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Turning Heads #linkup- Lavendar Lace Top as Vest, Floral Print Pants Tips



Hello Ladies

It has been a busy month. My  mom has come to visit between my sister and I in North Carolina. I live in the North ( Lake Norman area) of Charlotte, my sister the South end.  Bopping back and forth like a ping pong is what my mom wanted, a few days here and a few days there. We have shared some great places and our favorite haunts; I was afraid that mom was going to think all we do is drink wine! Ha. We did go to a “few” wine bars. My niece is 5, and learning the piano, so mom thought she would help her with that. It is quite amusing, as she practices and lands on a whole note, counting out with conviction 2-3-4!! Love it though.

We did a lot of reminiscing and had good times. I shared my blog with mom and she was telling me about the slip ons she bought in yellow. I told her how trendy she was! And to speak of trends, today I am wearing printed floral silky pants. As comfortable as pajama bottoms, they will make their appearance more than once this season.  When I first saw these a few years ago, I thought perhaps they were from Ted Baker as the soft pastel hues and style looked like his. However, not from TD yet it was the style and colors I loved,…sold!   I can think of many ways I will style these in the future and can give you some tips on styling printed or floral pants. Today, I decided to take a lavender lace top and wear it as a vest with a white button down underneath. I love wearing peplum tops or sleeveless tops as vests and with the weather still slightly chilly this adds interest with the layers worn here.

The shimmery blue pointed, strappy block heels were another choice as I was in the mood for color. They have a shimmer to them, as other colors shine in the sun. My purple vine like necklace, purchased in Asheville and vintage like earrings were nice touches.I also added yet another pink brooch from the 50s to my look.

If you are interested in wearing printed or floral pants:

1. Try pattern mixing. Look at the color pallet, a pastel pink striped top would look wonderful with the pants adding visual interest, however neutrals would work as well.

2. Mix a smaller floral patterned top.

3. Let the pants take center stage by wearing a neutral top in black, white or solid color.

4. Wear slip on sneakers, a trend that is Hot now to make this a more casual look. Perhaps a graphic tee in combo.

5.Try a colorful jacket to add additional color to the look. I love colorful outfits!

6. An off the shoulder top is trending right now, a white crisp off the shoulder adds to the romantic look.

There are plenty more ideas to wearing floral pants, share your thoughts! 

Stop by Thursday on Elegantly Dressed and Stylish for my Rockport Shoe Review!

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Most clicked this weeek is:
Tania of 50 is Not Old, sharing her all white crochet tunic. Love the look with these cropped jeans.


 Pinterest Pic of the Week: Grace of Color and Grace as she shares some long flowy maxi dresses for vacation. ( Which I could use NOW)



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  • Reply
    April 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I am also a huge fan of Ted Baker prints. That and Etro are two of my favourites.

    Have a great week!


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      Jess Jannenga
      April 28, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Nice!! I want tto get a TB dress for a wedding next year, I dont know Etro, will check em out!
      Enjoy your week too! xx

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    April 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Jess, you make wearing floral pants look like heaven on earth. Being on the petite side they tend to overwhelm me but I so enjoy seeing them on you taller women. Love the way you styled that lace top as a vest. . . perfection!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 28, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Trina, what a sweet message, maybe that is because my head has been “in the clouds” this week! ha. Mom left today and I am thinking of her. THank you.. one does get more creative as a blogger 🙂 XX

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    Ginger Wroot
    April 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Oh, it sounds like you’ve had so much fun with your family! And it looks like you’ve been having fun stylishly too! Love the lace top as a vest!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 28, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks my friend! Lots of fun, lots of running around. Now exhaustiion. But it was a great time seeing MOM. Glad you like my idea 🙂 xx

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    Brooke of Passport Couture
    April 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Fantastic style! How you mixed the floral lace top with the floral pants is very feminine and sophisticated. I thought it was great you suggested mixing prints with floral prints, it would certainly bring in a unique and playful look!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 28, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      thanks so much, glad you liked my tips and i hope to put more into practice. Thank you for the compliment on the outfit. xx

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    [email protected]
    April 27, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    you look lovely

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin’

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    Emma Peach
    April 27, 2016 at 10:59 am

    The trousers are fab Jess and I absolutely love your shoes! Thanks for hosting, I hope you’re having a good week 🙂

    Emma xxx

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    April 27, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Those pants are great!

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    April 27, 2016 at 8:54 am

    You look gorgeous – love the lavender lace top and HOW CUTE are those shoes??!! xox


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      Jess Jannenga
      April 28, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      thanks Patti, ASOS came through with these cool shoes. XX

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    Anna Parkes
    April 27, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Jess I love these floral trousers and lace top together. I’ve recently purchased some similar trousers and wore them for the first time with a lace top too – great minds, eh? That latest trend for lace up flats is one I hope to buy into when I can find my ideal pair, so the search is on. Thank you so much for the chance to meet up with all the lovely ladies at your link-up party!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks my friend… yes, great minds! Glad you enjoy the linkup 🙂 xx

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    April 27, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Oh Jess, bright baby blue and lavender have never looked better. Those pants and your shoes are fabulous.

    Do come by this Thursday and every Thursday to linkup with me babe. Thanks, Ada. =)

    Happy Hump Day!

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    Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    April 27, 2016 at 12:13 am

    I love your shoes! They’re absolutely stunning!


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    April 26, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I love this soft look! The floral pants are so on point and I love the lavender lace top and brooch! Those shoes! 🙂
    So fabulous, from head to toe!
    xx, Elle

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    April 26, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Such a perfect spring outfit, I’m loving those blue shoes!! Thank you for hosting Jess!!


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    Petite Silver Vixen
    April 26, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Jess, those trousers are gorgeous! Those colours just give you so many options to style. And those shoes are just perfect with the shimmer and the strap detailing.


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    Lanae Bond
    April 26, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Great tips and you created another fab look!

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    April 26, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I love your lace top and great tips.


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    April 26, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    The bright colours in this outfit are just beautiful! LOVE those pants


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    OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    April 26, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    So glad you enjoyed your mother’s visit Jess. Love the blue flats. Got a pair like that in rose´. They are awesome, right? Thannks for hosting! xo Sabina

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    April 26, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    The floral pants are so fun!

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    April 26, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Love a floral trouser in the spring- great look, lady!


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    April 26, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I absolutely love your shoes!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

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    April 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Absolutely love adding a dose of floral print to a look! Love how you layered everything here to perfection!

    xo Mary-Katherine | http://www.goldhattedlover.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 28, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      Thank you! It is getting quite hot here, so layering isnt going to last long. Glad you like the look!! xx

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    Andrea Nine
    April 26, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Jess, killing it here lady!! The most fabulous pants and your addition of lace is always spot on!! You look so beautiful!

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    Ashley Barney
    April 26, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Those pants are so fun! What a neat floral print!

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    April 26, 2016 at 10:03 am

    This is one of my favorite outfits on you. I just love how elegant and vibrant the colors are not to mention trendy (florals and blues). Thanks for hosting Jessica!
    Rachel xo

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    Amy Johnson
    April 26, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I love your top and bag!

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    Amy Arnold
    April 26, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Such a pretty lace top and color combo!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    Laurie Duncan
    April 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I have yet to try this trend, but I love how it looks on you! 🙂

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    April 26, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Truly coveting those shoes again!! It’s the metallic sheen to them —or something!
    I wouldn’t have even realized that the pants were silky—they are so colorful !
    Thanks for hosting!

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    April 26, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Cute idea of wearing your lace top as a vest! Sounds like a great visit with your mom. Enjoy!

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    [email protected]
    April 26, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Great floral pants! And I love how you styled them! Great idea to wear the lace top as a vest!

    I absolutely love your shoes – great color & style!

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    April 26, 2016 at 8:38 am

    I love all of this pattern mixing! And the color of those heels are just swoon worthy 🙂



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    Elle Spann
    April 26, 2016 at 8:29 am

    such a good look! I love the lace texture with the florals!! these hues are so pretty on you 🙂
    Southern Elle Style

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    [email protected]
    April 26, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Hi jess, you look lovely as always! Thanks for the link up!

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    Grace Liang
    April 26, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Loving your whole outfit! The colors and prints are perfect together! Thank you so much for featuring me! 🙂


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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    April 26, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Those pants are perfection! I love the look on you.

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    April 26, 2016 at 7:57 am

    How cute are those shoes???? Have a lovely Tuesday!


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    Celia M. High Heeled Life
    April 26, 2016 at 7:52 am

    this is a wonderful look! loving the softness – and those pants – such fun..thank you for hosting. Celia M. – HighHeeledLife.com

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    April 26, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Love the lace and floral combo! It makes such a lovely feminine outfit!

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    April 26, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Gorgeous, Jess! You really have such a wonderful personal style!! So cute about your mom and her yellow shoes too.

    Dawn Lucy

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    April 26, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Loving all the pretty spring colours in this outfit, thanks for hosting Jess!

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    April 26, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Pretty and feminine, Jess! This look features those strengths in your style.

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    April 26, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Jess that floral pattern on your trousers is sooooooo beautiful! Amazing shoes too, I can’t get enough of low block heels at the moment. Thanks so much for hosting!

    Catherine x

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    Bogi - Red Reticule (@RedReticule)
    April 26, 2016 at 6:06 am

    In love with that vest. I love how you paired floral prints with floral texture. Beautiful spring look, Jess.
    Red Reticule

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    April 26, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Glad to hear that your mom came to visit! Love those pants; both the print and the fact they’re like silky pajama bottoms!

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    April 26, 2016 at 3:39 am

    This outfit is so full of life and joy! I love the colours and the lace. As always, your hair is THE BEST accessory! Gorgeous. (PS I just learned from this post that you are in NC; I’m from there! The Western part though, near Asheville. xx)

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks so much! I love color. I may wear a LBD but my jewelry or something else has to stand out. Yes, I love love lvoe Asheville. My hubby and I used to go to the yearly film festival and we are about 2 hours away to visit. wonderful! x

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    Lady of Style
    April 26, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Lovely spring look, Jess!
    Your shoes are fabulous, I love a comfy blockheel and already adored them with your last outfit and the white trousers!
    We had some late snow and currently I am wearing warm clothes again… oh dear!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    April 26, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Always fantastic, dear Jess.
    Besos from Málaga-Spain

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    Tiina L
    April 26, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Fabulous pants! Have a great week, Jess!

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    April 26, 2016 at 2:47 am

    You look especially fabulous today Jess! I love your pants and look forward to more styling ideas. Your shoes rock too! Thank you for the link up! Much love! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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    April 26, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Great tips! Your floral pants are awesome! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    April 26, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time catching up this month with your mom and bonding over memories and fashion! I love the print of your pants and the shoes are fabulous too! Thanks for hosting!


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    April 26, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Such beautiful floral pants! Really love the print! And your styling is perfect!

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    April 26, 2016 at 1:20 am

    You do florals so well and those pants are fabulous. Great tips, too. It would be awesome if you added your post to my Powers The Flower linkup.


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    April 26, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Perfect way to pattern mix, love the floral lace top.

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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