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Colorful Shell and White Espadrille Sneakers

Happy Labor Day friends!

This outfit could have easily been dressed up by a pair of barely-there strappy sandals and perhaps a clutch to wear out in the evening or for date night, but I wore it more casually with white denim shorts and espadrille sneakers.

I’ve been saying prayers to those living in the path of Hurrican Dorian. It seems it is quite unpredictable.

The Outfit

Upon looking at the blouse from Mango ( now on sale) I noticed that the colors were more pink and orange-red. The earrings a more blue red still add another shade of complementary color, but perhaps I would have chosen a more orange shade next time.

September is here and Fall is approaching, but it is still time to wear shorts in the South. We’ve had a bit cooler days, in the 80s, and I am just getting better after 8 days of trials and tribulations with my health.

This outfit post was taken a few weeks ago, so my hair is a bit lighter from the sun, as it always gets that golden hue each summer.

I love a large bold print and the halter necklace caught my eye, as it adds extra flair and elegance. I can see this being worn out to dinner with a pair of trousers and strappy heels. I do love to dress things up a bit even when part of the outfit is more casual. With the statement earrings and type of neckline, there is no need for a necklace. Keeping it simple works sometimes!

I love these espadrille sneakers, from Superga, made in Italy. Soft Surroundings gifted me these with several other pieces I am waiting on for Fall . They are very cushioned and the style would go with anything from t-shirt dresses, to shorts, jeans and other casual looks.


How was your Labor Day weekend? We had one day where we visited the OMB Copper Brewery, a large outdoor space, and just one of the many breweries that have popped up in Charlotte over the last few years. I am not a beer drinker, I prefer my vino, but hubby loves all kind of beer.

My jam is the plethora of pups I see when we visit. I make my rounds asking each owner if I can meet their pooch. Yesterday, we saw a Burmese Mountain/Poodle pup, with wavy brown and white hair and the most adorable face. The owner was quite impressed I knew the breed!  I do stay up on my dog breeds!!

We also meet Ozzy, a fantastically furry Nakita, with a beautiful face. Marly, a girl poodle only 4 months old, did take to Gibson.

A gentleman in his mid 60’s was playing tunes on his Yamaha keyboard, you don’t often here out and about. I do love some Tom Petty, but my ears perked up when he played some Pink Floyd-I must be channeling Floyd as I have been playing “Wish You Were Here” on my Stratocaster guitar lately. It got even more interesting as he played his accordion and cowbells! You don’t see that every day!

So loving these Superga Espadrille sneakers! They are cushioned, comfortable and can be worn with many outfits.

These were gifted to me by Soft Surroundings. Thank you!

“From Italy’s beloved Superga, this stylish alchemy of sneaker and summery espadrille is the best of both worlds. Canvas upper is raised atop a 1-3/4″ jute platform. Comfy padded footbed, cotton lining.”

Are you wearing summer clothes or have you transitioned to Fall where you live?

Outfit details-

Blouse/Shell– Mango ( ON SALE under $30!)

white jean shorts– Loft

Superaga Espadrille Sneakers c/o Soft Surroundings ( On sale!)

Earrings- Mango- from last yr

Bag – last year-Zara ( Love this one and this one)


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  • Reply
    September 7, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    I follow your fashion blog as I am somewhat (ha-a lot) fashion dysfunctional. I have a know-it-all friend who told me I shouldn’t use my bag, similar to the color of yours, when I wear my white jeans.

    Now I’m confused. Is there some sort of rule or no rule at all.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      Hi Paula, There really is no rule. It is a bit off white, but any color can go with white, a neutral. I say, if you like it, wear it!

  • Reply
    Claire Justine
    September 7, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Love your outfit, what a beautiful top Jess 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays. Have a great weekend and we hope to see you on Monday.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you Claire! The bright colors caught my eye. 🙂

  • Reply
    Anna Marcus
    September 4, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Love the top, it is my favourite style and the print is very pretty. The sneakers are really cool and look great with white shorts. Great look, Jess

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 4, 2019 at 10:26 am

      Thank you Anna! The print did catch my eye! 🙂

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    September 3, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Love this Lewk Jess. So, comfy & Chic.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      HI Neti, hope you had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend! Thank you! I do wear my jean shorts often in the summer, that and my dresses 🙂 Still warm outside 🙂 x

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    September 3, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    I love those sneakers with the outfit! I should grab a pair of white denim shorts before summer is over, I probably can get a pair on sale and have them for next year!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you Mirielle. I bet you could get them on sale! Maybe check LOFT as they had them on sale previously.

  • Reply
    September 3, 2019 at 3:50 am

    What a cool new take on sneakers! Love them xx

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2019 at 10:26 am

      Thank you Laurie, yes they are great and I could see them with wide leg trousers, just about anything. x

  • Reply
    September 2, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Looking hot in your cool shorts – thanks for sharing this super top. Happy Monday to you Jess. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2019 at 10:25 am

      Thank you Jacqui~ I figure I have a few more weeks of wearing shorts, then its cozy season time! Happy Monday! x

  • Reply
    September 2, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    This top is so gorgeous Jess!! It’s still very warm here in AZ, so I’m loving being able to wear my summer things even now!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2019 at 10:24 am

      Thank you Jodie, it did catch my eye with the colors and neckline. It has to be a change from CO to AZ~

  • Reply
    September 2, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    I absolutely love that shell top!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2019 at 10:24 am

      Thank you! I have been doing most of my shopping on Mango this season.

  • Reply
    Jess Jannenga
    September 2, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Hi Kellyann! We have been watching about Dorian as well and it might hit the coast! I hope you are safe in your area. The weekend was something I needed after being sick for over a week. Glad you like the blouse! 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    September 2, 2019 at 9:10 am

    I love your pretty top – orange and pink are so great together. Your weekend sounds like so much fun! We are still waiting and watching crazy Dorian so our weekend was very low key!

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