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Turning Heads #Linkup-Wearing a Floral Retro Pencil Dress- Lilac and Peach with Block Heels


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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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!


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



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    April 15, 2016 at 4:43 pm

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

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    OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    April 15, 2016 at 11:23 am

    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

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    Emma Peach
    April 15, 2016 at 10:18 am

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

    Emma xxx

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    April 14, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    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

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    Missy May
    April 14, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    You look radiantly beautiful. That dress is everything! 🙂


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    April 14, 2016 at 4:05 pm

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

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

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    April 14, 2016 at 9:17 am

    What a gorgeous spring outfit! The colours are lovely.


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      Jess Jannenga
      April 14, 2016 at 10:33 am

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

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    Highland Fashionista
    April 14, 2016 at 7:18 am

    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.

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    Ginger Wroot
    April 13, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    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!

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    April 13, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    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

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    April 13, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Gorgeous! What a great print! Your shoes are super cute too.
    Xo Tea

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    Vaish Saketharam
    April 13, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Absolutely love this dress!!

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    [email protected]
    April 12, 2016 at 6:21 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 13, 2016 at 11:10 am

      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

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    April 12, 2016 at 6:17 pm

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

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

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    Laurie Duncan
    April 12, 2016 at 5:26 pm

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

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    Jill James
    April 12, 2016 at 2:32 pm

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 13, 2016 at 11:12 am

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

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    April 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    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!

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    Jacket Society
    April 12, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Beautiful dress and it looks great on you. I love brooches too, they are so classy and chic. Very pretty look for spring 🙂

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    Ana from Mrs. American Made
    April 12, 2016 at 11:42 am

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

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    April 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

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


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    April 12, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I love the peach colour of this dress!


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    Amy Christensen
    April 12, 2016 at 11:25 am

    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

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    Mary Murnane
    April 12, 2016 at 10:52 am

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


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    April 12, 2016 at 10:31 am

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

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    April 12, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful dress and I love that bag!

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    April 12, 2016 at 9:47 am

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

    We Shop in Heels

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    Kishina Heaggans
    April 12, 2016 at 9:42 am

    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.

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    April 12, 2016 at 9:29 am

    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!



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    April 12, 2016 at 9:20 am

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


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    April 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

    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

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    Amy Ann
    April 12, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Pretty floral!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    Amy Johnson
    April 12, 2016 at 9:06 am

    You look gorgeous as always!

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    Kacie Nicole
    April 12, 2016 at 8:32 am

    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

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    April 12, 2016 at 7:34 am

    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!

    Dawn Lucy

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    April 12, 2016 at 7:32 am

    So pretty!

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    April 12, 2016 at 7:24 am

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

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    Elle Spann
    April 12, 2016 at 7:21 am

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

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    Celia M. High Heeled Life
    April 12, 2016 at 7:08 am

    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.

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    April 12, 2016 at 6:52 am

    What a pretty floral skirt, great colours!! I’m hosting a Giveaway today so pop by to enter:)

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    April 12, 2016 at 6:40 am

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

    Doused In Pink

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    [email protected]
    April 12, 2016 at 6:34 am

    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!

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    Pam Greer
    April 12, 2016 at 6:20 am

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

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    Bogi - Red Reticule (@RedReticule)
    April 12, 2016 at 6:05 am

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

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    April 12, 2016 at 5:49 am

    The colors! So very pretty Jess! I have to say, this is definitely one of my favorites. 🙂

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    April 12, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Dear Jess so glad to see you ready for spring.
    Always fun to join your party.

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    April 12, 2016 at 4:16 am

    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

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    April 12, 2016 at 3:24 am

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

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    April 12, 2016 at 2:24 am

    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

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    Irene Papadopoulou
    April 12, 2016 at 2:06 am

    this dress is just amazing! love the spring colors! thank you so much for hosting the link up

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    Tiina L
    April 12, 2016 at 1:51 am

    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.

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    Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    April 12, 2016 at 1:44 am

    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!


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    April 12, 2016 at 1:25 am

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


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    April 12, 2016 at 1:12 am

    This dress is stunning on you!!

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


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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