Turning Heads Linkup- The Tie Dye Dress I Wore for Family Beach Photos - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup- The Tie Dye Dress I Wore for Family Beach Photos

Tie Dye blue maxi dress

I was on the hunt for a dress to wear for professional family beach photos.

Tie Dye blue maxi dress

My Outfit and Pics

I styled blue tones this week for the blog, as I was inspired by the ocean, clear blue skies and water. I love the “free” feeling in the water, and my inner child comes out when I am on the boogie board, riding the waves into the shore.

This dress had the colors and vibe I was looking for. The style and drape of the dress first caught my eye. I think the shape with the dolman sleeves, twisted waist and straight maxi style accounts for the elegant style. The slit up from the front gives it some sexiness as well as the deep v-neck.

Although I usually think of the Grateful Dead when I think of tie dye. It has come a long way! I have 2 tie dye dresses now. I loved the blue painted look as if carefully selecting the brush strokes.

My white rattan bag is the most worn of the summer and my espadrilles are a close second. I could certainly pair it with a pair of

slides for a more casual look as well.

I scored Poshmark for these earrings, and have bought several Kendra Scott pieces this way. They are a beautiful blue hue with gold posts and would also capture that ocean/beachside look.

The photoshoot was quite fun and a challenge, as we had our entire family there as well as two tiny tots. The photographer told my nephew, “Thumbs in the pockets” to help children know what to do with their hands. My brother then, subconciously did the same! We kept saying, Matt, thumbs in the pockets!”

My sister, sis in law and I have a bit longer hair which we sprayed diligently, using up a fair amount of the bottle. Once we were at the beach, in the evening( better lighting) my hair whipped around endlessly during the entire shoot. Should be interesting! I know you want a beachy look.

We should be able to choose the pictures in a few weeks. We had a good time and the setting was beautiful .

Tie Dye blue maxi dress

Tie Dye blue maxi dress

Tie Dye blue maxi dress with white espadrilles

Tie Dye blue maxi dress

Dress– Venus

bag- Zara ( sim)

earrings- Kendra Scott

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  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 15:32h, 26 July Reply

    I absolutely love this dress! The tie dye print is fabulous! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 11:09h, 24 July Reply

    Love your dress! You look amazing I. In this shade of blue!
    I can’t waiting to see the family photos!


  • Chrissy Rowden
    Posted at 08:09h, 22 July Reply

    Well this dress is stunning. I love the length, fit, cut and color on you. 🙂

  • Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    Posted at 07:43h, 22 July Reply

    Jess this is such a beautiful piece! So perfect for beach photos!

  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 23:35h, 21 July Reply

    Cannot wait to see the professional photos of the family from the beach. We were all going to be together for our beach weekend next week until my daughter realized school starts on 08.02 and they have to be back home almost before they get to the beach. It will be a real whirlwind trip for them. And her husband won’t be able to come along at all. Oh, well. Someday I will get those family photos!!

    Love this look. The shape of your earrings replicates the pattern in the dress, especially at the waist, and the pattern in the bag and even on you shoes. Just perfection. I am sure despite the breezy conditions on the beach, your hair will be lovely. I remember for my daughter’s beachside wedding we all looked a bit beachy but we were happy and they were in love so it didn’t matter.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 22:52h, 21 July Reply

    Wow, I think this is one of my favorite EVER outfits on you! I love blue/white colors in the summer and I love those colors in a tie dye, too! I wish we had gotten beach photos on our trip, but my family doesn’t like being photographed and we got my daughter’s dance schedule last minute. I can’t wait to see how the photos turned out, I hope you share them!


  • laurabambrick
    Posted at 16:16h, 21 July Reply

    I’m sure you will have some wonderful photos to choose from! Love that tie dye dress on you! It’s so lovely!

  • Barbie Holmes
    Posted at 08:58h, 21 July Reply

    Those blue tones are so pretty on you and perfect for the beach! I hope you share some of the final edit photos!! (Thumbs in your pockets!! 😂)

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 23:30h, 20 July Reply

    I couldn’t have picked a better beach photoshoot dress—the tie-dye print is just perfect, and I love how you styled it with white accessories!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Cat Coluccio
    Posted at 18:41h, 20 July Reply

    What a lovely outfit, from the dress to the accessories!
    I’m sure the photos will be gorgeous.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 18:25h, 20 July Reply

    Oooh, I LOVE this tie-dye on you! Cannot wait to see the family shots!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    Posted at 18:03h, 20 July Reply

    I love this tie-dyed dress on you!
    I am so glad that you had a wonderful time in New Jersey with your family!
    I can’t wait to wear the family photos!

    I also have those Kendra Scott earrings in a different shade of blue and they are my favorite!


  • Neti*
    Posted at 16:34h, 20 July Reply

    So Comfy and Chic. The color is Fantastic on you Jess. Enjoy. . .

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 15:37h, 20 July Reply

    Gorgeous dress, Jess. I bet those pictures are going to look fantastic! – Amy

  • gwenliveswell
    Posted at 13:45h, 20 July Reply

    Hi Jess! Perfect look for beach photos – and a party afterwards! Beautiful earrings, too – and perfect accessories. xo

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 13:34h, 20 July Reply

    That tie-dye dress is SO perfect for a family beach photo! I’ll bet they turn out great. That’s a good tie about thumbs in the pocket, too! Great find on the earrings. I’ll have to check out Poshmark for those kinds of deals! Have a great week.

    xx Darlene

  • Katie
    Posted at 13:26h, 20 July Reply

    This dress is stunning! It looks beautiful on you! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  • Jodie
    Posted at 13:16h, 20 July Reply

    Now if that isn’t the perfect beach dress I don’t know what is!! Absolutely gorgeous Jess,

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 11:32h, 20 July Reply

    This color is amazing! I love the fit of it too! Perfect for summer!


  • Tatiana Moskatova
    Posted at 10:28h, 20 July Reply

    You look stunning, Jess! This dress is a perfect choice for taking photos near the ocean! Great find!


  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 09:35h, 20 July Reply

    The dress just screams OCEAN! It is very beautiful and I can’t wait for you to share some of the pictures!

    • Nancy
      Posted at 10:39h, 20 July Reply

      Oh yes, I can picture the sea, the sound of it, the smell! What a gorgeous colour that dress is. Thanks for the feature, what a fantastic surprise!

  • Wendy
    Posted at 08:37h, 20 July Reply

    Holy Moley, Jess, the dress is beautiful on you!! And I love the shoes! So cool that you took the pups with you! ♥♥♥


  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:13h, 20 July Reply

    I would never think to wear tie dye for a family photo as I think it would be too busy, so I’m excited to see the family photo to see how it turned out. It is a pretty dress and I love those earrings. What is up with the snake sign? Where are you that there is much of a concern?

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 07:29h, 20 July Reply

    What a fabulously fun dress, Jess! I love these bright shades of blue on you, too. I am excited to see the final family photographs!


  • Mica - Away From Blue
    Posted at 07:24h, 20 July Reply

    That’s such a beautiful dress on you! I love tie dye dresses, especially in summer! I bet your photos turned out beautifully!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope your week is off to a great start! 🙂

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:58h, 20 July Reply

    That dress is so pretty and such a sophisticated take on tie dye! Perfect for family photos at the ocean!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:57h, 20 July Reply

    Your dress is gorgeous! The tie-dye blues are so pretty! Can’t wait to see your beach photos!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • The Grey Brunette
    Posted at 04:02h, 20 July Reply

    Jess, you look absolutely beautiful! That dress looks like it was MADE for you! I love the colours and the tie dye print. The photoshoot sounds like fun!
    Suzy xx

  • Lovely
    Posted at 02:45h, 20 July Reply

    Such a beautiful dress! You look amazing! I can’t wait to see the pictures from your photoshoot.

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