Ready. Set. Finished.

You may have seen a few sneak peek photos on my Instagram, but if not, I had the opportunity to do a fun styling project with Birchbox and Ann Taylor last week! We started at Jeff Chastain Parlour where I got my hair and makeup done. I couldn’t get over how much I loved the beachy waves that Liam created! Nam has done my makeup a few times before (for this shoot and this shoot) and always does a fabulous job. My look was all about Daytime Chic. Fresh looking skin, nude gloss, defined lashes that aren’t too heavy, and a bit of blush!

Outfit Details: Shirt | Belt | Shorts | Sandals

Get the LookKlorane Dry Shampoo | Benefit they’re Real! Mascara (my all-time favorite!) | IT Cosmetics Brow Pencil | Pur Minerals CC CreamBY TERRY Foundation Brush | Benefit Fakeup | NUXE Oil | BY TERRY Baume de Rose SPF 15 | Naked Princess Lip Gloss

After my hair and makeup was done, I headed to Ann Taylor to style the perfect Daytime Chic look. To me, daytime is all about those wardrobe staples that also make a statement and make you stand out.

I saw the new Ann Taylor’s new shoe collection in person, too! Obsessed. A few girls in my office have since ran to Ann Taylor to scoop up these booties after seeing my Instagram.

Get the Look: Leopard Blouse | Multi-Strand Necklace | Corset Belt | Navy Skirt | Booties | Bow Clutch (PS: Everything is 40% off today online at Ann Taylor — Don’t miss out!)

But here’s the really fun part — I’m hosting an event with Birchbox at Ann Taylor next week! Make sure you RSVP here and come out on the 15th for a fun night of beauty & shopping. There will be complimentary Birchboxes and a special gift with purchase, but there’s a limited quantity, so make sure you get there early! :)

Photos: Michael Flores
Hair: Jeff Chastain
Makeup: Nam Vo

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  1. 8.8.13
    Alissa commented:

    I swear you live a fairy tale life. I am so jealous but also happy because I can just tell you are such a kind woman and deserve every bit of the happiness!

  2. 8.8.13
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    You get to do so much fun stuff. Congrats!


  3. 8.8.13
    Lindsey commented:

    I’ll be there! Can’t wait.


    • 8.8.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Yay! Can’t wait to meet you Lindsey! :)

  4. 8.8.13
    Samantha commented:

    SO pretty! Love all of it! And what a fun day that must have been.

  5. 8.8.13
    Tia commented:

    Congratulations! I wish I could attend one! Looks like such an amazing time ahead!:)

    xo Tia

  6. 8.8.13
    lindsey commented:

    congrats beautiful! hoping I can come stop by!

    xo, Lindsey

  7. 8.8.13
    Kimberly commented:

    You look so beautiful – totally clicking on that belt & those booties…LOVE!

  8. 8.8.13
    Code Overdressed commented:

    So fabulous! Love the hair and make up, and that outfit is amazing, actually thought it was a dress, such a stunner!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  9. 8.8.13
    Carly commented:

    LOVE your look!
    I wish online shopping Ann Taylor was better!


  10. 8.8.13
    Deanna G. commented:

    LOVE look number two!

  11. 8.8.13
    Katie commented:

    What a wonderful and fun experience! Your hair and makeup were perfect.

    Katie ::

  12. 8.8.13
    michelle commented:

    looks like so much fun! you look great!

  13. 8.8.13

    OMG I am so excited you’re going to be hosting this. I RSVPed for the event earlier today and can’t wait to see the new goods.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  14. 8.8.13
    Mana Smith commented:

    I wish I lived in New York, this looks like such fun! I adore your outfit, those shoes are really cute!

    Fashion and Happy Things

  15. 8.8.13
    Alison J. commented:

    So cool – I will definitely come say hello & cover the event for my blog!

  16. 8.8.13
    Marissa commented:

    The booties are amazing. Seriously I’m MAKING myself X out of the window and not buy them right now… You look fabulous – love love the hair! xx

  17. 8.8.13
    toniegirl commented:

    How fun! I wish I was in NYC and able to attend, looks like it will be a blast! Have a fantastic event!

  18. 8.9.13
    Shira commented:

    All signed up! Can’t wait to see you!

  19. 8.9.13
    stephanie commented:

    wow that top and skirt look great together!
    xx Stephanie (

  20. 8.9.13
    Heidi commented:

    Love those booties! On a more serious note, you have amazing skin. I know that sounds weird, but just go with me on this one. I don’t know if you’ve done a skincare routine post yet, but if you haven’t you should!

  21. 8.9.13
    Kayla commented:

    You look SO gorgeous! Love those little booties!!


  22. 8.9.13

    So fun pretty lady!! You look gorgeous and I’m loving that whole look! x

  23. 8.9.13
    Danielle commented:

    This is so cute Jessica! I love Ann Taylor and have been a Birchbox member for over a year and a half! This event would be so much fun… so sad I dont live in NY! :( Have fun for me!


  24. 8.9.13
    Chelsea commented:

    This looks like a blast Jessica! I love that gorgeous dress on you.

    Chelsea & The City

  25. 8.9.13
    Tiffany commented:

    Love how you styled the outfit! LOVE the booties, just clicked purchase online :)

  26. 8.9.13

    What awesome photos- you look lovely! Great picks on the outfit too, those booties are awesome. I love the detail and how comfortable they are to wear. Can’t wait to hear how your event goes! Have fun!

  27. 8.9.13
    Luba commented:

    Wow girly, you have a beautiful smile, it’s contagious, by far your best accessory! Oh and the outfit, especially that belt!!


  28. 8.10.13
    Kamola commented:

    LOVE this outfit! Mixing of black & navy, the animal print detailing, and those booties w/ the tortoise heel is to die for! Have a great time next Thursday!

    99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall

  29. 8.11.13
    AJ commented:

    Those cut out booties are adorable! Congrats on this amazing collaboration!


  30. 8.11.13
    Charlotte Hayes commented:

    This is awesome! Congrats!

    Also just found your blog and read your About Me – I’m from a Chicago suburb and am now in NYC too :) WOO!

    <3, Charlotte

    • 8.12.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Ahh no way! Such a small world. Will you be coming to the event on Thursday? If not, we’ll definitely have to grab coffee sometime! :)

  31. 8.12.13
    Staci commented:

    Such a great project. Going to stop by!


  32. 8.13.13
    kait commented:

    Looking forward to meeting you at the event!

  33. 8.14.13
    Stephanie commented:

    I didn’t know about your blog before I checked my e-mail this morning. I love Ann Taylor and am so stoked about the event tomorrow. I think I have a blogger crush :3

    See you there!

    • 8.14.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Aw yay! I’m glad you found me! Looks like we have a shared love of monograms.. 😉

      See you tomorrow! xx

  34. 8.15.13
    Molly Galler commented:

    Love love love this dressy outfit! I am totally drooling over those booties.

  35. 1.4.14
    Patty commented:

    I’ve been obsessed with Ann Taylor these couple years and their shoes these couple months. Those booties look amazing with your outfit.