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Trending: Stripes and Espadrilles- Casual Midi Dress and Zara Espadrilles

Happy Monday friends!

Well, it is officially summer! Kidding. But here in Charlotte it almost feels like it is! 85 degree days and sunshine have been the weather for the past 4 days. ย I love the sun as it does help my mood but the heat can hold off for a few more months! This weekend we enjoyed just sitting out by Lake Norman bringing the pups and having lunch out. I’ve been having a hard time health wise struggling with coming down on one of my pain medications. I won’t go into it only to say that this illness certainly does challenge me both physically and mentally at times.

Since it was one of those days, I wanted to wear something cool and yet comfortable. I never sacrifice comfort in my style of dress, as I think you can have both- style and comfort, and still look put together. I bought this striped dress about a year ago and had yet to wear it on the blog. I like stripes that are different, cut differently at an angle, a statement sleeve, or something to catch my eye. I loved the grey black and olive colors and knew they would be perfect with fun espadrilles I purchased from Zara last year.

The platform and criss cross straps would go nicely with many outfits and I pictured them with a safari dress style as well. I want to look for some wooden accessories to wear with this look and today thought I would wear my maple wood Jord watch and my chocolate straw bag to accompany this look.

Another thing I love about this striped dress is the diagonal stripes. When stripes are at an angle, I consider them to be more figure flattering as the eye focus toward the narrow portion at the hip. Take a look at what I mean by one of my other favorite striped skirts HERE.

Outfit details:

dress- Target, last yr.

Espadrilles: zara last yr

Straw bag- Poshmark

watch – c/o Jord

Do you love stripes? Are you a fan of espadrilles?

Have fun shopping and Stay Stylish-

Jess xo

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    May 3, 2017 at 6:45 am

    The dress and espadrilles pair beautifully together! I have a few pairs of espadrilles but it’s not quite warm enough here yet to wear them…I was wearing boots at the weekend!

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 3, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Hi Emma! thank you. It is pretty warm here now.. going to be 80s today! I bought a couple more pairs from dsw at a steal, they are shoes I will continue to wear. xx

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    April 29, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Lovely dress Jess and I adore your espadrilles ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 2, 2017 at 9:29 am

      Thank you Claire! It is such a comfy spring-summer dress! Ive always been a fan of espadrilles. xx

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    Nicole Mรถlders
    April 28, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Another gorgeous dress! Wow you are wearing heels!

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    Anna Marcus
    April 28, 2017 at 1:42 am

    I love this dress, Jess. It is simple but yet very elegant and look really nice in it. The espadrilles are lovely, you are right, they could worn with so many different outfits. Very nice look indeed

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 28, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Thanks so much Anna! It is one of the most comfortable dresses I own and I want to style it with some wooden jewelry and perhaps a woven straw bag .. Those espadrilles were too cool to pass up last year. xx

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    April 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I swear Jessica, every color you wear I think it your color!! This is such a gorgeous look and you look amazing in olive!

    xx, Elise

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    April 25, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Cool dress and I love the fun and unique espadrilles with it.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 26, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Thank you Jess! Im all about the espadrille this year! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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    April 25, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I love those espadrilles! That dress is super cute and I love the chevron pattern on the dress!


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    April 25, 2017 at 2:59 am

    Amazing style, effortlessly chic. x Jacqui

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 25, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Thank you Jacqui! I am not a stripes person per say, but if there is an interesting cut or detail with stripes, then Im in! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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    Luci's Morsels
    April 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    You look fabulous! This is the perfect outfit for warm spring days!

    Luciโ€™s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate the comment! We have had a ton of rain lately but the day it was shot it was sunny at 82 degrees! x

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    April 24, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Lovely dress and fab accessories, Jess – love those sandals! Sorry you’ve been feeling unwell – you are in my thoughts. xox


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      Jess Jannenga
      April 24, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you Patti! Its easy to wear and I loved these sandals when I bought them ;last year xx I appreciate the well wishes!

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    April 24, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I do think it’s amazing that you still dress fabulously while dealing with your EDS, Jess!!

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      jessica jannenga (@jessicajannenga)
      April 24, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Thank you Jodie. It does give me a “emotional boost”. If i were to dress like I used to, in black yoga pants and black tops, for me, it would be a downer. I need something to brighten my day even when I feel badly. This dress is so comfortable, it is like wearing a nightgown! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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    April 24, 2017 at 7:25 am

    This is a great dress!! You look wonderful!

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