Turning Heads #linkup: Wearing Bright Colors - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #linkup: Wearing Bright Colors


The  Standard Cross My Leg in the Front Pose. 


The Putting-My-Hair-Up-Because-My-Neck-is-Sweaty-Pose, or The I-Didnt-Know-My-Left-Foot-Could-Turn-That-Way-Pose. 


The Wind-Finally-Blew-My Hair -in The-Right-Direction-Pose







The Check -out-My-Earrings-but-My-Skin-Looks-Pretty-Good-I-Think-Pose *wink, wink*

Hello Ladies

Time for Turning Heads Tuesday today! The way things have been going lately, I feel like my head is turning, or is it spinning? Just lots to do it seems even in the summer.  I want to say “Thank you” to all of you who are such great friends, participating in this link up, really means alot to me. Last week, we hit a record in high temps and blog participation with 152 linkups!

I do spend time going through each blog and commenting, , I enjoy reading each and seeing the styles in which I get inspiration each week. I would love to be able to follow you  on INSTAGRAM as I am quite active there, and I can comment on other posts that you have for the week in addition to this post here on Turning Heads Tuesday. I think it would work well, and you could follow back.

I want you to know I try and visit people’s blog’s as often as I can, other than this day, it does take me about 4 days to comment, unless I want carpel tunnel !So, it would be lovely if we could share other looks etc via this medium, if you like.

It was a day of Brunch and blogging t we went and had a cool and refreshing watermelon martini with some scrumptious eggs benedict and fruit.The martinis are muddled fresh and so delicious on a hot summer day! I was in the mood for brightness, not only with the sun beating down on me, but in my outfit today.Wearing all Ann Taylor, I brought out this larger pink and citrine floral print and paired it with this silk pink ruffled blouse. I added my floral white choker and pearl drop earrings for a lady like look, complete with my favorite peep toes from Zara. I have a propensity for florals and pink! Yes, really! I do enjoy bright colors but one needs to keep in mind if flatter one’s skin tone. Pink seems to work on me as a redhead, despite what one has ever heard on the matter. Maybe there are two or three redheads out there that dont look great in pink, and that is where that rule started!

linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Linkup 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 

Top ( Ann Taylor old, ) Skirt ( Ann Taylor, similar), Bag: Charming Charlies, Earring, necklace:same, Shoes: Zara ( Poshmark) Sense of Humour: (God Given Gift)

My co-host this week, is Megan Ballard, of Fashionista Momma.

  Hi Elegantly Dressed and Stylish readers, I’m Megan and I blog over at The Fashionista Momma.  I am a lover of fashion and helping people find their own personal style.  I share style, beauty and health tips for busy moms, with a splash of my classic style mixed in.
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Our Dynamic Trio is week is:

Most clicked this week, was Shelley from The Queen IN Between for showing us how to doll up a striped dress. I  really need a striped dress guys!


Trendy for this week Is this lovely girl, Lauren from Southern Elle Style with this fun tropical print in gorgeous olive green and bright blue colors. And the view is pretty nice too!


Loving this carefree look from  Andrea  of Boho Bunnie. I just have to have those rugged boots! love the contrast 🙂


As Your host, please follow me on INSTAGRAM. And Twitter.


    Posted at 06:12h, 19 August Reply

    Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you recommend any other Beauty Guest Post

  • Anett @ Tall Girl's Fashion
    Posted at 06:15h, 12 August Reply

    I love this bright and summery look, especially the printed skirt. I need to look for a floral print skirt like that for myself, seeing how good it looks on you. It’s so easy to get into the habit of wearing muted solids, but wearing a colourful print can really brighten your own and everyone else’s spirits for the day!

    Anett | Tall Girl’s Fashion

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 06:35h, 12 August Reply

      Thank you! Yes, I have a few printed skirts and as you can tell I love florals, a pencil skirt would look great, and I do like bright colors, a far cry from the all black I wore mostly in college!
      I appreciate your comment!

  • Megan_Ballard
    Posted at 21:18h, 06 August Reply

    Love this skirt Jess! Thanks for having me as a co-host sorry I didn’t get to all 159 link-ups. lol So many. Thanks for linking up for Style Saturday. xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • Roy
      Posted at 21:49h, 06 August Reply

      Megan, too funny I have a hard time getting to them all, thank you for being a great cohost! jess xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 14:38h, 04 August Reply

    Love this post! I adore the sea green top and think the poem so apt! The texture of it, as well as the skirt and jewelry is wonderful. Perfect together, I also love dragonflies— !
    You look stunning here, of course, and I love the ladies you feature, too, I am going bananas , too, over that top! Great style on display here today!
    xx, Elle

    • Roy
      Posted at 10:27h, 05 August Reply

      Thank you Elle, you are the first to comment on the peom. Walt Whitman was a bit too deep and not relatable with the post. I aprpreciate that you loved the outfit, the skirt is so versatile and the top is sheer, but you can hardly tell. Me too on the dragonflies! They were such a wonderful company to collaborate with!! Hoping you can join in one day ! xx

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 11:38h, 03 August Reply

    Very pretty outfit Jess! Pink is such a happy colour 🙂 I really like your hair up pose…I would never have guessed it was because your neck was sweaty!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:11h, 03 August Reply

      Thank you!! I appreciate it, ha, glad it looks good though. xx

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 20:07h, 01 August Reply

    Looks like I’ve been missing the party since I’ve been gone 🙂 Look at all these lovely ladies! How wonderful, Jess!
    You look beautiful, as always! Love your bright blouse with the floral skirt! So pretty!

    One week and counting until my return to the blogging world. Can’t wait to join in on all the fun you have going on over here! xox-M

  • nicolemolders
    Posted at 18:25h, 01 August Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Please send me the skirt when you don’t love it anymore! It is perfect!

  • Lisa Maynard
    Posted at 18:59h, 31 July Reply

    Gorgeous Jess!! Thank you for hosting XO!!

    #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/07/linkupwithlisa-28-strappy-backless.html

  • Anna D Kart
    Posted at 13:04h, 31 July Reply

    I love your skirt! You look fab girl

    Happy Medley

  • jeffriestyke
    Posted at 05:53h, 31 July Reply

    Your photo captions are too funny!! The skirt is gorgeous and the colors of this outfit look great on you! Thanks for the link up! Susan

  • Petite Silver Vixen (@petitevix)
    Posted at 17:31h, 30 July Reply

    The posing comments had me smiling. It’s so hard posing without feeling it’s so staged! Well I do and of course, to a great extent it is staged! But we still want it to look vaguely natural and not like we’re grimacing which is often how I feel! But onto the outfit. Oh, this makes me want to hand you a cooling cocktail it’s so summery and fresh. I love the rippling ruffle effect on the pink top. Gives a lovely feel of texture and added interest to the outfit. Gorgeous.



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:35h, 30 July Reply

      Thank you so much for your thougtful reply! Yes I try to add humour when I can, and this called for it! Have a wonderful weekend coming up! xx

  • racheldinh
    Posted at 14:35h, 30 July Reply

    Loving the bright colors in your outfit. You look great.


  • Elle
    Posted at 13:37h, 30 July Reply

    Jess, LOVE! this look. The pink top is so feminine and vivid and the floral skirt is heaven. You re funny- those poses seem just like you say! Love the style of your trio this week, all uniqued and well done!
    Stay cool, more watermelon martinis for you!
    xx, Elle

  • Lara
    Posted at 09:25h, 30 July Reply

    The bright on bright looks fantastic on you!

  • Jessi Malay
    Posted at 15:34h, 29 July Reply

    Love the white ankle strap shoes! Great look Mama.

    XO, Jessi

  • Monika from Styleworld40plus
    Posted at 11:08h, 29 July Reply

    Hi dear Jess,
    a little late for the Link up again, but I have been so busy this week. Thank you for hosting again. My link arrived 2 times over the Atlantic, so you might remove one.
    Thanks xoxo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:19h, 29 July Reply

      NO problem! I appreciate you linking up and understand life gets busy sometimes! Hope you are having a great summer. xo

  • the color palette
    Posted at 08:48h, 29 July Reply

    I love your look, that skirt is beautiful!
    The Color Palette

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 29 July Reply

      Thanks so much! I was in the mood for bright colors. xx

  • Denise
    Posted at 00:15h, 29 July Reply

    You pull of pink and florals so well! I don’t think I have ever seen anyone who looks so consistently lovely in florals! I am really loving that top and your skirt is just gorgeous! I loved reading through the names of all of your poses! I have a few that I do over and over and over again.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:12h, 29 July Reply

      Thanks so much Denise! I was in the mood for some bright colors,and yes same here, I got my sig poses! Have a wonderful week! xx

  • Carrie
    Posted at 19:40h, 28 July Reply

    Gorgeous look, great post and you surely made me laugh with your comments.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:12h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you Carrie ! I am glad I made you laugh and glad you like the oufti! xx

  • beautybymissl
    Posted at 17:53h, 28 July Reply

    Beautiful outfit! I love that top and skirt!

  • samantha4blair
    Posted at 17:36h, 28 July Reply

    What lovely colours on you….AND, yes! your skin looks pretty fantastic in the ‘earring’ shot.
    Samantha @Fakefabulous

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:55h, 28 July Reply

      Thanks Samatha, sometimes I need validation from other 40+ers on the skin! ( my hubby would roll his eyes!) Glad you love the look! xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 16:50h, 28 July Reply

    You are completely gorgeous, my friend! Wonderful link up (and I shall be writing you soon, I just got back from Vancouver and need a ten hour nap!) xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:54h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you Patti! So sweet of you to say. It has been going well! No problem, take the time you need and I am glad you enjoyed your vacation. I am soon going on one 🙂 xx

  • jolylook
    Posted at 14:45h, 28 July Reply

    You look gorgeous with pink and I love your skirt.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:45h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you Catherine, i have a fair amount in my wardrobe. xx

  • Gita & Jess (@MimiandChichi)
    Posted at 13:51h, 28 July Reply

    There really is too much to do lately so I know exactly how you feel. Super cute look as always!

    Mimi & Chichi

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:54h, 28 July Reply

      I know! Isn’t summer supposed to just be relaxing? Glad you like the look!! Enjoy your week xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:11h, 28 July Reply

    You look beautiful in this outfit Jess, so summery and fresh and that watermelon martini sounds so yummy!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:13h, 28 July Reply

      I am a fan of martinis in general, but they muddle them, so yummy! yes. Glad you like this look, I look forward to checking our your jacket too! xx

  • Rachel
    Posted at 11:59h, 28 July Reply

    What a beautiful outfit! The pencil skirt and top are just darling.

  • Shelly
    Posted at 11:40h, 28 July Reply

    Don’t you just love going back through all the pictures from “photoshoots” and seeing all the goofy things? It always cracks me up to see my facial expressions, hair in my face, etc. This made my day to hop on over and see my own picture! Thanks so much for hosting a fun linkup and for being “real” in your posts!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:06h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you Shelly for your comments. Yes it is fun, some of the faces I make!! Glad you enjoyed my humour and are enjoying the linkup! Have a great day xx

  • Jessica
    Posted at 10:24h, 28 July Reply

    I love the colors in this outfit.

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 10:04h, 28 July Reply

    Such a beautiful outfit! I love your fashion pose comments too. So funny. I will follow you on Instagram. I am learning myself that it’s easier to show support for other bloggers using other social media than just going to their blogs which can be so time consuming. I have just started using google plus too. That one is awesome. You just scroll down your feed and plus (their word for ‘like’), and you can also leave a comment without ever going to their blog. Amazing! Only problem is, not many bloggers have google plus, but I sure wish they did!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:19h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you Amy! Glad you like my humour too! I do make every effort to visit all the blogs on this linkup, and have done so, but it does leave little time elsewhere, so great! I will follow you back as well. Thank you re: the outfit! xx

  • shbowdoin
    Posted at 10:01h, 28 July Reply

    Jess, the captions were hilarious this week and yes, I have felt everyone of them! These colors are stunning on you and your look is so well suited for florals. Thanks for hosting such a great linkup!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:17h, 28 July Reply

      Thanks Shellie!
      Glad you like my sense of humour! 🙂 I try different styles but still love my florals, so glad you like the linkup!! xx

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 10:00h, 28 July Reply

    Bright colours look great on your skin tone Jess, you can take a full on colour that would be too powerful on many skins. Love the femininity of your outfit today.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:16h, 28 July Reply

      Hi Lorna,
      Thank you so much. I know this was said about redheads not wearing pink, but I would be in trouble, got a bit of it in my closet! Thanks so much for the lovely comment xx

  • asallows
    Posted at 09:54h, 28 July Reply

    I absolutely love wearing bright colours! That skirt is stunning. Floral rocks!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:14h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you! YOu know me and florals, it was so bright i had o wear my shades 🙂 xx

  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 09:30h, 28 July Reply

    Such a pretty color palette. Love the floral skirt!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:13h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you! It is a fav of mine, like the larger print. xx

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 09:24h, 28 July Reply

    This look is so fun! I love the pink and florals!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:13h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you Megan! I like pink have just a bit in my closet 🙂 xx

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 08:58h, 28 July Reply

    Lovely outfit! I especially like those cute shoes! The heel is so fun.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 08:41h, 28 July Reply

    Pretty in pink, Jess! Thanks for the link up!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you Pam! Hope your summer is going well! Its going by! xx

  • Marta
    Posted at 08:08h, 28 July Reply

    Love your pretty floral skirt, such a summery look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you Marta! Hard to beleive it is almost August! xx

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:06h, 28 July Reply

    I love those bright colors! You wear them well! Your hair is gorgeous too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you Julie! I appreciate the lovely comments.. I am going to have a special feature on something for my hair soon… 🙂

  • Shannon
    Posted at 07:52h, 28 July Reply

    You look gorgeous! Loving the bright colors and that skirt is so pretty!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:20h, 28 July Reply

      Thanks Shannon, it caught my eye when I bought it a few years back. Have a great day! xx

  • Celia M. High Heeled Life
    Posted at 06:48h, 28 July Reply

    Luv this whole outfit!! the skirt is fabulous! Looking good my friend …thanks for hosting, Celia M. (HighHeeledlife.com)

  • Bogi RedReticule
    Posted at 06:46h, 28 July Reply

    I adore your outfit, Jess! Such a vibrant and fun color combination yet so elegant and ladylike.
    Red Reticule

  • Monica Siembieda
    Posted at 06:40h, 28 July Reply

    Loving that skirt. I also love all of the bright colors, especially the pink!


  • ellespann
    Posted at 06:36h, 28 July Reply

    thank you so much for the feature! I usually don’t go trendy, but I knew I had to with that post 🙂 love florals on you!
    Southern Elle Style

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:06h, 28 July Reply

    Love this bright and colorful look! That skirt is fabulous!

    Doused In Pink

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 05:32h, 28 July Reply

    You made me laugh so hard Jess! Love your pose comments. The floral skirt is one of my fave! Thanks for commenting on FB. Just got back from vacation which was waaaaay too short 😉 Will be in touch! Have a lovely week. Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 05:31h, 28 July Reply

    Jess I love all your “poses” – they made me laugh because I recognise so many of them!! The best ones are when the wind makes your hair go in the right direction, haha ;))

    You’re right about redheads in pink – who knows why someone said they shouldn’t wear it, it’s gorgeous on you!! Thank you for hosting, and also thank you for introducing me to Megan! What a gorgeous lady.

    Catherine x

  • Paperesse
    Posted at 05:02h, 28 July Reply

    A lovely bright summer outfit, and you’re right, pink does become you very well!!!

    Posted at 03:53h, 28 July Reply

    Nice to join you another week, dear Jess in full bloom

  • Irene Papadopoulou
    Posted at 03:49h, 28 July Reply

    love the skirt! so chic!

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 02:39h, 28 July Reply

    I Love this outfit! But I love pink, so… and you look just fantastic in this pretty pink top.

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 02:20h, 28 July Reply

    The color mix is indeed a head turner!


  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    Posted at 02:10h, 28 July Reply

    You look lovely as usual in these bright, summer colors! Love your comments about posing! I honestly never know what to do or how to stand when I take pictures! Especially if it is in a public place !


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:08h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you Katie! So true, right. Some days I dont care about people being around, other days I want to find a quiet place! xx

  • Merci Jowi
    Posted at 01:52h, 28 July Reply

    Lovely bright colorful look. I love your shoes.

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:18h, 28 July Reply

    I love the direction of the ruffles on your top! Of course I have this skirt and will need to pull it out (and pray it still fits). You are too funny with your comments about your posing skills 😉


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 01:18h, 28 July Reply

    Oh Jess, you made me laugh on your comments to pictures. It reminds me my “photoshootings”. Your outfit is lovely, girly and summery. I would like to say: Please, more PINK in our lives. o)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:24h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you Shirley! I have to show my goofy side here at times.Glad you liked it!! Yes! More pink, I have a fair amount in my closet . Have a great week, my friend xx

  • Casey
    Posted at 01:08h, 28 July Reply

    I’m dying laughing over your pose comments! You are a master of posing, my friend!!! Love your floral skirt!! XOXOXO

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:10h, 28 July Reply

      I am glad I made you laugh my friend! I do have a goofy sense of humour. Thank you!! Enjoy your week. xx

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