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November 19, 2018

COMFORT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Details: H&M High Ankle Jeans, here | Boohoo Pastel Panel Chunky Trainers, here | American Eagle Henley Crew Neck Sweater, here |

It’s already Thanksgiving and I’m heading home to NJ to spend time with family and get some much needed R&R. When I was younger, we used to go to my Aunt’s house for Thanksgiving every other year and I always got dressed up to go and post up in the living room, sit around the dinner table with family and stuff my face until I had no choice but to unbutton my pants. It’s pretty much the same at my mom’s house except we’ve kind of done away with the whole getting dressed up. It’s all about eating and feeling as comfortable as possible doing so. Now, that by no means wearing sweatpants or PJs to the dinner table (we’re not savages), but it does mean wearing what makes you feel good. I usually try to wear my most worn in stretchy jeans and a cozy knit–it works every time. This year, I’m sure I’ll wear some variation of that, but what I do plan to wear for some weekend shopping, is this comfy AF outfit. These light-wash retro high-waisted jeans from H&M are nearly as comfortable as my favorite pair of leggings, I’ve worn them almost every weekend to get errands done. Keeping with the comfort theme, I snatched up this cropped American Eagle crewneck sweater that is SUPER soft and so cozy. It comes in a few other colors, but this cream ivory color happens to be my favorite. It’s also not an overbearing sweater. You know those chunky sweaters that end up swallowing your face whole? I LOVE them, but when you’re in dressing room after dressing room trying on clothes, you need to wear something that doesn’t make you sweat and is easy to take on and off. Ease and efficiency wins the sales. Now, here is the REAL game changer: shoes. I ALWAYS (shamelessly) wear my UGGs when I’m chasing sales and running errands, but they don’t give me the lift a short person like me needs. Hello! We have to be able to reach those hard to reach sweaters and tops that they hang on walls so you have no choice but to find a salesperson to help or grab that hanger stick thing and get it yourself, like a god damn boss. So, after buying a pair of relatively high fashion NIKE sneakers from Nordstrom and returning them because they cut ankles up, I was on the hunt for the PERFECT fashion sneaker. Enter these pastel chunky trainers from BOOHOO. Guys, they are SO comfortable and I love how they look with jeans, which is an added bonus. They also give me the perfect lift and the light pastel colors give outfits a much-needed pop. Honestly, if you’re like me and are pining for a platform sneaker, BOOHOO has a variety of really cute, comfortable AND affordable styles; you can’t go wrong. Now that I have my shopping outfit planned, I just need to figure out what my mom wants me to make for Thanksgiving…

Happy Turkey Day!

xx

Jackie

September 26, 2017

#SHOPPRU’S FALL FASHION EVENT

Details: LOFT skinny ankle pants in Marisa fit, here |  ZARA leather moto jacket, similar here | Photos by Jon Salas

So I’ve realized that I have a bit of a shopping problem. What can I say? I like clothes and the trends are changing, so a girl has to keep up, right!? When I lived at home in New Jersey there were three malls all within 20 minutes of my parents’ home–that’s just how Jersey works. I would make a weekend of mall-surfing; floating from mall to mall until I would find just what I “needed.” I know that I have to reign in my shopping habits, but I did clean out my closet this weekend so we’re making some progress, little progress, but progress nonetheless. Since living in Boston I’ve gone just about everywhere to fill my fashion fix, but The Shops at Pru has been my number one go-to. It has everything I could possibly need. From Ann Taylor to Club Monaco–they have everything! Not to mention, when I moved from NYC, I was bummed that I would no longer be able to meander around Eataly in Flatiron, BUT recently the Pru opened an Eataly, and I’m no longer without fresh pasta and biscotti.

If you’re like me and have already purged your closet to make room for fall favorites and trends, then I suggest you come to #ShopPru’s Fall Shopping event on Thursday, September 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a SWAG bag, there will be a prosecco bar provided by Eataly, mini makeovers from Sephora and more fun activations by a number of amazing brands! I’m going to scope out some more fall fashions…even though I should really quit while I’m ahead. I’m also planning on grabbing a bite to eat the new Earl’s Kitchen that just opened; will let you know how it is! Hope to see you there :).

Happy fall fashion shopping!

xx

Jackie

December 12, 2016

BARE YOUR SHOULDERS THIS WINTER

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As you may know, I could NOT stop wearing off the shoulder tops this summer. So you can imagine how distraught I was when I had to retire my shoulder bearing tops. When I found this navy and red plaid long sleeve top, I was stunned. My clothing prayers have been answered? A top that I could get away with during the fall/winter months while showing off my shoulders. Game changer! I have to say, this top is considerably thick, so to me, it’s almost like wearing a 3/4 sleeve top in the winter months– no big deal. One may think this would be too cold of a top to wear, but we wear dresses without tights and tops without sleeves during the winter months! I paired it with a simple pair of jeans, but you could also wear it tucked in with your favorite skirt. So for a casual night out, get your hands on this plaid top and you’ll feel as though you’re sailing the seas in the middle of July.

xx

Jacqueline

December 7, 2016

MY HOLIDAY DRESS COLLECTION CONTINUES

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Everyone knows about my dress collection, and this conservative black lace-tier dress is the perfect addition to my dress-drobe. It’s the perfect option for an office party or an afternoon holiday gathering. I love a dress with a sleeve. Seriously. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s being cold and with this J.Jill dress, I can keep warm while looking stylish. In lieu of tights, I bared my thighs with these ultra comfy Ivanka Trump over the knee boots. Considering this is an all-black dress, I wanted to give my black tights a rest and break it up with some peek-a-boo legs. I also feel that the boots take this dress to a higher level of sophistication. For an afternoon office party, I’d probably stick to tights, but for a night out, why not show some skin.

xx

Jacqueline

December 4, 2016

HOUNDSTOOTH: A CLASS ACT

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Details: Zaful Lapel Houndstooth Coat, here | HUE leather leggings, here | Ivanka Trump over-the-knee boots, similar here |

What I love most about the winter months is the art of layering. I love layers, and while I can’t always keep my layers on in my scorching hot office, I still like to experiment with different pieces. This lapel houndstooth coat from ZAFUL is so light-weight that it feels more like a light sweater or cardigan than a coat. In fact, I would likely wear this underneath my winter coat, instead of as my primary source for warmth. Its houndstooth pattern includes a hint of red, making it a classic staple. I added layered it over a sleek black turtleneck and faux leather leggings, to give it the spotlight it deserves. To break up the leather leggings and avoid looking like a classic cat woman, I slipped on my OTK suede boots which are just as comfortable as my UGGs (not even kidding). So if you’re looking for a classic topper this winter, go with a fun bold pattern and keep the layers underneath solid colors and simple.

xx

Jacqueline

November 28, 2016

VOUCHING FOR VELVET

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The holidays are officially here and that means copious parties, delicious goodies, and gifts galore. I don’t know about you, but I always seem to collect dresses around the holiday season, even if I don’t necessarily have that many parties to go to– I like to have options, what can I say? This season is no different. I’ve started my dress collecting early and this taupe velvet midi dress was first on my list. I was a little reluctant to get on board with the velvet trend. I know it’s huge right now, but when I think velvet, I think of ALL of my childhood Christmas dresses that I wore with white tights and black patent leathers. You know the dresses I’m talking about, full velvet with either a bow or an embroidered poinsettia? They were absolutely appropriate for the church pageants and family gatherings when I was 10, but as a 20-something I couldn’t wrap my head around a full velvet dress. I decided to take a chance and jump on the bandwagon, and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is this dress silky and soft, but it’s classy and sophisticated. The high neckline makes it modest, while its bodycon fit is sexy and stylish. Not only will this be a dress for a holiday gathering, but I can even wear it for a date night. Stay tuned for more of my holiday dress picks.

xx

Jacqueline

October 9, 2016

THE COLUMBUS DAY SALES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Columbus day weekend sales are the best ones we’ll see before Black Friday. However, I’ve realized that some of the deals I’ve scored on Columbus Day weekend are far better than the ones I’ve seen on Black Friday. To help you guys kick off or add to your fall wardrobe, I’m sharing some of my favorite sales and picks for the BIG day. And good news! You don’t have to leave your couch on this rainy weekend because the same sales are available online.

code-fall50Ann Taylor. This weekend until Monday night, everything at Ann Taylor is an additional 50-percent off with code FALL50 at checkout. Below I included some of my favorites. (From right to left) Everyone could use a tweed blazer. This Mixed Tweed One Button Blazer is a favorite. Wear it with matching tweed pants or your favorite pair of denim; can you say serious staple? Moto jackets never go out of style and while I may have one too many, I think I’ll have to include this Wool Blend Moto Jacket  to my closet. UM. Fall is synonymous with leather and when you combine comfortable legging stretch with faux leather, you have to stock up on more than one pair. Whether you prefer chunky knits or fitted tops, these Faux Leather Leggings are your girl. Other necessities include: Tallulah Suede Booties, Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan and (already snagged these with my birthday coupon) Pinstripe Refined Kick Crop Flare.

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Banana Republic. I couldn’t forget my most-shopped store: Banana Republic. This weekend they are offering an additional 50-percent off (taken at checkout, no code necessary). UM. GUYS. Can you say: my shopping prayers have been answered?! Some of the pieces I’m pining for are: this on-trend blush Eyelash Pullover (cozy and cute). Everyone could use a classic white fitted point collar and bow tie button down and this Riley-Fit Bow Shirt is my front-runner for the season. Casual coats are an obsession of mine and I always seem to acquire more than I can wear in a season. I even told myself to put an end to purchasing coats. However, Banana’s Melton Wool Wrap Jacket is an absolute exception. This blush wool wrap jacket with tie closure is a romantic staple that I just MUST HAVE this fall season. It’s cozy, warm and relatively light-weight. Others I absolutely need: the Mini Cross-Body Bag and the Dina Shoe to top off my fall closet.

 

code-fall50-2H&M. I’ll be honest, I haven’t been shopping H&M lately, but when I realized they were having a 60-percent off sale for the holiday weekend, I couldn’t resist. Even though the sale applied to select items, there are more than 1492 to choose from, to be exact (how fitting). I went straight for the neutrals, which include their Wool-blend Coat, Long Cotton Shirt,  Pile-lined Suede Sneakers, and Platform boots These choices are obvious, right?

Go on out there and get your Columbus Day shopping done and share with me your most prized purchases!

xx

Jacqueline

 

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