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Casual Day / Green Jeans and Black Boots

19 Dec

Today, I’m enjoying the last day of work before a long Christmas holiday! These last few days have been casual around GenJ so I had an excuse to wear these comfortable green jeans to work. Paired with black suede boots and a cozy sweater, these cold days have nothing on this new go to outfit.¬†IMG_6982 IMG_6998 IMG_7043Sweater: Old Navy — Pants: Target (similar) — Boots: Target (similar) — Necklace: Old Navy (similar: here and here)


Your Style / Mixing Prints

5 Dec

Two weeks ago I asked my readers to send in their mixing prints styled outfits. I was featuring my own outfit where I paired a polka dot shirt with a striped sweater and wondered what you guys could come up with! My sister-in-law Heather put together quite the incredible mixed prints outfit using the color blue.

Remember how I mentioned, when you’re mixing prints in an outfit, it helps to have a base color? Heather’s base color was blue. Each piece she is wearing has that color in it, which helps tie the whole outfit together!

Thanks for sending in your pictures Heather! It’s an honor to feature you on my blog today. ūüôā

photo (15) photo (16) photo (14) After seeing this feature and my original post, if you would like to be added to this blog reader showcase of mixed prints in an outfit, send your pictures my way! Just email me: joodlesdoodles@gmail.com.

Workwear: Polka Dot Button-up and Yellow Sweater

21 Nov

I love mixing stripes and polka dots, prints and graphics, and plaids and florals (ok the last one might be a stretch for me). In this outfit, these prints go together perfectly for a couple of reasons. Let me explain why:

1) Same color scheme. When mixing prints, try to stay in the same color vicinity. If you’re wearing a bright color like yellow, it might not be favorable to also throw on a loud red or fuchsia. Stick with one vibrant color and then mesh everything with it. Here, yellow and black/grey/white take main stage.¬†
2) Large-scale/small-scale. Try and wear one print that is small than the other one.¬†Two large-scale prints don’t work well. If the polka dots were just as graphically loud as the bold stripes, they would be competing with and not complimenting each other.¬†

IMG_3603I’d love to see what you come up with when you mix prints! Send your pictures to joodlesdoodles@gmail.com and I’ll feature you in an upcoming style post!

IMG_3604Shirt: Loft (similar) – Sweater: Marshall’s (similar here and here) – Pants: Target¬†– Belt: Target (similar) – Flats: Target


Workwear: Plum dress and Tan Blazer

23 Oct

This tan wool blazer is a new addition to my wardrobe. It got it for a steal at Target a month ago and have worn it at least 10 times already. It’s great for work and dressing up jeans on the weekend.

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Dress: Target (similar) — Blazer: Target¬†— Infinity Scarf: Gift (similar) — Belt: Target¬†— Flats: Target

Mother’s Day Preparation

10 May

B and I are headed up for an early Mother’s Day tomorrow with Mom, Dad, my brother and younger sister. That means today I am planning the¬†Day Early Mom Appreciation¬†festivities. Happiness!

Menu: Spinach Bacon Quiche, Blueberry Muffins, and Cranberry Pecan Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing. Mom loves breakfast and has skillfully served it to us every birthday as we grew up. Even though this meal will be served at dinner time, I want to make a brunch to honor her that way.

We’re hoping it doesn’t rain so that we can attend this Plant Celebration at Centre Furnace Mansion. It looks beautiful!

Kid President Rocks! And this is a funny, amazing tribute to Moms.

I’ll leave you with a few picture of me and my mom. We’ve had a lot of good times together. We worked for New Yorker’s for¬†Constitutional¬†Freedoms together. We both love history and museums. We love food and serving others. We both love crafty things and making stuff with our hands. She’s taught me a lot.

momsday24443_94361947791_5725920_n momsday1I can’t wait to see you tomorrow Mom!