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Turning Heads #linkup- Two Ways to Wear Bermuda Shorts


Hi Ladies,

Glad to have  you here  and to ask, Do you wear Bermuda Shorts?  I received these in pink from Fabrizio Gianni and love the stretch and quality. I am going to share with you two ways to wear you bermuda shorts, and some tips to wearing them.

Now,  if you like to dress a bit more dressy, but am not sure how to wear bermuda shorts in a dressy way, think of them almost as a flat front pant, or a skirt as they end where many women like the length of their skirts. I had fun creating this more Dressy Look to these Fabrizio Gianni bermuda’s that could take you out to the office or to meet with friends for drinks .

Ways to Dress up Your Bermuda Shorts:

  • Wear a heel or a pointed  flat to elongate the leg. ( Here I am wearing a 1.5 inch strappy heel)
  • Add a dressy blouse or top that flatters you waist or area you want to accentuate.
  • Add a blazer, if you feel you want to explore color blocking, try a color that works well with the solid color of your bermuda short . i.e. sea green bermuda short with a pale yellow Blazer.
  • If you like a classic look, here I am wearing a dotted white secretary blouse, and a fitted white jacket. A striped jacket would add pizzazz and pull together the look as well.
  • Think of accessories  tassel necklaces like this one would love lovely too!

My details: Loft dotted white secretary blouse ( older  similar, H&M fitted white blazer,)

Fabrizio Gianni pink bermuda shorts c/o ,

Zara heels ( poshmark)

GIGI New York- Blush clutch ( out of stock but another color)

Earrings Lipp Boutique

These shorts were also sent as part of the Shop and Dash Program. If you didnt see this post on Fabrizio Gianni’s Shop and Dash Program, read about it HERE.




This  next look is a more casual look with a floral cardigan, and fun white wedges, a pair of red wooden earrings I bought in Asheville, with a feminine shape that went perfectly with this cardigan. I am in Asheville, a casual town, so I would be inclined to wear this look here.

To Create a Casual Look

Wear a statement Tee ( yes you can over 40) with the shorts.

Try a trend like a gingham top in a bright color

Try a  white tee and add a patterned scarf for a casual but still  “put together” look.

A Wrap top that accents your waist area, with the flat front of the bermuda short would be flattering

Add a wedge, sandal or espradrille with a small heel or wedge in order for the legs to look longer.





This is just a small fraction of the garden near the Cottage where we are staying near Asheville. You saw the pic last week of the beautiful ‘Red Rocket” tree, and the red wooden swing.

My details: Ann Taylor Cardigan ( similar) GIGI New York Clutch, Handmade artisan wooden red floral scroll earrings ( Virtue, a shop in Asheville)Lightweight pink Bermuda Shorts c/o Fabrizio Gianni, gladiator sandals, Amazon

linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Linkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday,   Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday  Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  / Forage Fashion , Living in Color Style ( Thurs)

Do you wear Bermuda Shorts? Would you try them?

My lovely Co-Host this week is  Susmita  of Willfully Elegant. She not only has great pregnancy style, but great style in general. She uses such lovely color combinations and prints and dresses in a classic style. I also want to point out this girl is a shoe fancier! Self-proclaimed shoe-aholic, as probably many of us are! Glad she is joining us!

Please follow her  on Facebook  and Instagram

The 3 fashion forward ladies this week are:

My clicked was from Ada’s Blog Elegance and Mommyhood,  and her guest post on Street Cool Alex!

Black Blue Striped Dress (25)

Trendy looks this week from Johanna of 101 things I love in a style that is one of my favs, lace and off the shoulder , so refreshing!



Third, a look I am a fan of is Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom with her new floral beautiful kimono that she got from Jacket Society!


Please follow me your host on INSTAGRAM and TWITTER, and I want to thank everyone for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!

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  • Reply
    August 21, 2015 at 12:14 am

    I always love white. It’s a color that defines my personality. And I’m happy to see you add glamour to it. That white fitted blazer of yours is very dear to me! It looks perfectly smart with those bermuda shorts.

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    the color palette//abril
    August 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Love both outfits but I think my favorite is the second one. I like how colorful the blouse is!
    The Color Palette

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    Whitney @ Whitney à la mode
    August 20, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I love the color of those shorts…blush is my favorite! Plus I’m a sucker for Swiss Dot 🙂 Thanks for linking-up for Lovely Little à la Mode!

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    August 20, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Jess, Love these bermudas on you, the color and length is so perfect. Well styled in all of the photos ( of course) I have been looking for a pair, but not with success. one day! Have a great weekend!
    xx, Elle

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    Jessi Malay
    August 19, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Love those earrings!

    XO, Jessi

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    Lisa Maynard
    August 18, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    I love this look on you!! Gorgeous XO!! Thank you for hosting.

    #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/08/linkupwithlisa-30-pemlum-top-with-skirt.html

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    August 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks for the tips Jessica, I love your tops.
    Rachel xo

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      August 19, 2015 at 11:27 am

      thank you! xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Hey doll! ? I have never worn long shirts because I am short myself & have never found them very stylish. However, you are making me rethink that. ☺ I love both ways you’ve styled them. So pretty.? I joined the link up but could not add any more than one link. Oh well! Hope you are enjoying our last days of summer! ?


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      August 18, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Deb, thanks so much for the lovely comments. Fabrizio Gianni sent me the Bermuda shorts and surprised me with them and the color! The aced it☺glad you like how I styled them, if u are shorter I suggest a wedge, slight heel sandal or even pointed flat to lengthen leg. You can add more than one link now, or try tomorrow?thank you!

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    August 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I love how different both outfits are! And the colour of the shorts is beautiful. Blush is one of my favourite colours!


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    August 18, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Love the city smartness of bermudas.you can even wear those on a night out they look that great. Thanks for the link up x

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    Ginger Wroot
    August 18, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I love, love the tortoise shell cat-eye glasses! I didn’t see them mentioned…what is the brand and where did you find them?!
    And having been to Asheville several times, I know that it total rocks–enjoy!

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      August 19, 2015 at 7:52 am

      HI Ginger! These are my mainstay glasses and my others are cat eye too! I love the style. I bought them at Zenni Optical online. I will have to look up the style number.Thank you, we are having a good time! xx

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    Grace Liang
    August 18, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I wore Bermuda shorts before but somehow I have not tried recently. Both way look so good on you! I really love how you dress it up. 🙂

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by every Wednesday for Color and Grace Fashion link up! 🙂


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      August 18, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      Thank you Grace! I bet you would look great in them as well. This was the first time in a while for me too! xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I love how you styled the bermuda shorts. My favourite is with the floral top.


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      August 18, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you Catherine!! I enjoyed it too xx

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    Jan M
    August 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    I think one needs long legs to look good wearing bermuda shorts.

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      August 18, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      If one is shorter, I have tips on wearing the shorts. In order to give the appearance of longer legs, a wedge or a small heeled sandals would also elongate the leg. But of course it is what one is comfortable wearing that matters!

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    What She Spotted
    August 18, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Love both the ways <3 I need to get a pair of bermuda for myself now!

    Have a nice day!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 20, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Thank you so much! These are from Fabrizio Gianni and you would love them, just the right about of stretch and super comfortable. Glad you like styling. You too! xx

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    Ana from Mrs. American Made
    August 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Funny. My post is about shorts, too! I love those Fabrizio Gianni’s you are wearing – the color is gorgeous – and bonus: they are #madeinUSA!!!

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      August 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Yes! I knew that would be right up your alley Ana!! I wrote that on the shop and dash post about the company making them in the USA.You would look amazing in them too, they have just the right amount of stretch and are comfy!! I look forward to reading your post. thank you !!x

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    Amy Johnson
    August 18, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Wow! You look amazing in Bermuda shorts. Every time I try them, I don’t like the way I look. Great outfits.

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      August 18, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you Amy! They were fun to style. I would be more prone to wear the 1st look, but the casual one works more in this atmosphere. xx

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    Petite Silver Vixen
    August 18, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I’m with Alice, I tend to avoid Bermuda shorts. I always feel slightly dumpy in them! But funnily enough I’ve also this week done a post on shorts but a shorter length and more floaty which does suit me! Love the first look. Very elegant and sleek. The blouse is gorgeous and has just enough detail in the pattern to give some texture to the loom. The jacket with the blush bag just finishes it all off perfectly.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:42 am

      Thank you !I understand, I wear shorter shorts most of the time, this was a chance to try something different. I think of them as flat front pants, only shorter, and I am 5 foot9 but even if one is shorter you could try a wedge or espradrille to elogate the leg. I say wear what makes you comfy! Thank you for your lovely compliments xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Jess this post couldn’t have been more timely: I’ve just bought myself some smart Bermuda shorts for my holiday in Greece next month! I ordered some denim ones too but they’re going back… didn’t look anywhere near as good. I can now see how they can work with something smarter too – I love the pairing with your gorgeous white secretary blouse, it’s sooooooooo pretty!!

    Thank you for hosting, sweetie, hope you’re enjoying your hols 🙂

    Catherine x

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Hi Catherine!
      Thank you, glad you liked the jacket, and I think of bermuda shorts as just a kind of flat front pant, OOOOh Greece, sounds wonderful! Glad you like the look, and l am looking forward to more hiking, and planning on tubing, good meals etc.. Enjoy your day, friend! xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 11:16 am

    You look amazing Jess and I love both ways in which you’ve styled the shorts. You have such an elegant look and are utterly headturning. Thank you for hosting #turningheadstuesday xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:21 am

      Aww thank you Lizzy, my hair fell flat due to humidity but I tred to dress elegantlly. Thank you again. x

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    Nora Minassian Jacket Society
    August 18, 2015 at 10:54 am

    I love the blazer combined with the bermuda shorts, I’ve always loved combining shorts and jackets and this is a great look on you. Love that feminie white tie blouse as well. You look fab!

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      jess jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Thank you Nora! I do really like jackets and shorts and actually thought of you with this style! xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I don’t have your figure so I don’t wear Bermuda shorts – but I do wear statement Tees! You look very smart in your interpretation of casual chic 🙂


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:22 am

      You could wear em, but everyone wears what they like! Statement Tees are cool, need to try em. Glad you like the look! XX

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    August 18, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I have never tried bermuda shorts before, but whenever I see them on anyone I always love how they look. I love the cute cottage, too! Looks like a gorgeous place 🙂



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      jess jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Give them a try, I bet you would look great. It is really a fun place, and we have more planned. Hope to go tubing next week! xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Soo chic, lady- love the blazer!


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      August 18, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Thank you Ashley! xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Love the bermuda on you. The color is really pretty.

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      August 18, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Thank you Tatiana, Fabrizio Gianni sent me the perfect color without me knowing! 🙂

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    August 18, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I don’t like bermuda shorts on me, I think they are too long. I really like the pink pair on you.

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      August 18, 2015 at 11:24 am

      thanks Jessica! xx

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    Amy Ann
    August 18, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I do not currently have any bermuda shorts because I never think they look that good on me, but I am loving how this blush pink pair looks on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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      August 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

      Thank you Amy, this is really only my second pair , but they just feel like a flat frontpant. You would look great. xx

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    Talitha Haynes
    August 18, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I love those Bermuda shorts on you. I also love the you transform the outfit from work to play

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    August 18, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Your cottage is dreamy! And so are the Bermudas – they’re my favorite shorts in the world. thanks for hosting, xox.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:31 am

      Thank you Patti! This is just a small portion of it, lots of garden, glad you like it! xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 8:40 am

    You rock those Bermudas in all those looks Jess – I also have a pair which has been a uniform all Summer long!


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Thanks Rebecca, I havent worn Bermudas in awhile, but had fun styling these. Bet they look great on you too! xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Love how you transformed these shorts from dressy to casual! I adore the blouse and blazer in the first look. Thanks for the Link Up!


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Thanks so much Katherine, the jacket has seen a fair amount of use this spring and summer. eNjoy your day! x

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    August 18, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Both looks are great, but I’m really loving the white on white look. Looking good!

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    August 18, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Love how you dressed up the Bermuda shorts. As usual, I love you in pastels. =) And I must visit Asheville, girl. Looks like a great city!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Thank you Ada! and Asheville is so laid back and fun, beautiufl mountains. You do!xx

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    August 18, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Those shorts are perfect! I only have one very very casual pair of denim Bermudas. They cuff and have a very retro feel. I usually wear them with a very casual cotton summer top around the house and messy errands.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:37 am

      I bet those look cute too! Glad you like the look. Julie, I have you down on my calendar as the co-host for next week. OK? I can send you everything you need to do at the end of the week, it isnt hard, and I look forward to it. xx

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    Celia M. High Heeled Life
    August 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Great look!! thanks for hosting ..xo Celia M. HighHeeledLife.com

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    [email protected]
    August 18, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Love these shorts, Jess. They could almost be worn for any situation! Thanks for the linkup!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Hi Pam, trying to visit more. Tough on vacation to do everything i want to do. Glad you like the look 🙂 Enjoy your week. xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 7:38 am

    You look gorgeous! Love the pale pink on you! Both ways you styled these shorts are too cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Thanks Shannon, glad you liked the looks, I wasnt sure if I could pull em off:-) xx

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    Dawn Lucy
    August 18, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Don’t you look chic in your bermuda shorts?! Great tips too! And you always have the very best earrings, my dear!

    Dawn Lucy

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Thanks Dawn, got the earrings from an Artisian shop in Asheville.Bought 2 of them, made of wood. Glad you liked the tips! xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Love how you styled the bermudas in a dressed up way! Bermudas always look so chic and stylish but I always feel like I’m swimming in them when I try a pair. XO
    We’d love to see you at our Tuesday Fashion Party Link-up!!

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    August 18, 2015 at 7:03 am

    honestly, I’ve been scarred by bermuda shorts, but you make me want to wear them again! love how feminine looking yours are!
    Southern Elle Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:43 am

      🙂 I wore some a while ago, i just think finding the right fit is key! I appreciate the comment ! xx

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    Lady of Style
    August 18, 2015 at 6:55 am

    I actually don’t wear shorts at all but they look great on you, Jess. Love how elegant you styled them!
    Your photos are so lovely, enjoy your trip!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    August 18, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Both looks totally embody your style, Jess. So feminine and ladylike…and of course pretty!

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    Pam Greer
    August 18, 2015 at 6:33 am

    I love how you dressed them up!!

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    Monica Siembieda
    August 18, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Great look! I love those Bermuda shorts.


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    August 18, 2015 at 6:07 am

    I love the look of Bermuda shorts! Both outfits are darling and the blush color is so pretty!

    Doused In Pink

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    August 18, 2015 at 5:19 am

    You wear those shorts well! I think that the second outfit is my favourite though, love the pastel shorts with the colourful top 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    August 18, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Jess, you look so beautiful in that delicate spotted blouse!
    I looks cool and comfortable… I want one! (and the warm weather to wear it too please!)
    I smiled at your ‘casual’ outfit…my idea of casual usually involves trainers (Gutties, here in Scotland or Sneakers to you?? Is that correct?)
    Your casual look is beautiful and elegant.
    I love those sandals too.
    Gorgeous and fabulous, as always.

    Fake Fabulous

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Haha, I know Samantha, I am only a tank top or tshirt girl and gym shorts when at the cabin, hiking, doing active things. Right, sneakers! I do wear em, promise! Glad you like the look !!xx

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    Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    August 18, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Love the first one with white blazer so elegant. And the off shoulder dress is really pretty. Great choice. Although I am all for stripes today, so Alex is cool too 🙂 Hope you enjoyed your vacation my friend. And yay, 165, we did real well…<3 Sabina | Oceanblue Style

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    Tiina L
    August 18, 2015 at 4:08 am

    I love this look! Yes. I’m absolutely in favour of a dressier look for Bermuda shorts, and you did it brilliantly here.

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    August 18, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Very lovely looks for summer days! The bermuda shorts look great on you and I like both ways you styled them. Elegant and stylish as always!

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    Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    August 18, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I am prone to wearing Bermuda shorts in a more casual way, but I love your tips for dressing them up! I also love how you styled them both ways and you look gorgeous as usual!


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    August 18, 2015 at 2:17 am

    So glad to join you another Tuesday, dear Jess.
    I must say I never wear pats, but I love how they look on you.
    Have a fantastic day and thank you for this meeting of friends

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    Anna Shirley
    August 18, 2015 at 1:41 am

    You have perfect figure for this bermudas. (I envy you! o) ) . I like both ways you style them – more elegant with white blouse and also relaxing way with floral shirt. I look in bermudas just “sporty”. lol


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Thank you Anna! Glad you liked both ways xx

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    Jill James
    August 18, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Your holiday cottage looks simply charming, glad you are enjoying your time away. The Bermuda shorts in the pretty pink look so good on you . I am not a shorts wearer , way too short and round. Thank you for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday, specially while you are on vacation. xx

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    August 18, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Bermuda shorts are not a short gal’s friend so I avoid them with a ten foot pole. I love the blush color and how you dressed them up!


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    Laura O'Neill (@LauraOinAK)
    August 18, 2015 at 1:11 am

    I love how you are wearing those Bermuda shorts. I haven’t had a pair in years. I got rid of shorts when we moved to Alaska, but this summer has been hot and has me longing for a pair.

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    August 18, 2015 at 1:05 am

    First off, Asheville looks GORGEOUS and I hope to get there someday! Such a beautiful part of the country! Next, I have never worn bermuda shorts but they look adorable on you! I love the blush color! SO, so pretty! XOXOXO

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 18, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Thank you Casey, I think the key even though I am tall, is still to add some height to them, wedge, slight heel etc..Asheville is a place we might end up, so laid back and beautiufl.

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    The Perfect Storm (@perfectstormbff)
    August 18, 2015 at 1:04 am

    I love the floral top! so cute with those shorts!

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