This just in…Black and White Stripes 2015

This just in…Black and White Stripes 2015

Happy Wednesday! It’s no secret that Black and White can be your most basic and yet iconic color combinations in your wardrobe. Whether you see this combo in stripes, polka dots, chevron or any other amazing shape, black and white together are a safe “go to”.

And while you can look amazing in any classic black and white ensemble, playing with COLOR can be so much fun!

Today, I wanted to make some golden moments out of this pretty J.Crew dress that is very much in season for Spring.

Black and White Stripe dress with leopard print

Dress:  J. Crew Factory (30% off everything until March 15)

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Leopard Foldover Clutch: Clare Vivier

Jewelry: J. Crew necklace(old) and Rosary bracelet (Similar here)

Lip Balm: Evolution of Smooth

Black and White dress with red pumps and pearlsShoes: Banana Republic (30% off select style until March 15)

Sequin Clutch: J. Crew (old), Similar here

Necklace: J. Crew

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

Black and White dress with blue and brown

Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar here)

Cross body/Clutch: J. Crew Factory (similar here and here)

Oversized Scarf: H & M (similar here in different color)

Beret (Old):Similar here

Black and white stripe dress with brown details

Shoes: Schutz (one of my favorite shoe designers!)

Cross body/Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff

Infinity Scarf: Charming Charlie (similar here)

Which one is your favorite? What will be some of your favorite colors to add to the black and white trend this season? I’d love to share! Thanks for reading!

xoxo, Jessica
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Who am I?

Who am I?

As a theatre teacher, I always start the school year by asking students to answer the question Who Am I? I challenge them to explore how much they know about themselves before they explore characters. And now with this blog and all of you, I get to share my answer to that very same question.

who am i

I am a mother to two beautiful children, a gloriously funny 5 year old boy and a daughter whom I only met after 33 weeks-for too brief a moment-as we were one through our hearts, before she became an angel. And through these two very different mommy experiences, I am a wife grounded by love and support from my amazing husband, my best friend.

who am i

Fashion has always brought me joy and makes me feel like I’ve got it all together. I remember watching my mother when I was young as she would get ready to go out. I always imagined she had a golden aura around her. It was the dress, the shoes, the hair, the makeup; all of it just made her even more beautiful than she already was. And I wanted to be HER.


Being here on this blog along with me means one or more of the following: you love every season in fashion (and a good sale!) and want to see great ways to mix and match your wardrobe, you are a mother (or planning to become one) to a young child as they navigate their way through life or simply want to explore the world as we travel through it.

No matter what the reason may be, thank you for joining me as I take you from season to season sharing life’s little golden moments-in fashion, in motherhood and around the world.

xoxo, Jessica
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It started with Christian Louboutin Shoes!

It started with Christian Louboutin Shoes!

Welcome to This Season’s Gold! I have been a shoe lover my whole life.  Many women (and men!) would say the same, and probably can recall the time when they were little and tried on their mother’s or father’s fanciest shoes. As I write this, I have several shoes in different sections of my home as I reorganize my shoe closet: Give away, Sell, Keep, WHY didn’t I ever wear these?, WHY did I ever wear these?, and so on. But then there are these beauties; the only heels I was willing to wear on my birthday while pregnant! They are THAT amazing! And they say so much about me as a person.

With everything this past year has brought, I can wear these Christian Louboutin shoes and  feel unstoppable, know that even the saddest moments are possible to overcome (with time and support!), and that fashion can actually heal. Thank you for reading!

xoxo, Jessica

Christian Louboutin shoe exhibit

Shoes ::  Christian Louboutin Fifi Spikes 100mm (Similar Here)