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Valentine’s Date Night Style – 3 Ways to Make His Heart go Pitter Patter

How many of you are going out on a date night this Valentine’s Day?!  Or even the weekend before?!  Well, if you’re like me, then you’re thinking about your outfit, duh!!  It’s a special day and night to get festive and dressed up for that special someone.  Of course I tend to go for something red or pink, I mean it’s basically required.  

Whether you’re doing a movie night, a casual lunch or even a hot night on the town I’ve got you covered with outfit ideas!  As a matter of fact, I have ideas for all three of those fun date nights!  Keep scrolling to see…

Photos by Corrie Lynn Photo

First, I’m kicking it off with a casual date night…  I picture this outfit for a date at the movies or even a cozy night at home.  And when I think cozy, I think of a chunky sweater.  This pretty in pink one by Free People is just right for Valentine’s Day, and it’s on sale!  I paired it with a white tank, high waisted jeans and my new favorite Van’s.  

To add a little flair, I wore these pink tassel earrings.  While this isn’t the sexiest of outfits, it sure is comfy and cute!!




Now, for a little more sex appeal…  A sweet dress with a low neckline is just what the doctor ordered for a lunch date.  Also, you’ve gotta have a little red on Valentine’s Day, I know we don’t use a lot of it here, but the holiday calls for it!  Actually, unlike every other event designer I know, I don’t mind red… Maybe it’s that fiery Portuguese flair in me!  

This cute little frock is by our friends at Knot Sisters, I wore it with my Free People bralette… Can’t have the girls hanging that loose!  But I let the dress do the talking here with a simple pair of sandals, a clutch and my Wyeth sunnies!

Last but not least, going full sex appeal on this one… Remember how I said I didn’t want to let the girls too loose?!  Well, they are out having a party in this one!  I love this For Love & Lemons Dress so much, it’s fun, flirty and sexy all in one!  With the print and the appliqué, you can’t go wrong… But, you are doing something wrong if you don’t get lucky in this one, haha!

Without a doubt, there something special about taking that time away from every day life to have a date night with the one you love.  My husband and I don’t do it nearly enough.  Whether Valentine’s Day is a holiday you celebrate or not, I think we can all get behind more one on one time with your significant other.  And now you know just what to wear!

Shop more of my favorite looks below!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on February 6, 2018 in FASHION, STYLE, VALENTINE’S DAY

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Cuddle Up this Winter with the Family in Chaser Brand

During the winter months there’s lots of time to get cozy and cuddle up with your loved ones.  With the cold weather there is no better excuse to stay inside, eat some popcorn and watch a movie.  One thing I know about cuddling is you need to be wearing something super soft, and my boys agree.  

As a matter of fact I think we can all agree that we all want to wear the softest fabrics on our skin, and have our kids do the same.  My favorite brand to turn to for soft clothes is Chaser.  They have something for everyone in the family, and it’s all so damn cute.

What’s also cute?!  Cruz loves playing with his belly button as you can see below…

Photos by Alison Bernier

Another thing I love about the winter are the lazy days.  This really isn’t like me, I am a go go go type of person.  However, those days when it’s raining or foggy and cold out and you just feel like doing nothing, that’s when it gets to me.  Those are the days where I just want to take these cute boys, and that hunk of a guy, and cuddle all day long.

If I’ve learned one thing living in a house of boys, as far as clothes go, it’s all about comfort.  The softer the tee, the more it’s loved.  Therefore my boys love them some Chaser…  When we got our last shipment I got Court quite a few things, he was so excited he literally put everything on… The kid had 5 layers of clothes on!  Now that’s love!

On days like this I’ll usually start with making waffles or pancakes.  Of course our favorite movies will be playing most of the day, but we’ll also have tickle fights, wrestling matches and a baseball game in our house.  Surely there will also be lots of Gunn & Swain blankets to snuggle with and to make forts.  But most of all there will be lots of love and cuddles.

How do you stay cozy at home in these winter months?

Shop my family’s looks below!

xx

Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn
Tank / Sweater / Leggings
Nate
Tee / Sweatshirt
Court
Sweatshirt / Pants / Tee
Cruz
Tee

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By on January 15, 2018 in FAMILY, FASHION, KIDS, STYLE

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Staying Warm & Stylish all Winter with the best Coats

Kicking off 2018 with our first style post of the year!!  Since it’s winter I’ve been looking into the best winter coats that will keep me warm and stylish.  Granted, it doesn’t get too chilly down in Southern California, you still gotta look good when the temperature gets low.  Therefore I wanted to find different styled coats that will work and are easy to layer with.  Because when it warms up, we need to be able to take these jackets off and still look cute!  Believe it or not, we took these photos on one of the 20 days that it rains here in So Cal, go figure!

Photos by Alison Bernier

This first look was inspired by a future princess – Meghan Markle.  Have you all fallen in love with her as much as I have?!  I Seriously can’t wait for that wedding!!  In contrast, I’m not so much a classic style girl, but I feel like this winter coat is something we should all have in our arsenal.  A toggle coat or even a pea coat is always a good idea.  It’s sophisticated and will always be in style, and if Meghan wears it then it’s all good in my book…  You can find similar this one here, and the beret is just the icing on the cake!

Have you heard about teddy bear coats?!  Well you need one, because even my Mom knows they’re cool.  Granted, my mom is pretty stylish and usually knows about trends before me.  In fact, a month or so ago she called my sister and I to say “Oh, your dad is getting me a teddy bear coat for Christmas” and then I realized how cool she was!  But seriously, they are super cozy, so damn cute and the perfect thing to throw on when it’s cold out.  You can find this one here, and can I just say, I’m obsessed with the color!!



This last coat is a bit more of a stylish purchase than practical.  It doesn’t necessarily keep you warm but it’s damn cute!  Obviously I have a thing for boho, especially tassels and crochet.  Well, this coat makes my tassel and crochet dreams come true.  When I wear this coat I feel like I should be Penny Lane, or maybe I wish I could be, ha!  Above all, yes you need those practical winter coats, but it’s always nice to have something stylish in your arsenal as well!

Shop all these styles below!

And don’t forget to stay warm, but stylish of course!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on January 11, 2018 in FASHION, STYLE

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Wearing Velvet for the Holidays and why it’s a Must!

Lately I’m obsessed with all things velvet!  I think it may have something to do with the holiday season but I’ve been loving it for my tablescapes, my home and even my wardrobe!  The holidays are the perfect time of year to bust out some velvet, and this year I’m taking full advantage.  I have three outfits today that will have you wearing it for the holidays too!

Photos by Corrie Lynn Photography
Hair by 1011 Makeup

You can play with velvet on your accessories or you can be like me and go full force!  There are so many fun ways to add it in, today I’m sharing three.  Let’s start with my favorite first, this playful pair of overalls…  

Madewell is one of my favorite stores to shop at and they didn’t disappoint this holiday season.  Especially in the velvet department.  These overalls immediately caught my eye!  They’re so darn cute and overalls are always a fun and different option.  I paired them with this cute chambray top from Madewell also.
  You know we love a good kimono!  Another fun way to add velvet is to throw it over whatever you’re wearing!  This Flynn Skye kimono’s color is just amazing!!!  I found this Chaser Brand Champagne tee and thought it was perfect for this season!  This would be a fun casual NYE outfit if you are being mellow this year like I probably will be… Mom problems over here!  

Also, Dear Santa, I think I need a new pair of Vans, these are looking a little dirty, haha!


Last up, the dressy way to wear your velvet… With a floor length gown of course!  I am completely obsessed with this For Love & Lemons dress and was the minute I saw it.  The appliqué detail is so fun and the colors are on point for the holidays.  The straps are velvet and it’s just the perfect touch of one needs on a fabulous dress like this!

Shop all my picks and more below!  Seriously, velvet for the win people!!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on December 12, 2017 in FASHION, STYLE

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Getting Fancy – Jacquelyn’s Style Picks from Cleobella for the Holidays

With the holiday season coming up you know you’re gonna be invited to SO many parties.  Because if you’re one of our readers, then you must be totally amazing!!  But seriously, what to wear?!  The holidays are great because you can definitely go a little out of your comfort zone.  With holiday style you can get sparkly and really have fun with what you wear, especially for New Years Eve!

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite style picks for the holidays with Cleobella.  If you have followed us you know I am a huge fan of this local company.  They do boho perfectly and I always leave feeling like a million bucks with whatever I’ve purchased.  Here are a few sexy little numbers that you will love to get fancy with this holiday season…

Photos by Corrie Lynn Photography

Starting with the sexiest of all… This Jumpsuit!!!!  Honestly, I was a little terrified to try this sucker on!  But once it was on, I sort of fell in love… I’m still rocking those lovely (and larger) breast feeding boobs which aren’t the easiest to control.  However, I felt great in this!  I sort of want to send my husband this photo on New Years Eve because we will most likely just be in sweat pants on the couch haha!!  That’s our holiday style IRL.  A girl can dream though right?!

Next up is the most gorgeous dress!!  I actually wore this exact outfit to a dear friend’s wedding a few weeks ago!  The pretty champagne color is really lovely and the lace detailing just makes it.  It was the perfect dress to dance in all night and feel comfortable!  

I was a little worried about the bra factor but I just wore a lace bralette as suggested by the lovely ladies from Cleobella.  Simply add a leather jacket, a pair of heels and your favorite clutch and you are good to go!


Lastly, you can’t go wrong with an LBD, especially a sexy little number like this.  I like that since it shows quite a bit of cleavage that it has long sleeves.  Can’t show all the lady bits!  I love wearing tights during the winter season, especially tummy tamers like these.  Just add a cute hat to make it a little interesting and some boots, mine are vintage that I got ages ago in NYC.

Doesn’t Cleobella know how to do the holidays right?!  Lots of fun options below on what to wear this holiday season!  Take this time to have fun, get sparkly, and party!!!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on December 1, 2017 in FASHION, STYLE

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