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Turning Heads #Linkup Zara Floral Safari Shirtdress-Tips on Wearing the Shirtdress


Hello Ladies

Welcome to Turning Heads Tuesday! June is going fast and there is much going on next month to look forward to. Birthdays, Anniversaries, vacation.. etc.I am looking forward to it! Today I am bringing you this amazing shirtdress/tunic I first saw on Annette, and loved the soft color palette as well as the trendy safari look that is big in fashion right now. As the temps increase, as they are in NC, I like comfortable, light fabrics with breathability. This dress is very light and so easy to wear. Let’s just say I love shopping on Zara!

I have always loved the color palette associated with a safari look: olives, greens, browns, rust.. This print caught my eye because of the added pale blush pink flowers and the green leaves that really predominate the look. I bought this on Zara shortly after, and wanted to wear it as a dress. I knew that this could be styled a number of ways and will show you that at some point on the blog. The material is very lightweight, which is needed in this hot 90 degree Charlotte, NC sun. I spotted these nude t-strap block shoes on H&M site, and thought I would be able to wear them with any dress in my closet, being very versatile.

My olive rich leather hobo bag is by a company in NYC, Hayden Harnett whose bags are a buttery soft leather and are great bags to take on a plane too. It really brings out the green in the dress.  The necklace with it’s peach and pink tones seemed fitting, as does the light maple wood of my Jord Watch.

Keep cool ladies!

Several ways to wear a Shirtdress:

  • Pair with some leggings in olive, or other neutral shades with this type of print.
  • Leave it open and wear it as a long stylish top. Add a tank underneath.
  • If you live in a climate where you can layer, add a summer style light sweater over top to give it a look like a skirt and top.
  • Wear it as a dress if you want to be cool and don’t mind exposing more leg.
  • Wear a pair of jean leggings under the tunic for more coverage.






Linking Up with  Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Not Dressed as Lamb SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On 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, My Fancy FrIDAY

Outfit details: Shirtdress: Zara, Bag: Hayden Harnett NYC, Necklace: Jewel Box Boutique, Maple Fieldcrest Watch c/o JORD, Nude t-strap block heels, H&M.

Now lets see your summer looks in the #turningheadstuesday linkup!

Here are some  shirt dresses you might like as well:


Enjoy the linkup and stay cool!


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Please comment on 3 blogs, as I often find inspiration by doing so.

Most clicked this week: The lovely Sacremento, of MisPepelicos with guess! with perfect timing, her beautifully rich purple shirt dress!

Vintage Purple Shirtdress mis papelicos.-1

My Pinterest Pic of the Week: For the creativity and look of this amazing photoshoot as Alice of Wonderland, Taylor of Pinkheelspinktruck, gets my vote!


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  • Reply
    June 24, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Love your tips and your dress!


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      Jess Jannenga
      June 24, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      THank you Ruth, I checked out to blog and glad to meet you! Stop by anytime. x

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    Emma Peach
    June 24, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Beautiful dress, the print is gorgeous! I always make a beeline for Zara when I’m out shopping and rarely leave empty-handed. Thanks for hosting the link up, I hope you have a great weekend 🙂

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 24, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Hi Emma!
      Thank you. I would be dangerous if the store was in my town! I buy it all on-line. Hubby bought me this dress for my Bday, and I know they have a sale now, but bought a couple items before not knowing. Isnt that the case? Thank yuo and you too! xx

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    June 24, 2016 at 4:46 am

    I love your look! This floral dress is gorgeous.

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    Amy Christensen
    June 23, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    This dress looks very pretty on you and it is right up your alley with the floral print. Very stylish, but looks comfortable! Thanks for hosting the link up party! – Amy

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    Love Of Mode
    June 23, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Such an elegant and lovely dress! So chic!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 24, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Thanks so much! xx It will be a favorite this summer.

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    June 23, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    gorgeous Jess! You look so awesome in this dress! I love that watch ♥

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 24, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Thank you Tianna! I loved the dress when I saw it on Zara. The watches are my favs I wear this one n the summer a lot. xx

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    June 22, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Loving the safari shirtdress! I am all over shirt dresses this season and I tend to lean towards safari inspired colors with my clothes and makeup 🙂


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    OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    June 22, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Seems like you can wear anything any style Jess. Just fabulous with florals. It suits you so well. And love the way you styled it with flat sandals and nude (?) accessoires. xo Thank you for hosting! Sabina

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    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb
    June 22, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Jess I recognised this dress as the same one that Annette wore – I was with her one if the times she wore it here in London!! You look as wonderful in it as she did, it’s such a gorgeous pattern and so perfect for summer :))

    Thank you for hosting, sorry my comment is so late, having trouble catching up this week (I have a million tabs open)…!!

    Catherine x

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    June 22, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Such a gorgeous print, the dress looks amazing on you! Thank you so much for hosting, would love for you to join this week’s Good HUES-Day linkup 🙂

    -Amanda http://www.agoodhue.net

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      HI Amanda
      Thanks so much. I am a huge Zara fan, so I am checking in there from time to time. I will do my best! xx

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    Shaira Angelique Manalo
    June 22, 2016 at 1:03 am

    I like the style and print of the dress! Very summery <3

    SHAIRA // New post

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you Shaira, that is what caught my eye, along with the soft colors. xo jess

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    June 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Great ideas for styling as I often wonder what other ways to style a shirtdress. Looking lovely Jessica!
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo

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    June 21, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Love that beautiful shirtdress on you!

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    June 21, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    You look absolutely lovely, Jess. Love your Jord with that cool Zara dress!

    Dawn Lucy

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    Meagan Brandon
    June 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    What a beautiful dress and I love your tips for styling a shirt dress!


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    Laurie Duncan
    June 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    What a gorgeous shirt dress! And I really like those shoes! 🙂

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    Lanae Bond
    June 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Beautiful dress Jess! Love your accessories!

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    June 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    You look perfect for a summer day!

    Happy summer!


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    Bogi Kenney
    June 21, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I love these vibrant and bold floral prints on you! Such a great choice, Jess!
    Red Reticule

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    June 21, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Love this floral dress on you. The colors are just beautiful!

    xx, Elise

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    June 21, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Such a pretty dress Jess. The colors are so great on you. I love the ease of a shirtdress – only one item to put on! Thank you for hosting!


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    June 21, 2016 at 10:24 am

    This dress looks so great on you! The cream base really works so well with your coloring.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

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    June 21, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Lovely dress with such nice colors! I enjoyed your tips on other ways to style shirt dresses, too. Stay cool!

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    June 21, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Love this dress on you, lady!


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    June 21, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Love the gorgeous floral pattern and you look fabulous in that outfit. The color palette really compliments your coloring. Great style tips, too.


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      Jess Jannenga
      June 21, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Thank you Rena! I loved the color palette 🙂 xx

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    June 21, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Those are beautiful colors Jess…so very pretty on you!

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    Mary Murnane
    June 21, 2016 at 9:05 am

    I love this shirt dress! Beautiful pattern and I’m loving how it lays. Gorgeous!


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    June 21, 2016 at 9:05 am

    I can see why you were drawn to this dress—the colors are so lovely- yet not in your face bright!!
    Thanks so much for hosting

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    June 21, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Gorgeous – the muted florals are quite beautiful, as are you! I don’t have a pic to link this week, but I am visiting your posters’ sites. xo


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    Amy Ann
    June 21, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Such a pretty floral print on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you Amy! I am such a fan of all of your summertime dresses you have been sharing as well/cc

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    Amy Johnson
    June 21, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I love that dress! It’s so rare to see a floral shirt dress.

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    June 21, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Those tropical prints on the dress are so cool for Summer!

    Come see how I welcomed Summer in a boho-inspired look at the blog – Happy Tuesday!


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      Jess Jannenga
      June 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks so much! Yes, I love a safari or tropical look myself. Now, if only I could take a trip to a destination! xx

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    June 21, 2016 at 8:02 am

    What a lovely dress on you Jess!!

    Come check out how I welcomed Summer in a boho-inspired look – Happy Tuesday!


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    Celia M. High Heeled Life
    June 21, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Looking summer ready!! that is a tres chic dress .. and love your statement necklace the soft pink tone is perfect. Thank you for hosting ..

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    [email protected]
    June 21, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Great dress! I love the colors on you, and I love how many different ways you are going to wear it!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    Julie Wunder
    June 21, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Such a classic and classy look! I love the muted tones and print. Plus you can never go wrong with a shirt dress! Thanks for hosting.

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    June 21, 2016 at 7:06 am

    This is such an elegant look…I love the dress!


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    June 21, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Jess, the colors and the print in this dress really are fabulous! I absolutely love shirt dresses, too. They are super versatile in the ways you can style them. And your olive hobo bag is amazing! I love this look! Thanks for hosting the link up! I hope to see you Friday at my On the Edge of the Week Link Up!


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    Andrea Nine
    June 21, 2016 at 6:19 am

    LOVE this dress. Have you ever worn something I didn’t love? NO!! You are a treasure with impeccable taste sweet Jess!!

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    June 21, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Love the gorgeous print of your shirtdress! It looks lovely on you! Thank you for the linkup!

    Doused In Pink

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    Tiina L
    June 21, 2016 at 4:15 am

    These sfari colours suit you so well, and a shirtdress is just what you need in hot weather.

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    June 21, 2016 at 4:01 am

    OMG this floral printed shirt dress is super cute and it looks sooo comfy. Great choice, this is right up my alley my dear.


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    June 21, 2016 at 3:05 am

    I love this printed shirtdress! You look elegant and summery. Great tips on how to wear shirtdress.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @posclassymom

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    June 21, 2016 at 2:44 am

    I love everything about this. The colour palette, the print, the shape of the dress. So elegant and stylish. You look so pretty. Thank you for hosting xxxx

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    June 21, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Stunning Jess. Going to see if this is available in the UK xx

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    June 21, 2016 at 2:01 am

    I love the floral print on this dress. You look great as always. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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    Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck
    June 21, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Thank you for featuring my Alice Through the Looking Glass photoshoot!!! xo

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    Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    June 21, 2016 at 1:36 am

    What a lovely floral print! I also love how you styled it! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!


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    June 21, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Such a beautiful shirt dress! I really like the botanical print 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    June 21, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Love the pretty floral print of your dress.

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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