Embracing the Unexpected

Violet ikat scarf and leopard loafers? Sure, why not?!

I’ve been quite the risk taker lately. Sometimes I feel like I’m too matchy-matchy, but I’ve been putting together the most random things lately. If it looks like you shouldn’t wear it together, I have been.

And I’ve been loving it. I don’t know if it’s the rebel in me or what, but I really like the unexpectedness.

I wore this last Friday on my last day in NYC. I needed a comfortable travel outfit, but still acceptable for walking around all day since we had a late flight back to Chicago. After checking out of the hotel, we walked up to Central Park to do some sightseeing. I didn’t get to Central Park last time I was in NYC so it was on my must-do list this time around. From a map standpoint, I knew it was huge, but it’s really amazing to have such a vast, peaceful place in such a busy city. I would spend lots of time in the park if I lived in New York, it’s wonderful!

Blazer: Silence & Noise (similar)
Jeans: AG Jeans
Tee: Anthropologie (similar)
Scarf: J.Crew
Shoes: Steve Madden (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar)
Ring: Kate Spade
Bracelets: Express (right hand) & Vintage bangle (with watch)
Sunglasses: Prada

(Photog: Ellen)

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  1. 9.16.11

    I like the mixing of unexpected patterns and I think it looks great. That’s what personal style is all about. Love the shoes!

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Amber! Sometimes the less thought, the better!

  2. 9.16.11

    love your shoes and sunglasses! great outfit 😉 what is the style name/number of those glasses?

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks! They are the Prada Baroque sunglasses.

  3. 9.16.11
    Neris commented:

    Awesome look! I really like yoir scarf and shoes together!


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  4. 9.16.11
    Defining Tabitha commented:

    I’m in love with your flats and I’m so pissed because I should have bought some similar ones from ideeli and I didn’t. 🙁

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      I love them, but they are going to take some breaking in. Such bad blisters, but I have that problem a lot with Steve Madden shoes. Should have gotten the Sam Edelman Alvin pair.

  5. 9.16.11
    J9 Style commented:

    I love EVERYTHING about this look! How did you tie the sacrf like that?

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      It’s the “pretzel knot.” Maybe I’ll do a scarf tying video soon! 🙂

  6. 9.17.11
    Amy Creyer commented:

    Good fashion is all about mixing prints! I love the leopard print loafers, I’ve been eyeing them for myself. The exact same pair by Steve Madden, actually, because I walk past the windows on State Street all the time.

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      I would recommend getting a different pair. These are very cute, but not so comfortable. And if you’re buying flats, they should be comfortable or you might as well be wearing heels!

  7. 9.18.11
    Fashion By Alicia commented:

    I think the mixed prints looks great! Fabulous look & I love those shoes.

  8. 9.19.11
    New York Diaries commented:

    Great print mixing! Very pretty, and very comfortable for city walking!

    • 9.19.11
      Jessica commented:

      Turns out I was wearing world’s most uncomfortable pair of shoes… blisters galore!

  9. 9.22.11
    Ellen commented:

    I’m hot and my feet hurt just remembering how we felt that day!

  10. 10.15.13
    liz commented:

    Which AG jeans are these!? I’m looking for a pair like this everywhere!