Garden Party Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Garden Party Dress



Hello Lovely Ladies,

Just looking at this dress makes me think I ought to be at a garden party. The pink, the blue flowers with the green leaves stemming out as if the dress represents the flowers I would love in a garden.




Today is Friday, so a bit of short and sweet is what I will leave you with. Here in North Carolina where I live, the idea of a garden would be lovely, but not always feasible in the temperatures we endure. So, instead, I wear my Garden Party dress with open toe shoes ad quilted lady-like steel blue Kate Spade bag, that so closely resembles the roses in the dress.

Karina makes this Audrey dress in a retro-style and the fit works with my “inverted triangle shape’ See more on this HERE>

I added touches of green in my earrings, necklace and cardigan, almost as the fresh grass reminds one of spring and gardens. Instead of a garden party, I am much more of a tea party kind of girl! Not the political type I tell you, but the kind with small little sandwiches, delicious teas and shortbread.

I will leave you with this song, as it is the first one that came to mind when writing the post about this vintage-styled dress:

Here are the lyrics:

I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends
A chance to share old memories and play our songs again
When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name
No one recognized me, I didn’t look the same

But it’s all right now, I learned my lesson well
You see, ya can’t please everyone, so ya got to please yourself..

Isn’t that the truth! So, whether it’s working in your garden, enjoying nature or just the relaxing time of the upcoming weekend, enjoy!

Jess xo

 – Garden Party Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 17:39h, 19 June Reply

    Thanks 4 linking up to Top of the World Style. You have the most awesome floral dresses!

  • Alena
    Posted at 18:26h, 17 June Reply

    Beautiful dress! Love the vibrant color and style!

    Alena &

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:28h, 17 June Reply

      thak you, enjoy your week!. this is one of my favs. xx

  • Lisa Maynard
    Posted at 13:12h, 16 June Reply

    Love your dres XO! Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing with #LINKUPWITHLISA @

  • Theresa
    Posted at 11:37h, 16 June Reply

    I love, love, love floral print dresses and this one is so lovely. Got a nice retro vibe to it. I’ve never bought a Karina dress. But I like that classic vintage inspired style and print. Will have to check them out!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:12h, 16 June Reply

      Thank you Theresa! I am an affiliate of Karina, so if you are considering looking/buying would you mind clicking on my karina pic on the right side. This is a fav dress xx

  • Red Reticule
    Posted at 19:52h, 15 June Reply

    This is such a fun and playful summer dress! I adore the vibrant colors.
    Red Reticule | Red Reticule Collection

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:56h, 15 June Reply

      Thank you Bogi! It is a favorite. 🙂 I hope to see you tomorrow at my Turning Heads Tuesday link up! You know I love your style! xx

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    Posted at 18:01h, 15 June Reply

    What an absolutely gorgeous dress!

  • Coco
    Posted at 15:20h, 15 June Reply

    This colourful outfit is just perfect Jess! Feel free to stop by and share some love! Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog – Valeria Arizzi

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:30h, 15 June Reply

      Absolutely! Thank you! I have had a bit of a challenging week with muscle pain, but glad you remind me! xx

  • Ada
    Posted at 02:33h, 15 June Reply

    YOU KNOW i LOVE THIS STUNNING FLORAL DRESS. I missed the ;ink-up last week due to vacation but I am now catching up. I would loe to co-host with you one day.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:57h, 15 June Reply

      Thank you Ada! I will look at the calendar and let you know a date if you are available.Hope you enjoyed your vacation! I am ready for one. 🙂 xx

  • Carly
    Posted at 21:34h, 14 June Reply

    Such a gorgeous dress! And it is definitely perfect for a garden party. I sure wish I had one to go to too!
    That is a wonderful song and I love it’s message
    Dresses & Denim

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:49h, 14 June Reply

      Thank you Carly! I know, me too! Looking forward to seeing you at my Turning Heads Linkup this week. take care. xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 19:53h, 14 June Reply

    Love that song Jess! And i adore your garden party dress! If you can’t have garden, why not have party with a floral wardrobe of dresses, as you seem to have ! 🙂
    Love the colors on you, and the cardi is a perfect choice, as well as that soft blue bag!
    feel well!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:17h, 14 June Reply

      Thanks so much Elle! Had a busy week, but I promise I will be by soon to see your lovely outfits as well. Thank you, glad you like the look it is one of my favorite dresses, you know I have a thing for florals! You do the same! xx

  • Nina
    Posted at 17:48h, 13 June Reply

    Beautiful dress. xx


  • jendavismiller
    Posted at 11:49h, 13 June Reply

    Beautiful as always, love the roses! We have sunshine here today, and a garden party would be a delightful idea.(I certainly remember that song……)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:52h, 13 June Reply

      Thank you Jen! Likewise, it is quite warm here today. Going to a vineyard, hope you have a lovely weekend. xx

  • Accidental Icon
    Posted at 10:18h, 13 June Reply

    You certainly have a flair and talent for prints and color!

    Accidental Icon

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:46h, 13 June Reply

      Thank you so much! I try 🙂 Enjoy your weekend. xx

  • tipsyheelz40
    Posted at 22:47h, 12 June Reply

    Beautiful dress that you look so lovely in. I love your style and thanks for stopping by to comment I really appreciate that:)

  • asallows
    Posted at 14:23h, 12 June Reply

    I love all of the bright colours in this dress. You’ve got some amazing spring dresses! The green cardigan is beautiful too.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:30h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you ! I love dresses as I think you know!. Enjoy your weekend!

  • Grace Liang
    Posted at 13:25h, 12 June Reply

    I believe you have a rainbow colored wardrobe! Lol! Love all the colors you are wearing and I can’t help but smile when I look at your outfit! They are just so happy and positive about life!

    Have a great weekend and keep in touch!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:07h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you Grace, yes absolutely! I had visitors so I am not on the computer as much. Glad you like the dress, it is one of my fav summer dresses. Funny, I used to wear all black in college 🙂 Enjoy your weekend too! xx

  • jeffriestyke
    Posted at 13:01h, 12 June Reply

    You seriously have the most amazing hair! What a perfect color!! And the dress is fabulous too! I would love to attend a garden party too! Thanks for linking up! Susan

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:05h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you Susan! I do like color in my wardrobe, and have a fair amount of pink. More to come..Enjoy your weekend. xx

  • Petite Silver Vixen (@petitevix)
    Posted at 12:49h, 12 June Reply

    It’s a gorgeously warm day in London and your dress just fits the bill. Makes me want to go put on my garden party dress too! And I love the vintage style necklace. Has an Art Deco feel about it.

    I’m right there with you on tea parties: I adore a good afternoon tea. In fact, I had one for my hen do – afternoon tea with the girls at The Dorchester Hotel (very swanky) in London overlooking Hyde Park. Happy memories. Thanks for taking me on a stroll down memory lane.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:04h, 12 June Reply

      Oh that sounds wonderful. I would very much enjoy afternoon tea in a London tea room. Sounds like a lovely place. We do not have tea rooms in the South, but I would be the first customer if we did.
      Glad it is a beautiuful day, enjoy your weekend! xx

  • Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style
    Posted at 11:48h, 12 June Reply

    All I can say is pretttttttttttty. So so pretty. 😀

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 10:55h, 12 June Reply

    So many pretty colors in this outfit! I love the green sweater and the floral dress together! Have a great weekend!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 10:44h, 12 June Reply

    Absolutely lovely!!! jodie

  • debra
    Posted at 09:47h, 12 June Reply

    This is so pretty. You look beautiful doll. I love tea parties too. Let’s have one in sunny NC! Hope you have a really lovely weekend my friend. Xo


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:59h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you Debra! I appreciate the lovely comments! You too enjoy the weekend. xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 08:46h, 12 June Reply

    I love the Audrey forever – and this print is so YOU. Gorgeous. xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:58h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you Patti! Yes, I think the Audrey is great for summer, I am going to have to try the Jennie? the on e you had on in blue, Happy Weekend ! xx

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    Posted at 07:03h, 12 June Reply

    This is a great dress…the design is so flattering! You look amazing!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:57h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you Pam! Will stop over today on your blog, enjoy your weekend xx

  • Jill James
    Posted at 06:10h, 12 June Reply

    The perfect dress for a garden party, Jess , so very pretty. Have a nice weekend.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:57h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you Jill! You too, have a wonderful weekend. xx

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