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January 23, 2017

PLAID PLEATS

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I told you I was going to stick to my winter dress-wearing mission, and this long sleeve plaid dress has been making it easy for me. Not only is it long sleeved, but it has a high neckline and I really appreciate my pale chest being covered during the winter months (unless I have a good spray tan). To combat the cold, I layered some black knee-high socks over sheer black tights. It’s super comfortable and much warmer than tights alone. Additionally, the tie-waist forms a perfect pleat, making it flirty and feminine. With an upcoming nor’easter on the way, I can’t say I’ll be donning a dress anytime soon,  but if I HAD to wear one in the elements, you can be sure this would be my choice. I promise. Cheers to a new week!

xx

Jacqueline

January 9, 2017

GREY, PLAID AND CHECK: I’M SOLD

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I know what you’re thinking, another sweater. I can’t help myself! It’s the season for sweaters and I really can’t seem to have enough. I always go for the cardigans, but I rarely find pullover sweater that I really love or have to have. When I saw this one, I knew I had to have it hanging in my closet. I love how it’s short enough to fit just above my pants. Part of the problem I have with pullovers is that they’re often too long and since I’m so short, they stunt my growth. I still feel hazy from my long holiday vacation, and this shoot is rubbing salt in the wound since it was taken while we were visiting Josh’s aunt and uncle in VA. It’s so nice to spend the holidays relaxing and with family and this was one of the outfits I practically lived in. Not only can I wear it with jeans, but it would look just as perfect with a black or gray skirt. I promise I’ll start sharing more clothing, other than cozy sweaters. However, living in Boston, it’s all I can really wear right now. Stay tuned!

xx

Jacqueline

November 19, 2015

RED RESET

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I know I’ve kinda been M.I.A lately, but there’s been a lot going and some family matters I had to take care of. Last Friday, my grandma passed away, and while she was ready to be reunited with grandpa I don’t think it’s something my family could ever be ‘prepared’ for. While being surrounded by family these past couple days, swapping grandma stories and laughing over times spent together, I realized how ‘good’ it made me feel. I didn’t look at my phone, I wasn’t concerned about Instagram, my email took a backseat and it felt good. You know, the kind of good that a bike ride around town feels. I was reminded how good it felt to just be with people, face to face, talking, being—I miss that. It’s so easy to become consumed with technology and you become accustomed to making ‘connections’ from behind a screen. Although these past couple days have been draining and exhausting, I feel rejuvenated and calm. I haven’t laughed or cried so hard in a long time, and doing so with my family was the ‘reset’ button I needed.

On to today’s outfit: This J. Jill red hooded wool blend coat is nothing short of AMAZING. When it comes to coats, I typically stick with neutrals, but I wanted to incorporate a strong pop of color in my outerwear this season. This is true holiday red does just that, adding a strong element of color to my typically neutral uniform. As you know, I’m a sucker for plaid and recently got my hands on this J.Crew navy, white, and red plaid scarf. It’s the perfect winter accessory, and even if you’re not into plaid it’s always good to have a piece on hand.

x

Jacqueline

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October 14, 2015

A WEEKEND WELL SPENT

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I spent this past weekend at home in New Jersey to celebrate my birthday. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect,  I was able to spend some quality time with family and was treated to some pampering. It’s amazing what family time can do, even though I got back late Monday night, I still felt refreshed and recharged on Tuesday morning. While fall has always been a prime season for clothing, it has also become a favorite season of mine because it marks the beginning of a long stretch of full on family time. This weekend, I visited some of the local farms with my sister and then enjoyed a meal at my favorite restaurant with the rest of my family. It’s funny, I realized that when I’m home and going out with family I don’t put as much thought into my clothing. Sometimes that results in the best outfits, and in this case that’s especially true. I was layering like crazy, but the sweater that made its mark was this J. Jill shaker-stitch topper. The deep navy color complemented the classic reds and blues of the plaid button down. Not to mention, my footwear game was especially strong with these  casual ‘hiking’ boots from Primark. I was skeptical at first, considering they were only $30.00, but  their quality outshines some of my more expensive favorites. I may even buy another pair to have on-hand in case I wear them out! And I know how busy life gets, but don’t forget to carve out some time to spend with family. It’s the best kind of medicine and guarantees a ton of laughs and great food!

xx

Jacqueline

 

October 12, 2015

A DRESS JUST FOR ME

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I think it’s safe to say, most girls love a long maxi for the fall months. It’s just an easy outfit option and there’s little thought into it—slip it on and you’re ready to go. Unfortunately, maxis aren’t so easy for me, for the fact that I’m 5’1″ and have a hard enough time finding short enough pants let alone a lengthy dress. It’s been frustrating to say the least, until I discovered eShakti. eShakti is a customizable site for women’s clothing. They have everything from chic tops to flowing maxis. First, choose a style you’re loving, then provide your measurements, AND finally you have the option to design it the way YOU want. Perhaps you want a plunging neckline or a shorter hemline?—they can do it! You can imagine my excitement when I saw their wide selection of beautiful maxis; I went straight for this classic plaid option (belt included) and decided to select the ankle length option so that I can shed light on my shoes. It took about 2 weeks to get to me, but it was worth the wait and even with all of the customization the price is extremely reasonable. So, while you’re partaking in some Columbus Day sales today, take a peek at eShakti— it’s a no fuss option and definitely ideal for the upcoming holiday parties.

xx

Jacqueline

October 5, 2015

AUTUMN ON ACORN STREET

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Fall is coming in hot, well— actually, really freaking cold. I’ve been all about layers lately and have been in need of some new fall favorites. I finally made my way to Primark this weekend at Downtown Crossing, and it was EVERYTHING I hoped it would be. If you’re planning on going, prepare to block out 4 or more hours of your day. There is so much to see, and you just HAVE to see it all. They have everything from cozy chunky sweaters to perfect pumps for a night out; all at reasonable prices. Anyway, I got this plaid jumper from UNIQLO a couple weeks ago, and with the recent cold weather I knew I needed to layer it. This chocolate brown turtleneck from Primark was NINE DOLLARS and the quality is serious. To warm my legs, I put on these grey knit tights and finished the look with the ultra comfortable suede wedges, (ALSO, from Primark). I’m not crazy about wearing dresses to work, but this one is too cute not to wear all fall long. I know that it screams prep school chic, however when you stick with classics you can’t go wrong.

xx

Jacqueline

 

 

September 30, 2015

FLANNELED FOR FALL

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Fall is for flannel. I probably purchase at the very least one flannel a season. I prematurely purchased this one from UNIQLO in August, because I was super pumped for the fall season. Fortunately, I was able to wear it this past weekend and I decided to pair it with my favorite distressed denim pants from ZARA. I’m typically not picky as to where I get my flannels, but I will say this one is not only exceptionally comfortable but the quality is serious, and $29.90 is a modest price point. While denim is the perfect counterpart, I fully intend on pulling out my black leather pants—a great way to take this look up a notch.

xx

Jacqueline

 

September 14, 2015

BEACH DREAMS + PLAID SCHEMES

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It’s a beautiful start to the week, and while I’m slightly overwhelmed by the move I just made, although I think I’m starting to settle. I’m loving the fresh air and cooler weather, yesterday I went by the beach near where I live and it felt like a piece of home was there. As I’ve been unpacking I’ve noticed an overload of fall/winter clothing that I’ll need to move home because it just CANNOT fit right now. BUT the one fall favorite from last year that I stumbled upon was this open plaid cardiagn Josh got for me last year for my birthday from Ganesh Imports in Portsmouth, NH and I love it because it’s unique and easy to wear over a casual dress, top or with some cutoffs. Someone close to me explained to me that Ganesh is deity known to yogis as the remover of obstacles and overseer of new beginnings. How appropriate for my first week in a new city;  I think I’ll wear it today, on my trip to city hall and to get my car inspected—I’ll just pretend on I’m on the beach….

Happy Monday!

xx

Jacqueline

September 9, 2015

GLIMPSE OF FALL

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I know everyone is panicking that summer’s  over but it’s not OFFICIALLY over until September 22nd. We still have time to wear some of our favorite sleeveless tops and maxi dresses. It really doesn’t even feel like September, we’re experiencing another heatwave making it even harder to believe that NYFW is actually here. This will be my first NYFW not in attendance, since it happens to fall in the midst of my big move! It’s definitely bittersweet, but I have so much to think about that I wouldn’t be able to give it my full attention anyway. While I’m hanging on to the last weeks of summer with a death grip on my flip flops and cutoffs, I am excited for fall. I mean I already had my first PSL, aggressive—I know. I’ve slowly been gathering pieces for my fall wardrobe and wanted to share with you a pair of my favorite new pants. These navy windowpane ankle pants from J. Jill will be well worn this season, they’re lightweight and manage to flow easily with a variety of color palettes. I paired them with this oversized sleeveless knit tunic from Banana Republic and my two toned Jessica Simpson pumps. This is sure to be a staple fall outfit. And I still have some summer looks to share with you because I’m in serious denial, but I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of fall!

xx

Jacqueline

 

 

 

 

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July 24, 2015

MY HEAT WAVE HERO, THE SHIRT DRESS

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Although the second half of this week cooled down, the week ahead looks pretty steamy. It’s so difficult to feel comfortable in the sticky heat, this plaid shirt dress is not only a breezy option for the hot months, but it will transition smoothly into fall with its darker hues. It feels exactly the way it looks; it looks like an over sized cozy sleeveless shirt, and it fits just the same—snaps for me, another Marshall’s find. Oh and speaking of Marshall’s, that’s where my shoes are from! They’re Nine West, small wedges and they work for me for the work days since they’re small enough so that I’m not on the verge of breaking my ankle racing to work, and they give me a little lift, giving my much adored flats a break.

Happy Friday!

xx

Jacqueline

 

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