Friday, July 27, 2012

Windy City Wear

Being a Bostonian by birth, I never thought I would find the same type of admiration for any city (including the amazing New York). Upon setting foot in Chicago, however, I was shocked at how utterly beautiful and unique The Windy City really was!
 I could not let this gorgeous city outshine my outfit, of course. Along with the many other stylish dwellers on the urban streets, I strutted my stuff in my summer city best complete with flowing polka dot dress and a mess of colorful friendship bracelets. I somehow managed to stay relatively cool in the 100 degree plus weather, which is yet another reason why I adore dresses oh so much.

My city-living friend who I stayed with in Chicago.

Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Rachel Rachel Roy dress,
Rebecca Minkoff bag, Michael Kors watch and bracelets made by me.

Exploring The Loop, shopping till I drop & eating all the pizza I can possibly consume!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Prints For The Petite

Prints are perhaps the most statement making aspect of any outfit this season. From toned down florals to pops of paisley and mesmerizing ikat, summer patterns are literally everywhere. Being five foot two inches tall, however, these beloved prints have the propensity to swallow me whole.

If you would like to experiment with prints, 
here are a few rules to keep in mind, my smaller friends;
1. To avoid a pattern-fused disaster, smaller framed girls should stick to prints with smaller designs. This means to stay clear of a piece with flowers bigger than your fist, for example. 
2. It is also vital to not fall victim to over accessorizing a printed frock and keep it as simple as possible. 
3. Show a little skin! Prints cannot overtake even the tiniest frame if they are not the main attraction of the ensemble.

BCBG Max Azria dress, Rebecca Minkoff bag, and Sam Edelman sandals.
Being a huge fan of this trend myself, I am absolutely in love with this BCBG Max Azria knitted aztec print dress. It does the perfect job of keeping the print size small and shows just enough leg as to not overwhelm my size. I simply add my favorite bag and simple sandals, and the outfit becomes amazing for walking through the city and looking oh so put together with oh so little effort. 
Prints CAN be for everyone !

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Enjoy These Sales While I am in Chicago

I have quite the early flight out of Palm Beach tomorrow to visit a few of my friends in Chicago. I will not be able to follow or comment on any new blogs until next week. ( I DO have an amazing post queved, however !) Until I get back, though, I encourage you to check out THIS BLOG in order to stay updated on the latest sales and remain fashionably up to date.

See you soon!

xo Jamie

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gypsy Nights

On my last trip to the quirky little city of Gainesville, Florida I spent the night browsing through record stores and eating at some delicious restaurants. The weather was uncharictualistly cool, so I needed a dress with a bit more coverage. Inspired by the eclectic feel of the college town, I decided on this Rachel Rachel Roy number which I chose to accessorize with my favorite hippy-chic House Of Harlow 1960 locket. I spent the remaining part of the evening sipping iced green tea by the hotel's pool and joyfully relaxing in the amazing weather.

Dress by Rachel Rachel Roy, bag by Rebecca Minkoff, necklace by House of Harlow 1960,
and sandals by Sam Edelman. 
Close up of House of Harlow Peacock Locket.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Minty Fresh

Its summer. Its hot. Its Florida. 
So what better to wear to my internship than this fitted, and super feminine mint green dress?
I pair it with my go-to Michael Kors loafers and I am more than ready for the office. 
So simple, yet sooooo chic!

Dress by H&M, Michael Michael Kors loafers & watch.
( I feel like such a lady when I wear this dress)

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Look For Less - Palazzo Pant Edition

Comfort is key. That does not imply that style should EVER take a back seat to coziness, however. Palazzo pants have seemed to nail the fine art of being fashionably comfortable, so I've obviously been itching to get into a pair. Numerous designers have been tackling this pant in an array of colors, textures and fabrics. Most of which were priced much too high for my tight budget. (One of my own cardinal rules is to never to shell out big bucks for a trendy piece.  No matter how gorgeous, it is just not worth it!)  I fell in love with these (pictured below) Elizabeth and James silk crepe palazzo pants. Even on sale, though, the $241 price tag was not realistic for this intern.

Without being too discouraged, I vowed to keep on the look out for a more suitable pair of palazzo pants to add to my wardrobe. When shopping for apartment accessories at a Beall's Outlet department store with my mother, I found myself curiously browsing through the petite women's pant section. A fabulous print caught my eye, and sure enough I found my very own pair of perfect palazzo pants. (At a highly discounted $12!) It just goes to show, you cannot judge a pant by its brand. 

Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, necklace by Urban Outfitters, top by Cotton On, Beall's Outlet palazzo pants,
Thursday Friday "Together Bag", wedges by Kenneth Cole and bracelets made by me.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sunset And The Perfect Dress

Being a petite five foot two girl, it is extremely difficult to buy a dress and have it fit me perfectly without alterations. However, one of my all time favorite brands BCBGeneration seems to get it right almost every time. I never mind paying a little extra for a quality piece that fits me like a glove. This open back dress pretty much speaks for itself. It is effortlessly gorgeous and I cannot wait to wear it around Boston and Chicago this summer. 

Dress by BCBGeneration & shoes by Elle for Kohls