What I Wore Last Week + Mini Nordstrom Try-On

Bows & Sequins weekly outfit recap post

Happy Monday, friends! Last week, I went out for a friend’s birthday on Wednesday night and ended up repeating the same outfit for the event I went to on Thursday. When Friday rolled around, one of my girlfriends and I opted to catch up on my couch in sweatpants instead of going out. So I really only have two outfits to share from this past week!

But as I was walking home from SoulCycle yesterday afternoon, I was enjoying the magical spring weather and sort of wandering aimlessly, trying to soak up the gorgeous weather. When I walked by Nordstrom, I decided to pop-in and as I was trying a few things on, I figured I could do a mini try-on on the blog! So excuse my appearance, I had literally just left SoulCycle (rinsed off, obviously) and wasn’t even wearing a bra, haha.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins styling Vineyard Vines Seersucker Pants with a pointelle sweater and white pointed mules.

Wednesday April 3rd  |  Soho House for a Birthday Party

Halogen Pointelle Sweater (sold out; similar here, here, & here)  |  Vineyard Vines Seersucker Cropped Wide-Leg Pants  |  Nine West Twisted Pointed-Toe Mules  | Brahmin Handbag (similar here & here |  Express Pearl Ring (old; similar here & here)  |   Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in ‘Call Me’

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a white textured sweater, seersucker cropped pants, white pointed toe mules, and a round circle bag.
Where to go in Chicago for Aperol Spritzes: Bar Sabbia at Eataly

Thursday, April 4th  |  The opening of Sabbia at Eataly

The exact same thing as above 🙃

Chicago blogger wearing a sheer turtleneck with a black bralette, suede skirt, and black sock booties for a Saturday night going out outfit.

Saturday, April 6th  |  Beatnik + Sakura Karaoke

Zara Sheer Turtleneck (old; similar here, here, here, & here)  |  Express Lace Bralette (old; identical here, similar here)  |  H&M Suede Skirt (old; similar here, here, here, here, & here)  | Steve Madden Booties (old; identical here, similar here)  |  Eyeshadow: NARS Skin Deep Eye Palette  |  Lipstick: NARS Satin Lip Pencil in ‘Exbury’

See how I last styled this sheer turtleneck on the blog here!

Chicago blogger wearing a Saturday night outfit: sheer turtleneck, black bralette, suede skirt, ankle booties with a lucite heel.

Nordstrom Mini Try-On Session

Fashion blogger styling a sleeveless sweater and linen skirt from Reformation

Reformation Linen Skirt  |  Absolutely love this skirt! Wearing a 6, so I’d definitely size up if you’re usually in between like me. (I’m typically a 4/6!)

Reformation Sleeveless Sweater  |  I’m wearing a Small here and it’s more fitted and more weekend appropriate. I like the nude tone of the blush color! I feel like I kept fussing with the fit of the Small though, it wasn’t quite right.

Fashion blogger wearing a Reformation linen skirt.
Fashion blogger styling a Reformation sweater tank with Something Navy pants for a cute work outfit.

Reformation Sweater Tank  |  Wearing the Medium here and I LOVE the fit! It’s more of an easy fit and totally appropriate for the office with a jacket on top. I absolutely love a sleeveless sweater for summer!

Something Navy Trousers  |  Great pant for work this summer! Wearing a 6, fit’s well! I’m usually a 4/6 so I’d size up if you’re in between or have a booty. The color is super versatile! It can read grey or kind of beige or off-white depending on what you’re wearing them with. I love them paired with a white top and pump, but you could also pair with a pair of sandals and a tee, or even with heels and a blazer!

Fashion blogger styling a blue and white striped shirtdress at Nordstrom

1901 Striped Shirt Dress  |  Super cute, very lightweight cotton for summer. I don’t *think* it’s see-through, but sometimes it’s hard to tell in dressing room light. Wearing a Small.

Kate Spade Square Wicker Rattan Bag at Nordstrom

Loved this Kate Spade wicker handbag!

Fashion blogger wearing a Gal Meets Glam dress at Nordstrom

Gal Meets Glam Dress  |  I’m wearing a 6 here, as I sized up because I hate things feeling tight in the shoulders. Didn’t love the fit on me, might have been better in a 4!

Fashion blogger wearing a Gal Meets Glam Maxi dress at Nordstrom

Gal Meets Glam Maxi Dress  |  OBSESSED WITH THIS DRESS! I almost didn’t even try it on because a high empire-like waist can make me look pregnant a lot of the time. But the subtle smocked detailing and pretty button details were very well done! And I love the side-ties at the arms. And the print is so beautiful! This dress was so comfortable and the perfect length on me. I’m 5’5” and wearing a 4! Fit’s perfectly. This is on my wish list for sureeee, I’d wear it all summer long!

PS: I don’t think the colors on the website do it any justice, it’s much prettier in person and true to the colors in my photos!

Gal Meets Glam pretty floral print dress with smocked detailing
Fashion blogger wearing an animal print silk midi dress.

Chelsea 28 Silky Midi Dress  |  I love the subtlety of the neutral animal print! I feel like it’s definitely something you could wear to the office. I didn’t have a bra on, so I did not fill out the top at all. (I’m wearing a small!) I have a very short torso, so I felt like the waist was hitting me a bit lower than it should, but again, that maybe could have been solved if I had a proper bra on? It’s hard to say. Other than that, I loved the modest fit and silhouette though! It draped really nicely and the wrap front wasn’t exposing, even though I didn’t fill it out. They’re hard to see, but there are some little button details at the hip that I loved, too.

Fashion blogger trying on a silk midi dress at Nordstrom

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  1. 4.8.19
    Rena said:

    The dresses you show here are simply perfect for summer!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 4.9.19

    Loving that belted shirtdress! Such a classic piece!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

  3. 4.10.19
    Maureen said:

    The two outfits ou wore for the week looks pretty great! Love the lace top and white mules. Gal meets Glam collection has beautiful dresses perfect for this season and beyond! Nice Nordstrom try on.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  4. 4.10.19
    Magdalena said:

    The stripped shirt dress is beautiful and cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Could I ask how tall you are (for the better assesment of the size)?

    • 4.10.19
      Jessica said:

      I’m 5’5″ with a short torso and long legs! (Sometimes my legs make me look much taller than I am!)

      • 4.10.19
        Magdalena said:

        Many thanks! I am the same height then ๐Ÿ™‚

        P.S. I have been following your blog since 2012/2013 and I am writting from Europe ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 4.10.19
    Mary Kate said:

    OMG that sheer turtleneck. LOVE.