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 said:

    Love your wedges, they are too cute!


  2. 7.17.14

    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 said:

    Beautiful and feminine look! Thus dress is perfect!

  4. 7.17.14
    Chloe said:

    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 said:

    You look adorable! Love the combo of the bright dress with the gold accessories. Pinned!

  6. 7.17.14

    Such cute wedges!

  7. 7.17.14
    Kayla said:

    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

    Cute look! I love your shoes!


  9. 7.17.14
    irene said:

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


  10. 7.17.14
    Rachel said:

    This dress is gorgeous, you look lovely!

  11. 7.17.14
    Jen said:

    LOVE those wedges.

    xo, Jen

  12. 7.17.14

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


  13. 7.17.14
    Ashliegh said:

    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!

  14. 7.17.14
    Chris said:

    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 said:

    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 said:

      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 said:

    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!


  17. 7.17.14
    Ellen said:

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

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  18. 7.17.14

    Cute outfit! I LOVE your shoes!

  19. 7.18.14

    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. said:

    Super cute, Jessica!

    Those wedges are amazing!

    Heidi D.

  21. 7.18.14
    Melissa said:

    Such a cute look Jess!
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  22. 7.18.14
    Andrea said:

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


  23. 7.18.14
    Christie said:

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

  24. 7.24.14
    Kari Hively said:

    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! 🙂

  25. 10.19.17
    Jonathan said:

    What sunglasses are those? My fiance lost hers and I have been looking EVERYWHERE