Turning Heads Linkup -A Classic Valentine’s Day Look - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup -A Classic Valentine’s Day Look


Classic Valentine's Day look

This is my Valentine’s Day classic outfit inspiration! I would be wearing this or something like this if we were headed out for Valentine’s Day.

Classic Valentine's day Look

Classic Valentines day earrings

Outfit Inspiration

Here we are, February 2nd. The months keep moving on. My mom is due to get her vaccine tomorrow and I found out from my doctor, even with my pre-existing condition, I can’t get the vaccine any earlier.

Last year we had such a blast going to The Cottage ( our favorite local wine bar/hangout) and enjoyed a 5 wine – 3 course dinner for Valentine’s Day. That was the last time we went out before Covid. Well, things are a bit different now, so we may enjoy a nice dinner and excellent bottle of wine. Speaking of, I hope to post my best wine picks for V-Day on Friday.

The day is really about spending time with the ones you love. And I have my family around me. So it’s good.

I mentioned last week, I did my hair via Madison Reed, as my friend and stylist couldn’t come to the house due to my mom being there and not wanting to be in confined space for too long. Also, she is getting surgery this month, so she will be recovering for 3 months. IN other words, I will be doing my hair for 3 months. This color is Carrera Crimson, if anyone is interested 🙂

I decided that yesterday was a look of richness and texture, while today was more traditional in red. Wearing an A-line dress from Karina dresses ( c/o) and heels from Marc Fisher. I, of course, wore my Mango red wool coat to go with this ensemble and love the longer length of the coat with the dress. My dragonfly brooch added a fun, playful detail.

Valentine Day- music and poetry

Yesterday I styled a “Dark Romantic look” as was inspired by the Victorian era poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. You know the poem, ” How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. ” One of her most famous ones.

Are you a lover of poetry or love songs? How many songs have you slow danced to over the years?

There are so many songs and poems about Love- too many to count, but I thought I would share a few of my favoites here.

This song is  sung by one of the all time  greats, Ella Fitzgerald. It is called, “Love is Here to Stay”,  one of my favorite romantic songs.

Frank Sinatra singing- “Ive Got You Under My Skin”

Sarah Vaughn – “My Funny Valentine”

Cole Porter “Let’s Do It” ( Let’s fall in love)

Classic Valentine's Day look

Classic Valentines Day dress

Classic Valentines day look

Valentine's Day Classic look

Valentine's Day red coat

Classic Valentine's Day women's look

So tell me, are you more of a classic dresser for Valentine’s Day, a casual dresser, or do you like the dark romantic look? What Love songs have impacted you over the years?


Dress c/o Karina Dresses

black pumps- Marc Fisher

Mango – Coat ( similar)

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  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 09:02h, 05 February Reply

    Beautiful Valentines Day outfit Jess! I love your dress and those patterned tights. Your hair looks lovely! I’ve been dyeing my hair for years, it’s a bit of a faff but much cheaper than going to the salon. I can’t wait to get it trimmed though!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:49h, 05 February Reply

      You do a fabulous job on your hair Emma! I have to do mine as my friend that does my hair is having jaw surgery, so she is out for 3 months. I know! I wil be without a haircut for 4 months!

  • Lovely
    Posted at 03:16h, 05 February Reply

    That’s a beautiful dress and you look wonderful in it!

  • mlinton52
    Posted at 21:19h, 04 February Reply

    I’m a casual dresser on Valentine’s Day. We like to stay home and relax. My favorite love song is the one we chose for our wedding – “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. I just love your red coat and dress! So beautiful!

  • Angelica
    Posted at 15:42h, 04 February Reply

    Lovely look! That red jacket is such a staple item and great pop of color for any outfit

    XX angelica

  • Chrissy Rowden
    Posted at 07:48h, 04 February Reply

    Madison-Reed? My sister and I colored each other’s hair this weekend with them as well. After I read your mention of it, I had to scroll back up and peek at your hair again. It looks gorgeous, so nicely done. 😉 The outfit looks fab, especially with those fun tights. As for the Vaxx…I have a preexisting condition that puts me more at risk if I take it. Irony. One of my goals this year is to learn how to build immunity for my unique body makeup. It should be interesting, maybe even adventurous. Except for the fact that I will have to cut out some foods that I love. lol

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 16:20h, 03 February Reply

    Ugh, I have an autoimmune disorder and they just revised the vaccine rollout in California to be strictly by age. Hoping I will get it by summer, and even sooner for you!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshosp.net

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 15:02h, 03 February Reply

    Looks just perfect Jess, well done you. Have a super week. Jacqui x

  • Hilda Smith
    Posted at 13:43h, 03 February Reply

    Jess you look stunning in your red. Love how you styled it. xxx

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 12:47h, 03 February Reply

    Oh, I love those songs! My absolute favorite is the instrumental “Wonderland by Night.” It’s great for slow dancing! Love the outfit–you style those Karina dresses so well! Yup, it sure is different this year! We can’t decide what to do but there really aren’t too many choices: dinner and a movie, at home, of course! Lol!

    xx Darlene

  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 11:19h, 03 February Reply

    I am loving this Lady in red look- and those tights are super hot my friend xx

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 03:23h, 03 February Reply

    Smashing outfit, Jess! You look absolutely lovely! And your hair looks wonderful.

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 02:12h, 03 February Reply

    Such a gorgeous dress! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!


  • laurabambrick
    Posted at 22:24h, 02 February Reply

    Your hair turned out so well! I love the color! And that dress is incredible! Love your fun tights too!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 18:34h, 02 February Reply

    What a beautiful dress and it is so pretty with the pattern on those tights and the red jacket. I am glad your mom is able to get the vaccine! My state (Missouri) is really behind and my parents are still waiting (my dad is 75+ and has kidney disease that req surgery every few months, so I hope he gets it soon!). I am excited for Valentine’s Day, I ordered a fun dessert charcuterie board from a local bakery. 🙂


  • Ashley
    Posted at 17:47h, 02 February Reply

    This dress is so pretty! What a vibrant print, love it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 13:06h, 02 February Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this look. The Asian inspired accessories are perfect with this dress. Oh, and those tights/hose…so subtly sexy. You are the perfect Valentine.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 12:53h, 02 February Reply

    Of course you continue to inspire me with your fabulous outfits Jess.
    I was just watching a woman talk about trimming her own hair on IG yesterday. And I do think we can do a lot ourselves…it’s not as fun, but in a pinch!!

  • Di
    Posted at 12:46h, 02 February Reply

    Great Valentine look, Jess! I love the comfort and flattering fit of the Karina dresses, and this one is such a great color and print. Also, your DIY hair color turned out beautifully! Hope you have a good week and thanks for the inspiration and link up.

  • Rena
    Posted at 12:42h, 02 February Reply

    Jess, your “dark romance” are fantastic and a great inspiration for an unexpected V-Day look that’ll definitely create a mood. I hope that yours is sweet.


  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 12:14h, 02 February Reply

    This is a pretty dress that can really work in all seasons! I will go casual this year with a steak dinner at home but maybe I will put on some fun and fancy accessories!

  • Terri Gardner
    Posted at 12:08h, 02 February Reply

    Beautiful Valentine Day look, Jess. Funny, just yesterday, I was thinking about how much fun we had at our little wine bar last year on Valentine Day. It was one of the last times we really went out too. I love what you did and would wear something like that if we went up to the city. But here in Adrian, I would have to dress more casual-def the red coat but probably with some kind of pants. Oh, and love your hair color.

  • isthismutton
    Posted at 11:11h, 02 February Reply

    A great choice for Valentine’s day. Love the earrings!

  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 10:59h, 02 February Reply

    Loving all the red!! I only have a few red and pink pieces so usually my Valentine’s Day outfit is nearly the same every year, haha. I haven’t had my hair done since pre-pandemic and BOY does it need a cut. I’m considering doing it myself at this point, ha!

    Miles of smiles,


  • Libbie@alifeunfolding
    Posted at 10:36h, 02 February Reply

    What a pretty choice for Valentine’s Day. Perfect cure for the mid winter blahs.

    Posted at 10:18h, 02 February Reply

    What a wonderful outfit for Valentine’s Day!
    I love floral prints because it reminds me that spring is around the corner!

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 09:59h, 02 February Reply

    Love your lace leggings! They look lovely with this outfit. I haven’t done stockings in a long time because I find it hard to find nice quality ones that I don’t have to keep pulling up. I’d love to see a post on stocking recommendations.


  • Southwestern Desert Living
    Posted at 08:48h, 02 February Reply

    Such a pretty look and I think it is perfect for Valentine’s Day. I love the traditional soft pinks mostly but anything romantic is nice.

    My husband was able to get his vaccine because of his age but I will be one of the last to qualify, mostly likely June or later. I wish it would be sooner but really even with the vaccine they are saying stay home because you can still get covid and spread it. So I will patiently wait my turn. Our healthcare workers are working so hard I don’t want to complain about anything.


  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:18h, 02 February Reply

    Oh that red coat and dress are so fabulous on you! And Ella Fitzgerald – oh what a voice!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:46h, 02 February Reply

    Beautiful Valentine’s outfit, Jess! I love red on you. I am not much for Valentine’s Day and only really dress in Valentine’s outfits for the blog! But I do love to wear red! I hope all goes well for you and your mom getting vaccinated.


  • Mica
    Posted at 06:40h, 02 February Reply

    What a beautiful red dress! I really love that coat with it too! I hope you can get the vaccine soon! it’s a shame you can’t have it already but great your mum can get it!

    Thank you for the link up 🙂
    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 05:59h, 02 February Reply

    The perfect outfit for Valentines Day celebrations , such a pretty dress. You have done a great job with your hair, the colour is lovely. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 05:33h, 02 February Reply

    Your dress is gorgeous and perfect for VDay! Love that Ella Fitzgerald song too!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • The Grey Brunette
    Posted at 04:07h, 02 February Reply

    You look fabulous, Jess! I love the dress, it’s beautiful. If we were going out for Valentine’s Day, I would probably wear something a little sexy lol. Maybe show off a hint of cleavage or something like that. Something to put a smile on my husband’s face! We would be playing anything by Enigma or Barry White… you can’t get much sexier than that!
    Suzy xx
    The Grey Brunette

  • Rosalba
    Posted at 03:31h, 02 February Reply

    Hi, I love your Valentine outfit, you look great. Maybe I’ m going to wear a red dress either, and I’ m going to have dinner at our home this year because we have a curfew in the evening, I live in Italy. Once I had a red coat, I love this colour. Stay save!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:07h, 05 February Reply

      Hello Rosalba!
      Thank you! I love the classic red for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy your day and wear what makes you happy! We may order to go and have a special meal at home as well. When is your curfew? Hubby and I planned a trip to Italy but had to cancel because of Coronavirus, one day! You too!

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 03:09h, 02 February Reply

    Perfect Valentine’s Day outfit, Jess. It’s all about layering different hues of red colour and you did it brilliantly. Love your Mango coat, it must be looking great with anything you wear under it :). It is that the COVID situation in the US is in such a bad shape but you have your loved ones around you and that’s what important. Have a great VD.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:20h, 02 February Reply

    You are ready for Valentine! Good for your mother to get the vaccin. Here i was going to receive it this month. But there are all kind of groups that think they need it much more. So now I ‘m hoping for April.

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:08h, 02 February Reply

    Love this gorgeous red dress and how you accessorized it!


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