Party in the Back

by Jessica Sturdy on February 11, 2013

Wow, what a crazy week! Crazy in an absolutely amazing way, but I am exhausted! For a week now, I’ve been leaving my apartment by 8am, working a full day, running out to meetings and meet-ups over my lunch break, going to events after work, getting home at 2am, and doing it all over again! Throw a few 4am nights in the mix, too. #thecitythatneversleeps

I wore this outfit last Wednesday for a lunch with Glam and an Aquafina/Project Runway event with Hallie and Rose after work!

Glam was treating us to a blow out at Dry Bar, lunch, and manis to get glammed for New York Fashion Week. Rough life, right? You can check out my Cosmo-Tai here!

This necklace is by far my absolute favorite out of my entire collection! (Seen here and here.)

I ended up really loving this outfit for a few reasons..

1. Subtle print mixing.. My favorite! (For more lessons in mixology, see these posts — one / two / three / four / five)

2. Navy + Olive. Another favorite of mine! (See here.)

3. This safari jacket that I borrowed from Hallie! I got SO many compliments when I was wearing it.. Too bad it’s sold out, but I’m now on the hunt for the perfect army green jacket!

4. Lots of BLING! Need I say more?

BCBG Military Jacket (borrowed from Hallie) / Madewell Striped Tee / J.Crew Polka Dot Skirt

J.Crew Tights / J.Crew Mary Janes / ZARA Sequin Clutch / J.Crew Chain Necklace (old)

Sequin Pavé Horn Necklace / gifted Sequin Elephant Earrings / gifted Sequin Pavé Horn Cuff

*please email to locate any of these Sequin pieces!

Michael Kors Watch / Forever 21 Bow Ringgifted Bauble Bar Pavé Link Bracelet

Thanks for taking my photos, Hallie!

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Tiffany Elam February 11, 2013 at 7:58 am

Great outfit. You look super fab, but comfy at the same time!



Kimberly February 11, 2013 at 8:06 am

I’m on the hunt for the perfect cargo jacket too – let me know what you find…this one is so cute! Love the mixed prints and that necklace is to die for!!


Tara February 11, 2013 at 8:13 am

Love the stripes and dots together!


Rachelle February 11, 2013 at 8:43 am

Love this look, I love your jacket.



Amy February 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

I stay up until 11 too many nights in a row and I am exhausted. Maybe I am just getting old. Oh no! Love this look! That is one of my favorite clutches. :)


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Hallie February 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

Love this look on you! Great way to kick off Fashion Week :)


Alyssa February 11, 2013 at 11:08 am

You look gorgeous here–and actually comfortable! I love the print mixing happening :)


Chris February 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

I really like the mixed prints on you too, and those opaque tights are a fantastic finishing accessory!


viv February 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

You look stunning, girlfriend! It was so great meeting you this weekend :) xx


Olivia February 11, 2013 at 11:39 am

That is the perfect military jacket! I’m obsessing over that Zara clutch. So cute!!


Liz February 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

I love how that jacket is so versatile and it looks amazing on both you and Hallie!


Sandra February 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I am loving the military inspo jackets right now! You look great! xo


Leslie February 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Love look amazing!! I really love that lipstick that you’re wearing, what is it?!?


Jessica Sturdy February 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

It’s Dolce & Gabbana “Red” :)


Stylelista February 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

sooo cute!
xoxo stylelista


Brooke February 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I run the 3 Sequin stores in Newport RI and we have that necklace available in store as well as many other jewelry items posted on your pages. Anyone having trouble tracking down any sequin jewelry can forward the photos to and we will get back to you with availability!


Kayla February 11, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I absolutely love those stud earrings and you look adorable in the polka dot skirt! I love the mixology going on here : )



Carly February 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Great photos and LOVE the jacket, Hallie would have something that cute!

Don’t know how you live your life on so little sleep!



Jessica February 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Absolutely LOVE this outfit. Perfect for fashion week, and i love the way you mixed stripes with polka dots!


Shira February 11, 2013 at 3:48 pm
Chelsea February 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

This whole outfit is a party! You look gorgeous.

Chelsea & The City


Mamalina February 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm

You look soooo cute! I love the jacket, and clutch, and necklace, and…everything else for that matter :)



Dee February 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Love the jackets, it’s so unique. The photo’s are also beautiful!


Agi February 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Love, love, love this outfit. You look amazing. Have fun at the luncheon and the manis.



pure cane sugar February 11, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Love this look. Your pattern mixing is perfection, and I love your sequin clutch.
♥ xoxo Cori


Nicole Chiarella February 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Love your polka dot/stripe combo! And totally lusting over the jacket :)

xo Nicole


Morgan Robertson February 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm

This may be my all time favorite look of yours! Not only is the mixing and matching perfect, but the proportions suit your figure to a tee! SO CUTE!

PS: Been stalking all of your celebrity experiences lately- so exciting! CONGRATS!!!

Morgan of Wake Up Your Wardrobe


pretty little things February 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm

love the pattern mixing here! also really like your hair pulled back, so pretty! xo


Michelle February 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm

That skirts adorable! Love the bling too. Sounds like you’ve been so busy lately! Hope NYFW has been a blast!

xx Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable


Chioma February 11, 2013 at 11:44 pm

that jacket is so fierce! love the cut out :)

C’s Evolution of Style


Ashley February 11, 2013 at 11:45 pm

That jacket really is great! Also your hair looks great like that!


Jessica Sturdy February 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm

omg I hate it like this, but thank you! I just didn’t want to waste the time doing my hair when I had a blowout later that day :)


Kelly (@Birdieshoots) February 12, 2013 at 12:26 am

Love your jacket! The open back is so unexpected!

//Birdie Shoots//


Erin February 12, 2013 at 12:31 am

You look so beautiful with your hair pulled back like this! And I love the coat with the polka dot skirt!



Haley Valerie February 12, 2013 at 2:21 am

I love the mix of polka dots and stripes!



Shanna Johnson February 12, 2013 at 11:22 am

Love love love those shoes! Adorable yet sexy & chic all at the same time!



Sarah February 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm

So jealous of your trip to Drybar! I desperately wanted to try that when I was in NYC but missed my chance!

The Purse Snatcher 


Stephanie (Glam Slam!) February 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Miltary jacket, stripes, polka dots and sequins = awesome! I love this. I especially love the peakaboo back of that jacket! I sooo wish it weren’t sold out!

xo, Stephanie :)


Petite Adventures February 14, 2013 at 7:47 am

Such a cute look! I love your polka dot skirt, and those heels are amazing!

Kate xo


Erin @ Loop Looks February 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Random (and belated) question: Are you wearing black tights & heels with your skirt? I ask because I have the same skirt but in pencil format and never know what color tights/hose to wear with it. I really like your outfit, though, so maybe black is okay!


Jessica Sturdy February 15, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Hi Erin,

I’m actually wearing navy tights + navy patent heels!

If you’re not comfortable with black tights with the navy pencil skirt, maybe try a gray? A nude textured tight would also be cool!


Erin @ Loop Looks February 15, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Maybe I’ll have to see if J. Crew has any navy tights on clearance in the stores. You make them look totally sophisticated! I was worried that navy would look too schoolgirl-ish.


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