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Turning Heads Linkup -Red Sweater Dress for the Holidays


Morning friends!
I’m all cozy and warm in this thick red knit sweater dress. You know from reading the blog in the past, that I do love a great sweater dress! This rich red-blue hue caught my eye and I wanted to style it for this Holiday season.

It’s a busy week as we prepare for Thanksgiving, and start to get down the Christmas decorations. I always love decorating this time of year and I bought a few new things to add to the decor in our living room. I wanted some Christmas pillows. I am also enamored with the red truck design with the tree in the back of the pickup. It is a rustic looking image and old fashioned, which I love. Our tree is very “woodland inspired” as we started to collect woodland animal ornaments when we came across them in Asheville.

I’ve got to get on the ball with Thanksgiving, but I know we are having corn puddling ( soufle) asparagus, smoked turkey.. and a few other dishes. I need to find my side dish and plan- or I make a butternut squash soup. It is only my sister, niece, hubby and I, so I don’t need to go crazy!ย  I did make a yummy jambalaya the other night that went well.

My Outfit

Target strikes again! I saw this dress on-line and knowing I had parted with a few sweater dresses that were pilling and old, I was due for a new one! This rich red caught my eye and I loved the longer length and mock turtleneck. I am wearing it in an XS and even the sleeves are long enough! I loved this with the pops of red in my Zara circle bag, and love wearing gold jewelry with red as well. I’m wearing my black croc booties, but could easily style this with tall leather boots for a chic look. They also have the dressย  in grey and black.

It certainly has potential as my Thanksgiving outfit! I love to be comfortable, nothing pressing on my gut – so jeans are out. This lady wears dresses on this Holiday.



dress – Target

bag- Zara ( old, love this circle bag)

Dolce Vitaย  booties- Nordstrom ( similar,ย 

I am wearing NARS lipstick- cruella

gold earrings c/o Soft Surroundings

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  • Reply
    Claire Justine
    December 3, 2019 at 4:50 am

    What a beautiful dress Jess. Love the colour and it looks nice and warm ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing at The Weekly Link Up, pinned.

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 3, 2019 at 10:11 am

      Thank you Claire! It is very warm and cozy! I want to wear it with knee high boots next time.

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    December 2, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I love the addition of the brooch! What a lovely holiday look. I am starting to decorate for Christmas little by little. Coming back from vacation is always a little adjustmen with a long to do list. At least laundry and groceries are done!

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    November 27, 2019 at 3:52 am

    That dress is a lovely find and would be great for Thanksgiving. The bag is cute too!

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    Cheryl Shops
    November 27, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Red is a great color on you, Jess! Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    November 26, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    I love this red on you! So festive and fun! Happy Thanksgiving, Jess!



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    Laura Bambrick
    November 26, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    So pretty! I love the fit of this! The best thing about red dresses are that you can wear them through the holidays and into Valentine’s Day!

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    November 26, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Love this dress on you Jess. The color is so rich. Happy Holidays my Dear!

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    November 26, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I’m such a sucker for sweater dresses. This one is SO gorgeous. And it’s even cold enough for something like that here right now.

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    November 26, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    I love that red sweater dress!! Gorgeous, Jess. And the circle bag is adorable with it. I had to chuckle as I read some of your comments–in agreement! Lol! No jeans pressing on the tummy. Check. Decorative pillow with truck and Christmas tree. Oh, yeah. I have that one, too–and love it.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.
    xx Darlene

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    Meagan Brandon
    November 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    I’m going for all-red on my blog this week, too! It’s so good for the holidays! Red definitely looks beautiful on you.


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    November 26, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    You are beautiful in red Jess! I am also smitten with the mock turtleneck of this dress. Anything for extra coziness – I am all for it! I love those Christmas pillows you bought. I need some and these are perfect! This is the first year after being on a hiatus for 4 years that I am decorating again. Wish me luck! Wishing you and your family a beautiful Thanksgiving.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    November 26, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    That red dress is so pretty on you and it looks nice and toasty, which is perfect this time of year. You are the master at accessorizing! Love the broach/pin you added to the dress and the embroidered flowers on the bag!


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    November 26, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    This outfit is so pretty! I love a good sweaterdress ๐Ÿ™‚ Also adore that handbag and little brooch!


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    Jacket Society
    November 26, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Hi Jess, first of all, thank you so much for the feature! And second you look stunning in this dress, holiday ready my friend. Happy a wonderful Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nicole Mรถlders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    November 26, 2019 at 11:49 am

    You look stunning in this dress and color. It’s a wonderful knitdress. Perfect for the “overeating” on holidays, but also chic as a work outfit or for Valentine’s day here up North in Alaska. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    Lisa Richardson
    November 26, 2019 at 11:11 am

    The perfect red dress, Jess. And I love your holiday pillows too!!! XO

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    November 26, 2019 at 11:07 am

    I’m really surprised that the dress is from Target. I expected to see Soft Surroundings or something. Fabulous find–I love the rich red, too.

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    November 26, 2019 at 11:00 am

    You are a vision of holiday loveliness! I love this sweater dress, it looks beautiful on you!

    xx, Elise

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    November 26, 2019 at 10:19 am

    I am in such a sweater dress mode! This cranberry color is SO pretty!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    Tatiana Moskatova
    November 26, 2019 at 9:16 am

    I love the whole look very much, Jess! Great choice for holidays – cozy and festive at the same time. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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      Jess Jannenga
      November 26, 2019 at 10:04 am

      Thank you! You would look fab in this color too! Happy Thanksgiving Tatiana!

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    November 26, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Such a beautiful dress! Love that color and it’s such a prefect lengths on you!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds
    November 26, 2019 at 8:05 am

    I love that red dress! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    This Main Line Life
    November 26, 2019 at 7:56 am

    That’s a pretty sweater dress. Great for Christmas.

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    Midlife and Beyond
    November 26, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Such a beautiful sweater dress – The colour looks stunning on you Jess! It is so chic and cosy.
    Alison xx

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    Kellyann Rohr
    November 26, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Beautiful sweater dress for the holidays! It is stunning on you and I love the accessories you chose – so you! Those Christmas pillows are cute too. I am hoping to decorate this week, we’ll see!

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    Lisa D.
    November 26, 2019 at 7:25 am

    You look beautiful! I love a good sweater dress. I havenโ€™t had one in a couple years. This makes me want to go out an buy one now!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    Amy Johnson
    November 26, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Such a beautiful sweater dress! I think Iโ€™ve been eyeing that same dress up but in black. Then I took too long to decide and now itโ€™s sold out at my store.

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    November 26, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Jess, this dress is so great! I love the shade of red and all of your accessories are perfect for the holidays! I just picked up a red sweater dress from Old Navy that I am excited to wear for the holidays. So comfy and cozy and cute! Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving, my friend!


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    Andrea Nine
    November 26, 2019 at 6:47 am

    So festive and rich in color. I just love it Jess. Beauty from head to toe!

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    November 26, 2019 at 6:36 am

    I love a good sweater dress and that one is so cozy-chic! I love the color and belt! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    November 26, 2019 at 6:33 am

    What a cute little red dress! it looks so good on you and I like how you accessorised it with the brooch and the adorable bag ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well and you have a nice thanksgiving!

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    Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    November 26, 2019 at 5:54 am

    What a gorgeous color! And such a lovely brooche too!

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    November 26, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Beautiful dress on you Jess! The color is absolutely gorgeous. I agree, being comfortable on Thanksgiving is a definite must!

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    November 26, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Gorgeous dress Jess, it looks so warm and comfy but still so stylish. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. xx

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    November 26, 2019 at 2:53 am

    I love the dress on you Jess – both style and colour are perfect. Jacqui x

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    Shugunna Alexander
    November 26, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Very pretty dress!

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    November 26, 2019 at 1:39 am

    This dress is stunning on you Jess. Like you say, cosy, comfortable and chic.xx

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