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January 22, 2018

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MOCK NECK SWEATER

Details: Nordstrom Rack John & Jenn Instaria Mock Neck Sweater, here | Madewell High-Rise Skinny Jeans in black sea, here | Black Mule Pumps (old), similar here 

We’re seeing spring-like temps here in Boston, but I’m not convinced it’s sticking around. I know I’ve been MIA lately, and that’s mostly because it has been so difficult to get motivated with these dark, cold winter days. I’ve been wearing a combination of over-sized sweaters and denim on repeat, and one of my favorites is this grey and black mock neck sweater from Nordstrom Rack. I love how it looks on and instead of pairing it with my typical wedge booties, I decided to whip out my black mule pumps to add a level of sass and sophistication. I really love how sleek and sexy this look is with the added touch of some ripped jeans and skin-bearing pumps…it truly makes such a difference.

I’m trying to get back on track with my blog. It’s been so difficult to get motivated, and while I have some photos in my arsenal, I just haven’t been motivated enough to find the time. I’ve realized that I haven’t been putting my all into this and it’s showing. As a resolution, I’m going to be a concerted effort to be more consistent and add some more personal touches to blog, in an effort to let you into my life. That being said, I’m making some changes and will be focused on getting back to a more consistent schedule. This is more for me than anything. I’ve really enjoyed blogging and it’s something I’ve become super passionate about but it’s difficult to keep things consistent while balancing an extremely demanding job.

Now that I got that off my chest, I’m wishing you all a warm week and a successful one. Kick ass, babes!

xx

Jackie

 

January 11, 2018

COPING WITH THE WINTER BLUES

Details: NordstromRack ivory sweater, similar here | American Eagle high-waisted jeans, here | Macy’s/Ivanka Trump over-the-knee black suede boots (old), similar here |

I know this has been said before, but January truly is the Mondays of months. Lately, I’ve been so cranky, SO cold, tired and not motivated. Does anyone else feel the same way? There are only so many cozy sweaters to keep me warm and get me through the day. I’m an anxious person already, but this month has really taken a toll on my anxiety. I’m just not feeling myself lately, but I’ve trying to find ways to calm my mind and disconnect from social media and work. It’s difficult because a big part of my day job IS social media, but sometimes it’s really necessary to unplug and just be. I haven’t mastered the art of unplugging, but I’m working on it. Because of the cold weather and what seems like constant darkness, I haven’t been doing as much after work. I mean, I’ve never really been a gym goer, but I did regularly go to yoga and I haven’t made an effort to do that. After not doing it consistently for a while, I’ve realized how important it is for me. I always feel rejuvenated, calm and content after yoga. This year, I really want to focus on what is truly important for me to live a happy, balanced and healthy life. I don’t expect some of my bad habits to change in an instant, but I’m (slowly) working on unplugging and being more conscious of what my body is telling me.

While my habits are under review, that doesn’t mean I’m not relying on cuddly sweaters to get me through the days. This oversized sweater from NordstromRack literally feels like I’m cuddling in a blanket all day. It’s roomy and warm and it just feels like happiness–haha! With some motivation, self-awareness and cozy sweaters, I think I’ll be able to make it through these winter months successfully.

What are some ways you manage the winter blues?

xx

Jackie

January 8, 2018

THINK WARM THOUGHTS, THINK WARM THOUGHTS

Details: Cable Chenille A-Line Sweater Tunic, here| Camel suede wedge booties, similar here | 

I am SO over the cold and the snow. It was cute when it was flurrying during the holidays and went away the next morning. But this, what we’re seeing in Boston, is criminal. Not only did we get a foot of snow, but then it was 0-degrees this morning. ZERO DEGREES. So now all of the snow is frozen solid making it a mean rude snow, instead of a soft and cuddly one. I haven’t figured out a way to keep warm, aside from staying inside. I truly haven’t. Last night we walked to a restaurant and my legs were burning, they got so cold. Like frostbite through my jeans. But if there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s dressing for indoor winter temps. I have been LIVING in this ivory chenille knit tunic. It is so comfortable and its A-Line shape makes it super flattering. Fortunately, we’re going to be seeing balmy temps of 36 to 40-degrees this week and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll still be complaining about the cold but at least my face and legs won’t hurt.

Send help and thoughts of sunshine my way!

xx

Jackie

December 28, 2017

THE DRESS FOR WINTER

Details: c/o Banana Republic Fit-and-Flare Dress, here | Nude patent leather pumps, similar here |

Like many, I find it difficult to wear dresses in the winter months. I mean, not only am I as pale a tube of toothpaste, but so many dresses are sleeveless and I don’t really like to layer a cardigan on many dresses, it can look a bit frumpy. Needless to say, I don’t invest in winter dresses unless it makes sense and this baby blue dress is worth the investment. Not only is it super comfortable, the fit is sophisticated and classy AND it has sleeves. When I put this on, I thought: “If Kate Middleton were to come to the U.S. and had to find a last minute dress, this one would be on the top of her list.” It’s elegant and modest with a certain flair. I paired it with my favorite nude pumps, but it could look just as perfect with a colorful or metallic pump or even a sheer pair of tights to protect your legs from the cold. When I’m not cuddled in oversized knits, you’ll find me wearing this perfect-for-winter dress.

xx

Jackie

December 19, 2017

CROPPED FLEECE: THE PERFECT BALANCE

Details: Funnel Vision Nude Cropped Sweatshirt c/o Tobi, here|   UNIQLO drape pants, similar here | Jessica Simpson two-tone pumps, similar here |

Feeling comfortable during the holidays is key. I mean, you’re overeating, there’s a lot of sitting, talking and traveling. Staying cozy and comfortable is almost necessary. While I love unearthing my “sexy” side, I feel more myself in cozy blanket-like knits and my favorite UNIQLO jogger pants. Now, to balance cute and comfortable, I found this perfect fleece cropped sweater and it even has bell sleeves. I’m super short and sometimes my chunky sweaters look a bit too long and chunky and a lot less cute. Not to mention, this nude mauve color is soft enough for my fair winter complexion (bonus points for not looking like a zombie!). The fleece material makes it ultra cozy, making it an absolute must-have for family gatherings filled with food. If it were up to me completely, I would wear my backless loafers (which is absolutely acceptable), but to add some sass, I went with a neutral pump. It definitely brings the outfit to the next level, but I’m still packing my flats in my purse.

While I’m in search of a balance between comfort and cute, I know I’ll hit some pitfalls but I will try my hardest stay balanced and stylish this season. What are your favorite holiday looks that you just can’t wait to wear?!

P.S. It’s on sale right now (50% OFF)

xx

Jackie

 

December 18, 2017

$1000 ASOS GIVEAWAY

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December 18, 2017

NEW YEAR, NEW FAVORITE COLOR

Details: Stripe Asymmetrical Hem skirt c/o Banana Republic, here |

Word on the street is that Pantone’s color of the year for 2018 is ‘Ultra Violet.’ Most people know that I’m not crazy about colors, but the vibrancy and sheen of this asymmetrical hem skirt make it hard not to love. It’s high-waisted and fitted with a flare at the bottom, making it both sleek and girly. With such a vibrant color, it was hard for to determine what the best top would be. Typically, I would go for something neutral like ivory or taupe, but I decided to go a bit bolder to compete with such a strong color and paired it with a deep navy turtleneck. I always knew navy and violet were a good duo, but I never knew they looked THIS good together. I seriously love everything about this combo and I may just ditch my go-to black dress for Christmas dinner, and don this outfit instead. I’ll admit, it was difficult for me to figure out the perfect shoes. I still don’t LOVE the ones I styled this with, but they were good enough. I did try a black bootie, which seemed to be such a stark contrast with my fair skin, however, someone who is taller than me might be able to pull over an ankle bootie with this skirt. I’m also debating on wearing this skirt for a New Year’s Day party because it only seems appropriate to kick off the new year with THE color of the year. I mean, duh!

So, if you’re willing to swap out your dresses this holiday season for a skirt, I highly suggest you give this beauty a try. If you should be so bold, please share with me how you would style it; I’d love to see your looks!!

Happy holiday styling!

xx

Jackie

December 12, 2017

STAY SASSY

Details: Spotless Mind Black Mesh Bodysuit c/o TOBI,here | Black pointed toe mules (old), similar here | UNIQLO  Drape Pants, similar here |

Changing things up this holiday season with a game-changing look. While it’s a bit out of character for me, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable a mesh bodysuit is. From dresses to jumpsuits, I’ve tried it all, but I’ve never been able to wrap my head around a mesh bodysuit. It’s like a shirt, but definitely not a shirt because it’s transparent.  Am I the only one?  Regardless! I always say I’ll try every clothing trend once, so I gave this polka dot mesh bodysuit a try. I especially love it because of its bell sleeves and mock neck. Who would’ve thought that a mesh bodysuit could have a mock neck and bell sleeves?! Crazier things have happened, I guess. While I’m much more myself in a jumpsuit, I think this look could be runnerup. I feel like a Lifetime movie vixen. You know who I’m talking about? The woman who wears the most revealing outfits and looks absolutely stunning, but her intentions are to steal the man that the wholesome, all-American girl is absolutely in love with. Yea, that’s what I feel like while wearing this ultra-sexy outfit. And I won’t lie, I LOVE it. When I first styled this outfit, I slipped on high-waisted jeans and booties, but to bring this look to the next level, I went with tapered dress pants and snake stamped mules. I feel much more comfortable in a looser fitted pant because I’m practically naked wearing a mesh bodysuit. Plus, I think it adds some necessary class and balances the stunning sexiness of the top.

While I’ll never really relate to the Lifetime movie vixen, I’m sure going to have fun looking the part. And now…I’m due for a girls night out. See ya!

xx

Jackie

 

December 7, 2017

NIX THE DRESS, GRAB A JUMPSUIT

Details: Lauren Ralph Lauren Cold Shoulder Jumpsuit via Macy’s, here |

While I love a good red dress for the holidays, there’s nothing better than wearing pants, especially in the winter. This season I decided to give my favorite dresses a break and get on my winter jumpsuit game. I’m especially loving this peek-a-boo shoulder burgundy one from Ralph Lauren. One, I love the wide leg (extra comfort). Two, the (flattering) ruching makes it easy to eat, drink and be merry without anyone noticing a little bloat, ya feel me? And while I typically stick to black and a more fiery red, this burgundy color is rich and flattering. In fact, it’s my new favorite. But if black is more your speed, you’re in luck! This jumpsuit is available here in black and navy. Now, this doesn’t mean I’m totally ditching dresses this season. Showing a little leg is always a good idea, but I’m just expanding my holiday attire a bit further. Stay tuned for more holiday favorites and let me know what you’re planning on wearing for your upcoming celebrations?!

xx

Jackie

 

 

November 28, 2017

A HOLIDAY SEASON MUST-HAVE

Details: Nordstrom/Chelsea28 Off the Shoulder dress, here |

The holiday season is finally here and that means Hallmark Christmas movies, over-eating and festive dresses. I always purchase dresses during this time of year and I constantly tell myself: “I’m going to wear this every year. It’s timeless and so perfect.” But what do I end up doing? Purchasing several new dresses along with new shoes and makeup, only to do it all again next season. I’m aware that it’s an unhealthy vicious cycle, but there are worse things in the world. Anyway, I actually purchased this dress for a September wedding…SEE! More than one use! I love it because it’s laid back with bare shoulders, but it’s formal fit and flare bell sleeves make it sophisticated and irresistibly sweet. Oh, and a side note, two women who attended the same wedding were wearing the same dress, but in black. While I like the black, it just doesn’t do it for me. A dress fit this stunning deserves a vibrant color. Not only is it available in this eye-popping red, but there’s also a stunning emerald green…perfect for this time of year! One thing I was concerned about when I purchased this beauty, was if it would slip on and off my shoulders and make me uncomfortable and frustrated. I can honestly say, I’ve never encountered a more secure off-the-shoulder top or dress, and I’m not kidding. It’s tightly fitted, but not restrictive and it is SO comfortable. I could wave my hands in the air without any pulling, pinning or primping–total perfection!

If you haven’t gotten your holiday outfits already, I highly suggest that you get your hands on this dress! Be bold and go for red or green… or BOTH!

Happy holiday dress shopping! Tell me: what are your favorite holiday season duds?!

xx

Jackie

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