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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,  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 ,orzo  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? Do  you find yourself reaching for dresses?

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  • saree
    Posted at 06:03h, 06 June Reply

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

  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 10:25h, 04 June Reply

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

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 01:54h, 04 June Reply

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

  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 14:50h, 03 June Reply

    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.



  • Linda Ann Cassidy
    Posted at 14:30h, 03 June Reply

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

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 12:33h, 03 June Reply

    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

  • Judy
    Posted at 12:40h, 02 June Reply

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

  • Lovely
    Posted at 03:35h, 02 June Reply

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

  • isthismutton
    Posted at 01:50h, 02 June Reply

    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!

  • laurabambrick
    Posted at 21:53h, 01 June Reply

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

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 21:40h, 01 June Reply

    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

  • Neti*
    Posted at 20:29h, 01 June Reply

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

  • Barbie Holmes
    Posted at 16:20h, 01 June Reply

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

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 15:52h, 01 June Reply

    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!


  • Neha
    Posted at 14:47h, 01 June Reply

    Lookin beautiful babe…
    xx, Neha

  • Rena
    Posted at 14:18h, 01 June Reply


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


  • Ashley
    Posted at 13:56h, 01 June Reply

    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

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 13:15h, 01 June Reply

    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!


  • Jodie
    Posted at 12:20h, 01 June Reply

    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.

  • Marijke
    Posted at 12:07h, 01 June Reply

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

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:16h, 01 June Reply

    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.

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 10:57h, 01 June Reply

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

  • Michele
    Posted at 10:48h, 01 June Reply

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

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 08:50h, 01 June Reply

    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!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:16h, 01 June Reply

    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

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 07:00h, 01 June Reply

    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!


  • Mica - Away From Blue
    Posted at 06:58h, 01 June Reply

    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! 🙂

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

    Thanks for the link up 🙂

    Hope your week is off to a great start!

  • The Grey Brunette
    Posted at 06:43h, 01 June Reply

    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

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 04:04h, 01 June Reply

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

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 03:40h, 01 June Reply

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

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:40h, 01 June Reply

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


  • Nancy
    Posted at 01:53h, 01 June Reply

    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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