Sequins & Fatigue

by Jessica Sturdy on January 29, 2013

Happy Tuesday! Normally, I don’t get very excited about Tuesdays, but as long as today isn’t Monday, I’m happy. Yesterday was BRUTAL.

Anyway, we have a lot to cover today. The agenda is as follows:

1. A few fatigued (i.e. hungover) beauty and style tips.

2. Take a peek at the Bauble Bar Anniversary Collection.

3. A little competition + glitzy giveaway* from Bauble Bar.

When you’re living in NYC, sleep pretty much gets removed from your to-do list. Especially when you’re 23 and single. Late nights followed by a few measly hours of sleep before you get up for work and do it all over again becomes the norm. Sounds exhausting, right? Personally, I wouldn’t have it any other way. 😉

I’ve gotten pretty good at trying to trick the people around me into thinking I was in bed by 11pm. Except when I have a large order of coffee, gatorade, and a smoothie delivered to work... FYI – I swear by this comforting combination. A smoothie for some natural sugar, a Gatorade to hydrate quickly, and a Coffee (or three) to try and forge those hours of shut-eye you missed.

Here are a few tips:

1. Wear sequins! A sparkly top diverts attention from your dehydrated skin and bloodshot eyes. Trust.

2. Rock a bold lip! A bright pop-of-color will make you look more put together and draw the facial focus away from your eyes, ya know, the windows to your soul.

3. Keep eye makeup to a minimum. Make sure you’ve got a good under-eye concealer (I use this + this) as your base. Then you’ll just need a swipe of neutral eye shadow and a few coats of mascara!

Glitzy jewels have always made my heart beat a bit faster. When I saw Bauble Bar’s 2nd Anniversary Collection, I was absolutely smitten! I mean, every single piece is covered in pavé… How can you object?! Two of my favorite pieces in this sparkly selection of jewels have to be the Pavé Links Bracelet and the Pavé Tab Strand simply because of their versatility. I have been adding this beautiful bracelet to each and every arm party as of late! And who doesn’t need an attention-grabbing, goes-with-everything glamorous necklace? Layering encouraged!

We all know how much I love BB so it makes me beyond happy to see them celebrating their 2nd Anniversary! I went back through my emails and the first order I ever placed was on August 1, 2011. I guess I haven’t been with them since the very beginning, but close enough! 😉

J.Crew Sequin Tee / J.Crew Leopard Shirt / J Brand Jeans / Forever 21 Army Vest / Ann Taylor Glitter Pumps / gifted Bauble Bar Anniversary Collection Necklace / gifted Bauble Bar Anniversary Collection Bracelet / Michael Kors Watch / Essie Snap Happy / L’Oreal Forever Fuschia


1. Head over the the Bauble Bar blog and PIN any of my images to any of your Pinterest boards.

2. Leave a comment on this post (below) with your Pinterest username to confirm. Feel free to leave a link to your pin!

Whichever blogger has the most pins (hopefully ME!) will be able to gift a reader the 2 Anniversary Collection pieces she chose to style!

Read: If I have the most pins from the Bauble Bar blog post, one of YOU will be able to win the necklace and bracelet I’m wearing in these photos.

Go get pinning! :)

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Thanks for taking my photos, Rose!


Since I have ABSOLUTELY AMAZING readers, we won the Bauble Bar Pinterest contest! Woot woot!!

Thanks lovelies!

By my counting skills, it looks like Chelsea was the 69th comment on this post. Going in chronological order and counting replies, fyi.

Congrats, Chelsea! Emailing you now!

{ 96 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamie January 29, 2013 at 7:46 am

I absolutely love the leopard peeking out of the sequin!! This is the sort of outfit I would never pair together myself but it looks amazing!!!

The Blue Hour


Penny Pincher Fashion January 29, 2013 at 7:57 am

LOVE this look – the mix of sequins and casual pieces is totally perfect and you look amazing in this lipcolor!! :)


Kate January 29, 2013 at 8:49 am

I love that your vest has that bit of pink! So incredibly cute! I also love your hangover tips (gatorade definitely does wonders!) though in my “old age” (ie: 30) I can only handle going out one night on the weekend – I’m a grandma these days it seems and going out on weeknights or more than once in a week is next to impossible! I love your idea of wearing sequins to distract from your face though, hahaha, very clever!


Lisa January 29, 2013 at 8:55 am

I love the camo vest mixed with the sparkles. A vest like that is on my list 😉


Andrea January 29, 2013 at 8:59 am

Love your blog! Thanks for sharing some of your makeup tips. I always wonder what lipsticks you are wearing because they always look fabolous! My Pinterest account is under agambarato. Thanks!


Melissa C January 29, 2013 at 9:23 am

Here’s my pin, username at the top! :)


Sarah January 29, 2013 at 9:31 am

Great look! I love the sequins.

The Purse Snatcher 


pretty little things January 29, 2013 at 9:49 am

this look is the perfect mix between masculine and feminine! xo


Carrie January 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

Absolutely loving the sequins and the pave – great pairing!! Pinterest username is care4288. Thanks!!


Suzanne January 29, 2013 at 9:57 am

Here’s my pin! Love your blog:)


Nora January 29, 2013 at 9:59 am

I know I’m dumb but, I have a question about the giveaway. If we don’t have a certain board for your pictures how will you ever be able to go through everyone’s boards and see?


Jessica Sturdy January 29, 2013 at 10:06 am

Oh please, you are not dumb! Great question.

Just pin to whichever board you want and leave your Pinterest username. Feel free to leave a link to your pin if that makes more sense for you!


Amy January 29, 2013 at 10:09 am

I absolutely love this. Favorite look! The animal print blouse under the sequins is gorgeous and brilliant!

Fashion and Beauty Finds


Allison D January 29, 2013 at 10:13 am
whitney jarvis January 29, 2013 at 10:46 am

I swear your blog has forever changed me ! ♡hug♡ My pinterest username is wmjarvis28…not sure how to copy the pin link….


Alyssa January 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

I am in love with Bauble Bar, and now that they have so much PAVE, I am obsessed! You style it so well! My favorite at the current moment has to be the Emerald pave bracelet. Pinterest username is: lysser512.


Ellen Landgren January 29, 2013 at 10:59 am

I pinned all of the images! :-) you look adorable. Minimal eye makeup… Something I can handle!


Jade January 29, 2013 at 11:01 am

Obsessing over the pave jewelry!

User name is: Jade Phame


Nodisha January 29, 2013 at 11:09 am

You are hands down my favorite style blogger. I often find inspiration from your posts although a lot of it doesn’t translate well on me. But it’s okay because its fun trying. :)


Nodisha January 29, 2013 at 11:10 am

BTW, I would die for those shoes right now. lol so fun


Deanna G. January 29, 2013 at 11:12 am

I absolutely love everything.single.thing about this outfit! I especially love the hot pink stripe on the vest. Doesn’t scream hungover at all –screams fabulous :D!!


Alyssa January 29, 2013 at 11:26 am

I love this outfit SO much…you’re seriously a pro at mixing and matching trends–this proves it!


Kayla Gilbert January 29, 2013 at 11:29 am

You are just TOO cute! I SO needed those tips when I was in college.. haha! Love the look, especially the vest over the sequins! : )



Kayla Gilbert January 29, 2013 at 11:30 am

Ohh and I am so in love with the anniversary collection too!



Morgan Mauch January 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

I love the tab necklace, it’s so glam! This look is so much fun and will definitely distract from any hints of a hangover.

Pinterest: Morgan Mauch


christin January 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

I’m getting that bracelet….I wish I could win the stuff :)


jenn~the stylish housewife January 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

hey!!! i have the jcrew sequin tee in navy! COMPLETELY forgot i had it until i saw this…lol! oh to be 23 and in nyc… =) i’m living vicariously through you so keep up the good work!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife


Rachel January 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm

You look stunning! Love me some daytime sequins and the mix with the vest is perfect!

Rachel’s Lookbook


Briana January 29, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I just LOVE your style! I use your blog a lot as inspiration for my ootd! Keep being fabulous!!

Pinterest: brianaoliver


Agi January 29, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Great outfit and Jessica you kill me. Wait until you have kids and then you’re up all night with them. I love your suggestions and the outfit. I agree about the sequins. They are fabulous. Love your lipstick. By the way the actress from Carrie Diaries totally reminds me of you and I mean that as a complement. What i would give to be single living in New York, even just for a few months.



Emily January 29, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I just bought a pretty solid Old Navy version of your sequin top. It’s more casual because the sleeves arent sequin, but it fits impressively well and was less than $20.

Question: would you say the majority of your watches are Michael Kors and do you venture into the men’s watch territory? I haven’t jumped on the watch bandwagon yet and I like the look of MK but I’m not sure I want one because everyone has one (then again there’s a reason..bc they’re awesome). But I found a mens watch that is priced right. I suppose it doesnt really matter if I like the look.

Here’s my pin:


Jessica Sturdy January 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Hi Emily!

Most of my watches are MK, yes. I think they are at a good price point and they’ve lasted me YEARS so I know the quality is there.

I absolutely love men’s watches! I think I’ve bought every boyfriend I’ve ever had a watch and secretly wished I could wear it! It DEFINITELY does not matter if it is “men’s” vs. “women’s” .. With the size of women’s watches today, watches are pretty much unisex.

I say GO FOR IT! :)


sarah January 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm

target has some cute watches that are big/chunky like michael kors- less than 20$ price point. while I agree MK’s last and mine have been durable- theres no shame in mixing in a few less expensive pieces, especially likes ones that are trendy!


Kris January 29, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I love following your blog! You have such unexpected combinations. And I own that J.Crew leopard shirt you’re rocking here, so this posts (and many others) are total inspiration! Thanks! <3


Jessica Sturdy January 29, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Haha, yes, MANY others!! I wear this leopard shirt entirely too much 😉


megan, the frugalista diaries January 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm

adorable! great pairings jessica!

Xo Megan,


Megan January 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I have this vest too and am OBSESSED with it! I love that you paired with some sequins and heels to dress it up! So cute.



Alyssa January 29, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Super cute! Always love hangover style tips!


Samantha January 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Love this look!! I love your blog, it always gives me great ideas! I am obsessed with the pave bracelet!


Hannah January 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Love the sparkle under the army vest! At first I thought the sleeves were part of it as a jacket! How cute would that be?!

If you get a chance, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post! xo

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget


Anngelik January 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Lovely outfit! I love the sequins shirt!



Megan January 29, 2013 at 1:36 pm

My username is meganeddy.

Here is my pin:

I absolutely love your look today–what great tips!


amy January 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm

this is too cute, love the wall and your tips and bright colors!


Carly January 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Fun backdrop today!

Also, fun and necessary post :)



Brooke Stuart January 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I am loving this outfit! Lately i’ve become brave when it comes to sequins and I love that miliatry jackets and vests are making a comeback! I pinned your picture to my Fashion board on pinterest. ( and my Username is brooke stuart/ Spinnet 14


Katie Cramer January 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I absolutely LOVE this post! Great look, the vest is amazing. Plus I like to know that bloggers are people too- 1045983 different drinks to ease the hangovers and a bold lip are always needed on the mornings after!


Erin @ Loop Looks January 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I would like everything you have on to be in my closet, stat. Okay? Thanks.

I was already planning on pinning this outfit and then you go and sweeten the deal by throwing in a giveaway? On it!


Jen January 29, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Obsesssssssssed with the necklace and lip color … and pretty much every single photo! :)


jan January 29, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Hello! I like how you paired this but it’s way too hot in my country to get away with this many layers. But leopard print and sequins worn this way is kinda epic.

My pinterest name is: janekoysen

Thanks for the lovely tips!


Christy January 29, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Love this outfit. As others have said, I love your unexpected pairings and love all of your outfits. I saw this vest recently and am tempted to by it now after seeing it on you. Can you tell me how you found the sizing as I’ll be ordering online? I’m typically a size 6-8 and wear a small or medium.
Thanks in advance!
I love that necklace. Here is the link to my board: (tinamillsap)


Laura Watson January 29, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I don’t think there is a single Baublebar item I don’t luv. Great combination. I only wish I could make the purchase but they don’t deliver to Canada….Yet. I am still hoping.


Tiffany January 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm

First- this lip color is amazing on you!
Second- love the mix of prints with sequins. Glam but yet a little understated in a way that completely works. Simply stunning and one of my favorite looks of yours!
Oh and I completely agree with the smoothie, Gatorade, coffee combination. Works like a charm- also throwing in something greasy helps as well :)


Danielle January 29, 2013 at 4:50 pm

how cute is that vest? I have been looking for the perf utility vest and the fact that its F21 makes it all the more enticing! :) You are a doll – even if you are hungover, you sure as heck dont look it! :)


Veronica January 29, 2013 at 4:56 pm
Veronica January 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Love the Bauble Bar necklace

username: vwatmac


Colleen January 29, 2013 at 5:42 pm

pinterest name: charliesierra11

love the mix of sparkles with army/leopard!


Emma January 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm

pinned! Love the necklace!

Emma Basilone


Brandy January 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Love the sequins and leopard combo. You have officially convinced me that J Brand jeans are needed in my life STAT. And of course I’m obsessing over the pave bracelet.


Briana January 29, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Lately, I’ve been loving sequins and the military look. I’ve never thought of putting them together! :) Love, love, love the statement necklace too!

Username: Brianagust


Skirt PR January 29, 2013 at 6:22 pm

We’re calling it…you’re the queen of layering. Also, LOVING the pink detailing on the vest! Looking forward to your next post! xoxo


Amanda January 29, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Love this outfit!!

My pintrest name is Amanda Casella


Sarah January 29, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Adorable! :)

I have pinned so many of your outfits already. You always seem to get it right!


Emily January 29, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Love all the sparkle you’ve got going. And I’ve been eyeing that pave bracelet, it’s gorgeous! I pinned all three of your images from the BaubleBar blog – my username is Emily Tozer and here is a link:


Sarah January 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Love the necklace, bracelet, outfit and of course, the shoes! : )

Here is the link to my pin:


Petite Adventures January 29, 2013 at 7:45 pm

I absolutely adore your sequin top, especially with the leopard print blouse underneath. Such a fantastic look!

Kate xo


Kacie's Kloset January 29, 2013 at 8:01 pm

All these layers are fabulous! I love the pink on your zipper!


Kira January 29, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Here’s my pin! Good luck to you and me!


Kelly Cavallio January 29, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Thanks for styling the 2 new Bauble Bar pieces from the Anniversary collection. I love the necklace and it’s perfect for layer. The mix of the leopard, sequins and cargo is genius! I’d love to win the baubles. Pinterest username is kcavall1.


Chelsea January 29, 2013 at 11:33 pm

What a fab look, I barely believe you got no sleep! I’m loving the pop of pink in your military vest and of course the jewels are to die for. Fingers crossed that you have the most pins!
I’m “Chelsea Tubbs” on pinterest and the link to your picture on my board is as follows:

Chelsea & The City


AJ January 29, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Your tips for a hangover are so cute! And this outfit is so fab! The sequins, the leopard, the pop of pink! LOVE it!

I also pinned your look!
Pinterest name: FitTravelerAJ



Amber January 29, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Great tips! You are so stylish! I adore every outfit :)


Rose January 30, 2013 at 12:12 am

I definitely love this outfit & the background & your lip color and all the COLOR! (Of course, you knew I would). Pinned ALL your pics because sometimes I wish I could look this put together on short notice…I overslept this morning and it’s a miracle I didn’t show up in PJ’s to work!

Blonde in this City


Natalia January 30, 2013 at 12:14 am

I love this combination so much! The sequins top and the shoes are fabulous :)

This is my pin:


Michelle January 30, 2013 at 12:18 am

Your hangover/lack of sleep tips are great! I do the same thing often and some coffee and electrolytes (aka gatorade!) does the trick! Your outfits adorable!

xx Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable


tangoella January 30, 2013 at 10:57 am

Great look. Love the leopard shirt underneath which just gives the look a touch novelty. Like the idea of military vest with sequin.
Stop by


Kylie Rae January 30, 2013 at 12:55 pm

This post is the perfect example of why you’re my absolute favorite! :) Your sequins inspiration is just too too good. So excited for the giveaway, I’ll be pinning my life away 😉

Thanks Jessica!


Kylie Rae January 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I have definitely pinned! Visit my pins here:



Hallie January 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm

One of my favorite looks of yours to date! Perfection :)


Moira January 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm

pinterest username: hittme29

LOVE everything about this look – I would’ve never thought of putting it together and it looks fab!


Kristin H. January 30, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Gotta love a BB contest!
Pinterest user name:

My Pin:


Jennifer B. January 30, 2013 at 9:45 pm

love this outfit! good luck with the contest!

here’s my pin:
username – jbills27


Malinda January 31, 2013 at 1:07 am

you look so fresh! could never tell you are tired. Oh to be young again! love the look xox


Cheryl January 31, 2013 at 10:56 am

Hi Jessica – Your blog inspires me to always try new styles and combinations! This look is absolutely fabulous and I’m seriously craving everything pave right now!

Here’s my pin:
Username: cherylagillis


Katie January 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

Love the cargo vest with the sequin top! So cute!

Here’s my pin-
Katie Slatton


Sarah {Raving Fashionista} January 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Well you certainly don’t look like your lacking in sleep (or hungover for that matter), you look pretty as a picture, as always! xo


Katie Stuart January 31, 2013 at 1:34 pm
Heather January 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm
Heacarroll on Pinterest.

I might just try that necklace with my sequin shirt. Thanks for the inspirations!


Suzanne January 31, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Here are my pins! I hope you win so one of us can get the jewelry it’s gorgeous! – Suzanne Ledwith.


Pam February 1, 2013 at 12:45 am

Would have pinned this look anyway! Loving the layers, sparkle, and the hot pink lip color! (And of course the jewelry!)


Ashley Laurel February 1, 2013 at 12:45 am

Another lovely post, Jessica! As you will see, I’ve pinned many of your outfits as inspiration! Find me on Pinterest here: and the related pin for this contest here:


Jessica Moore February 1, 2013 at 12:53 am

Love your blog posts and tweets :) Here’s my pin onto my “Bauble Bar jewels” board!

User name: Jessica Moore


Allie Wojtowicz February 1, 2013 at 1:49 am

Love the anniversary collection! Bauble Bar has been my go to the past year for birthday/holiday gifts!


laura February 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm

SO cute! love your style lady!
Pinned to my jewelry board , pinterest name Laura [beautyandthebeard]


Jen February 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Great look! I have been wanting that bracelet for a while now. Love everything together!
Pinned to my outfit inspiration board, pinterst name Chi City Cool:


Lynn February 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm
Marlene February 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Love this look! I have a similar vest from Zara and now I’m definitely inspired to try something similar, thanks! :)

oh, and LOVE the giveaway 😉



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