Tied with a Bow

Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white gingham dress with a big bow tie. Styled with a straw hat, wicker rattan tote, and espadrille wedges for a summertime Saturday outfit!

Happy Tuesday, guys! How was your weekend? I meant to have this post up yesterday, but it was just one of those days where I felt like I was running on a hamster wheel from sunup to sundown. After getting back from Italy last weekend, it actually felt pretty nice to be back behind my computer last week. I was definitely ready for the weekend by the time Friday rolled around and I spent the weekend totally offline, which was lovely. I hadn’t been out in Chicago in almost a month (and I’ll be gone for the next few, too), so I desperately wanted to take advantage of a few of those sweet summertime nights that Chicago does so well. Friday night we checked out a newer spot in the West Loop, Federales. I’d been for lunch earlier this summer (highly recommend!), but it was fun for evening, too! We were out on the lake all day on Saturday for a big boat party, which was so, so much fun. And somehow we made it out on Saturday night, too. Sunday is when the exhaustion from the last few weeks finally hit… While I felt guilty for “wasting the day” and not leaving the house until I went grocery shopping in the evening, I was in major need of a day to do absolutely nothing. It’s back to work this week though and time to cross a whole lot of things off my to-do list before I leave for a wedding this coming weekend!

Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white gingham dress with a big bow tie. Styled with a straw hat and wicker rattan tote for a summertime Saturday outfit!

I’ve been a longtime admirer of Elizabeth McKay dresses, but this is the first one that I’ve gotten my hands on! Her dresses are perfectly polished and preppy, just how I like my summertime wardrobe to be. I can’t get enough of the sweet light blue gingham and the oversized bow-tied waist! The fit of this dress is great, too.. I’m wearing a size 4 and it fits perfectly. If you’re in between, I’d size down! I love how the shoulders come out far enough for a very flattering fit.. None of that annoying area between your arm and chest shows, which is an A+ in my book. And the length makes the dress appropriate for almost any occasion!

Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white gingham dress with a big bow tie. Styled with a straw hat and wicker rattan tote for a summertime Saturday outfit!

I played on the picnic theme when I wore the dress this time around. A straw hat, a wicker tote, and espadrille wedges for a look that’s perfect for a summertime Saturday or Sunday! Picnic perfect, if you will.

Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white gingham dress with a big bow tie. Styled with a straw hat, wicker rattan tote, and espadrille wedges for a summertime Saturday outfit!

Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white gingham dress with a big bow tie. Styled with a straw hat, wicker rattan tote, and espadrille wedges for a summertime Saturday outfit!

Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white gingham dress with a big bow tie. Styled with a straw hat and wicker rattan tote for a summertime Saturday outfit!

Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white gingham dress with a big bow tie. Styled with a straw hat, wicker rattan tote, and espadrille wedges for a summertime Saturday outfit!

Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white gingham dress with a big bow tie. Styled with a straw hat and wicker rattan tote for a summertime Saturday outfit!

Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white gingham dress with a big bow tie. Styled with a straw hat, wicker rattan tote, and espadrille wedges for a summertime Saturday outfit!

Get the Look…

Elizabeth McKay Gingham Dress c/o (on sale!)
Hat Attack Hat from Club Monaco (similar here!)
Vince Camuto Espadrille Wedges
J.McLaughlin Wicker Tote
Aviator Sunglasses
Michael Kors Watch
Lele Sadoughi Pearl Cuff

Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white gingham dress with a big bow tie. Styled with a straw hat, wicker rattan tote, and espadrille wedges for a summertime Saturday outfit!

Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white gingham dress with a big bow tie. Styled with a straw hat, wicker rattan tote, and espadrille wedges for a summertime Saturday outfit!

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22 Comments

  1. 8.9.16
    Rena commented:

    Love your wonderful vichy dress!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  2. 8.9.16
    Natali commented:

    Heh, no matter how much I love to travel and be away, coming back home and being into my daily routines is one of the best feelings ever. 🙂
    You’re looking so retro chic and ladylike in this wonderful dress.

    http://lartoffashion.com

  3. 8.9.16
    Beth commented:

    Cute bow! It’s the perfect accent for your dress. I also love your wicker bag. It goes so well with the dress. Perfect outfit!

    xo
    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  4. 8.9.16
    Sophie commented:

    Such a pretty dress. Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

  5. 8.9.16
    Helen commented:

    This look is just amazing!

    XO Helen http://www.KaleidoscopeSpinning.com

  6. 8.9.16
    Emi Q commented:

    Bow – check, gingham – check, flare fit – check! Love it, awesome dress!

    Emi Q
    http://www.stylefromlondontola.com

  7. 8.9.16
    Tess commented:

    Such a cute and classic look!
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  8. 8.9.16
    Emma commented:

    This is such a cute gingham dress! Perfect for a picnic or summer outing
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  9. 8.9.16
    Kate commented:

    Your dress is so freaking adorable! Love the combination of the bow and gingham. Our styles are too similar!
    -kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

  10. 8.9.16
    Monikaa commented:
  11. 8.9.16

    I love the gingham!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  12. 8.9.16
    Jen commented:

    I finally picked up a gingham dress recently! Love this one on you. x

    Jen | affecionada

  13. 8.9.16
    Emily commented:

    Such a cute outfit!
    -Emily

  14. 8.9.16
    Minau commented:

    Great dress!

  15. 8.9.16
    Jenn Lake commented:

    So chic, lady! Perfect gingham!

  16. 8.9.16
    Amelia commented:

    OMG this dress is amazing, you look like Dorothy! So precious! 🙂

  17. 8.9.16
    Olivia commented:

    Love bows this post is so so cute! Always the cutest outfits!! Comment on http://www.oliviaschueller.com and let me know what you think! Xoxo

  18. 8.10.16
    Brittany Pillard commented:

    Super cute outfit!! You look so pretty!!

    XO Brittany
    @brittanypillard
    http://thecashmeregypsy.com

  19. 8.10.16

    I love that dress! So cute!

  20. 8.10.16
    Maggie commented:

    That gingham is seriously the cutest!! I love this!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  21. 8.13.16
    Emily Piskulick commented:

    your dress is so cute! xo

    http://www.dearserendipity.com/

  22. 8.15.16

    love that wicker bag!
    b