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February 14, 2018

ACTUAL OOTD…FOR REAL

Details: Top Shop red Wrap Waist top via Nordstrom, here | Dark wash Gap jeans, similar here | Charming Charlie yellow floral earrings, similar here | Tommy Hilfiger via DSW taupe suede ‘Venture’ pumps, here |

Guys, Happy Valentine’s Day! Hoping you took my advice from Monday’s post and have decided to spread some love this month, week or day :). While I’m TOTALLY into wearing heart/V-Day inspired clothing, I decided to tap my sophisticated side and wear this classic red wrap waist top and my favorite jegging jeans (yes jegging jeans from GAP…sue me!) to my Valentine’s Day date tonight. I love this top. You can’t see, but it ties in the back, making the front as fitted as you’d like with some flattering ruching. I love the orange undertones in this red color and how nicely it falls above my jeans. Because I was feeling even MORE color, I popped on these yellow floral earrings and added some beach waves to my locks. Instantly, I felt like I was owning the Valentine’s Day game…sexy red dresses are overrated. Because this look is all about color, I slid on my new taupe suede block heel pumps and voila! Cute comfort at its finest.

Now, if you don’t have a date or you aren’t going out with your Galentines, make sure you spread some love to the ones you care about and then get into something cozy, put on your best face mask and tune in to your favorite shows. You deserve some self-love and relaxation, today and every day!

xx

Jackie

September 25, 2017

FALL FASHION TIP: GO BOLD

Details: Banana Republic floral strappy midi slip dress, here | Photos by Jon Salas

Everywhere I look there’s pumpkin spice this and salted caramel that. I think we all jumped the gun on whipping out the fall scented candles and fitted knits, myself included. Especially considering we’ll be experiencing 80-degree temps this week. While there have been SOME breezy days, there definitely haven’t been enough to be convinced that fall is here to stay. Despite this un-fall like weather, I’ve been stopping by all of my favorite brands and have begun planning my fall closet and pinpointing my fall necessities. It’s true, my typical fall must-haves would include a neutral colored chunky knit, some booties and a long sleeve fitted tee, but with the weather being so fickle, I haven’t stopped getting my hands on sleek strappy dresses. This floral midi dress makes me feel sexy and sophisticated at the same time. It’s effortless and as soon as you slip it on you feel as though you deserve to be strolling the small streets of Venice or sipping on some prosecco outside of a Parisian cafe. I’m serious, it has that effect. It’s bold and vibrant, and it’s so easy to have a closet full of three different shades of taupe and endless black knits and booties. However, I love wearing and playing with colors, especially ones as bold as this. AND if this dress is too colorful for you, it’s available in grey with blue and white flowers–super pretty as well! While I won’t be wearing this dress to work, it’s definitely one I will wear on a date night a drape over solid color scarf/pashmina because anything heavier or bulkier will distract from the beauty and flawlessness of the dress. Don’t be afraid to be bold with color this season and add something to your wardrobe that is a bit outside of your comfort zone, you’ll be surprised at how good you’ll feel and look–trust me!

 

Banana Republic sent me this dress in exchange for writing a review on my blog. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. 

 

xx

Jackie

February 27, 2017

NEW SPRING CO-ORD SET

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The warm weather last week was such a tease. I was actually convinced that winter was finally over, but boy was I wrong. Yesterday, I tried to get away with wearing just a tee and I was LITERALLY shivering. And while I definitely have to wait to wear a two-piece bathing suit, I think maybe, just maybe I can start wearing co-ord sets like this one from Dresslily. It’s SO comfortable and I really love the white details–it makes it classy. The model on the website shows this set with full-on belly showing, but it’s not necessary. I mean, if you’re into that then go for it, but it looks much better with the higher waisted skirt allowing the top to overlay. It doesn’t feel like I can wear this today, but I think we’re supposed to hit 60-degrees on Wednesday, fingers crossed! I’m completely over wearing chunky knits and puffer vests, so I’m ready to kick off my spring wardrobe with more sets like these. What are your spring wardrobe plans!? Maybe if we talk enough about them the warm weather will stay put!

xx

Jacqueline

January 31, 2017

ALTERNATIVE FACT: WINTER IS OVER

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It looks like some winter weather is finally making an appearance–I smell snow! We’ve been lucky with such a mild winter, it’s almost freaky how warm it has been. And I’ll admit, I’ve definitely over-worn my knits this winter; I’m just as tired of seeing me in an oversized turtleneck as my colleagues are. Which is why I was ecstatic to find this brown knit sweater accented by white cotton ruffles at the bottom and top. I love a high neck, so if I can’t wear my turtlenecks this ruffle accent will do! Instead of styling this with ole’ faithful blues, I slipped on some leather leggings and stepped up my shoe game with these black suede OTK boots. Not only are they comfortable, but they make me feel like a boss babe. I know we’re all pretty sick of layers and knits, but hang on just a little longer, spring is right around the corner. And in the meantime, invest in alternative sweaters like this one!

xx

Jacqueline

 

January 25, 2017

NOT YOUR NEPHEW’S CAPE

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I’ve worn it all! From ponchos to outlandish jumpsuits; every new style trend there is, I’ve tried at least once. Which is why I had to give this black blazer cape a try, especially since it has been flooding my Instagram feed. I’m a big fan of a classic black blazer so this wasn’t too difficult for me to adjust to. However, Josh isn’t a huge fan; he thinks I look like Dracula. And now when I slip this on, that’s all I can think about (eye roll). If this blazer cape didn’t have the pronounced shoulder shape, I don’t think I would like it as much. The sleek shoulder point really gives this blazer a high fashion vibe. Although I decided to pair it with a more casual ensemble, it would look just as perfect layered over a red dress, (Valentine’s Day idea) or any bold color for that matter. Initially, when I was planning to style this outfit I had a black top underneath, but it didn’t give the cape the appropriate air time it deserved. So, I relied on my one of my favorite classics: a white oxford shirt. While I have many white button downs, this one from J.Jill, appropriately named ‘Essential White Shirt’,  is my recent go-to. It fits perfectly and J.Jill offers petite sizing so it’s the perfect length for my torso and arms. Josh’s comments aside, this cape is definitely a keeper and if you haven’t given it a shot, go for it!

xx

Jacqueline

December 14, 2016

WINTER SCHMINTER

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The winter weather is finally here and I can’t say I’m super thrilled about it, especially considering the heat in my car isn’t working. Anyway, this will be my second winter in Boston and I have to say I’ve been spoiled. Last year, was super mild and this December we’ve seen 60-degree weather! Fortunately, I’m prepared. Not only do I have several puffer coats, but I have this cozy long down puffer vest. It has been a godsend. I’ve been wearing it to yoga and work–it’s the perfect top layer to take the chill out of your bones. I wasn’t sure how I was going to like the longer length, considering I’m short, but it fits perfectly and not to mention, it keeps my booty warm. In addition to layers, it’s important to keep that noggin cozy. Which is why I invested in yet, another faux fur mom beanie. Instead of sticking to my neutral norm, I went bold and picked up this coral/pink color. It adds the perfect pop to any outerwear look.

P.S. If you’re in the North Jersey area, aka Morris County, stop by Ladyfingers to pick one of your own up!

xx

Jacqueline

October 17, 2016

THE GAME-CHANGING DRESS

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As the fall weather settles in, I’m  gathering my favorite pieces to prepare for the full transition. I’ve always been a fan of turtlenecks. Not only are they cozy and comfortable, but I like how they frame your face. Is that weird? Anyway, to break up wardrobe monotony, I always like to have a few staple dresses on hand for the fall season. Some dresses are more comfortable than others and sometimes it’s difficult to wear a dress when it’s cold out because, let’s face it, that cozy sweater and stretch denim pants feel so much better. And don’t get me started on tights. Recently, I’ve felt like a stuffed sausage in them, not to mention it makes wearing dresses a small task. However, this long sleeve turtleneck dress from J.Jill’s Pure Jill Luxe Tencel collection is the coziest dress you’ll find all season. It’s ultra soft and I cinched the waist a bit with this colorblock belt from Fossil. It breaks up the solid color and adds sophistication to this comfy casual dress. J.Jill’s Pure Jill Luxe Tencel collection consists of a variety of sweaters, pants, tunics and dresses that are all made of an exclusive fabric blend (tencel/poly/spandex), that is fluid and lightweight with an incredible hand feel. Tencel® is a natural botanic fiber, more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen – because of these properties even those with sensitive skin can wear this fabric with ease. This collection launches this week, on October 20th, so if you’re looking for cozy fall staples just hang on until Thursday and stock up on these comfy garments.

xx

Jacqueline

October 12, 2016

CHUNKY KNIT WEATHER

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Every morning this week I’ve woken up to 40-degree weather. Brrr! When I said I want the fall weather I didn’t mean that fall weather. However, after a weekend filled with rain and long lounge sessions, it feels good to wake up to blue crisp skies, hold the crisp. As you know, my fall wardrobe is in limbo right now because much of my clothing is back in New Jersey. Although I’ve slowly been picking up new pieces, and this only means that I’ll have to purge some of my older clothing. It really is time for me to let go of my (past) clothing. And speaking of new, yes, you guessed it! This chunky khaki knit is brand spankin’ new, and if you see me on the weekend there’s a 95-percent chance I’m wearing it all.weekend.long. I’ve been resorting to simple looks lately and I’m starting to realize that less is actually more. This also applies to my ever-growing closet. I’ve been going through some of my clothing lately and am realizing that with many pieces, the quality is lacking and there are way too many one-hit wonders. That is, clothing I wear once and abandon because it’s a fleeting trend that doesn’t last more than a month. Lately, I’ve been styling simple staples and not only have I received various compliments, but I feel and look more sophisticated and mature. I’m 27 years old now. I have to start acting like it (only when I feel like it). In all seriousness, a closet purge is in order for me and if I can give you any advice on how not to let your overwhelming closet filled with one-hit wonders get the best of you, it’s to invest in staples and only staples. You know, those timeless pieces that add sophistication and class to your wardrobe.

xx

Jacqueline

September 29, 2016

QUILTED COATS: AN OUTERWEAR STAPLE

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I don’t remember September being so cold and rainy, but this week has been miserable and next week looks almost as jbad. I guess it’s just a good excuse to cozy up and relax this weekend. The weather has me thinking more seriously about my outerwear. The time period between heavy sweaters and puffer coats, there’s always a reliable quilted coat. Honestly, I wish I could wear a quilted coat all year long, but if I can’t I’m glad I can spend this short and sweet time with this diamond- quilted zip-front jacket. Compared to my other quilted coats, this one is super cozy and a bit on the heavier side, so perhaps it could get you into the beginning of December. I love neutrals. Most of my coats are either taupe or brown, but I decided to go bold with this port color and to be honest, it has become a new favorite “neutral” of mine. I’m anxious to get underway with fall festivities now that my fall wardrobe is finally coming together (slowly, but surely).

xx

Jacqueline

September 13, 2016

NO FUSS NEUTRALS

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Details: Forward-seam shirt, c/o J.Jill, here  | UGG Tomi Sneakers, c/o J.Jill, here |

I’m known to purchase a ton of clothing that looks exactly the same. I can’t help it. I like what I like. Neutrals are my go-to, but every once in a while I’ll add a pop of color to my outfit and I’m often surprised at the positive reaction I get. Don’t get me wrong I love vibrant hues, but I’m a neutral gal at heart and appreciate how easy it is to mix and match neutral pieces. Same goes for shoes. You’ll notice that once I find a pair of shoes I love, I’ll wear them with everything and I mean EVERYTHING. So it’s only fitting that my go-to outfit includes this ultra soft silk forward-seam J.Jill button down and these luxurious, chestnut UGG Tomi Sneakers: two serious staples for the fall season. I absolutely love this top because I can wear it casual with my distressed denim, and not-so-casual with my favorite pencil skirt. As for these UGG sneaks, can you say heaven? They’re unbelievably soft and are a definite upgrade from my over-worn short UGG boots. The weather this morning is certainly more in line with the typical fall season, but we’re expected to reach 8o today, so I may just have to put this outfit on hold.

xx

Jacqueline

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