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Turning Heads Linkup- Wearing White in Winter-

Hello friends,

Well, it has been one of those weeks! I am usually “on the ball” when it comes to posts, but I was running behind lately. I had Dry Needling PT yesterday, and had to come home and do photos for the blog. Usually, it is all about the Epsom Salt bath and a heating pad, after those hypodermic needles go in and out of my tensed up, trigger point riddled body, but I suppose “you gotta do, what you gotta do” sometimes, right? Before I get into what I am wearing today, I want to mention I am quite pleased with how my makeup has been looking for pictures. I have tried some new products from Sephora lately, and if you missed my post, see it HERE.

I couldn’t promise my husband, ( who takes my pics) that I wouldn’t be wincing when I lifted up my arm to place it on my hip to pose! Regardless, I felt it worked out fine and decided to write a bit about wearing white in the winter. I think, by now, we all know, that wearing white in the winter can look great! Add to it  to a bright color in the winter and chase away the winter doldrums. In, my case, I decided to layer with a brown wrap top ( Limited) and a ruffled brown tweed blazer ( The Limited) , adding a crinkled leather navy clutch ( Tressje), tan suede block heeled booties and a thin dark floral scarf, which I tied like a tie.  I love layers in the winter, not only for warmth, but for textural interest as well.

Other ways to incorporate white in the winter:

Wear an off white cape with denim

Faux fur is always fabulous in the winter months, and makes a great statement. ( wear an off white stole or coat)

Incorporate white jeans with a bold patterned top or sweater, thinking of white as a palette

Metallics with white keep the look fresh! ( try some silver, rose gold/gold brogues..)

Go with a black moto jacket, white jeans for a black and white winter look.

Add bright colors for a pop of color and artisitc look.

Off to Turning Heads Tuesday! Thanks for the comments and all of the participation. Again, please comment on 2 posts per blogger. 

Feel free to post 3+ posts- beauty, lifestyle and fashion. 

Thank you Ladies and Have fun, I’d love for you to visit Thursday when I will be sharing a clothing collaboration. 

Most clicked this week: The lovely Lisa, Beauty 1o1 By Lisa blog, shares her lovely evening look.

My Pinterest Pic of the Week: Anna of Anna’s Island Style  as I love the pretty soft color palette and embroidery!

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 14:06h, 03 March Reply

    Jess, I adore this look on you. I love how you look in browns and rust colors and this jacket with the scarf is such a pretty combination. I guess we are all trying to get our white in the winter outfits in before it isn’t winter any more. I love this outfit and your accessories are the perfect compliment. You are such a trooper! I know we all do what we have to, but I want to say thank you for being real about your condition. Of course it isn’t easy, but you bear it with style and grace. You are amazing! Thanks for posting and sorry I am so far behind. It has been a busy week. Now the hubs and I are on our way to a cabin in the woods, where I won’t have internet for a few days. Just a good break to unplug. I’m typing this at a coffee shop along the way. Hope you have a great weekend! – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:12h, 05 March Reply

      Ha! I know.. I thought that.. oh, white in winter when its almost spring! I appreciate it Amy, about my condition, I just try to do my best. Id love to hear about your cabin trip, i love the woods! I am trying some more casual outfits Amy and wearing jeans a bit more. Have a wonderful day! xx

  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 01:37h, 03 March Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 01:20h, 03 March Reply

    I have never ever worn white in winter even though the weather in Sydney in winter is always above zero but I’ve seen few of other bloggers doing it and I am preparing to give it a try this winter season which is almost around the corner. I love your jacket Jess, the fringed edges make it look quite different

  • curlycraftymom
    Posted at 13:50h, 02 March Reply

    I’ll have to check out your makeup post, I love Sephora! I’m not sure what the dry needling was for, but I am sure you were wanting to relax after. I have my husband take my photos, too and it is always a struggle to find a good time and I look my best! Ha! I really love the cut and frayed edges of this jacket and the flower on it is lovely, too!


  • Jacquard Flower
    Posted at 08:36h, 02 March Reply

    Such a beautiful outfit Jess, I love your makeup too. Hope you are feeling better today.

    Gemma x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:42h, 02 March Reply

      Thank you Gemma, and I am feeling better, I appreciate it! xx

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 08:13h, 02 March Reply

    Jess, like you, I’m running a bit late this week too, but I’m so delighted to see that you’ve featured my outfit from last week – thank you sweetie! I’m sorry to hear that your treatment has left you a bit depleted. Perhaps by now things have improved.
    Winter white is a complete anethema to me. I have no idea how to pull it off without looking like I’ve dressed for the wrong season. However, I can see that the addition of tweed and suede toughen up the look to change the overall feel. Very clever of you.
    Your hair is indeed your shining glory as always. Have you done a feature on how you keep it that way? Post menopausal hair does seem to loose its lustre and I’m constantly dosing mine up with oils and deep treatments. I suppose that my daily swims (even with swimming cap) will have an impact too. Hey ho!

    Anna x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:45h, 02 March Reply

      Thank you Anna, I am coming off a medication, and combined with the dry needling experiencing extra pain, but feel better today. So glad you like the outfit as I have been wanting to style white jeans, and tweed is one of my favs. I havent done a post on my hair exactly, maybe in the future. I know when I swim it is tough on it and I wear a swimcap, although the water still seeps in! xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 18:30h, 01 March Reply

    I adore you in white denim and I agree, w hat a great way to kick up a winter look. Love your rich jacket and scarf, and cool suede booties. Excellent OOTD!
    xx, Elle

  • Vale
    Posted at 17:24h, 01 March Reply

    Jessica dear, I love how you are rocking those white pants in this look, it’s a perfect outfit! I hope you are feeling better now and I have never forgotten we had talked about styling a blue faux leather jacket together, I know it’s been a long time ago and I have been hating winter…let’s do it as soon as Spring kicks in? Thanks for the linkup!

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion & beauty blog

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:46h, 02 March Reply

      Thank you Val! I have to see if I still have the blue jacket! I appreciate your lovely comment and was due to style some white jeans! Glad your here!

  • Getyourprettyon
    Posted at 12:32h, 01 March Reply

    I hope your treatment helps! I am loving you in the white pants!

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 07:43h, 01 March Reply

    I really love how you added a scarf here, Jess–so elegant! Hope you are feeling better now!


  • Sarah Bell
    Posted at 16:41h, 28 February Reply

    Love the white in winter trend! You’ve styled it perfectly with the jacket! Classy and elegant as usual!

    Trendy & Tidy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 01 March Reply

      Thank you Sarah! i love white jeans looks so I wanted to style it. xx

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 12:27h, 28 February Reply

    I hope you are feeling better today! I think this one of my favorite outfits of yours! That jacket is awesome! Have a great rest of the week! Peace!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 01 March Reply

      Hi Cheryl, yes, I am. It takes me about a day to recover from the dry needling, but it is worth it. Aw, thank you, I love the jacket style too. xx

  • Laura B
    Posted at 12:08h, 28 February Reply

    I love winter white. It looks so great with this pretty tweed jacket!

  • rosie
    Posted at 12:07h, 28 February Reply

    Love winter whites! You did it perfectly

    Life is just Rosie

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 11:42h, 28 February Reply

    That must be a right mare having to do photos after all that! Hope you feel ok now Jess. Your Make-up always looks good to me! And those legs in those jeans! I wished I had longer legs xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:50h, 28 February Reply

      Aw, thanks Laurie for the lovely compliments. Well, it wasn’t ideal, but I didnt want to cancel, so I just dealt with itxx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:34h, 28 February Reply

    I love white for winter especially with browns and tans. This is a great look on you Jess. What a cute jacket and those jeans look fab on you. Love it!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:50h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Nora! I am trying to wear jeans a bit more, even though I find dresses and skirts more comfy! xx

  • Kim Tuttle
    Posted at 11:00h, 28 February Reply

    Love how you styled the white pants and blazer, very chic and freah for spring. Happy Tuesday xo

  • Mary Murnane (@MaryMurnane)
    Posted at 10:27h, 28 February Reply

    I love the fit of this blazer, the drapey front detail is so pretty. Looks great with the white pants!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Mary, that is what caught my eye, the fit and ruffles of the blazer. xx

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 10:23h, 28 February Reply

    I love white in the winter and your outfit is a great example of how to do it! 🙂

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 10:07h, 28 February Reply

    Oh, you have such a great sense of duty! I hope you’ll feel better soon.
    But you do look lovely, and you are such a pro, smiling and posing even when you’re not feeling your best.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 28 February Reply

      Thanks Tiina, 🙂 Dry needling has been my saving grace, so i am just sore a few days and then it eases up. I didnt want to let my peeps down! 🙂

  • Theresa Campbell
    Posted at 10:03h, 28 February Reply

    Lovely! I tend to not wear white, as I always think I’m too pale to pull it off. But this look with the really gorgeous tweedy jacket and print scarf is making me rethink. Having white on the bottom away away from my face could definitely work!
    BTW, I have hideous trigger points that no amount of massage has been able to combat. They are excruciating as you well know. I’ve read about dry needling, but never actually heard of anyone who had tried it. Do you feel it really helps? I’m willing to try anything at this point.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:23h, 28 February Reply

      Theresa, thank you and I think you should go for it wearing a white trouser or white pants. I love white tops but always include color around the face, as I have fair skin as well. In regard to the dry needling, I have trigger points throughout my body with EDS. I can say, as I have been going to dry needling for 3 years, that it is my Saving Grace! I go every 2 weeks and it helps me function tremendously!

      • Theresa Campbell
        Posted at 10:57h, 28 February Reply

        Wow, Jess. That is good to know. I was kind of afraid to try it. Mostly because of the needles! But at this point the pain is becoming debilitating, especially when working on the computer. All my trigger points are in both sides of my neck and shoulders. Will have to look into this more. Thanks for letting me know it works for you 🙂

        • Jess Jannenga
          Posted at 11:15h, 28 February Reply

          Funny thing, is I used to have to look the other way when giving blood because of the needles, now its no problem. The first time is a suprise, but you get used to it and the benefit outweighs anything else. Best wishes!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 09:56h, 28 February Reply

    Sorry you weren’t feeling well when you took the photos. You look great though! And I agree, white looks great in winter and really brightens up a look.

    Thanks for the link up & I hope you’ll give yourself time to rest today!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:49h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Andrea! I will take it a bit easier today, and can work on the computer in bed. Im glad you like the look, it was fun putting it together! xx

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 09:49h, 28 February Reply

    I love white for the winter. Perfect with your pretty tweed!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Jennie
    Posted at 09:38h, 28 February Reply

    Fabulous jacket and pretty floral scarf! They look fantastic with your jeans and booties. I hope you start feeling better soon.

  • ee0926
    Posted at 09:32h, 28 February Reply

    I love wearing winter whites! Great look, I love your tweed blazer!

    xx, Elise

  • cherie james
    Posted at 09:30h, 28 February Reply

    Jess, I’m so sorry to hear about your treatment. I hope you are feeling better today. You would never know that you were in pain, the photos are lovely. I especially love your little jacket with the decorative feather flower. Always so feminine. Thank you for hosting.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:50h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Cherie and for the well wishes! I get dry needling every 2 weeks, so it take a day or two to feel a bit better from soreness. I could see you in this look for sure! xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 09:29h, 28 February Reply

    You look amazing in these photos! I wouldn’t have known you were in pain. I hope you are feeling better by now! Love the white and tan color combination!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:24h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Laura! I can ignore it 🙂 I appreciate the lovely compliment! xx

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:16h, 28 February Reply

    Amazing winter white look! Love your brooch and booties!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:09h, 28 February Reply

    I love wearing white all year long! I love how you added the mix of colors with the scarf and pin. Such a classic and sophisticated look (like always!)



  • Rena
    Posted at 08:55h, 28 February Reply

    Jess, white jeans is indeed an unexpected but brilliant pairing with a tweed jacket. From your IG teaser, I had guessed lace or velvet but you’ve caught me by complete surprise. You look lovely. Thanks for the out of the box inspiration and for the link up.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 28 February Reply

      Hi Rena! Glad I could surprise you 🙂 Thank you.. I love white denim year round. xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:43h, 28 February Reply

    I’m a huge fan of white any time of year—it’s just so crisp looking!!
    And look how great it makes that jacket look??
    You’re such a trooper with your health & taking care of yourself—love ya!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:52h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Jodie, you too! I do like white denim as well. The jacket was a great find as I am a fan of structured tweed. xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 08:28h, 28 February Reply

    Loving the white skinnies here, lady! Great styling!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Mimi
    Posted at 08:23h, 28 February Reply

    Such a great look! Thank you for hosting us each week –
    it is always a joy to visit!
    Beat wishes, Mimi

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 08:14h, 28 February Reply

    I love your jacket, it looks really nice with the white jeans. Sorry to hear you’ve been suffering, hope you feel better soon xxx


  • Ada
    Posted at 08:08h, 28 February Reply

    I don’t mind wearing white for Winter, though I haven’t worn it much this Winter. Your jeans look great, styled here. Love love that boucle jacket with a vintage flair.

    Happy Tuesday!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 07:59h, 28 February Reply

    What a great outfit! Love the unexpected white jeans. You look gorgeous, as always. Going to check out your makeup now!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:15h, 28 February Reply

    Love this winter white look! That tweed jacket is fabulous! Hope you are feeling better!

    Doused In Pink

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:23h, 28 February Reply

    Jess, this is so rich and gorgeous! That tweed blazer is absolute perfection!


  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 06:21h, 28 February Reply

    Looking wonderful!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:21h, 28 February Reply

    You wear tweed like the pro you are!!! So sophisticated and fun!!! LOVE you in those white jeans paid with anything!!! Always a stunning color combo with beautiful Jess!!! Hope you’re feeling much better since PT.

  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:19h, 28 February Reply

    I can’t imagine trying to take blog photos after what you went through! You look fabulous though! I love that jacket!!

  • Leslie
    Posted at 06:04h, 28 February Reply

    Gorgeous! I haven’t owned tweed in years and I miss it! I love brown and white and my mother wore it together a lot! Great look Jess!

  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:03h, 28 February Reply

    Pretty as always, Jess! Those little booties are fabulous!

  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 05:52h, 28 February Reply

    Those jeans look great on you Jess. And the jacket is perfect with them. Hope you are feeling better today! Thank you for hosting. xo Sabina

  • Coco
    Posted at 05:09h, 28 February Reply

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

  • Gail
    Posted at 04:01h, 28 February Reply

    I adore winter white in winter, and your clever accessories really make the outfit sizzle.

  • jacqui
    Posted at 03:27h, 28 February Reply

    Fabulous Jess, you’ve nailed this look. Another way I can wear my winter white jeans! Fab shots and I hope you’re on the mend. Jacqui

  • Olga
    Posted at 03:19h, 28 February Reply

    Elegant and stylish look Jess! I love the blazer, what an interesting design!

  • Heather Lord
    Posted at 02:53h, 28 February Reply

    Another fabulous outfit, Jess! Hope you are feeling much better now. I think I see a bit of pain showing in your face. You’re such a trooper.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:47h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Healther, and for the well wishes! xx

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:25h, 28 February Reply

    I love how you paired white with this chic tweed jacket! It’s a great way to start transitioning into spring! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:47h, 28 February Reply

      Hi Katie, thank you! I loved the jacket when I saw it, the ruffles and cut were great. xx

  • Nancy Baten
    Posted at 02:16h, 28 February Reply

    These jeans look really good on you! You ve got the legs for it! And you styled it fantastic! Love that tweed jacket with the scarf, the colors are great with the White!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:46h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Nancy, denim is so big right now, I am trying to get a pair of embroidered jeans. Glad you like the look! xx

  • sequinist
    Posted at 02:10h, 28 February Reply

    You look AMAZING in white jeans, Jess! I look forward to wearing those again when I’m not running after a messy four year old 🙂 You can’t see that you’re anything but fully at ease in your photos; I hope you feel much better soon. xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:42h, 28 February Reply

      Thanks Lisa! I just block it out! I certainly can see how white jeans wouldnt work with a little tot! Glad you like the look, I always have been a fan of a clean white jean. xx

  • Sheree
    Posted at 02:07h, 28 February Reply

    Such a great outfit, the blazer is really cute and your bag is so darling Jess.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:16h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Sheree! I wanted to add more color with the bag 🙂 xx

  • James Jill
    Posted at 01:45h, 28 February Reply

    What a trouper you are Jess, your photos don’t show a hint of your discomfort. I hope despite the initial pain your treatment has helped. Now onto your Winter white, always a favourite of mine, it adds another dimension to a Winter look. The pants compliment your tweed jacket perfectly, love your pin and scarf too.Thank you for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:43h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Jill! I just block it out and get on with things. The dry needling is very beneficial and the best treatment in helping me function. I knew since Spring was around the corner, I wanted to put together this look! xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:33h, 28 February Reply

    I can’t wear white any time of year as I’m too clumsy, haha! I like how you’ve worn your white pants here though, that jacket is lovely with them.

    Sorry you were in a bit of pain but it’s good you still managed to take pictures! 🙂 I’ve been so behind with everything in blogging too.

    Thank you for the link up!
    Hope you are having a really good week now 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:45h, 28 February Reply

      Hi Mica! Thank you.. aw, I bet you could, but with a child it could be tough. hehe..I will be fine tomorrow after the soreness disapates, the dry needling does help! xx

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