January 16, 2017

JACKIE O CALLED, SHE WANTS HER DRESS BACK

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Despite the fact that it has been unseasonably warm, I still haven’t worn enough dresses. It’s not for a lack of dresses, but for little to no effort on my part. I’ve said this before, tights require way too much work, especially on a chilly morning in January. If I’m going to wear a dress to work, it has to be comfortable. This black and gray mock neck dress makes me feel like Jackie O. It’s so classy and elegant. I especially love the mock neck, mostly because I become Casper in the winter and I don’t like my pale chest to blind anyone. I also really like the front pockets; they’re so unique and make this dress unlike any other I own.

Now wish me luck on motivating myself to wear more dresses to work!

xx

Jacqueline

January 9, 2017

GREY, PLAID AND CHECK: I’M SOLD

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I know what you’re thinking, another sweater. I can’t help myself! It’s the season for sweaters and I really can’t seem to have enough. I always go for the cardigans, but I rarely find pullover sweater that I really love or have to have. When I saw this one, I knew I had to have it hanging in my closet. I love how it’s short enough to fit just above my pants. Part of the problem I have with pullovers is that they’re often too long and since I’m so short, they stunt my growth. I still feel hazy from my long holiday vacation, and this shoot is rubbing salt in the wound since it was taken while we were visiting Josh’s aunt and uncle in VA. It’s so nice to spend the holidays relaxing and with family and this was one of the outfits I practically lived in. Not only can I wear it with jeans, but it would look just as perfect with a black or gray skirt. I promise I’ll start sharing more clothing, other than cozy sweaters. However, living in Boston, it’s all I can really wear right now. Stay tuned!

xx

Jacqueline

January 5, 2017

BOUTIQUE STATUS KNIT

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During my wonderful holiday vacation, Josh and I visited his aunt and uncle in VA and enjoyed some mild winter weather. Don’t worry it was still sweater weather, but that’s all you needed–just a sweater. I, like most people, love a good cozy sweatshirt that I can live in, but they’re not always socially acceptable (especially for holiday festivities). I probably have one of the largest sweater collections, mostly because I can’t get rid of them, but this Willow Fair Isle fringe cardigan from J.Jill is definitely a knit I will never be able to part with. I love the fringe details and jacquard-knit pattern. It’s so unique and reminds me of a piece I would see at a specialty boutique: one of a kind. I love that I can wear it with black pants and a sleek black top and also dress it down with loose fitted leggings and a comfy tee. Now that I’m back in Boston, I wish this could be my only winter coat.

Cold winter weather stay away!

xx

Jacqueline

January 3, 2017

POST HOLIDAY REDS

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After an entire week with family in New Jersey, it really hurts to have to go back to work. It felt so good to be back in my hometown and I hadn’t eaten or slept that well in a while. I love the holidays. I say this every year, but I think I love the days leading up to Christmas more than I like Christmas. Those days are just filled with Christmas music, movies, shopping and nights on the couch enjoying a lit tree. As soon as I got back to Boston, I turned my tree on, flicked on the movie ELF and drank out of my Santa mug. I guess you could say that’s denial at its finest. However, even though the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean you can’t rock that infamous Christmas red. I pulled out my vintage red and check wool skirt from J.Crew and abandoned my usual fitted turtleneck and paired it with this trendy choker cut out zipper sleeve sweater. It’s super cozy and the funky zipper sleeves give this look an edge. I’ll admit, I wasn’t too keen on the choker trend, but after giving this sweater a shot, I think I’m a believer.

xx

Jacqueline

December 30, 2016

PEACE OUT 2016

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It has been a wonderful holiday break and I’ve been able to spend some quality time with both my family and Josh’s. I know that 2016 gets a bad wrap, and I can’t say it was a great year, but it’s not a year to “take back.” It’s important to live your life with no regrets. Whatever happened this year, happened. Live with it and move on. You’re all alive and breathing, right? We made it through a ridiculous presidential election, we experienced great loss around the world and here in our own country, but like always, we came out on top. I can’t say 2016 was my best year, and I won’t promise that 2017 will be “the year” for me (whatever the hell that means), but I’m going to continue to spread love, work hard and give more. Remember to give yourself a break and know that you’re doing the best you can and that is always good enough. And, for the difficult days, we have cardigans. If you’re anticipating some trying times ahead, stock up on your knitwear and get your hands on this cozy color block drop shoulder cardigan from SheIn.  It’s comfortable and can be worn with ANYTHING. So, even if you’re not feeling so hot at least you’ll look like you have your sh*t together.

Cheers to 2017! Cut yourself some slack, and when times are tough, cozy up with a sweater.

xx

Jacqueline

December 26, 2016

TRADE IN THAT LBD FOR A RED ONE

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It really didn’t feel like Christmas this year, and leading up to the day I was super worried that I wouldn’t feel that Christmas spirit. But after seeing my little babes (nieces and nephews) so excited over Santa and all of the presents he brought them, it was hard not to. I’ll be honest, I don’t typically dress up on Christmas day. It’s mostly because I’d rather be comfortable than cute and I like to help in the kitchen or hold a drooling baby without worrying about getting a good outfit dirty. While I don’t typically dress up on Christmas day, that doesn’t mean I don’t love a good dress. I always gravitate to black, but when I saw this red lace bodycon dress, I couldn’t help but grab it. It’s comfortable and I love that it has long sleeves because I do not want my pasty white arms getting any attention. I also really love how vibrant the color red is. It just screams Christmas joy–right? Just because the holidays are coming to a close, doesn’t mean you don’t need a ton of new dresses for 2017 weekends ahead. Speaking of 2017, if you’re still on the hunt for a NYE dress, scoop this one up from Rosegal. Fun tip: it’s not normal bodycon tight, so you can drink as much champagne and chomp on endless apps without feeling like your food baby is showing.

Well, that’s all I got, but I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with Christmas spirit!

xx

Jacqueline

December 19, 2016

EASY WEEKENDS

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What a lazy weekend! Well, I shouldn’t say lazy, considering I got most of my Christmas shopping done, tried out a new recipe and reorganized my apartment. However, my Saturday was spent online shopping for gifts, binge watching Fuller House and going to the movie to see Office Party. I have to say, it was pretty relaxing and I feel rejuvenated and relaxed now. On these relaxing weekends, I tend to wear the same thing. It’s mostly because I don’t do much, so how can what I wear get dirty. I’ve honestly been living in this cozy ivory quilted fleece from Abercrombie. I have it in TWO different colors: grey and ivory. It’s warm and looks more sophisticated than your average sweatshirt. Now that I’m well rested, I’m prepared for a holiday filled with fun family time and good food.

xx

Jacqueline

December 14, 2016

WINTER SCHMINTER

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The winter weather is finally here and I can’t say I’m super thrilled about it, especially considering the heat in my car isn’t working. Anyway, this will be my second winter in Boston and I have to say I’ve been spoiled. Last year, was super mild and this December we’ve seen 60-degree weather! Fortunately, I’m prepared. Not only do I have several puffer coats, but I have this cozy long down puffer vest. It has been a godsend. I’ve been wearing it to yoga and work–it’s the perfect top layer to take the chill out of your bones. I wasn’t sure how I was going to like the longer length, considering I’m short, but it fits perfectly and not to mention, it keeps my booty warm. In addition to layers, it’s important to keep that noggin cozy. Which is why I invested in yet, another faux fur mom beanie. Instead of sticking to my neutral norm, I went bold and picked up this coral/pink color. It adds the perfect pop to any outerwear look.

P.S. If you’re in the North Jersey area, aka Morris County, stop by Ladyfingers to pick one of your own up!

xx

Jacqueline

December 12, 2016

BARE YOUR SHOULDERS THIS WINTER

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As you may know, I could NOT stop wearing off the shoulder tops this summer. So you can imagine how distraught I was when I had to retire my shoulder bearing tops. When I found this navy and red plaid long sleeve top, I was stunned. My clothing prayers have been answered? A top that I could get away with during the fall/winter months while showing off my shoulders. Game changer! I have to say, this top is considerably thick, so to me, it’s almost like wearing a 3/4 sleeve top in the winter months– no big deal. One may think this would be too cold of a top to wear, but we wear dresses without tights and tops without sleeves during the winter months! I paired it with a simple pair of jeans, but you could also wear it tucked in with your favorite skirt. So for a casual night out, get your hands on this plaid top and you’ll feel as though you’re sailing the seas in the middle of July.

xx

Jacqueline

December 7, 2016

MY HOLIDAY DRESS COLLECTION CONTINUES

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Everyone knows about my dress collection, and this conservative black lace-tier dress is the perfect addition to my dress-drobe. It’s the perfect option for an office party or an afternoon holiday gathering. I love a dress with a sleeve. Seriously. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s being cold and with this J.Jill dress, I can keep warm while looking stylish. In lieu of tights, I bared my thighs with these ultra comfy Ivanka Trump over the knee boots. Considering this is an all-black dress, I wanted to give my black tights a rest and break it up with some peek-a-boo legs. I also feel that the boots take this dress to a higher level of sophistication. For an afternoon office party, I’d probably stick to tights, but for a night out, why not show some skin.

xx

Jacqueline

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