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Turning Heads Linkup – Still Patriotic with Red, White and Blue


Hello friends!

I kept with the theme of this week, and hope you enjoyed celebrating Memorial Day. Yesterday I shared some past outfits in this post- and today i wore one of dresses with red, white and blue ( albeit an aqua blue).

Memorial Day and The Start of Summer

Memorial day and the start of the Summer Season. Who is ready?

We have had some summer like temps here last week when it was in the 90s, but a bit cooler as there was no humidity.

Still, the pool is open! I have recovered from the stomach ailment I had we had to spend 10 hours in the ER. After bloodwork and CT scan,Β  It was a Gastroperesis flare up and it has finally resolved. I actually can’t have salads every day ( too much roughage!)

We celebrated yesterday by having my sister and niece come up for a picnic. I bought my hubby a William Sonoma smoker that took months to get here, for Christmas. So, by gosh, he was going to use it! We want to make smoked salmon for an appetizer, and then had gourmet burgers ,( salmon burger for me) corn on the cob, potato salad ,orzoΒ  and my homemade sangria.

This photoshoot was taken at the Mint Museum, a beautiful outdoor space right in front. It seems some museums are opening. You can read more about it here, if you ever visit Charlotte.

This dress is an “oldie but goodie” gifted by Karina Dresses in the Audrey style. A sundress that doesn’t wrinkle is just perfect for the warmer temps and I styled it with my Baublebar white resin flower earrings, my strappy sandals from Zara, and my favorite white rattan circle bag. Since some evenings can be chilly, I will wear my blue denim jacket or this white jacket bought secondhand at WHBM.

Are you excited for the start of summer? DoΒ  you find yourself reaching for dresses?

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  • Reply
    June 6, 2021 at 6:03 am

    Lovely outfit. I love the floral prints all the time, The color suits you as well.

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    Lucy Bertoldi
    June 4, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Love your take on red, white and blue- soo good!

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    Cheryl Shops
    June 4, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better. Looking great in that pretty red dress too!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    Graceful Rags
    June 3, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    I like this more unique patriotic outfit! And that white purse is so stinking cute. I don’t have a white purse but always find myself wanting to reach for one.



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    Linda Ann Cassidy
    June 3, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    what a great dress, love this look and perfect for memorial Day

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    Emma Peach
    June 3, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been poorly Jess. I hope you’re feeling much better now. I love your dress, the print is fantastic! I’ve been wearing dresses with a denim jacket this week as summer has finally arrived in the UK!

    Emma xxx

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    June 2, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    A wrinkle free sundress is a summer staple! The only better are three of them!

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    June 2, 2021 at 3:35 am

    I’m glad you are feeling better! This dress looks fab on you and is a perfect pick for summer.

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    June 2, 2021 at 1:50 am

    Love your take on a patriotic outfit Jess – you’ve translated the colors so beautifully rather than going for something very obvious with the flag!

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    June 1, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    This is adorably festive but not over the top or costume-y at all! You are perfectly patriotic! Love it!

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    June 1, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Jess, I love that combo of red and aqua! I used to wear an outfit in those colors a long time ago and had forgotten how great it looks! Yum, I’d like to hear more about your sangria!! I’m glad you had a nice Memorial Day. We are back in the fog today, but thankfully, the holiday was nice and sunny!

    xx Darlene

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    June 1, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    This dress is perfect on You and will never go out of style. Enjoy June my Dear. . .

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    Barbie Holmes
    June 1, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    A wrinkle free summer dress is a big plus! I love the style and color combo. Beautiful and flattering on you, Jess!!

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    June 1, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    That dress is so perfect for the holiday weekend and I really like the aqua blue in it… Oh my, I am glad you are feeling better, but that is a bummer you can’t have salads everyday (I love my salads!). I bet your homemade sangria was really good! The food you all made sounds delicious!


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    June 1, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Lookin beautiful babe…
    xx, Neha

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    June 1, 2021 at 2:18 pm


    Wonderful look and a great subtle nod to RWB. A winkle free summery dress is a winner in my book.


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    June 1, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    This dress is such a cute take on a patriotic dress! The aqua is perfect and spring-y with the red. And I’m so glad you recovered in time to celebrate!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    Michelle Churchman
    June 1, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Such a pretty outfit, Jess! I really like the way your dress is made. Very complimentary! I’m sorry you had to go to ER! It’s always crazy to me about how foods that are supposed to be good for you can cause a problem if you have some digestive health issues. Then those very foods can become primary culprits!


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    June 1, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. That’s kinda how my hubby is too…too much roughage is a thing.
    I love the colors in this dress Jess!!! What a gorgeous outfit.

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    June 1, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    I like that dress. It seems a stretchy material, am I right. That is even better. Nice an summery.

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    Jacket Society
    June 1, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Glad you are feeling better Jess. I love jackets with dresses and the combo you have today is just beautiful. The dress looks fab on you and I love that stylish jacket to finish off the look.

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    [email protected]
    June 1, 2021 at 10:57 am

    The red dress is soooo pretty! Glad you are on the mend!

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    June 1, 2021 at 10:48 am

    I hope you’re feeling better! You lookk fantastic!

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    June 1, 2021 at 8:50 am

    I wore a red, white, and blue tie dyed top with white shorts yesterday and felt too costumey! I prefer what you did here, much more chic. I have on Karina dress that I won 5 years ago in a giveaway. I hardly wear it now but I do love it. Thanks for the link up!

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    June 1, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Glad you are feeling better! Sounds like you had a perfect celebration over the weekend! Love the print and cut of your dress!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    June 1, 2021 at 7:00 am

    What a great dress! I love the red and turquoise together. So vibrant and pretty! I am glad that you are okay after the ER visit. That is like my worst nightmare…being stuck in an ER for more than 2 hours!


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    Mica - Away From Blue
    June 1, 2021 at 6:58 am

    What a cute dress on you! I love the white jacket with it! you’re making me think about a similar coral floral print dress I have – a maxi one – and now I want to try the white denim jacket with it that the kids got me! πŸ™‚

    So sorry to hear about your ER visit though – glad all was okay in the end!

    Thanks for the link up πŸ™‚

    Hope your week is off to a great start!

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    The Grey Brunette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:43 am

    Jess, I’m so sorry to hear you were in the ER!! I hope you’re feeling much better now! You look beautiful. I love that dress, and the location looks stunning too!
    Suzy xx

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    June 1, 2021 at 4:04 am

    Hope you are okay Jess, the outfit certainly is a pick-me-up. Take care lovely Jacqui x

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    Vanity And Me Style
    June 1, 2021 at 3:40 am

    Glad you recovered in time for the celebrations Jess. Love the dress! xx

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    June 1, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Love this red floral dress with the white blazer! Thanks for featuring me in today’s post and have a wonderful week!


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    June 1, 2021 at 1:53 am

    10 h in the ER, what a waist of time, well not really as your problem is luckely solved! The picknick sounds so good! Homemade sangria!! Love it! Isn’t it great that is finaly summer, finaly wearing our fabulous summer dresses!

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