Twenty Three

by Jessica Sturdy on August 31, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME! It’s hard to believe how much has changed since my last birthday, but boy, did the year fly by! I’m so excited to spend time with my three very best friends this weekend! Ellen, Johanna, and Sara are all in town to visit me! I could not be more thrilled. They got in late Wednesday night and will be here until Monday morning. And then the NYFW madness begins! Talk about a few fun-filled weeks! :)

I’ve really been nodding towards the orange & blue lately, huh? (Outfits here, and here.) What can I say? I miss college and I am ready for football season!

Gap Tee / Gap Jeans / Converse Sneakers / Michael Kors Watch

PS – CHECK IT OUT! My parents and grandparents surprised me with THE PANTS!

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Penny Pincher Fashion August 31, 2012 at 8:37 am

Happy birthday to you (singing) – love your casual outfit and hope to get to meet you next week – eek! :)


Sarah August 31, 2012 at 9:06 am

Super cute! I love the casual yet preppiness of it! :)

Wait…is preppiness a word? haha


Rachelle August 31, 2012 at 9:10 am

Happy Birthday, another virgo blogger. Mine is on september 10. So happy you got your pants, cannot wait to see how you wear them



Rachel August 31, 2012 at 9:11 am

Looving those converse!


Laura August 31, 2012 at 9:22 am

Love this look! You have great style :)

Laura xo


Kate Hein August 31, 2012 at 9:37 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You’re livin’ the dream!


Joanna August 31, 2012 at 9:55 am

Happy birthday!!! You look gorgeous!! :)


Carey August 31, 2012 at 10:06 am

Those sneakers are SO cute on you. I want some!
Happy birthday!!


pretty little things August 31, 2012 at 10:15 am

happy birthday girly!! and I have to say — I love those converse!!
Hope you enjoy your day xo


Aubrey August 31, 2012 at 10:38 am

Just jumped over from Sam’s lovely blog to scope out the *ADORABLE* gal she was featuring (c; I’m always up for some fab fashion inspiration and I’m finding all kinds of it here! A happy, happy birthday to you, pretty lady, and enjoy your fun weekend!


Lindsay August 31, 2012 at 10:41 am

Gah, the PANTS! Next outfit post please? I’m dying over here. Pair them with your fab peach button up!



Agi August 31, 2012 at 10:45 am

Happy Birthday Jessica. Hope you enjoy your weekend with your friends and I can’t wait to see pictures of how you rocked your new pants.



Kaitlyn August 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

obSESSed with those shoes…like, i went to purchase them right now and my size isn’t available. definitely putting on the wish-list. love the color cominbation :)


Carly August 31, 2012 at 11:38 am



Teresa August 31, 2012 at 11:48 am

Happy 23rd Birthday, Jessica!
Seems like just yesterday you were born. I hope you have a fabulous weekend with Ellen, Sara and Jo- they are so much fun! I am so happy that you love your new job and The Big Apple. Now your next mission is to find something to wear with your new JCrew pants to see your idol Rachel Zoe at #Luckyfabb during NY Fashion Week.
I am so proud of you!! Love, Mom


Diane August 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

Happy Birthday, Jessica! Love following your blog, and I’m proud of you, too!
Aunt (and birthday twin) Diane


Amy August 31, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I love this look! Especially that watch! Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day :)


Jenny in Jacquard August 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Oh my gah. I’m obsessed with those shoes! And happy birthday Jess!! Hope to see you in the city soon. :)


Maria August 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Happy birthday!!! I hope you have an amazing birthday weekend with your friends.

Love those sneakers!



diana August 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm

happy birthday!! have such a fun weekend and see you next week!! :)


Tweed and Toile August 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Happy Birthday! Love those tennis shoes!!


Nicole G August 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend! And congrats on getting THE PANTS! Ha ha! Awesome! Can’t wait to see how you style them! I have no doubt you will rock them!


Sara B August 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Happy happy birthday lady!! Hope you have such a wonderful day and weekend celebrating!! xo


Megan @ girl by the lake August 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Happy Birthday!


Tarin August 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Love the cute outfit. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!


Payton August 31, 2012 at 8:32 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESS!!! I love you and miss you! Have a great birthday (:

Payton (your favorite 13 year old cousin) (;


AJ August 31, 2012 at 10:23 pm

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have a fabulous time celebrating with your girlfriends this weekend!



Amy Shaughnessy September 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Love the striped t-shirt with the colored jeans. You look cute! Those pants they got you are SO awesome!


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Christina Storm September 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Happy Birthday! Love your blog!


mila September 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Happy Birthday! I stumbled upon your blog and love your style!



kiley September 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

oh my goodness – when I’m not in heels I’m a Converse nut – I must get these polka dot kicks! this week has been too fun already, skipping through the city with you – see you again today or tomorrow!



Shauna September 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Such a fun outfit!

xoxo Shauna


Carrie Ross September 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

Hi Jessica… Your mom got me one of your business cards and I am having so much fun reading through your blog!! I am so proud of the beautiful, independent, and soooo fashionable young woman you have become. Keep up your wonderful, hard work and one day I will visit you in NYC!! Take Care, sweet girl!


nuha September 10, 2012 at 1:33 am

happy {belated} birthday to you! love your cute little polka dot converses!


Larkin September 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

love the bow pants you linked! and the outfit you have on is super cute!


TRENDSURVIVOR September 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Happy birthday Jessica!!! May all your fashionable wishes come true!!!
Love your red pants!



TRENDSURVIVOR September 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Hi Jessica,

I already wrote you a happy birthday message but something was blocked!!

Wish you all the best :)



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