Turning Heads #Linkup- Styling a Karina Paisley Wrap Dress with a Military Jacket and Red Block Heels - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #Linkup- Styling a Karina Paisley Wrap Dress with a Military Jacket and Red Block Heels




Hello ladies!

Hard to believe September is coming to a close. However, here in NC it generally means a bit cooler temps in Oct to look forward to.  How was your weekend? Today I was in the mood to style one of my Karina dresses for Fall and I chose this orange-red-olive-coblalt-yellow Paisley wrap dress as my foundation. Paisley, not floral 🙂 The bright colors culminating in a beautiful print really caught my eye and I would be styling this throughout the fall with boots, booties and layers. I did try a jersey brown long sleeve top under the dress, but it ended up a bit bulky, and I decided to go for a jacket instead. Wrap dresses, I find are flattering on every figure, and I do love the ease of it.. a pin is necessary on the lower half., especially during windy fall days! I love a military look and i am looking for a pair of olive booties! …



What I love about this LOFT military jacket are the brass buttons and of course, the raw edges. I also love the shape, more of an hourglass, as opposed to a boxy jacket. There are so many colors I love for Fall, I also paired the look with my Hayden Harnett NYC leather hobo in olive. Love the rich colors. I am wearing bronze jewelry we bought when on a trip to Savannah, Georgia about 6 years ago. I love to buy jewelry from artisans when I am traveling; it’s a great memory each time I wear it, and it is unique.  I had to take these long bronze earrings out for the season, as well as my bronze leaf necklace. Yes, I was in the mood for a funky manicure. alternating gold and rust colors 🙂



Earrings from a  artisan shop in Savannah, GA.


gold and rust nail color..


Every girl need a pair of red heels ( block in my case, of course) @zara


Outfit Details: Military Jacket older LOFT,  Wrap Dress c/0 Karina Dresses, Shoes: Zara, Bag: Hayden Harnett NYC ( older),  Necklace and earrings: Boutique in Savannah, GA Brown prescription specs c/o Zenni Optical. 

Hubby and I have a trip planned in October, I will be sharing where we are going soon on the blog. For the time being, Enjoy the LINKUP!

*******Don’t forget to stop by Friday as I bring you another Over 40 fashion blogger interview, with my SPOTLIGHT ON series.*****

Most Clicked Blogger is: Jill from Grown Up Glamour. Love the pretty hat and the pink jacket, perfect among the flowers


Pinterest Pic of the Week: Amy of Styling Granny Mama also wears Potter’s Clay. Love the styling here!

Northwest Ohio Photography

  • Elle
    Posted at 21:25h, 02 October Reply

    Love the paisley dress, toned down a bit with such a cool olive jacket. The red block heels are gorgeous! Happy October!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:29h, 04 October Reply

      Hi Elle, thank you! Ive bought a “few” pairs of block heels this year.. dont want them to disappear off the shelves as I can wear them comfortably! thank you for your comment.xx
      Have a wonderful week.

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 14:09h, 30 September Reply

    Hi Jess, that dress is adorable! I’m a huge fan of paisley and would wear that in a heartbeat. I love the olive bag too especially as I have the perfect pair of olive knee high boots to pair with it. Your little red shoes are uber cute, as are you my lovely!
    Anna x

  • Nicole
    Posted at 01:55h, 30 September Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I like my Karina dresses. I hadn’t seen this one yet. It has the perfect colors for you. Great pick and I love the styling!

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 21:31h, 29 September Reply

    Jess, I am trying to catch up and I just saw that you picked my outfit as your Pinterest Pic of the week! Thank you so much. I appreciate your support! I love the colors on your dress. So perfect for fall. the jacket is really cute too. Thank you for posting your outfits and for hosting the link up! – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:43h, 29 September Reply

      Hi Amy! I seem to try and play catch up each week, especially going through 100+ blogs.. I just need to do it over time! Yes, I love these colors on you too. Thank you ! Karina makes some great dresses that fit quite well. Have a wonderful weekend Amy! xx

  • Laura B
    Posted at 12:28h, 29 September Reply

    Such pretty colors on you! I love a good paisley print!

  • Stefanie
    Posted at 11:18h, 29 September Reply

    These bright colors are just gorgeous on you! Especially with your hair… love it so much! Since you were a fan of one of my previous creations, I wonder what you think of this second Project Real Way Challenge??? Link below!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:23h, 29 September Reply

      Hi Stephanie, thank you. I love so many different colors in the Fall. Ill stop by and check out your creation. xx

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 21:46h, 28 September Reply

    I love the wrap dresses. They are so flattering to my curvy body. And soooo comfortable as well. Your dress is beautiful, this paisley pattern and these colors – just perfect.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 29 September Reply

      Thank you Anna! I will style this later in the season with boots etc.. xx

  • Kirsten Wick (@TheLIFBIssue)
    Posted at 08:00h, 28 September Reply

    I’m in love with the shoes! I might need them myself. Love, Kirsten x


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:00h, 28 September Reply

      Hi Kirsten! I think we have similar tastes, thank you! Could you tell me where you bought that gorgeous lace dress I saw on IG? Have a wonderful day! xx

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 06:49h, 28 September Reply

    I also love wrap dresses. Beautiful styling, Jess

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:01h, 28 September Reply

      Hi Anna, thank you! I imagine they would look great on you! xx

  • Lanae Bond
    Posted at 18:30h, 27 September Reply

    I love the colora in your dress especially the cobalt! Your jacket also looks with your wrap dress!

  • Laura
    Posted at 17:24h, 27 September Reply

    That is such a stunning dress! I love the gorgeous colors and fit!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:26h, 27 September Reply

      Thank you Laura! My karina dresses do fit well, glad you like the colors, I am ready for Fall! xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 12:14h, 27 September Reply

    Beautiful wrap dress! I never would have thought to try one of my wraps with a military jacket, but it looks great here. Yes, for red shoes of all kinds!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:30h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks Jennie! yes, I just wanted to bring in the olive color. Glad you like it! xx

  • Ana from Mrs. American Made
    Posted at 11:50h, 27 September Reply

    Stunning. Love the contrast of the dress w the utilitarian jacket. And the leaves are super cute! : )

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:31h, 27 September Reply

      Thank you Ana! I love getting special jewelry to remind me of the travels! xx

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 10:33h, 27 September Reply

    Love the jacket with the wrap dress! 🙂

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 10:07h, 27 September Reply

    That print is gorgeous on you, Jess!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:31h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks Dawn, the colors caught my eye! xx

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:46h, 27 September Reply

    What a great dress to wear for fall. The colors are so fall-like and beautiful. Perfect for warmer fall temps too. Love the jacket with it as well.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:32h, 27 September Reply

      Thank you Amy! I am sure you will see it again, styled with boots. 🙂 xx

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 09:26h, 27 September Reply

    Pretty dress! Love the shoes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:32h, 27 September Reply

      Thank you Amy! You know I am a huge fan of Zara 🙂 xx

  • Celia M. High Heeled Life
    Posted at 09:23h, 27 September Reply

    The colours of the dress look brilliant on you!! love the touch of the brooch on the jacket and those red heels are the perfect accent to your outfit. Looking fabulous and ready for autumn.

  • Mary Murnane (@MaryMurnane)
    Posted at 09:19h, 27 September Reply

    This print! Love it so much. Incredible styling choice with this jacket, the added texture is beautiful.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:33h, 27 September Reply

      Thank you Mary! This jacket can be worn many ways. I loved this print straightaway as well. xx

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:11h, 27 September Reply

    Perfect transitional dress for this time of year, and the colors look SO good on you too!



  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 08:36h, 27 September Reply

    Such a pretty dress! Wrap dresses are great, and I love the paisley print! It looks fabulous with the military jacket!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:29h, 27 September Reply

    This is the epitome of fall in my book Jess!! And I love how you added the brooch—I’ve been trying to remember to do that more often!!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 08:20h, 27 September Reply

    Those Zara heels are super cute!!!!

    I’m pretty excited with this outfit I am wearing from my favorite Los Angeles brand TOBI – come on over at the blog & find out why! #shopTobi

    Happy Tuesday!


  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:31h, 27 September Reply

    What a gorgeous dress for fall! Love the rich colors and the print!

    Doused In Pink

  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:20h, 27 September Reply

    I love that jacket!!!


  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:16h, 27 September Reply

    So pretty Jess. There you go wearing those rich fall colors that I just adore on you!!! What darling feminine shoes……almost as DARLING as you!!

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 05:54h, 27 September Reply

    Beautiful dress, great print and perfect seasonal colours!

  • Ria Kapoor
    Posted at 05:03h, 27 September Reply

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  • Jill James
    Posted at 04:19h, 27 September Reply

    Perfect dress for your mild Fall weather, love how you paired it with that gorgeous jacket. The red shoes add a great contrast. Isn’t it a joy to find jewellery on your travels that brings back memories at every wear.

  • Mica
    Posted at 03:25h, 27 September Reply

    That is a beautiful dress on you! Love the colours and print and a wrap dress is a real classic.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful start to the week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 03:07h, 27 September Reply

    Beautiful Jess. Love the Paisley! Thank you for hosting x

  • Nancy Baten
    Posted at 02:25h, 27 September Reply

    What a great Fall colors together! The shoes are fantastic, Block heels are so nice!

  • Katie
    Posted at 01:50h, 27 September Reply

    This dress is perfect on you and perfect for fall! The shoes are also fabulous. You’re amazing at adding just the right accessories to every outfit!


  • Lizzy
    Posted at 01:47h, 27 September Reply

    Oh my! You look wonderful Jess. The khaki military style jacket really suits you and I love how you’ve teamed it with the patterned skirt and delicate shoes. Gorgeous colours xxx

  • Rena
    Posted at 01:14h, 27 September Reply

    Once again you’ve created a lovely look and one that’s perfect for Fall with all of those fabulous colors. I love seeing a fatigue style jacket paired with a dress and those bold shoes are fantastic. I must get over to a Zara and check out the shoes. Thanks for hosting.


    • Rena
      Posted at 00:16h, 08 October Reply

      And thank you for adding your post to my link up.

  • Sheree
    Posted at 01:04h, 27 September Reply

    The colors of this outfit played together perfectly Jess! Olive and paisley never looked better together!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:34h, 27 September Reply

      Thank you Sheree! I loved the colors in the dress, and wanted to bring out the olive tones. xx

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