the mock neck & coach saddle bag

2017 just started and this post is one for the books!

i am beyond thrilled to be working with @Coach for this post! celebrating their 25th anniversary with the newest saddle bag 23 in dark denim. this color was my top choice due to the unique-ness,  it's a dark/bright blue (if that makes sense) and the antique brass hardware complements it so well. Coach is one of those brands that remains a classic in terms of bags, i mean who remembers the "C" logo back in the day?! i've worn this saddle bag multiple times and it is such a great sized bag, not too large, and not too small. it fits all the essentials and more. it's going to make a good travel companion, now i just need to book a ticket somewhere! 

i didn't own a bag this color so decided to style it with some neutrals (you can't go wrong with neutrals) and threw on a this leather jacket i've had for a few months. i purchased it based on the color and the draped front, which gives it a more feminine twist vs. a moto leather jacket (i can't seem to pull those off). i added some pumps and a pair of ROSE GOLD tassel earrings for good measure and voila, find me at the Domain Northside snapping pictures with a professional photographer at high noon with tons of foot traffic. i had moments/thoughts of... 'what the heck am i doing. this is so not me, i feel completely uncomfortable. -- yep, you're totally doing this right JD.' 

currently on my playlist: shape of you by Ed Sheeran

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top | Banana Republic italian cashmere blend mock neck pull over in cream -- similar // similar in a tunic style
jacket | Trouve draped front leather jacket in brown saddle -- similar and on sale for $60! // similar // similar in blush // similar in suede
denim | Hudson nico mid rise distressed skinny jeans in worlds apart (old) -- similar // similar but not distressed
shoesManolo Blahnik BB pump in nude patent -- similar // similar 
bag c/o | Coach saddle bag 23 in dark denim
sunglassesCeline tilda sunglasses in dark tortoise -- similar but more cateye on sale for $42 (just bought these and love them)
earrings | BaubleBar pinata tassel earrings in ROSE GOLD!! -- similar but mini tassels // really love these at the moment!
watch c/o | Daniel Wellington 34mm st mawes dapper watch in rose gold (use code "DOAN" for 15% off your purchase)
rings | Gorjana c/o shimmer stacking ring set // Gorjana amara ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring (sold out) -- similar
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la
nails | essie gel couture in pre snow jitters

photo credit: Katie J Photography.
a post done in collaboration with Coach.
handbag provided by Coach, all opinions are my own. 

the lace cami & turtleneck

hoping 2017 is off to a phenomonal start for you! 

the cami top is a wardrobe must have. why? oh, because it can be dressed up by tucking it into a skirt, can be dressed down with some skinny jeans, goes great under a blazer or long cardigan, and lastly you can wear it into fall/winter by layering it with a tissue turtleneck! i thought this would be an interesting look and was skeptical at first, but i loved how it turned out. esp the black with the blush, such a winning combo. most of the time i don't really wear v-necks because i feel like i'm always adjusting or pulling it up #annoying (or am i too conservative?!), v-necks are seriously so low these days. but i digress, this layering idea was a really good option for me due to the deep v. 

meet my latest bag addition, she's a lil wild at heart. HA! jk. well... i guess that is only funny if you knew that that's actually the name of the print. but i had the pleasure of meeting the fabulous Kelly Wynne and after hearing her story of how she get got started, i had to buy one of her bags. of course, it happened to be the one she was wearing that day but how could i not? i haven't seen anything like it. it's round. it's in a cheetah and leopard print calf hair combo. yep, i clearly "needed" it. 

lastly, let's talk about grey hair. ok, mine has been growing at an exponential rate!!! oh the joys of being over thirty. i've debated dying it, but i just can't bring myself to do it. should i? urgh, ain't nobody got time for that maintenance! ps i also have #virginhair (don't faint). actually i've even thought about going over the long strands with a permanent marker... i know it's a crazy idea. but isn't a sharpie non-toxic?! i've ran this idea by a few people. but no one has volunteered to help. hrm. 

currently on my playlist: water under the bridge by Adele

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turtleneck | H&M lyocell turtleneck top in powder beige (sold out) -- similar and avail in six colors // similar
cami | H&M satin camisole with lace in black (also avail in blush) -- similar // similar and already layered // similar by CAMI NYC
denim | Hudson nico mid rise distressed skinny jeans in worlds apart (old) -- similar // similar but not distressed
shoesJimmy Choo abel patent pump in black -- similar by Ivanka Trump / similar / similar
bag | Kelly Wynne halo in wild at heart -- also avail in gold 
sunglassesCeline caty sunglasses in black -- similar
earrings | Francesca's pave cube 360 studs (can't find them online but i bought them recently in-store!)
watch c/oDaniel Wellington classic black cornwall 40mm watch (this is the NEW DW watch with a black face with ROSE GOLD details, a great statement piece for fall. use code "DOAN" for 15% off your purchase)
rings c/o | gorjana shimmer stacking ring set
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la
nails | CHANEL le vernis nail color in tapage (old limited edition) -- similar in gitane

rock the lace cami,
JD

the mesh pencil dress

helloooooo 2017!

2016 really flew by, it's been good but i'm soooo ready for 2017 -- i have a feeling it's going to be a great! actually, i'm going to make it #PHENOMENAL and i hope you do too! what a year it has been for this blog, it's taken me to "places" i never thought i would be in and connected me to people i never thought i would meet. every step along the way has been a bit unfamiliar, but that is when i know i'm on the right path. 

hilarious story about this mesh dress. um, the lining isn't sewn all the way down on the inside. more than halfway through these photos, my photographer was like "why is it see through from your thighs down? is it supposed to be like that?" ha!! uh. no. #wardrobemishap so i laughed at myself hysterically for a good five minutes, pulled the inside slip all the way down and continued on. just another one to add to the list of "blogging incidents" along with the one where i fell backwards and landed on my butt, or the one where my stiletto got stuck in a crack and i went flying out of my shoe. 

lastly, it's been since high school that i've worn some hoop earrings. i really like the way the hoops face on these (if that makes sense) and the subtle amount of sparkle that make them classy statement earrings sure to earn compliments! 

currently on my playlist: the fighter by Keith Urban ft. Carrie Underwood

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dress | ASOS Warehouse premium mesh pencil dress in neutral (runs small so size up) -- similar in lace with sleeves // similar with peplum hem
shoesStuart Weitzman nudistsong in adobe patent (comes in different widths too!) -- similar / similar 
bag | ASOS New Look round clutch in gold (sold out) -- similar by Kelly Wynne // similar but rectangular 
earrings | BaubleBar dianne hoops 
sunglasses | Prada 52mm cat eye sunglasses in black with gold via ditto.com (use code JANNADOANXOXO to receive your first month free!) 
bracelet | Vita Fede mini titan crystal bracelet in gold -- similar by Vince Camuto and only $58!
rings | Gorjana amara ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring (sold out) -- similar
lips | Christian Louboutin velvet matte lip color in rouge louboutin 001M -- similar lip stain by Sephora in 01 always red
nailsessie gel couture in pre snow jitters

cheers to 2017,
JD

the holiday plaid button down & midi skirt

mad for some holiday plaid!

button downs are one of my favorite wardrobe pieces because they go with everything. you can wear them with shorts, jeans, and skirts! and when it gets colder you can use it as a base layering piece under (itchy) sweaters too. this is my first holiday-ish plaid button down and the place to get them is.... J.Crew. they do such a good job with their button downs, esp when the fall rolls around. i decided to dress this one up a little with my most worn midi skirt. to make things more festive i put on my gift bow studs! these are basically a dupe of the Kate Spade ones that were all the rage a few years ago. these are very seasonal so i wear them every chance i get! these gift bow earrings really topped this outfit. #sorryihadto #nopunintended #deskslapper

let's talk about these bow heels. yes, you need them too. it's not often i come across a good pointed toe bow heel that is doesn't cost big buckaroos. i actually ordered the blush and black and was supposed to keep only one... but i ended up keeping both because they are just too pretty. #birthdaymonth, oh wait. i bought them in november... ackahah! ok, but i did wear these to an event and my other heel somehow slid past the bow on my other foot and the bow ripped off -- nothing some super glue can't fix, but be careful with them. this happened right before an event where i was going to meet THE Kelly Wynne! #justmyluck good thing i am the type of working woman who always has three pairs of shoes on her at all times, one of them being flats!  

lastly, have a wonderful holiday! enjoy this time spent with family and friends. thank you so much for stopping by. 

currently on my playlist: last christmas by WHAM

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top | J.Crew classic plaid button down in black -- similar // similar // similar in blue & green // similar in re flannel // similar in flannel 2 // 
skirt | H&M textured midi skirt in black (old) -- similar // similar in velvet! // similar in blue
shoes | Ann Taylor charlie patent bow pumps in black (love these and have them in the blush color too!) -- similar in suede // similar but sandal style // similar but colorblocked
bagCHANEL 2.55 classic double flap bag in black lambskin -- similar (avail in six colors) // similar // similar in velvet // similar in patent // similar
sunglasses | Valley Eyewear spleen in black via ditto.com (use code "JANNADOANXOXO" to receive your first month for free on a designer sunglasses rental subscription!)
earrings | Etsy gift bow earrings in gold
necklace | BaubleBar crystal trellis necklace (old) -- similar // similar 
bracelet | Nordstrom BP love knot cuff (sold out) -- similar by kate spade // similar 
rings c/o | Gorjana shimmer stacking ring set in gold
lipsTom Ford lip color in cherry lush
nails | CHANEL le vernis nail color in tapage (old limited edition) -- similar in gitane

rock the holiday plaid,
JD

a very austin blogger holiday

32, ready or not here i come!

today is a special day for two reasons 1) i turn 32! and... 2) i get to share one of my favorite shoots to date with you!! warning: if you click that READ MORE button, there will be lots of pictures and holiday inspo (including links to all outfits) from some AMAZING & GORGEOUS AUSTIN bloggers that i feel so humbled to know and only met within the last few months. everyone is impeccably dressed and i am so thrilled that they asked me to join in on a holiday photo shoot! #youcansitwithus #friendship #texasforever

it's been quite a year and if wrote about 32 things i've learned, you probably wouldn't get to the end of it. in short, it's all about celebrating the little milestones/victories in life and knowing that the next one is just around the corner. i feel extremely blessed, this blog has brought me so much joy and connected me with many friends who encourage and inspire me. i feel like i'm just getting started and that the best is yet to come! #cheers!

special thanks to @howdybrandon for capturing these moments and sticking it out with nine ladies (plus champagne). it was pretty cold for us southern gals, but despite the weather not cooperating, it was a blast! i laughed my whole way through with these beautiful ladies! #goodtimes

currently on my playlist (and everyone else's!): all i want for christmas is you by Mariah

cheers from AUSTIN! 

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ladies in red. @heykailymae // @thetrendytomboy // JD // @stylebeacon

mad for plaid. @theautumngirl_ // @byhilaryrose

metallic sequin goodness. @kaleymargaret // @its.me.haylee // @daniaustin

Kaily // heykailymae.com

dress | Express lace mock neck sheath dress in red
shoes (similar) | Sole Society tiia in black  
clutch (similar) | Kayu velvet clutch in black

 Meg // theautumngirl.com

top (similar) | J.Crew plaid popover shirt 
skirt | Express leather pencil skirt in black
booties | Vince Camuto felina bootie in black leather

Hilary // byhilaryrose.com

top | Old Navy classic flannel shirt in red tartan
skirt | ASOS tulle prom skirt in navy
clutch | Rebecca Minkoff leo clutch in anthracite
shoes | BCBG Generation tamerra in red suede

Dani // thedaniaustin.com

jumpsuit (similar) | Nasty Gal glamorous cameron satin jumpsuit
shoes | Sam Edelman synthia sandal in black suede
bag | DVF 440 envelope clutch in shimmer sand

Kaley // myclosetlife.com

dress (similar) | similar 1 // similar 2 // similar 3 // similar 4
shoes (similar) | similar 1 // similar 2
earrings (similar) | similar 1 // similar 2

dress | MSK halter pleated maxi dress (old) -- similar with gold accents // similar in metallic // similar with a v-neck // similar // similar // similar with sleeves
shoes | Stuart Weitzman nudistsong in adobe patent (comes in different widths too!) -- similar / similar 
bag | Kate Landry pyramid metal hardframe clutch (old) -- similar // similar // similar from Target 
earringsKendra Scott quincy delicate earrings in crackle crystal (old) -- similar
bracelet | Etsy pave link bracelet -- similar from BaubleBar
rings c/o | Gorjana shimmer stacking ring set in gold
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la
nailsessie gel couture in pre snow jitters

happy holidays from AUSTIN, TX, 
JD

the tweed skirt & over the knee boots

#fortheloveoftweed

i am such a fan of tweed. the texture, softness, and classy factor it brings to any wardrobe. the miniskirt is not my go-to but they are good to have on hand for an outfit with over the knee (OTK) boots! glad i snatched this one up in a heartbeat, i love the color, quality of the tweed and the front pockets that really stand out without being over the top. sticking to the classy-ness of tweed i opted for a roll neck long sleeve top and decided to layer more with my sleeveless trench coach complete with.... the ultimate classy accessories: brooch, pearl earrings, and a Chanel bag. i LOVE how it turned out! 

i also attended the Texas Conference for Women last week. i look forward to it every year, great speakers and sessions! here are my short and sweet take-aways:

  • show up. suit up. speak up.
  • fear is the doorway to opportunity. 
  • you know you're on the right track when everything seem
  • courage comes from taking baby steps.
  • beauty is the energy we put into the world.
  • call your shots.
  • be intentional. 
  • it ain't bragging if you can back it up.
  • how you face disappointment is far more important than how you face winning. 
  • there is no place in your life that you cannot lift from.
  • confidence is believing in what you deserve.
  • fear is not an option. 
  • make sure you are your own consistent cheerleader. 

i cannot believe we are at the last two months of the year! MY FAVE! hoping y'all have a wonderful thanksgiving -- eat lots, enjoy time with your loved ones, unplug, and be present! #qualitytimeisthebesttime

side happenings: sorry been MIA the past two weeks! they have been crazy fun with events, i was running from one thing to the next, it was so awesome! i'm trying to capture them in instastories #newbie (@jannadoan). from new restaurant previews -- Flower Child and Culinary Drop Out to fashion/crafty shows -- Flea Style in Dallas (my friend described it as Etsy in real life!) to the Nordstrom whowhatwear fall trunk show and heir fall beauty show to the Texas Conference from Women to other minglings including the Austin Blogger Mixer, PopSugar x Shop Style Collective (i'll just leave out the part where the hotel valet lost my car keys for a good hour....!), Kelly Wynne, and LUSH. i was thrilled to meet these beautiful and inspiring boss babes in person: @bagsnob // @hillarykerr // @brandypham // @shopkellywynne. also, appeared on the Camille Styles website, pictures from the Diptyque event last month! whoo hoo! 

currently on my playlist: better in time by Leona Lewis (totally throwin' it back)

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top | ASOS New Look ruche roll neck in black (i've worn this way too many times! it goes so well w all skirts for fall!) -- similar but ribbed // similar but cold shoulder 
duster | Shein sleeveless asymmetric trench coat in black (old) -- similar // similar but blazer style // similar with sleeves // 
skirt | ASOS Lost Ink tweed mini skirt with front pockets in gray (goes in and out of stock so always check back!) -- similar // similar with some fringe
bagCHANEL 2.55 classic double flap bag in black lambskin -- similar (avail in six colors) // similar // similar
shoesUnisa saranaa over the knee boot in black suede (avail in five colors!) -- similar from Target // similar with stiletto heel // similar but flat (just bought these and love them)
sunglassesKaren Walker number one sunglasses in black (rent them via ditto.com and use code "JANNADOANXOXO" to receive your first month for free on a designer sunglasses rental subscription!) -- similar
brooch | BaubleBar crystal donati brooch (old) -- similar but a bow // similar
earrings | Baublebar 360 pearl studs (old) -- similar // similar with pave // similar
watch c/oDaniel Wellington classic black cornwall 40mm watch (this is the NEW DW watch with a black face with ROSE GOLD details, a great statement piece for fall. use code "DOAN" for 15% off your purchase)
ringsBaubleBar ice chevron midi ring (sold out) -- similar // Gorjana candice CZ ring // Etsy stacking & midi rings
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la
nails | Smith & Cult polish in dark like me

rock the tweed,
JD

the navy pleated skirt

cheers to a outfit that doesn't have black!

if you looked at my closet you would think i work as a make up artist of something. black is my GO-TO -- #alwaysthereforyou #neverfails. next in line to black is.... (insert drum roll).. NAVY! wah hoo. the love for navy has been so real the past few years. it goes with... basically everything. for this post i thought i would style it with a coral top and loved how it turned out! i would also try pairing this navy skirt with burgundy or green! what is your favorite way to wear navy?

let's talk about the pleated skirt -- you need it. in all colors. trust me. i probably have five now and the yellow and satin green one i linked below are looking pretty good right now. they go with all blouses and great for work because of the midi-length. i have never met a midi skirt i didn't like not to mention one with pleats! here are two posts i've done with a pleated skirt: burgundy // blush

this bucket bag i saw on @nicolesometimes and had to get it. by the time i saw it on Nicole, it was already sold out in stores so i paid a little premium for it on eBay, #soworthit. it's a mini bucket bag and perfect for petite/short frames. it looks very similar to a Mansur Gavriel (which i have purchased in the past and returned), but in my opinion, this one is way better and a 1/5 of the price.

i hope you have fun things planned this week. i have a few events i'm really looking forward to and a jam packed trip to DALLAS! as always, thanks so much for stopping by!

currently on my playlist: don't wanna know by Maroon 5 

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top | Ann Taylor cap sleeve camp shirt in winter white (sold out) -- similar // similar with high neck // similar 
skirt | Topshop chiffon pleated skirt in navy (ON SALE!) -- similar in yellow // similar and my all time fave in blush, black, lilac, satin tealsatin wine (i have it in three colors...) // similar in satin green!! (NEED)
shoes | Ann Taylor leda block heel sandals in navy (sold out) -- similar // similar in burgundy velvet // similar // similar with lower heel and avail in MANY colors! 
bag | J.Crew mini bucket bag in natural vachetta (sold out) -- similar from Old Navy // similar // similar but suede // similar with chainlink // similar
sunglassesCeline tilda sunglasses in dark tortoise
earrings | Kendra Scott addie earrings in rose gold
necklace | Anthropologie monogram pendant necklace -- similar with initials 
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold
bracelet | BaubleBar gold mary links bracelet -- similar but pave
ringsThe Songbird Collection bejeweled leaf ring in rose gold / Gorjana candice CZ ring / Etsy stacking & midi rings
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la

rock the navy,
JD