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

December 4, 2016

HOUNDSTOOTH: A CLASS ACT

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Details: Zaful Lapel Houndstooth Coat, here | HUE leather leggings, here | Ivanka Trump over-the-knee boots, similar here |

What I love most about the winter months is the art of layering. I love layers, and while I can’t always keep my layers on in my scorching hot office, I still like to experiment with different pieces. This lapel houndstooth coat from ZAFUL is so light-weight that it feels more like a light sweater or cardigan than a coat. In fact, I would likely wear this underneath my winter coat, instead of as my primary source for warmth. Its houndstooth pattern includes a hint of red, making it a classic staple. I added layered it over a sleek black turtleneck and faux leather leggings, to give it the spotlight it deserves. To break up the leather leggings and avoid looking like a classic cat woman, I slipped on my OTK suede boots which are just as comfortable as my UGGs (not even kidding). So if you’re looking for a classic topper this winter, go with a fun bold pattern and keep the layers underneath solid colors and simple.

xx

Jacqueline

November 28, 2016

VOUCHING FOR VELVET

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The holidays are officially here and that means copious parties, delicious goodies, and gifts galore. I don’t know about you, but I always seem to collect dresses around the holiday season, even if I don’t necessarily have that many parties to go to– I like to have options, what can I say? This season is no different. I’ve started my dress collecting early and this taupe velvet midi dress was first on my list. I was a little reluctant to get on board with the velvet trend. I know it’s huge right now, but when I think velvet, I think of ALL of my childhood Christmas dresses that I wore with white tights and black patent leathers. You know the dresses I’m talking about, full velvet with either a bow or an embroidered poinsettia? They were absolutely appropriate for the church pageants and family gatherings when I was 10, but as a 20-something I couldn’t wrap my head around a full velvet dress. I decided to take a chance and jump on the bandwagon, and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is this dress silky and soft, but it’s classy and sophisticated. The high neckline makes it modest, while its bodycon fit is sexy and stylish. Not only will this be a dress for a holiday gathering, but I can even wear it for a date night. Stay tuned for more of my holiday dress picks.

xx

Jacqueline

November 21, 2016

THIS THANKSGIVING I VOW TO…

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It’s a short week and I couldn’t be happier.  There has been so much going on in all aspects of my life these past few weeks, so this long holiday weekend couldn’t come at a better time. What  I love most about Thanksgiving is that there are only two things to look forward to, family and food. That’s it and that’s all. It’s a holiday of togetherness and it feels so good to be surrounded by the ones I love the most. I always try and dress up for Thanksgiving, and it’s funny because we always have it at my parents’ house, so it’s super casual and relaxed. Usually, by 2pm I’m in sweats with a bun on top of my head.  Fortunately, this year I have a ton of cute sweaters to choose from, so I think this may be the year that I remain stylish past 2pm. I love this pale pink Ivanka Trump sweater via Marshall’s. It’s unlike any other sweater I have,  it’s unique length makes it one to be reckoned with. And the pale pink color is a new favorite neutral of mine. I love how it can be worn with my favorite pair of denim pants or a sophisticated pencil skirt. This Thanksgiving, I vow to remain stylish. Unless, I eat too much stuffing.

xx

Jacqueline

November 16, 2016

FALLING FOR MAXIS

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 Details: Navy and yellow LuLaRoe maxi skirt |

I always end up in leather leggings or denim during the fall/winter months. And that’s mostly because I don’t always feel comfortable wearing a dress and tights, when all I want to do is lounge in bed and wait for summer to come back. I used to think maxi skirts were made for the summer, but when my favorite LulaRoe consultant, Doris Schuler, reached out and shared with me some the newest fall patterns and styles, I was ecstatic. I love this navy blue and gold maxi simply because it’s classic and brightens up my somewhat dull and neutral wardrobe. Not to mention, I really love the LuLaRoe story. In case you’re not familiar, LuLaRoe exists to provide an opportunity for people to create freedom by selling comfortable, affordable, stylish clothing, and offers its consultants the independence to set their own pace and schedule. There are LuLaRoe consultants in your area, just waiting to provide you with comfy leggings, maxis and dresses. The colors and patterns are literally endless–there’s something for EVERYONE. Now, get shopping! We’re heading into the gift-giving season, after all.

xx

Jacqueline

November 10, 2016

STRONGER TOGETHER & WARMER WITH SWEATERS

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It has been difficult to get motivated lately, these past few days have been trying, to say the least. There is so much hate in this country right now and I can’t help but feel a bit frustrated and hopeless. I don’t mean to be negative, but it’s difficult to stay calm and sane when every 15 minutes someone is posting an obnoxious status maintaining and feeding into the division of this country. While we are all trying to make sense what is going on, I ask that you bare in mind something we constantly quoted after 9/11: united we stand, divided we fall. We are stronger when we stick together as one nation. If nothing else, think of the children in this country who don’t have a voice yet. We are fighting for them. So get up, dust yourself off and show them just how great America is and always has been. Show them that love wins every single time and that you can do anything with a little bit of faith and a lot of hard work. As for keeping yourself sane and calm, enjoy the little things in life: hugs from your family, sharing laughs with your besties and even cuddling up in a cozy sweater on a fall day. Keep telling yourself: we are stronger together and warmer with sweaters. See! I know that made you giggle–just a little bit.

And FYI, this marled batwing sweater from DressLily has been my saving grace these past few days. Its wide sleeves actually enable you to cuddle with yourself–literally. Keep it classy, America, we have some work ahead of us.

xx

Jacqueline

November 8, 2016

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November 7, 2016

COATIGANS & LEATHER

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I’ve always shopped at Ann Taylor, but I was never really a fan of the LOFT until I happened to pass by recently and a few things caught my eye. And I was pleasantly surprised to find a ton of cute sweaters, cardigans, and dresses. They even have activewear from Lou & Grey–really cute, and reasonably priced. I wasn’t even in there 5 minutes before I had an arm full of clothing to try on. I was going nuts, and as soon as I laid my eyes on this coatigan (that’s what they call it, a coatigan; clever right?!), I knew I had to have it. It’s perfect, I love the classic check pattern, especially the light gray, black and beige color combination. For the chilly days ahead, layering it over an extra comfy knit is a must, and this oversized turtleneck from GAP is SO comfortable that I have it another a couple different colors (not sorry). I’m also pretty excited that leather legging season is back. I have several pairs of leather leggings, all from different places, but these HUE leggings are by far my favorite. They are perfectly priced, comfortable and not too heavy or warm. Some leather leggings are so uncomfortably hot that it’s difficult to wear them. It finally feels like I can get in full fall/winter wardrobe and now, I can add the LOFT to my list. Sorry bank account!

xx

Jacqueline

 

November 2, 2016

MY FAVORITE TWOFER

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I know you’re absolutely tired of me talking about my “chunky knits”, but you’re going to have to get used to it. The Boston fall weather is here to stay and I think there may even be a winter chill in the air lately. Fortunately, I haven’t had to pull out my puffer coat yet, but it’s only a matter of time. In high school, I rarely wore sweatshirts, even though I likely had a dozen as mementos from every family vacation. But I love them; they are the comfort food of clothing. And while they aren’t very flattering and don’t necessarily accentuate the features of your top half, the warmth and coziness are undeniable. This open-neck cardigan with circle scarf attached is the answer to my chunky knit dreams. It’s like wearing a blanket and did I mention, the scarf is ATTACHED?! It’s even long enough to wrap twice, but can also be left to lay across your chest. It’s from Zaful and I have to say, Zaful is the place to go to fulfill your fall fashion needs. There are so many sweaters I’m pining for at the moment. Like this one, this one, this one and this one. I can go on, but I’ll let you get some shopping done.

xx

Jacqueline

November 1, 2016

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