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November 19, 2018

COMFORT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Details: H&M High Ankle Jeans, here | Boohoo Pastel Panel Chunky Trainers, here | American Eagle Henley Crew Neck Sweater, here |

It’s already Thanksgiving and I’m heading home to NJ to spend time with family and get some much needed R&R. When I was younger, we used to go to my Aunt’s house for Thanksgiving every other year and I always got dressed up to go and post up in the living room, sit around the dinner table with family and stuff my face until I had no choice but to unbutton my pants. It’s pretty much the same at my mom’s house except we’ve kind of done away with the whole getting dressed up. It’s all about eating and feeling as comfortable as possible doing so. Now, that by no means wearing sweatpants or PJs to the dinner table (we’re not savages), but it does mean wearing what makes you feel good. I usually try to wear my most worn in stretchy jeans and a cozy knit–it works every time. This year, I’m sure I’ll wear some variation of that, but what I do plan to wear for some weekend shopping, is this comfy AF outfit. These light-wash retro high-waisted jeans from H&M are nearly as comfortable as my favorite pair of leggings, I’ve worn them almost every weekend to get errands done. Keeping with the comfort theme, I snatched up this cropped American Eagle crewneck sweater that is SUPER soft and so cozy. It comes in a few other colors, but this cream ivory color happens to be my favorite. It’s also not an overbearing sweater. You know those chunky sweaters that end up swallowing your face whole? I LOVE them, but when you’re in dressing room after dressing room trying on clothes, you need to wear something that doesn’t make you sweat and is easy to take on and off. Ease and efficiency wins the sales. Now, here is the REAL game changer: shoes. I ALWAYS (shamelessly) wear my UGGs when I’m chasing sales and running errands, but they don’t give me the lift a short person like me needs. Hello! We have to be able to reach those hard to reach sweaters and tops that they hang on walls so you have no choice but to find a salesperson to help or grab that hanger stick thing and get it yourself, like a god damn boss. So, after buying a pair of relatively high fashion NIKE sneakers from Nordstrom and returning them because they cut ankles up, I was on the hunt for the PERFECT fashion sneaker. Enter these pastel chunky trainers from BOOHOO. Guys, they are SO comfortable and I love how they look with jeans, which is an added bonus. They also give me the perfect lift and the light pastel colors give outfits a much-needed pop. Honestly, if you’re like me and are pining for a platform sneaker, BOOHOO has a variety of really cute, comfortable AND affordable styles; you can’t go wrong. Now that I have my shopping outfit planned, I just need to figure out what my mom wants me to make for Thanksgiving…

Happy Turkey Day!

xx

Jackie

November 9, 2015

HOLIDAY DRESS PREP + THE MINT JULEP BOUTIQUE GIVEAWAY

DSC_0564 2 editedDSC_0548 editedDSC_0516 editedDSC_0557 2 editedDSC_0462 editedDSC_0458 editedDSC_0487 editedDSC_0510 editedDSC_0499 editedDetails: ‘A Touch of Elegance’ black dress c/o The Mint Julep Boutique, here  | BCBGMaxazria  t-strap black heels, similar here |

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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