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Friday, December 30, 2016

Faux Fur && OTK

Faux Fur && OTK
Friday, December 30, 2016
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Happy Friday!
These pictures were clearly taken in the late Fall.
But Cheers to 2016 :)
Here is wishing you a fabulous 2017.
See you next year!!!










Photos by the lovely Katherine Holmes 

-J





Tuesday, December 27, 2016

3 Ways to Style a Trench when Petite

3 Ways to Style a Trench when Petite
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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Photos by the lovely Katherine Holmes

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Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas.
Did it snow by you?
I was really dreaming of a white Christmas but hey that's okay :)
Can you believe it was 54 degrees yesterday!! 
Gahhh crazzzyyy.

Being petite can be difficult to find things that fit right off the rack.
From shirts to jeans the struggle is too real.
My love for trench style vests runs real deep.
I have all different styles:
Dressy, casual, sporty, classic, leather & lace.
I also love that I really do rock them even being petite. 

The 3 pieces of advice I have for pulling trench vest off is:
1. The trench should hit no more than 2 inches above your knee.
2. No more than 3 below your knee.
3. Also wear heels because you know that never hurts!
If it's a little longer take it to a tailor or hem yourself.
Making sure you create a long sleek line makes you appear taller.
Not that I wan't to be taller but man being over 5'0 feet would be nice!

The best thing about these trench vests is have fun with them.
I love this one in particular because of the faux fur.
Snagged this beauty a few years back at Bloomingdales 
and so happy I kept it after all these years!

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So tell me do you own a trench style vest.
-J

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Red

Christmas Red
Friday, December 23, 2016
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Christmas is tomorrow && all I can do is count my blessings.
I'll be back after the New Year but stay connected on my Instagram.
Wishing you a Healthy & Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas so glad you visit this little ol' blog of mine.






Photos by the lovely Katherine Holmes

I know red is played out for Christmas but such a great color! Right?

-J

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Veronica Beard & Being Petite

Veronica Beard & Being Petite
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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Happy Wednesday! 
Can you believe it Christmas Eve this Saturday?!
Christmas Sunday?!
Where did the year go? 
I know I sound like a broken record...
Speaking of record I'm on the hunt for a record player.
If you have any good suggestions let this girl know!!

I snagged this awesome trench from Nordstrom 
early fall and it quickly became a staple.
The best thing about being petite 
is that sometimes long trenches actually work.
When they don't it's important to find a good tailor.
Great tailored clothes when you are petite is so important!

This particular trench is fromVeronica Beard.
 You can find her stuff at Nordstrom &&
yes, she is a pricey but she is worth every penny.
She hardly goes on sale so I always snag her stuff when she does :)

Turning 30 really made me want more quality than quantity.
So I have been slowly upgrading all my clothes.
It's a slow process, but worth it.





  
Photos by the lovely Katherine Holmes

So tell me if you are petite how do you work a long trench?

-J

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas with Minted

Christmas with Minted
Monday, December 19, 2016
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With Christmas right around the corner I'm just feeling all of the cheer.
 I'm all done with all of the shopping and wrapping.
I checked my list and checked it twice! 
(Thanks St. Nick)
How are you all doing?! Are you a last minute shopper?!

The past few weeks my boyfriend and I have been receiving so much snail mail!
I love getting Christmas cards as much as I like sending them :)
When Minted reached out to me to create my own unique Christmas Cards;
how could I say no?
I love that Minted feels like I am shopping small; 
with independent artists from around the globe-
I'm getting unique designs and one of kind cards.

I also absolutely loved that any of their holiday cards are available with matching custom stamps, envelope designs and FREE recipient addressing. 
If you know me then I absolutely had to have everything clean and matching!
#thanks

I also loved that Minted & their artists were on trend this year :)
Foil, midnight blues, and of course an ode' to Starbucks cups galore!
You could find just about anything and of course in anyones budget.

I just can't thank Minted enough for making our first Christmas card unique and true to us. 
(I of course had to have our beautiful Pitties featured as well)
I will be back for their art, stationary and I see some name labels in the future!

-J


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Winter Leopard

Winter Leopard
Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Happy Thursday!!
Gosh can you already believe tomorrow is Friday?!
I'm so ready for the weekend :)
What are you plans?
The temps are supposed to drop real low her in Chicago.
I'm just not ready for all the chilly just yet!!

I've had this coat from the Loft since last year and I still love it.
The BF says it's my Church coat but then he saw me style it this way 
and quickly changed his mind.
That's the one thing about coats that seem a little more conservative.
Throw on some gym shoes, grab a beanie, a dope bag and just go!





Photos by the lovely Katherine Holmes

xo-
J




Monday, December 5, 2016

Color Pop

Color Pop
Monday, December 5, 2016
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Happy Monday!
&& just like that Chicago has snow...

I always love color. You really should see my closet.
I'm not shy of color by any means.
But, don't get me wrong I do love my black and my basics.
But every now and again I love to throw some color into the mix.

I've been trying to challenge myself lately with color.
I feel like cold hit Chicago and everyone puts the color away.
So before it got too cold I had to bust out some color.
What do you think? Not a color combination you would normally see.
But it works right?!






All photos done by the lovely Katherine Holmes

Anyone else need a SNOW DAY today?

-xo


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