Party in the Back

Wow, what a crazy week! Crazy in an absolutely amazing way, but I am exhausted! For a week now, I’ve been leaving my apartment by 8am, working a full day, running out to meetings and meet-ups over my lunch break, going to events after work, getting home at 2am, and doing it all over again! Throw a few 4am nights in the mix, too. #thecitythatneversleeps

I wore this outfit last Wednesday for a lunch with Glam and an Aquafina/Project Runway event with Hallie and Rose after work!

Glam was treating us to a blow out at Dry Bar, lunch, and manis to get glammed for New York Fashion Week. Rough life, right? You can check out my Cosmo-Tai here!

This necklace is by far my absolute favorite out of my entire collection! (Seen here and here.)

I ended up really loving this outfit for a few reasons..

1. Subtle print mixing.. My favorite! (For more lessons in mixology, see these posts — one / two / three / four / five)

2. Navy + Olive. Another favorite of mine! (See here.)

3. This safari jacket that I borrowed from Hallie! I got SO many compliments when I was wearing it.. Too bad it’s sold out, but I’m now on the hunt for the perfect army green jacket!

4. Lots of BLING! Need I say more?

BCBG Military Jacket (borrowed from Hallie) / Madewell Striped Tee / J.Crew Polka Dot Skirt

J.Crew Tights / J.Crew Mary Janes / ZARA Sequin Clutch / J.Crew Chain Necklace (old)

Sequin Pavé Horn Necklace / gifted Sequin Elephant Earrings / gifted Sequin Pavé Horn Cuff

*please email [email protected] to locate any of these Sequin pieces!

Michael Kors Watch / Forever 21 Bow Ringgifted Bauble Bar Pavé Link Bracelet

Thanks for taking my photos, Hallie!

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  1. 2.11.13
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    Great outfit. You look super fab, but comfy at the same time!


  2. 2.11.13
    Kimberly commented:

    I’m on the hunt for the perfect cargo jacket too – let me know what you find…this one is so cute! Love the mixed prints and that necklace is to die for!!

  3. 2.11.13
    Tara commented:

    Love the stripes and dots together!

  4. 2.11.13
    Rachelle commented:

    Love this look, I love your jacket.


  5. 2.11.13
    Amy commented:

    I stay up until 11 too many nights in a row and I am exhausted. Maybe I am just getting old. Oh no! Love this look! That is one of my favorite clutches. 🙂


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  6. 2.11.13
    Hallie commented:

    Love this look on you! Great way to kick off Fashion Week 🙂

  7. 2.11.13
    Alyssa commented:

    You look gorgeous here–and actually comfortable! I love the print mixing happening 🙂

  8. 2.11.13
    Chris commented:

    I really like the mixed prints on you too, and those opaque tights are a fantastic finishing accessory!

  9. 2.11.13
    viv commented:

    You look stunning, girlfriend! It was so great meeting you this weekend 🙂 xx

  10. 2.11.13
    Olivia commented:

    That is the perfect military jacket! I’m obsessing over that Zara clutch. So cute!!

  11. 2.11.13
    Liz commented:

    I love how that jacket is so versatile and it looks amazing on both you and Hallie!

  12. 2.11.13
    Sandra commented:

    I am loving the military inspo jackets right now! You look great! xo

  13. 2.11.13
    Leslie commented:

    Love look amazing!! I really love that lipstick that you’re wearing, what is it?!?

    • 2.11.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      It’s Dolce & Gabbana “Red” 🙂

  14. 2.11.13
    Stylelista commented:

    sooo cute!
    xoxo stylelista

  15. 2.11.13
    Kayla commented:

    I absolutely love those stud earrings and you look adorable in the polka dot skirt! I love the mixology going on here : )


  16. 2.11.13
    Carly commented:

    Great photos and LOVE the jacket, Hallie would have something that cute!

    Don’t know how you live your life on so little sleep!


  17. 2.11.13
    Jessica commented:

    Absolutely LOVE this outfit. Perfect for fashion week, and i love the way you mixed stripes with polka dots!

  18. 2.11.13
    Chelsea commented:

    This whole outfit is a party! You look gorgeous.

    Chelsea & The City

  19. 2.11.13
    Mamalina commented:

    You look soooo cute! I love the jacket, and clutch, and necklace, and…everything else for that matter 🙂


  20. 2.11.13
    Dee commented:

    Love the jackets, it’s so unique. The photo’s are also beautiful!

  21. 2.11.13
    Agi commented:

    Love, love, love this outfit. You look amazing. Have fun at the luncheon and the manis.


  22. 2.11.13
    pure cane sugar commented:

    Love this look. Your pattern mixing is perfection, and I love your sequin clutch.
    ♥ xoxo Cori

  23. 2.11.13
    Shira commented:

    Love the print mixing! So fun!!!

  24. 2.11.13
    Morgan Robertson commented:

    This may be my all time favorite look of yours! Not only is the mixing and matching perfect, but the proportions suit your figure to a tee! SO CUTE!

    PS: Been stalking all of your celebrity experiences lately- so exciting! CONGRATS!!!

    Morgan of Wake Up Your Wardrobe

  25. 2.11.13

    love the pattern mixing here! also really like your hair pulled back, so pretty! xo

  26. 2.11.13
    Nicole Chiarella commented:

    Love your polka dot/stripe combo! And totally lusting over the jacket 🙂

    xo Nicole

  27. 2.11.13
    Michelle commented:

    That skirts adorable! Love the bling too. Sounds like you’ve been so busy lately! Hope NYFW has been a blast!

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  28. 2.11.13
    Chioma commented:

    that jacket is so fierce! love the cut out 🙂

    C’s Evolution of Style

  29. 2.11.13
    Ashley commented:

    That jacket really is great! Also your hair looks great like that!

    • 2.11.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      omg I hate it like this, but thank you! I just didn’t want to waste the time doing my hair when I had a blowout later that day 🙂

  30. 2.12.13

    Love your jacket! The open back is so unexpected!

    //Birdie Shoots//

  31. 2.12.13
    Erin commented:

    You look so beautiful with your hair pulled back like this! And I love the coat with the polka dot skirt!


  32. 2.12.13
    Haley Valerie commented:

    I love the mix of polka dots and stripes!


  33. 2.12.13
    Shanna Johnson commented:

    Love love love those shoes! Adorable yet sexy & chic all at the same time!


  34. 2.12.13
    Sarah commented:

    So jealous of your trip to Drybar! I desperately wanted to try that when I was in NYC but missed my chance!

    The Purse Snatcher 

  35. 2.12.13

    Miltary jacket, stripes, polka dots and sequins = awesome! I love this. I especially love the peakaboo back of that jacket! I sooo wish it weren’t sold out!

    xo, Stephanie 🙂

  36. 2.14.13

    Such a cute look! I love your polka dot skirt, and those heels are amazing!

    Kate xo

  37. 2.15.13

    Random (and belated) question: Are you wearing black tights & heels with your skirt? I ask because I have the same skirt but in pencil format and never know what color tights/hose to wear with it. I really like your outfit, though, so maybe black is okay!

    • 2.15.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Hi Erin,

      I’m actually wearing navy tights + navy patent heels!

      If you’re not comfortable with black tights with the navy pencil skirt, maybe try a gray? A nude textured tight would also be cool!

      • 2.15.13

        Maybe I’ll have to see if J. Crew has any navy tights on clearance in the stores. You make them look totally sophisticated! I was worried that navy would look too schoolgirl-ish.