Turning Heads Linkup – Palm Dress and Straw Clutch for Summer - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup – Palm Dress and Straw Clutch for Summer

Hi friends!
Today I am wearing one of my favorite dresses from my closet, a palm green dress that reminds me of our trip to Savannah a few years ago, as I bought it in a boutique there.

The Outfit and More

I just love palm prints and fruity cocktails both of which reminds me of summer, or that tropical local I wish to visit. On that note, has anyone seen House Hunters Carribean? I used to watch House Hunters on HGTV often before we bought a house, and I came across this the other day. A couple moving to Belize from Atlanta, starting a new life. It’s fun to watch!

Back to the dress. I loved the vibrant print and the no-iron capability with this dress. I’ve packed it on vacation and love to pair it with straw or rattan accessories and espadrilles. Here I am wearing platform tan espadrilles by Steve Madden, I bought last year on DSW. One of my favorite straw clutches from Mango changes up the look from the round rattan bag I have been carrying often.

On this afternoon, puppies were with us, as we got a new/used Lexus in Bamboo Pearl. The sound of it kind of goes with my palm print doesn’t it ? 🙂 A light sage green color with a metallic sheen than can look silver in different lighting. Hubby and I found a great deal on a used car that was kept in excellent condition. So, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, our other Lexus’ air conditioning conked out, and we weren’t putting any more money into the car. It took about a month to find one. So, we got lucky and after looking at two, the second one came home! We now have air! Praise the Lord!

We picked up my Fender USA Strat at the shop, as it was set up and ready ( begging) to be played. All of my guitars are now set up professionally and I am back to playing  After many years of not being able to play, with my condition, I am sitting down to play. I do feel like my fingers are all thumbs, but it will take practice!

I’ve kept it simple with my accessories today, and in the summer I wear less in general. Pine green drop earrings bring more color to the look and the straw bag is a nice change.

Are you into Palm Prints for the Summer?


Dress – Savannah GA boutique

Shoes- Steve Madden ( DSW, lst yr)

earrings- Charming Charlie

clutch- Mango

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  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 05:43h, 23 August Reply

    First, I would like to thank you for featuring me. I’m honored. You made my day. Now back to your look. Such a perfect tropical look. I love the pattern on the dress. Your earrings are so cute. I just love the whole look. Have a great weekend.

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 08:05h, 16 August Reply

    Congrats on the new vehicle! They are making cars in so many cool colours now. I saw one that looked like a mirror recently.

    Love the print on your dress.


  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 14:32h, 14 August Reply

    Congrats on your new ride – that’s always so exciting! Love that palm print dress on you. Green is definitely your color!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 15 August Reply

      Thank you Meagan! We are enjoying it! Glad you like the look 🙂

  • Lorna
    Posted at 11:13h, 14 August Reply

    That dress is lovely on you! So pretty! I like the clutch too!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 23:34h, 13 August Reply

    I love palm prints! I have a very similar dress from H&M and it’s one of my current favorites. Also, I had no idea you can play the guitar—that’s amazing!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 19:25h, 13 August Reply

    Jess, I love palm print anything and that dress is so cute! I had a bamboo Lexus just like yours and loved it! Unfortunately, I was rear-ended and it was totalled a few years ago. I loved that car! Enjoy!

    xx Darlene

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 19:02h, 13 August Reply

    I am loving palm prints! Your dress is amazing and you look great as always! Enjoy your new car!

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 16:36h, 13 August Reply

    Gorgeous dress! I’m a big fan of palm and tropical prints. It’s wonderful that you’re getting back to playing the guitar – I really need to pick it up again!

    Emma xxx

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 16:12h, 13 August Reply

    Yay for AC and your new car! Love your palm print dress! So pretty on you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 15:35h, 13 August Reply

    Palm prints always make me feel happy! I just love your new car! I just got a new one after over a decade of keeping my old car and wow up to date technology is so lovely! Lol!


  • Maureen
    Posted at 15:24h, 13 August Reply

    What a pretty dress Jess and palm prints are so fun. They are so unique and reminds me of vacation! Congratulations on your new car and hallelujah for AC! It’s seriously a game changer. I hope your day is going well so far and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 14:04h, 13 August Reply

    I love your choice of accessories. My drop earrings are one of my favorites when I do not wear my N & S earrings. That clutch is so fun!

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 14:03h, 13 August Reply

    Glad you were able to find a new car! I love the color! Your dress is beautiful on you! Fun prints like this always make me think of warm summer breezes!

  • midlifeandbeyond
    Posted at 11:31h, 13 August Reply

    Love the palm print and style of your dress. I too have a similar pair of sandals to the ones you are wearing, they are so comfortable, which is a real bonus!
    Fabulous that you play the guitar. I don’t play myself but, my hubby is a musician who plays lead guitar. Great that you can start to play again. Enjoy!
    Alison x

  • Ashley
    Posted at 11:12h, 13 August Reply

    So cute- you are totally right about this clutch! The perfect summer piece!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 10:47h, 13 August Reply

    The perfect Summer outfit! I feel like this photo should be taken at the pier on the beach. Pinning for inspiration, especially that purse!


  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:28h, 13 August Reply

    Such a cute dress and perfect for this summer weather! Congrats on the new car. Goodness, I know you are thankful to have AC again! It is too darn hot to go without right now. Glad to hear you are able to begin playing again, as well. I know that must make your heart happy. 🙂

  • --Grace Liang
    Posted at 09:48h, 13 August Reply

    I’ve been loving straw clutches and bags this Summer! Such a cute trend!


  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 08:49h, 13 August Reply

    No air is definitely no good, so PTL for the that. The palm dress is so perfect for summer!

  • Chrissy Rowden
    Posted at 08:36h, 13 August Reply

    You look lovely. And I love that your car name goes with your perfect palm print (see what I did there??). Have a great week Jess!

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:28h, 13 August Reply

    Such a cute tropical dress! I love your bag too! I never heard of House Hunters Caribbean. I”love have to check it out.

  • Theresa Campbell
    Posted at 08:18h, 13 August Reply

    Considering I used to work in the Caribbean and have lived in Florida for many years, I can’t help but love palm trees and palm tree prints! They always conjure images of the relaxed resort lifestyle. Your dress is an excellent example. And the fun accessories perfectly complete your chic tropical inspired look.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 08:07h, 13 August Reply

    Jess, this dress is so pretty and so totally you! I am loving your sandals and that great bag and the fact that your earrings sort of match your new Lexus! But most importantly, I am super excited that you are back to playing guitar! YAY! It must feel a lot like “coming home” to be back at it. I am so, so happy for you!


  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 08:02h, 13 August Reply

    Everything looks so cool on you, the rattan is nice and airy. I’m all about gold, too! So *glad* you got a new car and A/C!!!

  • Mica
    Posted at 08:00h, 13 August Reply

    Such a beautiful printed wrap dress! You’re right, the print is so perfect for summer, especially with those accessories! congrats on your new car too 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a great start!

  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 07:51h, 13 August Reply

    The Palm Dress is perfect. I have shoes similar to those and just love them. They go with so many things.
    Glad your back to playing. Yes, those fingers will be sore for a couple weeks but worth it.


  • Jodie
    Posted at 07:15h, 13 August Reply

    I just love this dress Jess!! And my straw bag gets so much love in the summer. How can you not have one?? LOL!!

  • This Main Line Life
    Posted at 05:31h, 13 August Reply

    That’s a beautiful dress. I love palm prints too. I’ll have to look for house hunters Caribbean. I really like those shows and I watched a similar one about people looking for second homes at beach type locations. I really liked that one, but I can’t remember the name of it.

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:29h, 13 August Reply

    Yay! I am so happy to hear you found a new Lexus and that you have AC! This dress is so pretty on you – I love the vibrant colors and the cut. That straw clutch is so summer and those shoes are perfection! Looking great my friend!

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    Posted at 03:33h, 13 August Reply

    Congretulations on the new car! We are looking for another one too. It s a lovely dress, I also love palm prints!

  • Laurie
    Posted at 02:33h, 13 August Reply

    Stunning as always Jess. Have a great week xx

  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 02:19h, 13 August Reply

    I do like your palm tree dress Jess, it really just says Summer. Enjoy your new car and the air-con, essential in your heat and humidity. I was so glad to hear your are enjoying playing again. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

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