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July 17, 2017

MY LATEST FAVORITES FROM PRIMARK

Details: Floral bell sleeve dresses, True Blue Distressed denim, black off-the-shoulder bell sleeve top, Sleeveless gray keyhole floral top, all c/o Primark The South Shore Plaza in Braintree |

As I get older, I’ve begun to understand the importance of investing in timeless well-made clothing. It’s important and makes a huge difference in your wardrobe. But we all know that some trends stick around longer than others, and as someone who likes to give all trends a shot, it’s not practical or easy on my wallet. So instead of investing in fleeting trends, I rely on my favorite fast fashion retailers. You know the ones I’m talking about: H&M, Forever 21, ZARA and now I have the luxury of adding Primark to my list. That’s right, Primark, known as one of the hottest fast fashion retailers in the U.K. has opened two stores in the Boston area.Their newest location, which happens to be my favorite one, is at The South Shore Plaza in Braintree. I love a good mall and the selection they have there is amazing! If I wasn’t set on purchasing some spring looks, I totally would’ve blown my bank account on their homeware section–the deals are incredible! Some of my favorite purchases included (and this wasn’t even everything I got!):

  • Two bell-sleeve floral dresses (pink and black). They fit very well and are perfect for summer bridal showers or graduation/family parties.
  • These stretchy jeans with frayed cuffs are so comfortable and a fun mix to my denim collection
  • Off-the-shoulder accordion bell-sleeve top…I mean, do I really need to explain why this was necessary
  • This key hole floral sheer floral top in gray. It’s so airy and loose, plus Primark also sells a bunch of awesome undergarments so I purchased two invisible camis, some invisible underwear and invisible mesh spandex shorts to go under my dresses since they’re a little sheer too. I can’t love them enough they range from $3 to $7 and the quality is there. I’m about to head back and get some more!
  • What’s not pictured is a macrame trim bodysuit and black tiered shirt–stay tuned!

So, for two dresses, a pair of jeans, a body suit, two tops, a skirt and three different types of undergarments I spent $125. Can you say INCREDIBLE! I don’t even think I have to say this, but if you’re traveling to the Boston area anytime soon or leave close by, head over to Primark. I promise you’ll find something that you absolutely need and you won’t break the bank!

xx

Jackie

November 2, 2015

A PRESENT PALETTE

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I can’t believe October is over. This month was a especially crazy, with adjusting to my new city and getting a grasp on my new job. It just felt like there was no time to slow down and just enjoy the fresh air and the walk from the office to my car—the little things. For the month of November, I vow to take some time to be present, and enjoy the moment. In terms of my wardrobe, I’ve been wearing out my dark wash denim skinny jeans and it’s getting tired. My standard fall color palette needed a boost, which is why these powder gray gap jeans are the perfect inclusion to my monotonous closet. I paired them with my trusted chambray shirt and with it being coat season, layered on my treasured cocoon in sandstone.  This was the color palette I needed to get me out of my fall wardrobe funk. It’s refreshing, and breaks up the expected fall color combos. Make some bold statements this season, whether it’s as small as purchasing a  pair of lighter wash jeans than your used to, or you’re venturing far outside your comfort zone–go bold. Oh, and don’t forget to take time to be present and enjoy the moment–you never get it back.

x

Jacqueline

October 26, 2015

VENT SESH

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Lately, I’ve been super stressed with work. I think that’s standard with a new job, any job for that matter, there are ebbs and flows, learning to work with certain people and trying to fit in all over again. It’s safe to say I was feeling pretty homesick this week and fortunately my parents came to visit this weekend. I was reminded of the instant comfort they emit when they walk in a room; they don’t even need to say anything—they’re like one big ball of home and they’re just what I needed. Needless to say I was a bit emotional  this weekend, but I’m navigating it and the lump in my throat has since ceased. I think that’s where blogging helps, I took some time yesterday to walk around the park near my apartment while shooting, and a couple deep breaths and some fresh fall air really helped my head stop spinning and talked me off the ledge. Sometimes I take life too seriously and when you really step back and take a look at the stressors in your life, it’s almost laughable. Will that deadline really mean anything 10 months from now? I mean really, in the grand scheme of life the things we stress over are unnecessary and it just makes this already challenging journey more difficult. As serious as you take faux leather pants, that’s how you should take life—but really, breathe and take a minute to evaluate what’s important to you.  And while the weather is still amazing, take some time away from your desk and walk outside, acknowledge the foliage, take a deep breath and realize that this is just an ebb you gotta get through, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to enjoy it.

xx

Jacqueline

 

October 19, 2015

FALL IN CHECK

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The cold weather is finally beginning, and I know that chunky sweaters are a viable option but there are also some great alternatives to a cozy knit. This wool check top is a new favorite of mine from YOINS, it’s reasonably priced and well fitted. The side slit zippers add some edge, while the traditional ‘all american’ check print, make it a prepster’s dream. It’s a bit on the shorter side, which I prefer, so if you do consider purchasing this, bear that in mind and perhaps go one size larger. I paired it with my favorite cords, but it can be worn just as seamlessly with a skirt. And, if you’re on the hunt for good quality clothing at affordable prices, YOINS is your best bet. They have a variety of clothing, all on-trend and seriously inexpensive–there’s something for everyone.

xx

Jacqueline

 

 

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

 

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