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Turning Heads Linkup – Soft Surroundings for Summer by Me and Mom


Hello friends

Well, I convinced my mom to be in my “photoshoot” for Soft Surroundings, as she loves the brand, and I had sent her a few pieces for Mother’s Day. You saw me last week in my white and mustard yellow vintage inspired Mango dress, and today I am wearing a bright yellow jersey dress from Soft Surroundings.  I must have the summer sun on my mind!

You are the Sunshine of my Life..

Summertime and the livin is easy..

a song called, “Softly as in a Morning Sunrise.”, a jazz tune by      I played at my senior recital.

One of my favorites- a Frank Sinatra tune , “Summer Wind”.

How many songs can you think of that epitomizes the sun and summer months?

Soft Surroundings Outfit

This flared yellow polka dot dress caught my eye when I was looking through the summer selection at Soft Surroundings. It has a cloth belt to accentuate the waist and more of a flared bottom to the dress. It reminded me of something mom might have worn in the 60s.

From Soft Surroundings-

 Pintucks shape your silhouette up top, then flair into a classic A-line. Detachable self-belt. Misses 41″ long. The pintuck lines for me add to the length and elongates the body as well.

I styled it with my favorite pair of white espadrilles, my white rattan bag with bits of tan detailing, a gold cuff, ( no longer on the site, but this similar gold cuff is gorgeous and ON SALE!) and something different, an adjustable gold ring with mother of pearl. ( It’s on SALE!)  This jewelry makes the look more modern.  Soft Surroundings sent me these adorable slides for the summer, but I wanted to wear a dressier shoe. You will see them in other outfits as they will pair nicely with many of the neutral looks I have compiled.

After we drove from PA to VA, we picked up my mom at my brother’s and brought her back to Charlotte for a visit. My sister lives in South Charlotte, so she can kill two birds with one stone. ( Did you ever like that phrase?) Anyhow, mom is be-bopping around and we are showing her some great places we love to visit, restaurants etc.. Sunday, I needed a day of recuperation though, as I have been on the go from traveling to see family and finally felt like I was hit by a Mack truck. I need to remember to slow down and listen to my body, so it was all about Netflix and rest for me Sunday.

Mom’s Outfit

Mom will be 75 this summer, and I couldn’t resist getting her this blue green blouse from Soft Surroundings Outlet. The color looks amazing with her white hair! She borrowed my c/o cuff from Uncommon Goods and brought her Jambu Naomis for walking around. I love this similar Gauze top , ( on sale!) this gauze shirt, ( on sale!)  this mint green tunic

Im wearing The Tremelo lace topper over the dress for going out to a show, dinner ( as we know how cold restaurants keep places!) or pairing more casually with jean shorts and a cami!

Love the hint of yellow in these white flower earrings from Baublebar last year.

I’M HOME AND READY FOR SOME DRY NEEDLING TODAY! My PT will say, “Where do you need needling today, Jess, and my answer will be “Where Don’t I need needling?” 😉


Just lettting you all know I am playing “catch up” with the blog, not having a ton of time while visiting for Memorial Day. I am back “in the zone” and will be visiting your blogs this week!

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  • Reply
    June 14, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    You two are gorgeous! I am loving your dress, so pretty!


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    June 10, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Oh so lovely to see my featured – such a great surprise. Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish #linkup. Lovely to see your mum on the blog too. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    GlamorousandGeeky (@Gofashiondeals)
    June 7, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    such a prettz outfit for summer

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    Nani Lani
    June 6, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Hi Jess,

    You both are gorgeous. You have good styling ideas. Dress color shows happiness and enjoyment. I can feel the sense of collaborating fashion, style, color and an amazing interpretation.I like your earrings. I wonder what would be your look with pewter charms on yellow outfit?


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    Nani Lani
    June 6, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Hi Jess,

    You both are gorgeous. You have good styling ideas. Dress color shows happiness and enjoyment. I can feel the sense of collaborating fashion, style, color and an amazing interpretation.I like your earrings. I wonder what would be your look with pewter charms necklace on yellow outfit?


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    Linda Cassidy
    June 6, 2019 at 10:22 am

    I so adore that dress. Sunshine and yellow are so becoming on you

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    Gail Hanlon
    June 6, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Gorgeous color you look lovely in yellow. It’s such a happy color. Your mom looks great too – nice green. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday!

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    Mary, The Pouting PensionerMary The Pouting Pensioner
    June 6, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Oh how I love a yellow dress. You are your mum look stunning!
    Hugs, Mary x.

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    June 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    You look absolutely stunning in yellow! Love this dress so much!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    Straight A Style
    June 5, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    So fun to see your mom! You both look so great.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 6, 2019 at 11:22 am

      Thank you Amy! Mom is having a good time here! xx

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    Emma Peach
    June 5, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Lovely to see your mom join you on the blog! I love the pretty yellow dress, and those earrings are gorgeous! I keep seeing so many amazing earrings from Baublebar lately! Hope you’ve recovered and are feeling more rested now!

    Emma xxx

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    June 5, 2019 at 11:25 am

    You and your mom are so cute and stylish! Lovely summer looks!


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    June 5, 2019 at 10:02 am

    What a sweet collaboration!


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    June 5, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Both you and your mum are so stylish. I love the yellow polka dot dress, plus, those earings are so pretty. the photographs are fabulous. They
    made me yearn for some sunshine!!


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    Meagan Brandon
    June 5, 2019 at 8:45 am

    You and your mom are so stylish – what a fun post and memories to have with her!


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    Cheryl Shops
    June 4, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Your mom is adorable, and I love your yellow dress—it really pops with the white accessories (which, as always, are great)!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    June 4, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Just love this! I really love that bag and those sandals with this light summery dress in yellow. Your mom looks lovely in that color!


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    June 4, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Jess, you both look darling in those soft pastels. And the yellow dress is adorable on you! Nicely accessorized, as always.

    xx Darlene

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    June 4, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    That is so sweet you included your mom! Both of you look lovely!

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    Laura Bambrick
    June 4, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    That is so sweet you were able to have your mom in a blog post! You both look amazing! Your yellow dress have a lovely summery vibe and looks so chic! Thank you so much for featuring my post from last week!

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    June 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I have yet to find a color that you don’t look amazing in! This yellow looks gorgeous on you!

    xx, Elise

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    June 4, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Whats a cute post! I low that you included your mom. This whole outfit is so beautiful!


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    Jacket Society
    June 4, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    You two look so cute together 🙂 Love the yellow dress on you, your sandals and bag are perfect for it. Your mom looks fab in aqua.

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    June 4, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Don’t you ladies look so lovely?!
    Happy Tuesday, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    June 4, 2019 at 11:17 am

    How sweet of you to include your mom–you’re right–the aqua color is lovely on her!

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    June 4, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Wow! I think you look smashing in that yellow dress! Yellow is gorgeous on you! And your mom looks absolutely beautiful in that color! I’m so glad you got to do this together!

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    June 4, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Very dreamy colours and how lovely to shoot with Mom – has inspired me to try the same sometime!

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    Lisa Richardson
    June 4, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I think Soft Surroundings has some of the prettiest items and you are built for their clothing! Love these outfits and the accessories. My used to get dry needling. Hope it helps!!! XO

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    June 4, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Love Love Love the earings!

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

    Grace Liang


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    June 4, 2019 at 9:42 am

    So sweet your mom joined you in your photo shoot. You both look great in your Soft Surroundings pieces. I adore your sunshiney polka dot dress! Perfect for these hot days and so very pretty.

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    June 4, 2019 at 9:26 am

    So nice to see your mom! My mom turns 75 this year too. You both look so pretty, what a lovely photo!

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    June 4, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Those colors are beautiful on both of you. You know I love the mother/daughter thing, Jess!! Give her a hug for me.

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    Theresa Campbell
    June 4, 2019 at 8:27 am

    If you could wear a sunshiney day it would look like that dress! Love polka dots and pintucking detail. Your mom is adorable. How sweet of her to join you in your shoot. Summer Wind is one of my fav Sinatra tunes. For summer songs, I immediately thought of A Summer Song by Chad and Jeremy.

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    Suzanne Smith
    June 4, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Hi Jess! What a fun post with your mom…she looks amazing! I love your yellow dress and the accessories! It’s a dress that you could wear so many places. Soft Surroundings is a favorite shop of mine!

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    Amy Johnson
    June 4, 2019 at 7:40 am

    That dress is gorgeous! Love your bag and shoes too!

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    June 4, 2019 at 7:13 am

    I love that your mom joined you for your photoshoot! You both look fabulous! I love your yellow dress!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    June 4, 2019 at 6:53 am

    You and your mum look great in those summer colours! I really like your yellow dress! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start! So cold here, winter has definitely arrived!


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    Andrea Nine
    June 4, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Such a gorgeous yellow Jess. So sweet and summery!

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    June 4, 2019 at 6:20 am

    So nice to see both you and your mother looking so pretty and Summery. Love your lace espadrilles and bag. Enjoy the time with your Mum. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

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    This Main Line Life
    June 4, 2019 at 6:19 am

    You and your mom look so cute together. Love that Yellowdress. Really pretty

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    June 4, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Jess, I love the yellow polka dots and the lace kimono! So beautiful and fresh and summery. And how lovely to see your sweet mama! That green really does look wonderful on her. So my favorite song with summer in it is Beth Hart’s Summer is Gone (although it is about summer going, but it is also about the sweet memories of summer). Now if summer would only arrive in northern New York. We had freezing rain yesterday. It was only 42 degrees and I refused to turn the heat on in June, so I just froze all day!


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    June 4, 2019 at 4:24 am

    I love that your mom was in the post today – how sweet! You look like her Jess! Two pretty ladies in pretty summer clothing! That dress is so pretty and elegant on you – great with the lightweight kimono. Your espadrilles are super pretty with it too and I am loving that gold cuff! Hope you and your mom have a great day today!

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    Suzy Turner
    June 4, 2019 at 3:07 am

    How lovely that you’re featuring your gorgeous mum with you, Jess! You both look lovely!
    Suzy xxx

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    June 4, 2019 at 2:43 am

    This is such a fresh floaty dress Jess. It’s lovely to meet mum here. Hi Mum! xx

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    June 4, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Lovely Summer songs! You choose the perfect color for your mother, very nice. Your choices of accessories is fabulous as always!

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