Textured Turtleneck

fall outfit with white jeans

As soon as November hit, I felt myself starting to drift into a more relaxed state of mind. (Well, at least on the wardrobe front! Work during the holiday season is a different story.) With the temperatures dipping way down in NYC this last week and the holidays quickly approaching, I’ve been gravitating towards more comfortable and cozy separates. Getting out of bed when it’s freezing in the morning is a major challenge for me so the thought of wearing my softest sweaters definitely helps with the self-coaxing away from the snooze button. While some wouldn’t dream of wearing their white pants in November, I’ve been all about a soft color palette. Pairing white denim with neutral shades and luxurious textures, like this fabulous Theory turtleneck sweater I found at Nordstrom Rack, and an oh-so-soft faux fur vest, feels very seasonally appropriate. I’ve been appreciating a more minimalistic layering approach lately, nothing too fussy and nothing too complicated. A warm, textured sweater with a cozy fur vest is just right!

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And since I’ve had holiday gifting on my mind for the past few weeks (ahem, twenty five days of gift guides!), I couldn’t help but notice all of the great gifts when I was recently shopping at Nordstrom Rack. I found the most versatile, quilted metallic Rebecca Minkoff bag for an amazing price when I was shopping at the Union Square location in New York. I wanted it for me, naturally, but I decided to buy it and save it for a gift for one of my girlfriends this holiday season. That’s a win-win in my book!

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A special Thank You to Nordstrom Rack for sponsoring this post!

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  1. 11.24.14
    Red Reticule commented:

    Loving your cozy layers!
    Red Reticule

  2. 11.24.14
    Preeti commented:

    This is so cozy and comfy! Beautiful for winter!

  3. 11.24.14

    Such a great way to layer this season…great look!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  4. 11.24.14

    I love that vest! And that it’s faux-fur. 😀

    Her Heartland Soul

  5. 11.24.14
    Natali commented:

    Simple, casual outfit, but perfectly styled! Love your jeans and vest!


  6. 11.24.14
    Jeanne commented:

    Stunning post! love these pictures! Your outfit is so cool and inspiring!Gorgeous vest!

  7. 11.24.14
    Christina Storm commented:

    Such a gorgeous look! I love the fur paired with the sweater!!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  8. 11.24.14
    Ella commented:

    Nordstrom Rack is amazing! I got two Wildfox tees there last year for $10 each. The booties are my favorite part of this look, they’re the perfect height!

  9. 11.24.14
    Jess Zimlich commented:

    You pull of the neutrals effortlessly! Nordstrom is on my list of places to “visit” over the weekend after the feasting dies down 😉

  10. 11.24.14
    Wishes & Reality commented:

    Love this cozy, casual look and the neutral palette is beautiful on you!

    Heidi D.

  11. 11.24.14
    Kristin Clark commented:

    I love your booties and you look so comfy!

    Kristin of LivingInColorPrint.com

  12. 11.24.14
    Irene commented:

    beautiful outfit! so elegant!


  13. 11.24.14
    Kylie commented:

    This outfit is serious fall perfection! That turtleneck is too cute!

    xo Kylie

  14. 11.24.14

    Definitely looks like a cozy, warm outfit!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  15. 11.24.14
    Caitlin commented:

    I feel like you can always find great deals at the Rack! This looks like the perfect outfit for in between seasons!


  16. 11.24.14
    Maddy commented:

    getting out of bed for work is my daily struggle. why does the work day start so early?! haha

    xo, Maddy

    • 11.24.14
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      hahaha yes, let’s work on getting this changed!

  17. 11.24.14
    Vera Sawicki commented:

    You look amazing!!


  18. 11.24.14
    Sam commented:

    So funny! I was in Union Square this weekend too, and I think I know exactly which Rebecca Minkoff bag it was since I almost bought it. I actually think I need to go back and buy it since it’s been on my mind ever since. Love this outfit! Nothing better than a warm snuggly outfit when the weather in NYC is gross.


    • 11.24.14
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      YES!! You totally should. Great find!

  19. 11.24.14
    Christina commented:

    I love this outfit, Jessica! You look very comfy and casual – I love the faux vest. And I don’t blame you for not wanting to get out of bed when it is so cold outside – I have that same issues. Struggle = REAL.

    ~ Christina

    • 11.24.14
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      The struggle is SO REAL!

  20. 11.24.14
    Melissa commented:

    Cute look Jess!
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  21. 11.24.14
    Cheri commented:

    What lipstick are you wearing???

    • 11.24.14
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      I’m actually not wearing a lipstick.. Maybe a lip balm of some sort? Honestly, just whatever was in my purse that day. There’s a good chance it was probably Fresh ‘Rose’ http://bit.ly/1v7DMLF

  22. 11.25.14
    Andrea commented:

    What a cute cozy outfit! I love the grey + neutrals paired with the white jeans!



  23. 11.25.14
    Benedetta commented:

    so so beautiful..love it!!!
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  24. 11.29.14
    Juliana commented:

    Absolutely love this look! I’m obsessed with turtlenecks + fur vests right now – perfection! 🙂