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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Pops of Pink

by Jessica Sturdy on February 13, 2014

As I was scrolling through my Instagram a few days ago, I realized that there were pops of pink in almost every single photo! These past few months have been pretty dreary and I feel like my clothing choices have been made around the mantra — All Black Errythang. But lately, there has been a bit more color. Maybe these little pops of pink are my way of trying to fast forward to spring!

All photos from my Instagram.

Newest scent in my fragrance collection: Love Express

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The Gift of Time

by Jessica Sturdy on February 11, 2014

By this point, I think it’s pretty evident that I’m a bit of a watch “collector.” The term collector being used lightly, as I’m mainly referring to the fact that I have a lot of watches and I keep buying more. I wear a watch every single day and on those rare days that I forget, I’m constantly glancing at my wrist for the time. See? Not just for fashion purposes either.

I know Valentine’s Day is typically associated with buying jewelry, but I feel like that is just so cliche. Don’t get me wrong — I definitely would not turn down a Cartier Love Bracelet, anything Yurman, or an Hermes bangle (or 2). Ever. (Take notes, boys.) But when it comes to Valentine’s Day presents, I feel like there are other routes to take.

Personally, I always love the idea of gifting a watch for a special occasion. It’s a gift that’s timeless and truly caters to a person’s individual style. You can choose how much you want to spend, and it’s something that he or she will wear and actually use every single day. I still remember exactly which watch I received for my high school and college graduations, the first watch I saved up and bought myself, and the list goes on. I mean, I actually still remember (and have) my very first watch… It was Pochahontas from the Disney Store. I’ve also given my brothers and multiple boyfriends watches for holidays and milestones over the years, too. The gift of time… Who can object?

In my typical tomboy fashion lately (Seriously, what has gotten into me?), I’ve actually added 2 mens watches to my collection — this one & this one. I feel like they provide just the right amount of masculinity to my usually girly outfits. It’s all about the juxtaposition, ya’ll.

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Lady in Gray

by Jessica Sturdy on February 10, 2014

Happy Monday! (True Story: I just had to look up what day it was.) We’re in the midst of New York Fashion Week and all of the days are blending together at this point. As fun and exhilarating as this week is, it’s kind of starting to take a toll … Early mornings, jam-packed days, lots of parties and get-togethers, late nights, and barely any sleep. Exhausted is an understatement! If you were to sneak a peek at my dark circles, you would probably think that I’ve joined a boxing league. And if you were to take a look at my feet, you might think that I’m pregnant. #SwellingForDays Actually, I feel like my entire body is swollen at this point. Maybe because I’ve been living off of chips & guac for the last few days…

Anyway, enough about my physically fatigued state. Let’s talk my outfit for a second — I wore this monochromatic gray look to work last week before the NYFW madness began. Pink and gray has always been one of my favorite color combinations so I topped off all of the gray with my bubblegum pink coat from J.Crew. I kept my accessories simple… clear, silver, and crystal.

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Pucker Up

by Jessica Sturdy on February 6, 2014

It’s hard to believe that we’re already about 1/4 of the way into February, but I have a feeling the rest of the month is going to fly by even faster. New York Fashion Week officially begins today and F/W 2014 looks have already started walking down the runways! [Sorry in advance to my friends & family... Talk to you in a few weeks.] The Olympic games in Sochi also start today and before you know it, February 14th will be here, too. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentines’ Day (I’ve got a hot date with Hallie & Ashley), or spending some QT with yourself, it’s always more fun to be a little bit festive, no?

When I spotted this lipstick print sweater, I knew it would pair perfectly with my Kate Spade skirt. You know what they say, “Too much of a good thing is… even better.” Do they say that? Who knows, but I do. When I got home and realized that my J.Crew hot pink pumps couldn’t actually match the sweater or skirt more if they tried, it was dubbed a meant to be situation.

To make my look even more literal, I went with punchy pink jewelry from Charming Charlie. A fabulous pair of two-tone earrings, a gorgeous pave link necklace that picks up the pink so well, a set of bracelets that will be the perfect pop of color in my neutral wrist stacks, and these adorable L-O-V-E rings! The best part about each piece? The price.

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Superbowl Sweats

by Jessica Sturdy on February 4, 2014

I kept it casual and a little bit sporty for the Super Bowl this year. Since I could have cared less about who won (I mean, I was rooting for the Broncos purely because they have the same colors as the Bears), I stayed neutral — in black. In retrospect, wearing my pajama jeans was probably a bit too man-repelling for the occasion. Live and learn, I suppose. What did you wear for the game?

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Grammys 2014: Forgot the Fashion

by Jessica Sturdy on January 30, 2014

Other than a few absolutely amazing performances — Beyonce & Jay-Z (we all know how I feel about it by now), Kendrick Lamar & Imagine Dragons, Mackelmore, and John Legend — I was really underwhelmed by the Grammys this year. The rest of the show kind of bored me… I mean, did they just forget the fashion this year? E! chose the 5 Best Dressed and I have to agree with their picks… These 5 ladies were my favorites, too.

Even if majority of the dresses were a snooze-fest this year, it’s still possible to draw some inspiration from a few of the frocks.

Katy Perry’s whimsical Valentino dress reminded me that I need to pull my ballerina skirt out again. Fashion Week, perhaps? I’m thinking of pairing it with something in the same blush color family for a head-to-toe look like Katy’s.

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Subtle Sparkle

by Jessica Sturdy on January 27, 2014

Oh man, you guys. What a weekend! Hallie and I over-served ourselves, per usual. Or actually the bartender at Narcissa over-served us. #WineonWineonWine Sunday was spent brunching, recovering, and crying from laughing at Saturday night’s antics. And then judging live-tweeting the Grammys with Glam. Beyonce and Jay-Z? I died. May or may not have wet dreams about that one. #NotSorry

On a slightly more appropriate note, I’m happy to be ditching my layers and the brutally cold temps for the week! Heading to LA this morning… Follow along on Instagram!

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Cap & Camo

by Jessica Sturdy on January 24, 2014

Another day, another baseball cap. Maybe I’m going through a late tomboy phase or something, but I can’t seem to get enough of any of my baseball hats lately. In my girliness’ defense, I did wear this outfit for a more sporty occasion — to the Knicks game last week. (When they actually won.)

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