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Turning Heads Linkup – Lemon Top and White Trousers


Hello Ladies!
Bringing you more Lemon goodness on the blog today! If you missed yesterday’s lemony post, pop on by! I needed a bit of sunshine in my life, and this bright lemon patterned top along with lemon stud earrings fit the bill.


I received a notice that Ann Taylor was having a 70% off sale, and if you don’t know by now, Ann Taylor, Loft and several other companies are declaring Chpt 11 Bankrupcy and regrouping. In the meantime, the sales were plentiful, with the companies trying to sell of inventory. I didn’t go crazy, but bought a few pieces to add to my summer collection. I purchased this flutter sleeved top, the lemon stud gold earrings and a scarf with gingham and lemon print. ( I will wear that before the end of summer) .

I bought these white trousers from Ann Taylor years ago, and just dug them out of the closet. I like the flat front and cropped length. I also love white and yellow, it is such a fresh bright look and does brighten your mood a bit.

I’ve been wearing these Zara white strappy sandals often and I just love the square toe on them and the barely there style.

Life Lately

I mentioned yesterday that there are days, plenty of them, that I feel like we live in The Twilight Zone. Do de do do.. do de do do..

I feel “News Fatigue” even reading my newsletters some days.

Nothing that much is new other than we increase in daily stats for how many cases we have. I need some positive news here and there. I think the only thing to change will be when we get a vaccine.

In the meantime.. we are playing Phase 10 and Scrabble with mom. She loves games. We go out to Brunch on some Sundays, and did so this weekend, choosing a late time to avoid crowds.

We continue our Saturday exploration of the vineyards and went to Daveste Vineyards this weekend, brought a picnic and listened to some great live music. Two guitars and drums, some 70s music, it took our minds away for a day. It has me looking forward to the weekend.

We are also trying to get estimates to get wood flooring done on the 1st floor and the Master Bath and guest bath on the 2nd floor. Boy, has it been a chore getting contractors to show up! We want 3 estimates and it really is like pulling teeth to find professionals.

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    August 17, 2020 at 12:48 am

    Love your cute top!
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    August 17, 2020 at 12:46 am

    You look so beautiful! The color of the top is so summer!
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    August 13, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    You had me at “Lemon”. Lemon print is my favorite fur summer!
    You look so cute!

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    Cheryl Tucker
    August 13, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Such a pretty outfit. Lemons are so summer. It is so sad to hear how all the businesses that we have loved for decades are struggling. It is pretty much same old here too and hard to feel hopeful some days. But I do continue to feel grateful.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 13, 2020 at 11:58 am

      Thank you Cheryl! I do love the print and yellow. It is terrible about the businesses, I am intrested in seeing what ones make it here in Charlotte.

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    August 12, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    I love lemons! I always infuse it with water. Your top is wonderful!



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    August 12, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Such a chic summer look Jess! Looking forward to the arrival of fall and cooler temps!

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    Emma Peach
    August 12, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Such a pretty top! I love the frilled sleeves! So many companies are going under lately – we’ve lost some big high street names here in the UK. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 12, 2020 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you Emma! That was one of the details I liked. Oh, that is too bad! I wonder what will survive after all this?

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    Graceful Rags
    August 12, 2020 at 2:10 am

    I must be living under a rock because I had no idea that chain filed for bankruptcy! And I love LOFT! Hopefully it’ll be good for them and they’re able to pull through. Also, I loved your mention of the Twilight Zone – your “do de do do” was spot on, as I could hear the music playing in my head! Haha. Also, love this blouse. The yellow is so pretty!

    Miles of smiles,


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 12, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      I know, I hope they can pull it together and survive. Yes, lately you do feel like you live in an alternate universe. Thank you!

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    August 11, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    I have a lemon theme in my kitchen, so of course I love this cheerful lemon top on you. Such cute white pants to go with it! I haven’t played Scrabble in forever, but it is so much fun!


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 12, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      HI Carrie! Oh I bet that is darling in the kitchen. thank you!

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    August 11, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Your lemon tops remind me of my trips to Italy!! I love that print–so fresh and pretty. I think the contractors are getting to pick the jobs they want with all the home improvement going on! Good luck on your floors!

    xx Darlene

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    Laura Bambrick
    August 11, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    You are a vision of sunshine! That top is absolutely darling on you! Exploring local vineyards sounds like so much fun!

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    Cheryl Shops
    August 11, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    There have been so many sales lately, it’s so tempting not to give in! Love your strappy white sandals—they feel so summery!
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    August 11, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Even though the days fly by, I agree that it feels like Groundhog Day. We are hanging in there and doing the best we can by finding any fun distractions. What a cute and fun top Jess. It’s absolutely perfect for bringing happy to any day and I love how it contrasts against the white denim. So refreshing and cool if I may so. I hope your week is off to a great start and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    August 11, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    I love that yellow top!


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    August 11, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Love this sunshine yellow print and these fab flutter sleeves!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    August 11, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Oh, the yellow is calling my name. The sales right now are killing my budget!! I can’t resist.

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    August 11, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    I Love this top on You Jess. We are having a hard time to get any estimates on our flooring too. Everyone is trying to stay away from virus exposure. . . Can’t blame them!

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    Jacket Society
    August 11, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Such a fun top Jess, perfect for summer. Love that little bag too, works perfectly with you summer look.

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    Nicole Mölders
    August 11, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Yes, life lately seems to blend one day into the other. There are no events to look forward to. No dancing on the weekends. Shopping isn’t fun with mask. You loose track of time when working from home with no place to go. On top of it a very rainy summer, meaning one stays inside.

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    August 11, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    I am glad you take the weekends to get out and about. We had a pergola built a couple weeks ago so this weekend I want to put up some lights on it. Looking forward to fall cooler weather. Trying get all of our ducks in a row for school starting next week. Finding simple things like desks and desks chairs nowadays is a chore: since everyone is buying them they are out of stock all over the place. Did find a desk and it looks great. Love the pretty print on your blouse. I am not looking at fall things but just a few: 2 pairs of jeans are on my list.

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    Lucy Bertoldi
    August 11, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Loving this yellow on you! And oh do I feel you…we need something to get rid of this Covid! Visiting vineyards sounds fabulous to me- especially with some 70’s music! Have a great week xx

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    August 11, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Jess, this is such a fun, cheerful outfit! I love this bright yellow on you. And I definitely feel like I am living in a time warp that is very Twilight Zone-esque!


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    August 11, 2020 at 8:17 am

    This is such a pretty outfit on you! Love your top! I have news fatigue too and only watch it every few days now.

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    August 11, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Your lemon and white is so lovely and fresh. It is a difficult situation that will be a part of our lives for quite some time I fear. Best of luck with your floors I know from experience how hard it can be to get trades people on time. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

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    August 11, 2020 at 6:54 am

    Love the yellow and white combo, so perfect for summer! 🙂 It’s nice you are able to get out safely even while there are so many cases! I think time with family and getting outside the house is so much more precious now and we took it for granted before!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start 🙂

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    Fonda @Savvy Southern Chic
    August 11, 2020 at 6:13 am

    Love the white and yellow together. Such a crisp summer look.

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    Kellyann Rohr
    August 11, 2020 at 5:45 am

    The cut of that top is so flattering! I am loving your white pants as well, so classic! These days sure do feel like the Twilight Zone, I am over it! Still so glad your mom is with you guys. Have y’all ever played Farkle? It’s easy and fun! Thanks for the link up sweet friend!

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    Vanity And Me Style
    August 11, 2020 at 4:50 am

    Such a lovely fresh look Jess. I’ve barely worn anything this past week its so hot! I don’t know how you cope with high temps all the time xx

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    Michelle Churchman
    August 11, 2020 at 2:40 am

    Love your lemony outfit! So pretty and sunny. Glad you are finding some good sales. I’m waiting on shoe arrivals from Macy’s. They had some great sales over the weekend – 40-60% off.

    I’m with you as far as the analysis of the COVID situation – this is the way it will be until we have a vaccine. Your picnic lunches at the various wineries sounds like a lovely way to be out and about. We ate our local Mexican food restaurant on the patio last Thursday.


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    Nancy s Fashion Style
    August 11, 2020 at 2:32 am

    Scrabble is such fun! I also play Wordfeud a lot! I am very happy that we have fabulous weather at the moment so that we can invite Friends and family, but what if it s getting colder! And what about Christmas? Haha, I am always looking to far away! Lovely fresh outfit Jess!

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