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November 17, 2017

ANOTHER PULLOVER, ANOTHER FALL SEASON

Details: DAMART button neck jumper (beige), here | American Eagle flannel, similar here |

Fall is the season of pumpkin beer, pretending to understand football and of course… cozy pullovers. I know I sound redundant, but classic cozy knits never go out of style. I mean, I’m way too old to be donning my Alma mater sweats so I have to find the next best thing. From plush fleeces to chunky wool knits, I have them all. But this new knit has become a steady staple in my fall wardrobe and unlike my Polo pullovers, this one is from the land of croissants, art and beauty. That’s right, it’s from one of the most fashion-forward countries, France. The brand is Damart, and while it’s widely known in France for its thermals, it also offers a wide variety of clothing for the fashion-conscious woman. Not to mention, it’s super affordable! Whether you’re shopping for your mom or yourself, you’re bound to find something to help complete your fall/winter wardrobe.

In terms of this outfit, I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’m a fan of neutrals. And while I love wearing shades of ivory and cream, my new winter skin shade of Casper 0001 is not cooperating. In an effort to add some color and warmth I layered this cozy knit over a warm sunset-inspired plaid flannel. It’s definitely an outfit to wear for the Sunday football games you tune out while gorging on nachos, and can even serve as the perfect post-Thanksgiving dinner look.

Happy shopping!

xx

Jackie

 

September 28, 2016

THE UNLIKELY DUO

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Sweater weather is here and I’ve been going out of my mind because my fall clothes are all at “home” in New Jersey. I wasn’t prepared for the fall weather to happen so fast; it went from hot to cold like that! I guess I’ll have to go shopping until I can make it home to get my clothes ;). In the meantime, I did add a new addition to my wardrobe with this off-the-shoulder wide turtleneck knit sweater. I’ve been waiting  to wear it and was finally able to style it this weekend. It’s SO cozy AND it includes two of my favorite clothing features: bare shoulders and a turtleneck. It’s a sweater of unity, bringing the summer and fall seasons together to make a sexy yet cozy knit. And not only did I discover a new sweater style, BUT I found a fresh new  clothing site. That’s right, another shopping site to peruse and another virtual shopping cart to fill. Dress Lily offers a wide variety of clothing from swimwear to formal dresses and everything in between, all at a reasonable price. The quality is exceptional and there are so many options in each clothing category that you’ll have to continue to edit your shopping cart. You’ll also notice that I found my booties for the season and these adorable wedges are from DSW the designer is not one I’ve heard of before, Audrey Brooke. However, they’re comfortable and give me the height I need to make me eye level with my peers LOL. Even though I’m currently lacking in fall clothing I can assure you I’ll have some more new styles to share in the upcoming weeks! Hello, shopping spree!

xx

Jacqueline

March 4, 2016

MY SUPER SIZED KNIT

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This week flew by AND we’re expected to have 70-degree weather next week! Can you believe that!? So since this may be one of the last times I can cozy up in an oversized knit, I decided to go all out. Honestly, wearing such a comfy cardigan to work on a chilly day is like being hugged constantly by a teddy bear. It’s comforting and soothing. When I received this cardigan in the mail,  I wasn’t expecting it to be this big. It’s one size and is quite honestly, an intimidating article of clothing to work with. I admit, at first, I wasn’t sure I was going to keep it, but I gave it a test drive, channeled my inner Tim Gunn and “made it work.”  I have to say, we really lucked out with such a mild winter. I’m thrilled to have had coatless days in February and 70-degree temps in March. Let’s keep this going, Boston. Wear out all of your oversized knits while you still can and I guarantee no matter how large it is, you can make it work.

xx

Jacqueline

January 19, 2016

VENT SESH + SCARVES & STRIPES

DSC_0595DSC_0624DSC_0626 newDSC_0665DSC_0656Details: Zara camel and grey oversized scarf, similar here | Marshall’s oversized striped blouse, similar here |

I don’t know what’s going on in the universe this week, but it’s only Tuesday and I feel like I need this week to be over. I’m generally not so anxious for time to fly, and I really try to live in the moment and stay positive but my patience is being tested this week. I have no internet or cable in my apartment, AND my entire computer crashed. I’m not even sure it can be revived. Has anyone ever heard of the white screen of death? Listen, I know that worse things can happen, so I’m not hear to complain but sometimes I just need a mini vent sesh.  The cold weather isn’t really helping my mood; it’s so bitter and miserable out! And I feel like my blogging has taken a back seat this month because I can’t seem to gather my thoughts and/or clothes to prepare posts. As a result, my style has been a bit more casual during these frigid months. However, did stop by Marshall’s a couple weeks ago and came across this ultra soft grey and white striped blouse. It’s a size large, but I couldn’t resist its silkiness and had to see if I could make it work. I think I did okay if I do say so myself. I’m partial to oversized garments this season; they feel so effortless. And I admit, I’m a self-proclaimed scarf hoarder and couldn’t pass up Zara’s selection of chunky scarves, specifically this two toned/color block-esque one. As you know, I’m crazy about neutrals so a scarf that incorporates camel and grey…I’m sold. Now I’m ready for the cold….kind of…not really…okay no I’m not.

xx

Jacqueline

December 21, 2015

NAVY KNITS + CORDS

DSC_0458DSC_0455DSC_0450DSC_0506DSC_0502Details: T.J. Maxx grey multi color wool scarf, similar here | Navy shaker-stitch topper c/o J.Jill, here | Gap high-waisted corduroys, here |

I don’t really know what’s going on with this weather lately, but my wardrobe is just as confused as I am. One minute I’m coatless and the next I’m bundled up to my eyeballs. Fortunately, it looks like we’re going to have a fairly mild Christmas this year. I’m okay with that because I know these temps won’t last long. Despite the wardrobe confusion, one knit that has remained a constant  is this navy shaker-stitch topper from J.Jill. I especially love its double shawl collar and classic shaker stitching. It’s warm enough to wear without a coat (for now) and easy enough to dress up for special holiday occasions.

xx

Jacqueline

November 20, 2015

DARKER DAYS & LIGHTER SHADES

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I don’t think a week has gone by where I haven’t worn a turtleneck. I’m not sure what my obsession is lately; it probably has something to do with the fact that they’re unbelievably comfortable and make me feel as though I’m cuddled underneath my favorite blanket. Recently, I made my way to the Banana Republic Factory store and let’s just say my wallet hates me. In addition to this mixed-stitch chunky turtleneck, I got several sweaters, a couple dresses and some much needed winter accessories—I couldn’t help myself! And in an effort to mix up my standard denim duds I’ve been giving a new neutral the spotlight. {Enter} powder grey high rise skinny jeans; one of my favorite purchases this season. They go with everything and add a much needed pep in my fall wardrobe. Seriously, give some lighter shades a try this winter, you’d be surprised at how much they can revamp your style.

 

x

Jacqueline

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