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Vacation Brain

I’m suffering from a serious case of vacation brain. It’s Monday, I’m 10 days away from a week abroad with my friends under the hot Caribbean sun, so today I am going to shamelessly and unabashedly gloat about my upcoming trip.

I’ve been mentally packing for a week and applying Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer so I don’t arrive in the Dominican looking intensely pasty. I’m thinking all I will need are a few swimsuits, sandals, kaftans, dresses, clutches and totes to take me from lazy days in the sun to evening cocktails and dancing.

Some symptoms….

vacation brain

I’m going to be totally lazy and get a golden glow!


Happy Monday


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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Colleague Love

Yesterday I gave you a little taste of my event filled weekend.  What I neglected to tell you is that I am suffering from a major cold and laryngitis (mike is in heaven, I can’t babble).  So no voice, body aches and chills are additional effects of the weekend.  I need to get over myself.  I was going to take a break from blogging as I’m not feeling up to doing anything, but its my outlet, my voice, the only way I can express anything!

I had such a fabulous weekend, regardless of the fact I knew my body was about to be occupied by some microorganism.  It was successful in all aspects, work, hotel, great fare, and last but defiantly most essential are the people I shared it with.  I have extraordinary co workers, and one in particular I have major colleague love for, Sara D.

Sara and I met 5 years ago at our corporate office, we sat in with each other for a few days of training and the rest is history.  We love our careers, we’re both passionate about fashion, have a fondness for shoes, make up, beauty products and have wonderful chats over prosecco and cheese.  We have colleague love.

This weekend was a classic chronicles of Sara and Jack, it went something like this:

  • Running around to finish last-minute event details
  • Lunch in Yorkville,
  • A quick run to Anthropologie, neither one of us bought anything?
  • Prosecco in Hotel room
  • ipod blasting with a JT and Robin Thick
  • Hotel dance party
  • Sharing the bathroom mirror for make up and hair
  • Heels on, out the doors looking stunning

Our moments together are always entertaining and refreshing, some border mischief!  Here are some past and present pictures of our shenanigans and style.

W Hotel Hollywood California

“Our” drink The Chillada

Rodeo Drive with our girl Dale

Second drink of choice Pomogrant margarita

LG Fashion Week Toronto

most girls got snapped on the red carpet, not us!


Before an award show @ Saras loft


You can see us regularly on Cityline, Steven and Chris and Marylin Denis – it’s all who you know!


My Tailored Life xo

Must Have Mondays

This weekend I overdosed on

  • Socializing
  • Presseco
  • 4 inch heels
  • Dancing
  • Calories

So my Must have Mondays are as follows

  • Advil
  • Foot message
  • Water
  • DIY Dermalogica facial
  • Water
  • Sleep

The product of my gluttonous behavior, sorry.  I’ll make it up to you with a fabulous post tomorrow, promise!  Here are a few pics to tease you until I find the beauty sleep for my simple daily tasks.

Night 1, Gala Dinner and Awards

P&G Beauty A Team – Sara, Sam and I

Night 2, Nick Arrojo

Colleague love..


Thanks for understanding.

My Tailored Life xo

Pretty in the City….

March and April are always big months for work.  For the beauty and fashion industry it is always a busy time of year, we have plenty of social events, award shows and launches to take us right into summer.  And I get to be apart of all the glory!

This weekend I am heading to Toronto for a mini break.  Well technically not much of a break.  I’m only 30 min from home and I will be networking my little ass off the entire weekend,  a mini break just sounds better, right?  Seriously, work event, award show, after party and another work event, this causes me outfit anxiety. Every year, I face the same dilemma: what do I wear for each event, and how much skin can I show without baring too much in front of my coworkers?  Trashy is not my concern. You see it’s this, I like my stems, I like to show them off and cover up on top entirely.  It’s a staple of mine. But is too much leg  inappropriate?

When I shop for event dresses and outfits, they need to be work-party appropriate and stylish. I also seek to buy things that can be reworked and  re-worn plenty more times either to the office or on dinner dates with my man. I’m annoyingly practical.  This is only a recent revelation!

These are my outfit, hair and style inspirations for this weekend:

I am borderline obsessed with Blake Lively, this gossip girl likes to show her gams too.

Happy weekend everyone, I’m going to channel my red carpet moment tonight!

My Tailored Life xo

Let your hair down

It’s the season to lighten up the tresses. Whether it’s dramatic or mellow dramatic a change for Spring/Summer is a great way to brighten up your look.  Caution: this does not mean bleaching, stripes or trying to a DIY to achieve blonde from black, its subtle enhancing or brightening. Make sense? Nope? Stay with me.

It’s very simple hair science really.

  • if your dark dark dont try to be blonde
  • if your blonde you go blonder and brighter
  • if your a redhead you go copper or strawberry
  • if your light brown you go a shade lighter
  • if your med brown you can brighten with very subtle tones

There are many ways to change your hair without really damaging it or looking like you are someone you’re not. I gag when I see deep brunettes try to highlight their entire head, it looks striped and orange, it’s just not in the pigment to do this sort of thing.  Unless of course you’re a star, and you need to change it for a role. One day my friends, one day!  In real life stay true to what looks best on you.

Many of you know your stylist well, and conversely, they should know you.  When it’s time to lighten up or change hair tone be sure you talk it out with your stylist, ask for a consult, as well take in pictures.  As I always say, take your vision and inspiration you gather from around you then make it work for you.

I will be attending a beauty event in Toronto this weekend, followed by an award show, and I need major SOS on my locks.  My hair hasn’t been colored in months.  I was enjoying the Whitney Port meets Jaclyn Perusich grown out look, but I’m over it.  I will be having my hair altered before Saturday by my fabulous Wella artist, still irresolute exactly of what I want.  I’m seeking inspiration,  and if anyone has any pictures or ideas send them my way!

My mini hair vision board:

The hair is the richest ornament of women.  ~Martin Luther

My Tailored Life xo

Must have Mondays…

With one almost-70-degree day under our belts, spring is almost at our fingertips, and I think it was official March 20! There is limitless amounts of inspiration everywhere, and getting your beauty and style routine in order is a must.  So I bring you Must have Mondays! Your nails, skin, style and hair all need special attention to reveal that pretty spring-to-summer glow that can shed a very long winter in a flash. Here are my current Must haves for spring….


  • a good trim – prepping for summer hair is essential.  No one wants split ends transitioning into summer hair.  Our tresses tend to get lighter in the warmer months, which can lead to dry and damaged locks.  Keep it trimmed, and fit a hair mask into your routine at least once a weeks.


Sebastian Penetrate Mask

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Polished Nails

  • Nude or Peach Nailspolished nails make a you look together.  I love these nude to peach tones for spring, they look fresh and go with absolutely every outfit.  DIY at home, soak your hands in warm water, shape, buff then polish.  Invite you birds over and have a wine and nail party!

Dior Nude Chic

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Trench Coat

  • A great trench – another fantastic transition piece.  Does not matter if  you are off to work, out to lunch, dropping the kids off at school or doing groceries, a trench looks classic.  You could even be naked under this thing, and you will still look so put together.

Guess Trench Gold Rimmed Button Trench

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Joe Fresh Spring 2011 Trench

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Rain Boots

  • rain friendly boots – I love my Hunter Boots.  You can find tons of fun rain safe friendly boots anywhere these days.  Rain boots are a great alternative to your Uggs or Sorels.  Again they are great changeover foot wear until we can slip our polished toes into some sandles.

Hunter Boots Original Gloss

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Joe Fresh Joe Fresh Wellies

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Tory Burch Tory Burch Logo Rain Boot

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(I have a little love affair with these)

for cheaper options try Payless, Walmart, Target and Zellers

The Fix it Moisturizer

  • an antioxidant moisturizer – Antioxidant moisturizers are fabulous for nourishing the skin.  They reduce free radical damage and brighten skin, thus being beneficial after the wear and tear from the cold winter months.  Hydrate your beautiful face to prepare for bright and sunny spring!

Juice Beauty Green Apple Moisturizer

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Clinique Super Rescue

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Get yourself ready with these simple spring must haves.  If you would like to add anything leave a comment or let me know some of  your fav’s!

Hope your Monday was as productive as mine.

My Tailored Life xo


Just Dance

I woke up this morning with an abundant amount of energy. I love mornings like this, they emit productiveness. I got up, kissed my sweet man on the forehead, brewed some dark roast coffee, (as if I needed more voltage) turned on my ipod and jumped in the shower.

Time was on my side this am, so I threw on a Wella Brilliance hair treatment knowing it would make my hair look fabulous for my friday meeting. To gain full victory of the mask I had to let it sit for 2-3 minutes, I couldn’t stand still for that long? what could I do? Squats..I did squats in the shower.  Ambitious right.  I know!

When I got out I dried off and poured myself a cup of java, and then magic happened, I heard JLo’s new tune” Get on the Floor”. The rhythm really got to me,  I danced my morning away. I channeled Demi Moore avec Striptease, and shook my little booty while I applied my Laura Mercier 3 part beauty routine and blew my lush locks. It was magnificent.

The dance vibes carried out like Timberland and JT right into my commute to TO. I look better, I feel fantastic and this was all made possible by dancing. Now here’s where it becomes relevant to beauty -Dancing releases endorphins and produces oxygen rich blood helping reduce stress and tension. Beyond that it also gives your skin a beautiful glow and makes you feel better. It’s a pre botox fix! Like Lady Gaga said “just dance”!

Happy weekend everyone, I’m off to little mexico with my friends for the evening. On the agenda: social time, mexican fare. Diet smiet….I will be indulging in major margaritas.

Dance, Dance….


My Tailored Life xo

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