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March 22, 2017

CASUAL IN COUTURE

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Remember when I was talking about how we were going to reach 60-degrees this weekend and I was all like: “YAY! spring is finally here for good. No more winter.” Remember that? Well apparently Mother Nature was not too happy with my excitement because the weather this Saturday went from 60-degrees down to 46-degrees, AND it’s supposed to snow. NO. I actually wore the most spring-like outfit on Monday and now I’m digging back in my closet for some cozy knits and coats. Since the cold hasn’t arrived yet, I’ve been able to pull out my lighter coats like this black and white animal print one from Ann Taylor. It’s an oldie but goodie and I love that I can wear it anything. It really has the ability to make a simple outfit stand out. AND you may notice that I’m bearing some skin in the footwear department. That’s because I recently got my hands on this Thierry Rabotin couture pumps. They’re not only super comfortable, but they glitter as I walk. They’re like an adult version of the light-up sneakers I used to have when I was a kid. They too have the ability to bring any outfit to the next level. As you can see, I paired them with this casual chic look and it instantly looks ultra sophisticated. It’s important to have pieces like these in your arsenal; they make mixing and matching fun and easy.

xx

Jackie

January 16, 2017

JACKIE O CALLED, SHE WANTS HER DRESS BACK

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Despite the fact that it has been unseasonably warm, I still haven’t worn enough dresses. It’s not for a lack of dresses, but for little to no effort on my part. I’ve said this before, tights require way too much work, especially on a chilly morning in January. If I’m going to wear a dress to work, it has to be comfortable. This black and gray mock neck dress makes me feel like Jackie O. It’s so classy and elegant. I especially love the mock neck, mostly because I become Casper in the winter and I don’t like my pale chest to blind anyone. I also really like the front pockets; they’re so unique and make this dress unlike any other I own.

Now wish me luck on motivating myself to wear more dresses to work!

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

June 27, 2016

FEELIN’ THE FLORALS

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Why do the weekends go by so fast? Lucky for me, I spent the weekend at the beach with my parents and it felt good to relax and soak in the sun. I found myself reminiscing over the summers spent there with my beach friends and how few worries and responsibilities filled my head. Instead, I was most concerned about my tan and the boys of course! I miss those days so much that my heart hurts. I know that sounds silly, but it’s hard growing up and letting go of such great times. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m very much enjoying my life right now, I just miss the carelessness of summer when you’re younger. There’s nothing to worry about and your days are spent bike riding to the pool then to the beach then back to the pool–it’s just simple and perfect. In an effort to make Monday a decent day, I decided to take on this bright floral linen dress from J.Jill. Just by looking at it, it makes you smile. It’s also super comfy and better yet, it has pockets! I’m always torn about which seasons I like dressing for; if you had asked me last year I know I would’ve said fall, but for some reason, I’m loving all of the summer styles this year. Everything is bright, off the shoulder and light-weight. If this cheerful linen dress doesn’t make you smile, then just focus on the upcoming long holiday weekend we have to look forward to! We can get through these responsibilities and all of these Mondays to come!

P.S. Happy Birthday to my amazing little mom who took two weeks worth of outfit photos this weekend–LOVE!

xx

Jacqueline

 

June 24, 2016

KICKIN’ IT IN CUT-OFFS

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Details: American Eagle Outfitters sleeveless knit tank | American Eagle Outfitters cut-off denim shorts, here| Born Kaileen sandals c/o J.Jill, here |

Well, I made it through my first week of work back from vacation and it really wasn’t half bad. I am, however, absolutely ready for a relaxing weekend by the beach and you can bet that I’ll be wearing my favorite cut-off denim shorts (I have two pairs of the same shorts). I honestly haven’t not worn them on a weekend this summer and I might even go back to the outlets while I’m in Westbrook and see if I can snag a THIRD pair, okay no that’s over the top. As you know, I am partial to neutrals so you can imagine that when I came across this sleeveless beige knit I couldn’t help but pile it on to my shopping arm. I’m pretty sure this top might be as much of a summer staple for me as these cutoffs. Now that I have my weekend wear in place, get me to the beach!

xx

Jacqueline

June 23, 2016

FROM THE BEACH TO THE BAR

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Details: Pure Jill plaid airy-weave kimono, here | American Eagle white denim pants, similar here | Franco Sarto heels via Marshall’s, similar here |

I always say that I buy more dresses than I do tops. It’s mainly because I can never find tops that I absolutely LOVE. I always lean toward rompers and dresses because they’re a complete outfit by themselves–no outfit prep necessary. However, I have a couple of J.Jill’s kimonos and absolutely love wearing them, especially in the summer months. They’re light-weight and easy to wear with denim cutoffs and white denim. I especially like this plaid pattern because it adds a fun mix to my growing Pure Jill kimono collection. While in Jamaica, I wanted to bare as much skin as possible to maximize my sun  time, but when I knew I needed a break from the sun I slipped this on over my bathing suit–it makes for the perfect cover-up. Normally, I would wear a white cami under this top, but I recently bought  a couple cute bralettes from Aerie that I was eager to try out. I’m loving the added sex appeal that they give this look. To be honest, at first glance on the hanger, it appears to look baggy and boxy, but it falls perfectly on the body, and by adding a lacy cami or bralette you can achieve just enough sex appeal for a night out on the town.

xx

Jacqueline

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