March 6, 2017

SPRING WEAR JUMP-START!

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Well, we had an unappreciated cold spell last week and I’m hoping for warm weather from here on out. I’ve been stocking up on spring clothes and the day that I wanted to style this asymmetrical t-shirt dress, it was far too cold for bare toes and bare legs, so I went with my OTK boots instead of wedges. I’m most excited for spring weather so that I can wear cute sundresses without having to layer or wear tights. This outfit was a bit out of my comfort zone. I don’t know that I would normally wear a spring dress with OTK boots, but I’m pleasantly surprised with how well it came together. What are you excited to wear once the warm weather stakes its claim?!

xx

Jacqueline

February 27, 2017

NEW SPRING CO-ORD SET

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The warm weather last week was such a tease. I was actually convinced that winter was finally over, but boy was I wrong. Yesterday, I tried to get away with wearing just a tee and I was LITERALLY shivering. And while I definitely have to wait to wear a two-piece bathing suit, I think maybe, just maybe I can start wearing co-ord sets like this one from Dresslily. It’s SO comfortable and I really love the white details–it makes it classy. The model on the website shows this set with full-on belly showing, but it’s not necessary. I mean, if you’re into that then go for it, but it looks much better with the higher waisted skirt allowing the top to overlay. It doesn’t feel like I can wear this today, but I think we’re supposed to hit 60-degrees on Wednesday, fingers crossed! I’m completely over wearing chunky knits and puffer vests, so I’m ready to kick off my spring wardrobe with more sets like these. What are your spring wardrobe plans!? Maybe if we talk enough about them the warm weather will stay put!

xx

Jacqueline

February 16, 2017

PINK OVERLOAD

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Another Valentine’s Day in the books! We didn’t plan anything and ended up going out to dinner, but it was a really great time. We share a lot of laughs and enjoyed some delicious food. It’s funny that I have all of this pink clothing and I didn’t wear ANYTHING pink on Valentine’s Day. To make up for my lack of pink on the pinkest day of the year, I’m sharing a pinked out ensemble. I layered this Brushed-Twill Hooded jacket over a white tee and slipped on some boyfriend jeans and these super vibrant Superga carnation-print sneakers–how fun! I was really excited to style this outfit because it got me in the mood for spring clothing. After this most recent blizzard, I’d be happy if I never saw my snow boots again.  I can’t wait to wear light-weight jackets like this one and not have to wear socks–spring, where are you? I love this jacket because it’s cuter than your typical windbreaker but more casual than a trench. It will be perfect for cool nights walking to yoga and breezy days strolling Castle Island. Now, I don’t feel so bad for not wearing pink on Valentine’s Day. I’ll be sure to wear enough pink for the both of us!

xx

Jacqueline

February 13, 2017

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS TO GIVE YOURSELF

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So many people believe Valentine’s Day is a poor excuse for a holiday, and I can’t disagree. We should express love daily. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, show yourself some love, and I know just the products.

1.  TriDerma Spot and Wrinkle Erasing Cream:  Since I entered into my late 20s, I’ve been taking my skincare seriously. I haven’t been actively looking for wrinkle creams or anti-aging serums, but when I came across TriDerma and gave them a shot, I was hooked. This Spot and Wrinkle Erasing cream is super lightweight and not at all greasy, which I love, but it also has lightening power. It makes my skin look brighter and since I’m prone to breakouts, I was concerned it would clog my pores, but my skin has seriously never looked better.

2. TriDerma Pore Reducing Anti-Age Serum:  I never imagined myself reaching for an anti-age serum at my age, but this is one is AMAZING. All of TriDerma’s products are medical strength and it’s noticeable. I really like this serum because it works as a primer and does more than just “fill in” pores. It actually reduces the appearance of pores and helps control excess oil throughout the day. I usually apply this after the Spot and Wrinkle erasing cream and before my moisturizer/makeup. My pores immediately felt tight and after a couple weeks, I noticed much smaller pores–success!

3.  Re-Fresh French Bulldog Sweater:  This cozy knit is the closest I’ll get to getting a pup. Who doesn’t want a pooch embroidered knit!?

4. Homesick Candles:  Everyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE my home state of New Jersey, and when I received this Homesick New Jersey candle from my mom for Valentine’s Day, I was thrilled. It smells exactly like the garden state; a scent of the Jersey Shore fills my apartment and I LOVE it. Now my little apartment smells just like home. All Homesick candles are made in the USA with natural soy wax. It’s the perfect gift to giver yourself, especially if you’re away from the ones you love most.

5. TriDerma Spot and Wrinkle Erasing Scrub: Okay, now THIS is my all time favorite TriDerma product. I actually couldn’t stop using this when I got it (I’m not sure it’s ideal for daily use, although I didn’t see it as a problem). This scrub contains Precision Diamond Cut Crystals that act as a surgeon’s scalpel gently exfoliating dead skin cells to help stimulate collagen, diminish the fine lines and wrinkles, help flatten the look of acne scars and correct uneven skin tone. When I read this on the back of this scrub, I was excited to try it, but I was even more ecstatic with the results. It really does go on rough (in a good way), it almost feels like what I imagine a surgeon’s scalpel would feel like. My skin just looked so even after one wash and it was so refreshing and clean. I would suggest using it 1-2 times a week. I was using it daily for a week straight, and my skin felt amazing, but any exfoliating scrub is best to limit to 1-3 times a week (in my “expert” opinion at least).

6. Rose Gold-Tone Earrings:  For a while, I thought the rose gold trend was dead, but it is certainly alive and well. Treat yourself to some shimmer with a pair of rose gold stud earrings. Wear them daily and/or for a night out with your favorite Galentines!

7. H&M Lace Bra and Underwear Set: Whether you have a Valentine or not, invest in a fun lace bra and underwear set. It alone will make you feel sexy and beautiful. And, you don’t have to spend a fortune. This set is approximately $25.00 and it’s available in a variety of colors.

Make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet, by pampering yourself with a new skincare regimen, cozy knit or some new bling!

xx

Jacqueline

February 10, 2017

GOING CAJ’ FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

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The day of love is right around the corner, and I’m sharing some cozy casual looks that are perfect for a date night with your one and only or a night out with your Galentines. Considering we just experienced our first blizzard of the season, I decided to go with comfortable looks, that involve pants–haha! This tie-front pullover from J.Jill is perfect because it’s as sophisticated for a date night, but casual enough for a movie night with your girlfriends. I paired it with light joggers and some neutral pumps to make it a bit more dressy. So, instead of rocking that body-con red dress, take it easy this Valentine’s Day and get cozy with this pullover–it’s worth it, I promise!

xx

Jacqueline

February 8, 2017

AN UNLIKELY DUO

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Details: Long sleeve lace-up sweater c/o Dresslily, here | J.Crew plaid skirt (old), similar here |

I never turn down a plaid skirt, but I really haven’t worn one in a while. When I received this burnt orange lace-up sweater, I decided to ditch my typical cardigan or turtleneck and give this classic skirt some bohemian flare. It’s true, I would normally wear this sweater with bell bottoms or my favorite boyfriend jeans, but I felt that it deserved to stand out. So I paired it with a J. Crew (old) plaid skirt, some knee high socks and booties. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this look, but it instantly became a favorite of mine. It’s refreshing to revamp classic staples with edgy counterparts. Give it a try and share with me your most unexpected outfit duo!

xx

Jacqueline

 

February 2, 2017

DJ TANNER INSPIRED LOOK

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Listen, I’m always on the lookout for comfortable and cute clothing. And while my workplace allows for expressive clothing, a sweat suit is definitely not permitted. So, when I saw this grey color block sweater and skirt set, I just had to have it. The color block pattern is reminiscent of a beloved sweater from Full House’s DJ Tanner, but there’s something charming about this 90’s inspired look. It would definitely be difficult to pull off tights with this, which is why I decided on my black suede Ivanka Trump OTK boots. It gives the look a bit of an edge and once the spring months roll around, I can definitely get away with styling some chic sneaks with this look. And yes, it is as comfortable as it looks. I love that it feels like I’m back in my 6-year old self’s sweat suit, yet I still manage to look stylish and on-trend. So, if you’re looking for something cute and comfy, this set is your best bet.

xx

Jacqueline

 

DJ Tanner for reference:

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January 31, 2017

ALTERNATIVE FACT: WINTER IS OVER

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It looks like some winter weather is finally making an appearance–I smell snow! We’ve been lucky with such a mild winter, it’s almost freaky how warm it has been. And I’ll admit, I’ve definitely over-worn my knits this winter; I’m just as tired of seeing me in an oversized turtleneck as my colleagues are. Which is why I was ecstatic to find this brown knit sweater accented by white cotton ruffles at the bottom and top. I love a high neck, so if I can’t wear my turtlenecks this ruffle accent will do! Instead of styling this with ole’ faithful blues, I slipped on some leather leggings and stepped up my shoe game with these black suede OTK boots. Not only are they comfortable, but they make me feel like a boss babe. I know we’re all pretty sick of layers and knits, but hang on just a little longer, spring is right around the corner. And in the meantime, invest in alternative sweaters like this one!

xx

Jacqueline

 

January 25, 2017

NOT YOUR NEPHEW’S CAPE

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I’ve worn it all! From ponchos to outlandish jumpsuits; every new style trend there is, I’ve tried at least once. Which is why I had to give this black blazer cape a try, especially since it has been flooding my Instagram feed. I’m a big fan of a classic black blazer so this wasn’t too difficult for me to adjust to. However, Josh isn’t a huge fan; he thinks I look like Dracula. And now when I slip this on, that’s all I can think about (eye roll). If this blazer cape didn’t have the pronounced shoulder shape, I don’t think I would like it as much. The sleek shoulder point really gives this blazer a high fashion vibe. Although I decided to pair it with a more casual ensemble, it would look just as perfect layered over a red dress, (Valentine’s Day idea) or any bold color for that matter. Initially, when I was planning to style this outfit I had a black top underneath, but it didn’t give the cape the appropriate air time it deserved. So, I relied on my one of my favorite classics: a white oxford shirt. While I have many white button downs, this one from J.Jill, appropriately named ‘Essential White Shirt’,  is my recent go-to. It fits perfectly and J.Jill offers petite sizing so it’s the perfect length for my torso and arms. Josh’s comments aside, this cape is definitely a keeper and if you haven’t given it a shot, go for it!

xx

Jacqueline

January 23, 2017

PLAID PLEATS

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I told you I was going to stick to my winter dress-wearing mission, and this long sleeve plaid dress has been making it easy for me. Not only is it long sleeved, but it has a high neckline and I really appreciate my pale chest being covered during the winter months (unless I have a good spray tan). To combat the cold, I layered some black knee-high socks over sheer black tights. It’s super comfortable and much warmer than tights alone. Additionally, the tie-waist forms a perfect pleat, making it flirty and feminine. With an upcoming nor’easter on the way, I can’t say I’ll be donning a dress anytime soon,  but if I HAD to wear one in the elements, you can be sure this would be my choice. I promise. Cheers to a new week!

xx

Jacqueline

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