Halter Dress: It’s Summertime! - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Halter Dress: It’s Summertime!


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…At least the weather feels that way!

First, one of my favorite songs, from Porgy and Bess, along those lines, listen here.

Summertime by two of my favorite musicians, Ella Fitzgerald  and Louis Armstrong.
Well, I bought this dress about 4 years ago at Ann Taylor loft. The print caught my eye, and I do love sundresses. The great thing about them is that they are pretty much an outfit ready to go. Add accessories, colorful purse, new gladiator sandals, and earrings, and viola! There you have it, the outfit for the day. We haven’t had a long spring, many times in Charlotte, we go from Winter to summer. Here it is almost 90 degrees, and we are at an area called Langtree, which is going to be built up to restaurants, wine bars, nail places ( as many as Starbucks down here), the main hotel, a boardwalk and music ampitheatre. It will be quite lovely when it is done.

We went to Sun Up, a breakfast place that caters to us late eaters. Seems that when we go, we always hit the “quiet hours”, 2 or 3 in the afternoon, when people are few. I am a people person though, and there are those times that I would like to see or talk to other people. I have the “gift of gab”, as does my mother, as we can come out of a restaurant or a shopping center holding complete comversations like we have known someone for years, only to find out that I had just met the person. My husband has threatened to take me out on Sales calls. Haha! Nooooo.. I told him it wouldn’t be natural, but rather forced, as it would be something I have to do… Just kidding y’all.   Had to put my hair up a bit when we were there, as it was hot! Not hot enough to get a cut, but a ponytail will do. My hubby knows I like Sofft sandals, as they are stylish, trendy, and super comfy! They live up to their name 🙂 He got me these new pair of gladiators 🙂

Anyhow, I had a craving for pancakes and had berry pancakes soooo good! They were about the size of my plate , so out of 2 I ate one. To start though I love either a peach belini or a mamosa, and it just hit the spot! I am not really a champagne girl by itsself, but with orange juice or mixed with peach juice etc in a belini, and I am all in!! My hubby had a banana’s foster waffle, and it was quite good as well… as it is a habit for me to take one bite out of whatever he gets. SO a nice morning. Hope you have had one as well. Am I getting you hungry yet?

Dress ( Loft, old) Silver earrings ( Lipp Boutique), Sofft Sandals: New ones!,  Bag :Bhramin

Have a great day!

Jess xo

  • Marianne
    Posted at 14:27h, 18 June Reply

    This dress is soooo pretty! Blue is a beautiful color on you! Your shoes and accessories are the perfect compliment to this look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:57h, 18 June Reply

      Thank you so much. This is a fav dress of mine as well. It is comfortable, and i am a fan of halter dresses.

  • Lana
    Posted at 01:25h, 17 June Reply

    I love halter dresses – such a flattering neckline. Your hair looks gorgeous in a ponytail! Very pretty.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:08h, 17 June Reply

      Thanks so much!! I love halter dresses too, I am going to have to wear my hair up more, as it is going to be very hot soon. I appreciate it.

  • carolyn
    Posted at 17:43h, 16 June Reply

    This dress looks great on you! Love the print too! Wish we had consistent summer weather right now!
    Hope you’ll stop by again to link up!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:54h, 16 June Reply

      Will do Carolyn. Yes, we certainly having summer weather! This week is going to be too hot I think. It will be in the upper 90s but a real feel of 104 or so..
      I will check out the link up.
      jess xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 20:58h, 15 June Reply

    Love the dress in mixed blues on you, Jess ! I also love the Niall polish, such a great summer color. I did find use myself getting hungry and thirsty…!!
    XX, Elle


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:40h, 16 June Reply

      That is funny! It seems I do describe our affections for wine, martinis and eating out!! Glad you like the dress, and I change my nail polish often Hope your summer is nice!
      jess xo

  • renaesimple
    Posted at 18:45h, 14 June Reply

    Great dressing and posing. The dress is divine on you.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:03h, 14 June Reply

      Oh thanks so much!! I could use a few more posing ideas, but I appreciate it!! I just try and look natural. Glad you stopped by! jess xx

  • aaarnold
    Posted at 09:29h, 14 June Reply

    Fantastic dress! What a fun nail color, too! Have a great weekend.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:34h, 14 June Reply

      Hi Amy, Thank you for the lovely comment on the dress. Yes, I get crazy with nail polish. always changing colors. Have a great weekend as well, jess xo

  • GlamVolution
    Posted at 07:32h, 14 June Reply

    Reading this post while I’m having my coffee makes me want some waffles and mimosas!!! Yum! Your dress is so pretty on you, love the print, but I am really liking your hair up in a sleek ponytail…very chic! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comments 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:00h, 14 June Reply

      Thanks so much Monica, I took a chance with my hair, as I didn;t know if people would like it pulled back or not. I am going to try different updo styles in the summer, in a bun, chignon, ponytail.. you need to when it reaches in the 90s! I enjoy the weekend as we most often go out to brunch, and I love the belinis and mimosas . I also have a sweet tooth, so I love pancakes and waffles I appreciate your comments!
      have a great weekend, jess xo

  • april
    Posted at 00:06h, 14 June Reply

    very cute halter dress…I love it

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    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:58h, 14 June Reply

      Hi April. Thank you regarding the dress. Will check out your gieveaway 🙂 jess xx

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 20:37h, 13 June Reply

    That print is so pretty. I love the pattern of both the dark blue and light blue fabrics. They look great combined together in one piece 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:57h, 14 June Reply

      Thank you! Hon, just wanted to ask, if we are /could follower each other via bloglovin, email . ? Let me know. I enjoy reading your site and how you just jumped right in with your blog! Glad you like the dress. One great thing about dresses is that they are an outfit already in the making . Have a great weekend jess xx

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 12:39h, 13 June Reply

    You know how much I love your hair but it also looks awesome in a ponytail! I like messy buns and all kinds of hair up. My daughter is very good at that, mine is yet a bit short but I keep on trying (with her help!).
    This dress is beautiful, I love halterneck dresses as they highlight the shoulders. Always better with big earrings rather than necklaces.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:54h, 13 June Reply

      Thanks Annette! Glad to hear from you! This is one of my favorite dress I bought from Loft long ago, still holding up! Yes, my hubby likes it when I wear up sometimes too., I will be putting it in a bun and trying a chignon as well, it gets pretty hot here in July and Aug. Glad you like the dress!! Have a great weekend, friend. jess xo

  • Jess
    Posted at 10:39h, 13 June Reply

    Thanks Pam!! I don’t often wear my hair back, but somedays it is just too hot! Glad you like the dress too! Enjoy your weekend! xo jess

  • Cate @ Wild Ruffle
    Posted at 09:24h, 13 June Reply

    That dress is fab on you! And now I’m craving berry pancakes. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:52h, 13 June Reply

      Thank you! I am ready for some waffles now! But yes,good crispy pancakes and I have a sweet tooth!
      jess xo

  • plutrell
    Posted at 08:37h, 13 June Reply

    I can hear Summertime playing in my head right now! This is a perfect summer dress and I really like your hair pulled back! Have a wonderful weekend, Jess.

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