Friday, December 29, 2017

Year In Review: Goodbye 2017

Full post here

I can't believe it's almost time to say goodbye to 2017. It feels like it was yesterday that I was writing a 2016 year in review post...how times flies!

This year has been filled so many great opportunities and lessons. I am internally grateful for the amazing support from you all, the awesome brands/PRs that I got to work with this years and my beautiful family and friends. Some of the things that I learnt this year is that with hard work, persistent and God favor, there is nothing you can't achieve. Also, that I truly have a great support system from family, friends and you guys. 

When I started this blog, I never imagined how many people that I will get to influence and influence me. The support I have received from my readers from day one and most especially this year has been beyond my imagination. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

Always remember, no matter the bullet life throws at you, you can persevere. All I can say is that I am grateful for all my blessings so far and I am excited to see the amazing things 2018 brings.
 P.S. You can see more 2017 recap on my Instagram.
Cheers to 2018!
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Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas


What I Am Wearing:
Dress: here
Shoes: here, similar here
Wreath: here
Olu: Pants, Blazer, Shirt, Scarf, Zara Shoes, Tie, Pocket square
Nolan: Zara shoes, Blazer, Shirt, Pants, Janie & Jack tie

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to you and yours! Hope you are having a wonderful time with family and love ones. We spent the early part of our Christmas day opening gifts. Well, Nolan was the first one to wake up in anticipation for what Santa delivered. He was super excited to see that Santa ate the cookies and milk he left for him. As I am typing this, he is still overwhelmed by his gifts...let's say, santa did a great job with delivering more Paw Patrols.  We will be heading to church for Christmas service and then off to spend time with family. 

Have a lovely day and Merry Christmas!

xoxo
Stella
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Friday, December 22, 2017

How To Achieve an Easy Weekend Look

Easy weekend look, jeans and ankle boots, www.jadore-fashion.com
What I Am Wearing:
Frame jeans: here, similar here, more herehere and here
LynksDriver tee: here, more tees here 
Marc Fisher booties: here, more here
Jacket: On sale $29 here, similar here
Earrings: here
Ray ban sunglasses: here, similar here



Can you believe it's only two days before Christmas?! I love the excitement building up to Christmas Day. I am looking forward to a relaxing and fun holiday with my family. On the other hand, I still have a few last minute gifts to purchase. If you are like me, check out my holiday gift guide for last minute shopping ideas.

Today's look is an easy weekend style. Weekends for me are typical jeans and tee paired with a blazer or jacket. I always look for different fun ways to style my weekend jeans look. I paired today's look with my patent ankle boots for comfort. The style of the boots adds an edge to the look. For me, ankle boots come in handy during cold season and that's why I have different ways to wear them (previous mentioned here). To achieve an easy weekend look, simply pair your best jeans with a graphic tee, a leather jacket or colored/print coat with statement accessories. For me, this will be my look for this weekend while I run errands and complete my holiday shopping.   

P.S. You can follow me on Instagram Story for all behind the scenes holiday fun.

Happy Holiday and Merry (almost) Christmas!



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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Perfect Black Dress For The Holiday


off shoulder maxi dress for holiday, www.jadore-fashion.com
What I Am Wearing:
Dress: here,
Shoes: here, similar here
Wreath: here

Often times, a lot of people including myself tend to shy away from maxi dresses during the holiday season because of the need to wear holiday bright colors. Honestly, you can't go wrong in wearing a black dress for most occasion including the holiday season. Every girl needs that black dress that is perfect for many occasions such as black tie event, weddings and holiday events. This off shoulder black dresses is perfect for a formal event this holiday and beyond. It is simple, classy , easy to accessorize and wouldn't break a budget.



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Monday, December 18, 2017

Holiday Glam In Sequins

sequin palazzo pants, www.jadore-fashion.com
What I Am Wearing:
Sequin pants: here, similar here, here and here
Top: here, budget friendly here/here
Earrings: here, more here
Kate Spade coat: c/o on sale here, try this here, more here

Beside plaid prints, sequins sets a holiday spirit...who doesn't want to sparkle and shine this holiday party?! This palazzo sequin pants is a must-have for the holiday season. The wide leg, side pockets and comfortable waist band are some of the things that made me fall in love with it. Instantly, I thought of creating a glam look for the holiday. Creating a holiday glam look in sequins is very simply. Pick a sequin pants or leggings, add a black blouse or cami top -- preferably a silk or velvet for a glam appeal. I choose to pair it with a lace cami top for a feminine feel. I completed the look with a tweed jacket (previously worn here) and classic black pumps. You can't go wrong with an all black look. The different textures adds uniqueness to the overall look. This look is ideal for a work holiday event.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Our Family Holiday Tradition

family holiday pajamas, Christmas jimmies, www.jadore-fashion.com
What I Am Wearing:
Me: Polka dot PJs, similar here/here, gold slippers
Nolan: Plaid Pajamas, Janie and Jack slippers
Olu: here similar here

Nothing like a cozy pajamas during the holiday season. I am a big fan of fun, Christmas colored pajamas and cute holiday themed mugs filled with hot chocolate for hoilday evenings with the family. Since Nolan was born, we started matching and coordinating pajamas as our family holiday tradition. We wear our matching pjs for Christmas eve and  holiday season. There is something about the fun holiday prints, colors, and uniformity of the pjs that creates a warm family atmosphere. Nothing beats a cozy jammies, while watching all our favorite holiday movies on Christmas Eve. One of my favorite movies to watch during the holiday is Home Alone. What is your favorite holiday movie and do you have any holiday tradition?  

Here are my picks of pajamas for the holiday

FOR HER





FOR HIM




FOR KIDS



MATCHING PJS (here)



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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

How To Wear Plaid For The Holiday

Plaid for holiday style, www.jadore-fashion.com
What I Am Wearing: 
Blazer: here, or here
Pants: here, similar here, more here or here
Shirt: here, similar here
Shoes: here/here, budget friendly here/here

The holiday season is not completed without some plaid. Yes, I'm mad for plaid! Plaid is a festive print for holiday and it adds a preppy feel to a look. Every holiday season, I always incorporate plaid prints  into my holiday looks. Last holiday season, I layered a plaid top with button-down shirt for work. This year, this  plaid blazer is no exception. I love the fitted and tailored look. This look makes for a great formal work event.


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Monday, December 11, 2017

The Best Party Dress For The Holiday

party dress, asos jacquard stripe dress, www.jadore-fashion.com
What I Am Wearing:
Dress on sale for $35: here or here, more dress here
Sam edelman boots (old): here, similar here, more options here
Bag: here , similar here or here 
Sunglasses: here,


With the holiday season comes a lot of holiday events and parties. For today's post, I have rounded up some of my favorite party dresses to wear to your next holiday event (Christmas party or NYE) including this jacquard stripe dress. which I styled with ankle boots. For the current cold season, you can pair it with leather jacket, layered with black turtleneck and tights.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

How To Style Slip Dress For Winter

ways to style slip dresses, www.jadore-fashion.com
What I Am Wearing:
Slip Dress: here, more here, here & here
MAC liquid lip color 'Carnivorous' here
Sweater: old Zara, similar here, try this here, more here or here
Shoes: here similar here
Bag: here

Slip dresses has become one of my go-to holiday looks this season. It's comfortable, feminine and stylish without doing too much. During the warmer days, I have worn my slip dresses styled alone or layered with a tee shirt.  Now that it's cold, I still want to incorporate it into the season.

Have you ever wondered if you can wear your slip dresses in fall and winter? Well, yes you can! Slip dresses are not only for summer day. There are so many cool ways to wear slip dresses this fall and winter including with a duster coat as previous worn here. For me, layering my rust colored slip dress makes for a stylish way to show up to a holiday party.

Here are 5 ways to style slip dresses this fall and winter:
  1. Layer the slip dress over a turtleneck or cozy sweaters.
  2. Pair it with jeans or pants; for warmth, add a leather jacket, blazer or knit.
  3. Add an oversized sweater on top the slip dress paired with ankle boots or thigh-high/OTK boots for a casual feminine twist.
  4. Layer with a boyfriend shirt - this will add a classic staple to the look.
  5. Balance out the slip dress with a long coat, puffer coat or dusters.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Different Ways To Wear Black And White

Black and white work style, www.jadore-fashion.com
What I Am Wearing:
Skirt: $32 here, more here
Top: here, try this here, more here
Boots: here, similar herehere, love this red here
MAC liquid lip color 'Carnivorous' here
Bag: here

You can't go wrong with black and white combination. There are so many ways to wear black and white styles and for different occassions. Today's look is the untraditional work style. I wore a classic black pencil skirt with a crop top, which is different from your button down shirt for work. This black and white look is different in term of the crop top and the exaggerated sleeve style of the crop top. I completed the look with a classic black pumps for the first look. For a different take on the black and white combo, I paired it with ankle sock boots, which is great for fall.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Big Little Gift: Something Unforgettable

Shane Co jewelries, holiday gifts, www.jadore-fashion.com
What I Am Wearing:
Pearl necklace & Diamond Fashion Ring here
Dress: hereDuster: here; Shoes: here


I am always looking forward to the holiday. It’s an exciting moment filled with gifts and surprises. I love getting to wrap up gifts... it's a fun process of the holiday for me.  Checklist is a must for me. With my checklist on hand,  I make sure everyone on my list is checked off. Since I finally have hubby, Nolan, Mom and Dad crossed off from my list, it’s time to treat myself to something special.

It has been a year to remember. What better gift to give myself than something memorable, classy, something elegant and timeless...like this pearl necklace. A symbolic gift that captures my journey through the year. It is beautiful! It’s definitely a piece that I can wear for years. It has a special place in my heart. They say little gifts have the biggest impact and for that reason, I choose the ultimate big little gift, the diamond fashion ring to compliment my necklace. Every girl needs a little sparkle for the holiday and this adds a sparkle to my holiday. With my pearl necklace and ring, I am ready to celebrate the holiday with my family and friends.

P.S. Check out my #BIGLittleGifts video here

This post is sponsored by Westfield Mall. As always, all opinions are mine.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My Shopping Experience At Westfield Mall


Holiday shopping at Westfield mall, www.jadore-fashion.com

Officially counting down to Christmas! With only few days left before Christmas, I still have a ton of shopping to complete. When it comes to holiday shopping, I always make a holiday gift checklist to make sure I don't leave anyone out.

Kicking off my holiday shopping, I spend a day at Westfield Wheaton Mall in Maryland with hubby and Nolan. It was a day filled with shopping, eating and great family time. Nolan finally got to meet Santa and now he is eagerly awaiting Santa's gifts and his list includes more Paw Patrol and PJ Mask! He was ecstatic once I told him about meeting Santa; but when he finally saw Santa, you could see the mixed excitement and nervous emotions.

After a day of shopping at some of my favorites stores such as H&M and Express, I couldn't wait to eat at one of our favorite restaurants Nandos.  If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know how much I love Nandos and the Peri Peri Chicken...a must try!

My holiday shopping experience at Westfield was amazing. I got a lot of my shopping done. I truly love that they have different stores and activities that cater to everyone. It's definitely a one stop shop for everything from shopping, AMC theater, Starbuck (I needed my caramel Macchiato before shopping) and LA Fitness.

P.S. Check out my Westfield Wheaton Instagram Story for behind the scenes at my shopping experience. Also, I am giving away two $25 gift cards to shop at Westfield Mall on my Instagram.


This post is sponsored by Westfield Mall. As always, all opinions are mine.


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Monday, November 27, 2017

What To Wear For Your Next Holiday Work Event

holiday work style, www.jadore-fashion.com
What I Am Wearing:
Pants: here, try this here, more here
Sweater: similar hereherehere, more here/here
Pumps: here, budget friendly here and here
Earrings: on sale here, more here / here 


Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. Now, it's countdown to Christmas holiday. With the holiday spirit in the air and so many upcoming events, the question is usually what to wear?! For me, holiday work event style should be classy and fun. Rather than the usual work colored pants such as black, navy or grey, go for a fun colored pants with unique details or print. This tailored burgundy pants with red side stripes is different and the red color adds an element of holiday spirit. To complement the red side stripe details, I paired it with a red sweater. I completed the look with a beige pumps and bold earrings.

P.S. Don't forget to check all the Cyber Monday sales going on today. I have listed all the sales and codes in this post to make it easier.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Skip The Lines And Shop The Best Sales From Home



**HOVER OVER EACH LOOK & CLICK ON THE "+" ICONS IN THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SHOP MY LOOKS ON SALE

Happy FRIYAYYY!!! It is officially Black Friday, the biggest sale day of the year. Also Monday is Cyber Monday sales...great day for all online shopping sales. This season is one of my favorite time for shopping for holiday gifts including things that I have been secretly wanting or things that I have sitting in the shopping carts online. I recently got this Prada shoes from Net-a-porter and this Mary Jane sandals from Moda Operandi. I typically like to wait for this moment when a lot of my favorites shoes, bags, clothes are more than 50% off. This is a great time to get designer items at an affordable prices.

P.S. Make sure to check out my "Designer Sales" shop page for continuous update on sale favorites and gift ideas.

Here are some of my favorites from different stores

ANN TAYLOR: 50% off everything with code GOPINK
Great place to shop for work outfit and fun pieces. My attire outfit from this post is from Ann Taylor.




ASOS: 30% off everything with code EPIC30





BAUBLE BAR:  35% Off everything with code CYBER35 





GAP & GAP KIDS: 50% off everything with code CYBER
GAP Kids is one of my favorite stores to shop for Nolan. They have amazing pajamas for kids.




JCREW: 40% off your purchase + extra 10% + FREE shipping with code SHOPFAST


KATE SPADE: 40% Off sale items, 30% off full-price items with code MOREJOY



MANGO: 30% off everything with code BLACK17




NORDSTROM
EXTRA 20% Off sale items here




DESIGNER SALES




NET-A-PORTER (For more sale items, click here)





BANANA REPUBLIC:
50% off full priced items here


FARFETCH:
Up to 50% off designer sales + extra 10% off with code X1017 


ALEX & ANI: 
20% off + FREE shipping here


EXPRESS: 
50% off everything + FREE shipping here


FASHIONBUNKER
25% Off full priced items with code BF25

H&M
20% off everything + free shipping with code 1662 


LOFT: 
50% off everything with code FRIYAY


MODA OPERANDI
Up to 65% off designer sale, with code 30EXTRA


MYTHERESA: 
Extra 30% off all sale items here



SAKS FIFTH AVE
Up to 40% off designers selections here



SHOPBOP sale with code MORE17
20% off order $200+
25% off order $500+
30% off order $800+




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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Casual Look To Get You Through The Hoilday + Thanksgiving Sales

casual look for the holiday, www.jadore-fashion.com
What I Am Wearing
Topshop coat: here, similar here, more here / here
Jeans: here, more affordable pair here or here
Shirt: here
Bag: here

Today's casual look will get you through the holiday weekend and Black Friday shopping frenzy. For a casual look for thanksgiving and shopping, I will suggest a pair of skinny jeans with pumps for dinner and switch to flats to shop. For me comfort is key when it come to holiday dinner with family and that's why I also suggested this stirrup plaid leggings in my previous post here as a great Thanksgiving holiday look.


Talking about shopping, a lot of pre-thanksgiving/early black Friday sales has started including designers sales at Net-a-porter, Moda Operandi, Barneys, Neiman Marcus and many more. I am currently eyeing this metallic gold sandals for the holiday. I am still deciding whether to grab this Gala pointy toe flats -- I currently have it in red (seen here). I recently picked up this Marni Mary Jane sandals.

P.S. Check out of my picks from all the designers sales here.

My picks from Net-a-porter sale




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