Party in the Back

Wow, what a crazy week! Crazy in an absolutely amazing way, but I am exhausted! For a week now, I’ve been leaving my apartment by 8am, working a full day, running out to meetings and meet-ups over my lunch break, going to events after work, getting home at 2am, and doing it all over again! Throw a few 4am nights in the mix, too. #thecitythatneversleeps

I wore this outfit last Wednesday for a lunch with Glam and an Aquafina/Project Runway event with Hallie and Rose after work!

Glam was treating us to a blow out at Dry Bar, lunch, and manis to get glammed for New York Fashion Week. Rough life, right? You can check out my Cosmo-Tai here!

This necklace is by far my absolute favorite out of my entire collection! (Seen here and here.)

I ended up really loving this outfit for a few reasons..

1. Subtle print mixing.. My favorite! (For more lessons in mixology, see these posts — one / two / three / four / five)

2. Navy + Olive. Another favorite of mine! (See here.)

3. This safari jacket that I borrowed from Hallie! I got SO many compliments when I was wearing it.. Too bad it’s sold out, but I’m now on the hunt for the perfect army green jacket!

4. Lots of BLING! Need I say more?

BCBG Military Jacket (borrowed from Hallie) / Madewell Striped Tee / J.Crew Polka Dot Skirt

J.Crew Tights / J.Crew Mary Janes / ZARA Sequin Clutch / J.Crew Chain Necklace (old)

Sequin Pavé Horn Necklace / gifted Sequin Elephant Earrings / gifted Sequin Pavé Horn Cuff

*please email to locate any of these Sequin pieces!

Michael Kors Watch / Forever 21 Bow Ringgifted Bauble Bar Pavé Link Bracelet

Thanks for taking my photos, Hallie!

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  1. 2.11.13
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    Great outfit. You look super fab, but comfy at the same time!


  2. 2.11.13
    Kimberly commented:

    I’m on the hunt for the perfect cargo jacket too – let me know what you find…this one is so cute! Love the mixed prints and that necklace is to die for!!

  3. 2.11.13
    Tara commented:

    Love the stripes and dots together!

  4. 2.11.13
    Rachelle commented:

    Love this look, I love your jacket.


  5. 2.11.13
    Amy commented:

    I stay up until 11 too many nights in a row and I am exhausted. Maybe I am just getting old. Oh no! Love this look! That is one of my favorite clutches. 🙂


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  6. 2.11.13
    Hallie commented:

    Love this look on you! Great way to kick off Fashion Week 🙂

  7. 2.11.13
    Alyssa commented:

    You look gorgeous here–and actually comfortable! I love the print mixing happening 🙂

  8. 2.11.13
    Chris commented:

    I really like the mixed prints on you too, and those opaque tights are a fantastic finishing accessory!

  9. 2.11.13
    viv commented:

    You look stunning, girlfriend! It was so great meeting you this weekend 🙂 xx

  10. 2.11.13
    Olivia commented:

    That is the perfect military jacket! I’m obsessing over that Zara clutch. So cute!!

  11. 2.11.13
    Liz commented:

    I love how that jacket is so versatile and it looks amazing on both you and Hallie!

  12. 2.11.13
    Sandra commented:

    I am loving the military inspo jackets right now! You look great! xo

  13. 2.11.13
    Leslie commented:

    Love look amazing!! I really love that lipstick that you’re wearing, what is it?!?

    • 2.11.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      It’s Dolce & Gabbana “Red” 🙂

  14. 2.11.13
    Stylelista commented:

    sooo cute!
    xoxo stylelista

  15. 2.11.13
    Brooke commented:

    I run the 3 Sequin stores in Newport RI and we have that necklace available in store as well as many other jewelry items posted on your pages. Anyone having trouble tracking down any sequin jewelry can forward the photos to and we will get back to you with availability!

  16. 2.11.13
    Kayla commented:

    I absolutely love those stud earrings and you look adorable in the polka dot skirt! I love the mixology going on here : )


  17. 2.11.13
    Carly commented:

    Great photos and LOVE the jacket, Hallie would have something that cute!

    Don’t know how you live your life on so little sleep!


  18. 2.11.13
    Jessica commented:

    Absolutely LOVE this outfit. Perfect for fashion week, and i love the way you mixed stripes with polka dots!

  19. 2.11.13
    Chelsea commented:

    This whole outfit is a party! You look gorgeous.

    Chelsea & The City

  20. 2.11.13
    Mamalina commented:

    You look soooo cute! I love the jacket, and clutch, and necklace, and…everything else for that matter 🙂


  21. 2.11.13
    Dee commented:

    Love the jackets, it’s so unique. The photo’s are also beautiful!

  22. 2.11.13
    Agi commented:

    Love, love, love this outfit. You look amazing. Have fun at the luncheon and the manis.


  23. 2.11.13
    pure cane sugar commented:

    Love this look. Your pattern mixing is perfection, and I love your sequin clutch.
    ♥ xoxo Cori

  24. 2.11.13
    Shira commented:

    Love the print mixing! So fun!!!

  25. 2.11.13
    Morgan Robertson commented:

    This may be my all time favorite look of yours! Not only is the mixing and matching perfect, but the proportions suit your figure to a tee! SO CUTE!

    PS: Been stalking all of your celebrity experiences lately- so exciting! CONGRATS!!!

    Morgan of Wake Up Your Wardrobe

  26. 2.11.13

    love the pattern mixing here! also really like your hair pulled back, so pretty! xo

  27. 2.11.13
    Nicole Chiarella commented:

    Love your polka dot/stripe combo! And totally lusting over the jacket 🙂

    xo Nicole

  28. 2.11.13
    Michelle commented:

    That skirts adorable! Love the bling too. Sounds like you’ve been so busy lately! Hope NYFW has been a blast!

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  29. 2.11.13
    Chioma commented:

    that jacket is so fierce! love the cut out 🙂

    C’s Evolution of Style

  30. 2.11.13
    Ashley commented:

    That jacket really is great! Also your hair looks great like that!

    • 2.11.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      omg I hate it like this, but thank you! I just didn’t want to waste the time doing my hair when I had a blowout later that day 🙂

  31. 2.12.13

    Love your jacket! The open back is so unexpected!

    //Birdie Shoots//

  32. 2.12.13
    Erin commented:

    You look so beautiful with your hair pulled back like this! And I love the coat with the polka dot skirt!


  33. 2.12.13
    Haley Valerie commented:

    I love the mix of polka dots and stripes!


  34. 2.12.13
    Shanna Johnson commented:

    Love love love those shoes! Adorable yet sexy & chic all at the same time!


  35. 2.12.13
    Sarah commented:

    So jealous of your trip to Drybar! I desperately wanted to try that when I was in NYC but missed my chance!

    The Purse Snatcher 

  36. 2.12.13

    Miltary jacket, stripes, polka dots and sequins = awesome! I love this. I especially love the peakaboo back of that jacket! I sooo wish it weren’t sold out!

    xo, Stephanie 🙂

  37. 2.14.13

    Such a cute look! I love your polka dot skirt, and those heels are amazing!

    Kate xo

  38. 2.15.13

    Random (and belated) question: Are you wearing black tights & heels with your skirt? I ask because I have the same skirt but in pencil format and never know what color tights/hose to wear with it. I really like your outfit, though, so maybe black is okay!

    • 2.15.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Hi Erin,

      I’m actually wearing navy tights + navy patent heels!

      If you’re not comfortable with black tights with the navy pencil skirt, maybe try a gray? A nude textured tight would also be cool!

      • 2.15.13

        Maybe I’ll have to see if J. Crew has any navy tights on clearance in the stores. You make them look totally sophisticated! I was worried that navy would look too schoolgirl-ish.