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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Behind-The-Scenes Style (Win a Trip to NYC!)

by Jessica Sturdy on October 17, 2013

Wow, what a whirlwind this week has been! The past few weeks, actually. Isn’t it funny how life likes to surprise you sometimes? Just when you think your plate is full — BAM! — an entire second plate is plopped down in front of you. (Sorry, I’m full of analogies lately.) I can’t wait to share all of the amazing and exciting things that are in the works right now. I know I keep alluding to things, but I promise I will spill all of the deets soon!

On the topic of exciting news, though, I do have a fun little announcement to share with you. I teamed up with InStyle & XOXO for a Behind-the-Scenes Style Sweepstakes! The prize is pretty awesome — a trip to New York!

You (and a friend!) could win a 3 day, 2 night trip to New York City, including airfare, dinner, an XOXO shopping spree, and a styling session with me at the XOXO showroom!

The sweepstakes is taking place on Facebook.. Make sure you pop on over and enter to win!

Below, find some of the outfits I’ve been creating with pieces from XOXO!

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Quirky & Quilted

by Jessica Sturdy on October 16, 2013

The hustle and bustle of New York City is amazing. It’s invigorating, inspiring, and one of the many reasons that I love to call New York home. But don’t let all of the ‘I Heart NY’ stuff fool you, this city can be a real you-know-what. Whenever I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed, it’s always nice to take a little trip to escape the city! I ended up having to cancel my plans to head back to Chicago this coming weekend (more on that later!) so my friend Rose and I decided to take a little day trip instead.

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Mix and Match

by Jessica Sturdy on October 15, 2013

A few months ago I realized that my closet was seriously lacking a good selection of silky blouses so I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect colors, prints, patterns, and most importantly, fits. I was absolutely smitten when I found this designer black and white striped blouse at T.J. Maxx. I knew it would be the perfect shirt to mix and match with all of the other prints in my wardrobe.

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Sweater Weather

by Jessica Sturdy on October 12, 2013

Sweater weather is here and I just can’t get enough! My favorite time of year, for sure. You don’t necessarily need a jacket, but being cozied up in an oversized sweater with a slight chill in the air feels just right!

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Lay(er) It On Me

by Jessica Sturdy on October 11, 2013

I’m a sucker for layering in the fall. Sweaters, chambray shirts, scarves, boots, leather jackets, you name it! Just thinking of a fall wardrobe makes me smile. Okay okay, anything to do with fall makes me pretty darn happy.

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Blush Ballerina

by Jessica Sturdy on October 10, 2013

When I saw this skirt at L. Mae Boutique, I did a not-so-little happy dance. I have been searching and searching (and searching some more) for an affordable blush ballerina skirt! You won’t even believe me when I tell you how much this one is. Go take a look and see for yourself! (It’s sold out now, but it was forty dollars. 4-0.)

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Scalloped Skirt + a Few (more) Favorites

by Jessica Sturdy on October 9, 2013

Another one of those posts where almost every piece I am wearing has a little story to go along with it.. Let’s start with the skirt, shall we?

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Navy + Neon

by Jessica Sturdy on October 8, 2013

We’re having a bit of an Indian Summer here in the northeast so it only seems fitting to share one of my forgotten about outfits from this summer. Stripes on Stripes on Gingham.

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