Last night I attended Philadelphia Style Magazine’s May/June issue launch party featuring the actress Kat Dennings. I decided to go a totally different route then my usual cocktail dress look that I would normally sport for this type of event. Instead, inspired by the current Bloggers Do It Better challenge (check out the rest of the fab participants here, I went for a menswear inspired look. I had a great night catching up with friends and chatting with two of Philadelphias major bloggers, the street style photographer Big Rube of Street Gazing and the man behind Philadelphia’s social diary, gossip, and other fun tidbits HughE Dillion of Philly Chit Chat. You can check out Hughe’s recap of this great event here, where he featured some friends and I.

After the party we headed over to one of my favorite restaurants in Rittenhouse Square, Parc, for some post-party cocktails and late dinner.

With Hacina Saadi and culinary wunderkind, chef Jason Cichonski

My own attempt at catching street style, Martin has gorgeous style and is always impeccably dressed. He’s heading off to LA in a few weeks where he will undoubtably take the city by storm.

Blazer: Express

Top: H&M

Pants: American Apparel

Bow Tie: Dior

Boots: Joyce Leslie

Belt: Hermes

Earings: Vintage

Bracelets: Street vendor, Vendoro, Saks, DIY


  1. StyleOnTheCouch

    May 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Oh I love this look! The pants and the boots are my favourite, I am always a little meh about shiny pants but those look great. What a fabulous outfit!

    1. jessica

      May 25, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you! I’m usually very anti shiny pants but those actually end up looking really great when paired with the right pieces.

  2. Carly

    May 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Girrllll..or shall I say bbbooyyy! j/k
    LOVING you in this look…so not your usual fem style- but I am digging it. The bowtie was perfection. jealous I missed the STYLE party…just too crazy here at the shore to get away for the night…hope it was fun!

    1. jessica

      May 25, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      I know, totally not my usual look! You were missed at the Style party, It was strange not to see any Nicole Miller girls there! Great time as always at their events.

  3. Eugenia

    May 18, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Only you can make a menswear-inspired look actually seem ‘hot’…lol! Congrats on attending such a fun-sounding evening! Love the belt!

    1. jessica

      May 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      Thanks Abigael!

  4. Shasie

    May 22, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Love it and I love the bow ties!

    Live Life in Style

    1. jessica

      May 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks Shasie!

  5. Chloe

    May 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    What an amazing bow tie! Are those skulls and crossbones? Very cool.

    1. jessica

      May 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks Chloe! Yep, little skulls and crossbones all over it!

    1. jessica

      May 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      Thank so much Laura!

  6. Miss Rockwell

    June 3, 2011 at 12:35 am

    I’m so stoked that you wore this to the event. I bet you were the hottest one there! This is a great spin on the ‘preppy look’. Loves it!

    1. jessica

      June 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      Thank you! Totally not my usual style for this type of event but I can’t tell you how many compliments I got on it. Such a stand out next to all of the typical cocktail dresses that people were wearing.

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