the must have romper

how is it already september?! 

while a lot of fashion bloggers are "holding onto summer" i'm over here like "let me go summer!!!" i cannot wait for the cool temps but unfortunately, fall does not really hit texas until the end of october and as much as i would like to provide you with fall outfit inspo i just cannot picture myself draping a scarf around my neck or let alone wear a jacket in this heat. #justcantdoit #crazytalk SORRY! 

in the meantime, i bring you my favorite romper i've worn to pieces #literally, because it ripped in a small area and i had to sew it back. the best thing about this romper is that you don't have to wear a strapless. can i get a #HALLELUJAH?! it also has pockets and the v is not too deep. winning all around until... it rips. 

lastly, i'm talking about my east coast trip to visit Annie // @annie_spano and also supporting my blogger babe Mindy // @threadsnbreads jewelry line, thesongbirdcollection.com // here i am wearing two of her bracelets. use code "jannadoan" for 20% off your purchase! i'm eyeing these lightweight tassel earrings. more after the jump! xoxo

currently on my playlist: survivor by Destiny's Child -- takin' it back old school (turn it up!)

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romper | Target Mossimo romper (on sale and avail in three colors) -- similar with ruffles / similar but striped / similar with polka dots / similar with long sleeves
shoes | Target dv ella espadrilles in black (sold out) -- similar / similar / similar
bag c/o | Clare Vivier flat clutch in camel with royal blue, white and red stripes -- similar / similar
sunglasses | Ray Ban original aviator 58mm RB3025 in black -- similar for $12!
necklace | BaubleBar acrylic block monogram necklace in tortoise shell
earrings | Kendra Scott addie earrings in rose gold
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold
bracelet c/o | The Songbird Collection it bracelet in gold / The Songbird Collection small double triangle bracelet in gold -- use code "jannadoan" or 20% off
rings | Kendra Scott skylen ring in turqouise (sold out) -- similar but larger / BaubleBar tri bar ring (sold out) / BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring / Gorjana blakey ring cuffEtsy stacking & midi rings
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la


#eastcoastadventures

this trip to visit Annie @annie_spano was EPIC. i had only talked to Annie via DM, our hilarious comments, and text but i have never met her in person. it was definitely out of character for me to buy a plane ticket to visit someone i have never met but i think it's all about pushing boundaries and your own comfort zone! i'm so glad i did. Annie is the mastermind behind @stylecollective_ and joining this group of blogger babes has been life changing for ME. it has allowed me to make friendships (which i am lacking!) that will last even when blogging becomes a pastime. we chatted, ate, stayed up so late, laughed, worked out, got our hair and nails did, saw the sights, OH and Annie & Mike helped me mark something off my bucket list -- i've always wanted to see a lighthouse! BAM. so many memories made and cherished. i miss them both and cannot wait to see them again one day... IN TEXAS! #foreverfriends

getting that hair did at drybar // Trinity Church // inside Copley Plaza
blogger brunch at Stephanie's on Newbury // Ogunquit Beach //  Portsmouth, NH
dinner at ROW 34 // sweatin' a storm at barre & soul // Marginal Way lighthouse

xoxo,
JD

the button front denim skirt

MONDAZE... (who's with me?!)

before it's too late, i wanted to share my button front denim skirt! this trend was very hot this summer and i've seen many people wear it different ways. i purchased this Topshop moto button A-line skirt due to the COLOR. i loved the bright blue wash vs. the normal dark/light wash. it's a happy denim color and perhaps my only denim skirt. the A-line fit was also flattering as most denim ones are kind of tight and not really up my alley. i paired this with a causal sleeveless button down by tying it in the front, but a t-shirt or tank top also works! 

it's also ACL (Austin City Limits) Music Festival right now, and gee, what a rockin' outfit this would be for it!! #ifionlyhadtickets #preparedfornextyear

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top | H&M sleeveless blouse in white -- similar in striped
skirt | Topshop moto button front A-line skirt in bright blue -- same but in a darker wash / similar from F21
shoes | Sam Edelman gigi sandals in saddle leather
bag | Coach station bag in cognac (vintage find) -- similar
sunglasses | Ray-Ban RB3025 (58mm) original aviator in gold/green
earrings | Kendra Scott tessa studs in clear crystal (love these studs, i also have them in iridescent drusy which is a neutral sparkly gemstone!)
necklace | BaubleBar ice flourish pendant necklace (sold out) -- similar
bracelet | BaubleBar elephant chain bracelet (already sold out!!) -- new lippy bracelet (this may or may not be on my dresser at the moment...)
rings | BaubleBar tri bar ring (sold out) -- similar / etsy stacking & midi rings 

rock the button front denim skirt,
JD

lululemon coral & petal camo print

howdy! i thought i would switch it up and do an athletic wear post. because let's face it, if i could wear this all day everyday, i WOULD. 

i love me some lululemon. yes, it is an insane amount to pay for clothes that you are going to sweat in... (insert long pause). but hey, think of it as motivation. if you're going to spend that much on athletic wear you BETTER put them to use. again, we're all about quality over quantity here at JDC (jannadoan.com)! let's just call it #athleticweargame 

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for FUNZIES. yes, i said it!

pictured above are some lululemon items that i wear constantly:

top | lululemon stuff your bra (seasonal, hopefully it will be back this summer) / lululemon 105 f singlet
pants | lululemon speed tights in petal camo with reflective prints on the sides (sold out in this print)
jacket | lululemon define jacket in black
shoes | Mizuno wave inspire 9 (old version) -- newest model is the wave inspire 11
sunglasses | Ray-Ban RB3025 (55mm) original aviator in gold/green
earrings | BaubleBar triangle ear cuff from the play by ear set (gifted from the bestie!)
necklace | hanger pendant necklace (gifted from the bestie!)
rings | etsy stacking rings / gorgana mae shimmer midi ring in gold and the vesta cuff ring in gold

details on the lululemon items above:

  • lululemon stuff your bra -- this one of the most comfortable sports bras from lulu, in my opinion. it even has openings in front where you can put your chapstick etc.. i never use this function but its nice for those who run and need a chapstick pick me up. i only have two of these and wished i had picked up more when they were available. hopefully they make a come back again later this year. 
  • lululemon 105 f singlet -- great tank for the days when you want to wear a longer, loose fitting top. the material is very lightweight and comes in almost any color you can think of. 
  • lululemon speed tights -- these are my go to tights in the winter, they are warm yet moisture wicking. i really like the side pockets, including the zippered pocket on the waistband in the back. 
  • lululemon define jacket -- this jacket was discontinued from lululemon for some time. it made a come back this year and this was my first time getting to try it. i like the thumbholes, the cuffins (think of built in mitts!), and the zippered side pockets. great jacket for the to-and-from. it can also be worn casually as well (double duty!). 

rock the lulu,
JD

his & her gift guide part two

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01 | Thorocraft the hutchinson kicks in mahogany -- a great pair of casual shoes for the guys. quite a few notches up from Converse. ! 
02 | Ray Ban the original wayfarer sunglasses in black -- these are some great shades on all guys, regardless of face shape. and actually... these are uni-sex sunglasses, so get one for yourself too! matchy, matchy. (insert emoji with the sunglasses).
03 | Bespoke Post subscription box -- the subscription box = the gift that keeps giving. and... there is a subscription box for everyone. ...even dogs. after doing extensive research on boxes for men, this is the one that caught my eye. what's great about this subscription (besides the handpicked swanky goods) is that you are able to preview the items and if you're not feeling it, you can skip that box. each box is, "a collection of men's lifestyle gear from up-and-coming brands, spanning all areas of your day-to-day." 
04 | Clare Vivier foldover clutch in leopard hair -- leopard print love. a guaranteed hit! it is selling out on a couple sites already. i have been lusting over one for years. 
05 | BaubleBar play by ear gift set -- this is a set of earrings that you can mix and match to wear 100 ways! GENIUS. 
06 | French Box subscription -- get five french products delivered to your doorstep each month! products range from fashion, cosmetics, gourmet and other goodies. i wanted to pick Europe in a Box, however they only ship to Australia it seems.