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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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  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 16:48h, 28 April Reply

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

    Have a great week!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:51h, 28 April Reply

      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

  • trinagrandinettiTrinaTrina
    Posted at 19:55h, 27 April Reply

    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!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:53h, 28 April Reply

      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

  • Ginger Wroot
    Posted at 19:01h, 27 April Reply

    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!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:58h, 28 April Reply

      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

  • Brooke of Passport Couture
    Posted at 17:36h, 27 April Reply

    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!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:58h, 28 April Reply

      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

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 15:10h, 27 April Reply

    you look lovely

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin’

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 10:59h, 27 April Reply

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

    Emma xxx

  • dsimair
    Posted at 08:58h, 27 April Reply

    Those pants are great!

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 08:54h, 27 April Reply

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


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:59h, 28 April Reply

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

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 01:52h, 27 April Reply

    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!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:00h, 28 April Reply

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

  • Ada
    Posted at 00:32h, 27 April Reply

    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!

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    Posted at 00:13h, 27 April Reply

    I love your shoes! They’re absolutely stunning!


  • Elle
    Posted at 20:02h, 26 April Reply

    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

  • cherie
    Posted at 19:59h, 26 April Reply

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


  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 19:24h, 26 April Reply

    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.


  • Lanae Bond
    Posted at 18:28h, 26 April Reply

    Great tips and you created another fab look!

  • jolylook
    Posted at 14:46h, 26 April Reply

    I love your lace top and great tips.


  • asallows
    Posted at 13:18h, 26 April Reply

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


  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 12:58h, 26 April Reply

    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

  • Jessica
    Posted at 12:06h, 26 April Reply

    The floral pants are so fun!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 11:58h, 26 April Reply

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


  • Rachel
    Posted at 11:57h, 26 April Reply

    I absolutely love your shoes!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  • Mary-Katherine
    Posted at 11:21h, 26 April Reply

    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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:06h, 28 April Reply

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

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 11:06h, 26 April Reply

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

  • Ashley Barney
    Posted at 10:37h, 26 April Reply

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

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 10:03h, 26 April Reply

    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

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 10:01h, 26 April Reply

    I love your top and bag!

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 09:42h, 26 April Reply

    Such a pretty lace top and color combo!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 09:34h, 26 April Reply

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

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:22h, 26 April Reply

    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!

  • Jennie
    Posted at 09:12h, 26 April Reply

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

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 08:47h, 26 April Reply

    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!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 08:38h, 26 April Reply

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



  • Elle Spann
    Posted at 08:29h, 26 April Reply

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

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 08:22h, 26 April Reply

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

  • Grace Liang
    Posted at 08:17h, 26 April Reply

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


  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:12h, 26 April Reply

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

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 07:57h, 26 April Reply

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


  • Celia M. High Heeled Life
    Posted at 07:52h, 26 April Reply

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

  • Laura
    Posted at 07:32h, 26 April Reply

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

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 07:32h, 26 April Reply

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

    Dawn Lucy

  • marta
    Posted at 06:41h, 26 April Reply

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

  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:24h, 26 April Reply

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

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 06:12h, 26 April Reply

    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

  • Bogi - Red Reticule (@RedReticule)
    Posted at 06:06h, 26 April Reply

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

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:39h, 26 April Reply

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

  • sequinist
    Posted at 03:39h, 26 April Reply

    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)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:11h, 28 April Reply

      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

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 03:28h, 26 April Reply

    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

    Posted at 03:27h, 26 April Reply

    Always fantastic, dear Jess.
    Besos from Málaga-Spain

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 02:59h, 26 April Reply

    Fabulous pants! Have a great week, Jess!

  • Coco
    Posted at 02:47h, 26 April Reply

    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

  • Mica
    Posted at 02:28h, 26 April Reply

    Great tips! Your floral pants are awesome! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    Posted at 02:16h, 26 April Reply

    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!


  • Olga
    Posted at 01:34h, 26 April Reply

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

  • Rena
    Posted at 01:20h, 26 April Reply

    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.


  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:11h, 26 April Reply

    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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