Orange & Blue

I’m no stranger to buying a piece of clothing I love in multiple colorways. It actually happens way more often than it should, but hey — when it’s good, it’s good, ya know? That’s basically what happened with this fun April Marin dress. The cream colored dress just wasn’t enough, I needed a bright version, too! This dress is perfect for any upcoming Kentucky Derby parties and definitely works for showers, weddings, and all of those upcoming festivities, too. I love how it can be dressed both up and down. On the casual side, it’s great for brunch or running errands — just pair with flat sandals and a cute denim jacket or panama hat. Oh, and it’s absolutely perfect for football tailgating this fall! #ILLINI (Or Florida, Syracuse, or Auburn… Or even the Chicago Bears!) Options are endless.

April Marin Dress c/o | Zara Sandals (old, similar here & here) | Forever 21 Earrings (so old, similar here) | Barton Perreira Sunglasses | ILY Couture Bracelet c/o | Essie ‘Tart Deco’

Photos: Lydia Hudgens

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  1. 4.14.14

    Love this dress!! Caught my eye since I graduated from the University of Florida 😉 Looks great!


  2. 4.14.14
    Meagan said:
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    Hillary said:

    Are you an Illinois grad?! I went to school there too! I didn’t realize you were from Illinois! I immediately thought of early tailgating season when I saw this dress! Gotta love the orange and blue! 🙂

    • 4.14.14
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Yes!! I grew up right outside of Springfield and spent four glorious years in Champaign. 🙂

      • 4.14.14
        Hillary said:

        Small world! I’m in Bloomington! What year did you graduate?

  4. 4.14.14
    Sage said:

    Love the orange and blue combination…unexpected but works very well together!

  5. 4.14.14

    This dress is so pretty and I’m also a firm believer of once you found something good you might get it in all versions possible 🙂

  6. 4.14.14
    Zoe said:

    I am in love with your dress! Awesome outfit. Have a great week hun! xx


  7. 4.14.14
    Zhanna said:

    Wow, you look absolutely beautiful! love the embellishment detailing on the dress and how you beautifully accessorized with matching earrings. I also liked the nude open toe shoes, they are almost invisible 🙂 wish you great week! <3 xoxo

  8. 4.14.14
    Meg said:

    I’m obsessed with these colors too! Literally just posted about them last week. Such a cute outfit 🙂

  9. 4.14.14
    Andrea said:

    Love the color of this dress on you…and it works so well with the orange embellishments!!!


  10. 4.14.14
    Dana said:

    Such a unique color combo, it works so well!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  11. 4.14.14
    AJ said:

    WOOT! Love the Syracuse shout out!! 😉 This is a fab dress.


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    Sarah said:
  14. 4.15.14

    This is such an amazing dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks fabulous on you!

  15. 4.15.14

    In love with everything about this look…even if it is Gator colors! (Go Noles!)

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  16. 4.15.14

    Love that dress! The collar is gorgeous!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  17. 4.15.14
    Courtney said:

    Your dress is too cute!

  18. 4.15.14
    Dr. Dad said:

    You don’t mention that you grew up w/ an O.+B.-tinted childhood and household. Between your JH, HS and ILLINI sporting the colors, as well as your Mom’s penchant for colorful decoration/obsession around the house, your venture into the ‘O & B World’ comes w/ an historical precedent.

  19. 4.15.14
    elena said:

    Th versatile dress like this is a must in a closet! Love the color palette of your look

  20. 4.15.14
    Agi said:

    The dress is perfect for the Summer!!!!!!!


  21. 4.15.14
    Kayla said:

    Omg omg omg dying!! THAT dress is amazing!! You look so beautiful! : )


  22. 4.15.14
    Melissa said:

    Really Cute Jess 🙂



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  23. 4.15.14
    Courtney said:

    Love the orange and blue color combo! It’s so bright and fun 🙂

  24. 4.15.14
    Rachel said:

    I love this combo! The top of the dress is gorgeous 🙂

  25. 4.15.14
    Emily said:

    Great color combo! I love that your dad comments on your blog — too sweet! 🙂


  26. 4.16.14
    Stacey said:

    I love the colours of this dress and you have reminded me to pull these Zara sandals back out!

    Five Minute Style 

  27. 4.16.14
    Jillian said:

    I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I just love it so much! Your style is the best – such a great outfit!