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Turning Heads #Linkup-Look 2: The Khaki Shirtdress + Sylca Designs Gold Jewelry



Hello Ladies!

I hope those in the US that celebrated the 4th of July, had a great day! My poor pup, Truffles was up all night as our neighboorhood let of fireworks, then there was a storm! She gets very anxious and shakes. I felt so bad, yet she had to endure 2 nights of this ( Sunday and Monday). Gibson, my boy can sleep through anything

On to today. I have always liked a Safari look. Not that I am picturing myself out in the African wilderness, hunting wild boar. No, thank you very much. I will be safe in the comfort of my own home wearing  outfit #2 the khaki dress I styled differently. I love the khakis, olive greens, rust shades that are so often associated with this style. Last week,  I paired this khaki shirt dress, light and airy, with my new espadrilles from Zara, a woven brown straw clutch, and this wonderful jewelry in burgundy by Sylca Designs. I have worked with this mother/daughter team before and they always have such unique and stylish pieces.

Today, my outfit is styled around the on trend gold jewelry that was gifted to me by Sylca Designs. Both the necklace and the bracelet were provided to me by this wonderful company.  Metallics are very much in this season, but even had they not been, I would have been “on the hunt” for some stand-out gold jewelry. Sylca Designs makes eco-friendly jewelry and the pieces do make a statement!.  This is my 3rd collaboration with them.



This piece, that was gifted to me by Sylca Designs, “cascading coconut shell cascade in a beautiful gold statement necklace” perfect for this day look, or out on the town with a more formal dress. The bracelet, a gold multi-strand leather bracelet, would be the perfect accompaniment to the circular gold pieced statement necklace. I have a few silver pieces, but was really in the market for some gold as I love the look with earthy tones.

I thought I would wear the shirtdress as a long tunic or a thin khaki jacket. Pair it with a bit of color in the tank, white trousers, a leopard print bag, and this stand-out statement necklace, bracelet  leaf earrings, and a pop of red in the shoe. In retrospect, my inspiration was the khaki shirtdress and my plan on using yet different accessories to style it in a different and unique way. The red block heels add a pop of color with this mostly neutral/metallic look.

If you missed my LOOK #1 with the khaki shirtdress, CLICK HERE. I also provided tips on wearing a shirtdress of this kind.

Shirtdress: HM, Jewelry Necklace c/o Sylca Designs, Bracelet c/o Sylca Designs , Clutch Express. , White trousers (LOFT), Shoes: Zara, Watch c/o Obaku Denmark




I do my own Gel Nails using Gelish polish and my own LED lamp. I went for a bright red for color!

Hopefully you were inspired in some way! Now on to the LINKUP!

Make  sure you stop by Thursday for MRS Linkup and Mine and Gibby’s Bday celebration!


Most clicked this week: The lovely Anna of Looking Fabulous at Fifty with her How to Style a Military Jacket inspired look.


Pinterest Pic of the Week: Alice of Happiness at Midlife with this beautiful burgundy cut out skirt and plaid bow top. 


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    July 7, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Love this link up! I don’t do much with outfits and accessories, but I had a great opportunity a while back to showcase one of my favorite bracelets! This is my first day attempting to participate in link ups – so I hope I am a useful contribution! Looking forward to more!

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 10, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Great! Stop by each week if you like. I hold it every Tuesday. Glad you enjoyed it and it is fun just to see all of the fashions and looks of other bloggers as well. x

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    Bogi Kenney
    July 6, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I love these warm colors on you, Jess! The leopard print fits right in with the rest of the outfit and the jewelry rounds up your look beautifully.
    Red Reticule

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 8, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thanks so much Bogi! I had to add some color too, glad you like the look and enjoy the weekend. x

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    Ginger Wroot
    July 6, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Shirt dresses and tunic-length pieces like this are some of my favs–so easy to layer with them all of the seasons! You look fab in the gold and brown tones! –Ginger

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 8, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Thank you! I do enjoy trying new things and styling multiple ways, makes one closet go far! I knew with the jewelry I wanted gold and this was an easy choice. Enjoy the weekend !

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    July 6, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Such a fun look, loving those shoes Jess. Pleasure linking up to you 🙂
    Michelle xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      Hi Michelle! Thank you! I styled the khaki as a dress last week, this was look 2. I have been enjoying buying shoes lately! Glad your here! xx

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    Andrea Nine
    July 6, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    You did soooo good my friend!!! Love how you styled this shirt dress!! And oh yes how the leopard bag complimented it so. Such a great look Jess, fun and pretty as can be!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you Andrea! It was fun putting this together. I really love color, as you know my wardrobe, but love a pop of it with neutrals.The leopard bag took me awhile to find. Many bloggers had the Claire Vivier clutch which I love, but didnt want to pay $250 for. 🙂 xx

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    July 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    That is a neat idea to have the shirt dress has a coat or vest!

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    July 5, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Love the exclamation point with those bright shoes and nails!


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    Amy Christensen
    July 5, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Jess, I love how you styled this dress as a vest. I have been thinking of doing the same thing with a button up denim dress, except I haven’t found one yet that is just what I want. Such a great way to “multitask” our clothes. – Amy

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    July 5, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Love this look so much, Jess! Great job!

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    Mary Murnane
    July 5, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Love it styled this way! Stunning as a topper.


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    Nora Minassian
    July 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Love this color combo and it looks great on you. Love the gold jewelry too as I am a big fan of anything gold.

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      Thank you Nora! I used to wear mostly silver, but do really love gold pieces more as it goes well with my hair. x

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    Emma Peach
    July 5, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I love the safari colours with the red shoes and matching nails! The jewellery is beautiful, it really compliments the brown and khaki. I hope poor Truffles has recovered from the fireworks!

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 5, 2016 at 11:59 am

      Hi Emma! Thank you. I did the nails, I enjoy doing my own Gel polish. Thank you re: the jewelry and truffles did better last night, as there were more fireworks on Sunday! xx

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    Amy Ann
    July 5, 2016 at 10:33 am

    So many fun pieces in this look!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 5, 2016 at 11:13 am

      Thank you Amy! I am always in awe of the gorgeous dresses you have been wearing too! xx

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    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb
    July 5, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Always a pleasure to link up with you, Jess – you’re rocking the safari look and I love the red shoes!!

    Catherine x

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 5, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Hi Catherine, thank you! I had to add some red with this look for fun. I ended up not being able to get those cute red espadrilles you shared yesterday! Too high of a wedge, but Im a fan of red shoes 🙂 Have a great week. xx

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    July 5, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Beautiful jewelry and I love how you restyled this shirtdress!

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 5, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Thank you Laura, Sylca Designs makes such unique jewelry. xx

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    July 5, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Wonderful way to remix your shirt dress! this safari style looks great on you and I am Loving your strappy red flats. Just too cute!

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    July 5, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Wow—this was a good one, because I wouldn’t have put it together that this was the same shirtdress!
    I especially like the pop of color with the shoes—so modern and fun!
    thanks so much for hosting!

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    July 5, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Lovely safari colors, love that necklace and those earrings especially.
    Rachel xo

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    July 5, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I thought that was really a vest – great restyling!

    Check out my boho/70s inspired look this week at the blog – Happy Tuesday!


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    July 5, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Beautiful look! love it your outfit!


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    Celia M. High Heeled Life
    July 5, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Love the way you have styled this shirt dress! the whole look is great – and you shine beautifully in it.

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    Julie Wunder
    July 5, 2016 at 7:23 am

    What a cute way to style that dress! You really changed it up. I”m impressed. Love the gold tones with it too! Thanks for hosting.

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    July 5, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Jess, this is, of course, my favorite way to style a button down shirt dress. I almost always wear my shirt dresses as jackets because I can never button them properly over my bosom. I love how you styled yours here. That necklace is everything! So my style. And I am really digging your leopard clutch. And, those red shoes are some of my favorites of yours, too. Really fabulous look! You look amazing, as usual!


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    Savvy Southern Chic
    July 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Love how you have style this dress as a vest! The jewelry is gorgeous too.

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    July 5, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Hi Jess, first of all thank you for having me on your link up, I never imagined my image would be such a success 🙂 This is such an innovative way to style a shift dress, I am loving it. Did I mention that your red shoes are gorgeous?

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    Jill James
    July 5, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Looking more glam than safari in your khaki, Jess. I really love that necklace, it suits your outfit perfectly.I hope poor Truffles has recovered from the fireworks. Enjoy your week Jess.

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    Debra Jones
    July 5, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Amazing photos, you are looking so beautiful dear!

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    July 5, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Sooooooo nice to join you anothe Tuesday.
    you look gorgeous, dear Jess

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    July 5, 2016 at 2:41 am

    My beautiful friend, I love love khaki on you such a great color that complements perfectly your hair and skin. The accessoires take the ensemble to another level.

    have a wonderful week


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    Nancy Baten
    July 5, 2016 at 2:39 am

    I am so in love with your clutch! And it goes perfect with the khaki shirtdress! Very feminine with a sturdy t ouch. I ve got the same earrings! Thank you for hosting and wish you a great day!

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    July 5, 2016 at 2:10 am

    The shirt dress looks fabulous styled this way, Jess! I love the red shoes with the outfit!

    The jewelry is beautiful! It looks gorgeous with your coloring & the outfit!

    Thanks for the linkup & have a fabulous week!

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    July 5, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Love this safari look Jess! The red heels looks fabulous. Hope you had a great weekend!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

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    July 5, 2016 at 2:05 am

    I love the bracelet! I hope Truffles is better now. It’s horrible when your pup is scared, I used to have a staff terrified of fireworks. Thank you for hosting Jess x

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    July 5, 2016 at 1:54 am

    That shirt dress is a great layering piece as a long vest! And I love your clutch. As always you have accessorised beautifully 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    Anna Parkes
    July 5, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Khaki and all of this lovely gold jewellery looks amazing Jess. You always have such a good eye for styling things up in the most elegant of ways. You clutch is perfect too and I love the pop of red with your shoes. Thanks again for the linkup party. Fun as always x

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