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Soft Surroundings Saunterre Dress Palm Maxi


Hello ladies,

You all know I am a big fan of Soft Surroundings. So, when they asked me to choose something from the summer selection, my eyes went straight for this dress.


I’ve grown quite found of gold cuffs and gold bracelets. This layering cuff gold bracelet set was gifted to me along with the dress. I love mixing and matching gold bracelets, and have a larger cuff c/o Soft Surroundings, and a few delicate ones from Kate Spade I like to wear. I can choose to wear as many as a like, or few. I have been gravitating toward more simple jewelry and am wearing a layered gold necklace that I wear everyday.

The dress, called the Saunterre Dress was gifted to me by Soft Surroundings as it jumped out on the screen when I was looking for summer dresses. I thought the dress was heavier, but when I receive it, I was quite pleased. Substantial enough but not heavy. The material is very soft, like wearing your favorite nightgown. The lime green pattern is a palm leave and I love how it mixes with the blue hues in the dress. I could see ladies with silver and white hair wearing this striking dress! I am wearing an XS for reference, this is my usual size at Soft Surroundings/

I again, chose a neutral strappy shoe to dress up the look. I prefer a heel with a maxi dress, whether it is in the form of an espadrille or leather sandal.

Weekend Fun

I mentioned yesterday that we had alot of fun over the weekend with family, still following social distancing rules and wearing masks. We celebrated my niece’s 10th Birthday and my Mom’s 76th birthday. I ll share some photos here of the party. We sat outside, our immediate group on the deck, with my brothers, sister and sister in law under a canopy distancing as well. We enjoyed an amazing Lemon cream birthday cake for mom and my niece wanted a “Black Panther cake.” Fun was had and I had to pull a little joke on my niece. Several of us pitched in for an Egg chair, which is a wicker chair on a stand that is shaped like an egg. She wants to put it on the patio. Well, that afternoon I boiled an egg, and had a little Boyd’s Bear chair ( with a bear on my piano). I put the chair and egg in a bag with tissue paper. She opened the bag and was a bit befuddled at first, so we told her “she got her “egg chair”! I then gave her the picture of her real egg chair coming this week. I love teasing her! It was a great time, one of those days that makes you savour the moments in this hard time.


Saunterre Dress c/o Soft Surroundings

Layering cuffs goldΒ  bracelets c/o Soft Surroundings

Tressje leather bag ( old)

earrings- Baublebar

Some fun Birthday pics this weekend



a yummy lemon mousse cake

The BIrthday Hat mom was a good sport to wear. Complete with candles!

Me and Mom beginning with bday hats~

My brothers- social distancing under the canope we set up. Love my bro’s ( hat on hat action here)

My niece laughing at my goofy sense of humour. I gave her an “egg” chair” …. but she really got this…

This was the real chair she wanted and received for her birthday.


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  • Reply
    Cheryl Tucker
    August 6, 2020 at 9:25 am

    OH boo, several of my comments aren’t posting. I will try again. This dress is beyond beautiful and I am heading over to check it out next thing. We are planning an outdoor family gathering this fall and will do the same, masks, social distancing, etc. I don’t care if I can’t get within six feet it will just be good to see my family’s faces!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 7, 2020 at 11:51 am

      Thank you Cheryl! I could see you wearing this dress as well. I liked the palm print and colors. SO true, yes, the family get together was wonderful. We had a great weekend seeing everyone.

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    August 5, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    That’s a beautiful dress, I love the colours. Thanks so much for featuring me Jess!

    Emma xxx

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    August 5, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    This dress is so beautiful, I love the vibrant yellow/lime green tones in it! My birthday is coming up next week and I never though Covid would still be around (or this abundantly still πŸ™ ) by my birthday! I’m glad you were able to celebrate with your mom and niece safely!


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 7, 2020 at 11:52 am

      Thank you Carrie! I know, we have celebrated all of our birthdays this Spring and Summer, in different ways. I hope you enjoy your special day as well!

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    August 5, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    what a fun celebration and I love the egg chair. Too fun

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    Rosemary Davis
    August 5, 2020 at 11:45 am

    I just adore the colors in your dress today! Happy Birthday to your Mom!


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    August 5, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Stunning print and dress Jess. Love your party pics. The egg teaser was fun and I love the chair!

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      August 5, 2020 at 6:54 am

      And…my bad…forget to say how thrilled and honored I am to be the most clicked post last week! xx

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    August 5, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Looks like you has a great time! I love that dress on you!


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    August 5, 2020 at 12:23 am

    So good you all were able to be together for the family birthdays , you do seem to have such a good time together. I love you in that soft flowing dress , so good in your heat. Many thanks for hosting.

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    August 5, 2020 at 12:05 am

    LOVING The colors on that dreee. That chartreuse is DIVINE!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 7, 2020 at 11:54 am

      These colors would look so fabulous on you with your silver hair> πŸ™‚

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    Laura Bambrick
    August 4, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    How cute! My family loves playing little jokes on each other too! You should see some of the Christmas gifts we get! Haha! The dress you have on is stunning! I like the modern print and stunning colors!

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    August 4, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing all of those photos. It’s so fun to see them.
    And that dress? Absolutely gorgeous. I’d love to see it from the back on you.

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    Cheryl Shops
    August 4, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    That egg chair looks like so much fun! Glad you were able to celebrate outdoors!
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    Lisa D.
    August 4, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I love the swing chair!!! That dress looks great on you! I do not do good with maxi dresses as I have short waist but I love how they look.

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    Michelle Churchman
    August 4, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Oh Jess, I love that dress! The colors are so yummy with your red hair. Gorgeous! And I’m glad you and your family had such a fun – and safe – birthday party. Looks like everyone had a great time. Such a sweet relationship between you and your niece.


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    August 4, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    The egg chair prank was too funny! I’m glad you got to see your family even if you had to social distance while doing so.


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    Jacket Society
    August 4, 2020 at 11:41 am

    So glad you could celebrate safely in these difficult times. Love this dress on you Jess, beautiful colors on you.

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    August 4, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Love the egg chair and the joke one too! I was very impressed with NC mask wearing. We had a great time in the Smokies. Anything flowy is nice in the heat.

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    August 4, 2020 at 11:15 am

    The egg chair-that’s a good one! I have an affinity towards large bold abstract patterns and the one on your dress is perfect-especialy in those colors. Good eye, as usual. Take care-it’s all about social distancing, isn’t it. Hopefully, some day, we will really be through all this. Take care and stay safe. Terri

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    Lucy Bertoldi
    August 4, 2020 at 10:37 am

    So happy that your parties all turned out so well:) You worked hard on this! And I love the print on this gorgeous dress. Looking fabulous!! xx

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    Graceful Rags
    August 4, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Such a pretty dress! I love the bold colors. And looks like such a fun birthday celebration. πŸ™‚

    Miles of smiles,


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    August 4, 2020 at 9:20 am

    This dress looks so cozy comfy and the rainbow colors are so fun!



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    Amy Johnson
    August 4, 2020 at 8:36 am

    That dress looks stunning on you!

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    Lisa Richardson
    August 4, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Love that dress and I don’t think I’d want to get out of the egg chair. I can just see her confused face. Glad y’all had a good weekend celebrating. XO

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    August 4, 2020 at 7:53 am

    Sounds like so much fun! I’ve wanted an egg chair for awhile, so that’s an awesome gift!

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    August 4, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Your dress is stunning! I love the print! It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday celebration for your mom and niece! That egg chair is really cool!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    August 4, 2020 at 6:20 am

    Your dress is like a piece of art work – so pretty! I love the egg you gave your niece – how funny! I really like the egg chair too – keep seeing them and I totally understand why they are all the rage – wish I had a spot for one! So nice that your family could be together!

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    August 4, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Jess, this dress is amazing! The colors are so happy! I can see why it jumped it out at you. It is absolutely brilliant on you, my friend! Happy birthday to your niece and your mom! I have always played silly jokes like that on my nephews! It makes for great memories! And how adorable is your mom in her birthday hat. I love that you were all able to celebrate together!


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    Vanity And Me Style
    August 4, 2020 at 2:53 am

    Haha! I love that about the egg chair! Isn’t it lovely to be meeting up with family and friends again Jess? I’m seeing my aunt today for the first time since February. The bangles are gorgeous btw xx

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    August 4, 2020 at 2:46 am

    Jess, you made an excellent choice. You look fabulous in those colors and they’re perfect for summer.


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    August 4, 2020 at 2:43 am

    Thanks for sharing your mum’s wonderful birthday – love that chair Jess. Jacqui

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    August 4, 2020 at 2:40 am

    What a fun dress! It’s a beautiful combo of colours and looks great a great maxi for summer! πŸ™‚

    So nice you were able to spend time with family and enjoy the party too! Thanks for the link up.

    Hope that your week is off to a good start! πŸ™‚

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 4, 2020 at 10:22 am

      Thank you Mica! I love the colors in it. Even though it is more “cool” tones, I liked the greens and blue.

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    August 4, 2020 at 2:17 am

    We had a family birthday to in the weekend. It just gives me energy! What a good summer dress, great colors!

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