Friday, February 8, 2013

Outfit Post - Wintery White





Cream on white has been major this winter season, but I have been hesitant to try it.  They say white is the opposite of slenderizing, so it can be scary for anyone who isn't model-thin. 

I say it's all in the accessories.  If you carry a big bag, it makes your frame look smaller in comparison.  And a chic coat that has the ability to nip in at the waist is helpful too! 

Have you tried the white-on-white trend? 

sweater, gap - skinny jeans, old navy - coat, gap - scarf, gap - boots, frye - bag, madewell

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tee Time







This outfit kind of screams Liz Lemon if she had a little bit more style.  Speaking of Liz Lemon, can we talk about how sad I am that 30 Rock is over?  Liz Lemon is basically my spirit animal.  My life motto is WWLLD.  Guess I'm going to have to go back and watch every episode (again) on Netflix.  Thank the Lord for Netflix.

I'm big on the black/grey color scheme at the moment.  It's a challenge to style it so that it's interesting and not monotone.  Adding a jazzy necklace certainly helps to that end!

blazer, hm+ - tee, gap pure - skinny jeans, old navy - booties, vince camuto - bag, kate spade - necklace, j.crew factory

Friday, February 1, 2013

Infinite Mama




This is my beautiful mama Susan!  She's my main photographer for the blog.  Some days I'm her personal stylist, but today she put this together herself!  I love the knee-high wedge boots with this adorable dress.  (I did pick out the lipstick color!)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Middleton Moment



 

Can't you see Princess Kate wearing this houndstooth dress?  Obviously she would have paired it with her famous nude pumps and nude stockings, but she's far more conservative than I am.  Definitely not hot pink blazer material.

If you're looking for colored tights, check out We Love Colors.  They have colors and sizes to fit any body. 

dress, gap outlet (similar, similar) - blazer, hm+ (similar) - tights, we love colors (regular, plus) - shoes, coach - belt, target

infinitely,
JEST

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Pop of Leopard










Leopard is my new favorite neutral.  The fact that you can pull camel, brown, or black from the pattern makes it incredibly versatile, it goes with almost everything.

I'm currently crushing on the canadian tuxedo trend.  (Denim on denim.)  As long as the two are obviously different shades, it's so wearable.

sweater, old navy (similar)- collared popover, j.crew factory - jeans, old navy - shoes, sofft - bag, j.crew factory (similar, similar) - necklace, j.crew factory (similar, similar) - watch, michael kors

infinitely,
JEST

Friday, January 25, 2013

Cateye




What kind of eyeliner do you use?  I was always a pencil girl until recently.  Last time I was in New York, I had a salesperson at Sephora (aren't they the best??) help me try out the winged eyeliner trend.  She used Stila's "Stay All Day" felt-tip eyeliner, and let me tell you.  I am addicted!

The pictures above were taken at 10 p.m.   After a bike ride.  And a run.  And 8 hours of work.  Not one smudge.  I'm a believer.



infinitely, 
JEST

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cable Knit








I'm really feeling neutral color palettes lately.  If you keep your colors neutral, you have a lot more room to play with textures and styles.  A chainmail peter-pan collar necklace might be too much with a hot pink top, but with a cream cable-knit sweater, it works.  Same goes with the pleather skirt.  Because it's a conservative cut, it doesn't look too intense.

Side note:  Can we talk about how flattering nude heels are?  They make your legs look 5,000 times longer than they actually are.

sweater, j.crew - skirt, worthington - necklace, t.j. maxx (similar) - heels, franco sarto via t.j. maxx (similar) - bag, cynthia rowley via t.j. maxx (similar shape) - belt, target

infinitely,
JEST

Friday, January 18, 2013

Pink & Black












I'm in love with this ensemble.  I might marry it.  That's how much I love it.  Cords + chambray + stilettos?  I feel like that sums up my style perfectly.  And the pop of sparkle is the icing on the cake!

Some outfits just come alive in my head.  This was actually not one of those.  It took a good amount of thought to think it up.  For some reason, I just wasn't getting the suede pointed-toe pumps with the pink cords.  It doesn't sound like it should go together, but once I put it on, I knew it would work perfectly.

Does it ever take you a while to talk yourself into a combination? 

sweater, gap (similar, with sequins) - chambray, j.crew - rockstar cords, old navy - bag, kate spade (similar, similar) - shoes, charles jourdan - necklace, j.crew (similar, similar) - classic trench, london fog

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

When Everything Changed

One of my 2013 resolutions was to read 40 books this year.  It's January 16 and I've just finished my first: "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present" by Gail Collins.  I've always been a fan of reading fiction, but have turned heavily to non-fiction in the past couple of years.  When a friend from work let me borrow this book, I knew I'd found a winner.


Ms. Collins thoroughly discusses the history of women in recent history.  It's amazing to think that just 50 years ago, women were virtually second class citizens here in the United States.  Things still aren't perfect but it's incredible how far we've come.  I highly recommend this book to any woman, but especially to ladies around my age who didn't grow up with the real sexism that was the norm for generations before us.  

Here's a link to the book on Amazon.  Thanks to Jean for letting me borrow her copy!

Have you read any great books lately?  Were they fiction or non-fiction?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pinspiration









This outfit is a total copycat.  I bought this sweater a while back and was so thrilled to see it on Pinterest a few days later!  I never would have paired it with a salmon scarf, but once I saw it, I knew I had to try it.  (It just so happened to perfectly match my Tart Deco nail polish by Essie!)

I'm a big fan of neutral color palettes lately, but I'm absolutely loving this pop of color.

Have you ever found "Pinspiration?"  What are you loving lately on Pinterest?

sweater, old navy (similar - a steal for cashmere!)- scarf, j.crew factory (similar) - jeans, old navy - shoes, j.crew factory (similar, similar, dying over these) - bag, via tj maxx

infinitely,
J.E.S.T.
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