Turning Heads Linkup- Spring Dress and New Sunglasses - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup- Spring Dress and New Sunglasses


Ann Taylor Spring dress

Hi friends

Continuing on with fashion posts as we keep on keepin’ on.  I am wearing an Ann Taylor dress I bought 2 years ago and hadn’t yet worn it on the blog. I am also sharing my new prescription Prada Sunglasses.

Ann Taylor Spring dress

Prada women's sunglasses


As we all hunker down at home, I think about how important it is to do our part. My mom sent me The Sunday Paper by Maria Shriver, and I subscribed. She writes each week and continues to try and inspire and provide calm to her audience. You can check it out and subscribe if you like. Just something to start your day off in a positive manner.

I’ve been talking to my mom regularly, as she is by herself in our family home in Pittsburgh. I know it has to be hard to be by yourself, and those connections to the family are so important. All of my siblings call her daily to check-in. I try and bring a smile or make her laugh with my phone call, anything to raise her spirits.

We talked about all the ways this is affecting people and I suggested that she create a schedule. My mom is retired and usually a bit of a social butterflyly. Now, remaining at home, she is finding things to do around the house. She liked the suggestion of creating a schedule to focus and keep busy. I do that as well. I work on blog from 9-1. Take an Epsom salt bath, rest/watch tv, take a walk, make dinner, than read or play guitar. And some variation on this theme.


I’ve been taking advantage a bit of the sale out there, as I needed to add a few things to the Spring closet. I bought some tops, a white denim skirt, and a few other things. I’ll buy less in the upcoming month.

Today I am wearing a dress from Ann Taylor that I bought 2 years ago and have yet to wear it on the blog, until today. I liked the green print with deer and bunnies and planned on wearing it for Easter. The style is fit and flare.l I’ve added a layered green necklace, and along with Easter lines, chose a white rattan bag instead of an Easter basket 🙂 The Betsey Johnson sandals are a light pink adding a pretty contrast against the green. I will wear this outfit  when things get back to ‘normal” , currently I am in loungewear.

Prescription Sunnies- Prada

I wanted prescription designer sunglasses last year but didn’t buy them then. I bought these a few months ago and was planning on wearing them on the first sunny day. We’ve had a lot of rain and grey here this year, so I was thrilled the sun family made an appearance this day!

I love the Prada Baroque style with the squiggly shanks.. you may know the style in which I am referring. These are called the PRADA EVOLUTION CINEMA style in a light tortoise. They are prescription and were a bit of a treat for me as I go down on my pain medication and have made strides.  I love the style!

women's Spring dress

Kendra Scott earrings

Ann Taylor floral dress

Prada sunglasses


dress- Ann Taylor ( a few yrs old) Love this green dress, and this green dress

bag- zara ( similar ones , this bag, this bag)

shoes- Betsey Johnson ( love these , these and these sandals)  ALL ON SALE!

earrings- Kendra Scott ( LOVE these green ones)

Prescription Sunglasses- PRADA


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  • Jessica
    Posted at 02:54h, 04 April Reply

    Such a charming dress on you dear! I love the color and print pattern, so fresh and pretty.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 02:28h, 04 April Reply

    To have some schedule will help immensely these days. It wants not to be challenging to create mine, as from next Wednesday, my son is home, and we will be doing homeschooling. This dress is so pretty, Jess. It reminds me of the beautiful jungle. Have a great day.


  • M
    Posted at 00:24h, 03 April Reply

    Found your blog through a linkup. I love your dress, the print is so beautiful!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:59h, 03 April Reply

      Hi! Glad you are here. Thank you! I thought it was a fun print as I love animals and it reminded me of Easter.

  • Cheryl Maday
    Posted at 15:22h, 02 April Reply

    I felt a little extra wearing a dress while working from home, but I’m glad we had the same idea 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 15:55h, 01 April Reply

    Those sunglasses are so chic, Jess! Love them! You look gorgeous.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:21h, 02 April Reply

      Hi Meagan, thank you! I was excited to get them and only now had the chance to wear.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 12:44h, 01 April Reply

    That is a beautiful dress! It really says Spring! A fabulous look on you Jess.

    I feel you about your mom. My mom is alone too. I call her everyday. We live just 10 minutes away, and have made a habit of going to visit once per week. Both she and we are practicing stringent social distancing, and we do when we see her. I miss being able to hug her. She is an introvert, which helps, but she tends to be a busy person and it chafes her to not just be able to come and go as she wants.

    I hope you’re doing okay.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:24h, 02 April Reply

      Hi Michelle,
      thank you for the lovely comment about my dress. I may just wear it on Easter.
      Oh, sorry to hear about your mom too. I know calling has helped and there are 4 of us kids, so we all make an appoint to call and talk. I will today. It is tough, and I probably wouldnt do as well alone, but I am checking up on her. Thank you for your comment and best wishes to your mom too.

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 01:55h, 01 April Reply

    Hi Jess, thanks for the shout. I love floral prints in dresses, I have a few of my own in a similar style. The colours of it just great, green in particular works lovely with your hair colour and skin tone. Gorgeous necklace too

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:25h, 02 April Reply

      Thanks so much Anna! I love florals or larger prints.

  • Neti*
    Posted at 00:31h, 01 April Reply

    Fantastic Outfit on You Jess. But, can we have a moment for those sunglasses?. . . They are so Fab.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:25h, 02 April Reply

      Aw, thanks my friend! Yeah, I love the sunnies and am hoping for more sunny days here soon! It has been very grey and rainy here this year.

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 22:15h, 31 March Reply

    That would be a perfect Easter dress! I hope you choose to wear it even if you don’t go anywhere. I know we will be staying at home this year! Hope you are staying safe and healthy!

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 19:12h, 31 March Reply

    What a beautiful dress, Jess! I love the earrings, too. Hope you are staying safe. We are hunkered down here in Asheville. Stay well!

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 18:12h, 31 March Reply

    The colors in that dress just pop! It took me a bit to see the bunnies and deer! Lol! Yes, it’s perfect for Easter. Even Easter at home!! The bag and shoes and jewelry really complement the look, Jess. And I agree–we have to keep on keepin’ on and have some degree of normalcy in our routines. Stay healthy, my friend. Glad to hear about your decreased need for your medication. Something to celebrate!!

    xx Darlene

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:27h, 02 April Reply

      Hi Darlene
      thank you! I love animals, so when I saw the deer and bunnies, I thought it was great. Love the fit/flare too . I appreciate your kind words about my meds too.. yes 50% down so far and I hope to get off by the end of the year. 🙂 Be well!!

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:08h, 31 March Reply

    Gorgeous dress! I love the colour and the print. Your new sunglasses look great, they really suit you!

    Emma xxx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 17:31h, 31 March Reply

    That dress is just gorgeous on you Jess. My mom is alone too, so we’ve been getting together still. I know some people think that’s bad, but it’s her choice, and I’m glad to see her.

  • Maureen
    Posted at 15:58h, 31 March Reply

    It’s a beautiful dress Jess! The print is different from what I have seen and I adore that it’s unique. I do enjoy that AT/LOFT has the cutest variations when in comes to cute floral pieces. That’s also awesome that you chat with your mom daily. I am sure she appreciates it. I do the same with my parents and Grandma. It keeps their mind off of things and they get very happy talking to the little guy too. I am smitten with your new sunnies. It looks really nice on you. Great choice! I hope your week is off to a great start and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 15:47h, 31 March Reply

    What a great dress, the colour really suits you Jess. The glasses are fabulous, I’m a huge fan of sunglasses and love wearing mine even when there’s only a hint of sunshine. Jacqui xx

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 13:43h, 31 March Reply

    I just love this dress on you, so beautiful! I’ve been thinking about getting my Spring dresses out soon, I need to switch my closet over. We’ve been having some nice 70 degree days! Makes it a little better to be shut in when the weather is nice for walking.


  • Lisa @ Daily Style Finds
    Posted at 13:30h, 31 March Reply

    Wow – I can’t believe I was most clicked – but those fuzzy slippers are cute & stylish! I like your new shades – and so happy that suns has made a few appearances.

  • Kristin Buchholz-MacKillop
    Posted at 13:06h, 31 March Reply

    I LOOOOOVE that dress! The print is so cool! Looks FANTASTIC on you.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 12:37h, 31 March Reply

    Such a chic dress- and those sunnies are STUNNERS, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Nora Minassian
    Posted at 11:41h, 31 March Reply

    Such a pretty dress on you Jess. Green is definitely your color and those sunnies are fab! Stay healthy and safe.

  • Ellibelle
    Posted at 11:08h, 31 March Reply

    The dress is gorgeous! What a beautiful print!
    Thanks for sharing and for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  • isthismutton
    Posted at 11:00h, 31 March Reply

    The sunglasses are very glamorous Jess, and you deserve that treat! Fab dress, I don’t think I would have been able to keep it under wraps for so long!

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 10:53h, 31 March Reply

    We have had a lot of sun lately and even though my cheap sunglasses have fallen a few times, they still are in one piece. I probably need to pick a new pair when this is over. We got my oldest some transition glasses and he is so thrilled about them. I am trying to learn what triggers my down moods lately so I can learn to be content with how life is right now. No use feeling down for the next month. We can’t change certain things but we can work on changing our mindset (and make muffins, lol!

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 10:29h, 31 March Reply

    What an interesting print you found, the length of the dress is perfect, too. I would like to get new eyeglass frames, I should probably consider new sunglasses, too. My thinking is since I pretty much just wear them in the car, it doesn’t matter if they’re old :/.

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:22h, 31 March Reply

    Thanks for linking that Maria Shriver article. I always love what she has to say. Beautiful look!



  • Robin LaMonte
    Posted at 08:31h, 31 March Reply


    I am restyling my wardrobe this spring too! Hard to think about shopping when we already have wonderful clothes for spring.

    I love those Kendra Scott earrings! I have them in blue!

    Stay safe and stylish!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 08:15h, 31 March Reply

    The print of your dress is so fun and you look so pretty in green! I’m sure its so hard dealing with this alone and I’m sure you bring a smile to your moms face everyday!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • sahyli
    Posted at 08:00h, 31 March Reply

    That is a beautiful dress, and it looks gorgeous on you. I also love your earrings and sandals. Please, stay safe.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:24h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you. I appreciate you stopping by! We are in our homes and just go out for groceries every 2 or 3 weeks and walk the pups. You too!

  • Mica
    Posted at 07:55h, 31 March Reply

    What a beautiful dress, definitely overdue a wear, it’s so pretty on you and perfect for spring! 🙂 Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂 I’m working from home and also trying to teach the kids since the schools are closed!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:57h, 31 March Reply

    Well that’s how you know you bought a classic piece – 2 years old and looks good as new and still current! Love the spring flowers and your bag is perfect with it as well as those earrings. I just love green on red heads – you are stunning Jess!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 05:54h, 31 March Reply

    Cutest dress ever, Jess! Does it have dogs and bunnies in the print?! I can’t get over how adorable it is. And I love the shade of green. Fabulous new sunnies, too, my friend. I am glad that you are keeping your mom in good spirits. I imagine this is a difficult time for those who live alone. Hopefully this passes quickly but I suspect we have a long road ahead of us. Stay positive and take it all one day at a time.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:43h, 31 March Reply

      Hi Shelbe, thanks! It has deer and bunnies! I had planned on wearing it for Easter. I appreciate your encouragement! I do need it on some days for sure! xx YOu take care as well!

  • Laurie
    Posted at 03:58h, 31 March Reply

    The sunglasses are gorgeous Jess. That’s the only good thing to come out of the Corona Virus isn’t it? the sales. And if ever there’s a time to treat ourself it’s now. xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:44h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you Laurie! I received them in early March and look forward to wearing them when this is over and we go out. Yes it is!

  • Nancy s Fashion Style
    Posted at 01:57h, 31 March Reply

    You always have these amazing earrings! Gorgeous. That s a very Nice dress too, fun print. And those glasses are so you!

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