Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Alterations Please

 Pants: Zara, Blouse: Fourty, Blazer: Forever 21, Shoes: Bakers, Bag: Cole Haan, Watch: Michele, Sunglasses: Edward Beiner, Ring and Necklace: Miami Jewelry Boutique 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crazy Vintage


Dress: Vintage, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Cuffs and Ring: Jewelry Boutique in Miami, Earrings: Charter Club

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Follow Nusophisticate on Twitter


I'm finally on Twitter!! To follow me, click the "follow @NuSophisticate" button on the right. Get ready for lots of outfits, shopping, and eating! This is gonna be too much fun!

xoxo
Jillian





Thursday, January 26, 2012

Artsy Flare

Jacket: Levi's, Shirt: J Crew, Pants: Atik Boutique in Miami, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Envelope Clutch: ASOS, Watch: Michele Jewelry: Kore Boutique, Forever 21, Ralph Lauren, Street Vendor, Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

X's and O's


Jacket: Zara, Turtleneck: Zara, Skirt: Thrifted, Clutch: Aldo, Shoes: Aldo, Watch: Rolex, Bracelets: Ralph Lauren, Necklace: Betsey Johnson, Earrings: Vintage

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Berry Blend


Jacket: Forever 21, Dress: Vintage, Belt: Betsey Johnson, Shoes: Nine West (amazingly old), Clutch: Nine West, Sunglasses: Edward Beiner, Earrings: Vintage

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thank you for Stopping By


Shirt: J Crew, Sweater: J Crew, Jeans: Hudson, Flats: Michael Kors, Purse: Cole Haan, Watch: Rolex, Necklace: JC Penney


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Brunch! Take #102

Jacket: BCBG (similar here); T-shirt: J crew; Skirt: old; Shoes: Aldo; Bag: Fendi







I love eating and I love brunch! Not as serious as dinner and heartier than breakfast, a good brunch spot usually does it for me EVERY time! I wore this outfit to brunch this weekend and had a great meal, topped off with a mystery mix of ice cream and toppings from Coldstone. I'm planning on doing a formal review of the restaurant so check back soon for that.

Hmmmm, on another note,  my New Year's resolution about working out and eating healthy aren't quite panning out for this month (see evidence above), so I think I'll start a "Second Month in the New Year " resolution.  Whose joining me? :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

My First Feature


The wonderful Nika over at Black Fashion Bloggers has featured me on her blog. Since my blog is so new, I was shocked that she decided to feature little old me. Make sure to check out my feature and Nika's amazing blog HERE.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Miami Trench


Blouse: Zara (similar here), Jeans: Gap (here), Shoes: Sam Edelman (here), Brooch; Swarovski (similar here), Necklace: old

I'm a Miami girl - always have been and always will be. I love everything about this town, except the fact that wearing a trench coat is usually out of the question unless you want to end up with a heat stroke. For me, trench coats are an easy way to add a bit of polish to the most basic of outfits. They were a definite go to item for me when I lived in a colder climate. So, imagine my excitement when I saw this cute sleeveless trench coat from Forever 21. It gives off almost the same effect as a traditional trench, but is light weight and Miami-friendly.

I also added a brooch to the lapel. No joke people, I LOOVE brooches. Please keep me away from your grandma's jewels because I will clean her out with no remorse.     

xoxo
Jillian






Saturday, January 7, 2012

Yay! My wedding is one of Essence Magazines 11 best of 2011






Last year my hubby and I decided to have a destination wedding. I'm a typical type A personality, so every moment up until my wedding day was filled with utter panic that everthing would be a hot smoldering mess. But, everything turned out perfect. So perfect that our wedding was featured as one of Essence magazines "Top 11 weddings of 2011." Check it out here.

To all my brides-to-be, STOP WORRYING because things have a way of working themselves out. All you NEED is the love of your life, family, friends and an amazing photographer (like mine). I'll share a few more of my pics and wedding tips in future posts.

Photos by Cendino Teme Photography

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Guess Who's Back? With the perfect pair of jeans.


Shirt: New York and Company (similar here), Jeans: Hudson (here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (here in pink!), Belt: Betsey Johnson

I had an amazingly busy holiday season. It was actually my first Christmas and New Years as a wife, so I pulled out all the stops. I also decided that my motto for the year would be "it is what it is." So simple, but so true. Just a little reminder to look at things honestly and value them accordingly. Good to be back!


Ok, jeans have always been a major fashion issue for me. I'm short and curvy with a small waist. This means that if jeans can fit my waist, they are definitely not making it up over my thighs. And, if they can be hiked up over my thighs, there's a gigantic gap in the waist section. Ayyyy, what's a girl to do? Buy Hudson jeans - that's what. These jeans are an amazing combination of structure and stretch. They're stretchy enough to fit over my curves, while being structured enough to look...well - like jeans instead of leggins. Also, there is that added benefit of being able to find these jeans in more adult washes. Most stretchy jeans out there are so full of whiskering, fading and studded pockets that I think someone's gonna either ask me where 'homeroom' is or throw me in a Nelly video if I tried to wear them in public. Trust me ladies, Hudson jeans are a curvy girls best friend!
These jeans can be found at Macy's. Though they retail for about $150, good timing and a few well-played customer appreciation coupons can have you sailing away with these jeans at a fraction of the cost. 


My husband hates this but I always swipe his cufflinks to wear with my cuffed shirts. It's like throwing on a second pair of earrings.