (zara) Wooden watch c/o JOrdwatches

How do you feel about rompers?  Let me hear how you style yours 🙂 


Most clicked of the week is: My friend Katie, of Hello Katie Girl. Love the colorful looks and where do all those colorful walls come from?


My Pinterest Pic of the Week is: Sheree of Posh Classy Mom, with the slides vs mules post. I adore those white leather block shoes! ( if only an inch shorter 🙂


  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 23:33h, 30 August Reply

    I love how you dressed up this romper!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  • Rena
    Posted at 19:59h, 29 August Reply

    love this look on you. the blazer certainly dresses up the romper and makes it more serious/less playful. thank you for sharing your style on my Fine-Whatever link up.


  • claire
    Posted at 16:24h, 29 August Reply

    Love your jumpsuit Jess and how you styled it 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  • Patti
    Posted at 12:35h, 29 August Reply

    Wow, Jess – you look fabulous in this romper. You’re so gorgeous, the old “rules” of dressing after 40 do NOT apply! xox


  • Jacqui
    Posted at 17:26h, 26 August Reply

    Very nice look, great link up Hun, many thanks. Jacqui

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:51h, 27 August Reply

      Glad you enjoy it! I am excited for Fall fashions! Have a great weekend. xx

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 03:34h, 26 August Reply

    This romper look amazing with the blazer. You look beautiful and chic. But it is the necklace what caught my eyes. Very unique.

    Anna xoxo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:58h, 26 August Reply

      Thank you Anna! I thought it was interesting too, have a great weekend! x

  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 10:39h, 25 August Reply

    Already told you on insta how much I love that styling. All together. It fits you perfectly Jess. I have a post at the end of September about blazers coming up and will include a link to your post. Great choice with the jeans and mules!!! Have a great week. xo Sabina

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:44h, 25 August Reply

      Thank you Sabina! I will be wearing summer clothes for a bit. It is 90 degrees here, so no Fall fashions for a bit, I wanted to sneak in a jacket though! Enjoy the weekend, lovely friend xx

  • Cid Style File (@CidStyleFile)
    Posted at 22:15h, 24 August Reply

    You always look so chic! If you style it right you can wear a romper at any age…IMO
    Love your accessories as well! Come join #UntamedStyle linkup, we go live every Friday at CidStyleFile.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:50h, 25 August Reply

      Hi Cid, I will have to make note of your linkup. Thank you! I know, I don’t beleive in rules, as a romper is nothing more than shorts and a tank. Have to find the right fit! xx

  • Tianna
    Posted at 17:33h, 24 August Reply

    love this look! you look great in rompers 🙂 I’m not anywhere near 40, but personally I still find your fashion inspiring 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:37h, 24 August Reply

      Thank you Tianna! I could say the same about your style. Glad you like the look, its still quite hot here! xx

  • Getyourprettyon
    Posted at 16:09h, 24 August Reply

    You look fabulous in this romper. Love it all including the shoes and necklace too.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:38h, 24 August Reply

      Thank you! Still dressing for summer! I look forward to some transitional looks soon. Glad you enjoyed this looK! xx

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 17:30h, 23 August Reply

    Jess if I had legs like yours I’d be in a romper too! You look so elegant (as usual) even in this playful mode. I love how you dressed this casual item up by adding the smart white jacket – a bit of a masterstroke there. Thanks for another great link up party! Have a good week x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:49h, 24 August Reply

      Hi Anna! Thank you! I also like wearing blazers as they add some structure to the look. Have a great week too! xx

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 13:56h, 23 August Reply

    Love the crispness of the jacket with the casualness of the romper. Great mix. But my eye was definitely caught by those lovely fringe sandals.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:49h, 24 August Reply

      Thank you! I love these sandals and they were Payless! Have a great weekxx

  • Sincerely, Jennie
    Posted at 12:53h, 23 August Reply

    I love the blazer with the romper. Great idea!

  • Colleen
    Posted at 12:00h, 23 August Reply

    Your romper looks great and you’ve styled it well. I haven’t tried one yet as I’m just not sure…

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:49h, 23 August Reply

    Love the romper especially with a white blazer that is such a staple. Every woman should have one! You look great Jess 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 24 August Reply

      Thank you Nora! This look kind of reminded me of some of your styles! Blazers are great as you know for structure and interest, Have a fab week! xx

  • budgetbelles80
    Posted at 11:43h, 23 August Reply

    Your blazer looks excellent with your romper! This is a classy and grow up take on a romper!

  • Ruth
    Posted at 11:43h, 23 August Reply

    Super cute romper! I love the red pattern for Fall! It’s so easy to dress up a romper and love how you used a blazer as a layering piece!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:25h, 24 August Reply

      Thank you Ruth! I have a fair amount of blazers in my closet. jess xx

  • ee0926
    Posted at 10:44h, 23 August Reply

    How amazing do you look in this romper? Obsessed with your heels and necklace! Just beautiful Jessica!

    xx, Elise

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 24 August Reply

      Thank you! So glad you like the look. Have a great day! xx

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 10:30h, 23 August Reply

    Cute romper! I just love H&M! 🙂

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:06h, 23 August Reply

    So cute! I need to try a blazer with my romper, as it is a great way to change it up, so thanks for the inspiration.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:13h, 23 August Reply

      Thanks Jennie! Between blazers and faux leather moto jackets I have a bit of a collection. I know you got a couple of pretty rompers this summer, Im sure it would look great! xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 10:06h, 23 August Reply

    Love that unique necklace! What a stunning piece!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:24h, 27 August Reply

      Thank you Laura, the suede pieces caught my eye! xx

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 09:34h, 23 August Reply

    Great romper- I love the colors and print!! And I love how you styled it with the white blazer! A second piece dresses up a romper so much! I recently rediscovered an old romper and wore it with a white vest when it was hot. I felt so much more dressed…

    I also LOVE your bag!

    Thanks for the linkup & Happy Tuesday!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:15h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Andrea, what a great idea! A vest! I might have to borrow it too! I have some fall vests, but nothing that would go with this yet. Thank you! rebecca minkoff does not dissapoint! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:33h, 23 August Reply

    Now that’s a way I could feel comfortable in a romper. A blazer is right up my alley, and you really know how to accessorize Jess!
    Absolutely gorgeous!
    ps…I wore my hair to the side like your last night (thanks for the inspiration) and got complimented on it (it was straightened for a change). Do you pin it to the side or just brush it over and it stays?

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:17h, 23 August Reply

      Jodie, thanks so much! I have a bit of a collection of rompers. Glad youlike the necklace, I thought it was unique! I wear my hair to the side , the right, for years. I just brush it and it stays as it wants to lay that way. Ooo, I would have loved to see yours! xx

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 09:26h, 23 August Reply

    A blazer dresses up anything and this is no exception. I love how it really dresses up the romper…so sharp! Romper Room…I was traumatized by Romper Room when I was about 4 years old. I watched every episode religiously and one day it had been on while my mom was giving me a bath and as soon as she was done with me I ran to the living room, still naked and perched on my little stool just as Miss Nancy looked through her magic mirror. Wouldn’t you know, that day, she said “I see Debbie” and of course I immediately assumed she and the whole world could see me sitting there with no clothes on. I ran and hid behind the recliner and cried my eyes out…lol!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:12h, 23 August Reply

      Thank you Deb! Oh my gosh. I can see how that would stick out in your memory! I have a vague memory of Romper Room, I was into Mr Rodgers and Capt Kangaroo I bit more I think.. Electric company! Ha! That would have freaked me out too if she said my name! Glad you like the outfit. xx

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 09:23h, 23 August Reply

    Beautiful romper. I love the way you styled it.
    Rachel xo

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:21h, 23 August Reply

    Wow, that necklace! What a stunner!!



  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 09:10h, 23 August Reply

    Love how you styled the romper. Very chic!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:57h, 23 August Reply

    You styled your romper beautifully! I love the white blazer over it.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 08:43h, 23 August Reply

    You’re so cute here, lady! And I love the blazer over the top.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Ada
    Posted at 08:25h, 23 August Reply

    That romper is so cute and I love how you styled it. Adding the romper makes it so more polished. The sandals and necklace are gorgeous, too. Great styling Jess.

    Don’t forget to come linkup with me this Thursday. Thanks.

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 08:02h, 23 August Reply

    Very pretty romper and like the look of the jacket with the romper. Love those gladiator sandals. The fringe is so pretty! Thanks so much for the link party.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:45h, 23 August Reply

      Happy to Debbie! I couldnt pass up the print. I love the rust color, it is suitable with my complexion. Have a wonderful week! xx

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 07:57h, 23 August Reply

    Gorgeous!! Love the colors, unexpected jacket and how you put it all together. I styled a romper this week too- great minds!!!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 07:48h, 23 August Reply

    Jess, you look amazing in this outfit! And that necklace is something else! I so love it. I totally watched Romper Room as well and always think of it when rompers are discussed! So funny!


    • shelbeeontheedge1
      Posted at 16:21h, 26 August Reply

      Jess, thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again next week. And thank you for the tips on sending a reminder email for my link up. I have it all set up now for next week! Have a marvelous weekend!


  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 07:38h, 23 August Reply

    Oh my gosh, I loved Romper Room! And you look super chic and adorable in yours!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Irene Papadopoulou
    Posted at 07:02h, 23 August Reply

    you make the romper so chic! love it

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:28h, 23 August Reply

    I love the romper styled with a blazer! Your necklace is fabulous!

    Doused In Pink

  • Shelly
    Posted at 06:23h, 23 August Reply

    You lookout look absolutely adorable! This romper definitely shows off your legs perfectly and the blazer is such a perfect touch for a polished look. I can’t believe you found these adorable shoes at Payless! Great look Jess! Hope you have a super week!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:21h, 23 August Reply

    I too have the same thoughts when I think Romper!! I adore this one, so cute and I am in total bag love over that RM! Perfect color for Fall and I’m a sucker for a cute satchel. You look fresh, fun and fantastic!!

  • Nancy Baten
    Posted at 02:26h, 23 August Reply

    You have styled it very classy! I like it this way.

  • Jill James
    Posted at 01:38h, 23 August Reply

    The romper suit looks good on you Jess, great colour and I like the addition of the blazer it takes it up a notch.

  • Sheree
    Posted at 01:33h, 23 August Reply

    Thank you Jess for featuring my beautiful mules!! You look amazing in any outfit and this one is no exception. Making rompers work at any age with a classy blazer and showing some amazing legs.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Katie
    Posted at 01:22h, 23 August Reply

    Love your romper and the accessories you selected are fabulous as always! Thanks for featuring me in today’s linkup! I am lucky that L.A. has so many beautiful and colorful walls! Have a great week!


  • Laurie
    Posted at 01:21h, 23 August Reply

    That blazer is a perfect fit on you Jess. I want to go buy one now ! Thank you for hosting x

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:20h, 23 August Reply

    We call them playsuits in Australia 🙂 Either way you look great in yours, I like it with the blazer.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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