• Fashion,  Sets

    Crushing on Velvet

      Crushing on Velvet by lifeaccordingtojamie featuring a blue high neck dress   It’s no secret that velvet is extremely popular right now and I am loving it. Suffice it to say, when Polyvore had a “Crushing on Velvet” style challenge, I was all about participating. I browsed through the velvet dresses on Polyvore and when I saw this green, high neck velvet gown I had to create a set around it. It looks kind of old-fashioned but classic and alluring at the same time despite basically showing no skin. I decided to style this dress as if I were going to a holiday party so I chose gold accessories that sparkle.…

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    Warby Parker – Resort Collection

    Today is the launch of the new Warby Parker Resort Collection! I remember when I first heard of Warby Parker. It was around the time they were founded and they had made quite the name for themselves. I was fresh out of college and my friend was interning in the city (New York City). We had gotten together to catch up over coffee and she told me that she spent her lunch break at one of the Warby Parker stores trying on glasses and picking out a pair she’d want to treat herself to after getting her paycheck. Warby Parker is founded on the idea that glasses should be affordable and…

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    Pumpkin Spice Style

    It’s my last day of work this week and it’s only Tuesday! That went quick! If you follow me on Instagram and you follow my stories, then you know yesterday was a go go go day for me. It was a crazy busy day – some of which was planned and some unplanned. Half day of work so I could do my winter professional photoshoot? Totally planned. Sitting at the dentist’s for an hour before getting my appointment rescheduled because it was going to be another half hour before he could see me – not planned. Anyway, Thanksgiving is coming up and the holiday as well as the season makes me…

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    Chunky Knits

      Chunky Knits by lifeaccordingtojamie featuring pottery barn gallery frames Chunky knits in the fall and winter are my favorite. They’re so cozy and there are constantly cute and beautiful knits coming out. There’s no shortage of the variations out there from colors, lengths, fits, textures, etc. For this chunky knit challenge on Polyvore I chose this oversized green wool-blend sweater and distressed jeans. This could be a totally casual look, but I decided to dress it up with accessories. As you may know from my post the other day, I’m all about pearl embellishments right now so I picked a chunky multi-strand pearl necklace and pearl embellished slides. I…

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    Pink

      Pink by lifeaccordingtojamie featuring pink high heel boots   As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and people often wear pink to raise awareness. Breast cancer is something that has touched my life personally in many ways so I like to take part. So when Polyvore had their “I Wear Pink for…” style challenge I had to participate! For this pink look I chose a ruffled floral blouse with a gorgeous print featuring pink flowers amongst turquoise and yellow flowers. I didn’t want to go overboard with the pink and look like Pepto Bismol. I styled it with dark wash jeans, a peachy pink faux…

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    Comfort is Key: Sweatpants

      Comfort is Key: Sweatpants by lifeaccordingtojamie featuring a navy tote   Who doesn’t love sweatpants? As soon as I get home from anywhere I change into comfy clothes and I don’t know anyone, especially women, who don’t do the same. Who wants to lounge around the house in work clothes or jeans? But sometimes when I haven’t gone out of the house yet and it’s kind of just a lazy day I don’t feel like wearing a “real” outfit to go out to run errands. Thankfully there are so many cute and stylish comfy pieces out there now like fun sweats and athleisure. For Polyvore’s “Dressy Sweats” challenge, I…

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    Distressed Denim

      Tear it Up: Distressed Denim by lifeaccordingtojamie featuring a burgundy shirt   I love distressed denim, but I have a confession to make. Sometimes I find it annoying putting distressed denim on because my toes will get into the rips/holes and I’m afraid to tear the pre-made holes! Anyway, when Polyvore had this distressed denim challenge I wanted to take part since it is a trend I do like. I paired this pair of distressed jeans with these light colored espadrille wedges and a floral cold shoulder ruffled cami. The dark florals in berry colors helps to make this perfect for the transition to fall. Are you loving the distressed…

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    So Dotty: Polka Dots

      So Dotty: Polka Dots by lifeaccordingtojamie featuring mini party dresses When Polyvore had a polka dot challenge, I decided to style this black dress with neon polka dots. It looks like separates but it actually is connected by a clip in the middle. It’s very 80s inspired and reminds me of Saved by the Bell. Definitely something Kelly Kapowski would wear! But if this outfit was separates, I’d still choose it because I’ve been loving the look of matching separates lately. Definitely something I’d like to get in to myself next summer if the style is still in and readily available. For shoes I chose fuzzy sandals. These kinds…

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    Peek-a-Boo: Eyelet

      Peek-a-Boo: Eyelet by lifeaccordingtojamie featuring 14k earrings Eyelet is a style usually associated with summer, but now that we’re officially in fall and it’s still quite warm during the day you may be looking to see how to make your summer styles transition into fall. One way eyelet can work for fall is color. If it’s a darker color it can easily be a fall piece. This apron eyelet dress is navy which is perfect for fall, because navy is one of those colors that seamlessly moves between seasons. Navy and white is good for summer with those sailor vibes, but solid navy works for the chillier months. I…

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    Step Up: Block Heels

      Step Up: Block Heels by lifeaccordingtojamie featuring badgley mischka purses   Block heels are a big trend right now and I love them. They’re still a heel (for those against flats – I’m not one of them) but because they are chunky they are more comfortable and sturdy than stilettos. When Polyvore had a block heel style challenge, I had fall on my mind. But early fall, where it’s still warm during the afternoons and you can still wear dresses without tights and short sleeves or sleeveless at certain times of the day without a thought. First, I picked out the shoes I wanted to use for this style…