Edgy Feminine Style Tweaks

It's not surprising that I would flood my blog with everything Spring. This season symbolizes so many special things for me. Spring was a time I played outside for hours as a kid growing up in Vermont, a time when I celebrated another year of life, moments spent with my grandmother in her garden, walks and runs by the lake with my dog, and my love of fresh air and new beginnings. This is also a season when I can go crazy styling my life with more Spring whites and fresh flowers. 

There's a forgiveness about this season that gives us all a chance to start fresh; blossoming into the person we are meant to be. Although I dream about visiting California all the time, I don't know if I could permanently live in a place that didn't have the change of seasons. It would be difficult for someone like-me who is addicted to change. 

I would love to know which time of year inspires you to be yourself. Comment below and share your favorite season and why you love it so much?

Floral Dress | Gogots Room Chicago (Shop below)

Visit Gogots Room at 2909 North Broadway, Chicago, IL

 

Outfit Style Inspiration

I'm always finding the balance between feminine and edgy when I style an outfit. This beautiful floral print dress has a conservative silhouette that demands respect when paired with a strong structured [animal-friendly :)] faux leather jacket. Instead of going with a super feminine or conservative style shoe I had to pair this conservative dress with a modern structured shoe to let the dress do all the girl talk. 

Coffee | Compliments of Intelligentsia, Lakeview Chicago

SHOP THIS LOOK

Shoes | Franco Sarto (similar here

Bracelet | (similar look here)

Floral Dress | Gogobots Room Chicago (Contact me here for purchase)

Faux Leather Jacket | Asos


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OOTD Tweak: Winter to Spring!!

"There's something so forgiving about the change of season."
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Spring is my favorite season before Fall. I love the opportunity for new beginnings and fresh starts! There's something so forgiving about the change of season. Like you can leave all your mistakes behind and start new. Spring is also when I was born so naturally I feel a sense of being "reborn" during this time. My friends say that I'm always reinventing myself. I would agree. I believe that we all should embrace the beauty that change brings. It teaches us to experience more, live more and learn more. Change is often frustrating, uncomfortable and exciting all at the same time but it is all worth it in the end when you say you have lived fully. 

For those who know me you know that I'm not afraid to try new things. I'm always coming up with ideas and open to putting myself out there even if I fail. I want to share this with you so that YOU TOO CAN DO THIS and see great change in living a meaningful life. I'm not going to give you the glittery version of embracing change or some fluffy quote to that change equals happiness. I'm going to be straight forward. IT IS NOT EASY, but so is hating a boring life or soul sucking situation. YOU CHOOSE.

THE STYLE

This season is all about simplifying! Take those basics and add a little edge. I'm loving the effortless way of choosing an outfit. With our social activism around women's rights I'm not surprised that men's fashion is seen in women's trends this season. The classic button down shirt with a bow, the trench with a feminine hue. The bold flat dress shoe that says I don't need heels to be powerful. 

Let's embrace this new season together and live more meaningfully with some fun lifestyle and mindset tweaks. I'll be starting some conversations about starting a business, following your purpose, embracing change and tweaking your lifestyle here on the blog, on Instagram and Youtube. Make sure to say hello so I know you're here :) 

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

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SHOP THE LOOK

Jacket | H&M in-store only

Pants

Shirt | Currently on sale!

Shoes | Similar look

Warm Winter Outfits

3 Outfits, 3 Ways to Tweak Your Style Warm!

No matter what season it is or what the crazy weather has in store for us we don't need to sacrifice our style confidence. All you need are a few style tweak tricks and outfit ideas ready for a week of kicking butt and feeling like your best self! Here are a few of my favorite outfits for Chicago's -1˚ degree weather.  

1 | Layer Up in Gray & White! 

Don't be afraid to rock an oversized jacket. This leaves room for layering and looks effortlessly chic. Shop a similar jacket here: Jessica Simpson Walker Jacket

2 | Layer Your Turtlenecks with that Sporty (hoodless) Sweatshirt

Shop this sweatshirt here:  Urban Outfitters "Slow Jams" Sweater

3 | Add Bold Lines to a Feminine Sweater

Shop this shirt here: Portofino Express Black and White Dress Shirt

I hope this helps you stay warm without sacrificing your style. Let me know what your winter fashion challenges or favorites are below. Excited to continue inspiring you to tweak your wardrobe for success!

xoxo Jacqueline