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Turning Heads Linkup- Linen Dress Styled Over Pants

Hello friends,

I thought today I would wear something different, as I bought this blue linen dress from Zara last year, but didn’t have a chance to wear it on the blog. I will style it several ways, but today I thought i would pair it with white trousers and espadrilles for a fresh look. We had a fun weekend, going to a new Vineyard, Roaring River Vineyard, where we ate lunch overlooking the river and scenic overlook. I had the “difficult job” of doing the wine tasting indoor, as we had the pups and hubby had to watch them.  I tasted 6 wines, 2 rather unique- The Taminette ( had at one other vineyard- a white with a tinge of sweetness) and the Chambourcin red wine, a bit tarty for my taste, but rich. I ended up selecting a Viogneir, a white wine with some citrus and a medium body. It was a good day overall!

Before I talk about that, I want to mention something that happened about a month ago that was quite exciting. I was contacted by a casting agent from Chicos about auditioning for a Fall Campaign with women over 40. I was quite excited, but the time frame was short when it came to submitting a video answering questions that they had regarding aging and fashion. I had 3 days and decided that I was going to submit a video to answer those questions as well as turn in 4 posed pictures they asked for. Let’s just say I won’t be vlogging anytime soon! It took about 7 takes to wear I was relaxed and comfortable! Long story short, emails went back and forth, I sent social media stats, my height and dress size.. and eventually made it to a certain level. I didn’t make the final cut, but it was an interesting experience. Just thought I would share, as it was a fun opportunity and I hope to collaborate with the brand in the future. Now on to the topic of my Fashion Post….

How many of you wear a longer shirt dress over pants? Is this a style that you prefer or do you like wearing the shirt dress as is? I have also seen shirt dresses over tailored shorts and think what a cool look, something different. It has been fun trying some different looks on the blog, whether or not they will be something I wear in real life, it is fun trying out ideas, as that is the basis for creativity.

As the weather gets hotter, I think this would be too warm to wear, but in the Spring, while it still is in the 70s works well and adds some additional umph to an outfit. I styled this look with my new Sylca Designs ocean blue statement necklace. I had eyed this necklace, going back and forth, realizing that I should just buy it! I would have plenty to style it with, and if you saw my post , last Monday, it took a casual look of jeans and top to another level.

The white lace espadrilles from ALDO were bought on Poshmark, and I found them for a mere $20! Exciting to get a steal. I want to get a cognac wide leather belt to style with my shirt dresses as I am not that fond of the cloth belts that often come with them. I bought this white bucket bag on Zara as well, as I have been looking for a white bag for Spring for awhile.

I hope to get to the pool this week, as it is just a walk down the street and a fun way to cool off and read!

Outfit details: Zara shirt dress ( lst yr, love this, and this), white trousers ( Ann Taylor, Love these pants ), white bucket bag, Zara , Sylca Designs necklace, Espadrilles: Poshmark, like these and these

Tell me, how would you style a shirtdress? Are you a fan of pants under dresses? 
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  • Ada
    Posted at 21:36h, 25 June Reply

    Once again I loved how comfortable, extremely chic and totally modern you made this look, Jess!

    I loved this look so much I featured it on my blog over the weekend so welcome by and check it out (linked below):


    Have a great new week! Ada. =)

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 23:39h, 16 June Reply

    Great shirt dress. I like how you styled it. So unexpected. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:25h, 17 June Reply

      Thank you Nicole! I love to try something new 🙂 xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:27h, 17 June Reply

      Thanks very much Nicole, I like to try new things from time to time! xx

  • Home and Horizon
    Posted at 09:59h, 15 June Reply

    Hi there – just seen this and thought you’d like to know about a new shopping linky that has been launched at http://www.homeandhorizon.com/snapped-linky-june-july/ – would love you to link up your post so others can check it out and comment – Thanks, Lauretta p.s. Let me know if you have any questions!

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 12:01h, 14 June Reply

    What a great idea, Jess! Your dress is similar to duster. Love the fresh look!


    • Jessica
      Posted at 14:22h, 14 June Reply

      Thank you Mary, trying something different 😘xx

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 10:25h, 14 June Reply

    I’m a huge fan of wearing dresses over jeans so I d love this look. My dresses are usually quite bit shorter but I love the idea of a longer dress. I think I will have to give it a try!
    You look gorgeous, Jess. I LOVE that necklace 🙂
    Suzy xx

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 09:42h, 14 June Reply

    You look as though you just stepped off a yacht, coming back from the Hamptons, Jess 🙂

    • Jessica
      Posted at 14:20h, 14 June Reply

      Ok. I love this comment Sheela! I’ve never been to the Hamptons, but you made me laugh and smile💙😉☺

  • Susan Andrews Kanoff
    Posted at 22:29h, 13 June Reply

    You look beautiful and I love this outfit!! XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

    • Jessica
      Posted at 14:21h, 14 June Reply

      Thank you Susan, stepping out of my comfort zone ☺😉xx

  • Andrea
    Posted at 15:21h, 13 June Reply

    I love this look! Blue and white is such a great combo for summer, and I love dresses over pants. You look fabulous!

    And how exciting that you were approached by Chico’s. Answering questions on video is hard! I think it definitely takes a lot of practice…

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  • Laura
    Posted at 14:42h, 13 June Reply

    Love the dress paired with pants! This is a lovely summer look! Your shoes are so cute!

  • Jennie
    Posted at 14:18h, 13 June Reply

    This dress looks great over your linen pants and with the espadrilles. I am a huge fan of this look. So exciting about your Chico’s audition! So cool you had that experience.

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:57h, 13 June Reply

    Love the shirt dress, such a pretty blue and it looks great on you. Love the bag and the shoes too so perfect for summer. Great look Jess 🙂

  • Joi @InMyJoi
    Posted at 11:10h, 13 June Reply

    I am a fan of dresses over pants and I love how you have styled this look Jess!!!

  • Elle
    Posted at 11:09h, 13 June Reply

    Sounds like a great time, but I can imagine how hard it wast to watch the pups!
    Love the chambray dress, the cool tie up espadrilles, and the eggshell pants and bag, so tasteful and summery! The tunic dress looks fabulous layered like that!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:14h, 13 June Reply

      Hi Elle, thanks so much. I wanted to try something new , as I have not worn a dress over pants before. We joked, as I said, I’ll have to do the wine tasting, someone has to do it! ” hehe. They just lay there with their raw hides. Have a great week! xx

      • Elle
        Posted at 11:19h, 13 June Reply

        Indeed, brave soul, someone does have to do it! 🙂
        and it does sound as if your palette did fine a favorite after all!
        xx, Elle

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:46h, 13 June Reply

    Love linen in the summer! Such a pretty piece!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Ada
    Posted at 10:45h, 13 June Reply

    I haven’t tried a midi shirtdress over ants but I love how cool and relaxed this looks. As always you have the best shoes and necklaces. Also your lunch by the river sounds heavenly. And congrats with your work with Chico’s.

    Don’t forget to stop by Thursday and linkup with me, pretty lady!

  • valerie
    Posted at 10:30h, 13 June Reply

    Love this look! The shoes are so darling too! I had the exact same experience with Chico’s..made it past few cuts but not the final..the vlog was extremely stressful, I pretty much am awful at it..ha ha…I am hoping to learn though…its so HARD to keep up with all, blog and work a full time job! You look lovely!


  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 10:28h, 13 June Reply

    The shirt dress looks lovely and cool. I really like it with the pants. I’ve yet to wear a shirt dress over pants, but I’m definitely going to try it. I love your necklace, it goes so well with the pale blue.

    Emma xxx

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 10:16h, 13 June Reply

    I love the dress over pants look! So in right now!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 13 June Reply

      Thank you Megan! I wanted to give it a try! xx

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 09:56h, 13 June Reply

    Loving the dress over pants look. So chic, Jess!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 09:21h, 13 June Reply

    This is one of the things I love about the art of fashion, the possibilities never end. This is such a pretty outfit and the detail is striking. The top can be styled in so many ways! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

  • ee0926
    Posted at 09:19h, 13 June Reply

    how cool to even be considered for a Chicos campaign! I love this look, your chambray dress is beautiful!

    xx, Elise

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:11h, 13 June Reply

    I love a bold necklace like this one. What a perfect summer statement!



  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 09:09h, 13 June Reply

    I love this look, it looks so clean and fresh. The dress is gorgeous and it looks fabulous over the pants. Great shoes too!

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 08:44h, 13 June Reply

    I love this idea Jess, I like to wear my dresses this way because if I didn’t I don’t think I would wear them much! I love the chambray with the off-white pants, shoes and bag. Great look!!


  • Theresa
    Posted at 08:40h, 13 June Reply

    Jess, that outfit is sooo chic. I haven’t tried dress over pants yet. But this post has now convinced me I have to try it. And, as usual, your accessory choices are the perfect.

  • Alexandra Baum
    Posted at 08:23h, 13 June Reply

    This seriously is one of the best version of dress over pants that I’ve seen around. Love the fabric and color of the dress.

    Thank you for hosting and have a great week.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:06h, 13 June Reply

    When I tried the dress over pants look, it didn’t really go over well, but your option turned out fabulously, Jess! I think I need to try it again with some different selections!
    And I usually love a voigneir!!
    ps–I didn’t even hear back after my Chico’s video—so you got a lot farther than me!!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:26h, 13 June Reply

    Love the look of a dress over tailored pants! Thank you for the linkup!

    Doused In Pink

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:25h, 13 June Reply

    Jess, I love the long shirt dress over the slim pants! It is so chic and easy for summer! You look fabulous. And what a wonderful experience with Chico’s! I would have been stressed out by it but it sounds so exciting!


  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:23h, 13 June Reply

    I haven’t tried video yet, I imagine it would be so hard!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:13h, 13 June Reply

    So sleek and sophisticated! I love this look and those shoes are da bomb! Fun as can be my friend!

    Posted at 04:29h, 13 June Reply

    So glad to be able to join you today.
    looking fantastic

  • rachel
    Posted at 04:28h, 13 June Reply

    Love the layered look Jessica, its the perfect transitional outfit! And the colours are so so pretty! Super happy to join you on the link up today, thanks so much for hosting!Rx

  • jacqui
    Posted at 03:58h, 13 June Reply

    This a style to copy I think – I really like it. Stylish and elegant with a casual feel. x Jacqui mummabstylish.

  • Olga
    Posted at 03:00h, 13 June Reply

    I can’t say I am a fan of pants under dresses but I do combine them together occasionally. Love your look today, very cool and pretty!

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:22h, 13 June Reply

    This linen dress looks gorgeous on you! I love how you styled it with pants. Thanks for hosting and have a fantastic week!


  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 02:21h, 13 June Reply

    This looks fantastic Jess. I wouldn’t wear the trousers with the dress because I’m so short, but I love the dress with the necklace xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 02:14h, 13 June Reply

    It’s so funny, I was just thinking of wearing a dress over jeans today. But for very different weather, it’s winter and so cold here! I ended up sticking to my fleece-lined tights!

    It’s exciting you got invited to do the video, even if you didn’t make the final cut! I agree video is exhausting – even for me behind the camera! So I don’t do it often.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having an awesome week so far! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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