Leaves Falling, Time Flying

by Jessica Sturdy on November 2, 2013

Wow, how is it November already?! I can’t believe how fast these fall days have been going. I was in DC for a few hours today (quick work trip!) and it felt like just yesterday that I was there for Thanksgiving. Where does the time go?! (PS: Here are two more outfits from my trip to DC last fall .. one | two)

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Halloween Happenings

by Jessica Sturdy on October 31, 2013

Hi friends! Did you dress up today? I’m kind of opting out of Halloween this year. The end of October really snuck up on me and I didn’t have a second to think about a costume. I’ll just stick to eating the candy. ;)

Just a few things today…

1. I’ve been flipping through the Glam Style: Festive Fall iPad app and I can’t get enough. It’s a free download and you might even get a peek at my Halloween costume in 1991! There’s fur involved. And hot pink.

2. Capwell + Co. is having a Halloween sale! I’ve been wearing so much of their jewelry lately and you really can’t beat 25% off! Use code Halloween2013. (Oh, and if you’re in New York, they just opened up a Pop-Up Shop!)

3. I love this video that Hallie did for Halloween. Too funny!

4. For my costumes in years past, check out these posts: one & two

One of my favorites… My brother, Taylor, and I dressed up as Simba & Nala…

Have a happy & safe holiday! :)


Dots & Bows

by Jessica Sturdy on October 30, 2013

Whenever you’re late, there’s never a cab. You know the types of times that I’m talking about… Whenever you forget an umbrella, it rains. Whenever you wear heels and don’t bring a change of flats, you’ll end up having to run all over the city. #MurphysLaw

Well, I have a new one, guys. Whenever you are on your way to the Lucky Magazine FABB Blogger Conference, a hasty barista will spray syrup all over your brand new silk skirt. Oh wait, that only happens to me. #SyrupShower

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Back to Blue

by Jessica Sturdy on October 25, 2013

I was having a conversation with Hallie the other day about how my style has become increasingly more casual over the past few months. Since I switched jobs in August, I don’t necessarily go into an office every day. My last office was business casual — blue jeans were only allowed on Fridays. Part of me misses dressing up a bit more each day, but had you asked me how I felt about that three months ago, I would have said that I’d give anything to be able to wear jeans. Easier mornings, hello! The grass is always greener, isn’t it? I’ve been enjoying pairing loads of layers with my blue jeans this fall, but I feel like I should make the effort to dress up a bit more during the week. Easier said than done!

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Take Me to Paris

by Jessica Sturdy on October 24, 2013

A red suede jacket, a black and white striped sweater, a sleek pair of black skinny jeans, a cozy scarf, and a pair of walkable booties. I think all that’s missing is a little Vespa! With multiple friends going on big trips soon (or having just gone), and following a few bloggers’ journeys abroad on Instagram, I think I’ve gotten a little bite from the travel bug. I’ve never been to Europe, but I’m dying to go. If and when I do go, I have a feeling this is the type of outfit I will be wearing. #TakeMetoParis

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Workout Wish List

by Jessica Sturdy on October 24, 2013

My mom has been in town this past week helping me with a little project. More on that later, I promise! She leaves today, but she has an extra pair of shoes in her suitcase.

Since we’ve been on our feet so much this past week, my mom needed some extra support by Day Two. We took a walk down to the adidas Store in Soho so she could pick up a new pair of sneakers. She totally surprised me with her bold choice, but I absolutely love the pair she picked out. While she was trying on, I made my way around the store picking out a few items to add to my wish list. It’s never too early for a Christmas list, right?

1. EVERYTHING from adidas by Stella McCartney! Namely, these sneakers, these tights, this hoodiethese tights, and this bag.

2. This Climawarm+ Pullover. Love the color-blocking!

3. This Ultimate Fleece Pullover Hoodie. Perfect for Illini games!

4. This Ultimate Twist Hoodie. Can’t get enough of the neck!

5. This Ultimate Fleece Pullover Hoodie. The gray color is so versatile!

What’s on your workout wish list?!

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Top it Off

by Jessica Sturdy on October 22, 2013

Today I’m mixing a few of my favorite oldies with two of my current staples — this J.Crew bag and these fabulous Cole Haan booties.

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Short & Sweet

by Jessica Sturdy on October 21, 2013

Happy Monday! Hope you had a fabulous fall weekend. I’m keeping it short, sweet, and simple today, it is a Monday after all.

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by Jessica Sturdy on October 20, 2013

Sundays were made for oversized burnt out sweaters (in leopard print, of course!) and distressed denim. A few of my girlfriends and I went to Numero 28 (one of my favorite pizza spots!) a few Sundays ago and I knew an oversized top was essential. I’m always one to overindulge, what can I say?!

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Bell Bottom

by Jessica Sturdy on October 18, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve used the term “Bell Bottom,” but I think I’m going to start referring to this skirt as my bell bottom skirt. I mean, I seriously can’t stop wearing it. I’ve even considered getting a second one because I love it so much. Might as well have a fun name, right?

Oh, and this necklace? I’m obsessed. Hope you like it because you will be seeing a lot of it! :)

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