Hey 2017!

January 5, 2017

Hi friends! New year, new layout, and a favorite outfit to share!

2016 was full of new experiences. Revisits to favorite places like NYC/VA, so many concerts, new clothes, new books, and new challenges like interning at Anthropologie and finishing my senior year of college.

I'm surprised I've never shared this look on JMC because its such a go to for me. I've had this Lela Rose Neiman Marcus for Target blouse since my sophomore year of college. I swapped something on Vinted for it and I'm so glad I did. I love the floral lace detail. This top is so feminine yet there's an edge to it. The details are even more beautiful on camera. Especially in the city of fountains!
My favorite faux leather Nasty Gal jacket is officially getting old. I am starting to see some serious wear ='( So when I found this jacket on Zaful ($36.99) I knew it was not just a want, but a need. Although my jacket is a little more cropped, this leather jacket is a bit more greaser-like.
I love pairing a super feminine top with these Rag & Bone Rally cargo jeans. Fun fact Jennifer Garner has this pair in green! I found this pair at a thrift store and was initially unsure about how I felt. However, I couldn't say no to such an affordable and unique pair of Rag & Bone denim and I'm so glad I didn't. I like this pair because of the pockets, craftmanship, and because of the cozy fit. As you can see in some pictures there's a pocket right at my thighs and this pair is so cozy. These jeans are just slightly big on me, which is actually a nice change. A structured blouse or baseball t-shirt with these jeans make some of my favorite outfits! 
Although you can only see my handbag in my pre-Regina George getting hit by a bus/fracturing her spine pictures its one of my favorites. I don't own a lot of handbags but this Ligero east-west tote is one of the best. Given I got it for $250 on Amazon (a steal considering it was $448 originally). It fits everything! Its my travel and my, "I need a lot of stuff bag." I can fit my giant wallet, Kindle, chargers, food, sunglasses, iPod classic, Macbook Air, and future cat? in it!

Ellen Goodman said, "We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential."

Here's to the potential in 2017 for all of us. I am grateful for all that 2016 has given me, including all the life lessons. This year I will try my best to unplug more, stop checking my email after 5, and read 22 books.

Happy New Year, friends!

Wearing: Top - Lela Rose Neiman Marcus for Target (exact), leather jacket - Zaful (exact), jeans - Rag & Bone (old), shoes - Lord & Taylor, nails - OPI Just Be Claus

I received this product complimentary from Zaful. All opinions are always, always, always my own.



  1. So in love with your leather jacket <3

    Take care,
    Rizuna from A Well-dressed Nerd

  2. Suuuper cute dear!

  3. in love with the floral top!! can't believe its so old looks so fresh!

    1. Thanks Chichi! Right? Dry cleaning it and it looks brand new, every time!

  4. Such a gorgeous top hun! You look fab! xx


  5. Oh that top is beautiful, what great detailing! It's so nice on you and perfect with the moto jacket :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful start to 2017!

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  6. Love the quote about the potential!! So inspiring and definitely puts you on the right path in the new year!! Happy new year, lovely! Love this look so much. The details of the tops are stunning <3
    xox Nadia

    1. Thank you Nadia. I really loved it too and I'm so glad it resonates with you. Happy new year!

  7. Nice jacket and photos!


  8. That is such a pretty top, and I love the jacket!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Love this top! Fab outfit, doll.

  10. Beautiful look!




  11. Those vintage jeans are a great find! And I love that top on you, especially how you styled it.

    xx Yasmin

  12. I love your jacket and blouse, too cool!


  13. That lace top is super pretty! I love how it looks with leather!


  14. That top is absolutely gorgeous, girl! I love the overlay and graphic, it's such a beautiful piece and I love the way you've styled it here! I'm also loving those boots, too! I love your goals for 2017, I too wish to unplug more and live in the moment, we enjoy life more when we put the phones down! Happy New Year, beauty!



    1. Thank you Jalisa. I totally agree, I'm all about unplugging and I hope I can do it more. Happy 2017!

  15. Such a great look, lady- I love the leather jacket!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. What a lovely outfit! Happy New Year.

    Gemma x

  17. I love that quote and those are great New Years goals too. I'm always hoping to get lots of books read too. What a great look too--I love the contrast of the leather jacket with the lace blouse. Looking gorgeous Sonia! :)

  18. You look chic in this outfit! May a great year come to you! xx


  19. What a pretty look dear! Totally love that lace top, it's very interesting! <3

  20. This outfit is so casual chic - gorgeous!

    xx www.qustomquinns.com/blog


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