Trending now: Emerald Green Maxi Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Trending now: Emerald Green Maxi Dress


Hello Ladies

I am sharing with you my very first maxi dress! I loved the color, a emerald blue green maxi, silky material with some cool tassel ties around the waist.I joined the bandwagon at last!


A trendy tassel tie around the waist.


One of my favorite bracelets from Chaos NY c/o 


A pair of my favorite vintage earrings with mint, pearl and silver tones.


This is the day after my Birthday. Had a great time out on a boat on Lake Norman. We rented a pontoon, had little lifejackets for the pups, packed a great lunch with some Pinot Grigio and I was going in that lake, as my mom would say, (celebrate your “good days”) as I think we all should do!  I will share pics of my day’s excursions on Instagram, and may try to put some on the blog. Before EDS, I was always active, very sports minded, so I wanted to do something for my Bday that reminded me of that. Part relaxation-part fun in the water. I received some dresses and the clutch you have seen, so fun and fashion, what more could a girl ask for? ! will be posting more boat outing pics on Instagram.You should have seen the little ones in their life jackets, which came with a handle on top as to be an excellent place to grab them if they fell in, but I held up Truffles and said, “Look hon, a doggie purse!” haha

Ok, now where was I. On to fashion…This was bought from the Loft, where I first fell in love with the color. After seeing many ladies in the style, I decided it was time I got one. The comfort and ease of styling was a factor I considered to be a plus.

I love the tassel as the tie for the waist, details such as this are what I often look for as well. I paired with with my black fringe sandals,and the vintage earrings. It is no wonder women love maxi dresses for their ease and the feminine factor as well.

What do you like about maxi dresses?  Do you now own a collection of them 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jess xo

linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Linkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday,   Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday  Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  / Forage Fashion 


  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 01:39h, 13 July Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Yopu look awesome in green

  • Chelsea
    Posted at 21:37h, 12 July Reply

    Jess! This emerald green maxi looks beautiful! Love a red head in green 🙂

    Ginger Side of Life

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 13:11h, 12 July Reply

    This green dress is so pretty on you! Love the ties on it and your gorgeous jewelry you paired it with.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:22h, 12 July Reply

      Thanks Carrie! The color is what caught my eye 🙂 x

  • Shaira Manalo
    Posted at 10:04h, 12 July Reply

    Wow, what gorgeous flowy maxi dress. The color suits your skin tone too. Pretty! <3

    Looking forward to see more of your posts. Do you have an instagram account? Maybe we could follow each other. Let me know by leaving a comment on my blog or sending me a request. I'll follow back 🙂 Thanks!

    IG: @shairangelique

    Have a nice day! 🙂


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:34h, 12 July Reply

      Thank you Shaira! Nice meeting you. I loved it because of the color., I have an IG account and am quite active on it. Just click on my IG icon on my blog, or it is
      IG: @elegantlydressandstylish, sure lets follow each other, happy to do so, you as well! xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:35h, 12 July Reply

      Hi hon, I am now following you on IG< would love if you followed as well. x

  • Gaby Mayr
    Posted at 08:39h, 12 July Reply

    I love the dress, gorgeous look.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:31h, 12 July Reply

      Thank you Gaby! Would love for you to linkup to my Turning Heads Tuesday fashion party next week! xx

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 21:06h, 11 July Reply

    Hello gorgeous goddess in green! Fabulous look! And … a doggy purse .. hee hee … cute!!
    Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday. Hope you’re having a super weekend!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:30h, 12 July Reply

      Thanks Dawn! We had fun on the boat for my bday, and I posted the pups pics on FB and IG< lifejackets 🙂 I do like the maxi dress, will have to add to next year. xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 14:25h, 11 July Reply

    You look like a grecian goddess! Love the maxi and tassel details, both on the dress and bracelet . Gorgeous you!
    xx, Elle
    oh, and the sandals, TOO! 🙂
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:29h, 12 July Reply

      Thank you Elle, Sunday is my catch up day working on the blog and checking out my friends ! Glad you like it, super comfortable too, I can see the appeal xo

  • Lisa Maynard
    Posted at 11:29h, 11 July Reply
  • Ada
    Posted at 07:52h, 11 July Reply

    This teal maxi is stunning and I love the dangly statement earrings, also. You are beautiful, Jess. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:23h, 11 July Reply

      Ada, thank you, you are too sweet! Would you be available to co-host soon? xx

  • Debra
    Posted at 21:20h, 10 July Reply

    I have only one maxi dress which I haven’t worn this season. But I live them too. Yours is especially pretty from the gorgeous color to the cool tassels. Great look on you!☺ Hope your weekend is full of love. Xo


  • Kelly Madera
    Posted at 16:25h, 10 July Reply

    Red heads always look best in green. Gorgeous hair and dress.

    XO K

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:21h, 11 July Reply

      Thank you ! That is what caught my eye:-) xx
      I don’t know if you got to link up, but I hold a Turning Heads Tuesday fashion link up party everyweek, love 4 you to be there.x

  • Atul @ CharuFashions
    Posted at 01:32h, 10 July Reply

    The beautiful green makes this maxi dress so fabulous!

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 21:23h, 09 July Reply

    This is a great first maxi dress to have – you will want to reach for it over and over again. I do have a handful of maxi dresses, they are just so comfy to wear this time of the year.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:21h, 10 July Reply

      Thanks Alice, glad you like it, and I can see a few more in my future 🙂 x

  • Carl
    Posted at 19:29h, 09 July Reply

    I believe emerald green was Pantone’s 2013 ‘Color of the Year’, and it still shows its longevity — you make it look fabulous, especially b/c of your hair color! Now that you’re hooked on the maxi dress, you must work on finding ‘summer to autumn’ transition colors, such as a rust-colored orange,
    mustard yellow or brown 😉

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:21h, 09 July Reply

      Thank you Carl 🙂 I am good on those colors for fall.. I appreciate it though. So right, transitional clothes are great to have. I appreciate your lovely comment xx

  • Bogi RedReticule
    Posted at 17:34h, 09 July Reply

    Such a beautiful and flowy dress! Gorgeous look, Jess!
    Red Reticule

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:20h, 09 July Reply

      Thank you Bogi I think I will get more maxis 🙂 Enjoy your day xx

  • Johanna
    Posted at 16:40h, 09 July Reply

    I have the same dress in red! You’re killing it in emerald!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:20h, 09 July Reply

      Thank you! Oooo, I bet the red is super pretty too!

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 13:37h, 09 July Reply

    What a stunning dress…and I too love the details you mentioned.

    Glad you got out and enjoyed your day.

    Ha ha! A doggie purse : )


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:41h, 09 July Reply

      Thanks Suzanne! I will try and post them on IG soon, you will see what I mean! 🙂 xx

  • Lindsay Ava
    Posted at 12:18h, 09 July Reply

    You look stunning in this dress! That green is gorgeous and the flow of it is beautiful 🙂

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 11:59h, 09 July Reply

    A warm welcome to the Maxi Dress Collective, Jess! And what a first dress to kick off your collection with. Be warned, they can be addictive! The colour is so flattering on you; I’m drawn to that emerald gree too. All those jewel tones are so beautiful. I think I have 6 (eek) maxi dresses now plus a maxi skirt. I just find them so easy and flattering to wear; you can dress them up with it feeling ott or keep them casual but chic.

    So pleased you were able to enjoy your special day.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:46h, 09 July Reply

      Yes! Thank you I know, I am sure. To me, anything that feels this comfortable. I agree! We had alot of fun on the boat, thanks again! xx

  • asallows
    Posted at 10:58h, 09 July Reply

    What a beautiful dress! That colour is lovely on you, and the necklace is super cool!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:19h, 09 July Reply

      Thanks so much ! It is super comfy too 🙂 x

  • Patti
    Posted at 10:20h, 09 July Reply

    You chose a beauty for your first maxi dress – the color and shape suit you wonderfully. Would love to see the little ones in their safety vests! xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 09 July Reply

      Thank you Patti! I am going to post some on IG FB and Twitter once i upload them. So cute.

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 09:32h, 09 July Reply

    I love this dress! The color is so pretty and I love the details too. Those shoes are perfect with it!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 09 July Reply

      Thank you Megan, a bit of fringe and tassel. I loved the color too! xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 08:26h, 09 July Reply

    Gorgeous in green!
    Happy Thursday, lady!


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