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June 23, 2017

SUMMER UNIFORM

Details: Marshalls Printed Cover-up dress, similar here, here and here | Dansko Demetra Sandal in Taupe, here |

Summertime and the living is easy–am I right? I’m so excited for beach days and minimal thought into clothing. Don’t get me wrong, I love putting together outfits and wearing “thoughtful” looks, but there’s nothing better than wearing a bathing suit and lightweight cover-up. I went to Marshalls with the sole intent of buying photo frames for my desk at work; obviously, that didn’t work out because this blue beauty caught my eye. I really love this cover-up because I fully intend on wearing it as a dress as well. It’s modest enough to wear out to dinner, but it’s loose and lightweight enough to face the summer heat on the beach. The only thing is, I would have to wear shorts and perhaps a cami underneath since it’s a little transparent. This weekend is supposed to be hot and humid so you can be sure that this is exactly what I’ll be sporting! What are your plans to beat the heat this weekend!?

P.S. I know how frustrating it is to see something from Marshalls and not be able to purchase it, but I did my best to try and find some similar options for you guys.

xx

Jackie

June 19, 2017

ROMPERS: THE NEVER-ENDING SUMMER TREND

Details: LOFT Tassled Off-the-Shoulder Romper, here | Rockport Cobb Hill Tropez High Vamp, here  |

Rompers are a girl’s best friend once the warm weather rolls around. They’re undeniably comfortable and you don’t have to worry about a summer breeze exposing you or being conscious of how you sit. And we all know that in addition to the romper trend, the off-the-shoulder trend is just as popular right now. Like I said last year: “shoulders are the new cleavage”, and it remains to be true this year too. OFTS tops share just enough skin to be sexy while allowing you to remain modest and classy. Although I’m known for going for bold colors and patterns when it comes to rompers, I love that this one is black and can be easily dressed up or down. Lately, I’ve been on an earring kick and have been popping in some color that way. However, if casual is more your speed, throw on your favorite pair of flip flops and stroll on down to the beach–the options are endless. So, does anyone need more reason to go out and get your romper on? I didn’t think so.

xx

Jackie

February 18, 2015

A LESSON LEARNED

IMG_0495 revised editedIMG_0489editedIMG_0509 editedIMG_0568editedIMG_0580 editedDetails: L.L Bean Fisherman sweater, here | Brown imitation leather skirt, similar style here  | Black Franco Sarto booties, similar here

Do you remember the days when your parents bought you clothes and “styled” you? And while you had some inkling of an opinion it wasn’t much. I remember how badly I wanted a Lisa Frank backpack, specifically the one with the two cats one was magenta and the other purple surrounded by sunflowers. For some reason my mom never let me get that backpack, she tried to explain to me that it wasn’t practical. So I settled for folders and notebooks filled with unicorns and magenta colored cats. And instead got a navy LL Bean backpack with my initials monogrammed on the back. At the time, I assume I had a minor meltdown, but now I’d like to thank my mom for making me conscious of how important it is to make practical clothing/handbag choices.

Often times, we end up getting so wrapped up in making a “statement” that we don’t realize, less is more and a statement is often made by the way you’re wearing the clothing, not  what you’re wearing.

Today, I’m honoring one of my most classic and practical pieces—The Fisherman Sweater. It’s one of those sweaters that knows no limits, it can be dressed up and down, worn with your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans or a cute mini. I paired mine with this brown faux leather skirt that was on promo at H&M for $9.99–NOT EVEN KIDDING; an amazing deal and the fabric isn’t restricting, making it versatile enough to wear throughout various seasons.

So I guess, some credit is due to my classy and practical little mom, I think she helped me avoid a potential neon obsession.

xx

Jacqueline

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