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Turning Heads Linkup: Wearing Dark Florals in Winter

Hello Friends

Halleluia! Today is the last day of January, and I am ready to kick this month “to the curb!” Besides the no Vitamin D, gray days and cold temps, lets just say I prefer the upcoming month as a precursor to Spring. Before I go on to talk about today’s post, I would love if you stopped by this Friday, when I share my experience with professional teeth whitening, sponsored by a local dentist here..Its not glamorous by any means!

I hope you had a great weekend. I had a good time going to the gym, keeping it low-key with the pups and going out for Charlotte’s restaurant, Webb Custom Kitchen. What was so cool about it is that it used to be an old-fashioned 1920’s movie theatre now converted into a Restaurant. Charlotte’s Restaurant week has so many great choices with excellent wine and food pairings, we decided to head to this unique location. The setting and decor was amazing, and next time we will request to sit in the balcony, where a view of the movie screen playing old classic movies ( quietly in the background) could be seen.

By now, you know it is no surprise that I do love florals. They have to be the “right kind ” of florals though, not the teeny tiny flowers indicitive of what my Grandma wore. When I think of patterns, I think of stripes, florals, chevron, plaid, polka dots and so on. Have you wondered where the floral pattern originated? According to “the Fashion Archives” Long ago, flowers held significant meaning and symbolism in which people wanted in their clothing. It has always been a symbol of femininity, and was present in different cultures, in India, China, Europe and the US.

Besides having a total mental block as to the clothes I wore in high school or earlier, I do know that I enjoyed wearing some floral dresses, floral jackets, and I think I remember a floral print pair of jeans..

I think you also know I like to have a feminine touch to my outfits. I loved the large, bold floral print in this dress with more red, olive and pink tones with a black background . The vintage style is one of my favorites and I can’t get enough of the collar creating the v-back. In the Spring, the dress was worn with a red clutch, white sandals. In the Winter, I have added these burgundy block heels, my Ann Taylor burgundy moto jacket, and my black leather Kate Spade bag. Just these additional accessories can change the look. Perhaps you want to wear your sandals with tights, a black tight with red sandal would work in this scenerio to create a more “wintery look” and by taking a trend ( tights with sandals). If that isn’t your bag, then a bootie or knee high boot will work here as well.

How are you adding a “Spring touch” to your winter outfits? Are you a fan of dark florals?

Now time for the linkup! Please let others know of Turning Heads Tuesday, as now the linkup is not on the homepage. I want to thank you all for participating, as I look forward to seeing your outfits each week. Your comments make my day! xo

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80 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    February 5, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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    Anna Marcus
    February 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Florals look great in winter, they do brighten up your day. Love the combo of edgy and feminine, anther great outfit, Jess
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

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    EmCi
    February 4, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    You look great in that dark floral dress. I like the pairing of the feminine dress with the tough leather jacket.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 5, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Thanks very much! Its a favorite 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday as well. xx

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    Amber
    February 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    This dress and jacket look amazing together, Jess! What a perfect winter look. =)

    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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    Anna Parkes
    February 2, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    At last I managed to get across to see your offering this week Jess, and I have to say that I love your dark floral dress. Funnily enough I wore my black and pink floral trousers today. The burgundy jacket works beautifully with the print too. Lucky you that the weather is mild enough for this outfit – today we’re in the midst of a gale that’s gusting to 70mph with impressive heavy showers to boot! Raincoats were the order of the day for islanders.

    Thanks for the link up party x
    Anna
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 5, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Hi Anna! Boy, it takes some time to get to comment on everyone! I have a fair amount of florals in the closet, I do like dark florals. Only one pair of floral pants! Wow, that is some strong winds! We have goofy weather here, one day snow, another day tank tops and shorts! Hope you are enjoying your weekend xx

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    eldo2014
    February 2, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    This is such a gorgeous floral dress! So cool to have added the moto jacket. Gives it a total chic and edgy look! Really love this!
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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    curlycraftymom
    February 2, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    This is something I’ve been wanting to add to my closet, some dark floral print pieces (or even one!). That dress is so pretty on you and I love the burgundy moto with it, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    Tianna
    February 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    stunning! I love the way you combined the dark winter floral print with your gorgeous jacket!

    stop by and chat with me xx http://storybookapothecary.com

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    jacqui
    February 2, 2017 at 11:55 am

    By far one of your best looks Jess. I love it. Such a lovely dress and giving me some inspiration for tomorrow. I can’t wait – thanks. x Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

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    Gemma
    February 1, 2017 at 7:58 am

    What a beautiful dress! The print is absolutely stunning.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 1, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Thank you Gemma, it is one of my favorites. xx

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    FunkyForty
    February 1, 2017 at 5:46 am

    I love your style Jess – I have the same skirt as you in your previous post – am going to drag that out again now thanks to you!

    xx Yvonne
    http://www.funkyforty.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 1, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Thank you Yvonne, likewise! I always have admired your style. Oh, thats great! xx

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    Amy Christensen
    January 31, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Jess, I always enjoy when you wear your florals. It makes me happy and reminds me of spring and summer when flowers will be blooming again. This is such a pretty dress and I really like how you added the booties and moto jacket. This is a look I am going to have to try, since I have so many faux leather jackets. Now I just need to find a fun floral dress. Can you believe I don’t have one? I’ve got a few floral tops, but not a dress yet. This may be my next thrift store treasure hunt! Thanks for the inspiration dear! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 1, 2017 at 8:20 am

      Amy, I do like florals, particularly larger prints. Lets just say I have a fair share of them in my closet! I am the same, I have plenty of faux leather jackets over winter coats as ithat is all I really need here in NC. Thank you Amy! xx

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    Amy Arnold
    January 31, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Love the dark floral on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    thestylesplash
    January 31, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    The dark floral print is beautiful and looks fantastic with the burgundy jacket! Thank you for linking up with Style With a Smile 🙂

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

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    Celia M. - HighHeeledLife.com
    January 31, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    You look fabulous! I love when a piece of wardrobe can be changed up to wear in various seasons (I’m all about the price per wear – which helps justify some clothing splurges /investments I’ve made 🙂 ) … The moto jacket adds a little edge and much appreciated warmth – like you I’m so ready for spring … That sounds like a wonderful restaurant and the history behind it is awesome !! wishing you a fabulous week. xo C.
    P.S. thank you for letting me know it’s not just fashion .. <3

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    Getyourprettyon
    January 31, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Beautiful. I am so loving that jacket!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 1, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Thank you Allison, I bought it a few years ago at Ann Taylor. xx

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    kathrineeldridge1
    January 31, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    I absolutely adore this leather jacket paired with this gorgeous floral dress! The colors are so pretty in this look. Visiting from Spread the Kindness link up! 🙂

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Thank you Kathrine! I need more color in the winter as it is so blah outside! thank you the lovely comment!xx

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    Mary Murnane (@MaryMurnane)
    January 31, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Such a cool concept for a restaurant! I’d love to go and sit in the balcony. Love your floral print!

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      I know Mary! Next time when it isnt as busy, we will reserve the balcony! thank you! xx

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    Ashley
    January 31, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Loving this super cool jacket, lady- such a great color!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    Laura B
    January 31, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I love winter florals! You always look so good in these colors!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you Laura! Yes me too! Actually, I love florals in general as long as their not teenie tiny ones grandma used to wear! hehe. xx

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    rosie
    January 31, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I love dark florals for winter. I also love the burgundy jacket you paired with the dress that fits you AMAZINGLY!

    Life is just Rosie
    Instagram

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you Rosie! It is my favorite dress. Have a great day! xx

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    OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    January 31, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Oh that movie theater is such a killer. I love the 1920s and you know in SoCal its full of Art Deco architecture. Bliss….The floral dress is adorable with your burgundy jacket Jess. Thank you for the link-up and have a great week. xo Sabina

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    Amy Johnson
    January 31, 2017 at 10:37 am

    You are always dressed so pretty!

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    Gail Hanlon
    January 31, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Beautiful dress and good to see florals breaking out in winter! Soon there will be a lot more, yay to February!!
    Gail
    http://www.isthismutton.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Thank you Gail. Yes! Yeah to Feb, a shorter month but also leading to Spring! Glad to have you here! xx

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    Martina Elegant40
    January 31, 2017 at 10:21 am

    You look wonderful in this floral dress and it is a good choice even in the winter. It just lightens up the day.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Thank you Martina! I need something to lighten the day, so true! I appreciate you coming to the linkup 🙂 xx

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    Jennie
    January 31, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Fabulous combination, Jess! I really like the bold floral of your dress and it pairs perfectly with your burgundy moto jacket. I remember having sme floral jeans back in the day too. 🙂 I love Charlotte’s restaurant week and that particular venue sounds so fun.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Thank you Jennie! I need color in Jan as it is such a dull month! This is just the second time weve been to restaurant week and we will certainly go back there, it was a blast!xx

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    Laurie Duncan
    January 31, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Of course, I love your floral dress! And that restaurant sounds really cool! 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Thank you Laurie! The restaurant was a blast, will be back again. xx

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    ee0926
    January 31, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Beautiful floral dress and I LOVE your colored leather jacket! Gorgeous!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Thank you Elise! You know I love your floral leather jacket you just shared…i think it imspired me to wear a moto 🙂 xx

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    Shauna
    January 31, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I aways love a good mix of moto and floral – so chic and edgy!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

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    plutrell
    January 31, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Beautiful outfit, Jess…the floral dress is really pretty. Thanks for the link up!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Thank you Pam! Its one of my favorites 🙂 xx

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    shelbeeontheedge1
    January 31, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Jess, I love the bipolar effect of the super feminine floral dress and the moto jacket with black tights and booties. It creates the perfect balance! Gorgeous.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:46 am

      Thank you Shelbee, I have a thing for moto jackets, so it was time to get this one out! xx

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    RetroChicMama
    January 31, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Yes to the dark floral! These are the best kind of florals in my opinion & I love how you’ve toughened up the dress with your gorgeous burgundy biker. I haven’t been over in a while but with my little boy off school sick I have the chance to catch up on my Blog reading today. I’m glad I did, your new theme is fabulous Jess! Looks stunning, well done x

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:48 am

      I do have my fair share of floral dresses for spring, but also love a bold, dark floral. Aw, so sorry to hear about your boy being sick! hope he feels better soon. Glad you like the look Michelle, it does take some time doesn’t it?! Thanks for joining in! xx

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    Laura Bambrick
    January 31, 2017 at 8:47 am

    That dress is beautiful paired with burgundy! I also love the juxtaposition of the leather jacket and feminine florals. You look amazing!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Thank you Laura! I needed some bright color in my life! I am a fan of the moto jacket too 🙂 xx

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    robjodiefilogomo
    January 31, 2017 at 8:22 am

    That restaurant looked super cool, Jess!!
    I really love how you epitomize dichotomy in your outfits!! The floral is so feminine and then that leather jacket quite the opposite!! And they go so perfectly together!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Thanks Jodie! Yes, I shared the inside with FB and loved the concept, not to mention the food! Glad you like the look, its one of my fav dresses! xx

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    January 31, 2017 at 8:19 am

    So pretty! I’m always a fan of florals… and I think I might have had those floral jeans too… lol!!! Love this look and the edge of the leather jacket on top of it. That restaurant looks cool! I’ll have to tell my Brother about it.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:55 am

      I know! I remember floral or tapestry jeans.. Yes, if your brother is near here its a place to go, so fun! xx

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    dawnlucy
    January 31, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Love this beautiful glam floral look on you, Jess! What a cool place for dinner! Charlotte sounds wonderful.

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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    dousedinpink
    January 31, 2017 at 7:08 am

    You wear florals so well! I love your dress styled with the burgundy jacket and booties!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    Andrea
    January 31, 2017 at 6:38 am

    You do florals so well! I love this dress with the jacket! Looking fabulous!

    And the restaurant sounds like a lot of fun!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Thank you Andrea! I do like certain floral prints and these colors really stood out to me. xx Have a great day too!

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    Andrea Nine
    January 31, 2017 at 6:18 am

    What a darling restaurant but an even more darling lady!!! Floral and fab fantastic outfit!!! The color combo is so you, so fresh and breathes Spring!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Thank you Andrea! Glad you like the look and we are looking forward to getting back to that restaurant again for lunch, so fun! xx

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    jaymieashcraft
    January 31, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Love the floral!!
    Jaymie

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    stinedurfdl
    January 31, 2017 at 5:10 am

    That is an absolutely beautiful dress, Jess! I’m pretty sure January is my least favorite month…
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Thank you Debbie, it is one of my favorites, I know, wipe Jan off the calendar! xx

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    vanityandmeblog
    January 31, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Hallelujah to seeing off January huh? I am done with our bad UK weather! Love the pairing of this floral dress with the Biker Jess. Gorgeous colours x
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Thank you Laurie, I bought this dress a few years ago and it remains one of my favorites. Yes, January be gone!! xx

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    Nancy
    January 31, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Fabulous! Is that a scuba dress? I am showing my new skirt next week in almost simular print and colors. And I am very curious about the whitening because I decided that this year I am going to do ,,things,, about my face! And whitening my teeth is one of them but it is very expensive here when you do by your dentist.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Hi Nancy, wow, good eye! Yes, it is scuba material.. very comdortable. Yes, stop by on Friday where I explain it in detail. It is a sponsored post, so I was given the treatment and the take home trays/whitening in exchange for a blog post. The treatment is about $500 normally.

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        Nancy
        January 31, 2017 at 11:00 am

        Oh that’s fantastic! It cost about the same here.

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    Leeann @ Join the Gossip
    January 31, 2017 at 2:15 am

    I love the floral mixed with leather!

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    James Jill
    January 31, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Another glorious dress , the large, dark floral print perfect for Winter , your leather jacket the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday Jess, hope the rest of your week goes well.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Thank you Jill, glad you enjoyed the look. Have a fantastic week, enjoy your warm weather.:-) xx

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    Mica
    January 31, 2017 at 1:07 am

    That is a beautiful dress and the darker floral print works so well with your burgundy jacket! Such a great outfit combo 🙂 You can definitely wear florals year-round I think, especially when they look this good! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Thank you Mica! It is one of my favorite dresses and it is warm enough for just a moto, so viola! Enjoy your week as well. xx

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