Turning Heads Linkup – At Home Casual – Camo Tee Dress with Ruffled Jacket - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup – At Home Casual – Camo Tee Dress with Ruffled Jacket

What is it about camo that makes us love it?

My Outfit and a Story

I have some camo jeans from LOFT in this post –Camo, Floral and a Moto Jacket. 

I recently wore this NYDJ camo skirt with floral here on this post.- Mixing Spring Patterns

and now, I have this ultra-comfy Target dress I am wearing today. And it’s $20!!

Let me give you a bit of background. You aren’t going to believe this, and even I laugh at it!

When I was working on my Master’s Degree, in my late 20’s,  I had broken up with my fiance that I met at Music School. Now, that isn’t the funny part.
I met another guy on campus, and he was very much into hunting. So, what did I do? I went and took a class to get my “hunter’s license”!

Why did I do that? Well, for the guy.

When I look at it now, I never had any intention of hurting an animal! I LOVE animals and would never do it. We walked through the woods,

he would talk to me about hunting squirrels.  I don’t want to hurt squirrels.

So this story basically taught me a lesson, don’t do something for a guy. Or anyone but yourself.  It made me think of it, as I am wearing

camo! Would you believe a birthday gift of mine that he bought me was a 410 rifle? I still laugh about that.

Anyhow, I don’t and never will hunt. As I said, I can’t watch it on tv. What was I thinkin’?

Now.. back to the camo dress.

This is Target. It comes in plenty of other colors but I was drawn to the camo. It is as comfy as pjs, so why not? I thought it would be a cute

casual piece and easy to wear around the house or for the grocery errands. I thought some of you readers may like a mix of dressy looks and more casual ones to wear around the house.

I am wearing a size XS and it is roomy and comfortable.

I wanted to add a jacket. as the dress is sleeveless, and wore my White House Black Market white ruffled denim jacket. So , its that dichotomy of feminine masculine that I love too!

I thought I would share a pic of my pups as they are the best and just such a joy and comfort! They love the extra walks!


Camo dress– Target

White ruffled jacket- White House Black Market ( older) similar jacket

Sandals c/o Jambu ( last yrs style) similar comfort sandals

white rattan bag– zara

Earrings- Charming Charlies ( similar – many colors but not olive)

Prada Sunnies

Stay safe and take care,

Jess xx

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  • Gata Collins
    Posted at 05:24h, 02 May Reply

    Wow the bag and sandals look so special!
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  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 16:33h, 28 April Reply

    Pretty and cute Jess – well done. Jacqui x

  • carmen
    Posted at 18:24h, 26 April Reply

    That’s the most elegant camo outfit I have ever seen Jess! You’ve put togather a very stylish look with this white jacket, purse and sandals.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:55h, 27 April Reply

      Thank you Carmen! You made me smile with this comment. It was a fun dress to wear as a change from sweat pants!

  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 20:02h, 24 April Reply

    Only you can make camo look elegant.

  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 21:15h, 23 April Reply

    I love camo and this look is so cute! I love that it looks so chic the way you styled it. I gotta get a cute wicker purse like this- matches everything:) And your story…funny how different it was back then, girls always trying to change for the guys- luckily it’s not like that anymore (for the most part!)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:07h, 24 April Reply

      Thank you Lucy! I have a couple rattan bags, a neutral one and a white one. I wear them a lot in the summer. So true! Yes, I laugh at that story now!

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 13:32h, 23 April Reply

    Ha! Great story! The white, feminine jacket absolutely makes the outfit! Like you, I have been trying to create more outfits that are comfy enough around the house, and look good enough to wear out and about. I love when you include photos of your pups in your posts!


  • Lizzie
    Posted at 10:17h, 23 April Reply

    What a cute outfit! Love your story too – I think we can all relate in some way. I remember doing something similar (not hunting though) and it was only after that I realized that we had absolutely no shared interests or anything in common. Moral of the story: don’t force anything. Lesson learned lol!



  • Neti*
    Posted at 22:04h, 22 April Reply

    Love this comfy & chic outfit on you Jess. I have this dress in the pink color and have not worn it yet.Your pups look so happy to trot along too.

  • Shauna
    Posted at 16:45h, 22 April Reply

    I just love this dress paired with the blazer. Such a cool spring/summer look!



  • Amy Ann Arnold
    Posted at 16:30h, 22 April Reply

    I just ordered this dress!! Love it on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:23h, 23 April Reply

      Thank you Amy! it’ll look great on you! I love the ease of it.

  • eva @ CostumeTakeOut
    Posted at 15:34h, 22 April Reply

    Camo & white are a really cool combo—I have a Pinterest board for it….
    and you are wearing my favorite earrings!
    xo eva

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 11:48h, 22 April Reply

    Jess, that dress was made for you!!! I love it! It looks really cute paired with the jacket too. Stay safe friend! XOXO

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:46h, 22 April Reply

      Thank you Lisa! It is cute and comfy. Just right for those casual afternoons or grocery shopping.

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 02:11h, 22 April Reply

    What a story about a guy who bought you a gun. I can’t believe to imagine to received a gift like that. Love your dress a lot, it’s my kind of style, Jess. Your pups are simply adorable.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:48h, 22 April Reply

      I know, I still laugh at that! It is comfy casual and I do love it with jean jackets. Thank you! My pups are my lifeline!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 01:08h, 22 April Reply

    What a great way to style this dress Jess. I have been looking for more of a pink camo top, jacket or dress, but maybe I just need to add a white jacket to it instead.
    Great story, BTW.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 19:17h, 21 April Reply

    I have to say, you are just the cutest in that camo dress walking those adorable pups! They must be enjoying all the extra walks! I love the ruffles in that jacket, very flattering with the straight line of the dress!


  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 19:05h, 21 April Reply

    Great story, and great dress! I have to make a Target run this week, so think I’ll swing by the clothes too 😉
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  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:02h, 21 April Reply

    Fabulous dress! It looks great with the white jacket and wedge sandals. A rifle is a very unusual birthday present…that could get you into a lot of trouble in the UK!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:49h, 22 April Reply

      I am totally anti-gun, so it was a strange gift! Thanks glad you like the dress – casual and fun. 🙂

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 17:53h, 21 April Reply

    That is the cutest camo dress! And you lightened it up perfectly with white denim and white accessories!

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 16:59h, 21 April Reply

    I love to see your sweet pups! They do bring us joy, don’t they? I love how you styled “our” dress!! I thought about adding my natural denim jacket and love how yours looks with the crochet sandals and woven bag!! SO cute! Take care, Jess. And yes, no hunting! We’ve all certainly matured in doing things for ourselves, haven’t we? Got a chuckle out of your story!

    xx Darlene

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:50h, 22 April Reply

      Hi Darlene,
      Thanks! I thought people would enjoy seeing the puppies. I know! You have the same! I forgot! I loved it on you too! I am glad I could make some people laugh with my story! I laughed about it too. 🙂

  • Nora Minassian
    Posted at 11:39h, 21 April Reply

    Cute look Jess, love the white jacket and your bag is fab. Hope you are doing well and staying safe xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:51h, 22 April Reply

      Hi Nora,
      thank you! I am struggling a bit at the moment, as I don’t have my dry needling to go to. Hopefully that will change soon. Glad you like the look!

  • Ellibelle
    Posted at 10:41h, 21 April Reply

    Loving the white jean jacket paired with the camo dress. Such a great look for spring!
    Thanks for the linkup!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 10:20h, 21 April Reply

    This outfit is darling! I love how you styled your camo dress!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 10:14h, 21 April Reply

    I think the dress is on sale for 14 dollars right now. It looks so cute on you that I am tempted but I have learned that I look better in fitted dresses. I love how you paired it with the white jacket, I have done that with a camo tee and it is a great combination! Funny story about camo, hunting and receiving rifle as a gift. I am trying to think if I have done that before. DIdn’t date much before getting married but do remember trying to be a certain way for the guy I dated before my hubby.

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 09:47h, 21 April Reply

    I never think to pair white with camo–I’ll have to keep it in mind. Ah, yes, the things we’d do for a boyfriend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:53h, 22 April Reply

      I know, right? what was I thinking? Yes, I love it with any color, but must have had white on the brain!

  • Tatiana Moskatova
    Posted at 09:09h, 21 April Reply

    I definitely need more dresses like yours – cozy and comfortable at home and, at the same time, stylish and adorable. I love how you paired it with a white denim. And one more thing – I cannot imagine you would kill anything. Stay safe and healthy, Jess!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:54h, 22 April Reply

      Thank you Tatiana! I have a few of these types of dresses and just bought a pair of joggers from the Lou and Grey line at Loft. Very soft. Just easy for the grocery store or a casual day. So true! you too!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 07:34h, 21 April Reply

    Hey Jess! First, the outfit…adorable! I have always loved camo for as long as I can remember. And the pups are looking so cute in your photos today! I mean, they always look cute when you show them to us! Second, I did have a good giggle about you getting a hunting license for a guy. I changed my religion for a guy once! Haha. Then I was excommunicated from the Catholic church when we got divorced and he filed for an annulment. I guess I’ll never do that again! I do have to say that in the current strange environment, I am glad that my husband is a hunter because we may need that skill in the near future! Eek. I hope you are doing well, my friend.


  • Mica
    Posted at 07:14h, 21 April Reply

    Such a cute camo dress! I’ve dressed up to walk the dogs lately too, haha! it’s the only time, other than our weekly grocery shop, that I can get out of the house, so I’ve taken advantage, haha!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

  • Robin LaMonte
    Posted at 07:11h, 21 April Reply

    I love the ruffled jacket with your camo dress!
    Too funny that you wanted to get a hunting license for a guy but we do many things to please our men!
    I made my husband quit hunting with his brother because I don’t like guns.

    Enjoy your puppies!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:55h, 21 April Reply

    Oh my goodness, I cannot imagine you hunting!!! I do love what you did with this casual camo dress – definitely elevated the look with your signature brooch (you do that so well) and I love that jacket!

  • Laurie
    Posted at 06:24h, 21 April Reply

    This is the key at the moment isn’t it Jess? Finding appropriate clothing that we can wear at home that is comfortable, crease free and stylish. The dress is one of those good finds. Good to see you safe and well xx

  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 05:14h, 21 April Reply

    Great dress Jess. I always think of camo as another neutral , it seems to work with any colour. Interesting story , wise advice . Aren’t our pups great company in these times.

  • Nancy s Fashion Style
    Posted at 02:29h, 21 April Reply

    What a great cool elegant dress! Never thought white would look that good on camo. I think that it s ad you would wear a lot this season!

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