Turning Heads Linkup- Fall Print Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup- Fall Print Dress

Hello friends

Happy Turning Heads Tuesday and Sept 1st! Hard to believe when March- May went as slow as a snail’s pace and this summer has flown by!

Well, today I am sharing a Pre-Fall look with one of my older Karina Dresses.


I haven’t worn this dress in an age, and I love it as it reminds me of Fall with all of the leaves in the print. It is one of my favorite styles, The Megan, which is a cut like a vintage 40s dress. The material, as you know, doesn’t wrinkle and is made in the USA. I have worked with Karina for many years. Although this print is not there, you can find many new sensational colors and prints on their website at Karina Dresses.

I will be sharing a new style with you all on the blog in the next month that I am excited about.

I kept the palette neutral with tans, congac sandals, and added a mix of print with my snakeskin scarf. Another thing I enjoy about Fall is the ability to layer and mix patterns… I could easily transition this dress when it gets colder by wearing a suede moto jacket and boots, or a long cardigan and some booties.

Family and the “Game of Life”

We had a nice day yesterday, as my niece comes over to take guitar lessons from me. This is her 3rd lesson and she is learning some beginning chords. My sister then, drops off our grocery list and comes armed each week, usually with Costco groceries ( where she works). She has been so helpful too!

We ate a fabulous Italian dinner my mom cooked, upside down Manicotti, and I don’t care which way is up, it is delicious! I did tell my sister that my mom could have put a bowl of ricotta and mozerrella in the oven and I would have eaten that. Cheese. It’s just that good!

Now my mom and I played the new “Life” board game, and I got out the older version we had for years and played that yesterday. I told my sister there are a few things wrong.

First, the “baby” or “kids” you get are not smaller than the adults. Still the same pink and blue pegs with no personaility, facial features , etc and that “child” in the backseat weighs 120 pounds like you do!! 🙂

Second, where are the hills and valleys? They no longer exist on the new board game, and the board is now folded into 4 sections, making it a bit “lighter” in quality.

Also, if we really are playing the Game of Life, where is the “Coronavirus Edition”?  Land on a space.. “Forgot your mask, go back 5 spaces and lose a turn! ”

Buying all your food on-line.. pay the bank $$$$. “Out of Flour at Wallmart.. Can’t make that bread. Back 2 spaces.

Saved a dog at the shelter during Quarantine ” move ahead 5 spaces… ”

Ordered food curbside…A-Gain.  Move 1.

C’mon, where is  this “Life” board coming from?


Karina Dresses ( yrs old) in Megan

Mango sandals

Rebecca Minkoff satchel

Earrings –

Scarf- Mango

Most clicked Terri at Meadowtree Style

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  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 23:58h, 05 September Reply

    Gosh, that has to be the most perfect fall dress ever. Love the colors, the shapes of the leaves, the accessories you styled the dress with. Perfection.
    Enjoyed your Covid take on the game of Life. When I am reading books, I forget that the characters are not necessarily living through a pandemic. When they mention
    going on vacation, flying somewhere, eating out, going to the movies, I find myself asking…what about Covid? Where are the masks? Will there be 14 day quarantines after the flights and vacation? Will we ever see the world the same way again??

  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 08:31h, 03 September Reply

    You had me laughing at the “Life” board game. You may just be on to something. Haha.
    I am so ready to buy some new clothes. I did not buy anything new all Summer. I have been waiting until I find a job so I can start a whole new wardrobe.

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 05:38h, 03 September Reply

    I love those colours on you, Jess! It’s a gorgeous outfit!
    Suzy x

  • Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb
    Posted at 18:09h, 02 September Reply

    Jess I love this leaves pattern – it’s so vintage 70s looking and of course suits you beautifully! – and your version of the board game is inspired… they should SO make that into an actual game, lol!!

    Thanks for hosting, I’m trying to get back into joining link ups more regularly 😀

    Catherine x

  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 03:56h, 02 September Reply

    This dress is so pretty, I love the vintage shape! And your Game of Life joke is hilarious – there definitely needs to be a coronavirus version. Another box could be “You forget your mic is on during your Zoom meeting – back 2 spaces”. Hehe.

    Miles of smiles,


  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 22:02h, 01 September Reply

    YOur version of Life- love it! And this dress is divine on you- sooo your colors!! xx

  • terrigardner1
    Posted at 21:04h, 01 September Reply

    I still have the old version that I got when I was a kid. Your version of the Covid one is so funny-most definitely that is our life now!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 20:38h, 01 September Reply

    The new Life game does not sound as good! I would miss the little hills and too funny about having a Covid edition! Your family day sounds great and I bet your mom is a wonderful cook. This autumn dress is so pretty on you!


  • Linda Cassidy
    Posted at 18:57h, 01 September Reply

    love your Game of Life version and that dress , gorgeous

  • Jodie
    Posted at 18:52h, 01 September Reply

    The corona version?? That cracked me up!!
    And this dress is so fallish!! I love it.

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:48h, 01 September Reply

    That’s a beautiful dress, and perfect for fall! I love the scarf with it, the patterns are such a great match!

    Emma xxx

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 18:25h, 01 September Reply

    You look so fall! I love it!


  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 16:55h, 01 September Reply

    Ha ha, they really need to get with it for the corona virus Life edition! Your suggestions are so good! You’re looking so pretty in your fall dress.

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 16:45h, 01 September Reply

    I agree, the game of Life is definitely due for an update! Then again, I always preferred Monopoly… 🙂
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 16:26h, 01 September Reply

    You have a concept for a game here! Candyland was created with the polio epidemic, imagine what you could create now?! Can we say retirement plan?! Haha!

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 16:23h, 01 September Reply

    Another perfect dress for Autumn/Fall thanks for sharing. Jacqui xx

  • mlinton52
    Posted at 13:20h, 01 September Reply

    I’m loving the dress and how you styled it! Fall colors are so flattering on you with your red hair! We really do need a COVID game of Life! Too funny!

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 12:58h, 01 September Reply

    Haha! Love your version of “Life!” I imagine we will start to see that soon. I love the Monopoly games with local names–we have the San Clemente version. Yes, cheese is my failing, too. LOVE it! That dress is so fall perfect and the scarf is a brilliant pairing with it, Jess! Well done. Have a great week.

    xx Darlene

  • Phyllis Lerner
    Posted at 12:34h, 01 September Reply

    I love this outfit Jess. It says fall in all the right ways!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 12:26h, 01 September Reply

    You are early-fall perfect here, Jess! I love the print and cut of this dress- gorgeous!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Gwen Gottlieb
    Posted at 11:41h, 01 September Reply

    Love this fall fashion look! You’re so great at putting pieces together! We’ve been having fun playing games during quarantine as well. Great way to pass the time and raise spirits.

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:22h, 01 September Reply

    Love the fall colors in this pretty dress which look beautiful on you, and the great tan sandals and bag to go along with it.

  • Chrissy Rowden
    Posted at 11:20h, 01 September Reply

    This is the perfect fall dress! And I want to come and take guitar lessons from you as well. 😉

  • Di
    Posted at 10:57h, 01 September Reply

    I love the classic style and print of this dress, and you look beautiful in these fall colors! Also, I enjoyed your humorous take on possible updates for the game of Life. Have a nice week, and thanks for hosting the link-up!

  • Nicole from High Latitude Style
    Posted at 10:32h, 01 September Reply

    These Karina dresses have ageless style. This company understands a woman’s body. You look stunning in this brown beauty. It makes your eyes and hair shine.

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 09:51h, 01 September Reply

    I love your Game of Life Coronavirus edition: funny! Love this dress: that print is perfect for fall! And the sandals are gorgeous: love the texture.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 08:28h, 01 September Reply

    Jess, this dress is marvelous! The print and the colors are so perfect for this time of year. I am loving those sandals, too. We also have the new game of Life and it is kind of weird, right? I like your coronavirus edition! That is some funny stuff. I hope you are well, my friend!


    • shelbeeontheedge1
      Posted at 08:34h, 01 September Reply

      And oh my goodness, I was so focused on sharing your post on Facebook to thank you for featuring my festival style that I forgot to say thank you right here for featuring my festival style! What a lovely surprise this morning!


  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 08:05h, 01 September Reply

    I still have my Life game from when I was a kid. I think they definitely need to update it again to the corona virus edition! Love this gorgeous fall dress on you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:55h, 01 September Reply

    I had no idea there was a new Life game! It sounds more relevant to life now than the older version. Upside down manicotti sounds so good -lucky you having your mom there and cooking!
    Love the dress and the scarf – fall is your season, the colors are so fabulous on you!

  • Pamela, Style Yourself Confident
    Posted at 05:42h, 01 September Reply

    Such a classic beauty, and they really should can your version of Life!
    Pamela x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:02h, 04 September Reply

      Thank you so much Pam! Glad you enjoyed my humour!

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 04:14h, 01 September Reply

    This is absolutely gorgeous Jess. I love the pattern, especially such a great matching scarf too xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 02:57h, 01 September Reply

    That is such a beautiful dress and I really like that scarf with it – it matches so well! 🙂

    Thanks for the link up 🙂

    Hope that your week is off to a good start 🙂

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 02:54h, 01 September Reply

    Lovely dress! And you’ve styled it beautifully. And OMG, your Corona virus version of the game, Life, is hysterical. You nailed it!


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