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October 2, 2015

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

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Okay, I know that I’ve been going on about fall, but I wanted to share the spring/summer look that got away. I know it sounds crazy, but right before we fully embrace the colder months, let’s have one last look at the bright florals and pastels we’ve so desperately tried to hold on to. This brightly colored floral waisted skirt (c/o Relaxfeel Fashion) is a staple I wish I had earlier in the spring/summer seasons. It’s a classic, and  reminds me of one that June Clever would consider wearing. Channeling June, I paired it with a more conservative top. Normally, I would’ve donned a sleeveless crop top but I think this is much more appropriate given the current temps. And if you haven’t  checked out Relaxfeel Fashion by now, you most definitely need to. Their clothing is reasonably priced and the quality is exceptional (not even kidding). Cheers to florals, and a summer well spent… ciao for now!

xx

Jacqueline

June 1, 2015

LBR VS LBD

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I leave TOMORROW for Cancun and I just about have everything necessary packed. The weather we’re having today is uninspiring to say the least, but to lift our spirits I decided to share one of my warm day favs. This high neck black romper I scored at Marshall’s is a simple sophisticated choice and I’m currently debating whether or not I should bring it on vacation. On second thought, it may be too sassy for lax beachy vibes don’t you think?  I guess it deserves to remain in a city — made casual with my espadrille wedges. I’ve always been a dress girl, especially in the summer, but rompers have become my first choice this season. They’re comfortable and easy,  similar to dresses, some are flowy while others are body-con—the options are endless. I think this may even take the place of my LBD!

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xx

Jacqueline

 

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April 22, 2015

SECRETS + SCORES

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I’m always on the hunt for the next best boutique to land some affordable favorites, and since working in Manhattan I didn’t have to travel far to find one. My new go-to spot for game-changing pieces is Shop Culture, they have several locations spread throughout the city, but I frequent the one on 36th and 7th in the heart of the garment district no less. With my crop top game strong this spring, I decided this black and white mixed print top wouldn’t hurt my ever-expanding collection. A piece like this is necessary, it’s an added piece of art to a spice up a simple (blush) trouser or sleek pencil skirt. And speaking of blush, these Mercer and Madison trousers (via Marshall’s) are hands down the most comfortable work pant I own. They have an elastic waist (shown in the back) with a sleek pleated front, I like to call them my mullet pants. Another trophy from my many Marshall’s victories–thank you very much. I have to admit, Marshall’s has become a danger-zone for me;  I can’t seem to walk out with out spending some serious money. It’s not healthy, but I have to say while spring cleaning I found a handful of pieces that I plan to revamp and bring back to life. While spring is for new beginnings it doesn’t mean you have to break your bank for a whole new wardrobe, you’d be surprised with what you can find hanging in your closet.

xx

Jacqueline

April 20, 2015

MONDAY MUSINGS

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After spending the weekend up in Lake Congamond in Southwick, MA it’s seriously brutal coming back to reality. With a weekend full of canoeing, summer ale and french fries, you could say I’ve been bit by the summer bug. Needless to say, my excessive eating of salty foods has me feeling a little fluffy this morning. So while I fully intend on spending this Monday day-dreaming of  relaxing by the water with a good book, I decided the least I could do was dress as if I were. As you know I’ve been on quite the linen kick lately, so I pulled out my white linen kimono from J. Jill and paired it with the obvious choice– my paisley mix print joggers. It’s the perfect light-weight look, and while this is particularly an oversized outfit, it doesn’t appear sloppy or ill-fitting. It’s sleek, comfy and easy—no sign of fluffy-ness here! I hope you’re recovering better than I am from this beautiful weekend.

Wishing you a very short Monday!

xx

Jacqueline

January 16, 2015

A Real World Downfall

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Details: Banana Republic Shaker-Stitch Layered pullover, here// Lulu’s studded pumps, here // ZARA faux leather leggings, here//

Two words: Leather Leggings. Remember the glory days (hey nostalgia!) where yoga pants and black leggings were socially acceptable to wear to and from class? And then that fateful graduation day came along and the real world was all like “no more naps at 2pm, say goodbye to that two minute walk to your besties’, oh and NO MORE LEGGINGS!” and your just left standing there looking pitiful, in tears with your graduation cap and diploma in hand and worst of all—no leggings to comfort you.  Cruel world! But we all got through it, and all because of these beautiful LEATHER LEGGINGS.  The “khaki” pair above from ZARA is sophisticated enough for me to wear to work, but comfortable enough for weekend errands. I paired it with my brand new layered pullover from Banana, and I like this sweater most of all because of its sheer bottom. I like to call this my mullet of sweaters because its all practical, warm, and cozy on top and then a sheer sexy party on the bottom. Day or night, this is your no fuss sweater!

Current college students, if you take away one thing from this post let it be not to take leggings for granted, you truly don’t know what you have until its gone. While you can revisit your leggings on the weekend it’s just not the same…it’ll never be the same. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!

xx

Jacqueline

 

January 14, 2015

Outside my Comfort Zone

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Details: Leather H&M shorts, here// H&m sweater, here// Black felt hat Charming Charlie, similar here // MIA booties, here//

I guess shorts and tights are my thing this winter season, I just can’t help myself! I paired this H&M cropped knit with these pleated leather shorts, (also an H&M purchase). It’s such a simple outfit and not to mention comfortable, so I decided to accessorize with a black felt hat which added some much needed drama. I don’t know about you, but it’s difficult for me to get used to wearing hats; to be honest, I feel silly. In this particular instance I was cracking up telling myself I was “gone with the wind fabulous” (KIDDING of course) but it helped. Getting out of your style comfort zone is a difficult task and sometimes it helps to put yourself into an already existing character/persona. At the end of the day YOU and your personality alone is fabulous, but if you ever have doubts that you can’t pull off a certain accessory or look just play dress up.  Act like an icon you admire and eventually you’ll know that you are actually as fabulous as Kenya Moore thinks she is.

xx

Jacqueline

P.S I apologize for my Real Housewife references. I told you it was an unhealthy addiction!

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