Turning Heads Linkup - Lemon Print Sundress for Summer - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish - Fashion Over 50
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Turning Heads Linkup – Lemon Print Sundress for Summer

 

Fruity Fabrications. Citrus Creations. Lemon Love.

It’s still mighty hot here in the South, and I had been on the lookout for a lemon print dress for awhile now.

photo credit bespokeunit.com

Lemons and Lemoncello

Traditionally, limoncello is produced in southern Italy along the western coast. As it’s traditionally made from Femminello St. Teresa lemons, which are also known as Sorrento lemons (“limone di Sorrento”), it is mostly associated with the Sorrentine Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast.”  from the website bespokeunit.com

What I do know is my love for lemonade as a child ( making homemade lemonade and having my own entreprenurial Lemonade Stand) turned into as an adult my love for Lemoncello. This is not for the fainthearted though! It is made by softening lemon peels with natural grain alcohol for several weeks. Then it is diluted with water and sugar. ( and its still strong) . You only need a few ounces in a glass with ice, and its a wonderful after dinner drink.

My Outfit

Speaking of lemons, a few years ago I spied an adorable shirt dress in yellow with lemons from Boden, but it sold out in no time. I came across this dress while perusing a few clothing sites, and purchased it on Chicwish. I don’t have much from this company, but the quality is quite good, it is cotton, and cool to wear.

Tiered layered dresses are big and have been big this year. I am not used to the empire waist, but it works well wit this style, and length is given with the shoulder ties. You are able to make it shorter or a little longer depending on your torso.

I love the shoulder ties on sundresses, a sweet touch and detail that does not go unnoticed!

This dress did take 2 weeks to arrive, as Chicwish is out of China, so if you want something sooner, it will take at least 10 days after processing, unless you choose a faster shipping speed.

I love the color of the dress, the vibrant print, as well as the bit of shiring in the back, making it very comfortable.

Now, if we were going to Italy in the Summer next year, I would take this with me!

I have worn lemon print several other times on the blog, as I gravitate toward this fruity fashion.

Have a read with these prior posts:

Lemon Print Cami and White Blazer

Lemon Print Top with White Denim Skirt

New glasses! I also bought these Jimmy Choo glasses recently. I had a new prescription and needed progressives.I had needed them for while now, and finally had gotten tired of lifting them on and off to see!  I also made them into sunglasses with Transition lenses. After years of having metal/plastic frames, I wanted an all tortoiseshell square shape. The one shank has gold glitter, so if I forget my necklace, I am covered! 😉 Since I have a petite face, they were a small, with measurements 50-17-130.

Whenever I wear a lemon print, I take out my Ann Taylor lemon earrings!

Are you a sundress wearer and a fan of lemon or fruit prints?

Lemon print dress- Chicwish

sandals- Zara

straw clutch- Mango

earrings- Ann Taylor

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32 Comments
  • Jacqueline (Jack) Perez
    Posted at 13:39h, 15 August Reply

    Love. Love that dress on you. Looks amazing with your red hair. Not sure you want to spread out your fashion sense and advice…. but we’re always looking for new Kuel Life Category Experts on Kuel Life… FASHION is important to many of us… for life!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:31h, 16 August Reply

      Hi Jack
      thank you so much! I will consider it with Kuel Life, I appreciate you asking me! Lemon prints are something I have always fancied!

  • Nancy Weiss
    Posted at 17:00h, 12 August Reply

    Hello Beautiful!
    You look fabulous in this dress and I love the print it reminds me of Italy. Such lovely accessories too, nothing like a summertime straw bag.

    My Best
    Nancy

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:52h, 11 August Reply

    Such a pretty dress! I love fruit prints and I love Limoncello! I discovered it on holiday in Sorrento – I remember seeing lemons there bigger than any I’d seen before. It’s a beautiful part of the world. Your new glasses are fabulous!

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

  • Neti*
    Posted at 13:30h, 11 August Reply

    Love this lemon dress on you Jess. Fruityprints are so perfect in the Summer. Enjoy the rest of your Summer.

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 12:50h, 11 August Reply

    What a beautiful dress style! I love how the skirt falls.

    Alexandra
    OnRockwoodLane.com

  • cassidl
    Posted at 11:31h, 11 August Reply

    what a fabulous dress, I have lemon shoes but it appears I need a dress now too lol.

  • Lovely
    Posted at 02:44h, 11 August Reply

    That’s a perfect print for summer! You look fab in this dress!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  • Gail Hanlon
    Posted at 02:11h, 11 August Reply

    I love summer prints with fruits on! So cheerful and colorful. I am very keen on a glass of limoncello too! x

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 00:57h, 11 August Reply

    Ooh, now I really want a glass of limoncello! Love that citrusy print on you!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • laurabambrick
    Posted at 22:11h, 10 August Reply

    I’m in love with that beautiful dress! The blue background and bright yellow lemons are so pretty together! It looks gorgeous on you!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 17:09h, 10 August Reply

    I think the lemon print is so summery Jess!! And the glasses look fabulous on you.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 17:06h, 10 August Reply

    Love the lemon print and style of this dress. Such a lovely summary look.
    Alison xx

  • Wendy
    Posted at 16:54h, 10 August Reply

    Love the lemon links — I looked at them all. I love the lemon top with the white jeans. Very nice.

    Your blog is just fun and friendly. I love the tone you set.

    Wendy TheInspiredEater.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 16:14h, 10 August Reply

    I have never heard of lemoncello nor knew the process of making it, very interesting! This dress is so beautiful and that raw clutch goes nicely with it. It is so hot here and we keep getting some pop up storms (a little relief from the humidity) every afternoon!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • Hilda Smith
    Posted at 16:09h, 10 August Reply

    Such a lovely dress and that bag is cute too. I love limencello on holidays. It never tastes the same at home though.

  • ROBIN LAMONTE
    Posted at 15:20h, 10 August Reply

    What a cute lemon print dress for the summer!
    I love limoncello too but in moderation.
    I remember seeing George Clooney and Danny DeVito drunk on a late night show because they were drinking limoncello!

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 14:01h, 10 August Reply

    This dress is sooo cute! I love the lemon print! It just screams summer time!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinace.com

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 12:23h, 10 August Reply

    Jess,
    Your lemon dress is gorgeous!
    You look fantastic in these colors!

    Rosemary
    http://www.distinctlysouthernstyle.com

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:58h, 10 August Reply

    Lemon prints are so fun for summer, always remind me of the Amalfi Coast. You look beautiful in this dress.

  • The Grey Brunette
    Posted at 09:25h, 10 August Reply

    I’ve never been much of a fan of fruity prints but this dress is fabulous on you, Jess! And I LOVE your new glasses. That close up selfie is STUNNING!!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 08:38h, 10 August Reply

    This dress is so fun, Jess! I love lemon prints, too, but yellow is so difficult for me to wear that I never can find a lemony print for me. I really like the tiered maxi dress style, too. It is so pretty. And your new glasses are gorgeous! I switched to progressives a few years ago and it is seriously a game changer! So much better when you don’t have to take your glasses off to read small print. Although I also recently switched my phone settings to the biggest font possible…perfect for these old eyes of mine! I am due for an eye exam and some new glasses in October! I always look forward to adding new frames to my eyewear wardrobe.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:26h, 10 August Reply

    What a fabulous dress! I love it!

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 08:19h, 10 August Reply

    I love a lemon print! I decorate with lemons in the summer as I find it cheery and happy.
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:10h, 10 August Reply

    What a pretty dress! Love the lemon print on you!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:29h, 10 August Reply

    This dress is gorgeous on you! Love the lemon print!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • savvysouthernchic
    Posted at 06:15h, 10 August Reply

    This dress is so pretty! Sometimes lemon print can be too whimsy, but this one is so sophisticated.

  • Mica - Away From Blue
    Posted at 06:11h, 10 August Reply

    What a beautiful fun print! I love it for summer – you can’t go wrong with a cute tiered dress in the heat! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope your week is off to a good start 🙂

  • Katie
    Posted at 03:01h, 10 August Reply

    We are dress twins this week! You look lovely in this lemon print dress! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 02:18h, 10 August Reply

    Hi Jess, thank you for the shout. I love lemons, I always put a slice in my hot water (I don’t drink tea, lol) and I love your pretty summery lemon dress

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:11h, 10 August Reply

    I love lemons too!! I put them in my water every day and in my tea. What a great dress, so summery. And your new glasses are amazing! They look fabulous on you.

  • Rena
    Posted at 01:48h, 10 August Reply

    Jess, you look so lovely in this lemon print dress. The soft green background is flattering to your coloring and the silhouette is fun for summer.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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