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


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,

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