Turning Heads Linkup – Gingham Print Dress, Straw Bag and Floral Statement Earrings - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup – Gingham Print Dress, Straw Bag and Floral Statement Earrings

Good Morning friends!

Well, the last past summers, gingham print has gained even more popularity. I too, have been influenced, by all of the pretty gingham dresses, blouses and shoes i have seen throughout the blog world. I shared my pink ruffled gingham top here in this post, and today, I am wearing one of my favorite off the shoulder cobalt blue large patterned gingham print dress. Beside it being a large scaled gingham, what else is making a statement in this look? Well, my new cobalt floral earrings, of course!

Upcoming Summer Concert

Before I go into the outfit, let me tell you about something I am excited about this coming weekend… I will post about it after the fact. Hubby and I are going to see 2 of my favorite rock bands coming to Charlotte’s Spectrum Center…. Journey and Def Leppard! Yes! I LOVE both of these bands, my favorite album from Def Leppard being “Photograph” and Journey when Steve Perry WAS Journey. Rock and Roll! I’ll share a post next week of o I was an MTV girl,and aficionado, and know all of the lyrics to 98% of the tunes. “Foolin….FFF Foolin….. and “Here I am with Open Arms…hoping you see, what your love means to me, open arms.” I loved these bands back in the day, and they can still ROCK! Let’s see, I saw Journey with my best friend in Pittsburgh, when we were 17. That’s when I thought concert tees were expensive at $25 a pop. LOL! I need to make sure, I have my lighter in hand, and my hair freshly styled to “headbang”! oh yeah!

My Outfit- “Picnic Anyone?”

I bought this dress last year from Banana Republic, and loved the style, a simple waist tie and off the shoulder look. It is so comfortable! I loved the larger gingham print too. When i decided what shoes to wear, I was initially going to wear my white lace espadrilles, which would have worked nicely, but I wanted some additional color, and wore my blush pink shoes by Andre Assous, I received this year.

I am also wearing my new sunnies from EyeBuydirect and bought another pair as well. I have to look for the small sizes to fit my face, and this “Ray Ban style” really appealed to me. I added to the boldness of the earrings and gingham by wearing a magenta lipcolor by MAC.

During the Memorial Day sales, I bought a few new pairs of earrings, and these had “Jess” written all over them! The beautiful color and floral style would be worn easily with my current wardrobe. I have actually been having more fun buying statement earrings lately than necklaces, so they are here making their debut. I think of a simple outfit- lighter denim or denim shorts, soft white tee and these earrings. Simple, but statement making!

I had to take my circle straw bag, as put the gingham and bag together and you are off to a picnic! Now, where is that basket, cheese, hummus and bottle of wine?



Dress ( last year Banana Republic, like this one)

Necklace- older from Charming Charlies

Statement Earrings- BaubleBar

Espadrilles in Blush c/o Andre Assous

Bag- Poshmark ( almost identical)

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  • Elizabeth Ashley Ramsey
    Posted at 14:18h, 13 June Reply

    Love both the gingham and your bag! You have such a lovely, long elegant line. Hope you had a great time at your shows!

  • Gloria
    Posted at 15:48h, 11 June Reply

    Wow, blue-white gingham print off-shoulder dress with long sleeves is updated with drop earrings and floral necklace! Love the sunnies, rounded straw bag and heeled slides.
    Hugs and Kisses,
    Gloria | https://styledebates.com/

  • lcyoder3
    Posted at 18:56h, 07 June Reply

    Oh this dress is perfect! I finally JUST got my first gingham piece and can’t wait to style it!

    Black Coffee Beautiful

  • Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 11:59h, 07 June Reply

    You are always rocking the accessories. I just love this gingham dress, it really just looks perfect on your figure! I just got a b/w gingham dress and hoping to get the hubs to take some photos of me in it tonight. I really need to get a straw bag, they have been so popular this summer. Love yours!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:28h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks so much Carrie! I loved this dress when I tried it on. oh, yes! go for it! 🙂 x

  • Chrissy
    Posted at 07:14h, 07 June Reply

    I just spoke with someone yesterday who went to the concert in Atlanta and loved it. She said it was awesome! Looking forward to hearing how you like it. 🙂 And I love your gingham dress and the purse and shoes you styled with it. Yup. You’re turning heads again. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:27h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks so much Chrissy! I will post about it, cant wait. you are sweet! xx

  • Thomas
    Posted at 04:40h, 07 June Reply

    Wooow….that dress is lovely

  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 19:52h, 06 June Reply

    I love this dress! Gingham print is one of my favorite go tos! The earrings are so pretty, such a beautiful statement to add to this print!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:26h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you Laura! I loved the floral earrings 🙂 xx

  • Kelsey Bang
    Posted at 17:01h, 06 June Reply

    you look stunning in gingham! loving those earrings!


  • FetchCandle
    Posted at 13:25h, 06 June Reply

    Wow, these are some statement earrings. Your hair is beautiful, very intriguing shade. I think you look very stylish in the entire outfit. Nice that you get to go to two concerts of your favourite bands. When I was younger concerts were also way chepaer than now. Recently I wanted to go see the Scorpions and the price of the ticket nearly killed me.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:42h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you Dorota!
      The concert is both bands in one evening and i know what you mean! Scorpions would have been fun!

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 12:47h, 06 June Reply

    I love Def Leppard! Joe Elliott signed my guitar when he came into the TV studio. Unfortunately I wasn’t on the early shift but my husband was so he had the pleasure of meeting him…just a bit jealous! Love your gorgeous gingham dress and those showstopping earrings!

    Emma xxx

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 09:16h, 06 June Reply

    I did LOVE Journey and Steve Perry! Sounds like such a fun summer concert! Your outfit is lovely and you wear it well! I do hope that you’re having a great summer so far Jess!

  • HelloIm50ish
    Posted at 08:37h, 06 June Reply


    You always look so pretty in dresses!
    I really love this gingham dress on you!
    You have styled this dress perfectly!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:52h, 06 June Reply

      Thank you RObin! I bought the dress last year and its a favorite. I couldn’t pass up the earrings, they are fun! xx

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 08:13h, 06 June Reply

    Sounds like I need to be getting concert tickets like you and all these girls commenting. LOL That is such an elegant gingham dress, Jess. You wear it well and the statement earrings are so fun! Love the whole look! XO

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:49h, 06 June Reply

      It has been so long that I went to a rock concert, finally bands I really like are coming here and so I had to get tickets! Thanks so much! xx

  • Kremb de la Kremb
    Posted at 21:36h, 05 June Reply

    I love this dress on you Jess! It’s so cute! And of course, the bag is divine. I picked one up that’s very similar during some travels this year. I couldn’t get the lady to come down in the night market of Luang Prabang, so I finally just paid what she wanted. It was on our last night there, and I knew I would totally regret it if didn’t just fork over the extra (minuscule) dollars she was asking for. I can be quite stubborn when bargaining in a market!

    Anyway, your entire outfit is a delight! What a beautiful dress! It’s the perfect all occasion dress.

    Love, Ann

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:57h, 06 June Reply

      Hi Annie
      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting! I just coundnt resist the bag wither, would love to see yours and I get it about bargaining, as I did so in Santa Fe with a necklace I was eyeing..xx

  • Linda Cassidy
    Posted at 19:09h, 05 June Reply

    what a stunning dress. This is a fabulous find.

  • Ada
    Posted at 18:06h, 05 June Reply

    If I remember correctly I too bought that dress from BR last year. I remember trying it on and loving it, especially on sale. I have completely forgotten about it and I need to find it and wear it soon because it is gorgeous! You styled it so well. Both the statement necklace and bold earrings were perfect with it. Also, love your new blush pink shoes. And yeay those concerts sound like so much fun, Jess!

    The first Sunday of each month I co-host a linkup with Chrissy and Kellyann so please join this month’s “The Sunday Showcase” (linked below) and welcome by each Thursday for my style linkup. Thanks and Happy June, Ada. =)


    P.S. Would you like to co-host my Thursday linkup with me soon, this Summer?! Let me know, thanks. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:59h, 06 June Reply

      Thanks so much Ada! Oh, now I need to see it on you too! i loved it and got it on sale last year as well. I was lucky as it was the only one left and in my size! xx

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 18:05h, 05 June Reply

    I saw Journey a couple years ago at the Indy 500 (long story), and they were AWESOME—I didn’t realize how many songs of theirs I knew from my childhood! Have the best time!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:00h, 06 June Reply

      Thank you Cheryl! I bet, they were and are one of my favorite bands. My girlfriend and I saw them when I was 17, so I always have loved them, will be interesting to hear them without Steve Perry! xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 16:51h, 05 June Reply

    That is the prettiest gingham dress ever! I love the slightly larger print! It’s gorgeous on you!

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 15:47h, 05 June Reply

    I loooove Journey!! So jealous, I bet you’ll have an amazing time at the concert! Your statement earrings are gorgeous and the shade of blue is so eye-catching.


  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 15:39h, 05 June Reply

    Adore gingham, I really need to look for a gingham dress, so very pretty Jess. XO


  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 14:11h, 05 June Reply

    I love this print on this dress! It is so fun and a little different than the normal gingham that I love too! As always you accessorize beautifully! Totally in love with that bag! Thanks so much for the feature!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 12:30h, 05 June Reply

    Did you notice the The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book tumbnail? Hint hint!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:08h, 05 June Reply

    Beautiful dress and it looks fab on you Jess. Love the trendy bag too.

  • Jennie
    Posted at 11:39h, 05 June Reply

    Beautiful gingham dress! I really like the oversized print and how great the off the shoulder style accents your fabulous new earrings! I loved/love Journey and Def Leppard, too! When I was in my early 20’s I saw Def Leppard in Greenville and was right by the stage (they had a circular stage that came down from the ceiling and stood in the middle of the auditorium). Rick Savage threw me his guitar pick and I was in heaven! Lol. 😉

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:56h, 05 June Reply

    This gingham number is so stunning on you, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 10:46h, 05 June Reply

    Fabulous look! I want a bag like that so bad!

  • Tatiana Moskatova
    Posted at 09:48h, 05 June Reply

    I love this dress on you, Jess!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:21h, 05 June Reply

    Now those are some statement earrings!! Love the large size and of course, the pretty color. So great for summer, Jess!



  • Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    Posted at 09:12h, 05 June Reply

    Oh yeah, baby, rock n roll! Had no idea Def Leppard was still on the scene. I love that you style your hair so you can head-bang!
    You’ve,got some great gingham going on there.
    Have an awesome gig, hugs x.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:29h, 05 June Reply

    How funny you talk about a picnic, because that’s exactly where we took our photos!! I absolutely love your dress and those earrings are perfect!!

  • awayfromtheblue
    Posted at 07:55h, 05 June Reply

    Your dress is so cute, and I love those earrings with it! I wish I could wear more statement earrings like that, my boys would tug on them though, ha! Fun way to accessorise for summer.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a lovely start to the week! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    Posted at 07:16h, 05 June Reply

    Shut up! Journey AND Def Leopard!!! I’m totally jealous. You always look great in these styles Jess…beautiful on you.

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:58h, 05 June Reply

    What a GORGEOUS dress!! You look so elegant and Summer sensational! Oh my goodness how I LOVE Journey and DL! Yes, Steve Perry was Journey, did you see him on American Idol a couple weeks ago? He’s really aged but how I wish he’d come back. The new guy is terrific though! AMAZING find in earrings!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:33h, 05 June Reply

    Jess, I love this dress! And those earrings are so bold and fun. They definitely make a brilliant statement, for sure! I hope you have the best time at the concert!


  • Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 06:27h, 05 June Reply

    Thanks for the feature. You look great in this dress! I love those bands too. Have fun!

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 06:15h, 05 June Reply

    Such a pretty dress Jess. Love it 🙂 Thanks for hosting.

  • pamelagreer
    Posted at 06:15h, 05 June Reply

    Have fun at the concerts!!! Love everything as usual!

  • Maureen
    Posted at 06:05h, 05 June Reply

    Those earrings are absolutely gorgeous! The color is perfect. I haven’t been to a concert to see Jorney or Def Leppard but I love their music. I bet the concert will be amazing and I can’t wait to hear all about it.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 04:56h, 05 June Reply

    Gorgeous dress Jess! A real showstopper! Have a great week xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:33h, 05 June Reply

    Oh my goodness Jess, we have tickets to see Def Leppard and Journey when they come to Tampa in August! I am so excited!!! You’ll have to let me know how it is, we cannot wait. I’m not a concert girl but I love both Def Leppard and Journey. Something else we have in common today (besides our love of great bands) is this gingham print from BR. I have the shorts from last year. I love the print! This dress suits you so well, love the OTS and the way it fits you – just gorgeous. Love the cobalt earrings with it. You’ve inspired me to get out those shorts and wear them!

  • Jill James
    Posted at 03:42h, 05 June Reply

    A perfect Summer outfit Jess . I always love gingham in all colour ways . The concerts sound wonderful , look forward to your reports. Many thanks for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday.

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 03:40h, 05 June Reply

    Lovely dress that shows off your beautiful shoulders Jess, it really suits you! Love the necklace which works so well xx

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