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October 16, 2017

NEVER ENOUGH CLOTHES

Details: LOFT Striped Drop Shoulder sweater, here | LOFT leggings in seamed ponte, here 

I’m having one of those “I don’t have enough fall clothes moments,” which I know is completely crazy but I just feel like when fall rolls around I never have enough sweaters that I truly love. After cleaning out my closet a couple weeks ago, I really did get rid of a good chunk of clothes and started to narrow down what is worth keeping. It’s super difficult for me to purge clothing because I always think there’s still a chance I could wear something again which is more likely than not, never the case. I kicked off my fall shopping at LOFT and picked up a few must-haves including this super chic striped sweater. I really love the wide sleeves and the high mock neck. I put together an ultra simple look that includes these super comfy black LOFT leggings. I’ve been relying on the same pair of black leggings from J.Crew, but they’ve had their day and now I’m swapping them out for this new crisp black pair. They’re super comfortable and have been my go-to when I’m not in the mood to rock denim.

I’m still working on the perfect fall wardrobe, but until then I will continue to lose some of those not-so-must-haves currently hanging in my closet. Wish me luck!

xx

Jackie

October 11, 2017

DON’T JUDGE A TREND BY ONE LOOK

Details: Almond green bomber jacket Marshall’s, similar here | Embroidered weekender jeans c/o J.Jill, here |

I’ll admit, I really wasn’t a fan of the bomber jacket trend. Not the traditional bomber jacket, but the lightweight bomber ones. There was something about them that I couldn’t take seriously. It was an episode of Southern Charm where Chelsea was wearing this really cute metallic blush bomber jacket, that I said I NEED one. I went to so many stores, scoured the internet for something similar but there was nothing. I actually gave up and quit my search until I walked into Marshall’s and stumbled upon this Kensie almond green bomber jacket with black trim. It’s shiny–not exactly metallic, but it’s perfect. The weather has been so ideal for light bomber jacket weather, so you can imagine how much I’ve been wearing it. Then, there were embroidered jeans: another trend I really couldn’t get behind. I don’t know what it was about them that I didn’t like. I guess I kind of felt like they were tacky and outdated (not in a good way). Again, I was wrong. It just took the right embroidered jeans to change my mind. These Weekender jeans from J.Jill have blue and green stem flowers, making it understated and classy. I feel like when there’s a really bold color flower it’s difficult to style, but these go with everything. They”re super versatile and a really fun way to change up your wardrobe in the fall months. I guess I need to take my own advice and not judge a trend by one or two looks… you have to try it out for yourself.

What trends were you wrong about?

xx

Jackie

October 4, 2017

STAPLE OF THE SEASON

Details: LOFT denim jacket, here | American Eagle flannel via Marshall’s, similar here |

Fall is in the air…for now! I spent some time going through my closet last weekend, to begin purging and swapping out seasons. I was able to clear out a good deal of clothing, but there were some pieces I just wasn’t ready to part with. It’s kind of funny, but the only jean jacket I had in my closet until this beauty from the LOFT, is one from Abercrombie & Fitch. It is literally from my 8th-grade wardrobe. It’s easy enough to style, but the arms are so bulky and the color is a tad outdated. So when I was shopping my heart out at LOFT last week I spotted this perfectly fitted denim jacket and knew it was destined to be hanging in my closet. I absolutely LOVE the fit, mostly because it’s petite–woo! It really couldn’t fit any better–it’s not too long or short, its proportionate to my body and looks good with just about anything. Even though we’ve only had a few days of fall-like temps, it has definitely already become a staple this season. I still have to learn how to let go of clothing and I need to reign in my current clothing consumption, but classics like this one just can’t be overlooked.

What are some of your favorite fall staples!?

xx

Jackie

November 2, 2016

MY FAVORITE TWOFER

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I know you’re absolutely tired of me talking about my “chunky knits”, but you’re going to have to get used to it. The Boston fall weather is here to stay and I think there may even be a winter chill in the air lately. Fortunately, I haven’t had to pull out my puffer coat yet, but it’s only a matter of time. In high school, I rarely wore sweatshirts, even though I likely had a dozen as mementos from every family vacation. But I love them; they are the comfort food of clothing. And while they aren’t very flattering and don’t necessarily accentuate the features of your top half, the warmth and coziness are undeniable. This open-neck cardigan with circle scarf attached is the answer to my chunky knit dreams. It’s like wearing a blanket and did I mention, the scarf is ATTACHED?! It’s even long enough to wrap twice, but can also be left to lay across your chest. It’s from Zaful and I have to say, Zaful is the place to go to fulfill your fall fashion needs. There are so many sweaters I’m pining for at the moment. Like this one, this one, this one and this one. I can go on, but I’ll let you get some shopping done.

xx

Jacqueline

October 26, 2016

A FALL DRESS DREAM COME TRUE

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Considering we had our first frost, I would say that fall is officially here to stay. Once the cold weather sets in, I always resort to wearing my favorite denim pants or black leggings, but this season I’ve been stocking up on equally as cozy dresses. This Clad & Cloth navy/red check patterned tunic is a new favorite of mine and I’m sure I don’t even have to explain why. The top half resembles a cropped navy sweater and the bottom is light, airy and a classic. The model on the website is shown styling distressed denim, but since I’m on the shorter side I wasn’t able to pull that look off. I also like that this dress is casual enough to wear with comfy booties, unlike many dresses where heels are required. I think I found a dress that I can actually live in this fall.

xx

Jacqueline

October 3, 2016

‘STRANGER THINGS’ INSPIRED

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You know those sweaters from the 70’s, the ones with the crochet patterns that stretch across the shoulders? You know, the ones most recently on Stranger Things? Yeah, those. Well, I’m a huge fan of 70’s style and this Cambridge Fair Isle Pullover c/o J.Jill has me swooning. First of all, the fit is flawless. It’s just the right length and it’s super soft and cozy. I paired it with my favorite pair of jeans, but I have plans to style it with a skirt and layer it over a chambray shirt. I think some people tend to shy away from bold sweaters like this one because it’s not your typical solid color sweater and that’s what makes it great. This fall, I challenge you to wear something bold and feel confident in it. That’s difficult, I know, but when you do it once and realize you can own it, then you can wear just about anything–no joke! Go on, and share you bold, out of the box styles with me :).

xx

Jacqueline

September 29, 2016

QUILTED COATS: AN OUTERWEAR STAPLE

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I don’t remember September being so cold and rainy, but this week has been miserable and next week looks almost as jbad. I guess it’s just a good excuse to cozy up and relax this weekend. The weather has me thinking more seriously about my outerwear. The time period between heavy sweaters and puffer coats, there’s always a reliable quilted coat. Honestly, I wish I could wear a quilted coat all year long, but if I can’t I’m glad I can spend this short and sweet time with this diamond- quilted zip-front jacket. Compared to my other quilted coats, this one is super cozy and a bit on the heavier side, so perhaps it could get you into the beginning of December. I love neutrals. Most of my coats are either taupe or brown, but I decided to go bold with this port color and to be honest, it has become a new favorite “neutral” of mine. I’m anxious to get underway with fall festivities now that my fall wardrobe is finally coming together (slowly, but surely).

xx

Jacqueline

September 20, 2016

OLDIES & NEWBIES

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Lately, I’ve  let work get the best of me and after a beautiful weekend spent at Kripalu I realized how much I stress over things that don’t matter and won’t matter in the long term. I struggled this weekend with remaining mindful. I don’t think I’ve ever had a job where I didn’t bring work home, and this one is no different. Even if I’m not physically working when I get home, I’m thinking constantly about what needs to be done or what could’ve gone more smoothly had I done something differently. Regardless, those thoughts are not important and only interfere with my present moments. We all have things to work on and I need to be more cogniscant of the things that aren’t necessarily serving me. Anyway! I always talk about I have NO clothes and while that is definitely NOT the case, I think sometimes I purchase things in the moment that I may not end up wearing more than twice. This isn’t the proper way to shop, and I’m fully aware, but it’s the reality of my not so cute shopping habits. However, this outfit includes two oldies but goodies: my Banana Republic graphic tee (this saying will never go out of style) and my distressed denim ZARA pants. My new loves in this photo, that will certainly become oldies but goodies, are these A-MAZING wedge booties from DSW and this long Merino wool TAHARI vest from Marshall’s. To me, wedge booties will never go out of style. My wedges from last season are literally destroyed because I couldn’t stop wearing them. And just like those, they go with everything and are unbelievably comfortable. Now, excuse me while I’ll get my coffee on.

xx

Jacqueline

September 16, 2016

LONG TOPPERS AND OPEN TOES

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So, last night I slept with the windows open! It finally felt like fall and I couldn’t be more excited for the crisp clean fall weather, and all of the chunky knits and cardigans that come with it. I’ve been stocking up on some sweaters and came across this jacquard topper. It’s longer than I’m used to, but I love that I can either wear it as a light coat or make it a statement piece. It’s cozy and has a single-button closure, and a shawl collar, which is my absolute favorite attribute of this coat. And while I’m going crazy over sweaters, I absolutely cannot forget about all of the booties I’m about to wear. I made the mistake of going to Marshall’s before getting my paycheck and while I was close to buying EVERYTHING in sight, I walked out with these nude suede booties. They’re the perfect transition bootie because they have an open back and a small peep toe, making the acceptable for the end of summer, but also a serious conversation piece for fall. A shoe to be reckoned with. Let the fall shopping begin!

xx

Jacqueline

September 13, 2016

NO FUSS NEUTRALS

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Details: Forward-seam shirt, c/o J.Jill, here  | UGG Tomi Sneakers, c/o J.Jill, here |

I’m known to purchase a ton of clothing that looks exactly the same. I can’t help it. I like what I like. Neutrals are my go-to, but every once in a while I’ll add a pop of color to my outfit and I’m often surprised at the positive reaction I get. Don’t get me wrong I love vibrant hues, but I’m a neutral gal at heart and appreciate how easy it is to mix and match neutral pieces. Same goes for shoes. You’ll notice that once I find a pair of shoes I love, I’ll wear them with everything and I mean EVERYTHING. So it’s only fitting that my go-to outfit includes this ultra soft silk forward-seam J.Jill button down and these luxurious, chestnut UGG Tomi Sneakers: two serious staples for the fall season. I absolutely love this top because I can wear it casual with my distressed denim, and not-so-casual with my favorite pencil skirt. As for these UGG sneaks, can you say heaven? They’re unbelievably soft and are a definite upgrade from my over-worn short UGG boots. The weather this morning is certainly more in line with the typical fall season, but we’re expected to reach 8o today, so I may just have to put this outfit on hold.

xx

Jacqueline

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