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Turning Heads #Linkup- Collaboration with Marmi Shoes: Fabulous Italian Burgundy Booties by Sesto Meucci



I was Gifted these booties for review . My opinions are honest and my own. 

Hello Ladies!  I am so excited today to tell you about this recent collaboration with Marmi Shoes. I collaborated with them last year, and received this fabulously made Vaneli red pointed flats with bow.  See COLLABORATION 1 HERE.  I had great service then, and was happy to collaborate again with them. This time,  however, it was all about the boots. Booties, to be more specific. When I was perusing Marmi Shoes, I was looking at the various boot styles, and realized some were a higher heel than what I can wear. I then came across one of the greatest inventions in shoe history of course, ‘The Block Heel.


First, let me tell you more about Marmi Shoes. ” Marmi opened its first specialty boutique in 1986 and has rapidly grown into a recognizable leader in fashionable, European influenced footwear and accessories.” They look for superior quality in craftsmanship and fabric, as well as comfort and style.  If you are in the Charlotte area, you can find them in the South park Mall, or enjoy their expansive collection at Marmi Shoes on-line. Yes, my little teddy bears had to get in on the act for this photo shoot. Hubby likes to  eat out or go out for wine when we have a photo shoot on location.


I saw these luscious, Bordeaux suede booties by Italian Designer, Sesto Meucci, and knew those were it! The Italian design with the sleek lines, slightly rounded toe, and a block heel that I could comfortably walk in, and rich color really stood out to me as I could see pairing these boots with many items in my closet. Burgundy is always in it seems,  and I never seem to tire of this color for Fall.  When I first tried on the booties, in my usual size 8, they were a bit snug. ( oh no!) however, European sizing can be different from American sizing and can run slightly smaller. Marmi shoes is also known for having a wonderful selection of Narrow Shoes and Wide Width shoes, however, one can find style in a medium width as well.  These were an 8M, however, I would be needed a larger size. When I contacted Madison, she told me they could resolve the problem. And that they did! I was so impressed with their service, it was a real pleasure to collaborate with them! I said I would need an 8.5 and the next morning at 8:30 am, I heard the Fed Ex truck! Now, that’s fabulous, and they were the perfect fit.



Marmi shoes sells wonderful, quality made shoes with excellent craftsmanship.  Marmi shoes has been in business since 1986 and “has rapidly grown into a recognizable leader in fashionable, European influenced footwear and accessories.”  They sell Sesto Meucci, Vanelli, and Eric Javits shoes. What I love besides the rich color is the  craftsmanship, the rubber bottom which makes it comfortable when walking, and the style of course!  Sesto Meucci designs are plentiful at Marmi Shoes and they have a luxurious feel that, let’s face it, our feet deserve!  Block heels are very big right now, so on trend, and I love it, as it is the only kind of heel I can wear. I also liked that this boot had a slightly rounded toe as opposed to pointed, as it gave my toes some breathing room.There is leather lining and also a back zip for easy on and off. You will be seeing me styling these with some patterned and colored tights as the season goes on.


I knew I wanted to pair these boots with a burgundy lace full skirt I bought from Ann Taylor last year, and combine it with a colorful top in olive green, grey, teal and burgundy.  Rich shades such as rust, emerald, mustard, chocolate brown are also some shades that would pair lovely with this burgundy boot. Black is always a classic combination. Vintage pink or Rose would complement this color quite well, and is shown in stores this Fall




For wonderful service and quality shoes: check out Marmi Shoes.



Outfit:  Multicolored top: The Limited, Skirt: Ann Taylor ( sim), Sesto Meucci Boots  Foss Bordo style C/O Marmi Shoes, Watch c/o Obaku watches, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff

** These booties were gifted to me by Marmi shoes. Opinions are my own and truthful! *** c/o

Let’s have some fun at the #Turningheadstuesday Linkup!

Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis

Most clicked is: Rena of Fine Whatever Blog sharing her lovely look with the DIY jeans and pretty booties!


My Pinterest Pic of the Week: Loving Shelly’s look  from A Queen In Between with the fall scarf , olive jacket and  cute booties!



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    October 17, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Looking adorable, and lovely!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


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    Amy Christensen
    October 6, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Jess, this is such a beautiful outfit. I love the color scheme and the eyelet skirt is so cute. A fab fall outfit! – Amy

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you Amy! I will pop by tomorrow. I love wine shades. So glad you like the look! xx

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    Ruth Maldonado
    October 6, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Love these red shades! They all compliment each other so well!


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      Jess Jannenga
      October 6, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks very much Ruth! I love rich fall tones. I appreciate you stopping bY! xx

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    Shannon Jenkins
    October 5, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Those booties are gorgeous! I love the color! So pretty paired with the lace skirt!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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    Petite Silver Vixen
    October 5, 2016 at 10:01 am

    So lovely to see you in these colours Jess. They really do look gorgeous on you. And the boots – well, can I have a pair please?!?


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      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Thank you Jacqueline! I love fall colors 🙂 I know, the boots are so comfortable too! xx

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    October 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I also like a good sturdy block heel in a lower height. These look comfy.


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      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Hi Suzannne, yes that is all I can wear, the block heel ( lower) They are comfy! xx

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    October 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Well I adore this look on you. Very different from your usual with the booties but they really work. Stunning choice, Happy you could find a heel that worked and as I said you are rocking it

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Hi Linda! Thanks very much! I have a feeling these booties will be worn a fair amount this fall. Glad you like the look! xx

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    Laura B
    October 4, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Love these boots! You look amazing as always!

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    October 4, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I’m just straight up in love with your skirt! Pretty color and pretty style! I really love your whole look.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Hi Karen, thank you! The skirt caught my eye last year, i loved the design. xx

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    Emma Peach
    October 4, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Those really are beautiful boots, such a gorgeous colour! I’m really into wearing a block heel now because they are so comfortable. What great service from Marmi having a half size sent to you so quickly! I love the lace skirt and floral print blouse too, very pretty 🙂

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2016 at 11:13 am

      HI Emma, thanks very much! I loved these boots as soon as I saw them, and yes, arent we obsessing over block heels. They are comfortable and dont kill my legs! Marmi Shoes does have the best service! xx

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    October 4, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I can’t resist a suede ankle boot, Jess – and in this beautiful deep red they’re just all sorts of autumnal perfection!! I love the contrast between them and your pretty lace skirt 🙂

    Thank you for hosting my lovely!

    Catherine x

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Hi Catherine! Thank you! Yes, I love a great suede boot and they are stylish and comfy, a win win! The skirt caught my eye last year when it came out.xx

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    Kirsten Wick (@TheLIFBIssue)
    October 4, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Oh the burgundy colour of your booties are gorgeous! Love, Kirsten x


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    Mary Murnane (@MaryMurnane)
    October 4, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Stunning detail on these booties, they look comfy!


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      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Thanks Mary! They sure are, I will be wearing them often! xx

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    October 4, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Beautiful look!! The colors are stunning and your lace skirt is gorgeous. Also, majorly in love with your booties!

    xx, Elise

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Thank you Elise, I am in love with these fall colors. xx

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    October 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Gorgeous mixture of colors. The burgundy is absolutely perfect for fall!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 4, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks very much! xx I love this shade too.

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    Jacket Society
    October 4, 2016 at 11:54 am

    What a great color and you look fabulous wearing it! Love the whole look on you Jess, great skirt by the way.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 4, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you Nora! I never tire of this color. Have a great week! xx

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    Kishina Heaggans
    October 4, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Yeeees, Jess! You rock! Those booties are fab. I have a similar pair I will be featuring soon on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration and hosting the link up as well.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 4, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Kishina! Aw, your sweet. I just couldnt pass this style up, so wonderful. Looking forward to seeing your booties. It is a definate “weekness” of mine! xx

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    October 4, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Oh la la! You look stunning! I especially love that pic with your legs up, showing up with fab booties AND your beautiful gams! I collaborated with Marmi too! Check it out Thursday!

    Dawn Lucy

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 4, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Thank you Dawn! I loved all of the colors. Aw,thanks hon. I got my mom’s legs 🙂 Ill stop by and check out your boots too, great! They are a fabulous company!xx

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    October 4, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Beautiful floral blouse and lace skirt! Your burgundy booties are also gorgeous. Such a great choice and they look wonderful with your ensemble. So perfect for fall and I am really glad you were able to find a block heel option.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 4, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Hi Jennie! Thank you, yes the block heel works for me. SO glad you like the look! Enjoy your day! xx

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    Laurie Duncan
    October 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Gosh, I’m in love with those boots! They are right up my alley! And they do look fab with that skirt! 🙂

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      October 8, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Thank you Laurie

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    Amy Johnson
    October 4, 2016 at 9:27 am

    You look amazing as always, love those booties. I so want a pair of burgundy booties!

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    October 4, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Burgundy booties are something I don’t own yet – and now you have me majorly craving a pair! They could not be more fall fabulous 🙂



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      October 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

      I love Burgundy! I am sure you will find a great pair , there are so many cute boots out now. xx

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    Amy Arnold
    October 4, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I love your boots! I have been wanting a burgundy pair, and they are so pretty with your skirt.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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      October 8, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Thank you Amy! There are so many cute pairs out there, I am sure you will find one too

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    October 4, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Love this look!!

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    [email protected]
    October 4, 2016 at 9:02 am

    The booties are beautiful! The color is just gorgeous, and I love the block heel!

    Your entire outfit is beautiful! I love the pretty pattern of the blouse and the delicate skirt! Fabulous bag, too!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

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      October 8, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Hi Andrea thank you I love block heels. Appreciate the lovely comment! xx

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    October 4, 2016 at 8:56 am

    What a beautiful pair of boots! I love the colour and love your whole look. Gemma x


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    October 4, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Love these booties, lady! What a pretty color!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    October 4, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Love the fall colors in your outfit! I am such a fan of burgundy!

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    October 4, 2016 at 8:07 am

    The mix of rich textures is awesome!!!

    I am doing the second installment of my collaboration with fashion-forward brand STAYING SUMMER this week at blog & I know you’ll like it – don’t forget to drop by & let me know what you think!

    Happy Tuesday!


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    October 4, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I am styling my marmi boots today on the blog today too. Love these and the color you chose.
    Rachel xo

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      October 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Rachael, I loved your boots as well. xx

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    October 4, 2016 at 8:02 am

    It’s always so impressive when the customer service is as good as the products!! That makes me more interested in supporting them!!
    I love this color too, Jess!! It’s definitely more unique and is perfect for the upcoming months!!
    You look absolutely lovely and I love how the puppies got to be pictured too!!

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      October 8, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Thank you Jodie! I love all of the fall rich tones, and the boots are so comfy! x

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    October 4, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Hi! I love everything about those ankle boots!! From the color, to the suede, to the heel… they are perfection!!!!

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    October 4, 2016 at 7:09 am

    These boots are made for walking and love the color ! You styled them perfectly ! Thank you for the linkup =) Kisses

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    Anna Shirley
    October 4, 2016 at 6:48 am

    These boots are so beautiful. Wonderful color. And they seems to be very comfortable with the block heels. You look very nice Jess in this outfit.

    Anna xoxo

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    October 4, 2016 at 6:43 am

    This color is amazing! I still cannot believe how much I have worn my wine colored booties this fall already. You are so correct too, the block heel has changed my life. Thanks so much sweet lady for featuring my outfit!! It’s always such a fun surprise to find myself on another page!! Happy Tuesday.

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    Andrea Nine
    October 4, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Wow, wow and WOW!!! In LOVE with those boots AND the color of your fantastic ensemble!!!! A beautiful rich red hue gets me everytime and hooray for a block heel!!

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    October 4, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Love the color of your boots! Gorgeous!

    Doused In Pink

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    October 4, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Fab booties & love the rich tone!

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    Lady of Style
    October 4, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Beautiful colours, Jess! Although temperatures dropped a lot, I am still reluctant to wear booties… our winters are so long and I know I will wear them for many months very soon.
    Really love the block heel of yours!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    October 4, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Love the boots you chose Jess…the color is gorgeous! And the block heel is absolutely perfect.

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    Jill James
    October 4, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Such a lovely outfit Jess , the top and lace skirt perfect with those great boots.

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    October 4, 2016 at 4:21 am

    I know you agree with me Jess but I have to say it – Love love love Autumn colours!
    Fab outfit, boots are hot. Thanks for inviting me, great link up xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 4, 2016 at 9:27 am

      HI Michelle! Glad you came. I host this weekly at 1AM EST. I know! Fall is just more fun, the layers, the textures, material. and colors! Not to mention I am not sweating in each outfit! Have a wonderful week! xx Hope to see you again next week.

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    Ingrid Ingrid
    October 4, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I’m totally in love with your lace skirt and boots! They are a divine combination!!!

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    Nancy Baten
    October 4, 2016 at 2:30 am

    What a stunning outfit! These colors are so fantastic on you! Did you ask Marmi to design a simular pair with leopard print for is?????😂

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    October 4, 2016 at 2:21 am

    We are both sporting the same shade of pink this week Jess ! Those boots look really comfy, and match your outfit perfectly x

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 4, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Hi Laurie! thank you, they are, love em! Have a great week ! xx

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    October 4, 2016 at 1:15 am

    What a lovely surprise to find my post from last week’s link up as most clicked. I love the boots that you are wearing in this post. The color is divine and I like that they fit snugly around the ankle. The whole look is fabulous and the boots take it to another level of awesomeness. Thanks for hosting.


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    October 4, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Love those ankle boots – what a great colour for cooler weather! So lovely they could get the right size for you. Your quilted RM bag is really nice too 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    October 4, 2016 at 1:10 am

    How gorgeous are these boots!! The color is perfect for fall and you styled it perfectly with the lace skirt.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 4, 2016 at 9:28 am

      Hi Sheree! Thank you glad you like the look. The boots are going to get some use! xx

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