Boutique Debut; Oh, So Charming (Oaks)

Boutique Debut; Oh, So Charming (Oaks)

        Hey guys! It’s definitely been a long week, especially with all the running from the weekend robbing my poor little feet of sweet relaxation. Though they may ache and complain, I have no regrets! Especially with this first fashion related post from last weekend. This post is dedicated to my favorite outfit that I had to pass on, sadly, due to cost, and the breadth of the shopping I did this weekend. RIP at Charming Oaks toasty knit tank and navy skirt. I’ll never forget you.

     Before we dive into the outfits that I was able to find, let’s take a look at the aesthetic and an honorable mention. Their aesthetic feels like hospitality. It’s got a very welcoming feel in all of the warm colors and even the layout is open and inviting. When you walk in, you see this huge layout of racks and clothes of all kinds of colors. They have this adorable aesthetic lighting in the back that has the shop name, Charming Oaks, which was the only picture I thought I was going to get with all the rain outside.

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      In true JaJ fashion,  I did that thing where I went to a shop and picked at least one outfit to take home with me. I say at least one, because I did choose two items from one particular shop, which I’ll be showing you in an upcoming post! I’m seriously so upset that I could only pick one outfit from Charming Oaks, but I’ll definitely be back once I gather my resources back up! I’m coming for you, Charming Oaks. Be ready. I know I am. ūüôā

     I’ll start at item number one that I tried on, just because it’s visible in my other pictures. I found this adorable red polka-dot summery dress on the clearance rack. In fact, all of my finds are from the clearance racks. I’m boujee on a budget, what can I say? This dress was way too cute for 5 dollars, and just my size. The fabric was breathable and light, perfect for the summer. I can’t wait for the warmer weather so I can pair this with some simple wedges and an anklet. Maybe a straw hat?

Charming Oaks Red Summer Dress
Pardon my mismatches socks- I think my house doesn’t want my socks to match because they KEEP disappearing.

      My second outfit was my favorite. I loved the little cardigan-thing, and the toasty knit tank that confuses me on what season it would be for. It would be far too hot for the summer, but would be great for the cooler weather if you wanted to just have it peek out of a plunging neck. I paired these items with a high-waisted navy skirt and felt so chic. I feel like would be great with some navy pumps, or shoot, even my tried-and-true hightops that I absolutely swear by. This would have been a great outfit for our trip coming up, too. Cold weather be damned. I do think I’ll return to Charming Oaks for this outfit, or one like it.

Charming oak knit tank and navy skirt

       I had few items that didn’t work out due to sizing issues, and these shorts were very nearly among their number. With an adorable bird patterned romper, and a sweater dress that I almost cried when I found it didn’t fit. This next outfit might be tied with the above, actually. As I look at it, I like it more and more. The loose-fitting olive green, drapey tank and black shorts combo is another one that begs for converse. Or, gold flats, would be a marvelous choice too! At first, I flat-out didn’t like this one. I generally stay away from really loose things, because they tend to make me look boxy. Boxy isn’t sexy, guys. I don’t like boxy. Like, give me a nice silhouette, c’mon.

Charming Oaks black shorts and olive tank

       You can literally see my doubt. I have a whole, “Do I like this?” thing going on. If I had been able to find a pair of black shorts that were just a little more my size,I would have absolutely bought this outfit. 

      My general concensus of Charming Oaks is that I’m thrilled with my experience there. My debit card had issues, but that was no fault at all of the lovely and understanding ladies that manned the counter. I was absolutely obsessed with that Valentines day shrug in the slideshow way up above. I certainly have plans to return for some serious retail therapy! 

     

My take on Snow White in the 1950s

  Guys. GUYS! I’m so excited, I’ve been looking forward to our first Halloween together since the first month this blog got off the ground! Today I’d like to focus more on the enjoyment of Halloween than making a big splash, because I know you guys are probably out having a ball. I may have blown my cover a little bit on the first post in this series. I got super excited about Snow White. Before we get to that, quick announcement:

    On November 8th I’m going to be tweeting up a storm at a ritzy Fashion Show, so be sure to follow us on twitter over there on the sidebar. You’ll see the wonderful festivities there first! With that in mind, I’m taking today fairly easy, fashionwise. 

   I decided to work off of the aforementioned first post in this series and borrow that Snow White idea. I just had to do a different decade with it, and I’m obsessed with the 50s… So, obviously, I had to take that route! After a couple of roadblocks, I literally almost gave up my 1950s Snow White idea, but I’m so thankful for the great deals I landed that made this happen!

 


     I found a super cute rockabilly dress on dresshead.com, and immediately thought that it might work. I just needed a cardigan, and luck was with me! The perfect cardigan was waiting for me at Clothes Mentor! It would have been perfect with an iron on patch, but I was unable to find one that I liked. A little down, but not to be thwarted, I put together this costume with some more help from Clothes Mentor, where I found those heels in the perfect red. The best part is that the shoes are actually a style that was worn in the 50s, and I think they’d suit Snow White just fine! Besides, I had to get red from somewhere!

    This costume walked that line between obvious costume and everyday-wear. In fact, I can see myself wearing this in the future when I just want to feel cute. It’s nicely toned down and appropriate for just wearing whenever! Guys, I have to admit, I had so much fun putting this costume together and wearing it! I had a petticoat just lying around and gathered the accessories that you can see below! I was so proud to be recognized as Snow White without my prompting. It just feels so cool to dress up and be recognized as the character, doesn’t it?

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I made a little collage to showcase some of the accesories! . . #halloween2018 #details #acsessories #jewelry #costume #columbusga

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     I made a little collage, if you follow it over to Instagram, you can check out the jewelry store that supplied my broach and pearls! I want to apologize to the vendor that provided my gorgeous ring, I misplaced the card somehow. The moment I find it, I’m going to add a link here and on the post!

    I tried to veer more towards a 50’s thing for the makeup- I kept the eyes simple, and threw on a red lip. Of course, since they’re my Holy Grail lash right now, I added my Eylure Accents #005 to add to that really dark lash look that Snow White had in the fairy tale. I think if I could do it differently, I would have gotten a brighter blush rather than my usual peach. I do think it came out well though! You can also check out the makeup look in that collage above and on the FOTD archive over on instagram.

     I was hoping to find some festivities in town tonight to tell you about here, but as it is Wednesday… there wasn’t really anything. So I did retire home early.

    I hope you guys enjoyed our first Halloween together, I know I had loads of fun! Let me know in the comments what you’d like to see next year! I’m totally open to suggestions, or shoot an email to contact@javaandjeans.com!

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!)

Hey, everyone! Kind of left you hanging there for a bit! Thank you to the new followers, who recently joined us. Here’s a bit of the latest post, this one featuring Francesca’s Boutique! If you like this post, click “Read more” to navigate to the updated site! ___________________________________________________________________________________ Hey guys! I must confess something. I‚Äôve…

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Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!)

Hey, everyone! Kind of left you hanging there for a bit! Thank you to the new followers, who recently joined us. Here’s a bit of the latest post, this one featuring Francesca’s Boutique! If you like this post, click “Read more” to navigate to the updated site! ___________________________________________________________________________________ Hey guys! I must confess something. I‚Äôve…

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!)

Hey, everyone! Kind of left you hanging there for a bit! Thank you to the new followers, who recently joined us. Here’s a bit of the latest post, this one featuring Francesca’s Boutique! If you like this post, click “Read more” to navigate to the updated site! ___________________________________________________________________________________ Hey guys! I must confess something. I‚Äôve…

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!)

Hey, everyone! Kind of left you hanging there for a bit! Thank you to the new followers, who recently joined us. Here’s a bit of the latest post, this one featuring Francesca’s Boutique! If you like this post, click “Read more” to navigate to the updated site! ___________________________________________________________________________________ Hey guys! I must confess something. I‚Äôve…

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!)

Hey, everyone! Kind of left you hanging there for a bit! Thank you to the new followers, who recently joined us. Here’s a bit of the latest post, this one featuring Francesca’s Boutique! If you like this post, click “Read more” to navigate to the updated site! ___________________________________________________________________________________ Hey guys! I must confess something. I‚Äôve…

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!)

Hey, everyone! Kind of left you hanging there for a bit! Thank you to the new followers, who recently joined us. Here’s a bit of the latest post, this one featuring Francesca’s Boutique! If you like this post, click “Read more” to navigate to the updated site! ___________________________________________________________________________________ Hey guys! I must confess something. I‚Äôve…

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!)

Hey, everyone! Kind of left you hanging there for a bit! Thank you to the new followers, who recently joined us. Here’s a bit of the latest post, this one featuring Francesca’s Boutique! If you like this post, click “Read more” to navigate to the updated site! ___________________________________________________________________________________ Hey guys! I must confess something. I‚Äôve…

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!)

Hey, everyone! Kind of left you hanging there for a bit! Thank you to the new followers, who recently joined us. Here’s a bit of the latest post, this one featuring Francesca’s Boutique! If you like this post, click “Read more” to navigate to the updated site! ___________________________________________________________________________________ Hey guys! I must confess something. I‚Äôve…

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

Fashionable Findings; Francesca’s Debut! (mini-haul!) was originally published on Java and Jeans

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