Turning Heads Linkup – A Pine Green Gingham Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup – A Pine Green Gingham Dress

Hello friends

Well, its Turning Heads Tuesday and also our 19th Wedding Anniversary! Despite the fact we can’t travel, we will celebrate by ordering from one of my favorite restaurants, one of our favorite, called The Fig Tree. I shared my 50th Birthday celebration there,  2 years ago on the blog.

Today is all about keeping cool in this linen green gingham sundress from Mango.

Outfit and Happenings

We planned on going to Europe for our 20th next year, but as you know its all up in the air. In the meantime, I’ll try and make the best of the day at home. There is also a heatwave here in the South and the real feel has been near 100 on certain days. Ah, anything over 90 is hot, right?

I Have been able to get my hair done twice so far, after quarentine, and use Kerestase products for conditioning and also for blow drying. But it is a challenge in the summer to avoid the sweat and fallen frizzy hair you get when it is this hot. See my little pain patch below? I have one more step to get off of it! It’s been a long journey!

Now, back to the dress.

When you live in the South, it is mandatory to have linen clothes. Really! You may have seen this dress, which has a vintage vibe and a colorful plaid. This dress has a vintage vibe as well, and I loved that it wasn’t traditional black and white, but pine green. The buttons down the front and midi style are a great detail as well.

I wore the dress I had on yesterday to a new vineyard, and yes we practically go each Saturday and don’t get tired of it. The scenery was beautiful , again near the Blue Ridge mountains and they have some of the best wine at this NC Vineyard. No Scuppernog or Muscadine thank you! I love dry wines! I prefer reds but in the summer, I am all about either chilled wine, or some refreshing whites. We had a new grape to try this weekend, The Mansing Grape. Touted as a “Red lovers white wine” it was very refreshing, crisp and with pear and fruity tones. A new favorite. My sister and niece joined us as we social distanced and brought the pups as well. I am a happy camper when I am around great company  enjoying wines, and could sit looking at the view all day. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and they were wearing masks as well as selling the wines outdoor.

I bought this dress last year and this is its first debut! I have had a real desire to shop a bit, but isnt it funny when you are ready to shop, you don’t find much!

Are you a fan of gingham like I am ?


Mango plaid linen dress

Chinese Laundry Sandals

Rebecca Minkoff purse

Prada Sunnies

Vintage earrings- Charleston

Most clicked Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living

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Pinterest pic-Kellyann of This Blondes Shopping Bag

Printed Sleeveless Top + Orange Pants + Hot Pink Heels


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  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 10:48h, 23 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary!!!
    Your choice of colors are always perfect, Jess. You look amazing in this dress!


  • Nancy Weiss
    Posted at 22:25h, 19 July Reply

    Hello Jess,

    Happy 19th wedding Anniversary! I’m sure you both enjoyed yourselves. I hope that next year you get to go to Europe. I’ve never used Keratese shampoo but I’ve heard really good things about it. I’ll have to give it a try now because your hair looks fabulous.

  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 23:18h, 18 July Reply

    Pine green. One of my favorite shades of green. So pretty on you with your lovely coloring and complexion. I tried on a similarly cut dress today in a gray-blue stripe. Loved it on the hanger but it had this very strange lining in it that I got stuck on my hips and couldn’t get the dress up or down or buttoned!! Not sure what in the world was wrong. This gingham is perfection on you. And those earrings…swoon!! Happy anniversary…hope you can make your travel plans come true next year.

  • Tracy
    Posted at 10:40h, 17 July Reply

    That dress is perfect on you!

    Find Your Dazzle

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 19:11h, 16 July Reply

    Happy anniversary! I love your dress, gingham is great for Summer. It’s true that when you feel like shopping you don’t find anything you like, but when you’re trying not to spend temptation is everywhere!

    Emma xxx

  • Straight A Style
    Posted at 15:27h, 16 July Reply

    I am loving your green gingham!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 19:36h, 15 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary (and late Birthday)!!


  • MK Graetz
    Posted at 12:02h, 15 July Reply

    This outfit could NOT be more gorgeous, especially with your beautiful hair!

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 06:20h, 15 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary, Jess. This dress is perfect for you.


  • Lizzie
    Posted at 04:30h, 15 July Reply

    As always, you look stunning!


  • isthismutton
    Posted at 02:28h, 15 July Reply

    Gorgeous gingham dress Jess, love the earrings too! Enjoy your anniversary!

  • Grace
    Posted at 23:21h, 14 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary! Love that dress and hope you are able to go to Europe next year 🙂

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 21:58h, 14 July Reply

    I don’t even bother with my hair in the summer because no matter what I try it will turn curly and frizzy so I just try to work with it and tame my curls a bit! When the humidity goes down then I can try to straighten it again. Yours always seems to look good so whatever you are doing, you’ve got it down! I love your beautiful dress! The softer colors in the print are so pretty!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 21:53h, 14 July Reply

    Just love this green color, a color I am not used to seeing in ginghams prints, but love it!! Oh, it is hotter than heck here, too! I hope you get your special trip next year. This Covid stuff has been so frustrating and never-ending.


  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 21:32h, 14 July Reply

    Happy anniversary! This dress is so pretty & I love that the green is a little unexpected.

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 20:39h, 14 July Reply

    Happy anniversary, Jess! I hope you’re able to make it to Europe next year!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Neti*
    Posted at 18:12h, 14 July Reply

    Love the dress Jess and Gingham is so nice in the summer. Enjoy. . .

  • Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    Posted at 15:59h, 14 July Reply

    Ohh happy anniversary ♥
    Yes I like gingham and you look gorgeous in this amazing dress Jess.

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 15:51h, 14 July Reply

    Happy anniversary Jess! We’ve celebrated our 34th anniversary last Sunday, but we didn’t do anything – not even bought cards!!! It’s such strange old times we felt it just didn’t seem right. I look forward to getting away some day or visiting our favourite restaurant soon! I love the dress though, it’s a mint green shade that looks perfect on you! Jacqui x

  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 15:22h, 14 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary Jess. I love this green gingham dress on you. Enjoy the rest of your week and your celebrations!
    Alison xx

  • Theresa
    Posted at 14:51h, 14 July Reply

    Oh my, Jess. I am so loving this dress. It is very vintage-y looking and the color is fantastic, especially with your complexion and hair color. Earrings are gorgeous.Your accessories are spot on as usual My husband and I were supposed to be in Europe for six weeks this June/July including a transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary. Hoping for next year, but things are so crazy, who knows?

    Happy anniversary. Hope you get to belatedly celebrate with a fun trip in the near future!

  • meagansmoda
    Posted at 12:59h, 14 July Reply

    I just love Mango. I recently ordered a pair of high waist denim shorts and a cargo jacket from there. Love this unexpected green gingham print! It’s definitely a great color with your hair.


  • Jodie
    Posted at 12:45h, 14 July Reply

    Happy anniversary!! I love this dress Jess.

  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 11:49h, 14 July Reply

    Oh how I love this Gingham in green!! And I so understand you…I would make vineyard outings a regular thing too! There’s actually one not too far from me- I think they just might have re-opened…when I get back home from taking care of my daughter and baby, it will be a sure date for the hubs and me:) xx

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 11:31h, 14 July Reply

    Happy anniversary Jess! I love your dress and you are so good at color coordination. I always gravitate toward the colors you choose. Thanks for the shout out lady!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:24h, 14 July Reply

    Happy anniversary! You look great in dresses and you look great in green so this look is a sure win-win Jess. You look lovely.

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 11:10h, 14 July Reply

    I do love some gingham goodness. You look darling in this dress. XO

  • eva @ StyleMyThrift.com
    Posted at 11:06h, 14 July Reply

    you have a lot of fun occasions these days! Birthday and Anniversary! Happy to both for you! and i love this Gingham Jess!
    xo eva

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 10:51h, 14 July Reply

    I love this dress and it looks perfect for going out. I prefer linen more and more. Happy anniversary! I hope your plans next year get the “go ahead”. Gosh, who knows, these days! The wine sounds great!

  • Maureen
    Posted at 10:48h, 14 July Reply

    Happy 19th wedding anniversary Jess! I hope you guys have a good day celebrating even if it’s at home. I love your green linen dress. It looks so pretty and unique! It’s been in the three digits for us in my neck of the woods so I can relate to what you are saying. At least you guys are going out, I don’t even try because it’s just too much hassle. I hope your day is going well so far and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 09:11h, 14 July Reply

    Happy anniversary! I am glad you are still finding a way to celebrate. You are reminding me to take out my colorful purses: haven’t given them a spin lately.

  • Shauna
    Posted at 08:54h, 14 July Reply

    Just love this color for summer! So fresh!



  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 08:47h, 14 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary! The dress is darling!

  • HelloIm50ish
    Posted at 08:35h, 14 July Reply


    Happy anniversary!
    That is a wonderful gingham dress on you!

    I don’t know where my comment went so I ding it again!
    I hope you do get to Europe soon to celebrate your anniversary!
    We had to cancel our trip this year too.
    Hopefully we will flatten the curve and once again be able to travel overseas again.

    Keeping my fingers crossed.

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 08:35h, 14 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary! I can’t get enough gingham in the summer and this dress is gorgeous on you! Love your green bag!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • HelloIm50ish
    Posted at 08:32h, 14 July Reply

    Happy anniversary Jess!

    Your look wonderful in your green gingham dress!
    We miss traveling to Europe and hope we can resume travel soon!
    This coronavirus has really changed so much in our lives that I hope we can flatten the curve before Christmas.
    I just wrote about taking a road trip from Atlanta to Park City and was amazed at the people along the way.
    Now Utah mandates wearing masks in stores and public areas that are crowded.

    We’ll have to see and wait if this virus can get under control.


  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 07:56h, 14 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary! Love the green gingham on you.

  • Chanda
    Posted at 07:12h, 14 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary Jess – I LOVE this dress on you! I hope I can find one similar in yellow gingham! 🙂

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:32h, 14 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary to you and Roy! I am loving this green gingham on you. The color is magnificent and gingham is always so good! I think it has actually been hotter in northern NY the past few weeks than it has been in the south. We have had days upon days of mid-90 degree temperatures with more coming next week. It is just too hot for me. Stay cool, my friend!


  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:09h, 14 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary! I do hope that next year you get to travel to Europe and you can take this beautiful linen dress! Thanks for the link up and it was so nice to see my post was the pinterest pic!

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 03:19h, 14 July Reply

    Have a lovely anniversary Jess I hope you get your holiday plans back on track xx

  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 03:00h, 14 July Reply

    Happy Anniversary to you both Jess, I do hope you enjoyed your celebrations . I always love gingham in any colour , it is so fresh and fun to wear. Your dress is just lovely and suits you perfectly. Many thanks for hosting.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 02:46h, 14 July Reply

    Such an adorable dress, Jess! And your purse is a perfect match! Just lovely.

  • Mica
    Posted at 02:43h, 14 July Reply

    That’s a beautiful dress on you and of course I love the bag! Perfect with it!

    happy anniversary to you! We went to Europe last year for our 10 year wedding anniversary and I’m glad we did, lots of happy memories with the kids and it’s looking like there won’t be any international travel until after march next year Qantas (the Australian airline) is saying! It’s such a shame things aren’t safe lately 🙁

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a great start 🙂

  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 02:17h, 14 July Reply

    Happy anniversary! I hope you have a fun time celebrating at home. I love your green dress, and I couldn’t agree more that it’s hard to find stuff shopping when you’re finally ready to look for something specific!

    Miles of smiles,


  • Nancy s Fashion Style
    Posted at 02:01h, 14 July Reply

    Happy anniversary! What a lovely dress. Gingham is such a Summer print isn t it! And even better that the dress is linen. Enjoy your dinner!

  • Anna
    Posted at 01:30h, 14 July Reply

    Happy anniversary, Jess, hopefully we will be able to travel next year. Love your dress, you can be anywhere in the world where during the summer period and look like you belong :).

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