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March 30, 2017

K. I’VE HAD ENOUGH.

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Details: Easy Linen and Cotton Pullover c/o J.Jill, here | H&M short trench/overcoat, similar here |

There are so many changes happening at work and I’ve been getting antsy with this terrible weather we’ve been having; it feels like senioritis. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to kick my puffy winter coat, but that hasn’t stopped me from shopping around for cute lightweight trenches and overcoats. It all started when I was an hour early to my hair appointment that happened to be located in Boston’s biggest shopping destination: Newbury Street. I decided to kill time and walk across the street to H&M, when I came across this cream colored minimalist beauty. I had to try it on, just to see. I had no intention of making a purchase, but if the shoe fits! Am I right? I picked it up, put it down. Picked it up again, and clung to it when I saw other shoppers eyeing it. That’s it! I was sold. And I am not disappointed–it has been one of my favorite spring season purchases thus far. I layered it over a simple blue J.Jill pullover, allowing it to pop and what can I say, blue is my color. This sweater is one of my favorites because it hangs just in the right place, above my waist. It’s linen and cotton, making it airy and easy to wear in the warmer months (whenever they decide to show up). While I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring weather, I’m making due with cute staples like these. Don’t you worry, bank account there will be many more spring purchases to be had!

xx

Jacqueline

March 27, 2017

BARE LEGS AND PERFECT PLEATS

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You wouldn’t know this by the stupid weather lately, but Spring is officially here and I am no longer waiting for the weather to catch up. I started to pull out my old skirts and invested in some new ones, like this side tie pleated skirt from Ann Taylor. I’m super short, so I don’t typically go for skirts of this length, but Ann Taylor carries this in petite so it hit where it was supposed to on me. I also love the color because it’s unlike any other skirt I currently own. And it’s a twirl-supported skirt, which means it supports twirling–DUH! I paired it with a sleeveless white knit and a blazer, but I’m anxiously waiting to pair sleeveless and off-the-shoulder tops with it. I probably should’ve made the side tie tighter, but my sweater was hiding it so I decided to let it hang, but I would suggest tying tight to fit your waist. If you’re still battling the cold weather like I am, you could also wear an oversized sweater, and let it fall over the skirt–it will give this skirt more of an edge, not to mention it’ll be super comfortable.

What are you dying to wear for Spring!?

xx

Jacqueline

March 22, 2017

CASUAL IN COUTURE

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Remember when I was talking about how we were going to reach 60-degrees this weekend and I was all like: “YAY! spring is finally here for good. No more winter.” Remember that? Well apparently Mother Nature was not too happy with my excitement because the weather this Saturday went from 60-degrees down to 46-degrees, AND it’s supposed to snow. NO. I actually wore the most spring-like outfit on Monday and now I’m digging back in my closet for some cozy knits and coats. Since the cold hasn’t arrived yet, I’ve been able to pull out my lighter coats like this black and white animal print one from Ann Taylor. It’s an oldie but goodie and I love that I can wear it anything. It really has the ability to make a simple outfit stand out. AND you may notice that I’m bearing some skin in the footwear department. That’s because I recently got my hands on this Thierry Rabotin couture pumps. They’re not only super comfortable, but they glitter as I walk. They’re like an adult version of the light-up sneakers I used to have when I was a kid. They too have the ability to bring any outfit to the next level. As you can see, I paired them with this casual chic look and it instantly looks ultra sophisticated. It’s important to have pieces like these in your arsenal; they make mixing and matching fun and easy.

xx

Jackie

March 20, 2017

Going Gingham for Spring

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Happy First Day of Spring! It’s finally here to stay now, right? I am honestly so sick of the cold weather, but I think we’re in the clear, I just checked out the forecast for this week and we’re looking at mild temps and hitting 60-degrees on Saturday! Can we go to the beach yet? Well, it has been difficult for me to shoot in the cold, but this weekend I managed to get some shots in. I was able to bear my legs a bit twith this black and white gingham rayon-twill shirtdress from J.Jill. It’s super comfortable and I styled it with my trusted OTK boots so that I didn’t have to resort to tights. It’s really lightweight and easy to style; I’m excited for things to heat up so I can wear it to the office and even the BEACH! Sometimes gingham can be overwhelming, but when I slipped this on I didn’t find it to be excessive or reminiscent of a picnic blanket–it just works!

Enjoy the spring weather from here on and out, lovelies!

xx

Jacqueline

May 11, 2016

FLORAL FEELS

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I’m in a funk lately–in every aspect, and I’m not quite sure why. I’ve been visiting my family home in New Jersey since Friday, and will be here through Thursday for work. I don’t know, I get this way every time I come home– I never want to leave. I guess you can say I’m feeling homesick while I’m at home–weird huh? Anyway, considering we’ve finally been experiencing warm spring weather, I decided it was only appropriate to celebrate in style with flirty florals of course! Josh considers this a level of Mormon conservative attire, however to me it’s more feminine and classic. I mean, I have way too many dresses with the same “go-to” neckline, it’s nice to include some out-of-the-box pieces in an effort to spruce up my wardrobe. As you may already know, I’m partial to neutral colors and this dress perfectly combines soft neutral hues with some vibrant pinks and yellows. Even though I’m not exactly feeling myself lately and I have some things to think about, I am taking full advantage of the warm spring weather by donning some of my spring favorites while I can!

xx

Jacqueline

May 2, 2016

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH — LET THE LINEN LIVING BEGIN

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I don’t what the hell is up with this weather, but it sure as hell didn’t feel like the April that I know, and considering it’s already May, I’m in even more shock–Boston, get IT together! In the meantime, I’ve been testing out some self-tanners and I think I found the one. I’ll save the details for a separate post, but check out Tanceuticals and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Anyway, I spent my Sunday at the outlets with my roomie and I really had a hard time controlling myself.  From cut-off denim shorts to sleek sleeveless work dresses, I was in heaven! I’m the type of girl who has way too many dresses and pants, but never enough tops. I don’t know what it is, I’m drawn to dresses, especially during the summer. This multi-striped linen dress is super comfortable and light weight and it’s definitely something I can wear to work as well as the beach. It’s a loose fitted dress more, but since I prefer dresses with more of a shape, I accessorized with a belt. I admit it, my toenails are not polished, so I’ve been sticking with my wedge booties and I actually think these nude ones from Primark will remain a constant throughout my spring wardrobe. The forecast this week is rain, rain and more rain, but since my legs are looking tanner, I may just be pulling out my favorite spring dresses to kickstart the season.

xx

Jacqueline

April 18, 2016

HERE COMES THE SUN

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The weather is finally heating up and I couldn’t be more excited. I mean, it only took untile mid-April (eye roll). While I’m still in a bit of a wardrobe slump, I’m finding my way back and it’s all thanks to my neon coral denim and this ultra soft indigo/denim-esque tunic from J. Jill. We’re in such a funky weather period right now, some days it’s 37 degrees and other it’s 65, it’s so hard to keep up, but I’ve been able to wear this top through it all. I think that’s why I love it so much. I know I won’t be able to wear it into the hotter months, but I think it could serve as a beach coverup for brisk New England beach nights which I canNot wait for. I’ve also found that I’m just not feeling as nourished and healthy as I used to be. I know we’re all scrambling to shed our winter pounds, but I’ve realized that since moving away from home I’m just not eating the way I should. Thus, I sought the help of my fit and healthy roommate and friend to get my butt back into shape. Not only would it be nice to tighten up my buns, but getting on a healthy meal plan will give me some much-needed energy and I may just be able to get myself out of this season transition funk.

I’ll be sure to keep you posted on my new and improved eats as well as the usual outfit deets!

xx

Jacqueline

April 1, 2016

APRIL SNOW SHOWERS BRING…?

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I may have gotten a bit too cocky about the spring weather being here to stay. It doesn’t look like I’ll be wearing my sunglasses or sleeveless tops for a little while. The forecast calls for rain AND snow, and I’m beginning to regret leaving my chunky knits in Jersey. Thankfully, I didn’t completely lose my mind and kept some necessary sweaters to get me through this brief cold stint. I’ve had this sleeveless brown open cardigan for quite some time now and to be honest, I never knew what to wear with it. I bought it on a whim and didn’t think it through. I layered it over a long white dress once and Josh said I looked like Apostle Paul… so that’s where that went. But when I was home this past weekend, I decided it was time to give it another try. I layered it over my standard jeans and t-shirt and I think it’s just the oomph my go-to look needed. Plus, Josh didn’t have a snarky remark–I guess that means it looks normal? I don’t know about you, but I’m SO ready for the weekend. I’m also kinda relieved that I don’t have any travel plans, just looking forward to a relaxing weekend staying put and I think is look allows for just that. Unfortunately, I’ll have to swap out my short tee for a long one… but c’est la vie I guess…

Happy Friday!

xx

Jacqueline

May 22, 2015

TRYNA ‘BE’

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Finally, the first long weekend of the summer season! I’m pumped for a weekend by the beach, I’ve been pretty stressed out lately and the ocean always has a way of soothing and calming my hamster wheel mind. Why is it so difficult to just ‘be’ in the moment? I think the only place I’m ever just ‘be’-ing is at yoga, and I’m still working on taking that mentality and practice into every day life—it’s freakin’ hard! Nonetheless, a few days spent by the water is just what the doctor ordered and I’ve decided to escape in my comfy maxi and slouchy sweater. I recently took a trip down memory lane and visited some old flames– American Eagle and Abercrombie & Fitch; eeek! I know, but seriously, things have (kind of) changed.  This side slit maxi is an AE purchase and it happens to be super comfortable AND sophisticated— see it IS possible for old loves to change. I paired it with a slouchy sweater in hopes of combating that slight New England chill,—I think this will do, don’t you? Now I’m just mentally preparing for a traffic filled journey (yoga breaths)—not to worry there’s wine at the end of the tunnel.

xx

Jacqueline

 

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May 20, 2015

THE DRESS THAT GETS ME

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We’re heading into a nice long beachy weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. I don’t know what I love more, the beach or linen. I’ve been on  such a linen kick lately and while my tan isn’t up to par yet, I still have no shame in bearing my shoulders and legs. But with holidays, comes excess food intake and while I fully expect to gorge on lobster and french fries, I still want to look good–duh! So obviously I trusted in my style confidant—the white linen dress. This tiered dress not only makes it easy to conceal any potential food babies, but its effortless flow gives it that boho-chic vibe that I can’t get enough of lately. Plain and simple this dress just gets me, and there’s nothing better than an understanding garment.

xx

Jacqueline

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