Smooth Sailing

by Jessica Sturdy on July 14, 2014

Gap Tee | Target Skirt | Old Navy Sandals | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Capwell + Co Necklace | Capwell + Co Bracelet | Essie ‘ No Baggage Please’ Nail Polish

Last week I had the pleasure of heading out onto the Hudson after work and it was such an enjoyable evening. Hey, I’ll take my adult beverages on the water with a picture perfect backdrop any day! A group of us boarded a boat with Moroccanoil for a night of Smooth Sailing. We cruised down the Hudson, had the most beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty at sunset, and the best views of lower Manhattan on the way back.

*sidenote: The dock we took these photos on was a floating dock… And it was a bit windy and wavy that night. Definitely made for some interesting photos! I was certain that I would be in the water by the end of the shoot. #overboard That would have made for some pretty epic pictures, but thankfully I stayed nice and dry!

Outfit Photos taken by Hallie Wilson // NYC Photos taken by Jessica Sturdy

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Rebecca July 14, 2014 at 6:23 am

I love those color combos! The pics turned out great regardless of the floating dock :)


Monica July 14, 2014 at 6:33 am

Gorgeous photos! The pattern of the skirt is amazing!:)



IRENE July 14, 2014 at 6:45 am

love your look! you are the cutest!love the view!



Courtney July 14, 2014 at 7:03 am

You look wonderful! Love your skirt!



Christina Storm July 14, 2014 at 7:57 am

Love this look! That skirt is gorgeous and absolutely stunning photos!

The Style Storm
<3, Christina


Natali July 14, 2014 at 8:01 am

Beautiful photos! Your skirt and statement necklace are superb!


Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl July 14, 2014 at 8:09 am

I’m obsessed with flirty little mini skirts like this for summer…great look!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl


Heidi July 14, 2014 at 8:10 am

I’m amazing you were both able to keep your hair down while being out on the water! My experience with boats is short-lived, but the few times I’ve been out my hair has gone into a bun in nanoseconds in order to survive the wind. Love your outfit.


Ally N. July 14, 2014 at 8:45 am

Love this look! Love the sandals!


Ally July 14, 2014 at 9:01 am

Oh I am just adoring this skirt!!


Heidi July 14, 2014 at 9:04 am

Gorgeous photos! I can’t believe that skirt is from Target!

Heidi D.


Dana Kay July 14, 2014 at 9:53 am

That tribal skirt and statement necklace together is everything! I love how the skirt is from target to0- they always have such great stylish pieces at an affordable cost. thanks for sharing!
Dana Kay


Kayla July 14, 2014 at 9:56 am

Love the print on that skirt – can’t believe it’s from Target! You look beautiful as always! : )



Jen July 14, 2014 at 10:22 am

Love love this outfit! Your adventures with Hallie are always my favorite posts haha.

I seriously need to visit NYC after seeing these gorgeous photos!

xo, Jen


Hayden July 14, 2014 at 10:33 am

That sunset is absolutely GORGEOUS! I’m jealous! And your outfit is too cute! I can’t believe it’s all super affordable pieces either!



Kristin of Living In Color Print July 14, 2014 at 10:37 am

I’m in love with this outfit! That skirt looks amazing on you and is so cute!

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Berty Morales July 14, 2014 at 11:02 am

Beautiful photos, and love your outfit. Specially that skirt! I remember when I first seen it at Target, I felt in love with the print instantly.

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Melissa July 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Too funny! I styled that skirt on my blog just a week ago :) great minds think alike Jess!
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Caro @ The Caro Diaries July 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Loving how affordable this whole outfit is! Great for my wallet, but bad for me because now I want to shop again! You look fab Jess!

xo caro, the caro diaries


Liz || Shopping My Closet July 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Gorgeous photos! Looks like you had lots of fun!

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Alex Gens | Bronzed Sundaze July 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I LOVE that necklace!!

XO Alex


Elana July 14, 2014 at 3:56 pm

I love your outfit and that so many of the pieces are affordable. Your pictures of NYC are beautiful. It definitely looks like a fun evening.


Meagan July 14, 2014 at 4:41 pm

What gorgeous photos! Have you tried the morrocanoil? Does it work?


Ella July 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

You are so cute in that skirt, I love it! Floating things always make me feel like I’m about to topple over. Eeek!


Petitemodeista July 15, 2014 at 12:34 am
Haley Valerie July 15, 2014 at 12:37 am

Your skirt is so cute! I love the color!



Andrea July 15, 2014 at 1:06 am

I love that colorful skirt…and such a deal from Target! It completes this casual summer look perfectly!



Kayla July 15, 2014 at 3:36 am

Ahh! I absolutely love your outfit! I can never bring myself to wear, or even buy, statement necklaces!


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