Embracing the Unexpected

by Jessica Sturdy on September 16, 2011

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)

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Amber from Real Girl Glam September 16, 2011 at 10:05 am

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

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Jessica September 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Thanks Amber! Sometimes the less thought, the better!

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Eммα ♥ (@emmerzk) September 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm

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

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Jessica September 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Thanks! They are the Prada Baroque sunglasses.

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Neris September 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

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Jessica September 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Thank you!

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Defining Tabitha September 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm

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. :(

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Jessica September 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm

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.

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J9 Style September 16, 2011 at 9:36 pm

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

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Jessica September 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm

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

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Amy Creyer September 17, 2011 at 12:54 am

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.

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Jessica September 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm

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!

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Fashion By Alicia September 18, 2011 at 1:25 pm

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

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Jessica September 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Thanks Alicia!

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New York Diaries September 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm

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

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Jessica September 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm

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

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Ellen September 22, 2011 at 11:50 am

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

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Jessica September 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Brutal!

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liz October 15, 2013 at 12:19 pm

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

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