Anna Karenina

When my friend, Rose, saw this outfit, she said, “You look very Anna Karenina.” Mission accomplished.

Banana Republic sent me this faux fur scarf from the Anna Karenina Collection to style. It’s so cozy and chic. The quality is excellent, as well! There are so many ways to wear this type of snood/scarf/stole… I’m excited to add it on to my outfits this winter for some extra glam and texture!

My girlfriends and I decided to get all gussied up last Sunday for some mimosas and brunch! I mean, who doesn’t drink mimosas on a Manhattan rooftop in their Sunday best just for the heck of it?! :)

Jen, Rose, me, Tracy


J.Crew Leopard Shirt / J.Crew Pleated Skirt / J.Crew Tights / Jones New York Wedges / gifted Banana Republic Faux Fur Scarf / Kate Spade Bow Watch / gifted See Song Designs Bracelet

Thanks for snapping my pictures, Jen!

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  1. 12.5.12

    This is like the perfect combination – faux fur, leopard print + burgundy? Love it!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Kimberly! :)

  2. 12.5.12
    Chelsea commented:

    Gorgeous as always! I love the burgundy with the leopard print blouse, and that scarf is incredible!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you, Chelsea!! xx

  3. 12.5.12
    natasha commented:

    How fun! You girls look great :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks! A very fun morning, indeed! :)

  4. 12.5.12
    Catherine commented:

    You look gorgeous – I LOVE that scarf! (And your blue nails are fab too!)

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you, Catherine! It’s my first black faux fur piece so I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it!

  5. 12.5.12
    Danielle commented:

    You look INCREDIBLE! I love that outfit! Plus, although the skirt (color in specific) is trendy, it will definitely be a staple piece to hold on to for many seasons to come! You look so holiday perfect, I really love the whole look!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! “Oxblood” may be trendy this fall, but I don’t think a color really ever goes “out” of style, ya know? I can wear this “burgundy” skirt for years to come.

  6. 12.5.12
    Allison commented:

    Everything about this look is gorgeous-the colors, print and fur scarf! I’m also a huge fan of Essie’s Butler Please. I can’t stop wearing it!


    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! I love how bright the blue is. I need to remember it for my next Chicago trip… the perfect Cubbie blue!

  7. 12.5.12
    Elizabeth commented:

    Beautiful look! Your makeup here is stunning as well!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! :)

  8. 12.5.12
    Sam commented:

    Love how you styled the faux fur! You always find the best combos of burgundy/oxblood and leopard print. All of you ladies look gorgeous! Can’t wait to meet them this weekend xo

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Haha I think I’ve almost mixed oxblood and leopard in every single way possible by now. :)

  9. 12.5.12
    Mandy DeTurk commented:

    Love this outfit! All of you girls look gorgeous!

  10. 12.5.12
    Meghan commented:

    love how you styled the stole – XO

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Meghan!! xo

  11. 12.5.12

    I love us!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:


  12. 12.5.12
    Lauren commented:

    Gorgeous! Love everything about this look from your lipstick shade to accessories!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks for commenting, Lauren! I appreciate it. :)

  13. 12.5.12
    Marissa commented:

    Fur is my favorite, I throw it on over everything – and this little snood would be no exception! You look gorgeous (once again) and I love that burgundy lip. xxx

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      My fur vest is my go-to all fall/winter long, but I’m thinking this scarf is going to make an appearance quite a few times!

  14. 12.5.12
    Liz commented:

    I’m obsessed with this look! That faux scarf is so elegant!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Liz! Isn’t it glamourous looking? Love it!

  15. 12.5.12
    Alex commented:

    That lip color is gorgeous on you! Great outfit!

    XO Alex

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Alex!! I’m thinking I need to rock a lip color more often.

  16. 12.5.12
    Megan commented:

    Love this look – so pretty!


    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you, Megan! xo

  17. 12.5.12
    Lauren commented:

    Love the fur scarf and the red skirt! i also like how you worked in the blue nail polish, it really works well!


    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Lauren! Didn’t even mean to work in the blue nail polish, but it is a great pop of color. I like it a lot paired next to the burgundy.

  18. 12.5.12
    Agi commented:

    Oh La La. You ladies look stunning.


    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks so much, Agi!! xx

  19. 12.5.12
    Emily commented:

    Love that skirt! Gorgeous!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Emily! One of my best J.Crew sale purchases :)

  20. 12.5.12
    Amanda commented:

    I love everything about your outfit. I’ve been eyeing a fuax fur stole from Express recently, and I believe that this post has just inspired me to go get it. Also, I really like the outfits that your friends are wearing too. I was trying to pinpoint one thing that I really liked about each outfit, but honestly, I like everyone’s entire outfit.


    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Aww thank you! I appreciate it. You definitely need the fur stole… It’s a great add on for any outfit!!

  21. 12.5.12
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    LOVE your outfit! You & your girls look so fab- wished my friends looked this good when going out.


    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Tiffany! I love these pictures of us… Definitely getting framed! :)

  22. 12.5.12
    Sarah commented:

    I love your outfit! The fur scarf is the perfect accessory!

    The Purse Snatcher 

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks so much, Sarah! :)

  23. 12.5.12

    I love everything about this look – especially the fur, because fur makes everything better! xo

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Right?! Fur absolutely makes everything better!

  24. 12.5.12
    Amy Shaughnessy commented:

    You look so gorgeous! I love the blouse and scarf. Your lipstick is perfect too.


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Amy! I appreciate it!

  25. 12.5.12
    Amy commented:

    Who does not drink mimosa’s anytime just for the hell of it ;). That scarf is gorgeous and I absolutely love how you styled it!! And that Kate Spade watch is amazing! Perfect for you!


    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Amy! I love morning mimosas for no reason at all… Just celebrating life! 😉

  26. 12.5.12
    Mike Mori commented:

    you ladies look absolutely lovely…the outfits you are wearing make you lovelies even more gorgeous..I wish I was having mimosas with you ladies. 😉 xoxo

  27. 12.5.12
    Kacie's Kloset commented:

    A fur scarf is on my wishlist! I love yours!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      I’ve seen a lot of great ones and reasonable prices!

  28. 12.5.12
    Petra commented:

    This outfit is really pretty
    xo, Petra

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Petra!

  29. 12.5.12
    AJ commented:

    I LOVE the faux fur scarf! And you have such pretty/stylish friends!


    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! Isn’t the scarf great?? I must say, we clean up well. :)

  30. 12.5.12
    Trish commented:

    What lip color do you have on? It’s such a beautiful shade!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! It’s actually not a produced shade. It was a shade sample from work that I tried on… We ended up choosing a slightly different shade so they let me keep it. It’s one of a kind! ha :)

  31. 12.5.12
    diana commented:

    Ah this makes me miss NYC brunches!! Love love your scarf! x

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! Gotta love NYC “brunch,” which just means day drinking. haha. Well in this case, we had a few mimosas on the roof and then went to a non-alcoholic brunch. Money saving tactics :)

  32. 12.5.12
    Sabina commented:

    Great outfits, and your friends’ outfits too, especially the fur collars and patterned tops. Also love the sequiny party outfit snaps in that other post. Found you on Lucky Community btw.

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! Isn’t it funny how we unintentionally coordinate? Not the first time that has happened either. 😉

  33. 12.6.12
    Stacey commented:

    All you girls look great! I love your J Crew skirt!


    Five Minute Style 

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks so much! Haven’t got sick of this skirt yet?? Haha I wear it constantly!

  34. 12.6.12
    Whitney commented:

    That brunch looks like a lot of fun! What restaurant were you at? Ill be in NYC this weekend with some girlfriends and we would love to try it!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      No restaurant.. It was Jen’s rooftop. I don’t think it’s open for business :)

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      We went to Brunch at Bluebell Cafe on Third.

  35. 12.6.12
    Stylelista commented:

    LOVE love LOVE this look!
    xoxo stylelista

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! xo

  36. 12.6.12
    Allie commented:

    LOVE your lips this color. Not only does it compliment the skirt (for obvious reasons) but I think it’s a great color for your skin tone!

    Allie at

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks, Allie! I appreciate it. I love this color, too!

  37. 12.6.12
    KATE commented:

    Don’t know what brought about the makeup changes, including the addition of lipstick, but it really, really works. Nice look all around!

    • 12.6.12
      Jessica commented:

      No makeup changes. Wearing the exact same makeup that I wear every single day, just added the lip color. I think it was the lighting being on a roof!

  38. 12.6.12
    Deanna commented:

    Aw, that sounds like such a fab time! Love that you’re adding lip lately!

  39. 12.10.12
    Katie Cramer commented:

    You all look gorgeous, love the touches of fur & leopard!