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Turning Heads Tuesday – Leopard Zara Dress and Fishnets

Hello Friends!

Thank you for being here for Turning Heads Tuesday! Oh my gosh, I can’t tell you how stressed I was last week with the blog site going down. It was down all weekend and was going to take until Wednesday to restore! My data center and hosting site made mistakes and 1,000 sites were down, that they had to restore! I just don’t have a ton of patience with technology, but there was nothing I could do. Hubby is in IT and he made the transition easier when there were glitches Wed morning. Anyhooo.. hopefully no more problems for awhile! Let’s talk about LEOPARD LOVE!

Here I am with an outfit my hubby shot before we were of to PA for a family visit. My nephews were getting their Eagle Scout badges and we would celebrate, along with visiting my hubby’s parents, who were 88 and almost 90. Good to see them! So I am in Harleysville PA until Thursday when we come home. I will have access to my computer so I will be by!

What I Planned on Posting Last Week-

Before I go into my leopard dress, I want to show you the post i HAD INTENDED for last Tuesday. I am now collaborating again this Fall with Jambu, as a Brand Ambassador, as I really love their style and comfort! Where were they when I was a teacher ??

Just a peek at last Friday’s post on the Miranda, a shoe- bootie with some old world charm. Low heel and memory foam. So stop by if you get a chance and read the post.  READERS OF EDS WILL GET 20% OFF USING CODE JESS20!

Now.. moving on to today’s outfit and post–

Leopard love

I’ve been a bit on a leopard kick lately.  Yesterday’s post began  with some leopard booties and a thin leopard sweater. Now there is Liberty Avenue leopard ( Pittsburgh reference) and there is classy leopard. I think you might get my drift. When I saw this dress on Zara, I knew it would become part of my wardrobe,  as I see it as a year round dress. I will tell you certain ways I would wear this dress, as there are a many styling options!

The key for me purchasing an item, is “do I love it”? and “how many ways can I wear this outfit with what I have in my closet?’ When I first saw this on Zara, I loved it, but didn’t jump the gun. I would go back and look at it, longingly. Then, when i saw Emma wear this dress, i thought, you have to buy it! She looks great in it ! Yes, I was influenced, but in a good way! This is going to be a fun dress to wear different ways.

How I will style it

  • As I am wearing it today. Just a long midi dress with a bit of color from my purse. I added another leopard print and fishnets to the look to create texture and print.
  • Since it is a shirt dress, the beauty is, I can wear it like a long duster. Wear it open with a column of black, or style it like a kimono with jeans and a white tee for a neutral look. Want to add color? Wear a beautiful mustard top ( or any color) underneath ( a cami or even a thin sweater)
  • Belted and with boots/booties. I need a beautiful brown leather belt. I prefer this over the cloth belts that come with the dresses. I would wear a leather belt with the dress and add a cute pair of block heeled booties or a pair of knee high boots.
  • Open with a slip dress and booties. Slip dresses are great for layering. A lovely silky slip dress underneath this dress left open would look beautiful.


This outfit was easy to come together. I knew I wanted to mix leopard prints, so I wore my Rockport Total Motion pumps, added a fun pair of fishnet socks and the leopard dress. You could certainly stick to an all neutral palette, but I decided to add just a bit of color with my floral circle bag. The magenta petals of the flowers really went well with the flowers in the background.

We were near Cork and Cask, another favorite place, where you get comfortable knowing everyone and the wine, food is delicious. My photographer has to eat!

Fun Fashion with fishnets and leopard heels 🙂

See how my hubby caught the colors in the floral pattern of the bag and how the magenta flowers match the background?

My pensive ,  faraway look. 🙂   ( or maybe I am just hungry.. ready to go to lunch!)


Confident Twosday hosted by Laura of I Do deClaire

Turning Heads Tuesday hosted by Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Style Splash Linkup

#SpreadTheKindness hosted by Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge


  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 03:46h, 11 October Reply

    Hope you’ll come and see this look is featured on the blog today. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

  • blogthirtyminusone
    Posted at 22:22h, 05 October Reply

    I’m glad you shared what you had planned to post too. I love both outfits. 🙂

    Xx, Nailil

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 07:45h, 05 October Reply

    IT troubles are the worst! You are lucky that your husband is in IT. Both me and my hubby are useless. Yesterday I spent the entire day first trying to fix my printer and then I had to go out and buy a new one only to spend another 3 hours trying to get the new one to work. UGH!

    Love the leopard. It is really trending again right now.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:16h, 05 October Reply

      I hate printers! they don’t seem to like me.. they jam etc. I am working on a project processing photos from trips we have been on to frame them for our great room, so I hope the photo printer doesn’t give me grief. My husband has so much patience! Much more than I . I had a fair amount of leopard in my closet before it became a trend this year. always liked it, provided its quality fabric. 🙂

  • pumpsandpushups
    Posted at 08:54h, 04 October Reply

    Oh I can imagine how stressful it was having site troubles! Glad things are up and running again. I love the leopard dress, so on trend!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  • Joi @ INMYJOI
    Posted at 21:58h, 03 October Reply

    LOVE the leopard print shoes with fishnet socks Jess!!
    Joi | http://www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 21:33h, 03 October Reply

    Well you know how much I love leopard Jess, and that dress is so perfect for you. I absolutely love how you paired the black and red round handbag with it. GREAT MIX! It really proves that leopard is a neutral! Thank you for the link up!!


  • chezrama
    Posted at 17:04h, 03 October Reply

    I am glad to see you . I love your intended outfit . I also love your leopard dress with the shoes and fishnet socks and the bag. It is all about little detail that makes a diffierence in our outfit. <3

  • mysideof50
    Posted at 05:24h, 03 October Reply

    You know that love those Jambu booties! And the color in that top – fabulous!

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 20:19h, 02 October Reply

    Oh no, I’m sorry your site went down—that’s like my worst nightmare! But glad you are back up and running, and I am loving your leopard-print maxi dress. I am totally on board with the leopard trend too!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Neti
    Posted at 19:25h, 02 October Reply

    Love this dress on you and the socks are too cute. Enjoy October.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 19:23h, 02 October Reply

    Jess, those Jambu booties are gorgeous! But this dress is an absolute show stealer! Wow, my friend, just wow. You look spectacular! And I love that you went with fish net ankle socks and more leopard on your feet. So great.


  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 19:00h, 02 October Reply

    Hi Jess! I’m so sorry about all of your technology struggles! I can’t even imagine how hard that would be to go through!

    I love both outfits and the leopard shoes are absolutely adorable! Hope you’re having a great time with your nephews! I know you’re so proud of them!

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 14:46h, 02 October Reply

    Thanks so much for the shoutout Jess! I love how you’ve styled the dress with the fishnet socks and leopard print shoes! I might have to copy that 😉 So glad that you’re back up and running on the blog, tech problems drive me insane, I have zero patience! Hope you have a great rest of the week 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • budgetbelles80
    Posted at 14:27h, 02 October Reply

    I am glad your blog is up and running again! You found a wonderful dress from Zara! This is a bold and fantastic look and I love it!

  • Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 13:26h, 02 October Reply

    My blog was acting up last week, too! It was the worst! Thankfully my husband got it fixed, he works with computers… but, it took even him awhile to figure it out. That dress is so pretty, I am really seeing more and more leopard in outfits and not just the accessories. OHHH, I love those fish nets paired with the leopard shoes, too!!


  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 12:25h, 02 October Reply

    Oh, Jess, how horrible are tech woes! Littler things than that drive me crazy! So glad you are back in business. Love this outfit and the way you styled it. Your husband took a perfect shot of the bag with the flowers! Have fun in PA.
    xx Darlene

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:08h, 02 October Reply

    Glad you are back up with your link ups Jess, you are rocking that leopard dress! Fabulous look 🙂

  • Laura
    Posted at 11:59h, 02 October Reply

    I’m loving the leopard on leopard! Those sock fishnets are so much fun!

  • ee0926
    Posted at 11:12h, 02 October Reply

    I love leopard print!! This dress is so gorgeous, and I love your fishnets!

    xx, Elise

  • Ana
    Posted at 10:38h, 02 October Reply

    Oh, these are great, Jess! I love the leopard looks – and I think it is a trend this Fall because I saw quite a few ladies wearing it, including myself! My look this week is so Fall that it is only missing a pumpkin spice latte 😉 Hugs, Ana

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:40h, 02 October Reply

      Thank you Ana! I couldn’t resist this dress as I see I can wear it during much of the year styled different ways. Ill be by! xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:16h, 02 October Reply

    Website issues are the worst. Glad you are back up and running again, Jess. You look so fabulous in this bold leopard shirt dress! Love it with the fishnet anklets and leopard shoes. Speaking of shoes, your new Jambu booties are quite stylish! Hope you are enjoying your family visit. 🙂

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:27h, 02 October Reply

    Girl…you are being bold with the leopard and I LOVE it!!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:14h, 02 October Reply

    Site issues are the WORST and so stressful. My site was having server issues since Thursday, and no one could get on unless they hit the refresh button a few times. NOT OK!! I shed a few tears, not gonna lie! Glad to see your all up and running, and in the cutest dress, no less!



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:41h, 02 October Reply

      Thank you Shauna! Yes it was stressful! I did lose some sleep wondering if my blog was going to be lost or how long it would take. Glad you like the dress! xx

  • Chrissy
    Posted at 09:11h, 02 October Reply

    You have such a beautiful and unique style. I love it. This dress with those fish net socks and shoes. Fabulous!

  • cheapchichome
    Posted at 09:06h, 02 October Reply

    I can’t tell you how much I *adore* both outfits! I’m somehow going to implement fishnets and leopard. The lace tank over the long sleeved top is simple, yet ingenious. I’d copy your colors in a heartbeat. I’m so glad your tech is back on board. I think we can all relate to how frustrating those problems can be.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:43h, 02 October Reply

      Hi Kim,
      thanks so much! Yes, it was a bit stressful and frustrating, but I think they know what not to do again. Glad you like the outfits, blogging has expanded my creative spark when dressing! xx

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:50h, 02 October Reply

    So happy your up and running again. That leopard print dress is so amazing!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 08:48h, 02 October Reply

    Lady in Leooard, you ROCK! Oh how I love that dress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:43h, 02 October Reply

      Thank you Andrea! I can see this dress worn in throughout the year! 🙂 xx

  • Rena
    Posted at 08:38h, 02 October Reply

    Tech problems are sometimes par for the course with a blog and patience is a must for maintaining sanity. I’m glad to see that you’re back “in business”. Your dress is fabulous and you look great. Those ankle socks are such a lovely touch of whimsy and an unexpected detail. Your whole look is “spot on”! 😉


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:44h, 02 October Reply

      Hi Rena! Good to “see” you again! Yes, patience is a must. So glad you like this look, I have fun with those fishnets! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 08:22h, 02 October Reply

    Jess, you did this so well! I love the fishnets with your heels and the leopard dress! Looking great my friend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:45h, 02 October Reply

      Thank you Kellyann! I just couldn’t pass up this dress when I saw it on Emma. I had debated buying it before that and love the style. xx

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 07:17h, 02 October Reply

    Ugh, website problems are the worst! I get SO stressed anytime my site goes down. So glad yours is back. I love how adventurous this outfit is!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:45h, 02 October Reply

      Thank you Meagan! I love fishnets and thought it would be fun to combine it with leopard! 🙂 xx

  • Nina
    Posted at 07:08h, 02 October Reply

    So glad you are back up and running! Your blog is one of my favorites. Hugs, Nina

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:46h, 02 October Reply

      Thanks so much Nina! I can say the same 🙂 xx

  • versatilestylebytracey
    Posted at 06:51h, 02 October Reply

    So happy your blogging woes are over! Love the Leopard Dress! Funny, today’s prompt for October is a shirt dress and I agree about it’s versatility and wearing it as a duster.

  • Maureen
    Posted at 06:06h, 02 October Reply

    I am so glad that everything is back and in working order. Technology, a blessing and a curse, right? Leopard is a classic piece! I see it every year and I just can’t get enough! There’s nothing so bold yet so neutral. How is that even possible? Love this leopard dress and that necklace is beautiful!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 05:28h, 02 October Reply

    This outfit is absolutely fabulous from head to toe. There are so many interesting ways and useful tips on how to wear this dress, Jess. The fishnet socks are just adorable.

  • awayfromtheblue
    Posted at 03:49h, 02 October Reply

    Glad you managed to get your blog fixed! How crazy it was down for so long – i tried a few times to get to your blog but thought it was just my computer! Glad it’s all working now 🙂

    Hope that you are having a good start to your week so far after the issues have been sorted 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Laurie
    Posted at 03:09h, 02 October Reply

    I’m glad you got it all sorted Jess.That’s my dread, something like that happening. Love the fishnet socks idea with the dress, it’s creates so much more interest. xx

  • Jill James
    Posted at 02:36h, 02 October Reply

    Glad to see that all has been resolved on the technical side . That leopard dress looks wonderful, cant beat leopard , its always a classic in my book. Enjoy your family time. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:28h, 02 October Reply

    Wow! I always look forward to see your outfits, but I sure do love this! Fan tas tic!

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