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


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. 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


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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Spring Fling

by Jessica Sturdy on March 12, 2014

The abundance of sunshine on Saturday, the extra hour of daylight on Sunday, the 60 degree day yesterday, and leaving work this week when it’s still light out have all confirmed one thing… I may or may not have a slight case of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Let’s just say that this spring-like weather is truly like a breath of fresh air!

I’ve been trying to incorporate little bits of spring and pops of color to get me by until the warmer weather is here to stay. From bright blooms to punchy polishes, every little touch helps to fight away these winter blues!

Capwell + Co Necklaces | OPI Nail Polishes | ASOS Aviators | Matt Bernson x Stripes & Sequins Glitter Flats (also love this polka dot pair!)

PS – If you’re out shopping on Saturday (it’s supposed to be gorgeous!), be sure to swing by DKNY on Madison Avenue! I’ll be there from 2-4 styling some spring-y outfits, shopping, and sipping on champagne. :)

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by Jessica Sturdy on March 10, 2014

While it wasn’t quite bare legs weather in New York this past weekend, I can’t complain about the abundance of sunshine! I wore this dress & denim jacket combo a few weeks ago when Mother Nature gave us a little preview of spring. When I was getting ready, I couldn’t decide between these leopard pumps or a pop-of-color (most likely in the form of my pink J.Crew pumps). I like the look of the leopard with the black, white, and denim, but I feel like the hot pink pumps would have popped more for photos in front of this mural.

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Classic Combo

by Jessica Sturdy on March 7, 2014

Taking it back a few weeks, but I wore this outfit during NYFW for a brunch with Design Darling. (You can see Hallie’s recap post here & Mackenzie’s recap here!) It was the cutest brunch atop the Gramercy Park Hotel with a group of fabulous ladies. A much-needed few hours of relaxation during the NYFW craziness. :)

PS: The winners for the Rivet & Sway giveaway were announced here!

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