Remember when I tweeted that I accidentally wore a leather dress during the heat wave? Well, this was that. Thankfully I didn’t have a “Ross Moment!” After work, I was headed to The Jimmy at the James Hotel in Soho for a sunset soiree with Sydne from Sydne Style and Capwell + Co.

Everyone was googly-eyed over the gorgeous baubles and the sunset views from the rooftop patio. Seriously, go check out all of the pretty jewels! Some of my favorites are this rope necklace, this multi-strand sparkler, this pendant, these classic bangles, and this rose gold glitzy ring.

gifted Ivy & Blu Vegan Leather Shift Dress | Sam Edelman Sandals (also available in silver!) | Bauble Bar Necklace | Paige Novick Bracelet

Photos: Rose Mayo

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  1. 8.7.13
    Luba said:

    OMG I have those shoes! Posted a couple weeks ago. Great find and super comfy :))


  2. 8.7.13
    Stacey said:

    You were brave wearing leather in a heat wave, but you look fabulous!


    Five Minute Style 

  3. 8.7.13
    Kristin said:

    I love this!! The whole look is so great on you!! And your hair looks sooo beautiful!! I wish I could get my hair to curl so perfectly like that!! Lovely 🙂


  4. 8.7.13

    You look stunning in that little leather dress! The statement necklace is amazing, perfect for a summer touch, I remember Sydne posting about the soiree, seems like you all looked so gorgeous at the event!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  5. 8.7.13
    Lauren said:

    This leather dress is GORGEOUS. And I’m seriously lusting after your shoes!

  6. 8.7.13
    Amanda said:

    The rose gold detail and your rose colored heels are perfection against the black dress!

  7. 8.7.13
    Rose said:

    I seriously went home and bought that necklace THAT NIGHT and then got so many compliments on it at work!! I love this look on you 🙂

  8. 8.7.13
    melissa said:

    OMG! That dress! And those shoes! LOVE.

  9. 8.7.13
    Katie said:

    Love the dress, those shoes and the whole outfit looks great with that red wall background! Love it!


  10. 8.7.13
    Rachelle said:

    Love that dress, but I would die in it living in South Florida.

  11. 8.7.13
    Rachel said:

    Those shoes are too good!!! Love this whole look!!

  12. 8.7.13
    Alex Gens | Bronzed Sundaze said:

    I really love this dress and those shoes…I’m dying for the silver ones!

    XO Alex

  13. 8.7.13
    Meg said:

    Love the leather & shooooes. =]

  14. 8.7.13

    Love the whole outfit. Seriously, how do you get your hair to look blown out in every shoot?

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

    • 8.7.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Aww thanks Rebecca! So sweet of you. I really need to do a hair tutorial! Coming soon.. 🙂

  15. 8.7.13
    Kodi said:

    Gorgeous dress, heat wave or not! Gotta love leather.
    grey et al

  16. 8.7.13
    Shira said:

    Omg I also did a shoot on that day. No I didn’t wear leather but I wore a couple things with layers and omgggggg was it torture haha! You look amazing!

  17. 8.8.13
    stephanie said:

    love the shoes!
    xx Stephanie (

  18. 8.8.13

    Love this outfit!

    -Lindsey & Amanda

  19. 8.8.13
    Chelsea said:

    This leather shift is great Jessica! I love the classic cut + edgy fabric.

    Chelsea & The City

  20. 8.8.13
    Kayla said:

    LOVE it! SO super sexy!


  21. 8.8.13
    amanda said:

    How do you keep your hair to stay in the heat/humidity?! I live in California where there is minimal humidity and the second I step outside it goes flat!

    • 8.8.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Lots of Hairspray and Oscar Blandi Texture & Volume Spray ( It’s THE BEST!

  22. 8.8.13

    This dress looks fabulous on you!! Perfect paired with the nude sandals.

  23. 8.8.13
    Hannah said:

    Well at least you looked good – heat and all!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  24. 8.13.13
    Sarah said:

    This dress is perfect!