Late in Leather

If you feel like you’re having a case of Déjà vu, you probably saw this outfit on Instagram when I was in Portland a few weeks ago. I ended up wearing the exact same ensemble to work (#casualfriday) the week after I got back because I woke up SO late and didn’t have time to think, or put on makeup. Sometimes it’s nice to have those outfits on the back-burner that allow you to get dressed and get out the door within minutes!

J.Crew Chambray Shirt | Zara Leather Shorts (see similar styles below!) | Gap Leopard Wedges | Bauble Bar Necklace | Marc By Marc Jacobs Tote | Sequin Bangles (available in August!) | Ray-Ban Wayfarers

Photos: Lydia Hudgens

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  1. 7.31.13
    stephanie said:

    cute outfit.
    xx Stephanie (

  2. 7.31.13
    Kimberly said:

    You can’t go wrong with leather, chambray & leopard…love this from head to toe! 🙂

  3. 7.31.13
    Rose said:

    Oversleeping is the story of my life these days….been rocking my own go-to combo because I am too lazy and in too much of a rush to figure anything else out! I would never guess you were running late in this, though, I love the leopard shoes!

  4. 7.31.13
    Lizz said:

    Love everything about this outfit, it really couldn’t get more perfect! May I ask what size the pictures are that you post on your blog?

  5. 7.31.13
    Lauren said:

    Love this entire look. I think you’ve convinced me that leather shorts are a necessity for my closet!

  6. 7.31.13
    Chelsea said:

    I love this look Jessica! The leather shorts are perfect (they look buttery soft and aren’t too tight) and you paired them perfectly with an easy chambray. Totally can’t tell this is a last minute outfit.

    Chelsea & The City

  7. 7.31.13
    Lindsey said:

    Love the leather shorts. Perfect for summer and fall!

    -Lindsey (

  8. 7.31.13
    Kodi said:

    I now need some leather shorts to go with my chambrays…and so many other things in my closet. I don’t know why, I’ve loved them forever but I haven’t got any in my closet yet!
    grey et al

  9. 7.31.13

    Leather & chambray- love it!


  10. 7.31.13
    Olivia said:

    I have this EXACT same outfit combination that I stick with when I am not in the mood to put together an outfit! Leather and chambray are just so effortless that you don’t need to put much thought into it, which is great. Loving your leopard wedges!

  11. 7.31.13
    Kylie Rae said:

    The shorts are all sorts of perfect and I love how you paired them with the chambray. The best mix of classy and casual. Love!

    xx, Shimmer Me Pretty

    P.S. I wish I could have accidentally ran into you in Portland 🙂

  12. 7.31.13

    I’ve been rockin my chambray a lot this week too! Must be the “cooler” NYC weather we’ve been having.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  13. 7.31.13
    Danielle said:

    Loving those shorts! Tried on a similar pair at F21, but need to find a different fit! Something about chambray + leather + leopard just WORKS!


  14. 7.31.13
    Staci said:

    I can’t wait to break out my leather pieces!

  15. 7.31.13
    Alex Gens | Bronzed Sundaze said:

    I love that necklace!! I’m hosting a giveaway for Still Standing Stiletto Spray + $5 Starbucks gift card! I hope you all join!!

    XO Alex

    PS have you lost weight?? You look amazing!

  16. 7.31.13
    Hannah said:

    Such a cute look — perfect for casual Friday!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  17. 7.31.13

    I love this outfit it looks perfect. Casual and thrown together, it says I just woke up and was amazing today, what’s your excuse? I love it!

    Fashion and Happy Things

  18. 7.31.13

    I love this outfit and now really want a pair of leather shorts!

  19. 8.1.13
    Amy said:

    These shorts are soooo perfect! Love this whole look.


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  20. 8.1.13
    Lauren said:

    LOVE that necklace!

  21. 8.1.13
    Lulu said:

    Love this look! Great inspiration 🙂

    xo Lulu

  22. 8.2.13
    AJ said:

    Please don’t hate me for saying this, but this is not my favorite look. It makes you look straight up and down, no waist at all! Maybe its where the shorts hit you? I like the idea of it…chambray, leather, leopard…but I’ve seen you look so much cuter. I just had to be honest. Sorry doll!


  23. 2.17.14

    Does anyone know where I can order these leopard wedges? So cute!!