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Turning Heads #linkup- Pantone’s Color Institute Colors 2016-Rose Quartz/Serenity




Hello Ladies

Happy #turningheadstuesday! This is the first time the Pantone Color Instititue has named 2 Colors of the Year-2016  Rose Quartz and Serenity. As a blogger you may be already familiar with this, and I am pleased to say I have some clothes currently in my closet for spring in these colors. This post was taken on the weekend as we have some rainy days this week and we don’t quite have the lighting yet for indoor posts.  

“Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

I am wearing today a rose colored chiffon cardigan, one of my favorite in my closet as it pairs with many colors. If you read more about the Spring 2016 colors, you will see that these two colors compliment many others. My boots, for example, are a taupe color, which I have been looking for for months, as there were always great boots with high heels I couldn’t wear, but I found these at Sole Society.The Pantone color “Simply Taupe” goes quite well as does the added scarf in Pantone’s “Opal Grey”.  I truly love these pastel shades complimented by soft neutrals, as I have paired in today’s look. The other thing that caught my eye, years ago when I bought this cardigan was the textured look, the roses are in chiffon and look as though perhaps they just bloomed. 

I am wearing a rose gold watch my husband bought for our Anniversary years ago,and the new Rebecca Minkoff bag in Fog, or light grey was a gift from my mother/dad at Christmas. Hubby didn’t know they bought the same bag in different colors! I am really fine with it!



 I had searched and searched for the tall taupe boots, as it can be difficult to find a pair I am in love with that doesn’t have a 3 inch heel. Months later, I found these on sale at Sole Society. One of my favorite things about fall/winter is boots, and I have been a bit boot obsessed this year, although I think I say this every year. I love details as you know, whether it is a vintage necklace or brooch, quilt on a bag, or in this case small buttons on these long dark grey or what Pantone likes to call , “Volcanic Glass”, elegant gloves.
I also wanted to share my Rose Quartz Vintage inspired winter coat. I have an abundance of coat ( 4 which is an abundance in North Carolina) ha! and when I saw this on another blogger, I knew it must be a part of this small collection. The Peter Pan type collar, large buttons and pink shade was what I wanted to brighten up some of these dull winter “Silver Grey” days. I will share with you in later months, the Serenity as I have a few pieces in my closet that will work well in the springtime.
 According to  the Pantone Institute on the two  colors for Spring 2016 , “Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle.”
 Outfit details: Coat: Boden, Taupe Boots: Sole Society, Rose Gold Watch:( gift from hubby,      ), Skirt Zara ( last yr) Sweater ( old Loft), Gloves: vintage boutique , Handbag: Designer Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody in Fog. Infinity faux fur scarf: target
Most Clicked  :Gaby from Stylish Salat has such a great way of mixing neutrals and the scarf is one of my favorite prints!
 PINTEREST PIN OF THE WEEK: Kelsey of Glistening Ambition caught my eye as I am going to have to borrow the white jean and neutral look… of course I love the fur!
 As your host, please follow me on INSTAGRAM and TWITTER, I am very active and will follow back. 🙂

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    The Wardrobe Stylist
    January 23, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Just added my link 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and adding yours.

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    Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    January 23, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Can you send me the coat?

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    [email protected]
    January 22, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Love the pink color on you. Such a beautiful outfit!

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    50 Is Not Old
    January 21, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Jess, pink is one of your colors! You look fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity to link-up! Now I can’t get Aerosmith out of my head, “Pink is my favorite color”. If I have to have a song in my head, it might as well be by Aerosmith. Haha

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 21, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      I know that tune! I do like pink and have a fair amount of it for spring. I appreciate your lovely comment 🙂 xx

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    Anna Parkes
    January 21, 2016 at 2:40 am

    These Panatone colours are so flattering for your skin and hair colouring Jess. I particularly like this cute chiffon cardigan today and of course being a big fan of boots I really approve of these taupe ones, lovely!
    Anna x

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    January 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Jess, this outfit is so special! I love the the texture and color of the sweater, and the pairing with the ivory pleated skirt! That pink coat is brilliant, and I love that you have a great bag in two colors, that makes great sense to me! I do really love the two pantone colors!
    xx, Elle

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    January 20, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Jess, you keep teaching me that I can wear all the colors I thought I shouldn’t wear! I absolutely adore that vintage coat! =o).

    ~Ginger from Ginger & Zimt

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    January 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Loving the color scheme in this post! Thanks for linking up with me today and I’ll be pinning this to the link up board. Hope to see you back next week!


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    Ginger Wroot
    January 20, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    It’s the pretty rose coat that really caught my eye this week! Wow, such a pretty color and the texture is absolutely gorgeous. The boots are perrrrfect with the coat too! A nice piece for transition into Spring, for sure!

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    January 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    You look gorgeous in the pink coat and the color is so lovely on you.

    Joly Look

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    Emma Peach
    January 20, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Beautiful soft colours Jess, they look so lovely on you! The coat is beautiful, and I love the pretty cardigan too!

    Emma xxx

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    Suzanne Carillo
    January 20, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Love that pink on you! Pink is so gorgeous with your hair colour.


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    January 20, 2016 at 9:46 am

    These soft colors are lovely on you, Jess. And what a stunning pink coat! xox


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    January 20, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Looking fab in pantone’s colors of the year! 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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    Anna Shirley
    January 20, 2016 at 1:52 am

    I love this coat Jess. You look like Jackie Kennedy. Love this style! o)

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    cherie james
    January 19, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    That pink coat is fabulous! And, paired with your long elegant gloves it makes quite the statement! Beautiful.
    Thank you for hosting Jess.


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    Laurie Duncan
    January 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Gorgeous pink coat! I’ve been dreaming of a pastel coat for spring. 🙂

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    January 19, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    you look absolutely lovely. I definitely adore this look. The cardigan is amazing. The coat is just breath-taking!!

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    Lanae Bond
    January 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    You created a fabulous look! I love your pink coat and your rose cardigan! But pieces are great statements and play well with your skirt.

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    January 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I love these colors on you as much as I hate them on me LOL!
    These are not easy colors to wear. You have that beautiful red hair that adds a bright pop to your complexion, so you can pull them off. I think most 40+ women are going to have a tough time making these work. I’m not even going to try 🙂


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    January 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Oh the color is so lovely and reminds me of spring (which can’t come soon enough).

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

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    Jacket Society
    January 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Love that pink coat and the little touches like the pin and the gloves and your beautiful earrings give your outfit an “Old Hollywood Glamour” which is always so chic and classy.

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    Petite Silver Vixen
    January 19, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    You and pastels are the perfect pairing, Jess so this is totally your Pantone year!
    Those boots are fabulous and worth hanging out for and look gorgeous with the cardigan.


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    January 19, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Such a pretty look! Love the soft colors!

    xx, Elise

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    January 19, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Such a classic look! Loving the pleated skirt paired with that cardigan. And the colours are so soft!


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    Tiina L
    January 19, 2016 at 10:42 am

    These are your colours, for sure, and perfect for the romantic look you often wear. You look radiant! Love the retro coat! On you, that is. These are not my colours. Yes, one woman’s ethereal, feminine shade is another woman’s ‘drained, sickly look’. Sigh.

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    [email protected]
    January 19, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Great colors on you! I love the details of your top. And the coat is simply fabulous. Great bag, too!

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    Mary Murnane
    January 19, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Good thing you waited to find the perfect boots, because those are them!! I love this entire look, very you. The colors of the year are perfect for you. Can’t wait to try them out for myself!

    – xox Mary

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    January 19, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Those colors are perfect on you. I’ve always been a fan of that shade of pink! I think I need to go shopping :-)) Thanks for hosting.

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    LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    January 19, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I am in the process of renovating my son’s old bedroom and turning it into a combination walk-in-closet/dressing room/guest room and I will be painting the wall’s Rose Quartz! Love it! Gorgeous boots and coat!

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    January 19, 2016 at 9:33 am

    This is a beautiful color on you, Jess. Loving your new taupe boots! They compliment this look wonderfully and I am glad you were able to fins a pair perfect for you. I am also boot obsessed this year (and every year…)

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    January 19, 2016 at 9:14 am

    The detailing on the sweater is just so dainty and pretty! Love this color of the year on you! 🙂



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    January 19, 2016 at 9:09 am

    That pink coat! Oh my. Love the color and its fabulous 1960s Jackie Kennedy vibe. Very classy and polished. And you can never go wrong accessorizing with vintage brooches! Boots and cardi rock too 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks so much! I loved the look of the coat the moment I saw it. x

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    January 19, 2016 at 7:34 am

    That top and coat are divine! I just love your broach!

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    January 19, 2016 at 7:24 am

    looks stylish! i like your coat and boots 🙂


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    January 19, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Great look!! Love your boots. 🙂

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    [email protected]
    January 19, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Thanks for the link up, Jess…always lots of fun here!

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    January 19, 2016 at 6:39 am

    So soft and feminine. Perfect for spring and for you, Jess! Thanks for hosting!

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    Andrea Nine
    January 19, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Pink perfection!! I am loving the Rose Quartz and you wear it so well! Pretty and feminine and really gives off a soft, vintage vibe!! You are one gorgeous lady!! 😉

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    Bogi - Red Reticule (@RedReticule)
    January 19, 2016 at 6:09 am

    That cardigan is a dream! I love that subtle, pink color on you.

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    January 19, 2016 at 5:27 am

    This is a really beautiful look…you and pastels were meant to go together! That is one fabulous coat with a great vintage vibe to it.

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    Jill James
    January 19, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Jess, you look so very pretty in that very feminine top and cream pleated skirt. Your pink coat the perfect topper.

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    Not Dressed As Lamb (@notlamb)
    January 19, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Jess you were born to wear Rose Quartz and Serenity!! That pink coat is the bomb, very Jackie K 🙂

    Incredibly I’d chosen Pantone’s Colour of the Year for next week’s #iwillwearwhatilike link up theme, so you’re all prepared!

    Thanks so much for hosting, have a great week

    Catherine x

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    Gaby Mayr
    January 19, 2016 at 4:12 am

    What a great outfit. I love the blouse,
    Happy tuesday.

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    January 19, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Beautiful outfit, love your top and coat 🙂

    Thanks for hosting

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    January 19, 2016 at 2:58 am

    You look fantastic, and I adore the little details, dear Jess
    Happy Tuesday

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    January 19, 2016 at 2:29 am

    You are so pretty in pink Jess – love the polished elegance of the coat!


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    January 19, 2016 at 1:37 am

    This is such a pretty outfit. I adore the colours and they really suit you. I especially love the coat; a real statement piece. Thank you for the link up. 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      Thank you! I love the vintage look of the coat, that is what sold me. x

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    January 19, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Not best colours for my skin tone but on you they look great. The coat is very beautiful and elegant, love it!

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    January 19, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Love that fog grey Rebecca Minkoff! You know I love the Love bag, haha! I think grey is another great colour to have it in, wonderful neutral and it works so well with your pastel outfit.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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