Turning Heads #Linkup-Wearing a Floral Retro Pencil Dress- Lilac and Peach with Block Heels - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Turning Heads #Linkup-Wearing a Floral Retro Pencil Dress- Lilac and Peach with Block Heels

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Hello Ladies and Gents,

You all know me, at least most of my favorite styles by now. Yes, the floral fantastic profusion has begun! There may be an abundance of florals just ahead as the Spring season is here and the sun decides to emerge for more than a few hours. I do tend to wear many florals, maybe so much by some standards that they should be sprouting from my ears and  between my toes. But I can’t say no! Florals are trending now, but I was wearing them prior to the trend, just like to see that I fall in accordance to some trends. My mom is now visiting traveling back and forth from my sister’s house to ours, and I have discovered some pictures of when I began my love for florals. Looking through some pictures when I was younger, I was 10 and in a school presentation when I wore a blue floral dress I was quite in love with. Perhaps my obsession with florals began then.  I will have to share some of these images in upcoming posts.

In addition, as you know, I collect vintage  brooches. You will be seeing a myriad of  vintage brooches throughout the year, as I found a woman on Etsy, selling a small collection of vintage brooches from the 40s-50s she bought at an Estate sale. I was so excited! So,  here and there I will share my collection. Today, I am wearing one of the pieces, I believe she stated was from the 50’s  this pale pink silver flower on my lilac cardigan from Loft ( bought years ago). I wanted to pick up the lilac/purple shade from the dress and mix it with the more prominent peach. I love peach! ( both food and color!) What I love about vintage brooches is that each may tell a story or at least have a history behind them.

This dress is a  retro 60s inspired pencil dress, sleeveless with a v neck, in a scuba body conscious material. I loved it as soon as I saw it as the colors I thought were perfect with my complexion, as well as having  the retro vibe I love. With the cardi, it looks like a top and pencil skirt, you will later, in the summer see the dress styled styled other ways. I added my lilac leather Coach bag that I bought last year as the perfect finish to this look

My emerald green Modcloth block heels were chosen to add another bright color and to blend in with the floral theme. My ever present cat eye glasses from Zenni just make it even more fun for me to wear.  As we went to drop Mom off at my sister’s house, we stopped at a place called Waffles and Expresso. This was not your ordinary waffle! Belgium waffles with sugar throughout the batter, and crispy to taste, with a heaviness that left one full after 3/4 of the breakfast , was the kind I was talking about. I had such a craving for pancakes or waffles when we found this place. Add on fresh whipped cream and strawberries and to drink a cappachino and it was the perfect amount of sweetness! The day started off just right, and even though it was quite windy and chilly, I enjoyed taking out my first  floral dress of the season!

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,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 

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Please be kind and link back to this linkup, as well as follow me, your HOST on INSTAGRAM .

Most clicked this week: Dan of The Pretty Cute  sharing her rose colored slim cut trousers and just the perfect mix of accessories, love the scarf!

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Pinterest Pic of the Week: Kacie of Regally Soled had me at the pastel jacket and peach plaid top. Pretty!

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62 Comments
  • Mark
    Posted at 16:43h, 15 April Reply

    You look so beautiful! I love your very pretty outfit!

  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 11:23h, 15 April Reply

    You know how much I love brooches and so I really adore yours with that colorful outfit. The skirt’s material is fabulous and your style is always right on target Jess. Neoprene is a wonderful material to wear and makes for a nice change, don’t you think? Have a great weekend. xo Sabina

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 10:18h, 15 April Reply

    Your dress is beautiful Jess, I love the colours and the emerald green shoes are the perfect colour accent!

    Emma xxx
    style-splash.com

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 22:51h, 14 April Reply

    I can’t wait to see more of your brooches, what a deal to get that many together. Nice floral skirt Jessica!
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

  • Missy May
    Posted at 16:43h, 14 April Reply

    You look radiantly beautiful. That dress is everything! 🙂

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

  • Shelly
    Posted at 16:05h, 14 April Reply

    What a gorgeous pattern and how fun is that unexpected block heel. Thanks for hosting!

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 09:17h, 14 April Reply

    What a gorgeous spring outfit! The colours are lovely.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 14 April Reply

      Thank you Suzanne! I love peach and the dress is fun 🙂 Enjoy your day x

  • Highland Fashionista
    Posted at 07:18h, 14 April Reply

    I don’t think that in your case, there is any such thing as “too much floral”. You look divine in these soft colours and floral prints…they really make- up your signature style.

  • Ginger Wroot
    Posted at 23:26h, 13 April Reply

    I’m having major shoe envy…those pretty green flats are sooo perfect! Love how you styled this outfit with just the right amount of floral touches!
    -G
    http://gingerwroot.com

  • Elle
    Posted at 20:44h, 13 April Reply

    Love your floral dress, pink cardi and teal shoes! Fabulous colors, and I adore that print. I have also been wearing florals for decades… I wore a floral dress for prom, when most girls were wearing pastel solids dresses. That was a few years ago, ahem… Happy spring!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

  • Tea
    Posted at 11:17h, 13 April Reply

    Gorgeous! What a great print! Your shoes are super cute too.
    Xo Tea
    http://www.whatmamawear.blogspot.ca

  • Vaish Saketharam
    Posted at 00:42h, 13 April Reply

    Absolutely love this dress!!

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 18:21h, 12 April Reply

    There is nothing like a great pencil skirt…and yours is lovely! Thanks for the link up, Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:10h, 13 April Reply

      Thanks Pam! It is a dress, hard to tell a bit, but I look forward to showing the dress styled when it is warmer too. Enjoy your weekend xx

  • Sheree
    Posted at 18:17h, 12 April Reply

    Beautiful floral dress, all the spring colors are so pretty together.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 17:26h, 12 April Reply

    Gorgeous dress! And you know that I love vintage brooches too! 🙂

  • Jill James
    Posted at 14:32h, 12 April Reply

    Jess you always look so pretty and feminine in your florals so you really can’t have too many.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:12h, 13 April Reply

      Thank you Jill! I have a bit of an obsession! xx

  • Ada
    Posted at 12:57h, 12 April Reply

    Your retro floral dress, lavender tote bag and block emerald shoes are all stunning. All so pretty, feminine and put-together Jess. I love how you dress. =)

    Please stop by with me this Thursday and every Thursday and linkup, Thanks and enjoy your day!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:48h, 12 April Reply

    Beautiful dress and it looks great on you. I love brooches too, they are so classy and chic. Very pretty look for spring 🙂
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

  • Ana from Mrs. American Made
    Posted at 11:42h, 12 April Reply

    So very Spring-y!! I love the entire look and cannot wait to start wearing dresses here, too. : )

  • Ashley
    Posted at 11:37h, 12 April Reply

    The color of that cardigan is so pretty on you- and it works so well with the skirt!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

  • asallows
    Posted at 11:32h, 12 April Reply

    I love the peach colour of this dress!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 11:25h, 12 April Reply

    Jess, this is a gorgeous outfit. I love the floral and the lavender. You look amazing. Brooches are making a come back. My mother had some beautiful ones that I wish we would have hung on to, but unfortunately she no longer has them. Thank you for the opportunity to link up. I appreciate it. – Amy
    http://www.stylingrannymama.com

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 10:52h, 12 April Reply

    Such a pretty pattern. I love the peach! The colors are amazing.

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

  • Jessica
    Posted at 10:31h, 12 April Reply

    I love the colors of the dress paired with green shoes.

  • Laura
    Posted at 09:58h, 12 April Reply

    Beautiful dress and I love that bag!

  • weshopinheels
    Posted at 09:47h, 12 April Reply

    You look so pretty in florals, Jess! Love the pink on you!

    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

  • Kishina Heaggans
    Posted at 09:42h, 12 April Reply

    Wow, you look stunning in this floral dress! Perfect for spring. Loving your glasses too. I just found out about Zenni and decided to give them a try. Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up.

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:29h, 12 April Reply

    You are rocking this color blocking! The shoes are my favorite piece, because the color is so fun & different for spring. Have a great week!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 09:20h, 12 April Reply

    You are made for florals, Jess – and they for you! Gorgeous look, and I am crazy for those little heels. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:14h, 12 April Reply

    Ahhhh…it’s a dress (I thought it was a skirt on instagram)—the colors are marvelous!
    I really like the darker shoes with it (and, what older women doesn’t love the block heels?)(not that you’re old—-I’m referring to me–ha ha)
    The funny thing, is I just bought a floral summer tunic and immediately thought of you—(Oh Jess would really like this). In my younger years I would have never been caught dead in something so “girly”!!
    Thanks so much for hosting!! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 09:12h, 12 April Reply

    Pretty floral!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:06h, 12 April Reply

    You look gorgeous as always!

  • Kacie Nicole
    Posted at 08:32h, 12 April Reply

    Thank you for featuring me this week, Jess!! I’m honored! I am in LOVE with the colors of your dress, I’m loving florals right now 🙂

    xoxo, Kacie
    RegallySoled.com

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 07:34h, 12 April Reply

    I”m dying to see the photos of you as a little girl, Jess! As for this outfit, WOW! One of my favs on you. You look totally perfect. And now I’m craving waffles!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 07:32h, 12 April Reply
  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 07:24h, 12 April Reply

    Such a pretty floral dress. It looks wonderful on you. And I love your dainty additions, as always. Thanks for the linkup.

  • Elle Spann
    Posted at 07:21h, 12 April Reply

    get it with the block heels! My favorite part of this outfit are your earrings:)
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

  • Celia M. High Heeled Life
    Posted at 07:08h, 12 April Reply

    What a lovely outfit you have assembled … and how wonderful to discover such fabulous brooches – this one you are sharing today is most darling. Thank you for hosting.

  • marta
    Posted at 06:52h, 12 April Reply

    What a pretty floral skirt, great colours!! I’m hosting a Giveaway today so pop by to enter:)
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:40h, 12 April Reply

    This is such a pretty look! Love the floral print and your green bow shoes!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 06:34h, 12 April Reply

    Gorgeous dress, and you are right, the colors are perfect for you! I love it with the cardigan and am looking forward seeing it styled differently next time! Love the brooch, too! Excited to see what other pieces you picked up!

  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:20h, 12 April Reply

    So pretty! I can’t wait to see all your new brooches!

  • Bogi - Red Reticule (@RedReticule)
    Posted at 06:05h, 12 April Reply

    Beautiful look, Jess! I love the color combination and the green shoes enhance the green prints in your dress.
    Red Reticule

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:49h, 12 April Reply

    The colors! So very pretty Jess! I have to say, this is definitely one of my favorites. 🙂
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

  • MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P
    Posted at 04:59h, 12 April Reply

    Dear Jess so glad to see you ready for spring.
    Always fun to join your party.
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  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 04:16h, 12 April Reply

    Jess the colours here are simply divine!!!!! I know you wear florals a lot but this floral really knocks it out the park…! Love the bag too – what a gorgeous colour. How wonderful to see you back in your floral dresses :))

    Thank you for hosting sweetie, hope you’re well and enjoying the warmer weather!

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

  • Olga
    Posted at 03:24h, 12 April Reply

    Beautiful colours combination! Love that lilac and of course the flowers, I am a big fan of big floral prints. Nice brooch and shoes!

  • Mica
    Posted at 02:24h, 12 April Reply

    That is a lovely floral dress and I like how well all the colours in your outfit work together 🙂

    The waffle for breakfast sounds and looks delicious too!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Irene Papadopoulou
    Posted at 02:06h, 12 April Reply

    this dress is just amazing! love the spring colors! thank you so much for hosting the link up
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 01:51h, 12 April Reply

    I love the colours here, they really suit you. And the brooch is pretty. I have quite a collection of vintage brooches, too, maybe I should find a way to wear them more.

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    Posted at 01:44h, 12 April Reply

    I adore this floral print! The colors are so vibrant and perfect for spring. I also love the finishing touch of the brooch. I’ve always loved brooches and I am glad to see that they are back in vogue even though I don’t think they ever go out of style!

    -Katie
    http://hellokatiegirl.blogspot.com/

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 01:25h, 12 April Reply

    Love your mix of floral and pastel colors – Have a lovely week!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:12h, 12 April Reply

    This dress is stunning on you!!

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

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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