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Laid back casual day date outfit

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We recently went hunting for wineries in Missouri, and found one about 35 minutes from us. If you love your wine, please stay clear of Missouri wineries, it wasn’t quite what I thought it would be. The weather here doesn’t really work in favor of good flavorful grapes, and the result is an almost-bland wine. I will however not let that experience stop me from visiting more wineries, because who knows, I may get surprised, I have seen people say good things about other places, so there’s still hope.
This is the Outfit I wore for the day date to the winery. This heels remain my favorite because of how comfy they are. I can walk a whole day in them and not get any blisters or sore feet.
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Outfit details:
Top – Target
Jeans – H&M
Heels – Marshalls
Lipstick – Milani (Flirty Fuchsia)
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Thank you for stopping by, I hope you all are having a great start of the week. See you next time!

Dress to impress

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Hi lovely people, I am officially done with spring break, which was a lot fun!, time for real life to begin now.. going back to lots of studying/work. Since its almost June, I have been on the lookout for a nice dress for graduation, or just a dress I could wear to a nice grown up dinner, so when eShakti (a custom-made clothing company)contacted me for a collaboration, I immediately went on their website and chose this dress!. I had seen other girls talk about eShakti, so it wasn’t all new to me. My favorite thing about them is the fact that you can customize your clothing to your liking, how great is that?. They have sizes 0-36W and also very diverse styling (modern chic, edgy, vintage..everything). Their prices are also very affordable for custom-made, quality clothing.
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Here’s how it works:
1. Go on eShakti and choose an item
2. customize to your liking
3. Order and receive your item in 5-7 days! if you live in the U.S

What I chose:
I chose this black floral dress because I loved the sunflowers on it and also the cut of the dress. When I received it, it looked exactly like it did online, and the fabric is high quality from the feel. It fit me perfectly, I am very impressed. I wore the dress with minimal accessories to avoid having a “busy” look, since my dress is floral, then paired the look with my favorite Marshalls heels.
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My favorite picks on the site: this , this , and this black and white one
My customization:
I chose to omit the pockets because honestly I didn’t think I would use them, and they would just make my hips look wider haha. That’s all I did, then ordered my size and the style as it was. If they don’t have your size, you could put in your measurements, and you can also customize the style, e.g: long or short sleeves, round or v-neck etc

I hope you loved this post, am glad you stopped by.Enjoy this promo code:”purejackie” for 10% discount on any purchases from 04/05/2016 – 05/05/2016, for more inspiration from eShakti – Facebook // instagram// pinterest

Thank you eShakti for the lovely dress, all opinions are my own.

-purejackie-

Double denim

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Hi ladies!, I have been under the weather this past week, and totally lacking any motivation to do anything. I have to confess I slept through majority of last week, but today I woke up feeling slightly better, so I pushed myself to dress up, so as to feel a little human haha.
Today’s outfit was inspired by one of my favorite blogger, I loved how the combination looked on her, so I decided to copy the look. It is a 90’s inspired look, just because of the denim jacket. I wanted something casual, because I am running errands all day, but also wanted to feel a little fashionable.

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Outfit details:
Levi’s denim jacket & belt // Thrifted
pants // HM
Stripped top // Marshalls
Shoes // Target

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Have a lovely week everyone, I am hoping to post more in the coming weeks 🙂

Vintage feeling

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The only thrifted item in this outfit is the dress, and I adore this dress. Every time I wear it, even though it really isn’t vintage, I feel cute and well put together in an old fashioned way. I think it was only $4 bucks and its originally from target. Outfits like this make me feel original because they have a personal touch, and are not trendy. Even though I do get sucked into trends and end up buying things because they’re in, (this isn’t bad, but doesn’t show creativity on my part) deep down inside, I love a good thrift item that makes me stand out.

outfit details:
Sweater and tights – Target
Dress – thrifted
Shoes – amazon
Scarf – local store

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Maxi skirts in winter

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I decided to pull out my maxi skirt and wear it out despite the cold, wet weather. I wasn’t going to be outdoors much, so I figured it wouldn’t be a problem, and it wasn’t, not at all. The only challenging part was actually snapping these photos since the beach was the closest place without crowds, so I decided to take my photos there, and it felt weird stepping on sand with boots..but hey, I just wanted to document this outfit haha.
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Skirt – Charlotte russe
Top – thrifted (similar)
Boots – Marshalls
Clutch – Francesca’s
Denim jacket – thrifted (similar)
I love this red and blue striped shirt that I thrifted, it goes well with almost anything, and today it was perfect for this skirt. I also wore tights underneath because it was cold..but not freezing or raining.
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I am really enjoying shopping my own closet and putting together different pieces each day. I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far, until next time…have a good evening 🙂

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Outfit for rainy days

RAINY SEATTLE
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Holidays are officially over, I had found myself a little too comfortable, but things have now gone back to normal, school resumes, work days shift to weekends and the list goes on for routine things that need to stay that way until the quarter is over. Lately I have no choice but to dress in my winter “uniform” which consists of sweaters and my trusty rain boots. I just checked the weather and it is raining every single day of this week..oh what fun.. I don’t mind the rain as much because it is not a downpour just drizzling all day, but my least favorite part is driving in the rain, with all the crazy drivers out there. We will manage though, I can’t wait for spring already
Boots: UGG Australia
Sweater: H&M (similar in blue, similar in gray)
Jeans: H&M
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I just finished a book called David and Goliath by a Canadian author Malcom Gladwell, where he challenges our perception of underdogs, the disadvantaged, those discriminated against, and the mediocre, and gives a different interpretation of what it means to be in those positions. I bought the audio version of this book because I didn’t trust myself to read it (I was skeptical about the genre), but I was hooked from start to finish (7hrs). I recommend this book to book lovers, you will not be disappointed.
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Some of my favorite quotes from the book are:
“Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.”

“Giants are not what we think they are. The same qualities that appear to give them strength are often the sources of great weakness.”

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

“Any fool can spend money. But to earn it and save it and defer gratification—then you learn to value it differently.”

“You can’t concentrate on doing anything if you are thinking, “What’s gonna happen if it doesn’t go right?”

“We spend a lot of time thinking about the ways that prestige and resources and belonging to elite institutions make us better off. We don’t spend enough time thinking about the ways in which those kinds of material advantages limit our options.”

“We are all of us not merely liable to fear, we are also prone to be afraid of being afraid, and the conquering of fear produces exhilaration.…The contrast between the previous apprehension and the present relief and feeling of security promotes a self-confidence that is the very father and mother of courage.”

Thanks for stopping by, and if your end of the world is as cold as mine is..stay warm and safe!

Blanket scarf

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Outfit details:
Scarf – local store (similar)
Hat – Forever 21 (similar)
Pants: – Forever 21 (similar)
Top – Forever 21
Shoes – Nordstrom rack
The invention of blanket scarves is seriously one of the most genius things in fashion. Even though they are just now in trend and very popular (since last winter), blanket scarves have been there since forever. I remember when I was younger my mom had a couple of blanket scarves that I would borrow once in a while. They were even bulkier and warmer than what I own now. My favorite thing about them is how versatile they are. You can wear them in many different ways and they come in a variety of colors and patterns, so its easy to find your style. Most times I have found that I don’t even need a coat because they are seriously sufficient even in cold weather.

Fashion inspiration

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I hope you’re all having a great new year, I somehow managed to start my year by entering a 30 day Yoga challenge at a studio near me (God help me haha), I have only started the challenge, which involves going to a class every day, and my arms and core are killing me already! Have you delved into any new things this year?, I would love to know..

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Style – 90s kid

Yesterday I got off work and couldn’t wait to change into something comfortable, but I couldn’t wear pajamas since I had to run errands first, so I slipped on my softest dress top and my Old Navy tights, then decided to wear my denim jacket and when I looked in the mirror, I felt like a 90s kid with my afro puff and oversized denim jacket haha. I adore old fashion trends; effortless and unique. While I like to look well put together in modern fashion looks, there’s something about older fashion trends that makes me a little happier.

happy 2016
Happy new year
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Anyone excited to end this year?
I certainly am, it started a little rough but it is ending on a high note. I had some very good things happen to me in 2015 and I am very grateful. 2016, I can’t wait any longer, just get here already! , I have my first month planned out already..
In 2015:
– I read some great books, here are my favorites; The Goldfinch, the Secret history, The Fold, Paper towns and Orphan Train
– I hiked a lot; Olympics, Mt. Baker area, Mt. Rainier and Snoqualmie area
– I ran 100 miles in August
– I blogged consistently 🙂 Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, August, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
– I learnt a lot career-wise
– I got engaged! 🙂

Hoping for even better things in 2016, thank you lovely people for sticking with me

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Stay warm, and I would love to hear about your old year and plans for the next, feel free to chat 😉

-purejackie

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Merry Christmas!

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You’ve probably heard this a million times and in so many ways, but…..from me to you….Merry christmas and happy holidays to those who don’t celebrate christmas. It’s officially that day we’ve all been preparing for. I unfortunately haven’t spent christmas with my family for a couple of years, but I spend most christmas days with friends, or extended family who live many states away. My first christmas away from my family was actually ok, I had an awesome group of friends from college and we cooked a ton of food, exchanged gifts and just had a good time with the girls. My second christmas without my family was the toughest, I chose to work extra shifts at work to distract myself because I was so homesick, it also snowed a ton in Washington and I had no power in my apartment for 3 days!!! – worst christmas ever (ha)
The other christmas days after that(2), I would either spend it with my roommate and some friends (invite people over) or with my fiancé and co-workers, nothing too crazy haha. This year, a friend invited us to a christmas party, but I will be working late that day, and am planning on getting some yummy food for my co-workers who worked all day christmas 🙂
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On the other hand, my family gets together every year with everybody else in the family (I have a huge family), and just have a good ol’ time while sending me photos and videos of everything I am missing ;( Next year though, I will be going home for christmas, so thats something to look forward to.
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What are you guys doing for christmas? Anything fun? I wanna know..
For all of you that don’t get to do much/see family for christmas, it is not the end of the world, the true meaning of christmas is in your heart so don’t feel left out by everyone else having a good time.
Again, Merry christmas! Happy holidays!

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Outfit details:
Dress – Nordstrom
Jacket – Forever 21
Shoes – Norstrom rack
scarf – Local store
Tights – HM

Holiday spirit

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It is officially December and this year I am full-on holiday mode, lights and other christmas decorations are out and ready to be hanged, the fireplace (even though its electric haha) is on and my iTunes is playing all day christmas music, too soon? , I don’t think so..
I remember back home, my mom would buy tons and tons of decorations and we would all stay up late hanging them up, it was one holiday tradition I looked forward to always. My parents didn’t hold back on the christmas shopping either, so that was fun too. Now than am living solo, shopping not so much haha, I have found that all the junk I buy during the holidays just ends up being piled up somewhere in my apartment, and I hate clutter! I love shopping for gifts, for other people though. Other little traditions I do: cooking/baking/experimenting holiday favorites, decorating and visiting people I haven’t seen almost all year long
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Last year, we visited and spent christmas at a little bavarian village in Leavenworth, WA which was fun but so crowded!, I don’t think this year we’ll go back but it was fun to at the time. I want to go snow shoeing this year, esp because we have so much snow up the mountains, I think this will be fun.

Gardens

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This is a little throw back from when we were in Portland, OR, at the international rose test garden. I was disappointed that I didn’t get to see any blooming roses, but now I feel stupid coz….duh…winter…no blooms..ha (blonde moment) It was fun to visit though and walk around. It is huge, and very well designed, there are some sweet spots to just sit and take in the beauty.

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I hope you guys are having a great December so far, and thanks as always for stopping by

Jacket -HM
Pants -FOREVER 21
Scarf – local store
Shoes – Marshalls