Smart Fashion

Smart fashion

Here’s the thing. I’ve been picky about my clothing for a LONG TIME.  Ask my mom, she’ll tell you how I would wake up, as a 4-year-old kid and politely tell my mom that no, in fact I was not going to wear the outfit that she picked out for me.  True story.  So yeah, when I find things that are truly, honestly innovative and amazing, I get pretttty excited about it.  Case and point, these three items:

InStyle Essentials Classic Button-Front Shirt: Essentially, this is a button down shirt that uses your bra size to ensure a perfect fit.  So basically, I would normally buy a medium and then be annoyed when the button in the middle of my boobs opens up CONSTANTLY.  Again, true story.  In this case, I ordered a 36C, which allowed for the PERFECT fit; It didn’t open up in the bust AND it wasn’t gigantic around my waist.  How did no one think of this before?

LOFT “Marisa” Ankle Pant: When I say that I HATE shopping for pants, that’s pretty much an understatement.  When I found out about LOFT’s Pant Revolution I got honestly, truly excited…and let me tell you why.  They surveyed 10,000 women, with 400 pairs of pants from LOFT competitors.  Survey says: 47% of women find shopping for pants frustrating (DUH), which is why they devised 45 options, pants options, that is, in different fits, lengths, fabrics, styles, prints and colors.  Now, I’m a “Marisa” and I, in fact, looked terrible in the Julie, which convinced me that their system really does work.  Use THIS quiz to figure out what style is right for you and get yo’ self some new pants now.

Bandolier Phone Holder: This genius iPhone holder would’ve saved my life in my former PR years.  I love that it not only holds your phone where you still have access to the screen, but it also has little slots for business cards/ids/credit cards.  It’s basically everything you need, in one cute patterned holder.

Inspired By: Rihanna in London


I can’t pretend that I actually want to show off my stomach (ever) but when I saw this photo of Rihanna in London, my eyes popped out of my head.  To say that Ri Ri has a hot bod is simply an understatement, she has the innate ability to put on literally anything and just look AMAZING in it- so not fair.  The best part about this outfit is that it’s pretty much effortless and you can pull it together using basic wardrobe staples (e.g. boyfriend jeans, metallic heels) and, ok, you might have to buy the sequin crop top…

Here’s how to steal Rihanna’s London look:

inspired by Rihanna in london


BCBGeneration cropped sequin top | Nasty Gal reflected clutch | Michael Antonio Lovina platform | Edyson “Soho” boyfriend jean




Tuesday Web Candy

Tuesday Web Candy

My rooftop pool makes its video debut in Kristen’s DIY pool cover-up videoGlitter N Glue

I nearly DIED when I saw this: Fashion inspired by the AMERICAN GIRLS DOLLS. – Refinery29

Apparently bug repellent ruins a manicure…who knew? – Allure

Joan Rivers is turning 80!  I love her…and so should you – BuzzFeed

Amber shows us a before and after of eyelash extensionsBeauty Blogging Junkie

Amanda Bynes be CRAZY…check out this video of her “running” on the treadmill – Fit Perez

I’ve never been a big shorts person but I love Mary and Leah’s picksA Fab Life

Jelly Sandals/accessories: welcome to my childhood

jelly sandals for adults

To say that I was a child obsessed with jelly sandals would be too mild a statement to make.  I was beyond obsessed.  I wore them in the winter…with socks…in New York.  Yep (see photo below). Then there’s that.  So yeah, I have to be honest and admit that I kind of love that the whole jelly sandal/jelly accessory look is still chic.  Here are my favorites:

1. Nasty Gal Light Bright Bag: This bag reminds me of the purse that I had to use when I worked retail.  You know the one…it proved that we weren’t stealing anything from the store.  Somehow, I love the pink version more.

2. MARC by Marc Jacobs Jelly Dots iPhone 5 Case: Green is my favorite color, truth.  I’m really into this iPhone case for many reasons, which I will let you just assume.

3. Old Navy Jelly Sandals: A chic, yet affordable version, of the 80s staple.

4. Stuart Weissman “Jealous” Sandal: These are probably the closest to the 80s version that i’ve seen in awhile…and yeah, they are pricey, but I can’t tell you that I wouldn’t buy them, purely to re-live my youth.

5. Target Xhileration Clear Jelly Wristlet: The perfect beach essential. I’ll use this to hold my ID, credit card and cell phone when I’m at the beach and/or pool.

6. C. Wonder Logo Jelly Tote: This jelly tote just exudes summer to me.  I’m obsessed.


jamie in jelly sandals

Me, wearing purple jelly sandals with socks, while playing mini golf. Yep, that’s right.

Kentucky Derby Fashion

Kentucky Derby fashion


the hat | the ladylike dress | the wedge | the horse charm bracelet | the Mint Julep pimp cup

Bonus: a recipe for a delicious Mint Julep

Whether you’re going to the actual derby (yes, it’s in Kentucky) or just going to a derby party (like I am), here’s everything you need to look the part.  There’s nothing I love more than big hats and horses – case and point here, here and here – so I will be enjoying myself thoroughly tomorrow.