Catwalk to Cardio

by Jessica Sturdy on March 31, 2014

When I was visiting the adidas HQ in Portland earlier this year, I got to check out some of the designers’ trend boards for the current and upcoming seasons. I found the whole process to be so interesting because many of the same trends can be found across different verticals. When looking at their colors and prints for training apparel for the spring season, it was kind of crazy how those trends are the same for regular women’s apparel, too. For example, bold prints were huge on the Spring 2014 runways and adidas has a great collection of printed tops and workout pants this season. Monochromatic black and white looks are also a big trend for spring and I’m finding that a lot of the adidas workout gear speaks to that, too. I love the adidas pants that I’m wearing here because they touch on a few different spring trends, both black & white and graphic prints. (This pair is awesome, too!)

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Crop Top

by Jessica Sturdy on March 27, 2014

If you’ve been in a cab in New York City within the last few months, you’ve probably see the #DKNY25 ad. You know the one I’m talking about… Cara Delevigne, A$AP Rocky, Times Square, all to the tune of “Fashion Killa.” As any New Yorker knows, the first thing we usually do when getting into a cab is turn off the screen. Just. Shut. Up. Except when it comes to that commercial, I can’t turn it off! Hallie put it best when she made the observation… “I think you’re the only person I’ve ever seen who has actually turned UP the cab tv volume.” I’m literally obsessed with that entire campaign. The sporty clothes, Cara, DKNY, the song, A$AP, all of it. So needless to say, when I got the chance to help host one of the #DKNY25 events, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.

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Name that Hue

by Jessica Sturdy on March 26, 2014

I just came across a folder on my computer that had a bunch of forgotten photos from this fall. So even though its not Throwback Thursday, we’re taking it back a few months with this post… Maybe we can make “Wayback Wednesday” a thing?!

I was trying to think of a post title when I realized there really isn’t a “pretty sounding” name for this brownish-orange color… burnt orange, rust, mahogany, terracotta, deep carrot, dark pumpkin, tawny brown… All gross. Obsessed with the color, hate all of the names.

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Black Basics

by Jessica Sturdy on March 25, 2014

Living in New York has taught me a plethora of things, but on the sartorial front, I’ve figured out that my wardrobe can fully-function around a few black basics. A great pair of black jeans, a few pairs of black pumps (New York literally consumes shoes), a black tailored blazer, a black vest, a fabulous black handbag, and a pair of chic black sunnies. I mean, really… Do you need anything else? While we’re on the topic of vests, I hope you’re a vest kind of girl because I have a feeling I’m going to be wearing this one all season long. And then in the summer, too. And probably in the fall. It’s that good. And its under $30!

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Barre to Brunch

by Jessica Sturdy on March 24, 2014

From the gym, to the grocery store, to the dry cleaner, to the dentist, to brunch, to bootcamp class, to FedEx to pick up packages, to the coffee shop for some much-needed caffeine, and a few places in between… I’m constantly running around trying to cross things off of my to-do list. My life in the city is very go-go-go. I’m sure you can relate, too! For me personally, working out can fall off of my list of things to do pretty quickly because getting sweaty before running errands and being in public doesn’t sound very pleasant. But I have a few tips to get you from your Barre class to Brunch without sacrificing your style…

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Weekend Reading

by Jessica Sturdy on March 22, 2014

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The weekend is here and I couldn’t be happier! Although my weekend is pretty packed, hopefully I’ll still be able to squeeze in some time for some much, much-needed relaxation. Here are a few things I was loving this week…

This DIY from Victoria. Finally, a DIY project that seems easy enough for me to conquer!

I pre-ordered this book and can’t wait to dive in.

InStyle.com got a makeover!

I bought this vest in both colors. Love a good budget-friendly find!

Love this look from Hallie! Makes me want to invest in a great leather jacket

Very obsessed with this monogram necklace!

Can’t get enough of this classic look from Mackenzie! Her hot pink pumps are so fab. And they’re on sale, too!

Still drooling over Julia’s vacation photos. Kat’s trip to Africa is also giving me a major travel itch!

I’ve started my apartment hunt for my next place in NYC. Major apartment envy from Carly’s cute place… Photos here, here, & here.

See you Monday! xo

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The Feeling’s Neutral

by Jessica Sturdy on March 21, 2014

I’m almost positive this is the first time I’m wearing this sweater on the blog and I find that to be quite astounding considering how frequently I wear it. Truthfully, I’d wear it every single day if I could. The coziest and the comfiest. #SignMeUp

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Spring has Sprung!

by Jessica Sturdy on March 20, 2014

Happy Spring, you guys! It’s a gorgeous sunny day here in NYC and I couldn’t be happier! You know how I like to get ahead of myself so naturally, I pulled out all of the springy stops today — bare legs, a short-sleeved pastel blouse, and a fun & flirty white skirt. And while it might not be warm enough just yet, I’m majorly day-dreaming about the days of outdoor lunches, brunches, and happy hours that are ahead!

Speaking of spring and things to look forward to, I’m co-hosting the Express Times Square Grand Opening Party next week and you’re invited! I mean, Robin Thicke is performing… How can you not come? Aaah, so excited!! Details are below…

When: Tuesday, March 25th — Doors open at 7pm!

Where: 46th & Broadway #EXPNYC

Why: Robin Thicke. Giveaways. Prizes. Me. Julia. Natalie. You! :)

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Bow-Tied Blouse

by Jessica Sturdy on March 17, 2014

It’s somewhat eerie that I had this outfit on my calendar to post today. I meant to finish this post last night, but after a 11-hour workday on a Sunday, I couldn’t muster up the concentration to write last night. Fast forward to this morning when I was skimming through the headlines and saw the tragic news that fashion designer L’Wren Scott had passed away. Here, I am wearing 3 of the pieces from her holiday collaboration with Banana Republic.

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Back to Bundled

by Jessica Sturdy on March 13, 2014

Welp, those feelings of spring were really short-lived, weren’t they? Now it’s back to being bundled up! Currently feels like 5 degrees in New York. I can hardly contain my excitement. #sarcasm

Turtlenecks are my favorite way to try and stay warm while wearing a dress in the winter months. (Another outfit here!) My go-to is the tissue tee at J.Crew because it’s super light-weight and doesn’t add too much bulk.

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