10.23.2014

Get The Look: Fall 2014 Hair Trends



Fall is not only a great time to re-evaluate and refresh your wardrobe, but also a great time to switch up your hair care routine. Hair trends are heavily influenced by the season's runway looks, and for fall 2014 it is all about sleek, smooth locks! Here are four different ways to rock the sleek look: 


1. The "Lob": 

A long bob with or without bangs like Rose Bryne is big this season. I love the versatility of this length.

2. Braids, braids and more braids: 

Who knew that there were a million and one ways to braid your hair? Thanks Pinterest! More power to you if you can master the fine art of intricate braiding. I am not one of those people, so this simple and sleek braid suits me best.

3. The center part: 

Smooth hair with a center part is back in a big way. Sometimes a simple shift in where you part your hair is all the change you need!

4. The low ponytail: 

A low pony, hitting at a point center to your ears or lower, is super sophisticated and great for a night out. To disguise your hairband, wrap a piece of hair around it and secure with bobby pins.




Get the look:

A smooth sleek base is all that is needed to achieve any of these fall hair trends. Start in the shower by choosing products specifically formulated to produce silky results. I have recently been using the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil collection and have seen a noticeable improvement in the silkiness of my hair. In the shower I use the shampoo and conditioner, which has an amazing warm amber scent that I just love! 

Right before I blow dry I apply a small amount of the Pure Care Dry Oil with a blend of African Macadamia Oil and coconut oil to the palm of my hand and work it through concentrating on the ends. This has helped calm my frizz way down. I also use a small amount on dry hair during the day anytime I need to tame a few flyaways.

These products are formulated for all hair types, and delivers 5x silkier hair after just one wash. The best part is they do not make your hair seem greasy or weigh your hair down one bit! 




You can find these products at your local mass food, or drug retailers nationwide (gotta love drugstore beauty!). I am pretty sure once you try them you will fall in love like I have. In fact, Dove is currently running a "Dove Silky Hair Dare" promotion, in which you can try out the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil risk free from now until December 31, 2014. If you are not completely satisfied with the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil System, Dove will refund your purchase (from 9/21-12/31). Visit hairmoneyback.com for details.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

10.22.2014

Fall Closet 2014: The Outfits! (18 In All!!)

So far this week I have been rolling out the components to our fall 2014 capsule wardrobe. Monday debuted the 13 core pieces to mix and match, and Tuesday I added in fun accessories. Today you get to see it all come together in outfits created especially for you by me. Hold your applause until the end please ;) 

I hope you love these 18 looks as much as I do. They all err on the side of casual, because that is just how I roll as a stay at home mom and that is what I like. As always these outfits are great for running around town, taking care of errands, coffee dates, lunches and dinners out with friends and fam...all the good stuff in life! (If you would like business looks featured in the future please email me).  

Most everything you see here is well under $100 an item. It doesn't have to cost a fortune to look pulled together (and for me it can't cost a fortune or forget it!). This has always been my main reason for doing these posts. To show that you can have a workable closet of a few core, budget-friendly items to get you through a whole season. It's not really about minimalism at all, but rather an exploration of how real people shop and dress! Enjoy, and please let me know what you think in the comments. I love hearing from you! 

Check out my past capsule collections right here.


// Classic Denim //




// Gray Days //



// Black & White Bliss //


Tops:

Tracklist Side-Zip Pullover • Madewell • $69.99
Flannel shirt in brilliant sea check • J.Crew • $89.50
Piperlime Collection Leoprint Print Cardigan • Piperlime • $89.00
Piperlime Collection Drapey Sweater Jacket • Piperlime • $98.00
Ultrasoft Turtleneck Sweater - Mossimo • Target • $22.99
Piperlime Collection Mix Print Blouse • Piperlime • $98.00
Mossimo Supply Co. Long Sleeve Button Down Shirt • Target • $24.99
Turtleneck sweater tunic • Gap • $51.99

Dress:

Women's 3/4 Sleeve Flannel Dress - Cherokee • Target • $29.99

Bottoms:

Toothpick jean in destructed miller wash • J.Crew • $130.00
Knit Leggings • Madewell • $34.50
Gray Jeans Legging - Mossimo® • Target • $27.99

Jewelry:

Jules Smith Small Imitation Pearl Hook Earrings • Jules Smith Designs • $39.00
Karen London Free Bird Earrings • $80.00
Anna & Ava Maci Statement Necklace • $28.00
Tasha Natasha Couture Crystal Leaf Statement Necklace • Tasha • $46.00

Bags:

H&M - Leather Bag - Gray - Ladies • H&M • $79.95
H&M - Handbag - Black - Ladies • H&M • $34.95

Shoes: 

Unisex Adidas® Gazelle sneakers • adidas • $65.00
Lucky Brand Women's Allways Two Piece Flats • Lucky Brand • $49.99
Sol Sana Toni Boots • Anthropologie • $126.00

Outerwear:

Women's Moto Jacket Black - Mossimo • Target • $44.99
Excursion quilted vest • J.Crew • $120.00

Scarf:

ASOS Scarf In Gray Plaid Check - Gray • Asos • $30.32

I've also created a handy dandy Pinterest board with all of these outfits shown individually in more detail. There is also a bonus outfit, and I plan to be adding a few more here and there, because there are more combos in my brain! So if there are a few outfits you like a lot, you can pin just those outfits to your boards for inspiration. You can check it out here:


Follow Jackie's board Fall Capsule on Pinterest.

10.21.2014

Fall Closet 2014 : The Accessories

Yesterday I debuted the 13 base pieces to add to your closet to mix and match all season long. Today comes the fun stuff; the accessories! I much prefer to shop for accessories, mainly because necklaces, earrings, scarves, etc. always fit and look good. No fitting room strife here, no siree! Keeping in mind the color palette from the Fall Closet, I've picked these add-ons to take your look the extra mile. Don't forget to come back tomorrow when I put it all together into outfits!



Jewelry:

Jules Smith Small Imitation Pearl Hook Earrings  • $39.00
I love this edgy take on a classic pearl earring! The perfect way to femme up an outfit.

Karen London Free Bird Earrings • $80.00
The deep jewel tones make these the quintessential fall earrings!

Anna & Ava Maci Statement Necklace • $28.00
Tasha Natasha Couture Crystal Leaf Statement Necklace • $46.00
Statement necklaces like these are great for glamming up an everyday look.

Bags:

H&M - Leather Bag - Gray  • $79.95
An on-trend bucket bag in the perfect shade of gray!

H&M - Handbag - Black • $34.95
A simple black bag will take you from day to night with no switching out needed.

Shoes:

Unisex Adidas® Gazelle sneakers • JCrew • $65.00
Comfy sneaks are a must must must.

Lucky Brand Women's Allways Two Piece Flats  • $49.99
I have fallen in love with these and need to purchase asap!

Sol Sana Toni Boots • Anthropologie • $126.00
Another item in the perfect shade of gray. It's not easy to find a gray boot that looks luxe without a $500 price tag, and I think this one has done the job well!

Jacket:

Women's Moto Jacket Black - Mossimo • Target • $44.99
The streamlined cut and minimal detailing on this moto jacket keeps it from looking too cheap. Would love to see this in person.

Scarf:

ASOS Scarf In Gray Plaid Check  • Asos • $30.32
I just ordered this big ol' scarf for myself and can't wait to wrap up in it all season.


10.20.2014

Fall Closet 2014 : 13 Perfect Fall Pieces to Mix and Match

Okay everyone, it's here! My fall capsule wardrobe for 2014. I really hadn't been in the mindset because it has still been pretty warm here, but October is almost over so I needed to get on with the show! Originally I planned on doing mostly black, white and gray, but that got boring quick. Everyone needs a little color in their lives. Falling in love with this blue buffalo plaid top definitely helped.

This year I have picked 13 main clothing pieces for the capsule, and have made an extra category for accessories, jackets and shoes, which I will blog tomorrow. 

Below are my top 13 picks for pieces to add to your fall wardrobe. Later this week I will be rolling out all the different outfits I made from these pieces. Enjoy!

PS- Check out all my previous capsule wardrobes right here!



Tops:

Flannel shirt in brilliant sea check • J.Crew • $89.50
You can read all about my blue buffalo plaid experience here, along with more options. I found a more affordable optional at Kohl's, which is currently sold out online, but check your local store! One of my local stores was chock full of them.

Ultrasoft Turtleneck Sweater - Mossimo • Target • $22.99
A simple, sleek black turtleneck to layer is one of my must-haves.

Mossimo Supply Co. Long Sleeve Button Down Shirt • Mossimo • $24.99
A gal can never have too many fall flannels, and I love the elbow patches on this one! More colorways available as well.

Piperlime Collection Mix Print Blouse • Piperlime • $98.00
A pretty blouse for fall will soften any look, and is also great for layering. The pretty florals and painterly plaid paired together (say that 5 times fast) on this blouse is just lovely. I am definitely looking out for a sale on this before I buy though! Pretty pricey.

Sweaters:

Tracklist Side-Zip Pullover • Madewell • $69.99
A side-zip sweater was another wish-list item I blogged about here. I actually bought and then returned the Gap version listed in that post. It was really boxy and unflattering. I think I will go the sweater route instead of the sweatshirt route. This olive option from Madewell is a nice addition of color to the closet.

Piperlime Collection Leoprint Print Cardigan • Piperlime • $89.00
Don't miss my other selections from my fuzzy sweater postI think this leopard cardigan makes a great outer layer.

Piperlime Collection Drapey Sweater Jacket • Piperlime • $98.00
I like this cross between a sweater and a jacket. The perfect piece to grab and throw on over anything on a chilly morning.

Turtleneck sweater tunic • Gap • $51.99
A long, chunky, gray turtleneck is also high on my fall wishlist. So cozy!

Vest:

Excursion quilted vest • J.Crew • $120.00
I know everyone and their mom has these, but they really are a great piece to throw on for extra warmth. Out of all the quilted vests I have tried on, the Jcrew versions are the most flattering. They are cut well and aren't too puffy. Check the outlet for better prices.

Bottoms:

Grey Jeans Legging - Mossimo® • Target • $27.99
A must have for the gray monochromatic looks that are hot for fall!

Knit Leggings • Madewell • $34.50
I purchased a pair of these this year, and they are a great quality for the price. Nice and thick, holds you in up top, and doesn't slouch by the end of the day.

Toothpick jean in destructed miller wash • J.Crew • $130.00
A slightly distressed pair of denim will give you that worn look without the cold from actual holes! I get cold so easily, so I have to completely stop wearing my distressed boyfriends in the fall/winter. (Hello icy drafts! Yikes!)

Dress:

Women's 3/4 Sleeve Flannel Dress - Cherokee • Target • $29.99
A flannel shirt dress? Yeas please! Love this black and white version, but the red plaid version is also a winner.



10.17.2014

Shopping The Sites: Target Faves

Target is always one of my favorite places to stock up on sweaters, scarves and cute little coats when the weather cools. I finally got a chance to browse their online selection (much more extensive than what is in my local store) and my wish list quickly filled up! What have you been eyeing at Target lately?
Mossimo Open Layering Sweater • Mossimo • $32.99
Open Front Long Sweater - Mossimo • Mossimo • $39.99
nitrogen Stripe Cardigan Shawl • $39.99
Mossimo® Women's Split Back Sweater - Assorted Colors • Mossimo • $19.99
Women's Fleece Wrap Jacket - Merona • Merona • $44.99
Women's Shearling Jacket -U-Knit • $69.99
Mossimo Supply Co. Denim Jacket • Mossimo • $34.99
Black Rainn Women's Tie Waist 3/4-Sleeve Shirt Dress w/ Pockets • Black Rainn • $34.99
Mossimo Supply Co. Junior's Plus Size Long Sleeve Button Down Shirt-Mossimo Supply Co • Mossimo • $24.99
Merona Oversized Leopard Scarf - Brown • Merona • $16.99
Merona Women's Favorite Button Down Shirt • Merona • $22.99
Mossimo Supply Co. Junior's Faux Wool Wrap Jacket • Mossimo • $39.99
Women's Moto Jacket Black - Mossimo • Mossimo • $44.99
Merona Women's Favorite Popover Shirt • Merona • $22.99
Hi Low Pullover Sweater - Mossimo • Mossimo • $22.99
Chunky Cardigan Sweater - Merona • Merona • $29.99
Mossimo Supply Co. Textured Sweatshirt Gray • Mossimo • $19.99
Women's Sam & Libby Deanna Heeled Bootie - Assorted Colors • Sam & Libby • $39.99–44.99
Mossimo Supply Co. Women's Knit Neck Gaitor with Fur Detail • Mossimo • $19.99
Women's 3/4 Sleeve Flannel Dress - Cherokee • Cherokee • $29.99
Mossimo Supply Co. Junior's Anorak Jacket Green • Mossimo • $44.99
Merona Women's Caralynn Leather Boots - Assorted Colors • Merona • $63.74
Merona Oversized Plaid Scarf - Multicolored • Merona • $16.99
Women's Merona® Kasia Genuine Leather Riding Boot - Assorted Colors • Merona • $63.74

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