Count Down

by Jessica Sturdy on December 31, 2013

This year, I’ll be spending New Year’s Eve with some close friends at a house on Lake Michigan. It will be a quick trip as we’re heading up there today and coming back to Chicago tomorrow, but it should be a lot of fun! Since the high is only 19*F and there is a lot of snow on the ground, I’ve had to re-think my plans of wearing a dress. Instead, I’ll be wearing these fabulous Tommy Hilfiger leather pants (so warm!) and some shimmery separates on top. Hope you have a safe & fabulous NYE! :)

Tommy Hilfiger Shimmer Sweater, Tweed Jacket, Leather Pants, Envelope Clutch, & Bow Pumps c/o | Capwell + Co Ring | Essie ‘Head Mistress’ (Obsessed, I’ve worn it all of December!)

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

For more NYE outfit inspiration, check out these posts: one | two | three | four

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimberly December 31, 2013 at 7:50 am

Girl, I can totally relate – it got down below 0 here last night and I was crying myself to sleep! But, I love all the mixed textures you’re playing with here – great all black look! Have a happy new year! xo


stephanie December 31, 2013 at 8:22 am

This is such a cute outfit! Looks so warm :)
Have a Happy New Year!
xx Stephanie (


Christina Storm December 31, 2013 at 8:51 am

Love this look!! Those pants are amazing and look great on you!
Hope you have a wonderful NYE!

The Style Storm
<3, Christina


Rachelle December 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

Cute outfit, the pants are amazing. Happy New Year!



Heidi December 31, 2013 at 9:16 am

Loving that outfit! Stay warm and fashionable.


Patrícia Marques December 31, 2013 at 9:30 am

Love this outfit dear! Stunning mix of textures.



Kristin December 31, 2013 at 9:35 am

Love the texture in the shirt and jacket!


Jen December 31, 2013 at 9:42 am

Those pants and shoes are perfect! Hope you have a wonderful NYE! I’ve spent the last three new years in Chicago but have to work this year since I just started a new job. I’ve loved reading your blog this year!



Sam December 31, 2013 at 10:50 am

I agree with Kim, love the textures you’re playing with here! If I could wear heels, those shoes would mine :) Have a fun New Years with the girls!



Code Overdressed December 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

So cute, the shoes are just adorable! Love the monochromatic look!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed


Shannon Waisath December 31, 2013 at 11:20 am

Very cute! I love how you try and incorporate a little sparkle to every ensemble.


Kayla December 31, 2013 at 11:30 am

SO cute Jessica! I love those shoes! Have a happy NYE! : )



Angela December 31, 2013 at 11:53 am

Love this look, especially the shoes!
Happy New Year :)


Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache December 31, 2013 at 11:56 am

Love the velvet bow shoes!

Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache


Chelsea December 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I love this sparkly tweed jacket for a dressy NYE getup… you look adorable Jessica! Happy 2014!

Chelsea & The City


Kristin @ Crumbs and Curls December 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Great look! Perfect for the freezing temps!



Courtney December 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Love your outfit! Those jeans are awesome! 😀


Mel December 31, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Love this look! I can’t believe it’s already NYE. I wish you all the best in the New Year and keep up the amazing work. I adore your blog!

xo Mel
turquoise blonde


Hannah December 31, 2013 at 12:44 pm
Jess Ann Kirby December 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm

You look fabulous as always. It’s barely going to hit 20 degrees here in RI so I am re-thinking my outfit choice for this evening as well. Hope you have a wonderful celebration with friends. Happy New Year lovely! xx Jess
Prosecco and Plaid


Tiffany Elam December 31, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I’m doing something a little low key this year as well. I’ll be inside, so I’m definitely busting out my glitter pumps & sequin top. Happy New Year’s!!



Kat December 31, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Love the low key look! The pants are fabulous (and so are you!:))
Have a great New Year’s!!

Ivy & Cedar



Sorcha December 31, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Such a sparkly beautiful outfit and a hundred times better than shivering the night away, freezing cold, in a tiny dress. Hope you have a wonderful NYE!


Shana Goff December 31, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Absolutely LOVE this classic yet elegant look! You look amazing as always and your style is almost as beautiful as you! Happy New Year! Have a wonderful time!


Kristin January 2, 2014 at 12:03 am

Love this entire look!! The way you layered the jacket with the sweater is perfection!

Happy New Year!



Stacey January 2, 2014 at 4:12 am

Such a gorgeous look for a chilly NYE!

Five Minute Style 


Katie Albury January 5, 2014 at 10:53 am

I love this entire look! Perfect NYE outfit for cold weather, but still so glam, love it!

Katie x


Chrissabella January 5, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Love this outfit, so polished and chic!

Greetings from London,


Kodi January 7, 2014 at 11:49 pm

I changed my plans once I saw the forecast too! Exactly zero where I live, and it’s only gotten worse. Hope you had a great New Years!


Lauren January 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Classic but cute, love it! I can’t believe the crazy temperatures you guys have been having over there. You made a sensible choice wearing pants!


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