Owning Overalls

by Jessica Sturdy on April 23, 2014

What the heck is going on? I’m wearing overalls and it’s not even Throwback Thursday. Kind of a crazy thought, but you better believe that this pair of overalls is going to have a starting position in my weekend wardrobe game this spring and summer! I remember my mom not wanting me wearing overalls back in the day (I’m pretty sure I had to beg for my first pair) so I can only image her thoughts on this outfit. (Hi Mom!) Not going to lie to you though, I had some major flashbacks to my middle school days when I put these bad boys on. But then I remembered why overalls are the greatest things ever.

1. They are insanely comfortable and SO perfect for running around on the weekends. 2. You don’t have to worry about adjusting your waistband at all. 3. BUILT-IN “FOOD BABY” CONCEALER. An extra piece of fabric that so nicely covers my stomach.. Into it!

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Talk Derby To Me

by Jessica Sturdy on April 22, 2014

Carly, Hallie, Mackenzie, and I met up at the Waldorf for the most festive little lunch with Vineyard Vines last week! The theme? Ladies who drink bourbon at lunch. Or rather, ladies who lunch meet the Kentucky Derby. ;)

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Springtime Style

by Jessica Sturdy on April 19, 2014

Spring in New York City is truly unlike anything else. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the city pretty much year round, and especially in the fall, but in the spring — there’s just something about it. The city absolutely comes alive in the spring. We start shedding our all-black ensembles for lighter and brighter pieces of clothing.

Here’s a look back at some of my favorite looks from last spring…

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Barbour Jacket & Boyfriend Jeans

by Jessica Sturdy on April 18, 2014

Happy Friday! As another week winds down, I couldn’t be more happy to welcome the weekend. My best friend from high school got in town late last night to stay with me for the weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! She has visited me twice a year since I moved to New York (#friendoftheyear) and we always have the best time. We’ll be brunching, shopping, and hopefully spending as much time outdoors as possible. She’s even going to try Soul Cycle with me! Oh, and drinking. I’m sure there will be lots of that. ;)

I came across this outfit in the archives recently and decided to re-create with some of my current pieces. You truly can’t go wrong with a striped tee, an olive green jacket, a good pair of jeans, and a pop of leopard print! Speaking of striped tees, this one from Old Navy is probably my all-time favorite tee shirt. I thought it had disappeared in the laundry, but I recently found it in a bin of forgotten tee-shirts. So expect to be seeing it on the reg! And if you’re looking for a good pair of slip-on sneakers, I rounded up my favorite picks here.

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Critter Covered

by Jessica Sturdy on April 17, 2014

I first got a glimpse of these adorable critter-covered smoking slippers at the C.Wonder Summer Press Preview and I’ve been stalking the website ever since. They’re finally available and they are 25% off!

Which is your favorite? Zebras, Giraffes, or Flamingos?

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TBT: Throwback Tux

by Jessica Sturdy on April 17, 2014

Taking it back to late last summer with this one! (I mean, could you not tell from the humidity hair?? Not looking forward to that coming back soon…) Tuxedo vests are still in this season and I absolutely love the borrowed-from-the boys vibe. Perfect to toss on over a dress to give your look a little something extra!

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Window Shopping

by Jessica Sturdy on April 15, 2014

For months my Susan Miller horoscope app has been warning me about the Lunar Eclipse on April 15th. And it’s actually been warning me to be frugal because I will be hit with a lot of unexpected expenses around the eclipse. I majorly procrastinated on my taxes this year and didn’t get everything to my accountant until the 14th, and thus, I found out how much I owe to Uncle Sam this morning. #passthebarfbag Seeing as Seamless doesn’t deliver Dirty Martinis, I had Pinkberry delivered to my office this afternoon to help ease the pain.

I also found out that I got accepted for my new apartment today! (Had to interview with the co-op board yesterday.. Kind of scary!) And while it’s fabulous news that I got the apartment, it just means that I have to fork over even more money this week. What can I say, Susan is usually right.

The Shopbop Friends & Family Sale is always one that I look forward to, but seeing as I had to write some hefty f*cking checks today, I’ll just be window shopping this time around. Retail therapy is usually my method of coping, but I’ll just have to stick to froyo today. And probably definitely some wine tonight.

If you’re looking for ways to blow your refund check, here are some of my favorites…

25% off all full-price and sale items with code INTHEFAMILY14 – Hurry, ends Thursday!

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Spingtime Sheer

by Jessica Sturdy on April 15, 2014

Sheer paneling was all over the runways for spring. I mean, who can forget this sweatshirt? I’m pretty sure Instagram crashed after that look made its debut at the Alexander Wang show. As I’ve mentioned before, I love seeing how different fashion trends translate to trends in workout gear.

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Orange & Blue

by Jessica Sturdy on April 14, 2014

I’m no stranger to buying a piece of clothing I love in multiple colorways. It actually happens way more often than it should, but hey — when it’s good, it’s good, ya know? That’s basically what happened with this fun April Marin dress. The cream colored dress just wasn’t enough, I needed a bright version, too! This dress is perfect for any upcoming Kentucky Derby parties and definitely works for showers, weddings, and all of those upcoming festivities, too. I love how it can be dressed both up and down. On the casual side, it’s great for brunch or running errands — just pair with flat sandals and a cute denim jacket or panama hat. Oh, and it’s absolutely perfect for football tailgating this fall! #ILLINI (Or Florida, Syracuse, or Auburn… Or even the Chicago Bears!) Options are endless.

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Slip-On Sneaks

by Jessica Sturdy on April 13, 2014

Instagram from earlier this week… Wearing these boyfriend jeans and these sneakers!

When it comes to slip-on sneakers, I’m absolutely smitten. In fact, I just posted an outfit wearing a pair earlier this week! They are perfect for running errands because they’re both cute and comfortable. I absolutely love them for traveling because they make airport security a breeze. And they add the perfect amount of sporty to any weekend look! Here are a few of my favorites…

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