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Sleeping Beauty

Something about the crisp air and fall like temps that make me want to stay under my duvet and work from my home office….

Or maybe build a bed in my office?





I think I’m on to something…….

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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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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The Bone Collector

I’m much more of a Gossip Girl than Gothic Girl, but even I have a weakness for skulls. Maybe its the time of year? Maybe its designer influenced?

Remember when Alexander McQueen constructed that fabulous accessory line influenced by the bony structures. It was all the rage in Hollywood, to date people are still wanting to get their hands on his bones. In addition to cuffs, scarfs, clutches and rings, I also enjoy a little skull accents around the home. I’m noticing stylists from my beloved online decor magazines mixing brass skeleton heads and contemporary pieces together, it just adds a little bad as* sumpin sumpin to a book shelf or home office space.

The fascination I have with skulls is glittery bling bling. You’ll see why I’m totally crushing on these ornamental skulls.

Love the regency of the skull….

 I want to use these DL&Company candles for book ends…

and throw this on a table in a room…..

that looks like this.

I would wear it on my wrists, as seen on the lovely Ms Janette Ewen  here….

and wear this high-priced skull cocktail ring for devils night drinks…

and possibly clutch on to this….

Skulls have a time and a place… I’m going to order a artisan candle from DL&Company and give it a home right beside my ELLEments of style book!

Jaclyn xo

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Let me entertain you…

A frothy skirt, pretty apron, gorgeous table setting, bite sized treats and high heels are just a few elements of a modern-day hostess, MDH.  I consider myself a MDH, I love making cocktails, planning out the menu, designing mini deserts and creating games my guests can play in parallel with feeding them more cocktails, and on most occasions you can find me doing all the entertaining in 3 inches or more. It’s unlike me to plan an evening of entertaining at home and not be dressed up.

Anthropologie  has played a major role in my dress-up-for-my-dinner-party reverie. I blame the high quality, uniquely anthro, clean constructed and superb detailing of the dresses and aprons for making me buy things I’d wear to host a party.  Yup, I have dresses in my closet categorized under ‘at home entertaining’. My outfit is always planned before my menu!

As us Canadians just celebrated our Thanksgiving it got me fantasizing about hosting my first harvest feast. I was all giddy envisioning what the menu would consist of, how my table would look and what desserts I would invent for my guests…and of course what I’d slip into!

What I was thinking…..

Come inside….

Grab a drink and relax until dinner is served….

Take your seat……

Please excuse me, I need to re-apply after all the sipping…

Pass the pear and sausage stuffing please….

Would you like a caramelized pear?…..

Another cocktail….?

Now lets dance….

Cheers to being thankful, shaking up traditions, our booties (and a few martinis of course)!

Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Jaclyn xo

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Junk in the trunk…

If you anticipated travelling to a post loaded with buzz concerning Kim Kardashians a*s, too bad for you?  Yet lucky for me I got your attention!

I have tree trunk lust right now and I’m on the quest for some sexy stumps to accent our new completely renovated soon to be finished home.  I’ve explored West Elm, Restoration Hardware, Winners and Home Sense.  Unfortunately all I can come up with is trouble.  These places get me into trouble and compel me to reach deep, spending on stuff that isn’t necessary.

Mike and I have been behaving like Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner from The War of The Roses, only time and me spending more money on “house stuff” will have us hanging dangerously from an insecure chandelier….

I need a place to rest my wine….and feet.

The perfect “wine table”

Somethings wrong with this picture? Right the cute hens and chicks are in prime wine real estate..

While I wrote this post I came up with a brilliant idea, nothing new, I’m e mailing West Elm tomorrow, coffee tables are a way of the past, wine tables are our future…

I think I could actually DIY these stumps myself. I’ll keep you posted.

Jaclyn xo


Take your heels off..

I woke up this morning with a sense of calm.  It’s Friday this means finally my mad work week is at a rest.  I am retiring my heels, hanging up my blazers and locking my laptop away till Monday.  Sounds blissful, right?

This weekend I will be working on DIY projects for our new casa.  Maybe sand the railing, or look into how I want to decorate my office.  Mike keeps asking why I require a full office? I told him that with work, blogging and styling I want a space to myself that inspires me, plus when I become famous I will need lots of room for fan mail and gifts!  Just kidding.  Though I am ambitious enough for that.

My home office vision board:

Take your heels off, grab a book or do a DIY home project and get ready for some nice weather!  Well, that’s my plan…

Happy Friday.

My Tailored Life xo

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