Friday, February 5, 2016

Some Sun and Ballerinas

The weather has been rather sporadic lately (it's currently snowing as I'm writing this), but we did get a lovely sun filled day earlier in the week, so I decide to pile on some of my favorite new additions to my wardrobe. This top is a really fun find from H&M. It's the only top I have that has a very vintage shape and the little ballerina pattern is so fun. I wish it was a tad bit longer, but for the price it's very unique and lovely. I've been watching a ton of videos of The Royal Ballet and New York City Ballet and it's giving me a serious itch to go see another performance. 
The fashion goddesses were clearly looking down on me in January, because I got this coat for $45 on a huge discount during TopShop's sale. I can't imagine I'll get a better sale find for the rest of my life. The coat is the epitome of the 70s trend right now and super warm. Maybe when the snow eases up I'll pair it with an equally 70s dress. 

Hope you find some sun, 
x Jasmine

 Dressed in: H&M top, Levi jeans, TopShop Coat (similar 1-2-3), Palladium boots, Urban Outfitters necklace (similar

Friday, January 15, 2016

Fish's Favorites: January 2016

My break is nearly over, and though I have been getting in my hours spent in sweatpants instead of taking outfit photos I have been loving other things besides clothes. So I collected some favorites for you that I've been dying to share. 

Applying: I've been eyeing this Marc Jacobs polish in Petra for eternity it feels like. I've painted it over top of whatever I'm wearing every time I've been in Sephora the last few months and fell more in love each time.  I finally caved last week and got it for myself, and I may just where it constantly for the next few months. It has some purple and grey tones in amongst the silver glitter and I swear sometimes I can spy some gold in there as well. Overall it's pretty magical.
Soapwalla's deodorant was my last ditch attempt in natural deodorant. To say the least I did not have high hopes, but all the hype surrounding this is absolutely true. This stuff is super long lasting and allows me to never have to deal with those stupid white marks again. The fact that you have to apply it with your hands is definitely a hassle, but it's something I got over pretty quickly.

Smelling: Since I can't burn candles at school every vacation is like a challenge to see how many I can burn through. After finishing Yankee Candles Apple Cider, a personal favorite, I decided to try out Frostbeard's Bookstore. The woody scent is so unique and wonderful. It does transport you to an old, little bookstore and I will get it again. After I burned through it, I picked up Yankee's Luscious Plum in their sale.
I can't say I'm not familiar with Prada's Candy perfume. I've been lusting after this scent for ages, and with the passing of my Tommy Hilfiger Eau de Prep it was time for a change and there came along Prada. It's a delightful, rich, caramel, candy scent. Not my typical thing, but I find it so cool.

Wearing: Since I'm home and not dressing up as much, I've turned all my attention to loungewear and Aerie from American Eagle has been my favorite. Their flannel is so soft and wonderful to chill and/or sleep in. Aerie always have really awesome sales going on as well, so they are a huge win-win.

I've taken a dive into late nineties television. I found the link to CWSeed one day on Tumblr and actually checked it out in early December. Watching Whose Line is it Anyway? got me through finals. Now I'm on Season 3 and I am still genuinely laughing out loud with every episode. The site can be a bit slow at times, and you do have to deal with commercials, but I enjoy the show too much to care. I've also been slowly getting through Scrubs on Netflix. Hilarious friendships always make for good shows, and I'm loving JD & Turk.

Moving: I've been doing Yoga With Adrienne videos since the summer, but I held off until break to try the 30 day challenge so I didn't have any excuses. Apparently that was a good call because I've been loving it. She makes it easy to really learn from the ground up as well as move on to more difficult postures. I also received a Lululemon yoga mat for Christmas and I don't know how I ever practiced without it. No more sliding around in Downward Dog for me.

Listening: A lot of the music I have been putting on for background noise has been Jazz lately. For a general nice and calm playlist I'd go with redbatrecords' November Rainfall (Jazz Edition.)  Miramane's Ladies' Party features some amazing female artists. And for songs that I still don't think are real, but will give you a laugh listen to ballendai's you thrill me when you drill me and other classy tunes.

Have a wonderfully lazy day,
x Jasmine

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Coat // Old Chucks

A new coat was a much desired item on my Christmas list this year. I still love my Burton coat that I've featured here and has shown up on many winter posts, but I felt I needed something a little more sleek and not green. How I managed to have four different coats and have three of them green, I couldn't tell you.  This one is an interesting take on the classic peacoat. I'm still getting used to having a larger coat, but it's sure to be cropping up more as it gets colder. For now I'll hide from the cold in my bed watching Whose Line is it Anyways? all day. 

Join the hermit lifestyle 
x Jasmine 

Dressed in: Asos coat (similar in navy as well) and top (similar), gap jeans, old chucks

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Fish's Findings: New England Winter

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It may be that I'm home or because I keep re-watching Gilmore Girls or due to the snow (more like ice) we had recently, but I am seriously feeling the New England winter vibes. So here's a cozy, wintery inspiration post for you. 
I need some coffee
xx Jasmine 

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Snowmen and Red Lipstick

Merry Christmas! I've been getting in to the holiday spirit this week baking a ton of cookies and getting in some obligatory red lips. It's so warm right now I can't believe it! I can't remember I time I wore a tee shirt for Christmas Eve. I had to really dig around for this one, and I have no idea where it came from. 
I hope you all have a merry Christmas if you're celebrating and a wonderful end of the year. 
xx Jasmine 

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Awakening

I finally saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens this past Sunday. I would have loved to have gone to the midnight showing, but it was a must we went as a unit so it turned out to be a family affair on Sunday morning instead. 
I've touched on it before, but my family seriously bonds through movies. Frequently I'll find myself reminded of a movie, but have no actual knowledge of the plot or title because I watched it at such a young age. My parents definitely didn't skip out on the Star Wars education either. I loved watching all the VHS tapes of the original trilogy. It's a bit mind blowing to think the films started when they were toddlers and now they're watching it with their now grown children. Whatever happens in the series and people opinion of it, that alone is awesome. 
I've been loving this J. Crew jacket all season and it works well as a second jacket when it's cold. It also is soft enough to just wear as a shirt. Just tie on a scarf or some unique pins or patches and you're all set. 

May the force be with you, 
xx Jasmine 

Dressed in: J. Crew Jacket (similar), H&M shirt, Brandy Melville jeans (similar, Asos has tons), Asos boots

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Day at the Farm

Before we really dive into winter weather, here's a look back at a very fall day. I took my California-native friends to experience the fun of farms in the fall (to be fair they do have farms in CA, but I figured I'd pretend I was introducing them to something new and spectacular.) We hit all the classics: hay ride, pumpkin picking, corn maze, etc. I felt like a kid at home again, plus who doesn't have fun getting lost in a corn maze with your friends?
This outfit was a way to wear my lovely wrap dress in a warmer way. I have fallen in love with the wrap dress style, really who hasn't, and the emergence of 70s again has just made it even more awesome. Hopefully it'll make another appearance when spring and summer comes around, but before that there are some wintery looks to come. 

Bye Fall (not really we have until the 21st),
xx Jasmine 

Dressed in: J. Crew Jacket, Urban Outfitters wrap dress, Forever21 cropper sweater (similar here and here), Asos over the knee socks, Be&D shoes 

Hay Rides!

Julie really wanted to touch the sheep

The children's garden 

The pumpkin patch 

Not a large conquest but I loved my little pumpkin 

Cider has really been my thing this season. 
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