Black & White

by Jessica Sturdy on April 28, 2014

Happy Monday! I’m approaching today and this week with a fresh outlook. I’m simply not allowing myself to look back and dwell on the crazy things that happened this weekend. Not to throw all of my negative bullsh*t your way, but this weekend was absolutely a weekend from hell. It truly seemed that everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. (I mean, I may or may not have gotten locked out of my apartment at 1am in my pajamas –not even wearing a bra– without my keys or cell phone. And my only set of spare keys was at Hallie‘s apartment and she was in Ohio. And I didn’t have a phone to call a locksmith. Yeah, that happened. But I finally got back in and it “only” cost a cool $440. #KillMe) I wish I could say the bad luck stopped there, but I would be lying to you. However, I’m not going to let it get me down for another day. Starting this week off with good vibes only! :)

On the topic of a fresh slate, I’m loving all white everything lately. I can’t stop wearing my white jeans and I keep gravitating towards white tops to pair them with. Carly actually wrote a post yesterday about how she thinks her white cravings are coming from the sense of clutter in her life and I couldn’t agree more. When everything feels messy, I just want something to feel nice and neat!

I started with my white jeans and added this black & white striped tee that’s been on repeat lately. From there, I put on all black layers and accessories — this vest (See? Told you I’d be wearing it on the reg.), a pair of black sandals, my beloved Tom Ford sunglasses, and my favorite black bag.

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WWW: Weekend Web Wandering

by Jessica Sturdy on April 27, 2014

This article on College Prepster about soaking up your Sundays is a must read. Once I clicked over to Maxie’s blog, I discovered her article about the Art of Slow Mornings. I’ve always loved a slow morning for the way that it makes me feel so much more prepared for the day.

Couldn’t be any more obsessed with this orange & blue bag. PERFECT FOR ILLINI GAMES! All of my Illinois girls need this bag.

corals + cognacs is giving away $500 worth of Capwell + Co jewelry… Don’t miss it!

How to Get the Most Out of Your Weekend

I got to spend the night at a new hotel in NYC, Citizen M, a few weeks ago and this feature in Time Out New York is pretty spot-on!

Speaking of time away from home, this article SPOKE TO ME. It’s Time to Get Away: 9 Signs Your Wanderlust is Calling

Dying for the Ellen Dress at Otte. #everycolor (PS: All of the Otte signature label merchandise is 25% off this weekend. Just use code OTTELOVE25!)

Loving this collaboration between 2 of my favorites — Stripes & Sequins and Holst & Lee!

How to Combat Your Work Schedule and Stop Feeling So Overwhelmed

This door mat is just TOO CUTE.

The 60-Second Sleep Deprivation Test .. I definitely failed.

See you back here tomorrow for a new outfit post! It’s been quite the hectic past few days… Bear with me guys!

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Owning Overalls

by Jessica Sturdy on April 23, 2014

What the heck is going on? I’m wearing overalls and it’s not even Throwback Thursday. Kind of a crazy thought, but you better believe that this pair of overalls is going to have a starting position in my weekend wardrobe game this spring and summer! I remember my mom not wanting me wearing overalls back in the day (I’m pretty sure I had to beg for my first pair) so I can only image her thoughts on this outfit. (Hi Mom!) Not going to lie to you though, I had some major flashbacks to my middle school days when I put these bad boys on. But then I remembered why overalls are the greatest things ever.

1. They are insanely comfortable and SO perfect for running around on the weekends. 2. You don’t have to worry about adjusting your waistband at all. 3. BUILT-IN “FOOD BABY” CONCEALER. An extra piece of fabric that so nicely covers my stomach.. Into it!

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Talk Derby To Me

by Jessica Sturdy on April 22, 2014

Carly, Hallie, Mackenzie, and I met up at the Waldorf for the most festive little lunch with Vineyard Vines last week! The theme? Ladies who drink bourbon at lunch. Or rather, ladies who lunch meet the Kentucky Derby. ;)

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Springtime Style

by Jessica Sturdy on April 19, 2014

Spring in New York City is truly unlike anything else. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the city pretty much year round, and especially in the fall, but in the spring — there’s just something about it. The city absolutely comes alive in the spring. We start shedding our all-black ensembles for lighter and brighter pieces of clothing.

Here’s a look back at some of my favorite looks from last spring…

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Barbour Jacket & Boyfriend Jeans

by Jessica Sturdy on April 18, 2014

Happy Friday! As another week winds down, I couldn’t be more happy to welcome the weekend. My best friend from high school got in town late last night to stay with me for the weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! She has visited me twice a year since I moved to New York (#friendoftheyear) and we always have the best time. We’ll be brunching, shopping, and hopefully spending as much time outdoors as possible. She’s even going to try Soul Cycle with me! Oh, and drinking. I’m sure there will be lots of that. ;)

I came across this outfit in the archives recently and decided to re-create with some of my current pieces. You truly can’t go wrong with a striped tee, an olive green jacket, a good pair of jeans, and a pop of leopard print! Speaking of striped tees, this one from Old Navy is probably my all-time favorite tee shirt. I thought it had disappeared in the laundry, but I recently found it in a bin of forgotten tee-shirts. So expect to be seeing it on the reg! And if you’re looking for a good pair of slip-on sneakers, I rounded up my favorite picks here.

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Critter Covered

by Jessica Sturdy on April 17, 2014

I first got a glimpse of these adorable critter-covered smoking slippers at the C.Wonder Summer Press Preview and I’ve been stalking the website ever since. They’re finally available and they are 25% off!

Which is your favorite? Zebras, Giraffes, or Flamingos?

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TBT: Throwback Tux

by Jessica Sturdy on April 17, 2014

Taking it back to late last summer with this one! (I mean, could you not tell from the humidity hair?? Not looking forward to that coming back soon…) Tuxedo vests are still in this season and I absolutely love the borrowed-from-the boys vibe. Perfect to toss on over a dress to give your look a little something extra!

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Window Shopping

by Jessica Sturdy on April 15, 2014

For months my Susan Miller horoscope app has been warning me about the Lunar Eclipse on April 15th. And it’s actually been warning me to be frugal because I will be hit with a lot of unexpected expenses around the eclipse. I majorly procrastinated on my taxes this year and didn’t get everything to my accountant until the 14th, and thus, I found out how much I owe to Uncle Sam this morning. #passthebarfbag Seeing as Seamless doesn’t deliver Dirty Martinis, I had Pinkberry delivered to my office this afternoon to help ease the pain.

I also found out that I got accepted for my new apartment today! (Had to interview with the co-op board yesterday.. Kind of scary!) And while it’s fabulous news that I got the apartment, it just means that I have to fork over even more money this week. What can I say, Susan is usually right.

The Shopbop Friends & Family Sale is always one that I look forward to, but seeing as I had to write some hefty f*cking checks today, I’ll just be window shopping this time around. Retail therapy is usually my method of coping, but I’ll just have to stick to froyo today. And probably definitely some wine tonight.

If you’re looking for ways to blow your refund check, here are some of my favorites…

25% off all full-price and sale items with code INTHEFAMILY14 – Hurry, ends Thursday!

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Spingtime Sheer

by Jessica Sturdy on April 15, 2014

Sheer paneling was all over the runways for spring. I mean, who can forget this sweatshirt? I’m pretty sure Instagram crashed after that look made its debut at the Alexander Wang show. As I’ve mentioned before, I love seeing how different fashion trends translate to trends in workout gear.

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