One Dress, Two Ways

by Jessica Sturdy on August 7, 2014

borrowed Nicole Miller Beaded Top & Yellow Dress | J.Crew Clutch | Zara Pumps (old, similar here) | Essie ‘Sunday Funday’ Nail Polish | Buxom ‘Berry Blast’ Lip Gloss

Hi friends! So sorry for the radio silence over here the past few days… It’s been a crazy few weeks of meetings for work, traveling for work, planning for upcoming trips, and just trying to stay afloat! So. Much. Going. On. Overwhelmed would be an understatement, but I’m trying to trudge along. The next few weeks look like they’ll be as crazy as the last few so I’m going to go ahead and apologize in advance if I don’t have time to post as much. Hopefully that won’t be the case, but there just never seems to be enough hours in the day!

A few weeks ago, I got to spend part of my Friday afternoon playing in the Nicole Miller Sample Closet and it was just as fabulous as it sounds! Racks and racks of so many beautiful dresses and separates, some of which I recognized from previous Nicole Miller runway shows. I got to borrow a few pieces to take home with me and it’s been so fun playing dress up and wearing some fabulous pieces to parties over the past few weeks.

One of my favorites from the pieces I picked out is this fab yellow dress. Unless it’s a versatile LBD, I usually end up wearing my dresses the exact same way. I’ll have a pair of shoes, a jacket, or pieces of jewelry that match the dress perfectly and I just end up wearing that exact same combination whenever I wear the dress. With this yellow dress, I challenged myself to wear it more than once while I was borrowing it and to wear it in two completely different ways.

First up, I paired the dress with a fantastic beaded tank top. The punchy colors and the shape of each piece go so well together! I kept my accessories overly minimalistic (no jewelry and just a clutch) and wore my go-to pair of nude sandals to keep the focus on the dress and top.

Be sure to check back tomorrow to check out how I styled the dress the second time I wore it! :)

Lydia Hudgens Photography

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly in the City August 7, 2014 at 1:53 pm


These photos are GORGEOUS. Definitely my favorite look of yours yet! Yellow is your color, girl. :) Hope all is well, and that things settle down for you soon! xoxo


Liz || Shopping My Closet August 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm

The yellow looks great on you!

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Natali August 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Fabulous bright and girly outfit! You look beautiful :)


Meghan August 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm

love this dress on you!!


Ella August 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

My fave part of this whole look is your lip color. GORGEOUS and I might just be ordering it like right now.


Monica August 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Gorgeous bright summer look! Very chic!:)



Allie August 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm

I love love love that dress! <3

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Heidi D. August 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm

I hear ya on being crazy busy! Hope things settle down. Love this dress, you look beautiful in the bright colors.

Heidi D.


Melissa August 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Love all the colors Jess…you look like a ray of sunshine!
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Karlien - Polished Cats August 8, 2014 at 3:17 am

Lovely dress! Nicely done with the floral accents



Katie Albury August 8, 2014 at 4:08 am

Gorgeous! I’ve never thought of adding a top over a dress- fab idea and it looks so cute! x


Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl August 8, 2014 at 9:06 am

Loving the color combination on this look! So fun for summer!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl


Agi August 8, 2014 at 10:24 am

Very pretty dress. I would love to play dress up like that!!!!



Morgan Paige August 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

I love the texture of that clutch! So perfect!


Robyn August 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Playing in the Nicole Miller sample closet sounds like a fantastic way to spend a Friday afternoon!! This dress is EVERYTHING! Love the pink and yellow combo and the sequins! Perfect look!!



Sam August 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

So creative! Love these bright colors on you.



Andrea August 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm

That shade of yellow looks so great on you! Can’t wait to see how you style the dress again tomorrow!



Haley Valerie August 8, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I love this look!



Jeanne August 10, 2014 at 4:16 pm

What a lovely dress!



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