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What to Wear to Dinner When You’re At the Beach

Happy Monday friends,

I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Here the sun was shining and it was a rather relaxing weekend for us.  I suppose I have Summer on my mind, when it is officially here 2 days from now!  When do you start to think about what to pack for your summer beach vacation?

Well, I know I start to think about what I am going to pack  well in advance. I hope to write a post on what I pack, but in the meantime, when I selected this dress from my closet, I thought it was the perfect dress to wear to dinner for a beach vacation.  You all have heard me talk about Karina dresses before, as they are among my favorite easy-care-, easy -wear dresses. When I am on vacation, I want something easy, and love something where I can just add accessories, put on some sandals and go… seafood here I come! We will be going in July and I then later share our trip on the blog.

One thing I want when I am packing is a garment that won’t wrinkle. ( sorry linen!) These dresses are light, don’t wrinkle and won’t take up much space in the luggage. Since we are going to the beach, ( Tybee Island in Savannah, GA) I love to wear some blue hues; since this dress has blues and brown tones.. think surf and sand!

This dress fulfilled both of those needs, as the light and darker blue swirls mixed with the greens and brown tones. I also don’t like to pack much jewelry when I travel, so I try and bring pieces I can wear with other outfits. This Ernesto Barcelona wooden necklace, bracelet and earrings set has a beach/sea/land vibe so I knew I would be paring it with this dress.  The sandals are Steve Madden from DSW and I loved the braided straps and platform espadrille look. The platform makes them easy to walk and go with much in my closet.  If I wanted an even more casual look, I could wear my white leather puma sneakers for walking around the town.

If you aren’t comfortable baring your arm in a sundress, then a light cardi would work as would a simple white tee under the dress.

Details c/0 Audrey- Karina Dress, Ernesto Barcelona jewelry c/0, bag: Zara, watch Frankie c/o Jord

Please join me tomorrow for TURNING HEADS TUESDAY.  MY WEEKLY LINKUP BEGINS AT 1 AM EST WHERE OVER 120+ BLOGGERS SHARE THEIR LOOKS. I am sharing a very special collaboration I’m looking forward to telling you about. 

Have a great day!

Jess xo

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    Anna Marcus
    June 21, 2017 at 7:06 am

    You are so right about taking clothes that does not need ironing Jess. This dress is made for vacations

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 21, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Thank you Anna! Hubby and I go on vacation in a couple of weeks and I will be bringing a few Karina dresses so I don’t have to iron or iron much on vacation! xx

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    June 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Fabulous outfit. Jess you have an amazing array of outfits, how do you fit them in your wardrobe??? Have you got plenty of storage, that’s one thing I long for when my new house is built (heaven knows when that is) Nice to see your blog. x Jacqui

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you Jacqui, I have a good amount of clothes, you are right. I am being pickier about about what I want to add to my closet! I keep winter/fall stuff in one room’s closet, and spring/summer in my main closet. Its not that big, so things are kinda stuffed. In our next house, that will be a requirment, but at the same stuff, I don’t need much!

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    June 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Such a pretty dress, perfect for dinner by the beach. Love your jewelry as always. And oh my I love surf+turf.

    P.S. Did I miss this week’s linkup Jess?! Do come by Thursday and don’t forget to linkup with me as well. Thanks, Ada. =)

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 20, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Hi Ada, today is the linkup. I come by Thursday as always! I will be there 🙂 Thank you, so lad you love the oufit, and I am looking forward to some delicious seafood! xx

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    June 19, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Surf and sand – a great description of your getaway, and this gorgeous Karina dress. And the accessories too! Thanks for linking up, xox,


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      Jess Jannenga
      June 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you Patti! I am so ready for vacation! Seems we all need a change of scenery from time to time… 🙂 and good food… beach etc…xx

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    Suzy Turner (@suzy_turner)
    June 19, 2017 at 11:32 am

    You look gorgeous, Jess! I never really have to worry about what to wear to a beach vacation because we only ever go on holiday in the winter months!!!
    Suzy xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 19, 2017 at 11:38 am

      That really is the smart thing to do Suzy! I know it will be hot when we go next month.. but the beach awaits! xx

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    June 19, 2017 at 8:54 am

    That’s a smart way to think about what to take to wear on vacation, Jess!!
    And the colors in this dress make it so perfect for the summer!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 19, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Thanks Jodie! I try not to pack alot, because let’s face it, when you are at the beach, how many articles of clothing do you need. I’ll probably write about packing for our Savannah trip soon. I loved the bright colors in this dress as well. xx

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