Two Five

by Jessica Sturdy on September 1, 2014

I turned 25 yesterday and got to spend the long weekend celebrating with some of my closest friends. (More on that to come!) Before I left town, I met up with Lydia for a fun little birthday shoot. I’ll take any excuse that I can get to buy balloons!

It’s funny how 25 just seems older. I’m officially in my mid-twenties. I’m five years from 30. A lot of my friends are getting married or planning their weddings, buying houses, thinking about having children, moving to the suburbs, etc. And here I am, buying big gold balloons to celebrate my birthday and drinking the Hamptons out of rosé(Sounds kind of like one of my favorite blogs!) I’m having the time of my life, though, and in my opinion, that’s what your twenties are for. I feel like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. I’m learning a little bit more about myself every day and I believe that when the timing is right, the rest will fall together. So cheers to another year of living it up in New York City!

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Back to School

by Jessica Sturdy on August 28, 2014

If you’re anything like me, ‘back-to-school’ season is one of your absolute favorites! While I haven’t actually been heading back to school in a number of years now (#GettingOld), the fall still embodies a bit of a fresh start. I’m not as ready for the fall as I normally am this year (more on that here), but I’ve been trying to put my summertime sadness at bay and get into the spirit of a fun new season. And how am I doing that? Shopping, of course. Shopping makes everything a little bit better! ;)

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Snoozing Summer

by Jessica Sturdy on August 28, 2014

As we start to round out the summer and one of my favorite months of the year (#BirthdayMonth), I’m getting so unbelievably nostalgic for the summer season. I don’t know what’s gotten into me this year. Typically, I start the fall countdown sometime in… oh, I don’t know, February? Football, pumpkin picking, fall fashion, chunky sweaters, leather, dark nail polish, pumpkin anything & everything, fall foliage… The list could go on and on and on and on. Most of the time, these are all of my favorite things and I can’t wait to dive face first into a pumpkin pie the season. But something is off this year. As much as I love fall, I really wouldn’t mind if it never came. This summer has been one of the busiest, but also one of the best. It’s just flown by far too quickly though. It feels like just yesterday I was writing my summer bucket list and now I’m gearing up for Labor Day and NYFW. I feel as if I’m holding a handful of sand and the harder I try to hold on to it, the faster it goes away. You know what I mean? It’s almost like snoozing the alarm clock in the morning… Give me just a few more minutes, summer! Pretty please! Just 5 more…

Like the dweller that I am, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite outfits that I was wearing last August. As I mentioned yesterday, I know the blog has been a bit quiet over the past few weeks so let’s just take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?

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Short & Sweet

by Jessica Sturdy on August 26, 2014

borrowed Nicole Miller Artelier Top | J.Crew Skirt (on sale!) | Just Fab Pumps c/o | Tom Ford Sunglasses | Phillip Lim Pashli Bag | Stila Beso Lipstick + Cargo Cosmetics Lip Gloss

I’m sure I’ll get around to telling you guys more about this summer at some point, but let me just say this… It’s been batshit crazy. I feel like I’m being pulled in 15 different directions (and it’s all in a great way!), but it’s just been a lot for me to handle and a lot for me to try and keep up with. (Hence the radio silence and lack of posts over the past few months.)

This outfit sums it up pretty well though… It wasn’t until I was looking at the photos later that I realized I forgot to put on a single piece of jewelry that day. I mean, I work for a jewelry company.. How does that even happen?

Anyway, keeping it short and sweet today, as it’s 2:00am and I have to leave my apartment at 6:45am for an early morning meeting tomorrow/today. Sleep? What’s that?

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Denim & Stripes

by Jessica Sturdy on August 25, 2014

There’s nothing I love more than classic staples to build your wardrobe around! Striped tee shirts, chambray that can be dressed up or down, structured blazers, and a few great pair of jeans definitely make the list. I’ve teamed up with Lands’ End today to feature some of their new pieces that are the perfect foundation for your fall wardrobe.

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Sailcloth Stripes

by Jessica Sturdy on August 19, 2014

Gap Tee | Nicole Miller Maxi Skirt (on sale!) | Sam Edelman Sandals (on sale!) | Mark & Graham Monogrammed Clutch | Capwell + Co Necklace (wearing 2!)CuffBlue Tassel BraceletTurquoise Tassel BraceletRing | Coach Sunglasses | Jawbone UP24 Band (accidentally forgot to take it off for photos!)

Back at it with the whole navy and white thing. I saw this maxi skirt and knew that I absolutely had to have it. (FYI: It’s currently on sale!) For only having it a week or two, I’ve worn it a surprising amount of times. I wore it to work last week (as seen here) with a navy tee and then again in Montauk a few weekends ago with a white tee & tassel necklace. Can’t get enough!

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White & Navy

by Jessica Sturdy on August 18, 2014

Tory Burch Sweater (similar) | Old Navy Jeans | Jack Rogers Sandals | Capwell + Co Necklace | Vineyard Vines Clutch (similar here & here) | Michael Kors Watch | Capwell + Co Bracelets | Coach Sunglasses | Margaret Elizabeth Bracelet (25% off the whole site with code bows)

New York has been so mild and gorgeous this summer… We’ve really lucked out! Normally August is sweltering hot and disgustingly humid, but that hasn’t been the case at all this summer. There have been a few days that have even felt a bit like fall! On the cooler days, I’ve pulled out my short sleeve sweaters and denim. (White denim, of course.)

Navy blue & white is probably my favorite color combination. Outfits, decor, you name it. If it’s navy and white, I’m pretty much sold. I love how it looks super nautical for the summer, but it can transition into the cooler months with the right accessories.

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Wardrobe Remix

by Jessica Sturdy on August 13, 2014

Express Dress (old, similar here) | J.Crew Belt | Gap Vest (old, similar on sale!) | Sam Edelman Sandals (on sale!) | Michael Kors Wallet | Capwell + Co Ring | Michael Kors Watch | Margaret Elizabeth Bracelet (25% off with code bows) | Capwell + Co Tassel Bracelets (on sale!) | Maya Brenner Necklace

Happy Hump Day! I don’t know what it is lately, but the weeks have been dragging and the weekends fly by far too quickly. I think I’m in need a true vacation, but it will be a while. (Counting down the days until October 9th for that reason!)

In my typical rush to get out the door on summer mornings, I always grab some sort of dress from my closet. When paired with a printed belt and a denim vest, this little black dress looks totally different that any other time I’ve worn it. (Last worn on the blog here & here.)

In fact, pretty much everything I’m wearing in this outfit is all from years past. (I’ve styled it all on the blog numerous times before, too.) It’s all about remixing your wardrobe!

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Converse x Missoni

by Jessica Sturdy on August 12, 2014

Did you hear the news? Converse launched a line of sneakers with Missoni and there’s no shortage of zig zag goodness.

Here are my three favorite pairs. (one/two/three) Which pair do you like best? You can find them all here!


The Proper Pieces for Every Pace

by Jessica Sturdy on August 12, 2014

I finally purchased a Jawbone Up24 band a few weeks ago and I’ve become kind of obsessed with making sure I get in 10,000+ steps per day. If you’re not familiar, it’s a little band that you wear on your wrist (amongst your stack of bracelets) and it tracks your steps and your sleep. (My boss forwarded me this David Sedaris piece about your life revolving around a little band and it’s pretty funny, but also kind of hits close to home!) I know some people who have stopped using their bands for various reasons but overall, I think it’s going well for me.

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