All American

Staying true to your style in a corporate office can be a challenge. Before my current job in New York, I was always allowed to wear denim at my desk and was very much a “jeans girl.” Now that I’m on more of a “business casual” dress code, I’ve had to learn how to re-work my wardrobe for Monday-Thursday. But I still can’t wait to dust off my denim each and every Friday. Isn’t Casual Friday the best?!

I had the opportunity to try out Levi’s new shaping line of jeans, Levi’s Revel, and I have to say that I’m quite impressed. I filled out this questionnaire to figure out which style would be perfect for my body shape. Turns out, I’m a “bold curve” and there are at least 20 different washes I could choose from. Plus, they are comfortable and flattering! As someone who usually ends up spending three digits on a pair of jeans to get a great fit, I love that these are under $100!

I chose a dark rinse that would be perfect for the office. I’ve seen coworkers and fellow commuters interpret Casual Friday in a variety of ways, but I think it’s definitely important to error on the side of sophistication. You’re still at work, ya know?! Since my office A/C is usually blasting, layers are essential. I went with a stripe on stripe look with a crisp shirt and a linen blazer. It is summer after all! I topped (or bottomed) off my look with a pair of fun red pumps to add personality. Since I was already mixing prints on top and was wearing a bold shoe, I kept my accessories minimal.. Just a single bracelet!

How do you rock denim in the workplace?

Gap Blazer | Zara Shirt | Levi’s Jeans | Prabal Gurung for Target Sandals | See Song Designs Bracelet | Tory Burch Sunglasses (borrowed from Halliesimilar here!)

Photos: Hallie Wilson

The Levi’s® women’s design team was inspired by a woman’s desire for jeans that enhance her shape and highlight her best features without sacrificing comfort. After years of development and hundreds of fittings around the globe, the Levi’s® team is proud to introduce Levi’s® REVEL, a line of jeans designed to shape, enhance and create a sense of confidence. Wear them. Be transformed. Feel amazing. | Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Levi’s via Glam Media. As always, all opinions are my own! Thanks for supporting the brands and collaborations that make Bows & Sequins possible!

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  1. 8.5.13
    Alissa said:

    Can I have your life? Seriously, this is incredible! I love the double stripes and those jeans look so fab on you!

  2. 8.5.13
    Chris said:

    Stripes, sunnies and sandals… you hit it right with all of them!

  3. 8.5.13

    This outfit is very appropriate for Casual Friday. I haven’t had a job that allowed denim days until recently, I almost feel like I need to add more denim to my wardrobe.


  4. 8.5.13
    Hannah said:

    This is adorable!

    I didn’t see the red prabal heels but they are darling on you!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  5. 8.5.13

    love those shoes and they look great with the dark denim.

    thankfully i can still wear jeans to work everyday – not sure if i could ever go back now! but you always make biz casual look good.

  6. 8.5.13
    Kileen said:

    Love the stripes in stripes! Great casual look that’s still sophisticated.

    cute & little

  7. 8.5.13
    Aunt Anne said:

    Love the detail on the jeans! Bold curve…and the low end of the scale for sure! They look great on you! And for a casual day at work you look pulled it all together as usual! Authentic look…something the average working gal could pull off. And horror of horrors if we ever to get a wrinkle during the day. Key is to start off polished and it all is part of living your day…you do it well! Thanks for keeping it real! 😉

  8. 8.5.13

    VERY cute outfit. Will definitely have to check out the new Levis. Such a great price!

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  9. 8.5.13

    Loving the double stripes! Those shoes are so fabulous!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  10. 8.5.13
    Olivia said:

    Love this! I get cold at work, too, so layers are pretty much a necessity! This is the best way to wear stripes on stripes!

  11. 8.5.13
    Lauren said:

    Awesome outfit. Love the preppy blazer/blouse with the sassy cage sandals. Great combo.

  12. 8.5.13
    Kayla said:

    Sadly I am not allowed to rock denim in the workplace.. ever. But you look fantastic! I love those shoes!! : )


  13. 8.5.13
    Alex Gens | Bronzed Sundaze said:

    I love the stripes on stripes…and those shoes!!

    XO Alex

  14. 8.5.13
    Chelsea said:

    I love this mix of stripes Jessica! Luckily, I get to stay home with my little girl (and my work-appropriate outfit consists of yoga pants today) but sometimes I wish I had to wear a smart suit. The grass is always greener, huh?

    Chelsea & The City

  15. 8.5.13

    Love the stripes on stripes and the shoes!


  16. 8.5.13
    michelle said:

    love this look! double stripes!! and those jeans are amazing. mind sharing the exact ones you picked?

    • 8.5.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      The Bold Curve in the Pressed Dark 🙂

  17. 8.5.13
    Nikki said:

    So adorable! Love your stripes on stripes and it looks great with the dark denim! love it!


  18. 8.5.13
    Lauren said:

    I’m so envious that you have casual Fridays! It’s been a while since I had the option to wear jeans to work on Fridays, but I used to always look forward to them!

  19. 8.5.13
    Jess said:

    I remember in high school I used to only wear Levi’s and just the other day I finally bought myself a pair and now I remember while I used to only wear their brand … I love your pair, they look great on you!!!
    Jess Cause Blog

  20. 8.5.13

    The double stripes are perfection! Love those heels too!

  21. 8.5.13
    Katie said:

    Those shoes are amazing! Loving the double stripe combo.

    Katie ::

  22. 8.5.13
    Marissa said:

    I love your mix of stripes + the American feel of this.. when I first saw the post preview in my bloglovin’ feed I thought it was Blair! xox

  23. 8.5.13
    AJ said:

    I’m intrigued by the vertical stripes on stripes! And dark wash denim is perfect for the office.


  24. 8.5.13
    Veloria in Velvet said:

    Loving the stripes on stripes! And gorgeous shoes…loving the red 🙂

    Veloria in Velvet

  25. 8.6.13
    stephanie said:

    I am a jeans-girl too and i love Levi’s! I do not know what to wear when i cant wear jeans.
    xx Stephanie (

  26. 8.6.13
    Rose said:

    This is freaking adorable, and I LOVE those shoes!! You’re kicking ass in the stripes on stripes department.

  27. 8.6.13
    Whitney said:

    FAB! Adore the stripe on stripe… and those heels!

    XX – Whitney

  28. 8.7.13
    Kelly said:

    Love the stripes on stripes! Love the look!



  29. 8.7.13
    Sassy said:

    Can you please recommend an alternative shoe to the ones you’re wearing? Those are no longer available 🙁

  30. 8.7.13
    Nodisha said:

    can i please have (buy, of course) those red shoes. They are adorable and were not in my local Target at the time. 🙁 BUMMER

    Regardless, you look great (as usual).