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 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! 


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 to recieve 15% off your purchase!)
lipstickMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la

rock the high waist jeans,

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 ;)

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

the long sleeve off the shoulder top

finally posting one off the shoulder (OTS) top the entire summer. whoop whoop!

on a "semi-cool" morning we bust out the long sleeve OTS. yessss, i've been waiting to wear this for quite some time and once these tassel earrings came in, it was game on. these tassel earrings are in one of the most versatile colors and they are lightweight (for tassel earrings)!! #hellofattyearlobes. tassel earrings are all the rage, i'm afraid i'm hopping on this bandwagon a little late (what's new?!) but regardless, they come in many designs/colors and add a fun dangly element to any outfit. 

i was on the fence about this OTS when it arrived due to the long curved hem and the long sleeve detail. in the end i decided that this top is actually versatile for these reasons: 1) don't tie the sleeves for a more flared/bell sleeve look, 2) shorten and tie the sleeves at your elbows -- as seen in the #hairflip pic ...which by the way hair flippin' is hard work. by that i mean ab work because i spent the entire time laughing at myself... hysterically (and that is why there is only one photo LOL), and 3) wear it tucked in with a skirt. i also linked plenty of options for some long sleeve OTS tops that are wallet friendly -- the only way to go on trendy pieces!

currently on my playlist: no scrubs by TLC (yep, totally throwin' it back again!)


the summer popsicle shirtdress

why hellooooo there. 

it's been a long time y'all. sorry for the MIA but my BFF got married (whoo hoo!), my laptop fan died, and then life happened. ya know?! recently, my friend Nicole @nicolesometimes introduced me to the world of Anthropologie dresses. i knew if i bought one dress, i would buy another... and let's just say i will be a more frequent visitor to their website, despite the cries from my wallet. what? i can't hear you!!?! i can't help it. Anthropologie just gets me. 

a shirtdress is an essential in every wardrobe. this one is no exception, and come on. it has POPSICLES on it. hello perfect summer dress. i mean how can you resist? when it came out a long time ago, i really wanted it but couldn't justify the price tag, then i saw Nicole wear it and was like that's it. URGH. these blogger friends are so expensive (love you!)!! i've worn this dress a few times without washing it (#noshame) and always get a DOZEN compliments on it! 

i'll be traveling to Boston, MA / New Market, NH this weekend to see my blogger babe ANNIE and mastermind behind the @stylecollective_ group of gals. being apart of @stylecollective_ has allowed me to make amazing friendships with gals. as someone who doesn't have many GFs, thanks to Annie, i have tons all over the world!! Annie has become such a friend to me over our random DMs and instagram comments. i am SO excited to meet her in person (shriek!). it's going to be an #epicweekend full of #S&S = #shenanigans & #seafood!

for my blogger gals, click on READ MORE for some takeaways from the rewardStyle #RSSchoolNight i attended last week wearing this same dress lol!


dress | Anthropologie paleta shirtdress -- similar but in linen (and on sale!) / similar with eyelet detail / similar with high low cut
bag | GiGi New York saint germain clutch in tan -- similar but fold over 
sunglasses | Celine tilda sunglasses in dark tortoise
shoes | Sam Edelman gigi sandal in saddle -- similar / similar in gladiator lace up
earrings | Kendra Scott sophee textured drop earrings in gold
necklace | BaubleBar ice scallop pendant (old) -- similar 
ringsBaubleBar tri bar ring (sold out) / BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring / Gorjana blakey ring cuffEtsy stacking & midi rings
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold
nails | essie nail polish in watermelon
lipsTom Ford lip color in casablanca

rock the (popsicle) shirtdress,

for my blogger/insta babes, here are some rewardStyle #RSSchoolNight takeaways:

  • mission statement: have one.
  • best time to send a newsletter is thur @10AM
  • mobile-friendly newletter should include: skimmable, feature exclusive content, include promo codes/sale info, share recent fav blog posts and inspo behind them, a shopping wish list, direct subscribers back to your site, highlight others/interviews, link your social pages, consistent format & style
  • have pop-ups on your site at least 60 seconds in so it doesn't look like spam
  • have social share buttons
  • use editorial calendars to improve your content strategy
  • instagram performance apps: piqora, sprout social, iconosquare, simply measured, analytics, social report (all-in-one)
  • organization & reminder tools: evernote, wunderlist, trello, remember the milk
  • productivity tools: toggl, stayfocused, adobe color cc
  • note major holidays/sales
  • social optimization (different for everyone): post two LTKit posts a day, collab with others, encourage conversation and feedback, engage indiv with your followers, be PERSONAL!
  • photo apps: AfterFocus, adobe photoshop express, faded, VSCO, a color story, snapseed
  • social media tools: buffer (schedule social media content), sprout social (offers analytical oversight)
  • goal setting apps: nozbe, goals on track, lifetick
  • what to include in your media kit: stats (social following, page visits, unique viewers per month, and conversion rate), demographic outreach, flexible rates (social channels + site), partnerships/collabs, press clippings & testimonials, verticals you cover, an a write up of what makes you unique (speak your brand), imagery representative of your brand, keep it simple & sweet
  • instagram LTKit captions: BE PERSONAL! ("speak" in your own voice), talk about sizing, add price $, link other options at different price points, styling tips

his & her gift guide part three


01 | Custom initial or monogram cufflinks -- cufflinks are a common gift for the holidays, but custom cufflinks take it to the next level. you can pick the metal, finish, font, placement, what you want it to say; initials, dates etc.. the choice is yours! be creative! you can find a ton of these on etsy has SOOO many unique gifts and what's great is that they are all handcrafted. i can get lost on etsy for hours... it's a black hole. but... back to the cufflinks, i did a lot of browsing before i settled on these, i like square cufflinks, the brushed finished, the soldered backs and ordered them off of Spiffing Jewelry's etsy shop. other men's accessories that can be customized from this shop include tie clips and collar stays. i can't wait for them to arrive, i know it will add smiles to faces as it is a one of a kind gift. 
02 | Junkers Bauhaus #6060-5 watch -- a leather strap watch is a great alternative (and less formal) to the normal chain watches that most guys wear. my friend has this watch and i like that is a unique brand that i have not heard of/seen before. Junkers is a "German-made aviation inspired timepiece." this model in particular features a 24-sub dial for military time. it is an automatic watch and also has a power reserve meter at the top. overall, i love the design and simplistic look of this watch. buy it on in the U.S.
03 | TRIWA walter lansen chrono watch -- another unique brand of men's watches from stockholm, sweden. (why do i feel like men have cooler watches?!) this is a beautiful watch, i love the gold subdials with the black/gray face. you also have the choice of a canvas or leather strap. 
04 | Coach madison stainless steel watch in silver -- for as long as i can remember, i have wanted a watch with blue dials/hands. think Cartier: the blue dials, the roman numerals... yes... (swoon!) but who's got money for that?! loving this one by Coach. also comes in gold and rose gold. but i'd go back to the basics with silver on this one. 
05 | Ted Baker multifunction croc-embossed leather strap watch in hamilton gold/white -- i didn't know Ted Baker made watches?! either way, job well done here with a white leather strap and gold face. includes two subdials: one for day and another 24-hr. 
06 | GiGi New York uber clutch in stone pebble grain -- every woman loves clutches. well, at least i do. this is a good sized clutch (13 1/4" W x 9 1/4" H), and you can get it personalized (guaranteed smiles!) by adding up to three initials. i've only seen these in the embossed python finish, but i am loving the stone pebble grain so much more. this clutch comes in a variety of colors (good luck picking one!), but stone is a great color that will go with all outfits. other items that you can personalize include: handbags, datebooks, and journals. go crazy!