Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dress you up in my love….

”Let me cover you with velvet kisses
I’ll create a look that’s made for you…..’ – Madonna

Beyond the festive decorations, confectionery treats and cozy nights, I also love this time of year because it gives us that many more reasons to glam it up a little. Even if it’s simply painting your nails with some red polish or throwing on something sparkly,’tis the season that requests a little bash*. With a couple of Holiday parties on the schedule this week and next, I’m looking forward to getting dolled up and drinking a little bubbly.

Here are a few little numbers that captured my brown eyes……

Dress you up in my love....
I’m aware the flock of sequins in this collection is heavy, but really nothing starts a party like some sequins….or old school Madonna!
Jaclyn xo
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Organizing My Life: Accessories 101

Another Day, Another Dolla. That’s what I tell myself when I roll out of bed Monday mornings. My Monday am routine is considerably mundane. I get up, make coffee, sip coffee, check e mails, respond to e mails, sip more coffee, have a shake, plan my work week, work, hit up the stair Master, then come home and normally work some more. Today I decided to be a little more adventurous. I had oatmeal instead of a shake and 86’ed the more work after work..bonkers right? Not so much. However in true Monday organizational fashion I got a start on some major organization. I uncluttered my accessories and purged some old jewels I no longer took interest in.

This weekend, while trying to round-up some costume jewelry for a shoot I was styling I came to the  realization that my collection of accessories were a cluttery f*ckery – Necklaces were knotted, rings were mixed in with earrings, some dangle earrings where broken or missing gems and I found bangles and cuffs that had been MIA and taking up real estate for months in the bottoms of my handbags – it was time get my sh*t together.

Here is some inspiration from people who have their sh*t together.

I may have copied some ideas for my own jewelry station…..

Maybe tomorrow evening I’ll paint my walls in chevron patterns and re organize my apartment?…

Happy Monday. Don’t be lazy or boring….

Jaclyn xo

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Wrap Him in Love…..

Finding the perfect gift for your modern man shouldn’t be as tough as you think it is. To win over your guys heart during the holidays buy him a little something special, use your imagination and think of gadgets, clothes or tools that represent who he is….and while you’re at it buy yourself some playful (maybe sexy and tasteful) sleepwear to strut around in on Christmas morning, that way you both win!

Wish List for Your Dude..
I’m not sure how I feel about #5, The Little Whizzer, but I’m certain it would be a hit in a man cave?

 

Wrap him in love….

Jaclyn xo

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Making Her List…..

And checking it twice!

This week is the kick off to Holiday Parties, Christmas shopping and festive decorating! Tis the season to glam it up, sip cinnamon martinis, and shop for the ones we love!

All week I’m going to be composing holiday wish lists for inspiration and ideas. My motives are driven by selfishness, all the articles I’ve bunched up are ones I’m hoping someone is checking twice for me, anyone?

Making her list and checking it twice...
It’s hard to hunt for gifts without finding a few things to love yourself!
Happy Monday!
Jaclyn xo

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Happy Weekend: Hot Cocoa & Cozy

This weekend I’m going to try not to stay out till 2am and remember to balance my water to wine ratio. I plan on celebrating the cooler weather rolling in by pulling out my parkas, breaking out my Sorels and matching up the odds and ends of my hats and gloves.

Tonight I’ll be celebrating one of my sassy friends birthday with a bunch of wonderful dames. Tomorrow a few of us are heading to the Local Santa Clause Parade to sip hot cocoa and people watch- I can’t wait get my cheeks all rosy and cozy up in some brazen winter wear and hit the town!

I’m stepping up my outer wear game..

(this is a great look, cocoa faux fur & party pants)

(Might just keep the pants on … at least until I get home!)

(Insert pants here:I love leg warmers, but seriously this girl needs pants)

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you cozy up and take it outside…

Jaclyn xo


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Cream & Gold

Wearing this duet always makes me feel extra elegant and lady like. Don’t even get me started on home decor, love.

I wish everything I touched turned to cream and gold….

1. Half Dipped Gold Feather necklace Merit Weinstock at NeedSupply $265

2. gold toed flats Asos

3. Gatsby Horn Ring Finn Jewelry $1100

4. dogwood earrings M. Flynn Accessories $88

5. triple rose cut diamond ring Jan Palmer $1988

6.  7. earrings Urban Outfitters $12

8. gold leaf Zig Zag Tray upintheairsomewhere

9. paper mache bowl etco $10

10. earrings Urban Outfitters$12

11. Travel candles (for gifts or decor) Catbird $12

12. arrow necklace Lulaka $28

I want to dip everything in gold….

Whats your favorite color combination…?

Jaclyn xo

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Monday Hair….*

Most mornings I wake up with a messy, not- so- cute – mop on top of my head and wonder ‘what the eff am I going to do with my hair?’ Aggressively hitting snooze for the first hour might be my first problem, however beauty sleep is cardinal so I snooze it out. Thank god for bobby pins and a few of my trusty hair products that tame my tresses and assist with getting my ass heels out the door on time.

I like Monday hair, better known as Saturday evening leftovers.  It’s the lovely barrel curls or silky sleek blow out you took so much time to do on Saturday that gets you right into Monday. Unwashed hair is so much easier to work with when you’re throwing it up or trying to get that messy bun or pony look, the perfect Monday no fuss hair.

Being a ‘hair down’ type a girl I have to be creative and find ways to mix it up and be the opposite of boring. Today I had great Monday hair, I swept my caramel locks off my face, added a little volume and out the door I went!.
When there’s no time to wrap sections around a barrel iron or spend an hour on a sleek blow out give yourself a top knot, pin it back in a messy bun or rock a fun pony, you could be really audacious and throw on a head band….

My top products for the looks above:

1. Re Shaper by Sebastian Professional –  strong-lasting, re-shapable spray.

2. Texture Touch by Wella Professional – Reworkable Clay that you can work your style and re shape. Defines, separates and builds volume.
Start by melting a small amount across your fingertips, then sculpt into dry hair.

3. Simmer Delights by Wella Professional – mist on finished hair for a shiny appearance and enhance your style.
If you think there’s nothing you can do with your hair, it’s all in your head!
And there you have it, Monday Hair….*
Happy first day of five!
Jaclyn xo
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Happy Weekend…

It’s Friday! This is what I’m doing right now……

Jumping for joy……

Throwing on some glittery booties……

meeting up with my besties for a shop and walk…..

finishing my book…

and getting a start on my DIY headbands…..

It’s a glorious day. It’s Friday…

Happy Weekend!

Jaclyn xo

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Things you do when no one’s looking….

What a week! Things have been busy busy at My Tailored Life headquarters with big ideas, and plans for the next few months. As well lots of great things are happening at my 9-5, this time of year is always so much fun!

Please excuse me for the light posts and therefore, lack of… I will make it up to you, promise.

For now I’m going to leave you with a list of  “Things I do when no one’s looking” a portion from a recent interview I just did (this is a story for another day, exciting stuff). So here it goes:

5 Things I do when no one’s looking:

1. Dry shave when I’m in a rush..ouch

2. Check myself out in mirrors and windows that I walk by (devastatingly people  are probably looking).

3. Sit in my bathroom sink and poke at my face, tweeze, make faces, lift my eyebrows to see what I’d look like apres a face lift.

4.  Clench my as* cheeks together when I’m driving for a quick glute workout.

5. Gulp wine…

 

 

Tell me, what do you do when no one is looking?

Happy Hump day!

 

Jaclyn xo

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Cape Town

November is already in full swing, and fall shopping is still on my brain. Since money doesn’t grow on trees and I should currently be saving for real life (aka marriage, mortgage, new car), I have to curb my fall/winter wardrobe purchases and invest only in key pieces from my want list, such as ‘The Cape’.

Pre – Fall 2010 was the season my love affair with Louis Vuittons black and white graphic cape transpired, it coasted down the runway, I drooled and the rest is lustful history. Talk about needing to get a second career, for that matter a third? I’ve been obsessed with owning this cape – it would be the perfect cloak for cooler temps, along with its famous characteristics I would feel like a descent of Superwoman.  I have a strikingly bright imagination – me wearing the fabulous LV cape rescuing people from reckless wardrobe disasters, fighting fashion one seem at a time?

The LV cape is yet to be mine (yet), so in the mean time my fascination with capes will have to come from other points of supply…The Bay, Club Monaco, Winners or anywhere else that stocks the legendary cover.

Ladies and my 1% gentlemen, The Cape of my dreams…

Looks great on Kate, but it would look really cute on me, belted possibly?

Everything in this image is working.

Cape Town love.

Squared.

It’s no LV, but I’d wear it.

I suddenly feel the urge to go sleeveless, don a cape paired with furry gloves and a major Russian hat! (accredit pic #3)

How to wear a cape:

  • Voluminous cape with simple legs: skinny jeans, fitted trouser nothing bulky or loose on your bottom half.
  • Day to night: Combine your cape with leggings and tall riding boots for a busy day of errands and for evening, choose a plush or fur cape worn over an evening dress for a polished sophistication.
  • Pair it with: skinny jeans, trouser pants, tights, pencils skirts, light knit sweaters. 

Jaclyn xo

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