2.17.2013

Grand By Design

Hi everyone! February has been hectic for me both personally and professionally. It was my boyfriend's birthday earlier this month as well as our 4-year anniversary on Valentine's Day, which means our days were filled with food, gifts and activities. In other news, my Director at Fendi nominated me as the Visual Merchandising Ambassador for our flagship store in New York. I couldn't be more excited to attend VM training next week and take on this new challenge! In the midst of everything, Doug & I managed to visit Grand Central for its Centennial exhibit, Grand By Design. Continue reading for my classically-inspired ensemble.

Coat: Erin Brynie
Sweater: Ann Taylor
Skirt: Vintage
Bag: Michael Kors
Shoes: Ava & Aiden

I don't know why, but I've always thought of Grand Central as a mysteriously romantic destination. Leather and black tights, which are strong components of my winter wardrobe, contrast with the feminine coat and cashmere turtleneck. I also complemented the oxblood python pumps with an equally saturated Scarlet lipstick from Dolce & Gabbana. 

Grand Central Terminal

What do you think about my outfit? How are you enjoying the shortest month of the year? Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming posts!

69 comments:

  1. hi! thanks for droping by! yeah sure we can follow each other, i'm done following you! would you mind to follow back? anyway congratuliations for your new job :) i've been wanting to be a visual merchandiser after i'm graduate this year!

    xoxo, Mich

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  2. Hello Jess congrats on your new nomination. I can only imagined that your job is super fabulous, FENDI-hello(super jealous). I agree with you that GC has it's mystique. When you see it in person, you will be intrigue and mesmerize at the same time. I been looking for a perfect camel color coat and this one is gorgeous.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  3. Great coat! Timeless piece

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  4. Very nice place & outfit ;)

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  5. and the outfit is perfect! it fits on that grandiose place you visited.



    www.phioxee.com

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  6. Jessica,

    You are simply gorgeous!! Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my blog. I'd love to follow each other via GFC! I'm very impressed with your style, no wonder you got that promotion at Fendi. Go girl! Looking forward to following along in your adventures. Chat soon!

    xo,
    Elissa
    sparklesandprays.com

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging words Elissa! Looking forward to our new blogging friendship :) Jess

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  7. Great post, I love your look :D
    Wanna follow each other?
    xoxo

    http://thefashionshadowbygiulia.blogspot.it/

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  8. I love your coat and shoes. Gosh, you're so well put together! I love Grand Central too! I haven't gone to see it yet, but hopefully I can make it down there soon!

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  9. First of all, I love NYC and the Grand Central Station is such a nice sight. It's a great location to do your outfit posts! Your outfit is very classy and elegant and I really like your heels! Very lovely, I am sure your boyfriend was stunned.

    xoxo
    ♥ Sunny ♥ von STYLESPHERE

    Check out my blog if you like! Maybe we can follow each other?

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  10. I love your Eryn Brinie coat! Congratulations on both accounts and I hope you enjoy the training. Working in the fashion industry would be my dream. :)

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  11. Aw, I'd love to visit there the next time I'm in New York! I see it all the time in movies and TV shows where lovers are often reunited there haha! I'm also loving your tan coat, you look so polished!

    -Sarah The Weekend Diary
    Enter my eShakti giveaway to win a piece of your choice!

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  12. Congratulations on everything

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  13. Loving this very chic look! :)

    http://bydetails.blogspot.com

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  14. i like your look!!gorgeous pics!!!

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  15. Hi Jess! Love this outfit especially the shoes. Congrats on your job! You totally deserve it. We fellow classmates back then always thought you are chic and put together in college (while the rest of us like like slobs in sweats haha). This is Sophie from Chinese class (if you still remember :p ).

    Do you have any tips on walking in heels? Last time I walked in a 5 inch heel I nearly kill myself and my brother (no joke, I almost dragged him down with me)!

    Love your blog and can't wait for your next update! :)

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    1. Thanks Sophie! You'd be silly to think I don't remember haha And as for the 5-inch heels, my greatest advice is the find a pair that fits because it's impossible to walk gracefully with your heels slipping out of the shoes haha Also keeping a tight core and upright posture (no slouching!) helps maintain balance :) xo Jess

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  16. so chic! Love your blog. I am now following it on GFC :) Would love to follow each other.

    everywearigo.blogspot.com

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  17. Congrats on the nomination pretty lady! <3 Love your shoes, and the beautiful classical look you put together.

    xx
    www.starringsamantha.blogspot.com

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  18. WOW!! So excited for you, congratulations on the new opportunity!

    Thanks for the comment, I am following you and hope to hear from you soon :)

    apinhead.blogspot.com

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  19. amamzing pics fantastic place an you look just perfect - chic and classy - following you Dear already for a some time <3 ( B&W pic- girl in glasses -Rasz- on ur GFC )

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  20. I'm glad you're enjoying what you do! I mostly do too but sometimes I have those moments when I just miss vacations and spare time. working can be tough!
    anyway, your outfit. I think you always (honestly, always) look totally classy. you're always wearing the most amazing heels too :P
    oh and thank you so much for your sweet comments!! :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  21. Absolutely LOVING the look that you pull off! Very bold but at the same time classy. I'm really looking forward for what's coming up in the future. Great job by far:)

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  22. Grand Central always amazes me.. great architecture and iconic too! Your coat looks so luxurious, Jessica!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  23. This is such a classy look. I absolutely love it. Gorgeous coat and pumps! You always look so stunning, Jessica. I look forward to your posts:-)
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  24. that place is huge. you look really cute. good luck on your training thingy.

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  25. Hi dear, sounds like a great month for celebrations! Well done on your job! I love the photos, so professionally shot and you look so sophisticated, beautiful coat.

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  26. totally stunning, love it!

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  27. That´s a beautiful coat and your shoes are divine! My husband would love this building, he´s a sucker for trains and train stations. ;)

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  28. hi thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comment.I am following your lovely blog.

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  29. You look so elegant and so well put together! I loved actually seeing Grand Central for the first time, its a lot bigger than I imagined it to be and far much for busy than seen movies and on TV shows, but its a very beautiful! xx

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  30. Oh wow, you look amazing! Your coat is beautiful :-)

    xoxo The Daily Fashion Drug

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  31. These pictures are so beautiful and I love your shoes!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. You look beautiful and classy. Love your shoes!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  33. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Your style is gorgeous and I would love to follow each other. Just followed you on GFC, hope you follow me back soon, dear. <3

    xx Cherrycandykiss | Vodka & Candy

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  34. thanks your your lovely comment! congrats on your promotion and anniversary! great pics. would love to follow eachother, now following on gfc, hope you can follow back soon. x

    carol
    http://fashion-bells.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. wow you look amazing! love everything you're wearing here :)

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  36. Love this classy look! and I adore your hair soo much :)

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  37. wow I'd love to go there someday as well! and your heels are absolutely perfect - love it!
    thanks for the love sweetie, sorry for the very late reply and I'm following you now!
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  38. The coat is incredibly beautiful!

    Hugs,
    The Hearabouts

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  39. love the coat:)

    follow back:)

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  40. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your style :) Congrats on the VM position! Looking forward to seeing more of you. Definitely going to follow you. <3

    With ♥, Lisa
    tralalalisa.com

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  41. Congrats, you look so chic, i love your coat and shoes,
    you have a great blog,
    maybe we can fallow each other ? Let me know !
    xoxo

    www.descontraidas.com

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    1. Hey hun thanks for the visit and for follow my blog,
      i'm follow you now with gfc !
      xoxo

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  42. you look amazing! i love your coat...congrats on your new role!

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  43. Thanks for stopping by my blog sweety! Sure, following you via Gfc! Follow me back? Loved your post! Amazing one (: Stop by me soon!xx

    P.s: You are so prettyyy! :3

    Kisses ♥
    www.fashionholicsparkle.blogspot.com

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  44. Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
    we can follow each other if you want :)
    http://www.borsadimarypoppins.com/
    xoxo Gloria

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  45. love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  46. u are absolutely elegant sweetie...thanks for ur visit and followe du back on GFC...stay in touch :D

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  47. Amazing amazing amaziiiiiiiiing! love that destination u take those photos! :)

    <3

    Would you like to follow each other? =)

    http://thecasualprincess.blogspot.com/

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  48. Great Blog!

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC?

    Vivianista.com

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  49. You are just the picture of elegance, you fit right into the New York aesthetic. So gorgeous and I cannot imagine a more perfect backdrop for your special day. :)


    Thank you for your sweet comment! I adore your blog and am following you now! <3

    Hope you will come and pop by soon!

    <3 Mandy xx
    http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com

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    1. Mandy, you're the sweetest! Loved your newest post :) Jess

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  50. So lovely! I'm loving your shoes <3

    xx
    crunchy cheese me

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  51. love you blog , your outfit and photos!
    i followed your blog!
    follow me back?


    X.O.X.O Merlyn

    "VOGUEMARCELINO"

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  52. Nice blog ... Wd love it if we can follow eachother..
    http://makeupohlic.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  53. loved the outfit hon.. :-)
    tell me in my blog if you want to follow each other.. :-)

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  54. It's really inspiring blog! Love at the first sight <3

    Wanna follow each other with GFC? Please let me know :)

    sausanhanifah.blogspot.com

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  55. You look very chic. I want to take pictures at that station some day too :)
    Let me know if you follow with GFC and i return the favor

    X, Ancia
    OVERDIVITY &
    Facebook Fanpage

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  56. perfect classic outfit with a dash of fun by the burgundy/snake shoes...love your location: it's like you are one of those vintage moviestars of the 40s waiting for their fiance to arrive :)

    *MlleWanderlust *

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    1. Thank you for the compliment! I did feel very romantic in that location, maybe because one friend took engagement photos and another proposed there! xoxo Jess

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  57. Wow~! I love all of your look! <3

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  58. Congrats on the 4 years! Your shoes are just fab!

    -A
    www.slightlymused.com

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  59. Hi ladies, thank you for your sweet comments on this post. It really makes to happy to interact with you! xo Jess

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  60. You look so pretty!
    Very beautiful! Lovely outfits post you have on your blog!
    Maybe you wan to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? Check my blog and let me know! I would love it!
    http://velvetavenue.blogspot.com

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  61. Loving your outfit. Those shoee...... Would you like to follow each other?

    Louisa
    http://lapassionvoutee.blogspot.com/

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