Petite in Layers // Crop Top and Bell Sleeves

Petite in Layers // Crop Top and Bell Sleeves

SHOP THE POST // Black crop top | Bell sleeve top (under $25!) | High-waisted jeans | Strappy sandals  (similar)| Fringe clutch (old, similar here and here) | Sunglasses (similar)

Happy Friday! I swear every time I think I have all my ducks in a row, something happens to derail even the most well-made plans. Does that ever happen to you? I’d like to think I’m not the only one. This week has been filled with layers of challenges that only compounded as the week went by. But you know the most important part of dealing with those challenges? It’s finding a way to deal with them and face them head on so that they do not stop you from moving forward. So, that’s exactly what I did. How do you deal with challenges when you least expect them? I’d love to know!

Alright, let’s talk fashion and travel! I have been working on plans to return to Cape Cod this summer, and it’s always makes for an exciting time when making travel plans. Cape Cod is such a quaint and beautiful part of Massachusetts, and every year we enjoy finding new parts of the Cape to explore. Check out my post  here and here from our visit last year! And while I am still trying to find some spring weather to dress for outside my door (Mr. E jokes the poles have shifted!), I’ve been exploring wearing layers on my petite 5′ frame.

This Season's Gold // Petite Layers - crop top

Now, I don’t think I’ve worn a crop top since the 90’s (I’ll have to double check on that!), but the only way I’m comfortable wearing them at this point is in layers! Ha!

This Season's Gold // Petite Layers - Ombre

This Season's Gold // Petite Layers - Crop top and button down

I enjoyed finding this black cropped shell top because it is a great basic piece to have for all seasons. I can layer this over a button down as I did here for work,  or over a turtleneck in the winter, or even on a longer tank top in the summer. So it’s definitely an investment piece (this one was under $30!) to have in your closet.

This Season's Gold // Petite in Layers - Bell sleeve top

This Season's Gold // Petite in Layers - Striped bell sleeve top

The funny part of the layering the black crop with the bell sleeve top is that it was also a cropped top. However, when I put them together, it gave me a bit of length in my torso, and the striped bell sleeves gave me length in the arms!

It does help that I am wearing high waisted jeans (a shape I’m currently loving!). It’s something about that extra cinch! Ha!

This Season's Gold // Petite in Layers - Zara crop top

I wanted to play with structure of the lines  in the look, and so the layers of fringe on the clutch reflected the stripes in the blouse to give the outfit some edge.  Wearing open sandals was my way of defying the cool spring weather and keep it basic.

This Season's Gold // Petite in Layers - Fringe clutch

This Season's Gold // Petite in Layers - Lace-up Sandals

SHOP THE POST // Black crop top Bell sleeve top (under $25!) | High-waisted jeans | Strappy sandals  (similar)| Fringe clutch (old, similar here and here) | Sunglasses (similar)

Thank you for stopping by! And if you haven’t seen my new Currently Shopping For page, I’d love for you to stop by and check it out. In a hurry? I’ve posted my favorite spring finds right in the side bar! Enjoy! Stay golden!

Jessica TSG Signature

Sharing // Shopbop Sale & IFB Links

Sharing // Shopbop Sale & IFB Links

It’s Tuesday, and there’s nothing better than an exciting email in your inbox that says one of your favorite online shops is having a Friends and Family event for 25% off everything! Now while I have not always been a customer of Shopbop, sometime last year it came to my attention that as an Amazon Prime member anything I ordered from them online could be at my front doorstep in just two days! I became a fan very quickly as a result. I’m also happy to have an IFB Feature this week styling one of my favorite spring jackets from Anthropologie (that one of my readers already scored for herself after seeing the post!).

So if you need a dress, earrings, strappy sandals clutch, or just a golden inflatable swan (Ha!) for this upcoming weekend, it may very well be at your front door by Friday! Can you tell I’m ready for summer?

Here are just a few of my favorite things all now 25% off with code INTHEFAM. (Hint: If you’re not with Amazon Prime, find a friend who is, share this post with her and prepare to meet her at her front door in about two days!  You’re welcome!)

Thank you for reading!

Jessica TSG Signature

Links à la Mode, March 31

SPONSOR: Shopbop Shoshanna, Zimmermann Dresses, Olivia von Halle Sleepwear, Piper, LIKELY, Native Gem, Spring Jackets, Beach Dresses, Designer Stickers, Men’s White Mountaineering

Ripped // Military Jacket and Pop of Green

Ripped // Military Jacket and Pop of Green

Shop the Post // Military Jacket Striped Tee | Boyfriend Jeans (self-ripped!) | Ankle boots (in suede) | Watch | Sunglasses | Bracelets (in silver too!) | Signet Ring (on sale!) | Bag (old,  similar)

It’s Tuesday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! I’m enjoying a bit of a break this week from teaching, and getting out from under a rough week. But one thing that has me excited is my upcoming style event with LOFT (I really love helping women discover new styles and ways to feel their best!) and all the beautiful colors that are starting to show for the spring season.

This Season's Gold // Stripes and Spring Jacket

Nothing says spring more than a great light jacket to transition you into summer! (Yes, I’m already thinking beach and sand!) I fell in love with this military jacket recently because of its structure and soft texture. The material is warm enough to carry you into the cool spring evenings! Finding unique pieces that speak to you can be a challenge, but when you know what you are drawn to over and over again, it becomes your signature – your ehem…season’s gold, if you will. I find that I am enjoying more structure in my clothing and gravitating towards pieces that are me in that way. ( You know when someone says ” I saw this and I knew it was something you’d want”? Exactly!)

This Season's Gold // Spring Military Jacket

This jacket feels easy, and adding stripes as a neutral to any look allows you to add that pop of color however you want. It’s spring, so this green wallet-on-a-chain is my current favorite go to for now. Hope you enjoy the details!

This Season's Gold // Spring Jacket

This Season's Gold // Ripped jeans and Booties

This Season's Gold // Alex and Ani Bracelets

This Season's Gold // Casual Mom Fashion

What are some of your signature go-to wardrobe pieces? I’d love to be inspired by you!

Shop the Post // Military Jacket | Striped TeeBoyfriend Jeans (self-ripped!) | Ankle boots (in suede) | Watch | Sunglasses | Bracelets (in silver too!) | Signet Ring (on sale!) | Bag (old,  similar)

Thank you for stopping by! Stay golden!

Jessica TSG Signature

Sunday Favorites // Welcome Spring and IFB Feature

Sunday Favorites // Welcome Spring and IFB Feature

Happy Spring Sunday! I’ve been looking back at what one year has taught me, and I decided to share some of my favorite early spring posts that made my year such a joy. Today’s post is also a celebration of being featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers again for my anniversary post. Thank you so much for your love and kind words on that post (here), and your continued support! I hope you enjoy your first Sunday in spring and all that this new season will bring! This Season's Gold // Spring floral maxi dress

Shop the Post – Event Season for Flowers and Showers

This Season's Gold // Stripes and Leopard Print

Shop the Post – On the Road with Stripes and Leopard

This Seasons Gold // Chambray with Maxi Skirt

Shop the Post – In the Park // Chambray and Pink Maxi Skirt

Thank you for stopping by! Stay golden!

Jessica TSG Signature

Links à la Mode, March 17

SPONSOR: Shopbop B-Low The Belt, Vince Sneakers, Dolce Vita Sandals, Elena Makri, RahiCali, Sanchita, Floral Print Dresses, Choker Necklaces, Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals, Men’s Levi’s Red Tab

Architecture // White blazer and Striped peplum

Architecture // White blazer and Striped peplum

Shop the Feature// Loft blazer | Banana Republic top (similar/loving this lace one!) | Steve Madden sandals (so many colors!) | J.Crew clutch (similar) | Loft sunglasses

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are well and readjusted to the lost hour this week. It’s really hit me and makes today feel like it took forever to get here! But on the bright side of things, it’s nice that the weather is starting to show us signs of the spring to come. There’s something about spring that rejuvenates me. I feel lighter on my feet, happy to feel the sun more and go out to explore beautiful places, and wear lighter colors!

This Season's Gold // White Blazer

Our family recently took a weekend trip to Philadelphia, and outside of New York City, it is one of my favorite cities to visit! There’s something old, classic and vibrant about Philadelphia that we enjoy. I was excited to do a shoot by the Franklin Institute, where the architecture of massive columns and aged stairs made for the perfect backdrop to my outfit. If you’d love to learn more about their current Science of Pixar exhibit and all things currently happening there, sign up for my newslett (right here!) where I’ll be sharing an exclusive inside look at what we experienced! We were so excited to be one of the first people to experience it all!

This Season's Gold // Striped Peplum and Boyfriend jeans

As for fashion, I’m starting to enjoy the architecture and structure of clothing more than before. I think I always have, but now I pay much more attention to the finer details. And it’s fascinating when you do, because you start to truly discover what works for you and makes you feel good when you get dressed. Structured blazers, classic lines and architectural shapes have become a new favorite way for me to explore my choices when looking to share looks with you. I’m currently loving this white blazer so much! It comes in other colors at LOFT and I might just get them all! And if you’re in the local NJ/NYC area on April 1s,t I’d love for you to join me at my first Style Event with LOFT! You can RSVP here! Feel free to bring your gal pals along! Hope you enjoy!

This Season's Gold // Blush clutch

This Season's Gold // White Blazer and Peplum

This Season's Gold // Striped peplum top

This Season's Gold // Architectural Streetstyle

This Season's Gold // Caged Sandals

This Season's Gold // White Blazer and Striped Peplum

This Season's Gold // Spring Casual Outfit Shop the Feature // Loft blazer | Banana Republic top (similar/loving this lace one!) | Steve Madden sandals (so many colors) | J.Crew clutch (similar) | Loft sunglasses

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading! Wishing you a beautiful day! Stay golden!

Spring Awakening // Happy First Anniversary!

Spring Awakening // Happy First Anniversary!

We made it! Today is This Season’s Gold’s first anniversary! (See where it all started) There are so many emotions that come from celebrating this milestone today. While I have just come off of a whirlwind season of directing the musical Spring Awakening at my school, I very much feel that making it through the first year of sharing this space has been an awakening of its own. I have found what it means to be strong in the face of adversity, resilient in the midst of deep sorrow, and supportive of others when I myself struggled to stand. Fashion became the vehicle that helped me come out of my own darkness and set my sights on something much bigger than what I already had in my life. It led me to meet many of my readers, through the web or even in person, and I am grateful for having created this space to make that possible.

This Season's Gold // Spring Awakening Anniversary

This Season's Gold // Spring Awakening Blush lace

This Season's Gold // Spring Awakening Gold and lace

I’ve decided that this space deserves so much more than what I already have done with it. My ideas are so big (and I am known not to do things small), so I cannot wait to create and build different ways to share fashion and style inspiration, my family stories (lifestyle!) and all of my travels with you.

This Season's Gold // Spring Awakening Anniversary style

This Season's Gold // Spring Awakening Delicate jewelry details

This Season's Gold // Spring Awakening Blush Kate Spade Tote

This Season's Gold // Spring Awakening First Anniversary lace dress

I want to thank you for making this such a special space for me, and helping This Season’s Gold grow over this past year. I feel blessed and very lucky to have this platform to inspire you!

Shop the Feature // Zara lace dress (similar here and here) | Christian Louboutin pumps (similar) | Kate Spade tote (old, love this one now 40% off here or similar here) | Ann Taylor bracelet/ring (similar here and here)

Thank you so much for reading! Stay golden!

Two for Tuesday // Camel and Stripes

Two for Tuesday // Camel and Stripes

Shop Outfit 1 // ASOS Coat vest | J.Crew Painter tee | J.crew belt Clare V clutch | Missguided sandals

Shop Outfit 2// Banana Republic blazer  (similar with gray collar)| J.Crew Painter tee | J.Crew jeans | J.Crew clutch ( in gold) | Christian Louboutin heels (similar)| Loft sunglasses (similar) | MAC lip pencil in Vino

It’s Tuesday, which means one day closer to the weekend! (It’s never too early!) I’m gearing up to share some fun and sunny posts from my recent trip to Florida, but being back home and still in cool weather, has me excited about styling camel and stripes because I’m enjoying wearing my blazer and long wool vest these days. I love how natural and chic the combination looks no matter the color of the stripes. Since my teens, I had an obsession with anything striped in any color or combination (See what I mean? And here, and here!). As a result, I’m sharing two looks today and some great pieces that would go perfect together to recreate the camel and stripes look for yourself. Hope you enjoy!

Camel and stripes

I loved playing with the idea of making this coat vest into a dress. While I definitely needed to wear something underneath to keep warm (biker shorts!), I originally bought this vest a bit larger than usual and liked the idea of cinching it up into a dress with a belt that closed with belt that had no loops. It kept the look slim when I already knew I had some bulk to contend with due to the thickness of the coat (which kept me warm too!) Playing with a heavier layer, the stripes and open sandals kept the look light (I took advantage of an oddly warmer winter day to pull this off!). camel coat vest

clare v leopard print clutch

Black strappy sandals

Camel blazer and red stripes

I have been living in this double breasted blazer for more than I’d like to admit this winter. I found it on sale at Banana Republic, and it was the last one in store! I absolutely love it. Popping up the color to show the grey inset is my favorite part. Red stripes, red lips and red bottoms made this a perfect dress down Friday look to go from work to a night out with your girls.

Camel and Stripes and Louboutins

camel blazer

Photos: The KP Life and Mr. E

Outfit 1 // ASOS Coat vest | J.Crew Painter tee | J.crew belt | Clare V clutch | Missguided sandals

Outfit 2 // Banana Republic blazer  (similar with gray collar)| J.Crew Painter tee | J.Crew jeans | J.Crew clutch (in gold) | Christian Louboutin heels (similar)| Loft sunglasses  (similar)| MAC lip pencil in Vino

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!

Jessica TSG Signature