Category Archives: Wardrobe

All I Want to Wear for Christmas

So lookit. It’s been a long time. I get that you’re probably wondering if I’ve crawled into a cave with Channing Tatum, but the truth is, he’s married. I know you don’t want to hear excuses, but I wrapped up my 7 year corporate career, took some time to smell the hydrangeas, discovered a few new things about myself, and slept. A lot. Or slept-walked through the shoe department at Holt Renfrew, but listen: I’m back.

And I feel amazing.

For those of you that loyally read this mess, it’s true that this time of year makes me giddy as hell. I don’t know if its the pretty little flakes falling outside my window, perhaps its the catchy jingle with Mariah Carey and Jimmy Fallon that’s lighting up my iPod, or the excitement of dressing a little glamorous and wearing sequins and Ruby Woo to all the holiday parties? Whatever it is, can you blame me, It’s such a peaceful, sparkly, cheerful time of year!

As I sit here tapping my sequin slippers to “All I want for Christmas” I want to share with you a little compilation of “All I want to wear for Christmas”. Warning: textured tights, sparkly shoes, sequin trimmed blazer, and gold ahead – might cause rapid heart beat, excessive smiling and holiday fever.

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Sometimes you just need to stop and smell the hydrangeas, slip into something sequin and shake your little a*s to some Christmas tunes to get in the spirit.

Jaclyn xo

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One Night FNonly….

I’m so excited to be guest appearing at Fashion Night Out at Lemonberry this Thursday. I’m looking forward to meeting some My Tailored Life readers and getting my strutt on with you.

MAKEOVERS and must-haves, fashion and friends, bloggers and buyers, local celebrities and celebrations. Lemonberrys Fashion Night Out is going to be an evening that makes summer’s final fling end with a bang. To celebrate Fashion’s Night Out, Lemonberry has given me a $50 Gift certificate for one of you lucky loves. Leave a comment with your twitter name on this post for a chance to shop at my fav local clothing boutique.

Hope to see you all there!

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All you need is a reason to shop.

Jaclyn xo

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I Dream In Color: Mint

With March nearly over I’ve been finding myself dreaming about sunny and warm Spring days. Last week it seemed like the warmer temps were here to stay,  sadly this week proves different – But day dreaming about wearing my new mint jeans instantly brings a little sunshine to my week.

I dream in Mint…

Tips to keep this minty trend looking cool:

  • Don’t go overboard (obvi) choose either your top half or bottom half and balance it out with a neutral.
  • Accessorize with gold, gold and mint flatter each other well, silver can look too cool (warm vs cool) for Spring time.
  • Don’t invest too much money in the trend, as it is a trend, although buying a pair of J Brand jeans in mint is great if you have the funds, if you’re skint or frugal head to your local Winners or H&M and find something mint that fits you well!

Mint, yes please.

Jaclyn xo

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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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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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Trick or Treat*….

Whether your weekend is filled with costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, sipping cider cocktails or watching horror films, make sure you treat your self to lots of candy and trick someone you love!

I’m dressing up as a Russian doll –  staining my lips blood-red, lining my eyes with falsies, using a big barrel iron to curl my hair and wearing the biggest faux fur hat you’ve ever seen! Can’t wait.

You can find me at a high top sipping caramel apple martinis with my girlfriends….

and maybe dancing on tables!

Happy Spooky Halloween weekend!

Jaclyn xo

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Having a Ball* …(happy weekend)

Why not do something a little unexpected this weekend! Perhaps have your morning coffee or vacuum in the buff? or purchase some white pumpkins for fall decorating instead of orange? try pretending you’re in Paris and make parisian fare? pair a major skirt with a casual top for a brunch date or plan a night in with your man and wear lingerie with an oversized faux coat? Life’s what you make of it..have a ball* this weekend!

Make sure you lock your doors and cover your windows…

go to your local market and grab a few blanco pumpkins…

The bedroom isn’t the only place to fantasize….take me to Paris!

Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw for brunch…

Be a little minx for your man…

I’m running across the border for a random little shopping, dinning and dancing trip with one of my besties…. I love road trips, particularly unexpected ones!

I know I’m only going for the weekend..but?? A girl needs options!

Happy Weekend!

Jaclyn xo

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Arm Candy

I’m not talking about a remarkably attractive person of either gender accompanying you or some other lucky person. I’m talking striking, sexy, flashy wrist confection.

These images give me a motive to edge my Michael Kors tortoise watch with assorted bangles, beads of pearls, baubles and charms…. 

 

 

 

 

Hey! It’s okay to tastefully load up with arm candy, you can never hoard too much on your wrist.

Jaclyn xo

 

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“Gilty” pleasure or a sickness

If I’m not pinning over the current home and clothing trends in magazines, I’m on my laptop seeking out online retailers for deals or inspiration.  Don’t worry, I like to share…

Gossip Girls “B” and “S” get texts from them, magazines and blogs are publishing about them, now I’ve been captured by them, Guilt Groupe.  Ecommerce meets fashion, so you can have a glass of wine in one hand and your mouse in the other or be at work and cheat in a shop.  I know online shopping almost seems ancestral, but Gilt Groupe privies you to designer stuff  for 50 -70%less designer prices.  Bad, bad news for me and indirectly Mike Peron (my partner).

This site is great for those of us that desire or enjoy the finer things or “must- haves” in our stylish life, even if your bank account is on the skint side, you can still garner the beni’s of this secret society

I get e-mails every am from Gilt, like I totally feel part of the circle (another feature).  Today the front page hosted features on Hunter Boots (my go-to’s for this shit weather in Canada), Safevieh Home (my house will be accented with their stuff), Tracey Anderson DVD’s (if you don’t know her method, you’re not winning)) and Best Dressed: Patio and Roof top parties (because who doesn’t  go to plenty of those in the summer).  The categories and wardrobe essentials are bliss, hence the reason I needed to share….but be warned my friends, it’s addicting!  Even just for browsing.

Pour yourself your signature cocktail and watch this video, the tune will get you pumped and the phenomenon will make you long to join…

Happy Monday!

Gilt Groupe registry: http://www.gilt.com/sale/women

Jaclyn xo

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