Turning Heads #linkup: Purple Poppy Cashmere Wrap Styled - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Turning Heads #linkup: Purple Poppy Cashmere Wrap Styled

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Hello Ladies

We meet again for  #turningheadstuesday. I I have been thinking about blog goals and topics and plan on doing some new things this year.  I am looking to have a series called “Pinterest Interest” where I try to emulate a Pinterest look. I know many of you love Pinterest and one could easily spend time perusing the boards for inspiration. I have other ideas in mind, budgeting on $150 a month, and hubby likes to laugh or is it cringe when I say, I am spending my $150 allotment!. Just the word “Allotment” conjures up the idea of money for chores or..very rigid spending.. I know that sounds like very little to some, but it allows me to “shop smart”. More on that. You all know I love my handbags and these are investments, or something I spend more on, and they are usually gifts, or I will save for a couple of months. I also am a member of the Purse Forum, and if you are and post, after a certain amount they will verify the authenticity of a bag, as I have bought on Ebay, Poshmark etc.

So , just a few new things before I get to talking about my lovely Lilac Cashmere Wrap that was gifted to me by a company called,  Purple Poppy, out of Cape Cod.—-read more about them here.  Erin, the owner, provided wonderful customer service and when she contacted me I was thrilled as I looked at the site and noticed the lovely jackets, pants, variety of clothing and several styles of cashmere sweaters and wraps. I loved the idea of a Cashmere wrap for several reasons. It adds glamour to an outfit, gives me a chance to wear, again, something you have not seen me in. I know I am sometimes not sure of what I want to wear with my strapless dresses if I am going to a dinner, to the symphony or an event, other than a stole or caplet. These are very good choices, but this cashmere wrap, can be styled in a dressy and casual way, as with this look ( a chiffon black strapless dress I have worn on the blog) or worn like today, with some shades of grey. The faux leather pants from Zara are getting to be a favorite ( it’s all your fault!  j/k) as they are thick and very comfortable, more so than I initially thought. The look then adds bits of  vintage inspired jewelry with my necklace and earrings from 1928. My Seychelles  grey ankle  booties offer a slighter darker shade of grey, while my designer Treesje ruffled bag continues adding from the purple family, via a plum hue.

Purple Poppy has a lovely selection of cashmere sweaters, cardigans, cotton jackets, artistic tops, along with denim and pants. Very contemporary items!

There was one tricky part with this cashmere wrap. Can you guess it? The color selection! The Purple Poppy offers this wrap in so many wonderful colors, I had a tough time deciding. I did not resort to  ” innie meenie minie moe”, but rather got it down to 3 favorite colors. I liked the greens, soft blues and this lilac. #          . I thought that I had a nice selection of greens in my closet for the moment, and although not as much blue, the Lilac or lavender color won me over. I felt like the color reminded me of Jill’s photos  where she was surrounded by a lovely field of lavender. So,  the choice was made.

When I received it, and put it on, I could see there would be various ways of styling, and let’s face it, who doesn’t like cashmere?

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Outfit details:

Black Zara faux leather pants: , Nine west shoes, Treesje Magnolia designer handbag, Cashmere Wrap c/o Purple Poppy, Grey sweater The Limited, Brooch: Etsy vintage, earrings.

c/o This item was gifted to me by the Purple Poppy. Opinions are that of my own. 

Check out these other wonderful pieces that the Purple Poppy has to offer. You can also see other products and styles here. 

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Vanario Blazer in Cobalt    David Cline Cowl Neck                Cutloose Black lace top

Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly,  SHoe andTell , Classy Monday, How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis   On Trend Tuesdays 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 , A Pocket Full of Polkadots, Color and Grace, ElegantlylyFashionable

Most clicked was:  Trying for Sighs blog. I love zara and her trench!

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MY PINTEREST PIC OF THE WEEK IS: Suzanne of Suzannecarillo.com ‘s blog as I love this baby blue or “Serenity” vintage coat and boots. Love it!

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47 Comments
  • melissa newelll
    Posted at 13:14h, 10 February Reply

    What a great color for a red haired beauty! Thanks for sharing.. I own nothing in purple of any shade..might have to change that! 8)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:58h, 29 February Reply

      Thank you! The tough part was picking a color ! I collaborated and aimed for a lavendar shade as I do love purpes. Go for it! x

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

    I love this soft shade on you, and the grey and black are perfect partners. Love the earrings too. Very sophisticated, but softness makes it so lovely!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 13:00h, 27 January Reply

    Thanks so much for featuring me : ) What a lovely surprise.

    Purple grey and black are such great friends. I also love the mixture of textures in your outfit.

    bisous
    Suzanne

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:30h, 27 January Reply

    Pretty Purple Princess I am sending so many prayers and hugs your way!!!

  • cherie james
    Posted at 22:21h, 26 January Reply

    I can’t get over how beautiful that lilac wrap is against your hair color. So so pretty Jess. Thank you for hosting!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 12:40h, 26 January Reply

    I love the softness of the colour against the grey and the faux leather pants. Very subtle play on textures for a beautiful effect. As others have said, it’s such a flattering colour on you and the wrap is so versatile.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 11:48h, 26 January Reply

    Love the lavender wrap..beautiful!

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 11:47h, 26 January Reply

    That wrap is very pretty, it would be great for spring! 🙂

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 10:39h, 26 January Reply

    Thanks for hosting this linkup….I am exposed to so many wonderful fashion blogs!! That lilac is perfect for you…it almost looks ethereal. jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Theresa
    Posted at 10:34h, 26 January Reply

    That wrap looks stunning on you. Not everyone can pull off that shade of purple. But it looks amazing with your complexion and hair color. And I love 1928 jewelry. That necklace and earrings is a perfect finishing touch for that outfit!

  • Laura
    Posted at 10:26h, 26 January Reply

    I adore those booties and that pretty wrap!

  • asallows
    Posted at 09:50h, 26 January Reply

    This colour purple is stunning on you! wow!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 09:38h, 26 January Reply

    I love the color of that cape!

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 09:33h, 26 January Reply

    Purple is your color, what a gorgeous look on you!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Elise
    Posted at 09:30h, 26 January Reply

    Loving all the lavender hues!!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslipppers.blogspot.com

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:25h, 26 January Reply

    What a great piece!! The color is amazing on you and I love how this wrap is cut. This whole look was perfectly styled!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • Sabina @Oceanblue Style at Manderley
    Posted at 09:24h, 26 January Reply

    So loving that look on you Jess. Lavender is totally your color. And edgy with leather pants. We really should have done a post together today because I am wearing purple and lavender as well today. Such fun! <3 Sabina

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 09:21h, 26 January Reply

    I’m loving purple on you! Looks gorgeous, and the leather pants were the perfect pairing.

    – xox Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 08:55h, 26 January Reply

    Lavender looks lovely on you! I like how you added the leather pants to add some edge to the more girly color.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Jaime
    Posted at 08:42h, 26 January Reply

    Such a beautiful shade of lilac with your red hair!

    XO, Jaime | RegallySoled.com

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 08:38h, 26 January Reply

    Beautiful poppy colors here. That wrap looks super comfy and amazing. Have a good Tuesday!
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:32h, 26 January Reply

    I adore that wrap. I’m totally dreaming of having one now :-)) You really have a way of putting things together– gorgeous!

  • Elle Spann
    Posted at 08:27h, 26 January Reply

    this color is perfect on you! i want to feel how soft it is – it looks so cozy!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 08:07h, 26 January Reply

    Beautiful wrap! The color looks amazing on you! I also get so much wear out of my leather leggings, which I never thought. I actually hesitated buying them, thinking I would not wear them very much…

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 07:18h, 26 January Reply

    Awesome look! Love this cape on you…and thanks for the link up!

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 07:13h, 26 January Reply

    The cashmere wrap is beautiful, and it looks lovely with the faux leather pants. The ankle boots are fab too, you don’t often see them in that colour. Thanks for hosting, I hope you’re having a good week!

    Emma xxx
    style-splash.com

  • samantha4blair
    Posted at 07:04h, 26 January Reply

    This colour is stunning on you!
    What a vibrant contrast with your hair and it compliments your skin beautifully.
    I love how you have mixed the super-feminine with the tough edginess of your leather trousers.
    A great look!
    XXX
    Samantha
    http://www.fakefabulous.com

  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:43h, 26 January Reply

    Elegantly stunning, Jess! Great color combo and so pretty on you. A great sophisticated look for sure!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:41h, 26 January Reply

    The color of your wrap is beautiful! I love the contrast between the soft cashmere and leather pants!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:28h, 26 January Reply

    I saw this look on Instagram and couldn’t wait to read about it!

  • Not Dressed As Lamb (@notlamb)
    Posted at 05:34h, 26 January Reply

    Oh wow Jess this lilac colour is soooooooo beautiful on you – put it in a cashmere wrap and it’s all sorts of pastel gorgeousness! Love the contrast with the leather trousers… what a great look. I’m loving your recent edgier outfits!!

    Thank you for hosting and for linking up to #iwillwearwhatilike 🙂

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

  • MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P
    Posted at 04:59h, 26 January Reply

    Wonderful details, dear Jess.
    Thank you so much for your fun, fabulous link up.
    Tons of love
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • Rachel
    Posted at 04:01h, 26 January Reply

    Pretty in purple ! So gorgeous 🙂

    http://chicglamstyle.com

  • Irene Papadopoulou
    Posted at 03:21h, 26 January Reply

    love this knit top! beautiful and casual
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 02:14h, 26 January Reply

    I love everything about this outfit, it’s very stylish yet so relaxed. And purple, beautiful!

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 01:58h, 26 January Reply

    Faux leathers? They are taking over from jeans I think! I love wearing mine, and you look fantastic in yours. The cape looks really cosy, and you chose a great colour choice. Good luck with budgeting, now I am an expert on this because I have to be! Thank you for hosting
    Laurie x

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    Posted at 01:57h, 26 January Reply

    What a lovely shade of purple! The color is gorgeous on you! Thanks for hosting!

  • Jill James
    Posted at 01:26h, 26 January Reply

    The lilac wrap is lovely on you , perfect with those great pants. Glad the lavender fields provided inspiration.

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 01:25h, 26 January Reply

    You look so pretty in purple Jess!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  • Sheree
    Posted at 01:23h, 26 January Reply

    I am in love with your Zara faux leather pants! The zipper detail is so chic.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:05h, 26 January Reply

    That is such a lovey wrap! You picked well, the lilac colour is wonderful on you 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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