New York Effing City

New York Friggen City. I wanted to get Hallie a cheeky little “Welcome to New York” gift and stumbled across this tee. Obviously had to get one for myself, too! 😉

A bit more R-rated than my last New York City tee, no?

PS – How shocked are you that I’m wearing black & white?! This classic combo has been on repeat lately — one / two / three / four

Graphic Tee / gifted Karen Kane Jacket / AG White Denim / Zara Sandals (last year, updated version here) / gifted Milly Clutch (on sale!) / Marc By Marc Jacobs Watch (similar options here & here) / Sequin Leopard Bangle / Zara Necklace (best $30 I’ve spent in a long time!)

PS – Linked up this look to BDIB!

Photos: Lydia Hudgens

Now, head over to corals + cognacs to see how Hallie styled her tee! It’s kind of like we switched styles.. She’s in sequins and I’m rocking a more edgy look!

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  1. 3.27.13
    Rachelle said:

    Oh my God I love this tee. Awesome look and you dressed It up well with this nice jacket.

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  2. 3.27.13

    I love this – you look so cute in the first photo! Haha, I like that you have it obscured by the blazer. … gotta have a way to cover it when you walk past kids I guess 😉

  3. 3.27.13
    Rachel said:

    haha what a fun shirt! Love the striped blazer, too!

  4. 3.27.13
    Ashley said:

    Ha! I love this! You always look so prim and proper but little did we know 😉

  5. 3.27.13
    Emily said:

    I looove that black Marc Jacobs watch!! Too bad it’s sold out on the website. And that NYC shirt looks awesome tied into the whole outfit. Love it!

    • 3.27.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Just updated the links above! 🙂

  6. 3.27.13
    Alissa said:

    Oh my god that top is freaking fantastic! I LOVE the contrast of the top with the super classic outfit. Totally ladylike with a surprise!

  7. 3.27.13

    Hahaha LOVE the tee 🙂

  8. 3.27.13
    Olivia said:

    I’m OBSESSED with your NY tee! I have a pair of AG white jeans too, and they might be the most comfortable things ever!

  9. 3.27.13
    Alison said:

    This is too cute…I love that first photo!!

    XO, Alison

  10. 3.27.13

    This tee- LOVE IT! It’s perfection paired with the white jeans & jacket!

  11. 3.27.13
    Kodi said:

    I so love this t shirt — though I don’t think I’d ever have an appropriate place to wear it! I spend too much time in places where children could see me. Pajama shirt perhaps?
    grey et al

  12. 3.27.13
    Rachel said:

    Haha, I love it! Great striped blazer too 🙂

  13. 3.27.13
    Lauren said:

    Hahaha this made me laugh out loud. Anyone who has lived in NYC knows that you either say the effing with admiration or disdain! Either way, it’s a cool city and a really cool tshirt! Great find!

  14. 3.27.13

    ummmm I love that tshirt! xo

  15. 3.27.13
    Marissa said:

    Haha, you two just crack me up! A visit to the city for me is in order soon so we can have some major girl play time 🙂 I love the B+W combos as of late — thank goodness it’s a huge trend since half of closet is this classic combo!!

  16. 3.27.13
    christin said:

    just say it. just say fuck. DOOOO IITTTTT. lol. i need to wear my offensive tee in a blog post soon. okay, it’s not THAT offensive.

  17. 3.27.13

    gaaahhhhhh….i want that tee! just thinking of how i could wear it with a toddler learning his letters. that’s all i need is for him to spell out F-U-C-K. lol! but i still want it!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  18. 3.27.13
    amy said:

    haha, Ive been seeing a lot of R rated tees like this and was a bit hesitant, but you sitll look adorable/classy with it on, so maybe Ill reconsider!

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  19. 3.27.13
    Kayla said:

    Haha! I love your reaction in the first pic! Such a cute look! Awesome tee! : ) : )


  20. 3.27.13
    Rose said:

    LOVE this! I am all about state/city/location tees lately but in fun ways (I just order a Home T…of Iowa, duh).

    Blonde in this City

    • 3.27.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      I need to order a Home T, too! Love that some of the proceeds go to supporting MS!

  21. 3.27.13
    viv said:

    I LOVE that tee!!! I think I’m getting it… like now.

  22. 3.27.13

    We must be sharing a brain – I blogged my favorite graphic t-shirts today too!

    So bummed we weren’t able to meet up yesterday. Let’s hang out soon!

  23. 3.27.13
    Chelsea said:

    OBSESSED with this cute NY tee. So much edgier than the classic “I heart NY” version! You look adorable and I’m loving that pretty striped blazer. Hope you’re having a blast!

    Chelsea & The City

  24. 3.27.13
    Agi said:

    Love this shirt. It’s perfect!!! Don’t forget about my link up tomorrow. HOpe you can join me.


  25. 3.27.13
    Jennine said:

    Great top! It’s so much fun, and love how you styled it with the blazer. Perfection.

  26. 3.27.13
    Nicole Chiarella said:

    I love this top! This is actually the second time I saw this phrase on a t-shirt this week – talk about a coincidence!

    xo Nicole

  27. 3.27.13
    Alyssa said:

    First of all, I’m pretty sure I need that tee–it will cement my status as a newly-minted New Yorker, right? Second: OBSESSING over that Karen Kane jacket. Love, love, love.

  28. 3.27.13

    What a cute welcome gift. Love both of your blogs!!

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  29. 3.27.13
    Erika said:

    omg, i love this. ahhh lydia takes the perfect picture. wish i could have her too!


  30. 3.27.13
    Andrea said:

    This is one of my favorite outfits you’ve posted! Love the NYC t-shirt! You can never go wrong with B+W 🙂


  31. 3.27.13
    Lara said:

    Such a cute shirt! Def a little R-rated, lol. But adorable none the less 🙂

    xox Lara

  32. 3.27.13

    absolutely love this entire outfit!!
    xo stylelista

  33. 3.27.13

    You are too cute and I LOVE that top!

  34. 3.27.13
    Ellen said:

    You look ADORABLE in that top picture!

  35. 3.27.13
    Ellen said:

    And I love the necklace

  36. 3.27.13
    Andi said:

    LOVE this tee! Actually loving every single thing in this look! So cute!

  37. 3.27.13
    Tara said:

    If I were not a teacher, I would so wear this shirt…love it!

  38. 3.27.13
    Jaclyn said:

    Hahaha! Great tshirt! Great outfit. I should really break out my white pants again!

  39. 3.27.13
    AJ said:

    F*ing Amazing shirt 😉


  40. 3.27.13
    Chioma said:

    fun look! love your blazer 🙂

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  41. 3.27.13
    Sabrina said:

    Loved the fact that you both wore the same t-shirt but pulled off very different looks with it! It’s great!

    Your hair always looks fantastic, btw!

  42. 3.27.13

    That tee is ridiculously awesome!! I love how you’ve styled it! And…no shame in wearing black and white so much; not only is it a chic combo and waaaay on trend, but it’s also just freakin’ awesome! <3 it!

    xo, Stephanie 🙂

  43. 3.27.13
    Alexa said:

    In loveeee with this top and the rest of the outfit! I need to get myself one!


  44. 3.28.13
    Leanne said:

    Super cute. I love how you’ve styled a t-shirt!! It still looks so polished on you.

    Love from South Africa


  45. 3.28.13
    Kaitlin said:

    Cheeky! I like it 🙂

    Your hair looks great here, I’d love to see you do a tutorial on styling your hair like this.

  46. 3.28.13
    Stacey said:

    Haha love this!! I love this jacket!


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  47. 3.28.13
    Adrienne said:

    So fun!! You are adorable! I always love a good black and white combo, can’t really go wrong! Looking forward to following you on bloglovin 🙂

  48. 3.28.13
    AJ said:

    I. love. this. tee.

    And the look all together, but the tee is cracking me up.

  49. 3.28.13

    Love the tee and the combo. You look gorgeous.
    I couldn’t wear the tee with the kids but love it.
    Visiting from BDIB.

  50. 3.28.13
    allison said:

    i just went and ordered this tee – LOVE!

  51. 3.28.13

    Cheeky yes, Fun – Heck yah! Love the combo, wear it with pride.


  52. 3.28.13

    The first pic of you is so cute! Love how you dressed up the tee!

  53. 3.29.13
    Hermy said:

    Love how you wear a T-shirt that’s so casual in such a fashionable way.


  54. 3.29.13

    Love your shirt…you’re too adorable.

  55. 3.29.13
    M + K said:

    That blazer and necklace! One of our favourite looks by far

  56. 3.31.13
    Brittany said:

    This tee is too cute! I definitely want to order one 🙂 Do they run true to size?

    Brittany – The Subtle Statement

    • 3.31.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      I bought a medium because I didn’t want it to be tight! I’d say they run a tad bit small. 🙂

  57. 4.2.13
    sarah said:


  58. 4.3.13
    Terry Kim said:

    I’ve been debating on whether or not I need a black and white striped blazer for a while now…I definitely need one!! T-shirt and blazer combo is perfect. Great outfit!

    Love Me to Pieces

  59. 4.4.13
    Bree said:

    Love that blazer with the white pants, plus that shirt is super cute!

  60. 4.5.13
    Kristina said:

    I’m DYING over that tee. Hilarious!! Great look, girl.

  61. 4.14.13

    You both rocked the t-shirt. I love both looks!
    See you in my blog, maybe.

  62. 10.2.13
    Lisa said:

    How do you style your hair like this??? Love the waves. And the whole outfit 🙂

  63. 4.11.14

    Haha brilliant, that shirt is hilarious!
    Katie x