5 Things…To Take Note Of

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1. I’m the first to admit I’m such a klutz…thankfully, if I ever drop my iPhone in Pierre’s water bowl again there’s a simple solution to save the day

2. One thing I love more than chocolate: goals. <-This tool is excellent.

3. Call me honey, call me sugar….but please don’t call me pumpkin [spice].

4. Started shopping for holiday apparel… J.Crew Factory has the hook-up: option a (black and blue and gorgeous all over), option b (traditional lumber Jackie gone to a holiday office party), and option c (super simple – to be worn with a fitted ruffly silk blouse)

5. I stumbled upon this awesome travel site...what a fun idea!

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5 Things…To Take Note Of:

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  1. Autumn means it’s time for duck boots! I’m loving these and these and these (I have a similar pair from last year that I wore at least twice a week!) Not only are they great for rain and snow, but they’re super toasty.
  2. A great rainy day DIY activity…I’ll admit, even though some people go ga-ga for tassels I have never really understood the craze around them. This ottoman is just too darling, though.
  3. I’ve been trying to get friends together for a camping trip, but (shamefully) I’ve never gone camping anyplace other than my own backyard. Thankfully, this article from The Everygirl simplifies the planning process.
  4. Halloween is just over a month away, and I still have no idea what to be…I’ll be looking through this slideshow & brainstorming costumes this weekend!
  5. One of my favorite sites for gifts- Mixbook.com– is currently have a Friends & Family sale for 40% off!

From Pool to Party…We’ve Got You Covered

Ooh la la, this summer is heating up, and I’m cranking up the AC! I cannot believe that tomorrow is the first day of July. Where did June go, and can someone please press pause on this sweet summer of 2015?

As New York finally heats up, I’m putting the finishing touches on my summer wardrobe. I dipped by toes in the ocean the other day, and it seems that it’s warming up (very slightly)…which means that it’s time to get ready for those seemingly never-ending beach/pool days that fade into long summer nights. I’m very much  ready to pull off the “I just stepped off the beach, and now I’m ready for my Rose please and thank you” look and I think these cover-ups are just what the beach bum ordered.

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5 Cover-Ups that go from Pool to Party

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Michael Michael Kors Belted Paisley Cover-Up Tunic via Lord & Taylor

I love that this cover-up comes with a belt to accent the waist- the v-neck is also super flattering and I cannot get enough of this print!

Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 7.35.04 AMNanette Lepore Solana Beach Tunic via SHOPBOP
Now I’m usually not a fan of pink, but I think that this beach tunic is just oh-so darling. It’s slightly boho which makes it the perfect go-to cover-up for more casual occasions.
8771413_fpxVince Camuto Whimsical Garden Swim Cover Up Maxi Dress via Bloomingdale’s
So easy to wear, and so beautiful especially for the less busty ladies. I love that this dress has pleating in the front and has a higher hem in front to show some extra (tan?) leg.
8755699_fpxLauren Ralph Lauren Crushed Cotton Covers Paige Swim Cover Up Dress via Bloomingdale’s
Ralph Lauren can do no wrong in my book, and this cover up is no exception.
_10417091MinkPink Evening Bloom Cover-Up Maxi Dress via Nordstrom
Just say yes to this dress! The slit on the side gives it that breezy flair, and the cobalt blue and orange floral print of this dress will catch the eyes of everyone.

XO

-j.

The Perfect Fix For A Rainy Day… 5 Darling Rain Coats

What a complete bummer this weekend has turned out to be! I suppose you could say that we’re a bit spoiled here in New York after last weekend was just so gorgeous- it was the first weekend that was perfect for spending some quality time at the beach, after all. I thought that perhaps we’d luck out with just a bit of clouds and no rain but as I was horseback riding this afternoon, I felt the rain drops begin…shortly after my ride was over, it began to pour (what perfect timing!).
             I’ve been on the hunt for a great rain coat for a while now- something that’s classic (of course), a bit fun,  and completely 150% dependable to keep me dry in a downpour. It turns out that there are a ton of darling rain coats out there that fit my idea of a perfect rain coat. How’s a girl to decide on just one?
The Perfect Fix For A Rainy Day... 5 Darling Rain Coats
XO
-j.

5 Things…I Adore from Nordstrom’s Summer Clearance Sale

Oh my goodness…it’s that time again! Nordstrom is having a clearance sale for their summer items, and so I had to check it out. I’m a total sucker for sales, especially when Nordstrom has them. There are a handful of pieces that have been on my “Must Have” list for summer and fall, and it looks like I’ll be able to cross some of those things off the list thanks to this sale!

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Taylor Dresses Cotton Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress

Spring and summer are peak seasons for events, from graduations to birthday brunches to weddings. I am always on the hunt for a great dress to wear to events like those, and this one definitely fits the bill. I love that it’s 100% cotton, too.

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Halogen Long Sleeve Chambray Shirt

I absolutely love chambray shirts. I bought one years ago, and now I consider chambray shirts to be a year-round wardrobe staple. There are lighter weight options like this one for spring/summer, and heavier weights for autumn/winter but despite the weight, these shirts are just so easy to throw on with a pair of jeans. Also- these shirts can easily be dressed up with a pair of heels and the right jewelry.

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Vince Camuto Carlotte Pointy Toe Pump

Last weekend, a bunch of my girlfriends and I went out to dance and one of my friends threw on this fantastic pair of cobalt pumps. I had instant shoe envy! My wardrobe consists of mostly neutrals and blue pieces, and my collection of shoes is pretty much the same in terms of color variety. My friend wore a similar pair of cobalt pumps with medium-dye denim and it looked fantastic. Adding these to my shopping cart!

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Barbour Summer Liddesdale Gilet Vest

I know, I know. It’s not even close to fall yet…but I strongly believe in stocking up for future seasons when you see a piece that is reduced in price and you know you’ll wear it. For me, that’s definitely this vest. Come October (possibly even September- but hopefully not!) I know I’ll be on the hunt for a lightweight vest like this one.

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Zella ‘Live In – Streamline’ Reversible Mesh Inset Capris

Meet your new favorite pair of workout capris. I absolutely adore these – I have too many pairs to count! Zella, which is a Nordstrom brand, makes an athletic apparel line that I cannot seem to get enough of. Every time I notice they’re on sale I stock up because they’re totally affordable, not to mention how comfortable and darling they are.

XO

-j.