Floral Frock

Wondering what to wear during a heat advisory? My strategy has been pretty consistent.. Find the most lightweight dress and keep the accessories simple! I went with metallic silver pumps, a bow belt, and a single cuff to make an impact that wouldn’t weigh me down.

Even though it makes me sweat just thinking about layers right now, this dress will be great for the fall, too! Tights, booties, a turtleneck underneath, you name it. The black silhouette will transition perfectly!

gifted Ivy & Blu Floral Dress / Kate Spade Metallic Silver Bow Belt / Sequin NYC Silver Cuff (available in August!) / Call It Spring Silver Pumps (on sale for under $25.. seriously!)

Photos: Rose Mayo

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  1. 7.18.13
    Rachelle commented:

    Love that pretty dress, what a nice print.


  2. 7.18.13
    stephanie commented:

    Oh my that dress is so pretty! and the dress looks great on you as well.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  3. 7.18.13
    Lauren commented:

    I’ve been loving all the dresses you’ve been rocking lately! The print on this one is so pretty!

  4. 7.18.13
    Kimberly commented:

    Gorgeous dress – that full skirt is so fun! I’ve been all about finding transitional pieces lately…even though it’s almost too hot in NY to think about fall!


  5. 7.18.13
    Shira commented:

    This is such a gorgeous dress and yes, I can totally see this working in colder weather too!


  6. 7.18.13
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    Cute dress!


  7. 7.18.13
    Mel commented:

    New to your blog! You are so adorable. I love that outfit. It’s soooooo hot where I am and layers are definitely not happening today! lol

    I Pink i Love You

    • 7.18.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Mel!! 🙂

      SO hot here in NY, too. It’s brutal! Where are you located?!

  8. 7.18.13
    Meg commented:

    What a cute (and flattering) dress!


  9. 7.18.13
    Kayla commented:

    Love love love it! The print pops so nice off of the black! You look beautiful as always! : )


  10. 7.18.13

    I’m rockin the same philosophy this week. I think I’m running out of dresses and dainty gold necklaces!

  11. 7.18.13
    Kodi commented:

    Always love that bow belt. My stay-cool strategy is the same as yours!
    grey et al

  12. 7.18.13

    what a lovely dress on you! xo


  13. 7.18.13
    Staci commented:

    I’ve been looking for great silver pumps, what a great find! You look adorable

  14. 7.18.13
    Olivia commented:

    A dress has been my go-to during this terrible heat wave! Your metallic shoes and Kate Spade belt are adorable 🙂

  15. 7.18.13
    Paige commented:

    I love all the metallic accents! especially the shoes 🙂

  16. 7.18.13
    Natalie commented:

    I adore the dress on you! So pretty.

  17. 7.18.13
    Megan commented:

    The Print of that dress is beautiful! Love the silver accessories too!


  18. 7.18.13
    Mana Smith commented:

    I love your bow belt, it’s so cute! I have one in black but now I kinda want it in another color as well. Metallic? Bubblegum Pink? I can’t decide.

    I also really adore this dress and can’t wait to see it styled for the fall.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  19. 7.18.13

    You can never go wrong with a great floral dress – no matter what the season! Stay cool during the heat wave! 🙂

    xo, Stephanie

  20. 7.18.13
    Chelsea commented:

    Your bow belt is just perfect Jessica! I love this ladylike shape on you.

    Chelsea & The City

  21. 7.18.13
    Stacey commented:

    You have such a great collection of dresses!

    Five Minute Style 

  22. 7.18.13
    Kacie's Kloset commented:
  23. 7.18.13
    Danielle commented:

    Love the floral Jess! You look classic & chic!

  24. 7.18.13

    I love the floral and black combo! And that dress would definitely be adorable with tights too. 🙂
    xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

  25. 7.18.13

    With the recent heatwave, this dress is great to stay cool and stylish. The dark floral pattern is lovely. And your bow belt is so cute!



  26. 7.18.13
    Alex commented:

    I love the simplicity of this outfit! Totally my style.

    XO Alex

  27. 7.19.13
    Nichole commented:

    Very cute outfit!

  28. 7.20.13
    Lubna commented:

    This is such a lovely floral dress! I can also imagine it being layered upon for the fall months – its such a versatile piece.