Gray & Green

by Jessica Sturdy on September 29, 2014

Gap Tee | Alexandra Grecco Skirt | Silver Pumps | Capwell + Co Necklace | Buxom Lip Gloss | Capwell + Co Earrings | Milly Clutch | Capwell + Co Bracelet Set

Looking back at these photos makes me kind of sad that summer is officially over. My summer glow is fading fast, I’m having to start thinking about holiday travel (wtf), and lazy days spent by the pool seem so long ago. There’s so much to look forward to this fall, but it’s always so bittersweet.

However, I kind of figured out a way to work on the whole tan thing. A few days before these photos were taken, I got my (FIRST EVER) spray tan! I have always been so hesitant because I didn’t want to look orange or fake or anything like that, but my friend Kim convinced me. I went to St. Tropez and got a spray tan with their celebrity tanner, Sophie. The entire experience was unbelievable! Especially now that I’m looking back at these pictures a month later, I think I’m going to be hooked! I didn’t have as many pool/beach weekends as I would have liked this summer, but I had a pretty amazing end-of-summer tan. It was perfect for my birthday weekend in Texas and the start of NYFW.

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Weekend Reading

by Jessica Sturdy on September 27, 2014

Happy Saturday! If you’ve got some downtime this weekend, here’s a list of some of my favorite links from the last week. Enjoy!

  • I had a bit of a fan-girl freak-out moment when I saw Olivia Palermo wearing a Capwell + Co necklace during London Fashion Week. (For those that don’t know, my day-job is at Capwell + Co and Olivia Palermo is, by far, my #1 style crush. Worlds colliding in the best way possible!)
  • I’m constantly getting men’s style questions, but haven’t gotten a chance to write a post for the boys. However, my friend Lauren just posted a fall style guide for men. Check it out and send it to the men in your life that need a little guidance!
  • 28 Telltale Signs You’ve Officially Become a New Yorker. This is spot on… Every. Single. One. A very funny must-read if you live in NY!
  • Love, love, LOVING this sweater. Every color, please.
  • If you’re in the NYC area, be sure to sign up to come to a private shopping event with me!
  • One glass of red wine is the equivalent of going to the gym? I mean, I’m not going to stop working out, but I definitely feel a little less guilty about all of the wine I drink. ;) (Speaking of wine.. I took home a bottle of Seven Daughters Pinot Noir from Lauren’s wine tasting a few weeks ago and cracked it open earlier this week. So good and such a great price point, too!)
  • With my upcoming trip to Europe (a lot more on that to come!), I’m bookmarking this post from my friend Hitha! Sleeping on a plane is something I’ve yet to master. Here’s to hoping!
  • Missing Julia so much now that she’s out of the city! Loved her pro/con list about moving to the ‘burbs. I’ve always preached that I’m never moving to the burbs, but this post does make it sound rather lovely.
  • I’m in the market for a new pair of nude pumps and I think these will be the ones I order. The heel is shorter than I normally go for, but I guess that just means they’ll be more comfortable for all-day wearing!
  • Hallie posted her last NYFW recap. Laugh out loud funny, as usual.
  • If you’re anything like me, every bit of self control goes out the window after you’ve had a few drinks. #ALLOFTHEPIZZA — I was laughing and nodding my head in agreement to every single one of these! (And somehow related to each and every one of them, too. Oops.) 9 Drunk Eating Habits and What They Say About You — In other news, I actually had to delete my Seamless iPhone app this week due to late-night ordering. It was just too easy!

Hope you have an amazing weekend! And not too much late-night pizza.. ;)

xo

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Feminine Flair

by Jessica Sturdy on September 25, 2014

You may remember that I teamed up with Nordstrom Rack earlier this fall for a new store opening in Brooklyn. (If you need to jog your memory, you can check it out here!) Well it turns out that Nordstrom Rack is opening another store in Brooklyn in a few weeks and I get to join in on the fun once again! Typically, these private shopping events aren’t open to the public, but 25 of you will be able to come and shop early! And one person will get a styling session with me! Fun, right? More details are below.

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Missing Montauk

by Jessica Sturdy on September 22, 2014

Before fall is officially upon us, I figured I’d share a few tidbits from this past summer. A few of us girls headed to Montauk in August and it was the perfect little getaway! It felt far too short (I could have stayed for weeks, but ya know, that whole job thing.), but a few days is better than none, right? It truly was one of the best weekends of the summer!

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Remix & Repeat

by Jessica Sturdy on September 22, 2014

Ann Taylor Top | Tibi Leopard Skirt | Ann Taylor Sandals | Ann Taylor Necklace | Tom Ford Sunglasses | Michael Kors Watch | Capwell + Co Bangles | Sequin NYC Bracelet | 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli | Stila ‘Beso’ Lipstick | Essie ‘Midnight Cami’ Nail Polish

Last outfit post from NYFW! I’ll keep it short and sweet because I’m personally ready to move the eff on from fashion week. I have a feeling you probably are, too. ;)

I wore this on Monday morning for two of my favorite shows — Lela Rose & Tommy Hilfiger. I was feeling super lazy when I was getting dressed so I basically re-wore my outfit from Saturday. Just wore a different skirt! Hey, if Anna can repeat outfits, I can too.

Lela Rose is always filled with the most gorgeous dresses and girly separates and I’m still dreaming about the opening look. I’ve said it before, but Tommy is always one of my favorite shows. Each and every season, the set is truly AMAZING. In February, the Park Avenue Armory was transformed into an apres-ski winter wonderland complete with a ski-lift and this season it was all about the vintage festival-chic rock & roll! There was even a live band playing during the show! So, so cool.

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Dot Dot Dot

by Jessica Sturdy on September 20, 2014

Kate Spade’s latest polka dot collection is spot on!

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Holst + Lee for LOFT

by Jessica Sturdy on September 19, 2014

There’s nothing I love more than shopping for a good cause. Each October, LOFT partners with a celebrity or designer for a limited-edition jewelry collection to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, LOFT teamed up with Holst + Lee to create a pretty fab necklace and set of earrings — and 70% of the purchase price goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Find out more about the collaboration here.

The collaboration is even more special to me this year because I absolutely love the team at Holst + Lee! I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Natalie, the designer at Holst + Lee, over the last year through my day job and she’s one of the coolest, most genuine ladies around. And obviously I’ve been wearing LOFT for years so I love seeing the two brands work together!

What I love most about the Holst + Lee for LOFT pieces is how true to the Holst + Lee aesthetic they are. I actually saw Natalie wearing the necklace a few weeks ago and I had no idea that it was the necklace for LOFT. And it’s under $70! (And 70% of the sale goes to breast cancer research!)

Shop: Necklace | Earrings

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Athletic Esthetic

by Jessica Sturdy on September 19, 2014

Alice & Olivia Top | BCBG Skirt | Vera Bradley Backpack c/o | Joie Sneakers | Tom Ford Sunglasses | Marc By Marc Jacobs Watch

One fall trend that I could NOT be more excited about is SPORTY CHIC. Sneakers, backpacks, sporty fabrics (like fleece, mesh, neoprene, and quilted and perforated leather) track pants, baseball caps, and varsity-style jackets are everywhere this season! And in my opinion, what’s not to love?! I can’t get enough of the cool vibe that these sportswear-inspired pieces give off. And the comfort and wearability can’t be beat! Comfy and cool? Count me in.

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Fashion Week Dropout

by Jessica Sturdy on September 17, 2014

Cropped Tee (on sale!) | rag & bone Boyfriend Jeans | Joie Leopard Sneakers | Michael Kors Watch | Tom Ford Sunglasses | 3.1 Phillip Lim Medium Pashli Bag

Day 4 of NYFW started off just as any of the others would… I got up, got ready, picked out one of my pre-planned outfits and hopped in a cab. Sunday was a slower day for my schedule so I was meeting Meghan and Hallie for brunch at Spasso in the West Village. However, after 3 iced coffees and lots of girl talk, I decided I was still too tired to run the rat race for a fourth day in a row. With the second half of the week still upon us at that point, I figured my time was best spent playing catch up with my inbox. I went home and changed out of my dress and into the comfiest thing I could find — a cropped tee, boyfriend jeans, and sneakers — and spend the day working at LPQ with my wife/girlfriend/life partner.

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The Lowdown on Layering For Outdoor Exercise

by Jessica Sturdy on September 16, 2014

When it comes to outdoor exercise in the fall, I really don’t know how people do it without layers. I’ll be absolutely freezing one second and hot & sweating the next. Not to mention the weather… You leave your apartment when it’s cloudy and 15 minutes later, the sun is beating down. It’s a total crapshoot. Thus, layers.

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