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April 18, 2018

NOT JOGGING, JUST WEARING JOGGERS

Details: Ann Taylor jogger pants, here | Tommy Hilfiger Ventur pumps, here | Forever 21 trench jacket, similar here |

When you can’t wear your favorite sweatpants to work and the weather is torturing you…enter joggers. I’ve always loved how joggers look on other people, but I never knew JUST how to style them. They’re like an enigma to me. They’re not sweatpants, they’re not dress pants, not jeans, not leggings… they’re joggers– in their own category with endless options. These polyester Ann Taylor joggers are equipped with lax pockets and can easily be worn with your best blazer or your coziest knit. I took my first shot at styling joggers with a classic white gauzy top, a light beige overcoat and my favorite pumps (perfect for work and play). I am now fully on board with these beauties and have worn them everywhere. From new business meetings to casual nights out with my friends, I’ve styled them in a variety of ways and got the same response: “I love your joggers!” And so do I.

What’s your favorite way to wear joggers? Do you prefer to keep them in your athleisure drawer or hanging with your business casual staples?

xx

Jackie

 

March 14, 2018

WIDE LEG CROPS AND A FAVORITE KNIT

Details: Ann Taylor wide leg crop pants with lace detail (older), equally cute style here | Melrose and Market via Nordstromrack cowl neck knit sweater, here | Franco Sarto via Marshall’s black tassel slides, similar here |

Given that the snow has yet to stop, I’m still wearing my chunky knits but baring some skin to let Mother Nature know that I’m ready for warmer temps. I have become somewhat addicted to wide leg crop pants. Not only are they super comfortable, but they look so stylish on and have the ability to bring a casual outfit up a notch. Instead of my standard pumps, I went with slides (staying on the comfort theme) and I felt super cozy but also extremely stylish. I’m hoping I never have to pull on this grey cowl neck sweater (even though it’s amazingly comfy) until next winter. I will, however, be wearing these wide leg crops well into the spring…if that season ever decides to make an appearance.

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

April 18, 2017

EASTER BEST

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This was one of the first Easter’s in a while that I was able to wear a dress without tights or a coat. It was almost too hot this weekend; a whopping 86-degrees. My Easter Sunday began with a beautiful sunrise mass with my mom and dad. It was so peaceful. This time of year is always hard because we lost a lot of loved ones in the months of March and April. Fortunately, there were signs all around us at mass, making both my mom and I laugh and cry. After mass, we prepared for Easter brunch and the egg hunt. All the little babies were in search of those bright candy filled eggs. So fun to watch! Like I said, this was one of the first Easters in a long time that I didn’t have to wear pants or a coat. I finally got to take this Floral Flounce Dress out on the town. It’s comfortable and elegant all at once. I also love how I was successfully able to hide my Easter brunch belly. Usually, when I’m at home I wear no shoes, socks or slippers, but because I recently got a pair of Dansko’s Demetra sandal and found them to be unbelievably comfortable, I was able to wear a cute stylish shoe all day long. Not even kidding. I’m surprised at how comfortable they are, given the generous height. I’m a neutral girl, so I obviously gravitated to the taupe color, but they are also available in black and brown. I haven’t stopped wearing them. I think I may have found my go-to summer sandal. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! Let the flowy dress and sandal wearing weather continue :).

xx

Jackie

April 3, 2017

MOM, DO YOU LIKE THIS?

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Nine times out of ten whenever I buy something new, my mom says: “Oh I had something just like that.” And I’m always like great, why did you ever give it away!?! I always ask my mom for style advice, because she kills it in the style department. She’s petite but is never afraid to try a trend. I’m the same way; I really don’t have a genre of my style. I mean, some may disagree, but I wear what I like and to be honest, I think it’s super juvenile for people to bucket a person into a specific style genre. That’s dumb. I always hear girls say stupid things like: “she was wearing this flannel shirt, leggings and uggs– so basic.” And I laugh to myself because, shit, I wear that and I don’t think I’m “basic.” What is basic? And maybe I am, but I certainly do not care what anyone thinks of my style, except maybe my mom. It’s true. I can’t remember a time where I gave two sh**s about what people thought of my clothes. See, when you’re comfortable with what you’re wearing it shows and people either love it or hate it. How confident you are will determine how your “haters” react. So, chin up! Even if your outfit isn’t something that someone else would wear themselves, they’ll still respect you. This outfit is bold for me. While I love wide leg pants, it’s hard for me to find the right ones because I’m super short. These wide leg pants from Ann Taylor are available in petite sizes, so they fit perfectly and they’re super comfortable. I’m excited to break them in this spring–whenever that’s coming. They’re a great alternative to shorts for work and the warmer months. I paired it with this funky 70s inspired pleated cuff blouse; I  love everything about it. It’s so different and it makes any solid color bottom look stunning. If you’re already a bold stylista, stay bold and if you’re not, then get your bold on. Oh and only listen to what your mom says. Moms always tell the truth and they know what looks good but if your mom doesn’t, call mine!

xx

Jackie

March 27, 2017

BARE LEGS AND PERFECT PLEATS

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You wouldn’t know this by the stupid weather lately, but Spring is officially here and I am no longer waiting for the weather to catch up. I started to pull out my old skirts and invested in some new ones, like this side tie pleated skirt from Ann Taylor. I’m super short, so I don’t typically go for skirts of this length, but Ann Taylor carries this in petite so it hit where it was supposed to on me. I also love the color because it’s unlike any other skirt I currently own. And it’s a twirl-supported skirt, which means it supports twirling–DUH! I paired it with a sleeveless white knit and a blazer, but I’m anxiously waiting to pair sleeveless and off-the-shoulder tops with it. I probably should’ve made the side tie tighter, but my sweater was hiding it so I decided to let it hang, but I would suggest tying tight to fit your waist. If you’re still battling the cold weather like I am, you could also wear an oversized sweater, and let it fall over the skirt–it will give this skirt more of an edge, not to mention it’ll be super comfortable.

What are you dying to wear for Spring!?

xx

Jacqueline

March 22, 2017

CASUAL IN COUTURE

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Remember when I was talking about how we were going to reach 60-degrees this weekend and I was all like: “YAY! spring is finally here for good. No more winter.” Remember that? Well apparently Mother Nature was not too happy with my excitement because the weather this Saturday went from 60-degrees down to 46-degrees, AND it’s supposed to snow. NO. I actually wore the most spring-like outfit on Monday and now I’m digging back in my closet for some cozy knits and coats. Since the cold hasn’t arrived yet, I’ve been able to pull out my lighter coats like this black and white animal print one from Ann Taylor. It’s an oldie but goodie and I love that I can wear it anything. It really has the ability to make a simple outfit stand out. AND you may notice that I’m bearing some skin in the footwear department. That’s because I recently got my hands on this Thierry Rabotin couture pumps. They’re not only super comfortable, but they glitter as I walk. They’re like an adult version of the light-up sneakers I used to have when I was a kid. They too have the ability to bring any outfit to the next level. As you can see, I paired them with this casual chic look and it instantly looks ultra sophisticated. It’s important to have pieces like these in your arsenal; they make mixing and matching fun and easy.

xx

Jackie

June 8, 2016

THE “CORPORATE” FRIENDLY DRESS

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When I first entered the workforce I had an idea of how I was “supposed” to dress. Considering all of my jobs were within the fashion industry, I slowly realized that anything goes as long as you look cute. It wasn’t until I started working at a more corporate fashion company, that I could no longer get away with wearing my favorite designer jeans and a cute top. I really didn’t mind the “corporate” dress code, there was still an edge because it was a luxury fashion company, but during the fall and winter months, I definitely outwore my favorite black leggings. So when summer rolled around I couldn’t wait to don cute dresses and fun open-toed pumps. Since then, I’ve become a dress hoarder. I have so many dresses and I can’t stop buying them. But now that I’m in PR, I’m back to my favorite kind of dress code: anything goes, as long as you look cute. However, I still like to wear my favorite corporate-friendly dresses from time to time. In fact, I came across this Ann Taylor geometric patterned dress while shopping at the outlets and felt it would be the perfect addition to my dress collection. Its light-weight material and long sleeves make it ideal for the ice box office in the summer months and I’ve already worn it several times–even in 80-degree weather! While, I’m delighted to have the freedom to wear what I please, I did like the “challenge” a “corporate” dress code. Sometimes at least.

xx

Jacqueline

May 31, 2016

ROMPER READY

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It’s officially romper season! Despite what Josh says about rompers, I still can’t resist buying them. It seems like every time I go shopping I end up clutching a new romper. Eventually, I’m going to have to purge some of them (especially the ill-fitted ones), but for now, I plan to romp around all summer in my favorites. Funny enough, this weekend I went outlet shopping and came home with, that’s right, ANOTHER romper. Some rompers I come across are made strictly for weekend fun, but this navy and white floral romper from the Ann Taylor Factory store can be worn at the office (at least mine). It is a modest length and while it is sleeveless, it can be paired beautifully with a bright yellow blazer–adding the perfect pop of color. Since summer is such a crazy busy season, it’s important to have pieces that transition easily from work to play–which has given me even more reason to love this one-piece. It’s funny because a decent amount of the time I do trust Josh’s opinion, but when it comes to rompers there’s just no contest. Happy romping!

xx

Jacqueline

March 30, 2015

“WELCOME SPRING”

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Details: Ann Taylor color block tweed jacket, here  | J.Crew white button down, here | American Eagle white denim pants, similar here |

Color blocking and all white are two of my favorite spring/summer trends this season, which is why I decided to kick off this first (luke) warm week of  spring with this look. This white oxford is a beloved staple of mine and in an effort to give this look some dimension and contrast I layered on this lightweight Ann Taylor color block tweed jacket. It is the ideal transitional piece— it’s neutral colors complement a variety pieces; it can be paired with colors as dark as black and grey to colors as light as pastel pinks and whites.  Guys… things are starting to heat up, spring is here, and I think it’s safe to say we can finally begin wearing our spring lights and brights–I’m SERIOUS this time!

xx

Jacqueline

 

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