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{ Dare To Wear } My Everyday Style: Jeans + Tee + Vintage Vibes

AG jeans

Okay, this weather has been seriously throwing my blog photoshoot schedule way off. Last weekend it snowed, yeah, snowed! I know, #crazy #Imoverit #movingon. Now that I got that social-media banter out I can move on this latest outfit post. This is pretty much my go-to type of outfit. Skinny jeans, a flattering tee shirt, a cool little jacket, and some of my typical accessories  — vintage mini-statement necklaces, a vintage clutch that I got years ago for like $4 (it may have been less, I can’t remember), some understated shades and heels … and I’m out the door.

I’d rock this style for a creative meeting (in my work pretty much every meeting is creative), meeting up with a styling client, or just out for drinks and food with friends. It’s kind of casual, a little dressed up (thanks to the jacket + accessories), and looks like I’m not trying too hard… the entire vibe I’m always going for.  Keep scrolling for pics and style tips.

AG jeans

Jessie Holeva wearing LOGO by Lori Goldstein

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{ Style Tips }

1. Find a look you like and wear it again and again. I love switching it up (evidence: all the previous outfit posts), but certain combos are worth wearing on the regular. A look you know you love adds confidence to the day. True story: if I really hated my outfit I used to fake sick to go home from school. I can’t do that as an adult so I gotta be sure that I like my outfit before I leave and this is one combo I often turn to.

2. Add a jacket with a draped front to your wardrobe essentials. The shape on my topper is an outfit power player. It’s crazy flattering on the figure, making you look thinner + taller, all while keeping ya warm and adding some midsection coverage too.

3. Opt for vintage accents to make your outfit extra unique. This bag and the necklaces are items that I wear a ton and they always seem to snag the compliments. They were also crazy cheap (bought the necklaces at an estate sale and the bag was from a thrift shop) and are crazy special to me. I love how they infuse a ladylike energy to any outfit.

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{ LOGO by Lori Goldstein top (it’s actually a twin set!), QVC| LOGO by Lori Goldstein ponte jacket, QVC | AG jeans, Nordstrom | French Connection heels, DSW | Ray-Ban ‘Clubmaster’ shades | vintage bag + necklaces } similar styles in the showroom below

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Speaking of vintage, while trekking around Manayunk to snag these pics we also stumbled into a super-cool little vintage store with the loveliest of things called Millay. The owner let us browse and snap some pics. I’ll be blogging those in a separate post and sharing some of my favorites from the shop. And guess what, they have even more amazing vintage styles online. Stay tuned for more on Millay Vintage!

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Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

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Thrifted Threads = a Week’s Worth of Outfits, Under $50!

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As the blog title reads, I just got some new thrifted threads, seven fabulous pieces of clothing and a leather purse, all for a little over $40. I know, pretty great. I got to preview a well-known thrift store that’s new to PA, Savers, and I scored so much for so little. I’m loving these new additions to my wardrobe so thought I’d show ya what I got.

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Thrifted threads

Everything pictured was from Savers, minus the shoes. Here’s what I got.

{ Express Design Studio pencil skirt, $5.99 | Chico’s button-up printed blouse, $7.99 | Ann Taylor Loft pants, $7.99 | two Orla Kelly printed tanks ,$3.99 each | Lovestitch chambray dress, $5.99| New Hope Leather cross-body bag. $4.99 }

There are even more combinations to be made with these new things. I’ll be at Savers on April 16th to offer styling tips and help shoppers create their own looks. Details to come!

{ Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Savers Thrift. All opinions are my own. }

{ Photos by Justin Bostwick. }

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{ Dare To Wear } How To Elevate Your Biz-Casual Style

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My work requires me to look pulled together with a stylish, creative flare and guess what? That’s what so many of the individuals I style are looking for — a bit professional with personality.  That’s why I am loving this combination so much. It’s easy to recreate and the statement necklace adds so much style. I’ll remember this pairing for a morning that I need to look the part but don’t have the time to dream up a new ensemble before I leave (note: I often have a few ideas of what to wear so mix and match before I head out).

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{ Style Tips }

1. Button up. Yup, button up the shirt and wear the statement necklace over it. Now that’s a way to make a statement while keeping it totally professional.

2. One and done. Adding a bold necklace is a the quickest way to infuse fashion and creativity to your look. That’s why I am often with a few statement necklaces in my bag. Tossing one on is so simple and totally switches up an outfit.

3. A monochromatic color palette = a chic canvas. A fun shoe, jewelry, or nail can make it pop. Be an artist and start styling that canvas.

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{ LOGO Links by Lori Goldstein statement necklace, QVC | Lilly Pulitzer top (warehouse-sale find) | Elizabeth & James jeans  | Kate Spade iPad case | French Connection heels, DSW | Giles & Brother ‘Cornita’ cuff }

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Like the look? I’ve filled the showroom below with stylish pieces that are similar to the ones I’m wearing. If you see me on TV or follow along on Instagram, then these gorgeous necklaces may look familiar. They are indeed from the brand that I’m so proud to represent on QVC, LOGO by Lori Goldstein (my 1 year work anniversary is coming up!). They offer seriously gorgeous statement jewelry in the LOGOlinks collection (and no, I’m not being paid to write this). I get to wear these beauties on air and get so many compliments on social media and in real life that I felt the need to share and style them here on the blog. After all, these outfits are made up of pieces that are really in my wardrobe and that I really love, hence all the repetition of certain pieces. ;)

  Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

P.S. Wondering what item is on repeat? There isn’t one. It’s actually a type of item — statement necklaces. I’ve heard so many styling clients and friends say that they love the look, but feared they couldn’t pull it off. Crazy talk! So I decided to style three totally different outfits showing the versatility of statement necklaces. Next one up involves stripes and florals, stay tuned!

P.P.S. Did you miss my previous blog post on styling a statement necklace? See it here: { The Bolder, The Better }

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{ Dare To Wear } 3 Tips To Dressing Warm

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This is my first outfit post of 2016. Whoa. Does it count if the pics were taken last year? Of course it does!

A flannel shirt is a serious Jessie staple. Wear open, buttoned, tied, tucked, or even around your waist if you get a little hot. I usually fall in love with one, wear it to death, then get a new one and keep the oldie as my bumming-around flannel.

Since getting this one I’ve styled it for the blog and have worn it a ton in real life, hence why I bought it. Flannel can get a little fancy if you’re creative, and I love it for casual dressing. For this look I went for a more outdoorsy vibe, with thin layers to keep me warm without looking puffy. Hope you like and that you are staying warm! Style tips + more pics await those who scroll.  ;)

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{ Style Tips }

1. Add warmth without bulk by wearing thin layers, like a flannel top over a tee shirt, and then topping it with a quilted vest. This vest is light and pretty much made for layering.

2. Oversized scarves = extra warmth. I hate a cold neck and a scarf really does keep in the heat. If you get hot take it off or wrap it looser.

3. Keep toes toasty with weather-proof boots. This practical tip is obvious and yet I see so many women wearing open-toe booties and super high-heeled styles, which is totally cool but not for being out and about (especially when it’s icy!) and staying warm in style. This year I made sure to get some practical boots and I must say that it’s a decision I’ve been extra happy with. Me cold = me miserable.

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{ flannel & scarf, Nich Boutique | Lilly Pulitzer ‘Blake’ vest | Rock & Republic boyfriend jeans, Kohl’s | Ugg ‘Kesey’ boots }

Like this look? Check out the similar styles below that I’ve hand picked. Happy styling!

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher

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{ Dare To Wear } Vested Summer Style

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Well hello August. This new month totally snuck up on me. Before we move on to new outfit post for this new month let’s recap July’s featured fashions. Sound good? Cool!

Like past Dare To Wear posts, items were worn on repeat (because don’t we all rewear our stuff?), but unlike other months, there were actually three pieces that made it into all three looks.

Why? Because it felt right. Do what feels right. Right? Right!

Okay, so can you spot which three pieces were in all three looks? Scroll on. Full blog posts with outfit details and style tips are linked below. Hope you like. If you’re inspired pin these pics to and use it as future outfit inspiration.

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Full posts —> { Flamingo Pink } { Layers That Beat The Heat } { Color To Work }

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three weeks in a row. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and will be styled three ways throughout the month. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.



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Bring Your Boy Toy: Indochino Menswear Comes to Philly

Indochino Menswear

Be my guest! Indochino asked me to share this special invite with you to a stylish event your man will benefit from. C’mon ladies, you know you want him looking fashionable and in clothes that fit right  - baggy dress shirts, not haute! Dubbed “the traveling tailor, ” this is the time for your guy to get measured and find his right fit. Book an appointment for your man online and he’ll leave with some new style to his step (and a couple goodies!). Anyone who prebooks an appointment and purchases a suit will receive a free custom dress shirt and a gift set consisting of a tie bar and cufflinks ($160 value)!

Indochino in Philly

Let’s tweet about it! @jessieholeva & @indochino #SuitUpPHI.



In The Bag: Philly Blogger ‘Streets and Stripes’ Mobile Essentials

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Ever wonder what a blogger totes around?  Chaucee, the creative behind popular Philly blog Streets and Stripes gave us a peek inside her mobile office. Her work moves with her, as she’s always snapping style pics and covering fabulous Philly events. And if you haven’t heard of Streets & Stripes, take a look! You’ll see Philly through her lens. – Jessie

1. iPhone – The Blogger’s Dream Phone. This guy doesn’t go without me anywhere. It’s how I check my email, play Pandora, check Twitter, and waste time on Instagram. #MacForLife!
2. On Writing Well - I always bring reading material because I never know when I’ll get a minute to myself! Currently reading this book on improving writing skills.
3. Mini Moleskin – For all those random ideas that come at the most inconvenient times!
4. Wallet – This bad boy as a gift from a friend. It has so many inside organizers that I’ll never go back to a smaller wallet! Also is great in self-defense.
5. Lip Gloss – I always keep either chapstick or lipgloss on hand at all times, especially during the winter! I love soft pink shades for a natural look.
6. Reading Glasses – Well….for the book!
7. My Camera – Okay, well that’s not actually my camera in the picture (as I was using it to take the photo) but I always keep my handy Canon 7d on hand to document life in the city!
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Beyonce’s Blog & 5 Celebs We Wish Had Fashion Blogs

Beyonce's Fashion Blog

By Kelsey

Wouldn’t it be nice if some of Hollywood’s best dressed lent their expertise to us on a daily basis? In a dream world I would open an iPhone app every morning to fashion blogs personally written by some of my favorite dressed celebrities. Beyonce’s blog wets our palette for celeb style, and here are five more we’d like to see more fashion from.

From edgy , classic , everyday and crazy I’d pick my mood and read my blog. Yes, in a perfect world everyday would be a fashion show and it would be easy to know what exactly was going through the mind of my favorite celeb when they stepped out of the house. Since this is probably a far off dream, let’s pretend! Here are some of my dream bloggers.

1.Lauren ConradLauren Conrad is one of my favorite designers. Making fashion look effortless I absolutely love her desire for floral print. She gives  off a old fashion glam look while still looking up to date and lovely. She may have a beauty blog (TheBeautyDeptartment.com) and blog on LaurenConrad.com, but I want to see her style daily… and maybe copy it.

2. Katy PerryFeeling crazy? Then rock the blue hair and dramatic lashes! Katy Perry teaches us that you’re never too old to have fun with fashion. You can make a statement every day; don’t be afraid to take a risk.

3. Blake Lively is always on top of new trends. As fashionable as the character she plays on tv, she looks chic in every day clothes and in formal wear.  Known for a sleek and stylish look Blake always rocks top designer looks. Get her look! Continue reading…

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Trend Bite: Fashion Resolutions

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Happy New Year! It’s the last Friday of 2012 and that means this is the last Trend Bite of 2012. It also marks one year of Trend Bites!! Thank you so much for your support! If you haven’t already, check out the Trend Hungry on YouTube  and subscribe so you don’t miss a bite!


My resolutions include cleaning out my makeup bag, selling the clothes I don’t wear (this has been on my to-do list forever!), wearing more emerald green, and mastering the cat eye. I know, these may sound a bit shallow, but these are just my style resolutions.

And if you must know, my hat is from The Wardrobe Boutique (can’t remember how much, but it was under $10). My top is from LuLu*s (I’m currently selling it on Threadflip), and my emerald green jacket is from Kohl’s for $72.00 $36.00 (c/o).

Thanks for watching! Take a trip down memory lane and watch the very first Trend Bite.

Comment below with your fashion resolutions!







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The Sale-Rack Skinny With Meg Biram

Sale Rack Skinny with Meg Biram | Trend Hungry
Today one of my favorite bloggers is taking over Trend Hungry and she’s sharing her sale-shopping favorites. Meg‘s a creative that also knows a lot about the blog biz  - I took her class Blog, Biz, Buzz… highly recommend! She’s also an artist and a consultant. I’m basically obsessed with her blog and her business sense. Read on to snag her stylish deals. – Jessie
Right now (and after the holidays) is the perfect time to find what you’ve been eyeing all season on sale. I’ve already scored a few pieces myself when sites do a blanket discount (like 30% off everything including what’s already on sale). Oh man those are good. Continue reading…
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