Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sweater Dress + Over-The-Knee Boots

I've been lusting over the Stuart Weitzman 5050 over-the-knee boots for years and I finally stopped by Bloomingdale's to give them a shot and tempt fate. I was sure I would love them and was prepared to splurge, but as it turns out, I was wrong! Kinda relieved, kinda disappointed, I continued my hunt for the perfect over-the-knee boots. Then, I came across these by Louise et Cie, a new line by Vince Camuto. I instantly fell in LOVE. They are perfectly snug and slimming, the height is spot-on, just touching the top of my knee without going too high and cutting off my leg line, and about a fifth of the price!

As soon as I made my purchase, I knew I needed the perfect sweater dress to feature the outfit on my Fashion Edition series. Since I'm on a budget, I can't buy clothes just to feature them on my beloved blog, so I have to wait until I find something worth the investment. Luckily, I found this dress at H&M! As most of you know by now, my style is simple and a bit like a New Yorker - I love black, gray, neutrals with an occasional floral or stripe pattern. This dress is exactly that! The fit is loose and comfortable, but short with a sexy flare. It's made of warm mohair, it's a pretty gray color and becomes a statement piece with the striped shirt dress subtly showing at the bottom. I feel stylish in it without looking like I tried too hard. It's still in the stores, but for some reason I can't find it online. This and this are similar. I'm also wearing Hue over-the-knee socks, Celine sunnies, and my favorite Cuyana shopper tote.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Yours truly,

P.S. Did you notice my hair tuck?! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

My Weekend: Huntington Library and Gardens

Hi ladies! Hope you had a lovely weekend. My roommate and I visited the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, just 20 minutes outside the city. If you haven't been, you must! It's beyond picturesque, even Wildfox featured it's beauty in their Royal Romance lookbook.

Hope your Monday is caffeinated and happy :)

Yours truly,

P.S. Don't you just love that Foo Dog?!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Muse

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Had so, so much fun with my girls this weekend, I wanted to share a girlie quote:

"These two women were so akin, so near each other, that the slightest gesture, the tone of voice, told both more than could be said in words" (Anna Karenina).

See you in the morning with some weekend snapshots and a Fashion Edition post to follow soon thereafter!! Night :)

Yours truly,

Photo Source: Wildfox

Monday, November 17, 2014

My Weekend: Beverly Grove + Los Feliz

Hi ladies, hope you had a lovely weekend! My weekend was anything, but relaxing. On Saturday, I ventured over to Beverly Grove for lunch with my girls at Joan's on Third, followed by dessert at Magnolia Bakery. After stopping by Kate Spade Saturday and running across those adorable angel wings, I hurried home to primp and prep for a birthday party at the W Hotel in Hollywood. After a fun, but late night, I received a wake up call at 9:00 am on Sunday morning! My sis, her fiancé and I had plans to visit our local Farmers' Market in Los Feliz.

All and all, it was a lovely weekend and I'm looking forward to the new week!

Yours truly,

P.S. The photo with angel wings I'm wearing: J Brand boy-fit jeans, old Zara top (similar), old Urban Outfitters vest, Cuyana Shopper tote, and Karen Walker Super Duper sunnies. In the Farmers' Market photo I'm wearing: Nike Gym Vintage shorts (on sale!), J. Crew Vintage Cotton Tank, LuLuLemon Forme Jacket, Nike Free Run 5.0 sneakers, and same tote and sunnies.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Big News...

Thanks to you and your support, I decided it was time to get a domain!! I bring you:

I cannot wait to share with you all my plans for j. edition. Stay tuned! And as always, let me know what you like and what you want to see more of. 

Yours truly,

P.S. You can receive j. edition posts directly via e-mail by subscribing on the right side of your screen (it's super convenient for the 9 to 5 hehe).

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Winter Necessities

The cold weather has finally hit Los Angeles and I couldn't be more thrilled! Nothing sounds better than sitting fireside and wearing layers upon layers of knits.

Since it's cold, I decided to take some snaps around my apartment rather than venturing outside. Just some bits and pieces of my winter necessities - my favorite houndstooth scarf, my work accessories, and some new products I'm excited to try.

Hope you all are having a wonderful week!! Don't forget to subscribe, because it totally makes my day :)

Yours truly,

Zara Scarf (Similar) // Cuyana Shopper Tote // BKR Water Bottle // LORAC PRO Cosmetics

Monday, November 10, 2014

Weekend Wanderings In Los Angeles

Hi all! Hope these colorful snapshots brighten your Monday :)

This weekend, my girlfriends and I stopped by the Farmers' Market in Larchmont Village. After purchasing more produce than we could possibly eat, we drifted into the shops lining Larchmont Boulevard - Babycakes for a treat and Larchmont Beauty Center for some much needed products.

The last snaps are from my quick shopping spree at The Grove. I was loving everything Topshop at Nordstrom. What do you think of the leopard skirt?! (Hopefully you like it since it's now mine).

Yours truly,

P.S. The leopard skirt on Cara Delevinge.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Muse

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New week!

Do you follow Stone Fox Bride on Instagram? Nearly every morning Molly Guy, Founder/Creative Director, posts an inspirational photo with the caption "New Day!" For some reason, I absolutely LOVE the reminder. I immediately smile and feel a twinge of excitement for the day ahead of me!

With this in mind, I've decided to post a "Sunday Muse" series. I'll be sharing from my Kate Spade "Big Secrets, Brilliant Ideas" journal, where I keep quotes I love from famous poets and writers, as well as silly or smart conversations with my friends. Whenever I'm feeling down, I jump into bed and read through the pages - it always makes me feel better. I'm hoping it will serve as a small reminder (for you and me!) that the coming week is a fresh start.

This Sunday's quote is by Ian Thomas:

"Someone you haven't even met yet is wondering what it'd be like to know someone like you."

I like to change the word "know" to "love." Isn't that such a nice thought?

Hope you are having a great weekend! I'll be back tomorrow morning with some snapshots from my weekend.

Yours truly,

Photo Source: Tuula

Friday, November 7, 2014

How To Create The Perfect Gallery Wall (Part I)

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Hi, how are you? Hope you all are doing well!! Yesterday was a rough day over here at j. edition - as it turns out, one of my photo shoots didn't turn out well. I was super bummed, but luckily my photography class starts soon! Regardless, onto happier topics: gallery walls!

My roommate and I decided last week that we need to redecorate our living room, since our search for a new apartment is taking forever and we can't go through the holidays hosting parties with naked walls. I immediately turned to my Pinterest board, "Habitat for Homebodies," for inspiration.

I've realized the trick to a successful gallery wall is mixed media - photography, typography, painting, wood, metal - and the challenge is making it affordable. My dream gallery wall would include an antique convex mirror, a David Hockney painting, a Picasso or Matisse line drawing, and a hand written letter from Jane Austen. All dreams aside though, my gallery wall needs to fit within my budget. 

Also, I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I'm really into art, so I'm extremely picky about the pieces hanging on my walls. So, in an effort to create the perfect gallery wall that is both interesting and affordable, I've decided to start a mini blog series of different options. Then, I'll shoot a before and after post!

What do you think of these options?! Let me know what works and doesn't work. I'm excited to hear your thoughts!!

Yours truly,

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sweet Food and Photography

When it comes to recreational reading, most of the time I prefer blogs over magazines. They are so much more interesting and far more personal. I'm constantly on the hunt for new blogs that speak to me and yesterday I discovered Call Me Cupcake!

I'm not much of a baker or cook, but these photographs by Linda Lomelino are so lovely I felt inspired. Her blog is visually stunning and would inspire anyone to throw on an apron! Check it out here. At minimum, you'll get some great pics for Pinterest.

What are your favorite blogs?

Yours truly,

P.S. Linda just came out with a new book, Sweet Food and Photography. I'm thinking this is a great Christmas gift!

Photo Source: Call Me Cupcake - New Beginnings And A Neapolitan Cake.