36 In Fashion

One Dress Two Ways

Karina dress, Born Boots

Happy Monday Ladies

Hard to believe it is March 2nd!! I expect to be wearing floral dresses and lighter colors any day now! But, for the time being, I have been inspired by many of the bloggers I have seen that have taken dresses and worn them in several ways.

Karina dress, Cole Haan Flats

MY FALL LOOK: Karina Bronze leaf dress, Rebecca Minkoff satchel, Cole Haan woven leather flats

If you recall, this was one of the looks I had shown you in the fall. This is one of my Karina dresses, the Megan in a bronze/brown fall leaves print. I love the colors and thought they would work well with my hair. This is how I styled the look for fall. The dress was worn with a real copper covered leaf as a necklace, and leaves and earrings. The necklace were purchased in the artsy fartsy town of Asheville. ( I say this with much love) I love nature and this was just a beautiful piece to remind me of so. Taking the browns in the dress, I chose to wear my comfortable, yet stylish Cole Haan woven flats, and one of my favorite light cognac colored textured bags by Rebecca Minkoff.

Karina dress, Cole Haan Flats, Loft sweater

Karina dress, Cole Haan Flats

Karina dress, Cole Haan Flats

Rebecca Minkoff bag, Karina dress

Born boots

Loft pumpkin sweater, Rebecca Minkoff handbag

I have not yet styled one of my dresses two different ways in a post, so I thought this was a great opportunity. With the brown being a very conducive neutral, I added one of my favorite colors, pumpkin, in a cardigan, with chiffon detailing down the front. I also decided to add my rich dark brown leather Born boots to the ensemble. By now, the snow has turned to that wonderful, yummy slush color and texture that I am more than familiar with living in Pittsburgh for over 30 years.

Nevertheless, I wasn’t taking pictures sloshing through the puddles of leftover snow. If one wants to go from fall with a more casual look, one suggestion is to take a print or color that transitions well to a season, add a blazer or a complimentary sweater. Perhaps change out your jewelry or add a different scarf/accessory. Lastly, if you were wearing heels or flats, change to booties, OTK or knee high boots. This gives one ample opportunity to expand one’s wardrobe, and we ALL love that right?

I appreciate the bloggers who have given me the inspiration to take a dress I love and transform the look two different ways.

How do you make the most of your wardrobe? How do you style one dress perhaps for 2 different seasons ?

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Ada
    March 10, 2015 at 5:27 am

    That is a lovely dress – nice print. I love how it loos for Winter. =)

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 10, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      thank you Ada πŸ™‚ Hope you are doing well. I am going to try my hand at link up and beginning next Tues the 17th would love for you to come. I am calling it Turning Heads Tuesday , and would love to see your lovely style. xx

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    elb743
    March 5, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Jess,
    Love the print and color palette of this dress! The card has such wonderful details, as does that beautiful bag.
    This is beautifully done, as always.
    it can be challenging to use a clothing item for a few season,s but many things, like this dress, can be done so well!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 5, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you Elle, I am a fan of these colors, and thought lets add the cardi to this great dress. Glad you like the looks! xx

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    Monica Siembieda
    March 3, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Loving this dress, great look!

    http://www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 4, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Thank you Monica, I appreciate the lovely comment! xx

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    Olga
    March 3, 2015 at 9:11 am

    This colour palette suits you so much! Everything is so perfectly coordinated: dress, boots, cardigan, bag, jewelry. Very beautiful!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 3, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Thank you Olga, glad you like the look. I am a fan of browns, rusts and pumpkin colors ( would look great on you too) I appreciate the comment! xx

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    Sabina β€œOceanblueStyle” B
    March 3, 2015 at 7:15 am

    This is an amzing style transformation and I love checking out blogs like yours where I can see the difference. I feel the summer is just a killer but your “warmer” version you pulled off well, too. Spring is just around the corner over here and the sunny is shining while I am writing this. Have a great day! xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 3, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Thank you Sabina, glad you like the 2 looks, I think we all need to make the most of our wardrobe! It will be warmer here this week, I am ready for spring! You too, enjoy the day xx

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    Maggie Dallospedale
    March 3, 2015 at 5:36 am

    OMG you look stunning!
    Great look! The cardi’s very nice!
    Kiss,
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 3, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Thank you Maggie, I appreciate you stopping by and the lovely comment. Glad you like my look and please drop by again! xx

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    Ana MarΓ­a
    March 3, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Beautiful dress and tighs.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 3, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thank you ! I appreciate the comment πŸ™‚

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    March 2, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    This cardigan goes so perfectly with your dress and I am loving your RM purse.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 3, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Hi Alice, thank you . This was bought a few years ago, but I love the color. enjoy the day xx

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    Katie
    March 2, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Love the colors of this dress and how it compliments you hair and complexion. I never though you could do much with dresses, compared to separates, but blogging has also helped me challenge myself to style dresses in different and unique ways.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 3, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Thank you Katie, so true! I have learned a fair amount of styling tips as well. Glad you like my outfit! xx

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    Linda Cassidy
    March 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    love this with the tights and boots and that wonderful contrasting cardigan

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you Linda! Glad you like the outfit! Will stop by tomorrow and check out what you are wearing as well. Have a great week! xx

  • Reply
    Lorna Mai (@LornaMaiLtd)
    March 2, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Love the pattern and style of your dress, the pumpkin cardi is the perfect match! Another fabulous handbag Jess! you look great.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks Lorna, I just have a small collection πŸ™‚ You know I love your Ted Baker bag, Glad you like it! I need to experiment more with your color tips! xx

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    Shannon
    March 2, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Loving both of these looks! The layering is perfect and those boots are so amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you Shannon. I found these boots for a steal, they are Born, so really great quality , like new on Ebay for $75 πŸ™‚ Glad you like these looks hon have a great week!! xo

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    Johanna
    March 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    You have such an amazing figure and this dress looks stunning on you. Just gorgeous Jess.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Thank you Johanna! I am just getting back to swimming in a warm water pool, andI use the pool weights, makes for a good workout. You are too sweet! Have a great week. xx

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    Dawn Lucy
    March 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    What a beautiful dress! I really need a Karina dress in my life! Love both ways you style it. You look fabulous and those colors are SO pretty on you! Hope you’re well!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you Dawn! I am actually just working with Modcloth/Karina right now, private message me and I will explain. Glad you like my outfits.. Thank you for your well wishes! xo jess

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    Denise
    March 2, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Dear Jess,
    I really love your combination. I like the colors, the design and your fantastic hair color! TOP!

    Best Regards,

    DK
    http://www.dk-worldoffashion.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! Glad you like the outfits and I am working on growing my hair longer as well. Have a great week!

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    Shauna
    March 2, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    These colors look beautiful on you. Such a classy look!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you Shauna! Glad you like the looks. I love pumplin and rust colors with brown. Have a great week! xx

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    Lady of Style
    March 2, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I do restyle my dresses a lot as our summer season is too short and I want to make the most of my dresses.
    I love both versions on you, Jess! This sodt, warm brown looks amazing on you.
    We had snow again today and it is so wet, probably wellies are the best option πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to wair lighter shoes again…

    Annette | Lady of Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you Annette, see we have a pretty long spring summer, or sometimes it just goes winter to hot. I need to make the most of expanding my wardrobe this way. When I moved here from Pennsylvania, I had more winter clothes than spring, sothat is what I have been buying recently.
      Glad you like both looks. I know everyone is ready for a change.have a great week! xx

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    Patti
    March 2, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Spring is late coming in your part of the world, eh? You look totally gorgeous in this Karina dress, and you’re right about the colors and your pretty hair. I shall add this Karina to my wish list! Happy Monday, xo.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 2, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Thank you Patti!, yes I am so ready for warm weather. Sometimes Charlotte goes from winter to summer weather and skips spring altogether . Just ready for some bright clothes about now. Glad you like the dress, you would look amazing in this style too! Have a great week Patti! xo

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