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I have recently been bitten by the “interior design” bug and started to really refresh our apartment! Matt and I bought these amazing prints and I couldn’t wait to make a collage wall with them :)! We also tried to incorporate some more personal art which is what you see on the left and right. The left piece was designed by my friend Dana! I asked her to create something very personal to give Matt for his birthday and it came out really awesome. The print on the right is actually the card Matt wrote when he proposed! I had it matted and framed for this collage wall!

Vintage Corkscrew art print: Bed bath and Beyond La Moustache Print: All Modern Large “Q” Letter Wall Art: Pottery Barn Q Pillow: Sold out but similar here Couch: Crate and Barrel

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Matt and I finally got around to getting our wedding photos (shot by the incredible Katie Pietrowski) printed. I knew I wanted a statement frame and when I came across these I just knew they were exactly what I needed! You can shop these frames and other sizes/colors here from Room and Board. The ones pictured are the Manhattan Frames in Stainless Steel…how appropriate ;)!

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I love having a bar in the house for many reasons…but also because it is an awesome place to decorate! I linked some of the items below!

Bar: Crate and Barrel Gurgling Cod Pitcher: Wayfair Bar Tray: Similar here Ampersand Gold Sign: Etsy

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I had been wanting to doll up the apartment a bit by adding some Holiday cheer to the mix. It can be hard to decorate a small space, so I just added a few “extras” to my bar to make the house a little more festive!

Holiday Frame: I found this at T.J. Maxx! Here are some adorable alternative options: herehere & here Wine bottle jacket and hat (how cute?!!): EBay

xoxo-J

 

HOLIDAY RED

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Shot by Brandon John

Happy Holidays!! With the Holiday Season come’s many a holiday party and get together which means holiday dressing! I love the colors of the season, red being one of my favorite colors to wear. I think it is so festive and bright and if you are going for a “stand out look” it is a go-to color. I am not really comfortable looking too sexy when getting dressed so this is about as far as I will go haha! I added a blazer as to not look too over the top. Do you have any fun parties coming up this season? Please share in the comments :)!

xoxo-J

Dress (old):Similar styles Alicia EstradaGuess Tuxedo style Blazer: Express Heels: Salvator Ferragamo Option under $100: INC

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE!

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You Guys!!! Christmas is NEXT WEEK! I absolutely can not believe how fast time has been going! With the Holiday fast approaching, I wanted to put together another gift guide for you all but I decided to change it up by featuring a gift guide for the man in your life! Whether you’re shopping for Dad, Grandpa, brother or bae…this list should have you covered! First of all, these awesome personalized whiskey rocks are so cool. I am hoping Matt doesn’t read this post so he is surprised when he receives them haha! I also really love the men’s lip kit as it is a little out of the box, but I think we all know at least one man who appreciates a lip treatment in the cold weather! These tie boxes by The Tie Bar are so awesome and run under $100. It is the perfect gift for Dad. The whiskey book goes perfectly with the whiskey rocks set for a manhattan lover :). I also really love this fit-bit as the color is really cool but neutral enough for a man to wear all the time and keep up with his fitness goals. This Herschel dopp kit is also awesome because it is vinyl making it easy to clean as you just wipe off the mess! I also really like a bright dopp kit so you can instantly locate it in a packed bag or a dark under the sink cabinet! Finally, these sneakers are so cool for the fashion forward dude in your life. I hope you like the items I chose and that you are inspired to invest in some last minute holidayy shopping!  I linked all these items out below, and you can also find everything in my on-line shop as well!

Happy Holidays!

xoxo-J

1. Personalized whiskey rocks set 2. Jack Black lip balm for men 3. The Tie Bar Tie Box Gift Set 4. North American Whiskey Guide 5. Fit bit 6. Herschel Dopp Kit 7. Adidas Sneakers

TEACHER’S PET

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It’s almost the weekend everybody!!! I feel like I always say this when I post towards the end of the week but I just love my weekends spent with my hubby in the city :). I thought I would feature a look that is a little more conservative. Sometimes I have to remind myself that not everyone lives in NYC and is as willing to take as many fashion risks, so I put together a look that would work no matter where you live. I found this jumper at Banana Republic last season and I love it. It can go through all seasons which I really appreciate in a dress. Sadly it is no longer available but I found two identical styles both under $150! For a dress that works through multiple seasons I think it is worth the investment! I decided to keep it simple with a black turtleneck, tights and these amazing over the knee boots!

What do you think?

xoxo-J

Dress: Old but identical style here Boots: Charles David Turtleneck: Sonoma Necklace: BaubleBar

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS!

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It’s the Holiday season! Which means it is time for gift-giving! I LOVE giving gifts but the problem with loving to give gifts is that I have a personal competition with myself to be more creative every year! This year, I discovered the Nordstrom.com gift tab and I am so thrilled. I literally can find something for everyone on my list! This list is for the lady in your life. Each gift is under $50 too which is another gift in and of itself! I hope you like the items on my gift list!

xoxo-J

  1. Jewelry Box 2. Festive Shot Glasses 3. Kate Spade To-Go Mug 4. Bling Brush 5. Mongrammed shawl scarf 6. Ear Cuff

All BLACK EVERYTHING

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Shot by: Brandon John

Happy Friday Lovelies!! I hope you all had a great week. I had the MOST stressful and busy week. When I get busy, I sadly have a lot less time to put together looks. When I get too busy to put something together, my go-to is and has always been to wear all black. Black matches black and it is slimming…so naturally it is my go-to. For this look, I paired my favorite black A.G. Jeans with a pair of booties, black belt and sweater for a chic yet comfy look. I tried to upgrade it by adding a pair of Ray Bans and this awesome new lipstick I just bought by Milani that you can find at most pharmacies! I hope you guys like my look!

Let me know what you think in the comments below :)!

xoxo-J

Sweater: Nordstrom Jeans: AG Jeans Booties: Charles by Charles David (sold out) Similar: Nordtrsom Sunglasses: Ray Ban Lipstick: Milani in “Uptown Mauve”

GREY, BLACK, WHITE & WINTER

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Shot by: Brandon John Produced by: Nathan Cates

Happy Monday Lovelies! I am currently recuperating from my turkey coma and slowly coming back to life ;)! Here is a short post for you guys on this chilly Monday. I found this French Connection dress at T.J. Maxx a while ago and I love it! Sadly, this specific pattern is not available online but I linked out the same dress in another pattern so you can shop my look. Also, the boots are on major sale at only $99!! I hope you like the look!

xoxo-J

Dress: French Connection  Vest: Zara Boots: Charles David On sale for under $100!!! Normally $199! Purse: Ann Taylor

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

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Shot by: Brandon John & Produced by: Nathan Cates

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!! What are you thankful for?! I am thankful for so so many things and it would be tough to list them all so I’ll just stick with the big ones…my husband, my family, my friends, and those of you who follow my blog :)! It has been a dream of mine to start this blog and your support means so much to me! Ok, enough love game for today…let’s get into the styling portion of today’s post! How cute is this dress?! I had been looking for a dress just like this all season and finally found one by Ralph Lauren sold at Macy’s. There is a black Friday sale making this dress only $91!!!! The style is so simple and classy yet still elevated and fancy. I paired this dress with a basic black heel and opaque tights, red lip and a high pony! I think it is the perfect dress to wear to a family gathering like Thanksgiving or even a Holiday Party! What do you guys think?!

xoxo-J

Dress: Ralph Lauren Heels: Salvatore Ferragamo Less Expensive Option: Nine West

NACHO PONCHO

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Shot by: Brandon John & Produced by: Nathan Cates

Happy Monday Lovelies! I hope you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to the Holiday! I know I am!! I wanted to feature a few looks this week to give you guys some ideas as to what to wear for Thanksgiving. I am all about functionality with my fashion. When thinking about dressing for Thanksgiving I want something that will let me literally eat whatever I want while I don’t have to worry about sucking in haha! I found this poncho at T. J. Maxx for $20 and I knew I wanted to style it! It is such a statement piece so I chose all black as to not go overboard with the pattern or color. I chose a simple black turtleneck and black high waisted leggings. You can’t really see in the picture, but I am wearing my most favorite over-the-knee boots by Charles David. I can’t recommend them enough! They are amazing! I will be posting one more look this week before Thanksgiving-I hope you like this one! Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo-J

Poncho: Can’t buy online 🙁 similar options: T.J. Maxx & Pink Queen Leggings: Danskin Turtleneck: Vince Boots: Charles David

MY HOLIDAY GIFT LIST

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With the Holiday’s fast approaching I wanted to put together my Holiday wish-list to inspire you guys…and to make my husband’s job a little easier ;)! Almost everything on this list is under $100 except for a few pieces I am wishing for :)! What are you wishing for this holiday season!?

  1. Sweater: J.Crew 2. Ring: Henri Bendel 3. Holiday Heels(40% off!!): Banana Republic 4. Faux fur earmuffs: Kate Spade 5. The Snuggle is Real Pillow: Nordstrom 6. Taxi wallet: Kate Spade 7. Stay Fancy wine glass: Nordstrom 8. Glitter Coasters: Nordstrom 9. Party clutch: Macy’s