Shimmery Stripe Lookbook






Zara Metallic Jacket w/Zippers  |  Joseph Stripe Top (similar here and here)  |  Forever 21 skinny denim  |

Christian Louboutin Red Patent Pumps (similar here and here)  |  Urban Expressions clutch  |

t+j Designs link necklace and ring (to launch this month)

It’s amazing how quickly the weather can change in Chicago!  A week ago it was 90 and now it’s in the 70’s, so I’ve been adjusting my wardrobe quickly with layering pieces.  I’m having one of those weeks where I can’t seem to catch up with everything; I’m behind on blogging and work and have some impending deadlines next week to catch up on.  For those of you who have left me lovely comments, I promise to get back to you by the end of this week!  

It seems that many of you enjoyed seeing a glimpse of my place; here is a link, which I posted a couple months ago on my entire first floor and what it looked like before.  

Many of you have noticed I like to mix high and low priced items, in this particular outfit, the denim is $10, the clutch is $30, I found a similar J Crew top that is $64, and the jewelry will be less than $60.  With starting our own jewelry business, it’s been important for me to cut back on some of my expenses so finding deals and quality inexpensive items are essential.  Forever 21 is still one of my favorites, J. Crew has the best sales, and signing up for online email notifications is how I keep up.  What about you?  How do you spot the best deals?

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  1. Couture Carrie
    September 8, 2011 / 5:59 pm

    Gorgeous look, darling!Love that blazer!xoxox,CC

  2. Luna
    September 8, 2011 / 6:20 pm

    you look stunning again! caughtinvogue.blogspot.comxx Luna

  3. Wiola
    September 8, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    I have to say that every single time when I'm visiting your blog I keep felling in love with everything I'm reading here:) Always lovely story attached to your pictures:) Love your look and they way how you managed to put high street items with high fashion designer ones! Oh…i think your house looks stunning and amazing-you put so much heart into it!

  4. chocolatefashioncoffee
    September 8, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    love that blazer!! :)

  5. Jen
    September 8, 2011 / 8:29 pm

    Love the look! I'm a sucker for stripes.

  6. Olivia
    September 8, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    I love this look! I actually tried that blazer at Zara, but it didn't look as good on me.

  7. Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    September 8, 2011 / 8:38 pm

    Gorgeous!! I think I want to seek out that blazer!

  8. Julie Khuu
    September 8, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    Love the blazer with it's tight metallic threads…from afar looks neutral enough to pair with everyday separates but up close, a class of it's own! Work it girl!xo-JuliePeace. Love. LOL!Haute Khuuture Blog

  9. CessOviedo
    September 8, 2011 / 8:59 pm

    The jacket is a real beauty! Love how you gave it a funky touch!Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  10. christina
    September 8, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    i ALMOST bought this very same jacket today. now that im seeing it on you i regret i didnt. you ve styled it perfect! ps im following your blog and would love it if you feel like supporting mine too ;)xxxxxchristina

  11. Pearl
    September 8, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    Love those heels! sexy!♥pearl

  12. Mik
    September 8, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    love the way your shoes match your lipstick!

  13. Plami
    September 8, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    OMG I instantly fell in love with your shoes… and then of course with the rest of the outfit! You have such a fabulous and elegant style! Your blog very quickly became one of my most favorites!XoXoPlami

  14. Natasha xoxo
    September 8, 2011 / 10:10 pm

    Lovely jacket!xo, tashatwenty-something blog

  15. thehiddenfairy
    September 8, 2011 / 10:16 pm

    i was really looking forward of that blazer from Zara! love it!btw, thanks for visiting my blog, hope you'll me cause i definitely gonna follow yours now :)

  16. Antonia
    September 8, 2011 / 11:15 pm

    You look fantastic!Loooooooove your clutch!!^^See ya! ;)xoxoAntoniaFASHION IMPERATIVE

  17. the nyanzi report
    September 8, 2011 / 11:38 pm

    someone with true personal style, such as yourself, knows how to execute a look so well by mixing high and low end pieces to create a great outcome as exhibited here.

  18. Pip
    September 9, 2011 / 12:42 am

    Perfection! This is one of my favorite looks. 🙂 Love the blazer and striped top together.

  19. Bravoe Runway
    September 9, 2011 / 2:48 am

    I love this whole outfit and I've yet to purchase jeans from F21. I may have to check it out!

  20. Make Mommy Chic
    September 9, 2011 / 2:51 am

    Hi, I love this look, and I love the price of this look 🙂 I really like my designer items as well, but rely on places like Aritzia and Zara for the more trendy items in my closet. I really like your necklace and look forward to seeing it on your jewelery website soon! I echo everyone's thoughts here when they say that you have great personal style- because you do!!

  21. Miss Kwong
    September 9, 2011 / 3:05 am

    oh!!! soo chic, esp the heels and jacket!! Follow me on:Miss Kwong – Art and Fashion

  22. Erin
    September 9, 2011 / 3:22 am

    You always look so gorgeous and classy! Love this jacket and the stripes! xxErin @

  23. Shantik
    September 9, 2011 / 4:17 am

    Gorgeous!! The glasses look great on you!♥♥♥Would love if you entered our:HOUSE OF HARLOW GIVEAWAY♥♥♥ (We think youd rock one of these necklaces!!!)shantik designsLOVE xxx

  24. Kristina
    September 9, 2011 / 5:09 am

    Your whole everything here is flowing correctly!Slow Strut, Rouge Lips – Not Just a Fashion Blog

  25. Wida
    September 9, 2011 / 6:27 am

    Oh girlfriend! You look amazing!! And I so agree with you on the weather change. That's exactly like the weather we have here in Ohio! So depressing ;(Ah well, you still look great!WidaMissing Amsie Blog

  26. M.E
    September 9, 2011 / 6:37 am

    Thanks for your comment!your blog is fantastic and love your outfit:)

  27. Josie
    September 9, 2011 / 6:58 am

    You look stunning! I love that jacket — what a gorgeous piece. I love shopping J. Crew sales; their 30% off final sale days are my favorites!xo

  28. Miu
    September 9, 2011 / 8:10 am

    The jacket is cool!

  29. Jewellery Bijou
    September 9, 2011 / 8:15 am

    I love your shoes!

  30. TheMadTwins
    September 9, 2011 / 8:42 am

    This look is gorgeous! I adore you blazer so much! <3

  31. Andrea
    September 9, 2011 / 9:24 am

    I love that jacket so much I wish I had bought it! Looks amazing on you.

  32. Ellinor Forje
    September 9, 2011 / 10:43 am

    That blazer is so suave. Very stylish outfit. Thanks for sharing the photos and feel free to drop by me too, soon.

  33. Neris / Fashion Fractions
    September 9, 2011 / 11:59 am

    amazing look! i love how you added some color to the outfit with your shoes :)Happy Friday!xxx,Fashion Fractions

  34. cherie
    September 9, 2011 / 1:12 pm

    wow, what a stunning look! i love how you put together the outfit, im definitely inspired!

  35. Rekha
    September 9, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    awesome look 🙂 following ur blog :)-Rekha

  36. Rekha
    September 9, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    awesome look 🙂 following ur blog :)-Rekha

  37. High Heels & Good Meals!
    September 9, 2011 / 2:02 pm

    You look amazing! Love this outfit! We have similar themed blogs! Now following!

  38. Mónica C. Welton
    September 9, 2011 / 3:11 pm

    great jacket!Love,

  39. Diane
    September 9, 2011 / 5:12 pm

    i love your red shoes you look so sophisticated and really classy!i am so envious.. hope i can stand tall like you!!really gorgeous and pretty! i love!

  40. Meisha.Style
    September 9, 2011 / 5:24 pm

    the jacket is amazing, jen! love it with the stripe top! and the ring is so pretty!

  41. Low
    September 9, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    That Zara metallic blazer is so cool!!!I´ve seen it on stores and it was love at first sight!! Love your outfit and how you combined it!!XOXO

  42. Sage
    September 9, 2011 / 11:52 pm

    Hi Jen! Thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog. I just moved to San Francisco from Chicago this summer. Chicago weather is unpredictable, but you're doing a great job layering. I have a similar striped tunic, so I may have to steal this look. :)Have a great weekend!

  43. Anna
    September 10, 2011 / 12:17 am

    I love wearing jeans and a tee so you're a huge outfit inspiration for me! You really take the basics to the next level with your great eye for cut, color, and style. Gorgeous as ever!

  44. Life's a shoe
    September 10, 2011 / 4:07 am

    love your outfit! I've always loved the combination of stripes and red shoes, such a classic!

  45. Fauxshionable
    September 10, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    I'm totally into that necklace! What a great piece. You could wear it with so much!

  46. Simone Camy
    September 11, 2011 / 2:58 am

    The whole outfit was put together wonderfully!The touch of red makes everything pop!

  47. Krystal Schlegel
    September 12, 2011 / 2:08 am

    I die for this Jacket!! Looking forward to my necklace!!xxKrystal

  48. J Leigh
    September 13, 2011 / 4:45 pm

    You have some fabulous style girl! I love your wedding rings!Thanks for stopping by my blog, please become a follower, I'm trying to expand a bit. I'm now following you.

  49. Ayinde
    June 11, 2012 / 10:20 pm

    How/where would I go to buy that jacket.???????? SO want it! 🙂 I would be very grateful to anyone who has any ideas, I have researched it online and cannot find it anywhere – would be willing to buy it used….

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