Friday, August 22, 2014

Sweaters On My Mind

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Hi there, happy Friday!! If you're a working gal like me, we live for the weekends! Yay, alas!!

Anyways, lately I have sweaters on my mind. It's still VERY hot here in Los Angeles and I love the heat so much, but for some reason I can't wait for winter! (I don't like shorts all that much, so maybe that's why).

I'm most excited about the hair tuck! What do you think? Would you walk around with your hair tucked into your sweater?

Hair Tuck - this was a late trend last winter and I totally love it

Ring - Hermes silver ring under $500

Sheer Metallic Sweater - perfect for going out at night paired with a black bra and pants

Mohair Sweater - such an Audrey Hepburn high neck sweater and great for work

Candle - best of both worlds - burn the candle and keep the Jonathan Adler pottery

Sweater Skirt Combo - love this especially with high boots as pictured

Hope you like my winter pieces and photos for inspiration!

Yours truly,
J.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

My Fall Wish List

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Shirt - Peter Pan collar, rolled sleeve blouse for work or dinner with the gals. I dislike polka dots, unless they are tiny like these.

Bra - loving this sports bra to wear under muscle tanks for coffee runs and errands.

Necklace - I've wanted this necklace since my freshman year of college. Timeless.

Lip Balm - just discovered Dermalogica makes a lip balm and I really want to try it. Have any of you tried it?

Magazine - Kinfolk's 12th version came out! I could look at their photo galleries alllllll day! (Sometimes I do).

Pants - boyfriend pants for weekday movie nights in the fall/winter.

Purse - Bottega Veneta is my all time fav. I love the woven leather, so beautiful and old-world to me.

Shoes - will definitely purchase these ballet flats soon. I posted about their secret discount here.

Hope you like my fall picks! LMK!

Yours truly,
J.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Personal Posts

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Oh my goodness, I've been so MIA, but it's not lack of commitment! I think about j. edition 24/7. Let me fill you in for I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter...

After years of reading blogs, I have found 20-30-something-year-old girls need a more true lifestyle blog. Similar to Cup of Jo and Joanna Goddard's candor, but more on par with our age and concerns - working 9 to 5, dating, relationships, fashion, culture, budgeting, friends, weight. I'm taking the time to plan and write more personal posts that address all this and share my personal life and home.

So let me know what interests you!

Yours truly,
J.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tomboy With A Pop of Yellow

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This summer I'm all about the tomboy-like looks with a feminine touch. I typically wear well cut, loose t-shirts and denim cut offs with leather flats. I love torn shorts with flats. It's just the perfect combination of California ease with a polished undertone.

These flats were on my wish list and they didn't let me down! They are perfect - light summery yellow, great quality, super flat, and have toe cleavage. The shorts I've posted about before and the more I wear them, the more I love them. They are long and short in the right places (if you know what I mean). I'm not a big fan of super short shorts so these are spot-on. The shirt I'm wearing is linen from Zara's new line. Though simple, these pieces are perfect, because they have that understated stylish look that I love. Hope you love them too!!

Shirt // Shorts // Flats // Rings // Sunnies

Stay in touch!! Subscribe and follow me on Instagram :)

Yours truly,
J.

P.S. I'm wearing Brandy Melville rings that are surprisingly good quality. I actually love this set and it's only $6 bucks!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Save For A Rainy Day


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Just discovered London Sole offers 15% off on rainy days! Such great news since I love flats, specially London Sole flats. Last night, I was reminded of this when my friend showed up wearing a pair and looking incredibly chic. (I posted a photo on Instagram of our little mid-week outing).

Is this common knowledge?! Either way, I wanted to share since fall is right around the corner!

Yours truly,
J.

P.S. I'm dying to own these beauties.

Photo Source: London Sole's Instagram @londonsole

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Summer Wish List

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Since today is supposed to be L.A.'s hottest day of the summer, it seems only appropriate to post my Summer Wish List!

Hat - one of the few hats I can pull off

Sweater - little bit of a splurge, but I love stripes so much

Nail Polish - Chanel red is classic

Flats - sometimes I like to add a pop of color

Water Spray - when I saw this, it made me want to try it

Watch - I'm dreaming

Book - #GIRLBOSS, enough said

Music - just discovered this awesome French indie folk duo

Sunnies - circular sunnies, yes please

What do you think of my wish list? 

Yours truly,
J.

P.S. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NORMCORE

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I LOVE the new fashion trend - normcore. It's simple, unpretentious, and well, normal clothing. It's refreshing and a great reminder to focus on our character rather than the clothes we wear.

At its most extreme, normcore ridicules fashion trends and embraces ill-fitting, uncool clothing. I don't take it there, but it's not uncommon to find me in a pair of old cut offs (handmade from a pair of former bell bottoms) with a stylish crop top.

In this shoot, I'm wearing a casual, no-fuss outfit - perfectly discreet and still thoughtful.

Tank Top // Shorts // Sneakers // Ring // Sunnies // Hair Tie // Nail Polish

Let me know your thoughts on normcore and don't forget to subscribe!

Yours truly,
J.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Best of the West

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Chanel decided the Wild West is back and it's finally catching on! Not sure how I feel about it since I love simple clothing, but I'm excited about all the fringe! I posted my favorite fringed top here.

Fringed Top // Purse // Belt // Fringed Skirt // Scarf // Hair Clips

Yours truly,
J.

P.S. The fringed skirt is very similar to Stella McCartney's fringed dress and this one too.

Monday, July 21, 2014

What I Wore in NYC

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As many of you already know from my Instagram photos (@j_edition), last week I took a quick trip to the Big Apple. I follow lots of New York blogs and share their love for casual, effortless outfits (#normcore). I left New York feeling like my outfits were spot-on so I want to share with you, in case you have any adventures this summer that require lots of walking and site-seeing!

For my daytime adventures, I wore J. Crew muscle tees and tanks paired with cutoffs from Urban Outfitters and Free People (also featured here). I'm extremely paranoid about the sun aging my skin, so I tied a light-weight, long-sleeve denim shirt around my waist from Urban Outfitters and threw it on whenever I found myself in direct sunlight. Depending on the amount of walking I had planned for the day, I wore a few different types of sneakers. Nike Free 5.0 running shoes were perfect for my intense site-seeing days, and I slipped on Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars for strolling. For moderate, in-between walks, I threw on my J. Crew Nike Vintage Collection Air Pegasus 83' sneakers. My Karen Walker Super Duper sunnies stayed glued to my face, and I carried my Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. crossbody bag, because she's cute and convenient.

For my nightime gallivanting, I stuck to all black. When in New York, do as the New Yorkers! I felt like I fit right in! I absolutely LOVE this swanky, low cut back top I bought on sale at Zara. The texture and look is so sexy, and I felt like a million bucks at the price of $15! I highly recommend this top for all body types.

Sorry I didn't take any Fashion Edition shots - I was having too much fun and needed a vacay! Please leave comments and don't forget to subscribe :) I CANNOT wait to hit 1,000!

Yours truly,
J.

P.S. I noticed the Urban Outfitters and boutiques in West Village had Converse in their display windows! Also, so many women carry around Michael Kors handbags. I'm not a huge fan so it surprised me.

Photos (from left to right): hotel selfie, Magnolia Bakery on Bleeker Street, Central Park, my favorite Degas painting at the Met, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, Flatiron Building, Met rooftop, Boom Boom Room at the top of The Standard (same place this happened), NYC's amazing salad bars

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My Secret Resource for Work Templates

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I do a lot of projects and reports at my job and I'm often asked how I come up with new designs for the many PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, and Word documents I generate. Here's my secret resource: I download the free templates from this website. At first glance it may seem obvious and generic, but these templates are life savers. Promise. I make tons of tweaks, but it's sooo much easier than starting from scratch and I get tons of compliments!

What resources do you use? Let me know! I'm always bookmarking new finds.

Yours truly,
J.

P.S. I'm not sure if you feel the same way, but I think it's hard to find good tools and step-by-step How-To's on the web. There is tons of advice, but most of the time I just need a sample e-mail or report to get started. I'm looking forward to sharing my finds with you!

Photo Source: Bruce Weber's photograph of Sofia Coppola's office