Winter Work Wear

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a pink double-breasted blazer, black turtleneck, ripped One Teaspoon jeans, black pumps, and Le Specs matte black aviators.

My niece mentioned Valentine’s Day the other day and I’m pretty sure my face morphed into that one emoji (you know the one… 🤔). It’s a holiday that hasn’t really been on my radar for quite some time and I had entirely forgot that it’s right around the corner! While I don’t do much to celebrate (#singleAF), it’s always fun to bust out a few pops of pink to brighten up dreary February days and break out of the all-black-everything wardrobe rut we fall into this time of year.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy styles a pink blazer with a black turtleneck bodysuit and Gucci belt in front of the Ace Hotel.

Sadly, this pink Halogen blazer sold out already (story of my/our lives, am I right?), but I found some similar styles with a little pop of color to achieve the same look!

Chicago fashion blogger wearing a pink boyfriend blazer with ripped jeans and a black turtleneck.

Also! I apologize for the radio silence over here on the blog this week… I was at my brother’s house in my hometown Sunday – Tuesday and due to the ice storm they had over the weekend, somehow their internet was out for the entire three days I was there. 😳 It’s always something, isn’t it? At one point, I said, “This would literally *never* fly in an actual city!” (But in a city, you’re also not using satellite internet like you are in the middle of a corn field, haha.) I could have drove in to Starbucks to get my work done and get my posts scheduled, but since I needed to be at the house to pack and get my car loaded up to move (about half of my stuff) back to Chicago on Tuesday, I just embraced the digital detox of sorts.

I feel like I sound like a broken record, but now that I’m back in my apartment, in my regular routine and workflow, without any chaotic life happenings (#knockonwood), we should be back to regularly scheduled programing. See you back here tomorrow for Friday Finds! xoxo JRS

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy styles a long pink blazer from Nordstrom with a bodysuit from J.Crew, ripped jeans from Revolve, pointed pumps from Kate Spade, and a Gucci belt.

Oh, and I think it goes without saying that this outfit would work for *regular* winter work wear. You know, in the 30’s or 40’s or so… Not this Polar Vortex -50’s thing we have going on right now. I hope you’re bundled up and staying warm inside wherever you are!

Jessica Sturdy styling a pink blazer for work in the winter months.

Shop My Outfit…

Halogen Pink Boyfriend Blazer (sold out; similar here & here)
J.Crew Turtleneck Bodysuit
One Teaspoon Destroyed Denim (similar here & here)
Kate Spade Licorice Pumps (similar here)
Gucci Belt
Le Specs Matte Black Aviators

Chicago fashion influencer Jessica Sturdy styles a pink blazer from Nordstrom with a black J.Crew turtleneck bodysuit, One Teaspoon jeans, Kate Spade black pointed pumps, and a black and gold Gucci belt.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a pink boyfriend blazer with a turtleneck and a Gucci belt.

Everyday fashion influencer Jessica Sturdy shares a winter workwear outfit in front of the Ace Hotel in Chicago.

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  1. 1.31.19
    Rena said:

    So cool your winter work wear. Perfect pink blazer!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 1.31.19
    Allie said:

    I love the pop of pink! It looks beautiful on you.
    Stay warm!

  3. 1.31.19
    Mary Kate said:

    Bought these aviators on your rec and I get so many compliments. Love this look! So chic.

  4. 1.31.19

    The pink blazer + black turtleneck is such a chic combo, I love!!

  5. 2.2.19
    Laura said:

    So cute… but brrrr aren’t your knees freezing?!

    • 2.4.19
      Jessica said:

      Ha, nope, not really!

  6. 2.3.19
    Xat said:

    Cool outfit: yes. Work wear: definitely not. I’ve never worked somewhere that allowed torn, ripped, or frayed jeans.

    • 2.4.19
      Jessica said:

      Obviously every company has their own dress codes and work wear is totally different from corporate environments to more creative fields, but I’m interested to hear where you’ve worked! In both of my jobs in Chicago, and all three of the jobs I had in New York, this would have *totally* worked and been 100% office appropriate.

      • 2.4.19
        Xat said:

        Retail store, food service, a couple financial services firms (business casual with casual Fridays), and a comedy theater. The jeans would slide for that last one because of the overall coolness of the outfit (plus even though the dress code says no ripped or torn clothing, it’s rarely enforced).
        It’s a great silhouette, your legs go on forever.