Turning Heads #linkup- Trying Something New-Zara Poncho, Brown Faux Leather Leggings - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #linkup- Trying Something New-Zara Poncho, Brown Faux Leather Leggings


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Welcome to another weekly edition of Turning Heads Tuesday!!!

Today I thought I would try something a bit different. I asked Santa for this poncho first of all. When I opened the box this thick, geometric, super soft, poncho is in the shape of a giant square. I am not used to this! I like my clothes mainly fitted  to my shape, so this is new territory. I love the way they look on others, so I thought, ” Take a risk, why not?” If it doesn’t work out, I can blame it on Santa!

The geometric pattern caught my eye with the colors of mustard, taupe and brown seeming a very artistic mix with this sweater.  I do know about proportions, so I decided to pair this with these amazing chocolate brown leather leggings from Zara as well. Big, flowy sweater/poncho, skinny or long proportions on the bottom. To further lengthen the look, I am wearing my grey flannel heels ( that I wore for this look only.. as I dont wear a high heel). One could add a bold color to the shoe if desired to add a pop of color, but I am fresh out of cobalt stilletos, so you will have to imagine! I wanted a mix of various shades of browns and neutrals, mustard, chocolate, oatmeal/taupe, grey. I added a long gold pendant necklace, with additional gold leaf earrings to compliment.

I was quite happy I did try something new for me, and didn’t jump to conclusions as soon as I took it out of the package. I think it was quite fun! ( as fashion should be wink*wink*)

Poncho: sold out ( Zara) Brown faux leather leggings ( Zara), Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Amour Satchel, Shoes 9 west ( years old), Necklace, earrings: Charming Charlie

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Tell me, what is something NEW you would like to try?

Do you dare go out of your “comfort zone”?

Most clicked for this week is: Olga in her festive and stunning red gown for the holidays. I love the shimmer of the bodice, the long black elegant gloves and sating clutch. See her at Local Fashion



MY PINTEREST PIC OF THE WEEK IS: Ani, from her blog, Fleurani as you all know what a trend OTK boots are, but I also am loving the fringe skirt! 

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  • Jennie
    Posted at 12:29h, 17 January Reply

    You look so Fabulous in this, Jess! So glad you were willing to try something different, because it totally works on you. I am in love with the colors and geometric pattern of the poncho. Thanks for linking up this week and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 15:03h, 16 January Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. These colors look great on you. Love that you added that necklace

  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 12:25h, 16 January Reply

    Just pinned it to 2 boards!

  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 12:23h, 16 January Reply

    I’m soooooooo in love with your outfit. I think this is my fave so far from you! The colours are phenomenal on you!!! Wow stunning! Love love love!

  • Valerie Hansen
    Posted at 15:31h, 15 January Reply

    Oh my girl…you are just stunning! You always match your clothes so well with your hair and coloring…superb styling!

    Fashion and Travel

  • Jasmine
    Posted at 14:46h, 15 January Reply

    You look stunning!!! I love that poncho and OMG it looks so warm and comfy!

    Jasmine 🙂

  • stylediarybyosy
    Posted at 13:22h, 15 January Reply

    Love the look, you styled this poncho so well.

  • Ann Krembs
    Posted at 20:37h, 14 January Reply

    Jess, today I am in blushing, baby pink. I’ve been wanting to try this color out for a while, so when I found a cozy sweater on sale at Banana Republic with an additional %50 off, I knew I found my chance. I don’t usually wear pink–even though I know it’s one of my colors. I have to admit: I feel rather pretty today. I’ll definitely be making an outfit post with this pretty pink number.

    As per usual, you look fabulous! You styled the poncho perfectly accentuating your #legzfordayz 😀

    Thanks for the link up Jess!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

  • Lisa Maynard Morin
    Posted at 15:00h, 14 January Reply
  • fleurani
    Posted at 18:19h, 13 January Reply

    Jess , hands down this ensemble is my all time favourite of yours. The leather pants paired with this stylish poncho is so en vogue and sophisitcated. You should push your boundaries more often, I absolutely love it on you.
    Thank you so much for featuring my okb and the fringe skirt, so flattered my dear :-*
    I wanted to get that poncho in that color but it was sold out so I got it in black and grey and get so many compliments on it. I will show it on my blog on sunday 😉

    have a wonderful rest of the week

  • Johanna
    Posted at 16:58h, 13 January Reply

    Oh wow…this is a gorgeous look on you. The colors are fabulous with your hair!

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 09:38h, 13 January Reply

    What a fab pairing of poncho and these trousers! You look sensational as ever. Thank you for the link up party – time to meet up with some new fashionistas x
    Anna’s Island Style

  • cherie james
    Posted at 08:34h, 13 January Reply

    I’m all about taking style risks – I love the poncho on you Jess, especially with the faux leather leggings. Thank you for hosting! Don’t forget to link up with SHOE AND TELL!!


  • Elle
    Posted at 23:54h, 12 January Reply

    This poncho is stunning, I love everything about it! I think ponchos and capes are such fun to wear and are so chic! Love the shoes, too, pretty trimming! You look comfortable! ( not out of your comfort zone)
    xx, Elle

  • Carrie
    Posted at 20:07h, 12 January Reply

    Not only do I love this on you, Jess, but it is probably one of the best looks I’ve seen lately! Perfection, my dear!

  • Ada
    Posted at 19:19h, 12 January Reply

    That poncho is gorgeous. Love it with the leather pants. The shoes are beyond adorable and feminine. The shawl wrap from my outfit I linked today is almost identical in colors and pattern, like your poncho. You should take a peek.

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 17:37h, 12 January Reply

    Pushing the style boundaries can often yield results and this is ten fold here, Jess. It absolutely suits you! I love everything about the look on you. My those leather leggings are stunning. If I was an envious person I’d be suffering envy right now. And what a great present Santa gave you in your poncho! I know you’re more used to a close fit but honestly, this is so flattering on you. Bravo!


  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 17:25h, 12 January Reply

    Love the poncho on you, especially with the leather leggings. Glad you tried something new!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • jolylook
    Posted at 15:22h, 12 January Reply

    You look amazing Jess. Love the combo with the poncho and the trousers.

    Joly Look

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 14:46h, 12 January Reply

    Looks like you found the right poncho for you, it is very flattering! 🙂

  • asallows
    Posted at 14:01h, 12 January Reply

    I love these pants! They’re such a great mix of edgy/classy.


  • weshopinheels
    Posted at 13:15h, 12 January Reply

    In love with that poncho and the way you styled it!

    We Shop in Heels

  • Lanae Bond
    Posted at 12:27h, 12 January Reply

    Beautiful poncho and I love your bag

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 12:25h, 12 January Reply

    well I definitely think the poncho a tremendous hit!! It looks fantastic!!…i know what you mean about usually wearing certain “styles”, but I think it’s good to switch it up a bit! jodie

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:10h, 12 January Reply

    Wow Jess this is a great look on you, a bit more edgy than usual so I really love it. Great colors too!

  • Ana from Mrs. American Made
    Posted at 11:24h, 12 January Reply

    GREAT look, Jess! I mean, you always look fantastic – but maybe as this outfit is a bit unexpected for you I love it. Have a great rest of the week. : ) A

  • thelifbissue
    Posted at 11:24h, 12 January Reply

    I think this is such a gorgeous look on you Jess, in fact I think it’s perfect. Much love, Kirsten xx


  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 10:33h, 12 January Reply

    One should absolutely venture out of one’s comfort zone, Jess, and in fact, that’s my manifesto for 2016. Something I hope to do across all aspects of my life. And since what I wear is the one part which I have most control over, that’s where I’m starting with. I certainly agree you know proportions, you look fantastic here. Cobalt shoes notwithstanding 🙂 xoxo

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:57h, 12 January Reply

    You look amazing in this and I think this is my all time favorite look of yours! I think stepping outside of our comfort zone is a good thing. One of my favorite parts of fashion blogging is trying new styles I never would have considered before.

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 09:39h, 12 January Reply

    One of my favorite looks of yours! This poncho fits you so well and I like the slight departure from your feminine looks.

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 09:17h, 12 January Reply

    Gorgeous new outfit, Jess – and you are HOT in those leather trousers! Thanks for hosting, xo


  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:15h, 12 January Reply

    OK, those pants are HOT! You look amazing!!



  • 50 Is Not Old
    Posted at 07:53h, 12 January Reply

    That poncho makes me want to go off my financial diet. Haha

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 07:50h, 12 January Reply

    Jess! This outfit looks like a million bucks! Love it! I normally don’t buy boxy things either, but you’ve inspired me!

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 07:48h, 12 January Reply

    Great poncho! The colors & pattern are beautiful and look amazing on you! And you paired it perfectly with the brown faux leather leggings!

  • Elle Spann
    Posted at 07:45h, 12 January Reply

    this look is a HIT! The poncho is gorgeous alone, but with those pants, it is magnifique!
    Southern Elle Style

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 07:34h, 12 January Reply

    Love the colors in the poncho!!

  • Laura
    Posted at 07:29h, 12 January Reply

    Gorgeous poncho! Love the colors!

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 07:20h, 12 January Reply

    Awesome outfit!! I love my faux leather leggings! Now I want brown! You look amazing, Jess. Thanks for the link up!

  • Mica
    Posted at 07:18h, 12 January Reply

    I think the poncho top is lovely on you – and it looks so cosy! Great gift from Santa! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 07:17h, 12 January Reply

    Jess this is so Parisian chic – it’s the perfect chic outfit for autumn/winter!! The poncho is stunning, you look so wonderful… Top marks, Santa 😉

    Thank you for hosting and linking up to #iwillwearwhatilike!

    Catherine x

  • Ashley
    Posted at 06:51h, 12 January Reply

    Those leggings are fun + great way to rock the leather trend, lady!


  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 06:38h, 12 January Reply

    STUNNING! So luxe, classy, and on point! You’re amazing.

    Dawn Lucy

  • jerseygirltexanheart
    Posted at 06:37h, 12 January Reply

    I love the poncho and the earth tones. Such a great look.


  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:27h, 12 January Reply

    I love that poncho!! I’m so glad you stepped out of your comfort zone. It looks great!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:20h, 12 January Reply

    I love the geometric pattern and colors of your poncho! You styled it perfectly!

    Doused In Pink

  • Rachel
    Posted at 06:12h, 12 January Reply

    Love the looks on you! love the colors! looks relaxing and comfy!


  • Sabina M. Brauner
    Posted at 05:52h, 12 January Reply

    this outfit is a total winner! Love everything about it Jess. Its so perfect for you and it is one of my fave on you <3 I love wearing all kinds of ponchos and capes. Have a great week and thanks for hosting! Sabina | Oceanblue Style at Manderley

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:37h, 12 January Reply

    Beautiful colors Jess! It’s always a good thing to get out of the comfort zone every once in awhile. 🙂

  • Olga
    Posted at 04:48h, 12 January Reply

    The main thing with ponchos is to find the right piece to pair them with. And you did it great, the look is balanced in proportions as well as in colours.

  • Gaby Mayr
    Posted at 02:01h, 12 January Reply

    The outfit is beautiful. I love the colors.

  • whosaprettygirl
    Posted at 01:51h, 12 January Reply

    LOVE this look on you. Very chic! OTK boots are totally out of my comfort zone. I bought a pair a couple of months ago and am still working up the nerve to wear them. lol

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 01:46h, 12 January Reply

    Tue poncho works so well with the leggins, and is totally in keeping with your usual style of fitted clothes. The poncho really needs something fitted to go withbit, a pencil skirt might also work.

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    Posted at 01:21h, 12 January Reply

    This look is amazingly chic from head to toe! Everything works together so well, but looks effortless at the same time. Plus, those pants are gorgeous! Thanks for hosting!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 01:13h, 12 January Reply

    You look amazing in that poncho – love the earth colors!


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