…or patriotic? Can I say both? ๐Ÿ™‚


New jacket, c/o Queens Wardrobe, top – sisters, leggings – Forever 21, shoes – Charlotte Russe, ring – Aldo, bag – Aldo, nails OPI DS Magic, necklace – Mom, cuff – Mom

What I love about small shoulder pads is the structure they can give a jacket. (Don’t recommend it for broad shoulders though!) You really have to focus on slimming the lower body down though which is why it looks best paired with leggings, skinny jeans/trousers or a tight (pencil) skirt. Putting your hair up can also really compliment the look.

These shoes are from Charlotte Russe, can you believe it? My sister owns them… she actually got them for around $20. They have a really nice selection for such low prices! Really, I am thinking of buying at least 4 new pairs from them right now. Check out these. Oh and not to mention, a lot of their shoes are buy 1 get 1 for $15.50!

Unfortunately, these photos, and the ones you will be seeing in the next few posts, were taken before our current thunderstorm hit the bay. It’s dreary, cold and rainy outside. Guess it had to happen eventually! The only thing I like about rain (besides the fact that the farms and water reservoirs need it, and the air gets clean) is how cozy my bed feels at night 

P.S Hello Kitty Giveaway ends tomorrow night! ๐Ÿ™‚ 



  1. craycraystyle
    March 14, 2012 / 1:07 am

    I am loving this look! Black and white stripes with a pop of red is definitely one of my faves. And you're so pretty.xoxEileen

  2. craycraystyle
    March 14, 2012 / 1:08 am

    And could I ask what nationality are you?

  3. Well...
    March 14, 2012 / 1:26 am

    Oooh, you struck the fine line between patriotic and nautical! Haha, I can't decide which look it is. But whichever, you look gorgeous! I love the blazer and your blue nails <3And seriously? $20 for those heels? Wow, gonna have to check them out! HahaAnd aw, you're having depressing weather too? -_-Something about rainy days that make pjs and beds extra warm and snuggly though huh? I think I'm going to make some hot chocolate now :)Gorgeous photos and post as always Jess!Trendy Teal

  4. ~Jeimy~
    March 14, 2012 / 1:33 am

    Yesssssssssssssss this is soo beautiful I love the entire look and the necklace is so fab!

  5. Lisa H.
    March 14, 2012 / 1:38 am

    I'm really dreading this weather in the bay right now and the weather man said that it will be raining all week! What great spring weather we're having right? lol I really like your outfit! I love shoulder pads for the same reasons you do. It also gives an illusion of a smaller waist as well! Thanks for the recommendation on the shoes, I will check out Charlotte Russe soon! :)-LisaThe Lovely Memoir

  6. Aydreams
    March 14, 2012 / 2:01 am

    i'm loving the white jacket (i am looking for one actually^^) the ring and the nails !!! ^^ cute outfit !

  7. Fashion to Go
    March 14, 2012 / 2:12 am

    Love the strong shoulders, makes the whole look more fierce and powerful. Lovely blue nails to compliment the neutral outfit too ;)Stay warm and dry!Lyana

  8. Sooji
    March 14, 2012 / 2:18 am

    The electric blue nails go so well with the gold jewelry! I always love the marine look! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Yasmeen
    March 14, 2012 / 2:25 am

    Love the jacket and those nails! :O Amazing color.YasmeenCastle Fashion

  10. Josie
    March 14, 2012 / 2:25 am

    Beautiful Jess!! I love this nautical theme! That jacket is awesome! I didn't even really notice the shoulder part until you spoke about them! I really like the structure of the jacket, specifically at the bottom. It reminds me of a (real) bat wing.The shoes are so cute! I can't only wear pumps because else it will hurt my feet ;( So I might have to check out this sale…!!! I don't usually shop at CR because there isn't one at the malls near me, just the one that's ~30min away.I also love sleeping with the rain, who doesn't?!?! My fav is waking up with light rain, drizzle, and a bit of light just peering in. Just lounging in bed with my dogs, lol :)โ™ฅJosie8bitgrayscale

  11. Josie
    March 14, 2012 / 2:27 am

    btw, congratulations on winning from Style Recognized!!!!!!!! SOo damn exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Diva In Me
    March 14, 2012 / 2:33 am

    You look great. I must say thin horizontal lines top is definitely recommended for skinny people like you. You still look so slim =) I like your red heels too! I've got 1 which is pretty similar from Steve Madden.I tend to agree with you on the bed part when it comes to rainy days =P

  13. KT
    March 14, 2012 / 3:16 am

    I say patriotic! I LOVE that power shoulder blazer. I want it!! Wanna trade? Lol. And that ring is so cute against the electric blue polish! You look fab as usual hun!

  14. Juneli
    March 14, 2012 / 3:24 am

    Those heels are stunning, Jess and loooooooove your blazer! So chic!

  15. AmazinglyBe-AU-tiful
    March 14, 2012 / 3:30 am

    you look amazing. I love your outfitxox,Isa

  16. Stephanie Liu
    March 14, 2012 / 3:43 am

    so pretty! Very nautical chic :)xo Stephaniehoney & silk blog

  17. Diane
    March 14, 2012 / 3:47 am

    Every one of your outfits are amazing! You surprise me all the time! Love it! xx

  18. Lisa Campbell
    March 14, 2012 / 4:44 am

    I could never get away with shoulder pads, but i love this outfit! The blue nails too.

  19. Mikka Mori
    March 14, 2012 / 4:53 am

    You're so classy!! Your hair and makeup are always flawless!! ;)

  20. Stephanie Hadrath
    March 14, 2012 / 6:19 am

    Love the red touch!!!Gorgeous outfit!!

  21. Fanny
    March 14, 2012 / 8:00 am

    love your heels ^^ & your pretty ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Miss Daisy
    March 14, 2012 / 12:22 pm

    Beautiful outfit! Love your shoes!

  23. Vanilla - Notes from my closet
    March 14, 2012 / 12:28 pm

    Amazing nail colour! I'm OBSESSED with nail polish at the moment :)Love, Vanilla

  24. EbonyYoungin
    March 14, 2012 / 12:43 pm

    I personally love mixing stripes with solid colors. It always looks so chic to me. I love the pop of color with the red shoes.

  25. BlueMohn
    March 14, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    gorgeous! loving the cherry red shoes and the little scarf tied 'round the purse~

  26. Veronica
    March 14, 2012 / 1:52 pm

    Wow, you are stunning and your outfit is soo beautiful!I am loving your blog! =DI am now following you too xox

  27. The Midwest Muse
    March 14, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    What a beautiful look. Those shoes are pretty amazing to be from Charlotte, but the real question is, are they comfortable?!

  28. coleenspeaks
    March 14, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    youre so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. mochaccinoland
    March 14, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    i love how all your photos catch the lights soooo beautiful. u glow in every pictures!! gorgeous!!! can't believe your sis got those beautiful heels for only $20!!! super great buy! <

  30. chheng phung
    March 14, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    thanks so much for your comment! love your blog as well and following back!

  31. Adele Lasio
    March 14, 2012 / 5:39 pm

    You must be the most beautiful girl I've ever seen! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I'm speachless! You are amazingly gorgeous <3

  32. Adele Lasio
    March 14, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    Of course, the outfit is amazing..But so are you! You are really one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen <3 <3 <3

  33. yiqin;
    March 14, 2012 / 5:49 pm

    your shoes are red hot!!! sexyy

  34. Jenna
    March 14, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    I love the nails, ring and chunky necklace! Such a cool outfit! And congrats on your win! I can't wait to see hwat you chose!! =)

  35. Lia
    March 14, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    You always know how to make a perfect outfit – fabulous xoxoLia

  36. my very own lookbook
    March 14, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    love your heels and nails!

  37. Giovanna
    March 14, 2012 / 7:11 pm

    Cute look! Love the white blazer! It looks so crisp!

  38. Meisha.Style
    March 14, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    love this look! the black/white/red are perfect!

  39. lovely pettit_mom
    March 14, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    nails color so pretty and outfit always your gorgeous Dear. I wish my daughter someday, tall like you.

  40. Analisa
    March 14, 2012 / 10:47 pm

    I've just discovered your blog, you are SO pretty and I love your photos!xx Analisa

  41. sarahthestylescout
    March 14, 2012 / 11:21 pm

    amazing look! I love your heels and blazer!

  42. paidologia
    March 15, 2012 / 3:24 am

    love your nails!blue is a great color on you!:*

  43. Anonymous
    March 15, 2012 / 7:16 am

    I think both the nautical and patriotic terms fit well within this outfit so yes! Can most definately say both =) Agree with your thoughts on the shoulder pads too, structured garments can make anyones figure look amazing and hah yes, will most probably be asking you advice on the camera thing in the future ๐Ÿ˜› Eeli

  44. Ioana-Carmen
    March 15, 2012 / 9:47 am

    just lovely dear! and you are so beautiful! :X

  45. Virgit
    March 15, 2012 / 10:16 am

    u look so pretty in this nautical look Jess and in love with your shoes stunning pictures.Dear, I am hosting GoodGoodschina giveaway currently, where you can win $80 worth of dresses and accessories …Would mean a lot to me if you enter

  46. Disturbed Style
    March 15, 2012 / 11:24 am

    Amazing outfit! I love it :)GIVEAWAY on my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Claireta Teressa
    March 15, 2012 / 11:30 am

    you are super pretty!

  48. Sonya Ann
    March 15, 2012 / 3:14 pm

    OMG!!!you look beautiful! and your shoes are awesome!!xoxo

  49. hautepinkpretty
    March 15, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    you look absolutely stunning! Love the jacket <3

  50. Adriana Gastรฉlum
    March 15, 2012 / 7:35 pm

    this is a perfect chic, classy and sexy outfit, fits you sooo well!

  51. Sandy a la Mode
    March 15, 2012 / 7:40 pm

    you look soo amazing jess!!! love your nails and hot shoes!!

  52. Henry Chen
    March 15, 2012 / 7:46 pm

    You look like you came straight out of a nautica print add! LoL .. looks good though! So patriotic! Love the blue nails~

  53. Paper Moon
    March 15, 2012 / 10:28 pm

    i love your nail polish colour. you are stunning and i love your ensemble, i wish the sun will come out where i live too. x

  54. Andrea Garland
    March 16, 2012 / 1:18 am

    You look great as always, love your ring ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Roos.
    March 16, 2012 / 6:40 am

    Stunning shoes! x

  56. Katrine
    March 16, 2012 / 1:18 pm

    You look beautiful!!! Amazing shoes and outfit ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Sarah Leonard
    March 16, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    Gorgeous outfit and nail color!Love your blog and look :]

  58. Anonymous
    March 16, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    Love your classic style, especially the red lips :-)Meg

  59. Eva
    March 16, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    Love your outfites and your blog, Iยดm your new follower!Kisses

  60. Helena Resende
    March 16, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    O love your look :)*

  61. Sabrina
    March 17, 2012 / 1:43 am

    hiiI loved everything This red shoe is a beautiful un scandal This was chanel blazer with this whole look perfect : D sabrina

  62. Andrea Kirsten
    March 18, 2012 / 10:44 am

    Do you really have to be so beautiful? Haha. :)You look amazing, you could be a model!

  63. Mittens
    March 18, 2012 / 11:07 am

    Absolutely gorgeous outfit :)

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