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Turning Heads Linkup – More Snakeskin, Blush for Spring


Morning Ladies! It is funny. I seemed to have acquired more snakeskin pieces even without thinking about it as a trend, years ago. I love the neutral print, and how smart it looks with any color, like leopard . I put together this look as I have seen blush and snakeskin together and just love this soft color palette.

I just love this fresh look with neutrals and soft pink and bought the top recently from H&M. I don’t do much shopping there, but this was a great addition for about $20! I had the blush 3/4 sleeve blazer in my closet for years and love that the snakeskin print is more visible with these sleeves. I paired it with some destructed white jeans. Yes! Nothing wrong with a bit of rock and roll vibe today! The pink blush Andre Assous sandals were gifted to me last Spring. I love a contrast of the neutral print in snakeskin and the soft, feminine pale pink blazer.

I just have a love for straw or rattan bags or clutches for the summer. I bought this brown straw clutch on Poshmark about 2 years ago, and enjoy pairing it with many neutral looks. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite straw bag picks on the blog soon.

Hubby’s 5-0

Today is my hubby’s 5-0! Yes, I am the older woman! haha.  I have surprises, and since I don’t think he will read this today, I thought I could post my plan. ( wa-ha-ha-ha, witch-like laugh) My mom and I thought that getting him 50 little things in bags would be cool for this big day. I bought all kinds of snacks, some great ink pens ( he never has any) shirts, 6 packs of beer… I went kinda crazy at Target.

I also ordered a chocolate cake with ganache filling as there is no such thing as “too much chocolate” where my hubby is concerned. I will go pick up that and the beer today and we will celebrate.

We celebrate on Saturday officially going out to a highly rated Eddie V’s in Uptown Charlotte, the best seafood! ( so it is a treat for me too!)


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  • Reply
    April 17, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Hi Jess! I’ve been MIA for a while…my job has consumed me!! You look fabulous here!! I love the blouse and blazer. I’ve moved away from white pants bc I can’t wear them to work…they would get so dirty. Would this work with black pants? Happy Easter!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 17, 2019 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Leslie, thanks so much. Good to hear from you. I would suggest a grey or slate pair if you have it, as the grey and taupe in the snakeskin, along with the light blush pink would be softer. Of course, there aren’t rules per say, so if you have black, it would work too. 🙂 xx

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    Anna Shirley
    April 17, 2019 at 4:43 am

    I’m in love with this look, Jess. Happy Birthday to your hubby and I hope that you will have a lot of fun with celebration.


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    April 12, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Perfect spring outfit! We still have cool weather, but hopefully May will be better.
    Happy birthday to your husband, I never knew you were the older woman 😉



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      Jess Jannenga
      April 12, 2019 at 5:33 pm

      Thank you Carmen! I know what you mean about weather, we have had tons of rain, not much sun.. so hopefully May will be good for both of us!
      Yes, one whole year! 🙂 xx

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    April 12, 2019 at 4:04 am

    A gorgeous spring look Jess, loving that feminine blush pink! How lovely are the flowers too. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday!

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    Suzanne Smith
    April 11, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Hi Jess! Thank you so much for featuring my Pinterest picture…I was surprised! Happy Birthday to your hubby! I hope you all have a wonderful time. We’ll definitely have to check out that restaurant in Charlotte!
    I think the outfit you have on might be one of my favorites ever! I love the snakeskin and pink together and it’s perfect paired with the white jeans! Enjoy your weekend!

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    April 10, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Happy belated 50th to your hubby! What a milestone! Seafood sounds good and his cake too. Yum! I love snakeskin pattern but I have not found one for me. I love the pink and the snakeskin pattern together. It complements each other beautifully and the white jeans softens the look. I hope your hubby had a great celebration and wishing you a fabulous half week!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you Maureen! I do like the soft colors and snakeskin, edge with some softness! Thank you regarding hubbys Bday! xx

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    April 9, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    What a great birthday idea, Jess!! Can’t wait to read about his reaction! I’ve been getting ready for a beach theme party for my husband’s upcoming birthday. It’s a big one, so we’re having a big party. Woohoo! Love that pink blazer with the snakeskin blouse. I just ordered a pink blazer–can’t wait to style it, too!

    xx Darlene

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 10, 2019 at 9:42 am

      Sounds wonderful Darlene! That will be so fun, do you have a pool? I bet your hubby will love it! Thank you, I am sure it will look great- I love shades of pink for Spring. xx

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    April 9, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Happy Birthday to your husband, I am sure he will love all the little presents. Enjoy all your celebrations together. I do like the snake print with the blush on you Jess. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 10, 2019 at 9:36 am

      HI Jill! thanks so much. Yes, I love giving gifts, so this was a ball for me! He was like, what are all those bags about? xx

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    Cheryl Shops
    April 9, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    That’s funny—I was this close to buying a snake-print midi skirt and realized I already owned a mini. Clearly I need to clean out my closet, because there’s so much in there that I’m forgetting about what I already own! Happy 50th to your hubby!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 10, 2019 at 9:43 am

      I know the feeling! Thanks for the Bday wishes for hubby! xx

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    April 9, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Aww, your husband is so lucky that you’re planning so much for him for his 50th! 🙂 I love the idea of 50 little gifts and a very chocolatey cake! I love this blush blazer with the snakeskin!


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    Laura Bambrick
    April 9, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I just got a similar snakeskin top in the mail today! I love how you paired it with blush! Such a gorgeous combo!

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    April 9, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    That color is so pretty on you! I love it paired with the snake skin – such a gorgeous yet unexpected combo! And happy birthday to your hubby 🙂


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    Nora Minassian
    April 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Happy 5oth to your hubby! Love your blush blazer, I am actually wearing a pink blazer on my blog today too. Hope you have a great time celebrating today and on Saturday.

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    April 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    I discovered the other day that one of my pretty heels’ print was snakeskin and that I have not worn them enough. They are somewhat of a wedge heel so I really can dress them up or even wear them with something casual. Your outfit is lovely, I especially love the blush and white together. Soft and feminine!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 10, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Thank you Mirelle, I know what you mean, I have had snakeskin heels for awhile, before it was popular. Your wedges sound nice! Glad you like the look. xx

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    Theresa Campbell
    April 9, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Oh my goodness. That cake sounds mouth watering. More chocolate is always good! Love that soft blush color on you. I always think I can’t wear pink shades because I’ve got reddish hair. But when I see it on you, I really love how it looks. So I’m going to have to expand my color horizons!


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    April 9, 2019 at 11:36 am

    I love this pink jacket on you, Jess! The whole outfit is calling for spring… Happy Birthday to your husband!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 10, 2019 at 9:49 am

      Thank you very much Tatiana! He is enjoying his Birthday week! xx

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    April 9, 2019 at 10:58 am

    What a beautiful combo! Love all of the pretty details too! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    April 9, 2019 at 10:45 am

    This is a lovely combination. The snakeskin does look really nice against the blush blazer! I am definitely going to keep this in mind for spring. Hope the birthday celebration is wonderful!

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    Lisa Richardson
    April 9, 2019 at 10:36 am

    You know I love the snakeskin print. I wear my snakeskin flats all the time. I love the combo of it and blush and hadn’t really thought much about the pairing. Love it Jess!!!

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    Mary The Pouting Pensioner
    April 9, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Not being a snake lover i get a little bit fidgety around the print, but teaming it with the white and pink seems to soften the effect, so we’ll done you. And we’ll done you for thinking up the 50 bags of treats with your mum, what fun for him! Best wishes up to the 5-0 Birthday Boy.
    Hugs, Mary.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 10, 2019 at 9:51 am

      HI Mary! I don’t like snakes either, but the print I can get my head around! 🙂 Thank you for the hubby bday wishes, he enjoyed the day and Sat will be the delicioous meal! xx

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    Amy Johnson
    April 9, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Pink and snakeskin always look so lovely together.

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    April 9, 2019 at 7:44 am

    The snake skin pattern in growing on me. My daughter says she is seeing a lot of that print around town. She is in Charlotte. I am currently looking for some wedges with snake skin appeal.

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    April 9, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Gorgeous outfit! I love pastels and it looks really good with snakeskin.

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    Andrea Nine
    April 9, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Soooo fabulous!! Blush and snakeskin is such a good combo! You look Spring Sensational!

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    Shelbee on the Edge
    April 9, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Jess, I absolutely love this combination of blush, white, and snakeskin! And I also am an older woman…7 years older than my husband! Except I act way younger…20 years in the Army has made him a little bit stodgy! Hahaha. Happy Birthday to your man. I hope you have a lovely celebration!


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    Kellyann Rohr
    April 9, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Ooooh I love your blouse and that beautiful blush jacket! Happy 5-0 to your husband! I know you will have a great time celebrating and that cake sounds soooooo good!

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    April 9, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Happy Birthday to your hubby! I will be back for the linkup. And I sure hope you will feel better very soon!

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