November 17, 2017

ANOTHER PULLOVER, ANOTHER FALL SEASON

Details: DAMART button neck jumper (beige), here | American Eagle flannel, similar here |

Fall is the season of pumpkin beer, pretending to understand football and of course… cozy pullovers. I know I sound redundant, but classic cozy knits never go out of style. I mean, I’m way too old to be donning my Alma mater sweats so I have to find the next best thing. From plush fleeces to chunky wool knits, I have them all. But this new knit has become a steady staple in my fall wardrobe and unlike my Polo pullovers, this one is from the land of croissants, art and beauty. That’s right, it’s from one of the most fashion-forward countries, France. The brand is Damart, and while it’s widely known in France for its thermals, it also offers a wide variety of clothing for the fashion-conscious woman. Not to mention, it’s super affordable! Whether you’re shopping for your mom or yourself, you’re bound to find something to help complete your fall/winter wardrobe.

In terms of this outfit, I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’m a fan of neutrals. And while I love wearing shades of ivory and cream, my new winter skin shade of Casper 0001 is not cooperating. In an effort to add some color and warmth I layered this cozy knit over a warm sunset-inspired plaid flannel. It’s definitely an outfit to wear for the Sunday football games you tune out while gorging on nachos, and can even serve as the perfect post-Thanksgiving dinner look.

Happy shopping!

xx

Jackie

 

November 14, 2017

BEST OF BLAZER 2017

Details: Target plaid boyfriend blazer, here | H&M ivory skirt, similar here

I love a good blazer and I’m also partial to oversized garments, so you can imagine how excited I was when I received this grey blazer for my birthday. Whether it’s a pair of boyfriend jeans or a chunky knit, and I can live in it, it has to be mine! When I first styled this blazer I paired it with high waisted black denim pants and a black shirt…super classic and the comfortable option. But when I decided to style it again, I really wanted to be a little less predictable. I slipped on this H&M ivory skirt, the same black top and slid on my OTK black suede boots–can you say perfection? I love the longer length of this blazer because it allows you to pair it with a dress, skirt AND your favorite denim pants. Neutral colors are my thing so the fact that this blazer is black, white and grey makes it easy to pair with a variety of colors. You can go bold with a vibrant red or soft with ivory or black–the options are limitless. Not only does this blazer look great, but it’s super comfortable and almost feels like a cozy cardigan instead of a blazer.

That being said, I think it’s safe to say this will be a timeless staple for many fall/winter seasons to come.

xx

Jackie

November 8, 2017

STICK TO THE CLASSICS

Details: (Older) Houndstooth Coat, similar here | American Eagle Plush Sweater, here 

I’ve always been a fan of the classics: tweed, herringbone, and houndstooth. Specifically houndstooth. There’s just something about it that brings an outfit to the next level and even though this lightweight houndstooth coat is from last year, it will never go out of style and it looks amazing with this plush mustard color sweater. As you can probably tell, it has the ability to bring the most casual of looks to the next level, but can also be worn just as easily with a classic LBD. I know I’ve been featuring some older pieces, but just like Monday’s cardigan, I found a few styles that are similar and just as perfect. This one from Brooks Brothers is super affordable and has a pop of red on its color–hello fabulous! Other perfect options include this one, this one and DUH this one! Regardless of if you consider your style preppy, minimalist or edgy, you can and will never go wrong with a classic staple like a houndstooth coat. Trust me!!

xx

Jackie

November 6, 2017

MORE COMFORT, LESS MONDAY

Details: Neutral color-block cardigan (old), similar here, here and here | UNIQLO jogger pants, here |

Mondays are THE worst, especially now that it’s getting colder. Although my work dress code is super casual, I always feel like when I dress up for work, I feel better and more productive. Super weird, I know. So in an effort to kick off the work week, I pulled out this somewhat monochromatic look. Neutrals are my favorite so it shouldn’t be surprising that this neutral color-block cardigan has made it to my wardrobe from last season. Yep! That’s right. It escaped my closet purge, and for good reason. It is super comfortable and it goes with EVERYTHING. With the goal of comfort on my mind, I slipped on another last season favorite, my UNIQLO joggers. These light beige joggers aren’t just for summer but work just as well in the fall and winter months. This entire look depends on the shoes. If you glide on a backless loafer, it will look super casual and sweet, but as soon as you slip on a pump, you’ve upped your outfit game. These Ann Taylor neutral pumps are also unbelievably comfortable and I also purchased them, you guessed it, LAST SEASON. Well, if there’s one thing I get right on a Monday, it’s this outfit. Now let’s go kick some ass!
xx

Jackie

November 2, 2017

READY, SET, COAT SEASON!

Details: J.Jill grey ‘Chelsea’ coat, here | French Connection light oatmeal high-neck sweater via Marshall’s, here  |

The time has come for us to fully load our closets with warm knits, wool socks and of course, coats. I have a bit of a problem with all clothes, but coats are my biggest weakness. I can never seem to have enough and one of my latest finds is this dark grey button-front coat ‘Chelsea Coat’ from J.Jill. I really like that it’s an easy coat to layer and work with. What I mean by that is, it’s a coat that has a lot of flexibility, it’s much less stiff, which makes it perfect for crisp fall days like today. I layered it over a super comfy and ultr-soft sweater, which is pretty thick and I still felt free and could move my arms easily. I guess if I could describe this coat in one word it would be: comfort. I feel 100% comfortable and even though it feels lightweight, it keeps you warm. Not to mention, I love a good collar and this one screams sophistication, am I right?!

This will not be the only new coat in my closet this season, but it will absolutely be one of my favorites.

Tell me: what will be your go-to coat this fall!?

xx

Jackie

October 19, 2017

LET QUILTED COAT & VEST SEASON BEGIN

Details: Ann Taylor bonfire sweater, here | Quilted down coat in Peat c/o J.Jill, here |

So we’ve had a few true fall days, but it looks like we’re going to be back in the 80-degree weather today. I don’t know about you, but I find it super frustrating planning my outfit in the morning because I’m cold when I wake up and sweating on my lunch break. Despite what we might be experiencing, the season we’re currently in is in fact fall. And that means that we’re in quilted coat season. Every fall I seem to get myself a new quilted coat and this olive green lightweight down coat from J.Jill has become my favorite. It’s super lightweight and breathable so it’s actually easy to wear in this flighty weather. I typically gravitate toward taupe or black, but I’m loving this dark olive green color because it’s neutral yet adds a necessary pop of color. Speaking of color, this Ann Taylor Bonfire sweater is AMAZING. It’s a 70’s throwback (I think LOL). I love the vintage look and the pop of color really brightens up my neutral fall wardrobe. It’s comfortable and fun to layer with a quilted coat, denim jacket or puffer vest–HELL YES!

I think it’s safe to say that my fall closet is starting to come together, we just need Mother Nature to cooperate.

xx

Jackie

October 16, 2017

NEVER ENOUGH CLOTHES

Details: LOFT Striped Drop Shoulder sweater, here | LOFT leggings in seamed ponte, here 

I’m having one of those “I don’t have enough fall clothes moments,” which I know is completely crazy but I just feel like when fall rolls around I never have enough sweaters that I truly love. After cleaning out my closet a couple weeks ago, I really did get rid of a good chunk of clothes and started to narrow down what is worth keeping. It’s super difficult for me to purge clothing because I always think there’s still a chance I could wear something again which is more likely than not, never the case. I kicked off my fall shopping at LOFT and picked up a few must-haves including this super chic striped sweater. I really love the wide sleeves and the high mock neck. I put together an ultra simple look that includes these super comfy black LOFT leggings. I’ve been relying on the same pair of black leggings from J.Crew, but they’ve had their day and now I’m swapping them out for this new crisp black pair. They’re super comfortable and have been my go-to when I’m not in the mood to rock denim.

I’m still working on the perfect fall wardrobe, but until then I will continue to lose some of those not-so-must-haves currently hanging in my closet. Wish me luck!

xx

Jackie

October 11, 2017

DON’T JUDGE A TREND BY ONE LOOK

Details: Almond green bomber jacket Marshall’s, similar here | Embroidered weekender jeans c/o J.Jill, here |

I’ll admit, I really wasn’t a fan of the bomber jacket trend. Not the traditional bomber jacket, but the lightweight bomber ones. There was something about them that I couldn’t take seriously. It was an episode of Southern Charm where Chelsea was wearing this really cute metallic blush bomber jacket, that I said I NEED one. I went to so many stores, scoured the internet for something similar but there was nothing. I actually gave up and quit my search until I walked into Marshall’s and stumbled upon this Kensie almond green bomber jacket with black trim. It’s shiny–not exactly metallic, but it’s perfect. The weather has been so ideal for light bomber jacket weather, so you can imagine how much I’ve been wearing it. Then, there were embroidered jeans: another trend I really couldn’t get behind. I don’t know what it was about them that I didn’t like. I guess I kind of felt like they were tacky and outdated (not in a good way). Again, I was wrong. It just took the right embroidered jeans to change my mind. These Weekender jeans from J.Jill have blue and green stem flowers, making it understated and classy. I feel like when there’s a really bold color flower it’s difficult to style, but these go with everything. They”re super versatile and a really fun way to change up your wardrobe in the fall months. I guess I need to take my own advice and not judge a trend by one or two looks… you have to try it out for yourself.

What trends were you wrong about?

xx

Jackie

October 5, 2017

THE SWEATER THAT STOLE MY HEART

Details: Light Shawl Collar Topper c/o J.Jill, here |

It certainly doesn’t feel like fall today, but it’s not gonna stop me from sharing another cozy knit today. I probably have like 4 or 5 of the same sweater. I like neutral colors (taupe, brown, black and beige) and a chunky, mock or high collar. When I shop for pullovers I make sure they are petite, but when I’m in the market for long cardigans, I tend to go big and baggy. This heather red shawl collar topper is one cardigan I can’t wait to cuddle up in all season long. It is in fact available in petite and tall, but it still has that nice oversized effect without appearing like I’m taking a swim in some knitwear. It’s a rare color for me, but because it has that heather effect, I can wear it with a variety of colors and garments. I haven’t tried it yet, but I think it would like super cute over a sleek black dress. Putting it on my “to-try” list. I really kept this look simple, with a black top and true blue denim jeans, but it’s easy enough to mix and match. I know I shouldn’t, but I’m eyeing a few more serious J.Jill must-haves including this boat neck tunic in cream,  another topper, this long cardi and yet another topper.

What are some of your favorite fall knits?!

xx

Jackie

October 4, 2017

STAPLE OF THE SEASON

Details: LOFT denim jacket, here | American Eagle flannel via Marshall’s, similar here |

Fall is in the air…for now! I spent some time going through my closet last weekend, to begin purging and swapping out seasons. I was able to clear out a good deal of clothing, but there were some pieces I just wasn’t ready to part with. It’s kind of funny, but the only jean jacket I had in my closet until this beauty from the LOFT, is one from Abercrombie & Fitch. It is literally from my 8th-grade wardrobe. It’s easy enough to style, but the arms are so bulky and the color is a tad outdated. So when I was shopping my heart out at LOFT last week I spotted this perfectly fitted denim jacket and knew it was destined to be hanging in my closet. I absolutely LOVE the fit, mostly because it’s petite–woo! It really couldn’t fit any better–it’s not too long or short, its proportionate to my body and looks good with just about anything. Even though we’ve only had a few days of fall-like temps, it has definitely already become a staple this season. I still have to learn how to let go of clothing and I need to reign in my current clothing consumption, but classics like this one just can’t be overlooked.

What are some of your favorite fall staples!?

xx

Jackie

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