Turning Heads Linkup – Blogger Inspired Look – Pink, Grey and Taupe - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup – Blogger Inspired Look – Pink, Grey and Taupe


When we see other bloggers day in and day out, we are bound to be inspired by some of the looks they wear. I love loved this sot color palette, as it looks romantic, soft and so pretty! See, just who inspired me and how I styled this look!

Cheryl of Cheryl Shops inspired me to put together a soft pastel palette with taupes, greys, and pinks. I love the look above, and even though I did not recreate the look, I used the color palette to create my look of the day, with pieces I had in my closet. I will also note, that next year, I will be after a few blush colored sweaters.

On another note, boy am I glad I got these pictures when I did! It has been raining now stop and my front and back yard is starting to resemble a small pond! I mean, I live near Lake Norman, not ON Lake Norman! It has been tricky getting blog photos when the weather is so lousy!

The Outfit

Even though the only brown tone in Cheryl’s outfit is the pointy taupe booties, the rich chocolate brown adds a wonderful contrast to the soft pink and is within the color palette of the neutral tones and blush pinks. I added a lilac floral silk scarf to the mix for more color contrast.

Chocolate brown or  “Brown Granite” is one of the colors that will be showing in stores and online from the Pantone Spring Color selections, and I am a happy camper! I love dark browns and foresee it with my safari looks in the terms of belts, bags, and accessories. If you missed that post on Pantone’s Colors for Spring/Summer, have a read! 🙂

This outfit was created with the color scheme in mind, as I paired this Mango metallic threaded brown sweater, with the taupe/grey lace skirt I have had for years from LOFT.

My blush pink moto jacket has been a favorite piece of mine that I bought from Mango a year or so ago. Love this one by BLANKNYC on SALE)  Zara sold this tweed vintage-inspired bag last year and I thought it was sweet. My Marc Fisher taupe booties have been worn quite often. ( sold out, but love this style)

I also think the pink and lilac are me trying to add a “bit of Spring” to the look. I am ready for it, not the Spring showers mind you, but the warmer temps and sun!

I’ve been in the zone styling neutrals and soft palettes this week, so if you missed yesterday’s mix of whites and pattern, read- Textured Look with White Jeans. 

Since I recently bought a treadmill, I have to wait until April to buy Spring clothes!  Boy, isn’t that when you see everything you would like to buy on-line? I have joked with my hubby saying that I will be on the computer- March 31 at 11:59 purchasing away! hehe. In the meantime,  I’ve pinned some of my favorite spring dresses and items I am interested in on Pinterest recently. Follow me HERE. 


Most Clicked  Debbie of Gracefully Styled


Pinterest Pic of the week- Kellyann of This Blonde Shopping Bag

  • Jae
    Posted at 19:26h, 04 March Reply

    Pink and gray is a great combo!

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 23:04h, 03 March Reply

    You are so right, Jess, this palette is beyond flattering and charming. I can see the inspo but you’ve clearly made this your own xoxo

  • laura
    Posted at 05:56h, 01 March Reply

    Thanks for sharing such an Awesome Blog..

  • Linda Cassidy
    Posted at 20:34h, 28 February Reply

    loving the pink with the taupe brilliant match

  • Marie Lucero
    Posted at 08:51h, 28 February Reply

    Love the lace skirt. And the tapestry bag looks so pretty and has that vintage feel!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:33h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you Marie, that is what I loved about it xx

  • Marie
    Posted at 08:49h, 28 February Reply

    Love the lace skirt and tapestry bag looks so pretty. Love the vintage feel of the bag.


  • Robin LaMonte
    Posted at 08:03h, 28 February Reply


    What a beautiful leather jacket! I love how pink softens the look you’re wearing!
    Great color combinations!



  • Kimberly Malkiewicz
    Posted at 15:51h, 27 February Reply

    Lovely textures, Jess. I had a lace skirt, but didn’t wear it much. The inspiration from Cheryl was a good choice.

  • jade bevan
    Posted at 14:51h, 27 February Reply

    wow your outfits are amazing!!! thanks for sharing

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 13:18h, 27 February Reply

    I love this look Jess! Neutrals are so trending for spring and I really consider the soft pink a neutral because it goes with everything! The leather jacket is fabulous and the lace detail on the skirt adds such a nice element of texture!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:27h, 27 February Reply

      Hi Suzanne! Thank you so much. I have a love for moto jackets! ( which I know you share :-)) I wanted a bit of Spring with some neutrals and I love soft neutral looks too. xx

  • Liz
    Posted at 10:57h, 27 February Reply

    You nailed it! This color combo is perfect on you! Such a gorgeous outfit too!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:26h, 27 February Reply

      Thank you Lizzie! I was happy how this came together, and this is one of my favorite pieces. xx

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 22:31h, 26 February Reply

    These colors go so well together and I love the mix of textures with leather, lace, etc. Just lovely!


  • blogthirtyminusone
    Posted at 21:12h, 26 February Reply

    That skirt is beautiful, I just love the color and details.

    Xx, Nailil

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 21:07h, 26 February Reply


    You look lovely in those soft earth tones with pink. And I love those soft booties! I know what you mean about rain! I have to work around these crazy storms we’re having this month! I’m so looking forward to spring, too!

    Have a great week,
    xx Darlene

  • Chez-rama
    Posted at 20:15h, 26 February Reply

    Nailed the pink brown and gray colors. The jacket looks amazing on you girl


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:34h, 28 February Reply

      Thanks so much. This is one of my favorite jackets 🙂 xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 19:43h, 26 February Reply

    What an absolutely beautiful outfit. I love the texture of the brown skirt and the leather jacket is such a pretty and unusual color. Adding the lilac scarf was an inspired choice to add spring vibes.
    Just lovely my dear friend, I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 18:38h, 26 February Reply

    What a lovely surprise, Jess! I’m so tickled that my look inspired you, and I love your interpretation of the color palette—you always combine textures in such a beautiful way, and here you took it one step further with the lace skirt, tapestry bag, and hosiery. Such a pretty look!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:04h, 26 February Reply

    Such a gorgeous colour combination! The dark brown is lovely with the soft pink. The scarf is beautiful and the tweed bag is fabulous…I recently bought one from Kurt Geiger, they’re so classic and elegant.

    Emma xxx

  • Paula
    Posted at 18:02h, 26 February Reply

    Help! I purchased a pair of grey jeggings while shopping with my friend (note to self: shop alone) and I didn’t try them on at the time. I recently tried them on and they “bunch” at the ankle. I have a pair of grey, suede booties coming in to go with the jeggings and I don’t think tucking them into booties will look right.

    It’s too late to return the jeggings and now I must have them hemmed. How should jeggings look with ankle booties and what length should they be hemmed.

    Thx for any input.

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    Posted at 16:33h, 26 February Reply

    I loved that outfit of Cheryl too! Fabulous color combination!

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 14:21h, 26 February Reply

    Beautiful outfit! I love how these colors look together! That scarf is just gorgeous!

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 13:49h, 26 February Reply

    I love this colour palette Jess – your lace skirt is divine!! The weather can really make life hard for a blogger! Glad the rain stopped! xx Maria

  • sparksfit
    Posted at 13:06h, 26 February Reply

    You definitely turned my head today. That outfit is stunning. Visiting you from Shelbee’s link up. laurensparks.net

  • Nicole Mölders of High Latitude Style
    Posted at 11:38h, 26 February Reply

    You look stunning in this muted pastels spring outfit! Love the contrast between the lace and leather and the blush leather and brown lace skirt. The look is so you and romantic grown up.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:25h, 26 February Reply

    Loving that pink jacket, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • ee0926
    Posted at 09:53h, 26 February Reply

    I absolutely love this earthy taupe color palette! Your skirt is gorgeous, such a beautiful look!

    xx, Elise

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 09:32h, 26 February Reply

    That is such a beautiful skirt and I love browns too. I swear Jess, you have so many great textures in your closet and are so good at mixing them. I hear you on the rain. We’ve been getting a lot too, but nothing like what my kids are dealing with in Nashville. Stay dry sweet friend! XO

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 09:29h, 26 February Reply

    Oohh that pink and brown together!! Perfect.


  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:25h, 26 February Reply

    You nailed it! Love the color of that pretty moto jacket too 🙂 Happy Tuesday, Jess!



  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 08:52h, 26 February Reply

    This rich chocolate color is so nice with pink. Another great outfit. Btw. you had the most clicked outfit last week on my blog. Congratulations!


  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:29h, 26 February Reply

    It is a very pretty color palette. Love your coat and scarf.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:22h, 26 February Reply

    I love how you copied this outfit, Jess. It’s neutrals in a way, yet these still enough color to make it wonderfully interesting.
    And that purse?? It’s just so pretty!!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:14h, 26 February Reply

    This is such a beautiful look! I love the color combo and mix of textures!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:32h, 26 February Reply

    Jess, this is such a great color combination! I love Cheryl’s outfit that inspired your look. And the lace skirt with the pale pink moto jacket is absolutely magnificent! I hear you, too, about the lousy weather. I haven’t taken photos in over a week!


  • This Main Line Life
    Posted at 06:22h, 26 February Reply

    I am loving that neutrals are a trend again. Pretty outfit.
    x, Julie

  • awayfromtheblue
    Posted at 05:45h, 26 February Reply

    I love the pink and brown together, that’s a really pretty lace skirt too! 🙂 How nice you got inspiration from her stylish outfit 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start!

    Away From The Blue

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:36h, 26 February Reply

    That is such a soft pretty color palette. The weather has made things difficult this year. There hasn’t been a lot of snow which does make for pretty pictures, but the rain, wind and some days extreme cold have really been a challenge.

  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 04:58h, 26 February Reply

    You look so lovely in these soft tones Jess. I do hope your weather has improved and the rain has stopped, we could do with some of your rain over here. Many thanks for hosting.

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 04:33h, 26 February Reply

    These are such soft, pretty colors and giving me all the spring vibes! You look great!


  • mysideof50
    Posted at 04:24h, 26 February Reply

    That is such a lovely color palette and great on you. I love that bomber jacket and your scarf, Jess!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:19h, 26 February Reply

    Also those pretty neutrals play so well together! I love how you were inspired by Cheryl’s look and created something so YOU! That’s the way to do it. All the pretty textures in your look and subtle prints are so elegant, I love it!
    The weather is so crazy, it was super hot last week and now it’s a bit cooler this week but it has been almost too sunny. I hope it dries up near you soon, all that water is no joke!

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 02:19h, 26 February Reply

    It’s like weather in reverse Jess. Our weather has been unusually good for this time of year. I know how hard it is when it rains none stop to get photos! But what you did get are gorgeous. Love this outfit xx

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