Turning Heads Linkup-Orange Paisley High Low Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup-Orange Paisley High Low Dress






Charming Charlie dress, earrings, Treesje leather clutch and Zara shoes



Happy #TurningheadsTuesday Everyone!

Yes it is orange again this week, however,I know you are not used to seeing me in a dress like this, which is precisely what made me interested ! I loved the shorter in the front,longer in the back lengths and deemed this my ” Mullet Dress”. I can only say that my brother was a “victim to the hairstyle in the 80s, but it looked good on him at the time!

This dress is so light, it feels like nothing is on, so airy and comfortable. The print looks almost Indian in its mixes of rust, orange, green, yellows and reds. I would have liked if it were truly a waistline instead of empire but I am used to it, after a few wears. I keep eyeing the knee length gladiator shoes and think they would work with this, certainly more casual, but fits the style. Some gorgeous colorful lace up heels we have seen many times would be so pretty, but I add some height with my Zara peep toe shoes.

Every now and then I am surprised by some of the stores and their inventory. This dress is  from Charming Charlie as over Memorial Day I bought it for a mere $20. Granted, the  material is thin, and it is not designer quality, but for a warm summer night out for a glass of wine, it would work well.

As you know, my love for well made lace, and florals are my favorites, and florals overwhelm my closet at the chosen pattern. I decided to go “out of my box” and try a new and interesting pattern and I do like the tie at the neck as well.

How about you, Are you adventurous at trying different patterns or styles? What have you purchased recently to the effect?

linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Linkup 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  What I’m Wearing Wednesday  Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  

You have met my lovely co-host today, Casey of A Little Bit of Cheer, as she has hosted before and was kind to volunteer. I love the carefree style, effortless outfits she puts together,and the bright colors She has a section for creating wardrobes on her blog.. So, if my puppy Truffles could talk, she would say, Let’s give her a round of “A-Paws” for helping out today! Casey in her own words: …” I love red wine, writing, beautiful churches, the color pink, coffee, positive people, being outside, reality TV, spending time with my family and above all, I try to live my life through Christ’s example and count my blessings every single day. 🙂 ”

As my Co-host, please follow Casey on Instagram and Bloglovin,


I also wanted to point out, after the initial Tuesday linkup, there seems to be quite a bit more ladies linking up Wednesday, Thursday and even Friday. If you can, come back and comment or check out a few of those blogs that show up then! I appreciate it!! I  really want to THANK YOU all of helping this linkup along and making it grow!

I have an opening for Co-Host beginning on June 30th, so if you are interested, let me know! 

Our categories remain the same, Most Clicked, Trendy, and Personal Favorite ( quite hard for me!)

Today, for the first lovely lady I bring you another favorite red-head of mine, Martina of Elegant 40, looks amazing in this vintage inspired look with pretty polka dots and pink skirt, love her hair up too! Retro-chic!


Second, trending now in this pretty  floral dress, with lovely tones of browns and yellows, is Mis Pipelicos with her signature hairstyle. Lovely!


A Personal Favorite is Katie of Hello Katie Girl, as the skirt is so colorful, I love the greens, the object of it as artwork. Not to mention, the magenta LV Epi bag, what can I say! Love this look!


So on to the #turningheadstuesday #Linkup Fun!! Enjoy.. and party like there’s no tomorrow!


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  • Martina Elegant40
    Posted at 10:08h, 13 June Reply

    Thank you very much, dear Jess! It is an honor for me to be at your blog.

    You look amazing in this dress. Hope you don’t mind that I may get inspiration for my next dress. It is so beautiful I have to copy yours a bit 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 13 June Reply

      You are welcome! No problem, I dont mind at all! I am sure you will look lovely! xx

  • nicolemolders
    Posted at 01:08h, 13 June Reply

    Thanks 4 linking up 2 Top of the World Style. The dress is awesome!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:17h, 13 June Reply

      Thanks so much! I suppose it was a good purchase after all! Have a great weekend! xx

  • Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style
    Posted at 11:50h, 12 June Reply

    Love this different style dress on you! The colors and pattern are just right for you, and the overall effect is showstopping! 🙂

  • tipsyheelz40
    Posted at 19:55h, 11 June Reply

    Lovely dress love the detail and colors, so fab:)

  • adrianaf20
    Posted at 17:09h, 11 June Reply

    Beautiful dress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:55h, 12 June Reply

      Hello Adriana! Thank you, will be by to check out your blog today too. xx

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 16:54h, 11 June Reply

    Orange is such a pretty color on you and those earrings are so pretty, too!


  • Alyssa Renee
    Posted at 15:09h, 11 June Reply

    This paisley print dress is lovely! Love the colors! =)
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    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:03h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you so much! I liked the colors as well. xx

  • Jan
    Posted at 14:47h, 11 June Reply

    Looove this orange dress! <3


  • Anja
    Posted at 14:33h, 11 June Reply

    wow, this dress looks wonderful with your hair color. I really love this look!!!

  • Carly
    Posted at 22:32h, 10 June Reply

    That dress is stunning and it suits your complexion and figure perfectly! Gorgeous look!
    Dresses & Denim

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 18:21h, 10 June Reply

    Such a sight for sore eyes 🙂

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 15:26h, 10 June Reply

    What a lovely dress on an even more lovely lady! Love everything about this Jess, just perfect!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:49h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you so much Andrea! Glad you like this look and enjoy having you here! xx

  • Tianna
    Posted at 12:19h, 10 June Reply

    gorgeous dress for summer! I love it!

    stop by and chat with me 🙂 http://storybookapothecary.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:55h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Tianna! Look forward to meeting you! xx

  • Priscilla Hedlin (@WheelchairMommy)
    Posted at 12:00h, 10 June Reply

    Your dress is so gorgeous and it is “so you” and I don’t even know you! Ha. I love how it compliments your skin and gorgeous hair.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:45h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Priscilla, you are right, 🙂 it is me ! Glad you like it with my skin tone, enjoy your day. xx

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 10:24h, 10 June Reply

    Love this color on you. What a fun print. Thanks for hosting!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:17h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Amy! It is a fun print and very light. Enjoy your day! xx

  • Olga
    Posted at 04:28h, 10 June Reply

    This is a fantastic dress! There are so many things that I like about it: interesting print, pretty colour, not-typical design. And so very feminine!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:54h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Olga, I like that it was something different for me, enjoy your day! xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 23:18h, 09 June Reply

    Love your paisley high low dress! The halter is lovely on you, and I am loving orange on you too!
    I love the mullet quote, you re a funny lady! I also loved Katie’s look in the striped tee and bold floral skirt; beautiful !
    Stay well and gorgeous!
    xx, elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:54h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Elle, I really do like orange and the way the dress falls. I have a silly and sometimes sacrastic sense of humour! I have to ! 🙂 Thanks so much, enjoy your week! xx

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 22:34h, 09 June Reply

    Wow! This dress is SOOOO sexy. Love it. o)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:53h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Anna! I have to show leg more in the summer! hehee, enjoy your day! xx

  • Highland Fashionista
    Posted at 18:51h, 09 June Reply

    I absolutely love this color on you…and the mullet hemline is fantastic against that halter neck!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you! I liked that about it too! I appreciate that you like my humour as well. xx

  • Vale
    Posted at 18:20h, 09 June Reply

    Jess, you look wonderful, that dress is stunning ! Love the outfit. Thanks for inviting me to join your link-up, gladly joined 🙂 Kisses from Italy

    Fashion and Cookies

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:51h, 10 June Reply

      Hi Vale, I follow you on socials and love your style very much, glad you are here and like the outfit! xx

  • Petite Silver Vixen (@petitevix)
    Posted at 16:23h, 09 June Reply

    Jaw dropping. Absolutely jaw dropping. What a fantastic print. But it’s not just the print and colour that make it so jaw dropping. The neckline has that effortless chic about it. And I love the way you describe it as your ‘Mullet Dress’. That made me laugh out loud. You’re a bargain hunter after my own heart


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:51h, 10 June Reply

      Oh,t hank you so much, you are too kind! I do like the tie and the neckline as well, you are the only one to comment on my sense of humour with the”mullet dress” Glad to make you laugh! Enjoy your week! xx

  • HonestlyTrish
    Posted at 15:38h, 09 June Reply

    Jess, that dress is absolutely stunning! I love the way you’ve styled it. Beautiful accessories! A+

    xo Trish

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Trish! I like navy with orange, glad you like the look!! Have a great week! xx

  • jolylook
    Posted at 15:06h, 09 June Reply

    What a beautiful summer dress. You look gorgeous


  • Spashionista
    Posted at 14:35h, 09 June Reply

    We are both wearing orange this week! Talk about stepping out of the box, I’m always hesitant to wear orange because I’m afraid it will look garish (like Tennessee Vols orange!). I love the lightness and the print of your $20 find. It suits you and is perfect for Summer in the South 🙂


  • styleatacertainage
    Posted at 14:05h, 09 June Reply

    Hi Jess,
    Well, I finally made it to your fab linkup! Love your dress. You look divine.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:17h, 09 June Reply

      Beth, glad to see you here! Thank you, it is super comfy too! xx

  • Alena
    Posted at 14:02h, 09 June Reply

    I really like how cute this dress, yet looks so comfortable too!

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com/

  • trinagrandinetti
    Posted at 12:51h, 09 June Reply

    Jess, what a pop of fun summer. This dress was made for you, love the color (on you), the pattern, can’t go wrong with paisley and then to top it off being orange, wow! I totally agree, the knee lenght gladiators would look be so striking with this and you, my friend, could definitely pull them off.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:23h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Trina!! So glad you like this different look for me! I have been looking for those knee length ones and found a pair I love at Zara, just not $150 love. Have to keep looking 🙂 Enjoy your day my friend! xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:15h, 09 June Reply

    This is a beautiful dress, I love the pattern, silouette and the color! You look stunning in it Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:20h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you so much Nora! It really is very light to wear too, and it gets HOT here in summer, but I don’t have to tell you that either 🙂 !! xx

  • fashionloveletters
    Posted at 12:11h, 09 June Reply

    Definitely one of my favorites from you! That dress is seriously gorgeous!! I love the colors and the print and the hi-low hem is such a great detail! You look so stunning!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:19h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Denise! As you know I love dresses, so at $20 I just had to try it!! It was different for me, but fun! Enjoy your day! xx

  • chelsea
    Posted at 12:03h, 09 June Reply

    I really love the high low part of this dress! Those earrings match the orange perfectly.

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:18h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Chelsea! I bought the earrrings for another dress, but liked them too with this. Enjoy your day! xx

  • asallows
    Posted at 11:44h, 09 June Reply

    What an awesome dress! The bright colours are amazing, and the high/low hemline is so elegant.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:18h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you ! it was a little getting used to the highlow hemline, but I wanted something different!! Enjoy your day! xx

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 09:59h, 09 June Reply

    What a beautiful orangle paisley dress, loving the tail end of it. You look gorgeous!
    Rachel xo
    Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up is now LIVE

    Garay Treasures

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:06h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Rachael! I will be by soon to link up as well. xx

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 09:59h, 09 June Reply

    This dress is stunning on you! I adore the print and the colours.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:05h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Suzanne! I could certainly see this on you too!! Enjoy your day. xx

  • Learn. Grow. Love. Thrive.
    Posted at 09:56h, 09 June Reply

    Jess, Love the hi-lo dress. Such a great look this summer, and the colors in there are wonderful. Thanks for the link up.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:05h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you so much! I think that is what i loved most. enjoy your day! xx

  • Jessica
    Posted at 09:39h, 09 June Reply

    I really like the print on that dress. I never check out the clothes at Charming Charlie I should start.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:43h, 09 June Reply

      Hi Jessica
      I have one other dress from there. The quality is fine certainly for the price, I just buy most of my clothes on line. They do have some cute tops too! Thank you!! xx

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:38h, 09 June Reply

    Only 3 words needed for this look: Wow, Wow, Wow!! What a dress! Love the style, the color and of course the accessories. Just perfection all around -xx



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:44h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you friend!! I have been stopping by to see your amazing dresses as well, the long red one and boy that off the shoulder coral, had to look those up! Glad you like the look!! Enjoy your week! xx

  • beautybymissl
    Posted at 09:20h, 09 June Reply

    What a beautiful dress for summer! Love it!

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 09:17h, 09 June Reply

    Jess that is an absolute SHOWSTOPPER of a dress…!!!!! Yes it’s different to what you usually wear but the style, colour and pattern all suit you beautifully!

    Thank you so much for hosting – have a great week 🙂

    Catherine x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:41h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Catherine! I was a bit hesitant at first, but I loved everything you mention about the dress, and at that price, I went for it. I appreciate the lovely feedback. You too my friend! xx

  • Shaira Manalo
    Posted at 09:15h, 09 June Reply

    Wow, i super love that high low dress! Summer vibes it is <3

    Looking forward to see more of your posts. Do you have an instagram account? Maybe we could follow each other. Let me know by leaving a comment on my blog or sending me a request. I'll follow back 🙂 Thanks!

    IG: @shairangelique

    Have a nice day!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:40h, 09 June Reply

      Hi Shaira!
      Nice to meet you, glad you like the look of it. As the host, I usually request my readers on link up day to follow me on Instagram and Bloglovin. I will be happy to do the same. Just go to the area before the link up and my INstagram link and Bloglovin link are there for you to follow. thanks so much!! You too

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 09:01h, 09 June Reply

    You rock that lovely hi-lo dress Jess – why dont you pop by my Poshmark closet and check out my dresses which I am sure would look good on your lean figure too!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:38h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Rebecca! I am a seller too on PM, I love shopping there, I will swing by soon! Have a great week! xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 08:46h, 09 June Reply

    Most beautiful dress! You look radiant. xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:38h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Patti, I did like the colors in it, and something different. Enjoy your week! xx

  • Monika from Styleworld40plus
    Posted at 08:44h, 09 June Reply

    Awesome dress! I love the style, the pretty print and the colours which go so well again with your beautiful hair.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:37h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Monika! Glad you like the look! xx

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 08:38h, 09 June Reply

    Wow Jess! That dress looks incredible on you. I love the pattern and the colors. And, you have the legs to wear something like that. Love it! thank you for hosting and thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:36h, 09 June Reply

      Thanks so much Cherie! I would love to have worn a higher pointed heel with this but its a no go. It was a different dress and caught my eye with the pattern. I appreciate it, enjoy your week!! xx

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 07:58h, 09 June Reply

    The paisley dress is so beautiful on you, Jess! Love it and thanks for the link up!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:35h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Pam! I do like Paisley and it is a different print from my florals. Enjoy your day! xx

  • Marta
    Posted at 07:54h, 09 June Reply

    This is such a pretty high-low dress, I’m loving this style of dress right now! Thanks for hosting Jess:)

  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 07:52h, 09 June Reply

    I love the high/low hem of this dress. I’m not used to seeing paisley in this bright orange and I love it!

  • Celia M. High Heeled Life
    Posted at 07:42h, 09 June Reply

    Loving this dress … and those earrings are so darling. Thank you for hosting. xo

  • Merci Jowi
    Posted at 07:15h, 09 June Reply

    I want your dress….. just in case you get tired of it :). You look amazing!

  • Talitha Haynes
    Posted at 07:15h, 09 June Reply

    That dress is so beautiful on you.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 06:54h, 09 June Reply

    This dress is WAY gorgeous on you, lady! I love it!


  • ellespann
    Posted at 06:52h, 09 June Reply

    You’re right- this orange dress is a show stopper 😉 Fabulous!
    Southern Elle Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:43h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you so much Elle! Glad you are here, enjoy your week and have fun with the link up! xx

  • Jill
    Posted at 06:45h, 09 June Reply

    What a gorgeous dress and such a great deal! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:33h, 09 June Reply

    What a fabulous summer dress! Great deal too!

  • Monica Siembieda
    Posted at 06:33h, 09 June Reply

    I love paisley print and I love it here with the orange colors. You look gorgeous as usual!


  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:36h, 09 June Reply

    Such a beautiful dress Jess! And what a great deal!

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 05:36h, 09 June Reply

    Jess this is one of the most stylish and best dresses ever IMO and we know you got quite a few;-) Love the cut, the neckline it just looks fabulous on you. We would make a great team in our paisley dresses, you orange me purple <3 Have a great day my friend! xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  • Alex
    Posted at 05:26h, 09 June Reply

    Beautiful dress Jess. The paisley print is arranged lovely and the colors are fitting your hair perfectly.

    Thank you both for hosting & Have a great week 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 02:48h, 09 June Reply

    Wahat a beautiful dress! Orange really suits you.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:34h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Tiina, I know I went with orange 2 weeks in a row, I never thought i would like orange, but I do! Enjoy your week! xx

    Posted at 02:31h, 09 June Reply

    Thank you soooooooooooo much dear Jess for the mention and shout out. You are a true angel.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:33h, 09 June Reply

      Aww. Was happy to! Enjoy your week, lovely lady! xx

  • Claire
    Posted at 02:21h, 09 June Reply

    Such a beautifuk dress Jessica 🙂

    Thanks for hosting..

  • katie
    Posted at 02:14h, 09 June Reply

    What a gorgeous dress! I love the shades of orange and the print! Thank you for selecting me as one of your favorites from last week!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:32h, 09 June Reply

      Absolutely Katie, I always love your style. We have similar tastes and you have great handbags. Glad you like the look! xx

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:40h, 09 June Reply

    This dress is stunning on you – it will be perfect for the summer.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:31h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Alice, another orange dress, ha 🙂 It is very light for summer! Enjoy your day my friend! xx

  • Irene Papadopoulou
    Posted at 01:30h, 09 June Reply

    so summery! love the color and the high low hem! thank you for hosting the link up!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:30h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Irene! Glad you like the look, enjoy your day ! xx

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 01:20h, 09 June Reply

    Your dress is adorable. Jess!I love all about it – the colour, paisley prints and the lovely neckline!
    I think I was quite adventures with my bright red culottes recently…

    Have a lovely day,
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:29h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you so much Annette! I thought it was different so I went for it! I agree, I love your cullotes and yes so fun to try to go out of the box some times! Enjoy your week my friend! xx

  • Casey
    Posted at 01:05h, 09 June Reply

    Gorg as usual, my friend! I can’t believe that dress is Charming Charlie! They have such cute stuff! I am always overwhelmed when I go in there…which was actually today! LOL! I left with one necklace–it was too crazy! LOL! Have a great week–CHEERS!! XOXOXO

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:28h, 09 June Reply

      Thank you Casey! I know I was surprised too! I hardly go in the store , bought this online, as there is always a crowd! Funny that you went in there today I will have to see your necklace! Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for cohosting!! xoxo

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