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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.

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When it rains

HM Winter coat

I have to admit that before I moved to Washington state, rainy weather always made me a little blue and all I would do on rainy days is sleep, but when you live in the rainiest state in the United States, you realize that you have to deal with it, and when you do get used to it its actually fun!
Walking in Seattle on a rainy day, I realized how comfortable satellites are in the rain, and its fun to people watch and see the “rainy weather fashion trend”, composed of fun colored boots and umbrellas. You also realize how many people wear “north face” coats – esp men
On this particular day it wasn’t too cold out, so my coat was half open most of the day. Ok ladies, how cute are my boots? I have to admit, they are the comfiest boots I have ever owned!
I have always wanted to own cute hunter boots and I went back and forth between colors and when I finally decided what color I wanted…the color (purple) was “unavailable”, so instead I got these UGG boots as a gift from my fiancé and I couldn’t be happier! The inside has that comfy wool, so your feet feel like they are wrapped in little blankets haha

Purple hunter boots
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UGG rain boots // Nordstrom
HM blue coat
American Eagle jeggings
Local store – White T
Forever 21 Bag
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Have a lovely Monday and a great rest of the week!

Classic plaid

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So because it’s fall, I had to pull out my plaid shirt and do that classic white T-shirt and plaid shirt look. I felt so midwest, so I decided to pair the look with my chelsea boots which made the look more northwest?…ok now am just making up stuff haha
Its the perfect layering for fall because you don’t need a coat over it, and you look like a classic fashionable babe, and who doesn’t want that? In the great PNW I see a lot of people hiking in this kind of outfit, even though I would not go hiking looking this (I value comfort way too much to hike in jeans) I secretly love seeing these fashionable hikers. For me, this is more a casual look for school, hanging out with a friend or running errands.
Plaid shirt – Target (little boys section…sshh..)
Chelsea boots – Marshalls
Wooden watch – Ian’s mom 🙂
Denim pants – H&M
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Lastly, I have been reading/listening to audio books and thought it would be nice to share my current faves:
1. Mindy Kaling’s : why not me – If you love comedy this is funny especially if you’re female, guys may not relate to much in here.
2. The girl in the spider’s web – Awesome content, very well written plot, I was engaged from start to finish. If you are a Stieg Larson’s fan, this book was written by a different author since Larson passed away but the new writer doesn’t disappoint. This book is the 4th of a series, so if you haven’t read the rest you may want to start with The girl with a dragon tattoo.
3. Lastly The Fold by Peter Clines is my favorite of the three. It is a science fiction book with a mind blowing plot, so unpredictable and full of suspense, I really enjoyed this one. I will definitely read this again.

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Zara – Prints

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A few weeks ago I went to Zara – Seattle and was really impressed with their collection. First I didn’t know we had a Zara in the area, so I was pretty excited when I saw one in the city and second, I love the unique prints they have at their store. They remind me of African fabric (which cost an arm and a leg here), and of course I love prints! I have also been watching astronaut wives lately and this outfit kind of goes with that 60’s theme I really like.
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Zara skirt
This outfit is perfect for a dinner date, formal dinner party, church or a fall wedding, and the material is stretchy so its super comfortable and fits well in every size. You can also wear the top with different bottoms, and vice versa, since its 2 pieces.
Skirt and Top: ZARA// Heels: STEVE MADDEN// Watch: TARGET
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Have a lovely week friends, only good vibes sent your way 🙂

Black and white

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Hey guys, while on vacation I learnt something that most of us don’t know, “black clothes keep you cooler in the summer” – based on scientific facts. Since I have always thought the opposite – white clothes keep you cooler- I have been embracing my blacks more this summer. Even though brights are fun in the summer and dainty white dresses are the trend in 2015 summer, it’s nice to do your own thing and defy the crowd. What are your plans this summer?

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Outfit details:

Dress and purse – forever21

Shoes – Payless 

Glasses – target

Le weekend

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April is my birth month and we decided to celebrate early, no complains here :)..We had an amazing day in downtown Seattle, esp because “Comi-con” was going on at the convention center and the streets were packed with comic lovers dressed up as super heroes/comic characters. It was fun to people watch. We walked around pike place market, which was all flowers everywhere and so beautiful..had a mini stroll around the starbucks reserve roastery tasting room(a giant coffee shop, where you can see barrels of coffee beans, the packaging process, taste new coffee that hasn’t been released yet…and it smells like heaven)

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After strolling around seattle/shopping, we had dinner at stateside restaurant on first hill – a french & vietnamese fusion restaurant (it is one of my favorite now, if you live around seattle – highly recommended), then walked to bookstore cafe for coffee but instead had cocktails (they don’t serve coffee after 6 p.m apparently) and ended the night at seattle underground comedy club at pioneer square, which was lots of fun!

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Do you guys like the outfit?, I am in love with this romper, so easy, breezy..haha, and I did my braids on Saturday (turned out pretty good), I love easy, comfortable outfits..so this was perfect, wore it with my black boots and black target blazer.

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Romper – F21//Boots-marshalls//tights – H&M//belt and necklace-f21

Happy monday friends 🙂

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Self potrait

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“My thoughts are stars I could not fathom into constellations” – John Green

“I write because I do not know what I think until I read what I say” – Flannery O’Connor

“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to  make  you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” – e.e cummins

“First, I am very fascinated by how everyone  loves each other, but nobody really likes each other ” – John green

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear, and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)..” – e.e cummings

DSC_0454_FotorHopefully it will stop raining so I can do get out of the house. Today I really wanted to blog but had nothing to say ha!, so I decided to try do a self-potrait.. you like?

I also binge read other blogs I like, and hadn’t had a chance to read recently. It’s so  refreshing for me to read other people’s perspective on things related to daily boring everyday life, and I also like getting inspired in terms of food, style, working out etc, some of my faves are delightfully tacky by Elizabeth, twenty seven by Michelle and Curious Natalia. I find this ladies blogs “from the heart”  and very unique and personal. It’s obviously very brave for people to share their lives with the wide world web (the good and bad) and I respect such content, despite my disagree-ability  or agree-ability. I honestly hope my blog will go into a similar direction, something someone can relate to, not just nice photos/clothes.

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Stripes simplicity

Today was weird, I woke up thinking I had the day off and was really confused when work called me to go in….ooppss!, I can’t keep track of my days anymore..

stripped dress - thrifted

striped dress – thrifted

6 pointI also can’t wait for this week to end, its been hellish, but I am trying to stay positive. Do you guys ever miss school/classes?, I do.. I miss learning new things and being excited to finish projects in college, and I honestly can’t wait to go back because I am really struggling to like my new work position. I don’t want to quit just because am unhappy there, I know its only temporary so I’ll give it my best and hopefully things will look up soon.

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8 pointyay to career change thoughts!!

yay to career change thoughts!!

Stay positive friends, it’s almost spring 🙂

-purejackie-

Do me a solid.

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I think summer came early in the pnw and am not complaining, the weather has been gorgeous all week and I finally got to enjoy it today, even though I have become accustomed to the rainy and cloudy days. My work week has been very eventful and I couldn’t wait to get a break from all of that, and soak up on some vitamin D.

I almost never wear jeans, since I spent half of my teenage life in jeans, so I decided to double it up!, I used a red belt to pop some color since my shoes matched the denim haha, I needed comfortable shoes I could walk in.

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Denim shirt: old navy// pants: HM//shoes: target

tips on a double denim look: wear a different tones of denim, don’t accessorize with more than 2 items, wear different color shoes or belt.

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Do y’all (pun intended) like the other side of WA?, I felt a little “mid western/southern cowboy” I have to say. I enjoyed playing with the sunset because I never get the chance to take sunset photos, it was fun.

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Oh for pete’s sake!

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit

Things am really excited about right now? having a day off from the long stretch of draining work days. I love my job, but working with sick people who constantly need you for help can be draining in ways I cannot describe. My whole thing was looking forward to binge-watching madmen, listening to my favorite audiobook (the goldfinch) on my commute from work and hanging out with my favorite person, but I have finished both madmen and the book and I don’t know what to do with myself anymore! I got into Hart of dixie for a while because of all the cute outfits the cast wears but I just fell off that train (too much cliches in the storyline) and started watching parks and rec for some laughs. It’s also unbelievable that January is almost over and tax season is upon us (yes please). I have to say that I am loving my new attitude in this cold and grey weather, I have been very outdoorsy, trying new things, complaining less…..lets hope this carries on until spring.

I didn’t realize how much school consumed my life until now, even though i have a full-time job, I feel so free (even though i wish i had more hours in day) and “normal”, i guess the fact that i was always a full-time student for the last four years had just become a normal for me and stress was part of my life without even noticing.

On other news, I recently wore this cute top from f21. I went to the mall to use up my hm gift card and could not resist popping into f21 after I got an email stating all sale items were 50% off!!!, unfortunately i didn’t get a sale item(after hrs of searching for something cute – everything was in large sizes 🙁 ), so I walked to the spring section and fell in love with this fabric:

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So I ended up with the peter pan collar crop top(i live for the 60s 🙂 ) and a jumper/romper with the same fabric, I haven’t worn the romper yet, but here are more pics of the crop top:

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IMG_2320-0the back is supper cute – buttons all the way down

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