Favorite Moments from 2014

    
 We are very close to ringing in a New Year, which this calls for some major reflection on the past year and plans for the New Year. Personally this year has had a significant amount of ups and downs but in retrospect, has made me appreciate those small happy moments.

Happy Thanksgiving :Jumpsuit


Let me start by wishing everyone a delightful Thanksgiving!
I hope everyone can think of at least one reason to be thankful today!

Today I am channeling a cool sophisticated vibe. Wearing a beautiful black jumpsuit with lacy details and a plunging "V" back for a hint of sexiness.  A compact metallic clutch for a little sparkle and a blazer gracefully draped around my shoulders sums up the chic look. Sound right?
 In reality this is probably something you would catch me in after one of my "I don't have a thing to wear" or "I didn't plan ahead" moments . After rummaging through what my sister calls a "hoarder's closet" for endless possibilities for the perfect outfit; trying the fourth outfit and incessantly checking the time because I have only 30 minutes for hair and make up before I have to get out of the door (you working ladies can relate). I usually end up with one of my go-to outfits that never disappoint- Jumpsuits.

 I have been on the jumpsuit bandwagon since...well, forever. And the love story still continues. I own a lot of jumpsuits- structured, strapless, sequined (wearing here) and they are always work. This holiday season, invest in a sparkly or structured piece that can make you look like a million dollars without trying too hard. Not to mention, fast style for the girl on the go!

Happy Thanksgiving!















Photography|| Orhe Onomake

Winner of the Glossybox giveaway is @karennnn93. Thanks so much to all who entered!

Shop the Look

Jumpsuit|| Asos
Blazer|| Forever 21
Shoes|| Zara {old}
Clutch|| H&M {similar}

Thanks for reading 
love,  Jenn

ALONG THOSE LINES:: STRIPES, GRIDS AND OTKs

Hello Loves!
As my obsession with thigh high boots continue, so does my obsession with white and black. I was extremely  delighted when I came across this striped dress from forever 21 and although it had a very sexy plunging neckline (a little risqué for me), I  knew I had to have it. Playing with patterns, I paired the striped dress with a grid patterned jacket which turned out perfectly.  
Try mixing these two patterns for your next styling adventure.  This works well dressed for work, as well as for a more dressy event- as evidenced here. Have fun with it.


 
Photography by Orhe Onomake

Shop the Look

Dress|| Forever 21
Jacket|| Express
Boots|| Sam Edelman
Purse|| Michael kors 
Watch|| Relic
Rings|| Forever 21

Thanks for stopping by
Love, Jenn.

The trench


Hello Loves, 
Today's post features some of my Fall favorites. 
-The Suede Over-the-knee (OTK) boots that are certain to get heads turning; my good ole romper that I wear through the four Seasons; and the cool girl trench that I love to wear in the Fall and yes, Spring too. It would be really sad when I have to stow away this Trench as the brutal Chicago cold comes around. Who am I kidding, it's already here and "the air hurts my face".
Speaking of OTKs, some of you gals shy away from wearing them. Why? too bold, too tall, don't know what to wear them with, or are you just scared? 
Don't be. OTK boots are  fun and statement pieces that come in various styles- wedges, flats,and my fave very tall and high heeled. Before you give up on them, try a few out. The trick is finding a height you are comfortable with, as well one that fits your calves/thighs. You don't want to worry about pulling those gorgeous suckers up all the time.
Can't wait to show you more ways to style those OTKs. Stay tuned.

Don't forget to enter the Glossybox  beauty box giveaway on the blog!!









Photography by Orhe Onomake

Shop the look
Trench:: H&M
OTK boots:: Sam Edelman
H&M Romper:: Similar
Aldo Purse (old):: Similar
Cuff(old):: Forever 21

Thanks for Reading!
Love Jenn


Giveaway: You got Mail!

Hey Guys,  
      Let's admit it, there is usually an excitement that comes with getting a package in the mail. Not the horrid unsolicited junk mail that annoys you but those little indulgences we often allow ourselves.  Ask my neighbors they are probably accustomed to my monthly excited squeal, followed by "My shoes are here" or "I have a package". Sorry neighbors. It is quite comparable to the pleasure I'm positive Meg Ryan felt when she heard "you've got mail" only better.
     This Thanksgiving, in collaboration with Glossybox, we will be giving one lucky reader a chance to squeal with excitement, with a one month free subscription to Glossybox. The box will be filled with five surprise beauty goodies for your indulgence.


 

How to enter...

1. Leave a comment telling me about your monthly indulgences, as well as your email
2. Follow me on Instagram and tag a friend
3. Like Glossy Box on Facebook
    
Winner would be announced on Thanksgiving, November 27th.
Happy Friday!
Love, Jenn.



A PLAY ON HOUNDSTOOTH

     Happy Monday!
   Well, just in case you don't already know, HOUNDSTOOTH is IN.
I have always been a fan of this pattern and love the challenge of styling it.
For this post, I mixed old and new. The Motojacket in houndstooth is an oldie from way back. I paired it with a dainty Express skirt with bigger houndstooth patterns in comparison to the jacket -for some contrast.
Fortunately matching identical houndstooth patterns actually work well. Wearing a blazer or jacket with an identical pattern as the Express skirt, minimal jewelry and black or red minimalist sandals would create a polished look.





     Still hesistant about trying this trend? You can incorporate houndstooth in smaller doses such as with a Purse or Clutch or even some statement houndstooth shoes. I personally would love a houndstooth Coat for Fall/ Winter.
What would you opt for?

 Houndtooth skirt|| Express; Top (old)|| similar; Aldo Purse || similar
Pumps || similar; Belt|| similar


Thanks for reading!
Embrace yourself, flaws and all
Love, Jenn


High Style in Motor City ::Fashion In Detroit


I don't get excited about much but I was certainly excited about attending "Fashion in Detroit" two Saturdays ago. I got the pleasure of going to this amazing Fashion event showcasing an array of local and national designers; including, headliner, Joe Farris -well known for his appearance on Project Runway.

 The ultra chic atmosphere of Motor City Casino's Sound Board provided the perfect backdrop for this elaborate high fashion event. This gorgeous location was later transformed into a huge club for the official FID after-party. This girl can never resist good music and a huge dance floor, so needless to say- I danced the night away. Happy Feet!!!


My gorgeous friend, Momo Hebert was my date for this fashion filled event
 

 Stole a moment with the man of the hour, Joe Farris (center); Channel 7 news anchor, Vic Faust (far right) and Meteorologist, Keenan Smith (left) for a pic.

Attended by local celebs, bloggers and fashionistas, this event spewed with major hot fashion. Sitting catwalk side, I was completely enthralled by the incredible runway action. Here are some of my favorites of the night:
   
Ikhonic House
Neiman Marcus



Joe Farris 

Adam Levine Collection
 Ellen Fisher


Neiman Marcus

Ellen Fisher

Ellen Fisher

Anne Fontaine


More fun at the end of the night

Blogger babe Bruna Camargo of STYLE MILE

My Style

Before the event, I sneaked in some photographs for the blog. I have to say the dress was a last minute decision but a non-brainer. I always manage to feel very confident in red. The cut-outs are my favorite features of this dress, and pleats give a cute playful air to the outfit.







Dress|| Lovers and Friends; Shoes|| Aldo; H&M Clutch|| love this  
Aldo Bracelet|| Similar

Thank you so much for visiting
Jenn...


Runway photographs courtesy of Joe Polimeni