White on White

Bows & Sequins wearing a white lace dress, white crossbody bag, and tan lace-up heels in Chicago.

Now that it finally feels like summer has arrived, all I’m reaching for in my closet is white, white, and more white. There’s just something about a crisp, all-white ensemble that makes you feel a bit more carefree. (But, like, overly cautious and extremely anxious at the same time! 😂) Clumsiness aside, white on white on white typically ends up being that easy go-to for me during the summer. Kind of like wearing all back in the winter, you know?

Bows & Sequins wearing a white lace dress and a Michael Kors white crossbody bag in Chicago.

If it’s not white on white, it’s white and blue. Last summer, my navy blue crossbody bag went just about everywhere with me. While she’s still one of my absolute favorite bags, I wanted a little white crossbody to carry this year. Admittedly, I almost pulled the trigger on the white version of my navy crossbody bag, but you know… budgeting. Whomp, whomp. Especially with the bag being light-colored and probably worn with many of pairs of jeans and put through many rosé-fueled weekends, I figured a budget-friendly buy was a bit of a better idea. So responsible of me, I know! 😉

I was browsing the $200 and under category at Nordstrom and was instantly drawn to this little white number! I love the square shape, I love how it’s big enough to fit all of the essentials (plus a few extras!), and I love the gold hardware against the white saffiano leather. And if you’re not familiar, it’s much more difficult to stain/ruin saffiano leather… It’s super durable!

Bows & Sequins wearing a white lace dress and a Michael Kors white crossbody bag in Chicago.

Get the Look…

JOA White Lace Dress
Michael Kors White Crossbody Bag
Vince Camuto Lace-Up Heels
Ralph Lauren Gold Aviators (old, similar here)
BaubleBar Pearl Studded Cuff (old, similar here & here)

Bows & Sequins wearing a white lace dress, white crossbody bag, and tan lace-up heels in Chicago.

Here are a few other handbags under $200 that caught my eye!

Bows & Sequins wearing a white lace dress and a Michael Kors white crossbody bag in Chicago.

I found this dress a few weeks ago and couldn’t believe it when I saw the price tag… $108!! No brainer, right?! It looks so much more expensive, especially in person. It’s got just the right amount of stretch, too, so it’s unbelievably comfortable and perfect for hot summer days. I’ve already worn it multiple times! I originally bought it to wear to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in New York this past weekend, but I ended up wearing a blue dress instead… Outfit post coming soon!

Bows & Sequins wearing a white lace dress, white crossbody bag, and tan lace-up heels in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a white lace dress and a Michael Kors white crossbody bag in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a white lace dress, white crossbody bag, and tan lace-up heels in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a white lace dress and a Michael Kors white crossbody bag in Chicago.

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16 Comments

  1. 6.8.16
    Rena commented:

    Your white lace dress is wonderful!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  2. 6.8.16
    Natali commented:

    You look absolutely incredible in this minimalistic and ladylike outfit!

    http://www.lartoffashion.com/2016/06/06/sometimes/

  3. 6.8.16
    mary commented:

    Beautiful dress and it looks perfect on you. I also love wearing white on white but I am a nervous wreak the whole time.

    Mary

    http://curlybyrdiechirps.blogspot.com/2016/06/maxi-to-maximum.html

  4. 6.8.16
    Ann-Louise commented:

    Love this whole look so much! That dress is so cute and feminine, the bag got the perfect size and those heels are so gorgeous!

    http://sequinsinpink.blogspot.com

  5. 6.8.16
    Ellen commented:

    Can’t believe the price of that Michael Kors bag! May have to get the “bisque” color!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  6. 6.8.16
    Monika commented:

    Such a stunning dress!
    Love,
    http://www.thestyleventure.com

  7. 6.8.16

    That dress is so pretty!!

  8. 6.8.16
    TAMMY commented:

    I love the lace white dress and the high heel sandals. I like the bag too. You are ready for summer.

  9. 6.8.16
    Elise commented:

    Obsessed with this look!! Stunning!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

  10. 6.8.16
    Amanda commented:

    White on white is on repeat over here too! Such a classic look. And that gold and pearl bangle!? Gotta get that dupe you linked to!

    http://www.aglamlifestyle.com

  11. 6.8.16
    Laura Kathleen commented:

    I’ve had my eyes on this dress for awhile and you just convinced me! It’s so cute!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

  12. 6.9.16
    Sophie commented:

    Gorgeous dress! Love a white dress for Summer. Sophie x

    https://stylestarsandsparkle.blogspot.co.uk/

  13. 6.10.16
    Grace commented:

    oh my god I LOVE this dress, Jess!

  14. 6.20.16
    Minau commented:

    Gorgeous look!