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4th Of July Casual Look – Soft Surroundings Tee

 

Hello friends and Happy Monday!

I hope you enjoyed the weekend and that you had nice weather.

Im wearing a periwinkle blue top gifted to me by Soft Surroundings and styled it for the 4th of July.

Outfit and What’s Goin On

Boy, it is hard to believe it is the end of June. I wonder what has improved since early March, and do keep up here and there with the news a bit, only in print. I will read Maria’s Shriver’s “Sunday Morrning” and also the New York Times newsletter, “The Morning” a few days a week and excuse myself from the news on the TV. It really kind of sets the tone in the morning, and I am trying to help my mom in ways to create a less stressful environment. We talk about things, discussing them on the deck with our coffee in the morning, but are not overloaded as we once were.

We had a nice weekend, taking mom to one of the restaurants on the Lake, with tables far apart. We both enjoyed crab cakes, which they are noted for, but were surprised to not see masks on the waiters. North Carolina Gov Roy Cooper issued a mask order for last Friday. We enjoyed the atmosphere which felt a little strange, but also welcoming.

We also took a walk at a nearby Greenway. My Shih Tzu, Truffles was on full alert! She is an explorer and also one that looks out for the squirrels and bunnies. She missed a bunny by a few inches, and later made a squirrel do a backflip off a nearby bridge ( it wasn’t a far drop). But she was in full form, and my boy, Gibson backs her up. We were all laughing and enjoying the walk.

I wanted to wear a casual 4th of July outfit and will share another look tomorrow as well. I had a good time combining this new tee with dot details in this periwinkle blue with my Denizen white skinny jeans. They are soft and a bit lighter than my other pairs of white denim. The top is in my usual XS for Soft Surroundings and I did a half tuck for style.

The Uno Alla Volta glass necklace was gifted to me a few years ago and I enjoy taking it out for the holiday. I exchanged my Sam Edelman white stappy sandals for these Zara strappy sandals, as I liked the square toe and the strappier front a bit more. The heels are a comfortable 2.75 inches.

How will you dress for the 4th? Do you keep it casual?

Thank you to Soft Surroundings for gifting me this cornflower blue top. *c/o all opinions are mine and truthful.

isla Del Sol top c/o Soft Surroundings

white jeans– Denizen by Levi

Una Alla Volta c/o necklace

earrings- Baublebar ( similar)

bag- Tressje

Stay Safe,

Jess xx

STOP BY TOMORROW FOR TURNING HEADS TUESDAY AND ANOTHER CASUAL 4TH OF JULY LOOK.

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    shelbeeontheedge1
    July 5, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Jess, I love this outfit! This shade of blue is so gorgeous and it pairs beautifully with white jeans. Such a great patriotic summer outfit. Thanks for linking up, my friend.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  • Reply
    Nancy Weiss
    July 1, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Lovely Jess I especially like the daintiness of your necklace

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 2, 2020 at 10:56 am

      Thank you Nancy! I always wear this on a patriotic day. πŸ™‚ It is a unique style.

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    thestylesplash
    June 30, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Gorgeous outfit, I love the colour of your top! You have such a fabulous jewellery collection…I love your earrings and necklace!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 1, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you Emma! Much of it is from blogging and just collecting over the years. πŸ™‚

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    Jodie
    June 29, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Such a stunning outfit Jess…the colors just pop so beautifully,
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 30, 2020 at 11:36 am

      Thanks so much! I feel too hot by the time July rolls around to wear jeans, but white jeans are a bit cooler. I do love the periwinkle blue

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    eyeloveknots
    June 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Wow! That necklace!! I’ve been looking for white pants. So happy these are in stock, and I love Target clothing!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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      eyeloveknots
      June 29, 2020 at 6:04 pm

      Spoke too soon… Sold out in my size.

  • Reply
    Rebecca Phillips
    June 29, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    I’m obsessed with the periwinkle top and glass necklace Jess. You are always styled perfectly. Lovely with a bold pop of color.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 29, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      Hi Rebecca!Thanks so much. I try! I wanted to put together some casual looks as I tend to wear dresses for the 4th, so tis week its jeans and shorts !

  • Reply
    Leigh
    June 29, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Here in New Zealand it’s winter. Last week I bought a lovely Icebreaker long sleeve T-shirt in periwinkle blue. 😊

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 29, 2020 at 4:50 pm

      HI to you in New Zealand! It is such a pretty shade of blue.

  • Reply
    mummabstylish
    June 29, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Love that soft cornflower blue, it’s perfect with your white jeans. Jacqui x

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 29, 2020 at 4:51 pm

      Thank you Jacqui! I was planning on a few outfits for the 4th and liked the detail on this top. xx

  • Reply
    Neti*
    June 29, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Your look is so Comfy and Chic! Our usual dress-up for the 4th here is bathing suits. But, the beaches are closed again for the holiday so backyard shorts will have to do. Enjoy July Jess. . .

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 29, 2020 at 4:52 pm

      Hi Neti! thank you! I bought a bathing suit for this summer, but i dont think i ll be wearing it, as there are too many people in the pool. Our vacation is postponed. So I know! Shorts it is ( and dresses) You too!

  • Reply
    carmen
    June 29, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Such a beautiful necklace Jess! Love the red, white and blue! It’s a great colour combo for a 4th of July outfit (or anytime for that matter) and a great flag of a great country! I have always had a dream to live in America and be an American, hopefully, a Snowbird someday. I’ll be wearing red and white (Canada’s colours) on Canada Day. πŸ™‚

    ❀️carmen

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    OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    June 29, 2020 at 11:32 am

    How nice to have dinner out with your mama. But I, like you, am surprised that the wait staff didn’t wear masks. We have to wear masks everywhere, here in El Paso. Of course, cases in Texas are taking off again.
    Beautiful color in your Soft Surroundings tee. I like that it isn’t the traditional navy. But your accessories add that bit of tradition! That necklace design is perfect for the neckline of that top.

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 13, 2020 at 11:06 am

      Thank you! Yes, we are wearing masks and it is frustrating to see people not following rules. The necklace is one I take out each year.

  • Reply
    fiercefashion
    June 29, 2020 at 9:56 am

    The t-shirt is adorable, I love it! I wish they had it in one of “my” colors. I know what you mean about news. I completely stay off FB and only listen to a couple of political podcasts.

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 29, 2020 at 4:53 pm

      Thank you Kim! This blue would work on you or black πŸ˜‰ I get the NY Times newsletter. πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Lisa D.
    June 29, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Yum, crab cakes sound delicious. We love outdoor seating, It’s weird seeing people in mask everywhere.
    Lisa

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 29, 2020 at 4:53 pm

      Me too Lisa, I really always look forward to sitting outside and enjoying a meal or drink. It is.

  • Reply
    thisblondesshoppingbag
    June 29, 2020 at 7:04 am

    It’s gotten to the point where if I see someone without a mask it looks weird. Strange times. It’s probably a good idea to limit news, we just limit our exposure to others and keep doing our thing.
    Periwinkle is so pretty on you my friend! Love the jewelry too!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 29, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      Yes, there have been places where I feel i am the only one wearing one! it is strange. I think you are doin it right too, we do the same, limit our exposure. Thanks! Glad you like the 4th of july look!

  • Reply
    Michelle Churchman
    June 29, 2020 at 2:52 am

    I love your necklace! Very pretty and unusual. And of course it ties in so well with your outfit. Blue and white always looks so fresh!

    Like you, I never watch the news. I do have digital subscriptions to the Washington Post, and our local paper, The Las Vegas Review Journal, that I skim most days. When our governor started reopening on May 9th, it was demanded that all employees wear masks. Most were pretty good about it. However due to a spike in cases (because only some were taking precautions) wearing a mask outside your home. Only about 50% are so far. πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 29, 2020 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you Michelle! Got it gifted a few years ago from a company that sells pieces from all around the world.
      Yes, I do the same, digital subscriptions, a few. Believe me, something has to change, right?

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