Monday, July 21, 2014

Marciano Silk Dress


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What I'm Wearing
Dress:Marciano/ sold out (Cute & Cheaper Alternate) Heels:Zara (old) Clutch:TJMaxx/old


My affinity for Blue continues with this gorgeous blue silk dress by Marciano. The minute I laid eyes on this dress, I knew I had to have it. It was however, quite pricey. Lucky for me, it happened to be on Sale at Macys, so naturally it came home with me.  It's a bit on the shorter side, so boyshorts are a must. Overall, The beaded detail at the sleeves, the scalloped back, makes this dress perfect for a nice summer day. 

I hope you're all have a great Summer!
Thanks for stopping by!
xx,
Jewel

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bohemian Mama

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What I'm Wearing:
Top: TJMaxx (similar) White Denim: H&M (similar styleBag Sunnies: Tommy Hilfiger (similar)



I think this is my new favorite top, and no not just because it's blue. Although, that is why I purchased it. I love the Bohemian feel of it and how perfect it is for Summer. Since it's showing quite a bit of skin, I decided to pair it with white crisp skinnies to balance things out. Less is more, but not in this case/ I've worn this top twice in three days. First with a high waisted skirt, and with this look, I slipped on a blue Cami to cover my belly for a dinner I went to.
 Can't wait to wear this top to the beach for some fun and relaxation. Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to follow along on  insta for details of my trip. I'll be doing a recap when I return, here on the blog/
xx,
Jewel
ps: dont forget to enter to win a 3 months subscription to Letote HERE.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Guest Blogger: Rachelle's Summer Go To Looks


Hey guys! Rachelle here from PinkSole, I'm taking over Jewel's blog today while she's having the time of her life. Living in South Florida, dressing up for a night-out or just to hangout with friends can be quite challenging as it gets oh so hot. Really less is more but you don't want to overexpose any body parts. Below are some of my go-to looks:3-three-goto-perfect-summer-outfits, style optimist blog, pinksole, blog
Outfit 1: studs || tank || sunglasses || shorts || sandals
Outfit 2: earrings || dress || rings || sandals
Outfit 3: earrings || top || skirt || sandals
Hope you guys find these outfits helpful and thank you so much Jewel for having me.
xoxo
Rachelle

Monday, July 14, 2014

Red, White & Blue







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I've worn this floral Vince Camuto Blazer too many times to count and I can't get enough of it. Super light weight, which is perfect for Summer. Actually, I wore the pants and blazer in this POST. In the patriotic spirit, last weekend, I added my favorite blue heels with my Phillip Lim Pashli to complete my look.

I'm flying to Africa (Liberia) right now, and I'm both nervous and excited. Long plane rides can be anxiety producing but I'm excited visit after 15 years. Looking forward to seeing my grandmother, aunts, uncle, cousins, the whole works. Oh and my daddy, whom I haven't seen in a year. 
I have some guest posts coming your way, so be sure to visit tomorrow and follow my African Adventures on Instagram!
ps: dont forget to enter to win a 3 months subscription to Letote HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!
xx,
Jewel



Thursday, July 10, 2014

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I've been wearing my hair in a bun for over a week now; it's just easy and perfect for those lazy hair weeks!
I wore this LeTote Dress for a court hearing today. I have to admit, I was a bit on the fence about it because it showed some legs, but I think the sleeves added a good balance.  I've gotten quite a few boxes from LeTote and I really enjoy the pieces they've send me. (I'm taking this dress to Liberia and Paris) They recently added some House of Harlow jewelry, and they're pretty amazing.  
Since we're celebrating TWO years here on the blog, I've partnered with LeTote to give one reader a three month subscription to the service. All you have to do is enter in the rafflecopter below!
Thanks for your support and good luck!
ps. dont forget to enter my other giveaway HERE. I'll choose the winner when I return from Paris!

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Evolution: TWO year RECAP

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In continuation of my blog two year anniversary celebration, I've been reflecting on why I started this blog and thinking about the direction I'd like to take it. I must say, I am so incredibly thankful for this blog and the opportunity to document and watch my personal style evolve over time. I also love that this space is my corner on the web, where I am able to connect with all you style lovers out there. Thanks so much for every pageview, click, comment, video watched. It means so much!
Thanks for stopping by!

TEN Things I've learned about blogging!




Hey everyone, In of celebration my blogs TWO year anniversary, I've made a video sharing TEN things I've learned through this blog. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed filming and editing! :). I do wanna hear what you guys have learned since you've been blogging as well, so do tell!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Xo, Jewel