Friday, September 23, 2016

So over Summer | #OOTD


F21 Chambray Dress (similar) | No Nonsense Seamless Capris 

Happy Friday y'all! We all know why I love Fridays...it's my off day! I'll be planning blog posts, bookstagramming, and reading (of course). I've been so bad recently and I purchased myself some goodies here and there...even though I told myself to take a break from shopping until fall actually kicks in so I can pick up some new clothes...AGH! But I can't wait to share with you what I've bought recently! Let me know if you've done any binge shopping lately too (somebody please relieve me of my guilt). Also, I'm super addicted to poshmark guys! I've made my first couple of sales in the last week, which is just great. Be sure to follow my @jasmineriel !!

This was my first official 'fall' outfit. I will jump at any chance to cover up a little more or dress a little more conservatively (but stylishly) and on this day, the weather had dropped just a little below 80 and I was so tempted to store my spring/summer clothes and break out all my fall/winter clothes. I love this Chambray dress because it can be worn all year round and I love how casual and comfy it looks without a belt or tie. Open-toed shoes are fun, but I was so excited to put on my TOMS because they're so comfortable and easy to wear all day. Also, you all know how I love my cold season bags, so I was really excited to finally reverse my tote to the black side!

What adjustments have you already made to your wardrobe? Have you switched bags? Put away your sandals? Let me know in the comments below!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday Wishlist: Fall Accessories

Triple Pompom Keyring | Kate Spade Small Ella SatchelChronograph Bracelet Watch 45mm

Happy Wednesday, lovelies! How's your week going so far? I've gotten most of my assignments done this week and work has been pretty good. Honestly, life is just sort of settling into a regular routine for me, so I don't always feel like I have something new to update you guys on in my personal life, hahaha. Does that make me boring? Is it weird that I really like boring?

Looking at all the accessories I picked out, I noticed that I've been really into sort like washed out neutrals and grays. When it comes to my actual style, I'd like to wear a lot more neutral outfits and bolder statements items. But for some reason, I was just drawn to all these pretty toned down color schemes!

I've been dying to get myself a a big-faced watch. I just love how classy and classic they look. The one I've shared is 45mm. But I also really like the ones by Michael Kors.
If you know me, I LOVE pompom keychains (faux fur only!). I'm not usually a green person, but I just loved this green and beige triple pom pom which could really dress up an understated bag.
Lastly, I wanted to bring to attention the Jouer It Cosmetics bag. Ok, so I ALWAYS see this makeup pouch on Nordstrom and it's so cute! I love how simple it is and that it says "oh la la!" But does it have to be soooo expensive? I mean, I guess it makes sense, but it's not on sale anywhere!! I'm really into small designer accessories. I've been trying to get more into vegan leather bags (save the animals!) but there's just something really pretty and special to me when it comes to small leather goods like wallets, card holders, cosmetic bags, all of it!! Anybody else have the addiction?

Be sure to let me know in the comments below what your favorite fall accessories are.

Monday, September 19, 2016

White Before Labor Day | #OOTD


ON striped tunic | No Nonsense Denim Leggings | Target Sandals
Longchamp Small Le Pliage

Happy Monday, friends! Did you have a good weekend? I got quite a bit of studying done and have a good portion of this week's readings and assignments done, so hopefully I won't feel so 'schooled out' this week! I think I've said this before, but it's true: online school is no joke, y'all! Have you ever taken an online class before?

So this is an outfit that I legit wore right before labor day! I remember it being a really nice sunny day, but it was one of those random days where it wasn't so crazy hot! I have the same top in black and white stripes which I've shown in a ton of outfits in the last year (and I still wear it a ton). My sister and I share a lot of our clothes, so when she was shopping online for some clothes, I told her to get this tan/white striped one since I already had the black/white one.

I just loved how neutral this outfit was and the white and gold/tan accents. I think if you're going to wear mostly/all white, you just have to rock it! I actually find that when I try to be extra careful to not get my outfit dirty, that's when things go wrong, LOL. Do you like wearing all white?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Feature: TJMaxx Handbags & Wallets Online





Happy Friday, everyone! How was your week? It's only week 2 of online school for me, but I'm already starting to get into a regular rhythm. I'm still struggling with the balance between studying and everything else and I know it's affecting my blogging presence, so I'm sorry about that! I've been considering an indefinite hiatus until I have a really good schedule, but you will all know that if it happens!

So, I know I shared some pinspiration for fall handbags earlier this week, but I really wanted to feature the TJMaxx website in a post! I feel like it's a universal thing to love TJMaxx (or if you're in the UK, TKMaxx) because of all the amazing sales and deals on what would normally be really expensive like clothes, shoes, accessories, and especially handbags and wallets! 

I feel like people don't really shop online at TJMaxx, but they have a pretty great selection of bags that you can't always find in store. I think some major names that I don't see that much on their website include Michael Kors, Steve Madden, and Rebecca Minkoff - brands like these you can definitely find in-store. BUT they also have some really high-end designers like YSL, Gucci, and Balenciaga which cannot be found in-store.

I noticed that their products don't come up in shopping search engines, so you can only see their products if you search TJMaxx specifically or go to their website. Also, something interesting, they hide the brand names for high-end items, but you can reveal them on their website if you're really curious. I'm not entirely sure why? But they do show their price for the item and its original price so you can compare. I'm so tempted to save up for a Gucci bag that I've had my eye on for a while and I know that I would never be able to find it at the same price point anywhere else. Are the high-end bags still really expensive? Yeah, pretty much. BUT, some bags you can only buy from their designer's website or store. 

Have you ever shopped at TJMaxx online? I probably wouldn't shop for any clothes because it's always better to be able to try them on, especially when they sell a variety of brands and sizing isn't always the same across brands. But I mean, they sometimes have some bags I've never seen anywhere else at prices that can't be beat!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Keepin' it Simple | #OOTD

Old Navy Tunic | Forever 21+ Shorts (unavailable) | Target Sandals | Street Level Tote

Happy hump day, everyone! Phew! This week has been pretty busy for me. I'm technically taking 3 courses this semester, but one is a 0-credit introductory course which only requires me to submit maybe 4-5 assignments throughout the semester. The other two are regular courses that require a lot of reading and watching videos and they have both been keeping me pretty busy! So, I apologize if it seems I'm not quite as active on my blog because I'm still working on finding the perfect balance between all my activities. I do love being busy and being occupied, but I tend to get stressed out very easily when I don't complete things by the time I'd like to have them completed.

Today's outfit is super simple and almost a little patriotic. You guys know how much I love tunics because they can be worn with everything (especially leggings!), anytime.

I will say it again and again - I AM SO OVER HOT WEATHER! Don't get me wrong, I love summer vacation, but this weather has been crazy. There have just been random days where the temperatures rise over 90 and then suddely drop down the the low 80s, high 70s. I cannot with the humidity, y'all. My hair can't take it anymore! I just want to wear pants, and leggings, and boots again.