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Long Live Summer at J.Jill

31 Jul

J.Jill is filled with beautifully detailed, distinctive styles inspired by lands near and far.


Refresh your wardrobe and your outlook with their light and easy styles!


From touches of embroidery to perfectly placed patterns and high-contrast color combinations, it’s the little things that add up to great summer style.


Easy, colorful styles in soft cotton & cool linen make your days under the sun even brighter.


Tropical brights, fresh linens, versatile knits…


Work your week-to-weekend wardrobe in greens, creams and new on-trend tribal print.


Linen embroidered dress: A-line tank style with pintucking and delicate trim at V-neckline and tonal border embroidery at hemline.


The smallest details make the boldest statements.


Your soon-to-be-favorite summer styles…


From beach to boardwalk, backyard barbecues to graduation parties, they have you covered for any plans!  They offer effortless dressing so you have time for what matters most.

Happy Shopping!

Pretty and Polished

14 May

I love to stop into Madewell to see what is new! One of the things I especially love is all of the dresses they show… Just in time for the warmer weather! Nothing is easier and says Spring more than a cute dress!

Their dresses are just so versatile! I never look at their dresses and think they are necessarily “Dressy” because for the most part they have a laid back appeal.

Let’s take a look at the store!  Taking a glimpse at how the store fashions the mannequins can be so helpful and useful when trying to put your own looks together!  Have you ever purchased an exact look you saw on display??


silk cami dress in flora
  $155.00  Item# 89597
An instant party favorite, this prettily printed dress (inspired by a vintage painting our designers unearthed) combines form, function and fun.

Here is a nice example of their dresses that have an every day look/any event appeal!  Notice how you can throw a scarf on to change the look?  Or a long necklace… or what about a denim vest or denim shirt? I love a cross body bag too!

But a MUST HAVE this season is the denim vest!! It looks so cool over a sundress!  What do you think?  Digging it or not? I think it is a great layering piece!


Plenty of fun shades and accessories to complete your summer look! I love the pops of color on the sunglasses!


Fun brights and pops of neon make you Summer Ready! I love how they show you how to pair something like a bright skirt with a basic button down!


Shop Madewell for women’s clothing, including denim jeans, designer jeans, women’s tank tops, jackets, sweaters and more.

Madewell has a tradition of old-school quality that goes into everything they do. It’s an edgy take on casual with a few vintage details and a modern twist.

Madewell is a collection of women’s clothes that speak for itself; nothing too trendy or girly, just amazing clothes infused with a modern upbeat attitude.

Let me know how you do!

Happy Shopping!!!

Springtime Fashion!

20 Mar

Happy first day of Spring!!!!

I know it doesn’t feel like it, but hopefully the weather will catch up soon … for now, we can just dream of warmer temperatures and appreciate the Spring fashion in stores!



I totally needed my Francesca’s fix and today I happened to have plenty of time on my hands.  I took a good look around to see what was new and exciting!

This little dish is so adorable and could make such a perfect hostess gift on Easter! Or just a nice Easter gift for someone special!


Pretty dresses in white and cream… Could be perfect for a special occasion!

Both dresses are gorgeous! From the ruffle details on the left and the lace details on the right…


The perfect romantic dress for those special occasions, the Oakville Embroidered Dress will have people staring in admiration. Sweet floral embroidery decorates a delicate organza overlay with a modest sweetheart neckline. Definitely add your favorite heels with some stunning jewelry for a lasting effect! $48 


Colorful cardigans can really help pull a look together! Plus you can always count on Francesca’s to have the perfect jewelry to make the outfit.



Exclusive francesca’s brand is kicking off spring with some to-die-for strappy sandals! Black faux leather is accented with golden hardware that makes these sandals a perfect finish to a summer outfit! Throw them on with shorts & a tee or your skinny jeans & a breezy blouse & you’ll be rockin’ in no time. $48 DSC05796 DSC05795 DSC05794

This cute handmade rustic sign with its sweet message will brighten the day of the special woman on your Mother’s Day list!

Give yourself a fresh manicure with these pastel colored polishes!

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LIght weight scarfs in colorful designs that are PERFECT for Spring!

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You’ll want to slip on the Callaway Gardens Strapless Dress on those sunny, spring days. The crisp white cotton dress is decorated with embroidered flowers and finished with a sweetheart neckline and hidden zipper closure. Add a pop of color with fun accessories and your favorite wedges for a perfect look.  $48


Francesca’s Collections totally has me in the  mood to wear sweet little sundresses and open toed shoes!

Throw on a cute cardi and some bold jewelry to really make your outfit speak!

Plus, accomplish more than one thing – grab the perfect hostess/birthday/bachelorette/mother’s day present at the same time! They really have some great little gifts… So, definitely look twice because you never know what you might miss.

Happy Spring!

Fashionable Endings… NEW Beginnings!

30 Dec

There is no way to better stand out in a crowd than in an eye catching dress!

A little metallic, lace or sparkle can dress up almost any look!

I decided to peruse some looks from Cache and was very pleased with what I found!

This Lace & peplum dress from Cache has it all! LBD taken up a notch!

Taffeta cocktail dress with lace shoulders and open back. Peplum hem. Padded cups. Hidden back zipper. 43 inch boy length

Black, Lace, Peplum… what more could you need?


This Metallic Ruched Cocktail dress offers an elegant and feminine touch.  Ruching can be very flattering and helps hide any problem areas…

Cap sleeve ruched metallic dress with front center applique. Hidden back zipper. 39 inch body length

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Tuxedo Skinny Jean

Skinny black jean with basic five pockets. Black chain-mail side tuxedo stripes. Zipper fly with button closure. 30 inch inseam

The sequin details make these feel girly and luxe!

What an amazing option if you don’t feel like wearing a dress! Plus, they are stretchy and comfy so you feel like you are cheating!

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I love a one shoulder top to really make you feel sexy!

Try pairing these tuxedo pants with a top like this:

Slit sleeve one shoulder top with side ruching. Metallic sheen.

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Or just buy the top and pair with your own black skinny jeans!

The slit shoulder and metallic definitely make this shirt perfect for a NYE celebration!

This Ivory and Gold Cocktail Dress is sophisticated and flirty at the same time!

Short sleeve chiffon dress with slit sleeves and blouson top. Sequin skirt and cuffs. Back v-neck with hidden back zipper. 35 inch body length

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Sparkle and Shine this NYE!

I was impressed with the options at Cache! This is only a small sampling to help give you some ideas!

Many figure flattering and stunning looks that are sure to receive multiple compliments!

Let me know how you do!!

Happy Celebrating!

Party Looks

29 Dec

Hi! So, I rounded up some top PARTY looks for your viewing pleasure!

Get inspired by these stylish options!

Forever 21 had some glitzy little numbers that I wanted to share…

I just love a blazer to finish off your look in a sophisticated and polished way! Plus, this hot pink one offers a youthful and fun spin!


Glam up your look with some sparkle! Nothing takes celebrating up a notch like a little glitzy glamour!DSC04039Lots of vibrant colors to pick from…

The green and blue combo on this dress will make you stand out from the crowd!


Forever 21 definitely makes getting all dolled up for a party pretty affordable!DSC04037

Shine Bright!

I think adding a little fur is fantastic way to add warmth, texture and to totally rock your look! DSC04035

Trying some glam shorts for your party look shows that are are confident and totally on trend!

Ring in the new year in something FABULOUS! Forever 21 makes that easy with price tags that won’t break the bank!

Whether you’re hanging out with friends or painting the town in sparkles, you’ll need a new outfit to ring in 2013!

Be at your most beautiful and shine brightly!

Happy 2013!

Party Sparkle

27 Dec

Searching for head-turning day dresses, party dresses, little black dresses and more? Break the dress code with statement-making patterns, flirty details and bold color.

I rounded up 3 different dresses from Bebe for some inspiration!

Applique Lace Dress, $169

It’s not a party dress unless it’s sparkling! This bebe dress features an exquisite metallic coated applique lace design and a cut that contours to your body. Try it with a glittering heel, statement earrings and a minaudiere to maximize your evening look.


V-Neck Allover Sequins Bandage Dress, $198

Shimmering allover sequins, a sexy neckline cut and a figure-sculpting silhouette make this bebe dress a total party must-own. Try it with a neutral pump and an embellished minaudiere to complete the look.

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Organza Embroidered Shift Dress, $169

With Art Deco-inspired sequin detail and peeking polyester organza lining, this bebe dress is a beautifully intericate way to sparkle. Try it with a metallic heel and an embellished clutch to up the ante.

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But remember…. yves

Finish off your look…

Toss a faux fur coat over your dress and slip into some sky-high embellished party heels, and voila! Get ready to turn some heads!

Shine Bright and Have FUN!!

Style Star ~ Lina

10 Jun

I was shopping at Delia*s for a gift for my niece. It didn’t take me long to notice this adorable girl who was shopping by herself.  I just had to stop her and ask if she would be my Style Star!!

Turns out she was shopping for a graduation dress for herself! She is graduating from Holliston High!


Let’s hear what she has to say!


Her look is just perfect and pulled together for a trip to the mall! She was totally on a mission to find a dress for graduation!

Well, she was definitely in the right Mall!! With so many amazing stores I am confident she found the perfect dress!

Congratulations Lina on graduating and good luck at culinary school in the Fall!!

Thanks for being this week’s Style Star!!

Celebrity Style!

23 May

Krysten Ritter was out in Santa Monica wearing her ALDO Craver wedges and a stunning blue cutout dress.

One Life to Live actress Krysten Ritter wearing neutral espadrilles by Aldo at a boutique benefit in Santa Monica.  Krysten Ritter has also appeared in a handful of films such as Confessions of a Shopaholic, What Happens in Vegas, 27 Dresses, and TV shows Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl, and her newest “Don’t trust the B—- in Apt 23”

Here is a better look at those shoes!

These fashion espadrilles feature a mix of textiles and shades that will help you enhance any look this season. Wedge platform covered with braided jute.

– Heel Height: 4.25 inches
– Platform Height: 0.75 inches

In Bone, Natural or Black $70

That blue cut-out dress is pretty amazing, don’t you think? I found something pretty similar at Macy’s! 

Macy’s Jump Dress

What really makes it pop are the side cutouts and bold hue.  It is also available in turquoise! 

Side cutouts add allure to a fitted party dress from Jump! Pair it with your favorite pumps for a twist on classic style!  Regularly $59 on sale for $$28.99
Finish off this great look with a neutral clutch, pair of statement earrings and some fun bangles! If you want to dress it up even more, trade the espadrilles for a heel!

Hunting for a Graduation Dress?

18 May

Are you graduating this year? Or are you attending a graduation party?

What about a shower?  Tis the Season!

I thought it would be helpful to you to show you all of these great options I found at Madewell!! As a reminder, Madwell is the younger, more relaxed division of retailer J. Crew Group Inc.

I was so pleased with all of their great options! Silk, polka dots, fun prints and maxi dresses! Check out these simple and balanced yet ultra classy dresses!

These hip dresses will prove perfect for any event! If you’re ready to adopt a cool and classy yet very romantic style, than look no further than Madewell! 

These dresses are both practical and stylish. Madewell has paved the way to trendy must have styles this season with their dresses! Only issue, it is easy to get side tracked with all of the other amazing items in this store! Trust me, their denim and shorts are hard to walk by! 

Is there a dress that caught your eye?? Do tell!! I love the GREEN!! 

Let me know how you do!!
AND… Congratulations to the Class of 2012!! :) 

Dress like a Celebrity!

13 May

Katie Couric shared this pic via twitter!

Here is what she had to say:

“Me & Sophie Matisse at her opening last nite! Her great grandfather is 1 of my favorite artists so excited to meet her!”

Katie Couric looks amazing wearing Talbots at an art opening for Sophie Matisse. 

Follow Katie on Twitter here (handle @katiecouric).

And just as exciting is seeing J Lo wearing Under Armor!


I love when celebrities endorse brands, I think it makes both the company and the celebrity more personable.



Check out the amazing Under Armour gear from the video. This gear really helped Jennifer move (and look great)!

Women’s UA Charm Full Zip
Lightweight & slim to the body, this full-zip jacket is delivers protection to & from the studio.

Women’s UA Perfect Legging
Built to hug your curves with extreme precision, these leggings flatter as they perform.

Women’s UA Charge RC Storm Running Shoe

Introducing the UA Armour Bra™. It’s the only sports bra made just for you. $57.99

All this gear was worn by J Lo in the music video by Wisin & Yandel featuring Jennifer Lopez performing “Follow The Leader.”

So, what do you think? Do you like Katie’s look? What about J Lo??  Which is more YOUR style?


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