Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Boyfriend Jean Tip

I have been very excited to wear my new boyfriend jeans since it has warmed up this week. Each time that I have worn them I have simply rolled them up a few times. It looked fine, but it wasn't quite how I thought it should look. I discovered the key today. Simply fold the bottom of your jean inward (to make them tight on your calf) and then roll up twice. This will give you the pegged look, rather than casual rolled up jeans. Its a little detail, but makes a world of difference in the style.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spice up your Work Wear

It’s not just another manic Monday at work if you spice up your day with a trendy outfit. Statistics show that those who dress-up for work and feel good about their appearance are more productive. This doesn’t mean you have to go all out on the lame office attire. Be creative with your work wear and buy pieces that can transcend into evening wear as well.

JUPE has three work wear favorites that are not just for the office. These dresses are great for special events, happy hour, dinners and more. Also, they are one-piece dresses making running late in the a.m. a cinch. No need to worry about matching tops and bottoms with these ensembles.

First, we have our most affordable option by BB Dakota. This elegant LeBlanc Knit Dress is figure flattering. Throw away your boring suite and pair this dress with a vintage blazer and booties.

Next, we have the Max and Cleo Sleeveless Shirttucked Dress. Sick of pinstriped pants and trying to keep your dress shirt tucked in and wrinkle free? With a pencil skirt and embellished ruffles, you can still look down to business while being fabulously chic.

Last but not least, we have the Max and Cleo Ruffle Front Dress with pockets. Baby doll sleeves, ruffles, and an adorable tie, what is not to like? This dress is professional with a trendy twist and can also be worn for Saturday brunch with the girls.

Instead of dreading the start of your work weak, start enjoying the opportunity to reinvent your look. Take an extra long lunch break and come visit JUPE.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Trend We Love: Artsy Graphic Prints

Maybe it was a recent trip to a local art gallery that inspired me, but I am currently loving these modernist prints. I love the unique brushstroke look of each of these dresses. The color combinations are eye catching, fresh, and worthy of a second glance.
Brushstroke Bubble Dress by Glam $62
Painted Floral Halter Dress by Glam $60
Painted Colorblock Sheath by BB Dakota $78

The BB Dakota dress was featured in last week's US Weekly in a feature called "Which Costs More?" Our dress was of course the less expensive, effortlessly chic option!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Black and White Necklaces

We love this necklace by Fiona Paxton. It's a statement piece: something to dress up a t-shirt and jeans or your favorite black cocktail dress. But at a steep $338 for a piece that you can't wear everyday, it doesn't seem like a very practical buy. We happened to come across this similar black and white beaded necklace that is inspired by the same style. Just $17 at Jupe, this necklace will transform your simple outfits without breaking the bank.

Left: original by Fiona Paxton
Right: our version inspired by the same look