Nordstrom After-Christmas Clearance Sale

by Jessica Sturdy on December 28, 2014

You guys! Nordstrom is having a huge clearance sale and it seems to be one for the record books. So, so, so many great deals!

Kate Spade Bow Hat, Illesteva Mirrored Sunglasses, J.Crew J Sweatshirt

I bought this scarf in grey and this scarf in camel.
My bow beanie is on sale!
In love with this clutch!
These striped pajamas are perfect.
Obsessed with this sweatshirt.
I got my mom this robe for Christmas. (So, naturally, it’s now on sale.)
A classic black rag & bone sweater for $110.
T By Alexander Wang makes some of the best basics! I love this striped hoodie.
I wear these jeans constantly!
This Vince sweater is on my wish list. So is this one! And this one!
If you’re into backpacks, I love this one and this one.
How adorable is this bow-covered clutch?!
The perfect going out clutch.
This top is so fab for nighttime! (With a bandeau or bralette, of course.
Jimmy Choo rain boots for less than a pair of Hunters? DONE.
Love this cashmere infinity scarf! (Especially for $50!)

More fab sale finds…

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Black, Gold, & Red

by Jessica Sturdy on December 28, 2014

nicole miller beaded warrior top

Black and gold has always been one of my favorite color combos. (I mean, see the logo at the top of this blog..) Gold sparkles pair perfectly with classic black. And a little pop of red is the best way to add some sass!

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Christmas in Florida

by Jessica Sturdy on December 26, 2014

silk fish print top seafoam green

Hello from sunny Florida! Actually, where we are (right outside of Sarasota) hasn’t been sunny much at all this week. Sunny or not, I definitely can’t complain! The temperature has hovered right around 70 degrees, which has allowed for morning coffee by the pool, eating all meals al fresco, long walks around the neighborhood, and plenty of time relaxing on the back patio (in a sweater).

The first full day I was in Florida was actually the hottest. My grandfather and I drove up to Tampa to pick up my parents from the airport. On the way, we stopped at Hyde Park Village to do a little last minute Christmas shopping.

Even though I’m an advocate of wearing white denim almost year round, I happily packed my white jeans and this new top from Sail to Sable’s resort collection! I love the flattering fit of this top. It’s nice and flow-y, but doesn’t make me lose my shape. And the oversized buttons down the back? Can’t get enough! The gold hardware dresses up the fun fish print and adds a bit of flare. My sea-foam green Kate Spade pumps with the gold bow were the perfect touch!

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Black & Gold

by Jessica Sturdy on December 23, 2014

 Bows, bows, and more bows.

black and gold shimmer dress, kate spade bow pumps

As you’ve probably realized by now, I have a thing for bows. Bow belts, bows on my toes, bow jewelry, little bow details on bags, bow sweaters, you name it. I love the fun, girly touch! Typically, I try to only incorporate a single bow piece into an outfit to avoid overkill, but with today’s look, I just kind of said screw it. It’s the holidays and I’ll wear three bows if I want to! With the simple black and gold color palette, though, I think it works!

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Santa Baby

by Jessica Sturdy on December 19, 2014

cute christmas outfits

Whenever Carly and I meet up, we usually just look at each other and laugh. Nine times out of ten, we’re wearing some type of coordinating outfit! Take Wednesday morning, for example. Carly and I met up for breakfast (breakfast dates before work are seriously the best!) at Sarabeth’s and were planning to do a fun shoot with our matching santa hats afterwards before I headed into the office. There were almost tears when we met up in front of The Plaza… Plaid skirts, navy tights, sweaters, monogrammed crossbody bags, navy suede shoes, etc. I think we’re as close to twinning as humanly possible, without actually wearing the same thing. Honestly, the only thing we planned on matching was our hats. (We later realized that she has my Vineyard Vines skirt and I have her J.Crew skirt. #closecall)

I’m so happy with the way the photos turned out… They’re so festive and fun and capture how magical the city is during the holiday season. We look like Santa’s Little Helpers! When I splurged on this Santa Hat a few weeks ago, I didn’t realize how much I would actually wear it. I just loved it so much and knew I had to have it! (Even if just for a dress form decoration in my bedroom!) But I’ve been sporting it on the commute to work, running errands on the weekend, you name it. It’s so cute! It’s currently on sale and then an extra 25% off so if you’ve been lusting after it, nows the time to get it!

PS: If you’re in New York over the holidays, you have to check out the fountain in front of The Plaza! Once the water is drained from the fountain, it’s filled with Fraser Firs. So pretty! The perfect backdrop for festive photos.

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All That Glitters

by Jessica Sturdy on December 19, 2014

chandon pour on the fun gold

Since we’re in the midst of holiday parties and New Years Eve is right around the corner, I figured I should share one of my favorite dresses. It’s gold and sparkly… Contain your shock.

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Gift Guide: Girlfriends

by Jessica Sturdy on December 18, 2014

To me, gifting your girlfriends is almost as easy as gifting yourself. You know her favorite brands, you know what she hates, you know what she loves, you know her pet peeves, you know her favorite type of vino (hence, which wine glasses to buy her), you know her must-have shade of lipstick, you know what she needs, and you most certainly know what she does not need. Am I right?!girls-for-your-girlfriends-secret-santa

I was shopping at Sephora last week (I’m desperately in the market for a new eye cream that targets dark circles and some puffiness.. if you have suggestions, I’m all ears (and eyes)!) and I was loving all of the gift sets from bareMinerals & Buxom. There were a ton of great fragrance sets, too! All would make for a great (platonic) girlfriend gift.

Eberjey Sweats (also available here)  |  Chandon Limited Edition  |  Pearl Front-Back Earrings  |  Crossbody Bag  |  Delicate Ring  |  Stationery Set  |  Plaid Scarf  |  Plaid Slippers  |  Criss Cross Ring  |  Lip Gloss Set  |  Sneakers  |  Wine Glasses  |  Candle  |  Watch  |  Contouring Kit  |  Plaid Matches  |  Vera Bradley Houndstooth Throw

Click through the slideshow below to shop these gifts and more…

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Twenty Five Days of Gift Guides

Day 1: Jessica’s Wish List  |  Day 2: The New Yorker  |  Day 3: Sparkle Obsessed  |  Day 4: Festive Finds  |  Day 5: Plaid & Tartan  |  Day 6: Monograms  |  Day 7: Beauty Junkie  |  Day 8: The Talented Teacher  |  Day 9: The Working Girl  |  Day 10: Cocktail Connoisseur  |  Day 11: Little Luxuries  |  Day 12: Kate Spade  |  Day 13: Perfectly Parisian  |  Day 14: Espresso Enthusiast & Coffee Connoisseur  |  Day 15: Secret Santa with Zappos  |  Day 16: The Jetsetter  |  Day 17: Stocking Stuffers  |  Day 18: Statement Sparkle  | Day 19: Girlfriends

Or check them all out on this Pinterest board!

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Christmas Morning

by Jessica Sturdy on December 17, 2014

Today’s post is Christmas overload… Apologies in advance if that’s not your thing!

stripes and plaid

I teamed up with The Everygirl a few weeks ago to shoot a fun feature in my apartment… Christmas Morning! While I won’t be spending Christmas in my apartment, I’m almost festive to a fault during the holiday season. Christmas pajamas, garland, festive rugs, all sorts of Christmas lights, wreaths, ornaments hanging over my bed, balsam candles, plaid everything, and alllllll of the peppermint hot cocoa. I’ve essentially been treating each weekend morning like it’s Christmas morning since Thanksgiving!

kate spade santa hat

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Gift Guide: Statement Sparkle

by Jessica Sturdy on December 16, 2014

Light up the room this holiday season with this selection of gilded gold gifts and statement sparklers! This gift guide is filled with glitter, sequins, jewels, and shimmer.. What’s not to love?!

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Pyrite Bottle Topper  |  Layered Necklace  |  Striped Sequin Loafers (with a bow!)  |  Collar Necklace  |  Layering Bracelet  |  Tassel Earrings  |  Glitter Wine Bottle (50% of profits go to End Childhood Hunger)  |  Jeweled Beanie  |  Shimmer Skirt  |  Polka Dot Pouch  |  iPhone Case

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Twenty Five Days of Gift Guides

Day 1: Jessica’s Wish List  |  Day 2: The New Yorker  |  Day 3: Sparkle Obsessed  |  Day 4: Festive Finds  |  Day 5: Plaid & Tartan  |  Day 6: Monograms  |  Day 7: Beauty Junkie  |  Day 8: The Talented Teacher  |  Day 9: The Working Girl  |  Day 10: Cocktail Connoisseur  |  Day 11: Little Luxuries  |  Day 12: Kate Spade  |  Day 13: Perfectly Parisian  |  Day 14: Espresso Enthusiast & Coffee Connoisseur  |  Day 15: Secret Santa with Zappos  |  Day 16: The Jetsetter  |  Day 17: Stocking Stuffers  |  Day 18: Statement Sparkle

Or check them all out on this Pinterest board!

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Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Under $30

by Jessica Sturdy on December 16, 2014

I truly can’t believe Christmas is in 9 days. I’m going to be honest… I’ve barely started my Christmas shopping. And I leave town in less than a week… Yikes! I need to start browsing my own gift guides. :)

Here are my favorite stocking-stuffer-type gifts under $30!

stocking stuffers under $30

Carmex (love the fun tubes!)  |  NARS Lipstick  |  Greeting Card Set  |  Statement Earrings  |  Monogrammed Stationery  |  Nail Polish  |  Initial Business Card Holder  |  Ring  |  Metallic Notebook  |  Vaseline Lip Therapy  |  Monogram Notepad  |  Bucket Bag  |  Leopard Matches  |  Bow Paper Clips  |  Voluspa Candle  |  Fresh Lip Balm  |  Trendy Earrings  |  Archipelago Candle

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Twenty Five Days of Gift Guides

Day 1: Jessica’s Wish List  |  Day 2: The New Yorker  |  Day 3: Sparkle Obsessed  |  Day 4: Festive Finds  |  Day 5: Plaid & Tartan  |  Day 6: Monograms  |  Day 7: Beauty Junkie  |  Day 8: The Talented Teacher  |  Day 9: The Working Girl  |  Day 10: Cocktail Connoisseur  |  Day 11: Little Luxuries  |  Day 12: Kate Spade  |  Day 13: Perfectly Parisian  |  Day 14: Espresso Enthusiast & Coffee Connoisseur  |  Day 15: Secret Santa with Zappos  |  Day 16: The Jetsetter  |  Day 17: Stocking Stuffers

Or check them all out on this Pinterest board!

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