Spring Fling

Mother Nature is a total you-know-what. She keeps dangling 50 degree days in front of us and then hits us with another snow storm. I’m currently writing this as a nice “wintry mix” hits my bedroom window. I wish I had more middle fingers to flip her, really. I’m at the end of my rope with this winter.. Enough already!

Anyway, I keep trying to distract myself from the cold and boost my mood with pretty colors and fun prints. Hot pink bag? Check. Bright floral scarf? Yep. Peachy polka dot pants? Yes, please.

On a side note, what the heck is going on with my left shoelace?! It’s as if I never learned the “loop, swoop, and pull.” I apparently just contort my laces into some balled-up knot. I think they are legitimately triple knotted… Better safe than sorry? I’ve got nothing.

Madewell Chambray / Gap Polka Dot Skinnies (also loving the yellow version!) / Sperry Top-Sider Metallic Boat Shoes (on sale!) / J.Crew Scarf (similar) / Furla Bag / gifted BCBG Sunglasses / Marc By Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Watch / J.Crew Bracelet

Thanks for taking my pictures, Hallie!

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  1. 3.19.13
    Rachel said:

    Such a pretty scarf- PERFECT for spring!

  2. 3.19.13

    Totally there with you and sick of this slush that keeps falling out of the sky.

    Check out my recent post, very similar outfit http://preppypanache.com/2013/03/springtime-prep/

  3. 3.19.13
    Rachelle said:

    love this casual look and cute scarf.


  4. 3.19.13
    Natalie said:

    I am totally feeling you about disliking Mother Nature right now. It’s been snowing all night (they said 15-30cm) and I’m ready to crawl into bed and have a movie day. I love this outfit, you make me want spring so badly! Your pants are the perfect length.
    Have a great day!

  5. 3.19.13
    Jamie said:

    Super cute outfit. Love the polka dot pants. They are perfect and look super with those Sperry Topsiders. Love!!!

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  6. 3.19.13

    Loving those pants and can’t stop laughing over the shoelace thing! Best part – those are shoes that don’t even really need to be tied!

    • 3.19.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Ha, I know! Who knows how long they’ve been tied like that…

  7. 3.19.13
    Olivia said:

    I am equally spiteful of the weather right now. Such a tease! This is the perfect spring outfit, even if it is a little cold. I’ve just started wearing bright colors despite these bipolar temperatures!

  8. 3.19.13
    Sarah said:

    Love all the bright, fun colors! I have been wanting some Sperry’s for a while. Do they fit any different than normal shoes?

    • 3.19.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      They run exactly true to size! And very consistent.. I’ve always been an 8.5 in the (~30 something) pairs I’ve owned! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 3.19.13
    Amanda said:

    LOVE those pants! They are so fun mixed with the scarf and bold bag.

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  10. 3.19.13
    Lili said:

    If your outfit doesn’t bring warmer weather, we’re doomed! Love the bright and cheery mix. I’m in NW PA and am with you on being done with winter. Bye bye!



  11. 3.19.13
    Jackie said:

    I just tried those pants on and Gap. They weren’t my favorite, but they look fantastic on you! Fingers crossed winter will be over very soon…

    xo Jackie

    • 3.19.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      I had to go up a few sizes to get this fit! I’m usually a 2/4 and these are a 6.

  12. 3.19.13
    Misty said:

    That line bracelet is beautiful!

  13. 3.19.13
    Misty said:

    That link bracelet is beautiful!

  14. 3.19.13

    Beautful look!! Amazing bag!

  15. 3.19.13
    Roma said:

    Very chic! I love your bag!:)

  16. 3.19.13
    christin said:

    thanks for reminding me that spring is missing.

  17. 3.19.13
    Allison said:

    I don’t know what it is about Sperrys, but those darn shoelaces never stay tied! I have the same problem. And the weather in Chicago is just as bad. A lovely 17 degrees this morning. Ugg.


  18. 3.19.13
    Lauren said:

    Love those pants! I don’t remember seeing them in peach at my last trip to the GAP. Next time I need to do a little more digging!

  19. 3.19.13
    Stacey said:

    It’s been snowing here as well today, I am so so over it, bring me Spring already!


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  20. 3.19.13
    amy said:

    Your shoe lace made me lol literally and I hear ya on the please stop winter! cute look though, you have to embrace those cold days!
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  21. 3.19.13
    anngelik said:

    Lovely outfit! I love that floral scarf, so pretty!


  22. 3.19.13
    Rachel said:

    So adorable! I love your polka dot pants!

  23. 3.19.13

    Well the weather may be horrible but you look fantastic. I love every single element in this outfit. Even down to the balled up laces. Gives it that effortless vibe. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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  24. 3.19.13

    Lookin’ good lady. I think I need to crash-diet and steal those pants from you, yep!

  25. 3.19.13
    Katie said:

    Love the polka dot pants! I’m wearing a pair I bought a Gap last fall. They are great.

  26. 3.19.13
    Agi said:

    Great outfit JEssica. I totally know how you feel. I can’t wait for Spring to finally make an appearance and stay, not just toy with us.



  27. 3.19.13
    stephanie said:

    great outfit! Love the pop of bright pink!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  28. 3.19.13
    Carly said:

    Haha laughing out loud, and feeling the exact same way as you, about Mother Nature!


  29. 3.19.13
    Chelsea said:

    Come to Florida and share out Spring! I’m loving your pretty scarf, such a fun look.

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  30. 3.19.13
    Andrea said:

    Such a pretty outfit!



  31. 3.19.13
    Jess said:

    i love the way this outfit comes together … just perfect!!

  32. 3.19.13
    Kayla said:

    I love the polka dots! Too cute! And that scarf is just gorgeous!!


  33. 3.19.13

    Love this spring look, and the crazy highs and lows with the weather is crazy. At least we’re getting soem warm days though!

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  34. 3.19.13
    Mamalina said:

    Wow, amazing scarf and jeans! You look sooo pretty!



  35. 3.19.13
    Sarah said:

    Haha I’m so with you! I have two middle fingers I’d LOVE to donate to your cause ๐Ÿ™‚

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  36. 3.19.13
    Kodi said:

    Really love that scarf. Some floral prints are just SO right, and that is one of them in my book.

  37. 3.20.13
    Michelle said:

    Those pants & shoes are adorable! Want both! ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. 3.20.13
    Erin said:

    Those peachy jeans are so cute!


  39. 3.21.13
    Sabrina said:

    The weather has been insane this year, you’re right. We had nice weather last week but now it’s been snowing for three days!
    Love the floral look btw, and the candy bag. I have a purple one but I’d like to get a more “lively” colour too ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. 3.22.13
    Christine said:

    Loving that scarf, and the subtle polka dotted pants!

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  41. 3.22.13
    Samantha said:

    Cute outfit! We must be on the same wavelength because I wore pretty much the exact same outfit on Wednesday, but the mint green version! No polka dots though, I have those jeans in black and white!

  42. 3.23.13
    Jill said:

    The term “Wintery mix” makes me want to kill someone too!
    I just noticed about 3 pics in that your pants are polkadoted! This outfit looks like a Jillian Harris pic I saw on Instagram a few days ago! I love it!

  43. 3.28.13

    Love your beautiful scarf!