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Turning Heads Linkup – Olive Jersey Midi Dress for Summer

Happy Turning Heads Tuesday friends!

I can’t believe it is mid-June already, but that does mean we are a bit closer to our beach vacation in July. Outer Banks, Baby!

I may just bring this dress with me – packing it for a casual and comfortable day at the beach.  This modal material is silky soft and it is an easy dress to wear. I love dresses in the summer and tend to love gold jewelry with neutral looks, adding warmth to the outfit.

I’d first like to say that because of the family visit and how busy I have been I haven’t been able to make all my blog rounds lately. This weekend, things will be slowing down a bit and I’ll be back to my schedule so, I will make it to visit your blog soon!

Family Visit

Am I allowed to say I’m tired? I have enjoyed visiting in Harleysville, going to parades, out to eat, etc, and then hosting my mom in Charlotte as well. Mom is leaving Thursday and has spent 3 weeks here, in which part of the time my sis and niece have visited. We have been hitting the town! We did have fun though, just having pizza one night, a few glasses of vino and letting go dancing to Queen! My sister, neice and I got up in the living room and just let loose! She loves to sing and I love music and dancing. It’s tough, as with EDS, the next day my legs and hips were killin me, but sometimes I have to sacrifice in order to just enjoy life.

I do like to show family and guests a good time! We have been to The Cottage ( wine bar), out to brunch at two fancy restaurants in both Uptown and South Charlotte, as I just love sitting and eating outside. We saw a Grammy Nominated artist, Arie Heast, who has performed with Judy Collins at a house concert, went to Daveste Vineyards to enjoy a picnic and the day, and last night went to hear Star Wars compositions at the outdoor Symphony in South Park.  We have had a blast! Mom has had some fun! I really do like to share good times with mom as my Dad is not here. It’s been 3 years and it isn’t easy. We do have a pretty tight family though, which helps.


We tend to do photo shoots and make an afternoon of it, by going out to eat or drink. On this afternoon, I had my Mammo appt, and we thought we would take advantage of being out in Mooresville, this small town USA street with its mom and pop stores and charm.  Passersby wanted to know what we were doing, as I then stop and chat a bit… Over 50 blog, I say, and am slightly embarrassed being on a public street. I do get over the embarrassment quickly, as my hubby and I have the photography down to a bit of a science. My 4-5 poses, and his framing after 5 yrs of blogging has become a bit easier.

I know I have talked about Mango, a mid-priced on-line store, with many classic and on-trend fashions. I have LOVED their Spring 2019 collection, having eyed many pieces that fit my taste. I’ve had fun this year revamping my Spring and Summer wardrobe, adding new dresses and blouses to my closet, as I gave bags of items I was no longer interested in to Goodwill.

This dress, which caught my eye with its simplicity, button detail in the front and tie around the waist, was another neutral look I loved.  The modal material is so soft! Olive is one of my favorite colors, and my round rattan bag has been worn frequently already this summer.  If you missed my neutral look from yesterday, read the post- Linen Shirtdress with Neutral Accessories.


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    June 24, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    This looks fabulous on you Jess, and what a perfect statement necklace too. Thank you for joining in the #linkup with me. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    June 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    This dress is the perfect neutral color, and looks so comfortable too!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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    Gail Hanlon
    June 21, 2019 at 2:30 am

    The model dress really showcases the beautiful jewelry and bag! The color is fantastic on you. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday!

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    Linda Cassidy
    June 20, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    LIke you I am a dress for summer kind of gal. This one looks fab on you and kudos for pictures on a bust street that is awesome

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    June 20, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Lovely dress for Summer, and it looks fab with the accessories you’ve chosen. The necklace is stunning and those wedge sandals look very comfortable. I hope you’re feeling more rested now.

    Emma xxx

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    Anna Marcus
    June 20, 2019 at 2:01 am

    You are a queen of dresses, Jess. I love this dress so much. The fabric is soft and drapes very nicely, lovely colour, this kind of dresses never go out of style. The necklace is very pretty too

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 23, 2019 at 10:12 am

      Thank you Anna! I do love dresses in the summer, cant think about wearing jeans! Its either that or jean shorts mostly. xx

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    June 20, 2019 at 1:57 am

    This is a very nice dress. It looks great on you. And your shoes are super chic.

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    Cheryl Shops
    June 20, 2019 at 12:40 am

    That looks like the perfect summer dress—fluid, flattering, and easy! The color looks great on you too!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    Laura Bambrick
    June 18, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    That dress is really flattering! What makes it so eye catching is the style with the button detail and tie waist! It looks amazing on you!

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    June 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Jess, it’s so great spending time with family and friends but the change in routine can truly be exhausting! You’ve introduced me to Mango and I love their clothes! Both this and the linen one you styled are classics for summer. Thanks for sharing!

    xx Darlene

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    June 18, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    I just love those tiny buttons on this dress and olive is such an easy color to style. I just got a round bag similar to yours!


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    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb
    June 18, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Jess I haven’t had time to link up in SO long – hopefully I’ve managed to rearrange my workload to make more time for link ups, good to see you still have yours (thank you for hosting)!

    The olive dress is so simple but so beautiful on you – I quite fancy an olive dress now I can see how gorgeous it looks with red hair…!

    Catherine x

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    June 18, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    That color is so pretty on you! It looks like such a comfy dress too!


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    Jacket Society
    June 18, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    I love olive and wow it is such a great color on you. Love the dress to and the bag is so fun.

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    June 18, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Busy busy bee! Love the dress on you!!

    Please stop by at http://www.colorandgrace.com every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for linkup parties! Hope to see you there!
    Grace Liang

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    June 18, 2019 at 10:19 am

    That is the perfect summer dress…I love the color!

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    June 18, 2019 at 9:51 am

    I can see why this would be the perfect vacation dress, Jess!! I love it.
    I still haven’t tried Mango…shame on me.

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    Tatiana Moskatova
    June 18, 2019 at 9:36 am

    You look stunning, as always, Jess!


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    Lisa D.
    June 18, 2019 at 9:34 am

    I often wonder how you fashion bloggers get such great photos and backgrounds. Your husband is a great photographer. I love taking photos and sometimes ask my husband to get a few of me but he hates taking pictures and not real good at it. But all we have are iphones to work with. I have been known to use my tripod and remote clicker.


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    June 18, 2019 at 9:11 am

    I just love this dress for summer! It will definitely keep you cool and comfy!



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    June 18, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Such a cute dress and I really like that statement necklace with it! I’m glad you’re enjoying your time with family.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope your week is off to a good start 🙂


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    Meagan Brandon
    June 18, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Olive is one of my favorite summer and fall colors! Love this dress on you!


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    June 18, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Hope you will enjoy your vacation next month. While I love to travel, I do like our beach vacations because they are so relaxed! No running around trying to visit places and people. I love that dress and that necklace, wow!

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    June 18, 2019 at 7:36 am

    It sounds like you had a fun time visiting with your family! That town looks so cute and is the perfect backdrop for your pic’s! Love that dress on you! Such a pretty color on you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    Amy Johnson
    June 18, 2019 at 7:25 am

    What a cute dress! It looks so cool and comfy too. Love your bag as well.

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    Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    June 18, 2019 at 7:23 am

    What a fun time visiting with your family! And living room dance parties are always the best. Finding the time to take pictures has been so tough for me this year for some reason..and you are so lucky your sweet hubby is patient and willing to capture what you need! My love is always too concerned with what those around us must be thinking lol.

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    Andrea Nine
    June 18, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Olive angel is what you are. So sorry you were aching but worth the fun, I am sure. I know you are probably such a blast to be around and so precious! Love the earrings too!

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    June 18, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Jess, I love this shade of olive on you. Such a great dress and that necklace is stunning! I am so sorry that you were in pain after being a dancing queen…but you are right, sometimes you must just enjoy the moment! It sounds like you have been having such a great time with your family!


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    June 18, 2019 at 4:46 am

    You have been a busy hostess! I bet your mom is dreading leaving on Thursday, I’m sure she has enjoyed all the time with you and your sis, and niece. What fun!
    This dress is so you – so elegant and chic yet perfectly comfortable. I bet passerbys think you are a model and they want to get in on the action! You wear this so well, perfect dress for the heat. I have my mammo appointment on Thursday! Enjoy your day Jess!

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    Suzy Turner
    June 18, 2019 at 4:38 am

    It sounds like you need a vacation, Jess!! Love the dress – it’s my favourite colour. Perfect to take with you to the beach next month!
    Suzy xx

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    Vanity And Me Style
    June 18, 2019 at 3:27 am

    One of my favourite summer colours. This dress will see you through for years Jess. Cleverly styled with your gorgeous accessories as per. xx

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