Wednesday, December 31, 2014

NYE Sparkle

As I mentioned in this post, I was on the hunt for a sequin skirt for NYE. Well, I ended up shopping my own post and promptly ordered several sequin skirts from Forever 21

Rocksbox Necklace (sign up here, you'll love it!), Splendid Tank, Zara Moto Jacket (old but similar here and here),
Forever 21 Sequin Skirt, Boutique 9 Heels (old but similar here and here), Banana Republic Clutch (old but similar here)

Of the lot, this blush and silver one was my favorite. I loved how feminine and pretty it was, and it matched my new necklace from Rocksbox so it was an easy choice. And of course, I love to add just a little edge to my looks so I paired the skirt with a moto and thick black heels for a chic NYE look.

Happy NYE everyone. Here's to a fabulous 2015!!

Xo J

Sunday, December 28, 2014


Ray-Ban Mirrored AviatorsBaubleBar Opal Wreath NecklaceGlamorous Floral Tank (sold out but similar options here and here),
Velvet Wrap Cardigan (old but similar here), Abercrombie & Fitch Skinny Jeans, BP Pointed Toe Flats

I had this BaubleBar opal necklace on my Christmas wish list so, of course, the second I got it, I put it on and haven't stopped wearing it since. I'm sure it dresses up quite nicely, but the necklace also looks lovely when paired with a more casual look as seen here. I paired it with a floral tank, jeans and flats for lunch while in LA and loved how it pumped things up. I can't wait to try it with even more styles now that I'm back home in SF.

Happy holidays!

Xo J

Monday, December 22, 2014

Dusty Rose

Joie Blouse (other affordable options here and here), BDG Jeans
Christian Louboutin Boots (old but similar here and here),
Prada Bag (similar), Rocksbox Crystal Necklace (details here) and Forever 21 Necklace

For me, every season I get into a certain color palette. This winter, it seems that I am really into black (ok that's every season but follow me here), dusty rose/plum/mauve and grey (seen here, here and here). The colors just all feel so pretty and cozy together, I can't help but be into them. 

When I saw this Joie top that combined all of the colors together, I knew I had to have it. For a recent date night, I paired it with my birthday boots, skinny black jeans and my Rocksbox necklace. Pretty, feminine and easy- just how I like it.

All photos by the fabulous Dena Smith.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sequin Skirt - An NYE Must

I know it's not even Christmas yet, but being the girly-girl I am, I am naturally  looking forward to my next opportunity to dress up- New Years Eve. I have zero clue what I am doing on NYE, but whatever it is (and it could very well entail sitting on my couch) I know I MUST wear a sequin skirt. Whether it's paired with a fun top, a swearer or a t-shirt, a sequin skirt is just beyond fabulous. Here are some of the sequin skirts I'm considering for NYE.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Last Minute Gift Idea - Rocksbox Subscription

Looking for a last minute gift idea? May I suggest Rocksbox, an unlimited jewelry subscription that only costs $20 a month? Perfect for the girly-girl in your life, Rocksbox is a monthly subscription service that sends you three pieces of jewelry whenever you're ready. You can try out the pieces and keep them for as long as you want. If you fall in love with a piece, you are able to buy it for 20% off. HELLO FABULOUS.

I signed up myself about a month ago after complimenting several of my friend's pieces of jewelry and discovering they were all from Rocksbox. So far, I've received three boxes and scored a great Gorjana necklace and am debating the necklace featured above. It's great because I get to try the necklace with a variety of looks to see if I want to keep it. Spoiler alert - I'm sold!

Rocksbox is a great service and I highly recommend it both for yourself and for others on your wish list. Happy holidays!

Xo J

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Matchy Matchy

Because I love wearing black from head-to-toe, I have to turn to accessories and other details for pops of color. One of my favorite pops of color is this rich plum color. On a recent day when I ended up wearing wellies, lipstick and nails all of the color, I had to snap some pics. It didn't hurt that I was having a good hair day too ;P

J.Crew Merino Tippi Sweater, J.Crew Quilted Vest (Factory version here), J.Brand Destroyed Jeans,
 Hunter Rainboots/Wellies (similar color here at Nordstrom), Dooney and Bourke Cross Body Bag (similar version from Tory Burch)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Green Monday Sales

Forever 21 Floral Hem Top

Did anyone know "Green Monday" was a thing? Me neither, but hey, I'm never one to pass up a good sale, esp during the holiday season! Check out the best deals and codes for Green Monday, below. Might I suggest picking up some of my stocking stuffers for him and stocking stuffers for her while you're there? :)

Kate Spade - 25% off w/ code JACKPOT
Club Monaco - 30% off select w/ code WINTERFAVES
C. Wonder - 30% off + free shipping
Anthropologie - Extra 30% off with code EXTRAMERRY
J.Crew - Up to 30% off w/ code MERRYMERRY
Madewell - 30% off with code MERRIEST
Nordstrom - Up to 40% off select new markdowns
Forever 21 - 30% off select merchandise
Ann Taylor - 50% off full-price sweaters and pants w/ code FESTIVE50
Amazon - 30% off eligible items w/ code GRNMON14
CUSP - Up to 33% off + free shipping
French Connection - Up to 40% off select styles
Piperlime - 30% off select holiday styles w/ code CELEBRATE

As always, happy shopping!

Xo J

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Skincare Bootcamp

My skin has been having some serious issues lately. I wanted to nip the issue in the bud so started doing some face masks. They were working well for quick refreshes but I sensed I needed something stronger. Taking my friend Dena's advice, I decided I needed to send my skin to bootcamp. I pulled together all of my strongest trainers (aka beauty products) and added a couple more to the roster. I've been doing this bootcamp for about a week now, and I have to say that I am loving the results. Here are the products I'm using to whip my skin in shape, in addition to my regular routine. Note- I have really sensitive skin, so while there may be stronger products out there, these are the ones I like most for sensitive skin.

Clockwise from upper left: WEI Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask - 1x a week,
ExfoliKate - 2-3x a week, Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate - Every AM, Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Mask - 2-3x a week, 

 Lancôme Radiance Cleanser - Every PM, Clarisonic - Instead of the usual 1 minute cleansing cycle, I have upped it to the 2 min cycle. Use every night with the Lancôme cleanser, Biore Deep Cleansing Strips - 2x a week, DDF Acne Treatment - Every night on problem areas

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Season Accessories

In order to maximize the festiveness of the holiday season, it's incredibly important that one surround themselves with as many holiday-themed accessories as possible. Think I'm kidding? Just take a quick roll through your Instagram feed for proof of countless plaid scarves, red Starbucks cups and cozy cowl neck sweaters. Here are some of my favorite holiday season accessories (okay I threw some clothes in too because I couldn't resist). They're all affordable too, because well, you are supposed to be shopping for others too ;P