Turning Heads Linkup – Warm Knit Sweater Dress with Knee High Boots - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup – Warm Knit Sweater Dress with Knee High Boots

Morning friends!

Knee-high boots are big this season, and although my most favorite are booties, I love a knee-high boot with a midi dress. I am wearing this rust knit dress from Anthropologie and paired it with my Jambu Chai boots. If you missed yesterday’s Satin Holiday Look, read the post here.


I told you I love a good sweater dress! This one is a few years old and I fell in love with the knit design and color. This is lighter than the red sweater dress I wore on the blog recently but perfect for NC Fall weather.You just can’t beat that warm, snuggly feeling you get wearing one.  This dress is from Anthropologie, the boots are from Jambu, and I received this Nordstrom leopard scarf as a gift last year. If you want to see some of my other sweater dress looks click on these links:

Red Sweater Dress for Holidays

Soft Surroundings Sweater Dress

Rich Colors -Sweater Dress

Did you do much shopping on Black Friday- Monday? At home, in a robe or comfy setting? I bought nearly all of my gifts online, as I am just not physically able to walk around the mall and shop anymore. I have a few things on my list, and wouldn’t you know it, nothing I  pick is on sale! I would see 25-30% off anything, and expect to see an exclusion that read- Except for you Jess. Those 2 items are from a “New Collection” and they aren’t on sale! I have that kind of luck, but cie le vie, what can you do? 🙂

We went to one of our favorite stops here where we took the pictures. Lots of Fall leaves, cute houses, and a friendly neighborhood. I enjoy making photoshoots more of a day of it, as we go to lunch after the pictures are taken. Beer is my hubby ( photographers) reward!

Giving- It’s So Important to Give.

When at our hang-out The Cottage, they had a tree with pictures/cards of doggies. I chose “Thor” as I loved his smile. By choosing the card, the back tells me what we need to buy for him. Dog treats, bed, toys, collar, leashes, dog food.. then we bring all of his items back to The Cottage, to be delivered to him. I was so excited to do this! He is such a cutie!

Growing up, my mom and dad would take us kids to Kane Hospital where we would take patients to the chapel and back. I enjoyed this time as a kid, and feel its so important to share and give to others.

Outfit details

sweater dress- Anthropologie

Boots c/o Jambu Chai

Scarf- Nordstrom

Bag- Rebecca minkoff

Mango- Moto jacket

Most clicked- Kellyann of This Blondes Shopping Bag

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  • donnadoesdresses
    Posted at 17:36h, 13 December Reply

    Very beautiful style and colour on you, Jess – another stunning look!!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 17:27h, 13 December Reply

    Copper is a wonderful color on you, Jess! And the outfit is fabulous.

    Awwww…., Thor is going to be a lucky dog! My giving method is to crochet blankets for Project Linus. They are given to children in need. It is required that the blanket be handmade so that children can be told the blanket is made especially for them. It is for emotional support as much as protection from the cold.


  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 12:57h, 12 December Reply

    Wow, that outfit is just gorgeous on you! That is such an elegant sweater dress and you do such a beautiful job pulling pieces together, Jess. And that satin dress yesterday–love!! Mustard is my thing! I have done most of my shopping online, but I do hit the mall to check things out. I especially love to go into Williams Sonoma.

    I love the doggie donation idea. But I’ll bet you wanted to bring him home! The shelter is always so hard for me as I want to adopt them all. Our newest baby, Lulu, is such a fun addition to our family!

    Enjoy the holiday season, my friend.
    xx Darlene

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:23h, 13 December Reply

      Hi Darlene! thankyou! I really do love a great sweater dress. This is not as heavy as the red one I shared. I love William Sonoma too, great items! I really did want Thor, and would have a tough time volunteering at the shelter as I would want to take them home too! Oh, I need to look and see your Lulu! I look forward to giving the items to the shelter for Thor, we found a really cozy bed at Home Goods!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:53h, 12 December Reply

    Love this sweater dress on you, one of my favorite colors too. The leopard scarf is a great add-on. Looking fab Jess 🙂

  • Hara Allison
    Posted at 09:34h, 12 December Reply

    What a great outfit! I love it! The boots and the bag are perfect. 🙂

  • Straight A Style
    Posted at 16:25h, 11 December Reply

    That sweater dress is perfect with your knee high boots!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 15:24h, 11 December Reply

    Beautiful fall colors on you! I think you look stunning in everything I’ve seen you in! I am finally done with my shopping and bought it all online! It’s just so much easier that way!

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 14:38h, 11 December Reply

    Leopard print looks so good with rust orange. I did most of my shopping on Black Friday from home. Just need some stocking stuffers and I’ll be good to go!


  • barbieholmes2
    Posted at 11:48h, 11 December Reply

    Love the sweater dress! The hem is lovely!! It’s a timeless wardrobe piece. The boots are fabulous! I shop online and at the shops. I feel more in the Christmas spirit when I get out to the shops.

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 08:56h, 11 December Reply


    Once again you have found the perfect dress! These shades of rust are truly your colors. You look amazing!

    Thanks for hosting today’s link-up❣️


  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 06:02h, 11 December Reply

    I absolutely love the doggie tree, and you are so right, Thor has a beautiful smile! I like the name too, one of my grandpups is named Thor. Do you know what else I love? You in shades of rust and brown…they look absolutely beautiful on you and that dress is a stunner! xo

  • Cheryl Maday
    Posted at 23:53h, 10 December Reply

    I have the same boots in brown, and they are so incredibly comfortable! Also, I choose not to shop at the mall—why bother when there’s online shopping? 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Nancy Weiss
    Posted at 20:55h, 10 December Reply

    Hello Jess,

    A sweater dress is such a stylish investment and you can style it so many ways. Great looking dress Jess, I love the color and how you matched it with your printed scarf.

    Have a wonderful week!


  • Jodie
    Posted at 18:39h, 10 December Reply

    What a gorgeous outfit Jess. That color is just so perfect on you.

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:03h, 10 December Reply

    Thanks so much for the feature Jess! I’m a big fan of sweater dresses too, they’re so comfy and cosy. The weather is dreadful here so I just want to snuggle up in cosy knitwear. I love the brown with leopard print – I have a scarf just like it!

    Emma xxx

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 14:34h, 10 December Reply

    I just adore you in Fall colors! This anthropology dress is so gorg on you, I love how it shows your knees in the front and is longer in the back. I love those boots, too!


  • Lizzie
    Posted at 12:33h, 10 December Reply

    You always look so beautiful in fall colors!! I love this entire outfit – it’s styled to perfection! I love the ways you give back too. Such great ideas 🙂


  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 11:49h, 10 December Reply

    Gosh I wish we had something like that here for dogs! I need to look around. I love this idea of giving for animals during the holidays!

    You look very cozy. I’m loving that bag and I’m not even a bag person.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:06h, 10 December Reply

      Yes, I bet there is something. There is a giving tree at the church, but I saw this tree with all of the dogs faces, and couldn’t resist wanting to help Thor. Thank you! the bag is Rebecca MInkoff 🙂

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 11:32h, 10 December Reply

    If I looked this good in sweater dresses, I’d have a collection of them. This one goes pretty with your hair, Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:07h, 10 December Reply

      Thank you Kim! I do have a few more and enjoy wearing them!

  • Ellibelle
    Posted at 09:19h, 10 December Reply

    Gorgeous sweater dress! Love the color!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:14h, 10 December Reply

    OTK boots are the best, and this color will match with anything! So chic!



  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 08:59h, 10 December Reply

    My mom was wearing a sweater dress this weekend that I would love to borrow, as well as her boots and cardigan =)
    Love this look for a cold day!

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:52h, 10 December Reply

    What a gorgeous sweater dress! I love the color. I have such a hard time finding a sweater dress that fits me the way I like. I’m still searching.

  • Linda Cassidy
    Posted at 08:24h, 10 December Reply

    It’s a sweater dress day. Loving everything about your dress, the small knit, the cable and the colour. Stunning

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:31h, 10 December Reply

    These are your colors Jess and that dress is fabulous on you! I love the hi low hemline, so unique in a sweater dress. I am so glad you shared ways to give dogs what they need, that is such a great idea for holiday giving. I was so happily surprised to see my photo from last week too- thanks so much for the link up!

  • Chrissy Rowden
    Posted at 07:30h, 10 December Reply

    Your sweater dress is beautiful. I especially like the hi-lo hem, which is my favorite hem line for dresses! The color is fabulous. 🙂

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:22h, 10 December Reply

    I love that you are donating much needed essentials to Thor! What a great way to give back! Your dress is gorgeous and such a pretty color on you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Mica
    Posted at 06:50h, 10 December Reply

    Love the colours in your outfit, the leopard print scarf is just perfect! I love leopard print scarves in cooler weather 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start! We went to the Enchanted Gardens yesterday afternoon to see the Christmas lights which was beautiful 🙂

  • This Main Line Life
    Posted at 06:48h, 10 December Reply

    Tall boots do look great with a dress. That’s a really pretty sweater dress. I like the hemline.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:15h, 10 December Reply

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Jess! I love the shade of rust on you and the knee high boots are so perfect with this length dress…just leaving a tiny bit of leg showing. I love it! And how amazing that you will be giving gifts to a pup in need. Thor is one lucky dog, for sure!


  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 05:58h, 10 December Reply

    I do like your sweater dress Jess , so good on you. Knee high boots do seem to come and go , I am the same as you and prefer booties now. It is good to give to causes that touch us. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

  • Laurie
    Posted at 03:01h, 10 December Reply

    I’ve not even started buying the gifts yet Jess! I’m way behind his year. The dress looks brilliant on, accessorised perfectly xx

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    Posted at 02:07h, 10 December Reply

    I have the same as you. Bought almost all the gifts online because the mall is just to tiring. And nothing I bought was reduced! Haha,that s the price we pay Jess! That is a lovely dress, I love a high low hem line.

  • Beverly
    Posted at 01:27h, 10 December Reply

    Very cute Jess!!❤️

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