Holiday Haze

Spending Thanksgiving weekend in the city was kind of nice. It was a relaxing little break before the holiday madness kicked off in full swing. On Thanksgiving Day, I had a pretty low key agenda… Went to SoulCycle (natch), tried to see some of the Macy’s parade (major fail.. worst idea I’ve had in a while), met up with Rose for some coffee, and then went home and ate the majority of a large pizza (second worst idea I’ve had in a while). Minus the poor decisions, it was nice to just decompress and wander around a seemingly empty city.

Thank goodness I did try to force a little relaxation last weekend because this week was kind of a doozy! (Apologies for being MIA!) Any tranquility that I instilled back into my life & apartment last weekend was out the window by, like, Tuesday this week. I couldn’t be happier that it’s finally the weekend! My goal is to try and catch my breath.

I had a lot of my plate at work this week, evidenced by the all-nighter I pulled at work on Tuesday night. (Got home as the sun was rising on Wednesday morning. Yolo?) Other than the lack of sleep and a jam-packed to-do list, my apartment is in a state of distress. And when my apartment is a mess, I feel like my life is a mess. There are boxes everywhere from Black Friday & Cyber Monday deliveries.. Clothes strewn all over the floor from way too many last minute shoots.. Heaping piles of laundry because I haven’t found time to go to the cleaners.. Shoes literally everywhere because there’s just no place to put them.. I don’t have a single grocery item in my refrigerator, unless Sauvignon Blanc or 15 different kinds of pumpkin beer counts. Oh, and my bed has basically turned into a twin because I’ve apparently moved my desk into my bed. I’ve been sharing my bed with my 2 computers, a few magazines, my planner, a few notebooks, and all of my random scraps of paper with notes jotted down. There are probably a few pens in here somewhere, too. It ain’t pretty, guys. Definitely having one of those weeks where I feel claustrophobic in my own skin. #NYCproblems #HOTMESS

Here’s to getting my shit together this weekend… Wish me luck!

Tommy Hilfiger Sweater | Express Jacket c/o | Vince Camuto Vest (similar here & here) | rag & bone Jeans | Express Booties c/o | Zara Scarf | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Capwell + Co Tassel Necklace

Photos taken by Rose Mayo

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  1. 12.7.13
    Laura said:

    I love your furry vest and your boots … This is a great outfit!!

    Laura xx

    P.s. I am hosting a DressLily giveaway on the blog today, if you fancy your chances you can enter at the link below 🙂

  2. 12.7.13
    Kat said:

    You look so cuddly, love the look:)

    Ivy and Cedar

  3. 12.7.13
    Sorcha said:

    Good luck with the life organisation! I’m doing the same thing this weekend or I might die under piles of Christmas presents and work files in my apartment.

    Love those sunnies on you, they’re adorable.

  4. 12.7.13
    Terri said:

    Well, your weekend may have been nuts, but you look fantastic! Hope everything settles down soon!

  5. 12.7.13
    Ashleigh said:

    Great post! Love your layering techniques! Hang in there…everyone has those weeks, but Christmas is just around the corner! 🙂
    ~Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day}

  6. 12.7.13
    Meagan said:

    Love the look!! Good luck with getting organized!!!

  7. 12.7.13
    Nina said:

    I love your jeans! How do they fit? I’ve been thinking of getting the Kensington or Plymouth wash myself – but afraid they won’t fit me well since I’m only 5’1!! They look great on you. Do you recommend sizing up? Thanks!

  8. 12.7.13
    Olivia said:

    Love those Karen Walker sunnies on you. You’ve really got the layering thing down. So many cute pieces. I need to take notes!

  9. 12.7.13
    Stacey said:

    Good luck with getting everything sorted the weekend, on the plus side you look adorable!

    Five Minute Style 

  10. 12.7.13
    diane said:

    Great outfit!

    I don’t remember you mentioning it on the blog, but you look fabulous in the Vineyard Vines piece in this month’s Matchbook Magazine!

  11. 12.7.13
    Zoe said:

    Love your outfit, especially your vest!

    xoxo Zoe

  12. 12.7.13
    AJ said:

    Wow, you’ve been busy! Love your layers and your Zara scarf…I hope you style it more ways. I have the houndstooth/plaid one and I need some inspiration!


  13. 12.7.13

    I know the feeling…if my flat is a mess…I can’t concentrate on anything..! Good luck and your baf is awesome! 😉

  14. 12.7.13
    Katy H said:

    Your week might be chaos, but you look fabulous! I love this outfit on you. Warm layers for the win!

  15. 12.7.13
    Shana Goff said:

    You look absolutely adorable and well put together! Wishing you the best in clearing the chaos to find peace in all areas of your life!!

  16. 12.7.13
    Kodi said:

    Your winter warmth style is right up my alley, I’ve been loving your outfit posts!

  17. 12.8.13
    Kat said:

    Cozy clothes are my absolute favorite and you look so comfortable:) Mmm and good luck organizing! I don’t have my life together, but as soon as I get my outfits planned and my new planner I will (or I hope so).

    Ivy and Cedar


  18. 12.9.13

    That’s one cozy jacket! Adore the scarf it totally captures the spirit of the season! Hope this upcoming week goes great for you darling!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  19. 12.9.13
    Kaitlin said:

    Ummm I DEFINITELY felt the same way this past week. Luckily, the only items I have to bring home are a laptop and school files, but my desk at work was insane. The holidays are great but sometimes the madness upon returning barely makes it worth it… Hope you got everything settled this weekend! If it’s any consolation, I love this outfit! You look fantastic!


  20. 12.9.13

    Love this look! So cute…
    I know exactly what you mean- I spend most weekends making our place practically look like a show home and then by Thursday it’s a complete mess! It took even longer this week trying to put up the Christmas decorations too!

    Katie x

  21. 12.9.13

    You look amazing, despite your crazy week! I love the fur vest.

  22. 12.9.13
    Kayla said:

    Ah! I hope you get it all straightened up this week! You’re too cute to be stressed! Loveeee the fur!


  23. 12.9.13
    Chelsea said:

    Good luck getting it all together… you got this Jessica! I love all of the fun winter layers in this outfit.

    Chelsea & The City

  24. 12.9.13
    Chris said:

    If you need some help ridding your fridge of that pumpkin beer, I’d appreciate a call!

  25. 12.10.13
    Caitlin said:

    I love that scarf and the two sided contrast! I was bummed when I missed out on the last plaid one from Zara when it sold out but hopefully can find this one in store in NYC this week!


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