Turning Heads Linkup – Soft Surroundings – Floral Shirt Dress and Floral Sandals - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup – Soft Surroundings – Floral Shirt Dress and Floral Sandals

Is there such a thing as too many florals? No! I say! I suppose I am trying to make up some ground as I am not a gardener, like my mom, who has an enviable backyard surrounded by a beautiful garden with flowers surrounding the house. Instead, I have chosen to wear my florals, and today, I am featuring a dress and sandals by Soft Surroundings.

This dress  ( The Springtime dress) caught my eye by the color- I could use more blue in my wardrobe and I loved the light turquoise with the bright flowers and butterflies. And it has pockets! I know ladies go crazy over pockets. The material is light and very comfortable, I am wearing a size XS and the hips are quite roomy.   When I saw these adorable white floral sandals on the Soft Surrounding site, I thought they were meant for me. I had wanted a pair of neutral dressy block heels and the fact that these are floral makes them that much more appealing to me. I chose the white because it wanted a cute neutral dress sandal to wear throughout the summer and the block heel is 2.5 inches, which is doable! The shoes also come in a cobalt blue.

I knew with the shirt dress style, I would wear this another way. I thought I would style this as a topper, or as an open jacket with all white, perhaps white column style with white trousers or jeans. Stay tuned to see.. as some point! The softness rating is a 2- making it “heavenly soft” and I love that about their items. Hard and scratchy clothing just doesn’t cut it with me! ( lol)

This is a slightly dressier outfit that I am sharing with you, I have shared the more casual look by Soft Surroundings yesterday with the post – Tee Shirt dress and Slides.

I love color as you know, but summer does lend itself to some all white looks or neutrals and I’ll be featuring more of these soon on the blog. So many outfits, so little time!

Since the dress provided a feast for the eyes with all of the bright colors, I went with white for the accessories. These white floral earrings seem to reiterate the flowers of the sandals. My white bucket bag is a favorite to carry.

Charlotte Greenway

Hubby and I did the photoshoot on one of the Charlotte greenways. We thought we would venture out from time to time and capture some of the areas around Charlotte we enjoy for the blog. So, we can’t just do a photoshoot and then go home. No, we must find a cool, hip new restaurant in which to have lunch afterward!  We visited a new place called “Kid Cashew”, with fabulous summer cocktails and Medditeranean food. We both enjoyed a cucumber basil mule after lunch and it was so refreshing!

Have you ordered from Soft Surroundings? What type of dress do you enjoy wearing for summer?

For other Soft Surroundings outfit posts – a Velvet Dress by Soft Surroundings

and this post Soft Pastel Look for Spring

**Outfit provided to me by Soft Surroundings c/o All opinions are my own and truthful.


Floral dress ( Spring Time dress) c/o Soft Surroundings

Flora Sandals c/o Soft Surroundings

Bag-Zara ( like this one)

Earrings- Baublebar


Most clicked- Maria of Passionfruit, Paws, and Peonies 

Pinterest Pic- Jennie of A Pocketful of Polkadots

  • Nistha Saraf
    Posted at 05:20h, 24 July Reply

    Madly in love with the dress and you look gorgeous!

  • Tianna
    Posted at 14:11h, 20 July Reply

    such a gorgeous summer outfit! You look awesome in blue!

  • courtneyhardyblog
    Posted at 22:10h, 19 July Reply

    That floral dress is so pretty! I love how it looks on you.

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 13:00h, 19 July Reply

    Such a pretty dress on you Jess, and love that your earring and sandals match! Super styling. Jacqui Mummabstylish
    Thanks for joining the #chicandstylish #linkup x

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 20:59h, 18 July Reply

    Those sandals are so darn cute!


  • Lisa Richardsonl
    Posted at 12:02h, 18 July Reply

    Jess, I love this color on you and this dress looks so perfect for summer. Those sandals! Love the flower detail on them too. Super cute!!! XO

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 19 July Reply

      Thank you Lisa! You will be seeing these sandals again soon! 🙂 xx

  • Joi @INMYJOI
    Posted at 09:55h, 18 July Reply

    The print on your dress is gorgeous Jess!!! I absolutely love the coordinating floral earrings and embellished sandals!
    Joi | http://www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

  • Jill James
    Posted at 01:30h, 18 July Reply

    Looking lovely in your pretty floral shirtdress. Those sandals and earrings are wonderful. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

  • Laura
    Posted at 23:15h, 17 July Reply

    Wow! The colors in that dress are beautiful together! It immediately caught my eye! I am such a fan of turquoise and you can’t normally find this gorgeous vibrant shade!

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:28h, 17 July Reply

    Such a gorgeous shirt dress, the colour looks fabulous on you! Really pretty sandals too!

    Emma xxx

  • Elle
    Posted at 16:29h, 17 July Reply

    Jess, this is a fabulous combination of a perfect floral dress and a lovely embellished sandal. Wonderful places for a photo shoot, and I’m glad you made a day of it. Have a happy new week my friend.

  • carmen
    Posted at 16:17h, 17 July Reply

    You look elegant and summery from ears to toes! Beautiful outfit. Looks like a lovely place for a photoshoot and a lunch date with hubby!



  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 15:26h, 17 July Reply

    I don’t have anything to share this week, but wanted to stop by anyway. What a beautiful dress that is! I love the color, and the floral pattern throughout, especially the butterflies. A great pair with those sandals! Gonna have to look into them. I am in need of some new sandals.


  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 14:20h, 17 July Reply

    Your dress is so cute, but I LOVE your shoes—how much fun are those?!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Elise
    Posted at 11:49h, 17 July Reply

    This dress looks so light and airy, perfect for the warm weather. The colors are gorgeous too! Beautiful look Jessica!

    xx, Elise

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:46h, 17 July Reply

    Beautiful color and print on you Jess, love your sandals and earrings too. Fab look my friend 🙂

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 11:42h, 17 July Reply

    Oh wow, Jess, I love this light turquoise color on you! It is so vibrant and very flattering with your red hair! And those sandals are just adorable. So pretty and feminine and I love the striped insole, too. How perfectly your earrings coordinate with your sandals. too. Such a great look and beautiful photos, my friend!


  • Robin LaMonte
    Posted at 11:41h, 17 July Reply

    Love this outfit from Soft Surroundings!
    Another winner after seeing yesterday’s blog post!
    Did you notice the windows from the building matched yuor dress?

    Always fabulous!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 11:20h, 17 July Reply

    You are rocking this dress, babe- what a fun summer print!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 11:01h, 17 July Reply

    Jess, this look is adorable, love how the earrings and shoes are both flowers and the floral print dress paired with them is perfect! Love how you pulled it all together.


  • Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 10:34h, 17 July Reply

    That shirt dress looks comfy yet so chic. I love the bright floral print!


  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 09:52h, 17 July Reply

    Wedding planning has left me little time for the linkups this year but it is always nice to visit! Loving this whole outfit, Jess! The floral pattern is so pretty and those shoes!!! Love!!!

    Have a wonderful day!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 08:57h, 17 July Reply

    I’ve never seen a pair of heels quite like these before! Love fun and fabulous finds like this!



  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:56h, 17 July Reply

    You always choose such wonderful pieces for yourself, Jess. The colors in this dress look so perfect on you!!

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:35h, 17 July Reply

    What a gorgeous dress. I love the color!

  • dawnlucy
    Posted at 08:25h, 17 July Reply

    Wow! Looking super pretty, Jess!!

    Dawn Lucy

  • awayfromtheblue
    Posted at 07:28h, 17 July Reply

    That is such a cute dress and I love those accessories with it, your shoes and earrings are just perfect! 🙂

    I have a shirt dress I like to wear as a topper like a kimono too! It’s fun to have another way to wear something! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a nice start to your week! It’s so cold here, we had the coldest day in 4 years recently!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 07:21h, 17 July Reply

    What a fabulous dress Jess! Just so cheerful and sweet! You look summer sensational!

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 06:35h, 17 July Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous, Jess! That print and colour of the dress is just perfect on you. Great sandals too!
    Suzy xx

  • Cristina - Memories of the Pacific
    Posted at 06:31h, 17 July Reply

    I love floral prints! I don’t think I’ll ever have too many. It’s a great idea to style it with white accessories, I’ll keep that in mind!

  • pamelagreer
    Posted at 06:15h, 17 July Reply

    The color of that dress is gorgeous and you look great in it!

  • Maureen
    Posted at 05:59h, 17 July Reply

    The color of your floral dress is so pretty! It so eye catching and vibrant. Love your floral shoes too. They are unique and beautiful in the blue color as well. Mmmm Mediterranean food sounds so good! You just got me craving some! Lol 😂 I am glad to hear you and hubby were able to go out and enjoy the day. It’s been so hot where I am, temps topping in the 100s that it makes it so hard to leave a cool interior. Hopefully it’ll cool down a bit this weekend. As for today, no dice! Another scorcher….sigh. I hope your week is off to a great start!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:34h, 17 July Reply

    Gorgeous dress and setting! I’d for a basil cucumber mule too – that sounds heavenly! I say there’s no such thing as too many florals either – bring them on, so feminine and beautiful. Soft surrounding sounds so inviting – who doesn’t want to wear soft clothes? The shoes and the earrings looks so good with it!
    Happy Tuesday my friend!

  • Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    Posted at 03:46h, 17 July Reply

    Love that you create your own form of gardening in your dress and shoes! V. clever, Jess, and it keeps your fingernails clean! Hugs, x.

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 03:08h, 17 July Reply

    Oh this has made my day – most clicked – whoop whoop!! I’m so thrilled. Jess you find so many beautifully patterned dresses. I love the colours and floral print of this summery one! Such pretty sandals too! xx Maria

  • Is This Mutton?
    Posted at 03:06h, 17 July Reply

    You have the best taste in dresses! Love the colors and print. The sandals are so cute too.

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 02:57h, 17 July Reply

    I’m loving this shirt dress! The colors are fabulous for summer. Your white accessories were the perfect complement.


  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:19h, 17 July Reply

    Love your shoes! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

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