Black & Navy Blue for the Holidays

Blogger Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and navy Kate Spade dress from Nordstrom with a faux fur coat and foldover clutch.

It was love at first sight when I saw this dress at Nordstrom! The feminine fit and flare shape… the subdued ruffles at the hem, collar, and sleeves… the black velvet bow at the waist… It’s absolutely perfect for the holidays and beyond. If you’ve got a fancy cocktail party coming up, a winter wedding, or even fun plans for New Years Eve, this bow-tied dress works for most all occasions!

Jessica Sturdy wearing a faux fur coat and Kate Spade bow pumps.

Every year around the holidays, I feel like I always splurge on a fun Kate Spade dress. (Remember this dress and this skirt?) The festive designs with feminine touches (like bows and ruffles) are right up my alley for more formal winter parties and events! Navy dresses can be tricky in terms of tights, so I love how this dress has the black bow and ruffle detailing. I wore it sans stockings (and subsequently froze my fanny off), but it would look just as cute with a sheer or opaque pair of black tights!

Jessica Sturdy wearing a navy Kate Spade dress with a faux fur coat and foldover clutch for the holidays.

If splurging on a Kate Spade dress isn’t in your holiday budget this year, you have to see this dress that’s under $150! It’s so cute and comes in both navy and red. (And also a similar version in black!) I love how it’s not seasonally specific (i.e. no velvet) and would really work year round for weddings and events! (Work functions, too!)

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a faux fur coat, navy Kate Spade dress, and Loren Hope earrings.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a black and navy Kate Spade dress with a faux fur coat and foldover clutch.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a navy Kate Spade dress with a black bow from Nordstrom and bow pumps.

I got these Kate Spade bow pumps years ago and they’re still my favorites to bring out around the holidays! Sadly, there’s not a similar style out right now, but I found lots of cute options at Nordstrom for sporting bows on your toes… All different price points, too! How fun are these?! And this pair is perfect for the office!

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and navy Kate Spade dress with a faux fur coat and foldover clutch.

Here are a few more Kate Spade pieces that are perfect for the holiday season… I’m in love with these bow earrings, this pearl beanie, and this navy velvet bag!

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a faux fur coat, navy Kate Spade dress, and Loren Hope earrings.

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing Loren Hope earrings and a navy and black Kate Spade dress from Nordstrom.

I’ve been wearing these Loren Hope earrings with everything lately for a little touch of sparkle!

Blogger Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and navy Kate Spade dress from Nordstrom with Loren Hope earrings, a cuff, a faux fur coat and foldover clutch.

Get the Look…

Kate Spade Navy Dress with Black Velvet Bow
Kate Spade Faux Fur Coat (similar here)
Black Envelope Clutch (similar here & here)
Loren Hope Earrings
Kate Spade Bow Pumps (old; similar here & here)
Kate Spade Watch
Red Lipstick: Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan

Jessica Sturdy wearing a faux fur coat and Kate Spade bow pumps.

Blogger Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and navy Kate Spade dress from Nordstrom with a faux fur coat and foldover clutch.

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a navy and black Kate Spade dress from Nordstrom with bow pumps and a faux fur coat.

Created in partnership with Nordstrom

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6 Comments

  1. 12.13.17
    Natali commented:

    You are looking like a royalty in this flawless, glamorous outfit!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  2. 12.13.17
    Meghan commented:

    Have this dress also and definitely need to top with a faux fur jacket next time I wear it! xx

  3. 12.13.17
    Briana commented:

    What a great look! Especially for the holidays!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

  4. 12.13.17
    Kate commented:

    No wonder why I love your dress….it’s from Kate Spade! And what makes your outfit even cuter are the bows shoes!
    Kate || KATE KOUTURES

  5. 12.14.17
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    What a gorgeous dress! You picked a great one here!

    Rebecca
    xx