April Showers Bring May Flowers

Bows & Sequins styling an Old Navy sundress with a Janessa Leone hat in Chicago.

Can you believe April is here already?! I can’t get over how fast the last few months have flown by. While I’m happy winter seems to be behind us, I want to keep working on being present and making the most out of every day and week! Whether it be fun lunches or work dates during the week, it’s so important to slow down and savor the small things.

April is known for it’s showers and that couldn’t be any closer to the truth in Chicago right now… Rain is in the forecast for the foreseeable future! While it may wreck havoc on my hair and shoes, I’m all about those May flowers. I can’t wait to see everything in bloom again!

Lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins accessorizing a floral Old Navy dress with black lace-up sandals and a straw hat.

One of my favorite spots to pop into is the Lincoln Park Conservatory. It’s the perfect dose of flowers and foliage when there’s none to be found outside!

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a light denim jacket for spring.

I’ve been scooping up floral printed pieces left and right lately. “Florals for spring, groundbreaking.” Who can name that movie? 😂 There are so many great floral finds (and non-floral, too) at Old Navy right now and I just had to share some of my favorites!

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a flower-printed sundress with a straw tote and sunhat.

I also picked up this dress for the Amalfi Coast this summer, this off-the-shoulder top (in both white and chambray!), and this eyelet top (in both white and coral, but eyeing the navy, too!).

Chicago lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins styling an Old Navy floral dress with a light wash denim jacket and sun hat.

Floral prints tend to be super colorful, which I personally love, but sometimes you’re just in a neturals kind of mood! I absolutely love this black and white floral print that I’m wearing, with little touches of green. It’s a print that I can easily transition to and from summer with booties and a leather moto jacket! It’s available in three different styles and silhouettes… The dress I’m wearing, this swing dress, and this jumpsuit.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing an Old Navy floral dress with black lace up sandals and a denim jacket.

I tend to get a lot of questions about Old Navy sizing… I’m a small in everything I’ve tried on so far this spring. I’m typically a size 4, so hopefully that’s a helpful comparison as you’re shopping!

Bows & Sequins wearing black M.Gemi sandals with a Janessa Leone hat.

Get the Look…

Old Navy Denim Jacket
Old Navy Floral Dress
Janessa Leone Hat
Kayu Designs Straw Tote (also available here & here)
M.Gemi Lace-Up Sandals (old; similar here & here)

Bows & Sequins wearing a denim jacket and an Old Navy dress in an arboretum.

Bows & Sequins wearing a light wash denim jacket with a floral printed sundress in a Chicago arboretum.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a floral sundress with a Janessa Leone straw hat and a pom pom tote.

Bows & Sequins wearing black printed dress with a pom pom tote and lace up sandals.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a flower printed Old Navy dress with a pom pom straw tote.

Style blogger Bows & Sequins wearing an Old Navy floral print dress with a denim jacket for spring.

Bows & Sequins wearing a black floral printed dress from Old Navy.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Janessa Leone hat with an Old Navy printed dress.

Bows & Sequins wearing an Old Navy floral print dress with M. Gemi lace up sandals, a Kayu pom pom tote, and a sun hat.

Bows & Sequins accessorizing a floral printed Old Navy dress with a straw hat and black lace up M. Gemi sandals.

Blogger Bows & Sequins wearing an Old Navy summer dress with a denim jacket and lace-up flat sandals for spring.

Chicago style blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Janessa Leone hat with a denim jacket.

Lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a floral dress with a light denim jacket and straw accessories for spring.

Bows & Sequins styling a floral print dress with a straw tote, sun hat, and lace up sandals in Chicago.

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  1. 4.3.17
    Lauren said:

    This outfit is seriously adorable! I just placed a huge Old Navy order last night. Their Spring items are SO cute!

    By Lauren M

  2. 4.3.17
    Marta said:

    The photos are gorgeous! The dress is beautiful and it looks amazing with that denim jacket.

  3. 4.3.17
    Jessica said:

    You look so cute in this little dress!


  4. 4.3.17

    LOVE this dress so much!


  5. 4.3.17
    Sam said:

    Super cute! I feel like Old Navy has really stepped it up lately! I can’t go in there (even to return something) without picking up something new. Love this look for spring!


  6. 4.3.17
    Emma said:

    Wow the conservatory looks gorgeous!!

  7. 4.3.17
    Rin said:

    Love how you styled this dress! Old navy has so many cute floral looks. I’m styling one over on my blog today!

    Ramblings with Rin

  8. 4.3.17
    Natali said:

    Such a sweet, girly and perfectly Summery outfit!


  9. 4.3.17
    Kate said:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous outfit! Love all the details especially the shoes

  10. 4.3.17
    Mariah said:

    I love the way you added the denim jacket! It totally adds so much to the outfit. So cute!


  11. 4.3.17

    Love that hat! Wish that Old Navy made a dupe 🙂 I LOVE their spring stuff and it’s so good to see you wearing it lady!

    • 4.3.17
      Jessica said:

      That would be nice! I actually bought this one last summer, too, and it’s a really cute size and only $29! The brim is smaller than this Janessa Leone one, so it’s much easier to wear.

  12. 4.4.17
    Logan said:

    These photos are incredible! I can’t get over how photogenic you are. I need those sandals in my life.

    xo Logan

  13. 4.5.17

    i am obsessed with this hat! xo


  14. 4.9.17
    YeahRight said:

    Didn’t bother to look at the pics. The world should be spelled “occasion.” One “s” not two.

    • 4.19.17
      Talor said:

      You mean “word”? 😉

      • 4.19.17
        Jessica said:

        Ha! I don’t even see the word occasion anywhere in this post so I have no idea what you’re referring to.

  15. 4.28.17

    Those are the most beautiful legs I have ever seen.Write me back. Warren

  16. 5.5.17

    okay, i NEED this hat! xo