Marina Life

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Happy Friday Lovelies! I’m so happy the weekend is here 🙂 During one of our days in San Francisco this summer we headed into Marin County just north of the city and walked around this beautiful marina after lunch. Living on a boat is Vadim’s dream and my personal nightmare, where would all my clothes and makeup go? Lol! It was a bit chilly and breezy so I got to break in this gorgeous sweater from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It has the cutest suede elbow patches and I love this bright red. I paired the sweater with dark denim and my favorite Steve Madden boots. Then I added this floral necklace, French Connection bag, leopard print shimmer scarf and big dark sunnies for some glam. It was the perfect outfit for exploring this beautiful area.

Would you ever consider living on a boat, Lovelies?

Love, Jacque

Boots – Steve Madden via Nordstrom

Denim – Nordstrom BP (similar, also BP)

Sweater – Nordstrom BP (similar)

Necklace – J Crew (similar, also J Crew)

Scarf – Target (similar)

Handbag – Nordstrom (also French Connection via Nordstrom)

Watch – Michael Kors via Nordstrom

Sunnies – Nordstrom

5 Fall Wardrobe Staples

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Happy Thursday Lovelies! Only 1 more day until the weekend. I am so excited for a break. I am transitioning to a new job soon and am beginning to get so impatient with the waiting period. I am really bad at being patient with change near the end, probably because I’ve moved a zillion times and love changes. Fall weather is definitely here with rain and cooler temperatures in Utah. Today I have put together my fall wardrobe staples.

These are the 5 pieces I will use this fall to build countless looks:

1. The perfect fit skinny Denim (CJ by Cookie Johnson, Best Denim Ever, GAME CHANGERS – I literally started dancing in the dressing room!!!)

2. A cropped textured blazer or jacket (Layer this piece or wear it alone)

3. Neutral Heels (The perfect shoes for dresses, skirts and dressed up denim)

4. Large Dark Sunnies (Think Audrey Hepburn)

5. A dark handbag (In a rich black, brown, burgundy or navy shade)

A beautiful deep lip color would be my #6 like this beautiful shade by Buxom via Sephora. Thanks to my friend Kristy, I tried it on as I was leaving Sephora the other day and it was so good I went and had the staff ring me for a second time. It is also super beautiful layered on top of darker colors or all by itself. I will definitely be sharing all about it this month in a beauty video. Who doesn’t love a good lip gloss.

What are your 5 fall wardrobe staples, Lovelies?

Love, Jacque

Denim – CJ by Cookie Johnson via Nordstrom Rack  (under $45 AMAZING)

Jacket – Vince Camuto via Nordstrom Rack

Heels – DSW (very similar, also DSW)

Handbag – Michael Kors Store (similar,also Michael Kors)

Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet – Rocksbox

Watch – Michael Kors via Nordstrom

Sunnies – Nordstrom

Target Fall Favorites + $100 Target Giveaway

Target Wishlist

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I love Target for that perfect pair of flats or booties, that gorgeous fall sweater or for a cute dress or skirt. This fall Target has the perfect pieces to make your fall wardrobe shine with breaking your bank. However, the most exciting time at Target is when a luxury designer takes time to create a line for Target. In only 5 days the Altuzarra designer line debuts at Target and it is going to be one of the best designer lines Ever. Joseph Altuzarra’s collections are perfection with the most beautiful tailoring, stunning fabrics and gorgeous textures. So, head online and check out all of the beautiful pieces coming to Target near you on September 14th, or shop online at midnight at Target.com.

What Altuzarra piece are you most excited for, Lovelies?

Love, Jacque

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Holy Grail Makeup Products

Welcome to my very first beauty post Lovelies! I have been wanting to begin sharing my favorite beauty picks with you since I started this blog, but wanted to make sure that I could do it with videos and images. I love makeup, skin care and hair products and am always looking for new amazing products. Please let me know what else you would like to see in my beauty posts and head below to see my first video where I talk about each of my holy grail products.

What are your holy grail makeup products, Lovelies?

Love, Jacque

Looks for Lovelies Holy Grail Makeup Products

Blue Printed Midi

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Do you want to know a secret Lovelies? I didn’t shop in August…… At all, Crazy right? My best friend gave me the idea and after spending pretty much every day of July shopping it was honestly a good break for my wallet and from my husband’s comments…. lol. So, this weekend I headed to Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx and Target to check out some of the newest fall pieces and it was like Christmas. I was so excited to see all of the new pieces in stores, especially since fall is my favorite time for clothes. I got some great pieces including this stunning midi length printed dress.

I had seen this dress at Nordstrom and paid less than $40 for it at Nordstrom Rack which is such a steal. I paired this dress with one of my favorite wardrobe staples, my jean jacket, and then added my favorite studded nude heels. Then I added a blue floral crown, crystal cuff bracelet and my favorite Cents of Style necklace for some glam.  I love the length and different shades of blues in this dress, it is definitely going to be one of my new favorites!

What midi dress length are you loving right now, Lovelies?

Love, Jacque

Dress – Nordstrom Rack (similar)

Jean Jacket – Nordstrom Rack (similar)

Cuff – Windsor Store (similar)

Bracelet – Rocksbox

Sunnies – Nordstrom

Floral Crown – Jane.com (similar, under $10!!!)

Watch – Michael Kors via Nordstrom

Necklace – Cents of Style

Belt – J Crew (similar)

Heels – Windsor Store (similar, Sole Society)

Tahoe Trolley

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Happy Friday Lovelies!!!! How cute it this historic Tahoe Trolley we found while headed to brunch in Tahoe? So, of course I made Vadim pull over to take pictures. It reminded me of the trolleys in San Francisco and I love the bright blue color of the bus. It was such a fun little place for a photo op. To create this look I paired my favorite heels that I also have in nude, (see here) and this cute leopard skirt with a pop of color tank and blazer. Then I added aviators, a quilted bag and floral statement necklace for some glam. I loved Tahoe and can’t wait to visit next summer, we are definitely planning another August visit. It is perfection, especially at the Mourelatos Inn.

What is your favorite summer vacation spot, Lovelies?

Love, Jacque

Heels – MIA via Nordstrom Rack (Under $20 right now!!!)

Skirt – Target (similar)

Tank – J Crew ON SALE!!

Blazer – Nordstrom (similar via Nordstrom Rack)

Purse – Nordstrom

Necklace – J Crew

Sunnies – Mall Kiosk (similar, only $10!!)

Watch – MIchael Kors via Nordstrom

Decor: Atelier Part 1

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I have been thinking, planning and dreaming about creating my own workspace for the blog for ages, so when I found these gorgeous gold foil prints and these cute little state prints on Jane.com I knew they would be the beginning of something great. I found these great and affordable gold frames at the Dollar Store and trimmed the prints a bit to fit the frames. Then I pulled some of my favorite pieces from my home like this vase of tulips, volcano candle c/o Amara Day Spa, body spray, office supplies in my favorite tea cup and of course some pictures of Vadim and I to create beauty and remind me of my favorite things while I work. I am missing an office chair and have been hunting for one online that is functional and beautiful. Links to my top picks are below.

Help!! Which chair do you think I should pick, Lovelies?

Love, Jacque

Office Chair

Camo Print

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 While Vadim and I were in Moab we headed to Arches National Park and stopped by the visitors center to learn all about the history of the park. I love finding out more about the history of new places and the air conditioning was a nice break from the heat! Then we headed on a beautiful drive through the park before hiking Delicate Arch. The red rock and mild trails were the perfect ending to a long day.

To create this look I paired these camo print skinnies with my favorite blouse and then added these gorgeous Tory Burch booties, House of Harlow necklace, cuff and sunnies for some glam. I am so excited to pair these booties with all of my new fall pieces. They are one of my favorite wardrobe pieces and I got them for $100 last year which is such a steal. They are classic and beautiful and perfect.

What fall piece did you get for a steal, Lovelies?

Love, Jacque

Camouflage Skinnies – J Crew (similar)

Booties – Tory Burch via Nordstrom Rack (similar, also Tory Burch) 

Blouse – Vince Camuto via Nordstrom (similar, also Vince Camuto)

Cuff – Windsor Store (similar)

Necklace – House of Harlow 1960 via Rocksbox

Sunnies – Nordstrom

Series: Restaurant Review – Manzanita

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 During our weekend in Tahoe we attended a wedding but wanted to plan a few hours to get away and do something just the two of us, so we headed to the Ritz Carlton Saturday morning for brunch and exploring. The hotel is set in the beautiful mountains of Tahoe on the North Star resort and the hotel is grand and absolutely beautiful. We had brunch at Manzanita, one of the on site restaurants and then spent several hours exploring and relaxing outside. It was the perfect mini getaway from our busy weekend.

I knew I wanted something sweet and fruity for breakfast and the bruleed french toast was delicious and the perfect combination with it’s creme fraiche, thick bread, berries and the most delicious syrup with it’s golden sweet, light taste. Vadim opted for the Huevos Rancheros with it’s towering layering of corn tortillas, pork and drunken beans. He said it was one of the best he has ever said which is saying a lot for a guy who just left Texas and some of the best Mexican food ever! It was lovely to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine and a diet coke. If you get a chance make sure to pay a visit to this beautiful hotel.

What is your favorite place for brunch, Lovelies?

Love, Jacque