STEP INTO SPRING WITH BANANA REPUBLIC

Monday, March 28, 2016


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Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend with your friends and family. Today, I'm sharing how to accessorize the classic blue jeans and white tee outfit. You can't go wrong with basics, but you can always jazz it up! ;)

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Photographer: Jamison Frank

What I Wore: Jeans: Banana Republic c/o | Heels: Banana Republic c/o Bag: Shop Prima Donna | Sunnies: Zero UV

Fashion Tip: Basics with a twist: swap out the typical black or neutral heel and go with a bright colored heel.

When you're on-the-go like I am, nothing is better than finding an outfit that is comfortable and stylish. My go-to is always going to be blue jeans and a white tee. The kitten heel sling backs are an added bonus. It gives me a little height but allows me to run around all day without having to come home limping. We all know how we get that limp when we're running errands and going on business meetings in 5-inch heels! The closed-toe pumps give the outfit a classic look. It's always important to put your best foot forward so investing in cute, colored and comfortable heels is always a priority for me.

When I'm shopping for denim, fit and wash are especially important to me. I love that these cropped jeans are true to size and the wash is a very classic fade so it's easy to style. Cropped jeans are fun because I can wear them two ways to mix up my wardrobe. In this post, I decided to cuff my jeans to give it a more tailored look. For a more relaxed look, wear it loose.

Lastly, finding the PERFECT white tee is probably the hardest for me because I like a specific type of sag to my tops. I prefer a soft material that isn't stiff and I need it to be flowy and not restricting. Whenever I find a top that fits perfectly, I literally buy it in my 3 favorite colors: white, black and gray. Excessive? I think not. You won't believe this, but I found this white top for $12!! Seriously, such a great find.

[Banana Republic provided free product in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.]

Have a great rest of the week everyone! Make it count!

xx-Jo

BARBIE GIRL

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


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Hello humpday!!! Hot pink isn't usually my go-to color for dresses, however, I will make an exception for this dress. I channeled my inner barbie girl slash Elle Woods and strut my stuff.

Photographer babe: Marilyn Noir

What I Wore: Dress: Shop Tobi | Bag: Saint Laurent | Heels: Steve Madden

Fashion Tip: For these types of dresses, I forgo the bra and just wear pasties. #teamsmallboobies

Monday was a little deep so I'll keep this post a little lighter lol. Every now and then I like to get dolled up for a night out or a girls dinner so this hot pink number was perfect for that. It's manageable and didn't need to be adjusted at all so I'm pretty happy about that. I like low maintenance outfits so I don't have to worry about fixing it all night. Put on some lippy color, throw on the heels and call it a day.

I hope you're all having a great week so far. Friday is right around the corner!!

xx-Jo

STRIPED JUMPSUIT

Monday, March 7, 2016


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Happy Monday everyone! I've been living in this Tobi jumpsuit and have posted over 5 photos of this outfit on my IG (@joanndoan) -- and if you don't know, that's a lot of pics for one outfit lol ...so I think it's about time I posted it on the blog. I can't seem to stop posting this jumpsuit. I seriously just really love it! If I could, I'd wear it to the next several events but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to get away with that.

Photographer babe: Marilyn Noir

What I Wore: Jumpsuit: Shop Tobi | Sunnies: Quay Australia | Bag: Saint Laurent | Choker: Forever 21

Fashion Tip: Today's tip is simple. ALWAYS. HAVE. BOOBY. TAPE.

Monday's are hard for everyone but instead of thinking why is the weekend over, try thinking that you have a fresh new week to be productive. It's all about how we perceive things. Recently, I've caught wind of some disturbing things. Apparently, high school gossip still exists even in our 30's... that's so unfortunate. It took me a few wooh-sah's to remember that insecure people will always whisper and create drama because that's all they can do to feel whole. If you don't have purpose or vision for your own life, you'll always find reasons to create problems in others.

Choose to start your Monday and everyday with positive thinking and a sense of purpose. I'm blessed everyday to have the opportunity to not only pursue a career in financial planning but to also maintain my love of fashion and creative outlet. So, as it is said, don't sweat the small stuff.. and by this I think they also mean don't sweat the small people either.

I get deep on Monday's.

xx-Jo

OSCARS WEEKEND AT THE ANAHEIM MARRIOTT

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


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The Oscars are a huge occasion for anyone in the entertainment industry but an even bigger deal in the fashion world. I mean don't get me wrong, everyone wants to know who won best picture and all but what I'm always more excited about is who is wearing what?! So we bloggers like to make an event out of everything and watching the Oscars is no different. Thanks to the people at Anaheim Marriott, I was able to enjoy and lounge at their hotel and dine at their restaurant for my Oscars weekend.

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They have a fantastic restaurant inside the hotel called nFuse. It's a really cute and convenient restaurant and their bar is amazing. The cocktails were delicious and I'm very happy with the light bites and appetizers. Now, don't get me wrong, the service was beyond wonderful but I wouldn't call this the best steakhouse restaurant around. Steak and chicken entree wasn't the best I've had but definitely try their rigatoni and sea bass (not pictured).

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Now to talk about my top 3 best dressed for the 2016 Oscars...

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Olivia Wilde in Valentino
Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney
Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa

I had an extremely relaxing weekend at the Anaheim Marriott. I think everyone needs a weekend getaway... doesn't matter if it's local or not. Considering that the work week is so hectic and there's always 243095239 things on our to-do list, it's important to treat ourselves out and just let go and relax. It's soothing for the mind, body and soul. It totally keeps the crazy in tact you know?

Chit chat with you all later. New posts featuring Shop Tobi coming soon!

xx-Jo