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January 13, 2016

COZY & CHAOTIC

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We had a teensy bit of snow last night and since I wasn’t driving in it I was pretty giddy! Snow can be so peaceful but so chaotic at the same time. That’s kind of how I feel this week; lax laid back tired, but beyond chaotic and stressed. I don’t know what it is, but I am really not feeling 100% like myself. All I really want to do is wear chunky knits and (yoga) pants; it’s just that kind of week I guess. My boyfriend always tells me that I have 10 of the same sweater and he has a point; I can’t turn down a neutral chunky knit. To me, neutral knits are just so beautifully practical, so you can be sure that this beige Banana Republic carpet-stitch open cardigan was number one on my Christmas list. In addition to its neutral beige color, its large open collar makes it easy to wear with a variety of tops. I’m honestly not sure what I’ll be wearing for the rest of this chilly week, but if it were socially acceptable I would wear this cardigan until spring. Bring on the cozy!

xx

Jacqueline

November 19, 2015

RED RESET

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I know I’ve kinda been M.I.A lately, but there’s been a lot going and some family matters I had to take care of. Last Friday, my grandma passed away, and while she was ready to be reunited with grandpa I don’t think it’s something my family could ever be ‘prepared’ for. While being surrounded by family these past couple days, swapping grandma stories and laughing over times spent together, I realized how ‘good’ it made me feel. I didn’t look at my phone, I wasn’t concerned about Instagram, my email took a backseat and it felt good. You know, the kind of good that a bike ride around town feels. I was reminded how good it felt to just be with people, face to face, talking, being—I miss that. It’s so easy to become consumed with technology and you become accustomed to making ‘connections’ from behind a screen. Although these past couple days have been draining and exhausting, I feel rejuvenated and calm. I haven’t laughed or cried so hard in a long time, and doing so with my family was the ‘reset’ button I needed.

On to today’s outfit: This J. Jill red hooded wool blend coat is nothing short of AMAZING. When it comes to coats, I typically stick with neutrals, but I wanted to incorporate a strong pop of color in my outerwear this season. This is true holiday red does just that, adding a strong element of color to my typically neutral uniform. As you know, I’m a sucker for plaid and recently got my hands on this J.Crew navy, white, and red plaid scarf. It’s the perfect winter accessory, and even if you’re not into plaid it’s always good to have a piece on hand.

x

Jacqueline

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November 11, 2015

‘MOODY’ DAY WEAR

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I’m all about neutrals, and this diagonal-stitch sweater in barley heather has been an instant ‘moody’ day go-to for me. You know those days when you’re just not in the mood for anything except Bravo TV and a pint of ice cream? Unfortunately, being an adult comes with responsibilities and there’s no snooze button strong enough to shut down your job, however this cozy knit makes getting dressed for work on a ‘moody’ day much easier. It’s like wearing your favorite quilt. All you have to do is throw on a pair of pants and some booties and you’re ready for the day. Then, after you work you can eat all of the ice cream and watch all the Real Housewives episodes that you want! AND if you’re looking for a good bootie this season, these GEE’WAWA for J. Jill’s chocolate suede booties are a suitable option. The heel is reasonably stacked giving you the support you need while still adding some necessary height.

Don’t worry, once you stock up on quilt-like knits those ‘moody’ days will get easier… I promise!

x

Jacqueline

November 9, 2015

HOLIDAY DRESS PREP + THE MINT JULEP BOUTIQUE GIVEAWAY

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The holidays are around the corner, and that only means one thing…holiday dress prep. I typically like to have several  dresses prepared for family gatherings, holiday work parties and date nights. Unlike previous years, I was able to get a head start on my dress search,  all thanks to The Mint Julep Boutique. From casual tops to party dresses, they have everything you need for that special holiday occasion. This black lace dress with flared out skirt instantly caught my eye. Its sweet and feminine, while its sultry lace neckline adds a serious element of sophistication. Because this dress doesn’t really need any accessories, considering it’s a statement in and of itself,  I went with a simple single strap black heel. Bring on the holidays!

I think I’m off to a good start, and you can be too! I’m giving away a $25 e-gift card to https://www.shopthemint.com/ (winner will be announced Monday, November 16th by 8:00 p.m. EST). All you have to do is follow @shopthemint on Instagram AND as bonus entries follow The Mint Julep Boutique on all social channels listed below:

Twitter: @_shopthemint

Facebook: The Mint Julep Boutique 

Pinterest: The Mint Julep Boutique 

Wanelo: The Mint Julep Boutique 

 

Good luck!

 

xx

Jacqueline

 

 

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