Turning Heads #linkup: Sweater Dress and My Favorite OTK boots - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #linkup: Sweater Dress and My Favorite OTK boots



Hello Lovely Ladies!

Bringing you another edition of #turningheadstuesday! First I must thank you all for your participation in the linkup. You are all FASHION ROCK STARS! We hit a record with 178 posts linking up! I really appreciate it ladies 🙂

I have been sharing many of my blazers for fall as of late, so I wanted today to wear one of my favorite items for fall, the sweater dress and Over the Knee boots. I love the buttery  rich leather of these Vera Wang premium line boots, the tiny wedge and the fact I can wear them with minis, leggings, skirts, dresses. You will see them making an appearance often on this blog. I have a love for the sweater dress as they are super comfortable, and to me it is a fashion fallacy that one can not be comfortable and stylish too. They are one of those dress and go items, where you add accessories, boots or shoes, and viola! off you go. This has a wonderful light grey knit with thicker material and a cozy turtleneck. For added color with this look, I added my burgundy moto jacket from Ann Taylor as well ( a Christmas present from last year). I am in love with the plum family: purples, plum, marsala, burgundy and the like. This jacket is more of a burgundy with brown undertones, as opposed to my lace skirt I showed yesterday with more red.  It was one of the chillier days here now in Charlotte, but that’s ok with me, I love to wear jackets and boots, bring it on!

Outfit details: Dress: Banana Republic, Boots: Vera Wang OTK boots, ( love these) , Jewelry: Charming Charlie  Jacket:Ann Taylor ( last year, love this) Handbag: Kate Spade Beau ( love this)









Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Not dressed as Lamb, SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On,Random Wednesday,   Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday  Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  / Forage Fashion 

Outfit details:

Have fun with the #linkup!

Are you a sweater dress kind of girl? 

Email me or send me a tweet if you would like to be a CO-HOST ON TURNING HEADS TUESDAY!! THANK YOU 🙂 

Today’s Most Clicked is  Anna Shirley of New Skiny Me and her super pretty turquoise dress with its lovely detail


PINTEREST PIC OF THE WEEK! *** I am in love with this floral look for fall and Irene really captured it with the dark lips too!

Check it out on: The Daily Lace




  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 18:37h, 24 October Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great outfit for fall! Another head turning look!

  • Elle
    Posted at 22:08h, 21 October Reply

    Loose this sweater dress! it is so rich looking and elegant, paired perfectly with that gorgeous merlot jacket- nice gift, hubby!
    You look fabulous , and I love the most clicked photo too, Have a good week !
    xx, Elle

  • Spashionista
    Posted at 18:09h, 21 October Reply

    Um, WOW! Great boots, great colors. Fall is clearly your season, girl 🙂


  • Highland Fashionista
    Posted at 15:08h, 21 October Reply

    Those boots and that bag are absolutely drool-worthy. LOVE.

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 05:17h, 21 October Reply

    This is really amazing Jess. Love the dress, the jacket, the boots. Just so elegantly you! xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    Posted at 21:25h, 20 October Reply

    Love your look from head to toe. From the jacket to the boots everything is perfection. Such a wonderful look for fall! Thanks for hosting!

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 18:48h, 20 October Reply

    The knit dress is perfect! Great pattern and fit. The otk boots are gorgeous! Wearing boots is one of the best things about this time of year 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • patti
    Posted at 16:52h, 20 October Reply

    That is a gorgeous sweater dress and looks like it was custom made for you, Jess. Fantastic boots too! xox

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 16:06h, 20 October Reply

    OTK boots can be tricky but not in your capable hands, Jess. The length of the sweater dress finishes at just the right place for the boots thus avoiding both the potential ‘tarty’ look and/or ‘pirate’ look of OTK boots!
    The rich colour of the jacket so works against the softness of the dress and the knit pattern gives the dress texture. In such a soft colour a plain knit would look too flat.
    This is an outfit that is so versatile.

  • GorisHelena
    Posted at 14:47h, 20 October Reply

    Really love your outfit ! xo
    Can we follow each other ? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo

    BLOG | GorisHelena

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:35h, 22 October Reply

      Hi Helena!
      Thank you, I am following you on your blog through email subscription and also on Instagram I am active on both if you would follow both, I like your blog as well. thanks!

  • jolylook
    Posted at 14:34h, 20 October Reply

    I love your burgundy leather jacket and love the way you styled it with the sweater dress.


  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 12:18h, 20 October Reply

    I think the moto jacket is the perfect pairing for this sweater dress. The OTK finishes the look perfectly.

  • Jacket Societyn/nora minassian
    Posted at 12:01h, 20 October Reply

    Beautiful sweater dress and it looks great with you boots and bag, you look lovely Jess 🙂

  • Ginger Wroot
    Posted at 11:48h, 20 October Reply

    Gorgeous! I particularly love the look of the dress and the tights!

  • Sarah Blodgett
    Posted at 11:36h, 20 October Reply

    I’ve been looking for a new bicker jacket… I’m loving this one!!! The sweater dress is amazing as well!!

  • Monika from Styleworld40plus
    Posted at 11:33h, 20 October Reply

    Dear Jess,
    a great dress which is comfy and elegant at the same time. The boots are great and of course I adore your Kate Spade bag, which we unfortunately have here in our country.

  • cherie james
    Posted at 10:53h, 20 October Reply

    Adore your sweater dress with your over the knee boots- great look Jess. And, the wine moto jacket is the perfect element of surprise. Thank you for hosting!


  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 09:36h, 20 October Reply

    Lovely sweater dress! I have a black pair of OTK boots, I’m sure I’ll be wearing them soon! 🙂

  • asallows
    Posted at 09:33h, 20 October Reply

    I love that these boots have no heel! I honestly can’t wear heeled boots at all for some reason. I ALWAYS slip in snow haha. Love the sweater dress too!


  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:25h, 20 October Reply

    Ooohhh…perfect dress with the most perfect boots! This look is fall personifide!



  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 09:15h, 20 October Reply

    What a pretty sweater dress and love how you styled it!


    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:10h, 20 October Reply

    Oooh, love your sweater dress! It looks great with the jacket too!

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 08:47h, 20 October Reply

    Perfect fall look Jessica, I love the sweater and OTK boots I have been seeing this week so far.
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 08:47h, 20 October Reply

    You look beautiful in your sweater dress and boots! The marsala jacket was the perfect choice.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • marta
    Posted at 08:32h, 20 October Reply

    Love the sweater dress & your OTK boots!

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 08:18h, 20 October Reply

    I think this is my favorite outfit of yours, Jess. This is stunning…with or without the jacket. Thanks for the link up!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:12h, 20 October Reply

    That burgundy moto jacket is amazing! I need it in my life!
    Thanks for the linkup!

  • Ada
    Posted at 07:59h, 20 October Reply

    Your sweater dress and burgundy moto jacket are both gorgeous and perfect for Fall. Super elegant as usual my friend.

    🙂 Ada.

  • Ann Krembs
    Posted at 07:48h, 20 October Reply

    What lovely pictures Jess! Really!! All the details, and the light, plus your radiant smile and hair. It’s all so pretty.

    Thank you for this link up!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

    PS I want to invite you to the link up I’ve started for Sundays–Style Story Link Up.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:38h, 22 October Reply

      Thanks so much Ann! Thats my hubby, he is the photographer, so I will pass on the message Had a good hair day that day! 🙂 So glad you can join in and i enjoy seein your outfits as well.

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 07:46h, 20 October Reply

    Wow! I love this look head to toe, Jess! Stunning and so luxe!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Shannon
    Posted at 07:40h, 20 October Reply

    You look stunning! In love with that sweater dress paired with the OTK boots! That bag is gorgeous too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 07:34h, 20 October Reply

    Fabulous combination of sweater dress, OTK boots, and moto jacket! And the color combination is absolute autumn perfection!

    Thanks for the link up!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:39h, 22 October Reply

      Thank you Shelbee, I think Autumn is my favorite for clothing, such great colors. xx

  • kathrineeldridge1
    Posted at 07:07h, 20 October Reply

    Love this sweater dress and how you layered over it with the moto jacket! Perfect styling!


  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 07:04h, 20 October Reply

    Basically Jess you’ve got yourself the perfect sweater dress! The shape, cut and colour are all spot-on – and I love the chunky roll neck. Beautifully styled (as always) with the jacket and boots – you rock!!

    Thank you so much for hosting – hope to see you at #iwillwearwhatilike 🙂

    Catherine x

  • Bogi RedReticule
    Posted at 06:46h, 20 October Reply

    That knit dress is beautiful! I love how you paired it with the burgundy moto jacket for a modern lady look.

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:38h, 20 October Reply

    I love the color of your moto jacket! Perfect layered over the sweater dress!

    Doused In Pink

  • Monica
    Posted at 06:37h, 20 October Reply

    I can definitely see why those are your favorite otk boots, they’re fabulous. I also love the sweater dress and how you topped off the look with the burgundy jacket. Great look!


  • Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 06:20h, 20 October Reply

    Love this sweater dress and boots combo! This looks great on you.

  • thelifbissue
    Posted at 06:17h, 20 October Reply

    Fall dressing brought to perfection, love everything and that you chose a red biker jacket with it. Love, Kirsten x


  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 06:11h, 20 October Reply

    Looks great!! I love a sweater dress. 🙂

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 06:11h, 20 October Reply

    Great dress & boots!

    I love sweater dresses for fall and have to get a new one.

  • samantha4blair
    Posted at 06:10h, 20 October Reply

    Jess, can you do no (fashion) wrong?!
    What a great look.

    I have been contemplating buying some OTK boots but I am concerned about looking a little….how can I put this…. Cheap and Tarty?
    I worry that they are just too sexy?! Do you know what I mean. I don’t want to emulate Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, And I don’t want to look like Puss in Boots either!

    In theory the leather biker and OTK boots shouldn’t look elegant and classy together, but you have made them work perfectly.
    Not to mention the equally hard-to-wear Jumper dress.
    Perhaps it is your soft colour palette? Perhaps the pattern in the knit of the dress? Or just your natural eye for turning anything you touch into a feminine look.
    You have your own style and a real knack for nailing it every time!
    I am now inspired to look a little harder for those OTK’s……{credit card at the ready}


  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:42h, 20 October Reply

    This is absolute Fall perfection! I love the boots and the color of the moto jacket is gorgeous. Have a great week Jess!

  • Mica
    Posted at 05:20h, 20 October Reply

    That looks like such a cosy dress, and I love it with the burgundy jacket! 🙂 I used to have a very similar dress, but never wore it much as it was sadly too warm for it here! I’d go years without wearing it, so I donated it in the end.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 04:06h, 20 October Reply

    I love your burgundy leather jacket! And it looks perfect with the dress, too.

    Posted at 03:52h, 20 October Reply

    So lovely and ready for Autumn, dear Jess.
    Thank you for a great link-up

  • Irene Papadopoulou
    Posted at 03:15h, 20 October Reply

    thank you so much!!! I am super excited! thank you for the link up! love the sweater dress!so fall perfect!

  • shbowdoin
    Posted at 01:13h, 20 October Reply

    This season’s colors are really working for you, Jess! Thanks for hosting.


  • Rebecca
    Posted at 01:10h, 20 October Reply

    Wow love your OTKs!!!


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