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Turning Heads Linkup- Soft Surroundings Dress – Patterned and Textured Outfit


Morning! By now, you know I am a fan of Soft Surroundings. I love the fact that I can order the same size consistently and it fits. Today my outfit is all about pattern and texture for Fall. I am also sharing this as a dress I can wear mostly year-round as well.

My Outfit

When I saw this chiffon dress on Soft Surroundings the double animal print caught my eye! Why wear one when you can wear two or more together! The ombre coloring is very modern as well, and the top portion of the bodice is a leopard print, with the snakeskin print in a lighter brown in between. What really makes the dress, is the snakeskin slip under the light, flowy midi, as you can see a peek of lace at the tp with a few buttons left open, and the lace with a button open at the bottom of the dress. It is those details that really catch my eye. Since it is a sheerer dress, you want this slip for practicality, so why not a more fashionable one? I am wearing an XS in this style, as I do with all of Soft Surroundings.

If they made the slip more solid, I would have worn it underneath a thicker, knit sweater, but it is seethrough as well. So, if you want to continue to wear this dress in the Fall, I added a moto jacket in a suede chestnut color. Again, it is one of those dresses, Like Last week’s Mango dress post) I can wear alone in the Spring and Summer, and by adding layers to it, I can extend it to Fall. How?

  1. Add a rich moto jacket in a Fall shade. 2. Add the 3rd layer of color with a long cardigan  3. Wear a  cozy thick knit sweater over top, acting like a top and long skirt. I love this one!


To continue, I added another rich color – a deep burgundy with my Zara croc booties. One thing I love about Fall is the fact you can mix textures and patterns to create an eye-catching outfit. Textures here are the leather Rebecca Minkoff cognac bag, the croc booties, the lace in the slip, and patterns are the leopard and snakeskin.

Lately, I have been wearing some longer dresses and loving it with boots or booties. See last week’s post- Green Long Dress and Croc booties. I love the versatility and the ability to wear them for multiple seasons.

Soft Surroundings’ quality is wonderful. l have worked with them for several years and love their clothing. Check out their Fall Collection!

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    Luxe TouTou
    October 24, 2019 at 7:30 am

    really nice !
    kisses, Kat,

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    Beth M.
    October 19, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I read this post while wearing a leopard scarf, with a silk snakeskin blazer on a chair beside me, unsure if doing two animal prints was a good idea (the colors look great together) — so it was reassuring to hear you agree! How great you look in this dress!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 21, 2019 at 11:22 am

      Hi Beth,
      Absolutely! I love mixing animal prints! It is fun and looks visually interesting. Thanks so much!

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    October 18, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Gorgeous. laurensparks.net

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    October 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    I love the lace detail on this dress. It would also look great with a wide belt.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 18, 2019 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you for the reminder! I was going to write that about wearing a wide belt and forgot! Yes, I have a brown leather belt I would wear with this if I wasn’t wearing the moto jacket. I love the lace too!

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    Anna Shirley
    October 18, 2019 at 9:24 am

    This dress has such a romantic vibes. It looks great with these boots. Lovely look, Jess.


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    Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    October 18, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Love the romantic feel fo this dress Jess. I didn’t even realize it was one piece and thought you were just pattern mixing like boss. Haha . Happy friday!

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    [email protected]
    October 17, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Really like this chiffon dress and the way you have styled it with autumnal neutral hues. I love to mix textures
    with patterns at this time of year. A beautiful woollen would look gorgeous with the dress too.
    Alison x

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    Emma Peach
    October 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Such a pretty dress! I love the two prints together. Fabulous ankle boots too!

    Emma xxx

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    Michelle Churchman
    October 17, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Beautiful dress and it looks gorgeous on you!

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    Cheryl Shops
    October 16, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    This is such a beautiful dress, especially for fall. You have such a great eye for colors and patterns!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    October 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    You look gorgeous as always! This dress is so pretty! Perfect for fall <3


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    October 16, 2019 at 11:48 am

    What a gorgeous dress hon! You look so stunning in this attire!!
    Adi xx | http://www.fancycorrectitude.com

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    Linda Cassidy
    October 16, 2019 at 7:54 am

    what a stunning dress, I may have to go on and order one. Happy Wednesday Jess

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    La ilusión de Nina (@lailusiondeNina)
    October 16, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Nice dress dear!! Have a wonderful day! xx

    La ilusión de Nina – https://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com/

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    October 16, 2019 at 6:04 am

    This dress is beyond fabulous…I love every single thing about it!

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    Chrissy Rowden
    October 15, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Another lovely fall outfit. The colors and backdrop are perfect. As for the boots, I love the red/burgundy color, which added such a nice pop for the fabulous neutrals and textures you have going on! Have a great week Jessica. 🙂

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    October 15, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Jess, those Soft Surroundings dresses seem made for you! The mix of brown animal prints is yummy! As always, you’ve accessorized it beautifully. The boots are gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend,
    xx Darlene

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    October 15, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Lovely dress Jess , you wear those Fall tones beautifully. I always enjoy your Fall choices as we head into Spring . Many thanks for hosting Jess.

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    October 15, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    This is stunning on you! The different textures make for such a rich look.
    xo, Tea

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    October 15, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    I love everything about this dress! The pattern mixing and ombre effect is gorgeous!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    October 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Fantastic Lewk!! This dress will be a popular item in your closet for sure because it fits you perfectly. Enjoy

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    Meagan Brandon
    October 15, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    What a gorgeous dress! I can’t get enough of snakeskin print and I love how the subtle leopard spots are mixed in.


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    October 15, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    The booties with this dress is amazing Jess!!

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    Laura Bambrick
    October 15, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    I’m loving the monotone brown outfit that you switched up with all these different patterns and textures! That dress is gorgeous!

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    October 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I love the 2 tone and that hem!! So pretty!

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    October 15, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Beautiful dress, the colors make me think of fall and they look good on you! I really like all of the textures and it looks comfortable. I think Soft Surroundings is HQ’ed in my town (St. Louis).


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    Jacket Society
    October 15, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Another beautiful dress on you Jess, love the pattern combo and the color scheme.

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    October 15, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Beautiful outfit, Jess. I love the mix of prints and subtle color variation.

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    October 15, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my look as the most clicked!
    Love your dress, such perfect fall colors and the burgundy boots look fantastic paired with the dress. Also beautiful earrings!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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    Amy Johnson
    October 15, 2019 at 9:03 am

    How great to see my friend Ellie as “Most clicked”. Love your dress Jess! So romantic! And those boots look great with it.

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    October 15, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Jess, what a beautiful dress! I love the rich shades of brown for Fall and the pattern mix is so soft and pretty. And every time I see your burgundy croc booties, I want them even more!


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    October 15, 2019 at 7:27 am

    That is a beautiful dress! I love the mix of print and texture and the shades of brown are so nice on you! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start! 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 15, 2019 at 11:51 am

      Thank you Mica! I will be pairing this with other jacket and mixing patterns this Fall.

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    This Main Line Life
    October 15, 2019 at 6:52 am

    I really love those boots. I’m really into the embossed crocodile prints and the color is great.

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    October 15, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Beautiful dress and I love the boots too Jess. I remember you talking about this brand before and they have so many beautiful pieces xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 15, 2019 at 11:47 am

      Thank you Laurie! The boots were a few years ago from Zara, and I liked the croc style then. They have a low heel which I like too. Soft Surroundings has so many great pieces!

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    Kellyann Rohr
    October 15, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Jess, this dress is so beautiful on you! I love the two animal prints and the lace detail at the hem and neckline – so special. Your boots, moto jacket, and bag are perfect completer pieces! You are a fall goddess my friend!!

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    October 15, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Another striking outfit Jess – well done for sharing. Jacqui x

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    October 15, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Beautiful chiffon dress! Love the textures and tonal shades.

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    Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    October 15, 2019 at 2:23 am

    What a fabulous dress! This is such a dress that you wear to pieces! Perfect color and prints! And I defenitely need some brown ankle boots too!

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