16th Jul 2014
The Textured Tie by jillianess featuring leather bags
I know this is nothing new but recently I’m loving things textured. This obsession includes the textured tie and so I decided to build an outfit around one. 
I chose a bright stripe textured tie and paired it with a classic white button up and linen suit, both from J. Crew. Don’t be afraid to mix prints with your tie and pocket square. Mixing is actually preferred. 
I really love this classic tailored look, oooh la la.
J Crew clothing / J.Crew dress pants / Brahmin leather bag / Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses / Montegrappa NeroUno Automatic Watch, $3,225 / J.Crew Ludlow sportcoat in Irish linen / Ike Behar Men’s Textured Stripe Woven Tie / J.Crew Ludlow spread-collar shirt in solid / Drake’s Silk Polka-Dot Pocket Square

I know this is nothing new but recently I’m loving things textured. This obsession includes the textured tie and so I decided to build an outfit around one. 

I chose a bright stripe textured tie and paired it with a classic white button up and linen suit, both from J. Crew. Don’t be afraid to mix prints with your tie and pocket square. Mixing is actually preferred. 

I really love this classic tailored look, oooh la la.

14th Jul 2014
She’s Country by jillianess featuring mid-rise jeans
Since I’m a huge fan of country music I purchased a mega ticket this year featuring 8 country concerts this summer. Naturally I had to buy myself a pair of cowboy boots. However, several years back when cowboy boots were everywhere I wasn’t a fan because I couldn’t picture myself wearing them. I’m glad that has changed. 
My husband and I vacationed to Nashville last year and we both fell in love with the city. When we were walking up and down Broadway mostly what you see are boots for sale! They grew on me! 
Now, I can’t get enough of the many looks you can wear with a stylish pair of cowboy boots. You can dress more casual. For example in a plaid top and jeans. You can also go the more dressy route and pair your boots with a sun dress. Either way you will look fab, I promise!!
Forever 21 dress / Splendid see through top, $105 / AG Adriano Goldschmied mid-rise jeans, $145 / GUESS leather western boots / Scoop beach handbag / Ring, $1,490 / ASOS earrings / Floral crown, $55 / Scala western hat

Since I’m a huge fan of country music I purchased a mega ticket this year featuring 8 country concerts this summer. Naturally I had to buy myself a pair of cowboy boots. However, several years back when cowboy boots were everywhere I wasn’t a fan because I couldn’t picture myself wearing them. I’m glad that has changed. 

My husband and I vacationed to Nashville last year and we both fell in love with the city. When we were walking up and down Broadway mostly what you see are boots for sale! They grew on me! 

Now, I can’t get enough of the many looks you can wear with a stylish pair of cowboy boots. You can dress more casual. For example in a plaid top and jeans. You can also go the more dressy route and pair your boots with a sun dress. Either way you will look fab, I promise!!

13th Jul 2014
Chinos by jillianess featuring stainless steel watches
My husband has a newest edition to his closet and they are chino pants. So naturally I have to blog about them. Basically put these are pants made from chino cloth. Fun Fact: Chinos were first designed for the military. 
You can get a pair of chino pants in regular or slim fit. You can can also get them in many colors and pair them with many types of shirts. Such as long sleeve, short sleeve, button-up, polos, you name it. 
I really like this look and plus it gives men more options instead of jeans or khakis.
Armitron stainless steel watch / BOSS HUGO BOSS Jason Plaid Dress Shirt - Slim Fit / Acne Studios Navy brushed cotton chinos, $265 / ALDO Tobal / Polo Ralph Lauren Straight-Fit Five-Pocket Chino Pant / Fossil Alex Belt / Pantherella Fine Wool Blend Over the Calf Socks Navy Regular / Pantherella Fine Wool Blend Over the Calf Socks Navy Regular / Gap Ribbed Dress Socks 3 Pack - brown

My husband has a newest edition to his closet and they are chino pants. So naturally I have to blog about them. Basically put these are pants made from chino cloth. Fun Fact: Chinos were first designed for the military. 

You can get a pair of chino pants in regular or slim fit. You can can also get them in many colors and pair them with many types of shirts. Such as long sleeve, short sleeve, button-up, polos, you name it. 

I really like this look and plus it gives men more options instead of jeans or khakis.

12th Jul 2014
Overall Fun by jillianess featuring Givenchy
I recently purchased a pair of overalls from Express. They are adorable and comfortable, yet I was still hesitant to buy them. Wearing them just brought me back to when I was 8 years old and overalls were everywhere and then they weren’t. Even though I have seen everybody bringing back the trend I was still second guessing if I could pull them off. Soon after this hesitation I bought them anyway. My husband still doesn’t get it but I for one am glad they are back on trend. I’m a big fan of the cropped leg overalls. They remind me of the boyfriend relaxed fit look. You can dress these bad boys up or down. You can pair any shirt with them such as a crop, long sleeve or tank. Dress them up with some tie up heels or wedges. The possibilities are endless. So seriously have some overall fun with this new trend!
Crop top / Abercrombie Fitch bib overall / Black sandals / Express saddle bag / A X Armani Exchange leather strap watch / Michael kors bracelet / Ray Ban ray ban aviator / Karl Lagerfeld baseball hat / Givenchy lipstick

I recently purchased a pair of overalls from Express. They are adorable and comfortable, yet I was still hesitant to buy them. Wearing them just brought me back to when I was 8 years old and overalls were everywhere and then they weren’t. Even though I have seen everybody bringing back the trend I was still second guessing if I could pull them off. 

Soon after this hesitation I bought them anyway. My husband still doesn’t get it but I for one am glad they are back on trend. I’m a big fan of the cropped leg overalls. They remind me of the boyfriend relaxed fit look. 

You can dress these bad boys up or down. You can pair any shirt with them such as a crop, long sleeve or tank. Dress them up with some tie up heels or wedges. The possibilities are endless. 

So seriously have some overall fun with this new trend!

19th Nov 2013
Men - Mad For Plaid by jillianess featuring travel bags
Yep, that’s right! Plaid and checks are in for men this season. Not just dress shirts but coats, scarves, socks, ties, everything! 
I decided to build an outfit around a men’s plaid coat. Look how easy! The question is… Can you incorporate more plaid and checks into your wardrobe? Ready, Go!
Stelton travel bag, $74 / FOSSIL bracelet watch, $220 / PS PAUL SMITH Double-breasted coat / Randolph Engineering 55mm Polarized Aviator Sunglasses Gunmetal/ Grey… / Eden BRETT Laceup boots, $160 / JOHN VARVATOS high v-neck t-shirt / Jack & Jones KOBBER Jumper, $81 / River Island Dark wash Dean straight jeans, $73 / Fossil Jay / Stance Prime Socks

Men - Mad For Plaid by jillianess featuring travel bags

Yep, that’s right! Plaid and checks are in for men this season. Not just dress shirts but coats, scarves, socks, ties, everything! 

I decided to build an outfit around a men’s plaid coat. Look how easy! The question is… Can you incorporate more plaid and checks into your wardrobe? Ready, Go!

14th Nov 2013
Lovely Layers by jillianess featuring a purple blouse
I had to do a post about layered skirts. I have a beige layered skirt from express that I love to wear with boots when it gets a little colder out. I found this amazing colorful layered skirt on here and had to make an outfit. Pair any layered skirt with stocking and cute boots! Find a blouse to match and bam! It’s time for a night out or day at work; doesn’t matter!
Purple blouse / Oasis shirt, $7.67 / Oasis faux leather coat, $120 / Eggs knee length a line skirt / Commando hosiery / Black booties, $27 / Faith silver purse, $39 / Alienina necklace / Faliero Sarti scarve, $220 / Sheriff&Cherry matte finish sunglasses / MICHAEL Michael Kors glove

Lovely Layers by jillianess featuring a purple blouse

I had to do a post about layered skirts. I have a beige layered skirt from express that I love to wear with boots when it gets a little colder out. I found this amazing colorful layered skirt on here and had to make an outfit. Pair any layered skirt with stocking and cute boots! Find a blouse to match and bam! It’s time for a night out or day at work; doesn’t matter!

13th Nov 2013
Who Cares About Hat Hair!!! by jillianess featuring a fedora hat
I love hats and big brimmed are even better! I purchased a two-toned brimmed hat from Nordstrom Rack a few weeks back and I LOVE! That hat was my inspiration to create this adorable cold weather outfit!
So, do hats look good on you? If so rock it this season!
Vero Moda long sleeve open cardigan, $75 / Converse stripe t shirt / Warehouse skinny jeans, $67 / J.Crew marled socks / Black Poppy military boots / Wrap wrist watch / With Love From CA engraved jewelry / Free People fedora hat / Quay Eyeware leopard print glasses / Pink infinity scarve

Who Cares About Hat Hair!!! by jillianess featuring a fedora hat

I love hats and big brimmed are even better! I purchased a two-toned brimmed hat from Nordstrom Rack a few weeks back and I LOVE! That hat was my inspiration to create this adorable cold weather outfit!

So, do hats look good on you? If so rock it this season!

24th Oct 2013
Print Just Got Bigger! by jillianess featuring mini cross body purses
We all know how much I love animal print so I am happy to say large animal print is in! Also, many prints are larger these days because that is the style. I decided to focus this outfit around a large leopard print clutch. You can also see the large print in the sheer scarf!
I just love the large prints!
Coast red short sleeve shirt, $89 / Ted Baker black wrap jacket, $250 / Monsoon zipper pocket pants / Sole Society ankle boots / Warehouse mini cross body purse, $57 / GUESS watch / Karen Millen stud earrings / Animal print shawl

Print Just Got Bigger! by jillianess featuring mini cross body purses

We all know how much I love animal print so I am happy to say large animal print is in! Also, many prints are larger these days because that is the style. I decided to focus this outfit around a large leopard print clutch. You can also see the large print in the sheer scarf!

I just love the large prints!

Coast red short sleeve shirt, $89 / Ted Baker black wrap jacket, $250 / Monsoon zipper pocket pants / Sole Society ankle boots / Warehouse mini cross body purse, $57 / GUESS watch / Karen Millen stud earrings / Animal print shawl
24th Oct 2013
Flapper Fringe by jillianess featuring an industrial bar
For some reason I’m thinking about my NYE dress already. I envision a fringe skirt just like a flapper dress. I want it to be gold and sparkly. How fun is that for a party!
 
I put together this outfit so you can see what I’m thinking! It just so happened this fringe flapper ensemble includes leather which is a bonus! Leather is very “in” right now so it makes this outfit that much better!
Rag & Bone black flapper style dress / Prabal Gurung platform pumps / Alexander McQueen leather purse / ABS by Allen Schwartz pearl jewelry / Deepa Gurnani head wrap hair accessory / Industrial bar

Flapper Fringe by jillianess featuring an industrial bar

For some reason I’m thinking about my NYE dress already. I envision a fringe skirt just like a flapper dress. I want it to be gold and sparkly. How fun is that for a party!
 
I put together this outfit so you can see what I’m thinking! It just so happened this fringe flapper ensemble includes leather which is a bonus! Leather is very “in” right now so it makes this outfit that much better!

Rag & Bone black flapper style dress / Prabal Gurung platform pumps / Alexander McQueen leather purse / ABS by Allen Schwartz pearl jewelry / Deepa Gurnani head wrap hair accessory / Industrial bar

18th Oct 2013
eonline:

Gwen Stefani debuted her baby bump on the red carpet in a fun Salvatore Ferragamo dress!

eonline:

Gwen Stefani debuted her baby bump on the red carpet in a fun Salvatore Ferragamo dress!

18th Oct 2013
eonline:

Our contenders for best dressed this week: Carey Mulligan, Kate Winslet, Taylor Swift, Dianna Agron, Lupita Nyong’o!

eonline:

Our contenders for best dressed this week: Carey Mulligan, Kate Winslet, Taylor Swift, Dianna Agron, Lupita Nyong’o!

13th Oct 2013
Men in Sweaters This Fall by jillianess on Polyvore
My husband and I were out shopping this weekend. When we were looking for sweaters for him, I noticed many had different swatches of fabric on the elbows. I’m not sure if there is an exact name for this but I’ll go with “swatches” for now. I like this look so I decided to create an outfit around it. 


The sweaters we saw were from Banana Republic but it seems many retailers are carrying them. Pair your sweater with a matching button-up underneath and a pair of jeans. There, you’re good to go!

Emporio Armani Chronograph Leather Strap Watch, 43mm / J.Crew Lambswool shawl-collar elbow-patch sweater / Banana Republic Slim Fit Gingham Utility Shirt - Damselfish blue / Original Penguin Mens Brown Belan Gingham Check Shirt, $94 / JACK & JONES JJ Slack, $82 / AE Donegal Sweater / Fat Face Boot Cut Green Indigo Denim, $77

Men in Sweaters This Fall by jillianess on Polyvore

My husband and I were out shopping this weekend. When we were looking for sweaters for him, I noticed many had different swatches of fabric on the elbows. I’m not sure if there is an exact name for this but I’ll go with “swatches” for now. I like this look so I decided to create an outfit around it. 

The sweaters we saw were from Banana Republic but it seems many retailers are carrying them. Pair your sweater with a matching button-up underneath and a pair of jeans. There, you’re good to go!
Emporio Armani Chronograph Leather Strap Watch, 43mm / J.Crew Lambswool shawl-collar elbow-patch sweater / Banana Republic Slim Fit Gingham Utility Shirt - Damselfish blue / Original Penguin Mens Brown Belan Gingham Check Shirt, $94 / JACK & JONES JJ Slack, $82 / AE Donegal Sweater / Fat Face Boot Cut Green Indigo Denim, $77
11th Oct 2013
High Low Tunic by jillianess featuring a curling mascara
I recently had a shopping outing with my mother and she loved this high low tunic tank and bought it for me. I know, she’s the best! At first sight it looks adorable then when you try it on it is kind of questionable because it’s different. I decided different is good and I love it! I paired mine with a pair of leggings and boots. 
We picked out my high low tunic at Nordstrom Rack! If you can go to one I recommend it!
GUESS by Marciano t shirt / Top / Minimum blazer, $110 / Rick Owens black elastic waist pants / H&M high heel bootie, $96 / Botkier studded shoulder bag / Carolee necklace / Rip Curl hat / Charlotte Tilbury curling mascara, $35

High Low Tunic by jillianess featuring a curling mascara

I recently had a shopping outing with my mother and she loved this high low tunic tank and bought it for me. I know, she’s the best! At first sight it looks adorable then when you try it on it is kind of questionable because it’s different. I decided different is good and I love it! I paired mine with a pair of leggings and boots. 

We picked out my high low tunic at Nordstrom Rack! If you can go to one I recommend it!

11th Oct 2013
10022-shoe:

Animal instinct. Aquazarra For details: service@s5a.com

Photo: Kristen Somody Whalen

10022-shoe:

Animal instinct. Aquazarra For details: service@s5a.com

Photo: Kristen Somody Whalen

11th Oct 2013
marcjacobs:

Marc Jacobs x NYC Taxi invite you to shop now: marcjacobs.com

marcjacobs:

Marc Jacobs x NYC Taxi invite you to shop now: marcjacobs.com