What I Wore: Peplum and Pink

Weekends come and go so quickly. Just another Manic Monday (I’ll have that song stuck in my head the rest of the day.)

I’m starting to get a little depressed with all the “summer is almost over” discussion. The magazines are talking about the fall trends, I’m just not ready for all that yet. Feeling the pressure of having to wear all my summer clothes Right Now, before it’s too late!!

I’m being a bit dramatic this morning, but seriously I don’t want summer to end- (Insert Temper Tantrum)

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Outfit Details:
Top- Willi Smith via TJ Maxx
Skirt- LOFT get it here
Shoes- Express
Belt- Charming Charlie’s
Bag- Target

I love the black and white pattern of the top against the bright pop of pink, and I’m a huge fan of the bow buckle detail on the belt. Obsession of the moment: Bows!

Hope you had a great weekend! Happy Monday!

Thanks for stopping,
~Jamie

What I Wore: Bright and White

I don’t know about you but I love white. White pants, dresses, shirts..etc You get the picture.

The problem I have is I can’t make it through a day without spilling something on myself. The day my blue pen decides to explode is the day I am wearing White- coincidence?

The planets were all aligned yesterday, No spills! My white pants are still white, it was a good day!

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Outfit Details:
Top- Olive and Oak via TJ Maxx
Pants- LOFT
Shoes- Famous Footwear
Necklace- Burlington Coat Factory
Belt- LOFT

Hope You are having a Fabulous Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by,
~Jamie

What I Wore: Floral & Pink

While searching for a matching shoe in the bottom of my messy closet I stumbled upon a floral blouse I completely forgot I had. Fell off the hanger onto the floor under a heap of shoes.

I had an awakening… I should probably clean out my closet and perhaps I will find other clothes I forgot I had, a whole new wardrobe possibly. I know what you’re thinking, it shouldn’t have taken me finding a shirt on the floor to come to the realization that I need to clean. (Trust me every time I opened the closet door I thought about it, but then I quickly shut the door- out of sight out of mind)

I follow several fashionable ladies on Instagram who are participating in a closet remix challenge. For an entire month, you hand over your credit cards- No shopping allowed! Everything you wear is strictly from what you already own. Sounds simple enough, but let me remind you I have problem, a shopping addiction. I instantly started to get the shakes when they explained you hand over your credit cards. What?! Who does that??

It’s actually a great idea and I plan on doing it for the month of August, who’s with me? Fellow shop-a-holics, this could be our rehab.

Here is that floral blouse I spoke of, I paired it with my pink lace pencil skirt from Target and nude wedges:

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Outfit Details:
Top- The Limited (super old)
Skirt- Target
Shoes- Chinese Laundry
Necklace- Kohls
Sunnies- Guess via TJ Maxx

Hope you’re having a great week!

Thanks for stopping,
~Jamie

What I Wore: Pink and Yellow

Lunch/Study Session in the Park earlier this week, perfect setting for a quick photo op. My outfit was inspired by another Coast to Coast Central Challenge ‘Pink Lemonade.’

An unexpected color combination that I would not have tried if not for the Challenge. I loved the pairing and plan on incorporating it more into my wardrobe.

Pink is really a versatile color, my favorite combos:
Pink and Cobalt
Pink and Orange
Pink and Yellow

What unexpected color combos are your favorite?

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Outfit Details:
Top: Ny and Company
Skirt: Kenar via Marshall’s
Shoes: Mia via Marshall’s
Necklace: Lia Sophia
Purse: Marshall’s

Hope you had a Great Weekend!

~Jamie

What to Wear: Graphic T and a Blazer

My Micro Economics final is complete (fingers crossed I passed), the work week is done, I am packed and ready for a much needed VACATION!

That’s right folks I’m Beach Bound! For a week of fun in the sun with family. Woo Hoo! Haven’t been posting outfit shots lately, life gets crazy but I’m recharged and ready to Focus!

Earlier this week I participated in The Coast to Coast Central Instagram Challenge. I highly recommend that you check out the blog Coast to Coast Central Packed with great style and beauty information as well as reaches out to women all over who love fashion and features them on their blog.

Their Instagram challenges are a lot of fun and very inspiring from a personal style perspective. Fashion is art and everyone interprets fashion in their own way = Personal Style. The challenge last week was Graphic T and a Blazer.

How would you style a graphic t and blazer? This is how I did it:

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Outfit Details:
Blazer: Lauren Conrad for Kohls (currently on sale)
T shirt: Loft
Skirt: Loft
Belt: Marshall’s
Necklace: Nyandco
Shoes and Clutch: Nine West

Check out the other Amazing ensembles at: Coast to Coast Central
Follow along on Instagram @C2C_Central

Happy Styling! Cheers to the weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
~Jamie

April Showers Bring…

I don’t know about you but April showers (any showers for that matter) bring Big Frizzy Hair… Yikes! No amount of smoothing potions can tame my wild mane. While I should embrace my naturally curly/wavy locks I choose to straighten. We always want what we don’t have c’est la vie!

Bad hair days aside April Showers brought beautiful flowers, wouldn’t you agree? I can not believe it’s May already, time flies when you’re having fun!

On rainy days I have a hard time getting out of my pj’s. Just want to lounge around and watch Rom Coms all day but reality sets in and you remember you work a full time job and that’s not really an option. I try to stay away from wearing black on those day’s. My mentality is:

Gloomy day + dreary attire = depressing/negative mood

Gloomy day + bright color = happy/optimistic mood

Studies show that color can affect your mood…. Wear something Happy Today!

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Outfit Details:
Umbrella, Target
Shoes, CL Laundry Wedges
Pants, Old Navy
Top, Old Navy
Jacket, Tinseltown via TJ Maxx

They say “Rain makes you beautiful” – would you agree?

Have an Amazing Day!

TJ Maxx: Polka Dot Gladiator

Cheers! It’s Thirsty Thursday, a phrase I lived by from twenty one years of age to my late twenty’s…… Who am I kidding I still love Thirsty Thursdays just don’t partake as much as I’d like too. I can’t quite hang the way I used to in my younger years, but a happy hour from time to time with friends does the trick to turn a frown upside down after a stressful work week.

I have also found that ‘Shop Therapy’ helps a bad day, typical for those of us with a shopping addiction. I’m sure you’re not surprised that my bad days lead me to the mall, even if its just to wander around aimlessly from purses to shoes to accessories to clothes…and clear my head of the “work junk.”

My therapy sessions typically take place at Marshalls, TJ Maxx or Target, I know what you’re thinking going to the gym and hopping on the treadmill can shake the stress away too, but that doesn’t make me want to jump out of bed the next morning seize the day and declare, “I can’t wait to wear my new polka dot skirt!!” Like shopping does 😉

Needless to say I bought that polka skirt and I had a great day yesterday! Feeling good about what you are wearing does amazing things for your psyche and shopping at TJ Maxx didn’t hurt my wallet either. For $130.00 I came home with:

-Max Studio Polka Dot skirt $19.99
-Olive and Oak orange blouse $19.99
-Olive and Oak Coral Blazer $20.00
-DKNY Boyfriend Jeans $29.99
-Tinseltown Jean Jacket $24.99
-Say What Coral and Tan Cardigan $14.99

Nothing releases feel good endorphins like a new outfit or two! Happy Thursday!

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Outfit Details: Skirt, Blouse and Jean Jacket TJ Maxx. Shoes, Nine West $1.99 (purchased at Boscovs BOGO event Saturday). Necklace, Deb Shop $7.99.