Turning Heads #linkup- Pantone’s Color Institute Colors 2016-Rose Quartz/Serenity - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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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. 🙂

  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 19:18h, 23 January Reply

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

  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 18:16h, 23 January Reply

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

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 00:18h, 22 January Reply

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

  • 50 Is Not Old
    Posted at 09:17h, 21 January Reply

    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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:36h, 21 January Reply

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

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 02:40h, 21 January Reply

    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

  • Elle
    Posted at 21:42h, 20 January Reply

    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

  • Ginger
    Posted at 21:05h, 20 January Reply

    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

  • jerseygirltexanheart
    Posted at 20:54h, 20 January Reply

    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!


  • Ginger Wroot
    Posted at 16:57h, 20 January Reply

    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!

  • jolylook
    Posted at 14:05h, 20 January Reply

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

    Joly Look

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 12:47h, 20 January Reply

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

    Emma xxx

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 10:26h, 20 January Reply

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


  • sandypatti
    Posted at 09:46h, 20 January Reply

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


  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 09:31h, 20 January Reply

    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.

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 01:52h, 20 January Reply

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

  • cherie james
    Posted at 18:40h, 19 January Reply

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


  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 15:01h, 19 January Reply

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

  • Anja
    Posted at 14:56h, 19 January Reply

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

  • Lanae Bond
    Posted at 13:36h, 19 January Reply

    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.

  • Spashionista
    Posted at 12:53h, 19 January Reply

    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 🙂


  • Sheree
    Posted at 12:28h, 19 January Reply

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

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:02h, 19 January Reply

    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.

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 12:01h, 19 January Reply

    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.


  • Elise
    Posted at 11:55h, 19 January Reply

    Such a pretty look! Love the soft colors!

    xx, Elise

  • asallows
    Posted at 11:46h, 19 January Reply

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


  • Tiina L
    Posted at 10:42h, 19 January Reply

    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.

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 10:26h, 19 January Reply

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

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 10:00h, 19 January Reply

    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

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 09:48h, 19 January Reply

    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.

  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 09:35h, 19 January Reply

    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!

  • Jennie
    Posted at 09:33h, 19 January Reply

    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…)

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:14h, 19 January Reply

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



  • Theresa
    Posted at 09:09h, 19 January Reply

    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 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:39h, 21 January Reply

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

  • Laura
    Posted at 07:34h, 19 January Reply

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

  • Rachel
    Posted at 07:24h, 19 January Reply

    looks stylish! i like your coat and boots 🙂


  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 07:15h, 19 January Reply

    Great look!! Love your boots. 🙂

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 07:10h, 19 January Reply

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

  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:39h, 19 January Reply

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

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:19h, 19 January Reply

    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!! 😉

  • Bogi - Red Reticule (@RedReticule)
    Posted at 06:09h, 19 January Reply

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

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:27h, 19 January Reply

    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.

  • Jill James
    Posted at 05:15h, 19 January Reply

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

  • Not Dressed As Lamb (@notlamb)
    Posted at 05:15h, 19 January Reply

    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

  • Gaby Mayr
    Posted at 04:12h, 19 January Reply

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

  • Claire
    Posted at 03:47h, 19 January Reply

    Beautiful outfit, love your top and coat 🙂

    Thanks for hosting

    Posted at 02:58h, 19 January Reply

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

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 02:29h, 19 January Reply

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


  • Rachel
    Posted at 01:37h, 19 January Reply

    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. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:38h, 21 January Reply

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

  • Olga
    Posted at 01:35h, 19 January Reply

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

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:05h, 19 January Reply

    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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