The Story of the Silver Dress

Jessica Sturdy styling a long sleeve silver glittery dress with grey over the knee boots.

‘Tis the week for silver dresses apparently! (Remember this dress I posted on Tuesday?) Earlier in December, I bought this Leith dress for New Year’s Eve… Under $100, something sparkly and fun, long sleeves… Everything I wanted in a New Year’s Eve dress, and the bell sleeves were just an added bonus. As you’ve probably figured out by now, I don’t have my photographer on hand everyday… I set aside outfits that I plan to wear to an upcoming event or have already worn out and about and then shoot them with Melissa during the few hour chunks I have her scheduled each week.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a long sleeve silver dress with over the knee boots.
I wanted to post my New Year’s Eve outfit a few weeks early to give anyone who was still searching for an outfit the chance to scoop up my dress in time for the 31st… And when I was searching for the dress I had bought on Nordstrom, I realized that it had already sold out. Hate when that happens! I was searching for a similar style to link to and subsequently found a dress that I liked even more than this one that was hanging in my closet! It met the same criteria… under $100, sparkly, long sleeves, but it was a bit more figure flattering for my shape with a cinched waist and v-neck. Thank goodness for Nordstrom’s return policy… They accepted my dress without the tag (I’d only worn it for about 5 minutes to shoot the photos with Melissa) and I scooped up this dress that I actually ended up wearing on NYE! Win, win. I won’t be shooting professional photos of the dress that I actually wore since the holiday has passed, but you can see a few photos of it on Instagram!

Jessica Sturdy styling a silver dress with a statement necklace.

If you’re in the market for a similar dress, here are some other cute (affordable!) options… If you’re not looking for a dress, I also love this shimmery top that’s under $40!

Bows & Sequins wearing a long sleeve silver dress with over the knee boots.

This statement necklace is an oldie but a goodie from BaubleBar! (Yes, it’s all one necklace. Well technically, the choker is removable and wearable on it’s own, but the rest is all connected.) Sadly it’s sold out, but it looks so similar to the super-cool Dylanlex necklaces.

Jessica Sturdy styling a Baublebar statement necklace similar to Dylanlex.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a silver long sleeve dress with a statement necklace for New Years Eve.

Get the Look…

Silver Dress (sold out; similar style here!)
Gray Over-the-Knee Suede Boots (old; similar here)
Milly Metallic Silver Clutch (old; similar here)
BaubleBar Necklace (old; similar here & here)
Loren Hope Bracelet
Bite Lipstick in Beetroot

And for my actual New Year’s Eve outfit…

Silver Dress  |  Black Tights  |  Silver Earrings  |  Black Booties

Jessica Sturdy wearing a layered silver necklace with a glittery dress.

Jessica Sturdy styling a long sleeve silver dress with over the knee boots.

Jessica Sturdy styling a long sleeve silver shimmery dress with grey over the knee boots.


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  1. 1.4.18
    Kendal commented:

    I love this outfit so much!! Silver dresses are definitely a staple in the winter months, in my opinion!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

    • 1.5.18
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks girl, couldn’t agree more!

  2. 1.4.18
    Lauren Price commented:

    This dress is amazing!

    Lauren Elyce

    • 1.5.18
      Jessica commented:

      Bummed it’s sold out!

  3. 1.4.18

    This dress is a stunner on you, and I absolutely LOVE the jewelry you paired with it!

    Baubles to Bubbles

    • 1.5.18
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks!! I’ve been more into statement earrings over the last year or two, but sometimes it’s fun to rock a very bold necklace instead. xx

  4. 1.4.18

    Love the dress, i think the sleeves are super pretty!

    Abigail Alice x

    • 1.5.18
      Jessica commented:

      The sleeves are so fun, that’s what drew me in initially! xx

  5. 1.4.18
    Natali commented:

    Such a glam and chic combo, totally perfect for this time of the year and could be worn daytime and on a night out. 🙂

    • 1.5.18
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Natali!

  6. 1.13.18
    Emily Piskulick commented:

    such a cute look—so festive! xo