A Wedding at the Field Museum

Jessica Sturdy, blogger behind the popular blog Bows & Sequins, at the field museum in Chicago for a black tie optional wedding.

Feelin’ fancy on this fine Monday morning! I got to go to such an incredible wedding this past weekend… A friend of ours from college got married on Saturday and it was a 500+ person celebration at Chicago’s Field Museum. Needless to say, it was pretty spectacular!

Chicago fashion and beauty blogger Jessica Sturdy styling white daffodil Lele Sadhoughi earrings with a blue satin floral dress by Eliza J from Nordstrom.

Quick side note: What I Wore Last Week will be coming back soon. Hopefully next week! Truth be told, there have been a whole lot of things happening behind the scenes these last few weeks and I’ve been all over the place. There really haven’t been any #OOTDs to share. I can’t wait to ‘come clean’ with you all… soon, very soon.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a pink and blue floral dress by Lake Michigan with the skyline in the background.

But back to this past weekend… To be honest, I was kind of intimidated shopping for such a big event! So naturally, Nordstrom was where I headed first. This fun, floral dress caught my eye and I thought it would be perfect for the occasion! The fit and flare silhouette is always my favorite, and I love how the asymmetrical floral pattern uses just the right amount of color. The shape of the dress was really fun, too… The perfect high-low to show off your shoes and just the right amount of volume that wasn’t overwhelming to wear. (read: I had no problems staying on the dance floor until 2am 😂)

PS: I also love the colors of this similar dress, too! The darker blue is so pretty, but the hemline isn’t as noteworthy as the dress I’m wearing.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a blue floral dress in front of the Field Museum for a fancy wedding.

I met Melissa at the Field Museum during the day last week in an effort to get some pretty photos while avoiding the weekend crowds! A+ for planning ahead, A+ with avoiding tourists and getting really gerat shots, but C- for delivery timing. If you check out this Instagram, you’ll see that I actually ended up switching up my accessories by the time Saturday rolled around! I had ordered these blush pink shoes and this pink clutch online, but they hadn’t arrived in time to style them for my session with Melissa. (A few hours after we wrapped up, naturally.)

Chicago-based fashion Instagrammer Jessica Sturdy in front of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline wearing a formal blue and pink floral dress.

I like the dress styled both ways, but I think the pink accessories on the day of might have been my favorite! What are your thoughts?!

Dusty Rose Suede Ankle Strap Heels (on sale!)
Blush Foldover Clutch (only $40!)
BaubleBar White Flower Earrings

Jessica Sturdy wearing a blue floral Eliza J dress with Lele Sadoughi daffodil earrings.

It’s hard to pick a favorite way, to be honest! You can really never go wrong with classic, nude sandals, a shimmery evening clutch, and a pair of beautiful statement earrings. Speaking of which, I am so in love with every piece of jewelry that Lele Sadoughi makes. Click through the widget below to see some more favorites!

Lele Sadoughi Daffodil Earrings
Gold & White Lace Clutch
Nude Ankle-Strap Heels

Bows & Sequins wearing a floral fit and flare dress by Eliza J with a pretty gold clutch from Nordstrom.

Bows & Sequins wearing white daffodil earrings from Nordstrom by Lele Sadoughi.

Chicago beauty blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing Lele Sadoughi daffodil earrings and a floral dress along Lake Michigan with city skyline views.

Chicago travel blogger Jessica Sturdy in front of the Field Museum in Chicago.

Get the Look…

Eliza J Floral Fit & Flare Dress
Lele Sadoughi White Daffodil Earrings
Nordstrom Evening Clutch
NARS Lipstick in ‘Save the Queen’
Nude Ankle-Strap Sandals

Fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a blue floral dress in front of the Chicago skyline along Lake Michigan by Museum Campus.

Blogger Bows & Sequins wearing white flower earrings by Lele Sadoughi.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a blue floral dress in front of the Field Museum in Chicago for a wedding.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a floral Eliza J dress with a gold clutch and white floral earrings from Lele Sadoughi.

Chicago-based travel blogger Jessica Sturdy on the Field Museum steps before a wedding.

Fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a pretty blue and pink floral dress by Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline in the background, one of the best places to take photos in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins styling a floral blue and pink dress with nude ankle strap heels and a mini gold formal clutch from Nordstrom.

Bows & Sequins wearing a floral high-low hem dress in front of the Chicago skyline on Lake Michigan.

Beauty blogger Bows & Sequins wearing an Eliza J dress from Nordstrom.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy on the steps in front of the Field Museum wearing a blue floral dress from Eliza J.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a floral fit and flare dress with nude heels and a small gold clutch for a black tie wedding guest attire.

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue floral dress with a gold lace clutch from Nordstrom.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a formal floral Eliza J dress in front of the Field Museum in Chicago.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a black tie wedding guest dress in one of the most photogenic spots in the city.

Chicago fashion and beauty blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a blue floral fit and flare dress on the steps in front of the Field Museum in Chicago.

Top Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a floral blue Eliza J dress from Nordstrom in front of Chicago's Field Museum for a black tie optional wedding.

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10 Comments

  1. 8.21.18
    Allie commented:

    You look beautiful! That dress is stunning! I love how formal yet fun it is! xAllie
    http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

  2. 8.21.18

    Beautiful dress!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  3. 8.21.18
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    Stunning gown, you look fantastic!

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  4. 8.21.18
    Sarah commented:

    So beautiful! Sounds like a really spectacular wedding.
    xx Sarah
    daytripx.wordpress.com

  5. 8.21.18
    Aunt Anne commented:

    So pretty, Jessica!! Sure you were the belle of the ball behind the bride. And A+ on the pics…the color scheme intentional or not is spot on with the blue of Lake Michigan, the skyline & museum banners. Well done!

  6. 8.22.18
    Nicole commented:

    You look so beautiful in our Daffodil earrings!

    Nicole Sozzi | Lele Sadoughi
    Director of Digital Marketing and PR

  7. 8.22.18
    TAMMY commented:

    The dress you picked is perfect for almost any formal summer occasion. Perfect party dress. And those nude heels are amazing too. I have a wedding to go to in October and I can’t wait to break out a new stylish dress.

  8. 8.24.18
    Rena commented:

    Your dress is a dream!
    xx Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  9. 9.6.18
    Elena commented:

    Which do you prefer the citizens rockets in waverly or glory