Slouchy Stripes

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a COS striped t-shirt dress, Vera Bradley white clutch purse, Illesteva sunglasses, and Topshop bow slides.

Hello from NYC! It’s been a whirlwind of a few days in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week. On one hand, I feel like I’ve been here for weeks, but on the other, time is flying right on by. I head home to Chicago tomorrow night, which is definitely bittersweet. This is the longest I’ve been able to visit New York (almost a full week!) since I moved to Chicago last summer and it definitely makes me miss calling it home.

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins, a fashion-focused lifestyle blog, styles a Vera Bradley white clutch purse with a striped t-shirt dress.

I’ll be sharing outfits, a hotel review, and some of the fun from being backstage with Mary Kay throughout NYFW in the days and weeks to come, but until then, I figured I’d leave you with one of my easiest and effortless looks that I’ve worn too many times to count while running around in Chicago.

Jessica Sturdy for Bows & Sequins, a fashion-focused lifestyle blog, wearing a striped shirtdress, white clutch, and Illesteva sunglasses.

I picked up this dress when I was in Florence, Italy at COS. Hallie & I first discovered COS when we were in Paris a few years ago and they’ve since opened up a store in Soho in NYC. Sadly, Chicago doesn’t have a location yet, but you can order online from the US. It’s a sister store to H&M, if that helps set the tone for you — Affordably priced, fashion-forward pieces. I find that a lot of the clothes can be a bit androgynous and sometimes lack that feminine shape we all love, but you can still find some really great on-trend pieces!

Jessica Sturdy of the fashion blog Bows & Sequins styling a COS striped t-shirt dress, white bow shoes, sunglasses and a white purse.

This t-shirt dress was a no-brainer… I can never get enough navy and white! I love how effortless, easy, and comfortable the dress is. It’s perfect to toss on when you want something flowy and non-fussy that still looks kind of chic. I’ve worn it with my Stan Smiths countless times!

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins styling a striped t-shirt dress, white bow shoes, and a white clutch purse.

Bows & Sequins, a fashion-focused lifestyle blog, wearing a striped shirtdress, Vera Bradley white clutch purse, sunglasses, and white bow shoes.

Get the Look…

COS Stripe T-Shirt Dress (also love this one!)
 Topshop Leather Bow Mules (also love these!)
Illesteva Sunglasses (similar here for $24!)
Vera Bradley White Leather Clutch (no longer available.. similar here and here!)

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins styles a cute t-shirt dress, white purse, and sunglasses in Chicago's Gold Coast.

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins, a fashion-focused lifestyle blog, wearing a striped shirtdress, white clutch purse, Topshop bow shoes, and sunglasses in Chicago's Gold Coast.

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  1. 9.12.16
    Emma commented:
  2. 9.12.16
    Kate commented:

    Love that this dress isn’t just a typical plain T-shirt dress that everyone else seems to be rocking.
    XO, Kate

  3. 9.12.16
    Elise commented:

    Great look. This dress is chic and looks comfy.

    xx, Elise

  4. 9.12.16
    Katie N commented:

    Love this chic but casual look. Can’t go wrong with a comfy dress paired with sneakers for fall!

  5. 9.12.16
    Elizabeth commented:

    OMG i love this dress! I have to check out the store in soho this weekend. So cute!

  6. 9.12.16
    melissa commented:

    I am OBSESSED with this dress!

  7. 9.12.16

    Cute shoes!!

  8. 9.12.16

    Gorgeous girl!

  9. 9.12.16
    Mary commented:

    this dress is the best! I love how effortless it is, but you totally rock it with those bow shoes. Adorable!


  10. 9.13.16
    Natali commented:

    Great shirtdress, so laid-back but trendy and these shoes gave a great final touch to this outfit!

  11. 9.13.16
    Jessica commented:

    We just got a COS store here in Atlanta and I’m obsessed. I love the clean simple designs, yet they’re still so unique some how. Need to pop in there, it’s been too long!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  12. 9.18.16
    Emily Piskulick commented:

    i need this white bag in my life! xo