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Stylish Monday- How We Style Florals- New Mango Dress

Ladies.  By now you know I love florals. I usually go for the larger print though, and not the tiny roses that remind me of a Grandma’s afghan. ( Not that there’s anything wrong with that!) Today we are looking at how the Stylish Monday group of ladies, styled florals. I’ve been excited to style this new flowy Mango dress, and thought it was time to wear it 🙂

Weekend

So how was your weekend? Did you celebrate Cinco De Mayo? We did meet up with a friend at the local Mexican restaurant, Verde, for some fun margaritas and chit chat. That is my kinda partying.

Over the weekend, my husband worked on the exterior- laying down red mulch, using the sprayer for cleaning the exterior of the house as well as the walkway. I’m in charge of more of the interior- at least things I can do. Bathroom scrubbing and mopping were in order. Isn’t it always that way when you have company! You try and get the house looking as best as possible.! My mom is coming at the end of the month, so we try! Now, I need to get plants for the front door and I like the topiaries that people have giving it a balanced and welcoming appearance.

We also try this week, this new medication for my girl, Truffles, as she has noise anxiety and gets panicked on the highway. We have to drive 7 hours to my brothers and then more the following day to my inlaws, so its the long car trips where she gets panicked, starts to shake and pant. Our vet is having us try this medication for dogs, called, Silio, as we have tried CBD chews, using her camper, piling up the blankets, and Xanax, all to no avail. I don’t want this poor girl to be panting all the way to VA, so we are to give his gel to her about 30 min before the drive. Our vet has high hopes as it is for noise aversion- used for fireworks, storms etc. I’ll let you know how it works out!

How We Styled Florals- My New Mango Dress

I have a variety of floral blouses and dresses I have shared on the blog over the years. Here are a few looks. ( floral dress, floral dress I still love florals and how they evoke romance and Springtime, but my taste has also changed to love solid prints, neutrals, structured looks, etc. I will still always love my florals though.

Today, this pattern caught my eye when the pre-Spring collection came out on Mango. The boho-flowy floaty style, the drop waist, and chiffon material, along with the peaches, rusts, rose pink and white shades that I knew would go well with my complexion and hair.

I have been enjoying buying midi dresses as of late and may consider a maxi dress or two for summer, but I still feel that if you are comfortable wearing shorter dresses and feel confident, then go for it! I told my hubby that until my knees look like large prunes or wrinkled raisins and I am no longer comfortable, then I will wear the shorter dress.

Other Seasons

I have a pair of rust OTK boots, brown OTK boots that this dress would look great within the Fall months. I can see it worn with a long duster as well. Its always worthwhile to look at new pieces and see how they will style with your current closet, how many seasons you can wear it, and how you will style it.

The model, on the Mango site, I think to be in her 40-50s or so, and the dress lays the same on me, as I am 5 foot 9. Life is too short to not wear what you want and enjoy. Nike said it best, “Just do it”.

I can also style this dress with a longer slip dress underneath, and will do so on the blog another time. Slip dresses are still in style and I often am not fond of the slip that comes with the dress, so I may use another slip from a different dress that will work.

You could also style this dress with a pair of trousers or jeans underneath. I can picture this with a pair of cropped flared jeans .

I see this with my slip on woven leather cognac sandals from Soft Surroundings, or another pair of espadrilles. I wore my braided espadrilles from Steve Madden ( similar without braiding)  here that get much wear in the summer.

c/o Jord Watch ( wooden watch) and c/o Sylca Gold bracelet . I kept the accessories light too.

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37 Comments
  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 12:03h, 12 May Reply

    Thanks so much Nancy! xx

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 18:32h, 09 May Reply

    I saw this dress in there, but didn’t see the legs section! Wow you look fabulous. Do stop by and join the #chicandstylish #LINKUP Mummabstylish Jacqui

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:29h, 10 May Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! Yes, I am in love with this dress when I first saw it. x

  • Shugunna Alexander
    Posted at 20:27h, 07 May Reply

    Love the dress!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 11:18h, 07 May Reply

    You look absolutely gorgeous in this floral mango dress! You also paired it perfect with your stylish accessories, from bag to shoes to that gorgeous Jord watch! Best of luck travelling with Truffles.

  • Maureen
    Posted at 10:52h, 07 May Reply

    This is a beautiful boho dress! I love the drop waist, color but most of all, the print. There is something about florals that make me happy but I also do know that not all of them do. It has to be a certain way or style otherwise it can be very busy and just not all appealing. This doesn’t do that at all and is very eye pleasing. I hope your little girl, Truffles, have luck with her new medication. Keeping my fingers crossed! We did not celebrate Cinco De Mayo. We normally don’t. We did cook up burritos so perhaps that can be called a celebration?! I hope your week is off to a great start and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:35h, 08 May Reply

      Hi Maureen!
      Thank you so much.! It really caught my eye with the peach color and the print. I know what you mean, I have a fair amount of florals in my closet, many are larger prints, or colors I love. Thank you about Truffles, I have hope that this may work, as we dont want her to be anxious the whole trip. Burritos count! We dont usually go out, but it was fun having a few tasty margaritas! Enjoy your week too! xx

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 06:07h, 07 May Reply

    That is such a beautiful dress my friend!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 08 May Reply

      Hi Debbie! Thank you so much! It would look wonderful on you too and your coloring. I loved the boho style 🙂 xx

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 17:27h, 06 May Reply

    Very pretty dress! The style and colours really suit you. I love the platform sandals too!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  • Samantha Blair
    Posted at 13:23h, 06 May Reply

    Oh Jess… this dress is ADORABLE on you!!
    So pretty and feminine.
    XXX
    Samantha

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:57h, 06 May Reply

      Thank you Sam! It caught my eye a month ago when it showed on mango. I love the floaty style and the colors. Thanks for stopping! xx

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 12:47h, 06 May Reply

    Lovely dress! I love the color and it looks great with your coloring!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 12:45h, 06 May Reply

    I’m adoring those little platform sandles! I’ve been on a mission for a pair to wear this summer.
    Lisa

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:00h, 06 May Reply

      HI Lisa
      I love espadrilles and these have been a favorite with a flat platform base. I linked up the same style from Steve Madden except the braided part. Lots of great styles. xx

  • Lesley
    Posted at 11:39h, 06 May Reply

    That’s a really beautiful floral dress! I love the print and how spring-y it is 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:59h, 06 May Reply

      Thanks so much! I loved the peach, rust and blush tones in it. xx

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 10:53h, 06 May Reply

    This is a beautiful look just right for spring and summer. I love it! Happy Monday!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:19h, 06 May Reply

      Thank you Cheryl! It is so comfortable and light! Happy Monday! xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:45h, 06 May Reply

    I just love how you talked about wearing this with boots too!! It’s so gorgeous!!
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 06 May Reply

      Thank you Jodie! I went a bit bonkers and bought a few dresses at Retail from mango. I really do love their collection this year and it will be fun to wear year round with a long cardi and boots in the Fall. xx

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 08:42h, 06 May Reply

    This dress is so flattering on you. I love the accessories you chose, too. The Jord watch–perfect–who knew? I’m so glad that Mango is using more mature models.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:31h, 06 May Reply

      Hi Kim! Thank you. I did work with Jord back inthe day and have a few watches I love. This natural watch is one of my favorites. Yes, I love that too! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:27h, 06 May Reply

    This dress is stunning on you Jess!The colors are perfect and the fit is so flattering. You have the figure and the legs to rock this dress. I think your plans to wear it with OTK boots in fall will be great, it will look so good! You have to let me know how the gel works on Truffles, you know my Sophie gets so anxious too. Hope it works!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:32h, 06 May Reply

      Thank you Kellyann! When I first got it, I was unsure of the length, but I love it and can see it worn with flat sandals too. It is so easy breezy and I loved the peachy colors. I will keep you posted about the gel and how it works! xx

  • Marta
    Posted at 07:24h, 06 May Reply

    Gorgeous dress, florals are always a good choice. I like the cut, that bottom part after the cut looks very flowy and breezy.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 06 May Reply

      Hi Marta! The cut is what I loved too about the dress, a boho vibe with rust and peachy colors, it caught my eye straightaway! xx

  • Jaymie Ashcraft
    Posted at 07:06h, 06 May Reply

    This dress is so pretty!
    I love the pattern.
    Jaymie
    http://www.jaymieashcraft.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:34h, 06 May Reply

      Thank you Jaymie! Me too! I think I will be wearing it often. xx

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 03:49h, 06 May Reply

    Mango are killing it this year with their ss19 collection Jess. This dress is absolutely beautiful. I love the clutch bag too. I think I remember you wearing it before. I hope your journey works out ok xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:22h, 06 May Reply

    What a beautiful boho inspired dress! Those colors are so perfect for you!

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