Turning Heads #Linkup- Trending Off the Shoulder Floral Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #Linkup- Trending Off the Shoulder Floral Dress


Hello Ladies,

I wanted to title this: My Off The Shoulder-Dont-Care-If -I’m-Older-Dress, but decided to keep it simple! 🙂

I debated about whether I should post my military jacket neutral look today or yesterday, Monday. I like to share the various styles and looks that are fun for me and my interest in wearing a ruched style in a striped dress,  fitted military jacket and cargo pants, white jeans with metallic slips ons or today’s trendy look with the off the shoulder floral dress. I have also been buying a few more pairs of pants I have deemed comfortable enough for me to wear, and ones I have been eyeing, the straight ankle trouser. So, if you haven’t seen the variety of looks, check out the links above.

This is a dress I have had for years from Loft. Seems what goes around comes around. At the time I purchased, the off the shoulder look was popular. It has come back in trend and is a favorite of mine, as it is as comfortable as any nightgown I would wear, but more appropriate for the public! I kept the look pretty simple as the eye is drawn to the shoulders. Way back when I remember wearing choker necklaces and I might have worn one with this style. You remember when chokers were popular? I kept the look a bit simple today with green 1928 drop earrings and my JORD maple wooden watch as accessories.

I had several choices for handbags, but decided to style it with my lilac Coach bag  to compliment the colors in the dress, such as navy and pale pink. I am wearing my Jambu Sugar sandals in Champagne/Mocha as I love a gladiator style with this dress and as I have mentioned these are like wearing sneakers. I am a fan of the off-the-shoulder trend and hope to find a few tops and dresses soon to add to my wardrobe.

Outfit Details: Dress LOFT ( older)  Earrings 1928.com, Maple Fieldcrest watch c/o JORD, Sugar Sandals  c/o Jambu Footwear ( color Im wearing is out of stock) Coach handbag

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 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, My Fancy FrIDAY

Enjoy the link-up!







Most clicked : Dan from The Pretty Cute  Blog sharing her mixed pattern outfit with her new wide leg cropped pants. And also making me want a coffee!


Pinterest Pic of the Week:  I LOVE this eyelet skirt on Cherie of Style Nudge and the sweet white purse she has complimented it with. Puppy pics too 🙂 


  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 00:50h, 21 May Reply

    I do love this dress on and the off the shoulder trend is so hot right now. Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/05/15/losing-baby-weight-episode-1/

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 17:31h, 20 May Reply

    The dress is so pretty Jess and you look stunning! I have at least one off the shoulder top stored at my mum’s – luckily I’m a hoarder and don’t throw anything out!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:08h, 20 May Reply

      See? It helps to hold on to some clothes! I was lucky I held onto this too. Thank you! I had a good hair day and glad you like the dress! XX

  • carmen
    Posted at 22:32h, 19 May Reply

    Like a southern belle!! Very charming Jess!!


    My new post is about my daughter who opened an eco boutique …


  • trinagrandinettiTrina
    Posted at 19:37h, 19 May Reply

    Hands down, this is my favorite off the shoulder dress, style, outfit I’ve seen all season. You totally nailed it on this style.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:39h, 19 May Reply

      Hi Trina!
      wow, those are some shoes to fill, there are a lot of OTS dresses out there ( wink) So glad you love the dress, I always loved the color and had always been a fan of the OTS style. Thank you sweet lady! xx

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 09:23h, 19 May Reply

    First of all, you look amazing! Second of all, who cares how old you are?! Rock that off-the-shoulder–it’s beautiful!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:36h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you Meagan! So right, I don’t care and doubt anyone else does either 🙂 Glad you like the look! xx

  • Mary M. Ornelas
    Posted at 02:40h, 19 May Reply

    You are looking so beautiful dear!

  • Ada
    Posted at 21:11h, 18 May Reply

    I love this fun floral off-shoulder dress. And how cool that you have had it in your closet for years. You look beautiful Jess.

    I am talking pretty dresses and skirts for Spring, in today’s post too. Come check it out. =)


    And I would love for you to linkup with me tomorrow and share your latest style posts with my readers. I think they would love your style as well as I do. Thanks, Ada. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:26h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you ! I appreciate you stopping by too 🙂

  • Heart
    Posted at 18:08h, 18 May Reply

    You so young and stunning!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:26h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you Heart, I appreciate your lovely comment 🙂 xx

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 16:40h, 18 May Reply

    This is such a sweet dress Jess, and a bit different from your normal style too. It’s so nice to mix things up sometimes isn’t it? You look like a young girl in this off the shoulder number, so pretty!
    Anna x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:28h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you Anna! Sweet of you to say 🙂 Yes I dont have many off the shoulder dresses, but would love a few more. I posted a military look this week which was different as well. Im going to wear that geometric blue HM dress soon, it fit xx

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 15:18h, 18 May Reply

    Beautiful dress, so pretty! 🙂

  • Elle
    Posted at 14:33h, 18 May Reply

    Hi Jess!
    Love your pretty floral dress that is off the shoulder! Love the lavender bag and two toned shoes. So om point and beautiful!
    I am so happy to see Dan featured here, too!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:32h, 19 May Reply

      Hi Elle, yes I enjoy featuring differnt ladies and dan has a lovely classic style. Thank you, i have had this dress for years, what goes round comes around right> xx

  • Martina Berg
    Posted at 14:18h, 18 May Reply

    My Dear, your dress looks perfect on you – WOW! It’s the best Styling for spring! I enjoy your blog so much. We know each other from Instagram. Warm regards – Martina from Munich

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:33h, 19 May Reply

      Hi Martina, Glad to have you here on the blog. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. This is such a light and airy dress, very fun to wear for spring. XX

  • Candace
    Posted at 13:59h, 18 May Reply

    LOVE the colors in that dress. It looks amazing on you! 🙂


  • patti
    Posted at 09:44h, 18 May Reply

    Beautiful dress, Jess! I will link up as soon as I get my computer back from the shop : < working from tablet now. You look stunning, xo


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:23h, 18 May Reply

      No problem! Thanks so much I was glad I kept it after all of these years. xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:34h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you Patti! No worries! xx

  • Ann Krembs
    Posted at 01:42h, 18 May Reply

    Oh Jess! This dress looks fabulous on you!! And I love that it’s come back around for your to wear and celebrate once again. Isn’t that awesome!

    I linked up my two most recent off the shoulder looks. There will be more coming on Kremb de la Kremb…I can’t get enough of this style!

    Thanks for the link up. And you look so pretty in florals!

    Love, Ann

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:24h, 18 May Reply

      Thanks Ann! I love the little lace off the shoulder number you posted. THanks, this dress is so fun and comfy to wear. Win Win! xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:34h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you Ann, I will check out your OTS looks too, and I agree they are fun to wear as was this dress! xx

  • asallows
    Posted at 19:50h, 17 May Reply
  • [email protected]
    Posted at 19:07h, 17 May Reply

    Your floral dress is gorgeous! Very pretty and I like those sandals, too.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:36h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you Debbie! I have been getting a fair amount of use from the Jambu sandals. They are as comfortable as sneakers.:-) x

  • Lisa Maynard Morin
    Posted at 16:05h, 17 May Reply
  • jolylook
    Posted at 15:27h, 17 May Reply

    Gorgeous floral dress. You look stunning Jess.


  • Lanae Bond
    Posted at 15:08h, 17 May Reply

    I love your dress! I feel that dress is can be worn so many ways, especially you can wear it on your shoulders if you chose too!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:11h, 17 May Reply

    You look stunning in this dress, love the style and the print and it suits you so well.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 11:34h, 17 May Reply

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous on you, lady! I love it!


  • Laura
    Posted at 11:26h, 17 May Reply

    Beautiful floral print! You are rocking that dress!

  • ee0926
    Posted at 10:52h, 17 May Reply

    I love this dress!! The tiers and colors are so pretty!! Great look!

    xx, Elise

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 10:17h, 17 May Reply

    I think this off the shoulder dress looks amazing on you! I’m so glad you shared it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 10:16h, 17 May Reply

    Gorgeous dress! And no one is too old for this look, or any look for that matter!

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:05h, 17 May Reply

    Very pretty dress, Jess! I just love that it is something you’ve owned and is now back on trend.

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 10:03h, 17 May Reply

    It’s a beautiful dress, and your signature florals, too. And I’m glad you decided to drop ‘even though you’re over 40’ bit because that has nothing to do with anything. I think if you’re stylish in your 20’s, you will be stylish in your 90’s, too. And I think we bloggers have a role to play in making stylish women of all ages (and shapes and sizes) seem more mainstream and less of an oddity.

    • jess jannenga
      Posted at 12:06h, 17 May Reply

      So true! Tiina I agree with you wholeheartedly! I wear what I like and what I think fits/;looks flattering regardless of my age. Thank you for the compliment as well. XX

  • Adriele
    Posted at 09:37h, 17 May Reply

    Jess you look positively STUNNING in this off the shoulder dress!!! GORGEOUS. I love it!


  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 09:36h, 17 May Reply

    Such a beautiful look on you Jessica. I love these florals for Spring trends lately!
    Rachel xo

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:29h, 17 May Reply

    You are the queen bee of florals! Love this off-shoulder dress on you. It’s such a pretty silhouette!



  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:22h, 17 May Reply

    Wow…I can’t believe you’ve had this dress for that long. I didn’t realize the off the shoulder style was popular then—I was probably living under a rock (or working—same thing). Can you wear it so the sleeves are on top of your shoulders too?
    thanks for hosting, Jess

    • jess jannenga
      Posted at 12:05h, 17 May Reply

      ha! Yes, I think it was good I kept it! Yes you can wear it both ways, on top of the shoulder or over the shoulders, one thing I like about the dress too. I am on the hunt for some OTS tops too. Enjoy your week! xx

  • plutrell
    Posted at 09:02h, 17 May Reply

    You look lovely, Jess! Thanks for the link up!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:30h, 17 May Reply

    I love, love, love that dress!!! I wish it was still on the racks. I’d probably go pick it up today 🙂 I’m in the market for a good off the shoulder! Thanks for hosting.

  • cherie
    Posted at 08:29h, 17 May Reply

    Jess, you look good in anything! Love the off the shoulder on you. So flirty and feminine. Thank you so much for featuring me!! :)))


  • 50 Is Not Old
    Posted at 08:26h, 17 May Reply

    Very cute, and so on trend. Thanks for the link-up opportunity. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t participated, but I am happy to be able to join you today:)

    Tania @ http://50isnotold.com

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 08:01h, 17 May Reply

    And there’s the trademark flirty and feminine “Jess” look! Absolutely gorgeous!


  • Shannon
    Posted at 07:56h, 17 May Reply

    This dress is gorgeous on you! Love the florals and all the pretty colors!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 07:26h, 17 May Reply

    You look absolutely dreamy, my friend!

    Dawn Lucy


  • Celia M. High Heeled Life
    Posted at 07:09h, 17 May Reply

    This dress is right on trend for summer! Love that you already had it in your closet … you look stylish,,, thanks for hosting.

  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 06:43h, 17 May Reply

    OMG I love that dress Jess, hey, that rhymes 😉 So I gotta go and get myself one right away. So inspiring. It lookes, sexy and playful. Amazing. Well done! Thanks for hosting. xxxx

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:29h, 17 May Reply

    Prettiest dress on the prettiest gal!! That print is divine and I am so loving off the shoulder this year and this is definitely a favorite dress on you. You shine such beauty my friend!!

  • Elle Spann
    Posted at 06:29h, 17 May Reply

    LOVING the off the shoulder trend right now. This floral print is perfect 🙂
    Southern Elle Style

  • Irene Papadopoulou
    Posted at 06:06h, 17 May Reply

    so easy and fashionable! thank you Jess for hosting the link up!

  • Bogi Kenney
    Posted at 05:59h, 17 May Reply

    So feminine! I love how you coupled that gorgeous dress with a handbag in that shade. Beautiful all the way around.
    Red Reticule

  • Martina Elegant
    Posted at 05:50h, 17 May Reply

    Very nice summer dress and very trendy! You look pretty!

  • fleurani
    Posted at 05:34h, 17 May Reply

    Oh my gosh you look drop dead gorgeous in that off the shoulder Dress. I have a beautiful floral top as well on my blog today 🙂

    Have a beautiful week my beautiful friend <3


  • samantha4blair
    Posted at 05:08h, 17 May Reply

    That is one sexy dress, Jess!
    The kind of dress that husbands LOVE and women wish they could carry off with such effortless panache.
    You look radiant and beautiful.

  • Olga
    Posted at 03:50h, 17 May Reply

    Beautiful dress!

  • claire
    Posted at 02:09h, 17 May Reply

    Such a beautiful dress Jess, love it 🙂

    Thanks for hosting..

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:49h, 17 May Reply

    That is a beautiful floral dress! You picked well with the handbag too, it’s lovely with the print 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:46h, 17 May Reply

    That is a beautiful floral dress! Perfect for spring! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 01:41h, 17 May Reply

    Such a pretty dress! And, yes, trends always come back… Beautiful bag, too!

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 01:28h, 17 May Reply

    This is why I store my clothes! Like you say, fashion goes round in a circle. This dress is gorgeous Jess and right on trend. Bet your glad you kept it x

  • Sheree
    Posted at 01:20h, 17 May Reply

    You look gorgeous in this dress!! The Off shoulder trend def suites you.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Megan_Ballard
    Posted at 01:06h, 17 May Reply

    I love the floral dress. Super cute. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 01:05h, 17 May Reply

    Way to go with that OTS dress Jess!!

    I have a new collab with LA-based TOBI this week at the blog – I’m sure you’ll love the dress!!


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