Short & Sweet

by Jessica Sturdy on January 1, 2014

Happy 2014! I’ll be sharing more of my reflections and resolutions, but today I’m going to keep it short and sweet. Kind of like this skirt. Kind of obsessed with the scalloped hem!

I wore this outfit to the Holiday Happy Hour I hosted at Yumi Kim a few weeks ago! Thankfully the event was indoors so I could get away with going sans tights, but OMG – it was brutal shooting these photos. I mean, I think there may have been more outtakes than usable photos… A little peek at those at the end of the post! đŸ˜‰

Yumi Kim Beaded Jacket, Lena Tank, Beaded Skirt c/o | Capwell + Co Earrings | Capwell + Co Cuff | Zara Pumps

And one more just to show you how freaking cold it was while taking these… #windgust

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristin @ Crumbs and Curls January 1, 2014 at 8:38 am

LOVE this!! Happy New Year!



PatrĂ­cia Marques January 1, 2014 at 9:56 am

Really great! Love the vintage vibe it have, almost a Great Gatsby perfect style!



Kimberly January 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

Those wind gusts are the absolute worst – I know what you mean about having so many non-usable photos! My husband always tells me, “Try not to let the cold show on your face”…but I’m not very good at it. You, however, look so gorgeous here and I would never have guessed you were freezing! Love the matching pieces!! :)


Ashleigh January 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

Gorgeous look! Love the pop of cobalt!
~Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day}


Rachelle January 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

`This ensemble is so cute, love all the details.



Lauren January 1, 2014 at 11:38 am

This skirt and jacket combo is STUNNING! I’m really loving the cut of those shoes as well. Perfection!!


Julie Leah January 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm

I love this matchy look on you – and that pop of blue!! You look gorgeous, lady!


Brandyn | Southern Distinctions January 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Love the jacket and skirt! The pattern and embellishments are fun. You’re a real trooper to be outside in that weather!


Chelsea January 1, 2014 at 1:29 pm

This outfit is PERFECT for ringing in the New Year! You look gorgeous Jessica and I’m so impressed you were able to brave the cold.

Chelsea & The City


Patricia January 1, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Perfect & oh so elegant.


Kat January 1, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I absolutely love scallops so this combination is stunning!!:)

Kat. Ivy & Cedar


Sam January 1, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Loved this look on you in person! I said to Alison that you’re one of the few people who can pull this off and look gorgeous, and I stand by it! Kudos for braving the cold for photos :)



Pink Champagne January 1, 2014 at 3:52 pm

That beading…just gorgeous!


Zoe January 1, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Love your outfit! Happy new year



Jen January 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Love that last image haha captures your personality perfectly :) Happy New Year Jessica!



Caroline January 1, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Love this look! So perfect for the Holidays, but I don’t know how you survived the city wind without tights!

~ Caroline


Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache January 1, 2014 at 9:29 pm

love the scallop detailing and super surprised your goose bumps didn’t have goose bumps.

Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache


Kaitlin January 1, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Hahaha I tried ONCE to take photos outdoors while wearing a skirt and basically had the same result. I LOVE this outfit though. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s absolutely stunning!



Kristin January 1, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Sapphire and gold look amazing on you!! Gorgeous :)



Annick January 2, 2014 at 12:39 am

Oh man, I can totally relate on how hard it is to take pictures in the cold. I don’t think I’ll be able to take pictures sans tights until at least March. Sigh, such is #winterblogging

Love the look today girl! The skirt is stunning and I love how you paired it with grey pumps! Such a great little look for the holidays!

Bold Subtlety 


Stacey January 2, 2014 at 4:14 am

That last picture is so adorable, you are so brave to shoot outside in the cold weather sans tights!

Five Minute Style 


Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl January 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

Taking photos in the freezing cold is by far the hardest part of being a blogger up here in the north-ish. You look stunning!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl


Natasha January 2, 2014 at 10:02 am

I love a good scalloped hem and this skirt is incredible! I especially love it paired with the electric blue. I wish I were brave enough to wear sequins and/or beading; I’m always too scared it will all unravel and fall off.



Kayla January 2, 2014 at 11:06 am

OMG obsessed with that! And I feel ya on the freezing cold..BRR!!



Melissa Rosenkilde January 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm

I LOVE these 2 pieces! They are so amazing! You look awesome!


Hannah January 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm

So gorgeous! You do a good job of making it not look so cold đŸ˜‰

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget


FatFreeFashion January 2, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Haha! I love your honestly- too funny! Love the outfit, you’re a champ for suffering!


AevouletteB January 2, 2014 at 3:23 pm
kendall January 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm

such a gorgeous look! in love with these colors together!! x

dipped in yellow


Plum Pretty Sugar January 2, 2014 at 8:20 pm
Mel January 2, 2014 at 9:13 pm

What a pretty look! I love the print of this outfit. Always beautiful!

turquoise blonde


Katherine January 2, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Love these photos! The outfit is great, but I feel so sorry for you! You can see goose-bumps down your legs. I think we would have understood if you had tights on!

Happy New Year! Can’t wait to see what this year has in store for you!



Katie Albury January 3, 2014 at 4:56 am

So sparkly…love it!
Happy New Year!

Katie x


Kristin January 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

Love the details in this jacket and skirt!


Ally January 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

LOVE this sparkly number! Happy New Year!


Kimberley January 3, 2014 at 5:51 pm

I love this set, Ive been obsessed with them lately!

You pull it off lovely!

xoxo, KP

Eleventh & Sixteenth


Mollie in Seattle January 5, 2014 at 6:07 pm

You are so beautiful! I’m always inspired by your creative outfits. Happy New Year!


Molly Galler January 7, 2014 at 11:23 am

Obsessed with everything out this outfit! Love the sparkle and the scallops. I was wondering, “How was she not freezing?” Thanks for the hilarious outtake!


Jen January 12, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Love the pop of color with the blue top! Great outfit!


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