September 28, 2016

THE UNLIKELY DUO

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Sweater weather is here and I’ve been going out of my mind because my fall clothes are all at “home” in New Jersey. I wasn’t prepared for the fall weather to happen so fast; it went from hot to cold like that! I guess I’ll have to go shopping until I can make it home to get my clothes ;). In the meantime, I did add a new addition to my wardrobe with this off-the-shoulder wide turtleneck knit sweater. I’ve been waiting  to wear it and was finally able to style it this weekend. It’s SO cozy AND it includes two of my favorite clothing features: bare shoulders and a turtleneck. It’s a sweater of unity, bringing the summer and fall seasons together to make a sexy yet cozy knit. And not only did I discover a new sweater style, BUT I found a fresh new  clothing site. That’s right, another shopping site to peruse and another virtual shopping cart to fill. Dress Lily offers a wide variety of clothing from swimwear to formal dresses and everything in between, all at a reasonable price. The quality is exceptional and there are so many options in each clothing category that you’ll have to continue to edit your shopping cart. You’ll also notice that I found my booties for the season and these adorable wedges are from DSW the designer is not one I’ve heard of before, Audrey Brooke. However, they’re comfortable and give me the height I need to make me eye level with my peers LOL. Even though I’m currently lacking in fall clothing I can assure you I’ll have some more new styles to share in the upcoming weeks! Hello, shopping spree!

xx

Jacqueline

September 26, 2016

HerCampus College Fashion Week

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As you know, this Saturday was HerCampus’ College Fashion Week fashion show and leading up to the event I was most excited to connect with other Boston bloggers. It began at 6pm at Space 57 at The Revere Hotel. Bloggers were able to go in before the crowd, but I decided to get there by 5:30pm just so I had time to get settled. When  I arrived, there was a line wrapped around the building–I couldn’t believe it! I was greeted by the HerCampus team and received two incredible goodie bags along with some additional information about the event AND a drink ticket ;). I scoped out the candy bar and drooled over the adorable cupcakes, courtesy of Whipped. After mingling with the other bloggers, I found my way to the runway to scope out my seat. There, the European Wax Center was offering brow styling and Bertha Watches and Maidenform shared items from their latest collections. It was fun to learn about brands that I wasn’t very familiar with and it even sparked some inspiration for my blog (stay tuned!). As we filed into our seats to watch the first of four scenes, I chatted with some bloggers about how they got their start in blogging and we even shared some tips we’ve learned along the way.

The show consisted of four scenes with 20-minute breaks in between each one so there was time to take advantage of the sweet treats and step and repeat. The models were amazing and so charismatic, which made the show enjoyable to watch. I especially loved the Bow and Drape scene; it’s one of my favorites and it was fun to read the cute sequined sayings. All scenes were amazing and I was so happy to lend my support to my fellow fashionistas. It was a feel-good night and was what fashion should be about: self-love and expression.

OH and I didn’t check out my goodie bag until I got home and I was ECSTATIC to find: a blowout c/o The Drybar (can you say AMAZING!), a Flex 2 Fitbit (I guess I should start working out now), an adorable Rebecca Minkoff bag (in an on-trend yellow for the the fall months), Lacoste perfume c/o Perfumania (smells like heaven!),  Bertha Watches coupon, Hanes tights (who doesn’t need reliable tights?), and a European Wax Center gift card and body lotions (hello flawless brows!). I felt so honored to be a part of a beautiful night supporting the young fashionistas of Boston and these amazing gifts were just icing on the cake. I hope to have the opportunity to attend next year and can’t wait to hear about the next show in NYC!

xx

Jacqueline

 

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. All words and opinions are my own.

September 23, 2016

COLLEGE FASHION WEEK

 

screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-3-38-04-pmWhen I decided to make the move to Boston, I made sure that I would still a piece of fashion with me, which is one of the reasons why I started my blog. Since living in here, I’ve connected with some great bloggers through HerCampus and to be honest,  I don’t really miss the chaos of the fashion week or the stress of Manhattan. I’ll admit, I have my moments, but after not attending NYFW this year, I kinda felt relieved. It looks glamorous, but when you’re actually doing it for work, well it’s… work. And while I wasn’t schlepping away at Lincoln Center this season, I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to get my fashion fix her in Boston at College Fashion Week. On Saturday night the most influential college fashionistas will be showcasing fall’s must-have trends at Space 57 at The Revere Hotel from 6pm to 9pm. AND it’s not too late to get tickets, plus you’ll get an amazing goody bag worth over $900–AMAZING, right? Go on, get your tickets here! The up-and-coming fashion designers that will be seen on the runway this season are My Social Canvas, Foray, Ali & Ariel, Frill Clothing and Bow & Drape.

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Not only will the newest fall fashions be gracing the runway, but the sponsors of the night’s event include, Rebecca Minkoff, Vince Camuto Drybar, Bertha Watches and Perfumania. Considering I’m always swooning over Rebecca Minkoff jumpsuits and classic handbags, it’s safe to say I’m excited. Vince Camuto shoes are my weakness and blowouts from Drybar don’t happen enough for me. I can’t say I’m familiar with Bertha Watches however, I had a peek at their website and I already have a shopping cart full with five of my favorites. I wish I had a personal experience with Fitbit, but I’m not the most athletic human out there, although I’ve only heard amazing things and perhaps it’s worth looking into to motivate me to get moving.  Perfumania has ensured I don’t go scentless for a few years now and I love spritzing and sniffing my way to the perfect scent whenever I walk in the store. Now, if these amazing sponsors aren’t enough to get you to CFW tomorrow night, I don’t know what will. Hope to see your beautiful faces tomorrow night!

 

xx

Jacqueline

September 20, 2016

OLDIES & NEWBIES

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Lately, I’ve  let work get the best of me and after a beautiful weekend spent at Kripalu I realized how much I stress over things that don’t matter and won’t matter in the long term. I struggled this weekend with remaining mindful. I don’t think I’ve ever had a job where I didn’t bring work home, and this one is no different. Even if I’m not physically working when I get home, I’m thinking constantly about what needs to be done or what could’ve gone more smoothly had I done something differently. Regardless, those thoughts are not important and only interfere with my present moments. We all have things to work on and I need to be more cogniscant of the things that aren’t necessarily serving me. Anyway! I always talk about I have NO clothes and while that is definitely NOT the case, I think sometimes I purchase things in the moment that I may not end up wearing more than twice. This isn’t the proper way to shop, and I’m fully aware, but it’s the reality of my not so cute shopping habits. However, this outfit includes two oldies but goodies: my Banana Republic graphic tee (this saying will never go out of style) and my distressed denim ZARA pants. My new loves in this photo, that will certainly become oldies but goodies, are these A-MAZING wedge booties from DSW and this long Merino wool TAHARI vest from Marshall’s. To me, wedge booties will never go out of style. My wedges from last season are literally destroyed because I couldn’t stop wearing them. And just like those, they go with everything and are unbelievably comfortable. Now, excuse me while I’ll get my coffee on.

xx

Jacqueline

September 16, 2016

LONG TOPPERS AND OPEN TOES

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So, last night I slept with the windows open! It finally felt like fall and I couldn’t be more excited for the crisp clean fall weather, and all of the chunky knits and cardigans that come with it. I’ve been stocking up on some sweaters and came across this jacquard topper. It’s longer than I’m used to, but I love that I can either wear it as a light coat or make it a statement piece. It’s cozy and has a single-button closure, and a shawl collar, which is my absolute favorite attribute of this coat. And while I’m going crazy over sweaters, I absolutely cannot forget about all of the booties I’m about to wear. I made the mistake of going to Marshall’s before getting my paycheck and while I was close to buying EVERYTHING in sight, I walked out with these nude suede booties. They’re the perfect transition bootie because they have an open back and a small peep toe, making the acceptable for the end of summer, but also a serious conversation piece for fall. A shoe to be reckoned with. Let the fall shopping begin!

xx

Jacqueline

September 13, 2016

NO FUSS NEUTRALS

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Details: Forward-seam shirt, c/o J.Jill, here  | UGG Tomi Sneakers, c/o J.Jill, here |

I’m known to purchase a ton of clothing that looks exactly the same. I can’t help it. I like what I like. Neutrals are my go-to, but every once in a while I’ll add a pop of color to my outfit and I’m often surprised at the positive reaction I get. Don’t get me wrong I love vibrant hues, but I’m a neutral gal at heart and appreciate how easy it is to mix and match neutral pieces. Same goes for shoes. You’ll notice that once I find a pair of shoes I love, I’ll wear them with everything and I mean EVERYTHING. So it’s only fitting that my go-to outfit includes this ultra soft silk forward-seam J.Jill button down and these luxurious, chestnut UGG Tomi Sneakers: two serious staples for the fall season. I absolutely love this top because I can wear it casual with my distressed denim, and not-so-casual with my favorite pencil skirt. As for these UGG sneaks, can you say heaven? They’re unbelievably soft and are a definite upgrade from my over-worn short UGG boots. The weather this morning is certainly more in line with the typical fall season, but we’re expected to reach 8o today, so I may just have to put this outfit on hold.

xx

Jacqueline

September 9, 2016

SEPTEMBER HEAT

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Just when I started developing feelings for fall, the summer gets jealous and sends through one last heat wave. Hey! I’m not complaining, it’s just more reason for me to wear outfits like this blue mixed striped button down and these overworn white J.Crew shorts. I can’t say that I was wearing button downs throughout the summer, but they serve as a cute cover up and will never go out of style. So, this weekend is the first weekend in our new apartment and we don’t have much left to unpack or organize, so the opportunities are endless. Although, football starts on Sunday, so I suspect I won’t be seeing much of Josh. I thought living together might be a bit stressful, but it’s been great so far. There’s enough space for us to do our own thing and it’s refreshing to eat an actual meal every night. I’ll be writing more about apartment living in an upcoming post–stay tuned!

xx

Jacqueline

September 7, 2016

FEELINGS FOR FALL

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 Details: Pure Jill Indigo Quilted Jacket, c/o J.Jill  here 

This weekend we got a little taste of fall weather, but it looks like the heat is sticking around for the next few days. I have to say, I’m a bit disappointed. I was starting to get feelings for fall. I started to think about my fall wardrobe and plan to focus only on the essentials. And This J.Jill quilted jacket is one of them. I layered it over this all white look to show off the jacket’s deep navy blue color. As the sun was setting this weekend and it became a bit breezy, I wanted to wear something that looked cute and summery, but still kept me warm. This was the perfect option because it’s open front allowed me to show off my labor day weekend outfit, while still looking cute. Not only is this piece appropriate for that in-between summer weather, but it will transition seamlessly into the brisk fall months.  I think I’m ready for fall. I’ve already had TWO pumpkin spice lattes so far. Commence, fall.

xx

Jacqueline

 

September 5, 2016

OFF-THE-SHOULDER OBSESSION CONTINUES

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The Weather Man was wrong once again. Yesterday ended up being a perfect day spent with family and friends, closing out an amazing summer. As I was packing for the long weekend, I was sure to include sweatpants and jeans, but to my surprise, I ended up donning shorts and this off-the-shoulder blue and white striped top. I was even a little too warm in this! Who would’ve thought? This summer, I slowly created a collection of the off the shoulder pieces. From tops to rompers and everything in between, if there are no shoulders–I want it.  Typically, I hit the outlets for the Labor Day sales, but unfortunately, I’m not going to make it there this weekend. I did, however, purchase a couch. It’s just that, the Labor Day sale for a couch doesn’t feel as good as it does when I’m walking out of Banana Republic with 15 items all at 40-50% off (sigh). Today will consist of some more apartment shopping and a quick drive back up to Boston. Wish me luck! Oh, and for those hitting the shops, score something big for me!

xx

Jacqueline

 

September 1, 2016

BREAK THE “RULES”

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So, that whole thing about not being able to wear white after Labor Day is almost as outdated as tattoo choker necklaces are. It’s true, and if you don’t believe me,  then see for yourself. The real rule should be: don’t wear white linen, canvas or any other light-weight looking garments/fabrics once the PSLs are in full swing. I happen to love wearing bright white pieces in the fall. While I wasn’t wearing pants as much this summer season due to the scorching hot temps, I did invest in quite a few white denim pants and I fully intend on wearing them through October (not kidding). For instance, these wide leg white denim pants from Banana Republic look classic and sophisticated with this simple black J.Jill knit. I love the strong contrast of black and white; it’s clean and timeless. Creamy pink turtlenecks and flowy chiffon blouses styled with these wide-leg beauties will look just as stunning in the fall, as sleeveless tanks and halter tops do in the summer. See! An all-season staple. It’s honestly all in your head. If you’re confident about what you’re wearing and own it, others will follow suit and these silly clothing rules will officially be a thing of the past.

xx

Jacqueline

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