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College Fashionista Feature

In Etc. on October 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Big thanks to my friend Laurise for featuring my outfit on her College Fashionista column. I paired my favorite black tank top with these cool pants for a look that was perfect for a day of work @ Girls’ Life mag.

(photo by Laurise McMillian)

xoxo, jo

New York, I love you

In Etc. on July 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm

My week in NYC

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xoxo, Jordan

Casual Friday

In NYC Style on December 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Dress Down Day gives UES girls the opportunity to ditch their plaid and don their denim.

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Shopping by the Sea

In Etc. on December 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

City Style DC goes shopping on Captiva Island

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For winter break, I am vacationing on tiny Captiva Island on the West Coast of Florida. The island is full of cozy restaurants and shops nestled under Palm trees and the warm sun. I found this boutique, Chloe’s of Captiva, on the island’s main street. The store is adorable; it is stocked with trendy beachwear, ranging from casual shorts and tank tops to maxi dresses and skirts. The store is organized by price, with the more casual clothing in the front and the more high end clothing in an alcove in the back. Every piece exudes a beachy, nautical vibe. Anchor embellishments and stripes are a recurring theme in both sections of the store, and pastels and brights dominate the color palette. Chloe’s is the ideal island boutique and I’m so glad I found it!

Merry Christmas!

xoxo jo

Urban Cowboy

In LA Fashion on December 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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Happy holidays everyone! Now that it is Christmas break, I decided to go window shopping around a train station and found this adorable brick book store that I wanted to explore. While shopping, I met this stylish person, Brent! I started to ask him about his style and he was so friendly. He described his look as urban with a “little hint of desert.” This is kind of dressing is very LA.

His top was from JCPenny, gray vest from H&M, khaki pants from PacSun and shoes from 21Men. When I asked about his cool messenger bag, he couldn’t recall where he bought it- he reckons it was a gift or from a vintage boutique.

The weather in California this time of year can be a bit bipolar, which gives us Californians the freedom to experiment with a variety of style. I think Brent’s outfit perfectly blends both summer and winter elements.

Have a Glamorous Christmas!
Smiles from Cali,
Alex

California Cool

In LA Fashion on December 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Alex finds East Coast style in the heart of Los Angeles

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Here in LA, we are blessed with sunny skies and warm weather year round. But ’tis the season when the temperatures dip into the low 50’s, and there are so many amazing outfits to be inspired by that incorporate winter weather essentials right here on the streets of downtown Los Angeles.

So, I was on the hunt for posh guys when I met stylish Stuart, who was strolling through the City Hall neighborhood. It was one of the coldest LA days I had ever experienced and I told him the outfit he was wearing was very East Coast. He told me that he loves to layer in a warm, solid palette. When I asked him where he bought his ultra-cool gray vest, he couldn’t quite remember if he it was purchased from H&M or EXPRESS. “One of those two!” he told me with a laugh. He got his tight leather jacket at 21 Men, as well as the pants. The scarf was from a vintage shop “where [he] finds so many other fashion treasures.”

Stuart is a photographer who was shooting around LA when I spotted him. I wish I could’ve seen his instagram! Keep warm and have a wonderful winter!

Smiles from Cali,
Alex

Cozy Cardi

In DC Fashion on September 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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Casual Saturday

In DC Fashion on September 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Jordan Gets Ready for Fall Fashion

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20130915-204214.jpg{Top-Lush Mesh Yoke Print Crop Tank; Pants-Fire High Waist Skinny Jeans; Cardigan-BP; Necklace- Marc by Marc Jacobs; Watch-Michele; all items purchased at Nordstrom}

A casual OOTD to welcome autumn weather. I love these pants that I purchased from Nordstrom’s Junior department, BP. They are super comfortable and fit really nicely. They are also high waisted, which gives them a ton of versatility. The possibilities are endless with these classic pants. I chose to keep it simple, and paired them with this sleeveless Leopard print blouse and gray cardigan, both also from BP.

Happy (almost) fall!

xoxo jo

Pretty in Pink

In DC Fashion on August 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Jordan “Thinks Pink” this Fall for Back-To-School.

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Blush pink clothing was spotted on the runways of top designers (including Prada, Céline and Carven, to name a few) throughout fall fashion week and now WWD, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Lucky all agree that it is a must-have color this season.

I am a huge fan of this trend as pink has always been my favorite color. (Need proof? See: my room) I love the lighter shades because they are perfect for creating a look that is fun and girly, yet still refined. I styled my blush pink chiffon blouse with black satin shorts and silver toned accessories to create a look that felt simple, yet sophisticated.

Think Pink!

xoxo jo

UES Gossip: Don’t Sweat it

In NYC Style, UES Gossip on August 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good sweater? They are one of the two articles of clothing that allow me to personalize my uniform. Straight and simple, sweaters are great.

This season it’s all about collegiate “varsity” style sweaters. From Target to Isabel Marant we’ve got you covered!

Below are City Style NYC’s savvy sweater picks:

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Target Juniors long sleeve collegiate

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Zara Oversized Jaquard Sweater

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Lita Cheetah crew sweater

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Theory ‘Yulia L.’ Wool & Leather Sweater

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Étoile Isabel Marant Cypress Varsity Jacket