What I Wore to Speak at the Create & Cultivate Conference in Chicago

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and pink floral dress by Gal Meets Glam with a Topshop foldover clutch and round tortoise sunglasses.

Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure (or honor, really) of speaking on a panel at the Create & Cultivate Conference in Chicago! I had bought this Gal Meets Glam dress to wear (I love the olive green mixed with light pink!), but as I was picking it up in store (Buy Online, Pick Up in Store is a game changer if you’re not already on board!), I spotted this pretty floral piece and decided to try it on real quick. I loved how it was navy blue and blush pink (my brand colors!), which was pretty fitting for speaking about my blog at the conference.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a navy blue floral midi dress with a blush pink clutch to the Create & Cultivate Conference in Chicago

I fell in love with the fit of this dress the moment I tried it on — it’s so flattering and is perfect for a work setting with the longer hemline and sleeve length. It would also be so cute to wear to a fancier brunch, a family event with your in-laws, church… you name it!

It’s such a gorgeous dress that transitions so well into the fall… Dusty rose is one of my favorite colors to wear well into the fall and winter. And since this dress is rooted in a classic like navy, it’s a no-brainer for year-round wear!

Jessica Sturdy with rooty ombre blonde hair with loose waves wearing a blue floral dress.

The little smocked details on the sleeves and neckline are such a pretty, feminine touch!

Lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a floral midi dress with sleeves from Nordstrom.

I went with accessories all in the dusty rose realm, too… This fold-over clutch that’s only $40 (I love it carried by the handle, too!), matching round tortoise sunnies that are only $14, and blush pink suede ankle strap heels! I also wore my beloved BaubleBar Crispin Drop earrings, but forgot to put them on when I re-shot this outfit with Melissa. Oops!

Bows & Sequins wearing a navy blue floral midi dress with blush pink ankle-strap sandals.

Get the Look…

Gal Meets Glam Midi Dress (available in another color here!)
Sam Edelman Suede Ankle Strap Sandals (on sale!)
Topshop Foldover Ring Clutch
Round Tortoise Sunglasses
NARS Lipstick in ‘Save the Queen’

Fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a floral midi dress with blush pink sandals and a foldover leather clutch.

Bows & Sequins wearing the Gal Meets Glam Emily dress with a Topshop Cookie Foldover Clutch.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing the Gal Meets Glam Emily dress with round tortoise sunglasses from Nordstrom.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a Gal Meets Glam midi dress.

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  1. 9.7.18
    Rena commented:

    Your dress is super lovely!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  2. 9.7.18
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    Such a gorgeous outfit I love it!!

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  3. 9.11.18
    Linda commented:

    Love this look! Wow!

    xxx, Linda
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