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Turning Heads #linkup: Ruffles, Lace, Leather, and Leopard


Hello Ladies!

I think my brother was “feeling the heat” when I called him out on the blog last week.  He knows he can reply anytime 🙂 . Today I decided to put together and share with you how much details can make an outfit. You all know I love lace, leather, ruffles, ( faux-fur, tweed  and vintage inspired looks. I love texture and the fall/winter season certainly lends itself to incorporating texture into one’s outfit. I wanted to put together a neutral look, but add rich tones like this rust ruffled lace  top by Zara to add spice to this fashion recipe. I first wore this as a sleeveless top at NYFW, I will wear it again as a vest, putting a button down top underneath. I saw this cashmere leopard cardigan as part of the Mad Men collection for Banana Republic and loved the style straightaway!

Mixing the soft cashmere with ruffles gave it that romantic look I love, add the rich chocolate brown of the pleated skirt made it a great staple piece in my closet.  These autumnal tones of browns, rusts, tans, and the neutral leopard are ones that work well with my skin tone and are quite a bit of fun to put together. Speaking of fun, the puppies, Gibson and Truffles decided to get in on the action to show off their grooming they received earlier in the week. Truffles was handed to Joan, our groomer, as she went into the van, while Gibson decided he would run in the opposite direction! Eventually the enticement of a raw carrot settled them both. ( who can say no to cookies, I mean carrots, right? !) ( seriously they Dance for carrots!)

Now back to fashion. If one is looking to create a neutral look,  try adding texture:

1. Faux leather  pants with faux fur is a fun way to dress them up, yet keep it interesting.

2. Try mixing tweed trousers with a cashmere wrap or cardigan.

3. Use a variety of textures to create a unique look.  One need not be dressed head to toe but a look with tweed, lace, and leather would be a visual feast! 

4. If you want to ‘start of small” think of adding a faux fur  clutch or tweed handbag to your look.

I also wanted to include the pups as we all were “groomed” this week. I had a pick me up with my hair, an added gloss helped eliminate the grey, with a trim, which represents about an inch off my hair.  I may do a post in the future about the products and such I use for my hair and tips on stying, if there is an interest. Hubby got his hair cut, and I laugh when he says ” it’s getting long”, as his hair does not grow long but rather “out”, rather bushy and big! It was much needed !









Outfit Details: Cardigan: Banana Republic Mad Men Collection ( 3 yrs old), Lace top: Zara, Brown Faux Leather skirt: ( Ann Taylor), Leopard Print shoes: Nine West,  Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff.  Vintage Earrings. Puppies: Breeder in Asheville , NC.

So now we move on to Turning Heads Tuesday as I enjoy seeing your outfits and style for the week.

Most clicked this week was: Hilary of Embellishments.com sharing her winter-spring fashion tips. Love the red skirt!


The pinterest pic of the week is:   Cherie of Style Nudge as that RED coat is a stunner! Love the jeweled leather gloves too!



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  • Reply
    March 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    gorgeous pleated skirt and your fur baby is adorable! Thanks for linking up with me last week, hope to see you again tomorrow. I’ll be pinning this to the linkup Pinterest board.


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    March 3, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Love this outfit Jess! The leo cardi is so pretty with the leather and lace. Every detail adds up to — beautiful! The color palette is lovely too. So glad to see that everyone has been groomed, you and your pups look grand! ( yes, My pup loves carrots, too!)
    xx, Elle

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    Anna Shirley
    March 2, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    You choose beautiful colors Jess. The skirt is beautiful and with the animal print you are bringing extra “spice” to all outfit. Thank you to hosting this link up. o)


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    Miranda BeautyWorld
    March 2, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Amazing post, dear! 🙂 Do you want to follow each other? If yes, please follow me with GFC and Google, instagram, write a comment
    and I follow you back 🙂

    With love.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 4, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Hi Miranda, thank you. I am follow on Fb, IG and Bloglovin. I dont have GFC and Google. Love your beauty posts! xo

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    [email protected]
    March 2, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Thanks for the link up Jess…you are great at mixing prints!

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    March 2, 2016 at 1:08 am

    I love the skirt!! It’s super cute and you always add the perfect little creativity to your outfits. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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    March 1, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    That top is lovely! It’s gorgeous with leopard!

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    March 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    You always look so pretty! Your puppy is the cutest! 🙂

    vSimply Rachel Nicole

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    March 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I’m in love with the first now look so refined in every particular
    I love your style and your blog.
    Visit mine if you want
    many kisses

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    March 1, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    I have always loved BR’s Mad Men collections. This is so ladylike and perfectly 40s-5os. I must say Cherie looks sublime and gorgeous in all that red!

    Happy March Jess.

    Please come and link up with me tomorrow and Thursday! Thank you.

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    March 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

    This pleated skirt is amazing! What a classic, beautiful piece.


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    Ana from Mrs. American Made
    March 1, 2016 at 11:34 am

    The outfit is amazing, yes, but those puppies….. OMG!!!

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    Amy Ann
    March 1, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Love that skirt!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    Sarah Blodgett
    March 1, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Loving this whole look! Retro yet modern!

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    March 1, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Jess—I had to laugh when I read the title of your post—are we on the same wavelength or what? Well, at least I had 2 out of the 4! You do such a nice job of mixing it up!! (And the puppies are a perfect accessory!) jodie
    ps…thanks for hosting

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    Amy Johnson
    March 1, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Love your leopard print cardigan…and your puppies!

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    Laurie Duncan
    March 1, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I love the outfit, especially the leopard print cardi! But I think the best accessory is the adorable puppy! 🙂

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    March 1, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Beautiful look, Jess! The mix of colors and prints look fabulous. Oh, the puppies look adorable and so sweet!

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    March 1, 2016 at 9:21 am

    You are always SO great at print mixing. The textures of this look are so fun too. And those pups! Always a favorite of mine to see them on the blog 🙂 Have a great week!



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    March 1, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Aw I love how you included alittle buddy in your post. You two look adorable.
    Rachel xo

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    March 1, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Lovely outfit! The color palette looks great on you, and your puppy is adorable!

    We Shop in Heels

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    March 1, 2016 at 9:10 am

    You put together a beautiful mix. I especially love the pleated leather skirt, I love that it is leather! And, of course, you know how I feel about leopard! Thank you so much for featuring my Red look Jess and for hosting!


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    March 1, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Now I’ve got Stevie Nicks on my mind (not a bad thing!) Love this combination, and you are truly made for lace. xox


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    [email protected]
    March 1, 2016 at 8:46 am

    The colors look so great on you! And I love the different textures! I’m trying to add more textures to my wardrobe; you are my inspiration!

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    March 1, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I love the way you add your own flair to things. Thanks for the tips! Going to try to think more texture 🙂 Thanks for the linkup too!

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    Elle Spann
    March 1, 2016 at 7:40 am

    love love love all of your neutrals. That leopard addition is my favorite part 🙂
    Southern Elle Style

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    Emma Peach
    March 1, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I love the lace ruffle peeping through the V of that beautiful cardigan! Gorgeous colours. Your pups look very smart and handsome!

    Emma xxx

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    March 1, 2016 at 7:16 am

    That skirt! And that adorable fur baby! You look stunning, Jess.

    Dawn Lucy

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    Andrea Nine
    March 1, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Look at gorgeous you and look at those sweet pups!!! Love the burgundy lace detailing and the soft leopard of the cardigan is adorable!!!

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    Pam Greer
    March 1, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Love all of your choices and the pups are adorable!

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    Bogi - Red Reticule (@RedReticule)
    March 1, 2016 at 6:03 am

    This is such a beautiful and ladylike combination of textures and patterns!

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    OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    March 1, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Love your combination Jess: prints, lace and pleated skirt make for such an elegant yet extravagnat style. Love it! xo Sabina

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    March 1, 2016 at 5:45 am

    I couldn’t agree more Jess, it is all in the details. Whether it’s texture, print or accessories, the details make the outfit. Love the lace top and I really love the pups! Best addition to an outfit any day of the week! And thanks so much for the extra link to the interview. 🙂

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    March 1, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Lovely lacey top, dear Jess.
    Thank you for another lovely party.
    Besos from Málaga

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    Tiina L
    March 1, 2016 at 3:26 am

    A beautiful colour combo, and the dogs are so cute! Have a great week, Jesssica!

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    March 1, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Your dogs are so cute! 🙂 Our little guy likes carrots as well – a tasty and healthy treat for him! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    March 1, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Love leather & lace together!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    March 1, 2016 at 1:25 am

    I have a leopard print cardigan nearly identical to this Jess. I love that skirt, I am on the search for a pleated one and Truffles and Gibson look so cute. Thank you for hosting
    Laurie x

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    March 1, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Jess, I’ve probably said this before but if so, this outfit has now taken over. This is the best assemble you’ve every put together. The colors alone would win hands down, they are perfect with your skin tone. And then the careful mixture of texture is phenomenal. This is absolutely stunning!

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    March 1, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Love the mix of retro and modern trends in one outfit – Have a joyful week!


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    Lanae Bond
    March 1, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I love your number 3 tip! You are an expert at mixing prints.

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