Turning Heads Linkup – Spring Mini Dress Styled for Fall - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup – Spring Mini Dress Styled for Fall


One combination I am fond of for Fall is the mini dress with OTK tall boots. This sillouette works for me and provides the look with a little bit of leg but a long look due to the Tall boots. It’s FUN!

My Outfit

Not quite tight weather here in NC, but light sweater weather, you can choose a long length cardigan ( you will see this one many times) for that added layer or additional punch of color.  I like this one as it has pockets as well. This chiffon mini dress was worn last Spring, but the colors still lend itself to Fall. Try looking at some of your Spring dresses to see what can be converted to Fall.

As the weather gets chillier, I can again play with proportions and length with a moto jacket over top of the dress, or a chunky sweater over top of the dress, making it look like a sweater/skirt combo.

You all know how I love dresses, but if you are looking for a put together jeans ensemble, check out yesterday’s post HERE.  I will be styling more denim looks as the weather gets colder.

This dress is not available on the Mango site anymore, but I found a similar tiered dress HERE and HERE. 

The chiffon material makes it light and breezy, and easy to transition to another season.

The suede OTK boots are a fun change from booties and again, create  long look.

What’s Happening

Friends, I have been back to see the surgeon and I am getting my gallbladder surgery this Thursday, Oct 1st. I am a little nervous, but it is bright and early and I have to be at the hospital at 6 am. At least I may be the first one. So, I may be taking next week off from the blog to recouperate.  I was told to refrain from wine for a week before surgery, and have clear liquids the day after. Does Vodka count? LOL ( kidding, kidding!)

On another note, I got my hair done about a week ago at the house, where my stylist friend does mine, moms and my hubby’s hair in one day. I love that it is so rich and a bit darker and I have it cut as well. I have some great hair products I have been gifted that you will hear about on the blog. I am also thrilled with the Olaplex treatments I have been doing once a week. So, yay for good hair days!



Dress-Mango( last yr) see post for similar linked dresses. ( rust sim style dress )

Boots- Sole Society  ( option 1 flat style, )

Bag- Louis Vuitton Speedy 30

Cardigan – Target  ( option 1 sim, option 2 sim,)

Have a great day!

Stay Safe,

Jess x

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  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 15:12h, 11 October Reply

    My goodness, you are such a lady!! You look so feminine and put together and polished. Everything you wear just looks so lady-like and truly pretty. Love the print on this dress. I have that cardigan and have worn the tail off it already. Hoping it soon cools off enough that I can wear boots.

  • Martina
    Posted at 06:17h, 08 October Reply

    I love your hair 🙂 – and the outfit is perfect for fall, wonderful boots. The cardigan looks really cozy.
    XO Martina

  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 21:00h, 07 October Reply

    These are your colours Jess! I love the dress with those suade boots, perfect. All the very best to you and hope your surgery goes well.

  • carmen
    Posted at 11:08h, 05 October Reply

    Autumn is your colour Jess! With your gorgeous hair and matching OTK boots, you look fabulous!


  • Lovely
    Posted at 22:29h, 01 October Reply

    I like everything about this look. Those boots just perfect. Hope your surgery went well. Wish you speedy recovery.

  • Neti*
    Posted at 19:21h, 30 September Reply

    Fall colors go so very well with your glorious Hair. This lewk is Fantastic on you Jess. Hope everything goes well on Thursday. . .

  • gatacollins
    Posted at 12:58h, 30 September Reply

    These are truly the colors of Fall! Love this look!
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  • Elizabeth Walker
    Posted at 12:57h, 30 September Reply

    Simple yet exquisite look!
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  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 11:59h, 30 September Reply

    Oh Thank you so much for featuring me!! And I am totally in love with that flowy little dress styled up with those gorgeous boots- you look fabulous! xx

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 11:52h, 30 September Reply

    I took some time off from commenting on blogs, my friend. Anyway, you look fabulous. I love that you can pull of this short dress and OTK boots. Best of luck with your surgery–it’s an emotional thing to get ready for, I know.

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 09:22h, 30 September Reply

    Thank you for hosting today’s party!
    You look amazing in your beautiful fall dress. Good vibes and lots of love and prayers are coming your way.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
    Rosemary xoxo-rd

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 09:11h, 30 September Reply

    Gorgeous fall colours!I love those long boots, they look great with the dress. Your hair is beautiful, I love the slightly darker tone. I hope your surgery goes well and that you make a very quick recovery!

    Emma xxx

  • meagansmoda
    Posted at 07:09h, 30 September Reply

    I love this combo, too and that shade of rusty orange you’re wearing is my fall favorite!


  • isthismutton
    Posted at 02:11h, 30 September Reply

    That’s a fabulous look on you Jess with the OTK boots. Your hair is gorgeous.

  • Teresa
    Posted at 22:28h, 29 September Reply

    You do THE BEST job of matching perfect colors for your hair and skin. Thank you so much for your informative and enjoyable posts. My thought and prayers are with you during your surgery and recovery!

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 19:23h, 29 September Reply

    I love this look—I am totally going to steal the cardigan/minidress/boots combo for a future post 🙂 Also, good luck with your surgery, and I’m sending you healing vibes from California!
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  • Lizzie
    Posted at 19:06h, 29 September Reply

    You look so great!


  • nancy weiss
    Posted at 16:59h, 29 September Reply

    Oh my goodness so many things to address here. First and foremost I will be keeping you in my prayers on Oct. 1st. I’m hoping for a speedy recovery. Next this mango dress looks fabulous on you with those tall boots. a styled perfectly for fall. Then lastly, Ive always wanted to give oleplex a try. Thank you for the recommendation. I use avocado oil right now. Its less expensive but seems to help.

    Take Care My Friend,

  • Jodie
    Posted at 15:45h, 29 September Reply

    I just love how you made this spring mini dress work for the fall, Jess!!

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 15:12h, 29 September Reply

    Thanks for hosting this party, Jess! I love the dress you’re wearing. The colors are so soft and pretty for Fall.

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 14:00h, 29 September Reply

    I love, love, love that dress, Jess! The style is very cute, but for me the draw is the beautiful fabric. And you’ve styled it beautifully. Is your surgery being done as an outpatient? And of course vodka counts! LOL! 🤣


  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 13:38h, 29 September Reply

    As usual, you look amazing in this dress outfit! Know that I–like all these other amazing ladies–will be thinking of you on Thursday and wishing you a speedy recovery. Keep thinking about how much better you’ll feel afterward!! Take good care, my friend.

    xx Darlene

  • Martha Kaase
    Posted at 13:24h, 29 September Reply

    Good luck on your surgery. The boots are absolutely my fall fave!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 12:38h, 29 September Reply

    You made this springy dress totally fall-appropriate, Jess! So cute!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 12:01h, 29 September Reply

    I love the little bit of leg shown, so cute with the dress and tall boots.Your hair is so pretty, love the color! Prayers for a safe surgery and yes, def. take a week off from the blog and just rest up after.


  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 11:35h, 29 September Reply

    Another lovely coloured outfit. You wear it so well Jess. Many thanks for hosting today. Jacqui x

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:25h, 29 September Reply

    Such a pretty color combo for fall, looks great on you and you definitely have the legs for those knee high boots 😉

  • Alexandra
    Posted at 11:12h, 29 September Reply

    I have been seeing OTK boots all over the place now, and have been thinking about getting myself a pair. Even though I live in Florida and it’s hot all the time, most days you will find me in jeans, so I am not too worried about it being too warm. Will just have to change things up by wearing some skirts and dresses.

    Fingers crossed for a smooth surgery and quick recovery!

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 11:10h, 29 September Reply

    Oh Jess I am falling over all the amazing shades in this outfit (yes pun intended!). You look absolutely stunning in that mini dress! Hope you are having a great week!

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 10:42h, 29 September Reply

    I’ll be thinking of you on the 1st October, Jess. Big hugs xxx

  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 10:13h, 29 September Reply

    This is such a cute look!! I really love your tall boots and the shade of them. I don’t have any tall boots anymore (my old ones had to be retired) so I definitely need to find a new pair. And your hair always looks so good! So much volume and the color is gorgeous. Good luck with your surgery this Thursday… I hope it goes well and that you have a speedy recovery. <3

    Miles of smiles,


  • Di
    Posted at 10:04h, 29 September Reply

    This is a beautiful outfit on you, and a great way to transition into autumn with the addition of those gorgeous OTK boots! Best wishes for your upcoming surgery and quick recovery

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 09:29h, 29 September Reply

    Praying that your surgery will go smoothly as well as a quick recovery! I cannot wait to wear boots! Love this ensemble and color palette!

  • Heather Lord
    Posted at 08:45h, 29 September Reply

    I love this look!

    Will be thinking of you on October 1

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:35h, 29 September Reply

    This is such a beautiful fall look! Your boots are gorgeous! Good luck with your surgery on Thursday! I’ll be thinking about you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Mica
    Posted at 06:48h, 29 September Reply

    What a cute dress! You have me jealous as I have a very similar dress and I’ve never tried it with my tall boots – but it’s too warm for that now! maybe when autumn rolls around again, thanks for the idea! 🙂

    Good luck with the surgery – hope you have a speedy recovery after it!

    Thank you for the link up 🙂

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:44h, 29 September Reply

    That dress is perfect for both spring and fall – love how you did that just by wearing boots! I do hope you take a break and rest, praying for you sweet friend!

  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 06:43h, 29 September Reply

    Your dress is just lovely with those fabulous tall boots and those Fall colours are always perfect for you. Your hair is simply beautiful. Wishing you all the best for your surgery and a speedy recovery. xx

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:40h, 29 September Reply

    Jess, tis dress is so fabulous! I love the colors so much and the print. And I am a huge fan of short dresses with otk boots. Such a great combination! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers on Thursday, my friend! I am glad that you are getting this taken care of. Get all the rest you need!


  • Deborah Stinedurf
    Posted at 06:16h, 29 September Reply

    I just love all the fall colors! This is gorgeous & you my friend, were made for fall!

  • Miki Esme
    Posted at 05:20h, 29 September Reply

    You are so beautiful in this outfit. I love the photos and your dress!

    Thanks for sharing

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  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 03:56h, 29 September Reply

    Long cardigans are a huge trend here in the UK this year Jess. I wish you a speedy recovery for next week xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:17h, 29 September Reply

    Your hair is so beautiful, what a warm color! And love the look, rust is the best fall color isn’t it!

  • Rena
    Posted at 02:00h, 29 September Reply

    Jess, aren’t the colors of Fall so delicious? Your outfit looks fantastic especially the boots. Good luck on Thursday. I had the same surgery about 3 years ago so I know the relief you will have once your healed. Take care and be well.


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