Grey Area

IMG_1438 IMG_1457Cape:  DKNY  Booties:  Coach (on sale)
Hat:  Rag & Bone  Shirt:  DKNY (old)
Skirt:  American Apparel  Document Holder:  Campo Marzio
Watch:  Coach  Bracelet:  t and j Designs  Necklace:  Le Chateau

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The last time I bought a cape was three years ago (as seen in this post).  Capes are having a moment again and I couldn’t be happier.  Lately, I seem to gravitate towards grey when shopping.  Grey is such a versatile colour as there are so many colours you can combine it with.  Personally, I love it when paired with orange (as seen on my document holder).  Happy Friday!

xo Jo

Sweater Dress

IMG_1165 IMG_1202Dress:  Boohoo  Boots:  Ivanka Trump (old)
Bag:  Michael Kors  Necklace:  Guess (old)
Hat:  (old)  Rings:  Coach

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Sweater dresses have the potential to be frumpy and shapeless, but this dress fit me in all the right places.  The trick is finding balance and adding accessories.  I styled my dress with a long necklace and a pair of knee high boots.  Who else is in love with sweater dresses lately?

Thank you so much for those who participated in my Christmas giveaways!  It took me a while to monitor these entries and unfortunately, I had to disqualify some participants.

Congrats to Andrea and Leah!  You have 48 hours to respond to my email.  Happy Tuesday!

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xo Jo

Christmas Closet Essentials

newwTop:  Tory Burch Watch / Clare Vivier Leopard Clutch / Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag
Bottom:  Sam Edelman Opal Pumps / Michael Kors Cape / Marc by Marc Jacobs Plaid Scarf

If you’ve been following me all through these years, you would have noticed I haven’t put together a holiday gift guide.  This year, however, I want to collate a Christmas gift list, but then again, I would need to write up more than one post because one gift guide post is clearly not enough.  I feel obligated to include gift ideas for your besties, sisters, friends, co-workers, spouse, kids – the list is endless.  Besides, there’s not much time left.  I can’t believe it’s only 12 days until Christmas!

It takes me forever to write these posts.  As a result, I decided to do ONE post which would include items I’m highly coveting right now and perhaps give you some ideas on buying gifts for your fashionista friends or even for yourself.  No one said that you can’t buy gifts for yourself, right?  This is also an addition to my very old post (here) on what I believe are some closet staples.

1.  Watch – I love watches.  Period.  I bought this set from t and j Designs and they make fabulous gifts.  I love the fact that you don’t need to remove the links.  I was skeptical of the quality, but they aren’t bad after all.  I wore it a few times on the blog.  If you want to spend a little more, this popular Daniel Wellington watch is also a great idea too.  These watches are the latest fashion accessories for both men and women.

2.  Leopard clutch – I have this flat leopard clutch.  Truly, a classic piece.  For those on a budget, an affordable style here.

3.  Bucket bag – Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag is the IT BAG this year!!  I regret not purchasing it when it first came out and although they recently stocked up, it’s all sold out.  Wait.  I finally found a website that still have them and I placed my order right away (5 days ago).  They promised to ship it out after Dec. 16 so I’m impatiently waiting for it.  This bag is hard to find!!  Anyway, I found this one on sale and it’s perfect for those who don’t want to break the bank.

4.  Grey pumps – I love wearing pumps and these are so chic.  For some reason, I love grey lately.  This pair would complement any outfit.

5.  Cape – Who’s afraid of wearing capes?  Don’t be.  You need to find the right cut and length for your body shape.  I love this one from Michael Kors.  Nasty Gal  also carries some cute ones too.  I bought a new cape recently so make sure you check back next week to find out how I styled it.

6.  Plaid scarf – This is the quintessential piece for fall or winter.  I already have a red plaid scarf so this blue plaid scarf would be a great addition to my fall wardrobe.

I hope some of these ideas help those who are at loss on what to buy this year.  And when in doubt, it’s best to ask.  Happy shopping!

xo Jo

Chambray & Plaid

IMG_1113 IMG_1953 (1)Shirt:  Gap (similar)  Skirt:  H&M
Booties:  Michael Kors (similar)  Sunnies:  Karen Walker
Necklace:  Front & Co. (last seen here)  Watch:  Guess (old)
Ring:  t and j Designs (similar)  Bangle:  Alexis Bittar

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Don’t underestimate the versatility of a great chambray shirt.  You can wear it in countless ways.  I highly recommend you invest in both a light and a dark wash chambray to transcend through multiple seasons.  In today’s outfit, I paired it with a classic plaid skirt.  I’m still very much in love with plaid.

Thank you so much for those who commented on my recent post!  I feel so much better knowing that many of you at one point feel the same way.  Your support and kindness made me feel less alone.  Happy blogging!

xo Jo

Bloggers Meet Up

IMG_1845 IMG_1860Top:  The Lip Lounge Boutique (similar)  Skirt:  Le Chateau
Pumps:  CL  Bag:  Coach (similar)
Watch:  Cartier (old)  Rings:  Le Chateau

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xo Jo