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Turning Heads Linkup- One Shoulder Mango Dress for Summer


They say, “Good things come to those who wait.”  I saw this dress last Spring and really wanted it but the price was a bit high. I waited until this year, and got it on sale- This Mango one shoulder dress was worth the wait!

My outfit

If you live in the South, cool fabrics become your friend and necessity in the Summer months. No one wants clothes sticking to them, fabrics that don’t breathe. This dress from Mango is 100% cotton, and I fell for the one shoulder design and of course the color.

The green is no longer available on the Mango site, but it is on sale in beige and white. 

I paired it with my favorite straw bag and white Zara strappy sandals. Love this bag under $22 in white rattan.

The sandals are from Zara last season, but these Marc Fisher ones are similar, and on sale!

Vacation Bound Soon

We are headed to Avalon beach on Friday, and I am posting about what I am taking to the beach, but look forward to a week of sandy beach and fun with the family. We have rented a beach house, and I am hoping to learn to paddleboard. I have been working on strength training more, so I am ready. Now, if I can keep my balance!  We will go out to dinner a few nights, as there are quite a few celebrations in July, with our family. My birthday ( the 8th), my  two year old niece, m mom’s at the end of the month, and our 20th Anniversary. I know there will be fireworks at the beach, and I look forward to sharing some of my trip with you on IG Stories.

I am a water girl for sure! My hubby is one to go into the ocean up to his knees and say, “I’m good.” I am the lady on the boogie board chasin waves! Thursday a sun hat that is gifted from Tenth Street Hats will arrive just in time for our trip. I like to have a sunhat to protect my face. Gone are the days where I lay out endlessly. We have a great dome set up and enjoy reading at the beach as well.

Do you like the cool comfort of a cotton dress during the summer?




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  • Reply
    Graceful Rags
    July 2, 2021 at 12:23 am

    This dress is so pretty and even better that you got it for a deal! I love how tropical it feels, and you accessorized it perfectly with that belt and purse.



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    July 1, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    The folks at Mango need to put you on payroll. You wear their dresses so beautifully. And those earrings remind me of tembleque Panama…traditional accessories worn in the hair in Panama. So very feminine and fun.

    Atta way for being a boogie board kinda gal. I am, too. In fact, we are headed to the beach the end of this month and I can’t wait to board!! Hope you have a fabulous time on your holiday. Sounds like you will have lots of celebrations. We try to do beach birthdays because there are 4 in the family with birthdays in July.

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 1, 2021 at 8:57 pm

      Leslie, you made me laugh! I do love Mango and their clothes especially dresses! That is interesting about the hair accessories, I say I learn something new every day!
      Oh how fun! Thats great that you like to use the boogie boards too! Thank you, have a great time on your trip too! So you have lots of Birthdays as well in July.

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    July 1, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Love this dress on You Jess. Enjoy every minute of your vacay. . . .

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    Southwestern Desert Living
    July 1, 2021 at 10:38 am

    I am loving greens and dresses these days and your’s is so perfect for summer! I love how you accessorized it! Have fun on vacation!

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    The Grey Brunette
    July 1, 2021 at 6:35 am

    It just goes to show that sometimes good comes to those who wait! I love that you found the dress in the sale, Jess! And it’s gorgeous. I love the colour and the print, not to mention, the ruffle!
    Suzy xx

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    June 30, 2021 at 9:38 am

    I love your style. Comfy chic. Plus, you are beautiful!
    Alexandra | Corduroy for Basic Outfit Essentials

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    June 30, 2021 at 6:28 am

    Gorgeous dress! I love one shoulder tops and dresses. The print and your accessories are perfect for beach holidays. Your lilac nail polish looks lovely against the green. I hope you have a wonderful time!

    Emma xxx

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    June 30, 2021 at 3:54 am

    What a pretty dress, I love the half shoulder – perfect to holidays. Nice accessories too. Jacqui x

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    Cheryl Shops
    June 30, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Don’t you just love when something you’ve been wanting for months finally goes on sale? Love the print and the asymmetrical neckline—it was definitely worth the wait!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    June 30, 2021 at 12:13 am

    That dress was absolutely worth the wait! It’s a stunner for sure! I can see it being in your closet for years and years.

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    June 29, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    This dress is definitely worth the wait. It looks so stunning and I adore the one shoulder detail. It definitely has me wanting to go to the beach for a holiday! Speaking of, your trip sounds amazing! I can’t wait to hear what you don your birthday and how paddleboard goes for you. And to let you in on a secret, I am similar to your hubby. I love looking at the water and probably walking on the shallow end but more than that, I am good too! My hubby and son on the other hand, would definitely be in the water for as long as possible. Btw, thank you so much for the feature. I greatly appreciate it Jess! Yay! I hope your week is going well so far and wishing you a beautiful evening.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    June 29, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    The greens and whites are so pretty on you and I love the summer accessories with this dress. Ohh, your beach vacation sounds great! We are headed to the beach in a couple of weeks and I’m excited to see it again after 2 years!


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    June 29, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Jess, this dress is just adorable!! I love the green and white print–so fresh! And the one-shoulder design is super chic! Enjoy your week at the beach! We just returned from Kauai and it was magical! So fabulous to get away, especially after the last 18 months. Have fun!

    xx Darlene

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    June 29, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    The dress is amazing Jess….good for you for waiting. I need to be better at that. And I had to laugh…I’m like you’re hubby. I like looking at the water, but I’ll just look and not wade in,

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 29, 2021 at 4:25 pm

      THank you Jodie! Ah yes, well my family will be there and I am sure my niece will go in, so I may just have to hang with her a bit! 🙂

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    June 29, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    I love this outfit so much! That color is gorgeous on you!!


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    Jacket Society
    June 29, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Such a pretty dress on you Jess. Green is your color!

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    Tatiana Moskatova
    June 29, 2021 at 10:57 am

    I know, you are a big dress expert, Jess! I love all your dresses without exception. This one screams Summer! Great choice!


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    June 29, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Such a beautiful dress…it’s perfect for you in every way! Have a fabulous time on your vacation!

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    Lindy Sellers
    June 29, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Well, my friend, Mango should have had you model it in the first place because it is a perfect color and fit for you!
    I love the fabulous earrings too!
    Dresses seem to be my go to around here, especially during our hot summers.

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    Gail Hanlon
    June 29, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Isn’t it wonderful when you get your hands on something you wanted, months ago, and it’s cheaper? The dress was certainly worth waiting for. Earrings add such drama! Have a lovely time at the beach. Very envious! xx

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    June 29, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Paddle boards are fun and not that difficult on a lake. Probably a lot of fun on a calm sea!

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    Midlife and Beyond
    June 29, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Jess, I’ve noticed this dress too, it’s so gorgeous on you. I’m off to see if i can find it. Have a great week and enjoy the beach.
    Alison xx

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    June 29, 2021 at 7:50 am

    That dress was worth the wait and so chic on you! Love the one shoulder detail! Enjoy your beach trip!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    Rosemary Davis
    June 29, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Hi Jess,

    This gorgeous dress is certainly worth the wait!! You look amazing and I love the unique styling!



  • Reply
    June 29, 2021 at 7:14 am

    Jess, this dress is amazing and totally worth the wait for it to go on sale! Although, I don’t know that I could have resisted it that long! It really is gorgeous and it looks magnificent on you. I hope you have the most amazing vacation!


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    Mica - Away From Blue
    June 29, 2021 at 6:59 am

    Such a pretty dress on you and it’s great that you scored it on sale! I hate paying full price for things!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope your week is going well 🙂 We went to a theme park yesterday to kick off the school holidays 🙂

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    Pamela Graham
    June 29, 2021 at 5:19 am

    Your elegant figure was just made for flowy dresses, beautiful!

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    June 29, 2021 at 4:29 am

    That is a great dress Jess – I love the style and the colors. Definitely worth the wait on that one for sure! I’m excited for your beach trip and can’t think of a better way to celebrate your birthday!

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    Vanity And Me Style
    June 29, 2021 at 3:56 am

    I ended up scouring Mango for the dress in beige Jess. Unfortunately not available here in the UK. It’s a beautiful dress! xx

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    June 29, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Love this dress and the green and white print! So glad that you were able to get it after waiting! Have a wonderful week!


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    Michelle Churchman
    June 29, 2021 at 2:47 am

    This Mango dress looks great on you, Jess! I really like the one shoulder style. Have fun at the beach! Sounds like a great get-away.


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    Nancy s Fashion Style
    June 29, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Of shoulder looks very good on you! You were Lucky that they still had the dress! I hope you wil share photos of you on the paddle board!

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    June 29, 2021 at 2:18 am

    That’s a beautiful dress and it looks flattering on you! Love your earrings!

  • Reply
    June 29, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Jess, they don’t say “patience is a virtue” for nothing. That dress was definitely worth waiting for and you look fabulous wearing it. Opting for white accessories was a brilliant choice. I do hope that you have a wonderful time during your beach holiday. Thanks for hosting.


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