Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Style On The Fly With East & Lo

Outfit Details: East & Lo Tie Front Pants (c/o), East & Lo Knot Front Top (c/o), BCBGeneration Heels (similar), Italian Leather Bag (similar here), Urban Outfitters Sunglasses (similar)

The trick to assembling a well put together outfit before quickly heading out the door? Meet the miracle: structured tie-front trouser pants. Not only are these pants super comfortable and lightweight, but they are 100% appropriate for a business-chic look. Straight leg trousers work well with just about any body type, and for just $16 you'll want to order every printed pair from eastandlo.com

I enjoy mixing prints with neutrals, and these chevron-printed trousers certainly draw attention in all the right ways. I actually brought this outfit on my recent trip to Paris and re-used the knot front top with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a black cape. It was simple, effortless, and truly a polished ensemble.

To snag this entire look, head on over to East & Lo's online shop. You'll also find tons of comfy sweaters to stock up on for fall. Don't forget to give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Happy Shopping!

XX,

Monday, October 20, 2014

How To Wear Windowpane Prints

After a week long break from the blog, I am finally back! I spent six days in Paris with my then boyfriend-now fiance. We are engaged! It was one of the most unexpected, happiest moments of my life. It was so nice to get away with each other, explore France, and enjoy the beginning of the rest of our lives together. Thank you all for the sweet messages and well wishes. Each one has warmed my heart. We are excited for this new chapter together.

One of my favorite adventures on our trip was the tour of Notre Dame. We hiked up near 400 stairs to see the sweeping views of the city. Despite having extreme leg pain the next day, the tour was worth it. It was so incredible to set foot in a building over 800 years old. Not to mention, this is one of the most iconic landmarks in Paris. 

When packing for Paris I knew I had to bring lots of layers. The climate is similar to here in New York and there is always a crisp breeze coming off the river. Some of the key items for fall travels include a short-brim floppy hat, faux fur vest, flats for walking, boyfriend jeans, skinny black pants, and a mix of printed tops. I enjoy black and white for fall, so when I discovered this white window-paned top from Zara, I knew I had to have it for my trip. This design is so refreshing and it can be easily layered with a vest or oversized blazer. For more windowpane style inspiration you can click on the below Mavatar button. Happy Shopping!

Outfit Details: Zara Printed Top With Belt, Aqua Bottoms, Urban Outfitters Short-Brim Hat, BCBGeneration Faux Fur Vest, Nine West Flats (exact pair here), Madewell Tote
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xx Jess

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Why You Should Wear Maxi Dresses For Fall

Photography By Garry LaFranco
Outfit Details: Pink Slate Boutique Maxi Dress In "I Just Amour You"(c/o), Madewell Handbag, Pink Slate Boutique Necklace (coming soon- similar here c/o), JCrew Slides

October is easily one of my favorite months of the year. Pumpkin picking, apple picking, haunted houses, sunflower fields, cool crisp weather, and don't get me started on all the delicious pumpkin pies. It's no basic month! Although the temperatures are winding down and you are slowly retiring your sandals for ankle booties and flats, there's no reason to pack away your maxi dresses. In fact, these dresses should stick around until the winter months. Why? Because...layering of course! This may sound obvious, but the simplest way to convert your summer maxis into a chic fall ensemble is to add a fun oversized sweater or cardigan. For example, you can take this long sleeved maxi, as pictured above from Pink Slate Boutique, and add a big chunky cardi in a neutral tone. It would even look adorable with a cropped sweater or fitted blazer. The opportunities are endless. Get creative with your wardrobe!

Long sleeve maxi dresses give off a cool and chic vibe. One of the reasons I fell in love with this dress in particular is because of the vibrant pattern from head-to-toe. While of course I adore all printed maxi dresses equally, this one holds a special place in my heart because it was named after my upcoming trip to Paris. The owners of Pink Slate Boutique, Susan and Amber, asked if I would like to help give them a name for this new arrival. I love maxi dresses for fall so I decided to give it a playful twist. Hence the Parisian-inspired name, "I Just Amour You." :) Thank you Susan and Amber for letting me be a part of this!

I hope you will slip into a few maxis of your own this fall! Since I will be traveling over the next week, my posts on here will be limited. So come follow along on Instagram!

XO,


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NJFABB Charity Shopping Event Recap

This past weekend, on October 4th, I co-hosted the NJFABB for charity shopping event in Jersey City with Rachel, Dhurvi, Rochelle and Patty. It was a beautiful afternoon filled with shopping, champagne, delectable donuts by Broad St. Donuts, mini makeovers, and giveaways. Before I get into more details, can we please talk about these mouth-watering donuts? They tasted as good as they look. Huge thank you to Broad St. Donuts for providing these delicious treats.
The event was filled with so many goodies, including designer handbags discounted to $45! Several lucky attendees walked away with Coach bags under $50. I'd say that's a steal. I am so thankful to have been a part of this experience.Together we helped raise over $1,000, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the NJ Battered Women's Service. It truly warms my heart to know that all of our hard work paid off, and now we can help in a small way to better the lives of other women. That's what it's all about...loving each other. All you need is love (and a glass of good champagne)!
I want to give a very special thank you to all who came out to support this event. We had a great turn out, and it was exciting to meet everyone. Stay tuned for the next NJFABB event and be sure to give them a follow on Instagram and Twitter

A big thank you to our sponsors who helped this event come to life: Galian Handbags, Aaraa Accessories, Color My Bubble, Boy Meets Girl, Kings of Cole, Now Zen PR, Broad Street Donut, Touches by Ella

Photography credit to The Bloggerella
XO,

Monday, October 6, 2014

Casual In Camo + An Amazon Giveaway

Outfit Details: Susie Raine Camouflage Scarf (c/o), Leith High/Low Top, Henry & Belle Jeans, Charlotte Russe Clutch (c/o) similar here and here, Ray Ban Aviators, Nordstrom BP Booties, Pink Slate Boutique Layering Necklace (c/o)

Casual style to me is crisp, clean, and never boring. Think about playful elements like this high/low top, and layering on cool prints and a quilted bag. The end result is an unexpected look that is comfy and totally modern. When putting this outfit together, the first piece that came to mind was this camouflage printed scarf. My obsession with the print began a few weeks ago when one of the Instagram accounts I follow, @shopsusieraine, held a contest for their followers. To enter to win you simply had to tag your BFF and wait for them to announce the winner. If you were selected you AND your friend won a camouflage scarf. I found myself revisiting their instagram page over and over patiently awaiting for them to announce the winner. As you can see, my best friend and I won the giveaway (big thank you to Susie Raine Boutique). 

I couldn't wait to share this new fall find on my blog and all the excitement got me thinking about hosting a super fab giveaway as well! Scroll down for details :).
GIVEAWAY STARTS---> October 6th @6PM EST
My blogger friends and I have come together to bring you a Totally Awesome Amazon Giveaway! We are giving away a $750 Amazon gift card to one of our lucky readers!

Want a chance to be the lucky winner? Here’s what you need to do - bookmark this page and come back every day to enter and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Prize: $750 Amazon gift card
Organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 11/2 and is open worldwide.

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Image via Unsplash

XO,

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Brunch Outfit Ideas

The Coast To Coast Style Series is back! This week, AlinaJohnnalynn and I are highlighting one of my favorite weekend activities...brunch! Give a girl a glass of champagne, and she's ready to celebrate the weekend in style. If you're attending a Sunday brunch and it's still early in the season, it's likely you will be dining outside at a sidewalk cafe. After all, we need to get as much fresh air as we can before the winter comes! To help keep you warm and comfortable, reach for pieces that will block out the slight seasonal breeze. Lately, I've been pairing ripped jeans with this Roll Sleeve Cascade Jacket. It's laid-back, yet classy in all the right ways. To pull together the rest of the look, add a pair of pointed heels and some light layering necklaces.

Figuring out what to wear before meeting your gal-pals can take hours. So, we've got you covered with 3 outfit ideas that will help you stay fly all weekend long. For more style inspiration, be sure to stop by Style By Alina and StushiGal Style. Keep scrolling for a fun little announcement from the Mavatar team!
Photography By Garry LaFranco
Outfit Details: Karen Kane Blazer (c/o), Target Ripped Jeans, Aaraa of Hoboken Cage Ring, Madewell Stackable Rings (similar here), Forever21 Handbag, Pink Slate Boutique Layering Necklaces (c/o)

Just a friendly reminder that the NJFABB Shopping Event for Charity is THIS Saturday at 2pm in Jersey City! We will have tons of goodies for all who attend. Please be sure to RSVP by clicking here.

If you are not able to make the event, you can still donate by shopping the below Mavatar cart curated by Rachel of TheRachelRoss.com! Mavatar has generously offered to donate ALL of the commission earned from this cart to the charity NJFABB has chosen to partner with. We appreciate you helping us spread the love <3.
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XO,