Uniform for the Chilly Weather

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Once the chilly weather hits New England, there is one article of clothing that I can never seem to leave my home without; a vest. I’m a complete sucker for these sleeveless wonders! People up North tend to have a higher tolerance for the cold, me included.  Put on a vest and you’re not too hot, not too cold. And best of all, instead of covering-up your outfit (like a coat normally would), vests complement your look and give it a little more depth.

My pom-pom hats are also fall and winter musts. I mean, who doesn’t love a warm hat with a dash of cuteness on top? And whether or not you believe the common perception that heat mostly leaves through our heads, I think we can all agree that wearing a hat can’t hurt.

Finally, I am so in love with these suede booties from Aldo. I seriously love them so much that I bought them twice. That’s right, I have a “brand new” pair just waiting in my closet for these ones to be too worn down (which I’m really pushing). They are so extremely comfortable, I couldn’t resist! The only thing that I regret, is not getting them in black as well.

I’ll be pushing this look until the chill turns into cold. Do you have any staple pieces at the moment? I’d love to know!

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Outfit Details

Sweater: Express. This sweater is from last winter. Find similar sweater here. // Faded Medium Wash Blue Mid Rise Jean Legging: Express. // Booties: Aldo. These booties are from last year. Find similar booties here. // Quilted Vest: Raspberry Baret (Reading, MA location). The vest is originally from J. Crew. A similar vest can be found here. // Chain Link Crossbody Bag: The Paper Store. Faux Fur Pom-Pom Beanie: The Paper Store. // My choker is actually a bracelet! Not only is it on sale, but use my promo code CUTETEACHINGS to get an even bigger discount. Glampagne Shine Double Wrap Bracelet: Boho-Betty.

Until next time,

xxo, Jennifer

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Lovewell Brand

IMG_1466Good afternoon, loves! I am currently up in Maine with the family that I nanny for, but I just had to share with you one of my new favorite brands for necklaces! If you have been following along with me then you may have seen one of these necklaces in a few of my previous posts. I received the bottom necklace in this stack from The Paper Store a few months back and instantly fell in love! The colors in this genuine shell bead bar neckalce are stunning! The hues of pink, beige and off-white stand out in this elegant and unique piece.

I ended up wearing the Oval Shell Bar Midi Necklace (bottom necklace in stack) so much that I knew I had to look into this company called Lovewell. (That is one of the great things about The Paper Store, it can open you up to a whole new world of brands! Whether those brands are local, big or small. It’s fabulous!) I did my research and, from what I found, I fell more in love with the Lovewell Brand. I knew that I needed to support this local business!

The co-founders of Lovewell are three sisters from Wakefield, MA named Renee, Natalie and Angela. They mirrored Lovewell after the idea that the three of them are very similar and nothing alike all at the same time. Each sister has their own individual style that identifies with their line of jewelry. According to their “Our Story” page on the Lovewell website:

Angela’s line is Boho. Her style is filled with embroidery, layering and mix-matching patterns and textures. Natalie’s line is Moto-Rock. She is a rockstar in her own right, donning leather, crop tops, and combat boots while performing and everyday. Renee’s line is Classic. Her closet is filled with classic essentials- black dresses, fitted jeans,  and cotton-knit tees.

By having these three lines of jewelry, they created a consistent look across all designs, with each individual necklace having its own identity and feel. Having my own sister, I really loved how they did this! My love for supporting local businesses really flared up here. My sister and I share similarities but have didn’t styles as well, so their bio felt very relatable to me.

As for the brand, Lovewell is a line that provides handmade bead-bar necklaces. What I love about this jewelry is the simplicity and creativity of each necklace. Lovewell creates beautiful pieces, without going over the top. Because of this, the necklaces are meant to be layered with each other, with other necklaces you may love, or even worn alone. They are complimentary, yet elegant all on their own. And since their necklaces are designed within three lines that fit the sisters’ individual styles-Boho, Moto-Rock and Classic-there is a little something for everyone.

Lovewell is a local, family-founded brand that provides beautiful jewelry, at an affordable price. What could possibly be better than that? Head on over to their website, and let the necklace stacking begin!FullSizeRender (31) FullSizeRender (30) FullSizeRender (29) FullSizeRender (28) IMG_1427 FullSizeRender (27)

OUTFIT DETAILS

Oval Shell Bar Midi Necklace: Lovewell (received from The Paper Store). Unfortunately this necklace is currently sold out. A similar necklace is the Blush Pearl Bar. It is adorable! The middle necklace that I am wearing is the Quartz Pebble Bar. It is made from Made with genuine Rose Quartz stones. The top necklace that I am wearing is the Boho Naked Collar.

Blue Jogger Pants: The Paper Store (only available in select stores). Champion Sneaker: Keds (purchased at DSW). White Basic V-Neck: H&M. A similar top from H&M can be found here.

Thank you so much for reading!

xxo, Jennifer

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Date Night: Bright, Summer Joggers

Hey, guys! So we’re already half way through the work week! How awesome is that? One of my favorite nights of the week is coming up tomorrow: date night! My boyfriend and I have been living together for about two and a half years now, but we still hold on to our “one date a week” tradition.  It’s a great way to keep our relationship grounded and to stay connected. But let’s be honest..it’s also a great excuse to dress up.

As some of you may already know, I am obsessed with jogger pants. I think that they are so comfortable and stylish! Not to mention, they are a nice change up from jeans. That’s why, when I saw these fun joggers from The Paper Store, I knew I had to have them. They are unique, lightweight, and a beautiful color blue. For those reasons, I decided to wear them out for a mid-afternoon date night.

My boyfriend and I decided to stroll through the North End, and grab some delicious cannolis and cappuccinos from Caffe Vittoria. If you haven’t been there, I suggest that you go. The cannolis are to die for, and the atmosphere and coffee are amazing. I styled my joggers with my Slim Fit Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt in Tradewind Blue, to give my outfit a fluid, bright, summer look. Instead of tucking my shirt in (like I always do) I gave my outfit a cute twist by tying my top in a bow. The jogger pants were high-rise so this looked great! Finally, I made sure to match my outfit with a trendy purse and pair of shoes, to make sure the outfit looked more dressed-up than casual.

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Blue Jogger Pants: The Paper Store (only available in select stores). Slim Fit Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt: Express. Signmeup Gladiator Flats: Nine West. NINE WEST IS CURRENTLY HAVING A BOGO 50% OFF SALE! Nola Saddle Bag: Moda Luxe (purchased at The Paper Store). THIS BAG IS CURRENTLY 30% OFF! Oval Shell Bar Midi NecklaceLovewell (purchased at The Paper Store). THERE ARE ONLY A FEW LEFT!

Thank you for reading!
xxo, Jennifer

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