What I Wore Last Week

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins shares her daily outfits over the last week.

Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, friends. And if you celebrate Easter, I hope it was a beautiful day with your friends or family! My Friday was super rough with some personal things, but Saturday and Sunday ended up being pretty great! I had some work on Saturday morning but got to spend the whole afternoon and evening with friends. We had one of my college bestie’s bridal showers in the afternoon, which led right into drinks in the evening and going out for Mexican on Saturday night. Her family was so sweet to invite me to their casual Easter brunch, which was such a nice way to start the day and I ended up taking a super long walk along the lake in the afternoon! The weather in Chicago on Sunday was absolutely gorgeous and got me so excited for the next few months. It’s funny, I think I had almost convinced myself that it would never warm up in Chicago, and Sunday reminded me, like, “Oh wait, we are going to have four months of nice weather heading our way!”

I hope this week treats you well! Here’s some outfit inspiration for a few outfits I wore this past week here in Chicago and in Pittsburgh…

Soul Cycle Leggings + Adidas Ultra Boost

April 8th, 2019  |  WFH + Lagree Workout

Black Cubs Hat  |  Black Long-Sleeved Tee  |  Sports Bra  |  Lululemon Leggings  |  Adidas UltraBoost Sneakers

Goat Fashion Sweater, Old Navy White Rockstar Jeans, Kate Spade Leopard Loafers,

April 9, 2019  |  Hosting a Friend in Chicago

Goat Fashion Sweater (old; similar here & here)  |  Old Navy Jeans  |  Kate Spade Leopard Loafers (old; similar here & here)  |  Brahmin Bag (similar here & here)  |  Prive Revaux Sunglasses

Travel blogger wearing a Veronica Beard jacket, ripped One Teaspoon jeans, and Joie sneakers with the Away Bigger Carry-On suitcase.

April 16, 2019  |  Traveling to Pittsburgh + Andy Warhol Museum

Veronica Beard Lennon Jacket (old; similar herehere, here, & here)  |  Old Navy Grey Sweater  |  One Teaspoon Jeans (similar here)  |  Joie Sneakers  |  Away Bigger Carry-On  |  Zara Tote (old; similar here)

Veronica Beard Lennon Puffer Jacket, One Teaspoon Black Ripped Jeans, Joie Slip On Sneakers

Bloggers Jessica Sturdy, Liz Adams, Carly Heitlinger, and Brighton Keller at a Calia by Carrie Underwood event in Pittsburg.

April 17, 2019  |  Calia by Carrie Underwood Event in Pittsburgh

Calia Tie-Front Top  |  Calia Essential Leggings  |  Calia Scrunchie  |  Adidas Ultraboost Sneakers  |  not pictured: Calia Jacket

Fashion and beauty lifestyle influencer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins styling a Veronica Beard puffer jacket with a lace midi skirt and Boden ankle strap heels for a sporty and cute spring outfit.

April 17, 2019  |  Dinner at Bar Marco in Pittsburgh

Veronica Beard Lennon Jacket (old; similar herehere, here, & here) |  Gap Navy Tee  |  Ann Taylor Lace Midi Skirt (old; similar herehere, & here)  |  Boden Heels  |  Mark & Graham Monogrammed Pouch  |  Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings (old; similar here & here)  |  Prive Revaux Sunglasses

Mott & Bow Mom Jeans, Away Bigger Carry-On, Calia Travel Bag

April 18, 2019  |  Traveling back to Chicago

Veronica Beard Lennon Jacket (old; similar herehere, here, & here) |  Vineyard Vines Camel Hoodie  |  Mott & Bow Mom Jeans  |  Joie Kidmore Sneakers  |  Away Bigger Carry-On Suitcase  |  Calia Travel Bag  |  Swell x John Robshaw Bottle

Vineyard Vines Cashmere Hoodie, Black Leggings, Tretorn Dad Sneakers

April 19, 2019  |  WFH

Black Cubs Hat  |  Vineyard Vines Cashmere Hoodie (on sale!)  |  Lululemon Leggings  |  Tretorn Sneakers

Chicago Instagrammer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins styling a striped shirt dress with nude flats and a red crossbody bag.

April 20, 2019  |  Work Event with Boden

Boden Striped Shirt Dress  |  Boden Crossbody Bag  |  Boden Criss-Cross Slingback Flats  |  Boden Sunglasses  |  NARS Pencil in ‘Exbury’

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a striped shirt dress by Boden with nude strappy flats.

Chicago fashion influencer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins styling a Sandro nude leather jacket with a Boden striped shirt dress, nude suede pumps, and a monogrammed green crossbody bag for a spring bridal shower.

April 20, 2019  |  Bridal Shower at Riva

Sandro Leather Jacket (old; similar save here, here, & here; similar splurge)  |  Boden Striped Shirt-Dress  |  Naturalizer Slingback Pumps  |  Gigi Monogrammed Crossbody Bag  |  Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in ‘The Dutchess’

Chicago fashion influencer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a Vineyard Vines white lace top, rag & bone skinny raw-hem jeans, and Gucci gingham slides.

April 21, 2019  |  Easter Brunch at Parlor Pizza

Vineyard Vines Eyelet Top  |  rag & bone Skinny Jeans  |  Gucci Crossbody Bag  |  Gucci Gingham Slides  | Prive Revaux Sunglasses  |  NARS Afterglow Lip Balm

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  1. 4.22.19
    Cynthia commented:

    Boden has such great dresses for work. Always really impressed with the quality. Did you add the skull & cross bones “soul” to the Lulu lemon leggings?

    • 4.23.19
      Jessica commented:

      Ha, no I did not add that myself! (Pretty sure that would be copyright infringement 😉 ) SoulCycle does a ton of retail collaborations with the brands we know and love… Lululemon, Spiritual Gangster, Nike, The Upside, etc.

      This is an old pair that’s not currently available (it’s literally just a logo screen-printed onto the Wunder Under leggings) but they have other styles out now: https://www.soul-cycle.com/shop/

      • 4.23.19
        Jessica commented:

        FYI: There’s always so many more styles in the studio, too! Only a small fraction of their product is offered online. xx

  2. 4.22.19
    Rachelle commented:

    Loving that stripe dress and eyelet top.


    • 4.24.19
      Jessica commented:

      My two favorites from this round-up, as well! xo

  3. 4.23.19
    Kayla commented:

    I love seeing what bloggers wear every day vs. what they wear when shooting outfits!

    • 4.23.19
      Jessica commented:

      Happy to hear! xx

  4. 4.23.19
    Laura commented:

    Love the Calia tie-front top you wore! I feel like that’s a big upcoming summer trend


    • 4.24.19
      Jessica commented:

      Yep, I’ve been seeing that trend everywhere for the last few s/s seasons!

  5. 4.24.19
    Kim Sweet commented:

    When you say WFH, does this mean B&S now has an office we haven’t heard about? 😉

    • 4.24.19
      Jessica commented:

      Haha, nope, that just means I didn’t have any meetings or events out of the house so I was workin’ in my athleisure all day long. 😉

  6. 4.25.19
    Maureen commented:

    So many cute outfits! I haven’t heard of Boden until recently. I love their pieces and this striped dress is no exception!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • 4.25.19
      Jessica commented:

      I’m so glad you found Boden! In my mind, they’re like the British version of the old J.Crew. Such fun, playful brand! And this striped dress is even better in person, I swear! I’m obsessed.

  7. 4.25.19
    Lydia commented:

    Hey Jessica,
    Off topic from this post, but I listened to your episode on Kate’s podcast today and just wanted to say how much I appreciate your openness about the challenge of being self-employed. (Both!) It was a helpful reminder to not play the comparison game because everyone has a behind-the-scenes I can’t see. Even though I’m in a different industry and at a different stage of life, I found it very relevant. Thank you for your transparency! <3 I love your style and I wish you all the best with the podcast!

    • 4.25.19
      Jessica commented:

      Hi Lydia,

      Thank you so much for tracking me down and taking the time to leave such a nice comment! I just finished listening to the episode myself (It’s kind of funny, I had forgotten so much of what we talked about because we recorded for my podcast right after) and I’m glad to hear it was helpful. I catch myself playing the comparison game, too, even when I’m living the behind-the-scenes. Like Kate said, I never want to come across as a complainer by any stretch, but I do think it’s important to be transparent. Thanks again for the well wishes, it really means a lot!

      xoxo jess