Spring & Summer Silhouette

Chicago lifestyle Instagram Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white striped dress with leather sandals and a canvas bag in front of tulips in Millennium Park.

While the warm, sunshine-filled days have been few and far between lately in Chicago, we lucked out with an absolutely beautiful Friday morning a few weeks ago and it was nice enough that I could comfortably take off my jacket when I was walking around Millennium Park with my friend, Ashley.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins styling a feminine ruffled spring midi dress in Millennium Park

The trees were blooming, the birds were chirping, the grass was actually green, and the tulips were looking as bright and bold as ever! It’s those little moments where you can’t help but smile and breathe a sigh of relief. Winter might actually finally be over, haha.

Fashion blogger wearing Michael Kors leather sandals in front of tulips with a striped midi dress.

I’ve never been much of a ‘flatform’ kinda girl, but I’ve worn this pair a number of times in the two short weeks I’ve had them. I’m just 5’5”, so I appreciate the little bit of lift while remaining super comfortable! I will say — they take a time or two to break in since they’re high-quality leather, but I’m at the point where they’re feelin’ good.

Chicago stylist Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white railroad stripe midi dress.

When I was picking out my outfit for a recent partnership with Dillard’s, I saw this railroad stripe dress and knew it was the one! I am down-right obsessed with feminine midi-dress silhouettes with little feminine touches like ruffles at the shoulder and a tiered skirt. They’re unbelievably versatile… work, weekend, and everything in between. (FYI: I’m wearing a Medium here and could have probably gone down to a Small! But since it was for a partnership, I didn’t have time to exchange in order to meet deadlines.)

Fun Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins styling a striped midi dress with leather accessories for a cute spring outfit in front of colorful tulips in Millennium Park.

And you guys!! Do not even get me started on this bag. I’ve literally worn it every day since I got it! The leather and canvas is perfect for spring and summer, and I love how it’s small, but not *too* small. I think it’s great for day-to-night! You can actually totally remove the strap and use it as a clutch, too. (Or even add a fun striped or embellished strap if you’re feeling fashion-forward!)

Chicago stylist wearing a blue and white dress with the Michael Kors Sloan Editor Large Canvas Shoulder Bag.

Chicago fashion Instagrammer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins styling a striped midi dress with leather espadrilles.

Shop My Outfit…

Striped Midi Dress c/o
Leather Flatform Espadrilles c/o
Leather & Canvas Shoulder Bag c/o
Michael Kors Watch
Brown Aviators c/o

Chicago blog Bows & Sequins styling a feminine midi dress.

Chicago beauty blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a head to toe Michael Kors outfit.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins twirling in a blue dress in Millennium Park.

Fashion and beauty blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a blue midi dress with leather accessories and brown aviators in front of bright tulips in Millennium Park in Chicago.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins styling a Michael Kors midi dress in Millennium Park

Chicago lifestyle blog Bows & Sequins styling a spring outfit in Millennium Park.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins styling a railroad stripe midi dress with leather espadrille flatform sandals in front of colorful tulips.

Fashion focused lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins styling a blue midi dress in front of colorful tulips.

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  1. 5.9.19
    Briana commented:

    This is a perfect spring/summer dress!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com

  2. 5.10.19
    Marta commented:

    Super cute dress, I love the fit and the flow of the bottom part. I don’t know if winter is over where I live, we’re still getting cold winds, rainy days and foggy nights but I can live spring through you haha