Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Simple Dresses








Dress: Calvin Klein, Belt: Ralph Lauren (worn backwards), Clutch/Purse: Zara, Shoes: Bebe, Jacket: Thrifted, Necklaces: Beverly Johnson, Charter Club, Bracelets: Banana Republic, Earrings: Thrifted, Sunglasses: Edward Beiner, Watch: Rolex

Monday, February 27, 2012

Grey and Plum Me



Jacket: Forever 21, Blouse: Forever 21, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Coach, Bag: Fendi, Sunglasses: Gucci, Ring: Forever 21


Sunday, February 26, 2012

NuSophisticate's Student Style Scholarship









Hey Lovelies,

Nusophisticate’s student style scholarship competition is officially ON, and I couldn’t be more excited. Here’s the deal.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Make it Work: How To Dress Up A Casual Friday


Pants: Ann Taylor (Similar HI, Similar LO), Shirt: Banana Republic, Cardigan: Zara, Shoes: Aldo, Bag: Fendi, Watch: Michele, Bracelet: Tiffany&Co., Necklace: Fantasy World Jewelry in Miami, Brooch: Twinkle, Twinkle in Miami, Earrings: Charter Club, Sunglasses: Gucci

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pleated High-Low Skirt + President's Day




Skirt: Zara (Similar LO, Similar HI), Blouse: Mango (here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Pigalle Plato, Clutch: Zara( Similar HI, Similar LO), Necklace+Bracelet: Fantasy World Jewelry in Miami, Studs: Tiffany&Co.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Neon Jeans: The Tuck Dilemma


I started my walk to the party like this........
 
 Jeans: Fire via Nordstrom Rack (here), Shirt: H&M (Similar HI, Similar LO), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Similar HI, Similar LO), Clutch: Target (Similar HI, Similar LO), Jewelry: Jewelry Boutique in Miami

Friday, February 17, 2012

New York Times Street Style: Clutches


Wha?!?!?! My picture is in The New York Times' Street Style section! My jaw is still on the floor!


Clutches were the focus of this week's installment of Street Style and this ASOS clutch was my

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Make It Work: Monochromatic Me


Dress: Calvin Klein, Shoes: Aldo, Purse: Cole Haan, Necklace: Betsey Johnson, Belt: Betsey Johnson, Sunglasses: Gucci, Watch: Michele, Scarf: Ross (pictured below), Cardigan: Banana Republic (pictured below)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Monday! Crochet + Leopard

Dress: Zara, (Similar, LO), (Similar, MID), (Similar, HI)
Blazer: Forever 21, (Similar, LO) (Similar, HI)
Shoes: Steve Madden, (Similar, LO), (Similar HI)
Purse: Aldo,
Watch: Rolex,
Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.,
 Necklace: Betsey Johnson,
 Earrings: Tiffany & Co.,
Sunglasses: Gucci

Friday, February 10, 2012

Trend-Ing: Florals

Dress: ASOS (here & on sale), Belt: Ralph Lauren, Tights: Target, Shoes: Bakers, Earrings: Street Vendor, Watch: Rolex, Sunglasses: Gucci

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Casual Daze



 Shirt: Ann Taylor (similar & on sale), Jeans: Levi's (similar), Shoes: L.A.M.B. (similar), Purse: Fendi, Belt: Ralph Lauren (similar), Watch: Michele (here), Brooch: Twinkle, Twinkle (Miami), Ring: Forever 21, Bracelet and Necklace: Jewelry Boutique (Miami), Sunglasses: Gucci (here)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Scholarship-Ing


 





I've been receiving a ton of emails from college students telling me how much they love the site. Honestly, I really can’t tell you ladies how much I appreciate your feedback and admire your drive.  In an effort to show you young ladies just how much I am rooting for you and your success, I would love to give you a little something that I hope will go a long way. 

This is what I envision. A contest where any female student seeking higher education (e.g. college, fashion school, post graduate education, etc.) can participate. Send me a photo of you in your most fabulous outfit, I'll post it for all the other Sophisticates to see, and over a series of weeks, they'll vote on which outfit they love the most. The winner will receive a $500 dollar scholarship. Use your funds for books or a pair of fab new shoes (both necessities for any college diva lol). Spread the word and shoot me an email if you would be interested in participating. If I get enough emails, then the contest is on!  This is my way of giving back and I hope it is well received.

Hoping that all of you lovely ladies out there know that you are powerful beyond measure and beautiful just because you say so!

xoxo
Jillian

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Hatter

 Dress: Zara, Trench: Forever 21, Hat: Target, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Necklace: Jewelry Boutique, Necklace worn as bracelet: Betsey Johnson, Watch: Rolex, Bag: Fendi


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cufflinked


Sweater: JCrew, Shirt: Casual Corner (Old), Pants: ASOS, Shoes: Aldo, Necklace: Betsey Johnson, Purse: Michael Kors, Cufflinks: My Hubby's, Earrings: Vintage, Sunglasses: Gucci  

Friday, February 3, 2012

Blue Valentine



Dress: Topshop (here), Shoes: Casadei (here) Clutch: Alexander McQueen (no longer available), Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane (here), Cuff: Monica Vinader (here), Gold Studs: Anita Ko (here), Ring: Alexander McQueen (here)


Tis the season of love ladies! And I, for one, could not be more excited! Whether you're stepping out with your boo or drinking the night away with your girls, you’ve gotta look hot. What better way to do that than in an amazing, BLUE body con dress. Yeah, I
know Valentine’s Day is all about red hot love, and red hot dresses, but being a blue valentine is a great way to stand out from the crowd.

If you can’t stand the thought of a Valentine’s Day without red, a pair of red heels or some red accessories will give a classic Valentine's Day feel to your fabulously blue departure from the norm. And for more reserved ladies, an oversized blazer or a pair of tights is a great way to cover up while still making hearts race. Don't hurt 'em too bad ladies!

My look-board above is just for inspiration as some of the accessories are quite pricey. The dress is a great steal though. It retails for $56 on topshop.com.

Be sure to follow me on twitter so you can keep up with my search for the perfect Blue Valentine dress!


Love ya Lots,
Jillian

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Twisted Celebrity: Jennifer Lopez



My Outfit: Shorts: Rachel Roy (here), Shoes: C. Louboutin (similar), Blouse: Atik Boutique in Miami, Sunglasses: Gucci (here), Necklace+Cuff: Jewelry Boutique, Scarf: Ross, Clutch: Cole Haan (similar)                                                                                 

J.Lo is one of those celebs that I constantly look at and wonder how the heck she manages to always look so appropriately pulled together in so many different situations. Ms. Lopez always