Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Playlist: Packing Up, Moving In

Taking a break from the style-inspo/Polyvore collage posts on this last day of August with a Youtube playlist of what I've been listening to lately, pulled straight from my watching history. There's a mix of throwback K-pop, Disney, and Glee songs on there. Yep, you read right--I've just started watching Glee on Netflix, as my 'packing' show. I'm two days away from moving back into my uni town and though it's definitely been hectic, I'm also beyond excited to be back in the thick of things, school, friends, and all that.


I probably won't be blogging again until I'm settled, so I guess see you on the other side! Hope everyone is living up their last few days of summer and/or enjoying their first few days of school! :)

xo, jess[i.e.]
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

1PIECE/2WAYS: A Little Black Dress

How to Wear an LBD

... or really, here are two takes on how I would or could wear an LBD like this bodycon one pictured.

A little black dress is an essential for every girl's closet because it's a piece that can take you anywhere. Girls' night out? Check. Proper work attire? Check. Casual ordinary day wear? Check. Date outfit? Check. It's like a blank canvas that you can accessorize with anything.

#1 Dress It Up                                                                                    

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The first outfit is definitely more of a night-time look. The sleeveless blazer keeps it chic, while the metallic heels bring glamour. The outfit could also easily be work-appropriate if I switched out for a more traditional sleeved blazer and nude pumps. Mint, while traditionally a daytime colour, gives the outfit a more relaxed summer vibe, and the coral lipstick finishes off and gives a bold touch to the otherwise neutral colour scheme, finishing the look.

Check out the second look after the jump!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TUESDAY TEN / Dream Designer Bags

TOP10 Designer Handbags
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I don't know about you, but I have a pretty long extensive of things I plan to buy in the future, when I get a real job/win the lottery/marry a billionaire (jk!), etc. Things that fall along the category of definite 'want' rather than 'need'. A designer bag is one of those things -- at the moment, only a fantasy, because who doesn't dream of the high life from time to time?

Here are some of the bags -- and brands -- that have caught my eye...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

1PIECE/2WAYS: Oversized Denim Jacket

How to Style an Oversized Denim Jacket

I've mentioned before how big denim is this summer in my post on trends, and yet somehow it has slipped my mind to actually buy one for myself. How unfortunate, especially because my sister sniped my mom's vintage one before I even thought to do it. *makes mental note to hit up the closest thrift store before the summer is over*

In the meantime, here's how I would style an oversized denim jacket, if only I had one!

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Loose striped tee, leggings, and a satchel in a neutral tone -- a pretty standard outfit, but of course, it's all up to accessories to make an outfit interesting. The black Chelsea boots will elongate the legs when worn with the leggings. This entire look is comfortable, understated, and effortless -- made all the more so with the denim jacket. I'd add in some simply jewelry -- only the necessities -- and top it off with a bold lip, depending on how I'm feeling that day.

Click through to see the second outfit after the jump!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TUESDAY TEN / MONOCHROME OUTFITS

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I've been waiting for what seems like ages for Tuesday to come around (since I, y'know, sort of missed last week) so I can finally start my Top10 Tuesdays -- collective mixture of mood boards, wishlists, and favourites! (I've got to give credit where credit is due, though, the idea of this post came from Billie-Rose, but I love the idea of 'numbered' posts, for example, Kate from ghostparties writes amazing "5 Things" posts.)  

It might be summer, but black and white still reigns supreme in my closet, so here are 10 outfits which I'm drooling over at the moment. They're also great transitional looks from summer to autumn, which is one of my favourite times of the year. Even the prospect of going back to school is not enough to dampen my excitement at being able to wear my leather jacket again!

xo, jess[i.e.];
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