Turning Heads Tuesday Link up- Purple Rain - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Tuesday Link up- Purple Rain


Happy Turning Heads Tuesday!

Yes, I was a child of various types of music growing up, blues, rock, jazz, swing. …Do these lyrics ring a bell.. does the title give it away?

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you
Laughing in the purple rain

Read more: Prince – Purple Rain Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Do you wear many printed dresses? 




Dress: Ann Taylor, Handbag: Penelope Coach, Cat Eye Sunglasses: Zenni Optical, Necklace: 1928.

Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell Manic Monday, Monday Mingle  Beauty101byLisa  Tues, All About You Tuesday: Style Sessions, Reason To Dress  ,Walking in Memphis  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, Mix and Match FashionThrowback Thursday   Friday:Passion 4 Fashion,Style Elixer,  Fun Fashion Friday  Sat:Stylish Saturday


So the last two days you have seen me in printed dresses. One a bodycon style, one a fitted ruched style off the shoulder.  This dress is one that I love due to the colors,  the pink and purple colors that have rained down on this dress where I can wear it off the shoulders to make it a bit more sexy, or wear it as a cowl neck, a bit more conservative. I like the rusching on the side as it adds to the shape of the dress. This print reminded me of Purple Rain. which then in my steam-of -consciousness brought me here.


Here are some of the lovely ladies I chose to feature for their prints. Not PRINCE. ( ha!)

Ashley from  Le Stylo Rouge is wearing this stand out lovely floral print, that really shouts Spring!


Rebecca of Red Tag Chic Los Angeles  shows us a flowy dress but with a lovely blue print.


Abby of Life in the Fash Lane, shows a lacy print in this minty fitted frock.  Lovely!



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  • Coco
    Posted at 09:05h, 05 April Reply

    You turn heads indeed!! Glad to come across your link up! Tomorrow (April 6th) I will spread the word in a blog post dedicated to friendly fashion blogger link ups 🙂 Hope you’ll stop by and say hi 🙂
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog – Valeria Arizzi

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 23:36h, 06 April Reply

      Thanks so much! Glad you like the look. Love to have you at the link up and see your style. I appreciate you spreading the word!! Will do xx

  • stylecrone
    Posted at 23:22h, 02 April Reply

    Beautiful new link-up. Thank you for hosting and love your print dress. Fits you like a glove!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:36h, 03 April Reply

      Thank you Judith, so glad to have you here. I am hosting each week. I am all about dresses ! You know i am a fan of your style 🙂 xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 21:25h, 02 April Reply

    I adore this print on you, the color is perfect and so is the length. It clings in all of the right places. Happy so many links are here!
    Happy easter!
    XX, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:50h, 03 April Reply

      Hi Elle
      Thank you! I love this too, I really love purple and this print caught my eye a few years back. I am very surprised after 3 weeks to have 90 links, a great way to meet people too. Happy Easter to you as well my friend!! XO

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 17:31h, 01 April Reply

    Love that dress! Your pink purse is so pretty!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:37h, 01 April Reply

      Thanks so much Amy! I appreciate your comment, you know I love my bags! xx

  • Angele
    Posted at 14:22h, 01 April Reply

    You rock dress, Jess!
    I have gone off dresses recently…must be the cold weather..I’m more a summer dress girl:)

    Thank you for linking with WatchaWearingWednesday – cohosting with Vicki.

    Following you on social media:)

    Angele x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:37h, 01 April Reply

      Thank you Angele, I look forward to meeting you. Glad you like my style. I am a dress and skirt girl mostly, Enjoy your week! xx

  • weshopinheels
    Posted at 13:24h, 01 April Reply

    You look great Jess! Loving the shades of pink at this outfit! Adorable handbag!!
    We Shop in Heels

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:27h, 01 April Reply

      Thank you Tatiana! Would love for you to join in on the link up.. im here every Tuesday. You know I love my bags! xx

  • Glenda
    Posted at 13:20h, 01 April Reply

    I was a huge fan of Prince. I slept out at the record store to get tickets to the Purple Rain tour! I still adore him.
    I don’t wear many prints. Period. I tend to be more of a solid person. Pretty dress, Jessica. I love off the shoulder looks.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:22h, 01 April Reply

      Wow! That is dedication.! I remember singing the beginning part into a brush as if it were a mic when I was younger…Dearly beloved..( the beginning) I was goofy like that.
      Glad you like the look! xx jess

  • carmen
    Posted at 07:38h, 01 April Reply

    I love pink and you look so pretty in pink! Still freezing where I live, hoping for warmer days by Easter!

    Happy Easter Jess!!

    ♥ carmen

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:51h, 01 April Reply

      Hi Carmen!!
      Thanks so much, My closet is filled with a fair amount of pinks and florals for spring. I recently added more blues and greens.Hope you see the sun soon.
      See you next week and Happy Easter to you! xx

  • Jill James
    Posted at 02:59h, 01 April Reply

    This pretty floral dress shouts Spring and looks wonderful on you. Your lilac bag will be the perfect compliment to many of your pretty dresses over Spring and Summer. Thank you for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:50h, 01 April Reply

      Hi Jill! I have quite a few floral dresses for this year, I like florals ever since I was a youngster.:-) I am a bag girl and this was the color I was looking for, thanks so much!

  • Alena
    Posted at 22:58h, 31 March Reply

    Beautiful dress! Love the vibrant color and style!

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:46h, 01 April Reply

      Hi Alena!
      Thank you, I am a fan of purple! 🙂 xx

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 22:17h, 31 March Reply

    Wonderful dress, I love this color.I believe that it turns head.o) I love Prince too and Purple rain is the masterpiece. Did you hear the version from Stacy Francis (US XFactor 2011). That was amazing too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:45h, 01 April Reply

      Thank you Anna!! I had this album back in the day. No, I watch The Voice, I didnt hear it, so many great singers out there.

  • Monica Roese (GlamVolution)
    Posted at 19:35h, 31 March Reply

    Gorgeous look, Jess! Now that song Purple Rain is stuck in my head, haha! Love Prince! Thanks you for letting me know about your fun link up! xo
    http://GlamVolution. blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:43h, 31 March Reply

      Sure Monica, Sorrryyyy hehe! I just thought that is what my dress made me think of! I rememeber having the album and singing.. Dearly beloved,,

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 18:04h, 31 March Reply

    Very pretty in pink!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:36h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you Suzanne ! There is much more pink to go around this spring.. 🙂 Have a great week! xx

  • Denise
    Posted at 17:59h, 31 March Reply

    Gorgeous look! i am loving that dress so much. I love the prints and the detailing in the fabric! You look gorgeous and so perfect for spring.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:35h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you Denise!
      Glad you like the look!! Turning heads Tuesday is each tuesday. here. Happy to join us xx

  • Lisa Maynard
    Posted at 16:56h, 31 March Reply

    Beautiful…Love your dress XO. Thank you for hosting and for sharing with #linkupwithlisa @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/03/linkupwithlisa-10-layered-peplum.html

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:53h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you Lisa!! I try and mix it up here and there, glad you like this dress, I am a dress girl for sure. I appreciate you being here. xx

  • Linda
    Posted at 16:07h, 31 March Reply

    Gorgeous! This outfit really has the power to turn heads.



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:52h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you Linda, I really am a dress kinda girl. Thank you for being here. xo

  • trinagrandinetti
    Posted at 15:05h, 31 March Reply

    Jess, Here I write a post on the tempting and luring style of a beautiful floral printed dress and then look at you! You look absolutely beautiful. I’m thinking I really must invest in one and the sooner, the better.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:51h, 31 March Reply

      Aww Trina thanks you are too kind. You would look amazing in one. I am going to be showing a fair amount of dresses this spring. Just so easy to put together xo

  • jolylook
    Posted at 14:19h, 31 March Reply

    This is such a pretty dress and you look gorgeous.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:50h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you so much!! will be bopping to each site. Enjoy your week, xx

  • Highland Fashionista (@Highlandista)
    Posted at 14:08h, 31 March Reply

    Looks like we both have a kind of pinky-purpley thingy going on this week. LOVE that dress on you, fits like a dream.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:50h, 31 March Reply

      Thanks so much! I am all about dresses as u will see this spring. WIll check out your blog soon! xo

  • Marta
    Posted at 13:21h, 31 March Reply

    This is a gorgeous dress on you, love this entire look!! Have a great day Jess:)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:49h, 31 March Reply

      Thanks so much Marta! I am all about dresses ! xo

  • Cocktails & Catwalk (@CocktailCatwalk)
    Posted at 13:16h, 31 March Reply

    wow the dress, the weather and your thoughts! everything is so pretty! can’t wait for more sunshine!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:22h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you so much! Me too, I am ready for spring. You are invited to link up one or two fashion posts on my Turning Heads Tuesday link up. Would love to have you there. It is live for 5 more days.
      jess xx

  • Dana
    Posted at 11:51h, 31 March Reply

    Can´t believe it.. you have that wonderful, sunny and warm weather to wear this gorgeous dress!! Here in Germany we still have winter, it´s stormy, very cold and rainy. Outfits like yours must wait some weeks 🙂

    have a wonderful time
    Dana 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:54h, 31 March Reply

      Hi Dana!!
      It is getting nicer. The sun is out today which definatly helps my mood! Glad you like the dress. Hopefully some sun will be soon on the way to you. Enjoy your week!! xo

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:44h, 31 March Reply

    That’s a very pretty dress on you Jess, and you look lovely 🙂 I do remeber Purple Rain, saw the movie as well!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:53h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you Nora!! I thought people might get the homonym…Prince…prints..Anyhow, the print reminded me of that. Enjoy your week Nora! xx

  • Beata
    Posted at 11:00h, 31 March Reply

    This is such a pretty dress ! You look fabulous . Hugs Beata 🙂 x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:17h, 31 March Reply

      Hello Lovely!
      Thank you very much. It is a favorite.xx

  • cassidl
    Posted at 11:00h, 31 March Reply

    love this dress on you, you look fantastic.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:17h, 31 March Reply

      Thanks so much Linda! It is a favorite from guess where? Ann Taylor! Enjoy your week xo

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 10:51h, 31 March Reply

    You are turning heads in this outfit! That dress is so fun and you look so pretty in it!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:54h, 31 March Reply

      Awww. This is a favorite of mine!I appreciate it, i love wearing dresses in the spring. Have a great week Megan!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 10:43h, 31 March Reply

    Oh that song and movie takes me back! Amazing dress on a gorgeous lady!!! I just stared a lifestyle blog and am over 40 too!!!! So glad I found and followed you!! xo


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 31 March Reply

      Hello Andrea!
      I appreciate you coming, glad to see new faces as well. I am a dress and skirts girl mosty, glad you like the look!Happy to meet you and hope you linked up one of your blog’s posts ! 🙂

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 10:37h, 31 March Reply

    I am loving your sexy classy dress Jessica, how adorable. This is the first time I have linked up (where have I been) so thanks for hosting.
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:50h, 31 March Reply

      Hi Rachel
      I think the toughest thing is just getting the word out at first! I am so glad you are here. I dont want to pester people, but I advertise on twitter, instagram, FB..

      Thank you ,re: my dress. I love dresses and especially spring ones.Glad you like it! xo

      PS Could you spread the word? thx!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 10:06h, 31 March Reply

    Gosh, you look SO lovely in these light spring colors! Purple is definitely your color! And I’m swooning over that bag. Great find 🙂



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you Shauna! I tried to go through my closet and look at the Pantone 2015 spring colors and what would flatter my skin tone, and added those colors this year. The bag’s color caught my eye! Have a great week! xx

  • Laurie
    Posted at 09:51h, 31 March Reply

    Beautiful purple dress, I need to add more purple to my wardrobe! Prince was a favorite of mine, his music and style! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:39h, 31 March Reply

      Hi Laurie!
      I really do like purple. I have used the Pantone spring 2015 guide to help add colors to my wardrobe and go with my skin tone. xx

  • Johanna
    Posted at 09:36h, 31 March Reply

    Hot mama and I love that bag. It’s perfect with your dress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:38h, 31 March Reply

      Hi Johanna! The lilac color of the Coach bag caught my eye for spring.Have a great week! xx

  • Ada
    Posted at 09:16h, 31 March Reply

    What a stunning dress Jess. Love the asymmetric boat neck. It suits you beautifully. You chose the perfect bag for it, also. And I adore all 3 dresses of the 3 lovely ladies you chose as last week’s favorites. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:37h, 31 March Reply

      Hi Ada!
      Thank you , you know I love to wear dresses and the bag is new, the lilac caught my eye. Me too!

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:15h, 31 March Reply

    Gorgeous dress, and you, Jess! I am a huge Prince fan, he still sounds so rad. I’ll have a post to link later today xoxo.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:36h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you Patti! I thought people might like the homonym ..Prince/prints. ha!

      No problem,look forward to your post. xo

  • Julie
    Posted at 08:49h, 31 March Reply

    That is such a pretty dress, and so perfect for spring. I really need to add more floral print to my closet!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 31 March Reply

      Hi Julie,
      Thank you. I love dresses and prints are my favorite. Thank you for the comment xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 08:38h, 31 March Reply

    Awwwww thanks so much gorgeous Jess for the feature – I am honored and yes to Prince & his music!!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:32h, 31 March Reply

      Of course! If you got it, you gotta show it! 🙂 Happy to.
      xx jess

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 08:21h, 31 March Reply

    Prince is one of my favorite artists. I used to live in Minneapolis and so did he. His home (mansion) is purple! I love the dress, the color and especially the drop shoulder. Very pretty Jess. Thank you for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday and thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge.


  • My Rose Colored Shades
    Posted at 07:58h, 31 March Reply

    You look beautiful in this pretty floral dress. So perfect for spring. Man, Purple Rain goes way back, I certainly do remember it and I’m chuckling over our fashion choices back then. ~Cynthia

  • Ashley
    Posted at 07:47h, 31 March Reply

    What a great dress on you, lady! And thank you so much for featuring me! 🙂


  • Shannon
    Posted at 07:45h, 31 March Reply

    You look gorgeous as usual! Love this dress on you! The pattern is gorgeous! Perfect for Spring!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 07:10h, 31 March Reply

    Purple Rain … brings back high school memories! Such a super pretty dress and love the print! Great prints featured too! Thanks for hosting such a fun new link up party!
    Dawn Lucy

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:03h, 31 March Reply

    I haven’t heard that song in awhile! Your dress is such a pretty print! Perfect for spring!

    Doused In Pink

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 05:37h, 31 March Reply

    Thanks for hosting Jess. Love the dress. You look amazing and the bag is to die for! Its quite stormy over here…so long way to go until you will see me wearing summer dress I am afraid. But- I can contribute some pattern today too <3 Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  • Sydney Fashion Hunter
    Posted at 05:22h, 31 March Reply

    Such a cute print! Stop by my Wednesday weekly link up if you get a chance 🙂


  • Tiina L
    Posted at 02:15h, 31 March Reply

    That is such a pretty outfit, love the small print on the dress! I can’t wait for spring to return (yes, return: it was nice and sunny, and now it has been snowing since yesterday…) so that I can wear something lighter, brighter and summery…

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:08h, 31 March Reply

    Such a pretty bag and dress! Perfect for spring! I always have weird connections with the things I wear, be it that they remind me of a song, art, place or something else. It’s funny how we make so many connections with things!

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:42h, 31 March Reply

    This one of my favorite albums when I was growing up and still is. Very pretty dress for spring.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • litonkrl
    Posted at 01:08h, 31 March Reply

    I think spring inspire you to post a different Ha ha! I love this post so much!

    • Olga
      Posted at 09:00h, 31 March Reply

      I love printed dresses, have so many in my wardrobe! Yours is so beautiful, what a nice colour and pattern. The bag and the shoes in pastel colours emphasize the beauty of the dress.

      • Jess Jannenga
        Posted at 10:34h, 31 March Reply

        Thank you Olga! I enjoy wearing dresses. Glad you like my new bag as well. I love my handbags 🙂 Enjoy the week! xx

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