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Turning Heads #Linkup and My Grass-Print Skirt

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Hello Ladies

Thrilled to bring you another edition of Turning Heads Tuesday. I wanted to “thank you” for the participation and making this link up happen. We had over 106 link ups last week, so fun!

Today I am wearing a Zara pleated front grassy print skirt with yes, a forest green “Bardot-style” crop top. Over 40, and wearing a crop top can be done, I just choose to wear them with a higher waisted skirt! So Zara strikes again! For the last several weeks I have worn some more neutral shades and today I wanted to wear some more color, and also show you can wear a cropped top over 40!! Remember the 80s when ripped jean shorts and cropped tops were big when one would expose their abs .. they were popular around the same time the  off the shoulder tops with the movie: ” Flashdance”. Come on now, everyone wore them!

My forest green “bardot style”cropped top works with this Zara high waisted skirt for that reason. I saw this skirt on the site on although I am more inclined to wear skirts around my hips, this appealed to me with its style and grassy floral pattern.

So, before I was involved in music, I was taking many  English classes for journalism. I wanted to share this poem with you, as I am wearing my Grassy Skirt.

The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome,
indescribably magnificent world in itself.
–   Henry Miller

Zara : skirt, Top: ASOS Shoes: Zara ( poshmark) Earrings; Charming Charlie, Bag: Rebecca MInkoff (sim)

Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Linkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday,   Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  Look

So, with no further adieu, Let’s get ready to #linkup!!..

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I want to introduce my Co-Host this week, Laura from Day By Day in Our World

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A Catholic mom to four boys, Laura has been homeschooling since 2005. Currently, one son is in school while the others are at home. When not ‘working’, she is enjoying life up in Alaska. To quote from her blog,” Springtime is here in southcentral Alaska and it is wonderful to be able to ditch the heavy layers.” Check out Laura’s recent post on creating a lovely updo bun for those warm spring days. Yes, Alaska!

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Shelley from Our Fabulous Journey tells us How to Wear Crops in a Flattering Way. Nice Tips, Especially for us tall people!

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Linda from A Labour of Life, shows us this trendy and here to stay maxi dress, love the hat too!

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And who doesn’t love peplum, love pretty baby blue color and the fullness of the top with the flared denim on Shannon of Upbeat Soles.

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99 Comments

  • Reply
    Ada
    May 19, 2015 at 7:56 am

    I have never seen a more perfect crop top and the off-the-shoulder style is gorgeous. Such a pretty midi floral skirt, also. Loved Shannon\s and Linda’s looks that you have featured, also.

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    Grace Liang
    May 14, 2015 at 10:53 am

    What a stunning look! The teal color crop top and the floral skirt is just perfect together! I love your hair so much! 🙂

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com/

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    Natalia Lialina
    May 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Your skirt is gorgeous, Jessica! It fits you wonderfully, and teal color of you top compliments your beautiful flowy and fiery hair so much!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you so much! I commented on your gorgeous red hair too! Glad you are here! xx

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    aasolheid
    May 13, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this look on you! Darling color and the crop top fits you perfectly:) Great Look!

    Audrey
    http://www.audreysalutes.com

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    Joely Smith
    May 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    You look AMAZING and I love your earrings! Yes indeed women over 40 CAN wear crop tops and you proved it and demonstrated how to do it well!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you so much, I try! 🙂 i appreciate it, yes it is about finding balance and proportion! Enjoy your day! xx

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    Coco
    May 13, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I love how you styled the skirt dear!!
    http://www.cocoetlavieenrose.com/culottes-flatforms-fashion-blogger-outfit/

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 13, 2015 at 11:44 am

      Thank you! I saw it but you inspired me 🙂 xx

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    plutrell
    May 13, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Great link up ….thanks for hosting! You look lovely in the color of this top!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 13, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Thank you Pam! Absolutely , I am enjoying it as well. It takes some time for me to get to everyone, but lots of fun. Enjoy your day! xx

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    Victoria Lagnehag
    May 13, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Love, love, love the skirt! So pretty and looks lovely on you x

    Life & Love by Victoria Lagnehag
    Victoria Lagnehag on Facebook

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 13, 2015 at 10:06 am

      Thank you Victoria, I look forward to meting you,Glad you like the look! xx

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    katie
    May 13, 2015 at 2:54 am

    This skirt is on my wish list! The print is so pretty! I love how you styled it!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 13, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Hi Katie, you know I love your style too, this would look great on you. thank you xx

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    Anna Shirley
    May 12, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Beutiful skirt, Jess. I like ZARA. Why not top crop over 40? You look good, you have great figures, why not?

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 13, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Hi Anna!
      Thank you lovely! I agree, let the crop tops rule! It just has to be done right, thanks sweetie! xx

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    fashionloveletters
    May 12, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Such a gorgeous skirt! I love the print and the crop top is so so gorgeous! Your whole outfit is so spectacular and you look stunning! Thanks for hosting such a lovely linkup every single week.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 13, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Glad to do so! I am glad you like the outfit and I am a big fan of Zara, some great clothes there! Glad you enjoy the link up! xx

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    momwithstyle11Melissa
    May 12, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    You look awesome! Your using a crop top in a very stylish way and your rocking it hon 😉 Lovely skirt as well.
    Melissa

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    Lisa Maynard
    May 12, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    OMG gorgeous!!! Love your skirt XO!

    #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/05/linkupwithlisa-16-happy-mothers-day-xo.html

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you ! I am a fan of Zara’s skirts xx

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    Celia M. High Heeled Life
    May 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Loving your skirt and those earrings are darling. Thank you for hosting this fab party.

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    Nicki
    May 12, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    You look fabulous, and thank you for hosting, glad I found yoru party to add to my week!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you Nicki! I am glad you are here as well. Glad you like the outfit xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you Nicki! Glad you like the outfit! xx

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    My Rose Colored Shades
    May 12, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Love the grass print on that skirt. Zara has some many great pieces. I think it’s perfect with the crop top.

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you! I wanted to create the right proportions and it is 90 here so the crop top works! xx

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    jflah017
    May 12, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for hosting another link up! Love your grass skirt- so cute. 🙂

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    Lady of Style
    May 12, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    That’s a beautiful floral skirt, Jess and the top suits you so well. I couldn’t wear that style any longer but it does look great on you!

    xo
    Annette | Lady of Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you Annette! Glad you like the outfit. Hope you are doing well, it is so hot here, 90 degrees!! xx

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    asallows
    May 12, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I love the crop top with this skirt! Really classy, flirty look.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks so much! See, even an “older” lady can wear a crop top ! :-)) I appreciate it! xx

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    Lisa Gray
    May 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Jess, what a beautiful outfit and lovely little poem. Oh, and thanks for inviting me to my first ever blogger link-up! Hope I did it right!! Lisa | http://www.luv-style.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Hi Lisa!
      Glad you joined in. I know when I first started I didnt know about link ups right away. Hope you enjoy it, and it is a great way to meet other bloggers too. Glad you enjoyed the post and outfit. xx

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    HonestlyTrish
    May 12, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    That’s a great outfit! You’re a knockout! Thanks for the inspiration… and the sweet poem. Have a great day 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks Trish! You are sweet! I am glad you enjoyed my poem as well, I try to expand on more than an outfit post when I can. Enjoy your day as well! xx

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    Jacket Society
    May 12, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Beautiful skirt Jess, love the print and the shape, and forest green is definetly your color. You look fab!
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you Nora! I have bought a few more green items for this season as well as blue. Glad you like the look! xx

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    Janise
    May 12, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Love your skirt! Thank you for hosting the link up!

    xo,
    Janise

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    suzannecarillo
    May 12, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I love that skirt. It almost looks like culottes!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 11:23 am

      Thanks Suzanne! That is what I thought too when I first saw it! I remember my mom wearing culottes when I was little! Enjoyyour day xx

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    Amy Johnson
    May 12, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Yes, I do remember the Flashdance craze and wearing crop tops! I love your skirt! And the crop top goes perfectly with it!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 11:22 am

      i think I have a few pictures of me in those tops! Glad you like the look ! xx

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    Shauna
    May 12, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I have to say, I love that skirt..but that top is what I’m obsessing over! It’s so different and fun, and the color looks amazing on you. Thanks for hosting the linkup! -xx

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Shauna! I wanted the proportions to look good so I went for a crop top, ASOS has a great selection, glad you like it! xx

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    cassidl
    May 12, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Loving the skirt and you are rocking the crop top. Way to show how we are never to old for any fashion ( thanks for the shou out, very apprecaited)

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Thank you Linda! Crop tops are all about proportion I think to wear it correctly, and this was a high waisted skirt, so it was the first that came to mind. Of course, trendy look and I really need a maxi dress!! xx

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    Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style
    May 12, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Looooooove the floral print of the skirt, and that dark teal green is just perfect for you. This would also be PERFECT for this week’s SIA (Style Imitating Art) challenge! All the details here at https://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/sia-the-green-cage/ 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Jen, I will have to check it out! I really love that concept and perhaps should participate more. Glad you like the look! xx

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    Laurie
    May 12, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Love the skirt and crop top looks marvelous on you! 🙂

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    notdressedaslamb
    May 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Jess that’s such an unusual floral print but very beautiful… it’s quite Oriental?! And YES to wearing crop tops at any age – it’s all about how you wear it, and you’ve done it perfectly. Top marks, young lady!! 😉

    Thank you for hosting – so glad to see it’s so popular

    Catherine x
    notdressedaslamb.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Thank you Catherine! Yep no crop top with cut off shorts haha! I found it on Zara, it just had me at the grassy spring scene, so right! I wanted the proportions right and since it was a high waisted skirt. I am glad you like the look!!

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    Rebecca
    May 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

    OMG that skirt is utterly divine!!!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Thank you! I thought so too when I saw it on Zara, Enjoy your day Rebecca! xx

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    Patti
    May 12, 2015 at 8:11 am

    You are owning this look! Love that skirt and the crop top is perfection. I’ll be back to link up!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Thank you Patti!! It was love at first sight with this skirt, glad you like it with the crop top , 40+ can wear a crop top :-)) Great! xx

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    cheriejamesp
    May 12, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Your floral skirt is beautiful and I see you found a great shoe find on Poshmark! Thank you for hosting Jess. Come on over to SHOE AND TELL and link them up!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com/shoe-and-tell-fashion-link-up-11/#more-7784

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Yes, I shop their frequently! Glad you like the look. Will do! Enjoy your day xx

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    garaytreasures
    May 12, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Lovely! I love the added crop top tee to this elegant skirt! You look beautiful Jessica!
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Thank you Rachael! This is a high waisted skirt, so I wanted the crop top for the proportions! You are sweet! xx

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    Shannon
    May 12, 2015 at 7:37 am

    You look gorgeous! I think this might be one of my favorite looks from you! That skirt is amazing and loving the crop top! Thanks so much for featuring me this week! 🙂

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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    Ashley
    May 12, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Loving that skirt, girlfriend! 🙂

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    Jennie
    May 12, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Love your beautiful skirt, Jess! So enjoyed reading the little poem – thanks for sharing!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 10:39 am

      Hi Jennie!
      Thank you I loved the print and style, Zara is one of my favorite stores. Glad you liked it, I thought it fitting! Enjoy your day xx

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    dousedinpink
    May 12, 2015 at 6:40 am

    The print of your skirt is gorgeous! You styled it perfectly with the crop top! You look lovely!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    Carrie
    May 12, 2015 at 6:30 am

    You look lovely, Jess! This skirt is beautiful and you totally pulled off the crop top. Great inspiration!

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    Beata
    May 12, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Such a beautiful skirt ! You look gorgeous 🙂 x

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    Mica
    May 12, 2015 at 6:20 am

    that midi skirt is lovely on you, and so nice with the green crop top!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue

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    carmen
    May 12, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Another gorgeous look and sexy off-the-shoulder top in a fabulous shade, so perfect with your hair. A classy lady!

    Happy Tuesday!
    ♥ carmen

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    Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    May 12, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Thanks for hosting another head turning link up my friend! Love the fashionable skirt with the top another great choice Jess! xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Thanks so much! I will be stopping by, Enjoy your week xx

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    Irmin Marchee
    May 12, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Very courageous to wear a crop top. I really like it. The weather must be fine over at yours! It’s not here, it still only 16 degrees celcius (thats roughly 60 degrees fahrenheit) with some rain to come..
    On your yellow post from yesterday: I love yellow as a colour but I can’t wear it near my face. Your yellow top is OK but I like the green much better on you (classic for a redhead!)

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 7:46 am

      We may have different definitions of the word courageous. Exercising and eating right, a crop top works for me, glad you like it. It is quite hot here, was 90 yesterday. I like green more too than yellow, but do love the bright color. thank you!

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    eirinipapadopoulou
    May 12, 2015 at 4:16 am

    love the skirt! so beautiful!and the crop top!
    thank you for hosting the link up!
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Thank you Irene! Glad you enjoyed the outfit. Enjoy your week! xx

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    happinessatmidlife
    May 12, 2015 at 3:35 am

    This skirt is stunning, I think I need to go to Zara now!!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 7:43 am

      Thanks so much Alice! I could see you in this skirt too! Enjoy your day! xx

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    Jill James
    May 12, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Jess you always find the prettiest skirts and this is no exception, love it with the off the shoulder crop top. Thank you so much for hosting. xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 7:43 am

      Thank you Jill! I am very particular when it comes to skirts, It has to ‘speak” to me for me to buy it. This one did, enjoy your week!! xx

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    litonkrl
    May 12, 2015 at 2:55 am

    Hi Jess, I really feel thrilling when you post that kinds of unique dress and with an extra option of link-up.
    Because it’s just an bonus for me 🙂 🙂
    Yea the floral printed skirt is pretty cute and stylish.
    Thank you
    http://www.clippingpathoutsource.com

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    Tiina L
    May 12, 2015 at 1:56 am

    off-the-shoulder tops are so feminine… and your is a pretty colour to boot. BTW, I just love those ear rings!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 7:42 am

      Thank you Tiina, I love off the shoulder too, glad you like the look my friend! xx

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    Alex
    May 12, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Absolutely love that skirt. So so pretty, such a fab cut.

    Thanks for hosting the linkup Jess & have a wonderful week!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 7:42 am

      Thanks so much Alex, that is what drew me to the skirt too, enjoy your week as well. xx

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    Spashionista (Alicia)
    May 12, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Love, love, love that off-the-shoulder crop top and the print on that skirt!

    Alicia
    Spashionista.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 12, 2015 at 7:41 am

      Thank you ! The print is what sold me on the skirt! Hope you are doing well, I have enjoy reading about your events in Nashville. xx

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