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Turning Heads Linkup – Soft Surroundings Boho Maxi Dress – Late Summer

Morning friends!
How is your week going?

I’m going to be sharing some Late Summer fashions from Soft Surroundings and this dress caught my eye from the start. Anyone else for Boho vibes? Yesterday I wore Boho, so it’s a week of boho fashion’s friends!

The Movies-

We went to see the movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” over the weekend, and speaking of boho, it was about a time when counter culture reared it’s head, and what if Charles Manson and his hippie groupies took another path instead of Sharon Tate’s home the evening in 1969. I don’t want to share any spoilers, but I was quite amused, as the theatre in the afternoon was quite quiet, and the couple in front of us was in their 20s.

As we got in the elevator, the guy said he wasn’t quite sure what the movie was about, didn’t know what he just saw. I explained to him about Charles Manson’s hippie followers had murdered Sharon Tate and the people in the house in the Hollywood hills in 1969. I explained why the movie’s circumstances would have changed American History. He looked at me and smiled while nodding his head saying, “Oh, ok. Thanks! Now I get it! ” I thought it was funny as I was under the impression everyone knows the history of Charles Manson and the Tate murders. I guess not if you are in your 20s.

It was quintessential Quentin Tarantino and if you enjoy his movies, you will enjoy this. It was smart and creative with some violence,  typical of the director.


Speaking of hippies, this boho style was love at first sight. On the Soft Surroundings website, about the Esparanza Dress “this maxi set off by vintage florals and a special novelty button at the front. Lightweight crinkle-gauze with smocked waist for a great fit and elastic sleeve hems for option of blousoning. ”

I received it in the mail, and let’s just say, “I dug it.”

I love the vintage style print and the gauze waistline, accentuating the waist. The pink, blue and purple brooch is attached to the dress and came with an extra… you know I love my brooches!

The material is very soft and the length perfect on me, being 5 foot 9.

I had to choose my braided, tasseled purse from Rebecca Minkoff for this look.

My soft pink flower earrings add to the flower power of this bohemian look, and fyi, they are very light!

Braided espadrille tan sandals add to the look.

It was 90+ when I took these photos, so I will wait a bit to share the other more Fall-like pieces from Soft Surroundings.

How to Transition this Dress to Fall

What I consider now when buying, is how can I wear things multiple seasons.

I could add a moto jacket or long cardigan duster.

I would also add a different bag and a pair of boots or booties.


Now all I need is that floral crown! Perhaps I should have been dancing around the field barefoot for full effect?


Have a look at the Late Summer offerings at Soft Surroundings. You know they are one of my favorite stores !

Thank you to Soft Surroundings!  c/o   * My opinion in this post is honest and truthful.

Esperanza Dress c/o Soft Surroundings

bag- Poshmark ( Rebecca Minkoff)

Sandals- Steve Madden ( similar)

earrings– Amazon

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  • Reply
    August 24, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Such a chic and breezy maxi! So perfect for the season indeed.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    August 23, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous in this dress and style! I particularly love those beautiful earrings and the brooch. I love to wear my clothing across seasons too and you’re right about adding booties and a jacket to this dress to make it look more autumnal ….. and it’s amazing how little popular culture is known by the young of today!! Have a great weekend!!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

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    August 23, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    I wondered if that movie was any good or not. The older I get the less I’m able to watch violence.

    You know I love me some boho so I love this look. I really find the colours gorgeous on you.


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 23, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      Ok Suzanne, well for me it doesn’t help that the squishy sound effect are there and other sound effects after violence. I usually turn away too. Thanks I love the dress and the easy style. xx

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    Anna Shirley
    August 23, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Such a cute boho dress. Love this look, Jess. Thank you for sharing this look with My Red Carpet.


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    Joi @InMyJoi
    August 22, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Loving the boho vibes here Jess!!!
    Joi | http://www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

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    Cheryl Shops
    August 21, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    I want to see the new Quentin Tarantino movie so badly—I’m glad you enjoyed it! And I also dig your boho maxi dress!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    Rosemary Davis
    August 21, 2019 at 9:17 am


    You look amazingly in this Soft Surroundings boho dress. It is definitely your style and color too!

    I’m looking forward to seeing the Once Upon a Time in. Hollywood movie. Happy to hear your positive review

    It’s hard to believe that those days are now “old memories” to our generation…sort of like our parents talking about 40’s and 50’s.
    Oh my!

    Rosemary xoxord


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 22, 2019 at 10:02 am

      Thank you Rosemary! It is my style and I love wearing it, looking forward to wearing into Fall. Isn’t it, I guess I was under the expectation everyone knew about the Manson Murders! take care!

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    August 21, 2019 at 3:24 am

    The flower earrings added are the perfect finishing touch Jess. What a sweet dress, I can see you wearing this plenty. xx

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    Laura Bambrick
    August 20, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I don’t think there is a dress in the world that wouldn’t look good on you! The colors and fit is just gorgeous! Hope you are having a great week!

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    August 20, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Love this dress on You Jess. Enjoy the rest of summer weather. . .

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    Peta Sklarz
    August 20, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Love the dress! The colors are amazing on you. Sounds like an interesting movie, I like things like that. They make you think of different possibilities.

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    August 20, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    That’s a beautiful dress…you know I’m there for the boho vibes! And the bag is super pretty too…

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    August 20, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    What a fun dress! I have been head over heels in love with the “boho/hippie” style and colors for soooooo long – love the dress, especially the fact that it has long sleeves! Our weather has been in the 90’s too, and high humidity – makes it hard to want to be out taking pictures, huh? I designed a crocheted sweater, and I have been wanting to do an outdoor photo shoot, but I don’t know if I will make it through, haha!


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    Meagan Brandon
    August 20, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I want to see the move about Charles Manson now that you mentioned it – I hadn’t heard of that one yet. That dress is so pretty on you and would be beautiful with a leather jacket for fall!


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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    August 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Love this gorgeous boho dress and I’m sure it is nice and cool with it being loose fitting! I love those tassels on your white bag, too!


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    August 20, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Jess, I do like boho style and your dress is so cute!! I had to laugh at your movie story–we forget sometimes that the “Kids” in their 20s don’t have the same references we do! Although I have to say my 27-year is pretty well-informed! Lol! We haven’t seen the movie yet and now I want to go see it this weekend! Thanks for the review!

    xx Darlene

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    Cristina - Memories of the Pacific
    August 20, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Your boho dress is amazing, Jess, you look stunning!

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    Jacket Society
    August 20, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    That dress looks perfect on you Jess, very pretty. Love your bag too.

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    eva @CostumeTakeOut
    August 20, 2019 at 11:55 am

    your outfit is lovely! but those earrings are gorgeous!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 22, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Thanks so much! I bought them in pink and blue!

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    August 20, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Such a great dress, Jess! And I love the tassel bag. That movie sounds quite interesting. I may have to try to get out and see it. It’s funny how certain cultural references get missed by different generations. It reminds of the first time I saw Bridget Jones’ Baby. When they are at the music festival and they ask Ed Sheeran to take their picture…he tries to get in the photo with them and they are all confused as to why they should want him in their picture because they didn’t know who he was…the funniest part was that I didn’t know who he was at that moment of watching this scene! So when I realized it at the same time in the movie that the characters realized it, I laughed my butt off! And now I am huge Ed Sheeran fan!


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    Emma Peach
    August 20, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Beautiful dress, it looks fabulous on you! The style and the colours are perfect for late Summer/early Autumn. I love your tassel bag and pretty flower earrings too!

    Emma xxx

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    --Grace Liang
    August 20, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Such a gorgeous maxi dress! I love that bag also! Perfect look for so many different occasions. 🙂


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    August 20, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Ok…I couldn’t remember all the details behind those murders. Guess I’ll have to go watch the movie! As for your dress and I’m feeling and loving the hippie groove. the colors are altogether fabulous!

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    August 20, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Such a beautiful boho maxi dress and I love the saddle bag with it! 🙂 I’m a big fan of maxi dresses, they are perfect in summer but I’ve been wearing mine up a little this winter too!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a great start 🙂

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    August 20, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I love the boho style Maxi Dress from Soft Surroundings!
    I agree that adding a moto jacket will be the perfect layer when the weather gets cooler.
    I wore my boho style in Nashville on a weekend getaway. It’s perfect for summer!

    I look forward to seeing the movie too! I am surprised that young people don’t know about the Manson murders!


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    August 20, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Loving the boho vibes! That dress is beautiful on you! We were talking about seeing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood this weekend! Glad to hear it’s a good one!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    August 20, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Pretty dress! I love a maxi with sleeves! Digging the boho vibe too =)

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    This Main Line Life
    August 20, 2019 at 6:53 am

    That’s a beautiful dress. I do like Quentin Tarantino so I’ll definitely have to go see that movie. Sounds interesting. My friends and I were just looking for a good movie so this will be perfect.

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    Andrea Nine
    August 20, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Boho Babe and what a great print!! You look gorgeous!!

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    Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    August 20, 2019 at 6:12 am

    I can totally see you in a field of flowers with a flower crown in this dess Jess! It looks beautiful on you…the colors, the style…it will be a win most of the year!

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    August 20, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Groovy Jess dress, I totally dig it too and you have the flower power going on with those earrings!I adore anything boho and this dress is stunning – the colors, the styling – it’s a classic boho piece you can wear forever! The movie sounds good! It is funny to think that there’s a whole generation who knows nothing of Helter Skelter – gosh sounds like we are getting old, doesn’t it?! Have a great day gorgeous!

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    August 20, 2019 at 3:01 am

    This pretty boho maxi is so good on you Jess. It certainly does have a hippie vibe. The movie sounds interesting but I find Tarantino’s work far too violent for me. Many thanks for hosting.

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    Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    August 20, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Do you mean Once upon a time in Hollywood then? We saw Pulp Fiction in the cinema a few weeks ago! We also were there with two other persons. We have to go to Once upon! Next week! When we have vacation! What a beautiful dress, those colors look so good with your hair. And the earrings are fantastic!

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    August 20, 2019 at 2:10 am

    The boho trend suits you so well Jess. I love the dress and the colour hues are beautiful xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 22, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Thanks so much Laurie! I loved the colors and style too! Ill wear it in the Fall!

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