Turning Heads Linkup-Wearing My Little Red Dress ( LRD) for the Holidays - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup-Wearing My Little Red Dress ( LRD) for the Holidays




Hello friends

Baby, it’s cold outside! Whew! Nothing like taking a photoshoot in almost freezing temps! And in a thin red dress at that! I couldn’t resist this frilly red mini dress when I saw it on Zara, and thought it perfect for the Holiday season or perhaps NYE. I have shared a HOLIDAY look 1, Holiday Look 2, this and will also share my LBD later in the week for the 4th Holiday look. I plan on sharing more looks in faux-leather pants and jeans after the Holidays. But this one called for a bit of dressing up!


I did finish wrapping presents this weekend, as well as putting up the tree. I started to write my packing list for Pittsburgh, as we will be visiting this year with my Mom, two brothers and their wives, and a total of 4 dogs. It should be fun! This will be the first year without my Dad at Christmas and I really miss him. Its hard to picture him not being there with all of us.


I do reminisce about some of the Christmas traditions we used to enjoy as kids, such as seeing the decorated and themed windows in Kaufmann’s department store in Downtown Pittsburgh. They were magical and just got you in the spirit of the Holiday. For me, I get excited to give gifts, and can’t wait to pass out presents to my family, sit around a roaring fire and enjoy a Holiday cocktail. I can’t wait to see Gibby and Trufles interact with Jack ( the french bulldog) and Pedro ( a herding dog). My mom will be having only “fur-babies” over this Christmas.


I may just decide to wear this on NYE as Christmas Day I will wear this dress to Mass. I couldnt resist a LRD and am more fond of it on myself than the LBD at times. I paired this dress with some gold sparkly dangling leaf earrings, a black jeweled bib necklace by Zara, and pointed black kitten heels. The polka dot tights added to the fun festive look.  I have been putting my hair in hot rollers as the curl holds much better . I hope to share some holiday hairstyles with you next week before I leave for Christmas.`




Do you own a LRD or do you prefer a LBD on yourself for festivities? What Holiday activities do you miss that you enjoyed as a child?



Zara dress HM shoes ( sold out, love these) Black clutch-JJ winters- ( love this and this)

So now it’s time for us to Party! Let’s enjoy the Turning Heads Tuesday Linkup and have fun visiting !

Please comment on 2 posts per blogger, a great way to meet other ladies. Thank you for your comments, they make my day!

Busy today so I will feature ladies next week! Thank you!

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  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 23:54h, 15 December Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 20:32h, 15 December Reply

    Jess, you do such a beautiful job of dressing up! This outfit is gorgeous. From the red of the dress to the black of your tights, shoes, necklace and nails, it all looks so festive and elegant. I love the detailing on the tights and ruffles on your dress. I’m sorry you won’t have your Dad with you this Christmas. I lost my day 10 years ago. I have a hard time believing it has been that long! But I have fond memories of him trying to make a crazy, misshapen Christmas tree into a beautiful gem, almost every Christmas. Considering we used to go out in someone’s field and cut down a tree, it was pretty amazing how pretty it looked when he and my mom got done with it. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family. We will be visiting my mom in Buffalo, around that time too. Be careful on the roads! – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:22h, 16 December Reply

      Thank you Amy, I do enjoy dressing up. I do feel, however, I will be due for some casual dressing after the Holidays. Thank you in regards to my Dad. Yes, it is still hard for me to beleive! Ah, what a nice memory! You too enjoy yourself Amy with your family, wishing you the best! Brrrr…. Buffalo! 🙂 I know Pittsburgh will be cold enough!
      Jess xx

  • Jacqui
    Posted at 15:13h, 15 December Reply

    Suits you so much Jeass, I love that necklace it’s stunning. Jacqui

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 23:19h, 14 December Reply

    Jess, you look so gorgeous in this LRD. Love the necklace, love the shoes – you can wear this glamorous outfit anywhere.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:48h, 15 December Reply

      Thank you Anna! I can’t resist a red dress, it is much better on me than black. Happy Holidays! xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 13:13h, 14 December Reply

    Perfect colour for Christmas, this red dress is sure to turn heads my beautiful friend!



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:49h, 15 December Reply

      Thank you very much Carmen! I look forward to wearing it over the Holidays. xx

  • Coco
    Posted at 11:41h, 14 December Reply

    Thank you for hosting dear! I’m linking back to you HERE Hope you’ll check out my latest Fashion post

  • Kirsten Wick (@TheLIFBIssue)
    Posted at 10:56h, 14 December Reply

    Red is always perfect for the holidays, love this red dress on you and the statement necklace. Love, Kirsten xx


  • Lily A. (Beauty With Lily)
    Posted at 09:18h, 14 December Reply

    You look gorgeous in red! Loving those flats!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:06h, 14 December Reply

      Thank you Lila, they are actually a small kitten heel but thanks! xx

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 20:22h, 13 December Reply

    Gorgeous dress and I love the tights!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:29h, 14 December Reply

      Thank you Amy! I thought some polka dots would be fun! xx

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 18:00h, 13 December Reply

    I just love that fun dress! There are so many pretty details!

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 16:54h, 13 December Reply

    The red dress is beautiful! Looks so great on you! 🙂

  • Sarah Bell
    Posted at 16:35h, 13 December Reply

    Wow, what a beautiful dress – love the detailing of the top of it! Perfect color for the holidays 🙂 I just shared a red dress post too! Thanks so much for hosting 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:28h, 14 December Reply

      Thank you Sarah! I look forward to seeing your red dress! xx

  • Highland Fashionista
    Posted at 15:47h, 13 December Reply

    you just blew that whole myth about redneads not wearing read right out of the water…that look is weapons-grade awesome!

  • Ana Bogusky
    Posted at 13:04h, 13 December Reply

    You do indeed look amazing in RED!! And the cut of that dress is amazing – great outfit. Happy holidays!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:04h, 13 December Reply

      THank you Ana! I haven’t been head over hills in love with everything from Zara this year, but loved this and the green velvet dress. Happy Holdays to you!xx

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 12:21h, 13 December Reply

    Wow Jess, you look stunning in red! I love the frills on the dress and that black bib necklace is perfect for it. I haven’t a clue about what to wear on Christmas Day, I don’t get dressed up so it’ll probably be sparkly casual rather than all out glam.

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:06h, 13 December Reply

      Hi Emma! Well, this will be for Christmas Mass, then my mom and family wants to do ugly sweaters! I even bought some for the pups! It sounds nice 🙂 xx

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 11:52h, 13 December Reply

    You look amazing in this! Your legs are gorgeous.


  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:42h, 13 December Reply

    Jess you look stunning in this red dress and I love the statement necklace as well. Perfect for the holidays too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:08h, 13 December Reply

      Thank you Nora! I am ready for the Holidays.. the long drive though… xx

  • Mary Murnane (@MaryMurnane)
    Posted at 10:46h, 13 December Reply

    You look amazing in your LRD! I love every detail.


  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:16h, 13 December Reply

    Love this bright holiday red on you, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:46h, 13 December Reply

      Thank You Ashley! I am ready for some Holiday partying! xx

  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 10:03h, 13 December Reply

    Such a gorgeous dress for the holidays! Love your stockings. No, I don’t own a LRD, but my daughter does. If I ever need one, I’ll just borrow hers.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:56h, 13 December Reply

      That is great! Thank you, i loved the ruffle detail.xx

  • Shybiker
    Posted at 09:38h, 13 December Reply

    Wow, what a beautiful outfit! Right down to the cute flats. The dress is amazing.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 13 December Reply

      Hi Thank you for commenting and stopping by! Good to get to know you. Thank you, I am a dress kind of girl and thought it was fun with its ruffle detail! Have a great day! xx

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:10h, 13 December Reply

    I would definitely wear this dress to mass too for Christmas. It’s so festive and gorgeous! The ruffles are such a nice added detail too. Have a great week, Jess!



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:58h, 13 December Reply

      Thanks Shauna, I could see you wearing this for sure! Happy Holidays sweetie! xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 08:17h, 13 December Reply

    You are wearing the most festive LRD around Jess!

    I am back to blogging after a very restful hibernation – hope you could check out what I’ve come up with at the blog!

    Happy Holidays!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:59h, 13 December Reply

      Thank you Rebecca! I look forward to wearing it to celebrate! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:14h, 13 December Reply

    I think this dress is exactly what every woman should wear Jess….so much more lively than our LBDs!!
    However, I’d be layering at least 2 or 3 things under that if it’s thin like you say!! I even put on 3 pair of hose to try to keep warm in these colder months!!!
    Your hair looks fantastic!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:00h, 13 December Reply

      Tell me about it Jodie! I was freezing my bum off! Thanks, hot rollars and a comb to the side.:-) I hope to share some Holiday hair looks next week. xx

  • Celia M. - HighHeeledLife.com
    Posted at 08:11h, 13 December Reply

    I have been thinking of adding a LRD to my wardrobe just haven’t found the right one. Your LRD look is darling … the statement necklace and dotted stockings are perfect additions for the festive season.

    I recall the first Christmas without my dad … sending you lots of hugs. Yes, it will be different – but know your dad will be there in your hearts and memories. Hugs, C.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:01h, 13 December Reply

      Thank you Celia, I saw this on Zara and thought it was my style and fun! If I come across something you might like, Ill let you know! Thank you regarding my Dad. Yes, we are all missing him, I appreciate the hugs my friend! xx

  • andreaswellnessnotes
    Posted at 07:57h, 13 December Reply

    That’s a beautiful dress, and it fits you perfectly! Lovely choice for the holidays!

    Sounds like you’ve been productive! I’m glad that you get to spend time with your mom and your brothers as you adjust to the holidays without your dad. I’m thinking of you!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:02h, 13 December Reply

      Thank you Andrea, it is going to be extra meaningful to be with mom this year and I look forward to seeing my brothers. Thank you, glad you like the dress! xx

  • Shelly
    Posted at 07:43h, 13 December Reply

    Gorgeous color…perfect for the holidays! Thanks for hosting Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:03h, 13 December Reply

      Thank you Shelly! I thought it was a fun dress for the Holidays and looking forward to the Christmas break as well. xx

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 07:42h, 13 December Reply

    LOVE that dress! It’s sooooo perfect! I’m all about a LRD instead of a LBD! Thanks again for hosting!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:03h, 13 December Reply

      Thanks Julie! I saw it on Zara, very reasonable and loved it. I know, black just isnt as flattering on me! xx

  • Carrie
    Posted at 07:35h, 13 December Reply

    Beautiful as always, Jess! So elegant!

  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 07:06h, 13 December Reply

    This is a really beautiful dress you are wearing and you look stunning Jess! xo Sabina

  • dianneslucasbellsouth
    Posted at 06:33h, 13 December Reply

    I love this complete outfit. You look so classy and beautiful. Love reading your blog.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:07h, 13 December Reply

      Thank you Dianne, I appreciate it. I enjoy dressing up for the Holidays and hope to share some Holiday hair styles next week! Thanks for reading! xx

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:28h, 13 December Reply

    Striking and STUNNING!!! The most beautiful red festive dress on the most beautiful lady!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:08h, 13 December Reply

      Thank you my friend! I am a big Zara fan as you know and both of my dresses came from there this year! xx

  • nbosken
    Posted at 06:03h, 13 December Reply

    That dress is such a unique style. It’s super flattering on you. I love the tights and necklace you paired it with too!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:09h, 13 December Reply

      Thank you! Yes, I thought the angled ruffles were different. So glad you like the look, I cant wait for Christmas! xx

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:49h, 13 December Reply

    Jess~ That dress is just…wow! You look absolutely stunning! The color, the fit, the accessories; absolute perfection.

  • Olga
    Posted at 03:40h, 13 December Reply

    You look absolutely stunning in red! Love the accessories too!

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 03:02h, 13 December Reply

    You’re an absolute STUNNER in your LRD, Jess…!!!!!! Love how you’ve accessorised it too. I haven’t even begun to think what I might wear for Christmas 😬

    Thanks for hosting, lovely lady!

    Catherine x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:10h, 13 December Reply

      Hi Catherine! Thank you! I prefer red over black as black doesnt work as well with my fair skin. Between Zara and ASOS this year.. Ive had fun shopping! I am so ready for Christmas! xx

  • Laurie
    Posted at 02:06h, 13 December Reply

    Red is my favourite colour! You look stunning here Jess, love the hair too. My Christmas is on hold at the moment as my mother is in hospital. It’s really crap here atm xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:12h, 13 December Reply

      oh Laurie, I am sorry to hear about your mom. It can be tough, as I know I will be thinking of my Dad too. Red is one of my top 5s too! I hope to do a Holiday Hair post next week,! thanks Laurie! xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:59h, 13 December Reply

    Your little red dress is beautiful! I love the ruffle/layer detail, really nice.

    It sounds like you’re going to have a wonderful Christmas! My in-laws got a new dog that our dog doesn’t entirely get along with…so Christmas with all of the puppy “cousins” together will be interesting! haha!

    Hope you are having a great start to the week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Nancy Baten
    Posted at 01:56h, 13 December Reply

    Oh I know about taking pictures when it s freezing 😂 You remind me that I have to buy some tights like yours! You look very pretty in Red!😘😘

  • James Jill
    Posted at 01:50h, 13 December Reply

    I have enjoyed each of the outfits you have chosen for the holidays, this one is gorgeous with its ruffles and red always seems perfect for a Winter Christmas. Your family Christmas sounds lovely and you will all support one another for this first time without your Father, a time to remember and share those memories.

  • Rena
    Posted at 01:27h, 13 December Reply

    Jess, you look lovely and I adore the angled ruffles on your dress. It sounds like you’ll have quite the Christmas celebration. My sympathies to you as you adjust to new traditions. Thank you for sharing your style inspirations and for the link up.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:33h, 14 December Reply

      Thank you Rena, I love being surrounded by dogs! Thank you for the lovely compliment. and I appreciate the thoughts about my Dad. I will be thinking of him. xx

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