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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 30, 2015

HOLIDAY DRESS OVERLOAD

DSC_0863 edited finalDSC_0834DSC_0809DSC_0845 editedDSC_0886 editedDSC_0866 editedDSC_0888 editedDetails: Burgundy body con dress from Beyond Trends, similar here | BCBGMAXAZRIA black t-strap pumps, similar here | Wristology gold Olivia watch with beige band,  here  |

I spent this Thanksgiving holiday with my family, in New Jersey and it was just what I needed after a busy few weeks at work. It felt good being surrounded by the people who mean the most to me, and not to mention all the delicious food. Along with quality family time I made sure to hit up all of my favorite local spots; considering Bostonians don’t know what good bagels are,  I made sure my first stop was my favorite deli for a breakfast sandwich. When I wasn’t stuffing my face, I managed to get some Christmas shopping done at a couple boutiques I love. As you all know, I can never visit home without returning to Ladyfingers, my old stomping grounds, and as always I managed to find some major must-haves. But I also stopped at a new favorite, Beyond Trends in Somerville, NJ. When I arrived Wednesday night they were preparing for the weekend; setting up displays featuring brand new holiday dresses and some much-needed winter accessories. I literally wasn’t able to control myself, but the one dress that I couldn’t manage to leave without was this burgundy long-sleeve body-con number. The thing is, I like the idea of wearing dresses for the holidays, but it is SO hard; it’s always cold, my legs are pale and 9 times out of 10 I intend on stuffing my face with food (dresses aren’t meant for that). This one is different because it’s perfectly practical.  Its long sleeves and high neck don’t make you self conscious about your casper arms and chest and the length hits the middle of your calf so your legs are somewhat protected from the colder temps. I have been stocking up on so many dresses lately I’m running out of places to wear them! If you didn’t have a chance to stop at your local shops on small business Saturday, take some time this season to give them some love; your community will be better for it.

xx

Jacqueline

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