Once a month we highlight one of our favorite bloggers! Meet Jessica Sturdy, the creative mind behind Bows & Sequins, a twenty-something living in New York City by way of the Midwest. On her blog, you’ll find perfectly polished personal style posts, her two cents on beauty products + other tidbits from life in NYC (with her blogger bestie, and previous DRD feature, Hallie of Corals + Cognacs.) Get to know Jessica as she shares her current obsessions, quirkiest habits & advice for aspiring bloggers with us.
BEST FASHION FIND: There’s so better feeling than finding something you’ve been lusting after on sale. My Red Valentino dress and By Malene Birger leopard coat come to mind!
CAN’T GET THROUGH A DAY WITHOUT: A workout and my morning cup of coffee.
GO-TO OUTFIT: Other than jeans, I absolutely hate wearing pants. You can usually find me in a skirt or dress!
QUIRKIEST HABIT: I always have multiple water bottles in my purse.
CURRENTLY OBSESSING OVER: Rattan everything. I just bought a rattan desk chair, a pair of woven flats, and a structured clutch for summer! Oh, and white marble, too. I am re-doing my living room and found a vintage marble-top brass coffee table. In love!
RECENT SPLURGE: A flight to Europe! I’m visiting London and Paris at the end of this month. I can’t wait!
ADVICE FOR ASPIRING BLOGGERS: Be prepared to be patient and persistent! It’s a lot of work and success definitely doesn’t happen over night. And stay authentic! There are so many bloggers out there now, but there’s only one you. So stick to your own point of view, and don’t be a cookie cutter copy of another blog!
FAVORITE HANGOUTS IN THE CITY: I love working from the Ace Hotel lobby during the week between meetings!
BEST KEPT BEAUTY SECRET: Moisturize. And then moisturize again! It’s so important to keep your skin hydrated.
MUST-OWN JEWELRY: Monogrammed and initial pieces – they’re one of a kind!
FAVORITE DRD PIECE & WHY: Margo Ashley Rose Gold Bow Earrings – I mean, how could I not pick a bow piece? #namesake. Bows aside, I am obsessed with the initial rings. They’re the perfect gift to give and receive!