New Blog Launch!

I am excited to share that I have launched a new blog called Jamie Ever After.  I have had a blast learning and growing my blog, as well as connected with people with the same love for fashion, writing, and design.  As my interests and priorities begin to expand, I invite you to follow my journey on my new blog.  Thank you for all of your support! My Instagram is now @jamieeverafter.  Leave your instagram name here and also subscribe on my blog.

This site will soon re-direct to the new blog.  Hope you love the new site!

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Layering Must-Haves

I love New England because I am absolutely obsessed with fall.  Fall is my favorite season for fashion as well because I love layering different materials and textures.  Since the mornings start out chilly, having a cardigan or light jacket is clutch.  Later, as the sun comes out and the temperature rises, a comfy blouse or thin tee is the perfect under-layer piece.  I am loving the pieces from this site Fashion Mia because I can get a few layered cardigans that are actually well-made  but inexpensive. Here are my picks for October:

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  1. This adorable cardigan, loving the pockets! http://www.fashionmia.com/Products/delicate-lapel-with-flap-pockets-plain-cardigan-111977.html
  2. This geometric cardigan that can double as a dress. http://www.fashionmia.com/Products/geometric-assorted-colors-v-neck-cardigan-108076.html
  3. Absolutely love the collar on this classic black coat.  http://www.fashionmia.com/Products/appealing-lapel-plain-overcoats-114683.html

This post is sponsored by Fashion Mia. As always, opinions are my own.

Inspired by Food

Designers and artists are inspired by so many things around them– architecture, people in their lives, animals, and of course, food. The colors and seasonal flavors of food truly influence designers and their clothing and accessories. It’s no wonder why summer clothing is filled with citrus yellow and watermelon red, while fall is inspired by oaky red wines, pumpkins, and foliage.  I love how a Starbucks Caramel Swirl Latte can inspire a delicious pair of shorts like these cotton twill shorts by Emilio Pucci or the adorable Pink Jade Kate Spade flats that are bedazzled with watermelon seeds. One of the reasons I love to watch Project Runway is to see what inspires their designs in their weekly competitions.  It’s amazing how a true artist sees potential in everything around them.
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Inspired by: Black Diamonds

Black is usually classic, but when it comes to diamonds, black is edgy and completely unexpected.  This fall, it might be time to re-think your dainty accessories and try something new.  I am in love with this black diamond ring designed by Jeulia with pink accented diamonds.  I love the jewelry from this site because although, classic, the designs are far from cliche.  The company is owned by a husband and wife and their tradition as a couple was to give each other rings that they designed themselves as a token of their love for each other.  I think their designs really showcase their passion for jewelry design and keep classics and trendy jewelry at very reasonable pricing.  I can totally see it with my favorite leather vest (below) & the perfect ring with my favorite classic Chanel.  Jingles is always loving black accessories as well (haha!)

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To shop a wide variety of affordable designs by Jeulia, you can browse here.  This post is sponsored by Jeulia. You can also check Jeulia out on social media as well for more of their talented designs.   Follow Jeulia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeuliajewelry
Check out their Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jeuliajewelry/

Fave Makeup Products

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I am a risk-taker for fashion but rarely for makeup. I keep it simple, mostly because I am not great at putting on makeup. Because of my lack of skill, I like to keep my makeup routine simple. Ryan and I celebrated our anniversary last week and it was the first time in a few months I was able to really put on some makeup and dress up. I am also wearing the beautiful rose gold diamond necklace he surprised me with.

To achieve this “natural” look, I used Ava Anderson BB Cream in Bisque, Mary Kay Brow pencil, and used my absolute favorite bronzer, Ombre Bronzer by It Cosmetics.  On my eyes, I actually used the gold/shimmer part of the Ombre Bronzer and this eyeliner also by It Cosmetics (yes, I love them)!  Finished off with my favorite drugstore mascara, L’oreal Telescopic.  For more drugstore favorites, check out my post Best of Drugstore Products.