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January 22, 2018

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MOCK NECK SWEATER

Details: Nordstrom Rack John & Jenn Instaria Mock Neck Sweater, here | Madewell High-Rise Skinny Jeans in black sea, here | Black Mule Pumps (old), similar here 

We’re seeing spring-like temps here in Boston, but I’m not convinced it’s sticking around. I know I’ve been MIA lately, and that’s mostly because it has been so difficult to get motivated with these dark, cold winter days. I’ve been wearing a combination of over-sized sweaters and denim on repeat, and one of my favorites is this grey and black mock neck sweater from Nordstrom Rack. I love how it looks on and instead of pairing it with my typical wedge booties, I decided to whip out my black mule pumps to add a level of sass and sophistication. I really love how sleek and sexy this look is with the added touch of some ripped jeans and skin-bearing pumps…it truly makes such a difference.

I’m trying to get back on track with my blog. It’s been so difficult to get motivated, and while I have some photos in my arsenal, I just haven’t been motivated enough to find the time. I’ve realized that I haven’t been putting my all into this and it’s showing. As a resolution, I’m going to be a concerted effort to be more consistent and add some more personal touches to blog, in an effort to let you into my life. That being said, I’m making some changes and will be focused on getting back to a more consistent schedule. This is more for me than anything. I’ve really enjoyed blogging and it’s something I’ve become super passionate about but it’s difficult to keep things consistent while balancing an extremely demanding job.

Now that I got that off my chest, I’m wishing you all a warm week and a successful one. Kick ass, babes!

xx

Jackie

 

January 5, 2017

BOUTIQUE STATUS KNIT

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During my wonderful holiday vacation, Josh and I visited his aunt and uncle in VA and enjoyed some mild winter weather. Don’t worry it was still sweater weather, but that’s all you needed–just a sweater. I, like most people, love a good cozy sweatshirt that I can live in, but they’re not always socially acceptable (especially for holiday festivities). I probably have one of the largest sweater collections, mostly because I can’t get rid of them, but this Willow Fair Isle fringe cardigan from J.Jill is definitely a knit I will never be able to part with. I love the fringe details and jacquard-knit pattern. It’s so unique and reminds me of a piece I would see at a specialty boutique: one of a kind. I love that I can wear it with black pants and a sleek black top and also dress it down with loose fitted leggings and a comfy tee. Now that I’m back in Boston, I wish this could be my only winter coat.

Cold winter weather stay away!

xx

Jacqueline

January 3, 2017

POST HOLIDAY REDS

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After an entire week with family in New Jersey, it really hurts to have to go back to work. It felt so good to be back in my hometown and I hadn’t eaten or slept that well in a while. I love the holidays. I say this every year, but I think I love the days leading up to Christmas more than I like Christmas. Those days are just filled with Christmas music, movies, shopping and nights on the couch enjoying a lit tree. As soon as I got back to Boston, I turned my tree on, flicked on the movie ELF and drank out of my Santa mug. I guess you could say that’s denial at its finest. However, even though the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean you can’t rock that infamous Christmas red. I pulled out my vintage red and check wool skirt from J.Crew and abandoned my usual fitted turtleneck and paired it with this trendy choker cut out zipper sleeve sweater. It’s super cozy and the funky zipper sleeves give this look an edge. I’ll admit, I wasn’t too keen on the choker trend, but after giving this sweater a shot, I think I’m a believer.

xx

Jacqueline

December 30, 2016

PEACE OUT 2016

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It has been a wonderful holiday break and I’ve been able to spend some quality time with both my family and Josh’s. I know that 2016 gets a bad wrap, and I can’t say it was a great year, but it’s not a year to “take back.” It’s important to live your life with no regrets. Whatever happened this year, happened. Live with it and move on. You’re all alive and breathing, right? We made it through a ridiculous presidential election, we experienced great loss around the world and here in our own country, but like always, we came out on top. I can’t say 2016 was my best year, and I won’t promise that 2017 will be “the year” for me (whatever the hell that means), but I’m going to continue to spread love, work hard and give more. Remember to give yourself a break and know that you’re doing the best you can and that is always good enough. And, for the difficult days, we have cardigans. If you’re anticipating some trying times ahead, stock up on your knitwear and get your hands on this cozy color block drop shoulder cardigan from SheIn.  It’s comfortable and can be worn with ANYTHING. So, even if you’re not feeling so hot at least you’ll look like you have your sh*t together.

Cheers to 2017! Cut yourself some slack, and when times are tough, cozy up with a sweater.

xx

Jacqueline

December 19, 2016

EASY WEEKENDS

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What a lazy weekend! Well, I shouldn’t say lazy, considering I got most of my Christmas shopping done, tried out a new recipe and reorganized my apartment. However, my Saturday was spent online shopping for gifts, binge watching Fuller House and going to the movie to see Office Party. I have to say, it was pretty relaxing and I feel rejuvenated and relaxed now. On these relaxing weekends, I tend to wear the same thing. It’s mostly because I don’t do much, so how can what I wear get dirty. I’ve honestly been living in this cozy ivory quilted fleece from Abercrombie. I have it in TWO different colors: grey and ivory. It’s warm and looks more sophisticated than your average sweatshirt. Now that I’m well rested, I’m prepared for a holiday filled with fun family time and good food.

xx

Jacqueline

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