Why I Love this Carolina Herrera Navy Gown

Multicolor Geometric Mural Chicago
Dress: Carolina Herrera Navy Gown with White Sequins | Jewelry: Kendra Scott Earrings | Bag: Banana Republic Navy Check Pouch | Eyewear: Céline Marta Sunglasses

Last week, I was thrilled to be featured in Chicago SPLASH‘s spring fashion issue. I wanted to make a “splash” in the print feature with this gorgeous Carolina Herrera Navy Gown with white sequins.

Banana Republic Navy Check Pouch

Carolina Herrera Navy Gown

One of the best parts of the experience? Partnering Carolina Herrera to style the perfect outfit for the photo shoot. In fact, the navy gown is an absolute dream in person. All in all, it was definitely a “pinch me” moment!

The gown is from Carolina Herrera’s Resort 2017 collection. In general, the gown is fabricated in silk taffeta with the white stripes made out of sequins! Therefore, when the gown catches the light, it has a dose of sparkle. Love that!

Furthermore, while you can’t see it, the interior structure and bodice is CRAZY. All in all, the bodice sets everything in place, and it wasn’t moving anywhere, lol.

Carolina Herrera Navy Sequin Ball Gown

Styling the Look

Frankly, the dress was the star of the photo shoot. Therefore, I decided to keep the accessories pretty straight-forward. To start, I paired it with my favorite gingham clutch from Banana Republic {also in this post}. The navy blue matched the gown and mural perfectly, and I liked adding another print into the mix.

Furthermore, I chose my highest pair of heels. After all, the Carolina Herrera Navy gown was the original sample! Since I’m only 5’4, I needed a high heel so the gown wouldn’t drag too much.

Lastly, I chose my Starburst Earrings by Kendra Scott and signature white sunglasses. Looking back, I’m so happy with the pieces that I chose! The entire photo shoot really came together!

Colorful Chicago Blogger

Best Chicago Bloggers and Influencers

In closing, a very special thanks to the Chicago SPLASH team for including me in this feature as one of Chicago’s best bloggers and influencers. Furthermore, the editorial featured two fellow Chicago friends, Blake Gifford of Blake von D and Mina Im of Chicago Food Girl.

Celine White Marta Sunglasses

Mural Location

Another exciting aspect of the shoot was including one of Chicago’s most colorful walls! It was fun to be the first to share it with everyone on social media (while wearing my most favorite dress of 2015). In general, I love the colors of the mural. They just pop in photos, and it’s one of the city’s go-to spots for vibrant pics!

Sadly, they have changed the wall since these photos were taken. However, I hope the brand will continue to bring colorful street art to the city in the months and years to come.

Carolina Herrera Navy White Stripe Gown
Carolina Herrera Faille Sequin Embroidered Ball Gown
Carolina Herrera Navy Gown
Carolina Herrera Navy Sequin Gown
Carolina Herrera Navy White Sequin Ball Gown

In Closing

Interested in seeing more Carolina Herrera looks? If so, be sure to check out my Carolina Herrera pink ball skirt, stripe tulle dress, green floral dress, and striped fit and flare style.

Special thanks to Chicago SPLASH for including me and to Carolina Herrera for creating the most beautiful stripe gown!

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  1. C
    Carrie Colbert wrote:

    Jenn! What a dream – the dress and the opportunity! You wear the Carolina Herrera so well. Bravo, friend. Xo


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    • J
      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Thank you for your kind words, lady! Have a lovely day ahead!

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  2. T

    WOAH this dress is stunning! Now I need to find a gala to wear it to 🙂
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  3. B

    Congrats Jenn!! You look stunning as could be.

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  4. K
    Kit Graham wrote:

    So excited to see Splash! Congrats!!!

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  5. S
    Sed Bona wrote:

    Jaw-Dropping Jenn. It doesn’t get better than Herrera, I have one dress and it’s been one of my absolute favorite pieces for years. So classic and timeless!


    Ashley Hutchinson || Sed Bona

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  6. M
    Miss ALK wrote:

    Beautiful dress and beautiful mural!! <3

    xoxo A

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