the boyfriend jeans & white tee

boyfriend jeans, casual style.

for the most part, my posts with boyfriend jeans have been a tad dressy. lets go down JDC memory lane: 2016 with pumps & a trench coat (it was SO COLD i could barely feel my hands!) // 2017 in a v-neck cami & strappy stilettos // 2018 in a square neck cami & suede pumps. i thought i’d give it a go casual style with a simple v-neck tshirt. gimme a v-neck white tshirt and i’m pretty much set. when i’m not taking embarrassing blog photos, you’ll find in in a men’s JOCKEY white v-neck tshirt. i probably have 30 easy. it’s my go-to with Nike tempo shorts. #lifetip: always say yes to stretchy waistbands. unfortunately, not all of us are @fashion_jackson-beautiful so we can’t always rock tshirts like her. she is #casualstylegoals. but when i do go out-out in a tshirt it’s gonna be a slightly more fitted and a woman’s tee. haha.

i’ve been on an @everlane kick lately and while i do partner with the brand, i purchased this tshirt to test out; i love it! while the white is a little sheer, it was moisture wicking during this shoot where i was sweating like nuts (hair was not having that humidity either). the v-neck isn’t too low, perfect for layering necklaces. i loved it so much i placed another order for more! including the different styles i linked below. for $15 you can’t go wrong. and you can never have enough tshirts in your closet because they go with EVERYTHING. skirts, pants, jeans, not to mention they make a good base layering piece to any outfit. top if off with a cardigan, jacket, or blazer during the fall/winter. (or summer if you’re crazy like me. haha).

lastly, a blurb on @keds!! i wore these back in middle school! where my #teamkeds people at?! while the Keds champion canvas sneaker in navy is my BFF, i splurged a little on a leather pair from the Kate Spade collaboration with Keds. the hardware is GOLD y’all, the laces are ribbon-like = so extra. anyways, they make a great casual sneaker that go with dresses, shorts, skirts, and jeans. they are also the best travel shoe when you don’t want to give up too much fashion over function.

side ramblings: it sucked watching New York Fashion Week #NYFW all the way from Texas. i really missed out this year but the adult life had more pressing things that needed to be taken care of. gotta love #adulting. next year, i’m treating myself to that trip. the @thefomofactory opened in ATX and i was able to preview it the night before it opened! a pretty cool seven-room-instagram-able outing to check out, collage pict after the jump! also, my dear friend, @amandadeer #nopunintended launched her capsule collection of fine jewelry recently that consists of solid 14K and real diamondssss y’all. i dropped by to see them in person and they’re amazing pieces, i have my eyes set on the horn necklace and the solitaire. i love supporting her, such a sweet soul! lastly, @baublebar is having their friends & family sale, 25% off everything!! my top 3 picks: slim bow drops // mezzo 18K gold huggie hoop earrings // mariette fringe drop earrings.

currently on my playlist: dance to this by Troye Sivan ft. Ariana Grande

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top | Everlane cotton v-neck in white (wearing size small) — similar but over-sized // similar but a crew neck // similar but long sleeve with a v-back
blazer | H&M single button jersey blazer in navy (old) — similar // love this one with ruched sleeves
denim | GAP mid-rise relaxed boyfriend jeans in medium indigo -- similar // love these
kicks | Keds x Kate Spade champion leather sneakers in rose dew pink (they run a little big, i usually wear a size 6 in the canvas but went down to a 5.5 in these) — the OG in canvas // just bought these all white leather!
bag | Celine micro luggage tote in navy -- similar
earrings | Kendra Scott sky earrings in white pearl (old) -- larger version // similar
necklaces | Amanda Deer satellite choker in gold // Anthropologie monogram pendant necklace 
rings | Gorjana amara ring set // Amanda Deer c/o CZ solitaire ring // Amanda Deer c/o CZ accents midi ring
watch | Michael Kors darci watch in gold

rock all the white tees,
JD

photo credit: Madeline Harper


@thefomofactory

dates I 09/14/18 - 10/21/18
admission | $23, $15 for 12 years old and under, and FREE for children 3 and under
tips | wear light colors, i suggest white. wear pants esp if you want to get into the beach ball pit. if you’re claustrophobic, i’d think twice about going

straight up nostalgic FUN. all the bright colors made for some happy photos and a happy me. CHEESIN so hard.

jdc turns four

nothing worthwile is ever easy.

in theory, i couldn't think of a better way than celebrating FOUR years of jannadoan dot com (JDC) with @theory__! #nopunintended. being able to work with Theory was one of the handful of highlights/life's little victories lately. til this day, i am still pinching myself with thoughts of "is this real life right now?" a brand so selective, streamlined, minimal, SO luxe and classy wanted to work with me?! SAY WHAT? i thought the email was addressed to the wrong person for a second. #grateful. what a year it has been. lots of breaks were taken, but in the end here i am still chugging/typing/snapping away four years // 1,460 days later. (insert huge grin). my reflections, janna-style after the jump. 

it's ironic that i call myself a fashion blogger because i don't keep up with trends that much. as a woman in her 30s i realize that not all trends are for me. i dabble in some but most trends have me scratching my head. i know i'm not the only one. the fanny pack has always been questionable to me. actually, very questionable unless it's the 70s and you're a dad/mom going to a theme park, but even then! enter a belt bag. now this i can get on board with but it's NOT functional. it's sleek, minimal, and zero space for anything because the point is, you don't want it to look chunky. you want it to be there without actually being there. ya feel me?! i have nothing in it in the photos below haha (i hope someone is reading this).

instead of buying a belt bag, i got creative and made my own with items i already had. it's actually a crossbody bag (see it styled here), i removed the leather strap and used a minaudiere gold chain to strap it onto me. VOILA. not gonna lie, it was a genius moment i'm pretty proud of. paired with a silk jogger style jumpsuit? (#protip: if you have #shortgirlproblems like me, avoid hemming pant jumpsuits with a jogger style one that cuffs at the bottom). this is as trendy as it is gonna get here on JDC. lastly, the silk of Theory is unlike any other silk i've touched. it's so soft, smooth, comfy that i actually want to sleep in it. i guess it would be wrong to sleep a $300+ jumpsuit. there has to be a market for Theory pjs.

currently on my playlist: whatever it takes by Imagine Dragons

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kudos to all the other women doing the same out there. it. ain't. easy. i mean it looks easy and glamorous but it's the exact opposite. and i don't even have a child! so kudos to blogger moms out there holding it down!! it takes a few things i have to highlight below in bullet format, because... you know how i roll. 

  1. confidence -- the ability to do your THANG no matter what. as a shy person by nature, i will shoot photos in the middle of places with high traffic if i have to. it takes some dang confidence to have other people either stare, laugh, honk, (insert other verbs) at you. #awkward. not everyone can do it so i give myself some major credit here. also, the ability to attend events when you might not know anyone. that takes guts, i don't care what anyone says. one of my mottos is "suit up and show up." figuratively and literally. 
     
  2. courage -- in a world where everyone is trying to keep up with the latest and be the greatest, it's hard not to lose sight of YOU and your purpose. by this i don't necessarily mean have the courage to be different but have the courage to be you. seems pretty DUH, but in 2018, it must be said. 
     
  3. persistence -- the ability to push through and strive to do your best; even when everything seems to be going wrong/backwards or when people bring you down. it's like walking through mud (or a better analogy is pushing a lawn mower through wet grass). it's not fun, is futile, and makes you question what the heck you're doing. but if you have the drive & passion, put those blinders on (or really oversized sunglasses) and keep going my friend. #cantstopwontstop, ya know?!
     
  4. planning -- i never thought i would need to consider what side a building faces and where the sun will be at a certain time on it. also planning way in advance i.e., shooting fall stuff in 100F weather, or planning IG posts/blog posts, content creation. the planning never stops. 
     
  5. appreciation -- of the five, this will get you the farthest. defined as: the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something. expressing appreciation and gratitude to those who helped me get to where i am today and believed in me enough to give me an opportunity is something i never lose sight of. and besides, it's just really who i am. 

through life, i've been told that it is important to always take a step back and reflect. it's hard to find the time these days especially with the 2018-pace-of-life. but when you do, you'll realize HOW far you've come, what you've accomplished, what you've learned along the way. bottom line: it fills you with #GRATITUDE. we can always use more of that, am i right?! i'm a firm believer that a little gratitude leads to greatness. to be honest, the past year has not been the most fruitful for my site on all accounts -- amounts made on commission, traffic, social media, brand collaborations etc... everything has actually declined and gone downhill. my followers have remained stagnant, i've made less in commissions, constantly rejected by brands, and my traffic is at an all time low. however, it would be remiss if i didn't acknowledge the things that i did accomplish: this past year i signed and negotiated my first PAID sponsorships! WAH HOO! i mean only took this long! haha. i created my first invoice. OH, how can i forget?! I FILMED and EDITED MY FIRST YOUTUBE video (i know... i only uploaded ONE and i'm really behind on others) but that's a huge accomplishment and i'm sticking to it. cheers y'all! xx

 mixing satin with silk (which is probably a fashion faux pas but i'm doing it anyways!)

mixing satin with silk (which is probably a fashion faux pas but i'm doing it anyways!)

floral on floral

can it be fall already?!

well, it's almost september but we're still in the triple digits in TX, #halp. fall fashion is in full swing on every retail site and it's really dreadful to look at sweaters right now... there is no secret that fall fashion is my JAM, can't wait. but until then i'll settle for this floral print strapless dress (with pockets!). this is actually my second RED dress. it's a tad nuts actually. i never wear red dresses because i find them to be too dressy. the floral print toned down the red and i'm a sucker for all tie-front-anything! 

side ramblings: shout out to my friend Jane // @atasteofkoko who launched her retail shop shop.atasteofkoko.com, of course she celebrated by putting together the #museumofdonuts this past weekend full of instagram-able moments! #donutgetmestarted. so young and such a freaking BOSS i love it! the @sephora appreciation sale is going on right now and the BEST time to stock up on some favorites or try something new! i'm all about saving money so RARELY do i ever buy any skincare products at regular price. #protip: always wait for a sale/coupon code and stock up on items you love because every little bit counts! here are some new skincare products i'm looking to try for the first time: Drunken Elephant virgin marula luxury facial oil and the BIOSSANCE squalane + phyto-retinol serum (curious about this plant-based retinol, i've never used retinol before but this would be a good start since it seems to be WAY less harsh). things i'm re-stocking on are: SK-II facial treatment lotion (used in conjunction with my HG SK-II facial treatment essence), and my fave dry shampoo Bumble & Bumble dry spun (not labeled as a dry shampoo but does the exact job as one without an overpowering smell!). 

currently on my playlist: moving on by Mat Kearney

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the polka dot cami

jumping on the polka dot express.

back at it with @Everlane today featuring a print that has been hot this season -- polka dots! i own a few @Everlane items but this my first clothing item and there is no surprise that the quality of this piece shines as much as their shoes and leather goods. if you're not familiar with @Everlane, they are an ethical clothing brand that provides the most transparency in their products including the product pricing break down. i also received the day heel in cognac suede and for shoes made in italy for $150? that's a real steal y'all. them italians know how to make shoes. i've worn them around the house to test them and yep, they are very comfortable. can't wait to style them soon! @Everlane is a great stop for anyone looking for basics. this square neck cami is a smidge of a step up from their usual basics. it's more of a boxier cami. even the details/material of the delicate rolled straps of this cannot be overlooked. they are not adjustable but even for a shorty like me, no adjusting was needed which is my usual concern with camis. also, it is lined so you don't have to worry about it being too sheer. i choose to style it with boyfriend jeans and come grey suede pumps. skinny jeans with a cardi and sneaks/flats totally work too!

finally SIGNS that fall is almost here with the launch of the @KendraScott fall 2018 collection! you can see all the jewel tones with neutrals mixed into the collection with textures such feathers & beaded tassels which gets me excited for fall. now only if the cooler weather could get here soon that would be GREATTT!! i was graciously (#pinchme) sent the russel rose gold hoop earrings in maroon jade (featured here) and the bethany y necklace in ivory pearl. the hoop earrings are fun and EXTREMELY lightweight which is a HUGE PLUS! they look like they would be heavy but nope, for someone with fatty earlobes, i approve this statement piece. other noteworthy items from the collection include: astoria earrings (unique shape and dusted glass gem) // lenni statement earrings in ivory feathers (not for everyone but wow look at them on the model!!) // diane statement earrings in beaded brown tigers eye (always love this shape and pretty unique how the beads sit) //  jagger pendant necklace (a good dainty layering piece).

side ramblings: did y'all see the @allbirds flip flop launch; the sugar zeffers (actually made from sugar cane)! i have a pair of the @allbirds mesh tree runners in kauri stone which have been a really great, lightweight to-and-from shoe. now the flip flops are also comfy and cushion-y. they sold out the week it was launched! available in four colors, i went with basic GRAY. it's like a little step up from a beach flip flop which i love! lastly, if you've read this far you should check out the trailer for Crazy Rich Asians

currently on my playlist: eastside by Benny Blanco, Khalid, and Halsey

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top c/o | Everlane polka dot cami in white/black dot (wearing size 2, available in two other color combos) -- similar but solid // similar 
jacket | BLANKNYC life changer moto jacket in black -- similar with removable hoodie // similar // classier version
denimGAP mid-rise relaxed boyfriend jeans in medium indigo -- love these
bag | CHANEL 2.55 classic double flap bag in black lambskin
shoes | Ann Taylor mila suede pumps in paver grey (sold out) -- similar
earrings c/o | Kendra Scott russel rose gold hoop earrings in maroon jade
necklaceAnthropologie monogram pendant necklace -- similar 
ringsGorjana amara ring set // Amanda Deer c/o CZ solitaire ring // Amanda Deer c/o CZ accents midi ring
bracelet Vita Fede mini titan crystal bracelet in gold
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold

rock all the polka dots,
JD

photo credit: lil blogger sis @simplyyvan

the knit midi dress

#lbd fit and flare style.

there's not much going on with this knit midi dress. it's actually pretty plain and needed a little something. so i went with a skinny belt! i'm not a huge fan of logos but this Gucci belt is an exception. it's actually not something i would buy for myself but i knew that this belt would go great as a waist belt. so double duty was the justification for the ridiculous price tag. i was able to get extra holes punched to make it a waist belt and have worn it with a simple black dress to work as well. it serves well and here is no exception. while this dress is old, it is actually some hefty knit material (not the unflattering jersey-type that clings to your body) and it has pockets (always a win). i would probably even style it with sneaks and a denim jacket. also, i'm mixing tan & black here. i know, such a rebel. but the tan is almost a light light tan/beige so on the feet, it makes me look taller #styletip

these earrings are from @suzannadai who is also an Austin-based jeweler! #represent. i was introduced to the brand by my photographer @toddwhite only to realize that they they sell Suzanna Dai at Anthropologie! i love her fun earrings! it was difficult to pick one pair but i went with metallic double tiered hoop in rose gold metallic. i was afraid that they would be to heavy AND THEY ARE NOT! that said i should have gotten the triple tier ones instead for a more balanced look, but still, no regrets. i've spent a lot of time looking at ALL her earrings so here are my other picks (you'll notice i'm a fan of the silk wrapped earrings, they are done to perfection): feather tassel earrings in grey // sardegna hoop earrings in turquoise // metallic mallorca hoops in rose gold. PSSTT: use code JANNA20 for 20% off, good until 8/6.

side ramblings: life is full of ebbs & flows isn't it? without experiencing some of the lows we would never appreciate the highs. life has been so good to me lately in ways i can't image or explain. the last few months i've had several pinch me moments that made anything that i was dwelling over minuscule. i LIVE for these moments. nothing like a little gratitude to put things into perspective, am i right?! i spent some time in LA last week exploring another opportunity that knocked on my door; all from blogging!!! i am always in awe of where this journey has taken me and i feel pretty dang GRATEFUL. thank y'all for the support always. cheers to the #roadlesstraveled#powerofpossibilities xx

currently on my playlist: pray for me by The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar

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dress | Leith stretch knit midi dress in black (old) -- similar and on sale for $20 // similar but bodycon fit // similar but square neck // similar but v-neck // similar with cute ruffle detail
belt | Gucci leather skinny belt in black -- good knock off for $14
bag c/o | Everlane the foldover pouch in black (available in two other colors) -- similar but crossbody!
earrings c/o | Suzanna Dai metallic double tiered hoop in rose gold (use code JANNA20 for 20% off, good until 8/6) -- similar but triple tiered
necklaceAnthropologie monogram pendant necklace -- similar 
shoes | Treasure & Bond sannibel platform wedge sandal in tan leather
sunglasses | ASOS PrettyLittleThing square sunglasses in black (sold out) -- similar
ringsGorjana amara ring set // Amanda Deer c/o CZ solitaire ring // Amanda Deer c/o CZ accents midi ring
bracelet | Nordstrom BP knotted cuff (old) -- similar by Stella & Dot
watch | Michael Kors darci watch in gold

rock all the LBDs,
JD

photo credit: Todd White

the pom pom maxi

summertime pom pom fun in Maggy London!

thanks to @MaggyLondon i was able to add this first square neck line pom pom maxi to my closet! (try saying that 5x fast). first, i don't own many maxi dresses because when you're 5'2" maxi dresses that don't require alterations are hard to come by. thank goodness @MaggyLondon offers petite sizing! i picked this maxi dress because i don't own anything like it AND because it's not your average summer dress. although striped, it's a black and cream stripe with fun gray pom poms vs. your typical summery bright colors/prints. in addition, the straps fit perfectly and no alterations were needed (wearing a size 2 petite for reference). #styletip: now the SASH really brings it together. if you're short you want to pick maxi dresses that have a cinched waist so that you don't look like you're wearing a paperbag. (i can't rock that look at least). it's not a complete maxi length on me which i really like so you can still see your shoes/sandals of choice. lastly, this is a great, lightweight maxi for any summery occasion whether it be a baby/bridal shower, a brunch outing, or you know.. just to take pictures in a 7AM and forget to bring the mosquito repellent spray... #me! haha. plus, Austin is such a casual city this dress is gonna get so much wear with any woven bag & flat sandals for comfort!  

side ramblings: last week was BUSY but full of good food & friends. i can't imagine how i would balance everything out if i had kids!! finally, Austin gets another bubble tea shop @shareteaaustin! my girl @kathyphantastic painted the mural on their wall, so basically i know a celebrity!! also i attended the #ATXBloggerMixer at @erincondren which made me pause to think, man, i wish i was a pro at bullet journal-ing... or something..! #nerd

currently on my playlist: breathe by Jax Jones ft. Ina Wroldsen

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sometimes you gotta laugh & smile even when you're being eaten alive by mosquitos! escaped with 9 bites :D

dress c/o | Maggy London danni maxi in black & cream (wearing size 2 petite) -- similar // similar in gingham
bag | ZARA woven bag in natural -- similar for $21 // similar but circular // similar
earrings c/o | BaubleBar capella drop earrings in white (also available in four other colors) -- similar and love these 
necklaceAnthropologie monogram pendant necklace -- similar 
shoes | Shein cut out slides in cognac (old) -- similar by Steve Madden // similar for $17
sunglasses | Celine marta sunglasses in havana (old) -- newer design // similar by Le Specs
hat | GIGI PIP faye boater hat -- similar and $39 // similar for $11
rings Gorjana amara ring set // Amanda Deer c/o CZ solitaire ring // Amanda Deer c/o CZ accents midi ring
bracelet | Nordstrom BP knotted cuff (old) -- similar by Stella & Dot
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold

rock all the pom poms,
JD

photo credit: Todd White
a post sponsored by Maggy London
dress provided by Maggy London, all opinions are my own. 

the nordstrom anniversary sale 2018

#nsale2018

i am shocked that it's already time for the @Nordstrom anniversary sale! it means this year is RACING BY which is pretty dang crazy if you ask me. i digress.. this sale is all the rage (so bad that the site was down the first day for hours lol!) and what i love about it is the concept. you get to buy FALL items on sale NOW. after a certain date, everything goes back to regular price. and i should add it does seem wrong to be browsing and buying sweaters when its 100F in Texas... but i did see quite a bit of stuff i wouldn't consider fall. either way, what kinda woman doesn't love a good sale/shopping spree? gotta treat yourself sometimes ya know?! my rules for this sale never really change, so if you're new around here i've listed some of them below: 

  • you aren't really saving that much, maybe 25-30% off, so don't go nuts 
  • technically, you don't really NEED anything so be conscious of what you're buying. i.e., how many times are you going to wear it? perhaps go for more basic pieces
  • if you're unsure, buy now and ask questions later. this sale is huge so everything goes FAST
  • regret not doing the above? no worries, Nordstrom is really good at restocking during this sale so keep checking back if you really have to have it!

who Nordstrom
what | major discounts off fall items and always FREE shipping & returns
when | 07/12/18 - 07/19/18 (early access for Nordstrom cardholders); 07/20/18 - 08/05/18 (for everyone else)
where | shop.nordstrom.com or in-store

this year, i focused on work wear. mainly dresses (surprise!) which seemed to work out because i feel that those items are the strength of the sale; and the jumpsuit selection! i was not too impressed with much else and felt a lot of repeat items from the previous year. below are my picks and i included items i bought myself & items i would buy if i had a sugar daddy. haha. who even reads this?! 

my picks after the jump!

currently on my playlist: ocean by Martin Garrix & Khalid

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dresses //

jumpsuits //

tops & bottoms //

outerwear, accessories, shoes, lingerie // 

things i personally bought for myself (who knows what i'll end up keeping!):

  • Eliza J fringe hem A-line dress in blush -- great for work, might even be a little too dressy but esp love the high neck, length & fun fringy hem. a tad on the pricey side so not sure if it's gonna be a keeper
  • Tahari tie front crepe dress in black -- also comes in other colors and petite sizing. love the tie details and elbow length sleeve. this is my first piece from Tahari and i've always been a fan of their styles
  • ASTR the Label belted jumpsuit in navy -- i don't have a navy one and this looked casual and fun!

happy #nsale shopping y'all!,
JD