CASUAL WEEKEND

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Happy Monday everybody! I hope you all had a great weekend! It was a super low-key weekend for us. We ran errands around town and did a little shopping. Have you guys checked out the new mall at the World Trade Center? It is gorgeous and there a ton of great shops. Indoor malls basically don’t exist in NYC so we really loved shopping while being inside!

Over the weekend, Matt and I are usually running around during the day. We love to leave the apartment and walk the city running errands or just window shopping. I always like to dress comfortably however since we walk miles and miles! I got these new Nike sneakers at the Bandier sample sale last week. Over the weekend, I paired them with light denim, an oversized sweatshirt and grey cardigan. I was warm, comfortable and cozy chic!

I hope you all have a great rest of your week!

Sweatshirt: BooHoo Sneakers: Nike Jeans: DL Sweater: Old Similar: herehere & here

VELVET NIGHTS

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Photography by Meg Greenhalgh

Happy Friday all you wonderful people!!I am so ready for the weekend it’s not even funny! I am actually excited that it’s supposed to rain on Saturday so I am forced to stay inside and be lazy! Does anyone else feel that way? Anyways! As many of you know, I am all about style at a great price so when I came across this velvet dress on Amazon.com for $14 I was like YES PLEASE I’LL TAKE 4! Just kidding, I was actually skeptical. How on earth could a cute and decently made dress only cost $14??… I thought to myself! Well folks, I’m not sure but I’m not questioning it because this dress is seriously awesome! The fit of it (I love how it is short in the front and long in the back) and the blue velvet have made it one of my favorite purchases this fall! Velvet is such a huge trend this season and at this price, you seriously can’t beat it.

I paired this dress with my new pair of Sam Edelman booties. I had been looking for a comfortable, versatile and stylish bootie for the season and when I found these I knew they would be perfect! To accessorize the look I added my Henri Bendel clutch and a hat I found at a NYC boutique.

Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below! Have a great weekend everybody!

Xoxo-J

Dress: Amazon Clutch: Henri Bendel Booties: Sam Edelman Hat: Found at a local NYC boutique similar: J. Crew

 

WALK THIS WAY WITH STEVE MADDEN

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Bodysuit: Asos Boots: Steve Madden Pants: Lou and Grey Vest: Express (old) Similar: Nordstrom

Hey Everybody! Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far. This past weekend we celebrated Matt’s birthday and it was so fun! Almost too much fun as I needed a few days to recover hah!

This fall I have been all about the bodysuit! I love the convenience of it and the way it stays put in my jeans and pants. This Asos bodysuit is a tall size, but it doesnt run too long. I’d say it is more regular sizing. Anyways, I wanted to showcase these amazing new over the knee boots and I knew a basic bodysuit would be an awesome compliment. I wanted to keep the look simple and have the boots be the focus. I had been on the look out for a cheaper version of the Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the knee boots. They are GORGEOUS but I had a tough time justifying the spend on them. When I found these Steve Madden OTK boots I was thrilled because I felt they had the exact same look and the quality was on par, for the fraction of the price!

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week!

Xoxo-J

A BRILLIANT SMILE

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HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYBODY!! It’s Friday, it’s almost the weekend and I have an AWESOME giveaway for you guys!
A nice smile is one of the first things I notice when I meet someone new. That said, teeth whitening can get pricey. When I was young and working in the modeling industry, my mother took me to the dentist to have custom fitted trays created to whiten my teeth. I don’t even want to know how much those cost! They definitely worked for me, but obviously over the years my mouth changed shape and I grew out of them. Since then, I have used Crest white strips but always noticed my teeth weren’t as white as I knew they could be. That’s why I was so excited when Smile Brilliant reached out asking me to try their custom fitted teeth whitening trays! They are just as good as dentist quality trays at a fraction of the price…under $150 to be exact! As an exciting bonus for all of you, they have offered a 5% discount to all of you AND to sponsor a great giveaway for one lucky winner!
Before I get into the details of the giveaway though, I wanted to break down the process of receiving your very own custom whitening trays!
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After you place your order, you receive a box filled with everything you’ll need to create your very own custom trays in the comfort of your own home. Inside the kit there is a blue paste you mix yourself and place into molds to create your custom trays. All the instructions are broken down step by step and it is super easy! I was a little intimidated at first, but it took me only 15 minutes! After you create your molds, all you have to do is put them into the pre-paid shipping bag and send off. You receive your trays within two weeks! How easy is that!?
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A few weeks after you send your trays away, you receive your very own custom trays shipped straight to your door.
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Then begins the fun part, whitening! The whitening process is super easy. Just fill a thin strip of gel into your custom trays and wear them for about 45 min-1 hour. I usually throw them on after dinner while watching TV before bed! This also helps me from indulging in dessert haha!
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 After an hour or so you should be set. If you experience sensitivity after whitening, you can use the desensitizing gel included in your pack for 15 minutes. This makes the whitening experience enjoyable and not painful!
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After only a week of using these trays I saw a major and noticeable difference! Not to mention that the trays fit my teeth even better than the dentist quality trays I used to have! Having a beautiful white smile is no longer a luxury!
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As a special bonus to my readers, Smile Brilliant is offering one lucky winner all the items listed below! Now you too can #smilefearlessly!
One winner will receive $139.95 credit
This is good towards 1 tray creation kit + 6 gel syringes of your choice (3 whitening and 3 desensitizing or 6 whitening)

To enter, all you have to do is subscribe to my newsletter, follow me on Instagram and click the link below and follow the prompts.

Giveaway link:
If you aren’t able to enter the giveaway, then take 5% off using my discount code: letsjessup
 To Learn more about Smile Brilliant, check out the links below:
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Sweater: Lou and Grey and similar here Lou and Grey Jeans: Asos
 
 Thank you to Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post!
Photography by Brandon John
 
 

FALLING FOR FLORALS

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Photography by Brandon John

It’s officially fall weather here in NYC and layering season has begun! Over the summer, I bought a lot of fun dresses and skirts with floral patterns. With the changing season, I wanted to get creative and figure out a way to extend the wear out of these pieces. The recent bodysuit trend has totally helped me with this challenge! I have been pairing this Asos Tall bodysuit under a bunch of spring and summer dresses for a cool and fashion forward way to recycle my outfits!

What are your plans over the long weekend? I have a few exciting projects lined up that i’ll be working on this weekend. I am super excited to share with you guys! Stay tuned to see what they are!

xoxo-J

Dress: Zara Turtleneck bodysuit: Asos Tall Boots: Steve Madden Purse: Not sold online Similar: Chloe

BLUE MONDAY

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Photos by Brandon John

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had an awesome weekend!

I recently discovered a brand called Lou and Grey. They just opened a beautiful flagship store on 5th avenue that I discovered last weekend where I picked up some amazing pieces. This sweater and pants are SO comfortable. The pants almost feel like pajama pants and fit me like a glove! The pricing is also super affordable and I truly feel like you are getting great pieces at a great price.

I loved wearing this sleeveless sweater for a great transitional look and I can’t wait to add a long sleeve top underneath once the weather gets colder!

Cheers to a great week ahead!

xoxo-J

Sweater: Lou and Grey Pants: Lou and Grey Heels: Christian Louboutin