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November 28, 2017

A HOLIDAY SEASON MUST-HAVE

Details: Nordstrom/Chelsea28 Off the Shoulder dress, here |

The holiday season is finally here and that means Hallmark Christmas movies, over-eating and festive dresses. I always purchase dresses during this time of year and I constantly tell myself: “I’m going to wear this every year. It’s timeless and so perfect.” But what do I end up doing? Purchasing several new dresses along with new shoes and makeup, only to do it all again next season. I’m aware that it’s an unhealthy vicious cycle, but there are worse things in the world. Anyway, I actually purchased this dress for a September wedding…SEE! More than one use! I love it because it’s laid back with bare shoulders, but it’s formal fit and flare bell sleeves make it sophisticated and irresistibly sweet. Oh, and a side note, two women who attended the same wedding were wearing the same dress, but in black. While I like the black, it just doesn’t do it for me. A dress fit this stunning deserves a vibrant color. Not only is it available in this eye-popping red, but there’s also a stunning emerald green…perfect for this time of year! One thing I was concerned about when I purchased this beauty, was if it would slip on and off my shoulders and make me uncomfortable and frustrated. I can honestly say, I’ve never encountered a more secure off-the-shoulder top or dress, and I’m not kidding. It’s tightly fitted, but not restrictive and it is SO comfortable. I could wave my hands in the air without any pulling, pinning or primping–total perfection!

If you haven’t gotten your holiday outfits already, I highly suggest that you get your hands on this dress! Be bold and go for red or green… or BOTH!

Happy holiday dress shopping! Tell me: what are your favorite holiday season duds?!

xx

Jackie

December 7, 2016

MY HOLIDAY DRESS COLLECTION CONTINUES

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Everyone knows about my dress collection, and this conservative black lace-tier dress is the perfect addition to my dress-drobe. It’s the perfect option for an office party or an afternoon holiday gathering. I love a dress with a sleeve. Seriously. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s being cold and with this J.Jill dress, I can keep warm while looking stylish. In lieu of tights, I bared my thighs with these ultra comfy Ivanka Trump over the knee boots. Considering this is an all-black dress, I wanted to give my black tights a rest and break it up with some peek-a-boo legs. I also feel that the boots take this dress to a higher level of sophistication. For an afternoon office party, I’d probably stick to tights, but for a night out, why not show some skin.

xx

Jacqueline

November 28, 2016

VOUCHING FOR VELVET

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The holidays are officially here and that means copious parties, delicious goodies, and gifts galore. I don’t know about you, but I always seem to collect dresses around the holiday season, even if I don’t necessarily have that many parties to go to– I like to have options, what can I say? This season is no different. I’ve started my dress collecting early and this taupe velvet midi dress was first on my list. I was a little reluctant to get on board with the velvet trend. I know it’s huge right now, but when I think velvet, I think of ALL of my childhood Christmas dresses that I wore with white tights and black patent leathers. You know the dresses I’m talking about, full velvet with either a bow or an embroidered poinsettia? They were absolutely appropriate for the church pageants and family gatherings when I was 10, but as a 20-something I couldn’t wrap my head around a full velvet dress. I decided to take a chance and jump on the bandwagon, and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is this dress silky and soft, but it’s classy and sophisticated. The high neckline makes it modest, while its bodycon fit is sexy and stylish. Not only will this be a dress for a holiday gathering, but I can even wear it for a date night. Stay tuned for more of my holiday dress picks.

xx

Jacqueline

December 7, 2015

Holiday Dresses PART III

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I seem to be collecting a bunch of holiday dresses lately, and I’m worried I’m going to run out of parties to wear them to. I recently took a trip around my new neighborhood of South Boston and stumbled upon one of the cutest boutiques,  Ku De Ta.  It’s super trendy and they carry a bunch of brand names, including Free People, True Religion, Joe’s Jeans, Alex and Ani and more. This particular dress is by Blu Pepper Clothingand what I love most is its high lace neckline. It adds a strong element of elegance, while its nude lining gives it a touch of sex appeal. Since it’s such a detailed piece, the t-strap heels are all that you need to complete this look. I would probably recommend a pair of sheer tights, however if the weather permits feel free to bare leg it–anything goes with this one! Share with me some of your favorite holiday dresses and local shops you frequent during the holidays.

xx

Jacqueline

 

November 30, 2015

HOLIDAY DRESS OVERLOAD

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I spent this Thanksgiving holiday with my family, in New Jersey and it was just what I needed after a busy few weeks at work. It felt good being surrounded by the people who mean the most to me, and not to mention all the delicious food. Along with quality family time I made sure to hit up all of my favorite local spots; considering Bostonians don’t know what good bagels are,  I made sure my first stop was my favorite deli for a breakfast sandwich. When I wasn’t stuffing my face, I managed to get some Christmas shopping done at a couple boutiques I love. As you all know, I can never visit home without returning to Ladyfingers, my old stomping grounds, and as always I managed to find some major must-haves. But I also stopped at a new favorite, Beyond Trends in Somerville, NJ. When I arrived Wednesday night they were preparing for the weekend; setting up displays featuring brand new holiday dresses and some much-needed winter accessories. I literally wasn’t able to control myself, but the one dress that I couldn’t manage to leave without was this burgundy long-sleeve body-con number. The thing is, I like the idea of wearing dresses for the holidays, but it is SO hard; it’s always cold, my legs are pale and 9 times out of 10 I intend on stuffing my face with food (dresses aren’t meant for that). This one is different because it’s perfectly practical.  Its long sleeves and high neck don’t make you self conscious about your casper arms and chest and the length hits the middle of your calf so your legs are somewhat protected from the colder temps. I have been stocking up on so many dresses lately I’m running out of places to wear them! If you didn’t have a chance to stop at your local shops on small business Saturday, take some time this season to give them some love; your community will be better for it.

xx

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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