Turning Heads Linkup -Soft Surroundings – Fall Collection- Plaid Dress and Snakeskin Boots - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup -Soft Surroundings – Fall Collection- Plaid Dress and Snakeskin Boots


Happy Turning Heads Tuesday friends!

I am excited to share with you a look today from Soft Surroundings. I posted the Anais Maxi Dress and Slip as part of their Pre-Fall Arrivals, and now have several looks to share with you from their Fall line. Today, this plaid rust and brown dress, the Dorset Dress with a drop waist ,just caught my eye, as I don’t have a lot of plaid in my closet, and it was time to remedy that!  Why not do some pattern mixing with my shoes, as I fell in love with these  Snakeskin boots. 

Well it was a busy weekend as far as blogging photo shoots go. We had lots of wind and rain during the week, had a power outage for 7 hours on Thursday, and then I got my hair done, so I couldn’t do photos until the weekend. It’s ok, we always make a day out of it. A great excuse to go out to lunch. We headed into “Uptown” had a fun photo shoot, and went to our favorite wine bar, ” Wooden Vine” for lunch and a glass of vino. I had a scrumptious med bodied Washington Cab, and the best veggie flatbread I ever ate! I’m kind of a connoisseur

We went to see “The First Man” about Neil Armstrong, it was pretty good. A preview showing an unrecognizable Christian Bale, in the movie, “Vice” looked interesting, but tarnished the image I have of the hunk I had a crush on in “American Psycho.” 🙂

My Outfit and Pattern Mixing

I have been a fan of animal prints and have quite a bit in my closet. I love the neutral print and the gold, brown tones in these pointed toe booties were love at first sight! I thought they were kind of rocker chic that appealed to me. As I continue blogging throughout the years, one thing I can say is, that I take more fashion risks and have learned more about styling as time goes on.

The brown tones in the dress would be a fun pattern mix with the colors in the booties. If you are wondering what you can wear with those leopard or snake skin booties, think of them as a neutral and they will be a versatile addition to your closet. The Leena booties are made in Brazil and the construction is wonderful. I will be wearing these with many looks this season.

Soft Surroundings has so many stylish boot options, I love the textured look of these Moab Booties, the rich military green color and narrow fit  of the Lucky Brand Kitrie Boot style. 

The metallic look of these Seychelles Wake Up Booties in Rose Metallic are so pretty as well.

The gold amber hoop earrings were the perfect complement to this look. All of these warm tones just warms my heart! You all know Fall is my season, or should I say my jam!

I used pattern mixing in yesterday’s look – Karina Dresses All Work, All Play collection. Check it out!

If you missed my post on Fall Trends for 2018, read it here. Plaid and snakeskin are two of those things.

Other Posts Featuring Soft Surroundings

Oh, Soft Surroundings, how I love thee, let me count the ways… beautiful, well- made clothes, softness ratings, comfortable style.

See some of my other post from Soft Surroundings- Fall Preview Anais Dress

My Afternoon At Charlotte’s Soft Surroundings – Beauty ProductsSoft Surroundings Review

Soft Surroundings Review- Velvet  Dress

There are more posts about Soft Surroundings. If you are interested, use the search bar to see more.

Other items I am Loving from the Fall collection

This Zanzibar Maxi dress is beautiful! I love the mixed pattern and the rich red color.

Love this grey Wilhemena maxi dress in grey, as the fitted crossed bodice really appeals to me!

Thank you Soft Surroundings for sending me these items. This outfit was gifted by Soft Surroundings- all opinions are mine and truthful .


Illusion Trance Teardrop earrings c/o Soft Surroundings

Dorset Dress c/o Soft Surroundings

Leena Boots c/o Soft Surroundings

Bag- Treesje

jean jacket – Poshmark ( Gap)

leaf necklace – gift from bro.

y Fashion Files hosted by Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom

Thursday Moda hosted by Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood

A Labour of Fashion hosted by Linda of A Labour of Life

Chic and Stylish Link Up by Mummabstylish

High Latitude Style Top of the World

Most Clicked- Debbie of Gracefully Styled

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  • blogthirtyminusone
    Posted at 21:05h, 20 October Reply

    Those booties are so fun. I am loving printed booties this season.

    Xx, Nailil

  • Jessica
    Posted at 02:34h, 19 October Reply

    Such a chic and sassy look you have there dear! Love the cute combo of the dress and boots, so perfect for the season!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Christine B.
    Posted at 20:07h, 18 October Reply

    I absolutely love these snakeskin boots! So chic!
    Thanks for the link-up!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you Christine I look forward to continue to wear them 🙂 xx

  • Lauren Scorzafava
    Posted at 14:02h, 18 October Reply

    You look stunning!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:01h, 18 October Reply

    I’m such a fan of snakeskin right now- even wearing a pair of faux snakeskin trousers on the blog today! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:44h, 18 October Reply

      Thanks Ashley! I am going to pop by! I do like it almost as much as leopard! xx

  • Leah
    Posted at 08:31h, 18 October Reply

    Absolutely love this dress and how you paired it with the snakeskin booties!

    xx Leah / http://www.leahbehr.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:45h, 18 October Reply

      Thank you Leah. I really love both pieces, so youll be seeing more of them, especially the boots! xx

  • Lorna
    Posted at 07:15h, 18 October Reply

    I think this dress is great with those boots! Very chic!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  • pumpsandpushups
    Posted at 07:06h, 18 October Reply

    This is such a lovely mix of prints! So pretty for fall.

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  • budgetbelles80
    Posted at 12:38h, 17 October Reply

    Your snakeskin boots looks so lovely with your dress! I love how you added a denim jacket with plaid!

  • Theresa
    Posted at 12:31h, 17 October Reply

    I always liked plaids and am happy there is so much of it out there lately! This dress is perfect for fall. Love the dropped waist and how the plaid pattern is turned on the diagonal for the skirt. The booties look fab with it! You have a great knack for mixing textures and prints.


  • Laurie
    Posted at 12:13h, 17 October Reply

    Love the boots!

  • Mira Tolvanen
    Posted at 11:34h, 17 October Reply

    I love the shoes! They are so pretty!

    Mira Audrey’s

  • Elle
    Posted at 11:25h, 17 October Reply

    What a gorgeous and soft plaid dress. You know I love the snakeskin boots as well. You look so fashion forward and beautiful. I hope you are enjoying this new fall season .

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:18h, 19 October Reply

      Thank you Elle! I couldn’t resist the colors and style in the dress that I chose, and those booties are going to be so fun! xx

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 09:08h, 17 October Reply

    Love your snakeskin booties Jess! I’m sure you will be pairing them with all kinds of things this season, like with your adorable plaid dress. Thank you for the link up!!


  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 04:55h, 17 October Reply

    What a lovely dress, Jess. It has an interesting cut and the colours are very soft. The boots are hot. Love your look at lot

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 21:01h, 16 October Reply

    I love your texture and pattern mixing here Jess. Animal print is always a classic.


  • GlamorousandGeeky (@Gofashiondeals)
    Posted at 19:55h, 16 October Reply

    That dress is so cute. Perfect for the season

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 18:55h, 16 October Reply

    I love the mix of plaid with snake print! The drop waist style of the dress is quite unusual, and the nude fishnets are fab! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  • This Main Line Life
    Posted at 16:57h, 16 October Reply

    Great plaid dress and It’s really cute with the jean jacket.
    X, Julie | This Main Line Life

  • chezrama
    Posted at 16:44h, 16 October Reply

    I love the plaid trend with animal print. The outfit looks fabulous on you 🙂

  • chezrama
    Posted at 16:36h, 16 October Reply

    Genius ! I love how you combined two trend together plaid and animal print or snake shoes 🙂 Love it

  • Laura
    Posted at 15:46h, 16 October Reply

    Those boots are just too much fun! I need a pair of statement boots like this in my life asap!

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 15:26h, 16 October Reply

    I’m obsessed with your snakeskin-print boots! I’d never think to wear them with another pattern, but I love how you’ve paired them with plaid. Such a great fall look!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:44h, 16 October Reply

      Thank you Cheryl, I love experimenting a bit! xx I love these booties too! xx

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 14:00h, 16 October Reply

    The top part of the dress reminds me of a button down shirt – but better, it’s more fitted, and smooth. Really love the style!


  • Maureen
    Posted at 13:55h, 16 October Reply

    This drop waist plaid dress is an absolute beauty! The colors are perfect for Fall and love the zipper detail at the front. Power outages are a blessing in disguise sometimes because it’s a forced down time. When our internet went down a month or two ago, I felt relieved that I had an excuse to stay away from my iPad. Then again, getting back to it is a drag. I hope you are having a great day so far!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:45h, 16 October Reply

      Thank you Maureen! That is true about power outages, what did we do before the internet? Glad you like the look. xx

  • Joi @INMYJOI
    Posted at 13:12h, 16 October Reply

    Love this subtle take on mixed prints with the dress and boots!
    Joi | http://www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

  • Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 12:55h, 16 October Reply

    I really love the fall hues of this plaid dress and I also love Soft Surroundings! What a perfect match with those snakeskin boots!


  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:35h, 16 October Reply

    Love this plaid dress, such a great color. It looks fab on you and I like the denim jacket mixed with it.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:09h, 16 October Reply

      Thanks so much Nora! I loved the colors. xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 11:05h, 16 October Reply

    Those booties are definitely rocker chic! I just love the juxtaposition of them with your plaid dress and the nude fishnets were a perfect choice. Wonderful fall look, Jess! Aren’t you enjoying the slight nip in the air?

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:12h, 16 October Reply

      Thank you Jennie! My eyes were just drawn to those boots and I look forward to wearing them more with jeans. Yes, so glad that it is getting colder, I love the mornings-sitting out on the deck and working on the blog when it cool outside. xx

  • Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    Posted at 10:39h, 16 October Reply

    Jess, I love your mixing of tartan and snakeprint. I love the autumnal vibe to your luxuriant hair. And I LOVE how you make a photo shoot a day out! Hugs, x.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:13h, 16 October Reply

      Thank you Mary! It was a good hair day and I just got a refresh. Yes, we do enjoy going out several days a week after the photoshoots. It does make it more fun!xx

  • Nicole at High Latitude Style
    Posted at 10:36h, 16 October Reply

    Great outfit! You look stunning. I love the clothes from soft surroundings. They are good quality and have nice romantic pieces. So you. Thanks for hosting the party.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:09h, 16 October Reply

      Thank you Nicole! Yes, Soft Surroundings is one of my favorite brands. xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:19h, 16 October Reply

    The whole outfit is fabulous Jess!! I was just thinking I needed some new snakeskin boots….mine are getting so worn!!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:04h, 16 October Reply

    I’m so bad about pattern mixing! You knocked this look out of the park. I love this fab fall dress paired with the booties. Genius!!



  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:00h, 16 October Reply

    Oh my gosh, I love that dress. I like that it’s a nice, soft plaid and not too bold. Great cut and fit too. I love it with the jean jacket.

  • Gail
    Posted at 08:14h, 16 October Reply

    So much here I love! The plaid! The earrings! The boots!

  • cheapchichome
    Posted at 08:10h, 16 October Reply

    Hey, Jess! I am *completely smitten* with the cut of that dress!!! You’ve harmonized it so well with your other accessories, I’m especially fond of your plum-colored handbag <3.

  • ee0926
    Posted at 08:09h, 16 October Reply

    I love the mix of patterns! Snake skin is all the rage, I need to get myself a piece or two. Loving these boots!

    xx, Elise

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 07:28h, 16 October Reply

    What a fun dress, Jess! I love it! And those boots with the fishnet stockings! Such an amazing outfit!


  • Robin LaMonte
    Posted at 07:22h, 16 October Reply


    I love what you selected from the Soft Surroundings Fall collection!
    Those snakeskin booties are so fun!

    Now that the temperatures are dropping in Atlanta I will enjoy wearing my fall clothes. For real this time!! LOL!!
    I’m thinking that movie about Neil Armstrong and the Star is Born are my next movies to see.


  • mysideof50
    Posted at 06:16h, 16 October Reply

    Those boots are so fabulous!

  • savvysouthernchic
    Posted at 06:05h, 16 October Reply

    I love the snakeskin boots and the pattern mixing you have going on here.

  • Laurie
    Posted at 05:04h, 16 October Reply

    Love the outfit Jess but my those boots! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:29h, 16 October Reply

    What a beautiful plaid for fall! The cut is so flattering and those snakeskin booties are fabulous! I love a good pattern mix! I am also loving your hosiery. These colors are just so pretty on you and the dress looks like it is so soft and comfortable yet super stylish. Great look my friend!

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 03:12h, 16 October Reply

    I love the colors in your plaid dress and your bag pairs beautifully with it!


  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 03:11h, 16 October Reply

    Fabulous as ever Jess – a great combination Hun. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  • awayfromtheblue
    Posted at 03:10h, 16 October Reply

    That’s such a cute dress and will layer nicely for cooler weather! 🙂 I like it with your statement boots too!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a nice start to your week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:15h, 16 October Reply

    That a different color for plaid! Most of the times it s with red of green. This is very beautiful and the combination with the boots and jacket is fantastic!

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