Turning Heads Linkup- Why I Love A Shift Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup- Why I Love A Shift Dress

Hello friends!

It is hard to believe it is August 1st! The summer is going by quickly, but I have to say, I have been looking to fall clothes and generally do so come August and Sept. Today, however, I thought I would show you the other dress I picked out at the RMC Boutique in Savannah on our trip. Its been a little while since I wore florals, so now it is time to bring them out of hiding!

Hubby was a fan, and he usually doesn’t add too much when it comes to my selections, but he did like the color on me. I am adding more blue hues and loved the baby blue with this floral design in peach, pink, purple tones. I of course, have my hair up in a bun as the summer rolls on. Don’t you love the greys coming in? That will be remedied this week!

If you missed my post about some of my favorite summer beauty products, ( some I am wearing here), have a look HERE.

What are some things to love about a shift dress? I have a few and I can tell you:

  1. First a shift dress, if you are not familiar is a dress that “shifts” with you.
  2. It is roomy and comfortable.
  3. Can be worn with many different types of shoes- from sandals, to block heels to flats.
  4. It is not strict “to the body” so during the summer months, this dress won’t stick to you!
  5. It works on all body types.
  6. You can eat a 4 course meal and no one would know the difference! hehe
  7. Since they are roomy, you can style with a pair of leggings or slim cut jeans underneath.
  8. They can be dressed up or down.
  9. This style has stood the test of time and made popular in the 50s and 60.

One of my favorite brands of bags- Brahmin.

Oops! My tag is showing! Love this 10 minute bun hairdo!

I know I look quite serious here! I must have been deep in thought! 🙂

A pair of my favorite drop earrings from Charming Charlies, elongates the look further.

The open sleeves and ties really make this dress!


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My Outfit details: RMC Boutique – Savannah,NC Dress, Bag- ( several years old- Brahmin) Aldo espadrilles- Poshmark, earrings- Charming Charlies, Sunnies c/o Coastal.com

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  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 21:58h, 12 August Reply

    Such a pretty dress, Jess. Love those pink earrings! – Amy

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 23:27h, 04 August Reply

    Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style party. This light blue looks great on you.

  • jacqui
    Posted at 04:02h, 03 August Reply

    Love this dress, really being drawn to pale blue at the moment! Have a good week too. Jacqui

  • Ellese
    Posted at 22:49h, 02 August Reply

    Shift dresses are perfect for this time of year!! I love the one you are rocking here. Those earrings complete the look. Thanks for sharing your amazing style tips. XO, Ellese


  • My Vogue Style (@Cami2894)
    Posted at 17:18h, 02 August Reply

    This dress is super cute and perfect for the summer girl, the colors are just so cute!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • enclothedcognitiong
    Posted at 14:03h, 02 August Reply

    This dress is so gorgeous 🙂 Love the floral pattern!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 12:01h, 02 August Reply

    I love a great shift dress for all the reasons you list (especially #6 😉 ). Yours is beautiful, Jess! Love the pretty, floral pattern!


  • Elle Berman
    Posted at 23:11h, 01 August Reply

    I just just love this soft floral on you Jess! The shift is a classic, but nicely updated with the open slit sleeve. Love the earrings too! You look stunning here! With your up up, your pretty face is highlighted!!
    Xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:20h, 02 August Reply

      Thanks so much Elle! I have so many different styles of dresses and although I love a bodycon or more fitted style, this is so light and carefree in the summer, plus it doesnt stick to you in the heat! xx

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:13h, 01 August Reply

    Beautiful dress! I love the colours and the split sleeves. You look stunning!

    Emma xxx

  • Natalia Lialina
    Posted at 17:22h, 01 August Reply

    Such a beautiful, delicate, classy and feminine look, Jess! I also love shift dresses and agree with you – they look great on anyone! Thank you for the invitation! <3

  • Ashley
    Posted at 13:44h, 01 August Reply

    Dresses like these are so easy to throw on and go in the summer- I love ’em, too!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Joi @INMYJOI
    Posted at 13:05h, 01 August Reply

    You look HOT Jess!!!

  • Suzi Grant
    Posted at 12:10h, 01 August Reply

    Love a shift dress, although I never used to. I seem to have grown into them! It looks lovely on you. xxx


  • Valerie Hansen
    Posted at 12:06h, 01 August Reply

    This shift dress is gorgeous and you look amazing..love the sleeves!

  • Lee
    Posted at 11:06h, 01 August Reply

    This is a beautiful dress and you look amazing in it. The color really compliments your hair.
    xo, Lee

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:54h, 01 August Reply

      Thank you Lee! I hope you had a great time in Savannah and Tybee! Glad you like the dress, it is so comfy too! xx

  • Laura B
    Posted at 10:56h, 01 August Reply

    LOVE this pretty dress! It has such fun details!

  • Is This Mutton?
    Posted at 10:41h, 01 August Reply

    You certainly rock a shift dress Jess! Lovely colors and earrings. Gail x

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 10:36h, 01 August Reply

    Such a pretty dress! I love the colors and the print! And the open sleeves add some great interest! Looking fabulous!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

  • Ada
    Posted at 10:28h, 01 August Reply

    What a gorgeous dress, I love florals especially for Summer. Pairing this with light blue and white accessories was a great idea.

    Happy August!

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

    This is a beautiful dress! I really like the color and the split sleeve detail. I am a hug fan of shift dresses. They are so comfy and versatile. Your hair looks fab in a low bun like this, Jess!

  • richardson4lisa
    Posted at 10:03h, 01 August Reply

    This is beautiful on you. Seems the older I get the more I love a shift dress…covers a multitude of sins…LOL and YES, you can eat without constriction. 😉

  • Laura
    Posted at 09:48h, 01 August Reply

    I love shift dresses for all the wonderful points you made about them too! Yours is beautiful on you! Love the colors and floral print!

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 09:45h, 01 August Reply

    This is such a beautiful dress Jess! And I agree about shift dresses…seriously one of the most comfortable things you can wear. 🙂

  • Melissa
    Posted at 09:26h, 01 August Reply

    Shift dresses are great for this time of the year, specially when everything sticks on you. I can see why your hubby loves this dress, the blues goes so well with your skin tone! And I love your hair up
    Thanks for hosting


  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:02h, 01 August Reply

    I adore that bag!! The size and color are so perfect and what a great piece for summer and spring!



  • carmen
    Posted at 09:01h, 01 August Reply

    Shifts are so cool for summer and yours is beautiful Jess. Love your hair up in a cute bun!



  • Northwest Mountain Living & Style
    Posted at 08:52h, 01 August Reply

    That’s about the prettiest shift dress I have seen! Lovely outfit in total! Peace!

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 08:40h, 01 August Reply

    Thanks for featuring me today–yay! 🙂 This outfit of yours is so pretty, especially that Brahmin bag. Love the baby blue color!


  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 08:35h, 01 August Reply

    Gorgeous dress. You look amazing in those colors.

  • Jone't
    Posted at 08:28h, 01 August Reply

    This dress is simply divine! I love the split detailing, so flattering on you Jess. You’ve accessorized it with a chic touch, the bag and shades are scrumptious. Xo Jonet

  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 08:14h, 01 August Reply

    Oh wow! LOVE this dress! Shift dresses are my favorite! LOVE the color and print on this one. You look gorgeous!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 08:13h, 01 August Reply

    So cute! You found the best stuff in Savannah!!! Great colors on you too.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:07h, 01 August Reply

    I agree on the shift dresses, Jess!! They are so comfy, and you can easily add a top layer over them!!
    I love the sleeve details on this one!!

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 08:01h, 01 August Reply

    What a beautiful dress! I love your earrings and shoes too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • elise
    Posted at 07:38h, 01 August Reply

    I love a shift dress and this one is beautiful! the pattern and color are just so gorgeous on you Jess!

    xx, Elise

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 07:32h, 01 August Reply

    I always love a great shift dress, too! This looks amazing on you and the color is superb for you, too! Love it!


  • Jill
    Posted at 07:25h, 01 August Reply

    That dress is so pretty on you! Love the colors and print!

    Doused in Pink

  • Pam Armstrong Greer
    Posted at 06:16h, 01 August Reply

    Love this dress, the color is perfect!


  • rachel
    Posted at 06:04h, 01 August Reply

    totally agree with your reasons to love a shift dress! Theyre so comfy and versatile. You look fabulous in this one, and your hair looks amazing like this! So chic!
    Thanks for the host up xx

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 05:50h, 01 August Reply

    Great Dress!

  • Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 05:44h, 01 August Reply

    This dress is gorgeous on you! Love your hair in a bun. This look suits you so well.

  • Rachel
    Posted at 05:41h, 01 August Reply

    Such a lovely look! It really suits you!


  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 04:57h, 01 August Reply

    I was never really a big fan of shirt dresses but then a couple of years ago, I tried one on and my hubby told me it really suited me. Now I LOVE them lol!
    You look beautiful, Jess!
    Suzy, Yogadocious

  • jacqui
    Posted at 03:25h, 01 August Reply

    Hi Jess, this dress is stunning, you well it well! Thanks for the link to my blog. I’m so pleased. x Have a great week my dear. x Jacqui

  • Jill James
    Posted at 03:02h, 01 August Reply

    Such a lovely dress Jess , I love the sleeve detail and it looks cool and comfortable to wear. The earrings are great and so good with that clever bun.Thank you so much for hosting.

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 02:46h, 01 August Reply

    Beautiful dress Jess. Of course, the floral print is very nice. And cut-out sleeves are great detail.


  • Mica
    Posted at 02:39h, 01 August Reply

    I love that shift dress, the colours and print are beautiful! It reminds me of a floral top I saw here but sold out before my no shop challenges were over! 🙁 I am hoping it turns up on ebay or something, it was so pretty!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a lovely start to the week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:21h, 01 August Reply

    I am glad you explained what a shift dress is! Sounds like a dress for me(with dinners 😂😂😂) It s a beautiful print and color! Don t you just hate when the grey hairs are showing? They are showing by myself too! And my hairdresser won t be back from vacation in three weeks😥😥😥😥

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 02:18h, 01 August Reply

    Beautiful print Jess, and as you already know it’s my favourite colour/colours here. Absolutely gorgeous xx

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