Wild Witch of the West

black felt hat with bow

I was hoping to have this post up on Friday in the spirit of Halloween, but per usual, life got in the way. This past weekend I took plane rides #10 & #11 (this month) to and from Chicago to visit my college friends. (M’f’ing jetsetter, you guys. I was looking at my United log and I’ve flown 15,972 miles in the month of October alone. Soo much fun obviously, but so exhausting at the same time.) The trip back to New York went smoothly, however, the trip to Chicago on Friday was a total pain in the ass. Plane took off two hours late due to mechanical issues… Wifi on the plane was broken… O’hare shut down all but one runway because of the crazy wind and rain and we had to fly around Chicago for an hour before landing… Basically, my usual two-hour trip took six hours. And the weather in Chicago was bru-tal when I got in. Oh, and I forgot a coat in my mad dash to Laguardia that morning. But even with all of that, it was (as always) an amazing weekend in Chitown! Since I had barely any time at home to prepare for Halloween this year, I took a pretty easy route with my costume. Since I already look like Amanda Seyfried in her ‘Mean Girls’ days (or so people tell me), I wore mouse ears and a sweatshirt that said “I’m a mouse, duh.” (You can see the photo on Instagram here!) What did you dress up as this year??

Back to this post, though.. The weekend before last I was out in Las Vegas with the Zappos team! Hallie, Justin, Anthony and I flew out on Friday and spent the whole weekend in the dessert with our favorite online retailer. In between shows at the Life is Beautiful music festival, we basically got to play dress up with the Zappos closet. While Zappos is obviously known for their huge shoe selection, the site is also stocked with clothes, bags, jewelry, watches, hats, outerwear, sunglasses, cold-weather accessories, etc.

We spent Saturday morning styling looks and shooting photos around downtown Las Vegas with their in-house photographer, Pete. This particular outfit is a little bit darker than what I normally go for, but I kind of love it. I must have been in the spooky spirit a week early because I feel like this look is a bit witchy. Black lace, pointed pumps, and a black hat to match. Witchy, but totally wearable, too.

black lace dress and hat

black lace dress with pointed pumps and black hat

michael kors tote

french connection dress

Everything I’m wearing was borrowed from Zappos!

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  1. 11.3.14

    AH! Sounds like a crazy trip, but I’m so glad you made it! The weather was BRUTAL here on Friday. It was snowing and hailing! Ugh! Hope you borrowed a coat from a friend! 😉


  2. 11.3.14

    I love this look! So pretty!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. 11.3.14
    Aunt Anne said:

    Fun! Take a breather this week…if possible! Fleetwood Mac was in town (didn’t see them but did in 1982) and so first thought of Stevie Nicks. Although a younger and more stylish version….it was the black & lace. You were it well & looks classy!

  4. 11.3.14
    Aunt Anne said:

    Fun! Take a breather this week…if possible! Fleetwood Mac was in town (didn’t see them but did in 1982) and so first thought of Stevie Nicks. Although a younger and more stylish version….it was the black & lace. You were it well & looks classy!

  5. 11.3.14
    Meagan said:

    Love that black lace dress! So chic!

  6. 11.3.14
    Ella said:

    Love love love the crisp simplicity of that MK bag. You look so much like Amanda Seyfried! I hadn’t noticed before but I don’t think I’ll be able to unsee it. Ha!

  7. 11.3.14

    You look gorgeous, girl! Chicago was SO brutal on Friday!!! Worst day to fly in, but it sounds like a fun weekend!

    Heidi D.

  8. 11.3.14

    You look so cute! What a great look and fun trip!

  9. 11.3.14

    I love your dress and hat!

    Kristin of LivingInColorPrint.com

  10. 11.3.14
    Kayla said:

    I LOVE it! That dress is so great!


  11. 11.3.14
    Alexandra said:

    Love this look! The shoes are gorgeous!

    Warm Regards,

  12. 11.3.14
    Dana said:

    Classic look.

    Pink Champagne Problems

  13. 11.3.14
    JLu said:

    Love your accessories!


  14. 11.3.14
    Natali said:

    Such a beautiful, feminine, all black outfit! This dress suits you so well!


  15. 11.3.14
    Emily said:

    You look gorgeous, despite a crazy month! Here’s to some much needed R&R!


  16. 11.3.14
    Jeanne said:

    So chic!!

  17. 11.3.14

    Love this dress on you! Sorry to hear about the travel problems but glad you still got to enjoy some of it!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  18. 11.3.14
    Mother Teresa said:

    Anne and I think alike. I immediately thought of Stevie Nicks when I saw you Instagram a picture of this outfit while in Las Vegas. Glad you enjoyed the weekend in Chicago celebrating Ellen’s belated birthday!

  19. 11.3.14
    Monica said:

    Love your dress, is gorgeous!:)


  20. 11.3.14
    Andrea said:

    I loved your mouse costume on Insta (duh!)…but this lacy LBD takes the cake! Beautiful!



  21. 11.3.14

    Love this look, especially the hat! I can’t believe all of the traveling that you’ve done!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  22. 11.3.14

    I can’t believe you flew that much, and I’m secretly jealous that you live in New York. But it sounds like it is time to take a rest. But this look is stunning, that dress looks so classic.

  23. 11.3.14
    Alecz said:

    Beautiful dress! These heels are perfect with it.


  24. 11.3.14

    So, so adorable! You really look amazing in ths outfit.


  25. 11.3.14
    Melissa said:

    Such a gorgeous look Jess!
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  26. 11.3.14
    Sarah said:

    Such a pretty dress, jetsetter! Black & lace are always perfect.

    – Sarah 🙂

  27. 11.3.14
    Lauren said:

    You look so pretty in that dress! It’s perfect!


  28. 11.4.14
    Jodi said:

    Gorgeous look, loving the all black theme which is perfect for the halloween season as well
    xx, Jodi

  29. 11.4.14
    kayla said:

    Sounds like you had a really brutal trip to Chicago!
    I love the way you managed to wear all black but not look like a walking shadow! The lace detailing is great.


  30. 11.4.14

    All of the craziness of flying is always worth is when you recount the wonderful memories you’ve created. I love the black & gold ensemble in this post. Happy Tuesday, Jessica 🙂


  31. 11.4.14
    Natasha said:

    I can’t decide what I love more – the hat or the dress!

    Can we talk about that lipstick for a minute though? It is THE perfect shade of red for you!

    *sigh* If only Zappos shipped internationally 🙁

  32. 11.5.14

    You are by far the cutest thing I have ever seen! I love this entire black look! You look great!

  33. 11.5.14

    That LBD looks fabulous on you!
    Red Reticule

  34. 11.8.14
    AJ said:

    Wow, impressive travel schedule! Hope you get to relax a bit in November before the holidays get crazy again!


  35. 11.25.14
    m88 said:

    First of all I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing.
    I have had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts
    out. I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually
    lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints?
    Many thanks!

  36. 3.1.18
    Varuna said:

    Nice and perfect looking outfit..