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April 20, 2017

MORE SUN HATS LESS SUNBURNS

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No matter what I do, when I go to the beach for the first time of the season, my scalp gets burnt. I usually carry a ratty worn baseball cap, or get creative and tie a shirt around my head, but that’s just not cute. I’ve started to take the sun seriously. Skin cancer runs in my family and I haven’t been so kind to my skin over the years. My high school years were spent at the tanning salon (hello, I’m from New Jersey), and I often wore the absolute minimum SPF while crisping my skin. I wisened up (a little) when I went to college, and now I wear nothing less than 30 SPF. I’ve also become very conscious of my scalp because it’s hard to see the damage that’s being done. Now that I have this cute and comfortable chambray sun hat from J.Jill, I don’t have to worry about looking silly while I’m spending the day outside enjoying the sun. As for my all white look, I broke out last year’s Banana Republic white denim wide leg pants and I picked up this cold shoulder top from Marshall’s. It’s actually a body suit, which makes it even more amazing. You don’t have to worry about it become untucked or looking out of place–it’s one of my favorite new purchases!  Now, it’s your turn to pick up a cute sun hat, slather on the SPF and put a classic all white look together, it is spring after all.

xx

Jackie

 

April 11, 2016

OUT OF CHARACTER + SASSY

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I know I sound like a broken record, but lately, it has been so difficult for me to get out of this wardrobe funk. It’s such a weird time–I mean it’s April and it feels a lot more like February. I’m pretty sick of my winter clothes and I haven’t been able to break out my light spring looks because goosebumps aren’t a good look. This weekend, I got fed up and tried to think of a fresh new look, one that could inspire me to kick this funk to the curb. I purchased this long sleeve deep v crop top a while ago when I was as pale as the snow, and after self-tanning sessions, I felt confident enough to style it. I recovered my trusted wide leg spring white pants and this outfit was born. When I go shopping I tend to buy the same type of clothing–it’s hard not to. If you ask my style bestie, he will tell you that I prefer booties of pumps in the winter and wedges over strappy sandal heels in the summer. While I have a ton of dresses that I love, I can’t help but feel most comfortable in pants. From skinny jeans to wide leg culottes; I love it all! I’m really struggling with my blog lately, so from here on out I’m going to make a concerted effort to give my wardrobe the love and attention it deserves. Now, get your butt in gear spring.

xx

Jacqueline

September 21, 2015

A FRESH START

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The official last day of summer is September 22nd and I’ll be honest I’m having mixed feelings. However, since I’m embarking on a new chapter I feel it’s only appropriate that a new season is beginning. I’ve always been one to follow rules, but when it comes to clothing rules just don’t work for me. So as you can imagine that whole not wearing white after Labor Day has never been been a rule I’ve tried to follow, even when it was taken “seriously”. I love nothing more than a loose fitting white top, which is why this one from Banana Republic will remain a mainstay in my closet well into fall. And I can imagine you’re pretty tired of seeing these white Banana Republic pants, but that should tell you just how necessary they are. So while you’ll probably see me shift into fall, I still plan to keep some of favorite summer staples on hand for a fun mix.

xx

Jacqueline

 

 

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September 7, 2015

LAST DOSE OF ROMPER

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Happy Labor Day babes! I hope you’ve been enjoying this beautiful weekend as much as I have. The final days of summer have been pure bliss and I was particularly excited that I was able to get some wear out of my newest romper from Beyond Trends. This blue and white romper is a perfect balance of comfort and sex appeal, with it’s easy elastic waist band and plunging deep v. While I’m anxious to start layering, I’ll definitely miss the simplicity of summer clothing. Not to mention, when fall begins winter is not far to follow. I purchased this Mykonos romper for 30% off at Beyond Trends in Somerville, NJ since all of their summer styles are marked down! Honestly, rompers for summer will never go out of style, so buying some summer pieces for less at this time of year is worth it. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and excuse me while I go and take advantage of all of the AMAZING Labor Day sales, bye!

xx

Jacqueline

 

August 24, 2015

WHEN IN DOUBT, WRITE IT OUT

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Despite the fact that my tan has been lacking this summer, I seem to have been collecting white tops. I love white, even if I’m not a bronzed goddess, white is refreshing, easy and you can’t go wrong. This Banana Republic fringe top was on sale, (it comes in black too!) as you can see it’s not fitted, more boxy but it still manages to look flattering on. It can be worn with nearly anything, skirts, shorts, and jeans you can’t really go wrong. My chambray light blue J. Crew shorts are old, but they’re classic and I’ve provided a link of a similar pair. I have some time off before I make my move, so I hope to work on my tan while I still can. More importantly with this free time I’ve also been journaling quite a bit as well as spending quality time with family. It’s amazing how much clarity you get when you just talk or write out what you’re thinking, it’s really cathartic. If you’re in a place of transition, prepping for a big test or just experiencing the self-created stress of life, take a minute to just write down what it is your thinking. No matter what it is just write it out, you’ll see how crazy you are when you see on paper the little things that are stressing you out, or even better you could experience a breakthrough with something that’s been troubling you. Take this week to just write out what you’re thinking,  for 5 minutes a day and you’ll be amazed at how much you can learn and how many of your problems will be solved by just taking time to listen to yourself.

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July 1, 2015

CUE THE FIREWORKS

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I’m sure many of you agree that this work week has been particularly brutal to get through with the anticipation of Fourth of July. I literally canNOT sit still; I’m too excited about the thought of spending a long weekend by the beach gorging on hot dogs and sipping on summer ale–there’s nothing better. Typically, I end up in my bathing suit with a pair of denim shorts and a flowy top, but I decided to put some effort into my Independence Day look with this perfectly thematic plaid shirt. Unlike your typical button down, this one is gauze-like and airy making it easy to tuck into this delicate angled eyelet skirt (a recent Banana Republic purchase). Yes, that’s right another Banana Republic buy; LISTEN this past weekend I went nuts in Banana, they had 40% off of full priced items and an EXTRA 50% off on all sale —UNREAL. This skirt found its way into my arms and it really couldn’t be more perfect for the weekend ahead. I promise I’m going to start my day in this outfit, but I’m not sure it’ll last long—bathing suit ALWAYS wins.

{Inspired by FARFETCH 4th of July competition}

xx

Jacqueline

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June 28, 2015

LESS IS ALWAYS MORE

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Since I posted an all white look for the winter season, I decided it was only appropriate to do so for the summer as well. We all know the saying ‘less is more’ and that’s especially true for an all white ensemble. Some people feel the need to overcompensate for such a minimalist look, but letting your look speak for itself is sometimes the best policy. I won’t lie, I did consider a necklace of some sort, however this Pure Jill open stitch top needs no accessory. Its delicate stitching provides an intricate look when layered over a crisp white tank. Coming from someone who has a closet filled with white and ivory tops, believe me when I say this is in my top 5. It’s different from all the others I’ve come across, and regardless of if you’re wearing it with white denim or cutoff shorts it manages to look clean and classic.

xx

Jacqueline

 

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June 26, 2015

CALL ME, MRS. POTTS

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I’ve always been partial to a matching crop top and short set, in fact this isn’t my first time posting about one. However, this set (one that my boyfriend tells me I look like a tea pot in) only because the intricate pattern reminds him of an ACTUAL oriental tea set. And after talking to friends and questioning my own boyfriend, I’ve come to a conclusion that there are a good deal of guys out there that have a strong distaste for rompers, jumpsuits and matching sets. Nonetheless, I don’t really care what anyone thinks but I was wondering why they hate them so much. Maybe it reminds some of their childhood, where they were forced to pose in family photos donning a onesie or a matching ensemble from their great Aunt Mary. I get that, and understand how haunting a memory that could be, especially since  it’s one they will never be able to live it down. But I hate to break it to you boys, onesies and sets are here to stay—for now. I like this one in particular because of its pattern; I don’t have anything like it and I’m partial to crisp white and royal blue. It’s definitely an outfit you can dress up or down, I took a more casual approach with my Franco Sarto gladiator sandals (which are SO comfortable btw). If you’re a lover of matching sets and onesies, rock them all season long—you look FABULOUS!

xx

Jacqueline

 

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June 24, 2015

SHORT-WEAR REVAMP

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Now that we’re fully emerged into shorts season, I’ve been having fun revamping my short-wear. In  the past I was never able to wear shorts to work, but now that I’m in a more casual environment nearly anything goes. While I’ve always been into denim shorts and still am,  my taste has evolved with age and I’m working to find more work appropriate shorts. {ENTER} these AMAZING dove grey ribbon shorts} c/o West Look. Here is when my ‘short‘ life changed; What I love most is their soft grey shade, it pairs seamlessly with a variety of colors;  from soft ivory to vibrant magenta—anything goes! The ribbon adds an element of femininity, so as to make sure you don’t miss out on the flirtatiousness that a sundress provides. I also decided to go with a more structured and fitted top; it doesn’t distract from  the shorts and flatters the figure. I seriously think I need another pair of these, commence the over-wearing process 😉

xx

Jacqueline

 

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May 27, 2015

HOLY THROWBACK

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So the other day I was scrolling through instagram and I was struck by an Abercrombie & Fitch promoted post, I wasn’t following them, but the dress caught my eye that I decided to take a look to see what’s new. I’m  happy I did because just as we’ve all grown out of leg warmers and jean skirts so has Abercrombie & Fitch; they have seriously revamped and seemed to have changed their whole business model. Everything is reasonably priced and on trend. After perusing their site, I decided it was time to take a trip and revisit the store that was once my daily source of outfit inspiration. Just so you know, one thing that hasn’t changed is the scent;  it brought me back to the days where I would shop with my mom staring at the ‘models’ aka sales associates hoping that one day I could be just like them–LOL (how sad was I?). Double popped colors, floral skirts for spring and jean skirts with uggs for winter—can you say FASHION!? So after I returned from my trip down memory lane, I went crazy trying on some super cute pieces. I ended up with some basic high neck crop tanks and this adorable tie back high neck cami; it’s the ideal top for summer and can be worn perfectly with your favorite pair of denim shorts/pants. What I love even more is that it doesn’t require a bra–HELLOOOO, FREEDOM!! don’t worry you can’t even tell! I’m heading for vacation next week and I haven’t begun to pack, but this will definitely be the first piece in my bag along with my Beachwaver, of course.

xx

Jacqueline

 

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