Friday, December 19, 2014


Photos by the ultra talented: Rox B Photography

my outfit: gold dress - ASOS (similar here, short version here) || shoes: Old Navy (similar here) || necklace: Tai Pan Trading

Brooke's outfit - dress: ASOS || shoes: ZARA (similar here)

[Paige and Tara's outfits will be updated soon.]

Happy Friday! Today is the fourth and final part of our holiday look book. I'm sad to see this series come to a close but have loved sharing some holiday outfit inspiration with you! This gold dress of mine is amazing. If you want a statement dress, this is it. I was so pumped when I spotted it because I was actually searching for a dress exactly like this one for another holiday shoot. (More on that later!) When I saw it, I snatched it up immediately. There aren't many sizes left so hurry and snag it if you want to wow people at a fancy party. 

My floral dress which Brooke is wearing is one of my favorite dresses. It's funny because is this post where I'm wearing it originally, I wrote how I almost returned it. I'm seriously so glad I didn't because it is the most flattering thing ever and is even more gorgeous in real life! Lucky for you, it's on sale too! #jealous

I hope you enjoyed our holiday look book series as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you! Don't forget to check out these great blogs if you haven't already! Click their names to see their blogs: Paige, Tara, and Brooke.

P.S. I'm headed to L.A. tonight and then leave the country the next morning! Ah! I can't wait! Make sure you follow me on Instagram to keep up with my travels. I'll also try to snapchat [username: jaysicles] while I'm out there too... if I can figure it out. Snapchat is seriously so hard for me. I feel like a grandma trying to figure out Facebook. ;)

Thursday, December 18, 2014


photos by the crazy talented Rox B Photography

my outfit- coat: J. Crew Factory || Scarf: ASOS || jeans: H&M (similar here) || boots: ASOS

Paige's outfit- Coat: JCrew (similar here) || Button Up: Old Navy || Peplum Sweatshirt: Kingdom and State || Pants: c/o Tai Pan Trading || Shoes: Forever 21 (similar here) || Hat: Tai Pan Trading (similar here) || Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Tara's outfit- Coat: Cotton On (similar here) || Top: c/o Agnes & Dora (similar here) || Pants: Old (similar here) || Boots: Target (ON SALE) || Beanie: Forever 21 || Scarf: c/o Tai Pan (similar here)  

Brooke's outfit- coat: Shop Pink Blush || top: Tai Pan Trading c/o (in store) similar || pants: Tai Pan Trading c/o via  || shoes: Bohme c/o (in store) love these and these || rings: Bohme c/o (in store) 

I'm so excited to share this holiday look with you all! This is my favorite look from our four-part holiday series. 

These looks are perfect for lunch and last-minute holiday shopping trip with your best friends. This green coat and blanket scarf are kind of my favorite combo at the moment. They compliment each other so well and make such a statement. I get endless compliments on both pieces whenever I wear them, not to mention this scarf keeps me so warm. You will definitely be seeing it again during my travels to Asia! I still can't believe my trip is finally here! I can't wait to spend quality time with my family and my husband. It is long overdue and couldn't have come at a better time.

Stay tuned for the fourth and final look with Brooke, Tara, Paige and I tomorrow! Love you all!

Monday, December 15, 2014


photos by: Rox B Photography

my outfit - top: top: BCBG (old but similar here) || skirt: H&M (similar here) || shoes: Sam Edelman (similar here)

Brooke's outfit- necklace: top: Called to Surf (in store) online here || skirt: Called to Surf (c/o Jess), similar|| shoes: Target, similar || Tai Pan c/o (in store) similar|| rings: Bohme c/o

Tara's outfit- top: Tai Pan Trading || skirt: Shop Pink Blush || jewelry: Tai Pan Trading || shoes: Target (similar here)

Paige's outfit- Top: Kingdom and State (c/o Tai Pan Trading)|| Skirt: Tai Pan Trading (Similar Here) || Shoes: JCrew Factory || Necklace: Tai Pan Trading (Similar Here) || Earrings: c/o Tai Pan Trading || Bracelets: Alex and Ani 

Oh hey, dolls! It's part two of the holiday look book with my main squeezes Paige, Brooke, and Tara! Are they not the prettiest looking Christmas packages ever? I just love them and their styles. If you haven't checked out their blogs, what are you waiting for? So much inspiration happens there. 

I don't know about you guys, but my calendar has been jammed packed with holiday parties. Here are some ideas for chic party outfits to sparkle extra bright this season. (Do your best to ignore my pasty legs. Eek!) Which one is your favorite? I think it's a four-way tie. ;)

Thursday, December 11, 2014


photos by: Rox B Photography

my outfit: sweater: Clad and Cloth || leggings: Topshop || socks: Target || flannel: Forever 21 

Brooke's outfit: top: Clad & Cloth || socks: c/o Bohme (similar here) || leggings: Tara'a closet (similar here)

Paige's outfit: Socks: Old Navy || Sweater Dress: Old Navy || Necklace: Made by Mary with Love

Tara's outfit: Dress: Tai Pan Similar Here || Socks: Similar Here

Hey guys! I'm so excited to kick off a holiday look book series with some of my best blogging friends! Paige, Tara, Brooke and I teamed up with the wonderful Rox B Photography to bring you some holiday inspiration. I feel so blessed to know so many amazing girls that inspire me on daily basis. Get ready for lots of looks that you can wear during different holiday occasions.

This first look is meant to give you ideas for what to wear during the holidays while curled up by the fire, reading a good book and waiting for dinner to come out of the oven. Lounge-wear during the holidays is an absolute must because let's be honest, what are the holidays without sitting around the house laughing and being with loved ones? 

Make sure you check out all the cute blogs involved and stay tuned for the three other looks we have for you!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


twirling in a Free People beauty || Groopdealz party with my Brooke || peek of wreath by Amber || 
the best winter fruit || holiday shooting || with my blogger babes Tara and Paige
new balayage hair by Ashley || so chill with my tree and Ellie || domesticating on Thanksgiving

I'll be posting about a giveaway for one of Amber's gorgeous wreaths today!

Monday, December 8, 2014


coat: H&M (love this option) || skirt: c/o Bohme || shirt: c/o Le Motto || shoes: Aquatalia

You guys! I leave the country in less than two weeks!! Ah!!!! 

As someone who has a 9-5 job, it is such a treat to be able to take a long vacation abroad. I'm lucky to have a boss who values what we want to do and doesn't hold us back. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity. I cannot wait to introduce my husband to my mom's side of the family and watch him get stared at for being "a white guy." I cannot wait to gorge myself on all the tasty foods and purchase cute, but useless cell phone charms in the shapes of emojis. Gah!! I'm getting too excited right now. One sec while I calm down.

Ok. Calm.

Anyone who knows me knows that one of my biggest goals in life is to be able to give my future kids the opportunity to fill their passports and see the world, just as I did growing up. Yes, they may not appreciate it fully in the moment, but in time they will look back and understand what an incredible blessing it is to be able to immerse themselves in foreign cultures. It is truly like nothing else: each one so interesting, so unique, so beautiful. 


Tuesday, December 2, 2014


hat: ASOS (on sale!) || overalls: H&M (LOVE these) || top: Target (similar here) || shoes: Nordstrom

I think most people think that overalls are meant to be worn only in the summer, or never. I get lots of weird stares when wearing these babies but THEY ARE SO DANG COMFORTABLE, I CAN'T STAY AWAY!

I paired the overalls with a turtleneck sweater, felt fedora, and booties to give it a winter feel. For any of you who have been eyeing this hat that I wear all the time, it's on sale! Ya lucky ducks. I promise you, it's worth every penny. I hate when hats lose their shape and the brim begins to flop. This hat is very sturdy and I kind of want it in more colors now. 

I have a busy couple weeks ahead of me before my trip so wish me luck that I can get everything done before heading out! Happy Tuesday!!