THT- Styling Another Linen Dress for Summer - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish - Fashion Over 50
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THT- Styling Another Linen Dress for Summer

 

Today I am styling another linen dress for Summer. I told you I was Linen Obsessed!

Neutral Linen Look- The “Safari” look

I’ve always liked “Safari looks” or Utilitarian styles. I have never been on Safari and the closest I’ve come to a Gorilla was at the Pittsburgh Zoo. (Charlotte doesn’t have one!)

Each year, as I mentioned, I do add a few linen pieces to my Summer wardrobe. I find myself reaching over and over for these pieces, and this Summer it is proven necessary!  We have hit real feels or 104 and days that are 100. This isn’t exactly the norm in June for Charlotte. Fortunately, there is cotton, linen, the beach and pool to cool us off!

I initially had bought this linen dress from ZARA, only to have not read the small print as I thought the leaves were embroidery. They were beads. Tiny white beads on this structured tan linen shirtdress. I really loved the substantial material and thought the dress was fabulous but after some thought, I realized it was going to be too tough to keep clean. Between sweating and having to dry clean it, I thought it was not the practical choice for me, so I returned it.

See the hundreds of beads?! It pays to read descriptions! 

Then I came across this tan linen shirtdress on Mango Outlet for a fraction of the Zara dress. Lo and behold! It is machine washable, so that was the selling point as well. Many linen pieces can be washed in cold and air dried, just not ones with beading, or any special adornment.

You saw this dress styled with similar accessories, and that i what I love about styling some of these classic and simple pieces. This is my other favorite Mango leather woven belt I bought last year. The belt contains of brown, olive, mustard, and rust. Just my favorite shades! My favorite summer clutch adds some fun texture to the look and the olive drop earrings add to the palette. Here is another great linen midi dress on Mango for sale!

Love this belt 

and this one too, ( on sale!)

Being that it is a shirtdress, it can also be worn over a pair of denim and tank top as a topper. When you purchase, think of more than one way you could wear it.

Life Lately

First off, can you believe it is almost July?? Where does the time go, and why doesn’t January and February move as fast?

There are a few birthdays in July (mine included) moms and my niece.

I mentioned yesterday that my brother and family came down for the week, and my other brother is 10 minutes away. My sister is in South Charlotte, I am in North. So, the whole family was at the house, in the pool each day! We went boating one day and have been eating on the water at our favorite restaurants. This weekend, I had to recover a bit and was kind of exhausted! We were laughing at the multitude of swans, unicorns and flamingos in the pool taking up 1/3 of it!

Outfit

Linen shirt dress- Mango Outlet

Belt ( last year Mango) ( similar option)

sandals- Mango ( similar)

clutch- Mango  ( similar, Similar)

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32 Comments
  • Leslie Susan Clingan
    Posted at 22:08h, 05 July Reply

    Ran over to Etsy to put that belt in my cart. Only 4 left. They are going like hot cakes.
    As much as I iron, you’d think I would embrace linen but I have always been gun shy because of the wrinkles. But it
    has such a perfect summery vibe. You look fabulous and I love the accessories.

    Our pool tends to look like a unicorn and flamingo corral at times, too. So glad you had a good week with all the
    family. Hope you give yourself some grace and don’t overdo this week. Indulge in some cat naps or quiet time.

  • Nancy Weiss
    Posted at 20:03h, 04 July Reply

    You have a wonderful since of style Jess. July is a very busy month for us as well. I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration.

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 04:08h, 01 July Reply

    Loving all things linen this season. And I am especially loving your linen dress here today!

    Rosemary

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 04:07h, 01 July Reply

    Loving all things linen this season and I a especially loving your linen dress today!

    Rosemary

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 05:47h, 30 June Reply

    Such a stylish summer look! I love the wide belt. Beaded dresses are so pretty but a real faff to clean and iron!

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

  • Michelle
    Posted at 00:02h, 30 June Reply

    Oh yikes on the dress with the beads! But I can see why you thought it was embroidery from the photo. With the long sleeves you will probably be able to take it into early Fall. Since you mentioned the Safari look, I Krupp thinking how nice it would look with boots also.

    Michelle ‘
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 05:25h, 29 June Reply

    I completely understand why you’re a but mad about linen in the summer. I love wearing it too, especially in August. It’s just teh perfect fabric for the heat. Your dress is gorgeous. I would have sent the other one back too. I would imagine the beads are a bit heavy on linen as well?
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  • Lovely
    Posted at 04:25h, 29 June Reply

    Linen is perfect for summer and this dress is so beautiful. Love how you styled it!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  • Gail
    Posted at 01:46h, 29 June Reply

    A lovely linen dress with your legendary styling is becoming a signature look! Pity about the beads on the Zara dress but I actually prefer this one x

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 00:35h, 29 June Reply

    I say keep the linen coming, especially this time of year! It looks great on you!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Ashley
    Posted at 23:44h, 28 June Reply

    So super chic, Jess! I love the neutral tones- perfect for summer!

    I’m going with a bright pink floral in my new post but you’re inspiring me to get back to neutrals asap.

    -Ashley

  • Cat Coluccio
    Posted at 18:23h, 28 June Reply

    You look stunning as always, and I especially love the earrings and bag!

  • Fonda @Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 17:58h, 28 June Reply

    Linen is so good for the summer. You look so classy!

  • Jodie Filogomo
    Posted at 17:36h, 28 June Reply

    Thinking about washing it is a smart thing to do Jess. This one is just as beautiful, and I love how you can wear it as a duster too.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Maureen
    Posted at 17:07h, 28 June Reply

    You are rocking this look Jess! This is such a beautiful dress and love the added belt. Summer has been so hot in my neck of the woods. We are doing our best to enjoy it. Sounds like you are having a fun-tastic time!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Neti
    Posted at 17:05h, 28 June Reply

    I love this dress on you Jess. Linen is very expensive fabric to buy right now and I’m always looking for affordables.
    Happy Summer my Dear.
    XO
    http://www.mtoomuch.com

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 14:47h, 28 June Reply

    That dress is definitely a versatile summer staple! I love your pretty woven belt with it! I just have a plain one that I wear often, but I think I need to collect a few more! Variety is the spice of life!

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 14:15h, 28 June Reply

    What a stunning outfit! You look amazing as always! Sounds like you had a great time with your family. We have a lot of July birthdays as well – my husband, step-dad, sister, grandpa and cousin all have them within a week of each other lol!!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  • Di Cook
    Posted at 09:33h, 28 June Reply

    You look like a golden summer goddess! The warm hue neutrals are so perfect on you. A shirtwaist dress is so versatile, I can easily see it for fall, too. Also, your belt is a beautiful statement piece with this dress. Enjoy your week and thanks for the link up!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 09:15h, 28 June Reply

    Love this neutral look!

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

  • mireille
    Posted at 08:37h, 28 June Reply

    I love that you will be able to wear this dress as a topper too! I have been reaching for my tan linen pants since I got them: wearing them right now!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 07:56h, 28 June Reply

    Gah, I forgot to say thanks for the feature! That was a lovely surprise!

    Shelbee

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 07:55h, 28 June Reply

    Jess, I love this safari style on you! What a great dress and your accessories are all on point, too. That beaded dress is so pretty as well but dry cleaning…no thanks! Stay cool, my friend!

    Shelbee

  • Pamela
    Posted at 07:33h, 28 June Reply

    Spot on Jess, I think this will be useful well after the Summer heat has abated too!
    Pamela
    http://www.style-yourself-confident.com

  • Jill
    Posted at 07:28h, 28 June Reply

    This is such a chic summer look! Love your styling!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 07:08h, 28 June Reply

    I love this dress. It’s perfect for a hot summer, it’s light and breezy and also saves your arms from being burned. You look very stylish. Love the belt and the hand bag too, they are perfect accessories for this safari look
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

  • Mica - Away From The Blue
    Posted at 06:40h, 28 June Reply

    That shirtdress is lovely on you and I really like the statement belt with it! I definitely only buy things I can machine wash – got to be able to do that with kids, haha!

    Thanks for the link up! Hope you are having a good week 🙂

  • Nancy
    Posted at 05:26h, 28 June Reply

    For the first time in ages I ordered a linen blouse and it is so nice when it’s hot! I love your neutrals, and thatbelt is really gorgeous!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 05:06h, 28 June Reply

    Good call with the dress – dry cleaning means it won’t get worn much in my book. This is the perfect linen piece. I need to check out the outlet. You wear the safari style so well Jess!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • Hilda Smith
    Posted at 03:33h, 28 June Reply

    Jess I absolutely love this look and am tempted to look for this dress…. That belt is also perfect with it and lifts it to another level. I could not cope with that heat. But we are having a miserable summer so far.

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:36h, 28 June Reply

    Love this linen dress and how you styled it with a safari vibe! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

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