Turning Heads #Linkup-Look 2: The Khaki Shirtdress + Sylca Designs Gold Jewelry - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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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. 


  • annaleethomasson
    Posted at 11:42h, 07 July Reply

    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!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:20h, 10 July Reply

      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

  • Bogi Kenney
    Posted at 22:11h, 06 July Reply

    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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 08 July Reply

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

  • Ginger Wroot
    Posted at 21:54h, 06 July Reply

    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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:58h, 08 July Reply

      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 !

  • Michelle
    Posted at 16:47h, 06 July Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:46h, 06 July Reply

      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

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 14:58h, 06 July Reply

    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!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:00h, 06 July Reply

      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

  • budgetbelles80
    Posted at 12:49h, 06 July Reply

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

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 17:09h, 05 July Reply

    Love the exclamation point with those bright shoes and nails!


  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 17:04h, 05 July Reply

    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

  • plutrell
    Posted at 14:19h, 05 July Reply

    Love this look so much, Jess! Great job!

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 13:11h, 05 July Reply

    Love it styled this way! Stunning as a topper.


  • Nora Minassian
    Posted at 12:10h, 05 July Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:01h, 06 July Reply

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

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 11:43h, 05 July Reply

    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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:59h, 05 July Reply

      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

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 10:33h, 05 July Reply

    So many fun pieces in this look!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:13h, 05 July Reply

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

  • Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb
    Posted at 10:28h, 05 July Reply

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

    Catherine x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:12h, 05 July Reply

      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

  • Laura
    Posted at 10:07h, 05 July Reply

    Beautiful jewelry and I love how you restyled this shirtdress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:15h, 05 July Reply

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

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:03h, 05 July Reply

    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!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:34h, 05 July Reply

    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!

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 09:23h, 05 July Reply

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

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 07:57h, 05 July Reply

    I thought that was really a vest – great restyling!

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


  • Rachel
    Posted at 07:43h, 05 July Reply

    Beautiful look! love it your outfit!


  • Celia M. High Heeled Life
    Posted at 07:28h, 05 July Reply

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

  • Julie Wunder
    Posted at 07:23h, 05 July Reply

    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.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:54h, 05 July Reply

    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!


  • Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 06:00h, 05 July Reply

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

  • Anna
    Posted at 05:25h, 05 July Reply

    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?

  • Jill James
    Posted at 04:56h, 05 July Reply

    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.

  • Debra Jones
    Posted at 04:26h, 05 July Reply

    Amazing photos, you are looking so beautiful dear!

    Posted at 03:33h, 05 July Reply

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

  • ani
    Posted at 02:41h, 05 July Reply

    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


  • Nancy Baten
    Posted at 02:39h, 05 July Reply

    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!

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 02:10h, 05 July Reply

    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!

  • Sheree
    Posted at 02:08h, 05 July Reply

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

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 02:05h, 05 July Reply

    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

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:54h, 05 July Reply

    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

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 01:35h, 05 July Reply

    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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