Spring Fashion Trend: Ruffles

Ruffles…not just for the bums of baby tights anymore! Ruffles are everywhere right now and are huge for spring fashion. But as an adult how do you incorporate a ruffle without looking like a 3 year old? I bought this amazing faux leather jacket from Zara recently that has just a hint of ruffle on the shoulders. It’s just enough to add a little drama and interest to the jacket, and it inspired me to dust off the ‘ol keyboard and put a blog post together.

Some tips on wearing ruffles as a grown woman:
– When you’re an adult wearing ruffles, stick to one ruffled item at a time.
– You want to pair your ruffled item with something a little edgy to balance it out…distressed denim, ankle boots, a (non-ruffled) bomber, denim, or leather jacket.
– Have fun! It’s always fun to try a new trend, dive in and experiment the next time you’re in a dressing room!

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  1. Here’s the Leather Effect Frilled Jacket from Zara I mentioned above. It’s so cute on and the ruffle at the wrist and waist is just enough.
  2. I’m always looking for a way to elevate my jeans and a t-shirt mom uniform and this Bobeau Poplin Ruffle Tee from Nordstrom certainly does the trick! This would great with white jeans (obviously) but also with a pair of light distressed jeans.
  3. These Loeffler Randall Vera Ruffle Slide Sandals are gorgeous! I love the delicate ruffle in suede.
  4. I love this Willow and Paige Ribbed sweater from ASOS! The ruffled shoulders are totally adorable. I have the sweater in purple and white stripes and usually wear with dark denim and black ankle boots but it also comes in pink and beige.
  5. J. Crew is doing ruffles on a bathing suit! This Ruffle Bandeau One-piece is adorable and a little bust ruffle is always a nice way to flatter anyone with a smaller top.
  6. These Tory Burch Ruffle Sneakers are the cutest. Sneakers. Ever! Perfect for spring/summer.

Are you wearing ruffles yet?!

Exciting News (New Job!)

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I like to get dressed. And, even more so, I like to get my kids dressed. So, as it were, when I saw a job posted on a moms group I follow on Facebook to be a stylist for Mac & Mia, I thought – that is for ME! Mac & Mia is a clothing delivery service for children ages 0 to 6 (much like Stitch Fix, if you’re familiar). You give me details about your kids (she hates red and will only wear dresses and skirts, for example) and I fill a box of 8 to 10 clothing pieces and send them to you. You look them over, try them on your child, keep and pay for what you like, and send back the rest. Easy! Convenient! And oh so fun for me!

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It’s a part-time, work from home job which makes it even that much more appealing and the only way it would work with our little family right now.

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Mac & Mia has tons of clothing brands I work with to find just the right pieces for your little ones. Some favorite brands like JoJo Maman Bebe and Hatley. Some new to me brands like Angel Dear (for babies, SO cute). And of course they’re all fun brands like Pink Chicken.

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So…that’s what’s new, it was time I shared! If you’re interested in signing up and learning more you can use my direct link for Mac & Mia here. Or my stylist code is JessJ.

12 Days of Christmas Tops, day 9

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12 Days of Christmas Tops, day 9: This stripe sequin top from kate spade is perfect! It mimics a candy cane in the most adorable way. Full disclosure, I don’t usually like to post things i wouldn’t actually buy myself (and at nearly $500 I will not be adding this to my wardrobe) but sometimes it’s fun to just get inspiration from a piece of clothing and hunt around for a less expensive version somewhere else.

Ps. Check out all of the 12 Days of Christmas Tops.