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October 16, 2017

NEVER ENOUGH CLOTHES

Details: LOFT Striped Drop Shoulder sweater, here | LOFT leggings in seamed ponte, here 

I’m having one of those “I don’t have enough fall clothes moments,” which I know is completely crazy but I just feel like when fall rolls around I never have enough sweaters that I truly love. After cleaning out my closet a couple weeks ago, I really did get rid of a good chunk of clothes and started to narrow down what is worth keeping. It’s super difficult for me to purge clothing because I always think there’s still a chance I could wear something again which is more likely than not, never the case. I kicked off my fall shopping at LOFT and picked up a few must-haves including this super chic striped sweater. I really love the wide sleeves and the high mock neck. I put together an ultra simple look that includes these super comfy black LOFT leggings. I’ve been relying on the same pair of black leggings from J.Crew, but they’ve had their day and now I’m swapping them out for this new crisp black pair. They’re super comfortable and have been my go-to when I’m not in the mood to rock denim.

I’m still working on the perfect fall wardrobe, but until then I will continue to lose some of those not-so-must-haves currently hanging in my closet. Wish me luck!

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

September 20, 2016

OLDIES & NEWBIES

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Lately, I’ve  let work get the best of me and after a beautiful weekend spent at Kripalu I realized how much I stress over things that don’t matter and won’t matter in the long term. I struggled this weekend with remaining mindful. I don’t think I’ve ever had a job where I didn’t bring work home, and this one is no different. Even if I’m not physically working when I get home, I’m thinking constantly about what needs to be done or what could’ve gone more smoothly had I done something differently. Regardless, those thoughts are not important and only interfere with my present moments. We all have things to work on and I need to be more cogniscant of the things that aren’t necessarily serving me. Anyway! I always talk about I have NO clothes and while that is definitely NOT the case, I think sometimes I purchase things in the moment that I may not end up wearing more than twice. This isn’t the proper way to shop, and I’m fully aware, but it’s the reality of my not so cute shopping habits. However, this outfit includes two oldies but goodies: my Banana Republic graphic tee (this saying will never go out of style) and my distressed denim ZARA pants. My new loves in this photo, that will certainly become oldies but goodies, are these A-MAZING wedge booties from DSW and this long Merino wool TAHARI vest from Marshall’s. To me, wedge booties will never go out of style. My wedges from last season are literally destroyed because I couldn’t stop wearing them. And just like those, they go with everything and are unbelievably comfortable. Now, excuse me while I’ll get my coffee on.

xx

Jacqueline

October 14, 2015

A WEEKEND WELL SPENT

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I spent this past weekend at home in New Jersey to celebrate my birthday. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect,  I was able to spend some quality time with family and was treated to some pampering. It’s amazing what family time can do, even though I got back late Monday night, I still felt refreshed and recharged on Tuesday morning. While fall has always been a prime season for clothing, it has also become a favorite season of mine because it marks the beginning of a long stretch of full on family time. This weekend, I visited some of the local farms with my sister and then enjoyed a meal at my favorite restaurant with the rest of my family. It’s funny, I realized that when I’m home and going out with family I don’t put as much thought into my clothing. Sometimes that results in the best outfits, and in this case that’s especially true. I was layering like crazy, but the sweater that made its mark was this J. Jill shaker-stitch topper. The deep navy color complemented the classic reds and blues of the plaid button down. Not to mention, my footwear game was especially strong with these  casual ‘hiking’ boots from Primark. I was skeptical at first, considering they were only $30.00, but  their quality outshines some of my more expensive favorites. I may even buy another pair to have on-hand in case I wear them out! And I know how busy life gets, but don’t forget to carve out some time to spend with family. It’s the best kind of medicine and guarantees a ton of laughs and great food!

xx

Jacqueline

 

October 9, 2015

MY FOREVER SWEATER

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I know that I’ve been hellbent on chunky knits lately, and while they’re completely necessary, I’m also into sleek sweaters (which are truly hard to find). This window pane one from J.Jill is one that I’ve been overly obsessed with lately. The funnel neckline makes it feel and look luxurious and sophisticated; and while I’ve only been wearing it pants, I’m anxious to pair it with a black leather skirt. It also comes in a soft blue color that I’m tempted to get my hands on; it’s just one of those sweaters that makes you look ‘together’ even if you’re having a really off day. I think the reason I initially gravitate toward chunky knits is because most fitted sweaters look too long on me and I look like I’m wearing an ill-fitted awkwardly long tunic that I borrowed from my mom. However, this one hits my waist exactly where it needs to, and that’s one of the many reasons I love J.Jill. I really find it frustrating that some of my other favorite brands don’t make all of their styles in petite sizes; it makes a huge difference, especially when shopping for sweaters. J. Jill has a wide variety of petite options, because nearly every style they have is also offered in petite. So, if you’re vertically challenged like me, and want sweaters that complement your frame I suggest investing in some J. Jill knits this season.  They have a great deal of classics, so you can be sure you’ll be wearing them from year to year.

xx

Jacqueline

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