Sunday, September 13, 2015

Boston, Massachusetts

 Last month my boo and I had the opportunity to visit Boston, Massachusetts. My boyfriend's brother and wife live in the city. So we figured it would be a perfect city to start exploring different states/cities within the US. Boston is absolutely charming. Everything there has a purpose, including why toilets are facing a certain way. The city is rich with history. Filled with more bars, pubs, and taverns than any other city in the country. The true Boston accent is contagious. Lots of Bostonians don't pronounce their 'R's. Since my boyfriend can't pronounce his, he fit right in. 
 We had such a good time eating, drinking, and exploring. There wasn't enough time to see it all.   I speak for the both of us by saying the city is truly a must see.


Often times, we become so infatuated with travel ideas that involve places outside the US [in this particular section I'm speaking to my US peeps/ and if your outside in other countries it still pertains] that we forget to want to explore the country we live in.  So go on little Dora's and Diego's explore your neighborhood, city, state, COUNTRY.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

NAPA daycation w/ my butterflies

DAY[cation]; a day trip. My daycation... Napa, CA. 
My cool ass job - Madam Butterfly Boutique- decided 'hey, you guys work hard, we'll reward you with a day trip to Naaaaapaaaaaa!' MIND BLOWN. Jaw on the ground. Dignity nowhere to be found. 

Let me just say I've never been to Napa, my excitement was real. Any chance I got to let people know, I would. It's all I would talk about. Like I was seriously obsessed, border line annoying. 
Also, I didn't just get my cherry popped once, but twice. We arrived to Napa in a LIMO! People, I swear I haven't been living under a rock [well, maybe]. But limo opportunities barely arose and if they did I wasn't allowed. Reason I won't discuss. 

The day went like this: 
11am; game time [aka getting picked up by limo]
12:30ish; arrived in Napa, CA.
Lost track of time; first we picked up lite lunch from the oldest grocery store in Northern California! Oakville Grocery, it is adorable. 
-Then we headed to the first winery- Elizabeth Spencer. It was the cutest boutique-ish winery. The outside sitting area was beautiful, the hostess was delightful, anddddd the wine....gorgeous. I only bought one bottle on my trip [surprisingly] but it was the prettiest tasting thing ever. It's the '2013 Elizabeth Spencer Pinot Noir Rosé Sonoma Coast'. Perfect! 
-After Elizabeth Spencer we headed to Alpha Omega. That location really made me feel like I was in Napa. It's actually on a vineyard, huge and beautiful. 
-Ended our night with a perfect dinner at Bistro Don Giovanni. Amazing food!

The experience was wonderful. Napa truly is a Disneyland for adults.
 This experience that were worth the wait. I had the most amazing time with my butterflies.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Let's Chat. Yeah?

Lately...I've been doing serious soul searching. Answering adult questions like who am I? Who do I want to be? What do I want to do? Am I living or merely existing? [Does my neighbor know my name?] Basic, fundamental human questions to ask ourselves. In my case, I haven't ever fully answered them with confidence. Maybe I was scared or I wasn't really ready to commit to my answers. Either way, I've been in a weird funk so I decided to revisit these questions again. But this time answering truthfully and prepared for whatever my answers are.

Along my very serious search there has been multiple Jaclyn personalities. One day I'm cool, the next sad, confused, frustrated, excited. I mean, my boyfriend is about ready to diagnose me with bipolar disorder. And/or check me into a mental institution. Joking! But maybe he's thought about it. Idk.

Anyway, I guess what I really want to say is that I'm searching for myself. Cliché. Not saying I'm a lost soul, just searching for the better me. If that makes sense? I want to improve myself. Be happy and really enjoy the things that I do without worrying about if it's going to please someone else. Essentially I want to "Be The Girl" as Jennifer Lopez has been fiercely hashtagging [#bethegirl].
-up to one's own interpretation- 

One of the many things I thought about was re-purposing my blog. I want to do more than just post photos of myself in outfits. There's millions us of out there already. Frankly, I don't enjoy it that much. 95% of the time I feel too oily to shoot anyway. There will still be outfit post. However, I want to take a new direction- like today's post for example., fashion, life, food.

It'll be a journey.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Crop Top

I frequently visit my family in my hometown Stockton, CA. Which has a really bad rep. It's known for crime, drugs, and us gangsters. People are scared, makes sense. But above all Stockton is home, full of memories, good ones too. When there, I like to cruise through our abandoned downtown. I find a lot of character there. Like this cool flag I was able to shoot in front of. And the good thing a lot of positive change is happening. #proud!

Typically crop tops are not my thing. They remind me of teenagers or young college girls. Holy shit I just aged myself!!!! I'm in my twenties, swear. Mainly, truth is a little insecurity.  Although I am small, my stomach is my biggest issue. Let's just say it's not smooth.  Anyway, the hell with insecurities, if I don't accept it other people wont. Nobody's perfect. Crop tops are at the top of my shopping list. I went from none to 4 (exactly) real quick. Perfect paired with high waist bottoms!

top: Topshop// shorts: GAP// sandals: Cynthia Vincent// bag: Nordstrom// shades: Celine (sister's)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Three things; none of which I'm zooming in on, literally, because I'm talking about in my pictures.  Nonetheless THREE things. But before I get into those. Summer, I don't like! I really don't. Monday was our first real encounter and I sweated through three outfits (I'm not lying either). 
Back to three. This summer season I prepared my must haves. Really did my research on the things I needed and wanted. One of the things I needed were a new pair of sunglasses. As we seen in almost every blog and highlighted on every major shopping site, clear frames are a total must have. Most have colored lens, those weren't really my vibe. So I found the perfect clear frames with gold accents, and brownish lens. Win. Second, sandals. Every season I feel like I have to add a new pair, like my staple sandal. I kid you not, I was searching since last summer for my perfect one. I finally found my absolute favorite gladiator-wear-all-summer-sandal. I know it's my favorite because I would definitely buy the same one in a different color.  They're so subtle and sleek. Three, my little nug, my YSL monogramme camera bag. Every girl (and guy) should invest in a good quality-don't want to sound pretentious- designer bag. I recommend buying one that is season-less, one you could pass down, a designers' staple-it-bag. A mini bag was essential for me this summer. It just was. You know?

What are you musts for the summa?

hat: (my sister's)// shades: Le Specs// shirt: from México (also my sister's)// shorts: American Eagle// bag: Saint Laurent// sandals: Cynthia Vincent. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

senior citizens

I seriously apologize for my absences. I truly do.
While I was absent I didn't even have the decency to shot outfits. But who needs to see me strike my 'Beyonce' or 'Sincerely Jules' when we have these incredibly dapper senior citizens shutting it down. WHO???  
You see, to me style inspiration can come from absolutely any one, at any age, race, gender, occupation, etc. And Senior Citizens are on my radar. Let's face it, they will always get it. They're wise, have great quality clothes, and frankly look so damn adorable in anything. Sometimes we tend to overlook seniors, categorize them as non-stylish. Lesson learned. They are the new black. 
The only thing I wish now is to continue, once I get to my old age, to look as cool as these peeps. 

(all photos via my Pinterest)