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Jackie Tara Blog - Neutral Natural
Jackie Tara Blog - Neutral NaturalJackie Tara Blog - Neutral Natural

Jackie Tara Blog - Neutral Natural
Jackie Tara Blog - Neutral Natural
Jackie Tara Blog - Neutral Natural
Jackie Tara Blog - Neutral Natural
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I feel like spring grabbed a hold of me with its gnarly (and not the ‘awesome’ kind) claws and didn’t let go. Somehow I’ve broken free and I’m finally settling back into my normal routine. On a more relaxed weekend before the 16  consecutive days of rain that we had in Virginia, B and I did one of our favorite things and walked from our Del Ray apartment to Old Town Alexandria for dinner. We have our favorite places for happy hour in the area, but we are always looking to try new places. Virtue Feed and Grain has been on the list for a little wile, so we finally gave it a try and were not disappointed. It was even mild enough to eat outside, so we got a double-dose of fresh air.

On days when there’s not a whole lot on the agenda, I like to throw my hair up in a messy bun and put on a comfy tee, leggings, and Keds. To “upscale” the look a little I throw on a blazer or jacket, like this neutral one from Zara, and a bright lip color. Tees and blazers are my go-to for almost every occasion – both work and play – which works because I can go from activity to activity without having to change. If there is anything I hate more than peanut butter, it’s having to put on more than one set of clothes per day. I know, I blaspheme. Please forgive me, just this once.

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Outfit details:

Zara Flowing Lapels Blazer in Sand
Zara Graphic Tee old
Zara Leggings
Stella & Dot Watch
Florentine Leather Clutch

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Peplum + Crop

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I am in love with peplum tops. There’s just no other way to say it. The shape and length of peplum hugs and gives in all of the right places. I have also found that my peplum tops give me versatility in dressing for a causal day on the town, date night, or work event. I’ve been a girl on the go these past couple of weeks, so not having to fuss about my outfit before running out the door has been totally key in keeping my stress level low. I realized quickly that peplum does not let me down, especially when paired with my relaxed fit boyfriend jeans, cute pumps, and a daring crop top. If you’ve been cautiously avoiding (or resisting) the bare-all crop top trend, this is a perfect way to ease yourself into it, just in time for a month that calls for layering.

Outfit details:
Gap Peplum Tank
Gap Boyfriend Jeans similar (on sale!)
Sam Edelman Pumps similar

Photography by Paul B. Jones