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March 30, 2017

K. I’VE HAD ENOUGH.

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Details: Easy Linen and Cotton Pullover c/o J.Jill, here | H&M short trench/overcoat, similar here |

There are so many changes happening at work and I’ve been getting antsy with this terrible weather we’ve been having; it feels like senioritis. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to kick my puffy winter coat, but that hasn’t stopped me from shopping around for cute lightweight trenches and overcoats. It all started when I was an hour early to my hair appointment that happened to be located in Boston’s biggest shopping destination: Newbury Street. I decided to kill time and walk across the street to H&M, when I came across this cream colored minimalist beauty. I had to try it on, just to see. I had no intention of making a purchase, but if the shoe fits! Am I right? I picked it up, put it down. Picked it up again, and clung to it when I saw other shoppers eyeing it. That’s it! I was sold. And I am not disappointed–it has been one of my favorite spring season purchases thus far. I layered it over a simple blue J.Jill pullover, allowing it to pop and what can I say, blue is my color. This sweater is one of my favorites because it hangs just in the right place, above my waist. It’s linen and cotton, making it airy and easy to wear in the warmer months (whenever they decide to show up). While I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring weather, I’m making due with cute staples like these. Don’t you worry, bank account there will be many more spring purchases to be had!

xx

Jacqueline

October 21, 2015

SOCK GAME STRONG

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As much as I love fall and all of the layers it brings, I always find myself wearing the same black or denim pants with some variation of a sweater. It gets tired, and while I can assure you I’m not at that point yet, I am always wracking my  brain for ways that I can incorporate a mini or a dress into the fall mix. I’ve had this one for almost a year now, and wasn’t able to get much use out of it, but it’s been revived and I decided to pair it with some knee high socks. Unfortunately, knee high socks don’t get the recognition they deserve, and many resort to them as a cozy comfort-wear option, but trust me, they’re making a comeback. What’s not to love? They break up the monotony of an outfit, keep you warm, AND give your tired black boots something to work with. If you’re considering incorporating some knee highs into your fall wardrobe, I suggest you head over to Chrissy’s Knee High Socks for inspiration. They have everything, from party starting doughnut patterns to classic argyle— covering all individual styles and personalities. Get your sock game on!

xx

Jacqueline

April 17, 2015

NO LOVE LOST

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After this week, I am SO ready for the weekend! Since I treated myself to some new spring favorites last week, I couldn’t be more anxious to start mixing, matching and creating some spring looks. Considering I’ll be traveling up to MA today I decided to go with a casual outfit that transitions easily from work to play—Okay… I’ll be honest I had given up on Forever 21; I was tired of the short lifespan of their clothes and was frustrated by the lack of quality, but like all good loves I gave them a second chance. Um thank god I did!—as soon as I laid my eyes on this long side-slit blazer my heart was theirs again. This piece is elegant and easy; I paired it with dark acid wash high-waisted jeans and a simple fitted cross-over crop top— the blazer makes it office appropriate while the simplicity of the pants and top make it acceptable for a beer at the bar.

Happy Friday Loves!

xx

Jacqueline

March 19, 2015

CAMO CASUAL

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Details: H&M slim fit camo pants, here  | grey faux layered leather jacket, similar here  | black Franco Sarto booties, similar here |

Okay, the moment we’ve all been waiting for… the FIRST DAY OF SPRING!– And it’s a snowstorm, sorry for being melodramatic, but SERIOUSLY!? is this a joke? I feel like Mother Nature has a sick and twisted sense of humor and I’m over it. Instead of wearing a light sweater and my chinos, I’m resorting to camo pants and my faux layered leather jacket—OH and let’s not forget— my puffer coat. While this color combination is a bit monochromatic it’s timeless and ideal for casual Friday. The faux layering grey sweatshirt-esque  inlet perfectly gives the illusion that I’m a layer master and have absolutely no bulk layer lumps. 

Hopefully layered looks will be a thing of the past very soon, but until then this will have to do!

xx

Jacqueline

March 16, 2015

KORA RAE + MY CROP TOP OBSESSION

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Details: Kora Rae reversible crop top, here  | Ivory/creme H&M skirt (old), similar here | Lace creme crop top from Marshall’s, similar here | Lulu’s ivory studded t-strap pumps, here 

I have been flirting with my spring wardrobe lately and been patiently waiting for Mother Nature to make up her mind. I finally decided I couldn’t wait any longer for her to get it together, and decided to break in my  new reversible Kora Rae, Lupita style crop top. I absolutely love its fit and reversibility— on one side it’s a faint pink/peach color as shown and on the other its a grey/beige shade.  Both are practical and easy to style, making this my go to crop top of the season. In an effort to combat the cold, I layered it over a creme lace long sleeved crop top and decided to bite the bullet and show some leg with with my ivory H&M skirt.

Mother Nature, I think it’s time to throw in the towel and let the sun prevail, we’ve suffered enough.

xx

Jacqueline

 

March 6, 2015

WORK & PLAY

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Details: Lulu’s black  two piece set, here | H&M black/white tweed blazer, similar here | Black Carrano Pietra mules, here |

It’s Friday and you know how much I love a good transitional outfit, so that’s why I’m sharing this two piece beauty with you. This sleeveless black two piece set from Lulu’s can not only be worn  from winter to summer, but it also transitions from work to play. Fortunately, where I currently work this is acceptable, however I understand that may not be the case for all (I’m sorry!). Nonetheless, it’s a great staple to have for a night out! And to weather the cold I layered on my black and white H&M blazer, as the temps start to rise a bright pop of color over this set will look AMAZING.

My arsenal of work to play outfits is growing, and we all know Friday is the most important day of the week, so let’s make a statement.

How many hours of work are left?

xx

Jacqueline

February 23, 2015

MOM JEANS & BOLD JEWELS

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Details: GAP high-rise jeans, here  | H&M white chiffon blouse, here | Turquoise tiered statement necklace (locally bought), similar here | Diba booties in brown, here |

You know how you hate to admit it, but your mom always seems to be right? It’s actually irritating and charming at the same time—I remember laughing at my mom for her “mom” jeans, thinking “oh poor mom, she doesn’t know fashion, I’ll teach her”. But while my friends and I were taking on bell bottoms and extra low rise jeans, our moms were one step ahead wearing high-waisted MOM jeans. Little did we know, they were on to something, because they are unbelievably comfortable, hide any current food babies, or bloat  AND look amazing. Now, these are no longer known as mom jeans, instead they’ve been assigned the names high-rise or high waisted jeans, but let’s take the time to acknowledge the trendsetters— “hey mom, you were right…AGAIN.”

I paired my simple white chiffon blouse with a locally bought tiered turquoise statement necklace and concluded the outfit with my go-to Diba booties. You really can’t go wrong with a great pair of jeans and a white shirt, and don’t forget a bold pop of color!

Happy Monday!

xx

Jacqueline

 

February 18, 2015

A LESSON LEARNED

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Do you remember the days when your parents bought you clothes and “styled” you? And while you had some inkling of an opinion it wasn’t much. I remember how badly I wanted a Lisa Frank backpack, specifically the one with the two cats one was magenta and the other purple surrounded by sunflowers. For some reason my mom never let me get that backpack, she tried to explain to me that it wasn’t practical. So I settled for folders and notebooks filled with unicorns and magenta colored cats. And instead got a navy LL Bean backpack with my initials monogrammed on the back. At the time, I assume I had a minor meltdown, but now I’d like to thank my mom for making me conscious of how important it is to make practical clothing/handbag choices.

Often times, we end up getting so wrapped up in making a “statement” that we don’t realize, less is more and a statement is often made by the way you’re wearing the clothing, not  what you’re wearing.

Today, I’m honoring one of my most classic and practical pieces—The Fisherman Sweater. It’s one of those sweaters that knows no limits, it can be dressed up and down, worn with your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans or a cute mini. I paired mine with this brown faux leather skirt that was on promo at H&M for $9.99–NOT EVEN KIDDING; an amazing deal and the fabric isn’t restricting, making it versatile enough to wear throughout various seasons.

So I guess, some credit is due to my classy and practical little mom, I think she helped me avoid a potential neon obsession.

xx

Jacqueline

February 11, 2015

RED DRESS READY

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Details: H&M dress in wine, similar here | chunky black and gold statement necklace, similar here |

Grown up Valentine’s Day is fun and all, I mean there’s chocolate, food, and a cozy cuddle buddy. BUT there are some downfalls– for the coupled up, it means fixed menus, over-priced entrees, a need to find some kind of gift, I mean how creative can you get with a box of chocolates? And for the singles, as much as you try to, you can’t ignore the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day. Window displays are filled with hanging hearts and red dresses, coffee shops are selling those adorably delicious heart shaped cookies and you’re just like WHY ME!?

It’s ok let’s breathe, take moment, and return to our childhood years where everyone received a Valentine AND candy. They were not so secretly delivered to your own heart decorated shoe box while you were getting high on sugar all day, only to return home to well received hugs from your forever Valentines–Mom and Dad, BLISS.

Well today while reminiscing over the simpler days, I resorted to a more conservative and subdued Valentine’s Day look. This wine colored long sleeve dress reminds me of my childhood dresses (minus the low neckline). It’s simple and classic making it bearable to wear out in these freezing temps. I paired it with a chunky statement necklace and decided to call it a day. It’s a perfect no fuss look, and one that will win over your love bug.

Chin up! Valentine’s Day isn’t so bad, just find a cuddle buddy and some wine…or just wine

 

February 9, 2015

FOR THE LOVE OF ROMPERS

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Details: hot pink romper purchased locally, similar option here | Tweed h&m blazer, here  | Carrano black mules, here |

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I decided to devote my posts this week to the colors of love and romance. So, for today’s Valentine’s Day look I went bold with this hot pink romper. For those that know me, know that I love a good romper—they’re comfortable and flirtatious making them a definite Valentine’s Day favorite. Layered with a blazer it’s immediately office appropriate, slip it off, add a statement necklace and be on your way to meet your sweetheart for drinks–PERFECTION.

Whether your spending your Valentines day with your Galentines, or that special someone, you’ll find no fault in slipping on your favorite romper.

xx

Jacqueline

 

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