Off the Shoulder

trina turk dress blue and white stripe

After a 48-hour trip to LA to film a project with BMW (more on that coming soon!), I hopped on a flight to West Palm Beach for a little girls getaway with Lauren and Mackenzie. It was a long day. While I was in LA, I came down with some sort of head/chest cold, which was less than ideal for filming and a day of travel hiccups. Thank goodness for Postmates being able to deliver some NyQuil and DayQuil to my hotel! I woke up in LA at 5am on Friday morning to pack and get ready before my 6:30am call time. Things went awry with my car reservation so I ended up having to take an Uber all the way to Thousand Oaks from West Hollywood (well over an hour drive with morning traffic!). We filmed all morning and were rushing to wrap the shoot on time since we got a bit of a late start with the transportation situation. We then had to make the 90-minute drive back to LA and then get to LAX for my afternoon flight, so the rushing continued. I knew I was going to have a quick layover in Dallas… We were supposed to land at 7:30pm and then I was to take off again at 8:15pm. My flight took off from LAX on time so I thought I was in the clear! We actually landed early in Dallas, but proceeded to sit on the tarmac for at least 30 minutes waiting for a gate to open up. By the time I got off that plane, my flight to Palm beach was already boarding… In a different terminal. I raced off the plane to get on the tram to switch terminals. (Naturally, the UP escalator was not moving so I had to sprint up the escalator with all of my luggage, which had to have been a funny sight for others. For me, though, I was panting and sweating by the time I got to the top to wait for the tram.) I get on the tram, take it about 4 stops to my new terminal, and start running for the gate. I was the last person on the flight, but I’d made it! Welp, turns out that the flight was also waiting on pilots that were coming in on a delayed flight in a different terminal. So we sat at the gate waiting for the pilots for a good hour before taking off from Dallas. But at least I made it! I finally landed in Florida around 12:30am this morning and made my way to the hotel. I’m so looking forward to some much-needed rest and relaxation in the sun!

blush pink leather clutch

I packed a plethora of preppy things for the weekend in Palm Beach… Tons of navy and white, gingham (remember that Old Navy haul?), stripes, eyelet dresses (I just got this one and love it!), and, of course, a few of my Lilly Pulitzer dresses. Yes, I most certainly over-packed, but it was just too hard to narrow down!

off the shoulder dress

One trend I’m loving this season is off-the-shoulder tops and dresses. I typically steer clear of strapless tops and dresses because of my broad shoulders, but I’ve found that off-the-shoulder options are surprisingly flattering! I picked up this blue and white striped dress at Zappos and I absolutely love it.. It’s perfect for upcoming vacations and I know I’ll be wearing it all summer long.

foldover clutch

I have family on the gulf side of Florida, so I always end up visiting Naples, South Tampa, and Sarasota when I’m visiting the sunshine state. This is actually my first time in West Palm Beach, but I have a feeling I’m going to love it! I’ve been doing a bit of research for must-sees, eats, shops, etc, but I would love to hear from you if you have any recommendations! Tweet me, or leave a comment below.

PS: Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (username: jessicasturdy) this weekend! Lots of preppy posts to come. 🙂

blue and white off the shoulder dress

minnie and emma iphone case

trina turk dress

off the shoulder top

minnie and emma iphone cover pin shop emoji

Get the Look…

Trina Turk Striped Off-the-Shoulder Dress via Zappos (also available here!)
Sam Edelman Sandals via Zappos
Azalea SF Blush Pink Foldover Clutch
Coach White Aviator Sunglasses
Loren Hope Cuff
Minnie & Emma iPhone Case

trina turk off the shoulder dress

blue and white dress off the shoulder

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16 Comments

  1. 4.2.16
    Rena commented:

    Your off the shoulder dress is extremely cute!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  2. 4.2.16
    Paula commented:

    I love this look! So summery and gorgeous! I am glad you made it. I am excited to hear about what you are working with BMW on. I am from Jacksonville, FL and think you will love West Palm Beach! Enjoy your much deserved vacation girl! Have a great weekend!

    Paula- http://www.livingpaula.com

  3. 4.2.16
    Cat commented:

    That dress is so cute!! I feel like I need to try out some off-the-shoulder dresses too. I have very broad shoulders, so I feel the pain of being selective with dresses (although you look gorgeous!)

    Cat
    Class Meets Couture

  4. 4.2.16
    Kate commented:

    Love this outfit! Can’t wait for the summer weather to kick in!
    -Kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot. com

  5. 4.2.16
    karen commented:

    Welcome to my neck of the woods. Go to Palm Beach for a walk on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Don’t forget to visit the Breakers Hotel for an architecture fix. Paddle board by Peanut Island. Go up to the Jupiter Pier at sunrise. Guanabanas for drinks in Jupiter. (Don’t bother with the Gardens Mall it is having a Dr. Oz health fair and is a zoo). Which reminds me, the Palm Beach Zoo is in West Palm and is an easy few hours to take in the tropical scene. There is so much more but that’s a good start.

  6. 4.2.16

    Beautiful lady!!

    Her Heartland Soul
    herheartlandsoul.com

  7. 4.3.16
    Lucy commented:

    That dress is adorable! I absolutely love the off-shoulder detail & the way you’ve styled it is perfection.

    http://www.blushandbordeaux.com

  8. 4.3.16
    emily commented:

    Love this dress! I feel the same way- I have broad shoulders so I worry about strapless, but I am loving off the shoulder looks for this S/S!

    emily
    http://www.deltachic.com

  9. 4.3.16
    Katie commented:

    This dress is just too cute! I absolutely love how you paired it with those nude sandals. A flawless combination!

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  10. 4.3.16
    Vera Sawicki commented:

    What a beautiful dress, you look stunning!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  11. 4.4.16
    Monika commented:

    Love this dress!
    Love,
    http://www.thestyleventure.com

  12. 4.4.16
    Sam commented:

    You are the traveling champ! Hope you’re feeling better and enjoying FL. Love this off the shoulder look!

    xx
    Sam

  13. 4.6.16
    TAMMY commented:

    Nice outfit. I love the blue. You look ready for summer. Looks like you enjoyed your trip.

  14. 4.26.16
    Emily commented:

    you look so cute! xo

    http://dearserendipity.com/