Stripes, Shorts, & Sandals

east coast preppy summer outfit

Blouse  |  Shorts  |  Sandals  |  Bag  |  Sunglasses  |  Watch

I’m back in New York for a quick 48 hours this week (flying back to Chicago tomorrow afternoon for the Express event!) and it’s kind of surreal to be back. I’m staying at a hotel in my old neighborhood so it doesn’t really feel different in so many ways, but so much has changed in just a month. Storefronts have changed, bars and restaurants have closed, new places have popped up… all in a quick 30 days! I’m interested to see how I feel when I leave, that’s for sure. I’ll be honest, though, there were quite a few moments yesterday afternoon where I thought, “Nope, I definitely don’t miss it.”

What I always enjoy about New York, however, is wandering through the tree-lined streets of the West Village and I’ve built in a few hours to do that this afternoon with my old photographer and friend, Lydia. Yesterday’s agenda was a quick one — grabbed a smoothie at my favorite Juice Generation in Soho, got my hair freshened up at my old salon, stopped by Chobani for their new Feta & Watermelon concoction, and went to see the show An American in Paris with my friend Lauren. Loved the show, but oh man you guys — Times Square is always such a nightmare! I have a few exciting meetings today and tomorrow morning before I fly out on Thursday afternoon. In between meetings, I’m just trying to see how many of my favorite restaurants I can cross off my list! 🙂 Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (my username is JessicaSturdy)!

tie front blouse stripes

striped tie-front blouse, white denim boyfriend shorts, jack rogers sandals

casual preppy outfit -- tie front blouse, white jean shorts, jack rogers sandals, gold link watch, louis vuitton neverfull

tie-front blouse, white denim shorts, jack rogers

ann taylor shirt, gap denim shorts

casual preppy summer outfit

blue and white striped blouse, white denim shorts, jack rogers sandals, louis vuitton neverfull

Striped Tie-Front Blouse (on sale!)
White Denim Boyfriend Shorts (similar here)
Platinum Sandalsmy go-to all summer long!
LV Tote Bag (also available here!)
White Aviator Sunglasses
Chain Link Watch

Lydia Hudgens Photography

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29 Comments

  1. 8.5.15

    I’m in love with your shirt on account of a slight obsession with stripes 🙂
    Ana
    http://www.champagnegirlsabouttown.co.uk

  2. 8.5.15
    Megan commented:

    I love the tie waist shirt and those sandals together!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  3. 8.5.15
    Allie commented:

    I am IN LOVE with that shirt! It’s so perfect!
    xx,
    Allie
    allaboutaph.blogspot.com

  4. 8.5.15
    Sophie commented:

    Love how casual and put together this outfit is!

    http://bysophielee.blogspot.com

  5. 8.5.15
    Meagan commented:
  6. 8.5.15
    Natali commented:

    Fantastic blouse and tote, you’re looking great in this casual outfit.

    http://lartoffashion.com

  7. 8.5.15
    Madison Martine commented:

    Love everything about this outfit! So cute!

    Madison Martine
    http://www.madisonmartine.com

  8. 8.5.15
    Minau commented:

    Very pretty ensemble! Lovely shirt!

  9. 8.5.15
    Shannon commented:

    Love the length of these shorts! Not booty, but not granny either – desperately in search for a pair of my own

  10. 8.5.15
    C's Collection commented:

    Sometimes it’s a little earry going back to a place you once called home! Love the tie front blouse!

    C’s Collection | http://chelseascollection.com

  11. 8.5.15

    I always feel the same way about NYC. It’s definitely a love/hate relationship with the city!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent
    https://thekentuckygent.com

  12. 8.5.15
    Liv commented:

    Love this casual, summer look.

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

  13. 8.5.15

    I’m having serious bag lust. You look super cute!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

  14. 8.5.15
    Kate commented:

    This is literally the perfect combination: pinstripes and Louis Vuitton!
    -Kate
    http://katekoutures.blogspot.com/

  15. 8.5.15
    Vera Sawicki commented:

    Cute cute cute photos!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  16. 8.6.15
    Jen commented:

    I love the style of that blouse! This is making me think about investing in a striped button-up since it’s so classic looking!

    knotsandruffles.blogspot.com

  17. 8.6.15
    Lauren Nakagawa commented:

    Comfy and casual, the perfect #ootd

    http://www.shoesandsashimi.com

  18. 8.7.15
    Grace McCrocklin commented:

    Love that tie front blouse…perfect for a blistering summer day!!

    Grace
    gracemccrocklin.com/blog

  19. 8.8.15

    I LOVE your new blog design, so pretty and so you! <3

    http://sequinsinpink.blogspot.com

  20. 8.8.15
    mkmcc1992 commented:

    I love your shirt! So adorable!

    http://www.mynewchciagolife.com

  21. 8.9.15
    Elisabeth commented:

    I love this outfit. Looks like something I’d wear on a summer day. It’s casual, yet very chic.

    Diary of Elegance
    http://diaryofelegance.blogspot.ca/

  22. 8.9.15

    The blue striped shirt with the white shorts is such a classic look. Also, I love the new layout/design of the site.

    Happy Sunday Jess 🙂
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud

  23. 8.9.15
    annlelma commented:

    I already checked in to the striped blouse at Ann Taylor. Love the blouse…love the price. I am so happy you mom shared your blog with me.

  24. 8.10.15

    Love this tie waist blouse so much!! And I love your white sunnies!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

  25. 8.10.15
    Larisa commented:

    YAAAAASSSSS NEW WEBSITE! I’ve been following you for what feels like forever. Love love love the new look; matches your outfits and personality so well. Yay!

    xx Larisa @ weheartbeauty.com

  26. 8.10.15
    Merritt commented:

    love that blouse!! Such a great basic.

    The Style Scribe

  27. 8.12.15

    I love this whole ensemble! And I’m with you on the platinum Jack Rogers. I wear mine constantly!

    • 8.12.15
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Right?! They’re the best!

  28. 12.15.15
    Sandra commented:

    Obsessed with this! So cool!