Gray & Gold

by Jessica Sturdy on December 10, 2013

I got this dress back in September before my trip to LA and only got the chance to wear it once before summer bid adieu. In an effort to break out of my casual rut, I decided to wear a dress, a glittery belt, and sequin pumps to work last week. No particular occasion, just to feel a bit more snazzy!

Nordstrom Dress (on sale!) | J.Crew Turtleneck | J.Crew Tights | J.Crew Sequin Pumps (also in silver!) | Kate Spade Glitter Belt (similar) | Sunglasses | Michael Kors Watch | Capwell + Co Rings

Photos: Lydia Hudgens

Speaking of bow belts, I feel like they are the perfect accessory for almost any outfit during the holiday season! See my favorites below…

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

stephanie December 10, 2013 at 6:17 am

Those shoes….. so cute :)
xx Stephanie (


Rebecca December 10, 2013 at 6:27 am

Oh my gosh! Such a beautiful dress! I love it!


Rachelle December 10, 2013 at 6:35 am

That dress is so fabulous, you look gorgeous



Katie Albury December 10, 2013 at 6:50 am

I love it! It’s great when you can make a summer dress look just as cute in the winter!

Katie x


Jessica Rose December 10, 2013 at 7:24 am

The shoes have sold this outfit to me….love them!


Lindsay December 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

You look so amazing. I love your glittery shoes.


Sorcha December 10, 2013 at 8:22 am

Those shoes are a dream! I love some sequins or sparkle in a work outfit (or any other outfit for that matter!) even if people do give me some strange looks.


Kristin Waldman December 10, 2013 at 8:24 am

Love this dress paired with the sparkly heels!


Tracy M December 10, 2013 at 8:56 am

I love the sparkly polka dots with the sequin shoes. What a great look!
Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion


Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache December 10, 2013 at 9:13 am

Adorable dress.

Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache


Steph | Pretty Little Things Blog December 10, 2013 at 9:35 am

this look is so festive and fun – those shoes are amazing! xo


Kate December 10, 2013 at 9:43 am

Ah, you look so cute & festive! Love the sparkly bow belt! I did the same today, dressed in something festive and shiny for work, haha and everyone is asking where I’m off to and commenting that I look fancy. ‘Tis the season has been my response! 😉


Lauren December 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

This dress is gorgeous! I love all of the hints of metallic!


Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl December 10, 2013 at 9:54 am

I really think I need to get a turtleneck like that for layering this winter…I love this look!!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl


Tia December 10, 2013 at 10:39 am

Those shoes are simply fabulous!!!! So perfect for the holidays!
xo Tia |


Meaghan December 10, 2013 at 11:16 am

Those shoes! Gorrrg! Love this look!

xx Meaghan
District Sparkle


Dina Karivalis (@DKarivalis) December 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

Love the dress and how you layered the turtleneck underneath. Great holiday party attire.
xo Dina
Sweetest Somethings 


Chloe December 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

Love this look! Your shoes are seriously adorable!
xx Chloe


Kayla December 10, 2013 at 11:47 am

Super cute dress Jessica! I love layering turtlenecks under my dresses!



Christina Storm December 10, 2013 at 11:54 am

You look gorgeous! That dress is amazing and I love how you styled it! Perfect for the holidays! Pinned it!

The Style Storm
xo, Christina


Amanda Montgomery December 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I’m crushing on those J.Crew shoes! Love this whole look!


Tori December 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Omgsh love this dress! I def need to break out some of my dresses more often and learn to layer! You look awesome :)



Chelsea December 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm

What a fun outfit! I love these sparkly J.Crew pumps.

Chelsea & The City


Kristin @ Crumbs and Curls December 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Love this whole look, but the bow belt & shoes are my favorite!



FatFreeFashion December 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Love it, head to toe! Cute!


Tiffany Elam December 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I’ve never been a turtleneck girl; however, I’ve seen the J Crew ones everywhere & I may just have to buy one, or three! Great outfit. I agree, sometimes you just want to get dressed up, even if it is only at the office.



Hannah December 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm

LOVE this look! I’m all about the turtleneck lately too!

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget


dana December 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Wow, I am crushing hard on this outfit – I’d say you definitely got out of that casual rut! Love love love!

Pink Champagne Problems


Zoe December 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Those shoes are to die for! Love the whole look.

xoxo Zoe


Adri December 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

So cute! Dressing up for no reason is the best!


Alina December 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Gorgeous outfit! I love the pattern on the dress. Gorgeous for winter. :)



Patrícia Marques December 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm

There is something so charming about this outfit!



Stacey December 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Totally wishing I could wear something like this to work, your outfits just get better and better!

Five Minute Style 


kiwifashionblog December 10, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Such a beautiful and rich look. It is definitely very festive and holiday appropriate!


Sofia December 10, 2013 at 6:28 pm

A cute little dress and a turtleneck= the perfect holiday and winter look! You look beautiful!



Kat December 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm

That dress is stunning and the shoes are just a perfect touch of sparkle:)!

Ivy and Cedar



Kacie's Kloset December 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Gorgeous dress and fabulous shoes!


Mel December 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Super pretty! I love that skirt with those shoes and your hair is absolutely beautiful!!!

xo Mel
turquoise blonde


Liz {What Dress Code?} December 12, 2013 at 11:47 am

Love how you remixed this dress from the last time you wore it — I haven’t broken out my turtlenecks yet, but with the temps hovering below freezing this week, I think it might be time!


Kaitlin December 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Omg this dress is SO cute! Love how you “winterized” it!



Kathryn December 18, 2013 at 12:12 am

This is the perfect holiday work party dress!


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