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Turning Heads Linkup – New Summer Casual Look – Denim Shorts and Top from Loft


One staple I am happy to wear this summer is the denim short. There are plenty of lengths available, from these 4 inch denim rolled shorts, to a longer style closer to the knee. It’s all about personal comfort. I bought these lighter wash jean shorts from Loft, when mom cam to visit and we did a bit of shopping.

“Bewarre of Snakes” read the sign near Turtle Bay, where we shot photos that day. Lately I have been! We have encountered a few black snakes near the deck and one down by the nature trail, as my hubby cautiously pulled the doggies out of the way. Some times I am going along my merry way, and I don’t notice things off the bat! So, my neighbor showed a picture of a rather lonnnnnnnnnnnnnng snake, off white with brown detailing, as the neighbors at the corner, had killed it the day before. Oh, Lord! That is scary! I really am not a fan of creepy crawly insects or snakes, so now my eyes are peeled!

Mammo Humour

Ladies, not that getting a mammogram itself is a funny thing but..

I went to put on my “gown”, actually more of a “napkin” to be exact and remembered last year it would come down past my knees. Today, it was more of a “shirt” as I fastened the gown, realizing I would walk out in my underwear, as it was about as long as my waistline! They must be cutting back,” I thought.

I discreetly asked if the robes were supposed to be like this, only having worn a dress to get my mammogram. I noticed other ladies were wearing pants, and it wasn’t an issue. A woman, about 5 foot tall, said, They need to make gowns for tall people. ” So, I got a good chuckle and laughed a the thought of me in my wrapped shirt and undies heading to the mammogram. Instead, the technician spared my embarrassment and told me just to wear my dress in!


First, if you are hankerin” for another summer dress, I wore a rust maxi dress yesterday on the blog and spoke about how accessories can make the look.

You gotta shop at LOFT when there is a sale, which is often! I bought two blouses and 2 pairs of denim shorts, one in a light pair and one in a dark wash, all 40% off! There is always a sale! I am enamored with the color combination of blush pink and olive. So pretty! They have the top I am wearing, in a few sizes. My shorts are on sale, and they have lighter and darker styles.

My other blouse has a dark pine green background with blush pink and olive flowers and greenery. I will also style these blouses with my olive linen pants for the summer. This has to be my favorite neutral shade of the season. In chillier temps, I also have a pink moto jacket I could wear in the Spring,. Wear this top, skinny jeans and the pink moto and you have a beautiful color combo for Spring. I know Summer is Officially June 21st, but it’s hot enough now, so shorts and dresses are in order.

I’ve had these platform slides by Seychelle from Soft Surroundings gifted to me last year, and they are cushioned and perfect for those slip-on shoe days in the summer months. My pink/peachy Balenciaga bag went perfectly with the flowers in this top.I chose dusty pink statement earrings from Mango to add to the color scheme.

Loft is a virtual floral wonderland right now, so if you love florals and pretty colors you should pop by. After shopping at Marshalls with my mom the other day, we both realize why I shop online! More inventory, sizes and the ease of shopping. My feet hurt after walking around aimlessly in the store. So, don’t be afraid to shop online more, especially once you know your size at that store. I think I have done most of my Spring and Summer shopping at Loft and Mango this year

I reach for my denim shorts often in the summer. These and dresses are my summer staples. If you are looking for a longer length, I have included some in my affiliate links below. It all is about what you are comfortable in. Add a cute top and some slides or espadrilles and boom! you have a put together summer style.


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  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:54h, 13 June Reply

    You are totally rocking these shorts, girlfriend!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Sherri Preston
    Posted at 08:33h, 13 June Reply

    Loved this post, great outfit and do love the shorts!!Also love the bag!! Thank you for posting the links🌺

  • Amy Ann Arnold
    Posted at 14:37h, 12 June Reply

    These shorts look so great on you!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Nani Lani
    Posted at 12:08h, 12 June Reply

    You have a beautiful dress. You look gorgeous. I wish I had taken a photo wearing similar dress with you. I love the fact that you look simple but meaningful as always.

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 10:21h, 12 June Reply

    I need to schedule a mammogram. It has been about ten years! Those slides look so comfortable!

  • Radi
    Posted at 02:24h, 12 June Reply

    Ohh my I hate snakes… I would be so terrified if I saw one.
    Love your denim shorts and the cute tassel earrings!


  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 00:35h, 12 June Reply

    I read an article recently that forward-thinking hospitals and doctors’ offices are trying to make mammograms more “spa-like”, in order to encourage women to actually go to them (which I would certainly appreciate)! Hope you had positive results, short gown aside!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 23:35h, 11 June Reply

    I didn’t even think about that with a mammogram! When I get my first one I’ll have to remember to wear pants! I see you wearing dresses so much I like seeing these shorts on you! This is a really cute outfit!

  • Amy
    Posted at 23:35h, 11 June Reply

    Jess I just love this look! The colors and the bag all just have such a lovely comfortable breezy summer vibe! You really have fantastic taste! I need to check out those sales at LOFT!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 20:37h, 11 June Reply

    Those are just the perfect denim shorts! Snakes scare me! We had a really big snake on our patio just sunbathing when we came back from vacation last year and I think it was because we had some moles in our yard. Once we got the exterminator, we never saw that snake again! :O That top is super cute, too!


  • midlifeandbeyond
    Posted at 17:38h, 11 June Reply

    Jess, you look fabulous in those shorts, plus that floral top is very pretty. I really do need to check the Loft brand out. Thank you for the link up

  • Angela
    Posted at 14:52h, 11 June Reply

    Pretty funny about the mammogram robe! I’m in my 30’s and already have friends who have gotten breast cancer, so it’s so important to get checked!
    Looking vert summery in your top – and yikes, watch for snakes!!


  • Nicole of Highlatitudestyle
    Posted at 14:22h, 11 June Reply

    Thanks for featuring me. I feel so honored!

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 14:22h, 11 June Reply

    Jess, you are SO right about Loft. I only buy when there’s a sale, which is often, as you say. I love a floral top with rolled-hem shorts and as usual you’ve styled it perfectly. Love the mammogram story–we’ve all been there! Have a wonderful week,

    xx Darlene

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 14:00h, 11 June Reply

    I love olive and blush together, too! I’m wearing it now–haha! Love the floral and the accessories, Jess. The handbag got my attention right away!

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 12:55h, 11 June Reply

    This top is so stunning! what a perfect summer outfit!


  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:03h, 11 June Reply

    Such a pretty top Jess and look at those long legs girl!! Looking fab in shorts 🙂 Oh and no snakes please 🙂

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 10:22h, 11 June Reply

    I am a big old no on snakes too. YUCK! Your shorts and floral blouse are just he cutest combo and you look summer ready. I’m getting my mammo in a few weeks. The place I go uses robes and I like that. Thankfully the technician had mercy on you. 😉Happy Tuesday! XO

  • liangguiying
    Posted at 09:50h, 11 June Reply

    You look fabulous. I absoluelty love every single part about these pictures!

    Please stop by at http://www.colorandgrace.com every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for linkup parties! Hope to see you there!

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  • budgetbelles80
    Posted at 09:46h, 11 June Reply

    Yes, it is that time of the year to keep a lot out for snakes especially when it is warm outside. I love your floral top. It looks good with your denim shorts.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:59h, 11 June Reply

    Eeek!! The only snakes I like are snakeskin prints!!
    And the mammogram story was funny. I guess there is an advantage to being short too!!
    Love this outfit Jess….you look like a woman in her 20’s!

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 08:48h, 11 June Reply

    Yikes, snakes!!!
    You look so summertime fresh today. I too love a pair of soft denim shorts when the weather turns 🥵 hot!

  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 07:59h, 11 June Reply

    I love denim shorts. I’m picky about the length. I do not like the long ones as my legs are rather short. I like a 3.5 to 5 inch inseam.
    Yes be careful of snakes. It seems every year I see more and more. Even “harmless” black snakes will bite and make you very sick.
    Mammo, oh my. I could also tell you some funny stories. The things us women have to endure.

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 07:42h, 11 June Reply

    What a cute summer look! Love your top!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:28h, 11 June Reply

    I’m not a fan of snakes either and that would make me so uncomfortable! Your top is darling and those shorts look great on you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 07:13h, 11 June Reply

    You and shorts really are just made for each other Jess. The pretty top is lovely too. I would be very nervous of those snakes , all the snakes in my state are poisonous so we are very careful. I had to smile about your mammogram tale. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

  • Mica
    Posted at 07:07h, 11 June Reply

    Such a cute outfit! I love the floral top and you’re right your Balenciaga city works so well with it! Snakes are scary, hope you manage to avoid them!

    Hope you’re having a great start to your week 🙂 It’s a more relaxed week this week after a busy week last week!


  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:31h, 11 June Reply

    You are a Summer sensation! Love that top. And legs for miles. So pretty!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:28h, 11 June Reply

    Jess, you are rocking the denim shorts! You have such gorgeous legs, my friend! I love this whole outfit. Cute, sassy, and fun! I am, however, a little bothered by that “Watch Out for Snakes” sign! Now I am afraid to visit North Carolina in a few weeks! Although, I never let a little fear hold me back before.


  • Anika May
    Posted at 06:00h, 11 June Reply

    This is such a cute summer look, I really love the shorts, they suit you perfectly!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  • savvysouthernchic
    Posted at 05:36h, 11 June Reply

    You look great in those shorts, and I love them paired with that sweet blouse.

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 05:19h, 11 June Reply

    Jess, you really have the most gorgeous long legs!! I’m quite envious! 😉 <3
    Suzy xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:44h, 11 June Reply

    We have been having a problem with bears in our neighborhood! I’m no fan of snakes but even less of a bear. It has curtailed my walking in the neighborhood for sure. We had one get into out trash and make a huge mess. Then one day I was driving and there was one on the side of the road playing in the grass. They are developing a lot of land in our area and all the wildlife is being pushed out, it is so sad.
    Love these shorts on you – those long legs are meant to wear shorts! Your top is so pretty with them too and dresses up the whole look!
    Funny about the mammo gown, glad she let you wear your dress!
    Have a great day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:29h, 11 June Reply

      Oh my gosh, Bears! Oh yes, I hate that! I always say there needs to be some green space and not everything overtaken by developments! Glad you like the look, I went shopping at Loft with the sales they have! Yes, I did get a good laugh about the mammo gown! xx

  • Laurie
    Posted at 03:18h, 11 June Reply

    The top is beautiful Jess. I need to look into the brand and I still remember the jeans you have from there. The slides are good too xx

  • Nancy s Fashion Style
    Posted at 02:34h, 11 June Reply

    Beter snakes! I don t even want to think about them. They really are scaring me! I hope your mammo wasn t to painful and of course hope for ag good outcome. I love your bag! And those legs!

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