Printed Navy Sundress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Printed Navy Sundress

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Morning Ladies!

I think sundresses have to have been  invented by women. The most comfortable kind of dress out there. I have 2 words that have to play a part with me and fashion. Comfort and Style. Yes, those two can go hand and hand.

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This dress has stood the test of time. I think it was the print that I really liked when I first bought it. The great thing about dresses or sundresses are that they are practically an outfit almost ready. Add shoes, jewelry, and viola! Your outfit. The ease of dressing in a sundress is another thing that had to appeal to me. I don’t really sit and stare aimlessly into the closet.

Now, how many of us, require more closet space? Being a blogger, and getting deals from Poshmark and Ebay, makes one;s money go further, but the closet space doesn’t expand with each purchase does it/I have a couple solutions ( besides stop buying clothes :-)) Purchase a couple of large see through plastic bins and keep only the current season out, hanging up. Fold and put away other seasons as they are just taking up closet space. You can go into the bin if you need to, ( i.e the need for a clear bin).. Next, get those pretty colored velvet hangers. I used to use plastic ones, but these actually take up less space, so buy those, and ya have more space. Last, move your hubby’s wardrobe, to that empty closet downstairs. He doesn’t really need the space right? I know some guys who chose clothes by going up to their wives with the item in hand and asking ” Does this smell?” and if not, that is the attire chosen for the day. I am sorry, we have higher standards, so space is optimal! hehe. ( important” I am not advising you take over your significant other’s side of the closet)..

I do, however, think dresses are just great in this regard. So, I took this sundress, I have had for a number of year, paired it with white espradrilles, my crossover ruffled navy crinkled bag by Treesje, and some coral jewerly, as I picked up this color in the dress.

Enjoy your day,

Jess xo

Dress ( Loft, old), Sandals ( for sale in SHOP MY CLOSET) Clark Artisan very cushy, Handbag: Treesje , Jewerly, Charming Charlie.

 

Linking up with Manic Monday, Still Being Molly and The Style Record, Tues: Style Sessions

 

83 Comments
  • fashionistamomma
    Posted at 08:09h, 25 August Reply

    Love the print on this dress!! You look great. I host a style link up on Saturday’s I would love to have you join in. You can find the link up here http://www.fashionistamomma.com/2014/08/stylish-saturday-sjp-collection.html ~ xo Megan

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 25 August Reply

      Thanks so much! I would be happy to join your next linkup, am on vacation now, so not doing much on the computer, but will check it out next weekend, jess xx

  • Lana
    Posted at 20:06h, 20 August Reply

    Love the colors in this dress – absolutely gorgeous on you. I like the idea of moving my hubby’s clothes out of the closet!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:52h, 20 August Reply

      Thanks Lana! Ha, I have a goofy sense of humour, have a great week, jess xx

  • thiveley
    Posted at 11:33h, 20 August Reply

    I cherish dresses that work year after year! This one is perfect! And HA! I agree, the men can use the basement closet. Lol! xo tammy

    http://wildruffle.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:47h, 20 August Reply

      Thanks you! Yes, so true! Have a great day, jess xx

  • elb743
    Posted at 00:03h, 20 August Reply

    Jess,
    I agree, these must have been invented by women ( with your figure in mind, perhaps?)
    I love this dress, and bag, and the great nail polish. I love my velvet hanger, too, they do add space.
    MY hubby is quite good about my “sharing” his closet, even though i have two others..
    stay gorgeous.
    xx, elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:46h, 20 August Reply

      Aw thanks Elle! There is only so much closet space to go around! Sounds like a good arrangement there, going to the beach soon, so I wont need much there!
      Have a great week, jess xo

  • Johanna Grange
    Posted at 23:07h, 19 August Reply

    Cute dress – sad to say goodbye to these soon as the weather changes!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:45h, 20 August Reply

      Thanks Johanna! I know I love fall though. Have a great week, jess xx

  • Spashionista (Alicia)
    Posted at 22:57h, 19 August Reply

    I want you to know that I’ve already used every single one of your closet tricks LOL
    You’re right, sundresses are terrific for a variety of reasons and yours is really lovely! It’s supposed to be in the upper 90’s all week here in Nashville so I think I’ll make use of mine 😉

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:44h, 20 August Reply

      Hi Alicia! Oh, you did! I know, what is a girl to do? Thanks so much for the lovely comments, hope it cools down a bit , jess xx

  • Alexis G
    Posted at 22:57h, 19 August Reply

    Love your hair! I’m a redhead too!

    xo
    Alexis
    http://thosethreads.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:43h, 20 August Reply

      Yea for redheads, thanks! Will stop by your blog today, have a great week, jess xx

  • Sydney
    Posted at 21:56h, 19 August Reply

    The dress fits you so well and the print is super gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting =)

  • Laura
    Posted at 21:10h, 19 August Reply

    Lovely dress! The fit is perfection on you!

  • Jane Fitfabfun
    Posted at 20:21h, 19 August Reply

    Such a beautiful dress on you!!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:26h, 19 August Reply

      Thank you Jane! I will check out your blog tomorrow as well. Have a great week, jess xx

  • nancy @ adore to adorn
    Posted at 17:30h, 19 August Reply

    such a pretty outfit!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:55h, 25 August Reply

      Thank you Nancy, have a great week, jess xx

  • Whitney à la mode
    Posted at 16:02h, 19 August Reply

    What a great sundress! I love how your necklace and your hair color bring out that pop of coral (or red) in the print of the dress!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 14:24h, 19 August Reply

    Such a lovely print! Navy is one of my new favorite colors. You look great!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:51h, 19 August Reply

      Thank you Ashley! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 13:30h, 19 August Reply

    Love the pattern of the dress!

    Uniquely Elle

  • Shannon
    Posted at 12:39h, 19 August Reply

    So pretty!! Love the print of this dress and the bright necklace is gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:45h, 19 August Reply

      Thanks so much Shannon! Have a great week, jess xx

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 12:21h, 19 August Reply

    Hi Jess! Sorry my posting and comments have been so erratic lately. Orchestrating all that I’m orchestrating these days is proving overwhelming, but I am doing my best to keep up 🙂

    Love your sundress! Looks fabulous on you! And that hair! Gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful time in Charleston! xo~M

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:31h, 19 August Reply

      Thanks so much Mary! I understand. You have had alot going on. No problem! Will do on Charleston. xo jess

  • amy
    Posted at 12:17h, 19 August Reply

    this dress fits you so perfectly and i love that necklace! 🙂

  • Monika
    Posted at 11:04h, 19 August Reply

    Hi Jess,
    with navy you can always get me, so wonderful dress and bag. You are so lucky, you still can wear summerclothes.
    Here fall has started, I think at least 4 weeks too early and the maximum we get is 20C and very cold morning and evening. So I start to pick fall clothes.
    Enjoy your summer
    Monika
    Styleworld40plus.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:08h, 19 August Reply

      Thanks Monika. Glad you like it. I am the opposite, I get tired of summer around this time, but I do like the sunshine. We get fall about October end. But I may wear fall clothes a bit before that. It is my fav season for clothes.
      from the link up,
      please stop by, jess
      https://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  • ADA
    Posted at 09:50h, 19 August Reply

    Your printed navy sundress is beautiful. The print has that Summer, nautical vibe going too. You chose the right necklace and sandals for this.

    There will be more dresses from me, on the blog this week. I know you love my dress collection lol – so stay tuned and thank you for reading. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:03h, 19 August Reply

      No problem Ada, yes , I know you like dresses. I am a dress and skirt girl too. Have a great week,jess xx

  • Natalia
    Posted at 09:23h, 19 August Reply

    I love that about dresses, they are so easy to style, and the print in this one is so fun.

    Natalia

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:02h, 19 August Reply

      Thanks Natalia , yes, dresses are great! Have a wonderful week, jess xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 08:26h, 19 August Reply

    Great print, doll! I love sundresses like this- easy + fun to wear. 🙂

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:01h, 19 August Reply

      Thanks Ashley hon, yes me too! Have a great week, jess xx

  • porcelina
    Posted at 03:33h, 19 August Reply

    It is a super print Jess, I can see why you were drawn to it! I love sundresses tooo, so easy to wear. Cute sandals also x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:27h, 19 August Reply

      Thanks much Porcelina, have a great day, jess xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 01:02h, 19 August Reply

    Wow what an amazing dress Jess….love how it hugs your figure in all the right places!!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:27h, 19 August Reply

      Thanks so much Rebecca, have a great day, jess xx

  • M
    Posted at 00:23h, 19 August Reply

    Love the outfit. The statement necklace goes well with your lovely dress!

    Made in Mauve

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 22:08h, 18 August Reply

    Great dress – love the print and color. I agree that you can never go wrong with dresses and they do making dressing so much easier.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 22:23h, 18 August Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Alice, Have a great week, jess xx

  • Tiana
    Posted at 21:59h, 18 August Reply

    I love how you described your style: classic, vintage and trendy at times! I think that’s something that we all hope to be. And I have to say that you can definitely see how that style translates into your posts. This dress is the perfect piece, and I think you styled it beautifully! XOXO

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 22:22h, 18 August Reply

      Thank you ! So true, have a great week, jess xx

  • Carrie
    Posted at 21:37h, 18 August Reply

    I adore dresses as well, Jess. They are cool and comfy in the hot summers of the South. You look pretty and cool despite the summer temps. Hope you’ve had a lovely day!

  • Tracy Miller
    Posted at 21:26h, 18 August Reply

    Very pretty print and the fit if perfect!

  • kathrineeldridge1
    Posted at 20:01h, 18 August Reply

    Love the print of this dress! You look amazing in this look and I adore the bag!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:17h, 18 August Reply

      Thank you! Glad you like the look, and the bag, Have a great week, jess xx

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Posted at 19:07h, 18 August Reply

    This dress looks AMAZING on you! Simply amazing doll! A great statement necklace I might add too! Great great dress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:10h, 18 August Reply

      Thanks hon! That is a compliment from a girl that looks fab in dresses!

  • Alex
    Posted at 17:25h, 18 August Reply

    Lovely print on your dress. And I agree, those dresses that make an outfit all by themselves are great.

    I am keeping my space by cleaning out often and letting go of things that don’t fit me. Either by size or by style.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:00h, 18 August Reply

      Grreat idea, thanks Alex, glad you like the dress. Have a great week, jess xx

  • Monica Roese (GlamVolution)
    Posted at 15:47h, 18 August Reply

    You have the most gorgeous hair, Jess!! Navy works well with your color. I love the advice on closet space, I gave my hubby a very small corner for his dry cleaned shirts and the rest went into the guest room closet, lol! Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by my blog 😉
    xo,
    Monica
    GlamVolution.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:38h, 18 August Reply

      HI Moica, no problem, have a great week too, jess xx

  • Marianne
    Posted at 14:35h, 18 August Reply

    I love the print on this dress! So pretty!
    Marianne
    http://www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

  • Mimi
    Posted at 13:50h, 18 August Reply

    As always you look fabulous!
    I am glad you enjoyed the trip to Shelton Vineyards – they are neighbors.
    Thank you for visiting the website & I so enjoy seeing the outfits you create-
    you have a wonderful eye for color & design.
    All the best, Mimi

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:37h, 18 August Reply

      Thanks so much Mimi! Yes we will be back there. Have a wonderful week, jess xx

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 13:37h, 18 August Reply

    This dress fits you perfectly! I love it when I can get a lot of wear out of one item for years.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:40h, 18 August Reply

      Thanks Amy, yes me too! Have a great week, jess xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 13:24h, 18 August Reply

    I totally agree Jess! Comfort plus style is essential! You look gorgeous in that beautiful, timeless sundress. The nice thing about summer dresses, my daughter says, you don’t need to think about matching it (like you do with skirts or pants)! And as you say, add jewelry and sandals, and you’re good to go!

    LOVE your sense of humour!! 🙂

    ♥ carmen

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:37h, 18 August Reply

      Thanks Carmen, Yes, every now and then my humour comes out 😉 Very true with dresses. Have a wonderful week, jess xx

      • carmen
        Posted at 13:40h, 18 August Reply

        Oh and your hair! I love the photo from behind that shows off your beautiful tresses!! ♥

        • Jess Jannenga
          Posted at 09:57h, 25 August Reply

          Thanks so much Carmen 🙂 I am due soon for a haircut and rinse , especially after the salt water from the beach. Glad you like it! Jess xo

      • carmen
        Posted at 16:18h, 18 August Reply

        Oh, and your hair – I love the photo from the back that shows off your lovely tresses!! 🙂

        • Jess Jannenga
          Posted at 16:39h, 18 August Reply

          Thank you Carmen! I will have long hair until I am 90! Enjoy the day, lovely! xxjess

  • Morgan J. Smith
    Posted at 12:57h, 18 August Reply

    I love a good sundress 🙂 you should see my closet makeover posted a couple days ago! I switched to velvet hangers a while back and it’s so worth it. Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you’ll check out the closet! Xo
    http://Www.california-to-carolina.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:36h, 18 August Reply

      Thank you for the lovely comment. Have a great day, jess xx

  • Annette
    Posted at 10:49h, 18 August Reply

    I can only dream of wearing such a lovely summer dress! We had 9C this morning…
    The dress looks gorgeous and the necklace is lovely!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 18 August Reply

      Thank you Annette. I am loving your collection of dresses this year as well. Ah, well I get itching for fall around this time, but the sunshine is nice. I appreciate your lovely comments, friend! jess xx

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 08:42h, 18 August Reply

    Wonderful print in this dress and it fits like it was made just for you! Have a great Monday, Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:05h, 18 August Reply

      Thank you Pam, I love sundresses. Have a wonderful Monday as well. xx jess

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 07:24h, 18 August Reply

    Marvellous doll, gorgeous look. I hope you have a great week 🙂 xx

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