Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dusty Rose

Outfit Details: Nordstrom Lace Trench Coat (Free People version), Madewell Dress (also love this and this), Rocksbox Necklace, JCrew Flats (replica version on sale here), UrbanStems Flowers

In many ways, dusty rose will be the color of this spring season. It's a hue that looks great on everyone. Even if your style is more edgy than feminine, you can still rock this trendy shade by pairing it with sporty accessories. I built this outfit off of a long-sleeved Madewell dress and layered over an off-white lace trench coat. It's super girly and to keep the colors on a neutral level I added a pair of metallic flats. Which, side note, metallics are having a major moment this spring. Almost every retailer is pushing some version of metallic loafers or flats in gold and silver. I'm currently digging the trend and there's plenty of affordable ways for you to get in on the fun too. Check out these Elysia Metallic Ballet flats from Lucky. I love this pair because the shade of gold is very soft and they remind me of the exact flats I'm wearing in the above photos. 

Now that we've decided pastels and metallics are here to stay for this spring, let's talk about the fresh blooms in these pictures. Shall we? Perhaps it's the country girl in me, or my love affair with Parisian culture, but topping off my day with a fresh bouquet of flowers is something that makes my heart happy. Last weekend, I received this beautiful seasonal bouquet from UrbanStems. If you're like me and never heard of UrbanStems let me explain...they are a same day flower delivery service in NYC and DC that believes in simple pricing. All bouquets are ready to order and they can arrive within two hours (sometimes even less)! This service makes it easy for anyone to order a gift for a loved one for a special celebration, or even for those random moments when you just want to make someone smile.

If you're feeling like you (or a friend) could use a stylish home update, try adding a colorful bouquet to your kitchen or living area. You'd be surprised at how lively your whole place will feel. To learn more about UrbanStems check out their online shop or visit their instagram for some bloom inspiration.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Flower Power With Belle on Fifth

 Outfit Details: Belle on Fifth In Bloom Tee (c/o), Topshop Distressed Skinny Jeans, BP Nordstrom Flats (similar here), Zara Handbag (similar), Sheinside Sunglasses, Rocksbox Bracelet and Ring

Since it's officially spring and the buds are finally making an appearance on the trees, what better way to celebrate than with a bloomin' tee? I scored this top from Belle on Fifth's online site which recently just launched in March. If there's one clothing item I could live in, it would be a floral printed top. I have at least ten tops in varying shades of pink, blue, and green that all emulate a similar floral pattern and I love them. Even if they sort of look the same...a girl's gotta have options! However, sometimes it's nice to mix it up and be different. This tee offers a fresh spin on the floral trend. I love the oversized daisies evenly patterned throughout the top. It's so ladylike and the contrast of black and white is perfect for any season. 

Belle on Fifth offers a variety of trendy alternatives that are chic and affordable. I'm currently crushing on this Azalea Jumpsuit. It's the perfect amount of feminine details mixed with bohemian style. To view the full collection stop by Belle on Fifth's online boutique or their flagship store in Palisades Center Mall (Rockland County, NY). Happy shopping!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Trendy Statement Necklaces For Spring

Rummaging through your closet overwhelmed with, "I have nothing to wear today" thoughts? Well, that's where the hero piece comes in, the statement necklace. There's no denying that the right statement necklace can balance out an otherwise simple outfit or combat wardrobe boredom. Each season I invest in a few new versatile pieces that have longevity and can effectively create multiple looks. I recently scored this blue beaded crystal necklace along with this crystal fan necklace from the Loft. The soft blue hues in each necklace offset by the crystals creates the perfect building block for a springtime outfit. Another way to add the wow factor is by layering on a Bib Necklace. This piece can dress up any corporate button-down or neutral ensemble. So before you splurge on an entire new wardrobe, try updating your accessory collection with a few seasonal necklaces. You'd be surprised at how fresh your outfits will feel. 

Below is a glimpse at some of my current favorite pieces. To shop any of the necklaces simply click on the photo and it will bring you directly to the retailer's site. Happy shopping!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Pink Scalloped Dress

You know what they say, it's all in the details. The above scalloped dress from the Loft is just the right amount of feminine and sweet. Scallop hems, trims, and embellishments have been spotted on the street and all over the fashion scene recently, and you're about to see a whole lot more of them this summer. This trend is an easy way to make a subtle statement.

Over the weekend, I was in search for a dress that I could wear to both my friend's bridal shower and work. I typically don't make a purchase unless I can foresee myself getting multiple uses out of the item. I saw online that the Loft was offering 50% off everything, which by the way, this sale is still going on today! Naturally I raided the entire store and bought mostly...everything (insert monkey over hands emoticon face). I couldn't help myself! 

With the warmer seasons just around the corner, you'll want to have a few key pieces in your wardrobe that you can turn to for quick and easy styling. From the beach, to dinner dates with friends, to a low key cocktail event, this dress can take you there. If you are in need of stocking up on dresses, accessories, and shoes, then head over to the Loft and check out some of their spring styles. Happy shopping!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Moto Jacket + Pleated Skirt

Outfit Details: Nordstrom Faux Leather Jacket (similar), Mint Market Pleated Green Skirt (also love this), Madewell Turtleneck (similar), JCrew Elsie Pumps (c/o), Aldo Accessories Clutch (similar), Anthropologie Sunglasses (also love these)

I have worn this leather jacket combined with a faux fur vest on repeat for the past few months. I'm excited to finally take it for a spin *without* multiple layers on top and paired with a chic pleated skirt. To me, pleated skirts add sophistication to any outfit. This style skirt is not only on trend for spring, but they are also practical. I have to admit, Olivia Palermo nails this look every time, just take this photo for example. Can she be anymore adorable? And who else can get away with wearing a belt on top of a skirt in a very undone manner? She can. 

I am not personally a fan of skirts with very large pleats. They add too much volume to your bottom half, and I can never find a brand that fits me properly. Thin versions (like the one pictured above) add just the right amount of elegance and grace to your body without overwhelming your figure. Pleated skirts come in all lengths, but I'm currently digging midi skirts. 

So what do you think? Are you in or out for pleated midis this spring? 


Monday, March 30, 2015

Ruffles In The Back Streets

Last night on Instagram I told you I would be sharing one of my favorite spots in Hoboken and well, here it is! This is Court Street. Every time I walk past this street a little piece of my heart jumps. Something about the narrow roadway, the cobblestone, and all of the grungey details makes me feel like I've been whisked away to Europe. I really should change my blog name to the dainty little details, because if there's one thing I appreciate in life, it's the small details. This street is full of them. If you were expecting me to bring you to a glamorous spot on the waterfront then I'm sorry to disappoint. I'll save that for a future post. 

Enough about the scenery, more about the outfit! I bought this double ruffle top from Bloomingdales over the weekend during their friends and family sale and could not wait to put it on. This top features just the right amount of volume and feminine touches. I really wanted the white version but the material is very delicate and I could foresee myself spilling all sorts of makeup or food on it. Fun fact, my nickname is messy Jessie. I actually loathe this name, but it really is so true. I spill something on myself at least once a day. I'm a dry cleaner's dream.

Hope you all have a great week!