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Turning Heads Linkup – Spicy Neutral Tones with Soft Surroundings


Hello friends!

Look! I am one of the Spice Girls! 😉

I know you saw my neutral look last week, but I couldn’t resist these pieces from Soft Surroundings. When I was contacted, I knew I wanted some spice tones to add to my closet. I love a Safari look as well, wrote about these colors and trends in the post- Spring Trends 2019. Today, I am sharing two looks from Soft Surroundings, pieces that I see me styling throughout the Spring-Summer months. Don’t worry, color will return next week. .. 🙂

My Outfit #1

I was excited to hear that Spicy tones- rust, burnt orange, reds, mustards, and the like, were going to be in stores as part of the Pantone Colors of the Year and as a trend ( on the runway).

When I saw this Samar rust-cognac blouse, with tie detail at the sleeve, and tortoise buttons down the front, I was in love! I was envisioning this paired with different jeans, skirts etc for the warmer months. This yard dyed twill blouse is light and airy feeling.  I told you I was loving neutral shades too and having a closet of many colors, I wanted to add these versatile pieces. I have been on the hunt for olive paper bag waist pants for the Spring/Summer, and they would look awesome with this too.

I like the contrast of this cognac blouse with white denim and added a skinny leopard belt for more pattern.

The shoes, how cool are they? Many styles are being shown with architectural heels- geometric styles, with a different shape. I loved this dark wood, egg-shaped heel by Antelope for its modern look. The distressed taupe leather strappy sandal would be perfect with so many neutral looks in my closet and I loved the beaded coppery strap at the front as well. They are beyond comfortable!

For added print and texture, I am carrying my Express Leopard clutch. I also could have added the woven straw bag that you have seen me carry last summer- and I chose to add it to the second look here.

Look 2

The second look is the Malindi Tencel Shirt Dress with 3/4 sleeves in the shade, Safari. Now, where is my straw hat and sunglasses? Tencel Lyocell is so soft and easy to wear, and as a shirt dress style, this dress can be styled in many ways. This dress, as all of my tops and dresses from Soft Surroundings, is an XS, and has a roomy fit. I could wear a belt with it, or leave it more relaxed, as it is. I love the Safari color I am wearing, but it also comes in a Silver Sage, or sage green color. I could see that color looking amazing on ladies with silver or grey hair too.

I bought this gorgeous snakeskin scarf from Mango, as I am looking to add more neck scarves to my closet. They are a great choice instead of a necklace in the hotter months.

These gold tortoise earrings are large and make a statement, and I love with them my long hair. These are sold out, but I love these other styles as well with this look. These resin tortoise hoop earrings have a classic vibe and will go with anything! These brass palm leaf earrings would look great with many of the Safari looks for Spring as well.

** Items in this post were gifted to me from Soft Surroundings. All opinions in this post are mine and truthful.

Thank you Soft Surroundings! 🙂

Links to items are below and throughout the post. Click arrows to see items. 

blouse c/o Soft Surroundings

earrings c/o Soft Surroundings

express leopard clutch

Loft Modern skinny jeans

Antelope sandals c/o Soft Surroundings

Straw clutch- Poshmark

Most clicked- Katie of Hello Katie Blog

Pinterest Pic of the Week- Kim of Charmpagneista 

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    Anna Shirley
    March 27, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I love both neutrals looks. Sooooooo chic!! Thank you for sharing this post with My Red Carpet.


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      Jess Jannenga
      March 28, 2019 at 11:54 am

      Thank you Anna! I Loved these shades too, they caught my eye! xx

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    March 25, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Such a pretty top. I love the button details and color.

    Xx, Nailil

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    March 23, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    I love your outfit! The sandals are super cute!

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    Monica Davis
    March 23, 2019 at 3:56 am

    I love your style, especially those earrings. Now I know exactly what my summer style lacks. Thanks!

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    Mel's 2nd Act
    March 23, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Hi Jesse! Popping over from The Midlife Blogging Community 💞. Those colors look great on you! My first question when I saw the shoes….”wonder if they’re comfortable?” Not that that would make a difference to me. I tend to wear shoes if I like the style and am so used to putting up with sore feet. But you said they’re beyond comfortable. Winner winner! 🙂
    I’m liking the mustard color right now, though I tend to like more color. It’s a nice change.
    xx Melanie

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2019 at 9:16 am

      Hi Mel!
      Yes, I wondered that too when I chose these shoes, but I love em! Antelope is the brand through Soft Surroundings and they are supposed to be some of the most comfy well made shoes too. I wear alot of color myself, but have really been loving neutrals. thanks for stopping! xx

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    March 22, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    You are really rocking these white jeans and the cognac colored blouse is the perfect warm compliment . These sandals are very chic and look so comfortable too. And of course that dress!

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    Suzanne Carillo
    March 22, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Those colours are great with your hair and complexion.

    The design on that blouse is lovely. I can see why you chose it.

    Have a great weekend!


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    Jacqui Berry
    March 21, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    These colours look great on you – i love the blouse you’ve picked. Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish today. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    Emma Peach
    March 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    The spicy colours look great on you Jess! I love both the top and the shirt dress…and those sandals are fab, I love the heels! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

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    March 21, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Love the spicy colors you selected from Soft Surroundings!
    You have the perfect complexion and hair color to wear the spice colors!
    Those sandals are fabulous! Love the heels!


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    March 20, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    The top and the dress are so cute! I love this button trend and am all about it for spring. You look gorgeous in this spicy color!


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    March 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I love that top!! These colors were made for you!! They look amazing with your hair color💕


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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    March 20, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    These spicy/cinnamon colors were just made for you. I love how the buttons are kinda diagonal on that first top and I love the ties on the sleeves. That button down dress is so adorable with the neck tie.


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    March 20, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Love those spicy shades on you! White works so well with the cognac shade. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday!

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    Cristina - Memories of the Pacific
    March 19, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    You look stunning, Jess! I love safari looks too 🙂

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    March 19, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Jess, that russet color looks lovely on you with your hair and skin tone! Nicely done! And as always, you’ve accessorized the look perfectly!

    xx Darlene

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    Laura Bambrick
    March 19, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Those sandals are so unique! I just love the heel of them! And your blouse is beautiful! I can see why you were drawn to these items!

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    March 19, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    great post – you look beautiful in those colors!

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    Cheryl Shops
    March 19, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Are you Nutmeg Spice? 😉 All jokes aside, I absolutely love that blouse—the asymmetrical buttons are so unique and flattering, and you’ve styled it so perfectly with white jeans and leopard. And the round heel on your sandals is so cool!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    March 19, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    This is a great combo and I love the colors. The shoes are incredible and the heel is super interesting.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 20, 2019 at 11:04 am

      Thanks very much! Yes, the heel caught my eye! x

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    March 19, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Haha, “Hi, Spice Girl!” Neutrals are okay with me. I really like the asymmetry on the top, great choice. Those cool sandals must be sold out already!

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    Lauren Sparks
    March 19, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    You look beautiful as always. laurensparks

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    Lisa D.
    March 19, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I’m in love with that blouse and the unique heel on those sandals! So pretty! This is more my style!

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    March 19, 2019 at 11:58 am

    I’m loving this outfit, Jess- great for inching toward a new season!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    March 19, 2019 at 11:28 am

    LOL! I love the Spice Girls! I actually saw them in concert years ago 😉 This color is incredible on you! Love the whole outfit!


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    Nicole Mölders
    March 19, 2019 at 10:41 am

    This outfit is a great example that you can wear pants even when your personal style is Romantic. You look stunning. Well done. Love the heels of your shoes.

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    March 19, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Loving these neutrals on you, Jess. And that bag is such a fun pop!



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    March 19, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Both of these looks are so pretty! I especially love your blouse, looks wonderful with your white denim!

    xx, Elise

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    [email protected]
    March 19, 2019 at 9:08 am

    I love both outfits! Beautiful color! The blouse really calls my name. Just love the asymmetrical buttons, ties – everything!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    March 19, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Well I’m not up going to complain about neutrals on repeat, you know I’m a BIG fan! Love that rust shirt especially!
    Hugs and have al great wee k, Mary.

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    March 19, 2019 at 8:36 am

    As a shoe girl…I am obsessed with those heels!! How fabulous!!

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    [email protected]
    March 19, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Love your outfits in this post, Jess! The details on the blouse sleeves and buttons are so cute. I love the brown tones with the white. Very pretty!

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    Amy Johnson
    March 19, 2019 at 8:19 am

    I’ve always loved these colors together in fashion because it looks so sophisticated. Love the top especially. The design is so unique.

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    March 19, 2019 at 7:50 am

    What a lovely color combo! I don’t own anything in rust but maybe I should remedy that!

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    March 19, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Oooo I’m in love with your blouse – it’s so gorgeous with the silk scarf! And I love a shirt dress too. The scarf is a great buy Jess! xx Maria

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    March 19, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Your blouse is so cute with the asymmetrical button detail! I love your sandals! The heel is so cool!

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    Andrea Nine
    March 19, 2019 at 7:09 am

    That first outfit is one of my FAVORITE ever you Jess!! So chic and color amazing, just perfect for Spring!

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    March 19, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Oh Jess, these are such great spring outfits! The spicy colors are so beautiful on you. And those sandals are fabulous! What a cute heel!


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    This Main Line Life
    March 19, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Love that top. I really like the neutrals trend going on this spring.
    x, Julie | ThisMainLineLife.com

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    March 19, 2019 at 6:21 am

    I love neutrals so I happy seeing more of it! I have felt a lyocell shirt in the past and I do agree, softest and comfiest shirts ever!! Both outfits look great but I am leaning more towards the first look. I love the blouse and it just works so well with white denim. Clean, crisp and chic. It doesn’t get better than that!

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    March 19, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Wow Jess both of these looks are fantastic! I love the shoes, the bags, and the neutral tones look so great on you! I can tell that blouse and dress are so soft and comfortable. I love the way they fit you! The scarf is such a nice touch with that dress. I’d love to wear these outfits!

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    March 19, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Wow! I love Both items! Fabulous colors and I love the fabulous sleeve of the blouse! Cool dress!

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    Vanity And Me Style
    March 19, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Love these colours. My favourite Jess. I also like the snazzy heel on the sandals xx

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    March 19, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Love this neutral look with the pop of leopard! Thanks for hosting and featuring me today in your post!


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    March 19, 2019 at 1:28 am

    I love the blouse, Jess, the buttons across the front add such an interesting and captive details. The colour is great to be matched with others.

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