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Turning Heads Linkup-Leota Maxi Dress in Bold Print


Hello Ladies,

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. It has been pretty warm here in Charlotte, our pool is open ( has opened since April 30) and the temps have climbed to 90s some days. I was recently contacted by Leota, a company I have collaborated with before HERE, and was happy to choose this dress, the Skyler Maxi in Water Lily  from their Spring 2017 line. I love the bright colors, the fabric, the ease of dress and the non-wrinkle factor.  I’ll be visiting my husband’s family this week, ( road trip) so I’ll do my best to visit and comment when I can.

Leota has so many fun and colorful prints to choose from, as well as plenty of different cuts for anyone’s shape. The dress I chose last time was the  a tee shirt dress, in a blue pattern. As I looked through their transitional line and their Spring line, this maxi dress, the stood out to me! I love the bright cobalt blue with the pink and white bold floral pattern of this dress. What else about the dress caught my eye? I love the maxi length ( as I am just starting to add more maxis to my closet). the tie around the neck and higher neckline.

I paired it with my Jambu navy wedges for a bit more casual look, but I could also have worn my blush sandals for a bit more “dressed up” look. What I love about this is. as they say “one and done”. Add shoes and accessories and you are out the door! I chose my drop pale pink earrings and Ann Taylor white structured necklace, although, next time I may add just a metal bracelet to let the high collar take center stage on its own.

I paired this dress with my GiGi NY blush clutch.( sim) Enough room to reapply some lipstick in this hot weather!( and a few other essentials)

The dress is one piece but the top layered over top, gives it a 2 piece feel. The material is soft, stretchy and comfortable!

“Sarah Carson named the line after her great-grandmother Leota; we believe in strong matriarchs, good manners, working hard, and dressing the part.” Leota believes that you will want to wear a dress when you try on one of their dresses. Take it from me, you all know I love my dresses!

Leota’s dresses are made in NYC, with good working conditions that support our economy. They believe in comfort, colorful and artistic patterns.

I’ll be taking this to my beach vacation this summer! A great item to pack as it doesn’t wrinkle, and who doesn’t love that?

Check out all of the beautiful bright colors, patterns and styles LEOTA has to offer!

Here are some of my favorites: This is from their Transitional line- Aloe wrap dress

Orange Print-“Swing Dance”,  Striped Halter ( for summer) Love the colors- Noveau Sheath

This is a sponsored post. The dress was gifted to me by Leota. c/o My opinion is 100% honest and my own.

dress c/o Leota

clutch GIGINY

shoes: c/o Jambu

prescription sunnies- c/o Coastal.com

earrings-Charming Charlies, Necklace ( poshmark-Ann taylor)

Now, let’s Party! Time for Turning Heads Tuesday! As always, please comment on at least 2 posts per blogger, and follow me on social media .

Most clicked: Grace of Color and Grace shares a heartfelt post.

Pinterest Pic: Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge shares her fabulous stylish new glasses and retro look.

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    May 25, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    wow all pics beautiful, I saw it on Instagram and was wowed! Have a wonderful trip and take it easy!

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    May 25, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I absolutely love this dress! It is perfect for spring/summer

    Life is just Rosie

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    May 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Love this Maxi on you, I saw it on Instagram and was wowed! Have a wonderful trip and take it easy!
    Hugs, Elle

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    Anna Shirley
    May 23, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Beautiful maxi dress. Love these colors. I feel special when wearing maxi dress. I don’t really know why. o) Maybe I feel like a queen in it. o)


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    May 23, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks for Hosting!


    The Hosiery Spot

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    May 23, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    That dress is absolutely stunning! I just love the colors and floral print!

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    Ana Bogusky
    May 23, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Love your Leota!!!

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    Laura B
    May 23, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Such a unique floral print! And I love maxis. You look amazing!

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    Lanae Bond
    May 23, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    That is a pretty dress and your necklace is stunning!

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    Anna Parkes
    May 23, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    This maxi dress is so chic, Jess, I love it. The colour and pattern are fab, as is your styling. The nude clutch is a great choice against the bold colours of the dress. Maxi’s are the perfect addition to our summer wardrobe and this one is an absolute winner.

    Thanks for the link up party x

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    Samantha Blair
    May 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    That dress is a cracker Jess!
    One and done is a great phrase…. add shoes and out the door.
    Of course your accessorising is super-feminine and just adds to the elegance of this look.
    P.S. I am daydreaming of temperatures in the 90’s. :o)

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    [email protected]
    May 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    This dress is a head turner for sure! Gorgeous!

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    Cristina - Memories of the Pacific
    May 23, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    You look stunning in that maxidress! I love the accessories you chose 🙂

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    Is This Mutton?
    May 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    A real head turner Jess, and love the earrings!

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    Jacket Society
    May 23, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Beautfiul dress and you look fab wearing it Jess!

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    May 23, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Wow, gorgeous dress and it’s perfect on you!

    Dawn Lucy

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    Cheryl Tucker
    May 23, 2017 at 10:32 am

    That is a beautiful dress and the colors are perfect with your hair! Thanks for hosting this fun link up! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

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    Nicole Mölders
    May 23, 2017 at 10:22 am

    This dress is awesome. I like that you picked up the pink with the earrings.

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    Amy Arnold
    May 23, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Love this fun print and what cute sunnies!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 23, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Thank you Amy! I was lucky to pick the sunnies from Coastal, love the retro feel. xx

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    Mary Murnane
    May 23, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I love how the dress feels like a two piece! So beautiful.


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      Jess Jannenga
      May 23, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Thank you Mary! I can’t wait to take it to Savannah and the beach this summer. xx

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    Jess Jannenga
    May 23, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Thank you Meagan, it is such a comfortable dress and it doesn’t wrinkle. Ill be taking it to the beach this summer ! 🙂 xx

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    May 23, 2017 at 9:50 am

    That’s a beautiful dress, Jess! You look great!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

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    May 23, 2017 at 9:44 am

    This maxi looks gorgeous on you Jessica! Love the colors and pattern!

    xx, Elise

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    May 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Oh my gosh, I had no idea they had maxis! I love it and I love the navy on you Jess. It’s such a great summer dress.


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    May 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Oh wow, Jess! What a pleasant surprise on a rather crazed morning to see myself as your Pinterest pick! I am so honored. Thank you so much! And you are looking quite stunning in this beautiful cobalt maxi dress. I adore the bold print and the layered look. It is absolutely gorgeous! I can see why you are adding more maxi dresses to your closet…they are super flattering on you!


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    May 23, 2017 at 9:14 am

    That dress is just gorgeous, Jess! I would wear it to a wedding this summering a second. Those colors!!!



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    LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    May 23, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Wow! What a gorgeous look and dress! I wish you could send some of your warm weather our way! We’re freezing here in Wisconsin!

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    May 23, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Stunning dress! I love the layered top part that makes it look like a two piece. Beautiful colours! Hope you have a great week 🙂

    Emma xxx

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    May 23, 2017 at 8:19 am

    This is such a stunning dress Jess!! If you ever want to get rid of it—I’m there for you!! 🙂
    Have fun on vaca!!

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    Grace Liang
    May 23, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Thank you so much for featuring me! 🙂 You maxi is so cute and I love your glasses too!



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    Deborah Ross
    May 23, 2017 at 8:03 am

    You wear this bold print beautifully, Jess! It’s a lovely maxi. Hope you enjoy your family visit this week!


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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    May 23, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Bahhh! Sorry I totally lost track of what I was doing and linked up a nice cream for a hot minute! Doh! Fixed it though :-).
    Anyways… LOVE the dress. Perfect colors for you!

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    May 23, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Maxi dresses are my favorite! The navy and pink print is so pretty!

    Doused In Pink

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    Andrea Nine
    May 23, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Whoohoo, I LOVE this maxi, what a fun print!!! Have fun on your road trip you gorgeous angel!!

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    May 23, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Such a pretty maxi dress, love the bold pattern!

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    May 23, 2017 at 4:04 am

    That is a beautiful maxi dress – and you know I love a good maxi dress! That statement necklace is the perfect accessory with it too! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a great start to the week! I just published my first eBook so the week is starting brilliantly for me! 🙂 Enjoy your trip! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 23, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Thats exciting about your book Mica! Thank you, yes, I do like maxis and this print caught my eye right away! xx

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    May 23, 2017 at 3:51 am

    What a gorgeous dress, I do love a maxi and yours is super. Given my ideas to find one similar. Jacqui

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    May 23, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Thank you for hosting dear! I’m linking back to you HERE Hope you’ll check out my latest Fashion post

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    James Jill
    May 23, 2017 at 3:01 am

    You look gorgeous in this bright maxi , I can certainly see this one on your Summer holiday. Just what I needed to see on this dark, rainy day.

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 23, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Jill! It is now dark and going to rain here today too! Yes, to the beach! xx

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    May 23, 2017 at 2:16 am

    That s a beautiful maxi dress! I have tried a few recently, and I have to say that I like it! I never wore maxi s! Have a great week!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 23, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Nancy! I have several more in my closet and they are nice to wear in the summer too. I liked the one you wore recently! xx

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    Meagan Brandon
    May 23, 2017 at 1:39 am

    What a gorgeous maxi! I love navy blue. And your hair looks so pretty!


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