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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

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    March 4, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Pink and gray is a great combo!

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    Sheela Goh
    March 3, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    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

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    March 1, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Thanks for sharing such an Awesome Blog..

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    Linda Cassidy
    February 28, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    loving the pink with the taupe brilliant match

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    Marie Lucero
    February 28, 2019 at 8:51 am

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


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      Jess Jannenga
      February 28, 2019 at 9:33 am

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

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    February 28, 2019 at 8:49 am

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


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    Robin LaMonte
    February 28, 2019 at 8:03 am


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



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    Kimberly Malkiewicz
    February 27, 2019 at 3:51 pm

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

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    jade bevan
    February 27, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    wow your outfits are amazing!!! thanks for sharing

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    Suzanne Smith
    February 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    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!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 27, 2019 at 1:27 pm

      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

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    February 27, 2019 at 10:57 am

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


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      Jess Jannenga
      February 27, 2019 at 1:26 pm

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

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    February 26, 2019 at 10:31 pm

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


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    February 26, 2019 at 9:12 pm

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

    Xx, Nailil

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    February 26, 2019 at 9:07 pm


    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

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    February 26, 2019 at 8:15 pm

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


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      Jess Jannenga
      February 28, 2019 at 9:34 am

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

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    February 26, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    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.

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    Cheryl Shops
    February 26, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    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

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    February 26, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    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

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    February 26, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    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.

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    Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    February 26, 2019 at 4:33 pm

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

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    Laura Bambrick
    February 26, 2019 at 2:21 pm

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

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    February 26, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    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

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    February 26, 2019 at 1:06 pm

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

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    Nicole Mölders of High Latitude Style
    February 26, 2019 at 11:38 am

    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.

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    February 26, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Loving that pink jacket, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    February 26, 2019 at 9:53 am

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

    xx, Elise

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    Lisa Richardson
    February 26, 2019 at 9:32 am

    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

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    February 26, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Oohh that pink and brown together!! Perfect.


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    February 26, 2019 at 9:25 am

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



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    Anna Shirley
    February 26, 2019 at 8:52 am

    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!


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    Amy Johnson
    February 26, 2019 at 8:29 am

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

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    February 26, 2019 at 8:22 am

    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!!

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    February 26, 2019 at 7:14 am

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

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    February 26, 2019 at 6:32 am

    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!


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    This Main Line Life
    February 26, 2019 at 6:22 am

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

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    February 26, 2019 at 5:45 am

    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

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    February 26, 2019 at 5:36 am

    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.

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    February 26, 2019 at 4:58 am

    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.

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    Meagan Brandon
    February 26, 2019 at 4:33 am

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


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    February 26, 2019 at 4:24 am

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

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    February 26, 2019 at 4:19 am

    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!

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    Vanity And Me Style
    February 26, 2019 at 2:19 am

    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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