Linen Season with J.Jill (& Link Up)

May 10, 2018

J. Jill’s May collection is full of fresh pretty linen pieces, like this two tier maxi dress.

review of Pure Jill Layered Linen Maxi dress

This post is written as a collaboration with J.Jill.  All J.Jill items were given to me to review. All opinions are all my own as always.

Sale alert:  30% off entire purchase right now at J.Jill with code MAY18!

Pure Jill Layered Linen Maxi Dress

And yes, it’s linen … and yes, it wrinkles. I had used the steam refresh setting on my drier and the dress looked just right, but then after riding in the car with my seat belt on, this is the way it looked.  I keep reading that the wrinkles are part of the charm of linen! What do you think?

The dress is flattering and this Batik Blue is so pretty (also available in white).  I love the crinkled textured top and the crossover effect in the back.  Like all J.Jill pieces, it’s high quality and well made.  Machine wash cold. Size down one size (this is an XS).


Mixed Stripes Jute Tote Bag

This is the J.Jill Jute Tote.  It’s made of all natural fibers with leather wrapping on the handles.  I love how hearty it is and I’ve been carrying it every day since I got it.  It’s a purse, a tote, a book bag, a beach bag … It feels very rugged like it will last forever (I’ll keep ya posted!).

Compassion Fund Wildflower Pendant Necklace

This necklace is par of J.Jill’s Compassion Fund collection, where parts of the proceeds go to helping women in need.  Such a good cause and a pretty mixed metal pendant with a wildflower design.

The Supporting Players

I’m wearing my Jambu Viola sandals (C/O). Remember you can get 20% off the Jambu website with code FASHION18. The sunglasses are from ASOS, Aldo Tooke Tort Cat Eyes.

J.Jill May collection

linen maxi dress


J.Jill classic style, style over 40



From last week’s link up … my very favorite post was Susan’s, sharing her experience with her daughter and Soma Intimates.

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Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Mica May 10, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    That is a lovely dress! I like the layered effect. While linen is great for the heat, I don’t have much of it as it wrinkling after spending ages ironing it frustrates me, haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a lovely week and you have a good weekend ahead of you 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker May 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I love linen and even the wrinkling doesn’t bother me. It’s kind of part of the look! This dress is fabulous and those shoes and bag are perfect with it!

  • Reply jacqui May 10, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Love the linen dress, I’ve just got a cover-up that’s linen, and I can’t wait to wear it! Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  • Reply Nancy May 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    It wears so fabulously when it’s really warm! Stunning colour too!

  • Reply Andrea Nine May 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    You look so beautiful in that blue!! I love J.Jill!!! It was my late Mother in law’s favorite line of all time! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Pam Greer May 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    I love j. jill. I have their linen shirts in one of every color! You look great in that dress, and it’s a gorgeous color!

  • Reply Lisa Richardson May 10, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    There’s a sweet lady at my bible study that works 2 days a week at JJill and several women that shop there. They have such cute things and I love this dress. I am however ANTI-linen…..LOL. Or PRO-lazy and don’t want to have to iron. You look beautiful! Love the bag too and of course those are my fav Jambu shoes. XO

  • Reply Elle May 10, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Wearing linen is like aging well. You’ve got to love it wrinkles and all ! Fortunately, I do ! Fabulous look and beautifully styled!

  • Reply Susanne@Thompson Hill May 10, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Stunning. You look beautiful!!

  • Reply Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies May 10, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    I love the look of linen – I associate it with relaxed warm days. Love this look! xx

  • Reply Simplement Lui May 11, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Very nice linen blue dress 😉 A great look!

  • Reply Nina May 11, 2018 at 2:46 am

    I think my favorite part of this look are the shoes! Those two colors together look absolutely perfect! Very cute!

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge May 11, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Such a perfect look for summer! Love the back detail on the top. Thanks for the link up!

  • Reply Suzy Turner May 11, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Love the blue! Linen is perfect for when it’s really hot isn’t it?
    Have a great weekend!
    Suzy x

  • Reply Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side May 11, 2018 at 7:03 am

    You look lovely in blue 🙂

  • Reply Nicole at High Latitude Style May 11, 2018 at 7:24 am

    This summer dress looks very comfy and has a nice color. Great styling. Thanks for hosting the party.

  • Reply Cheryl May 11, 2018 at 8:59 am

    I love how that dress looks like two pieces (but it only one), and the color is so flattering too! Wrinkles don’t bother me, especially on linen—it’s just part of the experience!
    Cheryl Shops |

  • Reply CHERIE May 11, 2018 at 10:46 am

    I absolutely love this outfit! I am a big fan of linen, but the blue shade is so pretty. No probelm with wrinkles.


  • Reply Suzanne Bell May 11, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Super cute look in front of my favorite restaurant! I agree, no need to fight the linen wrinkles, they just come with the territory! Love you shoes too!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge May 12, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Oh yes, the wrinkled charm of linen! This is such a pretty dress and the color is magnificent on you, Dawn Lucy! Your Jambu sandals are the perfect pairing, too!


  • Reply Emma Peach May 12, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I love the colour of the dress and the crossover design on the back! The sandals look great with it!

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Nailil May 12, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    This is a gorgeous look, I especially like the shoes. They are so pretty.
    Xx, Nailil

  • Reply Sheila DelCharco May 16, 2018 at 6:20 am

    I love linen, even though it wrinkles! That bag!! Love the size! Thanks for linking up at the Blended Blog!

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