the ruffled cami & tropical shorts

pull on shorts for adults. #yesplease.

while i have regular places that i normally shop at, it is always fun discovering new boutiques! a recent discovery is the reddressboutique.com -- they have the cutest clothes and at such great price points that don't break the bank. they also have a lot of new items almost everyday and offer free shipping on order $50 or more (this isn't hard to reach). they have a great selection of summer clothes, rompers, swimwear, jewelry, and they also have a cute home & office selection as well -- great for gifts! but the main reason why i like the the reddressboutique.com is because they have such cute colorful and bright clothing which i can definitely use some of! 

this ruffled cami is going to be on repeat quite a bit this summer. dressy camis are such an easy full-proof top because they always go with everything -- pants, skirts, shorts, and you can always drape a cardigan over it as well! lastly, these pull on shorts (hello elastic band, and endless chips & salsa && guac &&& queso), are really fun! especially the print, total vacay vibes, and i should also add that i am on a lilac kick right now. lastly, the block heels are my go-to and the scalloped detail on these and color make it sure pick for summatime. click read more below for more all the color options on the cami and print options on the shorts! 

currently on my playlist: now or never by Halsey

yes, those are hair ties on my wrist. :D

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top c/o | Red Dress Boutique flirty and fun top in white -- also avail in yellow, aqua, orange, and pink
shorts c/o | Red Dress Boutique make the trip shorts in purple print (also has a MATCHING halter top!!) -- similar in teal print
shoes c/o | Red Dress Boutique making the moves block heels sandal in tan
bag | J.Crew mini bucket bag in natural vachetta (old) -- similar
sunglassesLe Specs savanna 51mm sunglasses in tortoise -- similar 
earrings c/oBaubleBar mini pinata tassel earrings in white -- original size // similar from the Sugarfix line at Target
necklaceAnthropologie monogram pendant necklace -- similar 
watch c/oDaniel Wellington classic petite melrose 32mm in rose gold and white (use code "JANNADOAN" on danielwellington.com to recieve 15% off your purchase!)
ringsGorjana c/o shimmer stacking ring set // Gorjana amara ring set // Gorjana mini stackable ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring -- similar // BaubleBar tri bar ring (old) -- similar // Cassandra Collections mini ring
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la

rock the printed shorts,
JD

photo credit: Brandon Hill
a post done in collaboration with the Red Dress Boutique. 
denim provided by the Red Dress Boutique, all opinions are my own. 

the peplum top & coral pants

not your average pants.

add a pop of color to your work wardrobe with some colored pants! as much as i love B&W, i feel like it's a good idea to throw in some color sometimes?! these coral pants make me pretty happy. and what's better is that it goes with NAVY!! i have worn this to work a few times and always receive so many compliments. i have a hard time finding work pants because i am SO PICKY. most of them are always too long in terms of length and inseam, the material is too thin or too thick/wooly. there are no slanted pockets (don't ask but this is such a huge must for me), there are pleats or the closure is an extended tab. anyways, call me crazy but these Banana Republic Avery pants fit perfectly and meet all my pant expectations! they are also available in regular, tall, and petite and multiple colors! i'm thinking the light blue might be next!

onto the top. well, it's peplum. it's white. and it's pleated. that's all!  

side happenings: for the past week i have been battling a nasty bug. i have not been sick for three years and i'm pretty much down for the count right now. #sucks. this past weekend i was going to skip out on a Derby day polo match (that happens ONCE A YEAR!) but someone knocked some sense into me and said, "get up. dress up. show up." i firmly believe in the power of showing up. i just needed a nudge. it was so fun but obviously i couldn't take much of it, #noregrets. more picts at the end! i am also trying all remedies to get myself better for Austin Fashion Week!! 

currently on my playlist: chained to the rhythm by Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley 

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top | Banana Republic pleated peplum top in white -- similar
pants | Banana Republic avery-fit pant in fire coral (older color) -- avail in blush and light blue & fuchsia // avail with a scalloped hem // avail in linen  
blazer | H&M jersey blazer in navy (old) -- similar in grey & black // similar and avail in eight colors
shoes | Ann Taylor leda block heels in navy (older color, pretty comfy for this height) -- same style but in copper & black // similar at Target // similar but lower heel
bag | Celine micro luggage tote in navy -- similar dupe for $28
sunglassesLe Specs savanna 51mm sunglasses in tortoise -- similar 
earringsKendra Scott tessa studs in clear -- available in druzy
necklaceSLATE helios necklace in gold via rocksbox
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold
bracelet | Nordstrom BP love knot cuff (old) -- similar by Kate Spade // similar off Etsy
ringsGorjana c/o shimmer stacking ring set // Gorjana amara ring set // Gorjana mini stackable ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring -- similar // BaubleBar tri bar ring (old) -- similar // Cassandra Collections mini ring
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la

rock the fun colored pants,
JD

photo credit: Brandon Hill


the knotted tank & high waist skinny jeans

three firsts in one post: high waist jeans, choker, and flatforms!

i have wanted to try some high waist jeans for so long! y'all know how much i love my @hudsonjeans, i usually go for the Nico mid-rise skinny jeans and have them in about six washes. i love the fit!! #fitslikeaglove. well, i decided to take it a step up or is it a waist up?! Hudson Jeans make a Barbara high waist fit. they are true to size, i'm very short (5'2") so always have to get jeans hemmed but nothing a little folding up of the hem couldn't solve. but wait, is it just me or do they make my short legs look longer?!?! now... i am a fan of the high rise fit. they are perfect when you have shorter tops or need some forgiving jeans when you indulge a little too much on chips & salsa #guilty #suckseverythingin. i'm eyeing them in a lighter wash and raw hem next! the Krista regular rise is also available for those not interested in the mid or high rise. 

i cannot get enough of knotted details right now for some reason, but this tank is going to save me this summer, i have a feeling it is gonna be a hot one in TEXAS. i also wanted to try out the choker trend and instead of the black chokers, i like the dainty gold ones. they are more subtle and therefore a good way to ease into wearing chokers if you are new to them. this one is tri-layered and has a some pretty turquoise stones!

lastly, flatforms. hopping onto this bandwagon pretty late. but i waited too long to buy them last year. they sold out pretty quickly but came back again this year! any kind of platform or flatform are automatically comfortable shoes and i am all about that comfort. these are going to go great with all summer outfits!

side happenings: last week i attended the @SuitSupply x @fashionx.co. i have seen this store in Dallas, but they recently opened up at the Domain recently and is a suit heaven for men. great prices and a one-stop-shop where you can get all the suit essentials; head to toe. here, i finally met Matt of Fashion X who puts on Austin Fashion Week (and Dallas & Houston)! i seriously can not wait for #AFWshenanigans!
event photos by: @cbarronjr

currently on my playlist: cold by Maroon 5 ft. Future

@suitsupply even has shoes, belts, pocketsquares etc! 

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top | ASTR front ruffle tank in white -- similar with a bow // similar with sleeves // similar but off the shoulder // similar but crop top
denim c/o | Hudson Jeans high waist barbara super skinny jeans in platoon 2 -- similar in a lighter wash (perfect for spring/summer!) // similar and only $65
shoes | Sole Society audrina flatform espadrille in cognac -- same exact design by Marc Fischer
bagGiGi New York saint germain clutch in tan (with custom monogram) -- similar but colorblock / similar but foldover
earrings | Kendra Scott tessa studs in clear -- available in druzy
necklace c/o | BaubleBar gwyn layered choker
ringsEtsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring (sold out) -- similar // BaubleBar tri bar ring (old) -- similar // Cassandra Collections mini ring
watch c/o | Daniel Wellington classic petite melrose 32mm in rose gold and white (use code "JANNADOAN" on danielwellington.com to recieve 15% off your purchase!)
lipstickMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la

rock the high waist jeans,
JD

photo credit: Brandon Hill
a post done in collaboration with Hudson Jeans. 
denim provided by Hudson Jeans, all opinions are my own. 

and a floppy hat for good measure ;)

how to wear a pleated skirt casual style

yes, i know it's another pleated skirt. 

something about pleats and midis. i can't help myself. here on JDC i have styled all pleated skirts in a dressy way. so... to justify this purchase i needed to style it casually. haha. self challenge accepted. you need five things (you probably already own all these!):

  1. bright colored pleated skirt -- great spring/summer piece
  2. v-neck white tee -- this one is very soft and not too low or too see through
  3. flat sandals -- i have worn these so much.. they have seen better days
  4. denim jacket -- great layering addition. i really should buy another one...
  5. fun straw tote -- new to my closet and i am obsessed. it was quite the "investment" but i have wanted one for over a year now and decided to splurge!

side happenings: so. much. happening. first, so humbled to featured on the Rank & Style blogger spotlight! Rank & Style features Top 10 lists for beauty and fashion, those are always fun and easy reads. as a lipstick addict, i completely agree on their Top 10 Lipsticks Worth Splurging On. second, it has always been a dream of mine to attend New York Fashion Week #NYFW so tickets have finally been bought. it is so official now! i cannot for all the shenanigans and to meet all my insta-gals! Austin Fashion Week #AFW is also creeping up pretty soon and i can't wait to share my experience on that. life is pretty crazy right now (in a good way). #someonepinchme. i will also be attending a derby next weekend!!! my very FIRST! can't wait. lastly, the Sprinkles cupcake of the month is a lemon meringue and it is bomb. 

currently on my playlist: something just like this by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

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top | Madewell whisper cotton v-neck pocket tee in white (avail in eight colors!)
jacket Old Navy denim jacket -- similar but darker wash 
skirt | ASOS pleated midi skirt in lilac (goes in and out of stock) -- really love this bright colorblocked one! // available in blush
shoesSam Edelman gigi sandal in saddle leather -- similar from Target
bag | Jade Tribe 3 pom basket tote -- similar from Etsy and $30 // same but in bold poms
sunglassesCeline tilda sunglasses in dark tortoise -- similar but more cateye (great brand, really fits well!)
earrings | Kendra Scott sky earrings in white pearl (old) -- larger version // similar
necklaceAnthropologie monogram pendant necklace -- similar 
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold (on sale!) -- avail in rose gold
rings Gorjana c/o shimmer stacking ring set // Gorjana amara ring set // Gorjana mini stackable ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring (sold out) -- similar // BaubleBar tri bar ring (old) -- similar 
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la

rock the pleated skirt, casually!,
JD

photo credit: Brandon Hill

the striped cut out summer dress

just cut. it. out.

i posted a quick photo of this on instagram a few weeks ago, the engagement was outrageous so i had to document it. this is my second cut out dress to date. it's really hard to find a good cut out dress that is not showing too much skin. the first one was a LBD + bomber jacket style (hello epic twirl). with cut outs sometimes it is hard to find a good fit because they can usually be too large or in an undesired place. when this came out, i immediately jumped on it. it sold out the next few days! goodness. i've worn it twice and every time, i get a dozen compliments on it. the cut out is in a perfect spot, it actually keeps you really cool #TEMPwise too!, linen-ish material, it has pockets, it is striped, and... my favorite part is actually the knotted detail. #knotkidding. the only downside is that it can snag pretty easy so you gotta be a little careful with it. and YES, i've already snagged it. LOL. 

new to JDC: HATS. i think i have decided to become a hat person!! what do you think?!?! the truth is i've always wanted to be a hat person and for 32 years of my life i never really wore hats because i did not think they looked right on me. but my good blogger friend over in Florida, Jen // @mrsjenfrick (featured on this post!), convinced me i need to give the hat another try before completely saying goodbye to it. soooo glad i did (thanks Jen!). back in the days of trying to be a hat person i bought this straw fedora, i dusted it off #literally and brought it to this shoot. even Brandon (amazing photographer) said it went perfectly -- from a guy y'all! next hat purchase shall be a camel colored felt/wool fedora.

lastly, a shout out to Jen // mrsjenfrick.com, whom i talk to on almost a regular basis, not only about blogging but life in general. she is always the most encouraging individual who always makes my day! she cheers me on and is very supportive. i haven't met Jen in person, but i certainly will one day! she also recently became a CHIC mommy too! you can probably tell why we are good friends... we styled this outfit exactly the same. we have the same exact sandals (which mine have seen better days) prior to the dress, except she has the cutest #signature dimples, and she is my inspo for the hat (i love her boater hat!) Jen, you're the best, thanks for being in my life!

hope y'all had a fun Easter weekend. i'm gearing up for a really busy week ahead with coffee in hand! as always, thanks for stopping by xoxo. 

currently on my playlist: stay by Zedd & Alessia Cara

meet my beautiful blogger friend Jen // @mrsjenfrick

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her dimples!! more style inspo on mrsjenfrick.com

dress | Bardot ibizia stripe bow cotton front dress -- same sold at REVOLVE // sold at Lord & Taylor // similar but in gigham and only $23 // similar but solid and avail in three colors!
shoesSam Edelman gigi sandal in saddle leather -- similar from Target
hat | H&M wide brim straw hat (old) -- simila from ASOS // similar from GAP
bag | Celine micro luggage tote in navy -- similar 
sunglasses | Le Specs savanna 51mm sunglasses in tortoise -- similar 
earrings | Kendra Scott sky earrings in white pearl (old) -- larger version // similar
necklace c/o | Gorjana mini chloe necklace in gold
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold (on sale!) -- avail in rose gold
bracelet | Nordstrom BP love knot cuff (old) -- similar by Kate Spade // similar off Etsy
ringsGorjana c/o shimmer stacking ring set // Gorjana amara ring set // Gorjana mini stackable ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring (sold out) -- similar // BaubleBar tri bar ring (old) -- similar 
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la

rock the CUT OUTS!,
JD

photo credit: Brandon Hill

an austin blogger easter picnic

coming soon, TV series -- Bloggers of Austin, TX :D

#blessed

nothing like a beautiful day spent with some Austin blogger babes. so happy i get to call these gals my friends. don't be fooled though, holy cow it was one WINDY photoshoot -- rose was spilled, eyeglasses were found?, keys were lost (no worries we found them in the end, thank goodness it was a gold key!!), bugs galore but ENDLESS laughter and smiles. the funny thing about these shoots is no outfits are ever planned, we all knew we would do a spring/picnic/Easter photoshoot and BAM #nailedit. dresses, white denim, rompers, floral print, stripes, chambray, off the shoulder, cold shoulder... it is all covered right here. 

when the idea came up for this photoshoot i debated a few different dresses (shocker) but decided on this gingham ruffle hem midi dress. i have #ginghamproblems right now and should probably slow down on gingham purchases but it is such a spring/summery print, it looks good on everyone and comes in a lot of different colors and checkered sizes. the ruffle hem and bow sash sold me on this one. it runs a little large, i'm wearing a size 0 regular, which… i can't even remember the last time i fit something that tiny. #notcomplaining

probably my favorite photo from this entire stack! i am a sucker for artsy/candid ones like these! isn't this just too cute, look at @simplyyvan in the background too! 

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Hilary // byhilaryrose.com

i've gotten to hang out with Hilary quite a bit this year and she is always a blast to be around!! so easy to talk to, super friendly, and considerate of others! this girl was going to back out of the shoot and i had to tell her "NO! you can't you're the glue that holds us all together!" it's so true. i know many of the girls would agree. she's brought so many people together, her thinking is, "the more the merrier." she showed up in this beautiful cobalt dress with matching cobalt earrings. cobalt can never do any wrong, with any occasion i feel like! 

Meg // theautumngirl.com

Meg is pregnant!! we discussed her hashtag, #preggersmeggers she's got the cutest baby bump going on right now and she has inspired me to try some Lilly Pulitzer clothing. this one is something i would definitely try because of the subtle color, not too crazy of a print, and of course the little ruffle hem. Meg gave me a little shout out on facebook yesterday and it made my heart smile. she's a gem. 

Jess // uptownfashionbyjess.com

special thanks to Jess, this was her idea. and she brought most of the props, scouted the location, coordinated the photographer and that is all not easy! especially when you are working with a large group of girls. (thanks Jess!) it all came together so well thanks to Jess and everyone else's ideas! Jess wore this green striped dress and the color looks so good on her. love the side button detail!

Yvan // simplyyvan.com

i call her my lil blogger sis, she's in college y'all!! i've gotten to know Yvan over the past year almost? maybe less but she reminds me of myself when i was younger. however, i wasn't doing all the successful things she is doing with her life! #waytogogirl she makes me feel super young and we always bond over BUBBLE TEA! also, if you're a concert-goer, Yvan will always have you covered! she writes an incredible and UNIQUE concert series and takes the most epic concert photos -- with her PHONE!

Kaily // heykailymae.com

Kaily worked this umbrella y'all! and holy moly she is such a vision! it really goes with her striped + cold shoulder outfit and overall aura. yes, i just used the word aura. at the end of the shoot i finally got to meet her precious baby girl (prettiest eyes) whom i always see in her instastories!

Kimberly // littlebittyinthecity.com

Kimberly is such a photogenic gal and has the prettiest smile! i don't think she even has a "bad side!" she wore this blush romper with a floral print and some white sandals (note to self, i need some white heeled sandals!). she is the most petite thing so probably knows the best places to buy petite clothing, hence the name of her blog!

Haylee // itsmehaylee.com

Haylee kind of recently chopped her long locks and i am pretty sure i tell her each time how much she rocks it! for a split second, she makes me want to do the same. if you read this blog you know that I bought my first pair of white jeans last year! i love how Haylee picked an off the shoulder chambray top to pair with her white jeans anddddd.. the bandana is icing on cake. i need to try this look!

Kaley // myclosetlife.com

Kaley is always effortlessly beautiful, she rocks everything she wears. she has an epic maxi dress collection… it's a mystery why she did not show up in one!!! this striped off the shoulder dress is absolutely right up my alley, the sash, ruffle, and the length! i also love how Kaley took the picnic basket out for a spin. ;D

the striped ruffle one shoulder top

ruffles + stripes = win.

i cannot help myself when it comes to stripes or ruffles OR peplum, gingham, scalloped hems.. but i digress. i eyed this top when it came out and was a tad skeptical because of the double layer of ruffles, i thought i was going to be a busy top with the stripes too. THEN, my blogger friend, @byhilaryrose posted it to her instastory and the rest was history. she has impeccable taste, it looked amazing on her and not the overwhelming at all. 

since then the top has come in several colors, solids, and different price points. the one i'm wearing is $24 and fits true to size, the sleeves are a bit long so i folded them up. i wasn't sure how to style it and then one day i had that AH HA moment, WHITE JEANS! duh! finally i busted those babies out and wondered why i didn't do so earlier. in case you didn't know, it wasn't until last year that white jeans became a thing for me (late on the bandwagon, i know).

lastly, these tassel earrings are LIFE! most tassel earrings are beaded which means they are heavy, they are so pretty but i can't wear them for too long due to my fatty ear lobes!! these are so light i can wear them for hours and forget i am even wearing them. they also come in many colors so good luck choosing one!!

side happenings: some Austin bloggers and i got together for a picnic/Easter photoshoot! it was a really windy, but when does the wind ever cooperate?! #eatinghair. thanks for those who followed along my @maggylondon instagram takeover, it was AWESOME and i am so grateful! but this is not the end, many more things coming to JDC that i cannot wait to share. one of them being a DERBY! whaaa!!!

currently on my playlist: something just like this by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

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top | Shein one shoulder ruffle top in blue stripes -- avail in pink // really love the cut on this one! // similar in a dress version // similar with a peplum hem
denim | ZARA mid rise skinny jeans in white (old) -- similar but ripped // similar
shoes | Target Merona marcella low block heel ankle strap sandals in tan (avail in three colors and such a staple, the perfect height too!!) // same but with a higher heel
bagGiGi New York saint germain clutch in tan (with custom monogram) -- similar but colorblock / similar but foldover
sunglasses Le Specs savanna 51mm sunglasses in tortoise (really like the fit on this brand) -- similar
earrings | Vanessa Mooney astrid tassel earrings in gold (avail in seven colors, extremely LIGHTWEIGHT!) // similar by BaubleBar but beaded
necklace | Anthropologie monogram pendant -- similar
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold (on sale!) -- avail in rose gold
ringsGorjana c/o shimmer stacking ring set // Gorjana amara ring set // Gorjana mini stackable ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring (sold out) -- similar // BaubleBar tri bar ring (old) -- similar 
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la

rock the ruffles,
JD

all is great with this top until you choose to shoot it on a windy day and the ruffle keeps slapping you in the face :D 

photo credit: Brandon Hill