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Mixing Metallics: Gold, Brass and Silver/Maxi Dress Appeal


Hi Ladies

Metallics have been big this year, but I have always loved them either as an accent or as a full look. Today my inspiration was from this gold maxi dress I found on sale at H&M. I loved the light material and the bit of leg one can show with the slit up the front of the dress. Built in air-conditioning, thank you very much!  I suppose I am sporting a bit of a tan, or at least some color, compared to when I was younger and used to the color “red” ( not in a good way) Oh, the things we do ( or I did!) to get tan. For more years now I protect my skin with SPF 50, wear a hat, full body suit ( no just kidding) but keep shaded ( as we had a canope this year on the beach) and make sure I am keeping out of the sun as much as possible.


I am the type of person that is truly affected by weather. Grey, cold and rainy is not my favorite. So, when the sun is out, I often want to be outside. I thought I would put this outfit together as a tribute to sun and summertime, without having to show the obvious sign of too much sun! Presently though, woah, it has been very hot and humid here in Charlotte. We had to time the shoot just so, as the dress is made of viscose and pretty much will show any water or sweat mark. Not so much “glowing” , and just a bit tricky when taking blog pics at the hottest time of the year! If I style this again, it may be for fall with layers, or in the early spring when the heat isnt penetrable!


As I mentioned the dress was the inspiration, along with the picture of the beautiful sunset that was taken on vacation. I think we took 20 or more shots at different times. The golden hue of the summer sun. I then decided to add the  the gold coinlike shaped statement necklace and brass earrings  by Slyca Jewelry, and lastely the silver shimmer of these pewter gladiator sandals by Jambu. One purchase I would add to this look would be a bronze or other metallic cuff.





Are you a fan of this year’s trend : metallics? Do you like to combine them? Tell me in the comments section! Do you find it a challenge to dress for this heat?

Outfit details: Gold Maxi ( sale HM), Brown Woven Clutch: Poshmark, necklace and earrings c/o Sylca Designs, Pewter Sandals c/o Jambu

c/o -Items were gifted by company. All opinions are that of my own.

See you tomorrow for Turning Heads Tuesday! 

Have a wonderful day!

Jess xo

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  • Reply
    August 21, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Lovely outfit Jess, love how you have styled it. I love my Maxi/long dresses 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Monday, hope to see you later 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 21, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Thank you, it is a very comfortable dress and I love golds, rust, olive.. x

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    August 13, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Love the color of your dress! This is such a stunning look on you!

    Doused In Pink

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 13, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Thank you JilL! I do like golds, olive, rust, along that color spectrum. xx

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    August 13, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Goddess in yellow!!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

    Dawn Lucy

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    Ruth Maldonado
    August 11, 2016 at 11:49 am

    That color of yellow is so pretty on you! I love a long maxi dress!


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 11, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you Ruth, it more of a gold in person, a warmer tone that seems to work. I appreciate you stopping by! xx

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    The Wardrobe Stylist
    August 11, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I know some people that are like that. I’m probably that way too to a certain extent unless I’m, trying to be happy on a morbid day lol. Love the dress on you and the colour works really well with your hair.

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    August 11, 2016 at 3:31 am

    This dress looks stunning on you Jess, beautiful 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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    August 9, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    This dress was made for you!! You look amazing!

    xx, Elise

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      August 10, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Thank you! I love metallic colors 🙂 xx I appreciate your comment!

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    August 9, 2016 at 11:50 am

    That dress is perfection with your beautiful hair! I was nodding my head while reading about trying to time your shoot! So much work goes in to photographing outfits.

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      August 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

      So true Karen and the tricky part in the summer is the heat! Thanks for stopping by! xx

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    August 9, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Yellow looks amazing on you!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 9, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Thank you Shelly! I know it is hard to tell, but it is more gold than yellow so I thought i could pull it off. I appreicate the comment, enjoy your week! x

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    August 8, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Stunning gold maxi Jess! Love the coin necklace and the sunset is indeed a gorgeous inspiration!
    I also love the belt and shoes, all perfect on you! stay well gorgeous!
    xx, Elle

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      Hi Elle! I am trying to play “catch up” on blogs after vacation! Thank you. I love the colors gold, rust, olvie.. It is finally cooling down a bit here, how are things in NYC? I apprecaite you stopping! xx

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    August 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    this is gorgeous! You look amazing head to toe!

    Life is just Rosie

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks so much Rosie! I love golds, rusts, olive etc. I appreciate you stopping by! xx

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    August 8, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Gorgeous dress, Jess, and your light tan is so flattering too! Glad you don’t let yourself burn anymore. Thanks for linking, xo


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you Patti! Yes, I seemed to have mastered the sunscreen this year! I wore a hat and am careful 🙂 Glad you like the dress, I love the golds, olives, brown tones! xx

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    August 8, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I think the metallic trend is fabulous—anyone can wear them!!
    This dress is wonderful on you!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Thank you Jodie! I liked the gold color and the ability just to accessorize! Have a great day! xx

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    August 8, 2016 at 7:11 am

    A great mix of feminine with sturdy items! I love that. And those colors are so very beautiful on you. I like Fall colors.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 8, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Thank you Nancy! Yes my shoes are just that! Love them and they are sturdy and have great support. I am a big fan of golds, rust, olive.. yes me too! Have a great day! xx

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    Suzy Turner
    August 8, 2016 at 6:47 am

    I love metallics – and mixing them is a lot of fun too! I love your dress, the colour is divine!
    Suzy xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 8, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Hi Suzy! Yes, I love metallics too.. we had a tricky time shooting this dress, as it was sooooo hot here in Charlotte this weekend! Have a wonderful day xx

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