What I Wore Last Week

Lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins styling a Monique Lhuillier white and lavender sheer floral midi dress to the Ravinia Associates Board's annual Music Matters gala in Chicago.

Happy Monday, friends! Only two outfits to share from this past week, but they’re two that I absolutely love! I’m sharing what I wore to Music Matters, a black-tie benefit, as well as a comedy show at Second City.

Chicago influencer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins styling a leopard print silk slip-style midi skirt with a cropped white tee, a denim jacket, ankle strap heels, and a Gucci Marmont bag.

Thursday, May 9th  |  The Platonics at Second City’s Blackout Cabaret

I am obsessed with this new skirt that I just added to my wardrobe! Be prepared to see in on repeat this spring, summer, and probably fall, too. 😂 I’m wearing a Small and the fit is perfect.

Sanctuary Leopard Midi Skirt (available in more sizes here & here!)  |  Everlane Cropped Tee  |  Gap Denim Jacket  |  Gucci Marmont Bag  |  Ankle-Strap Block Heels  |  Prive Revaux Sunglasses

Fashion and beauty blogger Bows & Sequins styling a lavender floral Monique Lhuillier dress for a black tie event in Chicago.

Saturday, May 11th  |  Ravinia Associates Board’s Music Matters Benefit

I had rented a dress for the event and ended up not loving the way it fit me when it arrived in the mail, so on Friday night I went in to the Rent the Runway store in Chicago for a last minute switch-out. There wasn’t much in my size to choose from so somehow I was able to squeeze into this size 2. I’m usually a size 4 or 6, so it was definitely tight in the shoulders, but if you order this dress for any upcoming events, I’d size down if you’re in between sizes.

Sizing notes aside, I WAS IN LOVE WITH THIS DRESS! And so sad to return it yesterday. It’s so much better in person, photos do not do it justice. Especially the website photos! It was a fun change of pace to be able to wear a white-based dress since I wasn’t attending a wedding or shower. So if you have any spring or summer galas, this dress would be perfect! I also think it would be so fun for a shower if you’re a bride-to-be.

I styled it with pops of pink because that’s what I had in my closet on such short notice, but I think it would be GORGEOUS if you did an all-lavender look. (I linked some pretty purple shoes accessories in the widget below!) I also think pops of light orange would be stunning! Or even yellow or a turquoisey-green would be pretty. Endless options, but I would definitely recommend playing with color instead of sticking with nude accessories.

Monique Lhuillier Dress  |  BaubleBar Earrings (old; similar here)  |  J.Crew Suede Envelope Clutch (old; similar here & here)  |  Vince Camuto Heels (old; similar here, here, & here)  |  NARS Lipstick in ‘Roseland’  |  Loopy iPhone Case

Hope you have a great week! xoxo jrs

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  1. 5.13.19
    Meg said:

    Great outfits! I love the leopard midi skirt!

  2. 5.14.19

    You look great. You must be very happy right.
    xx Cicero

  3. 5.17.19
    Lisa daniel said:

    Hello there,
    You look so pretty in this dress and the pink one is stunning and you looks adorable, can you give me tips dressing sense. And if you have instagram account then
    Optimize Instagram Profile to gain more followers.

  4. 8.1.19
    Kelly said:

    I LOVE the dress! Thank you so much for the idea for rent the runway. I have a baby shower I am hosting in a few weeks and will look into this for a great dress 🙂

  5. 8.1.19
    Kelly said:

    Thank you so much for the great idea for rent the runway! I am hosting a baby shower in a few weeks and I will be looking into this for a great dress 🙂