Short & Sweet

Happy 2014! I’ll be sharing more of my reflections and resolutions, but today I’m going to keep it short and sweet. Kind of like this skirt. Kind of obsessed with the scalloped hem!

I wore this outfit to the Holiday Happy Hour I hosted at Yumi Kim a few weeks ago! Thankfully the event was indoors so I could get away with going sans tights, but OMG – it was brutal shooting these photos. I mean, I think there may have been more outtakes than usable photos… A little peek at those at the end of the post! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yumi Kim Beaded Jacket, Lena Tank, Beaded Skirt c/o | Capwell + Co Earrings | Capwell + Co Cuff | Zara Pumps

And one more just to show you how freaking cold it was while taking these… #windgust

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

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  1. 1.1.14

    LOVE this!! Happy New Year!


  2. 1.1.14

    Really great! Love the vintage vibe it have, almost a Great Gatsby perfect style!


  3. 1.1.14
    Kimberly said:

    Those wind gusts are the absolute worst – I know what you mean about having so many non-usable photos! My husband always tells me, “Try not to let the cold show on your face”…but I’m not very good at it. You, however, look so gorgeous here and I would never have guessed you were freezing! Love the matching pieces!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 1.1.14
    Ashleigh said:

    Gorgeous look! Love the pop of cobalt!
    ~Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day}

  5. 1.1.14
    Rachelle said:

    `This ensemble is so cute, love all the details.


  6. 1.1.14
    Lauren said:

    This skirt and jacket combo is STUNNING! I’m really loving the cut of those shoes as well. Perfection!!

  7. 1.1.14

    I love this matchy look on you – and that pop of blue!! You look gorgeous, lady!

  8. 1.1.14

    Love the jacket and skirt! The pattern and embellishments are fun. You’re a real trooper to be outside in that weather!

  9. 1.1.14
    Chelsea said:

    This outfit is PERFECT for ringing in the New Year! You look gorgeous Jessica and I’m so impressed you were able to brave the cold.

    Chelsea & The City

  10. 1.1.14
    Patricia said:

    Perfect & oh so elegant.

  11. 1.1.14
    Kat said:

    I absolutely love scallops so this combination is stunning!!:)

    Kat. Ivy & Cedar

  12. 1.1.14
    Sam said:

    Loved this look on you in person! I said to Alison that you’re one of the few people who can pull this off and look gorgeous, and I stand by it! Kudos for braving the cold for photos ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. 1.1.14

    That beading…just gorgeous!

  14. 1.1.14
    Zoe said:

    Love your outfit! Happy new year


  15. 1.1.14
    Jen said:

    Love that last image haha captures your personality perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy New Year Jessica!


  16. 1.1.14
    Caroline said:

    Love this look! So perfect for the Holidays, but I don’t know how you survived the city wind without tights!

    ~ Caroline

  17. 1.1.14

    love the scallop detailing and super surprised your goose bumps didn’t have goose bumps.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  18. 1.1.14
    Kaitlin said:

    Hahaha I tried ONCE to take photos outdoors while wearing a skirt and basically had the same result. I LOVE this outfit though. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s absolutely stunning!


  19. 1.1.14
    Kristin said:

    Sapphire and gold look amazing on you!! Gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚


  20. 1.2.14
    Annick said:

    Oh man, I can totally relate on how hard it is to take pictures in the cold. I don’t think I’ll be able to take pictures sans tights until at least March. Sigh, such is #winterblogging

    Love the look today girl! The skirt is stunning and I love how you paired it with grey pumps! Such a great little look for the holidays!

    Bold Subtletyย 

  21. 1.2.14
    Stacey said:

    That last picture is so adorable, you are so brave to shoot outside in the cold weather sans tights!

    Five Minute Styleย 

  22. 1.2.14

    Taking photos in the freezing cold is by far the hardest part of being a blogger up here in the north-ish. You look stunning!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  23. 1.2.14
    Natasha said:

    I love a good scalloped hem and this skirt is incredible! I especially love it paired with the electric blue. I wish I were brave enough to wear sequins and/or beading; I’m always too scared it will all unravel and fall off.


  24. 1.2.14
    Kayla said:

    OMG obsessed with that! And I feel ya on the freezing cold..BRR!!


  25. 1.2.14

    I LOVE these 2 pieces! They are so amazing! You look awesome!

  26. 1.2.14
    Hannah said:

    So gorgeous! You do a good job of making it not look so cold ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  27. 1.2.14

    Haha! I love your honestly- too funny! Love the outfit, you’re a champ for suffering!

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  29. 1.2.14
    kendall said:

    such a gorgeous look! in love with these colors together!! x

    dipped in yellow

  30. 1.2.14
    Mel said:

    What a pretty look! I love the print of this outfit. Always beautiful!

    turquoise blonde

  31. 1.2.14
    Katherine said:

    Love these photos! The outfit is great, but I feel so sorry for you! You can see goose-bumps down your legs. I think we would have understood if you had tights on!

    Happy New Year! Can’t wait to see what this year has in store for you!


  32. 1.3.14

    So sparkly…love it!
    Happy New Year!

    Katie x

  33. 1.3.14
    Kristin said:

    Love the details in this jacket and skirt!

  34. 1.3.14
    Ally said:

    LOVE this sparkly number! Happy New Year!

  35. 1.3.14
    Kimberley said:

    I love this set, Ive been obsessed with them lately!

    You pull it off lovely!

    xoxo, KP

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  36. 1.5.14

    You are so beautiful! I’m always inspired by your creative outfits. Happy New Year!

  37. 1.7.14

    Obsessed with everything out this outfit! Love the sparkle and the scallops. I was wondering, “How was she not freezing?” Thanks for the hilarious outtake!

  38. 1.12.14
    Jen said:

    Love the pop of color with the blue top! Great outfit!