by Jessica Sturdy on January 17, 2012

Remember when I thought it would be my last time wearing boyfriend jeans until Spring? I was wrong. But this was definitely the last time I’ll be able to wear them. (We got inches of snow the day after I wore this outfit!)

I wore this out for dinner and drinks in Bucktown. We went to Bluebird for a before-dinner beer (or two), Hot Chocolate for dinner, and Violet Hour for a drink after.

I had two different wheat beers at BlueBird and they were both delicious. Don’t even get me started on Hot Chocolate — best mac & cheese in Chicago, hands down. Burger with egg was also delish. And OMG, this chocolate and peanut butter dessert — I basically licked the plate clean. SO GOOD.

Violet Hour was awesome. So bizzarre.. Metromix describes it as “A pre-Prohibition era-inspired speakeasy in Wicker Park.” My drink was called “Oldest Living Confederate Widow” (Tanqueray, Lemon, Honey Syrup, Pernod Absinthe).. very different, but very good!

My favorite part of Violet Hour was the “House Rules”…
– No cell phone use inside lounge.
– Proper attire requested.
– Please, no baseball hats.
– Sorry, no reservations.
– If you have a party of four, we’ll give you four chairs. If your party is eight, we’ll arrange eight chairs for you. No “party add-ons” without prior notification.
– No O-Bombs. No Jager-Bombs. No bombs of any kind.
– No Budweiser. No light beer. No Grey Goose. No Cosmopolitans.
– And finally, please do not bring anyone to The Violet Hour that you wouldn’t bring to your mother’s house for Sunday dinner.

Jacket: J.Crew
Ruffle Top: Loft (similar)
Boyfriend Jeans: Loft (similar)
Suede Wedges: Me Too
Belt: J.Crew
Faux Fur Stole: TopShop
Bracelets: J.Crew & Sequin NYC
Necklace: c/o Bip and Bop
iPhone cover: Kate Spade (similar styles that are super cute – 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5)
Gold Phone: Native Union (similar – 1/2 the price!)
Nails: Essie Smokin Hot

I hope you like this handmade necklace from Bip & Bop

Because I’m giving one away!

Nicole named her Etsy shop “Bip and Bop” after her twin daughters, Brooklyn & Isabella. In Bip and Bop, you will find handmade jewelry and wool felt hair accessories for women, children and babies. All of her items come beautifully wrapped and ready for gift giving. Perfect gifts for baby showers, hostess or bridesmaid gifts, or just a special treat for yourself! (My most guilty habit!)

I picked out this adorable “Love” necklace because it reminds me of the “Love” keychain from the Sex and the City movie. So cheesy, I know. (Let’s not talk about how I actually had that keychain on my keys for at least a year and half before it broke.) And lucky for you, Nicole wants to give this necklace away to one of you! All you have to do is follow Bip and Bop on Twitter and leave me a comment telling me why you want to win! It’s that easy. I’ll pick a winner at random on Friday!

PS–You can use code “JESSICA” for 35% off your entire purchase on Bip and Bop. Now go get shopping!

(Photog: Megan H)

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

ppfgirl January 17, 2012 at 7:10 am

Love this outfit – I’m on the hunt for a perfect pair of boyfriend jeans (even though I won’t be able to wear them in NY for a long time! :)


Rachel Copeland January 17, 2012 at 7:40 am

I love this outfit! I have a jacket similar to yours and needed some insporation how I should wear it. Definitely on the hut for a fur stole, they are adorable!

Loving your love also!! Word necklaces are so fun and are peefect to layer! Checking oiut bip and bop today :)


Rachel Copeland January 17, 2012 at 8:17 am

Sorry for writing twice, I didn’t think this one sent…


Rachel Copeland January 17, 2012 at 7:43 am

Such a fun outfit! I have a similar jacket I have been needing some outfit insporation to wear. Definitely on the lookout for a fur stole now. I am loving your love though! It looks like the perfect layer necklace and fun for a girls night out!


Neris January 17, 2012 at 8:21 am

i’m following her on twitter :) such a great necklace :)


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simplicityisultimatesophistication January 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

Love this outfit! and that phone…SO fun!
Following Bip & Bop on twitter


Jennifer Cunningham January 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

Love love love the outfit! The new phone case is rockin, I’ve been stalking katespade.com trying to decide on one… leaning more towards that gold little beautie! Followed Bip & Bop… looks like great stuff! Keep on killing those outfits!! xo


Erica January 17, 2012 at 10:05 am

I would love to win this necklace! I love dainty jewelry pieces and anything that symbolizes love :)

I am following Bip & Bop on Twitter- @theprettyfactor



Rachel January 17, 2012 at 10:13 am

Love your TopShop faux fur stole! And adorable pictures with the phone :)


Jessica January 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Congrats on winning the giveaway, Rachel!


Rachel January 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Thanks for having this give-away Jessica, I am so excited about winning ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


Jessica @ LittleMiss312 January 17, 2012 at 10:27 am

I’ve been meaning to go to Violet Hour for so long! I was in line once and it creeped me out so much I left! It’s kind of sketchy but I hear once you get past the drapes it’s very cool! haha Such a cute outfit!


Jessica January 17, 2012 at 10:30 am

I know, right?! The unmarked “door” covered with graffiti .. so sketchy. Thankfully I went with someone who had been before! And then waiting in line felt like I was going into some haunted house. But inside was worth it! :)


Tiffany Elam January 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Following Bip & Bop. I’d love this necklace because I’ve been debating whether or not to get “LOVE” tattooed on my wrist. This is definitely an easier way to go!



Andrea Matillano January 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Love the outffit! I also love the phone extension that you are talking on! Such a great idea!


Jess LC January 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Such a cute outfit! I was just stopping by and noticed I have the same Kate Spade phone case, so cute!! : )


Audrey January 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Really love this! There’s nothing like a gret blazer & jeans. Always chic! http://www.casualglamorous.com


Hannah January 17, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I love that iPhone case! exactly what i want



Weeknight Wandering January 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I love the gold phone! I keep seeing these, but I love that you are working it. I bet it is so nice to not have to hold your phone to your shoulder. You look so cute :) Love your blog!


Patti L January 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I follow on twitter and I want to win the Love necklace because I LOVE it!


lindsey January 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

I followed bip and bop on twitter.. the necklace is so cute :)


metrocoastmom January 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I followed them on Twitter as metrocoastmom. I would love to win this necklace to remind everyone that love is all that really matters in life. It is adorable, and you look absolutely cutie cute cute in the pictures. Thanks for the chance!


Kathryn Elise (@kathrynelise) January 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Love it, absolutely perfect for an everyday necklace.

Definitely reminds me of Carrie.


Real Girl Glam January 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I love this look, all the piece work together so well. I’ve had my eye out for a pair of boyfriend jeans for a while now, but just can’t seem to find the right ones. These are perfect though!


Yasmina January 25, 2012 at 5:22 am

OMG Love the phone receiver and the necklace!!!


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