by Jessica Sturdy on March 4, 2014

When I wear hats, it’s usually for one of a couple of reasons…

1. I’ve gone a few too many days without washing my hair. (#sexy)

2. I just left the gym or Soul Cycle and would prefer to not talk to anyone I know while looking like a sweaty mess. (How does this always happen in New York? I thought this was supposed to be a big city. It’s inevitable that you will run into everyone you know when you look your worst.)

3. My roots are halfway down to my ears and I can’t get in to my colorist for a few more days.

So, basically, hats are my way of covering up hair havoc. I believe this particular occasion was a case of Scenario #3.

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Signs of Spring

by Jessica Sturdy on March 3, 2014

I feel a tad bit silly posting about ‘Signs of Spring’ when most of us are getting pummeled with snow right about now, but last weekend, it really did feel like spring! It was warm enough to don bare legs during the day and I couldn’t have been happier. If the temperature is above zero, you can almost always find me drinking an iced coffee, but I finally didn’t feel like a freak asking for a cold beverage. Now, if only I could get a tan…

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Pretty in Pink

by Jessica Sturdy on March 1, 2014

Happy March! I’m counting down the days until it actually feels like spring… It’s got to be soon, right?! If you’re in New York, you have to go to Houston & Bowery and check out the most recent mural when the weather is nice! It’s so bright, colorful, and all-around awesome. Something to brighten these winter blues, that’s for sure! I seriously can’t believe it’s supposed to snow again tomorrow. #MakeItStop

PS: Don’t forget to enter to win 2 pairs of fun River & Sway glasses here!

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Pajama Pants

by Jessica Sturdy on February 28, 2014

Happy Friday! Back at it with the pajama jeans. I seriously cannot get enough of these pants. I’ve been wearing them constantly… That could partially because I’ve been gorging myself and have barely had time to workout and my waistline is rapidly expanding, but I digress.

For a more a more dressed-down PJean look this weekend, check out this post.

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Braided Bedhead

by Jessica Sturdy on February 27, 2014

When Fashion Week is the topic of conversation, we’re usually chatting about the clothes coming down the runway, the street style, the after-parties, the lack of sleep, the chaotic affairs of our apartments, etc. But have we talked about how freaking hard it is to pull yourself out of bed after 4 hours and make yourself look photo-ready, just in case Bill Cunningham is outside of Lincoln Center waiting to snap your photo? #agirlcandream (Actually, he did snap a photo of Hallie and I in September, but obviously that never surfaced anywhere…)

By day 3, getting up and getting ready is already challenging for me. It kind of starts to feel like Groundhog Day… Get up, get ready, get dressed, get a cab to Lincoln Center. And since I’m prone to oversleeping during Fashion Week, I’ve learned to get ready in a pinch.

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Cherry Red

by Jessica Sturdy on February 26, 2014

It’s been a bit quiet over here in 2014, huh? I feel guilty that I haven’t been posting as much as I used to, but life has been getting in the way. I’ve been having a really hard time with the whole work-life-blog balance thing lately. It’s never been easy to juggle, but lately I’m feeling the pressure more than usual. Maybe it’s because I’ve been in like 8 states the past month and a half. Or maybe it’s because I’m trying to make time to actually go on dates and hang out with my friends outside of blogger events. Or maybe I just really need some sunshine and R&R in my life. Who knows. All I know is that I’m currently counting down the seconds until the weekend! Happy Hump Day!

Don’t forget: You can win a pair of glasses from Rivet & Sway here!

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Party Pants

by Jessica Sturdy on February 25, 2014

They’re not the least bit ‘practical,’ but I treated myself to these fabulous sequin sweatpants over the holidays! I just couldn’t say no. Since they’re metallic, they are actually quite versatile. They look super chic with just a black top for a night out, or a cream or gray sweater for daytime. But since I’ve been living in this denim vest + hoodie combo, I figured I would try to combine the two. When I saw this jacket for a fraction of the rag & bone price, I was sold. We all know how much I love a denim jacket and I’ve been having quite the sweatshirt moment lately, too. Match made! (PS – The rag & bone jacket is now on sale!)

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Fashionable Frames

by Jessica Sturdy on February 21, 2014

Like I hinted on Instagram last weekend, I teamed up with Rivet & Sway for their #ChelseaHallGirl campaign! Named after the Chelsea location of New York and inspired by the androgynous 70’s, the Chelsea Hall Collection, is: “An ode to the women of the ‘70s who broke every rule of style only to redefine an era of it. We’re talking Gloria Steinem and bold New York. A little bit androgynous, a lot fearless, beautiful always.”

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Black & Bold

by Jessica Sturdy on February 18, 2014

Day Two of Fashion Week was kind of insane. (Please promise me that you’ll read Hallie’s recap here. I’ve read it about 30 times and I still die laughing. I mean, crying and snorting laughing. You have to read it.)

It was a jam-packed day… Zimmermann show at 9am, Rebecca Vallance presentation at 9:30, Kate Spade presentation at 1pm, a showroom trip to check out the latest from Torn By Ronny Kobo and Twenty TeesNoNoo show at 4pm, a trip to the Jack Rogers showroom, Nicole Miller show at 6pm, Charlotte Ronson presentation at 7pm, and then the Charlotte Ronson after party until the wee hours of the morning.

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Feline Fringe

by Jessica Sturdy on February 16, 2014

Dressing for NYFW in February is never easy. It’s always so frigid and snowy, but the last thing you want to wear is a bulky coat and appropriate shoes. These Sam Edelman booties were my go-to’s most of the week and I’ve since had to order another pair. I absolutely ruined this pair in the snow, salt, and slush, and couldn’t stand the thought of not wearing them again. NYFW: 1, Jessica: 0

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