13 In Fashion

Basics- Black Cotton Midi Dress with Floral Scarf

Good morning,

I hope you all had a great weekend.

I am wearing a basic black dress that can be dressed up or down and is a perfect staple for summer.

I wore the same type of dress on the blog here in camo.  They are simple basics and both neutrals that can go with anything. I dressed up this black cotton midi dress from Target, with a new floral scarf from Mango, with lilac, olive, and yellow tones. The floral long earrings are from Baublebar.

I am showing this outfit with two different types of shoes- the white strappy 3 inch Zara sandals, as well as the new Vince Camuto quilted black slides. I first bought a pair of these on H&M, but found that they were too big. My search just took me to Nordstrom and I found these babies!

There are many ways to style this basic black dress.

They wearing it with a jean jacket- lighter one for the season.

It can be worn with a blazer in cooler months

or a long cardigan or Kimono giving you a long line of focus in one color. ( black).

Tie a button down shirt at the waist and wear it like a top and skirt.

Wear with sporty or slip on sneakers for a casual look.

I have several of these basic long dresses to either wear dressier or casually.

Weekend Happenings

Now for the funny story! We went to a local Brewery with my mom to have lunch and just to enjoy a different atmosphere. When we arrived there was one table with people, a group in their 30s.  We had been talking at home about needing a new refrigerator as ours is icing up and we need more space too.

It made me think how we sit and talk about different things. The 30 somethings were playing cards and talking, my hubby and mom had a battle of the “who could find the best refrigerator” on their phones, as we sat at this new picnic table. I laughed, and told my mom, see the difference- they are playing games and drinking beer, we are sipping and talking about buying refrigerators! I used to chuckle to myself when I would hear my dad ( when he was in his 40s) and I was 20 talk on the phone to his sister. Pains, ailments and digestive issues were the topic of choice. So, here we are talking about fridges. 🙂

Nonetheless, we had a very nice day just being out in a different atmosphere certainly helps your mood and state of mind.

My new Vince Camuto quilted black slides. All leather and cushiony.



Scarf- Mango ( this one out of stock, like this and this)

Black cotton dress– Target ( I wore the camo one in another post)

earrings – Babulebar last year

bag- Zara

White srtappy sandals– Zara

Black quilted slides– Nordstrom They also come in red and snakeskin ON SALE!

Stay safe,

Jess xx

Join me tomorrow for TURNING HEADS TUESDAY!


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  • Reply
    July 16, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Jess, I love everything about this post and outfit! I have worn the same black cotton midi dress with lace trim at least once a week this entire summer. I finally styled it and photographed it to share on the blog. I love this dress on you. Your quilted slides are so gorgeous. And that scarf is stunning! It is funny how the topics of conversations shift as we get older! Great story. Thanks for sharing and linking up with me.


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    July 14, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Have a great week, Jess! Stay safe and healthy, and keep up sharing your great posts with us!
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    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 14, 2020 at 11:06 am

      Thank you Gata! I appreciate it. Take care!

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    July 14, 2020 at 12:48 am

    I’m in love with the earing at the first sight! Loveee!
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      Jess Jannenga
      July 14, 2020 at 11:06 am

      Thank you! I have a fun collection and love long earrings!

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    eva @ StyleMyThrift.com
    July 13, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    very chic! love, love, love the simplicity of the black dress with the volume of the scarf! and you know I am a sucker for ALL your earrings!
    xo eva

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 13, 2020 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you Eva! I like to take out some basics and dress them up from time to time. This is an easy wearing dress.

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    July 13, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Such a chic dress. I really like the quilted sandal look. Ha, funny how priorities change over the years.

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 13, 2020 at 11:57 am

      Thank you Kim! I love those too, kinda live in the slide sandals in the summer. I know, we were laughing about some of our conversations.

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    July 13, 2020 at 11:27 am

    Talking about fridges seems very normal…haha!!
    And I love the dress, especially with the white sandals!

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 13, 2020 at 11:35 am

      Iknow, but it was funny the both of them looking up the best refrigerator! It is such an easy dress to wear.

  • Reply
    July 13, 2020 at 5:05 am

    Great job with the dress – looks good both ways of course, you are always so elegant my friend! Yes, how funny about the chatter at the table, we certainly have different priorities!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 13, 2020 at 10:12 am

      Thank you my friend! These are such easy dresses and I can wear them in the Fall too with boots, long cardi etc. I just got a kick out of the conversation! Enjoyyour week!

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