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July 8, 2015

BEACH BUM STATUS

DSC_1114 editedDSC_1131 editedDSC_1130 editedDSC_1128 editedDSC_1150Details: Sun-bleached tank dress c/o J. Jill, here  | Sophie Harper circle pave necklace, from my Rocksbox; use code jacquelineduxoxo to receive your first month free |

If I could, I would be a professional beach bum. I love the heat, I love the sand and anyone who knows me, knows that I will beach it from 7am-7pm. A day at the beach is therapeutic to me, there are absolutely no judgments passed; you’re make-up free, wearing only your bathing suit– it’s liberating and it’s when I feel most at peace. Like any beach bum in training, I always have more than enough sunscreen (most of the time) and a super cute cover up. My J. Jill pink sun-bleached tank dress has become a serious beach staple. It’s loose, airy and appropriate enough for an afternoon lunch date. Now, if I could just make it through this work day I’d be one more closer to a beach weekend.

xx

Jacqueline

 

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July 6, 2015

NEW ENGLAND SUMMER

IMG_9806 editedIMG_9844 editedIMG_9840IMG_9760IMG_9784 2IMG_9700Details: Urban Western Wear American flag button down shirt, here | American eagle denim shorts, here | Jos. A Banks Traveler Tailored fit dress shirt, (similar here,) | Pacsun charcoal grey shorts, similar here | {Post inspired by FarFetch} | Photos by MATT BUCKSHOTS |

Unlike the typical Jersey girl, I spent my summers on the Connecticut shoreline. I always felt like that this was taboo, considering the New Jersey handbook states if you’re born and bred in New Jersey, ‘down the shore’ is the place you go for the summer; it just is. But as my ‘About Me’ describes I was born in New Jersey and raised by New Englanders, so that’s just where we went. I’m not complaining about my summers spent close to family and with great new friends, in fact I’m grateful for the people I’ve met and the times I’ve had. So every summer when I make my way up here for our family parties and long weekends, I get flashbacks of nights spent in the beach parking lot and days gorging on concession stand pizzas and rocket pops. It’s memories like these that make me want to go back in time and relive. This Fourth of July, was more or less the same; spent with family and friends by the beach enjoying great food and sharing some laughs. I wanted to capture the place where my fondest of summers were spent. In doing so, I decided to go bold with my 4th of July look and invested in this flag inspired button down, made casual with denim shorts and a white crochet top. It’s perfect for the beach— a true no fuss look with layers to combat the all too familiar New England chill. My boyfriend, Josh also went with a more lax look with his untucked Jos. A Banks red and white striped button down paired with charcoal grey shorts—summer ease at its finest.  I hope your weekend was as relaxing and as family-filled as mine was. Bring it on Monday!

xx

Jacqueline

 

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