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Turning Heads Linkup-Trending Now: Dark Florals and Over the Knee Boots



Hello friends!

Happy Turning Heads Tuesday! Have I told you  that I can’t wait for the Holidays? I love giving gifts and can’t wait to celebrate. I decided to change it up a bit, but if you missed my Holiday LOOK #1, and Holiday LOOK #2,  which was yesterday, please do check them out!  I love dressing up for the season. I will be sharing more Holiday looks on the blog, so keep posted!

I truly do not venture into the mall, ( and certainly not at this time of year!) as I enjoy shopping on-line. There are those once in a while times, if I need to try the makeup at Sephora, or try on a dress at H&M that I will go there. Usually my hubby and I go there once in a blue moon, on Wednesdays, as that is when Firebirds has their Double Black Diamond Pineapple Martini special. This is how you get him to go to the mall..food and drinks!


Anyhow, the store closest to Firebirds is H&M and I don’t have to venture far. I went in the other day and really think the quality of H&M has improved over the years. I saw this dress and loved the pattern. Where I usually do not wear much black, I loved the purple and pink floral pattern and thought the length would be perfect with my Over the Knee boots.


I do not wear or buy into all trends, but these are several I have always liked. I paired the dress with some vintage inspired purple jewelry, my black buttery leather OTK boots by Vera Wang, and added color by pairing it with this rose colored moto jacket from Mango. I have been waiting to wear this, and with Charlotte’s temps the way they have been, the moto jacket is all that is needed. If you are not fond of wearing black near your face, a moto jacket in a complimentary color works out well.


I do enjoy wearing OTK boots and my favorite sillouette with them is either a shorter dress with tights, a sweater dress, or a mini skirt and blazer. One can wear them at any age! It is all about the proper proportion.



Are you a fan of dark florals? Have you tried Over the Knee Boots?

Outfit details: Dress- HM, Rose moto jacket Mango, Vera Wang OTK boots ( like these) Bag, Tressje

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    December 9, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Love the dress from H&M, the floral is pretty. Way to get hubby to the mall! Great pink jacket, love that famine, yet edgy addition ! Enjoy the holiday season: I can see you already are!
    xx, Elle

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 11, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you Elle! I really will only shop there and Sephora and then would rather shop on-line so its few and far between. Glad you like the look!/ Busy today getting together gifts. Have a great Sunday! xx

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    December 9, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I think dark florals are so lovely for fall and winter, and a moto jacket is always an interesting topper for a feminine dress. I have a pink moto jacket as well, and it’s one of my favorite pieces ever. They add a touch of whimsy and fun to any outfit!

    <3 Liz

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 9, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Thank you Liz! Yes, I have a black moto, but for me that is too much black against my pale skin. So pink was just right! Thanks for commenting! xx

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    December 8, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I absolutely adore that dress and jacket paired together! I’m with you – rarely will I set foot in the mall (H&M is the one exception)!


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 8, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks so much! Nice to have you here, Ill pop by your blog tomorrow. Yes on-line is the way to go! xx

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    December 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I love the jacket . . . my favorite color

    Life is just Rosie

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 8, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Thank you Rosie! I love this over a black moto anyday! xx

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    The Wardrobe Stylist
    December 8, 2016 at 9:05 am

    It is the season of giving and it’s always fun to be in that mode though I must say this year I am not feeling the spirits of the holidays as much as I did in previous years. Maybe because my daily commute route has changed and I am not seeing the beautiful Xmas scenery I used to…not sure…Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/12/05/hollywood-glam-christmas-makeup-looks/

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      I know what you mean! I am going to be seeing my family at Christmas but loved it when i was a kid and saw the Christmas windows, saw shows, it felt more like Christmas.I always love giving gifts though! Ill be by tomorrow xx

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    December 7, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    That pink leather jacket was the perfect final touch for this look. It tied everything together so beautifully!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 7, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Thank you Tamara! I loved the rose moto when i saw it. Have a great day! xx

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    Kelsey Bang
    December 7, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    you look lovely in floral! super cute look!


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    December 7, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Your rose colored moto jacket looks good with your dark floral dress because it provides a nice contrast!

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    Laura B
    December 7, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I feel like H&M always has the best fall florals! Loving that pretty moto jacket!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 7, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Thank you Laura! I know with HM, I was ready to shop! ( I had self control though and just bought the dress! 🙂 )

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    Jacquard Flower
    December 7, 2016 at 6:19 am

    I’m also a huge fan of dark florals so loved this dress! The whole outfit looks great on you. Gemma x

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 7, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Thank you Gemma! I know, this print just stood out to me 🙂 xx

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    Meagan Brandon
    December 7, 2016 at 2:26 am

    I like how your pink jacket adds some contrast to the dark floral print. Great look! I’m obsessed with over-the-knee boots right now, too. Thanks for hosting the link-up!


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 7, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Thank you Meagan, I asked Santa for a pair of OTK boots too, and would really love a grey pair in the future. 🙂 xx

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    Anna Shirley
    December 6, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    This pink moto jacket is such a nice compliment to the floral dress. Love that!

    Anna xoxo

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 7, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Thank you Anna! I have a black moto, but I wear this more as I love the rose color. xx

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    Sarah Bell
    December 6, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    What a great floral dress!!! Love the way you layered it with that jacket – such a pretty color! Thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 9, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Hi Sarah, thank you! I have a collection of moto jackets that I wear as it is only now getting colder here in NC. xx

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    Anna Parkes
    December 6, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Jess I love how you’ve contrasted the pale pink of the jacket against the dark floral of the dress – it really works so well. I’m yet to find a pair of OTK boots that suit my short legs, so am very envious of your long limbs in those beautiful Vera Wang ones.
    Thanks for the link up party. Have a lovely week x

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 9, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Thank you Anna! I saw this floral print and really loved the vibrant purple flowers against the black. Had to add a different color and I am not so fond of black against my face. Glad you liked it! You will find a pair of OTK boots, there are so many!
      Enjoy your weekend! xx

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    Kirsten Wick (@TheLIFBIssue)
    December 6, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I’ve been quite obsessed with floral dresses recently, especially dark florals like yours, absolutely beautiful. Love, Kirsten x


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    Kimberly Miller
    December 6, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Great look! I love the color of the jacket.


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    Laurie Duncan
    December 6, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Dark floral and OTK boots are my fave right now! And I also love H&M, I always have a long list of thing I want from there! I think you look fabulous in that dress, with or without the moto jacket. 🙂

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    Amy Christensen
    December 6, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Absolutely lovely, pretty lady. Love the pattern on the dress and the jacket! Perfect combo of dark floral and pastel edge! Love this look! – Amy

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    December 6, 2016 at 1:29 pm

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

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    Lisa Maynard Morin
    December 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Gorgeous!!! Love this look XOXO. #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/12/linkupwithlisa-78-houndstooth-blanket.html

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    Emma Peach
    December 6, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I love over the knee boots – perfect with tights and a dress or skinny jeans! The dress is really pretty, and that leather jacket is gorgeous…such a lovely colour!

    Emma xxx

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    December 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Love my OTK boots and wear them almost daily. Don’t wear florals very often but your gorgeous dress has convinced me that I should be more daring 🙂 Love the pink and purple floral on the black background! So pretty on you, Jess!


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    Jacket Society
    December 6, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Great look Jess, love the dress on you and you can definetly rock those over the knee boots!

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    K MEETS STYLE (@kmeetsstyle)
    December 6, 2016 at 11:29 am

    over the knee boots look sooo good on you!

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    LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    December 6, 2016 at 10:42 am

    You look amazing! Love the OTK boots!

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    December 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Beautiful look all around, Jess! Your dark floral is so pretty with the lighter moto jacket and I enjoy how the OTK boots gives it an edge. I actually prefer dark floral to traditional pastels. Try to stay dry today!

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    December 6, 2016 at 10:35 am

    That’s a great dress! I love it with the OTK boots & pretty jacket! Very nice!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    Northwest Mountain Living
    December 6, 2016 at 10:29 am

    You look fabulous in this post! I love the dress and boots! This is my first time joining your link up. Everyone looks so great! Peace! Cheryl

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 6, 2016 at 11:21 am

      So glad to have you here! Please join in each week if you can! I love seeing everyones style. Thank you! The print on the dress caught my eye and I love OTK boots too! xx

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    Kishina Heaggans
    December 6, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Yes, Jess! Loving this outfit as it features all the things I adore. Florals, pinks, and boots! I’m enjoying your holiday looks so far. Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up as well 🙂

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    December 6, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I adore this whole look. I love dark floral and OTK boots I think both have become my everyday look haha You look fabulous

    Life is just Rosie

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    Osy osehie
    December 6, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Love the look, such a cute dress.

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    December 6, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Looooove these boots, girlfriend!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    December 6, 2016 at 9:28 am

    You know I have yet to try over-the-knee boots. Hmm. I do love your dress and the jacket that you put with it!


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    December 6, 2016 at 9:12 am

    You are always SO beyond gorgeous in these colors and especially dark florals. You wear them so well! And what a find on that dress!



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    Laura Bambrick
    December 6, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I absolutely love all the dark florals! And OTK boots are cute and practical because they really help you stay warm! You look fabulous!

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    December 6, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I adore this combo and you look fabulous. Your comment on the importance of proportions is so true regarding the appropriateness of a style for a woman of any age. In my opinion, a subtler approach like you’ve done is also a better route than overt boldness. I love my OTK boots (and I’m wearing mine in my linked up post). Thanks for sharing your look and for hosting.


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    December 6, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Jess, this outfit has all things that I love! Dark florals, pink moto jacket, OTK boots! Absolutely perfect! I may need to copy….except I don’t have a pink moto jacket. But I will improvise!


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    December 6, 2016 at 8:21 am

    That’s how I reward my husband for going with me places too—food & wine!! Hilarious. In fact we just went to DSW on Sunday night and thus we stopped for dinner first (then again, he got a pair of shoes too!!)
    I absolutely love what you’re wearing Jess—I would copy this in a second! My OTK boots have fast become my favorite for two reasons….1-they keep me way warmer than my regular boots and 2-they make me feel 10 years younger!!
    Get tip to wear the pink jacket if black isn’t your friend!! It’s very sassy!!

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    Andrea Nine
    December 6, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Wowzer…..I love it. I got my mom a leather jacket in that exact same color for Christmas. I cannot wait to give it to her and will be borrowing it. I got it at Macy’s.. it’s not moto, I’m the moto girl, lol. The color is to die for. You look spectacular in those OTK boots and yet another fabulous floral!! Beautiful as ever!!

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    December 6, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Beautiful dress!!

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    Ingrid Ingrid
    December 6, 2016 at 5:49 am

    I love your OTK boots and the stylish rose pink motto jacket!


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    December 6, 2016 at 4:37 am

    You can’t go wrong with OTK boots, Jess – they always look fabulous!! I love your jacket, it’s the perfect pink colour for your hair 😊

    Thank you so much for hosting, have a great week!

    Catherine x

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    Lady of Style
    December 6, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Such a gorgeous look, the colours are lovely, Jess. Love your OTK boots and the low heel!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    James Jill
    December 6, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Looking gorgeous in your dark floral, over the knee boots and pretty coloured jacket. Enjoy your holiday festivities Jess.

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    Nancy Baten
    December 6, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Great look! I just ordered a skirt with dark flowers!

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    December 6, 2016 at 2:03 am

    I love this! You are so creative with your outfits. The jacket is gorgeous, and the dress was a great find. I agree that H&M has improved over the years. On my first visit there (on a trip back to England from Australia) some years ago (we’ve only recently got H&M near where I live), I wasn’t impressed with the quality. It’s much better now.

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 7, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Hi Heather, thanks so much! I know, I will continue to buy here and there from H & M.:-) xx

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    December 6, 2016 at 1:52 am

    I am one of the few that love the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping! This seems to get my Christmas spirit going! Thank you for hosting Jess, Perfectly styled as always xx

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    December 6, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Your dress is beautiful – great find at H&M! I have to say your jacket is my favourite piece though, what a stunning colour! It works so well with your floral dress too. I try to avoid the big malls in December, I’m not a fan of crowds!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a great start to the week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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