Hi there! My name is Jessica Sturdy and I’m a twenty-something currently living in the Gold Coast in Chicago. I grew up in a small town in Illinois, but prior to moving back to the midwest, I spent a good chunk of my post-grad life living in New York City. While NYC and the East Coast will always hold a special place in my heart, it feels nice to be home.

Bows & Sequins is a fashion-focused lifestyle blog where you’ll find posts about my personal style and current sartorial inspirations, my two cents on beauty products, ideas for decorating a small space, and adventures from my everlasting wanderlust.

I’m kind of a coffee snob, a bit of a foodie, and a self-proclaimed cocktail connoisseur. My drink of choice? A cold and crisp glass of rosé. You can usually find me eating and drinking my way through the city, quite literally. As a result, I’ve learned to become bit of a fitness freak, too. When I’m not crossing new restaurants off of my ever-growing list, you can probably find me on a bike at Soul Cycle or on my yoga mat.

I like to think of my style as feminine, polished, and playful. Ever-evolving, too. I used to be predominantly preppy, but living downtown in New York City for three years definitely influenced my clothing choices. I may not wear bows and sequins everyday, but I like to think of my blog name as more of a metaphor for how I like my life to be — sparkly, girly, and a whole lot of fun.