Jump for Joy

I was back in Chicago this past weekend to celebrate my best friend’s birthday! It was such an amazing weekend and I have to admit that I was sad to get back on the plane to New York. Spending time with my girlfriends in my favorite city (well, one of them!) was just what the doctor ordered. The one thing on my list for the weekend? Take a stroll through Lincoln Park (my old neighborhood!) and take in all of the fall foliage.

Actually, I have to be honest. Lincoln Park wasn’t the only thing on my list. I also made sure I went to Einstein to get a pumpkin bagel with pumpkin schmear! 😉

Steve Madden Faux Fur Vest (similar styles: one, two, three) / J.Crew Navy Sweater / Current/Elliott Leopard Denim (also in a corduroy version for fall) / Nordstrom Scarf / Dodo’ Le Parisienne Navy Glitter Flats / Michael Kors Chain-Link Watch / Bauble Bar Pyramid Bracelet / Ralph Lauren Aviators

Between the amazing weather, my best friends, and the gorgeous scenery, I was so happy that I literally jumped for joy! :)

Need a few more reasons to jump for joy? Tomorrow is Friday! And I’ve also rounded up some budget-friendly(er) faux fur vests! You know I practically live in mine all fall and winter long…

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  1. 10.25.12

    You look so cute – loving the fur vest, all the layers and your hair is getting so long!

  2. 10.25.12
    Sarah commented:

    Love your outfit. You look amazing.

    The Purse Snatcher 

  3. 10.25.12

    loving the fur on you! and looks like a lovely day in nyc! xo


    • 10.25.12
      Jessica commented:

      I was in Chicago, but a very lovely day indeed! :)

  4. 10.25.12
    Chelsea commented:

    I LOVE the fur vest on you! And the cheetah print pants are fabulous as well!

  5. 10.25.12
    Chelsea commented:

    Where is the cheetah print vest at the bottom that costs $18.90 from? My computer won’t let me see the link.

  6. 10.25.12
    Megan commented:

    I love your vest and jeans – they look great together!!


  7. 10.25.12

    i can’t wait to wear my faux fur vest again! we are supposed to have a santa ana heat wave again this weekend so it doesn’t look like i’ll be able to any time soon! cute pics!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  8. 10.25.12

    haha love the jumping pics! So cute! I really love your vest. I’ve been looking for a faux fur vest for fall! So cute how you styled it. xo Lacey

  9. 10.25.12
    Jordan Skiles commented:

    I’m excited to wear my faux fur vest for the first time this Saturday as a part of my Halloween costume!! xx

  10. 10.25.12
    amy commented:

    adorable, i hope you had a great visit and enjoyed the bagel!

  11. 10.25.12
    diana commented:

    this post just made me miss chicago so much!! can’t wait to head back at thanksgiving time :)

  12. 10.25.12
    Nikki Berezay commented:

    Cute outfit and now I am craving everything pumpkin… again :) Thanks!


  13. 10.25.12
    Rachel commented:

    Love your faux fur vest! :) And yes, of course there are reasons to jump for joy sometimes :)

  14. 10.25.12
    Carly commented:

    Oh my goodness, pumpkin schmear. And you wouldnt be loving Chicago right now…not exactly fall with 75s outside!


    • 10.25.12
      Jessica commented:

      Sometimes those surprise 75 degree days in the fall are the bomb.com!

  15. 10.25.12
    Kacie's Kloset commented:

    Fun photos! Best friend time is always the best! Love this outfit!


  16. 10.25.12
    Jessica commented:

    Love the vest and it looks perfect with the jeans!

  17. 10.25.12
    Rose commented:

    My personal favorite is that there’s a car coming up on the road behind you when you jumped haha

    Blonde in this City

  18. 10.26.12
    Ellen commented:

    I am da best photographer in da midwest. ADORABLE OUTFIT!

  19. 10.26.12
    Amy commented:

    I love this outfit soooo much! You look adorable :)


  20. 11.4.12
    Jenny commented:

    I know exactly where you were in Lincoln Park for the pics-that was my old neighborhood too! Absoltuey love the Chi! Also, Zella was one of our fav places to hang, for the beer garden & other times of the year too! It used to be in walking distance of our condo! Miss Chicago a lot! Xoxo