Wedding Bells With A Touch Of Rose Gold

First & foremost I want to excuse the grainy pictures. Iphone cameras aren’t exactly ideal for blog post photos, butttt sometimes you have to do what ya have to do in order to get some content! Aside from that little tidbit, I couldn’t skip showing you guys the dress I rented from Rent the Runway for a gorgeous wedding of our good friends. This was my first experience with them after hearing about them for literally Y E A R S. To say the least, I was very pleased because honestly, who wants to buy a brand new dress for every occasion you have to attend? Not this girl!

Not just with this gown, but literally everything else that came along with renting from them was impressive. I was able to go online and very knowledgeably make a choice on which dress I was going to chose. This was because they provide size charts that are extremely detailed and even photos and personal experiences/opinions from previous renters! I saw this piece on a few other ladies that were about my size who looked phenomenal in the dress and that is what sold it to me!

Aside from that, if you are a first time renter, you get an awesome coupon code that provides you with some money off of your first purchase AND free shipping. Not lying to ya people. Ok, so I’m not even done…a huge, HUGE selling point to me was that you get a second size as a back-up for free. FOR FREE! This seriously came in handy for me because the original size I ordered that I thought would be long enough, was not. My second size that came ended up being PERFECT. Breathtakingly, perfectly floor length. Thank goodness for that second size. I was worried about something happening to the dress while wearing it. Ha! No need for that, because insurance for the dress is only $5.00. I can’t express enough how awesome this company is.

All in all, I paid around $55 and some change for two dresses, including the $5 insurance and a four day rental with all return packaging and shipping included. I chose this dress for so many beneficial reasons. The price for my lifestyle was more than ideal. I got so many compliments while attending our dear friends wedding and I danced all evening long comfortably while feeling gorg! Can’t beat it. This rose colored gown is a winner! BTW…scroll to the bottom to see how my night ended!



Shimmering Rose Gown: Rent the Runway

This dress is amazing. I have to say, at first I was worried this design would be too big of a leap for me, but boy am I glad I took the chance. It turned out great. You might think the excessive sequin details are too much, but I promise you…it is just right.


I LOVE that this gown has sleeves. I was originally on the hunt for something with long sleeves, but this was even better. More detail and more BAM!



Madden Girl by Steve Madden Pointed-Toe Flats: DSW

These flats were perfect for the wedding. I picked them up last minute and I’m in love with the pointed toe.


P.S. I caught the bouquet…

Congratulations, Taylor & Frankie!

Xx Jaqlyn




Combat Boots & A Utility Jacket

There’s nothing that I love more in the fall than a good pair of boots. I honestly can’t just limit that to one pair because I have “a few good pairs of boots” lined up in my closet. There’s something about the sense of completion they bring to your outfit. Pair them with practically anything and it’s a game changer. Here’s another easy peezy fall outfit you too could give a try.


Sage Green Utility Jacket: Kohl’s

This cozy sage green color is a fall staple and year after year I see it return, just as beautiful as before. I enjoy taking in what’s around me, in particular nature. When I am wearing this color it compliments the vibrant fall foliage that is currently blossoming around us. Aside from the color of this jacket, I adore that it has so many pockets. It’s nice not constantly holding things in my hands or always having to carry a handbag…I’m sure there’s more people like me, right? All I have to do while sporting this gem is stuff my keys, cards and phone in whichever pocket my little heart desires. It’s a solid, thick material as well so it is certainly functional as well.


Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Nars 

I took a reprieve from anything colored on my lips for a bit, but with these warm tones I have been wearing lately, I can’t resist. This lip color is one of my go-to’s and not only because of its shade, but the convenience of applying and wearing it. It’s one of Nars’ lip pencils (they literally look like a thick colored pencil). It doesn’t smudge, doesn’t dry out your lips like a normal matte gloss would AND it is super simple to apply.

Not to mention: It can easily slip into one of my many pockets.



Mid-Rise Skinny Dark Wash Denim: Old Navy

Back at it again with this Old Navy denim I’m obsessing over. I can’t stress enough how much they have to offer when it comes to finding the right fit for your body type. I switch it up. This pair is more of  looser, slouchy fit and the dark wash is perfect for this fall inspired outfit.

…Another one of my $12 pairs


Relaxed Hi-Lo V-Neck Linen Tee: Old Navy

Another key to life is to just have a regular linen tee on hand so you can pair it with anything you practically want. I have tons of Old Navy tees that I put under cardigans, sweaters, jackets, etc. I’m all about layering and their variety of styles is vast. You can be sure to find something fitted if that’s your preference or like mine; flowy and loose.



Brown Combat Boots: similar here 

I’ve had these boots since last year. They are the ideal combat boot for me because of their versatility. What isn’t pictured is that I can unzip the back a small portion and flip the sides down to reveal a plaid lining. Two styles of boots in one! For this outfit, I felt it was best to keep the plaid tucked away, but on those days when I need an extra something something to spice up my outfit I pull down the sides and bam! I’m also pretty into the lace up factor they have. I can lace them as high or low as I want, once again, depending on the look I’m going for. See the versatility I mentioned? The red accent down the back zipper is a subtle yet essential detail to these as well. It ties my shirt in effortlessly! Mine are no longer available, but you can find similar ones above.


Branch out this fall from just your normal yoga pants, oversized sweater attire and put a chic look together! With just easy staple pieces hanging in your closet I’m sure you have the ability to do so. Don’t get me wrong, I know we are all guilty to reside back to being creatures of comfort, but if nothing else…shock the hell out of someone with a bomb ass outfit. I believe in you! Get up & do it!

BTW: Don’t forget to keep watch for my Rent the Runway dress. *Coming Soon* If you haven’t checked this website out yet, do yourself a favor and do so.

Xx Jaqlyn

P/C: Amy Turrentine



On Trend

Right now in the world of fashion, fall style is everything. We are currently in that weird in between stage where boots and beanies are too much and just short sleeve shirts leave you needing something more. It’s a time where you get to mix and match and pull all of these amazing pieces together to make one bomb ass outfit that you feel your personal best it. In hopes of doing just that very thing, I played around with a few new trends I’ve been spotting amongst fellow fashion lovers…


Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans: Old Navy

I recently posted an Instagram photo of three pairs of Old Navy denim jeans that I bought. They were just $12 for each of them! That is unheard of. I was so excited about that sale that I think I pretty much told everyone I know, let alone broadcast it via social media. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I love all of my Old Navy jeans. They have so many styles and variations, literally for any body type, shape and size. This pair in particular are skinny fitted that sit mid-rise in a basic medium wash. Super casual to help dial down the formality of my blouse.


Button-Down Cold Shoulder Blouse: Macy’s 

Speaking of my blouse, this is a piece that I picked up to work NYFW. Black of course was the color of choice for that entire 7 days. This shirt has great detail to it. I love the collar because it adds a touch of business casual, but at the same time like I mentioned, can be easily dressed down. The cold shoulder cutouts are gorgeous to keep this outfit playful. Check it…I was trying out the latest fall trend with this one: tucking one side of a button-down shirt into your pants and leaving the other side hanging loosely. Honestly, I really enjoy the look of it, but I was walking around wondering if people thought I didn’t realize my shirt was like that (oh well). Give it a try!



Round Sunglasses with Brow Bar: Nordstrom

Pulled out the black and gold shades for this look because I love the subtle accent it gave my outfit. Sometimes, less is more and one special piece can pull an entire look together.



Violet Ray Handbag: Francesca’s (similar)

I honestly really love this handbag. I don’t quite use it enough and for no good reason. It’s small and simple, but the powder blue color with the vibrant gold chain makes it perfect. Francesca’s is notorious for carrying unique clutches, crossbody’s and totes. I can’t see myself using it too much longer though because fall has finally arrived and with that comes new color schemes! Who doesn’t love a nice deep fall tone?


Velvet Pointed Toe Ballet Flats: Old Navy (similar here)

I would chose a pointed toe ballet flat anyyyyy day over a round toe ballet flat. They are so much more attractive (in my opinion of course). The fact that this black flat has a velvet navy toe makes it that much more special. I love myself a good flat! P.S. – Velvet is on trend too!

I have so many fall favorites. There aren’t enough of those chilly, cloudy leaf falling days for me to possibly ever wear everything I would like to. Boooo to that.

On a lighter note, in a few weeks I will be posting about a gorgeous dress from Rent the Runway. Stay tuned, because she’s a beaut!

Xx Jaqlyn


P/C: Amy Turrentine

Front Row

I was granted the opportunity to experience something that I’ve been only dreaming to experience for years. Something that I had no idea was in my near future, at all…not even close.

I went to New York Fashion Week. Otherwise known as #nyfw on the thousands of Instagram posts that filled my feed last week. I have to say, my first time going I didn’t think I would be working. I naively imagined myself being front row and drooling at the pieces sweeping past me down the runway. Wronggggggg.

Instead I was backstage. In the thick of it all. No sleep, no full meals and no drooling in the front row. To be honest though, I’m glad that I got the backstage experience. I learned so much. Not just about the industry, but about myself and where I want to be within that chaotic world. Here’s a few things I took away from my first NYFW:

Lesson 1. My intuitions were correct – I would rather be sitting front row…drooling or not.

Lesson 2. People like Miranda Priestly really do exist. {Please refer to The Devil Wears Prada if you do not know wtf I’m talking about}

Lesson 3. Models really do barely eat anything…which then leads to actual fainting. Weird.

Lesson 4. Celebrities, designers and socialites are soooo much smaller in person than on tv, online or a magazine.

Lesson 5. Famous people are actually approachable. I thought certain people would be so, “Um, yeah you don’t have enough status to speak to me”. Turns out, I met a lot of really awesome people I have admired & who have inspired me for a long time. They were super down to earth. Shout out to Christina Milian for being so…normal.

Lesson 6. There are no boundaries during NYFW. If you’re the faint hearted…I wouldn’t suggest ever attending a Namilia show. One word for that…aggressive. Personally, I thought the “outside the box” aspect was cool, but you wouldn’t catch me in any of those designs. Noooppppeeeee.

Lesson 7. You meet a lot of knowledgable people. One of the biggest advantages of attending NYFW was all of the networking I was able to do. Introducing myself to bloggers I follow, designers whose work I love. Opportunities, man.

Lesson 8. New York City is magical. All of the diversity, chaos and beauty it holds. You can be who you want, wear what you want and do practically anything you’ve ever wanted. New York City knows no limits. Why should you?

I came back telling my family and friends that NYFW wasn’t what I expected. It was more. It was hectic, busy, inconvenient and mesmerizing. I mean that in both good and bad ways. All I know is this…I’m going to keep busting my ass, pushing through all the BS and working hard to achieve my goals. Hopefully with that, one day I’ll be sitting  front row. 


Model Line Up: Backstage 


Namilia: Backstage 


Alice & Olivia Presentation 


First Looks: Backstage 


Hair & Makeup: Backstage 


Xx Jaqlyn


Black & White

The first official week of fall semester has come & gone. I went into this year telling myself that it’ll fly by. So far, it’s dragging already.

One major thing I’ve noticed this past week- athleisure is at its all time high. I was one of the few that actually put effort into my “first day of school” outfit. I was surrounded by a sea full of lululemon leggings and fitted Nike tanks…topping it off with a UD baseball cap. Don’t get me wrong, I am one of those girls some days too (usually getting questioned by my family if I’m going to workout…). On the first day of classes though? Nopeeeeee. 

I decided to go with a classic black & white look. Of course throwing some of my sarcastic charm in there with this graphic tee. The twisted knot tied to the side makes this simplistic shirt not appear so dull. Gives it a little something. This look is clean, sleek and easygoing. Anyone can achieve it with some staple pieces you probably have lying around right now.



Black Denim: Old Navy

Old Navy denim is amazing. They provide so many different styles and fits for any body type you can think of. These are the Mid-rise Rockstar fit, with a skinny leg. You can messily roll them up into a cropped ankle to keep with your effortless look.


Black Chelsea Booties: Crown Vintage

I love these booties because like I’ve mentioned before, I enjoy a smaller size heel. This gives just enough height to where I’m not towering over everyone. Plus, they are comfortable. Scoreeeee. I do most of my shoe shopping at DSW. They offer a lot of wide fit shoes (flat feet problems). This is where you can find these.


Black Rampage Backpack: Macy’s

This backpack by Rampage is perfect for any fall back to school look. Truthfully, I plan on using it when I’m not in school too. It has gold accents and comes with decorative gold pins that you can place anywhere on your bag. If you lift the flap up, it has a tight drawstring closure on it so everything stays secure. Something really neat I like about it is the perforated pockets. It’s a unique detail. The best part- this bag is originally $84.00 and is on sale for $44.99. Deal or no deal?…Deal! 


This tee is extra special. It was made for me by my boyfriend’s talented mom! She creates products using vinyl and the results are always adorable. I believe they sell similar ones at Target, here.


Bangles. I’ve been on an antique shopping, flea market, vintage boutique spree lately. To my surprise, I keep finding some really wonderful things (as to why I keep going back for more). Example…these vintage gold bangles (costume of course). They are so lightweight, but I just throw them on with almost anything and it’s an instant enhancer. I like to keep my clothing choices minimal, but dress my outfit up with accessories. Accessories are what make an outfit in my opinion.


Aviators: Francesca’s // Dark Lip: MAC


Typically, wearing my favorite shades from Francesca’s.

This lip color is new and I haven’t tried it before, but sets a nice dark tone and it’s ideal for fall. It is called “Sin” and can be purchased at MAC. My only downfall was that wearing it out in the heat, a little smudging happened. It’s a normal lipstick, not a matte, so you will need to reapply here and there. No biggie!

Your classic black and white combo never fades. These two colors are the staples in the world of fashion. Don’t be hesitant to pull some pieces from your current wardrobe and just try putting them together to see what you get! You might be pleasantly surprised. Throw on some of your favorite accessories and call it a day. Gold works sooo flawlessly with black and white, btw.

P.S. Stay tuned for where I will  be headed this coming week. (Hint, hint…fashion + apples).

Xx Jaqlyn


Beachy Blues

Beach trips are almost coming to an undeniable halt and I can’t say that I am thrilled about it. The sun, sand and ocean waves have a way to soothe my soul  – way better than cold snow covered streets. This maxi was so much fun to strut around quaint little hidden alley’s in at the beach. I seriously don’t know how I’m going to give it up for boots and sweaters soon *sigh*. This look was all about a simplistic beauty. I didn’t go all out to achieve it. A dress, gladiators and some dainty jewelry…can’t forget my aviators!


Blue Simple Detail Maxi Dress (similar): Nordstrom

When I look at this maxi dress, I think g o r g e o u s. The material, the flow, the detail (just enough) is perfect. The cinched upper waist right under the chest is so comfortable. It forms the ideal silhouette. It is a.n.a, which is usually sold at JCPenny’s.


The embroidery is so beautiful. It has a certain flow to it and keeps your eye moving throughout the top of the dress.


What a unique detail. These diamond shape cut outs were actually what sold me this dress. I love a sleeve on a dress, but the fact that this wasn’t just a boring blue regular sleeve made it that much better. I can’t tell you how many compliments I get while frolicking around town wearing this.


Three Tiered Necklace (similar): BaubleBar

Over the weekend, my mom and I scoped out West Chester, Pennsylvania. That town was filled with so many special, peculiar boutiques. This three-tiered gold necklace was an awesome find and I can see it being one of my staple pieces of jewelry. Delicate and simple!



Aviators: Francesca’s 

Per usual, my aviators are my go-to sunglasses. I find myself reaching for these more than any other pair on the way out the door. They are comfortable and literally match with anything.

It’s obvious summer is ending, but be sure to make your summer wardrobe hang around for as long as possible, make as many beach trips as you can and stay tuned for what I have to share next week! Hint, hint: A very, very long road trip!

P/C: Amy Turrentine

xX Jaqlyn



Soft & Subtle

Fall is right around the corner. I honestly would love to fast forward to October. The weather will be a bit cooler, I’ll already be a month into my semester and fall styles will be in full swing.

Something about me — I’m impatient as anything so naturally I’m already beginning to creep into my fall clothes. Ahh, long sleeves and booties. Fall clothing is so versatile. You can mix and match anything you want. Cropped jeans with sweaters, long sleeved blouses tucked into high-waisted skirts and even something that may appear too lightweight for the cold days, but you just add layers to make it temperature appropriate!


Dark Wash Skinny Denim: Old Navy 

I own a lot of denim from Old Navy. Mostly because I found a fit there that I really like for my curves. These dark wash denim jeans come with a straight skinny ankle, but I cropped them according to my look. They are lightweight and comfortable. Pairing dark denim with a light colored top is a favorite combination of mine. It gives a sound contrast between the two.



Brown Booties (similar): JustFab

I did a trial membership with and found these! I think they are a great fall color and can be paired with so many different looks. They aren’t too busy, just the outside zipper that gives it a little detail. I’m already basically six foot tall, soooo I never wear a high heel. This height is about as tall as I will go.


I wish I could say that I wear these glasses to add to my accessories, but let’s be real. I’m pretty blind and I sorta, kinda need them. A plus? With outfits like this they really do flow nicely with the colors I am wearing. Don’t mind the RBF.


Felt Fedora Hat: South Moon Under 

Hats for days. Fall trends aren’t complete unless a hat is involved. I usually go for a hat that is a bit more plain, but I couldn’t resist 1) the sale price and 2) the detailed trim going around it. It’s just the right amount of color that I look for. Check that vintage ring. One of my favorites that I wear on rare occasions because the stone is so fragile.


Aster The Label Blouse: South Moon Under (no longer available)

This blouse. I was super, like wayyyy to excited to get this home to try on. I’m all about being real and honest with you guys, so I’ll let you in on how this went down: The shirt looks gorgeous on the hanger. I didn’t even try it on because it was my size AND it even looked more roomy than usual, buttttt I ended up sadly finding out that it is one of those shirts where the arms are small AF! I’m not hating on it because truthfully, I still LOVE the shirt. The color, the string tie detail and the material…everything but the fit in the arms. No worries though, I made it work!

P/C: Amy Turrentine

xX Jaqlyn

Sweet Summertime Style

Throughout summer, I usually find myself going for long maxi skirts or dresses. However, I was shopping around and found this cute white, barely above-the-knee dress. It is loose fitting, free flowing and perfect for the many heatwaves of August.


Patterns, fringe and many accessories. This ensemble is a bit more busy than what I go for, but I think it works! The fringe literally almost touches the ground which makes this super playful. It’s fun to walk around in as it just follows behind you.


Small Open Bangles (similar) : Francesca’s Boutique

I literally LOVE braids. Whenever you are having those days where taming your hair is not an option…all you have to do is a quick little braid number. Bam- you’re set. Helps keep you cool in the heat and they are simple!

P.S. – sorry to all of my people who are constantly nagged by me to do the pretty fancy braids that I have yet to master. You’re appreciated. I guess I should have some YouTube videos on repeat huh?


Fringe Kimono (similar): Target

My kimono is from Target. They no longer carry this pattern and color anymore so I gave a link to an even better one in my opinion. It’s black and it sure is a beauty. This piece is great to layer on top of anything since it’s more on the plain and simple side because it is so busy. I really like some of Target’s clothing because it is affordable and at times you can spot great finds like this.



Cat Eye Sunnies (similar): Asos

I’ve recently really started keeping track of my sunglasses and taking pride in my collection. You can see my creation on Insta. I’m notorious for carelessly misplacing them (whoops). These are the ideal cat eye shades that everyone needs to own. They’re a bit special because check it —- they are nude ombré! Love it.


Panama Hat: Forever 21

Another day, another hat. This straw panama hat is soooo comfortable. It’s pretty basic so it goes with almost any outfit. Some people feel that they can’t pull hats off, but I swear- don’t knock it until you try it.



Michael Kors Handbag (similar): Michael Kors

I got this bag for the fall season. The color is perfect for it. However, I made an exception to pull it out and use it for this outfit because it goes flawlessly with my shoes and jewelry. It holds SO MUCH stuff with sturdy straps and you can carry it on your shoulder or even in the crease of your arm like I am doing here.

You can shop what I am wearing with the links I provided and unfortunately I had to include some similar items because what I am wearing is no longer available.

P/C: Amy Turrentine


New Beginnings…

A year has passed since I first started this blog. In the beginning, I thought I had it all figured out. That I was just going to start this and do whatever I thought would be successful. I started out strong and it faded quickly. I read that is the most common mistakes with blogs. You give up. I lost interest because I made this blog about something that it shouldn’t have been, what everyone else wanted. WELL – this time around, one year later, I plan to stay true to my character with this blog, with my aesthetics and show you my style

Obviously, to kick this off & share how this is going to work – my first original post previews my everyday style (which you’ll be seeing plenty more of – weekly to be exact) I want to inspire and show women that fashion, style, creativity and beauty doesn’t always come in the form of a size 0. No gimmicks, no false realities. Just me being Overdressed & Opinionated. 


Black & White Stripe Boyfriend T-shirt: Old Navy

The 90s are back people (but a lot more chic this time around). The denim/tucked in t-shirt combo is hittin’ hard and I’ve found myself hearing some criticism about sporting the “mom look”. But hey, I like it! Old Navy is amazing when it comes to boyfriend tees. They have that loose, baggy fit when you don’t want skin tight clothes on those sticky summer days.


Black Floppy Hat: Forever 21

Black is a color that you will find me wearing often. This floppy hat from Forever is adorable. I usually pair it with maxi dresses, but decided to switch it up.


Black Handbag(similar): South Moon Under // Gold Cuff: Forever 21

South Moon Under has so many treasures. I could spend hours in there admiring everything. This crossbody bag is cute. It has the gold accents that I’m into right now to go with my gold jewelry. Perfect match.


Boyfriend Ripped Knee Crops (similar): American Eagle 

The Birks are back. These are the best shoes to wear for a super casual feel, but still wanting to keep on trend. Of course, mine are black to go with other pieces in my wardrobe, but seriously…there are endless styles and colors to suit whatever you like.


Aviator sunglasses: Francesca’s

P/C: Amy Turrentine


Comfy, Cozy, Stylish

Thanksgiving is now less than one week away. Is it bad that I have mentally skipped Turkey Day and already are plotting out presents, holiday outfits, and my Christmas card list? The temptation to select the Christmas Pandora station is coming on reallllll strong. BUT- I am going to force myself to put the thoughts of Jingle Bells on the back burner and focus on what the heck I am wearing to not only one, but TWO Thanksgiving dinners I am attending this year!

The first that comes to everyone’s mind when thinking about this holiday is of course food. Eating is the main priority here, if you don’t think so, you’ve been doing it wrong for your entire existence. Face it, we should all be consuming mass amounts of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, pies, and cakes. Sooooo do I want to be wearing anything form fitting or restraining? Probzzz not. Comfort is key while on the hunt for my outfit. Please do not automatically assume that means I’m throwing on yesterdays sweat pants and a big t-shirt. Um, no. There are so many more things you can wear that are fashionable AND pretty darn comfortable. Here are some options:

  1. Poncho – Get yourself one of these to make sure you can eat as many buttered rolls as you want. No one’s going to see your bloated belly in this babe. Poncho’s drape over your body and hang just the right way. Love ittttttt.


2. Sweater Dress – Throw on a pair of tights and some boots and you are good to go. The way this flares out at the hips is perfect. Light and airy with a side of pumpkin pie.


3. Oversized Cardigan – I must say, this is my personal favorite. I love an oversized anything. They are loose, comfortable, and move with your body. Add a plain t-shirt underneath with some leggings and head out the door! Simplicity at its finest.


4. Wide-Leg Culottes – These are just a chic, thoughtless choice. Show up to your dinner in these and you will most likely be the best dressed there. They don’t cling to anything and are just amazing amazing amazing. I would wear the lace up ballet flats with them. To. Die. For.


Welllll, I think I know what I’ll be wearing next week. Do you?!

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{Stay fab}