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Turning Heads Linkup- Slipdress with a Pullover Sweater for Christmas


Taupe off the shoulder sweater with black slip dress

The 90’s is back with the minimalist slip dress. I am sharing one modern way to style this for the Holidays this year.

4 more days friends!

Taupe off the shoulder sweater with black slip dress

My outfit

You saw me style my leopard slip dress in THIS POST with a chunky knit. Today, I have combined this pretty brown taupe off the shoulder (or on) with this inexpensive slip dress from Target. The slip dress is very versatile, and I mentioned other ways of wearing it in the previous post. Granted, this dress is not silk, but a polyester with some stretch, and can be put in the washer. I am wearing an XS in this dress, and wear a 4,XS for reference, so I say it is true to size, or what you typically wear.

I kept it neutral here today with brown and black tones and added some sparkle with my vintage brooch and earrings. I chose the warm taupe color for the sweater, as when I am wearing black, I like to add a warmer color near my face. H&M has it in a camel color.

The croc leather clutch and textured tights adds more interest to the look. Try combining textures and fabrics in the Winter for a more interesting outfit.

You could keep this look modern and go for a fun look by changing out the footwear. Chunky or lug sole boots are sizzlin’ hot right now, and this would be a way to make this look stylish and more casual. (Change out the fancy earrings for some gold hoops or studs).

I am a blazer gal, so I could style this midi slip dress with an oversized blazer, and some slip on mules as another example. The mix of masculine and feminine is one of my favorites.

Wearing a slip dress doesn’t need to feel like you are wearing your undergarments on the outside. There are many opportunities for layering and when worn the way I am showing here, the dress acts as a silky skirt with a beautiful knit.

Christmas Happenings

Last linkup of the year. wow. Turning Heads Tuesday will be back in 2022! Thanks for being here!

Well, in two days we will be driving again to Harleysville, near Philly. Off to my in-law’s house with the pups in tow. I bought them new Christmas sweaters and my hubby, and I are also going with buffalo plaid for pjs, so I hope to do a family photo shoot. Our development had a Christmas Event this past weekend, so we will have Gibby and Truffle’s pictures with Santapaws sent to us. 🙂 I make my rounds in the neighborhood and put cards in mailboxes and have sent out some as well. I could spend all day looking at cards, my mom is the same! She will spend an afternoon in Hallmark.

Since we are traveling, and I need some time to recuperate after Christmas, the blog will be up after the New Year. I really need a double dose of dry needling for my EDS, but rest and then a session, will set me on the right path.

If you haven’t yet followed me on Instagram and want more Fashion fun as well as IG stories where I post extra “life happenings”, follow me there.

Wishing you, my readers and friends, a Blessed Holiday and Merry Christmas!

Taupe off the shoulder sweater with black slip dress

black slip dress and patterned stockings

vintage gold earrings

Taupe off the shoulder sweater with black slip dress

My Outfit

sweater- H&M

slip dress- Target

patterned tights- amazon

block heel pumps- Marc Fisher ( similar)

bag- JJ Winters

vintage earrings


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  • Reply
    Lisa D.
    December 23, 2021 at 7:06 am

    I love what you did here. There are so many ways options with that slip dress. You look beautiful as always.

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    December 22, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    A slip dress worn as a skirt. Who knew? I love the outfit on you my Dear and you gave me ideas too. Happy Holidaze. . .
    (P.S. Moving my site to: http://www.mtoomuch.com)

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    December 22, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Very classy look! You look great 🙂

    Lots of love,
    Krissi of the marquise diamond

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    December 22, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    I love a sweater over a slip dress! Your look is super sophisticated and the patterned tights give it a cool vibe!! And the bag is very cute. Love it all, Jess. Can’t
    wait to see your family PJ photo with pups included! So cute. Have a wonderful safe holiday with your family. See you in the new year!

    xx Darlene

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    December 22, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    It’s a beautiful outfit Jess and perfect not just for the holidays but also beyond. I love the color of your sweater and your leggings gives your look a feminine flair. Wishing you safe travels! Enjoy your time with family and happy holidays!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    December 22, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Aw thank you so much for the feature, Jess!! <3 What a nice surprise!! I love this look, especially with the fun tights!


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    December 22, 2021 at 3:29 am

    Such great mixing of textures. The sweater looks so cosy and soft! xx

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    December 22, 2021 at 12:52 am

    I love this look head to toe! You look amazing!

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    December 21, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    The sweater looks so cosy and soft. I love the patterned tights and croc print clutch too. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and safe travels!

    Emma xxx

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    Midlife and Beyond
    December 21, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    I’m late to the party regarding slip dresses. I’ve realised how versatile they are and got my eye on a green satin one in Zara. Hopefully, it will be reduced in the sales. I love the way you have styled this black slip dress, with the tights and sweater. Have a wonderful Christmas with the pups and your family, who sound wonderful. I have my PJ’s at the ready too! Thank you so much for hosting all year long giving us a chance to share our blogs with your readers – I really appreciate it. Merry Christmas to you! xx

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    December 21, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    I love how your styled your sweater over your slip dress.
    I haven’t found a slip dress that would look good on me but I love seeing women wear them.
    Enjoy your Christmas with your family in Pennsylvania!

    Merry Christmas Jess!

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    Vanity And Me Style
    December 21, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Have the best Christmas Jess. Love to you and your family xx

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    December 21, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    That shade of brown is really pretty! I forget to try sweaters over my black tank dress: similar idea to this and to what I wore for my Christmas outfit post. Getting more wears out of my dresses by layering is great. Enjoy your family time!

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    Mica Away From Blue
    December 21, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Such great layering of that slip dress! I really like that brown knit on you, it’s such a lovely piece!

    Have a merry Christmas and enjoy all your upcoming travel and time with family!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

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    December 21, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    Oh do showus those lovely photos! And have a fabulous time with the family ! Merry Christmas Jess.

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    Oh My Heartsie Girl
    December 21, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    I love the collar on your sweater, it is so flattering and thee color is perfect.

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    December 21, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Fabulous look, Jess. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.


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    December 21, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Brilliant outfit Jess! I love how stylish you are! Happy Holiday Season!

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    December 21, 2021 at 10:24 am

    You always nail it. I love the tights!


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 21, 2021 at 10:35 am

      Thank you Wendy! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    December 21, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Love this neutral look on you! I have a black slip dress in my closet and it is indispensable. You have great ideas for styling it in winter. It sounds like you are very busy and I hope you enjoy every minute of the holiday season! Thanks for sharing and the link up party!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 21, 2021 at 10:34 am

      Thank you Di! Yes, I bought this and a red one as I can see them being very versatile. Have a Merry Christmas!

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    December 21, 2021 at 10:03 am

    What a pretty and cozy sweater! Have a safe trip, and enjoy your break 🙂 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 21, 2021 at 10:34 am

      Thank you! Have a wonderful Holiday too Alexandra!

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    Michelle Churchman
    December 21, 2021 at 10:01 am

    A very pretty outfit, Jess! I love the stockings and sparkly jewelry. Can’t wait to see the pics of your pups! Have a good trip. Smart to take time for yourself afterwards.


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 21, 2021 at 10:33 am

      Thank you Michelle. Oh, it was pouring rain, a real downpour. So no professional photos, but I got a few on my cell phone I may share.

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    Southwestern Desert Living
    December 21, 2021 at 9:26 am

    This is a beautiful look! I don’t have a slip dress but am on the look out for one. They seem so veratile! I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Take care of yourself and reenergize for the new year.

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 21, 2021 at 10:32 am

      You can check Target and HM, they seem to have a good selection I linked up the one I am wearing. Thank you Cheryl! Have a wonderful Holiday as well.

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    December 21, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Ooh Jess, I really like this slip dress layered under a chunky knit. Super cute and cozy and still very elegant and festive. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and safe travels!


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 21, 2021 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Shelbee! I also bought a red slip dress, so one of them will be worn Christmas day. 🙂 You too!

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    Amy Johnson
    December 21, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Such a beautiful and elegant holiday look. Thanks for the party. Merry Christmas.

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 21, 2021 at 10:31 am

      Hi Amy! thank you. Same to you! Merry Christmas

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    December 21, 2021 at 7:47 am

    This is such a pretty and elegant look! I love the broach you added and those fun tights!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 21, 2021 at 10:30 am

      Thank you Laura, I always loved patterned tights! I will be wearing this one day over the Holidays

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    Fonda @Savvy Southern Chic
    December 21, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Your sweater is gorgeous and perfect with the slip dress. Merry Christmas and safe travels!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 21, 2021 at 10:29 am

      Thank you! I have some chunky sweaters that I will be wearing with this slip dress, its so easy! Merry Christmas to you too!

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