STYLE: The Cold Shoulder with Diane Gilman

And just like that it is May 1st! My how time flies!

A trend that I have been seeing a lot of over the last several seasons has been the cold shoulder trend. ALL of my favorite bloggers have been rocking cold shoulder tops and dresses. They make them look so good! As I live in New Jersey, and it is cold for at least half of the year, it wasn’t a trend I was jumping into unless I knew it was sticking around for a while… And then Diane Gilman was nice enough to send me this cold shoulder dress. I was so excited to try it! I slipped it on last week and it was perfect. It is so light, comfortable, and (while not maternity) fits over my bump so nicely. I knew it would be super cute with one of my vintage skinny belts. E loves when I belt dresses.

Diane Gilman is best known for her many years working in the fashion industry, designing clothing for the likes of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, just to name a few. She has been selling her comfortable, relaxed looks on the Home Shopping Network (aka HSN) for almost 24 years. Wow! She has so many adorable pieces for spring and summer! My dress and bag are from her latest collection. They are both such great pieces that I know I will be wearing them throughout the rest of spring and summer. After browsing the collection a little more, I really want this striped top and these embroidered sneakers. They are so fun!

Thank you Diane Gilman and HSN for partnering on this post.

Dress, Bag, Shoes, Belt (vintage, similar HERE), Necklace (old, similar HERE)

Photography by Laurel Creative



  1. May 1, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    I really like the necklace and the belt detail on the dress! And you look so happy in all the pictures. I am not much into fashion but I think it’s important to wear what you feel good in!

  2. Delaine
    May 1, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    I really do love that dress you’re wearing. Showing shoulders can be so sexy. I have never heard of this trend hmmm…

  3. Kelssey Layton
    May 1, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    Such a cute cold shoulder dress! And I LOVE the cognac accessories with the black dress! Beautiful!

  4. May 1, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I love how you styled this cold shoulder dress with the belt over your baby bump and the fun bag!

  5. Stephanie
    May 1, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    this dress is so flattering and looks so comfy! i love how you paired it with those perfect neutral accessories. gorgeous, girly!

    stephanie //

  6. May 1, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Such a cute dress! Love the cold shoulder!

    xo megan

  7. Ericka Murphy
    May 1, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    That dress is fabulous! And it looks amazing on you as well!

  8. May 2, 2017 / 12:24 am

    Love this dress. So simple and gorgeous.

  9. May 2, 2017 / 3:26 am

    How gorgeous is this dress! I have something similar and wear it all the time. It goes with everything and is good for any occasion!

    April |

  10. May 2, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    You look so beautiful Jessica. This dress is fabulous on you and works perfectly with the bump! I love the cold shoulder design and the way you added the belt. Really great bag too! Xx

  11. Mary Powers
    May 2, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    This is SO cute!!! You look adorable and I hope you keep wearing the cold shoulder trend! It looks fab on you 🙂

    – Mary

  12. Mollie
    May 3, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    This dress looks so cute on you! Where are in NJ? I live in NYC, but my boyfriends family lives in Red Bank, we go there all time!

    xx Mollie

    • May 3, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you! We are located in South Orange actually. Love Red Bank and the areas surrounding it. Such a cute spot. Would love to meet up for coffee sometime! xo Jessica

  13. May 3, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    yes!! cold shoulder & off the shoulder are my favorites! such a great trend. love your cute necklace too! 🙂 xo

  14. May 4, 2017 / 1:38 am

    I love the cold shoulder and slit. It makes a simple black dress stand out!

    Jessica |

  15. Ruthie
    May 4, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    Yes!! I love this dress! You styled it perfectly my friend!!

  16. May 4, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    A cold shoulder maxi!! SO good!! Love the belt with it!