When I was visiting D.C. back in August I stopped by a Saks Off Fifth. I'm pretty sure I let out a gasp when I saw this Marchesa Notte embroidered short sleeve cocktail dress on the rack...in my size...75% off. I was dead. My love for Marchesa is endless. All of their designs speak to me without words transcending their sheer beauty and elegance. If I could go back to all the important moments in my now twenty something life that needed a dress I would've worn this one, but I have it now and that's what's important.

Lady in Navy

October 11, 2017


When I was visiting D.C. back in August I stopped by a Saks Off Fifth. I'm pretty sure I let out a gasp when I saw this Marchesa Notte embroidered short sleeve cocktail dress on the rack...in my size...75% off. I was dead. My love for Marchesa is endless. All of their designs speak to me without words transcending their sheer beauty and elegance. If I could go back to all the important moments in my now twenty something life that needed a dress I would've worn this one, but I have it now and that's what's important.
YSL released a new foundation for the fall of 2017 and I was lucky enough to try it courtesy of Influenster.

YSL All Hours Review

October 4, 2017

YSL released a new foundation for the fall of 2017 and I was lucky enough to try it courtesy of Influenster.
Hi friends! I'm back fashionably late with my Sephora Play review. Can you believe its been 2 years since I've been a Sephora Play subscriber? I still can't get over how I joined. I got an email while I was in Barbados and my cousin Kristi generously gave me her phone so I could feverishly type in my shipping and payment information. This subscription service has been a great experience and has helped me (almost) revive my VIB status, not sure whether that's good or bad considering I haven't been a VIB for almost 4 years. Nonetheless, let's dive in!

August Sephora Play 2017 Review

September 28, 2017

Hi friends! I'm back fashionably late with my Sephora Play review. Can you believe its been 2 years since I've been a Sephora Play subscriber? I still can't get over how I joined. I got an email while I was in Barbados and my cousin Kristi generously gave me her phone so I could feverishly type in my shipping and payment information. This subscription service has been a great experience and has helped me (almost) revive my VIB status, not sure whether that's good or bad considering I haven't been a VIB for almost 4 years. Nonetheless, let's dive in!

Hi friends! It's been a minute hasn't it? With grad school and work I haven't had much time to blog or shop, but I'm back and saying one last goodbye to summer. *Cue the Golden Girls theme song*

Summer Goodbyes

September 20, 2017


Hi friends! It's been a minute hasn't it? With grad school and work I haven't had much time to blog or shop, but I'm back and saying one last goodbye to summer. *Cue the Golden Girls theme song*
I've been thinking a lot about the topic of personal style lately and whether its really possible to define your style in one word. When I think of my style icons (best illustrated on my Pinterest board) I think of so many different women, but there's not necessarily anything they share in common. So I started asking my close friends and my parents about how they'd define my style and I got answers like bold, chic, creative, edgy, artsy, eclectic, timeless, and unusual.

She's So Unusual

September 1, 2017

I've been thinking a lot about the topic of personal style lately and whether its really possible to define your style in one word. When I think of my style icons (best illustrated on my Pinterest board) I think of so many different women, but there's not necessarily anything they share in common. So I started asking my close friends and my parents about how they'd define my style and I got answers like bold, chic, creative, edgy, artsy, eclectic, timeless, and unusual.
Although I know I haven't been great at keeping up with timely Sephora Play reviews I've really been trying the products thoroughly so I can give you my most detailed review starring my favorite new handbag!

July Sephora Play 2017 Review

August 25, 2017

Although I know I haven't been great at keeping up with timely Sephora Play reviews I've really been trying the products thoroughly so I can give you my most detailed review starring my favorite new handbag!

When I interned at Anthropologie last summer there was this really great jumpsuit we had in store. It was navy, with an interesting diamond print, and a tiny cutout detail at the bust. Every so often it I'd walk by it and then have a silent debate with myself about whether this jumpsuit could be a feasible part of my wardrobe. Was it too Carrie Bradshaw? Not enough? The questions seemed endless.

So I Bought a Jumpsuit

August 13, 2017


When I interned at Anthropologie last summer there was this really great jumpsuit we had in store. It was navy, with an interesting diamond print, and a tiny cutout detail at the bust. Every so often it I'd walk by it and then have a silent debate with myself about whether this jumpsuit could be a feasible part of my wardrobe. Was it too Carrie Bradshaw? Not enough? The questions seemed endless.
And just when I wanted to cancel Sephora Play back in April they hook me back in. I can't even begin to exclaim my excitement when I saw the Kat Von D mini in my bag and a couple samples I enjoyed back from previous bags! My beauty routine has been in a rut lately so I've really been looking forward to these samples.

June Sephora Play 2017 Review

August 4, 2017

And just when I wanted to cancel Sephora Play back in April they hook me back in. I can't even begin to exclaim my excitement when I saw the Kat Von D mini in my bag and a couple samples I enjoyed back from previous bags! My beauty routine has been in a rut lately so I've really been looking forward to these samples.
Ladies and gentleman, it's back. Saint and Sinner. Back in the strange year of 2009 Kat Von D launched Saint and Sinner and then as rumor has it, out of no where, it vanished.

Saint & Sinner

August 2, 2017

Ladies and gentleman, it's back. Saint and Sinner. Back in the strange year of 2009 Kat Von D launched Saint and Sinner and then as rumor has it, out of no where, it vanished.
 
ModCloth has been apart of my life starting from those early days in middle school and high school where I was just starting to discover my own sense of style, to now where I have been trying to build a wardrobe of timeless pieces. I've always admired ModCloth's inclusiveness, having a style for every body, and their promotion of diversity.

Seeing Spots

July 28, 2017

 
ModCloth has been apart of my life starting from those early days in middle school and high school where I was just starting to discover my own sense of style, to now where I have been trying to build a wardrobe of timeless pieces. I've always admired ModCloth's inclusiveness, having a style for every body, and their promotion of diversity.
Hi friends, can you believe its been five years since I started JMC? As I type away on my Mac that I originally started this blog on, I ponder about how much has changed and how incredible this journey has been. JMC started as my passion project, an outlet during my senior year of high school, and has become so much more, a digital space truly reflecting of me. Over the years I've got to share a huge part of my life with all of you and I am so thankful you've been here for me. I'm so overwhelmingly grateful for my followers, my friends, my family, my readers, my photographers, and everyone who has supported JMC.

Five Years Later

July 21, 2017

Hi friends, can you believe its been five years since I started JMC? As I type away on my Mac that I originally started this blog on, I ponder about how much has changed and how incredible this journey has been. JMC started as my passion project, an outlet during my senior year of high school, and has become so much more, a digital space truly reflecting of me. Over the years I've got to share a huge part of my life with all of you and I am so thankful you've been here for me. I'm so overwhelmingly grateful for my followers, my friends, my family, my readers, my photographers, and everyone who has supported JMC.
Hi friends! I'm back on the blog talking about my beauty favorites captured by my friend Brenna from BMB Photography.

I'm always telling my friends, buy less and buy better. It's my moral for shopping in all aspects of my life and especially beauty. So these beauty favorites are more like beauty essentials that are close to my heart right now. 

July Beauty Favorites

July 19, 2017

Hi friends! I'm back on the blog talking about my beauty favorites captured by my friend Brenna from BMB Photography.

I'm always telling my friends, buy less and buy better. It's my moral for shopping in all aspects of my life and especially beauty. So these beauty favorites are more like beauty essentials that are close to my heart right now. 
Ever see a dress and you just have to have it? When I saw this J. Crew Lillian dress in gardenshade I knew it had to be mine. I kept scouring Poshmark and eBay for it in my size with no luck. I really wanted this dress because it seemed like the dress that could do it all and be worn for basically any occasion.

The Do It All Dress

July 14, 2017

Ever see a dress and you just have to have it? When I saw this J. Crew Lillian dress in gardenshade I knew it had to be mine. I kept scouring Poshmark and eBay for it in my size with no luck. I really wanted this dress because it seemed like the dress that could do it all and be worn for basically any occasion.


Hi fam! Another month, another late Sephora Play post! This post is brought to you by my fabulous new friend Brenna from BMB Photography as we continue our collaboration together.

May Sephora Play 2017 Review

July 7, 2017



Hi fam! Another month, another late Sephora Play post! This post is brought to you by my fabulous new friend Brenna from BMB Photography as we continue our collaboration together.
Greetings loved ones! I've been busy with my new job, enrolling in grad school, and enjoying these cooler Kansas days. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting and working with the beautiful Brenna Boat of BMB Photography. We've started a working collaboration that I'm so delighted about. Brenna is so talented and has taken her craft to the windy city for the summer. This is the first post in our collaboration series! I am so excited to share our work together and am looking forward to what BB x JMC is going to bring.
Truth be told I've never been an outfit repeater. Cue Kate from Lizzie McGuire, "Lizzie McGuire you're an outfit repeater!"

It wasn't until I decided to Marie Kondo my closet (something I don't think I'll ever stop talking about) that I made peace with myself about being an outfit repeater. In all honesty there is nothing wrong with wearing something that makes you feel good consistently so long as its clean and fits right?
 

This Victoria Beckham for Target Women's Bee Print Button Down Top has been one of my chronic outfit repeater picks. My best friend Victoria bought this top for my 22nd birthday and that's probably why I choose to wear it so much. Not only is it a whimsical spin on a button down, but it makes me feel loved too, and its pretty amazing that clothes can give you that feeling.
I love this top because other than being such a sweet gift, it's surprisingly so versatile. The mandarin collar is also unique since I don't own a lot of mandarin collar tops. I love styling it with different styles and washes of denim. Although I tie this top in a knot I could wear it tucked in too.
 
I'm in love with these yellow Burberry tie up espadrille sandals. I found them at a local thrift store for $12. There was a little damage on the inside of the sandals but they are so comfortable and stylish! I have quite a bit of yellow in my closet and these shoes are perfect when I feel like matching my shoes and dress.
I hope everyone is having an incredible June. Can you believe its almost July?! I have so much content coming to JMC that I cannot wait to share. Another virtual hug to Brenna for these incredible photos, can't wait for you to see more from our collaboration next week.  

Wearing: Top - Victoria Beckham for Target (exact), jeans - Urban Outfitters, shoes - Burberry, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs, ring - Kate Spade, nails - O.P.I. Is Mai Tai Crooked?

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What's the Buzz?

June 30, 2017

Greetings loved ones! I've been busy with my new job, enrolling in grad school, and enjoying these cooler Kansas days. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting and working with the beautiful Brenna Boat of BMB Photography. We've started a working collaboration that I'm so delighted about. Brenna is so talented and has taken her craft to the windy city for the summer. This is the first post in our collaboration series! I am so excited to share our work together and am looking forward to what BB x JMC is going to bring.
Truth be told I've never been an outfit repeater. Cue Kate from Lizzie McGuire, "Lizzie McGuire you're an outfit repeater!"

It wasn't until I decided to Marie Kondo my closet (something I don't think I'll ever stop talking about) that I made peace with myself about being an outfit repeater. In all honesty there is nothing wrong with wearing something that makes you feel good consistently so long as its clean and fits right?
 

This Victoria Beckham for Target Women's Bee Print Button Down Top has been one of my chronic outfit repeater picks. My best friend Victoria bought this top for my 22nd birthday and that's probably why I choose to wear it so much. Not only is it a whimsical spin on a button down, but it makes me feel loved too, and its pretty amazing that clothes can give you that feeling.
I love this top because other than being such a sweet gift, it's surprisingly so versatile. The mandarin collar is also unique since I don't own a lot of mandarin collar tops. I love styling it with different styles and washes of denim. Although I tie this top in a knot I could wear it tucked in too.
 
I'm in love with these yellow Burberry tie up espadrille sandals. I found them at a local thrift store for $12. There was a little damage on the inside of the sandals but they are so comfortable and stylish! I have quite a bit of yellow in my closet and these shoes are perfect when I feel like matching my shoes and dress.
I hope everyone is having an incredible June. Can you believe its almost July?! I have so much content coming to JMC that I cannot wait to share. Another virtual hug to Brenna for these incredible photos, can't wait for you to see more from our collaboration next week.  

Wearing: Top - Victoria Beckham for Target (exact), jeans - Urban Outfitters, shoes - Burberry, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs, ring - Kate Spade, nails - O.P.I. Is Mai Tai Crooked?

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Last year I devoured Karen Karbo’s the Gospel According to Coco Chanel and it got me thinking on all things Chanel, specifically the LBD and how this acronym became synonymous with stye, grace, and timelessness.

and the Little Black Dress

June 23, 2017

Last year I devoured Karen Karbo’s the Gospel According to Coco Chanel and it got me thinking on all things Chanel, specifically the LBD and how this acronym became synonymous with stye, grace, and timelessness.
When I first left for college I made a pact with myself to eventually make my delicates drawer embarrassment free, a place of comfort and joy rather than an overlooked and neglected part of my wardrobe.

Bootay Bag Review

June 16, 2017

When I first left for college I made a pact with myself to eventually make my delicates drawer embarrassment free, a place of comfort and joy rather than an overlooked and neglected part of my wardrobe.
I was pleased to see an Anne (with an E) of Green Gables like character when I opened my Sephora Play box a couple months ago. Although this bag was filled with essentials like primer, moisturizer, exfoliator, makeup remover, and eyeliner I was a bit frustrated with this Sephora Play bag.

April Sephora Play 2017 Review

June 9, 2017

I was pleased to see an Anne (with an E) of Green Gables like character when I opened my Sephora Play box a couple months ago. Although this bag was filled with essentials like primer, moisturizer, exfoliator, makeup remover, and eyeliner I was a bit frustrated with this Sephora Play bag.
Greetings & salutations! What a whirlwind it has been getting back to Kansas City. I graduated, moved back home to suburbia, I've started a new job I'm so excited about, and managed to get a manicure. I feel like life has been a mile and minute, and I haven't even got to slow down and weigh in on the Victoria Beckham for Target collection Although the busyness doesn't seem to be quitting as I dive into my fourth week at work, and have gone back to wearing black Lacoste polos at the Bucks a few days a week. I'm excited to be back blogging regularly and share this post =')
Almost three months since its dropped and I'm finally weighing in on the Victoria Beckham for Target collection. I  had two major items on my wishlist this top, the Poplin Gathered Waist Top and the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse. There were other pieces I craved like the Orange One Shoulder Dress with Bow and Scallop Trim and the Blue Stripe Poplin Gathered Waist Dress but since the collection has gone 40% off I figured I'll wait and find them on eBay when I'm craving a new dress.

All in all I purchased this Poplin Gathered Waist Top and the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse. I ended up having to return the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse because it had a weird fit which was a shame. My friend Victoria bought me the Bee Print Button Down Top for my birthday, its adorable, and certainly helped compensate for my returned peplum. I'll do an outfit post on it soon!
I think what I loved most about this gathered top is that it didn't look like anything I had in my closet. This piece so unique and architectural. I feel like I need to do one of those "Save Vs. Splurge" graphics on this top because after some investigation this $30 blouse looks just like VB's $265 Victoria Victoria Beckham Empire-waist cotton-poplin top. Quite a few pieces from the Target collection are more affordable options to her popular designer label pieces which is actually pretty amazing.

 Honestly this was one of the best purchases I've ever bought from Target. I am pleased with the structure and the material. I think its versatile and perfect for so many events. I wore this top to an art museum, dinner, a family dessert celebration, and to a restaurant event for work.
My latest obsession are these Miu Miu sunglasses. They may or may not be one of the main pairs Emma Roberts wears as Chanel #1 in Scream Queens, but in black of course. They were a splurge but the glitter detailing on the sides is my favorite part. Plus Miu Miu packaging is impeccable.
As summer begins, I have to admit I'm excited. I have an undergraduate degree under my belt and I'm working for a company I adore. I'm so happy to be back in KC, find me at First Friday's or sitting on a bench by the glass labyrinth at the Nelson. I'll probably be wearing this top. Hope everyone is enjoying their June with big iced caramel machiattos, donuts, and open hearts!

Wearing: Top - Victoria Beckham for Target, jeans - Rag & Bone (old), shoes - Urban Outfitters (sold out), sunglasses - Miu Miu 10ps, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs, nails - OPI Show Us Your Tips

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Spice World

June 2, 2017

Greetings & salutations! What a whirlwind it has been getting back to Kansas City. I graduated, moved back home to suburbia, I've started a new job I'm so excited about, and managed to get a manicure. I feel like life has been a mile and minute, and I haven't even got to slow down and weigh in on the Victoria Beckham for Target collection Although the busyness doesn't seem to be quitting as I dive into my fourth week at work, and have gone back to wearing black Lacoste polos at the Bucks a few days a week. I'm excited to be back blogging regularly and share this post =')
Almost three months since its dropped and I'm finally weighing in on the Victoria Beckham for Target collection. I  had two major items on my wishlist this top, the Poplin Gathered Waist Top and the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse. There were other pieces I craved like the Orange One Shoulder Dress with Bow and Scallop Trim and the Blue Stripe Poplin Gathered Waist Dress but since the collection has gone 40% off I figured I'll wait and find them on eBay when I'm craving a new dress.

All in all I purchased this Poplin Gathered Waist Top and the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse. I ended up having to return the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse because it had a weird fit which was a shame. My friend Victoria bought me the Bee Print Button Down Top for my birthday, its adorable, and certainly helped compensate for my returned peplum. I'll do an outfit post on it soon!
I think what I loved most about this gathered top is that it didn't look like anything I had in my closet. This piece so unique and architectural. I feel like I need to do one of those "Save Vs. Splurge" graphics on this top because after some investigation this $30 blouse looks just like VB's $265 Victoria Victoria Beckham Empire-waist cotton-poplin top. Quite a few pieces from the Target collection are more affordable options to her popular designer label pieces which is actually pretty amazing.

 Honestly this was one of the best purchases I've ever bought from Target. I am pleased with the structure and the material. I think its versatile and perfect for so many events. I wore this top to an art museum, dinner, a family dessert celebration, and to a restaurant event for work.
My latest obsession are these Miu Miu sunglasses. They may or may not be one of the main pairs Emma Roberts wears as Chanel #1 in Scream Queens, but in black of course. They were a splurge but the glitter detailing on the sides is my favorite part. Plus Miu Miu packaging is impeccable.
As summer begins, I have to admit I'm excited. I have an undergraduate degree under my belt and I'm working for a company I adore. I'm so happy to be back in KC, find me at First Friday's or sitting on a bench by the glass labyrinth at the Nelson. I'll probably be wearing this top. Hope everyone is enjoying their June with big iced caramel machiattos, donuts, and open hearts!

Wearing: Top - Victoria Beckham for Target, jeans - Rag & Bone (old), shoes - Urban Outfitters (sold out), sunglasses - Miu Miu 10ps, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs, nails - OPI Show Us Your Tips

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