Black & Gold in the Windy City

Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and gold holiday outfit: 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

I styled this pleated gold maxi skirt on the blog last week for an indoor fête, but if you’re headed somewhere over the next few weeks that won’t be cab-to-curb, you can always opt for two of my favorite style staples — a black turtleneck and a (faux) fur coat! What I love most about black and gold (I have a littleeee bit of a repeat-offender situation going on lately… this outfit, this outfit, and this one, too.) is how it translates to pretty much any festive or formal occasion. It always looks oh-so-elegant! New Year’s Eve, company parties, winter weddings, black-tie galas, charity events.. You name it, you can’t go wrong with classic black and gold.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings, Marc Fisher velvet pumps, and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

As luck would have it, we shot these photos on one of the chilliest, windiest days in Chicago… So there ew curls, pleats, and faux fur flying! As Melissa said, “just use the wind as an accessory.” 😂 I feel like I’ll be repeating that in my head all winter long as these crazy winds are blowing me all over the city, haha!

Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and gold holiday outfit: 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Hallie has this jacket in pink and when I saw it came in black, I had to get it, too! I usually opt for faux fur coats with shorter pile, but this one is so fun to wear. I’ve dressed it up with fancy skirts and have also worn it quite a few times with boyfriend jeans and sneakers. The only downside is having to text Hallie and make sure she isn’t wearing it if we’re meeting up… 😂 (She totes gets first dibs since I was the copy cat… haha!)

Jessica Sturdy wearing a 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings, Marc Fisher velvet pumps, and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

For size reference, I’d say the jacket runs pretty true-to-size. (I have a medium and I believe Hallie has a small.) My shoulders are more broad than hers and I always like to have a little room in my jackets… So take that into consideration if you decide to order!

Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and gold holiday outfit: 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings, Marc Fisher velvet pumps, and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Get the Look…

1.State Faux Fur Coat (identical here, here, & here; similar here & here!)
Nordstrom Black Turtleneck
Eliza J Gold Maxi Skirt (on sale at Lord & Taylor; all sizes available at Dillard’s)
Marc Fisher Velvet Pumps
Gucci Marmont Bag
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Earrings
Dolce & Gabbana Red Lipstick

Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and gold holiday outfit: 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings, Marc Fisher velvet pumps, and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and gold holiday outfit: 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings, Marc Fisher velvet pumps, and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and gold holiday outfit: 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings, Marc Fisher velvet pumps, and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and gold holiday outfit: 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings, Marc Fisher velvet pumps, and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Jessica Rose Sturdy wearing a black and gold holiday outfit: 1.State black faux fur jacket, black turtleneck, Eliza J gold pleated maxi skirt, Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings and Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick with a Gucci Marmont bag at the Langham in Chicago.

Photos taken in front of The Langham hotel in Chicago… Just as gorgeous outside as it is inside!

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8 Comments

  1. 12.20.17
    Rena commented:

    In love with the golden skirt!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  2. 12.20.17
    Marta commented:

    I’d say you used the wind as your accessory pretty well haha That skirt is wonderful and it looks amazing flying in the wind, it gives it personality. And that coat is so stunning, looks really chic as well.

  3. 12.20.17
    Natali commented:

    Oh, this outfit is majestic!!!
    You are looking so Hollywood glamorous.

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  4. 12.20.17
    Rach commented:

    The black and gold is so stunning! Love this holiday look!

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  5. 12.20.17

    Gorgeous black and gold look!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  6. 12.21.17
    Emma commented:

    Such a pretty photoshoot! I love the gold skirt
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  7. 1.13.18
    Emily Piskulick commented:

    this is such a perfect holiday look! xo

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  8. 5.29.19
    Lauren Bearden commented:

    Hi! Do you still own this skirt? If so would you be willing to sell it? I haven’t been able to find the gold anywhere near my size online. Please let me know, thank you so much!