Thursday, June 19, 2014


We made it home from our mega-road trip, and just in time for this month's feature for the Summer Style Soiree!

I confess, this one was a little hard for me to think of a "project" to come up with, but whenever I think of Jacqueline Kennedy, fashion is the first thing that comes to mind, anyway.  So, I took one of her classic, easy looks and adapted it into an outfit that was already in my closet and still works today.  That's the thing I love the most about her style...most of her pieces are so timeless that they are in style no matter the decade! 
For the record, I don't claim to be a fashion blogger, definitely don't know the "right" way to stand or pose, and really feel like a big dork having my picture taken for this type of thing!  But, I do enjoy clothes and accessories as much as the next girl.  So here's my take on Jackie's outfit...

I kept my accessoies to the bare minimum, with simple gold hoops and watch, but added a modern twist to the outfit with my leopard belt.  The oversized Jackie-esque shades were also a must!

Now, I don't have a cute Gucci bag like Jackie's to add to the ensemble, but I needed to add my own spin on the outfit anyway.  I found this darling tote at TJ Maxx, and I think it adds the perfect graphic punch for summer.  I'm not sure if Jackie would have approved of that piece, but I like it.  :)

I also had a little fun choosing a few other of Jackie's outfits, and trying to find similar pieces today:

dress // pearls // gloves // shoes 

trench // glasses // pants

Many of you know that we've spent almost the past two weeks on vacation, and on Sunday I just happened to be in the American History Smithsonian Museum and toured the First Ladies exhibit full of their gorgeous dresses.  I was interested in finding one in particular...

Forgive the crummy phone photo, I was trying to squeeze around people to get it.  However, here you can see her trademark pearls and her "yellow silk evening gown with an overlay of crepe chiffon designed by Oleg Cassini" (according to the exhibit plaque), which she wore to their first state dinner in 1961.  Exquisite and classic perfection.

What do you think?  Do you have anything in your closet that would pass for Jackie's style?  Be sure to hop over and see all of the other posts inspired by Jackie Kennedy with my fellow hosts:

Kristin from Bliss at Home
Amy from Blissful Bee
Amanda from Dixie Delights
Angela from Life in Velvet
Carmel from Our Fifth House
Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof
Heather from Southern State of Mind

If you missed it, you can see my Audrey Hepburn project here.  Next up in July, let's get ready for some projects inspired by Princess Diana.  Get those royal thinking caps on and get busy on a fun project!

Now it's your turn to link up your project with us!  How has your style been influenced by Jacqueline Kennedy?

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  1. you look gorgeous! you are a true classic as well! :)

  2. Hey you! Looking marvelous my dear! I'm obsessed with that purse. I want it and I want pillows like it

  3. Love the simple black and white :) You look beautiful and perfectly styled ;)

  4. You look fabulous. Definitely very Jackie O

  5. I LOVE a classic black and white combo! Its beautiful and so are you!

  6. You can never go wrong with classic black and white, you look great!

  7. Love your take on Jackie, Jennifer! My mom's look is Jackie O-inspired, she was definitely a style icon and had a timeless, classic and elegant presence.

  8. You look fabulous and Jackie would definitely approve! :)

  9. I love the classic look of a black and white outfit. This is truly a Jackie "O" classic look - especially with the sunglasses! It's a great look for you!


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