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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!

34 comments:

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


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  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

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  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 :)

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  4. I love this, that vest is amazing!

    Carly
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  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 :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. Stephanie GuilerApril 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    I like that utility vest you're rocking! xo

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!!

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  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
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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

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  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!)

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  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 :)



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  18. You look great in both outfits and you're hair always looks so gorgeous!!
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  19. haha love both looks awesome post card carrying Nashvillian.

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  20. adoring both looks!

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  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!

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  22. I love the denim + sexy skirt combo!

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  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.

    xo

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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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    The Other Side of Gray

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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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