Embracing the Unexpected

Violet ikat scarf and leopard loafers? Sure, why not?!

I’ve been quite the risk taker lately. Sometimes I feel like I’m too matchy-matchy, but I’ve been putting together the most random things lately. If it looks like you shouldn’t wear it together, I have been.

And I’ve been loving it. I don’t know if it’s the rebel in me or what, but I really like the unexpectedness.

I wore this last Friday on my last day in NYC. I needed a comfortable travel outfit, but still acceptable for walking around all day since we had a late flight back to Chicago. After checking out of the hotel, we walked up to Central Park to do some sightseeing. I didn’t get to Central Park last time I was in NYC so it was on my must-do list this time around. From a map standpoint, I knew it was huge, but it’s really amazing to have such a vast, peaceful place in such a busy city. I would spend lots of time in the park if I lived in New York, it’s wonderful!

Blazer: Silence & Noise (similar)
Jeans: AG Jeans
Tee: Anthropologie (similar)
Scarf: J.Crew
Shoes: Steve Madden (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar)
Ring: Kate Spade
Bracelets: Express (right hand) & Vintage bangle (with watch)
Sunglasses: Prada

(Photog: Ellen)

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  1. 9.16.11

    I like the mixing of unexpected patterns and I think it looks great. That’s what personal style is all about. Love the shoes!

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Amber! Sometimes the less thought, the better!

  2. 9.16.11

    love your shoes and sunglasses! great outfit 😉 what is the style name/number of those glasses?

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks! They are the Prada Baroque sunglasses.

  3. 9.16.11
    Neris commented:

    Awesome look! I really like yoir scarf and shoes together!


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  4. 9.16.11
    Defining Tabitha commented:

    I’m in love with your flats and I’m so pissed because I should have bought some similar ones from ideeli and I didn’t. :(

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      I love them, but they are going to take some breaking in. Such bad blisters, but I have that problem a lot with Steve Madden shoes. Should have gotten the Sam Edelman Alvin pair.

  5. 9.16.11
    J9 Style commented:

    I love EVERYTHING about this look! How did you tie the sacrf like that?

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      It’s the “pretzel knot.” Maybe I’ll do a scarf tying video soon! :)

  6. 9.17.11
    Amy Creyer commented:

    Good fashion is all about mixing prints! I love the leopard print loafers, I’ve been eyeing them for myself. The exact same pair by Steve Madden, actually, because I walk past the windows on State Street all the time.

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      I would recommend getting a different pair. These are very cute, but not so comfortable. And if you’re buying flats, they should be comfortable or you might as well be wearing heels!

  7. 9.18.11

    I think the mixed prints looks great! Fabulous look & I love those shoes.

  8. 9.19.11
    New York Diaries commented:

    Great print mixing! Very pretty, and very comfortable for city walking!

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      Turns out I was wearing world’s most uncomfortable pair of shoes… blisters galore!

  9. 9.22.11
    Ellen commented:

    I’m hot and my feet hurt just remembering how we felt that day!

  10. 10.15.13
    liz commented:

    Which AG jeans are these!? I’m looking for a pair like this everywhere!