Turning Heads #linkup-#NYFW- Rust Zara Ruffled Top and Midi Skirt - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #linkup-#NYFW- Rust Zara Ruffled Top and Midi Skirt


Hello Ladies!!

Welcome back to another edition of #Turningheadstuesday!! I am sharing with you another one of my looks from #NYFW, as I wore this to the #BetseyJohnson fashion show. Perhaps I could have worn a big tulle fluffy pink dress with a corset outer, but thought that just might be a bit over the top for me, so I saw this on Zara and had to have it!  I know I have shown alot of lace outfits lately, but what can I say.. I love fine well made lace and the color was a surprise! On the website, it looked more maroon, which I thought would be lovely, but when I received it, it is a brick shade and I thought, even better!!

I had to borrow the Brownstone in the background, wondering if the owner would come out at any minute. I decided to go with the house without the three signs that read ” “Keep Out” , ” Pick up Your Doggie Doo” and ” Keep of Property’, as the one down the street advertised. ( wow!)  I always loved the look of the row of Brownstone houses in New York and Jersey City, as it reminds me of the movies, classic New York, and the architecture is so lovely to look at with potted plants and iron wrought fences.  I also have a love for colored bright doors as an array of red, green and brown shades peppered the front of the homes.

Jersey City is quaint compared to New York, and has much character. We had to stop in the puppy shop to pick up pumpkin treats for Jack and some treats to take home to Gibson and Truffles. We ate at some cozy restaurants, a delicious breakfast place where the cooks and waitresses sang to a playlist of classic rock tunes as they served their customers. I had a scrumptious breakfast of peach french toast with real cream and much needed dark roast coffee.

So, here in front of this brownstone, I am in  a rust colored lace ruffled top with a scalloped bottom ( tucked in) and a pencil skirt with a mini-midi style. I loved that the skirt showed the legs but came down past the knee for added length, allowing one to show off their legs in a slightly edgier style. My shoes are a burgundy patent leather with a square toe, and square heel, vintage style. I added the same family of marsala/maroon with my Rebecca Minkoff leather bag, which holds about everything but the kitchen sink. I could have an entire wardrobe of this shade for fall! I had to get the matching blouse as the ruffles add pizazz to the look, and instead of a dress I wanted the ability to mix and match in my wardrobe, pairing this blouse under a tweed blazer in the fall as well.

Hope you enjoyed my look and day in NY  🙂









So again: Details:  Zara top, Skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag, Vintage Burgundy Shoes, Vintage earrings ( bought in Charleston Shop) Zenni Cat Eye Glasses

Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, #iwillwearwhatilike linkup, SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On,Random Wednesday,   Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday  Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  / Forage Fashion 


I am looking for co-hosts for the next 4 weeks please send me a message if you are interested! 

The co-host can expect to have the linkup thumbnails on their blog post for the day and also choose 2 socials they would like my readers to follow. I do the same.

I am having two ladies most clicked and  the PINTEREST Pic of the week This woman featured will be on my Elegantly Dressed and Stylish Pinterest page under the board  with the hashtag #Turningheadstuesday.  I would love for you all to follow me on Pinterest in order to support each other as well. I follow back 🙂 I truly thank you for your support and being at this Linkup!

I will also being Hosting with 6 other Over Ladies: My Refined Style Oct 1st. More details to come

So: From Fashion Week: To Fashion’s Chic…Here are our Lovely Ladies!

Most clicked is Karen from She Thought She Could with one of my favorite shades_Cobalt! I just don’t own much 🙂 Lovely!!


Pinterest Pic of the Week is: Jill from Grown Up Glamour, because it is that time of year, where I love everything pumpkin! Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin blazers, Pumpkin candles…etc and also because I LOVE all of the fall colors and textures she is wearing!




  • Debra Barretta
    Posted at 18:47h, 27 September Reply

    What a gorgeous blouse and did I mention your skirt. Glamourama lady! When I think of your style the first word that comes to mind is sophistication. I love thst you chose to wear pretty lace to the Betsey show. Without a doubt, you stood out among all the Betsey admirers. Great color on you Jess. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

    Stylewise by Debra

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:54h, 27 September Reply

      HI Debra
      Aww sweet! I try for elegance and sophistication. Thanks so much!! Glad you enjoyed the post Deb.

      Have a great night
      Jess xo

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 22:44h, 26 September Reply

    I love how this top and skirt compliments your hair and skin tone. You look stunning Jessica!
    Thanks for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired me” hope you can join in again on Tuesday.
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  • Elle
    Posted at 12:03h, 26 September Reply

    Jess, love this color on you, it is such a rich shade for a lace dress! Love the ruching-ruffle detail and the shoes are so pretty! Witty narration, too! Photo sessions in NY can be demanding ! I hear great things about Jersey City!
    XX, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:07h, 26 September Reply

      Thank you Elle! I am glad you like my writing. Means alot! Beleive it or not, it is seperates which even appealed to me more, as I was considering another dress, i loved the idea of being able to get more out of these pieces.Thanks so much!

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 09:33h, 23 September Reply

    What a beautiful colour for fall.


  • Coco
    Posted at 02:20h, 23 September Reply

    A gorgeous red head (it’s not a mocking work, is it?) turning heads in marsala. Thank you for another link up with lots of amazing ladies! Much love Valeria from Coco et La vie en rose

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 16:22h, 22 September Reply

    Oooh Jess these tones of wine and red are soooo delicious! I think you were born to wear lace (after florals maybe?!) – you certainly looked the epitome of style and elegance at NYFW. Glad you had a great time…!!

    Thanks for hosting, hope to see you at #iwillwearwhatilike this week!

    Much love
    Catherine x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:30h, 22 September Reply

      Thank you! I loved the brick of this outfit, saw the lace too and I had to buy it! Just HAD to. 🙂 I know I have a thing for girly looks what can i say “-)) thanks so much it was fun, still recouperating! I thought I joined in yesterday at the linkup, but my memory is shoddy these days, will check in! thanks friend. XO

  • Spashionista
    Posted at 14:42h, 22 September Reply

    Beautiful in rust and ruffles, Jess! So glad you got to see the Betsey Johnson show live. She’s always been one of my favorites.
    Your photos made me homesick. Long, long ago I lived in a brownstone in Queens. Nice to see you had such a great time in the Big Apple 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:08h, 22 September Reply

      Thank you Alicia! I love the character of a brownstone. It was so fun, and glad you love the look!! I didnt know you lived there.

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 14:14h, 22 September Reply

    You wear lace so well and lovely to see you in such a rich colour. My, you had a lot of fun at the fashion week and I’ve really enjoyed seeing all the photos. I love those brownstones – they are so characterful.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:09h, 22 September Reply

      thank you! I love lace as much as florals. Thank you! I had fun 🙂

  • Lisa Maynard
    Posted at 13:59h, 22 September Reply
  • asallows
    Posted at 13:54h, 22 September Reply

    What a elegant outfit. Love the all over lace!


  • Ada
    Posted at 13:16h, 22 September Reply

    That dress is gorgeous and the midi length is perfect. The rust color on it makes it even prettier and wonderful for Fall. Thanks for hosting, friend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:10h, 22 September Reply

      Beleive it or not, it is seperates! Hard to tell. Glad you like the color, that is what attracted me too! xx

  • Nora Minassian Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:13h, 22 September Reply

    Beautiful two piece dress and the color looks great on you Jess, I love your shoes too!

  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 11:32h, 22 September Reply

    This lace combo is gorgeous. Love the color!

  • A Well Styled Life
    Posted at 11:14h, 22 September Reply

    Fabulous color on you! You look terrific as always. I do follow you everywhere:)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:11h, 22 September Reply

      Thank you my friend! I think i do as well. The color and lace was what attracted me, I kept lookig at it, and it is a sign when i do! xx

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 10:36h, 22 September Reply

    I love the pretty lace & the color of the dress is perfect!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:13h, 22 September Reply

      Thanks Megan! Beleive it or not, it is a 2 piece, seperate, which I love even more as I can get more use out of it. xx

  • Talitha Haynes
    Posted at 10:23h, 22 September Reply

    This color is such a pretty color and it looks great on you.

  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 10:00h, 22 September Reply

    Gorgeous Dress! And, such a funny story about the house. I love brownstones too! I followed you on Pinterest!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:13h, 22 September Reply

      Glad you enjoyed my story and top/skirt. Thank you!!

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 09:57h, 22 September Reply

    This is such a gorgeous, not to mention chic pairing, Jess! Loving the color on you! So pretty! xox-M

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 09:16h, 22 September Reply

    What a lovely outfit! The lace and color is so pretty. That is a quaint street! Glad you found a sign-free spot. 😉

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 09:15h, 22 September Reply

    Love those earrings!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 08:58h, 22 September Reply

    What a gorgeous and feminine look for NYFW – and how I miss NY!!


  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:55h, 22 September Reply

    I love that Zara outfit. It is perfection on you!

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 08:50h, 22 September Reply

    I love those brownstones – I thought you were in the West Village! Gorgeous dress too – I adore that color. xox

  • Trina
    Posted at 08:30h, 22 September Reply

    So statuesque, Love your outfit:)

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 08:08h, 22 September Reply

    The color of your Zara dress is exceptional, love it and paired with your vintage bow flats makes for a great look. Enjoyed seeing all your photos from your exciting trip to NYC. Thank you for sharing and for hosting!


    Posted at 08:05h, 22 September Reply

    Lovely dress and lovely you, dear , Jess.
    thank you for this lovely link up

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:16h, 22 September Reply

      Thnks so much! I bought them as a top and skirt, as I want to mix and match. I know it look slike a dress. Enjoy your week!! xx

  • darlingdearestblog
    Posted at 07:54h, 22 September Reply

    First, that color is phenomenal. Second, that color is phenomenal on you! Lovee it for this time of the year. And you make it look so classy!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:15h, 22 September Reply

      thank you! that is what I liked about it too!! xx

  • Shannon
    Posted at 07:41h, 22 September Reply

    This dress is gorgeous on you! Love the lace and the rust color is so pretty!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • ellespann
    Posted at 07:16h, 22 September Reply

    you always look so pretty in lace! this color is beautiful and so on trend:)
    Southern Elle Style

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 07:09h, 22 September Reply

    I love that colour, it really suits you. The mini-midi hemline and ruffles on the top are really lovely details. Fabulous! Thanks for hosting Jess, I hope you have a great week 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Irene Papadopoulou
    Posted at 07:01h, 22 September Reply

    so classy! looking amazing!

  • Samantha
    Posted at 06:45h, 22 September Reply

    Jess, that colour is stunning on you! And the lace…wow…beautiful!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:17h, 22 September Reply

      Thank you Sam! When I go back and keep looking at something it usually is a sign 🙂 xx

  • Monica Siembieda
    Posted at 06:41h, 22 September Reply

    Love this color dress, and the lace detail. You look gorgeous in it. I’m slightly jealous that I couldn’t go to NYFW but I’m glad you had fun!


  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 06:32h, 22 September Reply

    A reader just commented – everything looks fabulous with an NYC background. So you just gotta love this city for it. and you found the prefect background again my friend. Thanks so much for sharing your pics about NYC! xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  • thelifbissue
    Posted at 06:14h, 22 September Reply

    You just got to love New York and the endless opportunities to take fab outift pics. You look beautiful Jess, I think this colour is incredibly flattering on you! Love, Kirsten xx


  • Marta
    Posted at 06:09h, 22 September Reply

    Such a pretty skirt, love this colour on you!!

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 05:50h, 22 September Reply

    Love this color! Beautiful!!

  • Jill James
    Posted at 05:43h, 22 September Reply

    Stunning colour and style of this dress with its interesting hemline detail. Your shots against the New York brownstones are really lovely. New York Fashion Week looks interesting, thanks for sharing some of your highlights.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:18h, 22 September Reply

      Thank you Jill! I loved the color and the hemline too! My mom asked if you wear a slip 🙂 This is edgy right 🙂 haha. I know I am a fan of the architecture ad brownstones are so iconic! xx

  • Olga
    Posted at 04:15h, 22 September Reply

    Beautiful look! I simply love this colour and there is no such thing as too much lace in one’s wardrobe.

  • shbowdoin
    Posted at 03:34h, 22 September Reply

    Hi Jess, you hit it out of the part with this ensemble. I don’t know why you didn’t think, “Pick Up Your Own Doggie Doo” wouldn’t have just finished off the look ;)!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:19h, 22 September Reply

      Haha Shellie! Yes, all the signs were so warm and inviting. I was tempted! Glad you like the look, the color I love. xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 03:30h, 22 September Reply

    Oh that lace is lovely! Looks like a dress together, lovely separates! 🙂 I really like your bag too!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 01:43h, 22 September Reply

    Beautiful outfit Jessica, I see you have had a fantastic time at fashion week. Sorry I didn’t get to link up last week as busy too. So not only admiring your outfit but your stamina too! Just not had time to post to much going on! I dont know how you do it all .
    Laurie x x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:20h, 22 September Reply

      Hello Laurie
      I think that is why I am in bed part of this week! Recoupingfrom the trip. Look forward to heairng about LFW! ENjoy yourself.No problem, life is busy and much going on. Glad you are here!

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 01:37h, 22 September Reply

    What a lovely outfit, and the perfect match to the brownstone! Have a great week, Jess!

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:37h, 22 September Reply

    This outfit is just stunning on you! Please don’t tempt me into Zara, I am thinking I need this top and skirt.


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Claire
    Posted at 01:35h, 22 September Reply

    Beautiful dress Jess, love the colour 🙂

    Thanks for hosting..

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 01:35h, 22 September Reply

    Amazing colours, Jess, perfect for you! Lovely photos of the neighbourhood in NY.

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:22h, 22 September Reply

      thanks so much Annette! I loved this and kept looking at it on Zara, so it usually means buyit! I had to get the brownsones in 🙂 xx

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 01:23h, 22 September Reply

    It seems that you had perfect time in NY, Jess. I wish I could be there too. You look beautiful in this dress and I love your delicate vintage earings. o)


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:22h, 22 September Reply

      Yes Anna, it was very fun! I couldnt live there with all the people and traffic, but fashion week was a blast! thanks so much re: the look and these are one of my favorite pair of earrings.

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