how to style sweaters

silk scarf & embellished bibs!

documenting the versatility of the short sleeve sweater with @bananarepublic today! when these sweater tees arrived from Banana Republic i thought it would be a good idea to show some simple ways to dress them up. while the statement necklace is a pretty standard go-to... i decided on a silk scarf and this really fun embellished bib. in addition, these types of sweaters go with all bottoms -- skirts, pants, shorts. here, i've styled them for some work wear, and casually with some distressed skinny jeans. 

the key to the silk scarf is go with a square one otherwise you have too much material hanging around your neck. a double knot always works making one side slightly longer than the other. asymmetry is always good. pro tip: you can also tie the scarf around your wrist or your handbag. i am a huge fan of silk scarves -- such a classy factor that will never go out of style. the embellished bibs are a little hard to find but they also come in collars as well. another great and unexpected way to add a little something to a plain top! 

currently reading: the subtle art of not giving a f*uck by mark manson
this was a gift from one of my friends, for good reason! haha so far it's a pretty funny & light read but i'll update later when i finish it! xx

currently on my playlist: symphony by Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson


formal/work wear


top c/o | Banana Republic merino rib tee in royal blue & black (also avail in eleven other colors) -- similar but sleeveless shell // similar but sleeveless
scarf | LOFT rosy square silk scarf -- similar // love the colors on this one // similar in a pretty tropical print
collar | Forever 21 embellished bib (old) -- similar w pearls // similar 
skirt | H&M textured midi skirt in black (old) -- similar
denim | Hudson nico mid rise distressed skinny jeans in worlds apart (old) -- similar // similar but high waisted
shoes | Jimmy Choo abel pumps in black patent (old design) -- current design // similar // similar and custom
bag | CHANEL 2.55 classic double flap bag in black lambskin -- similar by Rebecca Minkoff (avail in four colors) // similar dupe for $22
sunglassesCeline caty sunglasses in black -- similar in tortoise
earrings | ASOS pearl swing earrings -- similar
watch c/oDaniel Wellington classic petite melrose 32mm in rose gold and white
bracelet | Kate Spade knot cuff bracelet 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 -- similar // BaubleBar tri bar ring (old) -- similar // Cassandra Collections c/o mini ring

rock the short sleeve sweaters,

photo credit: Brandon Hill
a post done in collaboration with Banana Republic
tops provided by Banana Republic, all opinions are my own. 

day to night in a pleated hem top

this pleated hem top is one of my favorite recent purchases for a few reasons -- 1) LOOSE!, 2) pleated peplum-ish hem, 3) white-ish, and 4) not too low cut. darn, i should've tried to twirl in it. #missedopportunity haha. here are FIVE simple ways on how i transitioned this outfit from day to night, easy peasy! 

  1. take off that blazer -- show some skin, yea yea!
  2. tote/handbag to a snazzy clutch -- i choose this spring/summery beaded clutch, but any clutch works.
  3. flats to heels -- it's all about comfy flats during the day, these do not disappoint. heels elevate (#literally) any look and these MB are my favorite nude heels. so worth the investment. 
  4. watch to statement cuff -- love this minimal understated design on this cuff. OR change out your necklace/earrings to a statement piece, whatever works for your outfit!
  5. lip balm to lipstick -- i went with my favorite 'my lips but better' lipstick but a bold lip is always a great choice for a night out, #bebold!

also, here i am wearing my ENTIRE Rocksbox that arrived! for those who don't know what Rocksbox is, it is a jewelry subscription box that is curated by your own stylist based on a initial survey you take when signing up. the cool thing is you can leave feedback about each box so it becomes even more tailored to your taste! you also get to purchase the pieces you want to keep at a discount... ok, confession. i ended up buying the turquoise necklace and the ring... lol. use code "jannadoanxoxo" to receive one month free!

currently on my playlist: thinking out loud x i know i'm not the only one mash-up by Sam Tsui & Casey Breves (talk about talent)




top | Banana Republic pleated hem layered tank in cocoon (also available in light blue and navy)
blazer | H&M fitted jacket in powder pink
denim | Hudson nico mid-rise skinny jeans in abbey wash -- similar
shoes | Sam Edelman bev flats in blush & black leather (such a steal and a great CHANEL dupe, and so comfy -- the best part is i will never have to woryy about scuffing them!) / Manolo Blahnik BB pump in nude patent -- similar
bags | Louis Vuitton MM neverfull tote in monogram canvas / Charming Charlie daniella beaded satin clutch (also has a chain to wear as a crossbody; can't find it online but purchased it recently in-store) -- similar
earrings | BaubleBar ear jackets (old) -- similar
necklaces | BaubleBar acrylic block monogram necklace in tortoise shell / House of Harlow 1960 ascension pendant necklace in turquoise via Rocksbox (use code "jannadoanxoxo" to get one month free)
bracelet | SLATE barred cuff in gold via Rocksbox (use code "jannadoanxoxo" to get one month free)
rings | Gorjana candice shimmer ring in gold via Rocksbox (use code "jannadoanxoxo" to get one month free) / BaubleBar tri bar ring (sold out) / BaubleBar diana midi ring / BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring / Etsy stacking & midi rings
sunglasses | ASOS Toyshades ida cat eye sunglasses (a good Celine dupe)
lips | Dior lip reviver lip glow in sheer pink coral / MAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la
nails | Smith & Cult nail polish in doe my dear

rock that day to night transition,