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May 29, 2019

(PRESS) RESET, FOR SUMMER TO BEGIN

Details: Blue Floral Dress via Marshall’s, similar here and here | Franco Sarto Takara Espadrille Wedge Sandal via DSW, here |

The unofficial start to summer was AMAZING. It was a beautiful weekend here in the northeast, with sunshine and blue skies. I spent the weekend at my parents’ beach house in Westbrook, CT where they hosted a Memorial Day picnic for my extended family on Sunday. It’s always a great feeling to reconnect with family, share any new life updates and most of all, laugh. In my opinion, laughter can cure anything. We talked about funny work stories, random embarrassing moments and everything else you share with the ones you hold closest. To me, MDW is a reset. We come out of this cold bitter winter and rainy non-existent spring, and my default we’re feeling moody, bitter and maybe a little bit discouraged. This time to reconnect is such a pleasant and perfect reminder that family is greater than everything. It’s a reminder that you have a small army of people who are ALWAYS in your corner. There’s no greater feeling than that…other than a warm blissful breeze on a sunny day and a full weekend of blue skies. I digress.

In short, I hope you’re feeling as loved and rejuvenated as I do. Take time to reconnect with the ones you love most. Hold them close, tell them an embarrassing story, share your greatest fear, but don’t let anymore time slip. After all, it’s precious.

And as for some summer style tips: Wear what feels comfortable. This breezy blue dress is a little looser fitting than many of my dresses, but it’s super comfortable and its floral pattern is perfect for everything, from a bridal shower to an outdoor shopping outing. This summer, I plan on wearing more dresses. They make me feel good and I always resort to my favorite pair of jeans or shorts. This summer is the summer of dresses. Stay tuned for more of my favorites!

xx

Jackie

April 9, 2018

A GOOD TOP: AS NECESSARY AS A GOOD FRIEND

Details: Pink bell sleeve top via Marshalls, similar here | J. Crew white denim pants, similar here |

I feel like I talk about the weather in every outfit post I write. Maybe that’s because it’s absurd that we’re still experiencing frigid temps in April. Regardless,  I’m trying to figure out my spring wardrobe, while maintaining my sanity. I’ve begun to care less about what I wear and more about staying comfortable, which is a dangerous game. I’ve recently stocked up on a couple long sleeve spring-themed tops, one being this bell sleeve top from none other than Marshall’s. It has become one of my favorite tops. Like I always say, (but have really never said until just now) a good top is like a good friend. It makes you look good, it’s reliable and it never judges you for any winter weight gain–it’s true! In an effort to summon warmer temps, I pulled out my white denim pants and some peep toe shoes…in case you were wondering, that didn’t work. Right now, I’m focusing on my wardrobe for my upcoming vacation to Charleston, where I can guarantee I’ll be surrounded by sunshine and bare arms and legs. Until then, I’ll be living through outfit photos in which I suffered through to take during, yet another cold March day.

xx

Jackie

March 28, 2016

MY DRESS OF THE SEASON

DSC_0464editedDSC_0438editedDSC_0433editedDSC_0502editedDSC_0507editedDetails: Torn by Ronny Kobo dress from Marshalls, similar here |

Lately, I’ve been searching for a couple guest of the wedding, bridal shower and baby shower dresses and I just haven’t been able to find one that I like, that isn’t white. I have a tendency to go for white and cream colored dresses, which in this case,  isn’t entirely appropriate. I was participating in my typical weekend Marshall deal-hunting spree when I came across this cream-colored dress with gold metallic accents. It’s definitely not appropriate for a bridal shower or a wedding, but I really couldn’t let it go. It took a while for me to make a decision; I just didn’t know if it was entirely reasonable for me to purchase such a classy, perfectly flawless dress. Okay, who am I kidding? Of course, it was entirely necessary to have this dress in my closet. It fit perfectly and I even took the extra step in consulting my bestie, who reassured me it was a wardrobe necessity. It’s often difficult for me to find dresses that fit in length, so I was pleasantly surprised when I slipped this on and didn’t even consider a tailor. I don’t think it’s going to be difficult for me to find a reason to wear this beauty, but I do worry about keeping it clean and in good shape. It’s the type of dress that I love too much to wear. Its material is easily snagged, so I just have to be at least 300 feet away from people at all times while donning it. I have some places in mind for the summer months, if anyone has any fancy parties planned, just let me know. I’ve got a dress for it.

xx

Jacqueline

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