Turning Heads Tuesday - Holiday Look- Red floral Midi Dress with Velvet Booties - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish - Fashion Over 50
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Turning Heads Tuesday – Holiday Look- Red floral Midi Dress with Velvet Booties

Hello Ladies!
This week has been about fancy looks for the Holidays. You know I am a dress girl, and I bought this dress over the summer and couldn’t wait to wear it.

How is everyone faring getting ready for Christmas? We have the house decorated ( see my Friday post here  if you missed my Traditions and Decor). and I’ve wrapped most of the gifts. Some of them aren’t coming until the 21st…

We are planning our Holiday menu and I’ve always been impatient to give gifts. I just love finding that special something tailored to that person.

I’ve also been posting different Holiday content on IG STORIES if you want to catch up there.

Outfit

I just love red. It is striking, it calls out for attention. It is a powerful color.

What attracted me to this dress, was the chiffon, the sheer puff dramatic sleeves, and of course the red floral.

Don’t believe a silly fashion rule of “redheads shouldn’t wear red”. Jewel tones are our friend!

If you missed my new double breasted red coat I wore yesterday, see THIS POST.

I love the length and would also wear this with tall boots, but this time of year called for my Zara velvet red booties. If you want red velvet and a combat style boot- check these out!

My circle Zara bag was worn as it has pops of green and red , perfect for the season.

I am thinking I will wear this on Christmas day and my green velvet dress on Christmas Eve.

I’ll be dressing up to celebrate and after Christmas I will bring you more casual looks with denim and loungewear.

The gold ball drop earrings remind me of our Christmas tree ornaments and gold and silver balls we hang on the tree.

Are you dressing up for the Holidays or are you keepin it casual?

Similar dress– Mango

Booties- Zara  ( Here’s a pair with a low block heel)

Circle Bag- Zara

 

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37 Comments
  • [email protected]
    Posted at 07:21h, 21 December Reply

    Such a lovely dress Jess, hope you have a lovely week. And thank you for hosting. xo Sabina

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:59h, 21 December Reply

      Thank you! I just love all the red! Pop by tomorrow 🙂 You too Sabina!

  • Amber
    Posted at 23:51h, 17 December Reply

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous on you, and what a perfect Christmas outfit!

    I hope you are having a great week!

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  • nancy weiss
    Posted at 11:12h, 17 December Reply

    I’m like you when I see a dress that I love I’ll buy it ans save it to wear. This works because I’ve dreaded shopping under pressure. Plus you usually can get a fabulous discount if your biting past season. Great looking holiday dress.

    Merry Christmas to you!!!!
    Nancy

  • InfluencerofMidlife
    Posted at 08:37h, 17 December Reply

    What a beautiful holiday dress Jess!
    I just love your velvet booties!
    I will be wearing pants and a sweater tunic for Christmas this year.

    Merry Christmas!
    Robin

  • Neti*
    Posted at 16:41h, 16 December Reply

    Your dress is just Fabulous Jess and dem Booties. . . .
    Happy Holidays!

  • meagansmoda
    Posted at 15:16h, 16 December Reply

    I love the dark floral print of this dress…I have a similar red and black one from H&M that I need to pull out again. You look beautiful!

    Meagan
    http://www.meagansmoda.com

  • Rena
    Posted at 11:28h, 16 December Reply

    Such a perfectly festive ensemble. The colors are gorgeous and you look fabulous.

    Rena
    https://www.finewhateverblog.com

  • elizabeth0109w
    Posted at 11:12h, 16 December Reply

    Such a fancy look! I love the matching color of your boots and dress so much <3
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  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 08:29h, 16 December Reply

    What a beautiful, dreamy dress – perfect for this time of year and finished off perfectly with those gorgeous boots. Love the shades of red.
    Alison xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:09h, 16 December Reply

      Thank you Alison! I couldn’t resist the print and wearing these fun boots. Gotta cheer ourselves up somehow now, right?!

  • isthismutton
    Posted at 02:25h, 16 December Reply

    What a gorgeous outfit Jess – I’m swooning over those velvety boots!

  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 22:32h, 15 December Reply

    I absolutely love this and you just know I’m all over those booties- velvet heaven in the best color!! xx

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 20:22h, 15 December Reply

    Those velvet booties go so wonderfully with this beautiful dress! And, I love your embroidered bag!! I just finished wrapping gifts today. Whew! I have a few coming in still, though.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • Jodie
    Posted at 20:00h, 15 December Reply

    This post goes to show how silly that rule is about not wearing red….you look gorgeous in this.
    XOXO
    Jodie

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 18:27h, 15 December Reply

    Thank you so much for featuring my post this week! Yay!! You are looking fabulous as always! There isn’t an outfit in the world that doesn’t look amazing on you! Love the beautiful red floral and that purse is so perfect with it!

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 18:15h, 15 December Reply

    What a gorgeous dress and boots, Jess!! You are SO right that redheads CAN wear red!! What a dumb “rule” anyway!! I’m headed to check out your decor and red coat–what a busy time, right?

    xx Darlene

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 18:14h, 15 December Reply

    You look so cute and festive!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 15:12h, 15 December Reply

    What a gorgeous dress! I love that you’re still getting all dressed up while so many of us are in leggings and sweats 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Tatiana Moskatova
    Posted at 13:01h, 15 December Reply

    I can see why you love red! You look stunning in red! I also love how you matched two different patterns of a dress and a bag. They compliment each other so well!
    I am exactly the same with gifts, just can’t wait when I give them to my favorite people!
    Have a wonderful week, Jess!

    Tatiana

  • terrigardner1
    Posted at 12:04h, 15 December Reply

    Oh how I love this pattern. And one of my favorite looks is chiffon when it is left unlined for the sleeves-such a romantic look and and bit vintage throwback, I think. I think (?) I’ve seen them before have been amazed by their richness-going to check out Zara now to take a gander.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 10:43h, 15 December Reply

    Jess, this dress is so striking! I love the color palette on you and your velvet booties are perfection! We are celebrating Christmas this weekend because my in-laws will be arriving today and staying until Sunday. I am just hoping all my gift orders arrive be Friday!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  • Alexandra
    Posted at 10:25h, 15 December Reply

    Very pretty dress! Really nice for all times of the year, but I love the twist for the holidays.

    I am pretty ready for Christmas. I still need to dig the decorations out of the shed for the porch steps, but that’s about it! My presents are wrapped, and under the tree, and the rest of my decorating is done. I usually spend days before Christmas baking tons and tons, but I’ve decided this year not to. I feel more relaxed already.

    PS In the post it states to visit “THIS POST” for the double breasted red coat, but it’s missing the link.

  • Di
    Posted at 09:38h, 15 December Reply

    Love this beautiful red floral dress on you! And the red booties really make it festive. I can see why you couldn’t wait to wear it, it’s perfect for the holidays!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 08:56h, 15 December Reply

    Beautiful look and so many pretty details. Your bag is so fabulous and I love your boots!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 08:55h, 15 December Reply

    I can understand why you couldn’t wait to wear this dress! It’s gorgeous! I absolutely love the colors and the fit. I’m feeling surprisingly prepared for Christmas, and I’m excited to give all my gifts!

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 08:16h, 15 December Reply

    That purse! I love it! I am hoping to wear a combo of dressy and casual outfits over the holidays. Kids will be on break so I can be casual then and dress up for Christmas and New Year’s for fun!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:03h, 15 December Reply

    That dress is absolutely stunning!

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 07:24h, 15 December Reply

    A stunning dress Jess. No festive plans here. We’re renovating the kitchen! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:34h, 15 December Reply

    That dress is stunning on you and paired with those booties it’s perfect for cooler weather. I can see it with sandals in warm weather too. You wear red so well, and you are so right about outdated fashion rules like redheads not wearing red – that’s crazy! The gifts I have here are wrapped, waiting on a few more that I’ll wrap as they arrive. I couldn’t stand storing them in my room any longer so it felt good to get them wrapped and under the tree!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • Mica
    Posted at 06:20h, 15 December Reply

    Red is beautiful on you and that is such a cute floral dress! it looks so nice with the velvet boots too! Hope all your gifts arrive on time! I have everything purchased but I still need to wrap some things – haven’t had a moment to myself to wrap the kids presents but I will need to do that soon – there is an awful lot of them, haha! I went overboard this year!

    Thanks for the link up 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great week! It’s a wet and stormy one here, summer rains have arrived!

  • Pamela Graham
    Posted at 05:39h, 15 December Reply

    That’s really beautiful and so YOU! We sure need a bit of dressing up this year, have a wonderful time!
    Pamela x
    http://www.style-yourself-confident.com

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 02:51h, 15 December Reply

    Gorgeous dress, Jess! The color is so rich. And you look fantastic in it! Phooey on dumb rules.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  • Lovely
    Posted at 02:24h, 15 December Reply

    What a fab dress! You look stunning!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  • Leelo
    Posted at 02:19h, 15 December Reply

    So pretty! We also have our house decorated but I haven’t started wrapping the presents yet.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:13h, 15 December Reply

    Gorgeous Jess! That shade of red looks so fabulous on you! I don’t know yet what I will be wearing for Christmas. I’m sure it will be dresses! Have a great day!

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