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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I think watching Nancy Drew (the Emma Roberts one) too many times got me fixated on loafers. In the movie Nancy says, "Penny loafers are practical." I got thinking about penny loafers and the style of shoe that seems to be popping up from every brand. Although loafers are practical shoes there's more to them.They're clean and modest and a bit androgynous. Personally, they are a nice in between when I don't want to wear birkenstocks, classic Vans, or chelsea boots (which I tend to wear a bit too much).

When I was browsing Urban Outfitters, I found a beautiful black pair of loafers Bianca Leather Loafers originally $69. I was hoping to find this pair in D.C. but they didn't have them in store, fortunately they shipped them to me and the pair was only $20?!? 

Sock It To Me

May 26, 2017

I think watching Nancy Drew (the Emma Roberts one) too many times got me fixated on loafers. In the movie Nancy says, "Penny loafers are practical." I got thinking about penny loafers and the style of shoe that seems to be popping up from every brand. Although loafers are practical shoes there's more to them.They're clean and modest and a bit androgynous. Personally, they are a nice in between when I don't want to wear birkenstocks, classic Vans, or chelsea boots (which I tend to wear a bit too much).

When I was browsing Urban Outfitters, I found a beautiful black pair of loafers Bianca Leather Loafers originally $69. I was hoping to find this pair in D.C. but they didn't have them in store, fortunately they shipped them to me and the pair was only $20?!? 
The wrap dress saga continues for me. I first saw this wrap dress last summer on my treks from my internship to the Barnes & Noble’s Café where I would have lunch every day.

Everyday I Have the Blues

May 18, 2017

The wrap dress saga continues for me. I first saw this wrap dress last summer on my treks from my internship to the Barnes & Noble’s Café where I would have lunch every day.
I've quoted the infamous Rory Gilmore before on the blog, her signature line (for me at least), "When did I become one of those girls with dozens of beauty products, none of which are expendable? It used to be a touch of mascara, dab of Coppertone, zip, bam, boom, out the door." I'm not sure when I moved on from moody middle school eyeliner and a bit of Almay liquid makeup to to the winged eye, full coverage foundation, highlighter, bronzer, a bold lip, and a carousel full of makeup. So I understand Rory's existential question/crisis. Although I'm not ready to discuss about how I feel on the revival, I am ready to discuss my thoughts on Marc Jacobs Beauty's Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter which I received complimentary from Influenster.

Coconut Gel Highlighter Review

May 5, 2017

I've quoted the infamous Rory Gilmore before on the blog, her signature line (for me at least), "When did I become one of those girls with dozens of beauty products, none of which are expendable? It used to be a touch of mascara, dab of Coppertone, zip, bam, boom, out the door." I'm not sure when I moved on from moody middle school eyeliner and a bit of Almay liquid makeup to to the winged eye, full coverage foundation, highlighter, bronzer, a bold lip, and a carousel full of makeup. So I understand Rory's existential question/crisis. Although I'm not ready to discuss about how I feel on the revival, I am ready to discuss my thoughts on Marc Jacobs Beauty's Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter which I received complimentary from Influenster.
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