A Golden Maxi Dress for Summer - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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A Golden Maxi Dress for Summer


Well, I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. Today I am wearing a gold maxi dress styled for summer with additional gold pieces and my straw clutch.  I love the color mustard and think I will be looking for some pieces for Fall of this color. Maxi dresses are easy to wear, easy to style.


We had a great time at Raylen Vineyard’s Full Moon Festival over the weekend. This vineyard is one of our favorites to visit as it is an hour away and they are very dog friendly. And yes, they have a wide selection of tasty wines. NC can get stereotyped into having more of the sweet wines, aka Scuppernog, and Muscadine . I love dry red wines and they have several to choose from. Puppies enjoyed the day, as did my hubby, getting his oyster plate from the Oyster bar they have there. Good times!

We also got our passport pictures and applications in at a Charlotte location. I just hate that you can’t smile for your driver’s liscence of passport photo. I did for my driver’s liscense and got away with it. When i tried to smile my normal “fashion blogger’ smile, I was told not to smile  “that much”. So instead of not smiling, I smiled halfheartedly, kind of a 1/3 of a smile, which just ended up looking like I was scared or constipated. One of the other. Not the most flattering pic, but who will see? hehe. Anyhow, it will come in about 4 weeks, so at least we got that done.


I think I may own a total of 4 maxi dresses. Being 5 foot 9, you would think I would gravitate towards them. Well, I did with this particular dress as I loved the warm mustard color. I added my woven gold espadrilles by Franco Sarto  I decided to try something new and took one of my belts from another dress, made it into a neck scarf as I loved the green, yellow and orange in the silky material.

There’s nothing like the warm colors of the fiery summer sun to get you in a summertime mood! These are also great fall colors and you could transition this dress with a long cardigan, boots or booties for Fall. 

hursday Fashion Files hosted by Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom

Thursday Moda hosted by Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood

A Labour of Fashion hosted by Linda of A Labour of Life

Chic and Stylish Link Up by Mummabstylish

High Latitude Style Top of the World

My ourfit-

Maxi dress- old, H&M ( this one is pretty!)

Belt- boutique in Charlotte

leaf earrings- Charming Charlies

Straw clutch- Poshmark

Espadrilles– Franco Sarto

Visible Monday hosted by Patti at Not Dead Yet Style

Start the Week Stylish hosted by Ana Luiza of Northwest Blonde, Michelle Paige of Michelle’s Pa(i)ge, and Adriele of Style Assisted

Creative Mondays hosted by Claire Justine of Claire Justine

On Mondays We Link-Up hosted by Roxanne of Glass of Glam

Do you enjoy wearing maxi dresses?

Have a great day!

Jess xo

I ADORE this white eyelet dress by Topshop. 

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  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 07:25h, 05 August Reply

    Jess, this is one fantastic dress! The color is perfection on you. I’m on the hunt for a dress in the yellow family for an upcoming Lemon Ball this fall. And I’m all attention to these colors.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:33h, 05 August Reply

      Thank you Rosemary! it was the color that struck me. I have some pieces for Fall in this color i look foward to wearing. How fun! the Lemon Ball! x

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 18:45h, 03 August Reply

    Beautiful maxi dress Jess, love this colour 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:38h, 04 August Reply

      Thank you Claire! i love the color too! xx

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 05:19h, 03 August Reply

    I absolutely love the colour of this dress, Jess, this colour seems perfect for you. Also love the skinny scarf around your neck, such an usual accessory adds an edge to the dress

  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 23:51h, 02 August Reply

    great look. You look stunning in yellow. The belt is a real statement!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:28h, 03 August Reply

      Thank you Nicole, I wear this belt with alof of outfits. xx

  • Elise
    Posted at 14:20h, 02 August Reply

    This dress looks amazing on you! Love the color and double slit. Beautiful Jess!

    xx, Elise

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:29h, 03 August Reply

      Thanks so much Elise, the color and style caught my eye! xx

  • Shelly Jo Janac
    Posted at 10:29h, 02 August Reply

    Mercy Jess this dress is stunning on you! The color, the neckline…all perfectly flattering.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 02 August Reply

      Thanks so much Shelly! I only have a few maxi dresses, but I loved the color. 😉 xx

  • closetplayimage
    Posted at 16:09h, 31 July Reply

    Oh, Jess, Iove the mustard! Wish it loved me back like it does you! I had to laugh out loud about the passport pics… I think it was Erma Bombeck who said something to the effect: “The reason passport pictures are horrible is to reflect what you look like after a 10 hour trans-oceanic flight.”

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:40h, 01 August Reply

      Haha! You gave me a good laugh too! Erma Bombeck was always funny! So true! and it will be 11 hours to Italy , so spot on! i am looking for a mustard jacket or sweater for fall. Thank you! xx

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 14:56h, 31 July Reply

    I love this dress on you, the colour is beautiful! The belt worn as a scarf looks fab wth it! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:41h, 01 August Reply

      Thank you Emma, had to get a bit creative with it 🙂 xx

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 03:09h, 31 July Reply

    Vineyards are wonderful places to visit aren’t they!? This dress is simply glorious on you Jess – one of my favourite looks on you!! You styled it beautifully! xx Maria

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:34h, 31 July Reply

      Yes I love visiting new vineyards and trying new vineyards. This is one of our favorite places . 🙂 xx

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 12:48h, 30 July Reply

    LOVE this colour on you Jess!

    Ha ha! I think we all look a bit like serial killers now that we can no longer smile for ID photos.


    • Jessica Jannenga
      Posted at 13:10h, 30 July Reply

      Haha! Yes. Mine was kinda scary…glasses off and 1/3rd a smile! Ah well. I joke about it with the drivers liscence reasoning that I guess no one smiles if they are pulled over by the cops! Thank you! I’d like to find a sweater and jacket in this color for Fall!

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 12:18h, 30 July Reply

    One of my favorite pics of you, Jess – you glow in this color. And the scarf is so creatively done. Thanks for linking, xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:35h, 30 July Reply

      Thank you Patti! It is one of my favorite colors. I am going to try the belt differently next time, but it is fun to be creative. xx

  • Adriele
    Posted at 12:10h, 30 July Reply

    Jess, you always inspire me to grow my hair out because yours looks SO AMAZING!! Also, this gold color looks FABULOUS on you!!! I love it! I’d love for you to join our link up today!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:36h, 30 July Reply

      Aw, thanks so much! I have tried to get my hair down to a science, as well as my makeup. I wear a microfiber turban to bed after my hair is washed, which helps to lessen dry time! Thank you! I am loving mustard and will look for some fall pieces in this color. xx

  • Northwest Mountain Living & Style
    Posted at 09:56h, 30 July Reply

    Sounds like such a fun time! Its always good when you can do something with hubby and puppies! I love that dress so much. From the color to the style is is perfect!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:07h, 30 July Reply

      thanks Cheryl! I hear you about a break too! Yes, we had a great time and the pups are so good! Glad you like the look!xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:01h, 30 July Reply

    I adore this dress on you Jess!! You always have the funnest weekends!
    I don’t understand why we can’t smile for the photos –driver’s license too—it’s so weird!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:07h, 30 July Reply

      Thank you Jodie! I know! Isn’t it strange, that is my natural instinct 😉 xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:37h, 30 July Reply

    What a great trip to the winery! And what a great dress on you! One of my favorite maxis is from H&M too! I love the belt you are wearing with this dress and how creative to take a different belt and use it around your neck! You tied it so beautifully it looks like it was meant to be worn that way! It’s a nice change too from a necklace. Mustard is your color my friend! Perfect on you in summer and fall!
    Beautiful way to start the week Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:02h, 30 July Reply

      Hi Kellyann
      I like to try different things with fashion and the colors in the belt were calling out to be worn. I don’t have alot of maxi dresses but I did love the color on this one. thanks! xx

  • Heather Lord
    Posted at 01:19h, 30 July Reply

    Jess, I love how you turned your belt into a scarf, and how you tied it – so clever, and so effective 🙂

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