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September 6, 2019

ME & MY CORE COMFORTS

Details: TopShop Rip Elbow Denim Jacket via Nordstrom, here| Aerie Oversized Nomad Pants, here|Converse slip-on sneakers, here |

I love trying out different fashion trends and stocking my closet with clothes, that much you can tell. However, I’ve never been one to sacrifice comfort for fashion. That’s not entirely true. I’ve done that a couple of times, and it’s not worth it. You don’t look cute when you’re uncomfortable. Wobbling around in 6-inch pumps that are cutting into your heels, what’s the point? I always do like to get a couple of garments that are a bit different from the rest of my closet and have that “outshine” factor, but mostly I stick with what’s comfortable and fits well.

I’m not sure what next week looks like, but the mornings have been a bit cooler than usual, and I’m more than okay with that. This weekend looks fairly mild, and today I woke up to crisp cool brink of fall weather…DELIGHTFUL! So, in the spirit of comfort and a new season, I’m sharing one of my favorite outfits. We’ve got, what I like to call, my core comforts: slouchy Nomad pants from Aerie (available in 4 different colors), a sleeveless sweater top, and my oversized denim TopShop jacket…oooh and can’t forget my slip-on converse sneaks! Which way to the apple cider, pumpkin patch, farmers market, (insert most basic fall activity here)?!?

Since comfort and athleisure have become more commonplace and accepted by major retailers, it’s so easy to find clothing that is not only comfy and cozy but looks good too. Take a look at your closet and identify your most comfortable pieces and see how you can elevate them with accessories, a blazer, you name it, it’s possible!

xx

Jackie

November 14, 2018

COAT SZN, FTW

Details: SheIn Houndstooth Coat, similar here | Aerie Real Soft Ribbed Turtleneck, here| Dadawen via Amazon, Platform Lace-Up Oxfords, here 

It’s officially coat season and if you ask Josh, he would tell you that I’m the coat queen. I do have way too many coats and Josh always insists I start purging some,  but what if I need a hot pink semi-warm coat to get me through the fall and winter season!? Here in Boston, there really is such a short window of opportunity to wear them since they’re not exactly the warmest. This houndstooth coat is one of my favorites, but it’s more of a “fashion” coat, almost like a blazer. I feel like I could maybe wear this coat as an actual coat during the last week of September and maybe two to three weeks in October lol. Right now, we’re experiencing super cold mornings and chilly evenings, so as much as I would love to look like a fashionista sporting my stylish coats I like to be warm more. You will see me in my puffer coat with both buttons buttoned at the top, looking like a caterpillar in a cocoon. It’s not fashion, but it is toasty. My other favorite fall/winter must-have are these Aerie turtlenecks. I’ve always been a huge fan of the turtleneck, and this season Aerie has introduced these ribbed form-fitting turtleneck tops in (almost) every color you can imagine. I have them in this popping Holiday Red color, a kelly green, white and a rich wine/burgundy color. I LOVE them. They are the perfect layering piece and, who are we kidding, a turtleneck says sophistication, just ask Ron Burgundy. As for shoes, I’m all about comfort. Surprise, surprise, right? I hate to rip off designer styles and brands, but the one shoe style I’ve always loved are the Stella McCartney platform wingtip lace-up loafers. Like any millennial with no money, I went to Amazon and found these perfect imitations. These are so comfortable and they look awesome, IMO. So until the snow is falling, I’ll be rocking these and hopefully some cuter coats…if Mother Nature will allow.

xx

Jackie

September 9, 2015

GLIMPSE OF FALL

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I know everyone is panicking that summer’s  over but it’s not OFFICIALLY over until September 22nd. We still have time to wear some of our favorite sleeveless tops and maxi dresses. It really doesn’t even feel like September, we’re experiencing another heatwave making it even harder to believe that NYFW is actually here. This will be my first NYFW not in attendance, since it happens to fall in the midst of my big move! It’s definitely bittersweet, but I have so much to think about that I wouldn’t be able to give it my full attention anyway. While I’m hanging on to the last weeks of summer with a death grip on my flip flops and cutoffs, I am excited for fall. I mean I already had my first PSL, aggressive—I know. I’ve slowly been gathering pieces for my fall wardrobe and wanted to share with you a pair of my favorite new pants. These navy windowpane ankle pants from J. Jill will be well worn this season, they’re lightweight and manage to flow easily with a variety of color palettes. I paired them with this oversized sleeveless knit tunic from Banana Republic and my two toned Jessica Simpson pumps. This is sure to be a staple fall outfit. And I still have some summer looks to share with you because I’m in serious denial, but I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of fall!

xx

Jacqueline

 

 

 

 

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September 7, 2015

LAST DOSE OF ROMPER

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Happy Labor Day babes! I hope you’ve been enjoying this beautiful weekend as much as I have. The final days of summer have been pure bliss and I was particularly excited that I was able to get some wear out of my newest romper from Beyond Trends. This blue and white romper is a perfect balance of comfort and sex appeal, with it’s easy elastic waist band and plunging deep v. While I’m anxious to start layering, I’ll definitely miss the simplicity of summer clothing. Not to mention, when fall begins winter is not far to follow. I purchased this Mykonos romper for 30% off at Beyond Trends in Somerville, NJ since all of their summer styles are marked down! Honestly, rompers for summer will never go out of style, so buying some summer pieces for less at this time of year is worth it. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and excuse me while I go and take advantage of all of the AMAZING Labor Day sales, bye!

xx

Jacqueline

 

April 6, 2015

AN OLD FRIEND: THE DENIM VEST

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Details: Banana Republic’s ‘Roll up City Chino’, here  | Forever 21 navy/white striped swearer, here | Levi’s denim vest, similar here | Sperry Topsider ‘Wilma’ bootie, here |

A long weekend always seems to result in a low-key and comfy Monday morning look. Today I kept it fairly casual with my roll up chino pants, a simple sweater and of course my denim vest– a trend I don’t think I’ll ever be able to kick. My Levi’s denim vest has gone on a bit of a hiatus, but it has slowly made its way back and I find it to be the perfect piece of nostalgia to complement an outfit. It’s funny how a piece of clothing can bring me back to a piece of my childhood; in my denim vest I revisit Friday nights of eating pizza and watching TGIF on abc anxiously waiting for ‘Boy Meets World’ and ‘Sister Sister’ to come on. The simplest memories always seem to be the best, as are the simplest articles of clothing. It’s the ease of a denim vest that makes it hard not to love; it can be worn in a variety of ways and it always seems to provoke a fond memory in someone. Whether it’s the person wearing it or not,  I can’t tell you how many times people have come up to me as if they’re in the company of an old friend at the sight of my vest. There’s no better way to face a Monday than with a good ole friend.

Happy Monday!

xx

Jacqueline

 

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