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Transitioning A Floral Bodycon Dress from Spring to Fall +Co-hosting



Hello Ladies,

Today I was in the mood for some plum colors. Purples, marsala, burgundy, all in this family are some of my most favorite shades. As I have mentioned before,as a red head, I find jewel tones also to be most flattering.







This dress, from Asos, transitions nicely from spring to fall, due to the darker palette in the dress. The navy, plum, burgundy and greys all work well leading into the fall season by adding this velvet jacket I bought years ago from Kohls. By now, you can see I have started to add more blazers to my wardrobe, as they are great transitional pieces and add that extra shape, texture to the look. I added my Tressje navy clutch to pick up the color in the dress.

I also collect vintage brooches, so I added this purple Etsy brooch and vintage inspired necklace from 1928 to the look.

Outfit Details: Purple velvet jacket: Kohls ( like this one), Burgundy vintage shoes: Ebay , Dress:ASOS, , Treesje leather clutch, necklace, earrings (1928.com), Brooch Etsy.

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Here is the look from Spring so you can see how I changed a few details to transition to fall. So you can see the small changes I made: spring : lighter pointed flats, lavendar coach bag, different jewelry. For Fall: Added vintage brooch, darker burgundy vintage heels, a darker navy clutch and velvet jacket. 


Today I am co-hosting with the lovely Nicole of High Latitude Style.

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    October 23, 2015 at 12:44 am

    I love the color of your jacket. What a great dress to transition from Spring to Fall! You look great. Thanks for linking up for Style Saturday. xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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    October 21, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    This dress is so pretty and the added velvet jacket is just perfect!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


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    October 20, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I love a velvet blazer and this shade is wonderful! I love making summer dresses work for all seasons. With tights and boots it becomes winter ready…

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    Petite Silver Vixen
    October 18, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Getting the most from your wardrobe is what it’s all about. The plum is such a beautiful colour – one of my favourites and you wear it so well.

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    October 18, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I LOVE this outfit Jess, it is so YOU, totally ELEGANT and STYLISH!!! Nicole looks lovely too!!

    Happy Sunday!
    ♥ carmen

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    October 18, 2015 at 9:37 am

    That dress is gorgeous and the colors are actually perfect for Fall. And what a gorgeous blazer….the color is perfection on you Jess!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Thanks Deb! I love all of the plum shades and the dress is very versatile. xx

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    Dawn Lucy
    October 18, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Loving floral for fall this year! Looking gorg as always, Dear!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!
    Dawn Lucy

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Thank you Dawn! This dress really transitions well from the seasons. Glad you like it! xx

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    Mary Murnane
    October 16, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    You know I love your look, Jess 😉 Love the color of the blazer and the way you’ve styled it with that fabulous dress! Really lovely and a perfect fall look! xox-M

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 16, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you Mary! You have inspired me to look for a velvet vest, I loved yours. I try and get the most out of my closet with clothes i can transition. xx

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    October 15, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    That velvet jacket is so beautiful! What a lovely, unique piece.


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    October 15, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    What a gorgeous look. That color range just screams fall and it suits you really well! That dress is still a favourite of mine on you!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks so much! I love the plum family, Glad you like the look! Enjoy your weekend. xx

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    October 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Great post you look great on that dress

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    October 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    That plum velour jacket is so great – and perfect for fall!

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    October 15, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Great transitional look, lady! Love that deep plum color!


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    October 15, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Jess, I love the way you seem to be wearing a totally different dress here!
    It must be because the colour of your accessories and jacket that are picking out different colours in the dress…making it look richer today but lighter in the spring.
    It just proves how versatile a piece can be (even though many people would think it was a one trick pony) in the right hands.
    Such a deep and rich purple is beautiful against your hair and skin.
    I am not normally a fan of ‘delicate’ jewellery but that brooch is soooo pretty and romantic.
    It would be hard to resist its charms.
    Once again, beautiful!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks Sam! Being a blogger, I have had more inspiration with other ladies also as how to make clothes more versatile. I agree the dark purple seems to pick up the navy and other shades. I collect vintage or antiue brooches as I do love unqiue jewelry. thank you!! Enjoy your weekend.xx

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    October 15, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Gorgeous jacket – with this dress and with jeans too. You look lovely.


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      Jess Jannenga
      October 16, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you Patti! I love velvet and you will see more 🙂 Enjoy your weekend.xx

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    October 15, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Great purple jacket, Jess! Love the color!

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    Shelbee on the Edge
    October 15, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I am absolutely adoring the colors in this dress and styled with the velvet jacket it is so rich! Absolutely stunning combination. And the vintage brooch is gorgeous!


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      Jess Jannenga
      October 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you Shelbee, I collect vintage or antique brooches. THank you, i love plums and purple.xx

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    October 15, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Love the jacket with this dress!!!
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      Jess Jannenga
      October 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks Jamie, I love velvet, promis you will see more. xx

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