Rust Midi Slipdress for Summer - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Rust Midi Slipdress for Summer


Have no fear, there will be a Patriotic look for the 4th of July tomorrow on the blog 🙂

What’s almost as good as wearing your pj’s in the summertime? Well, wearing a slip dress or sundress in the summer! The one and done outfit is so easy to wear and so comfortable, it might as well be like wearing your pj’s! I am wearing a rust slip dress with black stitching from Mango on the blog today, as you know I can’t resist those spicy colors!

Hi friends!

Since July is here, you can read what I have planned for much of the rest of the summer here on this post- Summer To Do List. .

I showed you the Knockout roses I planted and have hopes of surrounding the deck in our backyard with azaleas and a lilac bush. I know very little about plants, but suppose you learn as you go! My mom has quite the backyard and really enjoys getting out there and seeing the fruits of her labor.

I just love the idea of waking up surrounded by pretty flowers and bushes as I sit outside to write.

We have a nature trail behind our house, and sometimes our backyard seems like a nature wonderland. We spotted this lizard, with a vibrant blue tail in one of our planting pots and there were 4 little eggs that would take 6 weeks to hatch. Now, lizards and salamanders don’t bother me, its the creepy crawly insects that do!


I am all about dressing comfortably and certainly never liked anything tight on me. This is an example of how you can look put together in the summertime, stay comfortable, and not sacrifice style. Even if you weren’t into all the jewelry in the summer months, you could choose one piece to wear to accent this type of look.

It’s the time of year in Charlotte when it is hot, hot hot! I was really enjoying the 78-80 degree temps with a breeze that my mom brought with her! Now, what is the tricky part about blogging when it is hot? Well, let’s just say I “glow” alot! haha. Prepare to bring your paper towels with photo shoots, you get the picture.

My accessories were begging to come out of my jewelry stand- bronzes and golds, from the Sylca Necklace ( c/o) to the bronze cuff ( Soft Surroundings c/o) and bronze/gold earrings my hubby bought my from Kendra Scott at Christmas. If this is more than you wear in the Summer, just pick one piece- ie.. the earrings.

This rust with black stitching slip dress called out to me on Mango, as I liked the straight style that went longer than the knee and would go with much in my closet. Those mustards, olives, pine greens, and rust shades really speak to me. I’d love to get this thick leather/wood belt to wear with this as well. The dress is on SALE, and also comes in a tan color. 

My Brahmin bag in Pecan would look great with this, but after several pictures, I thought it was a bit too dressy, back to the best bag of the season! My rattan circle bag is carried often and goes with so much!

My Andre Assous gold accented espadrilles are on repeat as well and were gifted last year. Metallic sandals are a great option to go with so many neutrals in the summer.

It’s always interesting to try pictures at different times of the day in the summer. We try and avoid the hottest time of day as to avoid the harsh sunlight, but sometimes as the sun goes down, you get a hazy effect, that is what you can see here as they were taken around 5 or 6 in the evening.

Have you tried a slip dress for summer?

Have a great day!


Jess xx

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 16:13h, 10 July Reply

    Really nice Jess, thanks for sharing on the #linkup Jacqui Mummabstylish

  • Lisa
    Posted at 10:57h, 04 July Reply

    Ok, this is so beautifully put together and what better compliment than than you gorgeous mane – : ) These colors are some of my favorite.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:05h, 04 July Reply

      Thank you Lisa! Me too! I love firey colors and spicy shades. I just love it! xx

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 10:52h, 02 July Reply

    This is such a great dress, Jess. That rust color is in my “sweet spot.”

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:47h, 03 July Reply

      Thanks Kim, me too! Xx

  • Lucia
    Posted at 23:25h, 01 July Reply

    Summer is all about little slip dresses that keep you cool! I live in them all summer. I love the rust color! Beautiful!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:08h, 04 July Reply

      Thank you Lucia! It is very fitting where here we are now in the 90s or mid nineties! Slip dresses still look put together while you try and keep cool!

  • Chrissy
    Posted at 21:46h, 01 July Reply

    Everything came together so nicely. From your colors, the strap on your round bag, the neutral sandals and even the color of your nails – such a lovely look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:46h, 03 July Reply

      Hi Chrissy, than you so much! I will wear this often🙂

  • Neti*
    Posted at 20:43h, 01 July Reply

    Yes. . .this dress is all about Summer and looks Fantastic on You.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:48h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you Neti! I have worn it often. It is comfy and by changing the accessories it has a new look. It is so hot here right now in NC, i wear dresses all of the time.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:46h, 01 July Reply

    That dress is the perfect way to stay cool in the summer, Jess!! Gorgeous!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:43h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you Jodie! Dresses and jean shorts are my mainstays for summer. xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 08:19h, 01 July Reply

    You wear rust so well and a dress is the perfect way to beat the heat! How nice to have a nature trail behind your house, endless photo ops!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:45h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you! I just loved this dress as well and I really find that they are the my go to.. as I mentioned to Jodie, I have been wearing them and jean shorts non stop. The nature trail is great it is about a mile and we walk it with the pups. We have alot of different animals too! xx

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