Turning Heads Tuesday Linkup and Antique Lace Shift Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Tuesday Linkup and Antique Lace Shift Dress










Hello lovely ladies!

I want to thank you for joining in  for another week of #TurningHeadsTuesday! This outfit I am wear today was spawned from my desire to create a natural look, and also for my LOVE of lace. This delicate antique lace shift dress just stood out to me on the Zara website.I am pretty sure I dreamed of this dress! This is my first shift dress, but won’t be my last, as I love the easy flow and nature of this style of dress.

I chose to have the dress take center stage, and wear a pair of vintage gold drop earrings from Etsy, and gladiator nude sandals from Sofft. My LV Damier bag gives it a bit more color and adds to the natural neutral tones of the look.

A little about the history of the Shift dress:

“Hubert de Givenchy has been credited with designing the shift dress. He designed the black shift dress Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, in 1961 and the dress (along with the film) went on to become a legend. He went on to design most of Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe for her movies, and had many famous clients including Jacqueline Kennedy and Princess Grace of Monaco both great fashion icons in the sixties and both fans of the shift dress.

Lily Pulitzer’s. Lily was an American socialite from New York. In 1950 she eloped with Peter Pulitzer and they settled in Palm Beach, Florida, where Peter owned several fruit groves. Lilly decided to make juice from the fruits and sell them to tourists. She set up a fruit stand by the roadside in Palm Beach and the juices were very popular. Lilly asked a dressmaker to make her some dresses that would help cover the stains from the fruits. The design was simple, a sleeveless dress with two front darts and the length falling just below the knee. They were made using brightly coloured, patterned cottons. Her customers loved the dresses as much as the juice and some wanted to buy them, so Lily started selling dresses too. The design became a  ’classic’ shift dress and at the time were affectionately called “Lilly” dresses. When Jacqueline Kennedy, who was an old school friend of Lily’s wore one of the dresses for a feature in Life Magazine it started a fashion trend throughout America.”

**credit from shiftdress.com**


Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Linkup 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 Thurs: A Labour of Fashion, Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion,Style Elixer,  Fun Fashion Friday Sat:Stylish Saturday

Dress: Zara, Earrings: Vintage from Etsy, Bag: Lv Damier, Gladiator sandals: Sofft.Glasses: Holcombe from Warby Parker.

Now, to the link-up. As I said last week, you all are amazing.  I am dealing with forearm tendonitis, just the thing a fashion blogger needs!  so it may take me some time to check out everyone’s post, I will do my best!


**I am looking for a Co-Host for next week’s link up, use the contact page to let me know if you are interested!


I have 3 women I feature each week, and decided a way to quantify who is chosen: First, will be the most clicked, second, Trendy Look, and third, my own choosing.

Irmin of Fashion Sabbatical Dress had a great way of “denimstrating” (get it?) a cap sleeve with a double denim look.

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Love this Trendy Boho look with Tatiana of We Shop in Heels showing this pretty flowy dress, booties and fringe bag!


Love the colors in this dress of Suzanne Carillo’s blog, and the tips on how to fix a short dress 🙂


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  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 07:45h, 23 February Reply

    You look great as always. Love the nude colors.
    The shift dress is my favorite style. Mom made me several throughout the years.
    I enjoyed reading those interesting facts about the shift dress and I never knew that about Lilly Pulitzer.
    Have a wonderful day!

  • Asm Sujan Ahmed
    Posted at 06:46h, 28 September Reply

    That’s Beautiful. Just Mind-blowing.

  • Clipping Path
    Posted at 14:17h, 03 August Reply

    Nice modeling! I believe that, age can never be an issue in glamorous world.

  • Matthew
    Posted at 10:37h, 08 May Reply

    Your outfits are amazing!

  • Lindsey
    Posted at 17:39h, 04 May Reply

    such a cue dress! Sorry about the tendonitis- I have it too so I know how you feel! Icing it regularly helps!

    Thrift and Shout

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:09h, 04 May Reply

      HI Lindsey, I do enjoy the finds you have. It turend out to be muscular knots in my scapula, neck, shoulders etc, from my illness. The upper back often refers pain down the arms! I also tend to type to much! The dress really called out to me! Would love for you to share your style for my link up tomorrow. TH Tuesday if yo ucan make it. xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:21h, 30 April Reply

    I’m totally digging this dress- so ladylike and easy to wear! 🙂


  • Daily Sports USA
    Posted at 16:04h, 29 April Reply

    I really love lace and this dress is gorgeous, so romantic and feminine, looks great on you.

  • Jessica
    Posted at 16:02h, 29 April Reply

    I love the shift dress. The lace is a nice touch. The history you included is really interesting.

  • Accidental Icon
    Posted at 09:27h, 29 April Reply

    What a lovely dress, perfect with your coloring. It is the kind of dress I would wear to the many graduations and other spring events on my plate. I really loved the text that went along with it of the shift dress, moves it beyond just an outfit post. Loved everything about this

    Accidental icon

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you so much. I love to learn the history of fashion, so I try to include it when I can. I love the ease and comfort too!. Enjoy your week! xx

  • Coco
    Posted at 09:02h, 29 April Reply

    You look beautiful Jess! Thank you for letting me know about THT, now it’s on my linky list and I’ll be coming over every week 🙂 big hugs Coco

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:58h, 29 April Reply

      Thanks so much sweeetie! Absolutely I am following you on BL so I can follow your style as well.xx

  • Ramona
    Posted at 04:40h, 29 April Reply

    Oh, I’m swooning over that dress. So beautiful! I can’t believe it’s Zara. I have too look it up. I have soft spot for lace as well. You look stunning.


  • litonkrl
    Posted at 01:14h, 29 April Reply

    You looks really gorgeous behind net 🙂
    Lovely pink collection.

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 00:38h, 29 April Reply

    Thank you for this post Jess, very interesting facts from fashion history. I love to learn something about this topic any time. And lace dress? Beautiful … very romantic look.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:59h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Anna! I love your style too and I am a fan of fashion history so I will include it when I can. xx

  • Amber
    Posted at 23:52h, 28 April Reply

    This dress is lovely on you, Jess!


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  • carmen
    Posted at 18:20h, 28 April Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this lace dress and you look stunning my dear! The sandals are feminine and look comfortable. My mom and I wore shift dresses in the 60s, and in fact, I used to sew my own shifts. Audrey is one of my favourite actors and she also made ballet flats fashionable. Flats are the best–comfort plus style. Interesting info about “Lilly” dresses, I’ve never heard before. That’s the fun of blogging, we learn things we never knew. 🙂

    Have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    ♥ carmen

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:00h, 28 April Reply

      Thank you , me too, the dress called out to me. So true about flats, they have a one inch wedge but that is all i do, they are called Sofft, a Swedish brand. Have a great week as well. xx

  • Janise
    Posted at 18:15h, 28 April Reply

    Love your lace dress, Jess!

  • HonestlyTrish
    Posted at 15:40h, 28 April Reply

    Interesting history of the shift-my favorite style of dress. You look gorgeous in yours!

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 15:28h, 28 April Reply

    Jess that is a stunner of a dress! You are, without doubt, queen of the dresses… you were born to wear them all the time I think 🙂

    Thank you hosting sweetie, have a lovely week!

    Catherine x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:59h, 28 April Reply

      thanks so much! I try!! I have a few more in store. Enjoy your week too my friend! xx

  • jolylook
    Posted at 14:56h, 28 April Reply

    Love your lace dress, love your look. You look fabulous as always


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:39h, 28 April Reply

      Thank you so much Catherine! I love lace and this dress was calling me! xx

  • Shannon
    Posted at 13:21h, 28 April Reply

    You look gorgeous! Love that lace dress and the length is so flattering!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:30h, 28 April Reply

      Thanks Shannon! I am going to wear shorter dresses until I can’t anymore! hehe xx

  • Colleen Welsch
    Posted at 13:03h, 28 April Reply

    Gorgeous! I just love the color of that dress with your color!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:29h, 28 April Reply

      thanks so much Colleen! I will make it to your blog soon! xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 12:11h, 28 April Reply

    You do such a great job at pulling off trends in a classic way! You really do live up to the title of your blog.
    -Rebecca/ http://www.daisydisdain.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:28h, 28 April Reply

      Thanks Rebecca, I have forearm tendonitis right now, trying to visit peoples blogs as I can. I appreciate the lovley comment! xx

  • plutrell
    Posted at 11:56h, 28 April Reply

    That dress is gorgeous and you look great in it! Thanks for hosting a linkup, Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:57h, 28 April Reply

      Thank you Pam! It caught my eye right away! xx

  • Nora Minassian/Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:33h, 28 April Reply

    Beautiful dress and you look great in it!

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 10:57h, 28 April Reply

    Lovely lace dress Jessica, and you were featured on my link up today as last weeks floral dress was just amazingly beautiful on you.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:01h, 28 April Reply

      Aww thanks so much Rachael, so nice of you. I will stop by. xx

  • Spashionista
    Posted at 10:40h, 28 April Reply

    We’re both wearing lace this week 🙂
    I really like that shape on you, Jess. The overall look reads very classy and refined. Nice choice!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:54h, 28 April Reply

      Thank you Alicia, I am going to be looking for more shift dresses, love how they look and the comfort!!! Will have to see your lace lookxxx

  • Beata
    Posted at 10:36h, 28 April Reply

    That dress is gorgeous ! You look absolutely stunning 🙂 x

  • Tea
    Posted at 09:52h, 28 April Reply

    That dress is just so stunningly gorgeous on you! I love it. 🙂

  • trinagrandinetti
    Posted at 09:44h, 28 April Reply

    Jess, you’ve got to be the most elegantly styled woman around. I find it so amusing or interesting how you so naturally take the element of elegant dressing and make it casual enough to go about everyday living.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:52h, 28 April Reply

      Aww thank you Trina! I just couldnt pass this dress up, it was me, personified! I appreciate your lovely comment, so nice of you to say! xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 09:14h, 28 April Reply

    Love the intricate detailing of the dress!!!


  • asallows
    Posted at 09:10h, 28 April Reply

    This dress is so beautiful! What a great vintage vibe!


  • weshopinheels
    Posted at 08:54h, 28 April Reply

    Hi Jess, you are so sweet, thank you for the feature! Loving your lace dress, it’s so delicate and perfect Spring. I’m loving it on you, and how you styled with the cute neutral sandals.
    We Shop in Heels

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:49h, 28 April Reply

      Absolutely!I Glad you like the look! It really stood out to me!

  • Cherie
    Posted at 08:50h, 28 April Reply

    Thank you for the Link Up Jess!! Love your lace shift dress. So pretty on you! Thank you for linking up with SHOE and TELL on Style Nudge!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 28 April Reply

      THanks so much, I was in love with the lace on this. I will get to responding to everyones post but might take sometime, due to my forearm tendonitis.xx

  • Alex
    Posted at 08:50h, 28 April Reply

    That’s a very beautiful dress Jess. Shift dresses are among my personal favorites, and the lace on this one is exquisite and not the usual type.

    Thanks for hosting the link up again, have a nice week 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:55h, 28 April Reply

      I need some more shift dresses! I know you would look great in them too. The lace caught my eye from the start

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 08:49h, 28 April Reply

    Thanks for featuring me : )

    That dress is so pretty on you!


  • Patti
    Posted at 08:33h, 28 April Reply

    Beautiful lace shift, Jess! Thanks for hosting, xox

  • heatherwyancko
    Posted at 08:27h, 28 April Reply

    Lace is BEAUTIFUL on you! I love that shift… so femme and classic.
    Heather Wyancko

  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 08:06h, 28 April Reply

    That lace dress is so pretty and looks so comfortable. Love your sandals too. ~Cynthia

  • Celia M. -High Heeled Life
    Posted at 07:42h, 28 April Reply

    Jess loving the shift dress .. simple and elegant .! hope your arm feels better soon. Thank you for hosting.

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 07:25h, 28 April Reply

    That lace shift dress is so gorgeous, Jess! Amazing on you! Thanks for hosting, friend!
    Dawn Lucy

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:52h, 28 April Reply

    Your lace dress is gorgeous! I’m also loving your glasses!

    Doused In Pink

  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:40h, 28 April Reply

    So beautiful! This is the dress I’m looking for to wear in an upcoming wedding as a Friend of Honor.

  • Monica Siembieda
    Posted at 06:39h, 28 April Reply

    Love your dress and that bag! You look lovely.


  • Debbie Stinedurf
    Posted at 05:54h, 28 April Reply

    That dress is so beautiful Jess! You can never ever go wrong with lace. 🙂

  • Ada
    Posted at 05:07h, 28 April Reply

    That antique lace dress is gorgeous and those pretty nude sandals are perfect with it. Once again, gorgeous earrings, also. Looking fabulous my friend!

  • Jill James
    Posted at 03:55h, 28 April Reply

    The lace shift dress is perfect on you, so very feminine. I must say I love your great glasses. Thank you for hosting the link up Jessica.

  • Mica
    Posted at 03:54h, 28 April Reply

    That lace dress is so pretty, and the neutral speedy bag is a great accessory with it 🙂

    Interesting to read about the history of the shift dress too! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue

  • eirinipapadopoulou
    Posted at 03:08h, 28 April Reply

    i finally followed you on bloglovin!
    thank you for hosting the link up!

  • Irmin Marchee
    Posted at 02:30h, 28 April Reply

    hi Jess, thank you for featuring me, it makes me blush! love love your dress! I have been looking at the lace blouses Zara has now. how is the fabric on your skin, not itchy?

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:39h, 28 April Reply

    I always adore lace too and this dress is so pretty on you. I love the vintage vibe the glasses add to this outfit.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 01:23h, 28 April Reply

    It’s a very pretty dress, Jessica, and lace is such a soft, feminine touch. Have a great week!

  • Casey
    Posted at 01:09h, 28 April Reply

    Such an elegant dress! I hope you feel better soon!! XO ~ Casey @ A Little Bit ofCheer

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:00h, 28 April Reply

      Thanks so much Casey! Yes not great for a blogger to have tendonitis! xx

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