Smooth Sailing

Gap Tee | Target Skirt | Old Navy Sandals | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Capwell + Co Necklace | Capwell + Co Bracelet | Essie ‘ No Baggage Please’ Nail Polish

Last week I had the pleasure of heading out onto the Hudson after work and it was such an enjoyable evening. Hey, I’ll take my adult beverages on the water with a picture perfect backdrop any day! A group of us boarded a boat with Moroccanoil for a night of Smooth Sailing. We cruised down the Hudson, had the most beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty at sunset, and the best views of lower Manhattan on the way back.

*sidenote: The dock we took these photos on was a floating dock… And it was a bit windy and wavy that night. Definitely made for some interesting photos! I was certain that I would be in the water by the end of the shoot. #overboard That would have made for some pretty epic pictures, but thankfully I stayed nice and dry!

Outfit Photos taken by Hallie Wilson // NYC Photos taken by Jessica Sturdy

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  1. 7.14.14
    Rebecca commented:

    I love those color combos! The pics turned out great regardless of the floating dock 🙂

  2. 7.14.14
    Monica commented:

    Gorgeous photos! The pattern of the skirt is amazing!:)


  3. 7.14.14
    IRENE commented:

    love your look! you are the cutest!love the view!


  4. 7.14.14
    Courtney commented:

    You look wonderful! Love your skirt!


  5. 7.14.14
    Christina Storm commented:

    Love this look! That skirt is gorgeous and absolutely stunning photos!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  6. 7.14.14
    Natali commented:

    Beautiful photos! Your skirt and statement necklace are superb!

  7. 7.14.14

    I’m obsessed with flirty little mini skirts like this for summer…great look!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  8. 7.14.14
    Heidi commented:

    I’m amazing you were both able to keep your hair down while being out on the water! My experience with boats is short-lived, but the few times I’ve been out my hair has gone into a bun in nanoseconds in order to survive the wind. Love your outfit.

  9. 7.14.14
    Ally N. commented:

    Love this look! Love the sandals!

  10. 7.14.14
    Ally commented:

    Oh I am just adoring this skirt!!

  11. 7.14.14
    Heidi commented:

    Gorgeous photos! I can’t believe that skirt is from Target!

    Heidi D.

  12. 7.14.14
    Dana Kay commented:

    That tribal skirt and statement necklace together is everything! I love how the skirt is from target to0- they always have such great stylish pieces at an affordable cost. thanks for sharing!
    Dana Kay

  13. 7.14.14
    Kayla commented:

    Love the print on that skirt – can’t believe it’s from Target! You look beautiful as always! : )


  14. 7.14.14
    Jen commented:

    Love love this outfit! Your adventures with Hallie are always my favorite posts haha.

    I seriously need to visit NYC after seeing these gorgeous photos!

    xo, Jen

  15. 7.14.14
    Hayden commented:

    That sunset is absolutely GORGEOUS! I’m jealous! And your outfit is too cute! I can’t believe it’s all super affordable pieces either!


  16. 7.14.14
    Kristin of Living In Color Print commented:

    I’m in love with this outfit! That skirt looks amazing on you and is so cute!

    Kristin of

  17. 7.14.14
    Berty Morales commented:

    Beautiful photos, and love your outfit. Specially that skirt! I remember when I first seen it at Target, I felt in love with the print instantly.

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  18. 7.14.14
    Melissa commented:

    Too funny! I styled that skirt on my blog just a week ago 🙂 great minds think alike Jess!
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  19. 7.14.14

    Loving how affordable this whole outfit is! Great for my wallet, but bad for me because now I want to shop again! You look fab Jess!

    xo caro, the caro diaries

  20. 7.14.14

    Gorgeous photos! Looks like you had lots of fun!

    Liz @
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  21. 7.14.14

    I LOVE that necklace!!

    XO Alex

  22. 7.14.14
    Elana commented:

    I love your outfit and that so many of the pieces are affordable. Your pictures of NYC are beautiful. It definitely looks like a fun evening.

  23. 7.14.14
    Meagan commented:

    What gorgeous photos! Have you tried the morrocanoil? Does it work?

  24. 7.14.14
    Ella commented:

    You are so cute in that skirt, I love it! Floating things always make me feel like I’m about to topple over. Eeek!

  25. 7.15.14
    Petitemodeista commented:

    Love the skirt <3

  26. 7.15.14
    Haley Valerie commented:

    Your skirt is so cute! I love the color!


  27. 7.15.14
    Andrea commented:

    I love that colorful skirt…and such a deal from Target! It completes this casual summer look perfectly!


  28. 7.15.14
    Kayla commented:

    Ahh! I absolutely love your outfit! I can never bring myself to wear, or even buy, statement necklaces!