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Soft Surroundings – Casual Tee Shirt Dress and White Leather Slides

Morning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Ah, nothing like a tee-shirt dress. Who says you can’t look smart, but dress casual and put together? The tee-shirt dress is AS comfortable as my nightgown, but that would get some funny looks in public! Instead, this Soft Surroundings rose pink tee-shirt dress ( the Laredo Dress) is perfect for a day out running errands, for an outdoor summer concert, or at the beach.  This is very casual for me, but in these settings I would wear this for sure. I loved the embroidery on the dress and the midi length as well. I have shared a post on the Tshirt dress before hereTee Shirt Dress for Spring.

Anniversary evening out

Before I talk more about the outfit, hubby and I celebrated our 17 year Anniversary over the weekend. Yes, everything happens in July! We went to eat in Uptown ( I am from Pittsburgh where it took me awhile to say “Uptown”, we call it ‘Dahntahn” in the ‘Burg)! We then went to one of our favorite discoveries of Charlotte, the “Jazz Room”, which houses an intimate setting for jazz performers and their audience.

We went to see a jazz guitarist  perform music by Kenny Burrell, an American  jazz guitarist extrodinairre from the 1950’s whose influences include Django Rheinhardt, and Charlie Christian, two amazingly proficient jazz/swing guitarists of the time. I had wanted to go to the show and had a great time. I feel I need a little extra motivation to pick up my guitar and play again, and usually hearing great performers will give me that nudge.

It is hard to believe hubby and I have known each other now- including dating for 20 years! Time does seem to whiz by!

Soft Surroundings

I also received these white leather slides from Soft Surroundings, as i have wanted a pair of slides for some time now, as they are trending for summer, and look so easy! Just slide your feet in and go! Have a read – Trending Now- Slides for Summer

However, one thing I notice about most slides is that there is not much support or cushioning. Enter these slides by Seychelles on the Soft Surroundings’ site. I love the leather knot detail in white- going with anything this summer and the 1′ lug platform padded sole that give cushion and comfort. Yes! I had my slides for the summer, and pictured wearing them with shorts and dresses.

This dress is very casual for me. I am used to dressing up a bit more, but felt that the embroidery design was lovely and I liked the rounded hem at the bottom of the dress. This is an XS and very roomy still. I would certainly pack this dress for the beach, with the slides and be able to pop it on after wearing my swimsuit for a fun outfit. Slip on sneakers would be another shoe choice I would wear with this dress.

Excuse the lack of painted toe nails! It’s on my to do list this week! 🙂

Now, which way to the beach?

Do you have a tee shirt dress in your wardrobe? Id love to hear how you style it. 

For More Soft Surroundings Posts Click HERE and HERE.

Gifted items by Soft Surroundings. c/o All opinions are honest and my own.


Midi Tee shirt dress c/o Soft Surroundings. * Comes in a deep grey color as well.

Seychelles Leather slides c/o Soft Surroundings.

Bag- Rebecca Minkoff on Poshmark

Earrings– Baublebar

Shoe and Tell hosted by Cherie at Style Nudge

Hello Monday hosted by Carylee of More Pieces of Me and Jenna of Sincerely Jenna Marie

Start the Week Stylish hosted by Ana Luiza of Northwest Blonde, Michelle Paige of Michelle’s Pa(i)ge, and Adriele of Style Assisted

Creative Mondays hosted by Claire Justine of Claire Justine

On Mondays We Link-Up hosted by Roxanne of Glass of Glam


Have a great day!

Jess xo


  • Jessica
    Posted at 03:14h, 21 July Reply

    So pretty! Loving the simplicity of this look and the cuteness of the details. So comfy and breezy too.

    Jessica |

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 13:59h, 20 July Reply

    What a beautiful colour Jess, I love it paired with white too! I bet they are so comfortable – they do look it, I’m all for comfort these days. Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish Jacqui Mummabstylish

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:39h, 17 July Reply

    Lovely dress and slides! A stylish yet comfortable outfit is just what you need for the warm weather. I love those earrings too! Happy anniversary!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:32h, 18 July Reply

      Thanks so much Emma! The tee dress is super comfy, and i couldn’t resist the cushion slides. i have been buying a few new pairs of earrings lately as i dont like to wear a lot of jewelry in the summer. xx

  • Ruth
    Posted at 17:17h, 17 July Reply

    Those slides are just the cutest! I love the tie on the front and how unique they are. I also just love a t shirt dress. They’re always so cool and comfy for summer!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:51h, 18 July Reply

      Thank you Ruth! This is a comfy cool outfit and I think I will be wearing these slides most of the summer! 🙂 xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 16:40h, 17 July Reply

    What a beautiful and casual dress this is. The coral color is perfect on you. I am sure you are very happy with the soft tee shirt style. I also love those fabulous shoes and I admire that they appeared to be comfortable also. Happy 17th anniversary that is a big one!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 18 July Reply

      Thanks so much Elle! Yes, we have known each other for 20 yrs! Hoping to go on a trip in the fall. Glad you like the outfit, I desperately need a pedicure! 🙂 xx

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 05:45h, 17 July Reply

    Love the look of your white leather sliders Jess. They look so stylish and comfortable 🙂 Thanks for linking up #CreativeMondays

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:26h, 17 July Reply

      Thank you Claire, they are! I will be wearing them throughtout the summer months! Easy breezy! 🙂

  • Mariann Yip
    Posted at 19:48h, 16 July Reply

    Love those sandals, they looks so easy and comfy, yet stylish!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 17 July Reply

      Thank you Mariann! They are easy and I love the knotted leather. xx

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 17:52h, 16 July Reply

    What a wonderful knit dress – this one fits you beautifully, not at all over-sized as some are. The color is fabulous with your hair. Thanks for linking up, xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:27h, 17 July Reply

      Thank you Patti! I would certainly wear this after the beach or to an outdoor event. xx

  • Elise
    Posted at 16:28h, 16 July Reply

    This dress looks so comfy, and those slides are amazing! I want them!

    xx, Elise

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:52h, 16 July Reply

      Hi Elise! It is! Yes, the slides are Seychelles and are made quite well. I love the cushion and the white knot detail . I will be wearing them in the summer with dresses and jean shorts. I wanted to try slides, but not many have the extra support or cushion. Go for it! xx

  • HelloIm50ish
    Posted at 14:55h, 16 July Reply

    What a pretty summer tee shirt dress Jess!
    I love the leather slides too!
    I am a big fan of Soft Surroundings!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:32h, 16 July Reply

      Thank you Robin! It is very easy and comfy. I would certainly wear this to the beach! I miss going to the Outer Banks! We are hoping to take a trip this fall though. Yes, Soft Surroundings makes some lovely clothing and they are soft, which is important to me! xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:35h, 16 July Reply

    This is such a fabulous look, Jess!! Now that’s how you stay comfy while still looking great!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:51h, 16 July Reply

      Thank you Jodie, this is very casual for me, but I enjoy a relaxed outfit from time to time. I can see me wearing these slides quite a bit this summer. xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:30h, 16 July Reply

    Well you know how to make a tee dress elegant for sure! Your dress is beautiful – love the detailing on it! Those slides look super comfy yet elegant and your earrings take things up a notch too. What a great way to be comfortable yet look super fashionable! Great look sweet Jess and happy anniversary!!!Time really flies, right?

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:53h, 16 July Reply

      Thank you Kellyann! i chose a tee shirt dress as I wanted a more casual dress for my wardrobe and this fit the bill! Glad you like the look and the earrings were too cute to pass up.. kind of obsessed with Baublebar! Thank you for the Anniversary wishes. xx

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