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August 28, 2019

ONE LAST CROP TOP TO CLOSE OUT THE SUMMER

Details: Lace Crop Top via Amazon, here |Levi’s Ribcage Super High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans via Nordstrom, here

Summer is slowly coming to a close and I’m over here trying to get in my last few warm weather looks. I’m very aware that we can expect a heatwave or two in October. It always seems to work like that, but I want to make sure I’m bearing as much skin now before I’m cloaked in oversized knits, jackets and scarves. Layering is so much fun until it’s April and it’s just…not.

It really has been a great summer, though. I felt like I was busy nearly every weekend. I enjoyed a trip to colorado, joined a kickball league with friends, and spent many weekends soaking up the sun at my family’s beach house in CT. Every summer seems to go by so fast, I just don’t expect anything less anymore. This way, I’m less disappointed when it flies by. 

I think I’m just in the season of strolling down memory lane, but sometimes I miss the summer days of aimlessly laying by a pool or on a beach. The days when I would make meatballs out of the perfect combination of dry and wet sand, or when I would spend my nights hanging out in the town beach parking lot doused in Bath & Body Works body spray and with a Maybeline JUICY lipgloss in my back pocket. I spent so many summers wishing I was old enough to drive or old enough to stay out past 11pm. Truth be told, young little Jackie, driving is overrated and being in bed before 11pm is a blessing. There were so many great memories and there are so many more to be made. Enjoy every bit of it. 

So, to celebrate the conclusion of another summer, wear your favorite summer top and those perfect blue jeans and enjoy the sun shining on your face. Oh, and to pregame fall, grab a fall scented candle…or five. 

xx

Jackie

June 26, 2019

THE BEST FRIEND OF DRESSES

Details: Blue Floral Flare Sleeve High Neck Frill Hem Dress c/o Pretty Little Thing, here |

I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again: a good dress is like a good friend. It will complement you and make you feel confident, secure, comfortable and happy. This dress probably takes the number one best friend stop. First of all, I love a high neck, so…CHECK! Even though it’s long sleeve the material is super lightweight and it’s NOT see through. I love the blue, but it also comes in a lemon yellow. It’s definitely romantic dress and somewhat whimsical. I feel like it’s something the lead character of a Netflix modern day Cinderella remake would wear. I think it will be perfect for bridal and baby showers, and potentially weddings. I went with my comfy heeled mules but you could also opt for a strappy nude or white sandal. I haven’t really experienced clothing from Pretty Little Thing until now, and I have to be honest, it’s pretty much a game changer, especially if you’re into fast fashion. The prices are reasonable and the quality is super. I feel like if Pretty Little Thing needed a spokes-dress it would be this one. It is the epitome of a “pretty little thing.” 

Stay tuned for more SUPER pretty little things!

xx

Jackie

May 29, 2019

(PRESS) RESET, FOR SUMMER TO BEGIN

Details: Blue Floral Dress via Marshall’s, similar here and here | Franco Sarto Takara Espadrille Wedge Sandal via DSW, here |

The unofficial start to summer was AMAZING. It was a beautiful weekend here in the northeast, with sunshine and blue skies. I spent the weekend at my parents’ beach house in Westbrook, CT where they hosted a Memorial Day picnic for my extended family on Sunday. It’s always a great feeling to reconnect with family, share any new life updates and most of all, laugh. In my opinion, laughter can cure anything. We talked about funny work stories, random embarrassing moments and everything else you share with the ones you hold closest. To me, MDW is a reset. We come out of this cold bitter winter and rainy non-existent spring, and my default we’re feeling moody, bitter and maybe a little bit discouraged. This time to reconnect is such a pleasant and perfect reminder that family is greater than everything. It’s a reminder that you have a small army of people who are ALWAYS in your corner. There’s no greater feeling than that…other than a warm blissful breeze on a sunny day and a full weekend of blue skies. I digress.

In short, I hope you’re feeling as loved and rejuvenated as I do. Take time to reconnect with the ones you love most. Hold them close, tell them an embarrassing story, share your greatest fear, but don’t let anymore time slip. After all, it’s precious.

And as for some summer style tips: Wear what feels comfortable. This breezy blue dress is a little looser fitting than many of my dresses, but it’s super comfortable and its floral pattern is perfect for everything, from a bridal shower to an outdoor shopping outing. This summer, I plan on wearing more dresses. They make me feel good and I always resort to my favorite pair of jeans or shorts. This summer is the summer of dresses. Stay tuned for more of my favorites!

xx

Jackie

May 19, 2019

DRESSING FOR SUMMER

Details: V-Neck Red Polka Dot Dress via Amazon, here | Suede Peep-Toe Heeled Mules, similar here |

The weather has finally turned for us here in Boston. Well, that statement is somewhat true. It’s been raining for 90-percent of May, but we’ve had some balmy rainy days and this weekend was BEAUTIFUL. We usually have a summer trip planned, but this summer we’re without one and I’m okay with that. The lack of a summer trip has NOT prevented me from investing a revamped summer wardrobe. Lately, I’ve realized that much of my summer pieces from last summer are still favorites so I haven’t really purchased as much as I usually do, but the summer season is just beginning, there’s still time. Once the warm days hit on a more consistent basis, I plan to pull out my dresses. Dresses in the summer are so easy to style and wear. The only problem I foresee is the freezing office temps we all encounter, but pain is beauty…right? As I was perusing Amazon for some summer sun dresses, I cam across this light-weight long sleeve ruffle dress. I LOVE that it has long flowy sleeves (to combat the freezer-like temps) and its loose-fitting silhouette. It makes it easy to style and wear in an office setting. I had a hard time figuring out which shoes to wear because I wanted to style this with white sneaks, but it didn’t look right. I’m not sure I’ll be able to master the dress with sneakers look but I’ll be sure to get back to you on that. Instead, I went with a nude heeld mule and I think it looks pretty flawless. You could also throw on some espadrilles since that’s what seems to be the shoe of the summer. Also a shoe trend I’m beginning to get behind. Stay tuned. So far my summer closet includes a ton of basics, this perfectly flowing dress, floral patterns and more denim jackets than I know what to do with. Stay tuned!

xx

Jackie

August 28, 2018

HANGING ON TO HEATWAVES & SLEEVELESS DAYS

Details: Stripe Pattern Jumpsuit from Amazon, here |

The grocery store has Halloween candy, and I swear I can smell pumpkin spice in the air. Listen, I’m all for the fall season; it’s one of my favorites, however, I’m currently focused on this week’s heat wave and how I can optimize my sun time this holiday weekend. We got a late start to the summer and I feel as though we’ve faced way more heatwaves than last year. I’m prepared to make the transition to fall, but I will NOT put away my summer clothes until Mother Nature makes the call. This summer, I ended up purchasing a ton of clothes from Amazon, including this PERFECT neutral stripe jumpsuit. It is so comfortable with its sexy open back and the length is perfect for my short stature. It is also so reasonably priced at $23.99, gotta love that Amazon pricing. The quality is great, but it is a little see-through so I recommend nude undergarments and perhaps a bandeau underneath.

To all my friends hanging on to summer and those already sipping on PSLs, wear what you want, but hold off on sipping on pumpkin flavored anything, okay?

xx

Jackie

August 16, 2018

FOCUS ON THE LEMON TOP

Details: Lemon front-tie top via Nordstrom Rack, similar styles below |

Summer is winding down and I’m doing my best to savor every last minute by spending time outside, hitting the beach and wearing as many sleeveless tops as possible. I have a ton of clothes that transition to fall, but this adorable lemon tie-front top is not one of them. So, you’ll absolutely catch me wearing it right up until pumpkin spice lattes are sold at Starbucks. I know I’m going to regret saying this, but I am excited for the fall season. Back to hot coffees, chunky scarves, and booties.

But I’m practicing living in the moment and learning to “Be.” So until I feel the chill air and see the leaves falling, I won’t think about booties and scarves. Instead, I’ll focus on my lemon top and let the sun tan my skin for as long as possible.

xx

Jackie

August 14, 2018

THE JUMPSUIT THAT FEELS LIKE FAMILY

Details: Wearever Full-Leg Jumpsuit, c/o J.Jill, here |

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending my cousin’s wedding in Killington, Vermont. It was such a (not to sound cheesy) love-filled weekend. You know when you don’t realize you needed some quality family time until you have the best time with your family and realize it’s exactly what you needed. I left Vermont feeling so loved, and with new hilarious memories to recount with the fam. It reminded me that there are a group of equally quirky, weird, hilarious, loving, beautiful people who love me. It feels so good to have that many people in your corner, and last weekend was a huge reminder of that.

On to the outfit (I promise, it’s related). This ultra-cozy, super flattering and wear-everywhere jumpsuit is EVERYTHING. It’s so comfortable, fits like a glove (available in petite sizing), and makes me feel good about myself. Just like my family. It makes me feel confident and comfortable in my own skin. I haven’t stopped wearing it and it’s so easy to take from day to night. Wear it with a casual pair of platform sandals, or your favorite summer wedges and statement earrings–PERFECTION.

Take away from the blog post: If you’re ever feeling lost, alone or just having a bad day, remember that there are a group of equally weird, hilarious, beautiful people who love you and always will.

xx

Jackie

July 24, 2018

ONE-PIECES FTW

Details: (old) Kate Spade floral one-piece via Marshalls, see similar styles below | Time and Tru via Walmart White Tie-Front Cover-up below |

It’s hard to believe that July is nearly over, which means summer is almost over. Why does it feel like the winter lasts for far too long and summer is so short and sweet? I’ve spent the majority of my summer on the beach, and I plan to do so for as long as possible. Last summer, I bought so many bathing suits that I didn’t feel the need to buy so many this summer. One of my favorites is this Kate Spade pink floral suit that I scored at Marshall’s last year. Can you say AMAZING find!? I’ve recently started loving one-pieces, the only problem is I like to get my stomach tan since it barely ever sees the light of day. I wear one-pieces when I feel like like I’ve gotten too much sun the day prior, and I’m ready to give some part of my body a break from the rays.

I genuinely miss the days where I would walk around the beach with my belly out, beach pail in hand and not a care in the world. I also miss when my 9 to 5 job consisted of combining just the right amount of wet sand with just the right amount of dry sand to create as many meatballs as possible. Now, my beach activities consist of reading as many books as possible, soaking up all rays possible and drinking a pina colada…oh AND this only happens on the weekend…not 9 to 5, Monday through Friday.

What are you most comfortable wearing to the beach and what are some of your favorite beach past times?!

xx
Jackie
July 16, 2018

DRESS OBSESSED

Details: Banana Republic Tweed Stripe Asymmetrical Dress, here |

I have been on such a dress kick lately and it’s great because I’m sunkissed and eager to bear my legs. I recently went outlet shopping and picked up a few perfect summer dresses, but I also did some online shopping and purchased this perfect striped dress. This one is from my Banana Republic and it is available in PETITE. I repeat, IT IS AVAILABLE IN PETITE SIZES. Every time I find a good petite section at a store, I am instantly hooked! It’s so hard being short and wanting to style every dress, but either have to pay as much as the cost of the dress to get it altered or look awkward wearing a maxi dress that wasn’t meant to be a maxi dress. Short people problems! This asymmetrical cut threw me off a little bit because it does fall below the calf, but it looks how it’s supposed to and I love it. It’s a wear to work dress and can even be worn to a more casual summer wedding. I love the tweed fabric and the perfect accent of the bow.

Stay tuned for more dresses! I have a ton to share with you all, short and tall.

xx

Jackie

August 14, 2017

SIMPLE & SHOULDERLESS

Details: TJ MAXX One Clothing off-the-shoulder mustard top, here  |

Off-the-shoulder tops and distressed denim have been my go-to summer staples all summer long. Every time I walk into Marshall’s, I seem to walk out with yet another, off-the-shoulder top. This one is a favorite because it’s super lightweight and loose fitting. It’s the season to be sans bra, and I love a top that allows me to feel free. I’ve had these boyfriend jeans for about 4 years and I haven’t found another pair I like half as much. Especially for the summer months! Enjoy the last month of summer by baring your shoulders in your favorite OFTS tops :).

xx

Jackie

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