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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

 

December 26, 2016

TRADE IN THAT LBD FOR A RED ONE

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It really didn’t feel like Christmas this year, and leading up to the day I was super worried that I wouldn’t feel that Christmas spirit. But after seeing my little babes (nieces and nephews) so excited over Santa and all of the presents he brought them, it was hard not to. I’ll be honest, I don’t typically dress up on Christmas day. It’s mostly because I’d rather be comfortable than cute and I like to help in the kitchen or hold a drooling baby without worrying about getting a good outfit dirty. While I don’t typically dress up on Christmas day, that doesn’t mean I don’t love a good dress. I always gravitate to black, but when I saw this red lace bodycon dress, I couldn’t help but grab it. It’s comfortable and I love that it has long sleeves because I do not want my pasty white arms getting any attention. I also really love how vibrant the color red is. It just screams Christmas joy–right? Just because the holidays are coming to a close, doesn’t mean you don’t need a ton of new dresses for 2017 weekends ahead. Speaking of 2017, if you’re still on the hunt for a NYE dress, scoop this one up from Rosegal. Fun tip: it’s not normal bodycon tight, so you can drink as much champagne and chomp on endless apps without feeling like your food baby is showing.

Well, that’s all I got, but I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with Christmas spirit!

xx

Jacqueline

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

January 29, 2016

WINTER-PROOF WEAR

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Fortunately, we’ve been experiencing a mild winter here in Boston and I’ve had absolutely no complaints. During the winter months, I’m notorious for wearing my UGGS into the ground. I’m just not a rain boot/snowboot person; I mean is anyone really a rainboot/snowboot person? What I mean is, I’d much rather have wet feet than wear heinous, uncomfortable, rubber boots. It wasn’t until I started working at my current job that I realized I didn’t have to put my beloved UGGS through hell. These Original Muck Boot Company Verona leather boots have given my unequipped shoes their lives back. They’re easy to pull on, 100% waterproof leather, and they look super cute with a variety of outfits, so as not to sacrifice fashion for function. And while I always resort to a chunky knit when the weather gets frightful,  I decided to give them rest and layered my favorite UNIQLO plaid shirt over a light heather grey sweater. I think I’m ready for a real winter storm now… actually…nope…no…I’m not.

xx

Jacqueline

December 21, 2015

NAVY KNITS + CORDS

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I don’t really know what’s going on with this weather lately, but my wardrobe is just as confused as I am. One minute I’m coatless and the next I’m bundled up to my eyeballs. Fortunately, it looks like we’re going to have a fairly mild Christmas this year. I’m okay with that because I know these temps won’t last long. Despite the wardrobe confusion, one knit that has remained a constant  is this navy shaker-stitch topper from J.Jill. I especially love its double shawl collar and classic shaker stitching. It’s warm enough to wear without a coat (for now) and easy enough to dress up for special holiday occasions.

xx

Jacqueline

December 14, 2015

PEEK-A-BOO KNEES + MIXED MEDIA

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DSC_0070 editedDetails: Banana Republic black and white mixed-media ponte dress, here | Lulu’s  black knee high boots, similar here |

This warmer weather we’ve been experiencing has allowed me to get some good use out of my favorite dresses. If I don’t have to, I prefer not to wear tights; they can be so uncomfortable and restricting, especially when sitting at a desk all day. This dress happens to look best with thigh high boots and some peek-a-boo knees. And as you know, I’m  all about the outlets and stumbled upon this one piece mixed-media black and white dress from Banana while on a mini shopping spree. It’s comfortable and I can’t tell you how many people have asked and been in shock that it’s just ONE piece. Even in the winter, it’s common to wear a sleeveless dress and pair it with a cardigan; you rarely find comfortable long-sleeve work dresses. And as someone who is always cold, CUTE long-sleeve dresses are ideal so this was definitely a wardrobe WIN. I hope you’re all taking advantage of these warmer days because the cold will eventually settle in. Bare your legs while you still can!

xx

Jacqueline

 

December 9, 2015

BOLD BEANIES

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I’ve never been known to wear hats, but it seems as though every store I pop into lately has a variety of beanies to choose from. I do have several plain and simple beanies lying around, but I’ve never been bold enough to take on a pom beanie. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of the winter hats I used to wear as a toddler. I remember my first pom beanie like it was yesterday; it was white with multi color hearts and had my name printed across the front in pink. When did these pom hats become cute again? Well, I guess you could say I’m feeling “bold” this season because I bit the bullet and bought this beige faux-fur pom beanie from Beyond Trends. It can be worn with a wide variety of colors and you can wear it to lay further on the back of your head or straight up, allowing the pom to shine! Get on and get yourself a pom beanie this season; I promise you’ll feel like a little kid again.

x

Jacqueline

February 6, 2015

MID-WINTER PICK ME UP

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Details: Black Banana Republic blazer, here | sleeveless sweater ZARA spring 2014, similar here | Bar iii wide leg pants spring 2014, similar here | necklace bought locally at Ladyfingers, similar here |

I’m getting so tired of my winter wardrobe lately–every morning I stare at my closet full of darks and neutrals, sweaters and pants, and groan with boredom. So to spark some inspiration I decided to revisit my spring wardrobe to find some pieces I can revive in this 10 degree weather we’ve been experiencing. As I was sifting through my pastel rompers and floral sundresses, reminiscing over coatless days and flip flops, I came across my most prized wide-leg pants from Bar iii; beaming with excitement I quickly paired my sleeveless sweater (another long time spring friend) and layered on a winter staple–  Ta-da! A (semi) brand new outfit for me to take on these brutally cold days while still combatting these frigid temps. It’s just the pick me up I needed to get out of this mid-winter rut. Oh and hey spring? yea, you can come back now, thanks.

If you find yourself in a winter wardrobe slump, revisit your old spring favorites–you’ll be surprised with what you find!

Happy Friday!

xx

Jacqueline

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