Thursday, March 29, 2012

Make It Work: Reader Question

Question:

I love fashion! Unfortunately, I work in a VERY conservative field that doesn't allow me to express that side of my personality. Could you give me some ideas on how to look chic and work appropriate? I'd like to stay away from colors or anything too low cut (I'm a busty girl). Also, I'm a new mommy so I need to get dressed quickly and hide a couple problem areas.

Answer:

First of all, thanks so much for requesting my advice. The only thing I like better than shopping for myself, is shopping for others.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Peplums and Parties

I wore this outfit to my Dad's 70th birthday celebration. I had a blast. It's always great to hang out with family!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Highs and Lows: Wedges

I am doing some major wedge shopping for spring and summer. There are gorgeous wedges at every price point. Here are some of the wedges that I've fallen in love with along the way. Some of the highs are ridiculously high, but a girl can dream right :). Enjoy your Sunday lovelies! 

1. Steve Madden Wimzikul (here)
2. Tory Burch Fabian (here)
3. Steve Madden Bickker (here)





1. Christian Louboutin Djaldos Spechio (here)
2. Giuseppe Zanotti Wedge (here)
3. Jimmy Choo Perry Platform Espadrille (here)


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cross-Over Appeal: Gingham Shirt + Paisley Skirt



Hey Lovelies!

Honestly, in Miami there really is only one season - summer. But, since a lot of you ladies are psyched about the first day of spring, I thought I'd join in the celebration with another homage to pastels. :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My First Giveaway: Tiffany & Co.







Hey Lovelies,

I cannot begin to tell you guys how much I appreciate all the supportive comments, emails, and tweets that I have received over the past few months. This blog is truly one of THE best parts of my day. So, as a small token of my appreciation, I’m doing my very first giveaway!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Easy Chic: Dresses and Blazers





My Outfit:
Dress: Peppermint
Blazer: Forever 21
Purse: Aldo
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman 
Watch: Rolex


While browsing a new blog, I stumbled upon this picture of Kourtney Kardasian and fell in love with this outfit. So much so, that I decided to recreate it. I chose to go with a dress instead of a romper because, for me, dresses are a lot less hassle and create more of a polished look. Also, my version of this outfit is a lot easier on the pocketbook :).

Though, I love this outfit because it is chic, I REALLY love this outfit because it is amazingly easy to pull together!  All you need is a short dress/romper in a cute print, and a blazer - both things that most busy career girls have readily available in their closets.  I wore this outfit to a last minute lunch date with a great friend and I was ready in a flash.

Even though there really aren't too many ways to go wrong with this, here are a couple of tricks that I use to make my dress-blazer combos pop.

  • I pair my dresses/rompers with slightly longer jackets. Blazers that hit below the hip look a little more contemporary than their shorter counterparts.

  • I match lighter colored dresses with a white blazer and darker colored dresses with a black blazer.

  • I choose dresses in light materials. The harshness of a structured blazer is the perfect compliment to a soft feminine dress.

Easy as pie huh? Finish the look off with cute wedges, flats, or heels and you're out the door in no time.

What are some of your go-to outfits when you need to look polished in a rush?


Lots of Love
Jillian



Friday, March 16, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Celeb Style Find: Jimmy Choo Anita Booties

While browsing TheYBF.com, I came across this picture and it was love at first sight - with the shoes that is :). Mrs. Leakes is wearing a drop dead gorgeous pair of Jimmy Choo Anita booties. These booties are part of Jimmy Choo's Icon collection and were designed to celebrate the opening of the first Jimmy Choo store in New York City. Unfortunately ladies, these booties are as expensive as they look. They retail for $1595 and you can find them HERE if you're interested.

For those of us who aren't quite as "rich" as Mrs. Nene Leakes, here's a similar option at a lower price point.

 Loeffler Randall-Paige - $262.50 (Buy Here)

Lots of Love,
Jillian

 Photo via TheYBF.com

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

High-Low Dress and Me


Can you guys tell that I 'm totally in love with high-low hemlines. There's this whimsical element to them that makes me feel like I'm still playing "dress-up".


Monday, March 5, 2012

Miami Style: Double Digits Fashion Showcase

Last weekend, all the curvalicious divas in Miami and Fort Lauderdale descended on the Newport Beachside Hotel for the Double Digits Celebration Event.  The event featured the latest in fashion using only plus-sized models. This was my first time attending a Double Digits event, and the show did not disappoint. Not only did the models look fantastic, there was also a variety of vendors showcasing everything a girl needs to live a fabulous life.  Double Digits had it all - jewelry, hair care products, fabulous vacays, and everything in between. There was really something there for everyone.

The Double Digits event did a great job of showcasing the fact that beauty has nothing to do with weight. Ladies, you are the ONLY person that needs to be comfortable with the way that you look. Beauty is so many things, and we are all infinitely beautiful. 

Here are a few of my favorite looks from the show.
 
 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Short Suits




Blazer: Forever 21, Shirt: Banana Republic, Shorts: Forever 21, Belt: Michael Kors, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Purse: Zara, Watch: Rolex, Neck Cuff: Bijoux Jewelry in Miami

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Restaurant Review: Harry's Pizzeria





Harry’s pizzeria is one of those places that makes you feel instantly cooler just by walking in. Harry's, which is nestled between the glamor of designer stores like Marni and the grit of the Wynwood neighborhood of old, embodies the best of both worlds. An unexpected mix of unique pairings and fun decor, Harry's manages to be laid back and upper crust (pun intended) all at the same time.