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Maxi Dress-Dressing in This Heat


Hello friends!

Its one of those extra hot weekends here in the South. 100 degrees, humid and your sweating as soon as you leave the house.  You see the summertime commericals on TV. Everyone is on a beach, or having a party, drinking cocktails and enjoying themselves with their friends. The sunshine is out, it a sunny afternoon and everyone is smiling! Well, those commercials can be pure fantasy, can they not, when the weather hits almost 100 degrees and the real feel is even higher?

So, what are you to do, when the summer at times parallels winter and you just have to stay inside? Do you get grumpy or are you fond of “sweating your drawers off” ? Well, I am not a big fan of this kind of heat, as it is too hot to really go outside and do anything active, unless you wait until the evening hours.

We did decide to see a movie, when the weather boils, this one being ” The Big Sick” which sounded like a fun, romantic comedy, something easy and entertaining. I loved it, and got all teary eyed, as it was funny and touching. The air conditioning would be blaring, as I have not gone into a theatre where I didn’t have to wear a cardi or jacket. No problem! Easier to add clothes, that to subtract. What would I wear in this heat, when just the idea of heat, leaves sweat stains down your top or dress.

Material, is important. linen, cotton or light fabrics are the way to go. Or… you could just wait until later in the day and live in your swimsuit from now unitl the end of August. Since I am not doing that, I took out one of my lightest dresses. A breathable, airy sea green maxi dress I bought last year at LOFT.

Today I decided to pair this sea green LOFT maxi dress with some golden shimmery Franco Sarto espadrilles. I loved the cloth style and how I can add  metallic  accents to a summer outfit. I found these on Nordstrom Rack for a mere $40!

Women have their go-to summer looks they enjoy wearing. Maybe your summer “uniform” is a bathing suit? Its either the pool or air in this kind of heat.! Im keeping it a bit short this week, as I need to see an orthopedist for possible carpel tunnel.

Looking for a maxi dress? This material reminds me of blue waters in the Carribean… maybe you are on the hunt a maxi to just throw on in the summer. Jazz it up with some mettalic jewelry and shoes and you are ready for a night out!

Have some fun shopping for dresses! I put together some pretty maxi dresses from the Nordstrom Sale: I am not one to inundate with Nordstrom blog posts, but wanted to share some sales with you. The sale goes until August 6th. 


Have a great day and stay cool!

Jess xo

Outfit details:  Dress, LOFT ( last year, ) Shoes: Franco Sarto ( Nordstrom Rack), Necklace: Ann Taylor ( Poshmark) Earrings- local boutique… Bag, Mango

  • Jill
    Posted at 10:44h, 29 July Reply

    You look stunning in that green dress! Love those espadrilles!

    Doused in Pink

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:20h, 29 July Reply

      Thank you Jill! They are so comfortable too! xx

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 23:29h, 28 July Reply

    You look gorgeous in green! Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 11:59h, 26 July Reply

    Hi Jodie, thank you! I need to add more blue / blueish green to my closet. This maxi is one of my lightest dresses, so it is cool… at least when it isn’t near 100 degrees~ xx

  • versatilestylebytracey
    Posted at 17:34h, 25 July Reply

    A perfect Maxi for the Summer and that color is perfect for your coloring!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:56h, 26 July Reply

      Thank you Tracey, I love this shade and it is a light dress too. xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 15:00h, 24 July Reply

    A maxi like this is perfect on these sweltering days, and you look gorgeous. Love the cut and color on you. I admit to staying indoors/car/office as much as possible until around October! xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:58h, 26 July Reply

      Thank you Patti! I love to be outside, and that is one thing about NC that I love that I couldnt do in Pittsburgh, is I can be outside throughout much of the year. We have had, some really hot temps here lately where you have to either be outside on in the pool~ xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:12h, 24 July Reply

    Jess…that color is spectacular on you!! I love the maxis in the summer because they really are cooler!!

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