Turning Heads Linkup-Pantone’s Color of the Year Transitional Colors - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup-Pantone’s Color of the Year Transitional Colors


Hi Friends- Hope you like the new blog layout! I wrote about it yesterday and am happy with how it turned out. I needed something new and fresh! The snow is gone, and the temps here in Charlotte, have increased to nearly mid 60s  by weekend. It is usually this time of year that I start to get a hankering for spring clothes. The weather here is so duplicitous! Besides looking at spring clothes on-line, I must admit, I am a bit of a True Crime junkie. Homicide Hunter, Joe Kenda, well “my, my my!” Yes, when the weather is just too darn cold and I have done my exercise for the day, sometimes I just want to watch some Discovery ID. I just get fascinated with stories of obsession, lust, greed, and family feuds. I used to think I would have loved to have studied criminology but then again I am not always the most detailed person, don’t like the sight of blood, stress is something I avoid.. etc. Anyone else like true crime? ( I am not talking about the “Fashion Police here :-))

As I mentioned last week, I am shopping my closet for the next 2 months, as I am finding it fun to experiement with my existing winter closet. but am “window shopping” on-line looking at spring dresses and more casual pieces to add to my closet.  Although I am not buying spring dresses right now, I start looking at what colors are going to be in stores for Spring 2017, so I look to the Pantone Institute and Pantone’s Color of the Year, along with its transitional colors and palettes that will coordinate.

The color of the year for 2017 is Greenery, a vibrant bright green that reminds me of fresh-cut new grass, and lustrous foliage in spring gardens. It’s actually the bright green shade in the little flowers on my shoes!  According to Pantone: “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. 

Today I have put together Pantone’s Twilight Purple and Treetop shades to create a look of jewel tones and richness in color. I added a print with my floral ASOS Jacquard block heels that corresponded so well. In addition to create more visual interest, I added grey lace patterned tights. My light grey Rebecca Minkoff Love bag fit well with this look, deemed by Pantone as “Nimbus Cloud”. It was quite funny how it all came together, as I shopped my closet and put all of the pieces together before I researched the Pantone Colors.

If you are interested in learning what colors will be in stores for spring, check out the Pantone Institute’s Color Pairings 2017 and you may be surprised what you already have in your existing closet. Have fun! Who doesn’t need some color this time of year?

Outfit details: Sweater: Cashmere Bluefly, Sweater Dress: Banana Republic, Jacquard shoes: ASOS, Rebecca Minkoff: Love Handbag

So now its time to have a glass of vino, or hot cocoa, coffee ( your beverage of choice) and enjoy the Turning Heads Linkup! Please comment on 2 posts per blogger. Its fun to check out the winter fashions!

I Do deClaire |Walking in Memphis,  The Pleated Poppy | Shopping My Closet | Claire Justine | Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Most clicked is Terri of Meadow Tree blog . Check out all of the the lovely details in her outfit this week!

Pinterest Pic of the Week goes to Suzanne, of Suzanne Carillo Blog, as I am digging this pattern and bright colors for winter!

  • gunmetal
    Posted at 01:56h, 17 December Reply

    Great blog. Shoe design and dress designs are unique and beautiful.

  • sequinist
    Posted at 10:43h, 24 January Reply

    Well, your new blog theme and colours certainly look VERY familiar!

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 15:32h, 21 January Reply

    I love purple and green together and the textures in this outfit are really lush. Beautiful shoes too!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:27h, 23 January Reply

      Thank you Emma! I will be wearing them in the Spring too, so glad you love it. I would have never thought to wear the shoes with stockings before blogging!xx

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 11:42h, 21 January Reply

    I only watch true crime shows!! All my books are non fiction, on serial killers, their psyche and methodologies. In fact, at one point in my life, I wanted to be a Criminal Psychologist, a profiler, if you will, but at that time, I couldn’t find a course offered that was within my family’s budget so that got shelved 🙂 on a less macabre note, the colours you’ve put together in this outfit are spectacular, Jess. Rich and luxe.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:54h, 21 January Reply

      Thank you about the outfit Sheila! I do love jewel tones. Wow, Cool. I am actually addicted to Discovery ID and these types of shows. I just find it fascinating! I never knew that about you. So who have you written about? Love to read one of your books. Ii guess I always wonder why people do these things and what is the story behind it. Two of my favs are Joe Kenda and Swamp Murders ( the ones that are better acted!)

  • Elle
    Posted at 18:46h, 20 January Reply

    Jess, How I love the purple and green on you, the jewel tones that fit you to a tee!
    I also adore those jacquard heels on you, this look is so fabulous. I am glad to see Suzanne picture there!
    Have a great weekend!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:56h, 21 January Reply

      Hi Elle, thank you very much! The heels did call out to me and i found it fun to style them for winter with tights. Yes, I was glad to showcase Suzanne :_) xx Enjoy your weekend

  • jacqui
    Posted at 15:10h, 19 January Reply

    How lovely to start thinking of Spring! Love both of these colours, they look fab together, and on you. Jacqui

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 20 January Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! It is always this time in the winter I start to look for spring dresses! xx

  • Gemma
    Posted at 09:25h, 19 January Reply

    This outfit really looks great on you Jess. I love the greenery colour and your shoes are just beautiful!

    Gemma x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:56h, 19 January Reply

      Thank you Gemma! I am excited that I can finally wear a pair like this! Have a great day! xx

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 02:16h, 19 January Reply

    Love the new layout and your pretty colors!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 22:35h, 18 January Reply

    I love the new layout of your blog Jess. And these shoes! Just amazing! They are expression of the greenery.

    Anna xoxo

  • Liz
    Posted at 11:01h, 18 January Reply

    I love the Discovery ID! Ivdvalways been fascinated with that kind of stuff so I’m glad I can get my fix daily lol. Lovecthe green too!


  • Jennie
    Posted at 09:51h, 18 January Reply

    I am really excited about greenery being Pantone’s color for spring! This cardigan is perfect with your purple. I am loving the mix of floral tights and shoes! Also, the new blog design looks great. I really like how fresh and light it feels.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:59h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Jennie! Yes, me too! It is a bright green but when I looked at the Pantone accompanying colors there were other shades that complimented. Glad you like the site! xx

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 22:50h, 17 January Reply

    Jess, this is a beautiful jewel tone combination. The green and purple make me think jungle and warmth. Ha, ha. You know, tropical rainforest, beautiful flowers. Yup, that is what I thought of when I saw this pretty combo. You look fantastic. I love purple and any green looks lovely on you! Isn’t it fun to shop your closet. That is what I do most of the time, but once in a while I will got out and purchase something specifically for a look. It seems quite satisfying to be able to come up with outfits from what we already have. As always thanks for hosting the link up. – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:59h, 18 January Reply

      Amy, I can picture the tropical rainflorest! So glad you love the look. It is fun to be creative with your closet,. xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 20:25h, 17 January Reply

    Hi Jess,
    I wanted you to know that I am currently not linking up as my web site is going through some changes. Hopefully I can be back in the near future…
    I love green and don’t wear enough of it. I think you look fab in green so this jacket is a great color on you and you are in luck with the Pantone color being Greenery 🙂 Fabulous look, love it combined with purple.
    Nora Minassian – Jacket Society

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:01h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you! I look forward to seeing your site. Glad you enjoy the look it was fun to put together.

  • James Jill
    Posted at 18:56h, 17 January Reply

    Great colour combination on you Jess,love the fringe edge on the jacket too. I really like your new blog design too , handy having a tech savy husband, lucky you. Many thanks for hosting, hope your warmer weather continues.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:02h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Jill! Yes, hubby has more patience than I do 🙂 xx

  • Ruth Maldonado
    Posted at 17:04h, 17 January Reply

    I love green and am so excited that this years color is greenery. That means more green at stores!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:03h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Ruth! I know, it will be neat to see what comes out in this color. xx

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 15:54h, 17 January Reply

    I love the green jacket! And those shoes are so fantastic! I’m glad that Pantone picked green, especially in that shade! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Laurie! I am happy I found these shoes as I wear them year round.xx

  • Vale
    Posted at 13:12h, 17 January Reply

    Green and purple together are so beautiful, love your look Jess and thanks for hosting this linkup =) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion & beauty blog

  • carmen
    Posted at 12:03h, 17 January Reply

    Your new blog layout is fabulous Jess! Greenery is so YOU! Love the fringes! I love anything with fringes!

    Thank you for hosting!



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:05h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Carmen, I really do love many shades of green so it will be intereting to see what comes out in stores. xx

  • Samantha
    Posted at 11:22h, 17 January Reply

    When I read the title I was wondering where “Greenery” was going to appear….
    I was delighted to see it peeping out in your pretty floral shoes.
    AND patterned tights!! Jess, you are a lady on my wavelength.

    You are right about the pairings on the pantone site we can all make something work from their suggestions….so much inspiration.
    I have been scouring the local charity shops and online for some “new” colours. Green was lacking in my wardrobe and I now have a few pieces to enjoy wearing into the Spring and Summer.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:06h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Sam! Yes, the transitional colors were the purple and emerald green but I was looking in the closet and thought of my shoes. So glad you like the look! I look forward to seeing your green pieces too! xx

  • rosie
    Posted at 11:17h, 17 January Reply

    I gotta say I am loving the color on you!

    Life is just Rosie

  • Ashley
    Posted at 11:09h, 17 January Reply

    I’m interested to see how I’ll work Greenery into my wardrobe- I seem to have more olive tones than true greens in abundance. You look great here, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:08h, 18 January Reply

      Thanks so much Ashley, Yes, I have more pine green and olive as well.. funny I found Greenery on my shoes! xx

  • Kimberly Miller
    Posted at 10:40h, 17 January Reply

    These colors look fabulous on you! Your outfit is flawless as always, Jess!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:07h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Kimberly! Glad you are here 🙂 xx

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 09:56h, 17 January Reply

    Oh my goodness, Jess, I cannot even express how much I love this color combination! That green is so gorgeous and paired with the purple, it is just heavenly! And your shoes are amazing! Such a great look. And I am digging the new blog layout, too.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:09h, 18 January Reply

      Thanks very much Shelbee! It is fun really to try new things and really the inspiration came from my shoes. then it fell into place/ xx

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 09:54h, 17 January Reply

    Love the new blog layout, Jess! Always nice to do something fresh at the start of the new year. As for your color pairings – gorgeous! Love that particular shade of green, one of my favorite colors!

    Have a wonderful day!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:10h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Mary ( Your blog look is one I love as well!) Glad you like the look! xx

  • ee0926
    Posted at 09:49h, 17 January Reply

    You look so beautiful in green! Love your sweater!

    xx, Elise

  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 09:29h, 17 January Reply

    So pretty Jess! Love your green sweater!

  • plutrell
    Posted at 09:28h, 17 January Reply

    Love your saturated colors, Jess. Thanks for the link up!

  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 09:23h, 17 January Reply

    Love those colors on you Jess. And those shoes are just really elegant and classy. xo Sabina

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 09:18h, 17 January Reply

    Oooh this purple and green color combo is so gorgeous! Those shoes are amazing and the most darling floral! Love the tights too!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:11h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Andrea! These are a favorite pair of shoes, and the inspiration 🙂 xx

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 09:18h, 17 January Reply

    Love these colors together! Those shoes are so fun!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:15h, 17 January Reply

    These colors just look so great together! And those shoes – what a major statement piece!! The new layout looks great!



  • Andrea
    Posted at 08:59h, 17 January Reply

    The purple and green look fabulous together! And I just LOVE your shoes! You look absolutely fabulous!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:13h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Andrea! Asos has some great shoes and they are very reasonable:-) xx

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 08:54h, 17 January Reply

    Thanks for the love!

    I adore your colour choices. Green looks amazing on you.

    No link up or posts from me this week as I’m battling the flu and a sinus infection.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:12h, 18 January Reply

      Glad you like the look Suzanne, oh, I hope you feel better!! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:21h, 17 January Reply

    I’m so glad that green is the color of the year!! It’s my second favorite color after yellow; however, I really don’t have a ton of it in my closet! Yes…but that can be remedied—ha ha!
    And look….you’re wearing a fabulous brooch!! Aren’t they such a little treasure?
    You look amazing Jess!
    And listen to your weather—we are supposed to get warmer on Thursday but then cold again for the weekend!! I don’t mind as long as the sun comes out!!

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 07:28h, 17 January Reply

    You have a great eye for colour! It’s a beautiful outfit, so fresh and modern,

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:00h, 17 January Reply

    Your new blog layout looks clean and fresh! Love the purple and green combo – so pretty!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:16h, 18 January Reply

      Thanks very much Jill! I needed a change of pace! xx

  • dawnlucy
    Posted at 06:52h, 17 January Reply

    Wow, your blog looks AMAZING! Love it, Jess! It looks so fresh and professional!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Bogi Kenney
    Posted at 06:14h, 17 January Reply

    Jess, those shoes are so unique. The cardigan goes beautifully with the rest of the outfit. I like the fabric and the design makes it look so effortless yet chic.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:18h, 18 January Reply

      Bogi, thank you! This is one of my favorite cashmere cardigans. Glad you enjoyed the look! xx

  • Gail Hanlon
    Posted at 05:09h, 17 January Reply

    Green and purple look amazing together, and it’s a color combo I would never have thought of. The shoes are wonderful!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:17h, 18 January Reply

      Hi Gail, thanks very much. I was looking for a pair of jacquard shoes and they caught my eye! I appreciate the comment and thanks for linking 🙂 xx

  • Rena
    Posted at 04:44h, 17 January Reply

    Jess, you have a marvelous eye for color combinations and all of the details of your outfit come together in such a lovely way. I adore your sweater! I’ll be featuring greenery in an upcoming post as well. Thank you for hosting and “turning our heads” with this fabulous look.


  • Nancy
    Posted at 03:29h, 17 January Reply

    Wonderful look Jess! Green is a fantastic color. I was also planning on buying nothing for a while. Didn t know you call that,,shopping my closet,,! Sounds better then a shopstop! And I looooove true crime stories, of those unsolved mysteries etc. Whenever we are in Hastings(uk) we visit the crime museum! It s fantastic!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 18 January Reply

      Ooo! A crime museum sounds awesome! I would love that. Glad you like the look and yes, just a few things here and there, but I need more Spring clothes than winter.xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 03:09h, 17 January Reply

    How fun are those heels?! 🙂 I really started embracing green last year so it’s good it’s the colour of the year this year, there will be more outfit inspiration for me to think of ideas to wear it!

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

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:20h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Mica! The shoes were the inspiration! 🙂 xx

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 03:02h, 17 January Reply

    The new layout looks great Jess. It’s good to have a re vamp every now and then. You look great in green. A perfect colour for you.x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:19h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Laurie! Yes, i needed a change! xx

  • Sheree
    Posted at 02:58h, 17 January Reply

    I’m loving the new blog layout, a more modern and fresh look.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:19h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Sheree! I appreciate the input 🙂 xx

  • Heather Lord
    Posted at 02:05h, 17 January Reply

    Oh Jess, I *adore* this outfit…..green and purple together has been one of my favourite color combinations since I was a child…..thank you for your continued inspiration x

  • Katie
    Posted at 01:54h, 17 January Reply

    Purple and green are my two favorite colors, especially together, so I adore this look! I also love the shoes! Thanks for hosting!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 18 January Reply

      Thanks very much Katie! You know I love all of the color you wear. xx

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