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Red, White & Chambray

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Red, White & Chambray
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I look forward to this holiday weekend every year, partially because it offers a little relief from a particularly busy time at work. B and I took advantage of the day off yesterday and took a walk around our neighborhood. The roads seemed more sleepy than normal, so I assumed that everyone was relaxing at home or preparing for their backyard barbeques and parties. We have a backyard party of our own that we are attending today – I can’t wait for burgers, sprinklers, and later – sparklers! Happy 4th of July!

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Madewell Chambray | similar
Gap Dress | similar on sale!
Ray-Ban Sunglasses | similar
Stella & Dot Gold Sutton Necklace
Steve Madden Flats
Coach Clutch | similar

Black &Hearts

Jackietara blog - Black &Hearts
Jackietara blog - Black &Hearts
Jackietara blog - Black &Hearts
Jackietara blog - Black &Hearts
Jackietara blog - Black &Hearts
Jackietara blog - Black &Hearts
Jackietara blog - Black &Hearts
Jackietara blog - Black &Hearts

I’m in love… with a small shiny magic box. B is in Richmond for a 3-month training, so I drove down to meet him this past weekend with my new Fujifilm X100T camera in tow. I was excited to explore the trendy little city with both of my loves (Bryan being #1, of course), and explore we did. One of my favorite spots we visited was Belle Isle and the American Civil War Center in historic Tredegar, where took these photos.

It was a magnificent un-seasonably warm day on Sunday, so I took full advantage of the weather (and the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day week) and pulled on my brightest pink skirt over my favorite heart spotted button down. I’m a sucker for themes, so give me a holiday and I’ll dress to the nines. I’m not usually a “pink girl,” but you better believe I’ll be wearing pink on Saturday, and I won’t be sorry about it.

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Madewell Shirt old similar
Old Navy Skirt | similar
Frye Melissa Button Boots
Marc Jacobs Signature Studs

Photos c/o my Valentine

A Tartan Thanksgiving

A Tartan Thanksgiving - Jackietara blog

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I was lucky enough to take a little vacation and disconnect from the city life with Teddy’s family in Bethany Beach.  We rented a house in a golfing community, so we were surrounded by lots of greenery and trees, and had plenty of outdoor activities to keep us busy.  T was able to play tennis with his family while I could jog around the community.  It was cold outside, but the sun made it perfect running weather.  Sometimes I can’t believe how quickly running has become part of my weekly routine.  I get disappointed when I miss running club on Tuesdays for evening events and I actually wanted to go running in the cold… while on vacation!

Thanksgiving day was absolutely beautiful, which was magnified by the calmness and happiness of being with family in a new place.  We had lots of great food, contributed by several members of the family [T and I made our famous goat cheese mashed potatoes], and wine, and once the meal was over, we sat around the table playing board and card games.  It really couldn’t have been any better.

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A Tartan Thanksgiving - Jackietara blog
A Tartan Thanksgiving - Jackietara blog

Wearing: tartan dress: ModCloth // short cognac boots: Frye

Photos by Teddy Wolff

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A Tartan Thanksgiving - Jackietara blog

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