Thursday, January 2, 2014

NU Year, NU Sophisticate









 
Thank you for spending 2013 with me; 2014 will be filled with lots more posts and career tips for us working girls.
 
Love,
Jillian

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Working Girl Essentials

For the past month or so, my clothes have been safely packed away while the hubs and I hunted for our new home. Though it's been semi-painful being apart from them, the separation has given me a new perspective on my work wardrobe essentials. I've realized that a few key pieces can go a long way in a workdrobe. Here are the items that have been keeping me stylish through my transition:

work essentials



If you're just starting out in your career or going through a transition period, like me, this is a great guide on where to start. Just mix and match these pieces, and slowly incorporate new pieces when you can. I'd start with silk tops and accessories to switch up these looks without breaking the bank. Hope this helps.

Jillian

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday




Sweater: Ann Tayor//Skirt:ASOS//Jacket: Zara//Belt:ASOS (HERE)//Shoes: ALDO
 

I’m spending the next few work hours in deep virtual combat - vying against other determined fashinionistas for cyber Monday discounts and racing against that unforgiving cart clock. If you’re planning on joining me in this virtual showdown, here are a few of the places where you can find me:

ASOS (of course!) – 30% off EVERYTHING
J.CREW – 30% off your purchase with code MONDAY (and free shipping to boot)
J.CREW FACTORY – 50% off everything with code GOSHOP (and free shipping)
ANN TAYLOR – 50% off everything with code SHOP50
KATE SPADE – 30% off everything with code CYBER30
NORDSTROM (DESIGNER CLEARANCE) – up to 40% off select items
 
Have Fun! And, stay safe out in these cyber streets!
 
-Jillian 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Life Lately....

 

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve packed up my first adult apartment, moved into my childhood bedroom, and purchased my first {dream} home. So, to say that these weeks have been jam packed with emotions would be an absolute understatement. But, somewhere between the nostalgia of living my grown up life in my childhood bedroom and the utter giddiness of purchasing my first home – I’ve managed to start thinking about the really important stuff - décor.  To help me with this, I’ve spent hours on the website, HOUZZ browsing their ridiculously gorgeous rooms and saving photos to guide me along my home décor journey.

So with that being said, please excuse the onslaught of home décor and renovation posts to come and feel free to share your opinion on which elements make a home spectacular.

Also, if you’re on a home décor journey as well, check out HOUZZ – the rooms on here are beyond amazing.

-Jillian

Friday, November 15, 2013

Printed Suits: Houndstooth and Chevron





Jacket: Ann Taylor (HERE); Skirt: Ann Taylor (HERE); Shirt: Ann Taylor; Shoes: Steve Madden; Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim at Target


Printed suits scream polished, but sometimes they scream matronly too. Because of this, I usually admire them from afar and select colored suits when I want to make a statement. But, the good people at Ann Taylor are slowly changing my stance on the printed suit. Through interesting print mixes (like this one) and textures, Ann Taylor's printed suits come across as both youthful and refined (a combo that I'm especially fond of). If you've been steering clear of printed suits to avoid their matronly effect, you might want to check out the Ann Taylor website - they're onto something over there.
Jillian
 
 


Friday, October 4, 2013

Did you know?




The Style Bloggers of Color Conference is coming to Miami and I'm a panelist!  Get more information on the conference at stylebloggersofcolor.blogspot.com!

See you there!
Jillian