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A fashion blog about weekend style

 

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Le Beret

Jessica Wagner

Mon Chérie 

Let’s be French! My favorite accessory for when I want to feel a bit of an escape is a classic wool beret. (As seen here.) Tipped to one side, with a slight bit of jaunty attitude. 

These cold days have me longing for adventure, and right now the closest thing to that is dressing a bit overconfidently for a foggy morning trip to the donut shop. 

Thinking about trying a beret this winter? There are so many color options out there to choose from, and at a variety of price points. This one I’ve had for so long it’s practically vintage. I found this pale pink one on Amazon here. It was inexpensive, so a perfect option if you want to experiment with this femme look. (As seen here.)

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While it might seem an intimidating accessory, the easiest way to style this classic is with confidence. Try not to puff it up too much on top, or it will look a bit like a muffin. On the other end, you also don’t want it too flat, like a pancake. Style some hair around your face, to keep it soft.

While this look is trending, I’ve always loved the playful anything-but-under-the-radar feel of it. While dressing for the weekend sometimes makes for lazy tees and joggers - leopard spots, a big red bow, high-rise jeans (last seen here) and mega babe boots make for a perfect combo when trying to break free from the heaviness of winter and have a little fun, even if you have to create it yourself. 

If you can’t have a weekend adventure, accept the grand adventure of being you {with a French hat or maybe just some french fries.}


Outfit Details:
Top: Urban Outfitters TRULY MADLY DEEPLY DOUBLE ICONS TEE Jeans: H&M Hat: Free People Du Jour Beret Shoes: Old (Similar here) Coat: Old (Similar here) Glasses: Free People Bow: Free People Cup: Starbucks Reusable Travel Cup

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Vintage Rose

Jessica Wagner

Shades Of Blush

If there is one thing I can't resist it’s a rose gold shade of dusty pink (and a badass feminist top.)

Besides black, white and navy, there are a few color schemes I constantly gravitate towards. Bold orange-reds. Vibrant or muted yellows. Cool shades of pale blue. And vintage pink. 

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Of course, these are the shades that easily mix and match – constants in any wardrobe that fall into the “neutral” category.  Then there are others that speak.

There are shades that can instantly lift a mood. When simply wearing a color makes you feel good, it better become a regular.

For the last couple years my absolute favorite hue to wear is blush pink. (I know, groundbreaking.) It’s become ever so popular among Millennials, but I love it because of this. Plus, it makes it easy to find. (Hence, the top, the watch, the beret and the shoes!)

Also, if you like my JORD Wood Watch (I've been lusting after one since Rob got his) you can get 25% off to any watch site-wide here.

When dressing, colors can represents an idea – or makes a statement on their own.

Dusty, pale-pink a symbol of romantic love. Maybe it’s a matter of opinion, but in color psychology pink is a sign of hope. It’s a positive, full of warmth and comfort. A color of feeling. Youthful. Feminine. It can read playful, cute, or charming even, but I have come to find it also represents a strength --a banner for the power of female.

My blush femme tee already feels like an old trusty friend. I remember growing up my favorite shirt was a sort of ugly üuber soft worn-out baseball tee of my dads. That's what this reminds me of. Even though this babe is new, she is a plain pink power player full of nostalgia. It’s my favorite on rotation right now. Women, you know what I’m saying. I am all about lifting up my fellow females. She is a shout out to my suffragists who fought before me for their right to vote, and advanced causes for birth control, civil rights and economic equality. The fight we are still fighting. We need gender equality, protection for immigrants, minorities, LGBTQ rights and access to women’s health services, and so much more.

Maybe it’s in my color, but it’s also in my persuasion.

Pink speaks softly. Clearly. Loudly. Strongly. 

Speaking of pink, did you notice the subtle embroidery below my jeans pocket? I had to have these straight leg mom-jeans when I saw the hard-worn details. And raw-edge hems and if you get close enough you will know – girls bite back. 

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Outfit Details:
Top: Verbena Feminist Tee Sweater: Old (similar here) Bottoms: H&M Straight Jeans "Girls Bite Back" Shoes: Forever 21 Knotted Bow Flats (on sale!) Basket: Free People Sunglasses: DIFF Charitable Eyewear Hat: Free People Du Jour Beret in Pink Pearl Watch: JORD Cassia - Walnut & Vintage Rose c/o

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What colors seem to dominate your wardrobe? What do you think that says about you? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Miss Sicily

Jessica Wagner

The Hourglass 

Ciao babes!! 

I love when an outfit comes together and channels a classic style icon. 

There are a number of women I draw inspiration from for their vintage movie star timeless appeal - Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, and for this post - Italian bombshell- Sophia Loren


Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.
— Sophia Loren

I love my Mediterranean heritage (my dad is 100% Italian.) Who doesn't love good food, good wine, and good family?! I like to think I possess some of the traits Italian women are often associated with: Passion. Zest. Swinging hips and pouty lips. (A love affair with food.) Full of spunk, down for fun.

Being petite, I sometimes struggle when putting together a look that shows off a womanly shape. The hourglass figure is sexy and gorgeous to be sure, but to put it bluntly, after kids I shrunk a bit up top and have little in the way of hips. Pretty much I am shaped like a little boy, straight up and down. I don't mind appearing “younger” than I am, but sometimes I want to be seen as a sexy grown woman. Ya know, bring on the spice, while keeping it classy. This is why I love creating curves, and find the feminine silhouette the most romantic

Creating an hourglass shape can be achieved with the right types of clothing and strategic placement of a belt or “cinch” at the smallest point of the waist. 

Take Miss Loren for example. I think there is something so sexy about brown eyes, dark hair and a voluptuous shape. Spicy and mysterious. Confident. Beautiful inside and out. (One of my favorite movies of hers is "House Boat."  If you haven't seen it, it's a must! 


Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
— Sophia Loren

When I saw this look styled by one of my favorite petite fashion bloggers, I ran to the store to see if I could find the same skirt. A cinched waist is a sure-fire way to create a femme shape, and the structure of this midi skirt is everything. Keeping is simple, paired with a white ribbed tank and of course, a statement hat. 

Corsets have been appearing on the fashion scene since last spring (as seen here) and I love that this one is in a classic color for fall. It will look just as chic styled with a think knit cable sweater and low, pointed boots. 


I’d rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero.
— Sophia Loren

Walking around the Cleveland museum grounds, taking in the fresh air and art, I felt transported to the Italian Rivera. I’ve been calling this my “Sophia Loren skirt” and like magic, it seemed to transport me to another time and place.

Until the day I can visit the small fishing towns and stylish resort areas of Italy, I can dress to imagine walking around the with whispering rugged cliffs, turquoise coves and white washed sea side towns.

Outfit Details:
Top: H&M Ribbed Tank Skirt: H&M (Sold out, similar here) Shoes: J Crew Hat: Madewell Communitie Necklace: Kentucky Gypsy Glasses: Pac Sun Clear Aviators Bag: Reusable Shopper Lips: MAC Lady Danger 

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What style icons do you draw inspiration from? Do you have a favorite item that can transport you to another time and place? I'd love to hear in the comments below!