Feminine Flair

You may remember that I teamed up with Nordstrom Rack earlier this fall for a new store opening in Brooklyn. (If you need to jog your memory, you can check it out here!) Well it turns out that Nordstrom Rack is opening another store in Brooklyn in a few weeks and I get to join in on the fun once again! Typically, these private shopping events aren’t open to the public, but 25 of you will be able to come and shop early! And one person will get a styling session with me! Fun, right? More details are below.

While I was shopping for something to wear to the upcoming event, I couldn’t help but notice all of the menswear-inspired apparel with a feminine flair. I’ve long been one to love that “borrowed from the boys” look, but it’s even more my style when the pieces have flirtatious embellishments mixed in.

Take this Milly jacket, for example. While the luxe fabric and camel color has a bit of a masculine feel, the exaggerated ruffled collar and lapel make it feel super fresh and feminine. When I saw it on the rack, there was absolutely no question if I was buying it or not. This little jacket will be in my closet for years to come!

I kept the rest of this look pretty classic to let the jacket do the talking… A jewel-toned top, (can’t get enough of the emerald green + camel combo), a pair of skinny jeans, a simple layering necklace that doesn’t compete with the neckline of the jacket, and a pair of leopard-print pumps. Leopard is a neutral, after all.  🙂

Now back to the Nordstrom Rack store opening…

There’s room for 25 guests to shop the new store in Brooklyn before it opens to the public on October 8th! (Read: You get to shop the store while all of the very best merchandise is available! Remember last time when I found a Vince coat for 85% off? Yeah. You want to shop early, trust me on this one.)

On October 5th, Nordstrom Rack will choose one of the 25 guests to have a little styling session with me at the event. I can’t wait! If you’re local and able to make it to the event on October 7thsign up using this link. Hurry, hurry!

Milly Ruffled Jacket via Nordstrom Rack | Emerald Green Tee | Skinny Jeans | Leopard Print Pumps | Classic Handbag | Oversized Watch | Simple Layering Necklace | Tortoise Sunglasses

Lydia Hudgens Photography

Thank you Nordstrom Rack for collaborating on this post!

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  1. 9.25.14
    Monica commented:

    Amazing outfit, this jacket is gorgeous!:)


  2. 9.25.14
    Jess Zimlich commented:

    Those sunglasses are too perfect! I’m a sucker for tortoise. Too bad I don’t live several states east and a few more north 🙂

  3. 9.25.14
    Ellen Borza commented:

    Love that jacket! Camel is such a great color for fall.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  4. 9.25.14
    Becky commented:

    This really is the perfect girly flair! Love it – and it makes such a statement!


  5. 9.25.14
    Sam commented:

    Gorgeous jacket! I really need to be better about checking out the Nordstrom Rack in Union Square more often.

  6. 9.25.14
    Heidi commented:

    Yes Milly jacket is incredible! Such a great find. I am a tried and true Nordstrom Rack addict!

    Heidi D.

  7. 9.25.14
    Kayla commented:

    Praise the Nordstrom lords!
    You’re outfit is super cute, too! Love the shoes!

  8. 9.25.14

    That jacket is stunning!

  9. 9.26.14
    Jeanne commented:

    Lovely leo pumps!

  10. 9.26.14
    pati commented:

    That jacket is adorable. Looks like a piece that can be worn with either jeans or a cute skirt.

  11. 9.26.14
    Natali commented:

    Such a pretty ruffled jacket, you look so girly 🙂


  12. 9.26.14
    IRENE commented:

    love the neutral palette! beautiful look!
    I really like the borrowed form my boyfriend style! happy weekend!


  13. 9.26.14
    Red Reticule commented:

    That jacket is just too adorable! Love the added ruffles that make it really stand out!
    Red Reticule

  14. 9.26.14
    Christina Storm commented:

    I love that jacket! The camel color looks gorgeous on you! Hope you have a great weekend!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  15. 9.26.14
    Alexandra commented:

    So exciting! Would love this opportunity. I love the flare on your jacket! My (very stylish) mom has a piece like this I’ve been eyeing for this winter – it’s a sweet wool cardigan.

    Warm Regards,

  16. 9.26.14
    Meagan commented:

    Love the pumps! That jacket is too cute!

  17. 9.26.14
    Larisa commented:

    Okay I signed up! Super excited I LOOOOVE Nordstrom Rack! I’m always at the one in Long Island or using the app… just bought another pair of Minnetonkas on it recently! Gotta love it 🙂

  18. 9.26.14
    M A R T A commented:

    Wonderful outfit, love the bag and the beautiful jacket!


  19. 9.27.14
    Emily commented:

    I love your rufled jacket! So cute!

  20. 9.28.14
    Melissa commented:

    Love that jacket Jess and Nordstrom Rack! They have such fun events!

  21. 12.2.14
    Danni commented:

    I love your outfit. May I ask what brand of jeans you are wearing?

    • 12.2.14
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Thank you! They are J Brand Jeans, my favorite 🙂

  22. 12.2.14
    Danni commented:

    Thanks they are just what I’m looking for. Love your blog!