Bellinis at Breakfast

by Jessica Sturdy on June 12, 2012

Like I mentioned yesterday, I was able to attend an amazing breakfast hosted by Birchbox last week! After leaving NoMi Kitchen (two Bellinis in…), I strolled up and down Michigan Avenue and popped into some of my favorite stores — Zara, Nordstrom, & J.Crew.

As of late, I’ve been trying to shop less and re-mix pieces that are already in my closet. I scored this skirt on sale last summer and I believe it was only worn once last year (here). I’m not even going to try to pretend that I’ve only worn this shirt a couple of times… (one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine). But hey, I’d never worn the two together!

The earthy combination of flax and chambray kind of screams “Little House on the Prairie,” but I was hoping the girly bows and baubles would make the outfit a little less “Laura Ingalls Wilder.”

Chambray Shirt: Madewell // Skirt: J.Crew (old, but similar styles here, here, here, & here) // Leopard Flats: J.Crew (similar here & here) // Necklace: Express (old, but similar here) // Ring: Kate Spade // Leather Bag: J.Crew (sold out, but similar for only $40!) // Buckle Bangle: H&M (similar) // Watch: Michael Kors (similar) // Nails: Sally Hansen Salon Effects ‘Cut it Out’

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley June 12, 2012 at 7:18 am

Love this outfit! Your necklace is adorable!


Neris June 12, 2012 at 7:28 am

such a cute look! in love with your skirt!


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Maja June 12, 2012 at 7:37 am

I love this outfit, you look fantastic! No shame in wearing your chambray shirt over and over again – it’s such a staple!

Maja –


Penny Pincher Fashion June 12, 2012 at 7:46 am

Love the layered necklaces & the bow on the skirt…this is totally you! :)


erica @ fashionmeetsfood June 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

Loving your outfit! That skirt is the cutest and I of course love your handbag. xo


morgan @ {xoxo, me} June 12, 2012 at 9:05 am

This outfit is adorable! And you definitely don’t look Little House on the Prairie-esque. I mean, you are wearing leopard flats, and I’m pretty positive Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t rock those :)


Sarah June 12, 2012 at 9:05 am

Love everything about this outfit! The bow on the skirt, your nailpolish, the chambray top, the leopard flats…. well done :)



Diana - City and Burbs June 12, 2012 at 9:26 am

Not too “little house on the prairie” at all. Love the look and I really love that little bow on the skirt :-)



Katie June 12, 2012 at 9:33 am

Love that skirt!! Too cute!


Nicole June 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

very cute outfit! love the skirt
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Lindsay June 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

Little house on the prairie has nothing on you sister! 😉 Cute combination with the skirt, I like it! I have also been trying to shop a little less, but have yet to do the “little less shopping” part. It’s the thought that counts right?

~Lindsay @


Kate June 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm



Sara June 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Adorbs. That’s all I have to say! :)


Federika June 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Love the bag that you have, and I love the similar one at Bakers for only 40$ even more! Needless to say I purchased it right away!


alyson June 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Cutest look, and love how the pieces come together! Plus, adore how you its so chic with flats (way more comfortable!).


Tiffany Elam June 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

You always look so adorable!!



Stacey June 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm

This is such a cute look and I love your nails!



Kaitlin June 12, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I absolutely love that bag! It reminds me of a Celine. xo


Morganvsmorgan June 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I want your chambray shirt, and the bag. I think its a cute outfit.


Lauren @ChiGalLauren June 12, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Love the buckle bangle! Henri Bendel has one that I’ve been recently eyeing…


megan, the frugalista diaries June 13, 2012 at 1:03 am

love that skirt

Xo Megan


Brienne June 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I am seriously obsessed with this!


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