Panels, Pinstripes, and Printed Pumps

Amy Matto Dress c/o (on sale!) | Kate Spade Gold Bow Belt | Seychelles Navy Ikat Wedges (on sale!) | Coach Aviator Sunglasses c/o | Michael Kors Watch | Margaret Elizabeth Bracelet (25% off with code bows) | Capwell + Co Coral Bracelet

This past weekend I had the pleasure of heading up to the Columbia campus on the Upper West Side for the HerCampus National Conference. Carly, Mackenzie, Hallie, and I spoke on a panel on Day 1 of the two day conference and it was actually a lot of fun. Sometimes panels can be a bit intimidating, but it was so easy being up there with three of my good friends! We got to meet a ton of amazing girls afterwards and it was so nice chatting and answering questions. (Side note: If you were at our panel and didn’t get a chance to ask your question due to time restraints, feel free to shoot me an email!)

I’d never been up to Columbia before and the campus is gorgeous! It has that same historic charm that my college campus had and I must say that I felt a bit of nostalgia as I was walking through the quad. I’m sure I’ll be re-visiting at some point, if only for the perfect backdrops for outfit photos.



Photos taken by Hallie Wilson

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  1. 7.17.14
    Courtney commented:

    Love your wedges, they are too cute!

    Love&Clothing

  2. 7.17.14
    kiwifashionblog commented:

    The colour of the dress is so pretty and girly! Love the addition of the golden belt! And those shoes definitely threw some punch to the whole look! <3

  3. 7.17.14
    Natali commented:

    Beautiful and feminine look! Thus dress is perfect!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  4. 7.17.14
    Chloe commented:

    This is a great color on you!! I also love the touch of gold with your belt!
    xx Chloe
    TopKnots & PolkaDots

  5. 7.17.14
    Ella commented:

    You look adorable! Love the combo of the bright dress with the gold accessories. Pinned!
    http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26

  6. 7.17.14
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    Such cute wedges!
    xo,
    Tiffany
    shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

  7. 7.17.14
    Kayla commented:

    I freaking adore this dress! I absolutely love the cut on you!! And your earrings and shoes. This is just the perfect outfit.

  8. 7.17.14
    Haley Valerie commented:

    Cute look! I love your shoes!

    Haley
    haleyvalerie.com

  9. 7.17.14
    irene commented:

    so girly and elegant! love the accessories! beautiful summer look!

    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  10. 7.17.14
    Rachel commented:

    This dress is gorgeous, you look lovely!

  11. 7.17.14
    Jen commented:

    LOVE those wedges.

    xo, Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

  12. 7.17.14

    LOVE this dress! Wish I could have heard you guys speak! So much fun :)

    xx
    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

  13. 7.17.14
    Ashliegh commented:

    This outfit is so cute! Columbia’s campus is gorgeous and I had feelings of nostalgia as well…even thought graduation was only a few months ago, haha! It was wonderful meeting you at the HerConference Panel!

    http://www.darlingdailyblog.com

  14. 7.17.14
    Chris commented:

    Love your shoes and especially your specs! I’d loose them forever in a heartbeat, but let me drop a pair of cheapies into the water off of a boat and a diver would come right back up with them! lol

  15. 7.17.14
    Lauren commented:

    First, I absolutely love your outfit! Second, I think it would be kind of cool if you created like a Q&A similar to what Hallie did today so that your readers can get a better idea of how your blog has become so successful!

    • 7.18.14
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Thank you! I loved Hallie’s post about the conference.. Glad to hear you did, too! That’s not typically the type of content I feature on Bows & Sequins, but great to know that you’d be interested. If you have any specific questions, feel free to post them here or shoot me and email and I can try to work them into a post! :)

  16. 7.17.14
    Katherine commented:

    I love this dress! I’ve been eyeing a really similar Club Monaco one that I can’t wait to get my hands on. And those shoes are amazing, too!

    -Katherine
    http://thegreenbows.blogspot.ca

  17. 7.17.14
    Ellen commented:

    This is a beautiful dress! Glad the panel went well.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  18. 7.17.14
    Vera Sawicki commented:

    Cute outfit! I LOVE your shoes!

    http://www.verasawicki.com

  19. 7.18.14
    Christina Storm commented:

    Love this look! That dress looks amazing on you and I LOVE those wedges!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  20. 7.18.14
    Heidi D. commented:

    Super cute, Jessica!

    Those wedges are amazing!

    Heidi D.
    http://www.wishesandreality.com

  21. 7.18.14
    Melissa commented:

    Such a cute look Jess!
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com
    Enter The Sandrea Jewels Giveaway Now –> http://bit.ly/1jixaYI

  22. 7.18.14
    Andrea commented:

    Such a cute outfit, that color is beautiful against your complexion!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    http://www.andreaeveryday.com

  23. 7.18.14
    Christie commented:

    Oh my gosh! Adorable! I want those shoes but they are out of stock in my size! :(

  24. 7.24.14
    Kari Hively commented:

    It is too neat that I stumbled onto your blog. I literally just found it randomly as I was browsing style blogs. I, too, was at the Her Campus conference at Columbia as a Campus Correspondent for my alma mater, Oswego State! I didn’t actually attend your panel. I must have been at another one and missed yours. Which panel did you speak at? I’m obsessed with your earrings in this, by the way, and couldn’t find your tag of where they’re from. You have such great style! HCXO! :)