Plum Floral - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Plum Floral




Today I am wearing a new floral dress by Asos, but have done yet another conversion and added this plum dolman sleeved sweater on top, to create a sweater/floral skirt look


Dolman sweater, floral ASOS dress

Dolman sweater, floral ASOS dress

Dolman sweater, floral ASOS dress, Treesje clutch

Dolman sweater, floral ASOS dress

1928 earrings



It was a day where I wanted a print. Purple was on my mind. I am trying to add more lavendar like colors and blue hues into the spring wardrobe, but in the meantime, I bought this sweater years ago, as I liked the cable knit design at the bottom, and the dolman sleeves. The color appealed to me as well. Underneath is a form fitting pencil dress by Asos that I am excited to reveal, but as I was styling the copper/pumpkin pieces the other day, I decided that the tones in the dress really worked well with the sweater.

I think there are somethings that one wants to keep in mind when going from a spring-fall outfit to winter. I would try to keep the fabrics close to what is indicative of the season. A winter heavier sweater would not pair as well with a light chiffon skirt. ( IMO). So, I suppose I like to keep the materials close to each other, as this is not a thin dress, but rather a stretchy scuba type material that works well with the medium knit. I look forward to “unvieling” the dress in the warmer weather.

Have a great Day!

Jess xo

Sweater: Older ( Loft), Dress ( ASOS), Boots:  Steve Madden, Clutch: Treesje, earrings:

Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell Manic Monday, Tues: Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday, Thurs: A Labour of Fashion, Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion,Style Elixer,  Fun Fashion Friday Sat: Stylish Saturday

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 22:36h, 11 March Reply

    Beautiful colors in this outfit and that sweater has a beautiful knit!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 12 March Reply

      Thank you Carrie! It is getting close to being warm enough to show you the dress underneath! 🙂 xx

  • Merci Jowi
    Posted at 04:15h, 10 March Reply

    Beautiful outfit.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:22h, 10 March Reply

      Thank you ! I look forward to showing you the dress in the next month or so. xx

  • beautybymissl
    Posted at 05:36h, 09 March Reply

    Two words: Love it!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:31h, 09 March Reply

      thank you! I appreciate you stopping by, do so anytime. 🙂

  • Alex
    Posted at 05:20h, 09 March Reply

    That sweater is lovely. Just like you I’m attracted to both the sleeves and the bottom finish. Curious to see your dress “reveleaded”!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:31h, 09 March Reply

      Thanks Alex! It is a pencil dress, will wear it in a few weeks! Glad you like the outfit. xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 20:42h, 08 March Reply

    Oh my dear Jess! That sweater is a gorgeous colour on you and such a loverly knit! Goes great with the floral dress! You look radiant.

    I have made a little collage for International Women’s Day of some of the women I admire and inspire me! I hope you like the photo I chose of you. I will be adding a link to your blog ASAP.

    Thank you for being part of my blogging adventure!!

    ♥ carmen

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:37h, 08 March Reply

      Oh, Carmen, that is very sweet of you! I appreciate it. I really means alot. I am glad you like the outfit. sometimes I look like I am squinting and have a goofy look on my face, but such is life.
      I am going to do a link up soon on Tuesdays, as I enjoy seeing blogger’ style and meeting people such as yourself. going to call it Turning Heads Tueaday, just have to get it together and decide when in March. Again, thank you lovely lady!!

      xo jess

  • Nadia @ The View Is Beautiful
    Posted at 20:00h, 08 March Reply

    I love this floral print for the winter. The colours are perfectly moody but the print keeps it fun and interesting! I’ve been loving mixing it up with dresses as tops and skirts lately too – such a great way to get the extra mile out of what you already own!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:34h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you Nadia for stopping by! I look forward to showing the dress soon, it is a pecnil dress, kind of pinup style. So true! Enjoy your week!

  • Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)
    Posted at 05:46h, 08 March Reply

    I LOVE the idea of layering a sweater over q dress it gives such a clean streamlined look. And what a great find from ASOS! I’ve never seen a sweater with that type of edge!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:07h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you Angie! That is what caught my attention, I love the edge design at the bottom of the sweater. I look forward to showing you the whole dress when the weather warms up. Have a wonderful day ! xo

  • Eni
    Posted at 11:57h, 07 March Reply

    Hi Jess. How are you? I like very much this combo: mix of skirt and sweater is perfect! Have a nice saturday, kisses,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:02h, 07 March Reply

      Hi Eni
      Thank you for asking. I am doing fine. It is actually a dress worn under the sweater, I cant wait to wear it in the spring. Glad you like it! Enjoy your weekend too! xx

  • Shannon
    Posted at 19:11h, 06 March Reply

    So gorgeous! In love with that floral skirt! Too cute with the boots and tights!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:13h, 06 March Reply

      Thanks Shannon. It is actually a dress I am wearig under the sweater, I look forward to sharing it when it gets warmer. It is a pencil dress. Have a great weekend sweetie!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 17:58h, 06 March Reply

    Can’t wait to see the whole dress, but I love that you made it look like a skirt with this beautiful sweater, your earring are very pretty as well like usual. Love the whole look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:03h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you Nora!! The dress is form fitting, pin up style, pencil skirt type dress. I look forward to showing it as well. Glad you like the look with the plum sweater.
      xo enjoy the weekend !

  • Willfully Elegant
    Posted at 15:04h, 06 March Reply

    Love the combination of plum and floral prints, binds the outfit together…Totally digging the prints on the skirt!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:21h, 06 March Reply

      thanks so much!! It is hard to tel, but it is a dress underneath! I will wear it soon as the weather gets a bit warmer. Have a great weekend! xo

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 14:29h, 06 March Reply

    Pretty color combination! I love how you made this dress function like a skirt.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • elb743
    Posted at 13:48h, 06 March Reply

    this is a great look, and I agree, it is smart and clever to add a medium weight sweater, and what an excellent choice with this cable beauty, in a pale plum color. Love the sparkle at your ears, and the ruffled bag, too. A perfect ensemble. I am looking forward to seeing the dress by itself, of course!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:51h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you Elle!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 The dress is a from fitting pinup style pencil dress. I am ready to see some sun and wear the dress, perhaps in a couple weeks. Glad you liked the sweater on top and the look. Hope you are well too, Have a great weekend!!

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 13:09h, 06 March Reply

    This look is stunning, Jess! Can’t wait to see what the rest of the dress looks like, but I truly love it with this plum sweater. Perfection! And yes, I agree about the material needed to jibe together somewhat. Thanks so much for linking your gorgeous self up with Fun Fashion Friday!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:14h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you Dawn, the plum did work. The dress is a straight pencil skirt, pin up shape type look, form fittig. I look forward to wearing it soon. Of course, happy weekend!

  • Tami
    Posted at 11:57h, 06 March Reply

    Double duty clothes are great for expanding the wardrobe-great for travelling. I love the hues-a great way to transition from season to season. Looking forward to seeing the dress someday soon 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:10h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you Tami for stopping by, and please do come by again.. I have been buying spring clothes here and there. True, these are ways to transition and make more of one’s wardrobe. I look forward to wearing the dress soon too! 🙂 have a great weekend

  • MonicaP
    Posted at 10:46h, 06 March Reply

    A lovely look! I really like your chunky sweater which pairs perfectly with your floral skirt .. it’s one step toward spring 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you ! The skirt is really a dress underneath I look forward to wearing in the spring! :-)) Have a great weekend xx

  • Carl
    Posted at 10:42h, 06 March Reply

    This is a fabulous outfit, Jess! As you pointed out in your post, this plum-colored Dolman sweater makes a great seasonal transition piece — whether it be worn late in the Winter/early Spring or during the Fall… How do you feel about the ‘maxi’ skirt? I can picture your sweater with some sort of pastel-colored, long skirt (lilac may be too much like plum, but a rosy pink or even mint green would be nice) and a ‘kicky’ neutral suede D’Orsay style flat to finish the look… This concept in my head is what I envision for that ‘casual night out’ in April or May, when it can still get quite chilly after dark — I look forward to seeing your Spring outfits… Have a great weekend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:45h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you Carl!
      Glad you like it. I like your idea as well. I have min and midi skirts, pencil skirts, just havent got too much into the maxi skirts. Like the idea, and I have been looking at DOrsay shoes! funny. Great taste. Yes, I am ready for spring!!

      Enjoy your weekend as well!

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 10:42h, 06 March Reply

    I love the print on the dress!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:43h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you Suzanne, I cant wait to wear it as a dress!

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 10:22h, 06 March Reply

    That skirt is so pretty! I love the sweater with it as well! You look great!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:25h, 06 March Reply

      thank you! Megan it is a dress, beleive it or not, i plan to wear this spring but the colors worked well.
      I appreciate your lovely comment. Have a great weekend!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 10:01h, 06 March Reply

    I love your look! That sweater looks like it was made to go with that floral. But I might disagree with keeping the materials close to the season. I love the whole idea of contrasting and I think it can look interesting (kind of like whe you do lace & leather)! Jodie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you Jodie! I see what you are saying re: materials, I have learned quite a bit from bloggers as well. I appreciate the lovely comment. xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:23h, 06 March Reply

    Love it, and I love wearing a top over a dress like this. See you at Vis Monday! xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:02h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you Patti! Glad you like the outfit, I get great ideas from other bloggers as well. Have a wonderful weekend!
      I am planing ( hoping) to do a Tuesday fashion link up soon, will keep you posted and hope you will join me.


  • thedollhousev
    Posted at 07:21h, 06 March Reply

    Love the colour, it’s so elegant and gorgeous!! Wonderful you doll, I hope you have a great weekend 🙂 xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:48h, 06 March Reply

      thank you ! I needed a little purple in my outfit today! 🙂 Glad you like it, you too! xx

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