Monday, April 8, 2013

a little bit county

My friend Rachel & I thought that it would be fun to show our readers outfits that are a little bit of each of us. Me in Nashville & here in New York City.
Rachel used to live in Nashville & we almost met one time, except she never made it because she was hit by a truck (true story).
She now lives in The Big Apple & we will have to remain online friends, for now!

What I like about Nashville, is that no matter where you go, someone will be dressed in sweatpants & someone else spiffied up to the nines... no dress code needed!
This is my Nashville weekend look - perfect for going from brunch with the girls, popping into work, running errands, and walking the dogs. Leopard makes it fancy!
See, we aren't all rhinestone cowboys!
Here & Now : a little bit country
{ What I Wore: J.Crew chambray shirt & knit pants // Madewell leopard skimmers // Old Navy utility vest (similar) }
I have only been to the Big City for one brief day, with bucket list plans to go again one day!
But when I think of women in New York City - walking miles in heels, hailing cabs, hoofing it up to a 5th floor studio, spending $10 for a cup of coffee - those are superwomen (hence the double cuffs).

So my vision of a NYC weekend look is feminine, but tough, with fierce heels & a purse big enough to conceal my flats in!
Here & Now : a little bit city
{ What I Wore: J.Crew chambray shirt // Old Navy pencil skirt // Nine West leopard pumps (similar) // Wallis gold cuffs // Hobo purse }
Here & Now : chambray + pencil skirt
Here & Now : chambray + utility vest + knit pants + leopard flats
Here & Now : chambray + utility vest

Be sure to check out the looks that Rachel is rocking here
(I am obsessed with her "country" outfit, I think that means she needs to move back, right!?) 
Does where you live have a "dress code"? A certain look?
Are you more Nashville? Or NYC?

P.S. Don't worry, I am a card carrying Nashvillian - my cowboy boots are prominently displayed in my shoe rack!


  1. I love your weekend look! I can never get enough leopard.


  2. Both of your looks are adorable. I live in Richmond, and things sound a lot like Nashville. Some people are super-casual, but there are definitely some that go all-out!

    Fizz and Frosting

  3. Love both outfits! And I think either would work for running around ANY city! The city I live in is definitely more casual, but you can always find someone over or under dressed at any given moment - I'm usually somewhere in the middle :)

  4. I love this, that vest is amazing!


  5. So smart of you to carry flats in your bag! When I lived in NY, I would only wear heels if I was taking a cab :)

    The Tiny Heart

  6. Love both outfits! I like how you can make knit pants look stylish!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. I like that utility vest you're rocking! xo


  8. super cute!! I am more NYC but goin' a lil country once in a while is fun!! xxo


  9. Love how you styled the chambray to dress it up and down!

  10. Love how you made the shirt work with both outfits! And the bag your carrying with the Nashville outfit is killer!

  11. I love both of these outfits! Girls in NYC love the black and sunglasses, so you captured that!

  12. I love those fancy sweat pants from J.Crew! I need to take a look at those!
    Penniless Socialite

  13. I'm about 3 hours away from Nashville in Knoxville, TN! The "non-dress-code" dresscode applies here too!!! I love this shirt! Best chambray shirt I've seen to date!!

  14. Don't you LOVE that pencil skirt?? I have the same one and wear the crap out of it. So comfortable with just enough sex kitten :) Love both of these looks!!

    xo, Nina

  15. I LOVE both looks Jess! The vest, pants and flats are perfect. I would definitely try to rock something similar in NYC!

  16. I take the lazy way out of the flats/heels dilemma in NYC: I wear flats to work, and I have a drawer in my desk that I keep brown, black, grey and nude heels in!

    Nashville is on my shortlist of places to visit! I've heard such good things about it (and the nearby whiskey trail!)

  17. LOVE both of these looks on you Jess! You can totally rock the country mouse and city mouse looks (and WELL!)! Those double cuffs are amazing :)


  18. You look great in both outfits and you're hair always looks so gorgeous!!

  19. haha love both looks awesome post card carrying Nashvillian.

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  20. adoring both looks!

    kw ladies in navy

  21. I'm a little more Nashville but I love the NYC look for those days where I just want an extra spring in my step!

  22. I love the denim + sexy skirt combo!


  23. i love the look. esp the denim and skirt combo. Ala sexy secretary. I am obsessed with that jcrew jogger pants. you look great.




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  26. Yes! Love both of these outfits! I've never seen those J.Crew pants, but they look perfect for more casual days. I also love the fit of that black skirt. I feel like if I wear a skirt that high I look crazy because of my chest, but I'm jealous it looks so cute on you!


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  28. LOVE both looks pretty lady! Those Saturday pants are perfect with the chambray and leopard, and I love the idea of carrying a bag big enough for some flats :)


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  29. I like your NYC weekend look, babe! Especially the skirt. Although I'd probably feel more at home in your Nashville look.:)


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  31. Jessica, I LOVE your looks! How funny that we both incorporated chambray. I love your Nashville look- I can't believe how amazing you look in those skinny fleece pants- I would never have thought they could be so cute on! Love your looks lady.

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  32. Jessica, I LOVE your looks! How funny that we both incorporated chambray. I love your Nashville look- I can't believe how amazing you look in those skinny fleece pants- I would never have thought they could be so cute on! Love your looks lady.

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