And then there was March

Jaclyn Schler

 

March has arrived and let me tell you it came in like a lion (or a big jerk) yesterday with another snow storm. I’m over it and have given up on wearing practical shoes. I’m wearing fun heels and that’s that. But yes, you will continue to see my outfits in front of piles of snow. You’re welcome.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that #NoSpendFeb is over (yay), but my car broke down this weekend so #NoSpendMarch will be happening (boooo). The silver lining of all this snow is that I’m not in the mood or mindset to shop for spring clothes yet, so I’m hoping I can get through another month.

P.S. Do yourself a favor and get this sweater.  It’s cozy and over-sized and a closet necessity.

 

Jaclyn Schler

 

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Sweater: Topshop via Nordstrom

Clutch: c/o GiGi New York

Watch: Michael Kors

Ring: J.Crew

Jeans: AG

Heels: Joe’s (available here and here)

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

Friday Favorites

Not only is it Friday, but #NoSpendFeb has almost come to a close. Becky and I held each other accountable through this month long challenge and I’m proud of myself for sticking to it. Naturally I now have a running list of things I would like to invest in for March, but I am going to be cognizant of my future purchases and continue to shop my own closet. I’m looking forward to some yoga, brunch and time with friends this weekend. Hope yours is wonderful!

 

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A few favorites from around the web…

Have you tried the beauty blender sponge? I got one for free, was skeptical but it’s kind of amazing. I watched this You Tube video and have been using the beauty blender all week. Just try it.

These socks are adorable and necessary. And I love this dainty cuff.

Love these heels from Madewell on major sale.

Wardrobe Essentials

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With #NoSpendFeb coming to a close, this month has given me time to think about the key pieces in my closet and what I really should be investing in. The classics, the wardrobe essentials. Here are links to my current top 5 pieces, always in heavy rotation…

1. A Classic Trench.
Old Navy: Under $60 (a major steal)
ASOS: Under $115

2. A Timeless Clutch.
Sole Society: Under $40 (love! need!)
Halogen: Under $80

3. Nude Pumps.
Charles David: Under $100 (so classic)
Joe’s: Under $135

4. A Black Blazer.
Mural: Under $75 (love the slouchy look)
Kenzie: Under $90

5. A Striped T-Shirt.
Gap: Under $20
Loft: Under $25 (so cute and soft)

 

What are your wardrobe essentials? Any other key pieces you want me to “research” and feature?

The Blues

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In honor of #NoSpendFeb I pulled out some denim I haven’t worn in forever… My boyfriend jeans. I honestly don’t think I have worn these all winter. But this weekend I threw on all the blues. This Topshop coat that I got on major sale a month or two ago, an old J.Crew button down and these Gap boyfriend jeans. I call this monochromatic comfort.

 

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Sunglasses: c/o Rivet & Sway

Coat: Topshop (similar here and here)

Shirt: J.Crew (similar)

Boyfriend Jeans: Gap

Heels: BCBG via DSW (similar)

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

Conclusions

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I’ve come to the conclusion you are going to see me standing in mounds of snow from now until June, so apologies in advance. And if you’re sick of this coat, don’t worry, I kind of am too. But it was 17 degrees this weekend and I’m running out of chic winter coat options. Good thing polka dots are pretty much a bright spot in my life and this little dress is keeping me happy even on the coldest of days. Also, another style conclusion that polka dots and leopard will always look good together. Always.

 

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Jaclyn Schler

 

Leopard Heels

Coat: J.Crew

Dress: Ann Taylor (fits tts, I’m wearing a small)

Bag: Blair Ritchey

Heels: BCBG via DSW (similar)

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

Friday Favorites

Hello Friday! For a short month, February has been dragging for me. I blame the weather and lack of vitamin D. On an up note, someone left me a little card at work this week telling me how much they appreciate my help and that sweet gesture really brightened my day. It was also a reminder to do something nice for someone else and pay it forward. Happy weekend!

 

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A few favorites from around the web…

I’m still going strong on #NoSpendFeb, but my wish list is certainly growing. These booties are a must. This cheeky clutch. And this classic trench that’s a steal.

I want to add some artwork to my gallery wall. I love this pineapple print and this cute print from Etsy.

I also need this gold pineapple candle. So so cute.

Galentine’s Party

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The winter months can be very long in Cleveland, so it’s nice to have parties and time with friends to look forward to (and to find fun ways to stay warm inside). I wanted to throw a girly get together, full of wine, appetizers and sweets, to celebrate Galentine’s Day! So last Friday, we all relaxed in our yoga pants and had a little cozy craft night, decorating Valentine’s mail boxes… 2nd grade style. Sometimes a little wine and crafting is good for the soul.

 

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Here are my party planning tips…

1. Send invites: In a world of evites and texting about party dates, I still relish paper invites and cute stationery. Provide all the important details on a cute, Galentine’s Day-themed invite. I ordered some adorable, custom invites from Tiny Prints to send to my girlfriends.

2. Plan the décor: This was an easy one, as I went with little touches of pink, red and hearts around my house to keep the theme going.

3. Serve a variety of bite-sized appetizers: We ordered some pizza after a few glasses of vino, but it’ always nice to have appetizers ready when guests arrive. I typically serve veggies and hummus, my favorite spinach dip and of course some delicious fancy cheeses.

4. Consider a candy tray: One of the easiest tricks for any party is to throw together a mini-candy bar. Guests love to snack throughout the night and can even take some home.

5. Give party favors: I like to give everyone a little memento as a “thank you” for a fun evening. I decide to go with personalized notepads from Tiny Prints for a useful and sweet gift.

What are your favorite ideas for throwing a great party?

 

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Galentine's Party

 

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Candy Bar

 

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Galentine's Party

 

Frozen

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In case I fooled you all into thinking I’m actually warm and comfortable in this photo, let me clarify that I was actual freezing. Frozen. I left my coat in the car, ran to snap a few photos and then ran back. And yes, these citrus pumps are perfect snow boots. (Spring, where are you??)

 

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Sweater: Chelsea28

Bag: Madewell Transport Tote

Jeans: AG

Heels: Halogen

 

Photography by Meredith Petrick

Bloggers Who Budget: Leopard for Less

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Leopard is the name of the game for this month’s Bloggers Who Budget series.  Although this coat is not too budget friendly (sorry), I brought out this leopard dress that has been hiding in the back of my closet for months.  I got it last year on clearance for $50, quite a little style steal.  A full leopard print dress can sometimes be a bit difficult to pull off (no one wants to look like Jane of the Jungle), but it pairs surprising well with this vibrant coat.

 

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Madewell Heels

Coat:  J.Crew

Dress:  Jessica Howard (similar here and here)

Bag:  Blair Ritchey

Ring:  J.Crew

Tights:  Target

Heels:  Madewell

 

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Repeat Mode

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Ok I have a confession… I’m a little bit in wardrobe repeat mode this week. I thought #NoSpendFeb would inspire me to mix and match pieces I’ve forgotten about, but this week I’m feeling a little blah. You know what I need? A vacation. Pronto. Unfortunately I’m still 6 weeks away from being on the beach… Not that I’m counting.

If you’re participating in #NoSpendFeb with me and Becky, then I have a little bit of info that might be of interest to you. White Plum has an amazing giveaway – A free wardrobe worth $1200 of product! (Yes please). The giveaway is open from February 11th – 22nd and you can enter on their site. Go!  (P.S. You can get 25% off your entire purchase from White Plum with code JACLYN25 now through 2/18)

 

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Leopard Heels

Coat: J.Crew

Tunic: c/o White Plum

Bag: c/o White Plum

Watch:  Michael Kors

Ring:  J.Crew

Jeans: AG

Heels: BCBG via DSW

 

Photography by Katie Ardner