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Rainy Day Wear

Rainy days are always associated with drab and boring clothes but why not put a little color into your rainy day. 

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This jacket was a Target clearance find that made me jump for joy! It was so whimsical and reminded me of the 1950's and since I'm a costume junkie I had to have it. (I've literally worn it twice) 

It's technically not a rain jacket but it looks like it - so I choose it for my rainy day attire. 

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This scarf is from a GROCERY STORE! Can you believe that? My mother is a huge coupon-er/clearance shopper and picked up some of my favorite scarves from the grocery store. I don't know which one but sometimes fashion can come in unconventional places. 

The necklace was a find from the boutique we shot with Glamour South Market. They have some great jewelry and some really unique clothes. 

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I have these shoes in 5 colors. Red, Navy, all Black, Black with White Stripes, and Gray. They aren't Ked's but $14 knockoff's at Target. 

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My jeans were a clearance find from Madewell (I just love the quality of their jeans) and they are supposed to be a crop jean but since I'm so short they look like a weird high-water. So I always roll these up when I wear them making them my go to rainy day jean. 

Don't forget Madewell always has sales with up to 30% off their clearance and if you shop in store use your student ID for an additional 15% off. And if you turn in a pair of jeans (any color, any brand) you get $20 off a new pair. 

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Maybe you saw Joanna on Jubala's Instagram account? While we were hanging out working on our latest content we shared one of these rainy day photos and it got reposted. How cool is that right?!

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Joanna's outfit is perfect for class, coffee, and a little rainfall. 

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Yin & Yang: Styling Black and White

We thought we would showcase our different personalities with our #wardrobewednesday post. 

Most people think we are very similar, we both have red hair, we both are photographers, and both have English majors. 

But we have a lot of differences too - Joanna is super tall while Jessica is really short. Joanna is a little sweeter and Jessica is a little edgy. 

We've styled two outfits to showcase not only our personalities but the way to style these two fashion staples: white & black 

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Joanna created her yang-inspired look by pairing some classic Gap skinny jeans with a balloon sleeve H&M sweatshirt (we've linked a similar one below). She accessorized with some white Keds shoes and a tan Lucky Brand Purse. Leather and gold make some of the best neutrals, and she finished off her look with a dainty horizon necklace from Windblown Jewelry.  

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For her edgy yin look, Jessica wore a black oversized sweater from Target and paired it with Madewell high waisted jeans and a Michael Kors leather jacket. She sewed on the patch herself, but if you're not the sewing type, you can also re-create this look by finding an iron on patch and DIY-ing it at home. Lastly, she accessorized her look with a pair of combat boots and a gold Windblown Jewelry warrior necklace. 

Don't forget Madewell always has sales with up to 30% off their clearance and if you shop in store use your student ID for an additional 15% off. And if you turn in a pair of jeans (any color, any brand) you get $20 off a new pair. 

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A Winter Look with Videri Chocolate

Winter in North Carolina is weird. One day it's 65 and sunny, then it's 42 and rainy, then it's a nice 58 and overcast. With such fickle weather it's great to start adding transitional pieces into your wardrobe.

We stopped by Videri Chocolate Factory in Downtown Raleigh to grab some delicious mocha's, sample chocolates, and find a little bit of tranquility in the warehouse district. If you're ever in Raleigh we highly suggest stopping by. 

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Since Joanna is in grad school her pieces have to work for the weather outside but also for her office and classroom at NC State.

Her black H&M sweater with classic white stripes gives this sweater an academic feel. The horizon necklace from Windblown gives this outfit a little burst of sophistication and romanticism. 

Her loafers are of course a clearance find at Madewell and a great transition piece from fall to winter and even spring. Paired with her high-waisted Levi jeans this simple look works for a myriad of places. 

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Thanksgiving Day Outfit:

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I tried to tap into the fall jewel tones for this one and accented it with the rich almond leather. For those of us preparing the thanksgiving meal, I had to pick a comfy shoe. I went with my number one go-to, Lucky Brand’s leather bootie. The heel isn’t too high, it offers the support I need and it’s classic.

Keeping with the comfy cute look, I picked Lauren Conrad’s formal wear leggings in the cranberry because why not wear what you’ll eat? (which are on sale RIGHT NOW)  Like I said I was sticking with the jewel tones so Madewell’s mustard knit sweater vest was the perfect contrast. I also love the texture it brought to the outfit.

 

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For the under blouse I admittedly paired it with a navy polka-dotted button up I got at a thrift store. If you don’t want to go bold with three colors, you could always go classic white for the under shirt, but I’d say it definitely needs a good color to accentuate that sweater vest.

For my final accessories I finished with Windblown statement warrior necklace and some vintage mustard bangles.

I tossed my Madewell leather tote that just so happens to match my booties perfectly and waltzed into the thanksgiving madness. 

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