What I Wore Last Week

Jessica Sturdy shares five outfits that she wore in Chicago in May 2018.

Happy Monday, friends! Hope you’re enjoying a nice long weekend with your friends and family, too. I’m so excited to kick off this new series today, as it’s been a LONG time coming! What I Wore Last Week will be a weekly post on Monday with in-the-moment snaps from the previous week.

Remember when fashion blogs first started out? Like, back in 2010 and 2011? That’s what I did, I shared my real-life, non-professional, daily outfit photos on the blog. Back then, I would quite literally post my outfit from the day before on the blog every day. That’s not realistic anymore with my schedule or how the industry has shifted, but I’ve been wanting to find a way to bring back that raw element and this is it!

Some days I work from home and don’t see another soul, and some days are filled with a few outfit changes based on where I’m headed. (And Chicago’s all-over-the-place weather plays a part in that, too.) These photos won’t be the prettiest or the most glamorous. There probably won’t be picturesque backdrops. There won’t be multiple angles of an outfit or a close-up of an accessory. And they’ll just be taken on my iPhone or my little Canon that transfers photos to my iPhone. But they’ll be totally in the moment! Quick snaps of exactly what I was wearing, as I was wearing it. Sound good?!

Not to worry, I’ll still be doing my regular-form outfit posts each week, too. Creating captivating content is still one of my favorite parts of my job! But I’m hoping that these posts on Mondays will help to serve you with some real-life outfit inspiration at the beginning of each week. From what I wore to work out, to what I wore to work, to what I wore out on the weekend, most of it will be in this post — What I Wore Last Week.

I hope you’re just as excited about this new series as I am! It was fun (and very interesting, haha) getting back to the basics this week and asking my friends to snap a quick pic while we were out. I may or may not made my friend walk around the block in River North last night to find a secluded spot, only to give up and then ask my door lady to take a picture in the lobby when I got home. I told you guys… Some of these are pretty rough. #FlashPhotography 🙈

Jessica Sturdy heading to a spin class workout in Chicago.

Tuesday, May 22nd  |  Headed to a Spin Class at Studio Three

Barbour Jacket  |  Lululemon Cropped Top  |  Lululemon Leggings (last worn here!)  |  Adidas Ultra Boost Sneakers  |  Clare V Straw Bag  |  Swell x Jonathan Robshaw Bottle (more colors here!)  |  Black Round Sunglasses

Jessica Sturdy wearing a black bodysuit, Gucci belt, black & white striped pants, and Kate Spade bow sandals by Belmont Harbor in Chicago.

Thursday, May 24th  |  Attending an event on the HRH Lola at Belmont Harbor (read more about that here!)

J.Crew V-Neck Bodysuit  |  Gucci Belt  |  Lovers + Friends Striped Pants  |  Kate Spade Sandals (old; similar here)  |  Polene Bag  |  BaubleBar Earrings

Jessica Sturdy at Ella Elli in Chicao wearing a striped dress.

Friday, May 25th  |  After Dinner at Ella Elli

Elizabeth McKay Dress  |  Round Wicker Bag  |  Lace-Up Sandals  |  Denim Jacket

Jessica Sturdy wearing a ric rac maxi dress to a bridal shower on the rooftop at Little Goat in Chicago's West Loop.

Saturday, May 26th  |  Bridal Shower on the rooftop at Little Goat

Vineyard Vines Dress  |  Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings  |  Lucky Scalloped Sandals

White Lace Dress (20% off!)

Jessica Sturdy wearing a Bershka striped top, Everlane white cropped wide leg jeans, Marc Fisher silver heels, and BaubleBar earrings.

Sunday, May 27th  |  After Dinner at Barrio

Bershka Striped Top  |  Everlane Cropped Wide Leg Jeans  |  Marc Fisher Silver Heels (currently 40% off!)  |  BaubleBar Navy Sequin Earrings













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  1. 5.28.18
    Rena said:

    Wow. you wore amazing looks! The look with the striped pants is my favourite 🙂 Happy new week!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 5.28.18
    Allie said:

    What a great series idea! I’m excited to read it every day – it’s a great way to throw it back like you said.
    Those wide leg pants are awesome! Everlane has the best pieces, so classic yet fashion forward.

  3. 5.28.18
    Christina said:

    I love that you’re going back to your original-style posts! Your blog was one of the first I had ever found in 2011 and I was obsessed! Cheers to a good throwback!

  4. 5.28.18
    Briana said:

    I love the looks! Such a great way to bring back the realness!


  5. 5.29.18
    Cory said:

    Love this! Such a refreshing addition to all the highly styled posts we see on every blog.

  6. 5.30.18
    Alyssa said:

    I love this! I much prefer these types of posts – it’s a fun peek into what you’re actually wearing vs. a very styled post!