Lately I’ve been loving the look of a statement top and pair of jeans. For the spring and summertime I think it’s a chic look perfect for not only day but night as well. When the weather begins to get warmer I don’t layer as much, so a statement top does the trick, unless I accessorize with a light-weight scarf.
I love a good suit, whether it be for a job interview or a day of class. Nothing feels better then putting on a suit in the morning and feeling beautiful and powerful to take on the day.
Easter is right around the corner, and although we may not be able to get together with friends and family outside of our household, it’s still good to celebrate if that’s what you normally do. Keeping traditions semi alive during a pandemic is important because it gives you something to look forward to, as I know for many of us these circumstances have cancelled quite a few plans.
The first weekend of March called for a trip uptown this past Saturday. I had a wonderful day and stopped by Ralph’s Coffee to start. I’ve said it many times before but I’ll say it again, this store is a dream. The last time I visited was during the holidays and then for the first time in late September, and they’ve changed the displays since then. The downstairs is so well crafted into an old Hollywood, yet still so very Ralph Lauren, vibe.
Since the weather has been so lovely this past week in the city I can’t help but be in full on spring mode. I’ve been dressing springy all week, and I just received my Jeffree Star x Shane Dawson Conspiracy Palette and I’ve been using super fun colors for eyeshadow. Below I’m wearing shade What’s the Tea. I’ve also seen a shift in my mood this week due to the weather being so nice. It’s crazy what some sun and 50 degree weather can do to you.
Last Saturday I went to Soho to try and catch some new art galleries, shopping, and of course, cupcakes. Since I officially have Spring on my mind I opted for a bright outfit, even though it definitely didn’t feel like Spring with the wind!
It’s no surprise that I love flowers, and with March right around the corner I’ve been waiting for they city to start showing early signs of Spring. This past weekend in the West Village I came across so many flowers and I was so happy.
This midi dress is one of my favorites in my closet. Not only is this length flattering and perfect to feel comfortable in, I love the length of the sleeves as well. The neckline hits right at the perfect point on my neck, and the matching printed belt is a plus. It’s not attached to the dress, so you can wear it with other pieces in your closet as well! I absolutely love all the color this dress has, it makes so fun to accessorize!
My first six months of living in New York City were fabulous. I’m home for the summer, and I’m already missing the big city. I love being able to get up in the morning, put on a great outfit, walk out the door and just explore. Whether it’s dining at Sarabeth’s for brunch, reading in Central Park, or shopping in Soho, the city makes me so happy to even just walk around in. I love being surrounded by so many different and unique people. It inspires me to be better, and shouldn’t we all put ourselves in an environment that does this? I can’t wait to be back, and especially experience my first fall there. Fall is my favorite season, and it gets me all excited just thinking about being there for it.
The Met Gala is the most extravagant event on the fashion calendar every year. To get invited to this event is a huge honor, and quite hard. But, once you are invited to the event it doesn’t stop there. What you wear to the Met Gala is the most important, because if it’s magnificent you’ll be the talk of the year, and we can say the same if you’re not. Every year there tends to be a few that gravitate towards the mermaid skin tight dresses, but we can’t focus on the negative when we have guests showing up in extravagant gowns and headpieces. The guests that dress to the theme truly take the event to another level, and I enjoy looking at the outfits every year.
I love to take a classic blazer that would normally be worn with suit pants and style it with dresses. I’m especially loving throwing on a blazer and wrapping a belt around my waist and wearing it like that. It’s a fun and different twist to the classic look.
I was looking to go for a more neutral toned look, and as I was rummaging through my clothes when I found this kimono and nude dress that looked really lovely together. I love when this happens, as I’m going through my clothes I find things next to each other that I end up loving worn together. If you’re an avid shopper like me, you know how easy it can be to forget about pieces in your closet because after you wear them a few times they get thrown to the back of the closet. I’m trying to get better at this, but we all do it!
Spring is slowly arriving in the city with flowers sprouting here and there in the parks and in flower pots. Although the weather goes back in forth from above fifty to below, I’ve been bringing out my spring pieces and experimenting with layering to make them more practical for cooler weather. Keep on Reading!
I’ve boughten from Gal Meets Glam ever since they first launched in April of last year. They have the best dresses for the girls that love classy, feminine dresses that are vintage with a modern touch. This dress from the March launch is perfect for spring and summer. Keep on Reading!
As March comes to an end and spring is right around the corner, I tend to get most creative with my looks since at this point I am tired of my winter wardrobe. These stripe pants are a super fun way to make any look unique. I could have worn simple black pants or jeans, but the look is much more fun to wear and different with these stripe pants. Keep on Reading!
There’s no denying that Princess Diana is one of the greatest style icons. Her looks were always so glamorous and chic, and they spoke volumes. She was always dressed appropriately and dressed to the nines. I wouldn’t mind if her hat collection just magically appeared in my closet over night. Keep on Reading!
I’ve always loved the Kate Spade brand. Especially with their newest collection for Spring/Summer launching in the stores just about two weeks ago, being in NYC I had to go check it out. I wrote about the new collection and campaign here. Everything is girly & floral & whimsical, and I couldn’t resist getting this sweater vest. Keep on Reading!
I was going through my closet today looking for something new to share but I didn’t really love any of the looks that I was putting together; which sparked some inspiration. You may not see it on Instagram very often, but I do re-wear pieces ALL the time. I don’t like sharing pieces that I can’t find online all the time because I like to share things that people can buy if they love. I know the frustration of seeing a piece that you love on Instagram or a blog, but can’t get because it’s sold out.
But, even though you can’t buy the exact piece that I’m wearing in this look, you can find inspiration for a look that you can recreate with your own wardrobe! I’m always going through other influencers blogs or Instagrams looking for inspiration for a new outfit whether it be the colors or style. Finding inspiration and creating a new version that’s more you is so fun.
Today’s color combo is the classic black and white, with mixes of neutral colors. I love adding belts to a-line dresses because it creates a more defined waistline and makes for a feminine look.
Thanks for reading, Xoxo MRJ
It’s been a crazy week! I had my senior prom, high school graduation, 18th birthday, and I just finally got my license today!
I’ve been waiting for my high school graduation for a very long time, it was such a fun day and I’m now finally onto bigger and better things. High school wasn’t the greatest time for me, but I’m so grateful for all the lessons I’ve learned now that it’s over. Now it’s time to get ready for college in the fall!
The second I saw this Gal Meets Glam dress months ago when it was previewed before the collection dropped I knew this was the dress I wanted for graduation. So, when the collection dropped I instantly bought this dress, named Lillian, and I love it so much. Not only does it come from my favorite blogger, it is great quality and I’ll definitely be purchasing more of her dresses! It also came in record breaking time, I ordered it on a Friday and I got it the following Monday; I wasn’t expecting it to come so soon so it was a great surprise. I love the neckline because it’s so flattering, and the tie bow waist is so cute and girly!
My earrings I found at TJ Maxx on sale, I knew they would be a perfect match for this dress when I saw them! My wedges are from a couple years ago; I actually bought other shoes to wear with this dress but I got super bad blisters on the back of my ankles from my prom shoes so I couldn’t wear them 🙁 These wedges match just as good and I love the wooden wedge look.
Down below are some photos from graduation, but before that I wanted to quickly thank some important people in my life who I wouldn’t have been able to survive high school without. My best friend Megan has been the only friend to stick by my side and I can’t even explain how grateful I am for her and our friendship. My Meme and Pepe always were there for me and always gave me rides whenever I needed them, and I’m extremely grateful for them. My brother and sister have stood by me through all of it, and have accepted me for the person I am from the beginning; which is something hard to find in today’s judgmental world. Finally, my mom and dad have given me the best guidance and have stuck by my side all throughout these crazy past four years. My mom is my best friend and biggest supporter in life and I truly wouldn’t be able to live without her. During high school I can’t say it was easy having different interests than other people, but my best advice is to always stay true to yourself no matter what others are doing, and to also believe that everything happens for a reason.
P.S And always a shout out to my furry best friend forever Happy, who’s been with me since kindergarten!
Thanks for reading! Xoxo