Turning Heads Tuesday- A New Fall Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Tuesday- A New Fall Dress



Its back to being pretty warm here in NC, we enjoyed a few cool days last week I love a Fall midi dress to with these Fall leaves print to get me in the mood.


I have several BLANKNYC suede moto jackets that will go perfectly with this dress- in caramel and burgundy! I’ll have to switch off.

The Mango dress caught my eye last year with its Fall leaves patterns and colors. The dress is also quite feminine with its flowy hem

and chiffon material.

With this longer dress I love the addition of long boots, these Jambu Chai boots have been a Fall staple and continues the long leg line.

This pretty dress is still lightweight and perfect for a transition when you get excited about the next season.

We were near one of our favorite haunts, Cork and Cask, but they have little outdoor seating, so we stuck with just doing the photoshoot in the nearby area.

Heck of a Weekend

I had a ” attack” last week, when I didn’t know what it was. Lots of pain in the abdomen and referred pain to the upper chest. I went to the ER Sunday. Short story- I have gallstones. Don’t know how? I eat healthy and have a healthy lifestyle, but Mom and Dad had to get their gallbladder removed, so maybe its hereditary. Thanks alot! ( kidding, kidding) There are just some things in life, with our health, that is out of our control. I am working on setting up surgery soon to be out of pain.

Looks like wine and vineyards are out for a bit!

I mentioned if i dont post for a week or so, you will know why.

I have been enjoying an Foreign show ( Icelandic) on NETFLIX called-CASE as well as a “Nordic Noir” on Acorn TV called, Wisting, named after the main detective. I can’t get enough murder mysteries!


Mango dress- last year

Boots- Chai Boots c/o Jambu

Bag- Rebecca MInkoff ( old)

Most clicked- Saumya of Myriad Musings

Pinterest Pic of the week- Nora of Jacket Society

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  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 21:29h, 21 September Reply

    I am back. Have never shopped Mango before but I am over there now, online, looking at their beautiful dresses. Do their things fit pretty true to size? Just in love with this look of yours and hoping that dress might still be available!!

  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 21:22h, 21 September Reply

    That is the perfect fall dress. Perfect fit, colors, length, styling. So many pretty details in the leaves, with the curly cues and the background print. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I would imagine you turn heads and practically break the necks of everyone who sees you in it.

  • Nikki 🇿🇦 (@NikLivingLife)
    Posted at 18:11h, 19 September Reply

    Sorry to hear about your gallbladder. Sending you positive thoughts and healing vibes for a speedy recovery! I love murder mysteries too. So, let me tell you, you killed it with this awesome fall look. I adore the floral print and those cognac boots completes this look beautifully.


  • gatacollins
    Posted at 02:46h, 19 September Reply

    I love this color theme! Gorgeous!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:14h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you Gata! I loved the print and buught it last year, so it was fun to finally take it out to wear!

  • elizabeth0109w
    Posted at 02:45h, 19 September Reply

    Wearing boots with dress makes you look so much cooler!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:15h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you! 🙂 I love boots, so I jump at the chance to wear them!

  • Straight A Style
    Posted at 17:34h, 18 September Reply

    I love dresses like this for fall! Gorgeous colors!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • carmen
    Posted at 00:49h, 18 September Reply

    What a perfect dress for autumn and you look gorgeous Jess! Sorry to hear about the gallbladder attack and pray all goes well with the surgery.


  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 20:33h, 16 September Reply

    Fall colors are so beautiful on you, Jess! This is another gorgeous floral dress accessorized perfectly with your boots and bag!

    xx Darlene

    • aquamarinastyle
      Posted at 20:35h, 16 September Reply

      And I am SO sorry to hear about your incident. I do think these things are hereditary. You are doing everything right, but sometimes it just doesn’t matter. Take good care, Jess.

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 17:20h, 16 September Reply

    You look so gorgeous! I love this fall look!


  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 16:15h, 16 September Reply

    Jess, this is such a pretty dress. You look fabulous and it will look perfect with a jacket or even a long cardigan. I hope you get your gallstone issue resolved asap. I have had that pain in the past. I started taking beet root and they seemed to make a difference. I still get uncomfortable if I eat too much food that is high fat. Hope you feel better and if you have surgery, I hope and pray it will go smoothly. Hugs! – Amy

  • meagansmoda
    Posted at 13:41h, 16 September Reply

    This dress is gorgeous on you, Jess! I hope you are feeling better, so sorry!


  • Michele
    Posted at 13:40h, 16 September Reply

    Hope you are feeling better! You look beautifuł!

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 04:24h, 16 September Reply

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been poorly Jess! I’ve heard people say gallbladder pain is worse than childbirth! My sister-in-law had to have hers removed, as did her mum and sister so I’m guessing it is hereditary. I hope you get the surgery soon. I love your dress, it’s perfect for this time of year with the beautiful autumnal print. Your bag is gorgeous – I just bought one in that colour on eBay. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 20:49h, 15 September Reply

    Oh no, Jess, sorry to hear you have gallstones! My friend had them too and had to have her gallbladder removed—like you said, it’s hereditary. Sending you healing vibes and hope you feel better soon!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Jodie
    Posted at 19:57h, 15 September Reply

    Those colors are amazing on you Jess. Sending lots of hugs …

  • Lori Roach
    Posted at 19:11h, 15 September Reply

    The dress is beautiful, perfect style and colors for you! I’m sorry to hear about your gallbladder problems, and hope you can have that taken care of soon. I have several friends who have had gallbladder problems right as they turned 50ish, apparently it’s a common problem! Take care of yourself.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:47h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you Lori. I see a doc tomorrow about scheduling the surgery. I do think it is heredity. Glad you liked the Fall outfit!

  • Maureen
    Posted at 18:46h, 15 September Reply

    Oh no Jess! That sounds like a horrible attack. I have heard of gallstones and it super painful. Keeping my fingers crossed for surgery and sending lots of positive vibes. This floral dress is so beautiful. The colors are amazing and the print is just gorgeous!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 16:31h, 15 September Reply

    This is the perfect fall dress, so beautiful! I am sorry to hear about that, I hope you are feeling better. It is hard when you eat well and then something comes up!


  • Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb
    Posted at 16:07h, 15 September Reply

    Jess I hope you’re okay, I’m sorry to hear you were unwell! 🙁

    The dress is a stunner, it’s like it was made for you. Especially gorgeous with those boots. Thank you for hosting…!

    C x

  • Phyllis Lerner
    Posted at 15:44h, 15 September Reply

    This outfit screams FALL in all the right ways! I love the color and pattern of your dress and your accessories are perfect! Sorry to hear about the gall bladder — a big problem for us women!

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 15:16h, 15 September Reply

    That dress is so pretty! That is one thing I would like to get after the new year and maybe on clearance: a couple of all colored dresses. Love the details on this one and the print is gorgeous. I sure hope you can get your surgery scheduled promptly!

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 14:55h, 15 September Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about your gallstones! How painful! I hope you are able to get surgery soon and be out of pain ASAP! I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts! Love this gorgeous dress on you! The fall colors are so beautiful!

  • Perennial Aging
    Posted at 14:46h, 15 September Reply

    Love this dress on you, and the accessories you paired with it! I hope you feel better soon. I know that I’ve had several clients that have had gall stones and they usually get attacks from eating too much fats, even healthy ones.

  • Di
    Posted at 11:29h, 15 September Reply

    These are such pretty colors on you and the print is perfect for fall! Also, a wrap style is one of my favorites. Your accessories are such rich and beautiful colors, too. Sorry to hear about your ailing gall bladder-hope you can get in taken care of and feel better soon!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:23h, 15 September Reply

    Sorry to hear about your Gallstones! I wish you the best with your surgery. Now on to this dress, omg its the most perfect fall dress and the flowers in the background compliment it so well! Love this look on you Jess, very pretty. Oh and thanks for the Pinterest Pick!

  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 10:57h, 15 September Reply

    You look gorgeous in this beautiful dress Jess. Love the flowy style and print. So sorry to hear you’re unwell, hope you are able to
    get relief soon. All the very best to you.
    Alison xx

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 10:11h, 15 September Reply

    How pretty, I love the falling leaves on the dress. You inspired me to pull the trigger on buying a dress recently. It’s a summer one, but I think I can nudge it into fall for awhile ;).

  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 10:07h, 15 September Reply

    This is such a pretty fall look! I love the colors in your dress and I can’t wait for cooler weather so I can break out my favorite fall pieces. So sorry to hear about the gallstones… Wishing you all the best as you take next steps.

    Miles of smiles,


  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 08:10h, 15 September Reply

    You look simply gorgeous in that beautiful dress Jess. Sorry to hear about your gall bladder attack, hope you are able to get relief soon. Many thanks for hosting.

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 07:46h, 15 September Reply

    I had to have my gallbladder removed and I remember when I was being wheeled into the operating room all the staff was shocked when they saw how thin I was. They said they usually treat overweight people. Thin people can get gallstones from severe dieting…as was my case. I love your dress! It’s perfect for fall!

  • Mica
    Posted at 07:15h, 15 September Reply

    What a lovely dress! Great colours on you and perfect for autumn, you have accessorised so well as always! 🙂

    Sorry to hear you are having surgery – hope it’s a speedy recovery for you! Thanks for the link up!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:58h, 15 September Reply

    Perfect dress on you and perfect photos – the location looks magical! I hope you have your surgery soon and get some relief!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:56h, 15 September Reply

    This dress is stunning on you! I love the fall print and colors! I’m sorry about your gallbladder! Hope that you can get that taken care of and are feeling better soon!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • HelloIm50ish
    Posted at 06:55h, 15 September Reply

    I just love that dress on you! Such a feminine style!
    I am so sorry to hear that you have gallstones!
    I hear they are so painful.

    Feel better my friend!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:39h, 15 September Reply

    Jess, this dress is absolutely stunning! I love the colors on you. The print is gorgeous for fall and the silhouette is so good for all sorts of versatile styling. It has cooled off substantially here, but I think we have a few warm days coming back as well. I do hope you can get in for that surgery soon, my friend! Sending you lots of positive thoughts and energy for quick recovery!


  • Deborah Stinedurf
    Posted at 05:59h, 15 September Reply

    Such a gorgeous dress! The colors, the silhouette…perfection! I hope you feel better soon, Jess.

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 05:04h, 15 September Reply

    Jess, another gorgeous outfit!

    So sorry that you are under the weather. I hope you are well again real soon.


  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 03:10h, 15 September Reply

    The print was made for you Jess! I love wrap style dresses. They’re so flattering xx

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 02:44h, 15 September Reply

    Gorgeous dress, Jess and it is stunning on you! I’m sorry about the gallbladder pain! Ugh! I hope you can get it taken care of soon.


  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:20h, 15 September Reply

    What a beautiful dress! But what a horrible story that you had a,, attack,,. I hope for you that the surgery will be soon! Good luck Jess!

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