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My names Jaycine and I love everything fashion and beauty! I'm currently a college student and believe that everyone should be fabulous no matter what your budget is. I'm here to show you how to make that possible!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Famous Friday: Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is the ultimate girl next door, that's why she's this week's Famous Friday. I love her style, because it's so relate able and not outlandish. It makes her seem like she would be so much fun to hang out with, grab lunch, and just have a girl's day with. Reese seems like the kind of girl that you would be super comfortable with, because she seems just like you when it comes to fashion. Her style is super easy to copy cat, if you would want to do that. Reese wears a lot of basic pieces, but she'll add a fun element into it, to keep it from being boring; She seems to really like play around with print and texture, which totally makes her outfits interesting.

This outfit is a super cute basic. She keeps it from looking too boring with the pops of reds, which makes the outfit more interesting. I'm in love with the chunky gold necklace!

This is totally the perfect outfit to wear while traveling! You want to make sure that you're dressed really cute and put together (I mean you never know who you could end up meeting), instead of just in sweatpants and an oversize tee shirt. This is perfect, because the cardigan great for traveling, but the leather panels on this just makes it even more chic! And also, the pointed to flats definitely take the outfit to a different level.

I am completely obsessed with this look, it is total perfection! The a line skirt is kept from looking too girly with this quilted motorcycle jacket, that even has leather detailing on the shoulders! Also, I love that she finished this outfit off with a pair of black booties and a structured handbag. This was definitely the perfect formula for the perfect outfit!

Reese Witherspoon's Looks $50 and Under

What's your favorite Reese Witherspoon look?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Fashion from A to Z: E is for Elbow Patches

This past weekend was the perfect weather, to take me out of my winter slump. But, of course, the weather is back to being insane. I had to pull the sweaters back out that I though I might not have to see for awhile. Something that I did notice that I don't have in my closet, are anything with elbow patches. What. I need to get on that. Like two years ago. I love elbow patches, it's just a quirky fun detail that can make a sweater or cardigan special and different. I also love that you can do them in any fabric that you could ever imagine. This means leather. Which makes me a very very happy girl. Also, you can easily update any sweater or cardigan you've grown tired of, and DIY elbow patches on them! It's super easy and basically anyone can do it.

I love that this is a rectangle patch. It also doesn't hurt that it's leather, since I'm going to be marrying leather one day. I think that the patch adds a fun touch, to the otherwise, plain turtleneck. It's exactly what this outfit needed.

This outfit is total perfection. I love the striped shirt layered over the bright orange top. The camel leather patches are the icing the cake. It totally pulls this look together, because of the camel colored leather shoes.This would be perfect for a Saturday of adventures and exploring a new town.

I love this look, because the quilted J.Crew vest is totally killer and the elbow patches are just too perfect.

Elbow Patch Sweaters Under $50

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Let's Go Fishing

The fisherman sweater has seem to become the winter staple this past season. I feel like I see every girl snuggled up in one on campus. This sweater is perfect to toss on for an effortless look. Sure, they can look a little sloppy, if they're not styled correctly. These sweaters can easily be dressed down (obviously), but surprisingly you can dress them "up" to make them look way more chic. When you buy this sweater, the fit is everything. You have to make sure that the sweater isn't too tight, since it's supposed to be a more relaxed fit. But, it can't be too loose, or else you run the risk of looking sloppy, and who wants that? These sweaters are guaranteed to stick around for fall and next winter, so stock up on them while you can. Or better yet, just wait for them to go on sale and buy them in bulk.

I'm completely obsessed with this look. It's like an over exaggerated school girl look, because of the over-sized collar and cable knit pattern in the sweater. I love the look of the sweater layered over top of a button up, because it adds so much chicness to it.

This outfit is great, because I love that the sweater is a tad over-sized, but it's still paired with a fun patterned skirt. It keeps the sweater from looking dowdy and adding imaginary weight to your midsection.

The sweater paired with the leggings and fur scarf  is seriously making me drool. This outfit is fantastic. I'm obsessed with the play on texture here and it totally allows the sweater to have a glamorous moment. Switching plain cotton leggings out for leather leggings, is the perfect way to take this outfit up a couple of notches.

Fisherman Sweaters Under $50

Where are your favorite places to buy fisherman sweaters from?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Famous Friday: Ashley Olsen

If you grew up during the reign of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, throughout the 90s and spilling into the 2000s, you were probably obsessed with everything that they were doing. You bet I watched all of their movies, tv shows, and read their book series, no matter how awful/cheesy they could be. Yes, I even find myself now searching for some of their old tv shows on YouTube. They have always been fashion icons and I coveted everything they wore. Do you remember their clothing line at Walmart? I was so jealous of my friends who had their clothes. But, now they are grown up and still rocking the fashion world with their different clothing lines, which are always on point. I will say, that I have always gravitated more to Ashley's style more than Mary Kate's, so that's why this Famous Friday is going out to Ashley! (Sorry MK). Ashley seems to have a more basic style, that is more relate able and can be worn in real life, than Mary Kate's. Ashley always looks so put together, no matter what. She also can go from a very put together look to dressing very bohemian, but she still manages to make the style to work. She is a true chameleon to fashion, and that is something very challenging to be able to accomplish. To me, she's such an amazing style inspiration. Here are some of my favorite looks her's.

I love love love this casual look. Ashley managed to keep it from looking sloppy, by tucking in just the front of her shirt, and pairing the outfit with those gorgeous black sandals. Sure she's just running around doing errands, but she still looks put together and amazing. As usual.

This look is so great, because it plays with hard and soft textures, which is on of my favorite things to do. I love that the sheer top has the scalloped detail. But, it's kept from looking too girly, since it's paired with the leather pants. (You can never go wrong with leather pants when properly fitted). This outfit would be perfect for a night out with the girls.

This outfit is just perfect. I love the fit of the blouse paired with the pencil skirt. The skirt isn't too tight that it looks awkward. This outfit is perfect to wear to the office.

Ashley Olsen Under $50

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fashion A to Z: D is for Dressing Table

Okay. I know, I know that a dressing table isn't technically fashion, but oh well, because this is something great to have. A dressing table is a table designated for just getting you read, basically. You store your make up there, have your jewelry displayed there, or even have your hair stuff there. This makes it super easy to just have all of your getting ready items all in one place. You can also put all of the products you use everyday on "display", that way it's always in arms reach and you never loose it at the bottom of a random drawer. I decided to feature for this post, the Malm Dressing Table from Ikea, because it's such a great price for a great piece. It comes in white with a glass top sheet, so you can put pictures or whatever underneath and they won't get damaged. The price is $149, which is totally a steal for how sleek it looks and you can use it in so many different ways.

I love the colors used here. I feel like white mixed with gold and tans are so relaxing and timeless. I love the texture of the lamp bases and the fur cushion mixed with the sleekness of the dressing table. I can totally see this in a house by the beach.

I love the set up of this dressing table. I love that they have items on display and that they used a clear chair. Using a clear chair is a great idea, especially if you're working with a small space.

I love love love this set up. I love the cushion on the bench and the mirror. I also love how the picture frames are arranged like a gallery wall. This definitely brings me back to my childhood, because I would have loved to play dress up here and pretended like I was a princess.

Do you have a dressing table?

Put You Best Foot Forward

I have never been a huge fan of sneakers. My mom would have to fight with me to buy them when I was younger, because I just didn't like the looks of them (unless they were the slip on sneakers, because they were so in style). I can't really even say I really own any sneakers, now that I'm older and my mom doesn't buy my clothes anymore. They only sneakers I own are either my old Nfinity's from my all star cheerleading days, which I still use to do my every few month's work outs in, or my two converse sneakers. What I wear in replace of sneakers, are my Sperry's. I've never really found sneakers to be fashionable, including the high top wedges, I was never truly a fan. But, the tides are changing. I've been seeing some super cute sneakers out there, now that they've been spotted on the runways and people even wore them to Fashion Week. The trend is actually growing on me, surprisingly. I'm on the fencer about picking up a pair, and if I do, I  feel like it'll end up being something low cut and floral. I really do want to step out of my comfort zone this year and try something new. So, who knows? They may end up being my go to shoes.

This look is so great and unexpected, which makes it better. I  love that this would typically be paired with a pair of sky high heels or booties. I also love the fact that she went all out, because she definitely could have went with a black pair instead of the attention grabbing blue. She made sure that her sneakers are the spotlight of her outfit, and they certainly are.

I feel like for this outfit, the leather pants make it cool, but the white sneakers paired with it, makes it even cooler. I never really associated sneakers with the word chic, until now. This totally gives me hope.

This is the perfect example to show that you can totally pair sneakers with a super girly outfit. I feel that since she paired the skirt with the sneakers, it makes the outfit even more unique than it already is. I'm also really glad that she went with a more athletic sneaker, than a tennis shoe.

Sneakers $50 and Under

Starting at top and going clockwise: $50 Rope Ked // $24.94 Mint Old Navy // $49.95 Pink and Grey G by Guess // $47.05 Gola Glitter // $47.05 Diva Sneaker // $49.95 Grey and Pink New Balance // $50 Adida's HIgh Tops // $29.80 Floral High Tops // $47.05 Gola Glitter

Do you already have a pair of sneakers that you love to wear everyday?

Fighting Winter Slump: Snow Boots

When in the world is spring coming? I'm so sick of the snow, I feel like it's never going to end. The sidewalks at school are completely ice. I basically feel like I'm competing in ice skating for the Winter Olympics every time I leave my house. I'm so glad that this year I picked up a pair of snow boots, right before the first snow storm we had, because I wear them all the time. At first when I picked them up, I wasn't sure how they would end up looking with my clothes or exactly how to style them without looking ridiculous. I finally figured  out the formula: Wear them with anything. I know pretty crazy right? I've worn them with jeans, leggings, dresses, and even skirts. I'm so glad that I bought them, because they keep my feet super warm, they help me not fall and embarrass myself in front of everyone on campus, and I get tons of compliments on them. Score.

This outfit is perfect for showing winter boots don't have to interfere with your personal style. I love that she mixed the coloring blocking with the plaid shirt. And huge bonus points for the statement necklace, considering the fact I can never resist a good statement necklace.

I love how warm and comfy this outfit looks. The fur scarf definitely takes this outfit to another level.

This look is awesome for the winter. I love the cream turtleneck sweater paired with green jacket. I also love that her socks are peeking out of the boots, because it's such a playful detail. This is something great to do if you have a sock collection you want to show off.

Snow Boots $50 and Under

How do you wear your snow boots?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fashion A to Z: C is for Cape

So, I think I'm totally going to take the dive and get a cape. This is something that I've been on the fence about, for probably year. I've been seeing them everywhere for the past few months, and after going on Pinterest and seeing how adorable they look, that was the shove I needed. Capes are perfect to wear during fall and during the cooler months of spring. You might even be able to get away with it during winter, depending on how thick it is, and how warm the weather would be that day. I feel like capes are just the perfect thing to wear. I'm not even sure why, but they just seem right. And totally like the the perfect chic alternative to a jacket.

I love the combination of the cape and floppy hat. It just makes the girl look so mysterious. I'm also in love with her rolled leather pants.

This outfit is just darling. I love the camel color of the cape, because you can easily wear it with any outfit and you can wear it any season. I love the black, navy, and orange combo in the print of the dress.

I love love love that this is tweed and double breasted. This makes the cape look even more interesting and reminds me of a blazer I had in high school. This would be totally perfect to wear during fall.

Capes $50 and Under

Fashion A to Z: B is for Blush

Spring is almost here! I am so so so excited, because according to a post of Facebook I saw today, only 26 more days until spring for Philly! So, I figured this would be the perfect time to post about wearing blush for spring. This color is going to be huge for the up and coming spring season. It just seems to embody what spring is. Well, at least to me. I find that since spring is the time of year, that the snow that has turned brown (yuck) melts away and the flowers are finally blooming, that it just brings out my super girly side. I mean, my girly side is always out, but I mean it's the perfect time to break out the pastels, and not feel like a child getting ready for Easter service. That's why blush is super perfect. It's the perfect shade of pink, that you can totally wear without feeling that way. Also, if you're not a huge fan of pastels, this is the perfect pink for you. The shades vary from a pastel to more of a powdery pink. I'm just so excited, that I'm probably going to wear a blush pink shirt tomorrow, to help give me a pick me up for this blah weather.

This outfit is so adorable! I love the pink jeans (I totally need to pick up a pair) paired with the white and cream, it's probably one of my favorite color combinations. This outfit would be great to wear to go shopping with the girls or even for a lunch date with someone special.

I'm totally in love with this outfit! The shape of the dress and just how it falls on her frame, is just perfection. I also love how she wore black tights and the black wedge booties with this. It makes the outfit look more like it's for fall, which shows how the dress is very versatile.

This outfit is totally perfect for when you do want to wear blush pink, but want to go for a more edgy look. I, of course, love the leather pants paired with the satin top, and how it's topped off with the blush pink blazer. This would be totally get to wear for going out.

Blush Spring Finds Under $50

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Winter Coats Under $75

So,winter is still raging on. When is it going to end? I just wish that I would have chosen to go to a school in Florida or California, so I would have to deal with this. I have definitely been getting so much use out of all of my winter jackets. I usually just wear my white puffy North Face, but it just doesn't make me feel very fashionable wearing it. Luckily, this season has seemed to bring so many different cute winter coats, that I barely even use that North Face anymore, unless it's super cold (which has happened more than I would like). I love that now there are coats available that I don't feel bad wearing and having to cover up my really cute outfit underneath. This actually makes me not mind the cold as much as I used to, but I still do get very annoyed with it. Now fashionistas everywhere don't have to dread the cold as much, since outerwear for the winter has definitely stepped up it's game.

I love that this is shift coat, it's such a flattering shape on many different figures. I'm also in love with the color of the jacket. It can easily carry you into the spring season, since the color is pretty spot on.

This coat is complete perfection. I love the fact that it's quilted. It totally adds an unexpected fun texture to update an otherwise plain black coat.

I know that I said that the last jacket was fun, but this jacket is just so much fun. What girl doesn't love to add a little sparkle to her outfit? The jewels aren't overdone, but it's definitely the perfect touch to take this coat to a whole different level.

Winter Coats Under $75

What's your favorite winter coat?

Fashion A to Z: A is for Ankle Boots

Ankle boots are a fun staple that every girl should try and have in their closet. They are super super versatile and are perfect for every season. Ankle boots can be worn running to the grocery store or a night out on the town with your girlfriends. I love that you can easily wear them during any season, since you can pair them with jeans, shorts, dresses, or skirts. Basically, whatever your little heart desires. Also, no worries if you have short legs (you can trust me on this, I'm only 5 foot) you can totally make ankle boots work, without making your legs look like stumps. Just make sure that you snag a pair that hits just at your ankle bone, that way it doesn't end up cutting off your legs, making them appear any shorter. Or if you don't want to do that, grab a pair in black and pair them with black tights or black pants. Below are a few examples of some great ways to wear ankle boots.

I love these ankle boots for winter, because they're practical to wear when it's slippy outside.

This outfit is perfect for fall. I'm obsessed with the oxblood jeans paired with the tan ankle boots. It's such a great color combination.

This is by far my favorite look. I love the plaid button up, with the fur vest effortlessly tossed over, topped off with the cream infinity scarf, and completed with the ankle boots. This is the ultimate transition season outfit. It's super cute for running errands or catching up with friends during brunch.

Ankle Boots Under $50
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What's your favorite way to style ankle boots?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fur Vests

A fur vest is the perfect addition to anyone's closet. They are so versatile, they can work during any season and work with anyone's wardrobe. For winter, they are especially great for layering over your favorite sweater, oxford, or dress. I love fur vests to add different textures to outfits and adding an unexpected twist. You can, honestly, throw a fur vest over any outfit and have it look fabulous. I personally haven't been able to find the perfect fur vest that fits my college budget, until now! Bellow are some fantastic vests, that can fit even the tiniest budget.

Fur Vests Under $100

$99 House of Fraser // $50 House of Fraser // $40 American Eagle
$30 American Eagle // $45 2bBebe

If you're a little stuck on exactly how to style a fur vest, no worries, it's actually pretty simple! Here are a few of my favorite outfits below.

I love how she played with different textures for her outfit. The leather pants are amazing paired with the animal print ankle boots. This outfit can easily be taken from day to night, which is always a huge plus.

This outfit is perfect for fall. I love all of the layering here and how she just tossed it over a jean jacket. This shows that you can do different combinations that you might not have thought of.

I'm a sucker for a leather motorcycle jacket and paired with a fur vest, I think my heart just skipped a beat. This outfit is my favorite, because of the layering with the lace dress, motorcycle jacket, and fur vest. It's such a perfect outfit to wear for the winter.

What's your favorite way to style a fur vest?